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Time to pay Smith County taxes

It is tax time already. The deadline for paying your property taxes in Smith County is January 31st. You can pay at the Lindale or Tyler office. There is also an option to pay online. They accept credit cards online, but there is a 2.5% fee.
Kilgore High School student missing since Sunday

Kilgore High School student missing since Sunday

Upshur County Sheriff's Office is investigating the case of a missing 16 year old girl as a runaway, but the family is hoping an Amber Alert will be issued soon.

"Shine Your Light" fundraiser

The last day to donate to the "Shine Your Light" fundraising campaign is Wednesday. The fundraiser raises money for eight local charities.
KETK's top stories of 2014 in East Texas

KETK's top stories of 2014 in East Texas

East Texas took in another exciting year with its fair share of ups and downs. Now, it's on to 2015! Here are the top 15 stories for East Texas KETK selected in no particular order:
Officials identify man killed in crash near I-20

Officials identify man killed in crash near I-20

Authorities have identified a man who was killed Wednesday morning in a crash off I-20, just east of Highway 271.
KC Rangerettes director to toss coin at Cotton Bowl in honor of 75th year anniversary

KC Rangerettes director to toss coin at Cotton Bowl in honor of 75th year anniversary

The Kilgore College Rangerettes will be honored for the organization’s 75th anniversary during Thursday’s Cotton Bowl game in Arlington.

First Responders asking drivers to put a fire extinguisher in the car

 The DFW scanner is a Facebook page where first responders use social media to update area residents about emergency calls.
Updated look at wintry precipitation chance for Thursday

Updated look at wintry precipitation chance for Thursday

Today, the blog post will not be as long. Here is the overall summary as we go into Thursday morning:

Tyler Firefighters donate truck to Guatemala

 The Tyler Fire Department donated an old fire truck, to a city in Guatemala. The 1997 pierce Freightliner fire truck was no longer meeting standards, after getting in an accident a while back.
Kilgore police continue murder investigation

Kilgore police continue murder investigation

Kilgore police are still investigating leads following a murder Sunday evening in a residential neighborhood.
Cheap oil's victims: Civeo slashes jobs, Texas could face recession

Cheap oil's victims: Civeo slashes jobs, Texas could face recession

Gas at $2 a gallon isn't good for everyone.
Police identify man killed in ETX crash

Police identify man killed in ETX crash

Police have identified the man killed during a morning wreck in Center. According to the Center Police Department, Patrick Beard, 59, of Sour Lake, was killed in a crash involving a semi.
Status hearing set for this week in Bernie Teide case

Status hearing set for this week in Bernie Teide case

Judicial records show the Bernie Teide case will return to court this week. According to Panola County, a status hearing will be held Friday, January 2 at 1 p.m in the 123rd District Court.
Report: Wife involved in murder of Kaufman Co. DA, 2 others gets 40 years

Report: Wife involved in murder of Kaufman Co. DA, 2 others gets 40 years

The wife accused of helping her husband kill the Kaufman County Assistant District Attorney, District Attorney and his wife has been sentenced to 40 years in prison, according to
Body cameras for East Texas Sheriff's Department

Body cameras for East Texas Sheriff's Department

Recent events are sparking more police departments to buy body cameras for their officers. Recent events have caused national outcry about what happens when an officer answers a call.