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Pine Tree ISD sets community welcome for new PTISD Superintendent

The PTISD Board of Trustees, along with the PT Education Foundation, PTA and PTO invites the community to attend a welcome reception for Dr. T.J. Farler, new PTISD Superintendent of Schools,

Passers-by save man's house

  SMITH COUNTY — According to Walter Miller, his trailer was saved after passers-by noticed flames shooting into the air from a wooded area near his house on the 14,000 block of CR 354.

Naked man in Tyler Police custody

TYLER — Tyler Police were called out to the Wendys on Front and Bonner around 4:30 Thursday afternoon. There, they found a naked man at the restaurant.

UPDATE: Drug Bust in Tyler

TYLER — Investigators follow through with a drug search warrant at a home in Tyler, Thursday night. At least three people appear to be in custody outside the home. Agents tell KETK, only one person was arrested.

UPDATE: Toddler attacked by pit bull released from hospital

Longview, TX — A Gilmer toddler was flown to Dallas Children's Hospital on Wednesday evening after authorities said she was attacked by a pit bull.

Bullard enacts water conservation plan

bullard — Due to drought-like conditions, the city of Bullard is implementing stage 2 water conservation notification. The following water restrictions are effective immediately:

Upshur County asks residents to lessen power usage

upshur county — Upshur Rural Electric Cooperative is asking its customers to avoid using unnecessary lighting or electric appliances - and to limit use of air condition today.

City of Longview projects $700,000 in 2012 pension plan savings

Longview, TX — The city of Longview is projecting more than $700,000 in pension costs savings next year for its employees because of restructuring of the retirement plan serving most Texas cities.

Simpson, Hughes earn 'taxpayer champion' grade as interest groups rate lawmkaers

Longview, TX — School might be out for summer, but it’s report card season for Texas lawmakers.

Expo manager suspended with pay pending investigation

Nacogdoches, TX — Nacogdoches county commissioners on Wednesday voted three-to-two to suspend Expo Center Manager Bill Plunkett with pay pending the outcome of an investigation to be requested of the Texas Rangers to be conducted of the E