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Diboll ISD joins lawsuit against state

Lufkin, TX — The Diboll Independent School District has joined hundreds of other districts in a lawsuit against the state of Texas, with the hope of changing what they believe to be an inequitable public school financing system.

Trinity woman allegedly starts five fires intentionally

TRINITY — A 46-year old Trinity woman is under arrest after allegedly setting fire Sunday to five different areas in the FM 355 and French Lane area.

DSHS: 'It's time to get vaccinated again'

The Texas Department of State Health Services is urging everyone over 6 months old to get a dose of seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible.

City of Tyler collecting bulky items

tyler — The City of Tyler Solid Waste Department and Keep Tyler Beautiful are sponsoring a FREE bulky item collection for City of Tyler residential customers as a part of Fall Cleanup Weeks.

Authorities: Rain doesn’t make outdoor burning okay

TYLER — Authorities issue a renewed warning about outdoor burning. Tyler Deputy Fire Marshal James Suggs says the small amount of rain that’s fallen apparently entices people to think such burning is all right.

East Texas power outages

EAST TEXAS — The following power outages have been reported: SWEPCO Rusk County - 120   ONCOR Smith County - 250

Upshur County extends burn ban

Longview, TX — Upshur County's burn ban will be in effect for 90 additional days.

Fire rekindle in Smith County near CR 233 and CR 26

Douglas — A grass fire is burning in Smith County near Douglas. Crews are battling flames near the intersection of CR 233 and CR 26.

Crews working fire on FM 2022 in Anderson County

Anderson County — Firefighters are trying to contain a fire on FM 2022 near Slocum in Anderson County. Officials were not able to tell us how big the fire is at this time.

Fire crews contain East Mountain blaze

East Mountain — Crews have contained the fire on FM 1844. A total of 130 acres have burned in the past 2 days.