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Fallen ETX firefighter receives special honor

A fallen Jackson Heights volunteer firefighter received a special honor at the state capitol on Wednesday. Jalen Smith was added to the Texas Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Austin.

'Tough by Nature', new TMA exhibit

'Tough by Nature' opens on March 29, 2015, at the Tyler Museum of Art. It features portraits of cowgirls and ranch women of the American West.
University of Phoenix has lost half its students

University of Phoenix has lost half its students

 The University of Phoenix probably wishes the students were just cutting class. But many aren't even enrolled anymore.
One Loop 287 lane to be closed for remainder of week

One Loop 287 lane to be closed for remainder of week

TxDOT officials have announced a lane closure and night work for the remainder of this week as weather permits on the Loop 287 eastbound main lanes of traffic.

'A Texas Size Spring Gala'

A Texas Size Spring Gala is coming to All Saints Episcopal School. It will feature a mechanical bull, good food and live music by the band 'Dangnabbit.' The fundraiser will also include a silent and live auctions.
GE announces more layoffs at Angelina Co. sites, possible closure of foundry

GE announces more layoffs at Angelina Co. sites, possible closure of foundry

General Electric has announced more layoffs at their Angelina County operation sites. According to spokeswoman Laura Bauer, the decision was made because of "increasingly challenging market conditions." 

Longview election heats up with endorsement from firefighters

With the May 9th election only a few weeks away, the police and fire departments in Longview are backing mayoral candidates.
LIST: 2015 county health rankings

LIST: 2015 county health rankings

On Wednesday, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program and The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute released the 2015 County Health Rankings. 

Put some junk in your trunk

Some funky junk will be rounded up in Tyler during the 3rd Funky Junk Roundup at Harvey Convention Center. On March 28, 2015,  the building will be filled with vendors from all over with their hand-crafted creations.

The 411 on Forsythia

Certified Landscaper James Wilhite stops by KETK to chat about Forsythia, a nice yellow flowering shrub. For more information go to www.wilhitelandscape.com

ETX Oilfield Expo moves to Shreveport, kicks off April 1

The East Texas Oilfield Expo, which has taken place in Longview, TX since its launch in 2011, will move to Shreveport, LA in 2015 and become the Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo.
TJC brings 'Cash Cab' back to campus

TJC brings 'Cash Cab' back to campus

Tyler Junior College and Texas Bank & Trust are once again partnering on a year-long series of events designed to increase students’ knowledge of credit and banking.
City of Tyler streamlines parade, street closure process

City of Tyler streamlines parade, street closure process

During today’s regularly scheduled meeting, the Tyler City Council approved amendments to the street closure and parade permit process and fees.
Tyler council opposes Senate bill limiting property tax raises

Tyler council opposes Senate bill limiting property tax raises

During today’s regularly scheduled meeting, Tyler City Council unanimously voted to request support from Tyler’s Texas Legislative delegation to oppose Senate Bill 182. The bill is related to municipal revenue caps.
 Design build firm sought for Tyler hotel conference center

Design build firm sought for Tyler hotel conference center

At their regularly scheduled meeting held today, the Tyler City Council voted unanimously to authorize the City Manager to advertise a request for qualifications for a design build firm for the design and construction of a hotel conference cent