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Troup mayor on pooper scooper duty

For the mayors of Troup and Arp, an old high school friendship turned rivalry. The mayors bet on which city's football team would win a game. Arp High School won a football game against Troup High School.
Three people injured in traffic accident near Tyler

Three people injured in traffic accident near Tyler

Three people were taken to the hospital this evening after they were hit by a car in Smith County. DPS Troopers said the accident happened on Highway 31 near FM 757 just outside of Tyler.
Possible remains of missing Liberty County man discovered

Possible remains of missing Liberty County man discovered

 The possible remains of a Liberty County man, who has been missing for nearly three and a half months, were discovered Saturday.

Motorcyclists raise money through 'Blazin' Bike Ride Toy Drive'

It's time to start your engines. Saturday morning the "Blazin' Bike Ride Toy Drive" kicked off their annual charity event for the children. 
Lanes reopening following tanker truck fire near Lufkin

Lanes reopening following tanker truck fire near Lufkin

Lanes on Highway 59 just north of Lufkin are reopening following a fire involving a tanker truck. Lufkin DPS officers say the fire sparked inside the tanker truck just before 11:30 Saturday afternoon.
Traffic Alert: Traffic being diverted after wreck knocks down interstate sign in Longview

Traffic Alert: Traffic being diverted after wreck knocks down interstate sign in Longview

Traffic has backed up along I-20 in Longview due to a highway sign that has fallen on the road.

"Festival of Trees" auction sponsored by Trinity Mother Frances Volunteers

 The 2014 "Festival of Trees" is sponsored by Mother Frances volunteers. They have 38 beautifully decorated christmas trees lining the main entrance. And it's all for a good cause.
One person injured in Highway 155 wreck in Palestine

One person injured in Highway 155 wreck in Palestine

Palestine emergency crews were called early this evening to a major crash on Highway 155 in Palestine. At least one person was loaded into an ambulance. It's not known how many vehicles were involved in the crash.

Rusk Panoloa C.A.C. have several children still on Angel Tree

Some won't be celebrating the holidays with their families. Some won't be reading the classic, "’Twas the night before Christmas" story before bedtime.
UPDATE: Traffic flowing again on 155 S, 1 flown to hospital

UPDATE: Traffic flowing again on 155 S, 1 flown to hospital

DPS officials responded to a one-vehicle crash Friday evening on Highway 155 South .

Longview man sentenced to 240 years for child pornography

A Longview man is behind bars for child pornography after two of his computers and three hard drives were seized by federal and local law enforcement.
East Texas documentary to play on Tyler screens

East Texas documentary to play on Tyler screens

"Little Hope Was Arson" a documentary shot right here in East Texas has been gaining attention on a national level.
DPS: 1 dead after car leaves road, hits tree

DPS: 1 dead after car leaves road, hits tree

Authorities are working to identify a deceased driver following a one-vehicle crash in Deep East Texas.

Body of Trey Sands found, Kilgore community mourns

 "How could somebody murder Trey?" asked Ronna Kay Hanks, a family friend of the Sands'. Friends of 28-year-old Trey Sands said he could light up the room with just one smile.

Cowboy church collects for kids

The congregation at "Sit' em Down Cowboy Church" in Big Sandy wants to help children while spreading God's word. They are camping out and collecting donations for the needy.