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UPDATE: Fire contained near Lindale, one lane of HWY 69 still closed

A large fire is burning near Lindale off of Hwy. 69 North, just south of Interstate 20, but officials tell KETK that it has been contained.

2013 TISD Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees to be honored at halftime of JT/REL game

The Tyler Independent School District will celebrate the 2013 Athletic Hall of Fame inaugural class during a half-time ceremony tonight at the John Tyler vs. Robert E. Lee football game at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

Friday Football Fever schedule for weekend of September 13

Here are East Texas high school football games for Friday, September 13 (Games scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.): TYLER LEE @ JOHN TYLER LUFKIN @ NACOGDOCHES KILGORE @ PINE TREE

A&M defense has unanswered questions heading into Alabama showdown

At all levels of football, offensive trends come and go. But most coaches cling to one timeless bromide: Defense wins championships.

UT-Tyler rises 7 spots in U.S. News and World Report rankings

The U.S. News and World Report America’s Best Colleges survey has again recognized The University of Texas at Tyler as one of the leading public Texas universities, President Rodney H. Mabry announced.

Cornyn demands disarming Syria of bioweapons

U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas, sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, Friday, urging him to include bioweapons in the negotiations on disarming the Assad regime of chemical weapons. 

Veterans Service Office will be closed Sept.16-20

The Smith County Veterans Service Office will be closed Monday, September 16 through Friday, September 20, 2013, to attend semi-annual training conducted by Texas Veterans Commission and Veteran Affairs.

Former dance studio owners, alleged child molesters now charged with having child porn

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, has brought additional charges to the former dance studio couple who were arrested last week on child

TX high school employee killed in school parking lot, estranged husband in standoff with police

According to the Katy Independent School District, an employee was shot and killed, Friday morning, in one of the high school parking lots.

White Oak football team taking donations for military at Friday night game

When the White Oak Roughnecks take the field Friday night against Spring Hill, fans may not immediately recognize the uniforms.