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Texas Parks and Wildlife Creates New Marine Investigations Unit

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Law Enforcement Division has formed a new Marine Investigations Unit made up of Texas game wardens who will work to combat boat theft, personal watercraft theft and related fraud.

Texans: Report Suspicious Activities Through State Website

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) encourages residents to report suspicious behaviors that might indicate criminal or terrorist activity to the department’s iWATCH website at 

Helpful Tips to Prepare for Hurricane Season

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding residents about the upcoming hurricane season and urging individuals to start preparing for any possible storms. Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through Nov. 30.

BREAKING: Structure fire in Arp

Smith County Sheriff's Department confims to FOX51 there is a structure fire at 19305 FM 850 in ARP. Chapel Hill and Jackson Heights fire crews are on the scene.

TDSHS confirms West Nile case in Anderson Co.

The Texas Department of State Health Services today confirmed the state’s first case of West Nile illness of the season.

BREAKING: Major wreck involving motorcycle in Tyler

Chief Johnson of the Tyler Fire Department tells FOX51 there is a major wreck involving a motorcycle at Grande and Southerland. There are injuries, yet the extent in unknown.

BREAKING: 1 arrested in Tyler apartment complex fire

The Tyler Fire Department has contained an apartment complex fire. Crews arrived just after 5:00 p.m., on Friday at the apartments in the 700 block of Kennedy in Tyler. The fire was contained at 5:28 p.m.

School bus on fire on I-20E near HWY 155

UPDATE (5:09 P.M.):  Winona and Jackson Heights Fire Departments responded to reports of  school bus fire around 4:00 p.m., on Friday on I-20 near the Highway 155 exit.

LA man accused of incest, cruelty to juveniles captured in TX

A Vinton man was tracked down in Texas after a Grand Jury indicted him for charges related to incest and cruelty to juveniles.

2 Lindale HS seniors receive 'Four Star Leadership Program' scholarships

Lindale High School Seniors Fate Richey and Michael Olsen are the recipients of full-tuition scholarships to the University of Texas-Arlington courtesy of the General Tommy Franks Four Star Leadership Program.