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East Texans solve the mystery of their ancestry

In East Texas, you never know what you can find out about your ancestors. The "East Texas Genealogical Society" wants to help you uncover the mysteries of your past.
Local colleges in favor of Obama's education proposition

Local colleges in favor of Obama's education proposition

 "It sounds like a good idea," said Kilgore College PIO, Chris Craddock. Representatives for Tyler Junior College and Kilgore College say they are in favor of president Obama's newest education proposition.
Mainly rain with light mix for Saturday night & Sunday AM

Mainly rain with light mix for Saturday night & Sunday AM

As we look ahead to the Saturday evening/Sunday morning wintry mix potential, it still appears that the best chance will be north of Tyler and Longview.
Texas man receives 30+ years behind bars in disturbing child porn case

Texas man receives 30+ years behind bars in disturbing child porn case

A 38-year-old man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Video: Suspects jump from Texas freeway wall to get away from police

A high speed police chase came to a dramatic end when two suspects tried to make a run for it. Pearland police got a call of a suspicious person, knocking on doors at a neighborhood and when they checked it out, the chase began.
Ore City considering election to allow the sale of alcohol

Ore City considering election to allow the sale of alcohol

Ore city residents are deciding if allowing the sale of alcohol is right for their community.  
Cherokee Co. requests help locating wanted man

Cherokee Co. requests help locating wanted man

Authorities are requesting the public's help locating a Cherokee County fugitive who is believed to have recently lived in the Lufkin area.
Texas sex offender fugitive wanted 15 years captured in California

Texas sex offender fugitive wanted 15 years captured in California

John Arthur Volker, 50, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender, in now in custody after being captured on Jan. 5 in California. Volker, who had eluded law enforcement for nearly 15 years, was wanted for probation violation.
Kenny Hill’s pending transfer leaves Texas A&M shy of scholarship QBs

Kenny Hill’s pending transfer leaves Texas A&M shy of scholarship QBs

In an attempt to revive his college football career, Kenny Hill apparently is heading closer to home.

Get financially fit in 2015

Financial professional Byron Link from Link Financial Benefits stopped by KETK to tell us about one resolution we all should make this year. For more information go to linkfinancialbenefits.com

Lighten Up East Texas 2015

Lighten Up East Texas kicks off Friday, January 9, 2014 at 5:00 pm in Tyler. The regional weight loss challenge was created by the Fit City Tyler Coalition.

Flint father pleads guilty in daughter's death

An East Texas man pleaded guilty in a Smith County court today in the death of his daughter. He was also charged in the injury of a second daughter.

Gadgets to keep you on track this year

Keith Ables with AT&T stops by KETK to show Jen and Rachel a few gadgets that can help you keep your weight loss goals. For more information www.att.com
Oregon RB coach has ETX high school football championship ties

Oregon RB coach has ETX high school football championship ties

A coach for the University of Oregon has strong ties to East Texas, including a 2014 state champion football team.

Still a Cowboys fan at 102

 Mrs. Seelbach, or "Mother Dear" as she's called by her family, is one-hundred-and-two years old. She also happens to be one of the biggest Dallas Cowboys fans you'll meet.