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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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.