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National Weather Service labels Wednesday's tornado in Rusk County an EF-0

RUSK COUNTY — The National Weather Service tells KFXK, they currently have surveyors on location in Rusk County assessing the damage in the area.

Upshur County Man Sentenced for Federal Firearms Violation

MARSHALL, Texas - A 45-year-old Gladewater, Texas, man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Mariners rally to beat Rangers

Ian Kinsler and Elvis Andrus hit back-to-back homers in the seventh inning, but Joe Nathan blew the save in the ninth. The Rangers lost to the Mariners Wednesday night in Arlington, 4-3.

Tyler sales tax figures rise nearly 11 percent

Information from the Texas Comptroller indicates that City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of April have increased 10.86 percent as compared to April 2011, resulting in a 2.27 percent cumulative year-to-date increase.

Tyler mayor calls for day of prayer

TYLER — Mayor Barbara Bass is asking local leaders to gather for a day of prayer and fasting for the Tyler community on April 18. The event is in preparation for the National Day of Prayer on May 3.

David Dewhurst Raised $1.66 Million in First Quarter

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, a candidate for U.S. Senate, will report raising $1.66 million in individual contributions during the first three months of 2012, his campaign confirmed today.

Texas fights EPA over clean air rule

In a federal appeals court Friday, Texas will take aim at a controversial rule that requires aging power plants to sharply reduce emissions that cause smog and soot in neighboring states.

Houston school investigates after students, sex offender trade letters

The Houston Chroncle is reporting; officials at a Houston private school said they are investigating how a teacher arranged for a group of fourth-graders to correspond with a man who had been charged with child sexual molestation.

Meningitis vaccine no longer available for all at Gregg County clinic

GREGG COUNTY — An official says the Gregg County Health Clinic has received numerous calls in the past several days regarding meningitis vaccine, but a lack of state funding has made the vaccine unavailable for adults 19 and older.

Lon Morris College employee pay delayed again

JACKSONVILLE — Lon Morris College in Jacksonville has once again delayed pay to its employees.