Gregg County, TX

Woman’s death at Gregg County jail under investigation

GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A female inmate’s death at the Gregg County Jail has sparked an investigation from the Texas Rangers. According to the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office, staff at the North Jail found a woman unresponsive in her cell at 10:45 p.m. Thursday night. EMS was called to the cell block and she […]
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54-year-old Esequiel M Valadez dead after a solo-vehicle crash near Longview (Longview, TX)

54-year-old Esequiel M Valadez dead after a solo-vehicle crash near Longview (Longview, TX)Nationwide Report. Authorities identified 54-year-old Esequiel M Valadez, of Longview, as the man who lost his life following a traffic accident on Tuesday afternoon in Gregg County. The fatal single-vehicle crash took place on McCann Road, just north of George Richey Road [...]

Henderson, TX Man Now Facing Rape Charges in Gregg and Smith Counties

Before reading all the details in the cases described below remember all suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. While I hate to share such alarming details it is still very important for all of us to stay aware of what is going on in our community. We picked up the details from KETK regarding a man out of Henderson, Texas who is waiting for his trial to begin on a rape case in Gregg County is now accused of another rape this one is supposed to have taken place in Smith County, Texas.

Authorities release name of driver killed in single-vehicle crash near Longview

GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Authorities have released the name of a motorist who was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Gregg County on Tuesday afternoon. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Esequiel M. Valadez, 54, of Longview, was killed when his pickup entered a side skid across the southbound lane of McCann Road just north of George Richey Road. Valdez overcorrected and entered the left grassy shoulder, causing the vehicle to overturn and collide with a tree.

COVID-19: Longview, TX Metro Area Among the Safest in America

The U.S. reported over 736,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending May 24, bringing the total count to more than 82.4 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 994,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise at a faster rate. In […]

Memorial Day events planned in East Texas

EAST TEXAS — East Texans prepare to observe Memorial Day this coming Monday. Gov. Greg Abbott will highlight a community-wide event at Teague Park in Longview. The City of Longview, Gregg County, and the Boy Scout Troop 201 Alumni Foundation will host what’s termed A Day of Thanks and Remembrance. The event will include a main ceremony featuring Abbott, a flag retirement ceremony, free lunch, and more. The main ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Military and law enforcement recruiters will be on hand, and there will be opportunities for COVID vaccinations and blood pressure checks. Attendees are asked to bring a lawn chair and umbrella and can spend time exploring the park’s Veterans Memorial Plaza. Click here for more details.

Texas Rangers investigating death of Gregg County Jail inmate

GREGG COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - The Texas Rangers are investigating after a female inmate suffered some type of medical emergency at the Gregg County Jail late Thursday night and died later at a local hospital. According to a press release on the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, staff assigned...

Craig to become Gregg County Pct. 4 commissioner after runoff win

LONGVIEW, Texas — A former Gregg County commissioner has defeated Gregg County Pct. 4 Commissioner Shannon Brown in the runoff election for the Democratic nomination. Danny Craig Sr., who served as Pct. 4 commissioner for two terms from 1999 to 2006, won against Brown Tuesday night, according to unofficial election results. There is no Republican challenger in November.

Bush no match for Paxton in AG runoff; more election results

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Texas Republicans resoundingly approved Ken Paxton as their candidate, giving him 67% of the vote on election night. Paxton received 385,673 votes to George P. Bush’s 185,860. He will face a democratic challenger in November. either Joe Jaworski or Rochelle Garza. Likewise, incumbent Railroad Commissioner...