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Multiple crews responding to structure fire in Smith County

A structure has caught fire on CR 485 and 486. We have a crew en route to the scene. KETK will continue to update you as more information becomes available.  

New information on Kaufman County Justice of the Peace arrest

We have confirmed with Kaufman County Jail that Eric Williams was arrested last night for terroristic threats. At this time he remains in Kaufman County Jail on a $1 million bond.

Spring is a great time to see migrating birds in Texas

Spring migration, temperate weather and more documented bird species than any other state comprise the perfect recipe for an April visit one of the dozens of Texas State Parks that cater to birders with bird-friendly habitat and viewing facilit

Texas remains at forefront of new technology

Texas has taken another step forward towards becoming the nation's hub for innovation, collaboration and competition in technology development and manufacturing. The governor participated in an announcement with Google Inc.

Learn to fly-fish

Expert fly-fisher Bob Cappallo will teach fly-fishing for beginners at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

UT Austin celebrates 42 prestigious new scholarships and fellowships

The University of Texas at Austin welcomes 42 new endowments this year benefiting students in a range of disciplines.

Fmr Longview councilwoman arrested for beating roommate with golf club

A former Longview councilwoman was arrested about 1:00 p.m., Thursday after Longview police said she beat her roommate with a golf club for several minutes.

Good Samaritan saves 3 during shrimp boat fire in TX

Three men were brought to safety by a good Samaritan after the a shrimp boat caught firejust north of the South Galveston Jetty, Friday.

Brittney Griner, 4 Lady Bear seniors to enter WNBA draft

Brittney Griner is one of a list of 12 prospects invited to attend the 2013 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, which will be held on Monday, April 15, at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

ETX felon convicted for gun possession

On Thursday, a Rusk County jury convicted Jesse Ray Templin, 32, of Overton was convicted for a third degree felony of unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. It was Templin's fourth felony conviction.