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A Carthage man is accused of being a part of the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, with federal authorities saying he and a Longview man forced their way into the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to disrupt and impede Congress’s certification of the 2020 presidential election.

Bills that would protect students’ privacy, recognize schools’ success with vocational programs and create an office to investigate state education wrongdoing and fraud have been put forth by East Texas legislators.

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One month after the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the state, Texas has become the first in the nation to administer 1 million doses, Gov. Greg Abbott said Thursday. The milestone comes as intensive care beds are dwindling across the state and as experts predict daily corona…

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East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert was told to hide under his chair as a mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday as Congress met to certify President-Elect Joe Biden’s win and the results of the Electoral College.

Many Americans and businesses could be receiving a financial boost in the coming days, thanks to a last minute Congressional scramble to pass a $900 billion relief bill intended to address economic hardships inflicted by COVID-19 pandemic.

Republican State Rep. Jay Dean of Longview is among a bipartisan group of 68 House lawmakers asking the Texas Education Agency to cancel the STAAR exam or at minimum not use student scores to rate schools or districts this year.

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Democrats are gaining one seat on the Republican-dominated State Board of Education, while Republicans held on in the other races that Democrats had hoped to flip in the 2020 general election.

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State Rep. Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, is one of the first two Republicans to declare candidacies for speaker of the Texas House — and the other is from Lufkin. 

The Texas unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent in September, the Texas Workforce Commission said last week, surpassing the national unemployment rate of 7.9 percent and returning the state to the unemployment levels of the Great Recession.