SHREVEPORT, La. - September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and calls have increased with the new National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, 9-8-8. The Department of Health and Human services says there was a 45% increase of calls in August, a month after the new three digit number was launched. 

If Liberty Hill's football team had been hunting at Panther Stadium on Friday night, it would've bagged itself quite a buck in its 63-6 dismantling of Tivy in the district opener, as the home side collected a rack of Antlers even the most experienced outdoorsman would be proud of.

The Chick-fil-A Leadership Academy was present at the PRIDE Academy to instill leadership skills in students. Sept.23 marked the kickoff at PRIDE Academy for a year-long project where the students must perform three community service projects. As part of the leadership academy, students began by passing out 1,000 books to the elementary.

Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the City of Dumas, having completed the multi-step training and certification process, has been designated as a Film Friendly Texas community by the Texas Film Commission. For more than 50 years, the Texas Film Commission has helped grow local jobs and economies by promoting the Lone Star State as the premier destination for film, television, commercial, animation, visual effects, video game, and extended reality (XR) production.

HARLETON, Texas -- A man died Tuesday in what Texas authorities are calling an industrial accident at an oil well site near Liberty Road and Baker Road north of Harleton.  Harrison County sheriff's deputies were notified Tuesday night about the accident that happened earlier in the afternoon. The victim was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will investigate what caused the fatal accident.  The sheriff's office said the victim's name won't be released at the employer's request.  

NEW BOSTON, Texas – Tension in the courtroom was evident Wednesday as jurors in the capital murder trial of Taylor Parker heard testimony on social media posts about the victim's excitement of having a baby along with 911 calls on the day of the homicide Parker is accused of committing. 

(The Center Square) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has instructed state agency heads to “look for ways to enhance all aspects of the state’s response to” the fentanyl crisis, including creating public service announcements, posting flyers in prominent locations around regulated facilities, training staff, or providing educational opportunities.

SHREVEPORT, La. - September is National Service Dog Month, and national non-profit Canine Companions, who created the concept of service dogs nearly 50 years ago, is educating and advocating for service dogs and the people who use them. Canine Companions gives services dogs to the people that need them for free. The dogs go through two years of training before being matched with a handler. The first year and a half the dogs learn with puppy trainers and the last six months they go through professional training. The dogs can be paired with children 5 and up, adults, and veterans with over 65 different disabilities. If you would like to apply for a service dog or volunteer click here.

Following the street running in front of the fieldhouse on the campus of Liberty Hill High School being named “Jeff Walker Way” last month, another Panthers gridiron legend has been honored, as the Liberty Hill ISD Board of Trustees on Monday unanimously approved the naming of the school's football field to “Jerry Vance Field at Panther Stadium”. 

Brigid Lester’s signature color is purple, and that’s not just because it’s her favorite. She wears the color to highlight the fact that while she is a Democrat, she believes issues across Williamson County aren’t blue or red, but are instead nonpartisan. 

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