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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

Stefani Curtis wins again in football contest

With a winning percentage of 77, Stefani Curtis of Wills Point is the winner of Football Contest No. 2 in the Van Zandt News. Curtis, who also won Football Contest No. 1, wins $50 in merchandise coupons redeemable at the participating merchants on the contest pages. Contest winners are asked to call

VANZANDTNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 19:00:00

Ramsay, Teague honor by Rotary as Paul Harris Fellows

Rotary President Neil Scott is shown with Carolyn Teague and Michael Ramsay who were honored with the presentation of the Paul Harris Fellow award by the Mount Vernon Rotary Club at the club's meeting last Friday. To learn more about this award and these two outstanding citizens, see the September 1

MOUNT VERNON OPTIC-HERALD - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

City applies for sidewalk grant, names KSA as engineers

The City of Mount Vernon Monday night formally applied for a third round of Community Development Block Grant funding to reconstruct the sidewalks along the west side of the square in downtown and selected KSA Engineering out of Tyler for the planning. This round of sidewalk grants was increased to

MOUNT VERNON OPTIC-HERALD - 2017-09-17 07:00:00

Prairiland shut out at home by Winnsboro

With an earlier start at 7 p.m. on homecoming night, the Prairiland Patriots were hyped. Unfortunately for Prairiland (0-3), so were the visiting Winnsboro Raiders. Winnsboro (1-2) came out fast with a 14-point first quarter and never looked back as the Patriots' usually-effective offense did not an

PARIS NEWS - 2017-09-17 13:00:00

Attorneys general in Appalachia pressure, sue health insurers over opioids

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. - The nation's advancing opioid epidemic has officials and lawmakers in the most impacted states taking on the entities they deem responsible for skyrocketing drug addiction and overdose numbers. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear and West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Mor

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 19:55:00

Pet may help kid grow up, senior stay healthy

Furry friends can play a significant role in the lives of pet owners. Research verifies the old saying, "Dogs are man's best friend." For a long time, studies have shown that growing up with a pet encourages social skills and self-esteem in kids. Dogs and cats generally provide a higher level of int

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 19:30:00

'Genetic editing' seen as key for increased wheat yields, despite fewer acres

Rick Siemer admits that wheat isn't the easiest sell these days. The president of Siemer Milling in Teutopolis, Illinois, has seen the recent data showing the fewest number of planted wheat acres in U.S. history. On top of that, this year's harvest was the lowest since 2002. Nationwide, wheat produc

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 17:55:00

Environmental, outdoor groups vow to fight national monument reductions

Environmental and outdoor recreation groups threatened Monday to sue if President Donald Trump adopts Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's leaked proposal to alter nearly a dozen national monuments, while grazing, fishing and other groups welcomed the recommendations. Zinke's plan to reduce the size of a

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 12:01:00

'Alt-right,' 'troll' and 'dog whistle' among new entries added to Merriam-Webster dictionary

More than 250 new words have been added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, from old terms now imbued with political meaning - like "dog whistle" - to newer portmanteaus like "froyo." It's the second batch of words to be added this year to the online dictionary, which frequently expands as the Englis

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 11:53:00

Texas House Speaker Straus faces possible GOP censure

AUSTIN - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus won a number of high-profile legislative battles in this year, but fellow Republicans are now passing no-confidence resolutions aimed at removing him from his leadership role. Ray Myers, chair of the Kaufman County Tea Party, said 50 Texas county GOP organizat

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 21:00:00

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Maria churns toward Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico; Jose to scrape Northeast coast

The wicked 2017 hurricane season began delivering more punishing blows Tuesday as Hurricane Maria racked across the Caribbean with "potentially catastrophic" winds of 160 mph. To the north, Hurricane Jose churned on a path to brush the Northeast coast with raging surf and potentially damaging gusts.

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 17:45:00

Indictment issued in attack on police officer

The Hunt County grand jury has indicted a Grayson County man for an alleged attack on a Leonard Police Department officer. The grand jury issued multiple indictments this month on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A Kaufman County man was indicted for allegedly pushing a woman from

GREENVILLE HERALD-BANNER - 2017-09-19 10:45:00

City, county continue economic talks

City of Greenville and Hunt County officials are continuing discussions on proposed economic prospects which may be coming to town. The Greenville Board of Development/4A Corporation is scheduled this afternoon to consider measures to provide incentives, with two tax abatement agreements planned bef

GREENVILLE HERALD-BANNER - 2017-09-19 10:45:00

Experts: Pleasant weather expected for Southeast, but residents should watch out for Maria

VALDOSTA, Ga. - Much of the Southeast this week can expect sunny skies and warmer temperatures that feel more like summer after feeling the effects of Harvey and most recently taking a beating from Irma. However, there's another hurricane looming on the horizon that those in the nation's southern st

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 22:00:00

UPDATED: 2 Oklahoma officers shot while serving warrant, suspect in custody

CHICKASHA, Okla. - Two Oklahoma police officers were shot while serving a search warrant Sunday afternoon. Alex Warren Klinger, 61, was taken into custody following the incident Sunday. "The police went to serve a warrant and quickly gunfire erupted," said Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Pub

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 16:45:00

After single payer failed, Vermont embarks on a big health care experiment

John Graves lives in a South Burlington, Vermont, apartment building that is part of a program that provides housing for formerly homeless people. It also helps them obtain medical care. Doug Greenwood talks with nurse care coordinator Anne-Marie Lajoie at Cold Hollow Family Practice in Enosburg Fa

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 15:45:00

Students in towns hardest hit by Harvey are still in the eye of the storm

ARANSAS PASS, Texas - This should be Yahaira Montemayor's fourth week in school. Instead, the 7-year-old whiles away her days at her grandmother's house and spends her nights huddled in a single bed with her mother and three siblings. While other students across Texas sit in classrooms, 13-year-old

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-19 01:48:00

Obesity persists in Kentucky, Southeast and Appalachia, report says

For a state whose name is synonymous with fried chicken, it's no wonder a recent study found that more than 1 out of 3 Kentucky's adults are obese. "In Appalachia, we like to see everyone eating," Carolyn Hacker, chief dietician and diabetes educator at Baptist Health in Richmond, Kentucky, said. "W

COMMERCEJOURNAL.COM - 2017-09-18 18:47:00

Local National Night Out observance set

Many local residents will be spending an early October evening outside, getting to know their neighbors and learning new ways to deal with crime. The National Night Out is scheduled Oct. 3 in Greenville. The National Night Out is sponsored each year by the National Association of Town Watch to encou

GREENVILLE HERALD-BANNER - 2017-09-18 10:45:00