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Don't let Christmas gifts affect your traveling

More than 5-million people travel during the Christmas season. Frequent flyers know catching a flight is usually stressful, but this time of year, that extra baggage filled with treats and presents can be an additional headache. 
Rainy weather lasting through end of work week

Rainy weather lasting through end of work week

Earlier this afternoon we had some light showers move through a few counties in East Texas. Round #1 of rain continues through Thursday morning. Round #2 arrives by late night Thursday and lasts throughout your Friday.
Kilgore working to unite the police department and the community

Kilgore working to unite the police department and the community

 In light of recent events, the Mayor of Kilgore, Ronnie Spradlin, says he is tired of seeing law enforcement in a negative light on TV.

Many East Texans agree: Torture of suspected terrorists is justified

"Most people realize the nature of the enemy we're dealing with," said former Lt. Colonel Victor Zillmer.
Traffic Alert: Highway 31, near Kilgore, reopened after chemical spill

Traffic Alert: Highway 31, near Kilgore, reopened after chemical spill

The Gregg County Sheriff's Office has confirmed, Highway 31 has reopened. Drivers were told to avoid 31 into Kilgore due to an accident.
Polk County Sheriff's Office searching for alleged burglary suspects

Polk County Sheriff's Office searching for alleged burglary suspects

The Polk County Sheriff's Office is investigating the burglary of a storage shed at a residence in the 200 block of Bristol.

Two local organizations partner to make "Meals Fur Pets"

 Marilyn Kurtz lives alone with her cat, Dylan. "I got my Dylan when he was just five weeks old," said Kurtz. She is homebound for the most part, so the Meals on Wheels Ministry brings warm meals to her home every day.
City of Tatum currently without water after breach of water main

City of Tatum currently without water after breach of water main

Water workers with the City of Tatum are currently trying to restore water services for the city. A contractor performing work on telephone lines cut into a 6-inch water main, causing the water for the city to be cut off.
ETX woman pardoned by President Obama for 1993 drug charge

ETX woman pardoned by President Obama for 1993 drug charge

Today President Barack Obama granted clemency to twenty individuals, consisting of eight commutations and twelve pardons.
Man convicted in murder of wife of Kaufman Co. DA sentenced to death

Man convicted in murder of wife of Kaufman Co. DA sentenced to death

A man convicted of killing the wife of an East Texas district attorney has been sentenced to death. Eric Williams, a former Kaufman County official, was convicted by a jury in a Rockwall courtroom, on Thursday, December 4.
UPDATED: Silver Alert canceled for ETX man

UPDATED: Silver Alert canceled for ETX man

UPDATE: Authorities has canceled the Silver Alert for Berry Eugene Daniel.  

Raising money and awareness for world poverty in Rusk

As you drive through Rusk on Highway 69, you will notice a small patch of makeshift tents and shelters, made out of plywood, pallets and tarps.

Burglars still at large for 'S&C' vehicle theft

 "We received a phone call from Gregg county, that they had had a burglary," said Jeff Price, Rusk County Sheriff.

City of Whitehouse makes community improvements without tax increase

 The City of Whitehouse is taking care of some housekeeping.
Harrison Co. district clerk arrested in office for public intoxication

Harrison Co. district clerk arrested in office for public intoxication

According to the Marshall News Messenger, Harrison County District Clerk Melinda Craig has