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Tax increase among options to cover Upshur County budget shortfall

GILMER, TX — After 10 years without a tax increase, Upshur County residents face radical proposals to fund the county budget.

Students, parents rush to receive immunizations before school begins

As the start of a new school year draws near, many East Texas parents are making a mad dash to the doctor’s office.

PCP found during Rusk County traffic stop

On Tuesday, August 14, approximately 10:15pm, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office  K9 Deputy, Jason Smith and Certified Narcotic Dog, Caro discovered Phencyclindine (PCP) during a traffic stop on Hwy 59 North, in Rusk County.

Man uses iPhone tracking app to locate stolen phone

A hospitalized man uses his phone's tracking feature to locate his device, which had been stolen by one of the hospital employees.

Beloved SFA Professor Archie McDonald dead at 76

Well known and beloved Stephen F. Austin University professor, Dr. Archie McDonald, died on Thursday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 76 years old.

Electronic medical records

Mike Eckhard with Trinity Mother Frances stops by to talk about the latest development in patient care. To learn more about ConnectCare visit www.tmfhs.org.  

Back to school with Better Business Bureau

Mechele Mills from the Better Business Bureau stops by to back-to-school smart shopping tips. For more information visit www.bbb.org

4 East Texas counties have confirmed cases of West Nile

Four East Texas counties now have cases of West Nile virus: Gregg, Van Zandt, Henderson, and Angelina County.

'Great Father' accused of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Houston County Sheriff deputies arrested a man--- ironically wearing a shirt claiming he is a "Great Father"--- after a domestic disturbance escalated in Austonio.

Equipment en route to drill relieve well at Louisiana sinkhole

Throughout the day the Louisiana State Police will be assisting Texas Brine in moving equipment needed to drill a relief well at the location of the sinkhole in Bayou Corne.