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Smith Co. extends burn ban for 90 days

Smith County has extended the burn ban for 90 more days. The Smith County Fire Marshal, tells KETK the burn ban extention was voted on Tuesday morning by the Smith County Commissioners Court.

Kilgore PD identifies body of woman found in car, arrest 1

Police have identified the body of a woman who was found dead in the font seat of a car in Kilgore, early Tuesday morning.

BIG 12 NEWS: ETX native, OK State OL out for season with torn ACL

Nacogdoches native and current Oklahoma State offensive lineman, Devin Davis, is out for the season after tearing his ACL.

ETX jailer faces charges for inappropriately touching female inmates

After an investigation that began in May 2012, charges have been filed against an Angelina County jailer who had inappropriate relationships with female inmates.

BIG 12 NEWS: Former John Tyler DT leaving UT

According to Smoaky.com, former John Tyler defensive tackle, turned Texas Longhorn, Ashton Dorsey, has decided to transfer, the team announced Tuesday.

Smith Co. Commissioners Court passes proposed budget, adopts tax rate

The Smith County Commissioners Court held their regular meeting, Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m., in the Smith County Commissioners Courtroom on the first floor of the Smith County Courthouse Annex

Yum Yums restaurant stalemate

Business owners in downtown Jacksonville are still feeling the effects from the Yum Yums restaurant fire back in April.

New rule just in time for deer bow hunting season

Texas Legislature passed a bill so dogs can assist hunters right here in East Texas. Now hunters will get a new set of eyes and paws.

Former Lon Morris employees to receive upaid wages thanks to charitable donations

A few years ago, employees of Lon Morris College in Jacksonville began to see delays in their paychecks.

In rural Texas, living without home internet

Vic Sowell had no internet service at his Palestine home and a laptop he barely knew how to use when it struck the East Texan that his granddaughter knew more about computers than he did.