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

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

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

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

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12 December 2017 [03:14 PM]
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Late-night host Kimmel holds son, pleads for health care

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12 December 2017 [03:06 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]
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12 December 2017 [03:01 PM]
Trump says accusations of sexual misconduct 'fabricated'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he's the target of "false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met." Trump lashed out on…

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12 December 2017 [02:13 PM]
Clint Perkins joins AgriLife's Smith County team

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12 December 2017 [02:02 PM]
Final day to file for March primary elections brings crowded field of candidates

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12 December 2017 [12:53 PM]
Rash of retirements triggers Texas political bonanza Video

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12 December 2017 [12:21 PM]
Candlelight vigil held in support of CASA

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12 December 2017 [12:06 AM]
Bible Verse 12.12.17

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