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TMA Presents Between the States Symposium Jan. 31

The Tyler Museum of Art continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War with the Between the States Symposium on Saturday, Jan. 31.

Gilmer's Kris Boyd pledges to University of Texas

The battle for the services of Gilmer’s Kris Boyd turned into a Lone Star shootout. When all was said and done, it was the University of Texas that landed the blue-chip recruit.

Smallcakes opens in Tyler

John and Becki Reiss, the owners of Smallcakes in Tyler stopped by KETK to chat about the new business.
Henderson Co. DA: Man beats wife, shoves feces down her throat

Henderson Co. DA: Man beats wife, shoves feces down her throat

A Henderson County judge sentenced a man Monday to 20 years in prison for severely beating his wife and in a separate incident, shoving feces down her throat.
3 arrested in connection with Angelina Co. auto burglaries

3 arrested in connection with Angelina Co. auto burglaries

Deputies took three people into custody Thursday morning during a traffic stop in Angelina County. The suspect were linked to recent thefts.
Mexican national indicted for sexual assault of Gregg Co. girl

Mexican national indicted for sexual assault of Gregg Co. girl

A Mexican national living in Kilgore has been indicted by a Gregg County Jury this week for the alleged sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.
East Texas family to be featured on TV show

East Texas family to be featured on TV show

A log cabin filled with antiques just outside of Marshall will be the focus of an upcoming “American Pickers” episode.

Kilgore PD arrest 2 on drug charges

Residents at 303 West North Street got an early, unexpected wake up call from Kilgore police officers Friday morning.
Police: Shooting reported near Nacogdoches apartments

Police: Shooting reported near Nacogdoches apartments

Nacogdoches Police are investigating a report of a two people shot at near a local apartment complex.

Judge postpones jury selection in Upshur County capital murder trial

 Jury selection set for Monday for a capital murder trial in Upshur County has been postponed until April. Jury selection for Jonathan Ray Shepherd's trial will now be held April 13.
ETX superintendents planning for the future

ETX superintendents planning for the future

The superintendents of East Texas schools are being proactive in preparing for the constantly changing future of the educational environment in Texas.
East Texas man shot by unknown person, flown to Shreveport hospital

East Texas man shot by unknown person, flown to Shreveport hospital

A Shelby County man was flown to a Shreveport hospital after he was reportedly shot by an unknown person Friday morning.
Texan kills monster hog in Houston

Texan kills monster hog in Houston

Wild boars are known to cause chaos in Texas. Eddie Patient, of Houston, sent KETK the picture above to show how massive these hogs can get.

Tyler hires animal shelter Manager

 Now that the Klein Animal Shelter is shut down, the City of Tyler, is stepping up. The city has hired Shawn Markmann as the city's new animal shelter manager.
Cooler weather plus rain on the way

Cooler weather plus rain on the way

The last days of January will end on a much cooler note compared to previous days. I hope you’ve enjoyed this taste of spring weather this week. Here’s a look at the last 5 days for afternoon temperatures.