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Gilmer ISD to implement new rules ahead of showdown with Carthage

GILMER, Texas (KETK) - On Saturday, two of the best high school football teams in the Lone Star State will go head-to-head in what is sure to be a legendary matchup. The Gilmer Buckeyes (3-0) will play host to the Carthage Bulldogs (3-0) at 7:00 p.m., at Gilmer's Jeff Traylor Stadium. Due to the m

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-18 15:23:33

Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 19

FREDA FLEET, 68, Tyler, died Sept. 17. Visitation 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. RETHA MAE (MCCLEVELAND) HALL, 82, Tyler, died Sept. 16. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JOHNIE CLARENCE HAMBERLIN, 89, Gilmer, died Sep-t. 17. Visitation 1 p.m. We

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-18 23:40:00

White Oak police: Missing woman found safe, returned home

UPDATE: White Oak police say Melissa Maythe Zapata has been found safe and is back at home. PREVIOUS: White Oak police are asking the public's help to find a woman they say was taken against her will by her boyfriend. Police say Melissa Maythe Zapata was taken from her home at about 1:30 a.m. toda

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 14:49:00

White Oak Police Department investigating a kidnapping

(KYTX) The White Oak Police Department is asking for the public's help locating the victim of a kidnapping. 19-year-old Melissa Maythe Zapata said in a Facebook post that she was taken against her will by her ex-boyfriend, Dylon Benefield, a reported member of the Southside Bloods gang. Zapata was

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-19 15:43:00

White Oak Police searching for missing teen, kidnapped by ex boyfriend

White Oak Police are searching for a missing 19-year-old female who they say has been kidnapped. Melissa Maythe Zapata was taken from her home, against her will, by her ex-boyfriend around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, according to police. The suspect is Dylon Benefield. He is a reported gang member in the are

KLTV - 2017-09-19 13:45:28

District Judge Lauren Parish announces she will not seek a seventh term in office

115th District Judge Lauren Parish announced Monday she will not seek a seventh four-year term in 2018. Parish, whose court includes Upshur and Marion counties, said in a news release she had made the decision "after much thought and prayer" and that "while I will greatly miss everyone I have worke

GILMER MIRROR - 2017-09-17 07:00:00

Back-to-Church Sunday service among upcoming faith-based events around East Texas

Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel will talk about "The Case for Christian Education" at The Brook Hill School's 2017 Founder's Day celebration. Strobel is scheduled to deliver the keynote address during dinner at 7 p.m. Oct. 9. He also will sign books at a pre-dinner event at 6 p.m. Tickets for b

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-16 20:34:00

Ore City accepting bids for painting contractors for City Hall

The city of Ore City is accepting bids from contractors for painting work at City Hall. According to the city's Facebook page, anyone interested in submitting a bid for the job may do so at City Hall, 302 E. Main St. in Ore City, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 05:51:00

CHIEF JUSTICE of TX STATE SUPREME COURT ...speech at Diana TX very enlightening

On Saturday, September 16th (due to reading the Gilmer Mirror website), I knew I wanted to hear the free speech by The Honorable Nathan Hecht, Chief Justice of the entire TEXAS STATE SUPREME COURT...and the longest serving Justice on the bench in the history of Texas. He spoke at the regular "David

GILMER MIRROR - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

POLICE: Longview man pointed gun at car driving on Jaycee Drive

LONGVIEW, Texas (Longview News-Journal) - A Longview man is being held in the Gregg County Jail after police say he pulled out a gun and aimed it at a car on Jaycee Drive. Bobby Ray Manns, 34, is held on bonds totaling $26,000, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and a Rusk County c

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-19 12:00:40

Trial set for suspect in 2015 standoff at Longview apartments

The suspect accused in a 2015 standoff with Longview Police at Saddle Brook Apartments has waived his right to a trial by jury. Shayne Afzal is charged with aggravated assault of a public servant, a first-degree felony, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. On Friday, Afzal opted for a bench

KLTV - 2017-09-18 21:34:19

Longview woman to appear on 'Jeopardy!' today

Category: "Jeopardy!" contestants. Answer: After considering trying out for the game show in the 1990s, this Longview woman will appear on today's episode. Question: Who is Angela Ward? Ward, a former Longview News-Journal reporter, said she has been a fan of the quiz show for years, and about 18

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 06:49:00

Downtown Live finalist for state association award

Fans of Longview's downtown concert series soon have more chances through online voting to help it win awards and possible grant money. Downtown Live, a free concert series held spring and fall at Heritage Plaza, is among three finalists for the 2017 President's Award from the Texas Downtown Associa

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 05:30:00

Plea agreement reached in East Texas bank robberies case

Hector Camargo ( Source: Gregg County Sheriff's Office) Prosecutors have notified the federal court that a plea agreement has been reached in the case of a Kilgore man accused of robbing several East Texas banks, according to federal court records. Hector Carmago, 48, was arrested April 21 in Longvi

KLTV - 2017-09-19 16:26:06

Bill O'Reilly defends himself in tense interview with Matt Lauer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - From the moment he was sacked at Fox News earlier this year, Bill O'Reilly has vowed payback. He's insisted that the same "far left" forces he spent years railing against on his nightly program helped amplify the allegations of sexual harassment against him, and that the claims

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-19 16:11:42

Opioid overdoses shorten US life expectancy by 2.5 months

(CNN) - Opioid drugs -- including both legally prescribed painkillers such as oxycodone and hydrocodone, as well as illegal drugs such as heroin or illicit fentanyl -- are not only killing Americans, but also shortening their overall life spans. Opioids take about 2.5 months off our lives, according

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:46:51

Thieves targeted Grenfell Tower wreck after London fire disaster

(CNN) - Police investigating the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London have revealed that thieves stole cash from at least one of the apartments in the shell of the building. In a briefing to journalists, police said there were three other possible thefts, and apologized for the fact that despite r

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:36:41

A charity rented out Trump's childhood home and invited refugees

(CNN) - The mat outside the front door of President Donald Trump's childhood home displayed a new message over the weekend: Refugees Welcome. It was an obvious dig at a President who has taken action to block some refugees from coming into the United States. But the charity Oxfam was looking to send

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:07:51

5 things to do on Chicago's South Side

(CNN) - Jahmal Cole is on a mission to change the conversation about the South Side of Chicago. He runs an organization called My Block My Hood My City that is focused on introducing teenagers from the South Side to the many other cultural elements the city has to offer. "Their whole worldview is sh

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:01:35

Trump says he won't impose US values abroad

President Donald Trump prepares to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Sept. 19, 2017. President Donald Trump on Tuesday sought to harmonize his nationalist ideology with arguments for countries to work together to create "a safe and peaceful future for all people." "As presi

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-19 14:46:23