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'Blood moon' peaks interest of astronomers and Christians

The heavens are putting on a celestial show Monday night into the early hours Tuesday morning known as the ‘blood moons.’ They are part of a what’s known as ‘tetrad,’ a set of complete and consecutive lunar eclipse

Big city shopping, small town living

If you ever pass through the town of Quitman, you might have heard about the "Texas Tea Room and Grill."
Former Beaumont ISD employees guilty of stealing over $4 million

Former Beaumont ISD employees guilty of stealing over $4 million

The former Director of Finance and Comptroller of the Beaumont Independent School District (BISD) have pleaded guilty to federal charges in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Former ETX mayoral candidate recently arrested for retaliation dies after being shot

Former ETX mayoral candidate recently arrested for retaliation dies after being shot

An East Texas man who was arrested in October 2013 for retaliation has died at a local hospital after being shot Monday morning.
Police seek driver who hit 79-year-old ETX woman while walking, left scene

Police seek driver who hit 79-year-old ETX woman while walking, left scene

The Trinity Police Department is searching for a driver who struck an elderly woman Sunday night and left the scene,
Fire damages home near Lake Palestine

Fire damages home near Lake Palestine

Several Smith County fire crews were called out to a house fire late Sunday afternoon. The fire started around 4:00 in the 100 block of Crescent Drive near Lake Palestine.
Whitehouse ISD students, faculty taken to hospital after vehicle accident

Whitehouse ISD students, faculty taken to hospital after vehicle accident

From Whitehouse Indepenedent School District: Two Whitehouse Independent School District vehicles that were transporting Whitehouse High school students were involved in a vehicle accident late Saturday night in Wharton Texas.
Police locate 16-foot long python in Longview

Police locate 16-foot long python in Longview

Longview Police locate the escaped python Sunday afternoon. Police say a 16-foot long Burmese Python escaped from a home on Lynnwood Lane sometime Saturday afternoon.

Wells community members protest againt the Church of Wells

The Wells community had their annual homecoming parade last Saturday, but things got a little out of hand.as members from the church of Wells were preaching during that parade.
Update: Dallas couple killed in I-20 motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon

Update: Dallas couple killed in I-20 motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon

A man and woman were killed following a motorcycle accident on I-20. DPS troopers released the name of the two killed Eddie Allison,47, and Kemesha Allison 27 of Dallas.

Wells citizens plan to stand up to the Church of Wells

Since they arrived in East Texas three years ago, the Church of Wells has been surrounded by controversy. But after an altercation at a parade last week, the people of the town are saying enough is enough.
2004 State Championship Softball Team Returns to Lady Eagle Field

2004 State Championship Softball Team Returns to Lady Eagle Field

Ten years ago, fourteen girls, a manager, and three coaches made history at Lindale.
5 ETX cities will have alcohol on the May ballot

5 ETX cities will have alcohol on the May ballot

Alcohol is once again making it's way on the ballot now for five different cities. Three in Van Zandt County, Canton, Van, Grand Saline and also in the cities of Gilmer and Quitman.
Reeling in big bass for big cash

Reeling in big bass for big cash

6 a.m.. Saturday morning, East Texans will be able to hit the water and cast their lines for the second annual Big Bass Bash at the Lake Palestine Resort in Frankston. So far there are 350 people signed up hoping to reel in the big bucks.
Gladewater man behind bars after cops find 100 grams of meth

Gladewater man behind bars after cops find 100 grams of meth

An East Texas man is behind bars after Gladewater police find 100 grams of methamphetamine.