'Tomato Republican' set to make East Texas premiere

"Tomato Republic" a documentary which follows the 2013 mayoral race in Jacksonville, has been garnering critical praise and awards.
Suddenlink customers on the brink of losing channels

Suddenlink customers on the brink of losing channels

Many East Texas customers are on the brink of losing some of their favorite channels if Suddenlink and Viacom can't strike a deal at the 11th hour. Starting October 1, more than 20 channels will be lost and replace by new choices.

CDC confirms first Ebola case diagnosed in US in Dallas

A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States, health officials announced Tuesday.

Smith County Jail project remains within budget

The Smith County Jail has been getting quite the makeover lately with it's expansion project wrapping up. But because of the 11 change orders approved by court commissioners, the budget has been fluctuating.

Police call tipster who alerted FBI about terroristic threat a 'hero'

A Pine Tree High School student is facing a charge of 'making a terroristic threat' after an online posting.
Grand jury indicts Kilgore man for sexual assault of 4-year-old

Grand jury indicts Kilgore man for sexual assault of 4-year-old

Grand jurors in Longview have indicted a man on an aggravated sexual assault charge from an accusation he had sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl last summer.

State's first successful kiwi crop harvested in East Texas

Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, grew and harvested the state's first kiwi crop.

East Texas realtors learning to protect themselves to prevent tragedy

Tragedy struck Little Rock when a realtor went missing when she was supposed to showing a potential buyer a vacant home.
Kilgore PD seeks assault suspect

Kilgore PD seeks assault suspect

The Kilgore Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a local fugitive.
Storms Thursday night; potential for storms to be strong or severe

Storms Thursday night; potential for storms to be strong or severe

In my previous blog post, I mentioned that we could see the potential for storms to become strong or severe on Thursday. Recent model data is supporting that theory.
FBI expands search nationwide for 'AK-47 Bandit'

FBI expands search nationwide for 'AK-47 Bandit'

A reward of up to $100,000 is being offered in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect who shot and wounded a Chino police officer after robbing a bank in 2012, and who has since been linked to four bank robbe
ETX man missing since September 24 found, taken to hospital for treatment

ETX man missing since September 24 found, taken to hospital for treatment

An elderly East Texas man who has been missing for nearly a week has been found and been taken to a hospital for treatment.
2 East Texas schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

2 East Texas schools named National Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education recognized two East Texas schools as Nation National Blue Ribbon Schools. Only 337 nationwide were honored with the title for 2014.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps arrested for DUI

Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning in Maryland on a DUI charge, according to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

9-year-old weighed 17 pounds at death; parents charged

Pennsylvania authorities have charged a couple with criminal homicide after the death of their nine-year old son from starvation.