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Smith County builds new park benches in downtown Tyler

Smith County has finished installing new benches at the T.B. Butler Fountain Square (Tyler Downtown Square) just in time for families to gather and watch Thursday’s Christmas parade.

Company says Lufkin travel center will open by Jan. 1 and bring 150 jobs to area

Lufkin ,Tx — Officials from Fuel City on Wednesday announced that the company will bring 150 jobs to the area when it opens its Lufkin travel center by New Year’s Day.

1,800 attend ‘homegrown’ bishop’s ordination ceremony

Tyler TX — People came from near and far to witness Joseph Strickland being ordained as the new bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Tyler on Wednesday.

More charges brought against accused Lufkin "Door Kick Burglar"

Lufkin Police Department Detectives will seek additional warrants for the arrest of Corey Lee Fleming for the offense of Burglary of a Habitation.

Sartain resigns ETBU football coaching job

East Texas Baptist University in Marshall is looking for a new football coach. The Longview News-Journal has more.

Cowboys are getting off to a slow start, having been outscored 134-73 in the first half

The Cowboys have been sluggish starters. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has more.

ACLU issues letter defending woman's right to 'middle finger light display'

Sarah Henderson was told by police to remove Christmas lights in the shape of a middle finger, and fined after complaints from neighbors. However, the American Civil Liberties Union says she had every right to put them up.

Four Texans fall 1 number shy of hitting massive jackpot

While Powerball® jackpot winning tickets were sold in Arizona and Missouri, four lucky Texans matched five numbers (5–16–22–23–29) but not the Powerball (6) last night to win $1 million each.

"A Christmas Story"

Rodd Wayne and Noah Jackson stop by to talk about their roles in the Tyler Civic Theatre's production, "A Christmas Story."

Winter woes and and pet pics with Santa

Gayle Helms with the East Texas Humane Society stops by to share a few tips to help keep your pet happy and healthy during the winter.