Carthage ISD is dropping its tax rate, but a $400 million increase in property value appraisals means the average taxpayer will see a $35 increase this year.
The agenda is set for a Longview municipal board to decide whether to approve digital billboard signs that could lead to redevelopment of a former restaurant at the corner of West Marshall Avenue and Spur 63.
HALLSVILLE — It's almost time to celebrate a birthday 150 years in the making as the city of Hallsville prepares for its Sesquicentennial Celebration this fall.
EASTON — A new city official in Easton has re-inspired some local leaders, residents and business people to envision a positive future for this town that sits near the Sabine River.
Longview-area school officials say they are working to retain teachers, and Texas Education Agency figures show, overall, area districts are maintaining attrition rates below state averages.
The city of Marshall’s Animal Services office is asking dog owners to be aware that an increase in enforcement of “animal running at large” violations will begin next week.
HALLSVILLE — Hallsville ISD trustees on Friday discussed the possible exclusion of certain aspects of the proposed bond after hearing from community members and bond steering committee members, while also looking to adopt a proposed surplus budget for the 2019-20 school year.
Deep East Texas Electric Cooperative, which serves Panola, Rusk and six other counties, will get $27.38 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build and improve 218 miles of line to connect 2,000 new customers.
Tyler Junior College has named Dr. Deana Sheppard as the College’s new provost and vice president for academic and student affairs. She begins her duties at TJC on Oct. 1.
GILMER — A $1,200 raise is on its way to Upshur County employees and elected officials after commissioners agreed Friday to add the across-the-board pay hike to their spending plan for fiscal 2019-20.
The unemployment rate in the three-county Longview Metropolitan Statistical Area increased in July to 4% while it held steady statewide at 3.4%, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.
The dog days of summer hit East Texas this week, as temperatures eased into the 100s even while scattered school districts opened their doors for the first day of classes.
Kilgore College trustees approved several policies at Monday’s board meeting, as well as a bid for the sale of Smith County property owned by the college.
TYLER — Nearly two weeks after a mass shooting in El Paso, Gov. Greg Abbott promised Thursday that his office, and the Legislature, would take appropriate action to stop future tragedies — but quashed any speculation he’d call lawmakers back to Austin for a special session to make it happen.
TYLER — The University of Texas at Tyler announced Thursday that it will expand its bachelor of science in nursing program to accept more students in an effort to address the shortage of nurses in Texas.
White Oak ISD joined Spring Hill ISD with grade of A, while three other area districts came in with B’s in the latest grade reports for school districts.
AAON Coil Products Inc. executives and longtime employees turned soil Thursday at the site of what will be the company’s 422,000-square-foot expansion on Gum Springs Road.
GILMER — A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting an ex-girlfriend last spring faces four indictments from the Upshur County Grand Jury, District Attorney Billy Byrd said Thursday.
A 20-year-old Longview man who pleaded no contest a year ago in connection to his role in a 2016 home invasion was arrested Wednesday after authorities sought to end his deferred adjudication, according to court records.
GILMER — Upshur County residents who drive a load of trash to the dump site east of Gilmer only to find it unstaffed will be able to unload their garbage after commissioners decided Thursday to place a one-way cash box at the Carnation Road facility.
The Texas Education Agency on Thursday released its 2019 accountability ratings for state school districts. Find a list of the letter grades and scores for local districts below.
The state’s environmental agency has declared today as the first Ozone Action Day of the season for the Longview/Tyler area.
EASTON — A shouting match broke out inside Easton City Hall late Tuesday, resulting in one man being escorted out by law enforcement and the City Council adjourning without completing its monthly agenda.
A 24-year-old Longview woman was sentenced Wednesday to 330 days in Gregg County Jail for making a firearm accessible to her boyfriend’s child, who shot herself to death.
A drug bust in the 1600 block of South Street in Marshall Wednesday resulted in the arrest of one individual and the seizure of drugs, guns, and cash.
Spring Hill ISD had heightened security as its first day back to school began today after a threat was made against the district Tuesday night.
Kilgore College trustees voted unanimously to adopt a budget for the 2019-2020 school year at Monday’s board meeting and also approved an unchanged tax rate for the upcoming year.
The first day of school Wednesday at Spring Hill ISD will continue as planned despite a threat made against the district, district officials say.
McDonald’s made a major effort Tuesday to recruit an estimated 3,000 employees to work at 361 locations throughout North Texas, including several in the Longview area.
A juvenile was charged with the third-degree felony of deadly conduct Tuesday after the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office says he and two other juveniles fired a gun from their car.