Weather Talk: Hail, Lightning, & Thunderstorms

Continuing with our Severe Weather Awareness Week, today we will discuss severe thunderstorms. The simple definition of a thunderstorm is that it contains lightning.

98-year-old WWII veteran shares his story about New London explosion

The 77th anniversary of the New London explosion passed, but the stories live on forever.
Bringing fishing to the neighborhood

Bringing fishing to the neighborhood

Families in Tyler will soon get the chance to participate in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's outreach to urban areas, a program which will be the first of its kind in East Texas.
Health care industry contributes billions of dollars to East Texas economy

Health care industry contributes billions of dollars to East Texas economy

The Texas economy is one of the largest and fastest growing economies in the United States. Here in East Texas, the medical sector is a major contributor.

The Green Zone: veterans helping veterans

The Green Zone in Tyler is a resource center for veterans and their families. It was started in 2010, after the government decided Texas needed drop in centers for veterans. Now, around 200 people come in and out of the house a week.
Should soldiers be allowed to carry concealed handguns on base?

Should soldiers be allowed to carry concealed handguns on base?

The issue of guns off the battlefield for our U.S. military service men and woman has been debated before. In the past five years two separate mass shootings at Ft. Hood have claimed the lives of 17 people.
2 ETX men sentenced to prison for meth trafficking

2 ETX men sentenced to prison for meth trafficking

Two East Texas men have been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
ETX man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing stolen gun

ETX man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing stolen gun

A 29-year-old Dike, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Gregg Co. authorities seeking information in home invasion where residents were tied up

Gregg Co. authorities seeking information in home invasion where residents were tied up

Sheriff Maxey Cerliano and the Gregg County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public's assistance in information regarding a burglary/home invasion case.
Reward now $13,000 for TX sex offender

Reward now $13,000 for TX sex offender

The Texas Department of Public Safety is reminding the public that the reward for Juan Carlos Pena, 49, has increased to up to $13,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of April.
Needles found on ETX preschool playground

Needles found on ETX preschool playground

A Hallsville ISD family and the district are at odds about whether a 4-year-old boy was stabbed by a needle he found on the district’s Pre-K playground.
Gladewater man indicted for 2013 murder of Hallsville teen

Gladewater man indicted for 2013 murder of Hallsville teen

A Gladewater man has been indicted for the October 2013 murder of a Hallsville girl. Kilgore police arrested Coby Ray Hudgins, 22, who they believe shot and killed Kayla Elizabeth Williams, 17, Saturday, October 4, 2013.
Former Longview police officer indicted on child sexual assault charge

Former Longview police officer indicted on child sexual assault charge

A Gregg County Grand Jury has indicted a former Longview police officer on a single charge of aggravated child sexual assault.
Lufkin man jailed after police find drugs during baby death investigation

Lufkin man jailed after police find drugs during baby death investigation

An East Texas man is behind bars after an investigation into the death of a baby revealed drugs.
Former ETX pharmacist pleads guilty to aggravated child sexual assault

Former ETX pharmacist pleads guilty to aggravated child sexual assault

A retired Tyler pharmacist accused of sexually assaulting a child in June 2013 pled guilty to the charges Monday.