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East Texas couple talk about courage of grandson who died in theater shooting

Lufkin, Texas — Thomas and Kay Blunk of Central got a phone call from their son Friday afternoon telling them their grandson Jonathan had gone to go see the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colo., and that no one had heard from him.

Most Americans 'frustrated' with 2012 race

While Election Day is less than four months away, the 2012 presidential campaign has already been on the nation's radar for more than a year, and a new poll shows Americans are not pleased with the course of the race.

Tyler man allegedly stabs neighbor

A Tyler man was arrested early Monday morning, after allegedly stabbing his neighbor. It happened on the 13000 block of Smith County Road 220, just after midnight.

Longview center hiring 120 full-time employees

Convergys Corporation is hiring for 120 full-time on-site positions for its contact center in Longview, Texas.

Search and rescue underway on Lake Cherokee

The Gregg County Sheriff’s Department is on the scene of a search and rescue operation on Lake Cherokee, according to Lt. Kirk Haddix.

Physique competition with Jamie Lynn Hughes

She's only been training for one year but she's already built quite the reputation for herself.

Goody bags with Hobbytown

Chris Parker and Cameron Eastman stop by with a few ideas to make the perfect "goody bag" for your kid's party.

UPDATE: Smith County deputies catch suspect in boat house

SMITH COUNTY — Deputies tell KFXK the were chasing a man after he allegedly walked into a house without permission on Big Oak Drive.

Early voting begins in Texas runoff

Voters in Texas began casting early voting ballots Monday in the bitter GOP Senate runoff election between Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and his tea party-backed rival Ted Cruz.

World Champion balloonist ready to claim Longview win

Longview, TX — Two-time world champion balloonist John Petrehn is hoping to ride a heat wave from his native Kansas all the way to a U.S. National Hot Air Balloon Championship this week in Longview.