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Drilling permits lagging

The BP oil spill was a body blow to the American Gulf coast. But in addition to the economic cost to tourism, fishing, and the environmental damage, new deepwater drilling was put on hold for months.

Artists invited to gather at Tyler Rose Garden on April 30

The 14-acre Tyler Municipal Rose Garden is often compared to a colorful artist’s palette with roses ranging from deep red to pale pink, bright yellow or misty purple.

Treating substance abuse with faith

Longview, TX — A new faith based treatment for substance abuse and psychiatric disorders is coming to Longview.

Tyler City Council adopts Lake Tyler Master Plan

At their meeting on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, the Tyler City Council unanimously adopted the Lake Tyler Master Plan.

Austin man placed on Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list

Mark Steven Bauman, 50, has been added to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Sex Offender list with a reward of $3,000. In 2002, Bauman sexually assaulted a seven-year-old female during a six-month period.

City planner resigns after calling Lufkin an "armpit" on Twitter

Lufkin, TX — A city planner who had used his public Twitter feed to express derogatory feelings about the city and region resigned Wednesday morning after being confronted by city officials about the comments, City Manager Paul Parker sai

Wednesday wildfire update

Yesterday (Tuesday, April 26), Texas Forest Service responded to 13 new fires for 32,831 acres.

Tyler police arrest one after stabbing

TYLER — Tyler Police responded to reports of a stabbing on the 400 block of South Bonner on Wednesday.

UPDATE- Fatality confirmed

UPDATE- Officials have confirmed one fatality from the wreck. Officials tell KFXK that the wreck involved an 18-wheeler carrying plywood. The accident happened on a Neches river bridge on Highway 175.

Firefighters battle grass fire in Winona

WINONA — Officials now say the fire has been put out and they have left the scene. There were no injuries in the fire. KETK will work to get any further updates on this incident.