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East Texas colleges receive more than $1 million in grants

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs announced another round of grants for 11 community colleges and technical institutes totaling $3 million, which will be used to purchase equipment and train students to enter the workforce.

Gilmer police arrest Upshur County constable candidate

Gilmer — A man seeking political office in Upshur County was arrested and booked into the county jail Monday, records show.

Jury rules in firefighter's deaths

A Longview jury has found the company that makes a fire department ladder truck and the Kilgore Fire Department jointly responsible for an accident that killed two firemen. The deaths occurred during a training exercise in 2009.

Lufkin authorities searching for fugitive

Lufkin — Lufkin Police Department and the City of Lufkin Municipal Court hold outstanding warrants for the arrest of Elroy Edwards Jr.

UPDATE: Abandoned structure fire is controlled burn

LINDALE — 3:30 PM UPDATE: Fire officials tell Fox 51 crews on scene that the abandoned structure was a result of a controlled burn.

Dakota's Steak and Chop House

If you're looking for a place to celebrate a graduation don't forget about Tyler's own Dakota's Steak and Chop House. Taggert Lynn chats with Ben about a few treasures his restaurant offers.

New laxative-free colonoscopy shows promise

If you're turning 50 or you're already there, colorectal screening is in your future.

Longview gunman pistol-whips passenger at fast-food drive-thru

Longview,TX — An East Texas man was taken to a local hospital after he was pistol-whipped at a fast-food drive-thru. It happened at around 9:30 p.m. Sunday at the Longview Jack-in-the-Box on Estes Parkway.

Tyler city councilman upset by local newspaper editorial

TYLER — Tyler City Councilman Jason Wright is upset about an editorial published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sunday.

Mitchell Guist of 'Swamp People' dies

Louisiana — A member of the “Swamp People” cast has died. Mitchell Guist died this morning along the Belle River.