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Upshur County Man Sentenced for Federal Drug Trafficking Violations

TYLER, Texas – A 38-year-old Gilmer, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Quitman ISD students to be charged for alleged mistreatment of raccoon

Quitman — Wood County officials tell KETK they're investigating reports of alleged mistreatment of an animal at Quitman High School.

Dispatchers bring award home to ETX

East Texas Medical Center EMS has earned accreditation as an Emergency Medical Dispatch Center of Excellence from The International Academies of Emergency Dispatch – a distinction earned by only 162 dispatch centers around the world.

Boil water notice issued for Flint area

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 p

East Texan convicted of capital murder gets reprieve

A 29-year-old East Texan sentenced to die this week for a fatal shooting, during an aggravated robbery and kidnappings from a Rusk gas station, has won a reprieve from a federal judge.

Smith County breaks ground on downtown jail expansion Tuesday morning

The Smith County Commissioners Court will break ground Tuesday morning on the downtown expansion of the Smith County Jail.

Gilmer man gets 9 years behind bars for dealing meth

TYLER, Texas — A Gilmer man is sentenced to 9 years in prison for dealing drugs in East Texas.

Teams needed for Puttzin’ Around Downtown game

Teams are needed to compete in the Second Annual Main Street Fund-raiser, “Puttzin’ Around Downtown” on May 17. Teams of four golfers will go business to business to play 18 holes of golf.

Prescribed burn, at Tyler State Park, should help fend off wildfire outbreak

SMITH COUNTY - Just like many places in East Texas, at Tyler State Park, it doesn't take much to start a fire.

Kurth Memorial Library Book Sale kicking off

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; The Kurch Memorial Library book sale kicks off Monday morning at Ten. Magazines and paperbacks available in the library lobby during normal library hours.