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Troup residents asked to conserve water today

The City of Troup is requesting that residents curtail non-essential water consumption Monday, i.e. watering lawns and washing cars, due to heat-related equipment problems with the City’s wells.

Owentown-area under water restrictions

Drought conditions are widespread across the state. The Smith County Municipal Utility District #1 is experiencing Mild Drought Conditions and encourages all citizens to help conserve our precious water resources.

Now called state’s worst drought, extreme conditions spread to Gregg, Upshur counties

Longview, TX — On a day when the state drought’s most extreme effects entered portions of Gregg and Upshur counties, the city of Gladewater initiated mandatory water use restrictions and a Texas A&M climatologist classified 2011

Longview ISD, other area schools don’t meet feds’ standards

Longview, TX — Longview ISD and several other area districts failed to meet federal accountability standards, according to data released Thursday.

Car drives through fence at Southwest Pines Apartments

Tyler, TX — Witnesses say someone drove a car into a fence at the Southwest Pines apartments at Townpark and Loop 323 in Tyler.

Water Supply Emergency in Smith County


Water Supply Emergency in Smith County


Pine Tree ISD sets community welcome for new PTISD Superintendent

The PTISD Board of Trustees, along with the PT Education Foundation, PTA and PTO invites the community to attend a welcome reception for Dr. T.J. Farler, new PTISD Superintendent of Schools,

Passers-by save man's house

  SMITH COUNTY — According to Walter Miller, his trailer was saved after passers-by noticed flames shooting into the air from a wooded area near his house on the 14,000 block of CR 354.

Naked man in Tyler Police custody

TYLER — Tyler Police were called out to the Wendys on Front and Bonner around 4:30 Thursday afternoon. There, they found a naked man at the restaurant.