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Anxious about annexation

Gladewater wants to extend the boundary of its city limits. The city told people there will be perks, but annexation would bring up their property tax rate in Gregg County from 26 cents to more than 64 cents.

New school program giving fans something to 'cheer' about

The Kings Academy football team in Tyler has started another season, but this year, for the first time in school history, they have cheerleaders on the sidelines.
E. Texas man accused of hatchet, slap assault on daughter

E. Texas man accused of hatchet, slap assault on daughter

An East Texas man was arrested following an alleged hatchet assault on his daughter.
Authorities take 2 into custody during Athens drug raid

Authorities take 2 into custody during Athens drug raid

Two Henderson County residents were arrested Tuesday during a drug raid in Athens.
ETX senior killed in Wednesday night car accident

ETX senior killed in Wednesday night car accident

An East Texas high school is in mourning Thursday morning after a car accident claimed the life of a student.
1 dies in major wreck on Highway 31

1 dies in major wreck on Highway 31

The Kilgore Police Department along with the Gregg County Sheriff's responded to the scene of a major vehicle wreck Thursday morning.
ETX police officer brings new meaning to 'protect & serve'

ETX police officer brings new meaning to 'protect & serve'

A Chandler police officer is the perfect example of going above and beyond for the residents of the city he patrols.
Authorities searching for suspects in ETX cattle theft

Authorities searching for suspects in ETX cattle theft

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Larry Hand and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department are seeking information on the theft of 12 head of livestock, three saddles, seven bridles and several tools

Smith County Fire Marshal's office taking over animal control program

The Smith County Animal Control program will now have a news boss. Effective Oct. 1, it will now be run by the Smith County Fire Marshal. "We're ready, willing and able," said Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks.

Local school receives National Blue Ribbon award

For the third time in school history St. Gregory Cathedral School in Tyler has been given a national blue ribbon award.

Faith-based organizations offer affordable food

The Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville is partnering with One Harvest Food Ministries, to help everyone afford food this season. The goal is to help feed every family, no matter their budget.

East Texan authors cookbook with recipes from Civil War era

Cherokee County has a rich history deeply engrained in the Civil War. In fact, Cherokee County had 2,000 men go to war; the most in the nation.
Updated: Severe WX threat Thursday evening & Friday early morning

Updated: Severe WX threat Thursday evening & Friday early morning

Thursday Night Update: Our 7PM model data has come in and is now suggesting that the timing of the storms will be earlier in the evening.
New evidence leads to arrest of ETX teen for murder of stepfather, brother

New evidence leads to arrest of ETX teen for murder of stepfather, brother

New evidence indicates an East Texas teenager is responsible for shooting and killing his stepfather and biological brother.