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Health care premiums to increase leaving East Texans with little options

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:09:00 EDT

People getting ready to apply for next year's health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act will soon have to brace for a not so affordable increase.

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County reduces speed in neighborhood with no plans on adding speed bumps

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:41:00 EDT

Changes are on the way for an East Texas neighborhood that has what residents call a dangerous entrance. 

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Power restored in Longview, 7,900 customers affected

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:27:00 EDT

Power has been restored in the Longview area after several residents reported that they were without power or that their lights had been flickering on and off Tuesday evening.

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Police searching for suspect after man was stabbed in Tyler neighborhood

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:12:00 EDT

The Tyler Police department is currently investigating an aggravated assault that occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m., at 1123 East Commerce.

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Overton Mustangs look to take it to the next level for district championship

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:05:00 EDT

At first glance, the Overton Mustangs look like your typical small town football team. But for the first time since 2012, this 30 man roster has the opportunity to take home a prized district title.

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East Texas seniors talk about the election

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:20:00 EDT

East Texas seniors talk the election ... and hope that next time around will be different

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Document dates ex-Zavalla coach's behavior to 2010 Woden ISD incident

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:00:00 EDT

The Angelina County Sheriff's Office has filed a new criminal charge against a Zavalla coach accused of fondling a student who he had been sending improper emails to.

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East Texans discuss potential of Texas turning blue as early voting begins

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:55:00 EDT

Poll numbers released by Real Clear Politics show only a few percentage points separate the Democratic and Republican vote in Texas. They are now classifying Texas as a toss-up state.

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Patrick Mahomes II named the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award player of the week

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:23:00 EDT

Texas Tech quarterback  Patrick Mahomes II has been named The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the eighth week of the college football season. The Big 12 Conference quarterback set an FBS record with 819 yards of total offense and scored seven total touchdowns in Texas Tech's loss 59-66 to No. 16 Oklahoma.

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Fellow East Texans rooting for Josh Tomlin in the World Series

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:11:00 EDT

Game one of the World Series is Tuesday night and with the Cubs gunning for their first title since 1908, and the Indians trying to capture their first championship since 1948, its going to be a story book ending for who ever wins. Here is East Texas, there is some incentive to root for Cleveland since former Whitehouse Wildcat Josh Tomlin will start on the mound in game three of the Fall Classic.

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Avocados skyrocket, what will happen to guacamole?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:14:00 EDT

Last year it was eggs and limes, and right now it’s avocados. A shortage has driven the price up.

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East Texas Uber drivers say profits limited right now

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:07:00 EDT

It's been a little over a month since Uber launched in Tyler. Many people in the area were looking forward to the ride-share service coming to the city, but now some drivers say not many people are using it.

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Voting 101: Where to vote, and who's on the ballot

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:46:00 EDT

Here's a list of things you need to know before you vote.

In a tense campaign season, Texas ad takes humorous approach

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:18:00 EDT

The wife of a Texas county commissioner is pleading in an online campaign video for voters to re-elect her husband so he'll get out of the house and relieve her of his nonstop prattling about county issues.

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Tyler ISD bus involved in crash; no students on board

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:06:00 EDT

Police responded to a wreck Tuesday afternoon involving a school bus in Tyler.

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Smith County jury duty canceled Wednesday

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:54:00 EDT

 If you have a Smith County jury summons asking you to report for duty on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, it’s your lucky day.

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Police serve arrest warrants for 2 suspects in Tyler robbery

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:06:00 EDT

Police say they've served arrest warrants for two people suspected in a Tyler robbery.

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Aggravated robbery suspect arrested in Gilmer

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:32:00 EDT

An aggravated robbery suspect was arrested Monday in Gilmer.

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Attorney: ETX mom accused of killing 4-year-old competent to stand trial

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 15:19:00 EDT

A Henderson County mother who is accused of killing her daughter has been found competent to stand trial. 

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Tyler police identify motorcyclist injured when fleeing police

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:24:00 EDT

One person has been critically injured following a Tuesday morning motorcycle wreck in Tyler.

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Cherokee County couple dead in murder-suicide

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 12:37:00 EDT

Two people are dead after an apparent murder-suicide in Cherokee County.

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Customer lunges at store clerk; deputies investigating

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:55:00 EDT

Gregg County Sheriff's Office is asking for help identifying a customer involved in a dispute at a store.

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WWII POW to get nine medals

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:06:00 EDT

In a World War II bombing mission over Austria, his plane was blown in half by enemy fire

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Tyler Fire Department extinguishes fire at Grace Community School

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:31:00 EDT

The Tyler Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Grace Community School Tuesday evening. 

