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Second Tyler man guilty in oil field explosives theft

TYLER, Texas - A 30-year-old Tyler man has pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

3 men hold residents at gunpoint in Tyler

On Monday at approximately 11:32 p.m. the Tyler Police Department received an emergency telephone call regarding a Robbery that just occurred at the Dovetree Apartments.

Ag commissioner challenger claims incumbent not doing job

The race for Texas agriculture commissioner is heating up with Democratic challenger Hank Gilbert of Whitehouse charging incumbent Todd Staples with falling down on the issue of gas pump inspections. Roger Gray reports.

Longview Fire Department reaches out to students

The Longview Fire Department Exploring program is an opportunity for area High School students, ages 14-19, to learn about the Fire Service. Members meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.

ARF teams up with new SPCA

The East Texas Animal Rescue Fund is no more. The group has now teamed up with the new SPCA of East Texas.

TABC reverses Smith County moratorium

Earlier this year the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission put a moratorium on liquor sales in Smith County. But some new revisions will bring big business to local distributors.

Feds reject Texas' request for $830M for schools

By APRIL CASTRO / Associated Press The U.S. Department of Education has rejected Texas' application for $830 million in federal money for schools and asked the state to resubmit its request without conditions.

Lon Morris Housing issues

JACKSONVILLE-- The Lon Morris College President says the number of students has more than doubled in the last two years--which means less housing for the students. Now, more than 300 students live in a local Inn.

Lending a hand

TYLER - After the remnant of a brutal tropical storm that hit North Texas, organizations here in East Texas are ready to lend a hand.

Longview man sentenced for child pornography

TYLER, Texas — A 43-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for child pornography violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.