What you might have missed this weekend in East Texas: Feb. 7-8
Feb. 9, 2015 at 4:11 p.m.
Updated March 4, 2015 at 4:11 p.m.
A protest organizers claimed would bring thousands to Longview yielded a peak crowd of maybe 60. Hundreds ran and rode to benefit area Special Olympics athletes. A missing Kilgore teen has been found. In case you tuned out this weekend, here's a bit of what you might have missed in East Texas:
Police protest stays small, peaceful
Attendance at a planned protest in response to the Longview Police Department's handling of the Jan. 22 fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl by officers peaked at about 60 demonstraters on Saturday outside the department on Cotton Street.
The number fell far short of organizers' claims before the event.
A couple dozen mask-wearing protesters lined Cotton Street and chanted slogans, including, "Arrest. Don't shoot." Police officers gathered not far away behind barricades with messages of support for the department.
The rally was scheduled to begin again at noon Sunday, but only about four protesters showed.