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High school football week 10 schedule

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:01:00 EDT

High school football schedule for week 10.

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VIDEO: Car burns in Whitehouse

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:57:00 EDT

A car was consumed by fire in Whitehouse on Monday. 

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Mother of Anderson County mass murder victims returns to campsite

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:45:00 EDT

The trial for an East Texas man charged in a mass murder is drawing closer.

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Big wins lead to possible playoff berths with Jacksonville and Whitehouse in District 17-5A

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:49:00 EDT

At the halfway mark in District 17-5A both the Jacksonville Indians and Whitehouse Wildcats picked up monumental wins for their programs last Friday.  "We sat and we stared at the scoreboard after the game, and we just couldn't stop laughing because we couldn't believe it," said Justin Crow, Jacksonville offensive lineman.  

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Longview power restored, SWEPCO says

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:28:00 EDT

A number of Longview residents reported that their power had been flickering intermittently on Monday evening.

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The role of poll watchers in Smith County voting precincts

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:19:00 EDT

Poll watchers are an old tradition. But with this year's heated national election, their role is now part of a fresh narrative of accountability. 

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Suspect in Athens murder indicted

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:41:00 EDT

A suspect in an Athens murder has been indicted.

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DPS identifies motorcyclist killed in Gregg County crash

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:00:00 EDT

A driver in a fatal motorcycle crash has been identified.

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Upshur man sentenced to 20 years for DWI

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:35:00 EDT

An Upshur County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for driving while intoxicated.

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Police activity in Gilmer neighborhood concerns residents

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:09:00 EDT

Several residents of a neighborhood in Gilmer say that there is a heavy law enforcement presence on their street Monday afternoon.

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Police identify 3 killed in I-20 wreck near Terrell

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:32:00 EDT

At least three people are dead after a Monday morning wreck on Interstate 20 East in the Terrell area.

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1 flown to hospital after Gregg County wreck; 2 others injured

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:50:00 EDT

One person was flown to a hospital and two others were injured after a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20 West in Gregg County.

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Better East Texas: Protect yourself from online solicitation

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:00:00 EDT

It is up to the consumer to look for pre-checked boxes, read the terms and conditions and even search for scams related to the offer.

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Circus clown gives his take on 'creepy clowns'

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 20:21:00 EDT

Carson and Barnes' Pinky the Clown speaks out about creepy clowns.

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Early voting dates, locations for Smith County

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:18:00 EDT

Early voting begins Monday, October 24, 2016, at polling locations across Smith County.

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Jacksonville PD using predictive tool to reduce crime

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:21:00 EDT

An East Texas police department is hoping to reduce crime by predicting where I might happen before it actually happens. 

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Hundreds enjoy, chili, live music, new stores at Lindale’s Pinktoberfest

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 16:32:00 EDT

Downtown Lindale was covered in pink Saturday. The city’s annual Pinktoberfest was bigger than ever this year. 

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Craft-Turney issues boil water notice in Cherokee County

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:37:00 EDT

From Craft-Turney Water Supply:  Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system, (Craft-Turney Water Supply) to notify all the customers involved in the repair area to boil their water prior to consumption 

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Longview police searching for runaway teen

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:07:00 EDT

From the Longview Police Department: On October 20, Longview Police received information that 14-year-old Mirtha Martinez had run away from home, Flamingo Mobile Home Park located in the 2300 block of Pine Tree Road. 

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Missing woman's family still searching for answers

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:20:00 EDT

Two months have passed now since the disappearance of a Kilgore woman, who was pregnant at the time, and still no clues as to where she vanished to

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DPS investigating motorcycle wreck in Gregg County

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:34:00 EDT

At least three people were injured after a motorcycle wreck in Gregg County.

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Kilgore family seeks assistance after father’s death

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:23:00 EDT

Tracie Tippitt has taught several of the children and says the family could lose their house soon.

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Week 9 scores

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:43:00 EDT

For the latest scores and schedules make sure to download the Red Zone app. 

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East Texan's live survival videos going viral

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 23:22:00 EDT

Mack McGowen, a resident of Chandler and a communications expert, is becoming "internet famous," because of his live videos from a remote island in Newfoundland.

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Volunteers put final touches on Rose City Rotor Fest

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:36:00 EDT

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Scotland comes to Tyler

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:54:00 EDT

The Scottish Festival and Highland Games comes to Tyler.

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Suspect sentenced in fatal K-9 constable shooting

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 14:46:00 EDT

The man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Smith County Deputy Constable K-9 has entered a plea to his charges in court. Michael Paul Koch is charged with the January shooting of Pct. 5 K-9 Constable Ogar. 

