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Texas Hospital Sparks Controversy for Refusing to Hire Obese Employees

When you apply for a job, you assume your qualifications are what matter most, but the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas is also asking prospective new hires to step on a scale. If they weigh too much, they’re excluded from consideration.

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Atheist Activist Becomes Christian After East Texans Show Him Kindness

Patrick Greene was public enemy No. 1 to a lot of East Texans. He was a member of a group fighting to have a nativity scene removed from the lawn of the Henderson County Courthouse last winter that caused nationwide controversy. He stood in the middle of a heated religious debate in the buckle of the Bible Belt.

Not anymore.

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It Is Your Constitutional Right to Buy Beer and Wine Locally [OPINION/POLL]

I am two things if nothing else: 1. I am legally old enough to drink. 2. I am tired of driving to Coffee City for beer. It's 2012. Prohibition was repealed in 1933. It's been 79 years since it was repealed because we, as a nation, realized 79 years ago it was a bad idea. So, why nearly 80 years later, does every other county in Texas still cling to their own convoluted forms of Prohibition?

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Taste Of Longview Is Tuesday Evening

If you’re looking to sample a variety of tastes from Longview area restaurants, I have the perfect event for you to attend then – the Taste Of Longview.  Dozens of restaurants will converge upon the Maude Cobb Convention Center Tuesday evening for the annual event beginning at 7p.

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Convicted Lufkin Nurse Awaits Punishment

The sentencing phase is underway today for a Lufkin nurse convicted of killing five kidney dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach. Kimberly Clark Saenz faces a possible death sentence as jurors begin deliberating her punishment in the capital murder trial.

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[BREAKING] Suspect Captured in Tyler Bank Robbery [UPDATED]

TYLER - Police say a person has been arrested in connection with today’s robbery of the Regions Bank located on SSE Loop 323 in Tyler.

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Kimberly Saenz
Kimberly Saenz
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Jury Expected to Decide Fate of Lufkin Nurse

A jury in Lufkin is expected to decide the fate of a Texas nurse accused of killing five kidney dialysis patients by injecting them with bleach. Closing arguments are set for today in the capital murder trial of Kimberly Clark Saenz.

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Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
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Why Certain Areas of East Texas are ‘Dry’ and How to Make Them ‘Wet’ [OPINION]

Yesterday, I talked about my favorite beers for beating the Texas heat. With that being said, there aren’t too many other things that I enjoy more than sitting on my deck on a hot, steamy East Texas summer evening while sipping on a delicious, ice cold brew. There is just one thing that is confusing to me: Why do I have drive 20 miles out of town to get my beer?

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Tyler Brings First Natural Gas Station to East Texas

In an effort to help reduce the cost of gasoline and tap into one of Texas’ abundant natural resources, Tyler city leaders on Wednesday introduced Tyler’s first compressed natural gas station.

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Grandparents Arrested, Accused of Burning Grandchild in Bathtub

Grandparents of their adopted grandchild were arrested and charged with injury to a child, a first degree felony, on Tuesday.

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Tyler Azalea Trail Attracts Thousands of Visitors

The first Weekend of the 53rd Azalea and Spring Flower Trail brought out thousands of visitors along the 10-mile trail.

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The ‘Cash Mob’ Is Set To Invade Tyler Tomorrow

The “Cash Mob” will be showing its support and appreciation for a small locally owned business tomorrow!  So what’s a “Cash Mob”?  Bevery Abell, the leader of the City of Tyler Main Street Department, describes it as being,

based loosely on the same principles as flash mobs.  A crowd gathers together in one place, conducts an activity, and disburses.” (City of Tyler press release)

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