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Tyler ArtWalk entry deadline draws near

The entry deadline for the April 6 Downtown Tyler ArtWalk is Friday, March 8. The upcoming quarterly ArtWalk is set for Saturday, April 6, 4-8 p.m., throughout the downtown area.  

Rep. Gohmert issues statement on President's sequester press conference

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today concerning President Obama’s press conference on the sequester and funding cuts:

Texas Most Wanted featured fugitive reward increased to $20,000

The reward for Jose Angel Cabral, 58, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive has increased to $20,000 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of March.

Controversy: Austin plastic bag ban goes into effect

Austin, Texas is the latest city to implement a ban on plastic bags Friday. Several other cities in Texas also have bans or fees on plastic bags.

Coach accused of 2-year sexual relationship with student

Police arrested a Shreveport coach Friday morning for alleged sexual conduct with a student.

Burglar on loose puts ETX school on lockdown

Longview, TX (FOX 51) — Pine Tree High School went into lockdown Friday after a burglary suspect was reported loose in the area. The burglary happened on Briarwood Lane. Police are looking for a black male in a pink hoodie.

TX man sentenced 50 years for keeping woman as his sex slave

A Southeast Texas man has been sentenced to 50 years in the state penitentiary after prosecutors say he locked a 44-year-old woman in a small garage apartment where he repeatedly assaulted her and forced her to have sex.

Traffic delays expected on Sunset Drive due to renovations

Weather permitting, Smith County Road and Bridge crews will begin culvert renovations on Sunset Drive in the Lake Tyler subdivision of East Shore Estates on Monday, March 4. Delays are expected as traffic will be reduced to one lane.

Nelson Cruz has chest injury

Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz is undergoing a battery of tests at a local hospital after experiencing what is believed to be a muscle strain in his chest region Thursday night.

Judge orders Fort Hood shooter to stand trial in 3 months

An Army psychiatrist accused of opening fire and killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, will begin trial proceedings in three months, a military judge ruled.