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Legislature board meeting today to test tea party’s influence in Austin

An obscure state panel meeting in Austin this morning could feel the first salvo by a Texas tea party that says the state needs its fiscal philosophy more than ever with the re-election of President Barack Obama.

UPDATE: Missing A&M WR Thomas Johnson has been found

UPDATE: Texas A&M University Police investigators traveled to Dallas on Wednesday November 14, 2012 attempting to locate missing Texas A&M University student Thomas Linze Johnson.

How to avoid holiday overspending

Black Friday is almost upon us and it's time to start thinking about your Christmas shopping if you haven't already.

"Upcycling your empties" with the Laughing Glass

Artist Larkin Forman stops by with a few glass creations that she has crafted. You can pick up some "Laughing Glass" of your own at Sweet Gourmet in Tyler.

Thanksgiving Day meal with Traditions

One Tyler restaurant is offering a no muss no fuss option for those who don't have time to cook a big meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Traffic stop ends in 3 meth arrests

The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; three Angelina County men were arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine Tuesday afternoon following a Texas Department of Public Safety traffic stop on U.S. Highway 69 south.

UPDATE: Texas A&M WR Thomas Johnson found safe

UPDATE: Texas A&M University police confirm Thomas Johnson was found safe Thursday morning. More details are expected to be released later in the day.

Officials identify victims killed in train involved crash

UPDATE: Authorities have identified the victim killed in a crash involving a train as Jeremy Wayne Berczik, 26, a Ft. Hood soldier, and Coral Ghamdi, 26, of Killeen.

Harlem Globetrotter to speak at TJC

Harlem Globetrotter and motivational speaker Melvin Adams will speak 6:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 19, in Wise Auditorium on the Tyler Junior College main campus. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Salvation Army "blanketing" Tyler

November 13, 2012 – As temperatures begin to drop, East Texas Refrigeration (ETR) is partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Smith County to provide a central furnace system to a family in need and would like to continue to spread the war