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Hay show raises over $31k for scholarships and donations

It was the 30th annual Hay Show for the East Texas State Fair. Held at Harvey Hall Convention Center, the room was full of growers excited to see how their hay fared this year.

Rusk Co. Sheriff's Department talking "drug awareness" to parents

Last year, Sergeant David Roberts was speaking to a group of people about drugs. He was showing them what they are, the equipment used to ingest them and different nicknames drugs are called.

Mineola Nature Preserve approves new 'Big Foot Paddle Trail'

The Mineola Nature Preserve is 3,000 miles of outdoor adventuring. Most recently, new bike and equestrian trail were added to the preserve. Now, the city has approved the "Mineola Big Foot Paddle Trail" along the Sabine River.
ETX man arrested for alleged burglary of abandoned home

ETX man arrested for alleged burglary of abandoned home

A Smith County man was arrested Monday for the alleged burglary of an abandoned home.
East Texan dead after crashing into tree

East Texan dead after crashing into tree

An East Texas man is dead after crashing his pickup into a tree Sunday night.
Multiple ETX fire departments working to extinguish house fire

Multiple ETX fire departments working to extinguish house fire

A group of East Texas fire departments are working to extinguish a house fire on Highway 80 in Fruitvale.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 22, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 22, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Monday, September 22, 2014: 7:00 am to 8:00 am 2000 University. 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm 5100 Old Bullard Rd. 

East Texas Fair is in full swing

The fair is back and ready to entertain East Texas. There is something for everyone at the family event. Most kids said they were excited for the rides, but an East Texas fair survey shows food is the biggest draw for the crowd.
Crews on scene of house fire in Tyler

Crews on scene of house fire in Tyler

Multiple crews are on scene of a reported house fire in Tyler. The fire sparked around 8:45 Sunday evening at a house in the 1700 block of Ridgeview Dr.

Texas Rose Horse Park 'Dressage' competition: Ballet for horses

Galloping, trotting, and jumping. For those who compete in horse shows, the sport of Dressage is so much more. It's the most artistic competition in the horse arena; known as ballet for horses. 
ETX man arrested for alleged theft of local grocery store

ETX man arrested for alleged theft of local grocery store

A Lufkin man was arrested Saturday for stealing from a local grocery store. Lufkin Police arrested Donald Loving, 62, just before 7:00 p.m. at a Brookshire Brothers in the 800 block of North Timberland Drive.

Mike's hike for heroes takes him through East Texas

Just before noon on Saturday, on Highway 80 in White Oak, two men were walking on the side of the road. One of those men, is Mike Viti, a man who had that point had been hiking for nearly 150 days, and more than 3,000 miles.

Deserving kids get the ride of a lifetime

Some deserving East Texas kids got the ride of a lifetime Saturday. Flying Vikings is an organization that gives free plane rides to chronically ill and disabled children.
Crews on scene of house fire in Smith County

Crews on scene of house fire in Smith County

Multiple Smith County fire crews are on scene of a house fire. The fire sparked around 6:30 Saturday evening in the 170 block of County Road 238.
'Peace of Mind' conference draws hundreds to confront mental illness

'Peace of Mind' conference draws hundreds to confront mental illness

Mental illness is a disease affecting nearly 25 percent of Americans. Within the Tyler community this means 25,000 people are coping with this struggle.