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John Tyler's Principal submits resignation

The Tyler ISD has agreed to accept the request of Mr. Michael Timms to resign from his current position as principal of John Tyler High School effective June 30, 2013.

1 dead, 1 seriously injured in Gregg Co. head-on collision

A Friday afternoon wreck left one person dead and one seriously injured in Gregg County.

Smith Couny talks Rabies Clinics

Chad Gulley with Smith County stops by to talk about the Rabies Clinic kicking off today around East Texas. For more information, head over to the Smith Couty wesbite.

Five things you should never say in a job interview

(StatePoint) Are you having trouble landing a job and you're not sure why? The right skills and an impressive resume may get you an interview, but getting hired is another story.

Returning to normalcy after a cancer diagnosis

(StatePoint) Cancer. It's a word no one wants to hear, yet all too many people are diagnosed each year. With a diagnosis comes many questions, most importantly how to get the best medical care possible.

UPDATE: Amber Alert discontinued for missing 12-year-old girl

UPDATE: 12-year-old Sommer Brown has been found. She was found with her mother, Lisa Elizabeth Brown, 43, near Indianapolis, Indiana.

Palestine Police asking for help finding wanted fugitive

Palestine Police are needing your help finding a wanted fugitive. On Saturday night around 8:30 p.m. officers from Palestine Police Department were called to a disturbance in the 200 block of Crest Drive.

ETX man arrested for stealing from a vehicle

A Lufkin man is behind bars for stealing from a vehicle Saturday night. Justin Lee Burchfield, 22, was arrested last night for burglary of a vehicle. At this time it is unknown what was stolen from the vehicle.

Texas Motor Speedway sponsor sped into some controversy

Saturday's NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway sped into some controversy over its sponsor. The National Rifle Association had purchased naming rights to the race earlier this year and that has a Connecticut senator upset.

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.