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Update: Teen that drowned in Holly Lake identified

Tuesday Update: The Holly Lake Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call on Sunday, September 2nd, for a possible drowning at Holly Lake on Holly Lake Ranch.

East Texan highlights roles of black Civil War veterans

Blacks fought in the Civil War, surprisingly on the side of the Confederacy, many of them from Texas, Palestine historian Norris White Jr. said his research shows.

Wounded veterans to get free passage on Tyler toll road

In a gesture to honor those men and women who have made great personal sacrifices to ensure our freedom and protect our nation, the Texas Transportation Commission today approved granting free passage for select veterans on several Texas toll r

Tyler Civic Theatre presents "Hallelujah Girls"

Actors Rodd Wayne and Judy Griffin stop by to chat with Ben and Katie about their roles in the upcoming comedy, "Hallelujah Girls."

Why 2013 will be a year of crisis

(CNN) -- Prediction: 2013 will be a year of serious global crisis. That crisis is predictable, and in fact has already begun. It will inescapably confront the next president of the United States.

Our trial by fire: East Texas wildfire outbreak began year ago

It wasn’t unusual that Longview firefighter Bert Scott was leaving the house on his day off to join fellow volunteers battling a Harrison County blaze.

Jenkins Practices With Cowboys

Mike Jenkins will play the slot, a position he has never played previously, and he'll play special teams, too, if that's what the coaches want him to do. He'll do anything, he said. He just wants to play.

Texans Have a Shot at the Super Bowl

Can the Texans win the Super Bowl? Simply, the Texans enter the 2012 season as one of the best teams in the NFL.

Defense Shines in Longhorns Victory

In fact, the defense's quest for big plays played a big role in setting up three scores in the second quarter that gave No. 15 Texas some breathing room en route to a 37-17 victory at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

Wanted Smith County sex offender arrested

A wanted Smith County sex offender has been arrested. The arrested followed a stakeout by officers. Taken into custody on Interstate Highway 20 was Michael Shannon Stephens, 40, of Henderson.