Paperweight Collectors Association of Texas bring mini masterpieces to Tyler

While almost any small, heavy object could be used as a paperweight, the pieces on display at the Paperweight Collectors Association of Texas’ Saturday meeting in Tyler are considered by many to be unique works of art. The glass paperweights on display featured intricate patterns and bold colors that members of the nonprofit association…

Longview hosts world record pillow fight attempt

LONGVIEW - Hundreds of people brought their pillows for a world record pillow fight attempt Saturday in Longview. Vista College sponsored the event, with a variety of activities for the whole family. “I’m just ready to hit some people pretty hard!” 16-year-old Addam Corillo said. “I’m new to East Texas and this is a great way to start

Gladewater man arrested for terroristic threat at Sonic Drive-In

GLADEWATER - Leroy Carter, a 58-year-old Gladewater man, is under arrest after making a terroristic threat around noon Friday at the Sonic Drive-In at 1103 East Broadway Ave., according to authorities. >Employees were frightened by Carter, who they said threatened to come to the business and shoot employees. >The Sonic Drive-In was then closed

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