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Fostering change

Thousands of kids go through the foster care system every year and a lot of them are scarred with lifelong issues either from abuse, neglect or abandonment.
Cowboys to cut holdout quarterback Kyle Orton

Cowboys to cut holdout quarterback Kyle Orton

The Dallas Cowboys are finally moving on from disgruntled backup quarterback Kyle Orton.

Reasons to fill your gas tank

Many of us are guilty of waiting to fill up our gas tank until it is below empty. Mechanics say we need to break the habit. The best time to fill up your tank is when you hit the quarter tank mark.

Like the late 70s, except worse

In all of my years on the Earth, I have not seen the world meting down since the late 70s.

Air conditioning thefts on the rise

Air conditioning units are in high demand when temperatures get warmer. Homeowners need them, and criminals want them.
Authorities warn of fake 20s passed in East Texas

Authorities warn of fake 20s passed in East Texas

Authorities are warning the public to be aware of man passing fake $20 bills in East Texas.

'We're in this together'; Cancer awareness event

Adrian Davis and Willie Bradley Jr., stopped by KETK to chat about a cancer awareness event at the Church of Christ at Harris Chapel in Longview. The event is scheduled for 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 19, 2014.

Texas children rescued from hot car while mom gets hair done

Some brave shoppers jumped into action-- smashing open a car after spotting children inside. It happened Monday in Katy, Texas, as temperatures hovered above 90 degrees. The rescue was caught on camera.

Fake immigrant families

The influx of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border may be triggering yet another problem for Border Patrol agents--fake family units.
UIL state basketball tournaments officially moving to San Antonio Alamodome

UIL state basketball tournaments officially moving to San Antonio Alamodome

The 2015 University Interscholastic League Girls and Boys State Basketball Tournaments will be played at the Alamodome in San Antonio the UIL announced Tuesday.
Public hearing process for GoBus fare increases

Public hearing process for GoBus fare increases

On July 2, 2014, the ETCOG Executive Committee approved to begin the public hearing process required to raise fare rates for GoBus rural public transportation system.

Immigrants posing as 'fake families' to stay in the U.S.

The influx of unaccompanied immigrant children crossing the border may be triggering yet another problem for Border Patrol agents--fake family units.
ETX man accused of lumber attack, forcing child to ingest meth

ETX man accused of lumber attack, forcing child to ingest meth

An East Texas man was arrested over the weekend after police learned he allegedly attacked several people with a piece of lumber and forced a child to ingest methamphetamine.

Texas man violently kills girlfriend in front of her 4 children

A Texas man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend several times, then throwing her off a balcony-- all in front of her four young children. The victim died later at the hospital, and the boyfriend is now in jail being held without bond.
Spurrier weighs in on Aggies in preparation for Aug. 28 opener

Spurrier weighs in on Aggies in preparation for Aug. 28 opener

Because the teams meet for the first time in their Aug. 28 opener, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier spent much of Tuesday weighing in on the Aggies.