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Former district judge Hughey’s portrait unveiled at courthouse
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The 71st District Courtroom was standing-room only Thursday as family, friends, supporters and other county and city officials watched as the Honorable Judge William Hughey retired his robe and had hi

Longview academy accepting applications for program
news-journal.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
The Longview Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for a program that introduces middle and high school students to the world of business.

Volunteers record increased litter in Longview
news-journal.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
As a van-load of judges crisscrossed Longview on Thursday scoring the amount of litter on 60 street corners, the cleanliness of the city brought a declaration from Keep Longview Beautiful’s executive

Mexico nabs No. 2 in Beltran-Leyva gang
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:23:14 UT
The head of Mexico's federal police, Monte Alejandro Rubido, said suspect Arnoldo Villa Sanchez was arrested Tuesday, in an upscale Mexico City neighborhood along with another man, two guns and several packages of synthetic drugs. There have long been complaints that private security firms that provide guard and bodyguard services in Mexico, are often poorly regulated and infiltrated by criminal elements.

Teachers learn process of saving lake from ‘world’s worst weed’
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
CADDO LAKE — Area teachers took a boat trip Thursday beneath Caddo Lake’s towering, Spanish moss-draped cypress trees to see the floating fern known as the “world’s worst weed” as part of a two-week t

4th Mexican cartel associate charged in Chicago
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:26:14 UT

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal court documents show that an associate of Sinaloa cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in Las Vegas in January and brought to Chicago. Prosecutors accused him of coordinating the delivery of large shipments of cocaine from Mexico to the U.S. He's also accused of collecting and laundering drug money.


Audit of Pine Tree ISD finds 116 of district’s 632 staff left at end of academic year
news-journal.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Almost a quarter of Pine Tree ISD’s teachers departed this past school year, a number the district’s superintendent says was boosted by retirements and promotions.

Longview considers creating international ballooning event
news-journal.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
As competitive balloonists arrive for the third in Longview’s four-year relationship with the U.S. National Championship, the city’s hot air ballooning community is considering creating a new event th

Wiley College wins poll for best choir
marshallnewsmessenger.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
Congratulations are in order to Director Steven Hayes and the Wiley College a cappella choir after the group won the Tom Joyner Foundation website poll for best Historically Black College or Universit

New Gladewater councilman passionate about city growth
news-journal.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
GLADEWATER — A key proponent behind Gladewater ISD’s successful school bond this year was sworn in Thursday to serve as the newest member of the Gladewater City Council.

Science, math educators learn of efforts to eradicate ‘world’s worst weed’ from Caddo Lake
news-journal.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
CADDO LAKE — Area teachers took a boat trip Thursday beneath Caddo Lake’s towering, Spanish moss-draped cypress trees to see the floating fern known as the “world’s worst weed” as part of a two-week t

White Oak City Council seeks to avoid tax hike
news-journal.com / Fri, 25 Jul 2014 04:00:00 -0500
WHITE OAK — City Hall staff will re-crunch the numbers and identify cuts in coming days to deal with a 2015 spending plan that promised a deficit — triggering potential water and tax rate increases —

Mexico arrests mayor for drug cartel extortion
mysanantonio.com / Wed, 16 Apr 2014 19:13:04 UT
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Prosecutors in western Mexico arrested the mayor of a city that once served as a stronghold of the Knights Templar drug cartel on charges that he helped the gang extort money from city council members. Prosecutors in Michoacan state said late Tuesday that they arrested Uriel Chavez Mendoza, the mayor of Apatzingan, after three city council members claimed he forced them to gather in a rural area, where cartel gunmen demanded each hand over 20,000 pesos (about $1,500). The "self-defense" vigilante movement that sprang up last year to fight the cartel had long claimed the Knights Templar controlled, or extorted money from, municipal governments in the western, largely agricultural state.

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