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Pilots set sail on trial runs in push before balloon race starts

Pilots set sail on trial runs in push before balloon race starts

For the 55 pilots scheduled to compete in the 2014 U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship, the days leading up to the competition can be vital for practice.

Longview teens learn about fire rescue at camp

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New Upshur County dog shelter open and full

New Upshur County dog shelter open and full

A fledgling Upshur County animal shelter is at its 30-dog capacity about one month after opening behind a pet hospital in Gilmer.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 28, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 28, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Monday, July 28, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 4100 Paluxy. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 2300 SSE Loop 323. 

Jacksonville community supports boy battling cancer

East Texans are famous for their friendly smiles and kind hearts. On Sunday, one smile captured many hearts in the Jacksonville community.  In March, Rafael Gonzalez and his wife received heartbreaking news.
One person hospitalized following head-on collision in Tyler

One person hospitalized following head-on collision in Tyler

One person is recovering in the hospital Sunday evening following a head on collision in Tyler. The wreck happened around 7:00 p.m. in the 1700 block of east Gentry.

Kilgore College Rangerettes celebrate 75 years

The Kilgore College Rangerettes are a Texas institution, whose dancing legacy is now celebrating 75 years of tradition. 
Stallard: A victory lap, and a profile in courage

Stallard: A victory lap, and a profile in courage

You should have been there Friday. I’m talking to you, Kendall Sanders, Josh Gordon and Ray Rice.
Stallard: A victory lap, and a profile in courage

Stallard: A victory lap, and a profile in courage

You should have been there Friday. I’m talking to you, Kendall Sanders, Josh Gordon and Ray Rice.

Noodling tourny heats up for East Texans

Since it was legalized in 2011, "noodling" has taken off in our area. Now, East Texans are finding several different ways to enjoy this new found sport, including tournaments.

Aviation 101: Where young dreams take flight

At the Aviation 101 camp in Tyler, dreams take flight. Young teens ranging from age twelve through fifteen, get the opportunity to spend one week exploring their passion for airplanes.

Bad news for firearm enthusiasts

Everyone thought the ammo shortage was easing up, but firearm enthusiasts are facing another uphill battle. Shooters are not the only ones hurt by the shortage in gun supplies. Businesses that sell the supplies have also been affected.
Kilgore psychiatrist arrested for trafficking/prostitution ring in NY

Kilgore psychiatrist arrested for trafficking/prostitution ring in NY

A Kilgore psychiatrist has been arrested in Gregg County on human trafficking and prostitution charges. Riyaz Mazcuri, 62, is accused of trafficking Indian women for forced labor, including prostitution.
Dez Bryant praises his Lufkin coaches

Dez Bryant praises his Lufkin coaches

KETK's Phil Kuchinsky caught up with an East Texan on the West Coast. Lufkin's Dez Bryant is working out with the Cowboys at training camp in California.

Rusk County could take stance on housing illegal immigrants

As officials across the state and country try to find a solution to the immigration crisis, one county could soon become the first in East Texas to take a stance on housing illegal immigrants.