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Troup residents asked to conserve water today

The City of Troup is requesting that residents curtail non-essential water consumption Monday, i.e. watering lawns and washing cars, due to heat-related equipment problems with the City’s wells.

Owentown-area under water restrictions

Drought conditions are widespread across the state. The Smith County Municipal Utility District #1 is experiencing Mild Drought Conditions and encourages all citizens to help conserve our precious water resources.

Now called state’s worst drought, extreme conditions spread to Gregg, Upshur counties

Longview, TX — On a day when the state drought’s most extreme effects entered portions of Gregg and Upshur counties, the city of Gladewater initiated mandatory water use restrictions and a Texas A&M climatologist classified 2011

Longview ISD, other area schools don’t meet feds’ standards

Longview, TX — Longview ISD and several other area districts failed to meet federal accountability standards, according to data released Thursday.

Car drives through fence at Southwest Pines Apartments

Tyler, TX — Witnesses say someone drove a car into a fence at the Southwest Pines apartments at Townpark and Loop 323 in Tyler.

Water Supply Emergency in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY — NEWS RELEASE:

Water Supply Emergency in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY — NEWS RELEASE:

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.