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13-year-old runs family farmer's market

Peaches, tomatoes, and noon day onions. Nothing says summertime quite like a farmer's market here in East Texas.

A gumbo of Americana

The government came out with its labor numbers. If you even believe the unemployment numbers anymore, we're down to 6.1%.
Paraglider rescued from trees in Morris County

Paraglider rescued from trees in Morris County

Emergency crews are responded to a man stuck in a tree in Lone Star Thursday night.
6 women, man arrested in Gregg Co. gentlemen's club raid

6 women, man arrested in Gregg Co. gentlemen's club raid

A midnight raid on a gentlemen's club in Kilgore caught multiple women violating county ordinances.

Auto thefts spike during summer months

Auto thefts spike during the summer months. In 2012, a car was stolen every eight minutes in Texas.
Kyle Field redo is ‘on budget and on time’

Kyle Field redo is ‘on budget and on time’

Texas A&M’s first scheduled home game in its redeveloped Kyle Field is two months away from Saturday, and A&M chancellor John Sharp said Thursday the stadium construction on the east and south sides is coming along nicely.
Nowitzki agrees to three-year, $30 million with Mavs

Nowitzki agrees to three-year, $30 million with Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki verbally agreed to sign a three-year, $30 million free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday. Read more at Star-Telegram.com

Merick and many more available at the SPCA of East Texas

Deborah Dobbs with the SPCA of East Texas stopped by KETK with Merick, an Australian Shepherd, mixed with some Terrier. He has the first set of puppy shots and they are crate and paper training the puppy.
Tonight is your last chance to vote in the All-Star Game balloting

Tonight is your last chance to vote in the All-Star Game balloting

If you want to vote for your favorite players, you better hurry. Tonight is the last night for voting in the annual All-Star Game. Go to MLB.com for more info.

Make it a 'Sweet Gourmet' 4th of July

John Abler with Sweet Gourmet in Tyler stopped by KETK to chat about what you need for your 4th of July grilling. For more information click here.

Beware of Summer job scams

Many students seek out temporary work in the Summer. Mechele Mills with the Better Business Bureau says this also makes them the prime targets for scam artists. She stopped by KETK to share the most common job scams.
Smith County grandfather scammed by phone out of $9,500

Smith County grandfather scammed by phone out of $9,500

On July 2, the Smith County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division received a call from a man in Southern Smith County who had lost $9,500 to an individual who claimed he was his grandson and needed bail money.
Texas Rangers to host 'Baylor Night' at GlobeLife Park

Texas Rangers to host 'Baylor Night' at GlobeLife Park

The Texas Rangers will be hosting a Baylor Night at their ballpark next week.
Fireworks display explodes in small TX town, 1 reported dead

Fireworks display explodes in small TX town, 1 reported dead

A fireworks display in the small town of Comanche, Texas, has exploded and officials are reporting one person has died.
Independence day events around East Texas

Independence day events around East Texas

There's a always something going on in East Texas for Independence Day whether it's food, fun, or fireworks. We compiled a list of upcoming events for this 4th of July weekend.