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Corner Bakery Cafe Celebrates World Smile Day with Smiley Mug Giveaway

Soon, guests will have more than craveable food to smile about at the Tyler and Longview Corner Bakery Cafes.

The Toy Place kicks off our countdown to Christmas

Paul Allegrezza, the owner of The Toy Place in Tyler, stopped by KETK. For more information about The Toy Place call 903-581-5100 or go to www.yourtoyplace.com

'Tomato Republican' set to make East Texas premiere

"Tomato Republic" a documentary which follows the 2013 mayoral race in Jacksonville, has been garnering critical praise and awards.
Suddenlink customers on the brink of losing channels

Suddenlink customers on the brink of losing channels

Many East Texas customers are on the brink of losing some of their favorite channels if Suddenlink and Viacom can't strike a deal at the 11th hour. Starting October 1, more than 20 channels will be lost and replace by new choices.

Smith County Jail project remains within budget

The Smith County Jail has been getting quite the makeover lately with it's expansion project wrapping up. But because of the 11 change orders approved by court commissioners, the budget has been fluctuating.

Police call tipster who alerted FBI about terroristic threat a 'hero'

A Pine Tree High School student is facing a charge of 'making a terroristic threat' after an online posting.
Grand jury indicts Kilgore man for sexual assault of 4-year-old

Grand jury indicts Kilgore man for sexual assault of 4-year-old

Grand jurors in Longview have indicted a man on an aggravated sexual assault charge from an accusation he had sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl last summer.

State's first successful kiwi crop harvested in East Texas

Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, grew and harvested the state's first kiwi crop.

East Texas realtors learning to protect themselves to prevent tragedy

Tragedy struck Little Rock when a realtor went missing when she was supposed to showing a potential buyer a vacant home.
Quick hits

Quick hits

Longview took care of business against Pine Tree in the District 15-5A opener this past Friday night and is gearing up for Greenville, who make the trek to Lobo Stadium on Friday night, fresh off a district-opening win of their own.
SFA senior from Gilmer getting noticed nationwide

SFA senior from Gilmer getting noticed nationwide

Stephen F. Austin senior running back Gus Johnson has been added to the 2014 Walter Payton Award Watch List, announced today by The Sports Network.
SFA senior from Gilmer getting noticed nationwide

SFA senior from Gilmer getting noticed nationwide

Stephen F. Austin senior running back Gus Johnson has been added to the 2014 Walter Payton Award Watch List, announced today by The Sports Network.
Kilgore PD seeks assault suspect

Kilgore PD seeks assault suspect

The Kilgore Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a local fugitive.
Storms Thursday night; potential for storms to be strong or severe

Storms Thursday night; potential for storms to be strong or severe

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that we could see the potential for storms to become strong or severe on Thursday. Recent model data is supporting that theory.
ETX man missing since September 24 found, taken to hospital for treatment

ETX man missing since September 24 found, taken to hospital for treatment

An elderly East Texas man who has been missing for nearly a week has been found and been taken to a hospital for treatment.