Dalton Harris Tyler ISD school officials want "teeing" to stop. That is according to a letter they posted on their website for Robert E. Lee High School parents.More >> The Austin police chief is pushing for a new drunk driving category in Texas.More >> Smoking related illnesses cost the United States an estimated $40 billion a year, according to Medicare's Chief medical officer.More >> The Texas Lyceam's fourth annual independent poll shows most Texans prefer gleaning taxes from legalized gambilng and alcohol rather than imposing an income tax or a bigger state sales tax.More >> You have to be 18 to serve in the military and 18 to vote. If some lawmakers have their way, some teens will have to wait until they turn 18 to drive.More >> A group of East Texas doctors are headed to federal court. Back in March, Texas Spine and Joint Hospital filed a joint lawsuit with Physician Hospitals of America.More >> President Obama has signed a $30,000,000,000 jobs bill into law aimed at helping small businesses. It offers tax incentives for small businesses to expand their operations.More >> A Texas teenager is taking aim at a federal gun law that is older than he is.More >> A Florida "pastor" is calling for a book burning, sparking a fire storm of criticism in East Texas and abroad.More >> The head of the Birmingham chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference says the appointment of a black woman over a white woman for a judgeship position is a racist act...More >> No shoes. No shirts. No service. We have all seen the signs. Now, it's what you actually wear that's causing store clerks some problems....More >> A junior high girl wants to play football in Lindale, but she says the coach laughed in her face and advised she would not be able to play like boys on the team.More >> City of Tyler council members unanimously approved prohibiting K2, and K2-like substances.More >> Key parts of Arizona's immigration enforcement law may be on hold, but residency papers are now required for kids riding the school bus in the border town of Lukeville.More >> City Council action increases momentum for statewide law to protect workers and residents from the dangers of secondhand smoke in workplaces.More >> Families are preparing to send their kiddos back to school, and checking off the school supplies list is a priority for most.More >> The law says, if you are born in the USA, that makes you an American citizen, regardless of whether your parents are. But some leading Republican lawmakers say "birthright citizenship" is a mistake.More >> Poll numbers for those questioning eligibility status continue to riseMore >> United States Senators John Cornyn and Kay Bailey Hutchison released the following statement today regarding the FAA Reauthorization Act.More >> Already this week several players have been sent to hospitals, treated for heat-related injuries.More >> Officials in one East Texas town say the cell phone in your hand can sometimes get a bit out of hand. So they are making it clear - put up, and shut up - but in nicer words. It could be the start of a cell phone revolution.More >> Hours before it was set to go into effect, the Arizona immigration law has been partially blocked in federal court.More >> The American Academy of Pediatrics found that head lice are peskier than ever and some may have become resistant to common treatments.More >> Arizona's immigration law is the nation's toughest law on illegal immigration, gaining national criticism.More >> Treatment for a brain tumor led to a worker being fired from his job.More >> Judge rules business naming rights protected by First Amendment.More >> Investigation launched after police escort ordered for chief's son.More >> Lawmaker pushes to ban corporal punishment in public schools.More >> The state of Arizona is getting $400,000 in federal money to pay for new bridges. But these bridges are not for humans.More >> Effective August 1st, TJC will be smoke-free. The board handed down a unanimous decision that has some blowing smoke for another reason.More >> Students could be required to wear khaki pants or skirts, and oxford or polo shirts beginning next year.More >> A new idea to help fight animal abuse is peaking a lot of interest. At least four states are considering animal abuse registries. It is similar to the sex offender registries.More >> A video is creating shock waves world-wide after going viral on the internet. The hip grinding, high kicking, skin baring dancers were a hit at California dance competition. The stars of the show? A group of tiny dancers.More >> State lawmakers are looking for ways to trim down a huge budget shortfall, to the estimated tune of $11 billion, going into next year. But, will that planning come at your child's educational expense?More >> Should corporal punishment be revived in schools? That is one man's mission at Dallas ISD, and it has a lot of folks in East Texas talking, too.More >> They are the meals that have brought smiles to many children's faces. If not for the food, then the toy that comes with it. Now, one government body is saying if the food is not healthy enough, don't expect a toy.More >> East Texas State Representative Leo Berman says he will introduce immigration legislation like the law recently approved in Arizona.More >> Beginning May 1, anyone enrolling in a driver education course will be required to complete and additional 20 hours of behind the wheel instruction, including 10 hours of night-time instruction.More >> Uncle Sam wants you to eat less salt. The Institute of Medicine says regulating the country's food industry is the best way to reduce the amount of sodium in people's diets.More >> On Thursday, a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional.More >> Tuesday night the Tyler Civic Theatre decided The Laramie Project will go on, as originally scheduled.More >> Georgia lawmakers are going after Super Speeders. Now, they are targeting super slow pokes.More >> Following the passage of the health care legislation, the Texas Attorney General provided the following statement...More >> If a Lafayette state lawmaker gets his way, people age 70 years and older would be prohibited from holding elected office in Louisiana.More >> Starting March 1, 2010, driver license applicants between the ages of 18 and 24 must complete an approved driver education course and a driving skills test to become a licensed driver in Texas.More >> It is a question that is getting national attention from pediatricians, parents, and hot dog lovers: Should hot dogs carry a warning label?More >> It is painful, uncomfortable and, for your kids, all too common. Ear infections hit three quarters of American children under five, keeping them sick for days, leaving parents to relieve their pain.More >> The next time you talk to a Center Police officer, you could be on-camera. Big brother is recording suspects and protecting the public in very small packages.More >> It was an early morning for high school coaches across the state. It was realignment day, as the U.I.L. sent some school's to new districts, or even new classes.More >> Residents are divided about it, but it looks like Bambi is catching a break.More >> An East Texas community is having a dispute over deer. Some folks at Holly Lake Ranch call them pets, but others see them as destructive.More >> Senator John Cornyn has called for Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid's, resignation.More >> Texas Governor Rick Perry is demanding the EPA retract its claim that carbon dioxide is dangerous.More >> Legislation goes into effect this school year requiring all Texas public schools to offer instruction in the literature and history of the Bible. What do you think...Love it or Hate it?More >> It takes time, dedication, excellent hand eye coordination and, if you're lucky, you can play the Beatles or Taylor Swift in no time flat.More >> When Col. Van T. Barfoot raises the American flag, it's a special moment, in a life that's full of them.More >> Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit defending the constitutionality of the Texas Pledge of Allegiance.More >> Buy an eco-friendly car, get the best parking spot. Sounds great, right? One Massachusetts town is considering a plan that would do just that.More >> In California, the Los Angeles and Beverly Hills city councils voted unanimously Tuesday to ban declawing cats.More >> Shirtless werewolves, dreamy vampires and helpless humans sells. If you don't believe me, try to buy tickets to the newest film in the Twilight saga: New Moon.More >> Seven paid sick days…too good to be true, but more true than not.More >> Gilmer drivers may have to be more cautious when it comes to school zones. More >> For the second time, Winona residents have decided if alcohol will be sold inside city limits.More >> More than 45,000 Texas convicts have been targeted to receive the H1N1 vaccine. More >> A simple gesture made at a high school football game is causing a whole lot of commotion in a small town. More >> Coach says no more post game interaction because of incidents...More >> The ACLU of Texas has published a report detailing the results of its recent investigation into legal and policy violations in Texas school districts where The Gideons International distributed Bibles during the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 school years.More >> More drama with the Cowboys new billion dollar stadium.More >> It is a big claim from a big political name: former president Jimmy Carter says racism still exists and it's playing a major role in opposition to President Obama. More >> It wouldn't be the MTV Video Music Awards without a bit of drama.More >> Bible scholars say it's time to give the good book a new look. Bible publisher Zondervan announced their plans to revise the most popular Bible translation: the New International Version (NIV).More >> A U.K. PSA is hitting home with parents and teens here in the U.S. It shows the potentially fatal effects of texting while driving.More >> (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO) An animal control officer uses a taser to control a dog, something he says he is within his rights to do, and we have it on camera.More >> A Spanish-made breast-feeding baby doll is soon heading to store shelves here in America. The doll's name Bebe Gloton, translates as "Baby Glutton" suckles as it "feeds." Love It or Hate It?More >> If you vote for it, you should use it says one U.S. Congressman. The representative is talking about the current health care reform bill that Congress is considering.More >> A New York lawmaker has created what he calls the "Madoff bill," which would require wealthy inmates of federal prisons to pay for their own imprisonment.More >> A folk artist gives a free concert at an East Texas park. But, an e-mail we got from a viewer says the content was not appropriate.More >> First it was Ali 'G, then "Borat". But comedian-slash-filmmaker Sacha Baron Cohen's latest character, Bruno, may go too far over the line and way below the belt for some.More >> Michael Jackson friends and fans are making an effort to pay tribute to and "immortalize" the 'King of Pop'.More >> After our story yesterday about a display of flags outside a business, it looks like the store's general manager, Kevin Lewis, will be getting some relief.More >> An East Texas businessman is seeing red, over the red, white, and blue. Kevin Lewis says