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Eastbound lanes of I-20 closed after 4 reported wrecks

SMITH COUNTY —  Smith County DPS confirmed that there are at least 4 wrecks on I-20, eastbound, around mile marker 551-567. The eastbound lanes of I-20 are shut down at mile marker 551.

Crews Working Brush Fire

Several fire deparments are on the scene of a brush fire in Smith County. The blaze is near Farm-to-Market 2908. Firefighters are working to keep the fire away from some buildings.

Hallsville ISD credit rating lowered, financial outlook demoted to ‘negative'

Longview, TX — Hallsville ISD's financial rating has been downgraded and its outlook demoted to "negative" by a credit rating service, district officials said this week.

10 Proposed Amendments to State Constitution

Texas voters will decide on ten proposed amendments to the state constitution. The aging constitution was enacted in 1876, and has been amended and updated 400 times. Voters head to the polls November 8th.

Caldwell Zoo elephant dies over weekend

TYLER— Caldwell Zoo is saddened to announce that our African Elephant bull “Chico” passed away suddenly Saturday July 9. At the time of his death he was 46 years old and the oldest African bull in North American zoos.

Forest fire near Henderson

Longview, TX — East Texas firefighters are working on a large fire in a wooded area south of Henderson on FM 225. The Texas Forest Service tells KFXK they have taken control of the situation.

UPDATE: Wills Point Most Wanted Sex Offender caught in Lubbock

LUBBOCK — DPS arrested one of the 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders in Texas yesterday in Lubbock—just hours after his addition to the list was announced.

Power watch: Energy conservation encouraged 3-7 pm today

TEXAS — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), system operator for the state’s bulk transmission grid, is asking consumers and businesses to reduce their electricity use during peak electricity hours from 3 to 7 p.m.

UPDATE: House destroyed; Firefighters continue to battle brush fire

CHEROKEE COUNTY — Bullard fire officials say there are about five or six acres burning just southwest of Bullard.

UPDATE: Rape suspect released on bond

WOOD COUNTY — UPDATE: Wood Co. Sheriff's Department tell KFXK that "Bennie" george has been released on an $80,000 bond.