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Kilgore alters $1.5 million ball park plans

The city of Kilgore is ready to begin construction on a new baseball complex for the community. However there is one problem-- the recent building estimates came in far more expensive than the $1.5 million budget allows. 
Gov. Perry issues statement on Texan killed serving in Israeli army

Gov. Perry issues statement on Texan killed serving in Israeli army

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement following the death of Sean Carmeli, a Texan serving in the Israeli army.

Vote for your favorite ETX music award nominee

Nathan Hunnicutt, the founder of the ETX Music Awards, stopped by KETK to chat about the final round of voting.

2014 Go Texan Restaurant Round-up

The seventh annual GO TEXAN Restaurant Round-Up kicked off on Monday, July 21 and will last through July 27, 2014. The program promotes eating local, Texas-grown produce.

Lost & Found; Nicholas Nash continues to help lost animals

Nicholas Nash, the founder of Nicholas' Pet Haven, stopped by KETK along with Olivia Hardt. For more information click here

'Wooing' Hollywood to East Texas

Ron Hollomon with the Northeast Texas Regional Film Commission, stopped by KETK to chat with Bob and Jen. For more information go to www.netexasmovies.com
Texas country star to attempt Guinness record

Texas country star to attempt Guinness record

Texas country star Roger Creager is looking to break the Guinness world record for largest river float in just a few days.

SPCA of E.T. gives abused dog a second chance

Deborah Dobbs with the SPCA of East Texas, stopped by KETK with Guinevere, a 14-month old German Shepherd.

Grandmother almost dies in lawn mower robbery

"It could have been a murder, over what? A lawn mower?" Raquel Pineda says.
Big 12’s Bowlsby warns that ‘change is coming’ to college athletics

Big 12’s Bowlsby warns that ‘change is coming’ to college athletics

Change is coming to college athletics, and it may be disappointing for some, Big 12 Conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday in the opening press conference of media days.
Five questions as Texans prepare for training camp

Five questions as Texans prepare for training camp

Coming off a 2-14 campaign, the Texans will enter their first training camp under new head coach Bill O’Brien this weekend.

'Sweet' Craft cocktail recipes

John Abler with Sweet Gourmet in Tyler, stopped by KETK to chat with Bob and Jen. For more information go to www.sweetgourmetonline.com
Border Patrol seizes $1.5M of marijuana hidden in lime shipment

Border Patrol seizes $1.5M of marijuana hidden in lime shipment

Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge seized $1,489,000 worth of marijuana that was discovered within a commercial shipment of fresh limes.

Texas funeral home owners face abuse of corpse charges

Both owners of the Johnson Family Funeral home in Fort Worth, Texas, are facing charges of abuse of a corpse.