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Smith County Jail passes surprise audit with flying colors

Smith County was awarded a certificate of compliance for receiving high marks in cleanliness and safety during their annual inspection by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards on December 18, 2012.

Mesquite man gets 17 years for dealing meth in Kilgore area

A 43-year-old Mesquite man has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking in parts of East Texas.

Tyler ISD students Skype with soldier in Afghanistan

More than 60 first grade students at Andy Woods Elementary School got the opportunity to Skype with a soldier in Afghanistan.

Rangers ticket prices for 2013 to climb

Get ready to spend more at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram has the latest.

Flash flood watch issued for East Texas

A warm front continues to lift northward through East Texas, bringing more waves of rainfall to the Ark-La-Tex.

Longview restaurant burns to the ground overnight

A Longview eatery was destroyed by a fire early Wednesday morning.

Tyler council moves forward with new city convention center

The Tyler City Council approved several items on the agenda at Liberty Hall Wednesday morning, including moving forward with a planned convention center.

ENDANGERED CHILD ADVISORY: 2 children abducted from foster home by parents

At the request of the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office, the Louisiana State Police Department has issued an endangered/missing child advisory for James Kevin Fraiser, Jr.,7, and Gracie Fraiser, 1, who may be traveling in the Benton/Shrevep

8 arrested in ETX meth raid

A total of eight people were arrested by sheriff's deputies in a Titus County drug raid over the weekend.

Athens man pleads guilty to being felon in possession of a firearm

United States Attorney John M. Bales announced today that Frankie Darrell Durant, a 50 year old Athens, Texas man, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm during a hearing before United States Magistrate Judith K.