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All across the nation- gardens flower show

Anne Brown stops by to talk about a great event at the Tyler Public Library this Thursday. The garden show will showcase flowers from all around the country and admission is free.

Artsview Children's Theatre presents "Booby Trap"

Artistic Director Laura Bowen stops by to talk about the upcoming production "Booby Trap." Performances are June 2nd at 7:00pm & June 3rd at 2:00pm Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

"Bernie" premieres in East Texas

This Thursday there's a special event in Kilgore. The film "Bernie" makes its East Texas Premiere at the 4 Star Cinema.

Man drowns in Lake Hawkins

Wood County Game Warden Derek Spitzer tells Fox 51 a 27-year old man drowned Monday night. It happened around 6:40 at Lake Hawkins, which is in Wood County, right outside of Hawkins.

No bids for Marshall golf course

After 3 months, the Oaklawn Golf Course in Marshall, Texas is still up for sale. That's after an auction failed to get any serious bidders.

UPDATE: Smith County fire started by person burning brush

UPDATE: Fire officials tell KETK the blaze on CR 1108 was started by a person burning brush. The fire is now 95 percent contained. The roadway is still shut down.

Stories of sacrifice: Returning local Army pilot recalls others who gave their lives for freedom

GLADEWATER — They made an Apache pilot cry Saturday at Beverly and Danny Mahan’s house.

Death row inmate loses appeal

An East Texas man accused of killing a man and abducting, shooting and wounding two women during the robbery of a store in Rusk has lost a federal court appeal, moving him one step closer to execution.

Nacogdoches County authorities bust "Dope on a Rope" lab

Nacogdoches County — The Nacogdoches County Constable Office Precinct 4 seized a methamphetamine lab and made two arrests late Friday afternoon.

Grill fire leaves Longview family homeless

Longview — A Longview family is homeless after a fire caused by improperly disposed charcoal briquettes caught their deck and house to catch on fire Sunday afternoon, Longview fire marshal Johnny Zackary said.