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Old Bascom Rd. closed today due to drainage issues

The City of Tyler Street Department will be closing Old Bascom Road (between Old Omen Road and Shiloh Road/Kent Road) today due to a drainage issue and possible pipe failure.

ETX man allegedly stabs father, cuts throat over meth

A Wood County is expected to have charges filed against him after allegedly stabbing his father in the chest then cutting his throat over drugs.

ETX agency assists homeless veterans

Of the 1.6 million U.S. military veterans living in Texas, on any given night between Longview and Texarkana several hundred are believed to be sleeping on the ground, in a tent, a room someone gave them or in a homeless shelter.

Registration continues for 'Last Chance Summer Drama Camp' at Liberty Hall

The City of Tyler’s Liberty Hall still has spaces available for the “Last Chance Summer Drama Camp” for children ages seven to 15. This camp will run July 29 through August 2 and is in partnership with APEX Entertainment.

1st Annual ETX HS All Star games to be held July 26 in Longview

The City of Longview Parks Sports Tourism will host the First Annual East Texas High School Girls Softball All Star Games on Friday, July 26, at Lear Park, 100 H.G. Mosley Pkwy.

Hot air army readies week of Gregg County balloon events

The Great Texas Balloon Race is no Our Gang production thrown together in Grandpa’s barn.

Cruz tries to sidestep 2016 question

He's not saying yes. He's not saying no. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas danced around questions in a recent interview about whether he plans to run for president in 2016.

Roller coaster ride became 'nightmare' for Texas woman's family

 It was Rosy Esparza's first trip to Six Flags.

Cupcake ATM now open in Dallas

Need a cupcake in a hurry? Swing by the cupcake ATM! The cupcake ATM in Dallas in introducing a continuous flow of the sweet treats. It is also restocked day and night with different varieties.

For those living on border, security is complicated subject

Joe Metz, a straight-talking Texas rancher on the U.S.-Mexico border, awoke recently to find 50 cows roaming freely in his front yard. Undocumented immigrants, he says, left a gate open as they crossed his land, which abuts the Rio Grande.