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Lufkin voters pick new mayor

Lufkin, TX — There will be a new top man at the helm in Lufkin. Voters on Saturday selected Oncor retiree Bob Brown as mayor, unseating two-term incumbent Jack Gorden by a 1,515-1,061 count.

One killed in Longview wreck after SUV hydroplanes into truck

LONGVIEW — One person was killed in a two-vehicle wreck in Longview Friday evening. It happened around 6:07 p.m., on the 2500 block of West Marshall Avenue.

Texas Forest Service to survey drought effects

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Forestry crews will spend the next two months trekking across the Lone Star State counting dead trees to get a better picture of the mortality rate from the 2011 drought.

Early voting begins today in Texas primary elections

EAST TEXAS - Just two days after the municipal elections, early voting gets underway today in the Texas primary elections. The final day to vote early is May 25; Election Day is May 29.

East Texas road construction

Larry Krantz from TX Dot stops by with some great information about some important changes coming to Interstate 20. For more information visit www.txdot.gov.

Armed Forces Appreciation Day

Commander Jerry Adams and Adjutant Gary McGill with American Legion Post #15 stop by to talk about Armed Forces Appreciation Day. Here's the event information:

Three people run over after big fight in Tyler

Tyler Police Department-Monday morning Tyler Police responded to a large fight in the 2100 block of N. Grand where several people had been run over by a vehicle.

Counterfeit $100 bills used in East Texas businesses

KILGORE — Kilgore Police are searching for a man who has been using counterfeit $100 bills in East Texas.

UPDATE: Kilgore Police looking for armed robber

KILGORE — Friday afternoon update: Kilgore Police have released security images of the robbery at Clayton's Git-N-Go in Kilgore. If you can identify the robber, please contact the Kilgore Police Department.

Resale giant Plato's Closet opens in Tyler

Another new business officially opened its doors to east Texans this week.