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Interstate 20 fully open following the removal of the FM 849 bridge

Crews are done removing a bridge going over Interstate 20 in the Lindale and Hideaway area, and the road is completely open to traffic. The entire highway near the Farm-to-Market Road 849 intersection was closed from Sunday to Monday for workers to completely remove a damaged bridge that was no longer able to support traffic. On Monday, the

Smith County considering money saving contract with Fresenius for inmate dialysis services

The Smith County Commissioners Court is considering changing its provider for inmate dialysis services. Chief Deputy Deal Folmar said the move was necessary because the Sheriff’s Office is no longer able to acquire outpatient inmate dialysis from East Texas Medical Center, where a doctor would come to the jail. Instead, inmates needing dialysis

Congressman Gohmert in Alabama campaigning for Roy Moore with Steve Bannon

FAITH HARPER, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert was in Alabama on Monday helping Roy Moore campaign against Doug Jones for one of that state’s U.S. Senate seats. Gohmert, R-Tyler, and former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon were to appear at the “Drain the Swamp” rally in Midland City outside Dothan on Monday night,

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Prominent figures set to be pallbearers at Judge Bascom Bentley's funeral

Several prominent political figures will attend the memorial service for retired Anderson County District Judge Bascom William Bentley III on Saturday to say their final goodbyes. Bentley died Monday at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital surrounded by family members. Former…

12 December 2017 [09:50 PM]
Homeland Security chief lauds Texas 'sanctuary cities' ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen harshly criticized so-called "sanctuary cities" late Tuesday, urging the rest of the nation to emulate Texas' tough law banning them. President Donald Trump's former deputy White House chief of…

12 December 2017 [07:30 PM]
Clint Perkins joins AgriLife's Smith County team

Clint Perkins has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Smith County Extension Agent of Agriculture and Natural Resources. His appointment is effective on Jan. 1, 2018. "I am pleased to have Mr. Perkins join our County Extension Faculty in…

12 December 2017 [07:25 PM]
Emergency personnel respond to wreck involving pedestrian on Broadway

Emergency personnel are responding to a wreck involving a pedestrian and vehicle near the intersection of North Broadway Avenue and West 26th Street. The victim was still lying on the ground, but their condition was unclear, according to scanner traffic.   …

12 December 2017 [07:17 PM]
Federal investigators start final probe of the El Faro's sinking

A ship captain's unwillingness to listen to his crew's suggestions to change course from the path of a raging hurricane. A weak corporate safety culture that left crewmembers ill-prepared to deal with heavy weather. An old ship with outdated lifeboats,…

12 December 2017 [07:08 PM]
Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ordered that Dennis Hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former U.S. House speaker's conviction in a hush-money…

12 December 2017 [07:05 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 13

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12 December 2017 [06:22 PM]
200 pounds of marijuana seized in traffic stop near Canton

A major stash of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop on Interstate 20 Tuesday afternoon. A Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office deputy stopped a vehicle on Interstate 20 in the Canton area, and with the help of his K-9…

12 December 2017 [05:40 PM]
Bruce Brown, whose 'Endless Summer' redefined surfing, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker of adventure and fulfillment and transformed the sport, has died. He was 80. Brown died of natural causes…

12 December 2017 [03:42 PM]
Houston proposes site for new homeless shelter

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston officials hope a proposed shelter will help alleviate concerns about homeless camps beneath downtown freeways. The Houston Chronicle reports that city officials considered a plan Monday that would move some of Houston's homeless population to a…

12 December 2017 [03:39 PM]
Flight diverted in Florida because of coffee maker fumes

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Southwest Airlines plane was diverted to a Florida airport after fumes from a coffee maker were reported in the back of the aircraft. According to a Pensacola News Journal report , airline spokesman Brian Parrish…

12 December 2017 [03:36 PM]
Houston-based gas driller: Make homeowner pay for disparaging us

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) - A gas driller's ongoing feud with a Pennsylvania homeowner over the contamination of his water supply has once again entered a courtroom. Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. claims Dimock resident Ray Kemble and his former…

12 December 2017 [03:30 PM]
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WACO, Texas (AP) - A retired Waco, Texas, police officer says in an affidavit that the FBI is investigating McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna for alleged public corruption. The affidavit was filed Tuesday by Jorge Salinas. He's among the…

12 December 2017 [03:29 PM]
Man outside Houston gun range killed when rifle discharges

CYPRESS, Texas (AP) - Harris County authorities say a 36-year-old man walking toward a building that houses a suburban Houston gun range has been shot and killed after a rifle being worked on inside the building discharged. Sheriff's spokesman Thomas…

12 December 2017 [03:21 PM]
Exxon says it will increase climate-change disclosures

DALLAS (AP) - Exxon says it will give more details about how climate change could affect its business. The oil giant said in a brief regulatory filing Monday that in the near future - it didn't give a date -…

12 December 2017 [03:18 PM]
JK Rowling says she's proud to receive royal honor

LONDON (AP) - Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling can add another magic moment to her list of achievements - she has been made a royal Companion of Honor. Rowling received the honor from Prince William on Tuesday at a Buckingham…

12 December 2017 [03:14 PM]
Opioid crisis strains foster system as kids pried from homes

MATT SEDENSKY and MEGHAN HOYER, Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The case arrives with all the routine of a traffic citation: A baby boy, just 4 days old and exposed to heroin in his mother's womb, is shuddering through withdrawal in…

12 December 2017 [03:11 PM]
Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Jimmy Kimmel held his baby son as he returned to his late-night show after a week off for the boy's heart surgery. Kimmel was crying from the first moment of his monologue Monday night as he…

12 December 2017 [03:09 PM]
As Mueller closed in, pressure mounted on Flynn and family

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the days before he pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and as he braced for the public revelation that he'd morphed from government target to government cooperator, Michael Flynn was reveling in the pleasures of…

12 December 2017 [03:05 PM]
Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military, including additional spending on missile defense programs to counter North Korea's growing nuclear weapons threat.…

12 December 2017 [03:02 PM]
Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

NEW YORK (AP) - Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The creature was slightly shorter in length and about…

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