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VIDEO: House catches fire in Smith Co., living room caves in

According to the Smith County Fire Marshal, a house on CR 288, just off of 285, also know as Arp Club Lake Drive, has caught fire. Arp, Chapel Hill and Whitehouse fire departments are all on scene.

BREAKING: 1 dead in ETX wreck after car hits tree, bursts into flames

According to the Lufkin Department of Public Safety, one person has died as a result of a one-vehicle accident this afternoon at the Ryan Lake Hunting Club in Diboll.

Drew Coleman coming back to Henderson

Former Henderson Lion Drew Coleman is coming back to his hometown to help with a youth football fundraiser. The 7-year NFL veteran will be in Henderson, with the Rusk County Panthers Pop Warner league.

Two East Texans head to Pan Am games

Two East Texans will represent their country in the 2013 Pan Am Junior Championships. Andre Jefferson from John Tyler will compete in the long jump. Harmony's Daven Murphree is a pole vaulter.

Pump Jacks make it six straight wins

Joey Armstrong put the Pump Jacks in front to stay with his second home run of the season, and Mitch Meyer padded the lead with an RBI double in the ninth as East Texas ran its winning streak to six in a row with a 6-3 Texas Collegiate League w

VIDEO: Longview crowns kids 4th of July hot dog eating champion

A kid in Longview was crowned "The Weiner,” on Thursday. At Freedom Fest in Longview, many people participated in a hot dog eating contest at Maude Cobb Convention Center..

VIDEO: ETX veterans celebrate the 4th of July

The Watkins-Logan Veterans Home hosted their own Fourth of July celebration on Thursday.

VIDEO: Dog detects TX child's diabetes

A volunteer project turned into a life saving event for a Texas family. The family was playing with diabetic alert dogs, when of the animals detected its playmate had the disease.

BGCET to host police, fire luncheon July 12

The Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas is honored to host the 3rd Annual Fire and Police Appreciation luncheon on Friday, July 12,  at noon.

Fourth of July trivia

All across East Texas the fourth of July is being celebrated with Fireworks, barbecue and an abundance of red, white and blue as a way to celebrate America's birthday adn the signing of the Declaration of Independence.