As of 4:30 p.m.,Wednesday, three bell ringers have put their bells down including Quinton Green in Handford, California, Captain Emily Jones in Compton, California, and Lt. Rob Lawler in Helena, Montana.
Foster children Eva and Jasmine shared the same Christmas wish.
During Vacation Bible School at their East Tennessee church this summer, the girls, ages 7 and 8, sent up their written prayer request in a balloon.
Tuesday, December 3, the Salvation Army Tyler will participate in the 2013 Salvation Army World Record Bell Ringing Contest. The contest will begin at 11am at Walgreen’s on Rieck Rd. and South Broadway.
The SPCA of East Texas will hold its second annual Fur Ball on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the historic Mayfair Building on the East Texas State Fairgrounds with musical entertainment by party band Professor D of Dallas.
The fire captain who was injured battling a 5-alarm blaze at a southwest Houston motel that killed four of his comrades will be released from the hospital on Wednesday, according to the Houston Fire Department.
Make the holiday season special this year for a senior in need by donating new or gently used items to the East Texas Radio Group and Meals on Wheels “Santas for Seniors” gift drive now through the end of December!
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Texas fell to 6.2 percent in October, down from 6.3 percent in September. The state’s unemployment rate remained well below the national October unemployment rate of 7.3 percent.