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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
Gregg County judge hands 25-year sentence to child sex offender

Gregg County judge hands 25-year sentence to child sex offender

A Houston man received a 25-year prison term after pleading guilty to indecency with a child by sexual contact in Gregg County, Assistant District Attorney Madison Hood said Tuesday.
Police looking for 'dangerous' gunman who shot homeowner several times

Police looking for 'dangerous' gunman who shot homeowner several times

Authorities a looking for a man who is considered "armed and dangerous" following a shooting in Lamar County.
John Tyler High School Color Guard wins 2nd national championship in 3 years

John Tyler High School Color Guard wins 2nd national championship in 3 years

While the John Tyler High School Color Guard performed in two different categories, it was the high energy routine to Beyonce’s “Grown Woman” that earned them the National Championship Trophy at the Marching Auxiliaries Nation