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LETU offices and library to observe Good Friday holiday April 6

(Longview, TEXAS)— LeTourneau University offices and the Margaret Estes Library will be closed in observance of the Good Friday holiday Friday, April 6.

Hutchison slated for Tyler luncheon on Thursday

Tyler TX — Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is scheduled to deliver remarks at a luncheon hosted by the Tyler Chamber of Commerce at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Barn ablaze near Smith-Gregg County line

Smith county — Crews are working a Barn fire near the Smith-Gregg County line. The blaze is located near the intersection of County 245 and Highway 31 East. No injuries have been reported.

Ray Street Closed to Through Traffic

(Longview, TX)-  Ray Street will be closed at Sabine Street to through traffic beginning Monday, April 9, 2012.

PAC forms in support of alcohol sales in Tyler, parts of Smith County

Tyler — Local activists have formed the Buy Local First Special Purpose Political Action Committee in support of limited alcohol sales in Tyler and Smith County Justice Precinct 2.

Energy company responds to gas line explosion in Panola Co.

Gary, Tx — MarkWest Energy Partners released the following statement in regard to the gas line explosion in Panola County:

Southeast braces for tornadoes as North Texas cleans up

Hundreds of homes and businesses across North Texas were destroyed after several tornados touched down Tuesday afternoon.

Woman faces prison time for dealing drugs in ETX

A San Jaun, Texas woman faces a minimum 10 years in prison for dealing cocaine in East Texas. Annette Alvarez, 39, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine on Tuesday.

Update: Panola County gas line explosion rocks homes before dawn

UPDATE: Panola County officials say there were no injuries in a gas line explosion near Gary, Texas that shook some homes just before dawn.

Power Outages

Oncor officials tell KFXK that as of 10:00 p.m there are still 900 people without power. Those outages are mainly in Tyler and Whitehouse.