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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.
New Pine Tree coach looks to build on spring practices

New Pine Tree coach looks to build on spring practices

David Collins’ first fall as a head football coach begins Monday morning.

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.

Friday Football Fever Preview: Bullard

With the high school football season just around the corner, KETK is running around East Texas to preview as many local teams as we can before everything kicks off. Saturday, we put the Bullard Panthers in the spotlight.
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. 
Ex-Lobo Johnson taking final shot at dream

Ex-Lobo Johnson taking final shot at dream

After guiding the Lobos to back-to-back state title appearances, Aaron Johnson went on to a playing career at the University of Houston.

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.

Friday Football Fever Preview: Troup

With the high school football season just around the corner, KETK is running around East Texas to preview as many local teams as we can before everything kicks off. Friday, we put the Troup Tigers in the spotlight.

Luminant says they had their chance, Davidsons disagree

It all began back in 2010 when Luminant Energy approached Henderson residents Edwin Davdison and his father Robert with a proposal to purchase their 85 acre piece of property on which to create a mine.

Luminant says they had their chance, Davidsons disagree

It all began back in 2010 when Luminant Energy approached Henderson residents Edwin Davdison and his father Robert with a proposal to purchase their 85 acre piece of property on which to create a mine.

DPS raid extracts almost 700 marijuana plants

DPS received an anonymous tip earlier this week about a potential marijuana field.

Shopping without the taxes

The mall and other stores are going to have a busy weekend. Jeans, shoes and crayons are just some things from the list of items you won't have to pay taxes on this weekend. The savings have East Texans ready to shop.
TCU cancels Fields transfer to SFA

TCU cancels Fields transfer to SFA

Looks like Devonte Fields will not be coming to SFA after all. SFA Athletics released the following statement Friday afternoon.  
Small gas tank explosion starts fire at ETX business; fire put out

Small gas tank explosion starts fire at ETX business; fire put out

An East Texas business saw a scary sight Friday afternoon following an explosion.