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Superintendent: Coach's inappropriate emails were with former student

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:19:00 EDT

Angelina County Jail records show the Zavalla High School baseball coach has been arrested on a charge of online solicitation of a minor.

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Officers responding to wreck on Interstate 20E, south of Lindale

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:03:00 EDT

Officials are responding to a wreck south of Lindale.

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5 charged in Jarvis Christian College fight

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:05:00 EDT

Jarvis Christian College was placed on lockdown following a fight, according to Hawkins Police Department.

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Gregg County jury duty canceled for Oct. 24

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:52:00 EDT

Jury duty has been canceled Monday for Gregg County prospective jurors.

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Texas secretary of state declines Russian official's request to monitor election

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:15:00 EDT

Three states, including Texas, have denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling stations on Election Day.

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Driver collides with cow in Van Zandt County

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:43:00 EDT

Emergency crews responded to a wreck involving a cow Friday morning in Van Zandt County.

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Early voting times and locations for Gregg County

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:24:00 EDT

Early voting for the Nov. 8, 2016 general election

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Suspect in Smith County pursuit identified

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:03:00 EDT

Officials have identified a suspect who fled from officers during a Thursday evening pursuit.

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Rusk ISD driver involved in crash no longer driving for the district

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:15:00 EDT

A driver involved in a Rusk ISD bus crash is no longer driving for the district, an official said Friday.

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Thursday night high school football

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 23:56:00 EDT

Week nine of high school football started a night early in East Texas.

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Experts warn of black bear sightings in East Texas

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:44:00 EDT

Wildlife biologists are warning East Texans that a handful of confirmed sightings of black bears have occurred. For decades the black bear had all but disappeared from Texas.

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Tyler residents concerned over increased water rates

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:11:00 EDT

Some East Texas residents are asking for answers after they say their water spills went up significantly this month. Several residents in the Hollytree area say their bills have gone up around 50 percent this month, which they say is not normal. 

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Pursuit on Highway 31 ends at Tyler business

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:14:00 EDT

It's unknown why the trooper tried to pull the vehicle over, but a trooper said the incident escalated from a possible traffic ticket to a felony.

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Spanish mission artifacts on display at historical museum

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:07:00 EDT

For years archeologists have trying to find the exact location of Mission Conception. Some of the artifacts discovered at the site are on display at the Gregg County Historical Museum.

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Longview community leaders attend Poverty Conference

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:23:00 EDT

Trying to solve the age-old problem of poverty was the focus of a conference in East Texas Thursday.

Child taken to Dallas hospital following Tyler wreck

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:59:00 EDT

A wreck has caused serious injury to a child in Tyler Thursday afternoon.

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Authorities ID man found dead in Red River

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:37:00 EDT

Authorities have identified a body found today in Red River in downtown Shreveport as that of a man who had been reported as missing.

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Trespassers causing damage to downtown building roofs

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:59:00 EDT

It’s an ongoing problem in downtown Tyler - rooftop trespassers are leaving damage on top of Liberty Hall and downtown lofts.

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Case of West Nile reported in Gregg County

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 17:35:00 EDT

A case of West Nile neuroinvasive disease has been reported in Gregg County.

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Kilgore police searching for burglary suspect

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:45:00 EDT

Kilgore police are asking for help identifying a car burglary suspect.

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DPS: Fatal wreck in Upshur Co. related to wet roadways, speed

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:50:00 EDT

On October 20, 2016 at approximately 8:26 am, troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on US-271 in Upshur County near the city of Gilmer. 

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Firefighters battle blaze in vacant mobile home

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:41:00 EDT

Longview firefighters are responding to a structure fire.

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Parks department: Be aware of bears in ETX area

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:01:00 EDT

At least four sightings have been documented on game trail cameras between June and late August in Bowie, Red River and Smith counties.

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Harrison, Marion counties lift burn ban

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 13:11:00 EDT

Harrison and Marion counties have lifted burn bans, effective Thursday. 

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DPS responding to wreck on Highway 155, CR 189

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:22:00 EDT

DPS is currently working on a wreck out on Highway 155 south, just north of CR 189. According to dispatch, there were reports of injuries, but the condition of the victims are unknown. Details are limited but will be updated as they become available, drivers should seek an alternative route. Copyright 2016 KLTV. All rights reserved.

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Better East Texas: Candidates dodging the issues

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 14:00:00 EDT

Gone are the days of discussing the differences between the platforms of the Democrats and Republicans.

