News Alert

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:06am

Smith County Justice of the Peace opponent challenges incumbent Quincy Beavers

Quincy Beavers has been the Justice of the Peace for Precinct 1 in Smith County for nearly 20 years.

Ebola scams on the rise

The fear of Ebola has hit an all-time high. Now scams for treatment and prevention are are spreading quicker than the virus itself.

Smith Co. Emergency Services District Board to hold first election

Millions of dollars in debt. Calls to other counties. A possible "good, ole' boys" system. These are just some of the reasons why the Emergency Services Board is seeings its first election.
NWS confirms tornado touched down near Gilmer

NWS confirms tornado touched down near Gilmer

The National Weather Service confirms a tornado touched down during last week's storm on October 13.
Rusk Co. man busted with guns, meth during raid

Rusk Co. man busted with guns, meth during raid

Rusk County authorities took one person into custody last week for a possessing a large amount of meth and guns.

Early Voting October 20-31

Early voting for the midterm November elections started Monday Oct. 20 and goes through Friday Oct.31.
Police: Pilgrim's Pride employee killed in workplace accident

Police: Pilgrim's Pride employee killed in workplace accident

A Pilgrim's Pride worker was killed Friday as a result of a believed workplace accident.
GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

GM ignition switch death toll climbs to 29

Claims of deaths and injuries tied to General Motors faulty ignition switch continue to rise, and two more deaths have been linked to the problem.
Man, mom charged in beating death of former ETBU student

Man, mom charged in beating death of former ETBU student

A Central Texas man has been named a suspect in the 2013 beating death of a former East Texas Baptist University student.
REPORT: Ray Rice could be reinstated by NFL within a month

REPORT: Ray Rice could be reinstated by NFL within a month

According to CBS Sports, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice could be reinstated b
ETX woman accused of sexually assaulting teen

ETX woman accused of sexually assaulting teen

An East Texas woman was taken into custody October 14 following her alleged sexual assault of an underage teenager.
Tyler murder suspect pleads guilty, receives 35 years in prison

Tyler murder suspect pleads guilty, receives 35 years in prison

A Smith County murder suspect was sentenced to 35 years after accepting a plea deal Monday morning.
City of Tyler receives $174,030 for veteran housing

City of Tyler receives $174,030 for veteran housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the City of Tyler Neighborhood Services Department funding to administer 25 new Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers.

Detectives ask public for help identifying parking lot bandits

Lufkin Crime Stoppers detectives are looking for the persons responsible for the the theft of towing equipment from a local parking lot.

Ft. Hood 'Hug Lady' honored

Elizabeth Laird, well known as the "Hug Lady" on Fort Hood, knows that a kind gesture goes a long way.