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Tornado season preparedness, folks seeking storm shelters

It's never too early to prepare for tornado season and some East Texans aren't taking any chances, they're installing storm shelters.

178 years later, Texas remembers the Alamo

The Battle of the Alamo was a key event in the Texas Revolution, and 178 years later we are enjoying our independence thanks to those who fought during that 13-day siege.

No fatal car crashes in Rusk County so far this year

Rusk County has one of the highest numbers of fatal car accidents per capita in the nation. 
Good Shepherd Health System announces hospital closures in Linden

Good Shepherd Health System announces hospital closures in Linden

Good Shepherd Health System has announced that it has notified the Linden Municipal Hospital Authority of their intent to close their Good Shepherd Medical Center.
Pedestrian identified in Sunday night accident

Pedestrian identified in Sunday night accident

One person is dead following a late night pedestrian vs auto accident. It happened at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, when officers were called to a pedestrian accident in the 1600 block of South Vine Street in Tyler.
Two teens injured in ATV wreck

Two teens injured in ATV wreck

Two people are injured in an ATV crash in Cass County. It happened Sunday evening on Farm to Market Road 2748 near Hughes Springs.
Police investigating body found on Marshall roadway

Police investigating body found on Marshall roadway

A body was found on a roadway in Marshall Saturday night.
Palestine Police arrest for LA men for organized criminal activity

Palestine Police arrest for LA men for organized criminal activity

Four Louisiana men are now behind bars for engaging in organized criminal activity. On Saturday, four Louisiana residents, ages 20, 21, 26, and 29, were arrested in a counterfeiting operation in Palestine, Texas.

Nikolas is ready for his new home

By now you've heard the story about Nikolas, the rescued pitbull from Gregg County. When he was first brought into the shelter, his collar was wrapped so tightly into his neck, it was embedded into his skin.
House fire in Mineola

House fire in Mineola

Lindale firefighters confirm with KETK, they're currently battling a house fire in Mineola. The blaze sparked earlier this evening in the 27000block of FM 1253, near Hiway 80.

Changes being made to reduce child fatalities in Texas

Thursday the Senate Health and Human Services Committee met to address the problem of child fatalities in Texas and review the Department of Family and Protective Services' efforts to reduce these fatalities.
ETX doctor disciplined by Texas Medical Board for sexual relationship with patient

ETX doctor disciplined by Texas Medical Board for sexual relationship with patient

An East Texas doctor has been disciplined by the Texas Medical board for unprofessional conduct in the workplace.

Grazing school in Overton helps students gain experience

Texas A&M in Overton begins it's fourteenth annual Grazing School program, in March. The workshop formed in response to the growing ranching and farming population, and attracts students from all over the nation.
Smith Co. Sheriff's Office seeks public's help in locating missing teen

Smith Co. Sheriff's Office seeks public's help in locating missing teen

The Smith County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public’s help in locating Jacob Hamilton Garrett, a 14-year-old who was reported as a runaway by his family on February 14.
Officials seeking 2 ETX men wanted for metal theft

Officials seeking 2 ETX men wanted for metal theft

Harrison County Investigators are seeking information on the whereabouts of two suspects wanted on warrants.