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WEATHER REPORT: Monday, March 31, 2014

WEATHER REPORT: Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Monday! Today will be mostly cloudy, windy and warm with a high of 78 degrees. Winds will be out of the south at 15-20 miles per hour.
10 acres destroyed in Smith County grass fire; wind a factor

10 acres destroyed in Smith County grass fire; wind a factor

Fire crews were on scene of a grass fire that destroyed more than 10 acres near Winona in Smith County. It happened Sunday afternoon in the 15000 block of County Road 354.
TxDOT maintenance crews scheduled to repair several roads in Smith County

TxDOT maintenance crews scheduled to repair several roads in Smith County

The Texas Department of Transportation maintanance crews this week are scheduled to continue base and pavement repairs on SH 135 between Troup and Arp, and then move to SH 135 near the Overton city limits.
East Texas counties still without power after Friday's storm

East Texas counties still without power after Friday's storm

Several East Texas counties are still without power after Friday's severe weather ripped across the region. Here are some of the counties outages from Oncor and SWEPCO with power restoration estimations.
4 Smith Co. children still missing, mother wanted for violating court order

4 Smith Co. children still missing, mother wanted for violating court order

The Smith County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating four children who were taken by their non-custodial mother in violation of a court order.
Tyler doctors using new ways to find breast cancer

Tyler doctors using new ways to find breast cancer

It was 13 years ago when Dorothy Taylor got a call that would change her life forever.
Psychologist: Suspect in Marshall hatchet attack incompetent

Psychologist: Suspect in Marshall hatchet attack incompetent

An expert says a man accused in a December hatchet attack at Walmart in Marshall is incompetent to stand trial.

Politics in the tomato capitol ripe for the big screen in 'Tomato Republic'

The city of Jacksonville makes its debut on the silver screen through a new documentary, "Tomato Republic". The hour-long movie focuses on hometown politics through the city's 2013 mayoral race.
Updated Weather Talk: Strong storms Friday afternoon

Updated Weather Talk: Strong storms Friday afternoon

FRIDAY EARLY AFTERNOON UPDATE: As expected this morning, it has been very muggy and warm in East Texas. We have also been under a mostly cloudy sky as well with a few showers in the area.
East Texas stores host Big Tusk Hunt

East Texas stores host Big Tusk Hunt

Two East Texas businesses are hosting a two-week long wild hog hunt. Prizes will be handed out to the top three entries based on tusk size.
Jury selection for Kaufman Co. murders set to begin

Jury selection for Kaufman Co. murders set to begin

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Friday for the murder trials of Kim and Eric Williams, NBCDFW reports.
Lindale museum closed until further notice after Thursday night fire

Lindale museum closed until further notice after Thursday night fire

According to the city of Lindale, the Old Mill Pond Museum will remain closed until further notice, after it was damaged by fire Thursday night.
Keeping lawncare equipment safe from stagnant ethanol

Keeping lawncare equipment safe from stagnant ethanol

As we head into our spring months, many will be taking their lawn mowers, weed eaters, and chainsaws out of the shed after a winter hibernation. But many will find, these and many other gas powered tools, no longer work.

Mineola community volunteering to help beautify city

The city of Mineola is setting its sights on beautifying the community. Through the help of local volunteers, Mineola has made many improvements that enhance its most popular public spaces.
ETX murder suspect may be heading to Dallas

ETX murder suspect may be heading to Dallas

Law enforcement officials are warning the public to be on the lookout for an accused East Texas murderer, who could be headed to Dallas.