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Boil water notice issued for Flint area

Due to conditions which have occurred recently in the water system, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has required the system, (Craft-Turney Water Supply) to notify all the customers involved in the repair area to boil their water p

East Texan convicted of capital murder gets reprieve

A 29-year-old East Texan sentenced to die this week for a fatal shooting, during an aggravated robbery and kidnappings from a Rusk gas station, has won a reprieve from a federal judge.

Smith County breaks ground on downtown jail expansion Tuesday morning

The Smith County Commissioners Court will break ground Tuesday morning on the downtown expansion of the Smith County Jail.

Gilmer man gets 9 years behind bars for dealing meth

TYLER, Texas — A Gilmer man is sentenced to 9 years in prison for dealing drugs in East Texas.

Teams needed for Puttzin’ Around Downtown game

Teams are needed to compete in the Second Annual Main Street Fund-raiser, “Puttzin’ Around Downtown” on May 17. Teams of four golfers will go business to business to play 18 holes of golf.

Prescribed burn, at Tyler State Park, should help fend off wildfire outbreak

SMITH COUNTY - Just like many places in East Texas, at Tyler State Park, it doesn't take much to start a fire.

Kurth Memorial Library Book Sale kicking off

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting; The Kurch Memorial Library book sale kicks off Monday morning at Ten. Magazines and paperbacks available in the library lobby during normal library hours.

Construction begins on Longview's largest water playground

Longview, TX — Work has begun on the City of Longview’s most ambitious splash pad ever.

Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge kicks off new canoe trails

Our news partner The Longview News Journal reports the Caddo Lake National Wildlife Refuge officially kicked off six new Texas paddling trails on Saturday with what organizers hope will become an annual event — The Caddo Lake Earth Day Re

Ex-guard at Carswell guilty of sexually abusing inmate

FT. WORTH — Sentencing has been set for late October for a former correctional officer at the Federal Medical Center Carswell who pleaded guilty last week to sexually abusing an inmate.