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FRIDAY FOOTBALL FEVER: Nacogdoches squeaks by Hallsville 37-36

Behind a mouth full of fire, the Nacogdoches Dragons blew into Hallsville to take on the Bobcats Friday night. The Dragons nailed the go-ahead field goal with one second left in the game to squeak by the Bobcats, 37-36.

Bush prophecy

Remember back when the Hollywood elites and the Washington Inteligencia said we need to bring all of our troops home? Bush said no and he was called a dummy.
Survivor of fatal crash sues alleged drunken driver, 3 businesses

Survivor of fatal crash sues alleged drunken driver, 3 businesses

The father who survived a fatal crash that killed his wife and two children has filed suit against the alleged drunken driver and three other organizations.
4 Smith Co. detention officers resign, 3 on leave for false records

4 Smith Co. detention officers resign, 3 on leave for false records

On Monday, August 25, 2014, information was brought to the attention of the Smith County Sheriff’s Office management staff that documents required to be kept in the normal course of jail operations were being falsified.
Sheriff: Autopsy shows ETX man killed in 'brutal attack'

Sheriff: Autopsy shows ETX man killed in 'brutal attack'

Sheriff Ricky Jones announced today that the preliminary autopsy report released by the Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences regarding the murder of Kenneth Raley confirmed the cause of death as “ blunt force trauma”.
Sen. Cruz: Americans fighting with ISIS should fofeit citizenship

Sen. Cruz: Americans fighting with ISIS should fofeit citizenship

Senator Ted Cruz visited the Brazos Valley today.

Troup church celebrates 100 years

An East Texas church is celebrating a major milestone this weekend. On Sunday, Troup's First United Methodist Church will celebrate its sanctuary's 100th Anniversary. The church itself was founded more than 140 years ago.

Children's Park in Tyler is expanding

KETK has good news for those of you who like to spend some time with your children at the park. The Children's Park in Tyler is expanding. It has been around since 2004. Friday afternoon, they began Phase II of construction for the park.
Petapalooza comes to Bergfeld Park

Petapalooza comes to Bergfeld Park

The Petapalooza will be held at Bergfeld Park from 10am to 3pm this Saturday. The goal of the event, according to Le Ann Sellers, is to help rescues find a home.

Chapel Hill High School has spirit

Chapel Hill High School was pumping up the spirit at Friday's pep rally. It was in preparation for the Friday night football game. Senior Gabriel Brooks said she was excited to watch her team.
Elderly man beaten during morning home invasion

Elderly man beaten during morning home invasion

The Palestine Police Department is on the lookout for two men, they say, broke into a man's home, beat and robbed him. The robbery happened around 10:00 Friday morning in the 200 block of Joe Louis St.

Tracking storms for Saturday & cooler WX late next week

There is a rain and storm threat in the forecast for your Saturday. This is associated with a cold front that will bring in some lower temperatures for a few days. Let’s talk the details.
Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington resigns

Texas Rangers Manager Ron Washington resigns

Rangers President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Jon Daniels issued the following statement concerning the resignation of Ron Washington:

Texas bus driver leaves 7-year-old girls stranded

Two 7-year-old girls found themselves lost in a strange neighborhood after they were put on the wrong bus at school. The girls, Kacy and Saira, are in the second grade at Campbell Elementary in Greatwood, Texas.
Smith County fire destroys RV

Smith County fire destroys RV

An RV was destroyed on Highway 110 South Friday morning after an unknown source sparked a fire inside the vehicle.