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Christmas prayer answered for foster children

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.
Sophia, Jackson reign supreme as 2013's top baby names

Sophia, Jackson reign supreme as 2013's top baby names

The website for top baby names, Babycenter.com, has announced their list for the top baby names for 2013.
East Texas biker group serves as protectors, empowers victims of child abuse

East Texas biker group serves as protectors, empowers victims of child abuse

A biker group known internationally is standing up for the rights of child abuse victims and protecting them as they face the most difficult times in their lives.
Salvation Army Tyler attempts to break world record for bell ringing

Salvation Army Tyler attempts to break world record for bell ringing

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.
Tickets on sale for SPCA of East Texas Fur Ball

Tickets on sale for SPCA of East Texas Fur Ball

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.
TX Fire Captain to be released from hospital after May motel fire

TX Fire Captain to be released from hospital after May motel fire

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.
Impress your guests with recipes from KETK

Impress your guests with recipes from KETK

Are you trying fo find some new recipes to introduce to and impress your family during the holidays? Well, look no further!
Meals on Wheels presents 'Santas for Seniors'

Meals on Wheels presents 'Santas for Seniors'

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!
Texas adds 43,800 jobs over last 2 months

Texas adds 43,800 jobs over last 2 months

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.
Tyler Fire to host Christmas toy drive

Tyler Fire to host Christmas toy drive

While rushing around to finish the Christmas shopping, don’t forget those who are less fortunate, especially children.
ETMC tree lighting celebrates transplant program

ETMC tree lighting celebrates transplant program

East Texas Medical Center Tyler will celebrate its 26th annual Christmas tree lighting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m., with a Tyler man who received a kidney from a living donor.
CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER: America's favorite way to kick off the most wonderful time of the year

CHRISTMAS IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER: America's favorite way to kick off the most wonderful time of the year

NBC once again heralds the arrival of the holidays with a dazzling display of musical talent and the lighting of the world's most famous Christmas tree during the 16th annual "
Troops to send satellite radio Christmas, Thanksgiving messages

Troops to send satellite radio Christmas, Thanksgiving messages

The Joint Hometown News Service, part of the Defense Media Activity, is partnering this year with SiriusXM Radio to enable service members worldwide to send holiday greetings to loved ones back home.
Blind man, guide dog kicked off plane; passengers follow in support

Blind man, guide dog kicked off plane; passengers follow in support

Usually airline passengers side with flight attendants when it comes to safety, but in the case of a US Airways flight Wednesday night, passengers rallied around a blind man and his guide dog and disembarked en masse.
City of Tyler approves land purchase for Animal Care Facility

City of Tyler approves land purchase for Animal Care Facility

During Wednesday's regularly scheduled City Council meeting, the Tyler City Council authorized the City manager to negotiate for the purchase of property at 4218 Chandler Hwy to be used for a future animal care facility.