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Alcohol could soon be sold at gun shows

On August 19th, a public hearing will take place in Austin to discuss lifting the ban of alcohol sales at gun shows.

Texas ranks 19th most obese state in nation

Texas is the 19th most obese state in the nation. According to a study, obesity rates are now nearly 30 percent higher than they were in 2010. 
2 arrested in connection with multiple ETX burglaries

2 arrested in connection with multiple ETX burglaries

Two arrests have been made in connection with multiple burglaries in Cherokee County.
ETX Christian camp to close after nearly 20 years

ETX Christian camp to close after nearly 20 years

A beloved East Texas Christian camp is closing their doors after nearly 20 years.
Authorities rescue kitten trapped in E. Texas well

Authorities rescue kitten trapped in E. Texas well

Usually, the story goes: Firefighters rescued a cat stuck in a tree. Apparently, that's not the case in East Texas. In fact, it's in the opposite direction.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement August 11, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement August 11, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Monday, August 11, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 9500 S. Broadway. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 200 E. Grande. 

Quitman mourns lost girls

It's been more than two weeks since the two Quitman toddlers were found dead, and the town is mourning their loss.
Woman hospitalized following car fire near Tyler

Woman hospitalized following car fire near Tyler

One woman was taken a local hospital this evening, after her car caught fire.
Weather Talk: Details on Monday’s rain chances

Weather Talk: Details on Monday’s rain chances

We are expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms around East Texas on Monday. Some of the storms could be strong, so you’ll want to be weather aware.

Caldwell Zoo animals keep their cool during heat wave

Popsicles, ice cubes, and sprinklers. Not only do these keep us cool during the hot summer months, they also do wonders for animals. 
Overnight wreck sends one to hospital

Overnight wreck sends one to hospital

One East Texan is recovering in the hospital, following an overnight wreck with an 18-wheeler.  Kilgore firefighters say the accident happened around midnight on I-20 just before exit 5-91.

Kids raising money for kids

The Jingle Club is a group of nine and ten-year-old girls. "We mostly just make stuff, and then we sell it to people," said Rowan Reynolds, President of The Jingle Club.
West Rusk football player killed in car wreck

West Rusk football player killed in car wreck

West Rusk Sophomore Adarian Parker has passed away after a car wreck Friday afternoon. Raiders head coach John Frazier spoke with KETK over the phone, saying the wreck happened just after Parker had left practice.
Jacksonville native brings comedy show to hometown

Jacksonville native brings comedy show to hometown

Lemarcus Rusk was born and raised in Jacksonville, Texas. From the time he graduated high school, Rusk noticed the area was in need of a spectacular comedy show. 

East Texas receives school district ratings from T.E.A.

The Texas Education Agency rates school districts based on 4 criteria. Student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and post-secondary readiness. Overall, East Texas did very well this year.