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I want my money back

Back when I was a kid growing up in the 60s, then president Lyndon Johnson launched what he called the "war on poverty."

East Texas Arboretum trees cut to the ground, volunteers want answers

The East Texas Arboretum in Athens is a sanctuary for East Texas wildlife, but last week, an energy company demolished 100 year old trees, leaving a gaping hole in the habitat.

UT Tyler accepts grant to study leafcutter ants

UT Tyler now has the opportunity to collaborate with Germany, Argentina, and Uruguay in the study of leafcutter ants. The experiments are paid for by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.

History books in school: Are they stating fact or fiction?

The Texas Freedom Network Education Fund says there is a major problem with a Social Studies book proposed to come out to Texas schools next year. It has some history written wrong.

Local zoo animals 'wild' about painting

What may seem like an ordinary display of abstract work, is actually the combined efforts of Kazuri, Binti, Tonya, and Rolinda. They are elephants and rhinos at the Caldwell Zoo and have special noses for art.
Jones: Goodell has 100 percent support from NFL owners

Jones: Goodell has 100 percent support from NFL owners

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has 100 percent support from the owners, despite mistakes he made during the Ray Rice-domestic abuse controversy.
Reader reaction to the Adrian Peterson column is a divisive

Reader reaction to the Adrian Peterson column is a divisive

My "award-winning" column in today's edition of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram regarding the case of Adrian Peterson apparently touched a nerve.
Astro near team record

Astro near team record

Jose Altuve has tried not to dwell too much on his march to Craig Biggio’s franchise record for hits in a season, but he admits it has been impossible. Someone is constantly reminding him of the countdown.
1 dead after 2-vehicle wreck near Brownsboro

1 dead after 2-vehicle wreck near Brownsboro

One person is dead after a two-vehicle crash in Henderson County. On Saturday around 10:30 p.m., a motorcycle driven by Zachary Brenton Steuck, 28, was traveling north on Farm to Market Road 607 near Brownsboro.

Child Services had contact with family of Texas toddler who was killed

There were signs of suspected abuse of a Texas toddler who was found dead Friday in a shallow grave. Tony Plohetski reports Child Protective Services had received multiple reports on the two year-old boy.
SFA Lumberjack's make ESPN Top 10 Mascot's List

SFA Lumberjack's make ESPN Top 10 Mascot's List

One East Texas college basketball team has made ESPN's list of "Top 10 mascots in college basketball."

Video: Texas officers catch wrong-way driver with two children in car

A police officer in Texas put himself in danger to protect the public from a wrong-way driver on an interstate highway. The intense situation was all caught on the officer's patrol car dashboard camera.
DPS identifies East Texas woman killed in head-on crash

DPS identifies East Texas woman killed in head-on crash

Troopers have identified Tuesday an East Texas woman who was killed in a two-vehicle crash the day before.
Police: Six charged after sexually assaulting woman met online

Police: Six charged after sexually assaulting woman met online

BEAUMONT (KBMT) -- Beaumont police say six people have been charged after sexually assaulting a woman they met on the website Backpage.com.
Violent Kaufman Co. man wanted by authorities

Violent Kaufman Co. man wanted by authorities

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Rodney Dewayne Wynn, 34, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward up to $5,000 is now being offered for information leading to his arrest.