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Residents invited to sponsor decorative hydrants at Dog Park

(Longview, TX) The City of Longview and Longview Dog Park, Inc. are encouraging residents to sponsor decorative fire hydrants at Stragent Dog Park, located at 121 Summers Drive adjacent to the Paul Boorman Trail.

2012 Energy Summit to be held March 26

The 2012 Energy Summit, hosted by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Energy Committee, is planned for March 26 from noon to 6 p.m.  The event will be held at the Tyler Rose Garden Center, 420 Rose Park Drive and tickets are available for $

Home intruder sexually assaults 72-year old

HARRISON COUNTY — Harrison County 911 operators received a call at approximately 4:30 AM regarding a sexual assault that had just occurred on Hwy 134 close to the intersection of FM 1793.

Texas DPS: watch out for drunk drivers during Spring Break

Texas Highway Patrol troopers will increase patrols and crack down on drunk drivers during a special enforcement effort over Spring Break.

State fines city of Tyler for Whitehouse fish kill

Tyler TX — The city of Tyler will repair a leaking conduit on the Whitehouse dam under a penalty assessed by the state Wednesday for fish-killing sewage discharges two years ago.

Smith Co. officials responding to reports of a child bitten by dog

Smith county — Smith county officials tell KETK the child is ok and recieved no major injuries. They tell us the child was bit by a small dog.

Down power lines block Tyler road

Tyler police are currently working power lines that are down after being hit by a Suburban. Police have the roads block on the 700 block of Britton in Tyler. There were no injuries reported.

Portion of Cargill Long Park Trail temporarily closed

(Longview, TX) Cargill Long Park Trail will be closed at Fourth Street to Hollybrook Drive beginning Monday, March 12, 2012.

Last of 5 men wanted for capital murder surrenders to Lufkin authorities

LUFKIN — Lufkin Police tell KETK, Rafael Orta surrenderd himself at the Angelina County Jail around 1:30 pm on Wednesday.

UPDATE: Man admits to lying in Rusk County shooting

Rusk county — The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office Investigation into the shooting which occurred in Rusk County, on Friday, March 2, on US Hwy 259 South, has led to the shooting victim recanting his original story.