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Baylor unveils new McLane Stadium

Baylor unveils new McLane Stadium

Antwan Goodley called it money. Art Briles called it astonishing. Bryce Petty called it a palace. Baylor will just call it McLane Stadium.
Time for Johnny Manziel to grow up

Time for Johnny Manziel to grow up

Johnny Manziel is only 21, an immature NFL rookie. He’ll grow up. Didn’t many of us say something similar last year around this time? Maybe he will. Maybe he won’t.

Smith County Sheriff's office looking for knife-wielding robber

The Smith County Sheriff's office is investigating a convenience store robbery that occurred around 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday, August 19, 2014.
Firearm expert says child-related gun accidents avoidable

Firearm expert says child-related gun accidents avoidable

Family and friends are mourning the loss of a 12-year-old boy who was accidentally shot and killed early Thursday morning inside his East Side home.
Robber killed with his own gun during crime

Robber killed with his own gun during crime

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; a lone robber entered a home near the town of Elsa armed with various weapons. Once inside the home, the robber struggled with three men who were inside.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement August 19, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement August 19, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Monday, August 19, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 1900 S. Beckham. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 2300 Frankston Hwy. 
Stray bullet kills 24-year-old pregnant woman in SW Houston

Stray bullet kills 24-year-old pregnant woman in SW Houston

The Houston Chronicle is reporting Karrysha Turner could hardly find words Sunday to describe her shock and sorrow at the senseless murder of her 24-year-old pregnant friend, who'd come to Turner's southwest Houston home Sunday morning

Ebola outbreak delays 'Mercy Ships' aid to Africa

The Ebola crisis in Africa is now delaying aid the world's largest civilian hospital ship, but Mercy Ships is still committed to the region.
Longview, Lufkin hospital affected in network data hack

Longview, Lufkin hospital affected in network data hack

Editor's Note: A statement from Longview Regional Medical Center and Lufkin Regional Medical Center can be found at the bottom of this report.

UT Tyler creates online degree geared toward working adults

The University of Texas at Tyler has created a new bachelor’s degree with the working adult in mind.

Let's do this differently

This Rick Perry indictment has been the funniest thing I have seen for a while when it comes to politics. Do we call this the politics of desperation?

'Pink Heals' brings smiles to East Texans battling cancer

There are some moments in life that leave you smiling from ear to ear. The "Pink Heals" project strives to create these moments for cancer patients and survivors. 

Teachers spend hundreds on classroom preparation

Every summer, teachers are expected to furnish their classrooms for the upcoming school year. According to a survey by the National School Supply and Equipment Association, teachers spent an average of $500 on school materials last year.