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Greatness for graduation

David Robbins from Tyler's own Village Bakery stops by with a few ideas on making graduation extra memorable.

"Santa Claws" Crawfish Boil

Ginger Haberle stops by with some delicious information about an upcoming crawfish boil here in East Texas. The "Santa Claws" Crawfil Boil kicks off on the 20th at 5 PM at Brown's Landing on Lake Palestine.

Upshur County constable candidate arrested

Our news partner The Longview News Journal reports that a man seeking political office in Upshur County was arrested and booked into the county jail Monday, records show.

Court stays execution of mentally ill inmate

TEXAS — The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Monday stayed this week’s scheduled execution of Steven Staley, a severely mentally ill inmate who was convicted of a 1989 robbery and murder at a Fort Worth Steak and Ale restaurant.

Wood County authorities search for missing man

WOOD COUNTY — On Tuesday, May 15th, at approximately 1:00 am, the Wood County Sheriffs Office got a call from a woman claiming her husband had become upset and left their home on foot after saying he was going to kill himself.

Trinity County woman caught with meth hidden vaginally

Trinity County — A Trinity County woman is behind bars after she was caught with drug paraphernalia and meth that was hidden vaginally.

East Texas colleges receive more than $1 million in grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced another round of grants for 11 community colleges and technical institutes totaling $3 million, which will be used to purchase equipment and train students to enter the workforce.

Gilmer police arrest Upshur County constable candidate

Gilmer — A man seeking political office in Upshur County was arrested and booked into the county jail Monday, records show.

Jury rules in firefighter's deaths

A Longview jury has found the company that makes a fire department ladder truck and the Kilgore Fire Department jointly responsible for an accident that killed two firemen. The deaths occurred during a training exercise in 2009.

Lufkin authorities searching for fugitive

Lufkin — Lufkin Police Department and the City of Lufkin Municipal Court hold outstanding warrants for the arrest of Elroy Edwards Jr.