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Wednesday wildfire update

Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 2,184 acres. Since April 6th, Texas Forest Service has responded to fires that have burned more than one million acres.

Extreme drought, budget cuts mean difficult wildfire season

The 2011 wildfire season is turning into a difficult one, officials say.

Lufkin man arrested for stabbing two men in fight Saturday

A Lufkin man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of two men during a fight Saturday night.

Phone scams

The Texas Comptrollers Office is warning people of possible phone scams. This comes after personal data was leaked online by the TexasComptrollers Office for over a year.

Pin in on Copeland and Loop 323

UPDATE: One person has been taken to the hospital after the accident, 4 vehicles were involved.

Tyler man sentenced for distributing meth

TYLER — A 35-year-old Tyler, Texas man has pleaded been sentenced to federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  

Tyler Tea Party opposes new jail plan

TYLER- The Tyler Tea Party, Inc.

Fatal wreck on Texas 149

Longview — One man has died following a Wednesday afternoon wreck on Texas 149 near Elderville. Traffic lanes were shut down after the crash, which involved a tractor trailer and a flatbed pickup truck.

UT System official ousted after criticizing bosses

An embattled official of the University of Texas System was dismissed Tuesday after writing a letter accusing officials at the "highest levels" of the system and its flagship campus in Austin of suppressing data showing that a growing