Hughes, Simpson face questions at Republican forum

Texas Senate District 1 candidates fielded questions about their qualifications for the office and their positions on topics likely to come up in the next legislative session.  The Smith County Republican Club meeting featured two of four candidates hoping to replace Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, who will…

Valentine's Day sweethearts: East Texas couples share stories of long-lasting love

Love can be a splendid thing. It can be rooted in instant attraction or allowed to blossom slowly, deliberately. Three couples whose relationships are rooted in puppy love paused recently to discuss the powerful, mysterious emotion that binds them together, for better or worse.   Todd and

Troup Police Department to host free open carry class

The Troup Police Department will host a free class covering Open Carry on Thursday. The class will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Cameron J. Jarvis Library, 102 S. Georgia St. in Troup. The class will cover the new legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016 thanks to House

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