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Tuesday wildfire update

Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 15 fires for 2,657 acres. Today the Texas Forest Service responded to 8 requests for assistance from local fire departments. New Fires:

Smith County fire officials fight out of control grass fire

SMITH COUNTY — Officials say what was originally said to be a structure fire is actually a grass fire. It had been a controlled burn that got out of control.

Two injured, traffic snarled after wreck on I-20 near Hallsville

Hallsville — Our partners at the Lonview News-Journal are reporting that officials are working the scene of a wreck near the Hallsville exit on I-20, and two women have been taken to a local hospital.

Longview school district helping provide food for students

LONGVIEW- The staff of the Longview school district is stepping up to help provide food for students on the weekends.

UPDATE on Highway 69 wreck

UPDATE- The man sent to the hospital from a wreck Monday has died. The wreck happened off Highway 69 and Walnut Hill Road Monday afternoon.

Traffic stop leads to foot chase through Lindale school

LINDALE — The suspect, 31-year-old Shane Owens, involved in the chase was wanted on 3 warrants for writing hot checks.

Smith County offers discounted rabies vaccinations

Smith County requires dogs and cats to be vaccinated yearly to help prevent the spread of rabies. These low-cost clinics are a benefit to the public with a cost of only $8.00 per animal at various locations around the county.

Gilmer Southwest Plastics fire ruled 'undetermined'

Our news partner the Longview News-Journal reports, Gregg County officials have not been able to determine a cause for the fire at Southwest Plastics in Gladewater.

Angelina school districts could lose $1 million in proposed budget

Lufkin — The Lufkin Daily News is reporting: when Texas' House passed its version of the budget, East Texas public school superintendents were anything but happy.

Balch Springs man dead in Hwy 69 crash

SMITH COUNTY — The man who was injured in a wreck on Highway 69 in Tyler on Monday, has been pronounced dead in a local hospital. He is identified as Gary Gene Parrish, of Balch Springs.