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New evidence leads to arrest of ETX teen for murder of stepfather, brother

New evidence leads to arrest of ETX teen for murder of stepfather, brother

New evidence indicates an East Texas teenager is responsible for shooting and killing his stepfather and biological brother.

'Tomato Republic' set to make East Texas premiere

"Tomato Republic" a documentary which follows the 2013 mayoral race in Jacksonville, has been garnering critical praise and awards.
Suddenlink customers on the brink of losing channels

Suddenlink customers on the brink of losing channels

Many East Texas customers are on the brink of losing some of their favorite channels if Suddenlink and Viacom can't strike a deal at the 11th hour. Starting October 1, more than 20 channels will be lost and replace by new choices.

Smith County Jail project remains within budget

The Smith County Jail has been getting quite the makeover lately with it's expansion project wrapping up. But because of the 11 change orders approved by court commissioners, the budget has been fluctuating.

State's first successful kiwi crop harvested in East Texas

Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, grew and harvested the state's first kiwi crop.

East Texas realtors learning to protect themselves to prevent tragedy

Tragedy struck Little Rock when a realtor went missing when she was supposed to showing a potential buyer a vacant home.
Storms Thursday night; potential for storms to be strong or severe

Storms Thursday night; potential for storms to be strong or severe

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that we could see the potential for storms to become strong or severe on Thursday. Recent model data is supporting that theory.
2 East Texas schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

2 East Texas schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recognized two East Texas schools as Nation National Blue Ribbon Schools. Only 337 nationwide were honored with the title for 2014.
ETX man pleads guilty to killing former HS football teammate

ETX man pleads guilty to killing former HS football teammate

An East Texas man has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide after accidentally shooting and killing his former high school football teammate in August 2013.
New trailer for John Outlaw documentary released

New trailer for John Outlaw documentary released

A fundraising effort has been set up online for the upcoming documentary about the late Lufkin football coach John Outlaw.
3 arrested in dangerous high-speed chases across multiple counties

3 arrested in dangerous high-speed chases across multiple counties

Three suspects were arrested following several related, dangerous high-speed chases across two counties Monday afternoon. 

Rose season in blossoming

The Tyler Rose Festival is just a couple weeks away and the Rose Garden crew will be preparing to show off beautiful flowers.

Edom Volunteer Firefighters open haunted house as fundraiser

"I think they're going to get good and scared, I really do," said Edom Firefighter Tracey Garner.

Fight the flu before the season gets the best of you

It's that time of year again: Flu season. 150 million doses of the flu vaccine are expected to be available this season, and local pharmacies and health facilities are stocking up their inventory.