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DPS launches online version of Texas prescription drug monitoring program

At the urging of the 82nd Texas Legislature, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has developed a secure online prescription monitoring program, called Prescription Access in Texas (PAT), which provides controlled substance prescription

Struggling Richland Parish schools mired in controversy; white students can't transfer

Controversy is swirling around two Richland Parish elementary schools after parents received a note stating white children could not transfer from the struggling schools.

Lindale, Red Springs on scene of brush fire

Lindale and Red Springs are on the scene of a brush fire in the 17000 block of CR 498 in Lindale. Initial reports indicate the fire may have been started by a vehicle.

Lindale firefighter arrested for DWI in November wreck

A Lindale firefighter was arrested over the weekend for allegedly driving while intoxicated in a November 27, 2011 wreck.

East Texans’ voter turnout tops state

East Texans apparently love to exercise their right to vote. More than 16 percent of registered voters in Harrison, Upshur and Rusk counties voted Tuesday in the Republican Party primary runoff.

ETX town's water supply vandalized overnight

Clarksville City is pleading with its citizens to use water conservatively after its water department was vandalized overnight.

Pullin' for kids

Jennifer Reynolds and Jamie Womack with the Tyler-Smith County Child Welfare Board stop by to talk about a fun event that benefits a great cause. The event fires off August 4th and registration begins at 8:30 in the morning.

Free soccer clinic in Tyler

Rubyth Renteria with the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas stops by to chat with Ben about an exciting activity for the East Texas youth this weekend.

2012 Olympic scams

Mechele Mills with the Better Business Bureau stops by to shed some light on a few scams surrounding the 2012 Summer Olympics. To learn more visit the BBB website at www.bbb.org.

American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

Deb Taylor, RN, chats with Ben about the upcoming American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in October. To learn more about forming or becoming part of a walking team call (903) 525-1615.