Teachers from Hallsville and Kilgore school districts were named Region 7 Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year, Region 7 Education Service Center announced Tuesday.
A Fort Worth woman died Sunday in a Dallas hospital after being ejected from a car during a two-vehicle wreck this past week on Interstate 20 in Van Zandt County.
As local high school marching bands practice under COVID-19 precautions, one school had to shut down practice for a few days after a student tested positive for the virus.
Gilmer High School band practice was canceled Monday and Tuesday after a student tested positive for COVID-19, according to a letter sent to parents from Band Director Eric Gray.
AEP Southwestern Electric Power Co. has started shutting off service for business customers in Texas and Louisiana for nonpayment — and plans to do so for residential customers in Texas starting Sept. 1.
The widow of man who died from COVID-19 at a Longview hospital took aim at the president and others “who did not take this pandemic seriously” in a fiery obituary that went viral.
HOUSTON — Houston’s mayor on Monday instructed police to begin issuing $250 fines for flouting statewide mask orders in hopes that August will stamp out a grim summer resurgence of COVID-19 that is now responsible for at least 7,000 confirmed deaths in Texas.
An East Texas paramedic was arrested Saturday at the Bullard Fire Department on a child pornography charge after law enforcement say he shared dozens of obscene images of children on social media and through text messages and that hundreds more were on devices in his home.
Residents who were looking forward to getting a funnel cake or a Ferris wheel ride will have to wait a little longer after COVID-19 led to the cancellation of another local event — the Gregg County Fair.
Volunteers filled 650 backpacks with school supplies and also gave away food and snowcones and provided haircuts Saturday at New Beginnings Baptist Church’s Back to School Bash in Longview.
As Tyler Congressman Louie Gohmert finishes his 10-day quarantine with coronavirus, his daughter posted on Instagram and Twitter a message to him about ignoring medical experts and following the president.
As Texas reported more than 250 new coronavirus deaths for the fourth day in a row Saturday, Gregg County recorded a single-digit increase in new virus cases for the first time in a month.
As local hospitals continue to care for a surge in patients from the second wave of COVID-19, officials at Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview can see another wave on the horizon.
Kilgore College student Dani Moreno won the first Cruise for Success grand prize Friday, taking home a new Chevrolet Cruze courtesy of Patterson Chevrolet in Kilgore.
The Longview Main Street Program and One Hundred Acres of Heritage have nominated four downtown businesses/organizations for 2020 Texas Downtown Association President’s Awards.
WHITE OAK — Carolyn Harper picked up a large framed photo off the mantle at her daughter’s house. In the photo was her son, Gordon Lee Harper, as a high school senior almost 20 years ago.
Around 50 people gathered together in downtown Tyler on Friday evening to memorialize the life of one of the most famous civil rights leaders, U.S. Rep. John Lewis.
After his recent diagnosis of COVID-19, Republican U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Tyler has announced he’s taking the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as treatment.
A Gary Elementary School student died and her mother and three other girls were injured Friday in a Rusk County wreck, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety and Gary ISD.
TYLER — A man who was in the middle of two violent incidents during counter-protests Sunday in Tyler said supporters of U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, President Donald Trump and Blue Lives Matter were not the ones fighting.
Pine Tree ISD Superintendent Steve Clugston says if the district’s COVID-19 safety plan is followed this school year, exposure to the virus shouldn’t happen.
A former Smith County firefighter will serve 18 years in prison for uploading pornographic images of minors 278 times on the messaging app Snapchat while on duty.
A garage sale benefiting the family of a Longview 11-year-old girl undergoing cancer treatments continues today at the Pine Tree Church of Christ gymnasium.
At a recent special board meeting, Kilgore ISD trustees gave their approval to a measure predicted to save the district more than $8 million in interest.
A Longview man is accused of pulling a handgun on his wife after she found him at a motel with another woman, police say.
An Atlanta lawyer who was arrested last year by Texas Rangers and accused of smuggling methamphetamine into the Cass County Jail is facing federal drug and weapons charges, the Texarkana Gazette reported.
Three men face prosecution after Longview police say they were involved in a gang-related incident in which shots were fired but no one was reported hurt, according to court documents.
After the Gregg County Commissioners Court heard more people speak Thursday either for or against the removal of a Confederate statue on the courthouse lawn, one commissioner says it’s time to take a vote.
Years before computers replaced typewriters in newsrooms, reporters typed their stories on copy paper, double or triple space to allow for editing marks, cut and pasted with rubber cement from glue pots and closed by typing “-30-” or circling the number.
JEFFERSON — The Marion County Commissioners Court gave its permission this week for kiosks to be installed in county jail cells so inmates can video chat, and the county will share in the revenue from the calls.
Athens ISD will pay $50,000 to get school district computer data returned after a criminal ransomware attack. Because of the attack, the first day of school will be delayed by a week.