Stage actor, author returns to Longview to encourage students

A native East Texan, who made it big on stage and on-screen came home to encourage East Texas students. At 'Bramlette elementary' in Longview, actor Dedrick Weathersby spoke to children about never giving up on their dreams.

  Senate works through night with virus, stimulus checks bill on path to passage

The bill would provide direct payments of up to $1,400 to most Americans and money for COVID-19 vaccines and testing, aid to state and local governments, help for schools and the airline industry and subsidies for health insurance.
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Woman discovers mystery room behind bathroom mirror in her NYC apartment

It started with a weird draft in the bathroom.

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Palestine man arrested after cyber tip reports child porn uploads

Two in Lufkin hospital following single-vehicle crash

Texarakana man found with hundreds of child pornographic images to serve 10 years in prison

Titus County correctional officer, inmate sentenced for bribery, smuggling scheme

Man suffers minor injuries in Winona house fire; home is total loss

A man was able to escape from a burning house on County Road 363 and call 911 Friday morning.
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Doctor’s balloon art brings joy to children in hospital emergency room

Dr. Stephanie Loe found a way to bring smiles inside a place that can be particularly scary for children.

Longview Museum of Fine Arts plans to open in new mid-century modern space summer of 2022

Tyler ISD to continue mask use protocol for remainder of school year

Smith County Sheriff’s Office answers ‘bogus’ call for alleged victim, makes arrest

  Texas schools set to receiving funding from ‘Hold Harmless’ policy

Red Oak woman accepts probation, has assault charge dropped

Boy dies after accident in Wood County

SFA retains on-campus mask policy

Longview sex offender sentenced to federal prison for child porn violations

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  Senate Dems strike jobless aid deal, relief and stimulus checks bill OK in sight

Eight Democrats voted against the proposal, suggesting that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and other progressives vowing to continue the fight in coming months will face a difficult fight.

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  Grapeland advances to state semifinal after win over LaPoynor

  Monster Trucks invade Lufkin for annual Mechanical Mayhem show

Monster Trucks are back in Lufkin March 5-6.

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  Gov. Abbott visits Tyler to stump for social media bill; ‘Conservative speech will not be canceled’

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  TJC professor discusses Eiffel Tower-sized asteroid headed close to Earth

College Station police say missing 3 year old found in Oklahoma after mother’s debit card used

  Tyler’s Faulkner Skate Park opened to public Thursday

It went from about four square feet to 14,000 square feet, with all-new features, ramps, and hills.
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  Jump in hiring fuels optimism for US economic recovery

Unemployment fell from 6.3% to 6.2%, the Labor Department reported Friday. That is down dramatically from 14.8% last April.

  Rep. White says term limit resolution aimed at ending ‘careerism’ for politicians

Lufkin ISD keeping mask requirement following state guidance

Texas schools not to lose funding without students learning in classroom in 2020-21, TEA says

  Monster Trucks invade Lufkin for annual Mechanical Mayhem show