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Thriving local business celebrates 35 years

Don's TV and Appliance is celebrating its 35th Anniversary. "I think the secret is just taking care of our customers," said store owner, Don Thedford. Don said opening the store was a risky move.

East Texas sees strong early voting numbers

The numbers don't lie. Overall, East Texans are doing a great job casting their vote early. Thirteen hundred voters came through Smith County on the first day the polls were opened.

Van postpones Halloween for Friday night football

Next Friday is Halloween, but also a night full of high school football. It's a dilemma for many East Texans. That's why one local city has called an audible, and moved trick-or-treating to the day after.

Country music star Neal McCoy's annual benefit this weekend

Every year, country music artist and Longview native Neal McCoy throws a benefit concert for children.
Texas educator-student relationship investigations rise

Texas educator-student relationship investigations rise

As part of Texas Safe Schools Week (Oct. 19-25), the Texas Education Agency (TEA) today advised that everyone in education – including students, parents, teachers, administrators, coaches and staff – plays a critical role in identifying and reporting improper educator-student relationships.

Dad claims post office baby

A man claiming to be the father of a 2-month-old boy found abandoned at a southwest Houston, Texas post office Wednesday wants custody of his son.

'Traumatic Brain Injury: One woman's Journey From Death to Life'

Patti Foster survived a traumatic brain injury, and talks about her new book "Traumatic Brain Injury: One woman's Journey From Death to Life."

East Texas job fair for veterans

 Michele Harris with Texas Workforce Solutions talks about a job fair for East Texas veterans.
Lengthy investigation leads to 3 arrests in Smith County

Lengthy investigation leads to 3 arrests in Smith County

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Deputy pulls firearm in arrest of alleged ETX wire thieves

Deputy pulls firearm in arrest of alleged ETX wire thieves

Two alleged thieves were caught by deputies during a routine traffic stop in Titus County. During the incident, a deputy had to pull his gun from its holster.
Solar eclipse: East Texans in for an early treat tonight

Solar eclipse: East Texans in for an early treat tonight

A partial solar eclipse will be viewable in East Texas this afternoon making for an early October treat before Halloween!
Texas coach suing his former school

Texas coach suing his former school

Texas assistant football coach Joe Wickline has answered a lawsuit from his former employer with one of his own. At issue in both is the question of if he’s calling the Longhorns’ plays.
Jadeveon Clowney declares himself ‘ready to play’ Sunday

Jadeveon Clowney declares himself ‘ready to play’ Sunday

Although he hasn’t been cleared to play for the first time since the first game against Washington, outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said today he’s ready to play against Tennessee on Sunday.

CHEAP SHOTS: Glasses, Cowboys & Longhorns...Oh My!

Garrett Sanders and Reagan Roy break down the rise of the Cowboys and fall of the Texans. Also, they recap this past weekend of NCAA football. Click the video for more.
Worker sprayed with hot gas at East Texas well site

Worker sprayed with hot gas at East Texas well site

A man was flown to a Tyler hospital following an East Texas drilling well site accident Thursday morning.