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East Texas Arboretum trees cut to the ground, volunteers want answers

The East Texas Arboretum in Athens is a sanctuary for East Texas wildlife, but last week, an energy company demolished 100 year old trees, leaving a gaping hole in the habitat.

UT Tyler accepts grant to study leafcutter ants

UT Tyler now has the opportunity to collaborate with Germany, Argentina, and Uruguay in the study of leafcutter ants. The experiments are paid for by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.

Local zoo animals 'wild' about painting

What may seem like an ordinary display of abstract work, is actually the combined efforts of Kazuri, Binti, Tonya, and Rolinda. They are elephants and rhinos at the Caldwell Zoo and have special noses for art.
1 dead after 2-vehicle wreck near Brownsboro

1 dead after 2-vehicle wreck near Brownsboro

One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Henderson County. On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., a motorcycle driven by Zachary Brenton Steuck, 28, was traveling north on Farm to Market Road 607 near Brownsboro.
SFA Lumberjack's make ESPN Top 10 Mascot's List

SFA Lumberjack's make ESPN Top 10 Mascot's List

One East Texas college basketball team has made ESPN's list of "Top 10 mascots in college basketball."
DPS identifies East Texas woman killed in head-on crash

DPS identifies East Texas woman killed in head-on crash

Troopers have identified Tuesday an East Texas woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash the day before.
Neglected dog gets 2nd chance at life thanks to ETX police officer

Neglected dog gets 2nd chance at life thanks to ETX police officer

Thanks to an officer with the Hallsville Police Department, the life of a neglected dog has been spared and he is in the process of getting ready for adoption.
TPWD grants extension on Caddo Lake WMA duck blinds

TPWD grants extension on Caddo Lake WMA duck blinds

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is extending the time frame allowing hunters to use maintained permanent duck blind structures
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 16, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement September 16, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Tuesday, September 16, 2014: 7:00 am to 8:00 am 3500 W. Front. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 1000 SSE Loop 323. 

Tyler to be first East Texas city to use life-saving app

The city of Tyler will be the first community in Texas to utilize a phone app which has proven to save lives.

More ETX PD's equipping officers with body cams

You may see more and more police officers with cameras on their uniforms. A lot of East Texas police departments are purchasing body cameras to reduce the number of complaints and have legitimate proof during a confrontation with a citizen.

Mercy Ships changes course due to Ebola outbreak

Four hundred volunteers from 40 different nations are preparing for a new journey this fall. Mercy Ships, for the first time in their 36 year history is changing course due to the widespread Ebola outbreak.

Adderall new drug of choice for many Major League players

Adderall is the new drug of choice for many major league baseball players. Including Longview native, and former ranger, Chris Davis, who was recently suspended from the game when he tested positive for amphetamines. 

Corporal punishment - where do you draw the line?

Corporal punishment has become a big topic nationally and in East Texas in recent weeks. When East Texan NFL star, Adrian Peterson, was charged with child abuse, it sparked a conversation.
Major fast-food chain offers free coffee for 2 weeks

Major fast-food chain offers free coffee for 2 weeks

McDonald’s will be offering a little pick-me-up to its customers beginning tomorrow. The announcement came last week, when McDonald’s announced its second national Free Coffee Event.