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Gov. Abbott names 3 TAMU Board of Regents appointments

Gov. Abbott names 3 TAMU Board of Regents appointments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today appointed two new members to the Texas A&M University Board of Regents, William Mahomes, Jr. and Robert L. Albritton, and reappointed current Regent Phil Adams. The appointments are effective Feb. 1, 2015.
Gov. Abbott names UT, A&M Board of Regents appointments

Gov. Abbott names UT, A&M Board of Regents appointments

On Thursday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott new members to The University of Texas System Board of Regents and the Texas A&M University Board of Regents. These appointments will be effective February 1, 2015.
Kilgore man formally charged with Rusk Co. murder, bond set at $1M

Kilgore man formally charged with Rusk Co. murder, bond set at $1M

A man accused of murdering an East Texan was arraigned Thursday morning in a Rusk County courtroom.

Thousands of cowgirls coming to East Texas to praise God

 Throw in some cowgirls and you've got a rowdy group singing his praises. Green Acres will play host to the cowgirl get together conference this weekend.

Pit Bull finds fur-ever home at the Circle Star Pet Haven through new program

Tuesday, Partner the Pit Bull made a long journey from California to East Texas. His previous owner was a Vietnam Veteran who had one last wish before he died: to find his pet a loving home.

Loyal customers react to Johnny Cace's closing

After being in business for more than 65 years, the Cace family has made a name for themselves in the community.The news of Johnny Cace’s closing is actually very emotional to a lot of people.
A rainy Thursday for East Texas

A rainy Thursday for East Texas

As I looked outside my apartment window late Wednesday afternoon, I watched the skies became gloomy again. I then think to myself why the fabulous, spring-like weather had to go away (I know you’re likely having similar thoughts)!
UPDATE: Missing 91-year-old East Texas man found safe

UPDATE: Missing 91-year-old East Texas man found safe

Update: Police report Alex Kobar has been found safe and is currently being returned to his family.  

Employee finds body in bathroom of Greyhound bus in Texas

A passenger was found dead Wednesday morning on a greyhound bus at a Dallas maintenance facility .
Palestine AD, head football coach submits resignation

Palestine AD, head football coach submits resignation

KETK has confirmed an East Texas high school athletic director and head football coach has submitted his resignation.
Police arrest 2 following chase in Pittsburg

Police arrest 2 following chase in Pittsburg

Two police suspects are in police custody after leading officers on a short foot chase in Pittsburg.
Passwords you shouldn't be using in 2015

Passwords you shouldn't be using in 2015

Almost all your important information in life these days is proctected by a password, sometimes a simple one to crack.
FBI warns East Texans of jury duty scam

FBI warns East Texans of jury duty scam

The Dallas FBI has recently received multiple reports from East Texas residents regarding an ongoing jury duty telephone scam.

Toyota Breaks Ground on New Plano Headquarters

Plano, TX (KDAF) -- Toyota broke ground on its new multi-million dollar headquarters with a tundra in Plano on Tuesday.
ETX boy pleads guilty to killing adoptive father, brother

ETX boy pleads guilty to killing adoptive father, brother

 A 13-year-old Cass County boy pleaded guilty to murder earlier this month in the slaying of his younger brother and adoptive father, officials said.