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Hay Show sample entries due August 14-15

The 30th annual Smith County Hay Show will kick off on september 22nd, the first monday of the East Texas State Fair. All entry samples should be submitted on the 14th or 15th of August, at 1 of the 8 locations within the county.
Texas convenience store owner steals nearly $2 million from SNAP program

Texas convenience store owner steals nearly $2 million from SNAP program

Two North Texas men have been sentenced for their roles in a massive food stamp fraud scheme that caused nearly $2 million in losses to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), announced U.S. Attorney Sarah R.
ETX man charged with murder in wife's 2011 death

ETX man charged with murder in wife's 2011 death

An East Texas man accused of beating his wife was indicted Monday for murder. The indictment supplanted an assault charge.

Great Texas Balloon Race brings inflation of business to Gregg County

The 36th annual Great Texas Balloon Race will officially kick off Friday at 6:30 in the morning. It brings with it some impressive economic benefits for Gregg County.

Buckner shoe drive kicks off in East Texas

The Buckner shoe drive has begun and East Texas businesses are getting involved. Several local businesses have opted to be host locations for shoe drop-offs. The shoes donated will be sent to Dallas where the fundraiser originally began.

Smith county using 3D surveying for oil and gas exploration

If you live in Smith County, the past week you've probably seen big trucks holding up traffic. What they're doing is called 3D seismic surveying.
ETX commissioner catches burglar climbing through window

ETX commissioner catches burglar climbing through window

An East Texas county commissioner was involved in the capture of a teenager burglarizing a home Monday.

Higher One lawsuit may affect local college students

The country's leading provider of college campus debit cards is settling a $15 million lawsuit because they were over charging students. Tyler Junior College is one of the many colleges across the country that use this debit account.
Texas man allegedly sends hundreds of white powder hoax letters

Texas man allegedly sends hundreds of white powder hoax letters

A Rowlett, Texas, man was arrested this morning by special agents with the FBI and inspectors with the U.S.
Louisiana woman allegedly kicks E. Texas deputy in throat

Louisiana woman allegedly kicks E. Texas deputy in throat

A Louisiana woman was arrested last week after she allegedly kicked a Rusk County deputy in the throat.
ETX mom arrested for DWI with 4 children in car

ETX mom arrested for DWI with 4 children in car

An East Texas woman is behind bars after troopers says she was driving while intoxicated with children in the car.
East Texas mayor arrested for official oppression

East Texas mayor arrested for official oppression

According to the Wood County Sheriff's Office, the mayor of Hawkins was arrested Monday afternoon.
Deputies arrest ETX pair accused of stealing $200,000 in equipment

Deputies arrest ETX pair accused of stealing $200,000 in equipment

Deputies arrested two people accused of taking more than $200,000 in stolen equipment in both Louisiana and Texas.
Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strains

Federal marijuana bill would legalize some cannabis strains

Doctors in Macon, Georgia, told Janea Cox that her daughter, Haleigh, might not live another three months.
ETX woman dies after hitting tree in crash

ETX woman dies after hitting tree in crash

An East Texas woman was killed late Sunday night when her vehicle left the road and hit a tree.