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2012 East Texas Independence Day events

If you are looking for some place to celebrate July 4th, there are a lot of options! Anyone in the Longview area can go to the Freedom Celebration and Fireworks Festival, which starts around 6:00 tonight.

Governor Perry makes Independence Day stop in East Texas

Governor Rick Perry spent Independence Day in the small East Texas town of Big Sandy on Wednesday. He spoke for about 20 minutes at the New Beginnings Christian Church for an event hosted by the Big Sandy Rotary Club.

Boil water notice issued for area south of Jacksonville

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 Texas law enforcement agencies beef up holiday patrols

Whether on the water or on the roads, East Texas law enforcement agencies have increased patrols for Independence Day. Todd Long, the Gregg County game warden who patrols lakes, said he would be on Caddo Lake today.

Injured Rangers pitchers go through bullpen sessions

Texas pitchers have become the walking wounded. Check out the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Summer break is no vacation for Dallas Cowboys

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram covers the Cowboys. http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/07/02/4075170/summer-break-is-no-vacat....  

New particle fits description of elusive Higgs boson, scientists say

Scientists said Wednesday that they had discovered a new particle whose characteristics match those of the Higgs boson, the most sought-after particle in physics, which could help unlock some of the universe's deepest secrets.

East Texas soldier back from tour in Afghanistan receives grand welcome

When U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Clint Bailey, his wife and children arrived at Lake Gladewater for a play day Tuesday, they were greeted by dozens of American flags, smiling faces and hugs as Bailey returned home from a tour in Afghanistan.

Smith County deputy's son indicted in December 2011 hit and run

A Smith County sheriff's deputy's son has been indicted on charges of criminally negligent homicide and failure to stop and render aid in the December 2011 hit-and-run death of a 50-year-old Tyler man.

4th of July Trivia

Ben and Katie square off for a round of Fourth of July trivia.