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Jammin' Jimmy Olson joined Ben and Katie on FOX 51 TODAY Friday to discuss "East Texas Idol"

School finance reports released for 2011 fiscal year

EAST TEXAS — Each year, charter schools, education service centers, and school districts must have their annual financial and compliance report audited by an independent auditor for the Texas Education Agency.

Harrison Co. man shot in head during dispute with wife, shooter unknown

A Harrison County woman and her husband are under investigation after the man was shot in his head.

Queen City man indicted in Atlanta bank robbery

A federal grand jury returned multiple indictments on July 11, 2012 charging individuals with separate federal crimes in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

Buy Local First responds to Stand Strong for Tyler

Buy Local First released the following statement to KETK in response to "Stand Strong for Tyler's" request for pro-alcohol signatures: The Texas Election Code states:

Family of man who died in ETX gas well accident hires wrongful death law firm

EAST TEXAS — The family of Jeremiah "Jeremy" Neely, who was killed while working at a gas well just southwest of Chireno in Nacogdoches County, has hired a wrongful death law firm.

City of Tyler continues soft hiring freeze

tyler, tx — Information from the Texas Comptroller indicates that City of Tyler sales tax revenues deposited for the month of July have grown 9.34 percent as compared to July 2011, resulting in a 2.31 percent cumulative year-to-date incre

Crime Rate in Texas Drops for Second Consecutive Year

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) today announced that for the second consecutive year the major crime rate in Texas has dropped significantly.

Officials identify 6 Fort Bliss soldiers killed in Afghanistan

FORT BLISS, TX — The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the death of six Fort Bliss soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan on Sunday.

UPDATE: City to turn over pro-alcohol petitions to 'Stand Strong for Tyler'

The City of Tyler tells KFXK they will release all the pro-alcohol petition signatures to "Stand Strong for Tyler" by the end of Thursday's business day.