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75 acre fire burning in Wood County

WOOD COUNTY — Wood County Emergency officials tell KFXK that about 75 acres are burning off of FM 2225. The call came in early in the afternoon on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Men were camping in Wood County marijuana fields

WOOD COUNTY — Officials tell KFXK crews on the scene that up to three hispanic men were camping in the marijuana fields.

UPDATE: Fire contained near Highway 31

SMITH COUNTY — Firefighters have contained the fire on County Road 236. According to officials, a man was burning trash and it got out of hand.

Business brisk as gold soars to record high

Longview, TX — Tuesday was a bizarre day in the realm of gold coins and gold jewelry, local experts said.

No change in Tyler’s property tax rate

tyler — The City of Tyler is planning to retain its current property tax rate of 20.8 cents per $100 valuation and focus on maintaining quality services as part of the 2011-2012 proposed budget that was presented by City Manager Mark McDa

No staff raises for Angelina College

Lufkin, TX — For the first time in several years, the Angelina College board of trustees has approved a draft budget that does not include staff raises, due to lower state funding.

Oil and gas companies pay for road repair in Nacogdoches Co.

Nacogdoches, TX — With responsibility for about 800 miles of roads and 132 bridges, the Nacogdoches County Road and Bridge department has been busy this summer.

TJC Tennis Coach Stepping Down

Coach John Peterson, whose teams have won a combined 25 national championships in his 24 years, has announced that he intends to step down as head tennis coach at Tyler Junior College

UPDATE: Couple "trapped" in home escapes morning fire through windows

SMITH COUNTY — According to officials with the Smith County Fire Marshal's Office, two people were able to escape a mobile home fire Tuesday morning by crawling through their windows.

Zavalla council appoints interim police chief

ZAVALLA,TX — After spending almost a month without a police chief, the Zavalla City Council on Monday night promoted an eight-year veteran, giving him a 90-day run at the position.