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Kilgore council ponders poultry plight

KILGORE - As the city of Kilgore narrows its focus on eliminating blight and enhancing aesthetics, Special Services Director B.J. Owen says he wants clearer direction from municipal leaders on allowing livestock at residents' homes. Code enforcement and planning administrators noticed recently that

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 06:46:00

Letters on Kilgore Fire Department, Bush's Alamo plan, stifling speech

Thanks, Kilgore FD We wish to thank the Kilgore Fire Department for its many unselfish services. They had a fundraising raffle for their SAFFE Day Programs, which were conducted Saturday (news story, Sunday). We would also like to thank some of the gracious people who helped. Brad Clark of Eagle Eye

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 06:12:00

Donated downtown building will be meeting place for Kilgore nonprofits

An "unexpected blessing" for Kilgore United Fund will, in time, to become an asset for local nonprofits and other groups in the community. According to the fundraising drive's co-president, Merlyn Holmes, one of the local campaign's benefactors donated 109 S. Martin St. for the program's use, signin

KILGORE NEWS HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

Kilgore College to add two-way streets to campus, sets tax rate

The success of allowing two-way traffic on some streets on Kilgore College's main campus last year has led to officials looking at other ways they can make it easy to navigate around the school - and some of those plans are being put into motion. Upcoming changes include opening more one-way streets

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 07:17:00

22-year-old dies in East Texas crash

SABINE COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - DPS has identified a 22-year-old woman who died Monday night in a one-vehicle crash on State Highway 87. At around 11:25 p.m., troopers investigated the wreck located about one mile south of Hemphill. The preliminary crash investigation determined an SUV was traveling n

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:32:25

Longview woman wins nearly $13K on 'Jeopardy!'

A Longview woman took home $12,800 during her two-day stint on the quiz show "Jeopardy!", which ended Tuesday. Angela Ward said she doesn't know yet what her family will do with her winnings. "We have nothing specific (planned); we will maybe take some vacations or beef up our savings account," War

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 20:42:00

Death toll in Mexico's earthquake rises

(CNN) - A sea of rescuers in hard hats and masks continue to descend upon the streets of Mexico City in search of survivors after a deadly earthquake struck the region. "The priority now is continue rescuing those who are still trapped and provide medical attention to the injured," said President En

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-20 10:41:38

Smallwood & Company warehouse destroyed in overnight fire

DIANA, Texas (KETK) - The warehouse that stores supplies and product for a popular East Texas company was destroyed in an overnight fire. The 23,000 square-foot Smallwood Home warehouse, located at 101 Village Drive in Diana, caught fire shortly before midnight on Tuesday. Copyright 2017 Nexstar Br

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-21 01:12:05

Registration underway for arc welding, airbrush classes

The Kilgore College Workforce Development-Continuing Education department will offer continuing education courses in arc welding and airbrush techniques. A six-week Beginning Arc Welding class will meet 6 to 9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays Sept. 25 through Nov. 1 in the Whitten Applied Technology B

GILMER MIRROR - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Developer amends plans for Longview small-home development

Lot sizes and driveway access might change for future single-family homes in a development in Longview's Greggton area that will feature smaller, lower-priced structures. After completing Phase 1 of its development on East Berkley Street, First Choice Affordable Homes said it needs to do away with a

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 06:37:00

Good Life Senior Expo set Wednesday in Longview

As many as 400 people are expected to attend the Good Life Senior Expo today at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center. The free event sponsored by the Longview News-Journal is set 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Formerly known as Senior Expo, this event is specially tailored to Longview-area seniors and their

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 06:38:00

Tillerson meets Iran's Zarif, no shoes thrown

NEW YORK (CNN) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said he and Iran's Foreign Minister "didn't throw shoes at one another" at their first meeting, but he added that it isn't clear whether they will be able to agree on the future of the Iranian nuclear deal. Tillerson spoke to reporters after a United

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-21 02:21:41

Gov. Abbott signs law to prevent defrauding the elderly

Texas Tribune - Prompted by a man she had never met, an elderly woman in Dallas County recently decided to sell her home and wire the $200,000 windfall to a mysterious bank account, a victims advocate recalled. The man, who claimed to be communicating from Nigeria, promised to marry her. It was all

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-21 02:20:02

Wanted for deadly conduct, Smith County asking for public's help

The Tyler-Smith County Crimestoppers published a wanted poster looking for a person who engaged in deadly conduct. Somebody fired a shot through an occupied house in the Hideaway Lake Subdivision somewhere between midnight and 6:00 a.m. on August 14th. The Smith County Sheriff's office is asking the

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-21 01:57:42

TxDOT Uses Virtual Dodgeball Game to Tackle Drunk Driving

UT Austin student Stephanie Lutz participates in a TxDOT "Plan While You Can" campaign, playing "impaired dodgeball," to learn about reaction time after drinking. Sept. 20, 2017 (Nexstar Photo/Wes Rapaport) AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Department of Transportation is promoting a creative way to tackle

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-21 00:39:13

Bill Gates sorry about control-alt-delete

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder admitted Wednesday that the Control-Alt-Delete function used to start up Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. "If I could make one small edit, I'd make that a s

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-20 22:46:49

Tyler PD warns of Friday fair traffic

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Tyler Police is giving advance notice of possible traffic headaches in conjunction with the East Texas State Fair. The East Texas State Fair will open Friday, September 22, 2017. Drivers will see heavier traffic at West Front Street in front of Harvey Hall. One lane in both dir

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-20 22:38:00

Special counsel asks WH for documents

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has requested documents and information covering a range of events from President Donald Trump's White House, including two firings and an Oval Office meeting, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Mueller's investigators are looking for documen

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-20 22:36:36

Fourth person arrested in double murder

PANOLA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) - A fourth person has been captured and arrested in an East Texas double murder. Cordarius Thompson, 17 of Bossier City, is one of four suspects charged with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of Shayla Carson and Dalton Berry in De Berry back on July 28, 2017.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-20 21:26:40

$23M worth of meth found in Texas home

BASTROP COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) - A drug investigation spanning multiple jurisdictions in Central Texas ended with the seizure of more than 600 pounds of methamphetamine, firearms and cash. On Tuesday, the Cedar Park Police Department, along with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), conducted a search wa

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2017-09-20 20:43:22