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Tylerite pleads guilty to stealing $240,000 in welfare since 2003

A 33-year-old Tyler, Texas man has pleaded guilty to stealing government property in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Despite Rep. Gohmert's vote against him, Boehner reelected as Speaker

Rep. John Boehner was voted by his colleagues into another term as House speaker Thursday despite receiving harsh criticism from some conservatives over his handling of the deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.

Featured Texas fugitive reward increased to $17,500

The reward for Jesus Alberto Villegas, 33, a Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive and this month’s featured fugitive, has increased to $17,500 for information leading to his capture if the tip comes in during the month of January.

Lindsey Mountain Bike Trail officially opens Saturday

What: Opening ceremony for the new Mountain Bike Trail at Lindsey Park; followed by a four-hour endurance race.   When: Saturday, Jan. 5 at 9:30 a.m.  

Snow flurries possible Friday morning

A weak upper level disturbance will move into East Texas overnight Thursday. As moisture streams into the area, some light rain could start to fall shortly after midnight tonight.

Oil field wives may get their chance to go on TV

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; A reality television show developer has traveled from California to Texas in hopes of spinning the "Real Housewives" concept into an oil field drama.

Hallsville K-9 has surgery on torn ACL

The Hallsville Police Department’s injured canine officer, Dingo, had surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ACL in his back right leg at the Marshall Animal Hospital.

Pistol packing Texas preacher offers free concealed carry classes to teachers

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary has one pastor reaching out to teachers in Southeast Texas.

Happy, healthy pets for 2013

Gayle Helms and "Zipper" with the Humane Society of East Texas stop by the set Thursday morning.

Avoiding scams in 2013

Mechele Mills with the Better Business Bureau stops by to talk about a few ways you can avoid falling victim to a couple of notorious scams in the upcoming year.