Heroes Flight veterans explore museums, monuments before returning home today

On the second full day of the Brookshire’s / Super 1 Foods Heroes Flight to Washington, the 30 World War II and Korean War veterans explored monuments and museums — and learned much about the nation’s capital. …

Lee student receives National PTA honors

Fritz Hager, a freshman at Robert E. Lee High School, is a talented musician who enjoys writing and performing his own songs. His latest creation, an entry into the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections Arts Program, recently received top honors from the National PTA.

Manhunt ends in arrest

One man is in jail and a female is on the run after a manhunt in Smith County on Wednesday. Monty Ray Sawyer, 38, of Wood County is being held at the Smith County Jail on charges of theft of property after stealing a box trailer earlier Wednesday. Sawyer was also charged in connection with a March burglary at the time of his arrest.

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Some East Texas districts cancel classes after outages

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City taking donations for school supplies

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27 May 2015 [11:08 PM]
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Lee student receives National PTA honors

Fritz Hager, a freshman at Robert E. Lee High School, is a talented musician who enjoys writing and performing his own songs. His latest creation, an entry into the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections Arts Program, recently received top…

27 May 2015 [10:30 PM]
'Grace and Frankie' will return for second season on Netflix

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Companies pull ads from '19 kids' amid Duggar controversy

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27 May 2015 [10:20 PM]
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Manhunt ends in arrest

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27 May 2015 [09:34 PM]
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Kids create 'clean' site for 'Minecraft' gamers

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Bible Verse 5-28

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Death and Funeral Notices 5-28

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27 May 2015 [09:24 AM]
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Troup, 4 other districts cancel classes Video

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27 May 2015 [09:20 AM]