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Friday wildfire update

· Yesterday Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 522 acres. · The following fires have been contained: o Mossy Rock Ranch Fire (Stephens County, 800 acres)

Heist suspect's post: 'IM RICH'

Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Two days before a west Houston bank heist, a 19-year-old bank teller named Estefany Martinez posted a cryptic status update on her Facebook page: "Get $$$."

Lufkin man exposes himself in washeteria

A Lufkin man spent three days in jail this week for admittedly exposing himself to a woman at a washeteria Tuesday. In addition to spending three days in jail, Deadrion Haynes, 19, also had to pay a $300 fine and $243 court cost.

Rollover wreck in Kilgore

UPDATE: State Trooper Dillard tells us that there are no major injuries as a result of the accident. Citations were issued for the vehicle that failed to yield the right of way.  

Tyler Mayor calls for a day of prayer and fasting on April 27, 2011

TYLER — On April 27, Mayor Barbara Bass calls for local church pastors and their staff to a day of prayer and fasting in preparation for the National Day of Prayer on May 5.

Gov. Perry urges Texans to pray for rain

Gov. Rick Perry has issued a proclamation asking Texans to pray for rain -- specifically on Friday through Sunday. He has proclaimed April 22-April 24 to be "Days of Prayer for Rain in the State of Texas."

Most wanted sex offender captured in Mexico

A sex offender wanted on 18 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child is behind bars after his arrest last night at an international bridge in El Paso.

Tyler Police Department releases 2010 crime stats

Tyler Police Department released its 2010 Uniform Crime Reporting statistics for the City of Tyler. Two types of crimes were tracked by the department.

Tyler woman reports robbery

TYLER- The Tyler Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place yesterday, shortly before 7 PM. The victim said it took place at the Valero station on Loop 323 and W. Front St.

Wednesday wildfire update

Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 2,184 acres. Since April 6th, Texas Forest Service has responded to fires that have burned more than one million acres.