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City of Tyler closing parts of several downtown streets today

The City of Tyler will install new manholes and an eight inch sewer main extension on South Fannin Avenue for the Smith County Jail expansion project Friday.

UPDATE: Two fatal wrecks in Lindale area on Thursday night

Two people were killed in separate wrecks in the Lindale area on Thursday evening.

Luby's to acquire Cheeseburger in Paradise chain

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Houston-based Luby's has agreed to acquire Paradise Restaurant Group, operators of Cheeseburger in Paradise, a restaurant and bar concept developed in collaboration with musician Jimmy Buffett.

Study says Houston is North America's fastest-growing economy

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; The fastest-growing economies are in the developing world, a new study from the Brookings Institution says.

Polygamist diary describes secret bed used for sex assaults

In thousands of pages of what he called his “priesthood records,” convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs gave detailed instructions to his followers on how they were to relocate and build a secret compound in West Texas, directing

Junior League of Longview's Diaper Drive

Meagan Blanks, a provisional class member with the Longview Junior League stops by to talk about a diaper drive this year's class is sponsoring.

A Victorian Christmas at the Goodman

Patricia Heaton with the Goodman Museum stops by to talk about a fun night for East Texans. A Victorian Christmas at the Goodman will be held December 13th.

Mike Epps and Friends

The Blaze's "Ice" stops by to talk about a great event for people in Tyler. Mike Epps will be performing at the Oil Palace on December 1st, and tickets are only $35.

UPDATE: Odd items stolen from Lufkin restaurant

UPDATE (November 30th): Police have released photos of the odd items stolen from a Lufkin business earlier this month.

Two fatal wrecks in Lindale area on Thursday night

Two people were killed in separate wrecks in the Lindale area on Thursday evening. The first happened on Hwy 69 North near County Road 4148, about a mile north of Lindale, just after 5:00pm.