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Dehydration rises as temperatures warm up

As temperatures go up people need to drink more water. Reports say, more Americans are rushed to the emergency room this time of year because of dehydration.

ETX man arrested for sexually assaulting a girl

An East Texas man is arrested for sexually assaulting a girl. Marcus Allen Edmiston, 26, was arrested for breaking into a home on south FM 756 early hours of June 11, 2013 and sexually assaulting a girl.

ETX man sentenced for meth trafficking

A39-year-old Silsbee, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

Gregg County man is sentenced to 10 years for possession of a stolen firearm

A Gregg County man is sentenced to jail for possession of a stolen firearm. Kym David Pearce, 52, pleaded guilty on February 8, 2013 to possession of a stolen firearm and was sentenced to 120 months in prison today.

ETX man sentenced to 12 years in jail for carjacking

A Beaumont man is sentenced to jail for carjacking. Rogelio Arellano Torres, 20, was sentenced to federal prison for carjacking in East Texas.

Wood County woman sentenced 12 years for drug trafficking violations

A Wood County woman is sentenced for drug trafficking violations. Denise Marie Meeks, 37, has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in East Texas.

Harrison Co. Sheriff's Office seeks public assistance in identifying suspects

Harrison County investigators are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying possible suspects in numerous vehicle burglaries during the weekend of June 8-9, 2013, in Western Harrison County.

Tyler ISD STAAR test results below state trends

The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) scores in math and reading determine whether or not fifth and eighth grade students advance to the next grade level.

Spurs 113, Heat 77: A vulgar display of power

As Cornbread Maxwell noted after Boston destroyed the Lakers in Game 1 of the 1985 Finals, basketball isn’t backgammon. You don’t get extra credit for margin of victory.

Smith Co. honored with Gold Leadership Transparency Award

Smith County has been honored for a third time with the 2013 Texas Comptroller Gold Leadership Circle Award for financial transparency in government.