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Sobriety checkpoints urged to deter drunken driving

Travelers have grown accustomed to airport security searches, and maybe it's time for Texas motorists to endure sobriety checkpoints to ensure public safety, state lawmakers were told Monday.

Despite rain, effects of drought continue to linger at area lakes

The houseboat grounded at Johnson Creek Marina on Lake O’ the Pines tells the story of what is happening on area lakes. The floating cabin is moored in about five feet of water.

Man allegedly on meth reports grandparents being held hostage

A Lufkin man was taken into police custody after claiming his grandparents were in duress.

ETX man dies in Shreveport crash

Authorities have identified an East Texas man who died following a motorcycle crash last week in Shreveport.


John Paul Kelley and Monica Kelley chat with Ben and Katie about the upcoming performances of the musical redition of C.S. Lewis' "Narnia."

Judge removed from Major Hasan court martial due to 'doubts'

In an opinion dated Dec. 3, the highest military appellate court ordered the removal of Col. Gregory Gross, trial judge in the Maj. Nidal M. Hasan court martial, here for the appearance of bias.

2 Tylerites caught in Cen-Tex with $75,000 worth of pot

Three men are behind bars after a routine traffic led to the discovery of more than $75,000 worth of drugs.

Jackson Heights firefighter dies from injuries

UPDATE: (December 3rd): A Tyler Firefighter tells Fox 51 that Jalen Smith has died at a local hospital.

Texas A&M QB, Manziel, named Heisman finalist

Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel, has been named one of three Heisman finalists. "Johnny Football" will be joined by Kansas State quarterback, Collin Klein, and Notre Dame linebacker, Manti Te'o.

Tyler Public Library closing temporarily for system maintenance

The Library’s online catalog of holdings will be unavailable, as well as online patron account functions. In addition, e-books and e-audiobooks will not be available for downloading on that day.