he's being punished for his patriotism after displayingMore >> For the first time since prohibition, Texas legislators may allow for alcohol to be sold on Sunday. More >> It has stirred up a lot of controversy: How do you fix the health care situation in our country?More >> When it comes to Texas drivers, we are the middle of the road.More >> House passes bill giving the government much more power to regulate tobacco. Leave your comments.More >> New legislation has been proposed that would require the federal government to end its ownership of the private industries it has acquired over the past 15 months.More >> An East Texas city has passed its smoking ordinance.More >> President Barak Obama has proclaimed June 2009 to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month.More >> Should all movies containing actors smoking be rated "R"?More >> Teaching about same-sex parents may soon be mandatory in a California elementary school.More >> An East Texas state legislator has his eye on the governor's mansion. More >> Scientists hail fossil as important find in human evolution.More >> By the time her child is 19 years old she will be 85. Some call it shocking and others a miracle. More >> You've probably seen the ads and, chances are, your children or grandchildren may have seen them, too.More >> Where do you go to find a trillion dollars to fund a universal health care plan?More >> There has been concern regarding the prize in the kid's meal from a fast food restaurant. More >> A group of Representatives are proposing a bill that would designate 2010 as the "Year of the Bible".More >> Congress is considering a plan that would expand health care to cover the almost 50 million Americans who, as of right now, are not insured.More >> No smoking, no tanning and no driving at night...some Texas lawmakers are cracking down Their new proposals are aimed at making your teenagers safe, but some say government is crossing the line, from protecting to parenting.More >> Some say it is another attempt to declare sovereignty from the federal government. More >> Her answer lost her the crown...or so Miss California Carrie Prejean says. Of course, with all the publicity Miss. California has gotten can she really be considered the "loser"?More >> Gov. Rick Perry joined state Rep. Brandon Creighton and sponsors of House Concurrent Resolution 50 in support of states' rights under the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.More >> It was a simple case of a child taking and eating marshmallows from a second grade class, but the teacher of that class decided to come up with an unusual form of discipline: writing "stole marshmallows" on the childs arm. More >> With the click of a button and a credit card you can have almost anything you want. Of course, reality hits when the bill arrives in the mail. What?! Did I really spend that much?More >> Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh is looking to move, and Texas governor Rick Perry is rolling out the welcome wagon. More >> Controversy errupts over a statment President Obama made to a Turkish leader.More >> "Are we witnessing the death of casual Friday," my boss asked me.More >> It's tough times for several big local newspapers around the country. Do you see this as a sign of progress, or a sign that the economy is destroying an important form of journalism. Comment at the bottom of this story.More >> People joke about being old once they hit the big 3-0, and a new study shows they may be right.More >> A new rule goes into effect Monday, making it a little easier to know where food comes from. More >> "If you seek Amy." Sounds like a normal title, right? Try saying it ten times fast. Hmm...then it becomes a little more controversial.More >> The newest Barbie doll is creating some controversy among parents. More >>
An 18-year-old Lufkin man turned himself at the Angelina County Jail early Tuesday morning in connection to a Feb. 23 incident in which another Lufkin man died as a result of blunt force trauma he suffered toMore >> An 18-year-old Lufkin man turned himself at the Angelina County Jail early Tuesday morning in connection to a Feb. 23 incident in which another Lufkin man died as a result of blunt force trauma he suffered to his head.More >> Three people - two adults and a juvenile - are in custody on Tuesday morning after they attempted to flee a Smith County home, according to the Smith County Sheriff's Department.More >> Three people - two adults and a juvenile - are in custody on Tuesday morning after they attempted to flee a Smith County home, according to the Smith County Sheriff's Department.More >> Tyler police believe they have located the suspect in an early Tuesday morning robbery near The University of Texas at Tyler.More >> A 19-year-old Texarkana man was taken into custody at an apartment complex near The University of Texas at Tyler.
The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of partial human remains, found Friday night off of County Road 3529 near Wills Point.More >> The Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of partial human remains, found Friday night off of County Road 3529 near Wills Point.
State Representatives from East Texas are among fourteen Republican lawmakers who have written fellow State Rep. Dan Branch, asking him to withdraw from the May Republican Primary Runoff election. BranchMore >> State Representatives from East Texas are among fourteen Republican lawmakers who have written fellow State Rep. Dan Branch, asking him to withdraw from the May Republican Primary Runoff election. Branch (R-Dallas) is in the runoff for the Republican nomination for Texas Attorney General against State Senator Ken Paxton (R-McKinney).More >>