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ETX authorities roundup "deadbeat" parents

Harrison County Sheriff Tom McCool and Marshall Police Chief Stan Spence have arrested 11 Harrison County parents who failed to pay their court-ordered child support.

Tylerite to sue city, Smith County over alcohol propositions

A resident of precinct 2 in Tyler is planning to file an injunction against the City of Tyler and Smith County on Monday.

Angelina Co. Grand jury indicts man for alleged sex assault of 13-year-old

An Angelina County grand jury handed up more than 30 indictments this week including one to a 39-year-old Lufkin man charged with sex crimes against a 13-year-old boy.

Tyler police on scene of morning crash

Tyler police are on the scene of a crash involving multiple vehicles at the intersection Troup and Highway 69. Traffic may be backed up in this area.

Texas author Dixie Swanson

Dixie Swanson, author of "The Accidental President Trilogy: A political Fable for Our Time, " stops by to talk about her latest book, which will be released on Election Day.

Hurricane Sandy scams

Mechele Mills with the Better Business Bureau stops by with a few tips you will want to watch out for before you donate any money to a hurricane relief effort.

Best selling author Robert Graysmith discusses "Black Fire"

Famed author Robert Graysmith joins Fox 51 Today and talks to Ben Hill via Skype from San Francisco to discuss his latest publication, "Black Fire."

UPDATE: Kidnapped boy found safe, father arrested

UPDATE: Fox 51 has  confirmed that the kidnapped child, Lucas Calvert, 4, has been found safe, and the father, James Calvert, 41,  has been arrested in Louisiana.

J.J. Watt appears on this week’s cover of Sports Illustrated

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been making headlines all season. Now the second-year sensation is making magazine covers.

Mavs Open Season with Upset Win Against Lakers

Six players scored in double figures as the Mavericks started the season with a 99-91 win over the Lakers at Staples Center on Tuesday night.