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Mayor Will Rogers (credit: Wood County Sheriff's Office)

Hawkins Mayor Denies Official Oppression

Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers said that he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge, and had just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up.

07/31/2014

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Huge Marijuana Farm Found In East Texas

Texas authorities are working to clear more than a dozen elaborate marijuana fields with more than 44,000 plants that were found growing in the eastern part of the state.

07/29/2014

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

Inmates Hurt In Texas Prison Roof Collapse

Authorities said that the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and sending 19 injured inmates to hospitals.

07/19/2014

A row of jail cells sit empty. (credit: AP Photo)

East Texas Jail Moves Dozens Of Inmates

There were no escapes from the main jail in Canton, but more than 120 inmates have been moved from the East Texas prison because the locks are not working properly.

07/02/2014

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Nearly 90 Headstones Vandalized At East Texas Cemetery

Some of the headstones at Greenwood Cemetery in Longview were moved while others were knocked over and damaged. Older headstones, including some obelisks, were toppled and broken into pieces.

05/30/2014

(Credit: Big Earl's Restaurant)

Controversial Texas Restaurant Becoming A ‘Highly Rated’ Gay Bar

Using online reviews, activists are trying to make Big Earl’s Bait House and Country Store seem like one of the highest rated and most recommended gay bars in Texas.

05/30/2014

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Athens Plant Fire Treated As Crime Scene

More than 300 residents were evacuated from their homes Thursday after a fire started at a fertilizer storage facility in the east Texas city of Athens. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.

05/30/2014

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Gay Couple Told Not To Return To East Texas Restaurant

A restaurant owner in East Texas refuses to admit a gay couple back into his restaurant. He says they were being inappropriate. They claim otherwise.

05/29/2014

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Two Killed In Boating Accident In East Texas

Two people were killed in a boating accident in East Texas. Authorities say several other minor accidents have occurred this holiday weekend.

05/25/2014

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Human Remains Found In Carpet In East Texas

Human remains have been found rolled up in a carpet in East Texas.

05/24/2014

Kari Hunt, was found stabbed to death inside the hotel room at Baymont Inn and Suites in Marshall. (credit: CBS 11 News)

A Childā€™s Efforts To Save Her Mother Lead To Changes In Hotel 911 Calls

As her mother was being attacked, a 9-year-old girl frantically dialed 9-1-1 for help from inside an East Texas hotel room.

05/01/2014

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Ex-Longview Bank Teller Embezzled Nearly $1.4M

A former bank teller in East Texas has been convicted of embezzling nearly $1.4 million and faces up to 30 years in prison.

04/24/2014

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