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Firearms, commemorative Winchester rifle stolen in Titus County burglary

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:25:00 EDT

A commemorative Winchester level action rifle was among a group of firearms stolen in a Titus County burglary.

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Retail expert weighs in on stores closing Thanksgiving Day

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:40:00 EDT

Just over a month to some of the biggest shopping days of the year and already a growing list of retailers plan to close their doors on Thanksgiving Day.

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Best Vintage in E. Texas: The 'new' Uniques and Antiques in Mineola

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:18:00 EDT

Uniques and Antiques in Mineola is under new ownership, and when wandering through the store, changes are evident to those who frequent the place. 

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Malakoff quarterback Judd Miller receives statewide recognition

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 22:35:00 EDT

Malakoff quarterback Judd Miller has been named the Class 3A Built Ford Tough Player of the Week.

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Longview set to host John Tyler in the Red Zone Game of the Week

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:00:00 EDT

All eyes will be on John Tyler and number 14 Longview as the two rivals are set to meet in a District 11-6A showdown. First place will be on the line in the Red Zone Game of Week, which will be the 90th meeting between the East Texas powers.

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East Texas organization describes challenges visually-impaired face

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:06:00 EDT

A visually-impaired man remains in serious condition, a day after he was hit by a car.

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East Texan talks about moments after helping injured visually impaired man

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 21:16:00 EDT

A visually impaired East Texas man is still in the ICU after he was hit by a car while crossing the street.

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Clean-up continues for Kilgore cemetery

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:45:00 EDT

More clean-up is on the way, and warning notices have been posted, in an East Texas city's cemeteries.

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Surveillance shows moments before deputy constable stops robbery

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 18:01:00 EDT

Surveillance video shows what happened moments before a robbery was stopped by a deputy constable. 

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1 transported after wreck on I-20E in Longview area

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:28:00 EDT

One person was transported from the scene of a crash on Interstate 20 in Gregg County.

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East Texas students score vendors for school lunch

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 16:41:00 EDT

School nutrition directors and students united to become food critics at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex in Longview.

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Trump, Clinton visit Chapel Hill students during model election

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 15:08:00 EDT

Presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are paying a visit to an East Texas school - sort of.

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Court acquits Tyler grandparents sentenced for scalding granddaughter

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:35:00 EDT

The state's highest criminal appeals court has acquitted two East Texans accused of burning their granddaughter's feet in scalding water.

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Family identifies pedestrian struck by vehicle in Tyler

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:58:00 EDT

Family members have identified a pedestrian who was struck during a Tuesday evening wreck.

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Illinois man killed in wreck on I-20 in Gregg County

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 07:23:00 EDT

An Illinois man was killed in a wreck on I-20 in Gregg County Wednesday morning.

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Tyler man arrested in North Carolina with 50 pounds of liquid meth

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:45:00 EDT

A Tyler man is in a North Carolina jail after law enforcement there found him in possession of 50 pounds of liquid methamphetamine.

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Tyler student arrested after bringing BB gun on campus

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 10:51:00 EDT

An East Texas student has been arrested for terroristic threat.

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Tyler water quality continues to improve

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:22:00 EDT

After making several process changes beginning November 2015, Tyler Water Utilities continues to be in compliance with lead and copper standards for drinking water and sees steady improvement in water quality. 

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Balloonist takes Trump support to new heights

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:58:00 EDT

A pilot known on the Great Texas Balloon Race circuit is taking his campaign to elect Donald Trump to new heights.

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Smith Co. Deputy Constable thwarts gas station robbery

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:53:00 EDT

A man was arrested after his attempt to rob a Tyler gas station was stopped by a deputy constable late Tuesday night.

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Store clerk pulls stun gun on attempted robber

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 12:32:00 EDT

A Tyler store clerk recalls the moment she pulled a stun gun on an attempted robber early Tuesday.

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Tyler Junior College hosts Region XIV media day

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:54:00 EDT

In the middle of all this football talk, we can't ignore the fact that basketball season is fast approaching. Stephen F. Austin held its media day last week, and on Tuesday it was Region XIV's turn. Tyler Junior College hosted the event at Wagstaff Gymnasium, where the conference preseason poll was revealed in front of the coaches from each school.

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Arp Tigers hand West Rusk first loss; gain momentum as the playoffs approach

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:01:00 EDT

Arp did something pretty special last Friday by knocking off then-undefeated West Rusk. For their accomplishment, the Tigers received the Red Zone Game Ball, and we'll have that presentation for you later this week. But for now, head coach Dale Irwin and company are gaining momentum with just three weeks to go in the regular season.

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