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New magazine makes history in east Texas

 The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community is breaking ground in east Texas. “Echo” is the first magazine in east Texas targeted to the LGBT community, and the first issue launched this week.

Homemade Valentine's Day cards needed for East Texans

It's the month of love! There's no better way to share your love than to give a homemade Valentine's Day card to a child who is sick in the hospital, an assisted living senior or a veteran's home resident.

Texas drivers navigate through new 'Two Step, One Sticker' policy

 Texas is gearing up for a new type of Two Step: the "Two Step, One Sticker" program. Instead of one sticker for registration and one sticker for inspection, they will both be on the same sticker. 

Vocational programs offer hope to all walks of life

Kilgore College's Longview campus is partnering with Buckner's up and coming Family Place.
Dreary & cold days before a weekend reward

Dreary & cold days before a weekend reward

We do have some low-end rain chances for tonight through Thursday. Along with rain chances, a strong cold front will arrive late Wednesday night and will give us a chilly Thursday.

Layoffs hit East Texas oil industry

More layoffs are hitting the East Texas oil field industry, with a Canadian-based company telling state regulators it will lay off 125 in Longview and GE saying it will cut 330 jobs in Lufkin.
ACSO: Nacogdoches woman drives drunk at speeds of 100+

ACSO: Nacogdoches woman drives drunk at speeds of 100+

A Nacogdoches woman was caught allegedly driving drunk at speeds of more than 100 miles per hour.
One person, four juveniles in custody following stolen high school baseball equipment

One person, four juveniles in custody following stolen high school baseball equipment

 Grand Saline Police have one person, and four juveniles in custody in connection to a recent theft at Grand Saline ISD.

East Texans respond to 'Chris Kyle Day'

 Navy Seal Chris Kyle served four tours in Iraq, and was honorably discharged in 2009. He went on to write his best-selling autobiography, "American Sniper," which was adapted into a film version, currently in theatres.

Tyler woman beating cancer while pregnant

 Glowing from behind her baby bump, you'd never guess La Shunda Bowie-Minix's pregnancy has been a bumpy road.

Fingerprinting expertise vital to police and parents

Lots of us watch crime shows and it’s easy to believe that what we're seeing on T.V is exactly how the cops do it, but,…shocker… there's more to hunting down the bad guys that what Hollywood tells us.

Bakery reopens, employs those with special needs

 A historical business in Longview is open again after closing its doors last year. Kerns Bake Shop has the same recipes but there are a few differences.
Crews responding to house fire in Bullard

Crews responding to house fire in Bullard

The Bullard Volunteer Fire Department is responding to a house fire just east of Highway 69.
Reward increased for 'Most Wanted Sex Offender' with ETX ties

Reward increased for 'Most Wanted Sex Offender' with ETX ties

 The reward for Jerry Don Holmes, 43, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender and this month’s featured fugitive, has been increased to $8,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of February.

ETX man receives probation in daughter's hot car death

The father of an East Texas toddler who died after being found in a hot car last year has received probation.