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Heritage Syrup Festival is back for another year

 It's the 26th Annual Heritage Syrup Festival in Henderson on Saturday. So get your pancakes and waffles ready. Volunteers say they are totally stocked with sugar cane.
Missing Smith Co. child found safe

Missing Smith Co. child found safe

Update: The 10-year-old boy has been found safe.  Authorities said the child went missing while playing in a wooded area. Medical officials are examining him as a precaution.  

A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving event with the East Tx Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank will be showing the seasonal favorite "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" during their annual Thanksgiving feast before handing out the same treats brought to Thanksgiving dinner by the Peanuts gang.

John Tyler kicks off the morning with a pep rally

John Tyler High School kicked off Friday morning with a pep rally. The spirit was high as the band, cheerleaders and dance team performed. Everyone was excited for Friday night's game against the Nacogdoches Dragons.
Longview taking steps to be environmentally friendly

Longview taking steps to be environmentally friendly

The city of Longview and the organization, Keep Longview Beautiful, will host the Green and Clean event Saturday, November 8. Volunteers will be at Lear Park from 8 AM to 12 PM collecting items such as motor oil, electronics, pap
Part of Beckham Ave. in Tyler down to 1 lane starting Monday

Part of Beckham Ave. in Tyler down to 1 lane starting Monday

Construction on the ETMC overhead pedestrian walkway will begin Monday, Nov. 10 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Sheriff: 5 arrested after victim attacked, bound and kidnapped

Sheriff: 5 arrested after victim attacked, bound and kidnapped

Five East Texans have been taken into custody in connection with a kidnapping where the victim was attacked and tied up.
Decomposed body found in ETX home

Decomposed body found in ETX home

On November 7, 2014 at approximately 11:49am Marshall Police Department Communication received a call reporting a deceased person located at the 100 Block of Wood Street located inside limits of Marshall, Texas.

SPECIAL REPORT: Animal abuse out of control in East Texas

East Texas is filled with people that call themselves "pet owners", but in reality, they're beating and abusing their animals behind closed doors.
1 injured in train, backhoe collision

1 injured in train, backhoe collision

One person was injured Friday afternoon when a train collided with a backhoe in Deep East Texas.
Upshur Co. constable worries seized dogs could return to owners

Upshur Co. constable worries seized dogs could return to owners

The postponement of a hearing to place 37 dogs seized last week could mean the animals will be returned to their owners, who have been charged with animal cruelty in the case.
Crash briefly shuts down lanes on Highway 69 South

Crash briefly shuts down lanes on Highway 69 South

Traffic was briefly halted Highway 69 South near the intersection of Market Square Friday afternoon. Northbound drivers were diverted into the new Cumberland Park shopping center while crews cleared the scene.
Officials identify ETX student arrested for reportedly making threats against classmates

Officials identify ETX student arrested for reportedly making threats against classmates

According to Brownsboro Independent School District, a high school student has been arrested in connection with graffiti containing threatening statements.
Friday Football Fever tonight

Friday Football Fever tonight

KETK Sports will be live tonight in Tyler and Kilgore. John Tyler will host Nacogdoches at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.
Longview seniors aim for unbeaten run through district

Longview seniors aim for unbeaten run through district

Twenty-eight seniors will emerge for the last time from the tunnel at Lobo Stadium tonight.