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'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.

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US in Dallas

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.

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.

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.
Jerry Jones says ’02 loss to Texans brought him to tears

Jerry Jones says ’02 loss to Texans brought him to tears

Jerry Jones has been brought to tears three times since buying the Dallas Cowboys in 1989 and recalled those moments because the Houston Texans are coming to town.
Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return in a ‘few weeks’

Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return in a ‘few weeks’

Jadeveon Clowney was careful with his words, not say anything definitive and speaking in vague generalities.
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.
2 East Texas schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

2 East Texas schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recognized two East Texas schools as Nation National Blue Ribbon Schools. Only 337 nationwide were honored with the title for 2014.
Indy Zoo's tiger cub gets a name!

Indy Zoo's tiger cub gets a name!

Indianapolis, IN (WXIN) -- It's official – the Indianapolis Zoo's Amur Tiger cub, born in July, finally has a name!
Kindergartner reportedly 'snuck' gun in to elementary school

Kindergartner reportedly 'snuck' gun in to elementary school

Atlanta, GA (WGCL) -- The Rockdale County Sheriff's Office says a 6-year-old student snuck a BB gun into D.L. Simms Elementary School Monday morning.
Police: Strong cologne leads officers to suspect after 100 mph chase

Police: Strong cologne leads officers to suspect after 100 mph chase

Lebanon, OR (KPTV) -- A suspect who led police on a 100 mph chase and then attempted to hide was caught after officers picked up on the strong scent of his cologne, according to the Lebanon Police Department.
Two afternoon gas leaks in Gregg County keep crews busy

Two afternoon gas leaks in Gregg County keep crews busy

Emergency crews responded to two separate natural gas leaks Monday, including one in Clarksville City which prompted the evacuation of about 50 people.
ETX man pleads guilty to killing former HS football teammate

ETX man pleads guilty to killing former HS football teammate

An East Texas man has pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide after accidentally shooting and killing his former high school football teammate in August 2013.