Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office holds Fire Prevention Awards Ceremony

The youngsters were also treated to a visit from a fully dressed fireman and Sparkey the Fire Pup and given a lesson in fire safety.

Plumbing issues force Cross Roads ISD to cancel school Tuesday

Longview ministry holds coats for kids giveaway

East Texas veterans fly to Washington, D.C. for Brookshire’s Heroes Flight

Multiple faiths gather for Longview Tree of Life remembrance

Longview hosts veteran recognition ceremony

East Texas takes to the pavement to raise money for heart health

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  Catholic students in Longview bring saints to life in living wax museum

PHOTOS: East Texans showed up for Halloween despite the scary weather

Longview’s Danny ‘Gunny’ Whyte passes away

Gift of Love: Jonathan

East Texas businessman honored by Boy Scouts

Upgrades coming to Buckner Park in City of Jacksonville

Cajun Navy Supply holding Hurricane Michael relief drive

The press release said they are accepting donations of food­, baby, ­pet supplies as well as hygiene­, cleaning, ­dry goods­ as well as hand tools, tarps, nails, and any other basic supplies needed to help individuals and families start the rebuilding process.

Tyler boy pulls tooth with RC car, says popular YouTubers inspired him

When it came to pulling a loose tooth, a Tyler boy looked no further than his favorite YouTube comedy group, and his Traxxas remote-controlled car.

Longview Public Library holding Harry Potter Escape Room

According to a Facebook post, participants may sign up for a 30-minute time slot on November 9 and 10 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

Longview shelters at capacity before winter

The cold weather hasn’t even set in yet, and one East Texas rescue mission is already full with more coming in every day.

  Few vendors brave weather for highway 80 garage sale

Rusk Co. Sheriffs Office gives kids a chance to ask questions about crime-ridden world

Gift of Love: Raymon

Bear Creek Smoke House set to open new General Store/destination event center

Gov Abbott’s office: Lindale now designated as ‘Music-Friendly Community’

Deputy who lost home in April 2017 tornado celebrates volunteers who built him a new home

CHRISTUS expands Medicare Generations plan area

According to a press release, these plans are available October 15 through December 7 to people who are 65 and older, as well as those under 65 with certain disabilities living in the eligible counties. Following CHRISTUS Health’s aim to build healthier communities, CHRISTUS Health Plan Generations

Miss North Texas Outstanding Teen shares personal adoption story

Ahead of Adoption Awareness month in November, an East Texas teen is shedding light on the importance of the self-less act of adoption. She shared her own story of triumph over tragedy at the R4 Adoption Match Event in Canton Saturday.

Marshall making preparations for Fire Ant Festival Saturday

The Marshall Chamber of Commerce is preparing for its 36th annual Fire Ant Festival on Saturday.

Weather-related event cancellations in East Texas

According to a press release from the City of Tyler Fire Department, due to the expected inclement weather in our area this evening, the annual Turn Tyler Pink event in Downtown Tyler has been cancelled.

Storms could rain out Tyler Against Crime parties

According to a press release from the Tyler Police Department, due to the strong possibility of bad weather approaching Tyler this afternoon, the Tyler Police Department would like to request organizers of TAC parties scheduled for Tuesday to contact them if you are planning to cancel or reschedule

Texas Secretary of State reminds voters to use caution when registering

The Texas Secretary of State, Rolando Pablos, released a statement Monday giving instruction to voters in Texas regarding voter registration websites that purport to assist voters in registering to vote online in the State of Texas:

Breast Cancer survivors encouraged at luncheon

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and last Friday, dozens of cancer survivors, their supporters, and medical professionals attended a survivors luncheon.

TECQ helps provide relief for Craft-Turney Water Supply customers

It's day three with no water for an east Texas community near Jacksonville. Just yesterday, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said a fungicide may be to blame.

Actor proposes during curtain call of performance

The lead character of “Dial M for Murder” Dereck Large proposed to his girlfriend Emmy Anderson Thursday night.

First phase of construction begins on new ‘urban look’ for Tyler city park

Work began Thursday afternoon to bring fun new features to the Hillside Park in Tyler, the first of a multi-phase project expected to revamp an area that’s been given little attention in recent years.

City council approves request for $22,000 drug-testing device, body cams

The Tyler City Council approved the purchase of a new piece of equipment to help police in the fight against drugs.

Gift of Love: La’Rey

For teens in protective care, the biggest fear is aging out of the system.“I already signed a contract for extended foster care so I am going to stay in CPS when I turn 18,” said La’Rey. For La'Rey, the opportunity to stay into her early twenties gives her valuable time to find the forever family

Film actor returns to Tyler, reflects upon TJC theatre program days

If you ask film actor what brought him to TJC, you may be surprised to learn that it wasn't the acting bug.

UT Tyler setting of 50-hour praise and worship tent event

Tent America kicks off at UT Tyler

New building donated to youth development golf organization

Inside the new space, you’ll find state-of-the-art swing technology, work areas for First Tee participants, and close access to their home course, Oak Hurst Golf Course. “Now the kids have a place that they can call home,” said Sarran. “It’s their building, it’s a place they can hang out and have.

81st annual East Texas Yamboree will hold many events

One of the longest-running festivals is back!

Volunteer Central: Service opportunities for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 4

If you would like to help your neighbors and meet some new people, too, here are some organizations in East Texas who need a helping hand.

Bullard students fill military care packages for soldiers overseas

Chick-fil-A has partnered with students from Bullard High School to fill dozens of care packages which will be sent to soldiers and emergency responders serving overseas.

Gift of Love: Benjamin

Six-year-old Benjamin is a kindergartner with a passion for life.“I wish I had another family with mom, dad, sister, brothers, all those kind of things,” said Benjamin.

‘See You at the Pole’ rally held at schools around East Texas

Students all over the world joined together in prayer Wednesday morning for the annual “See you at the Pole” event.

Sadiant Health hosts hiring event for nurses in Tyler, Longview areas

A Fort Worth-based healthcare company is expanding to East Texas, and it's looking for nurses to fill vacant positions in the area.

Tyler library holds public readings to recognize Banned Books Week

Tyler Public Library is participating in an annual event that calls attention to books that have been banned in schools and libraries.

  Sandy Hook-inspired program gets underway at Tyler ISD schools

A new social initiative in TISD called HELLO stems from the Sandy Hook Promise Program, started by a group of parents who got together to help end school violence.

East Texas State Fair purchases acreage, plans future move

It's opening day of the east Texas state fair and the grounds were packed with people all day. There are 22 acres filled with vendors, rides, and zoo animals. And as the years go by, that small of space just isn’t cutting it.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Tyler police to change traffic route for fair on West Front Friday

The East Texas State Fair kicks off Friday with Senior Citizens Day. Traffic advisories should help keep everyone safe.

Gift of Love: Legacy Closet provides hundreds of foster children clothing

For children who are unexpectedly placed in protective care, the clothes on their backs may be the only thing they have to wear for weeks to come. “They were taken in the middle of the night, I got them at 12:30 in the morning,” said the assistant director of Legacy Closet Veronica McGee.

Owners of art center in Longview searching for owners of baby tiles

The Mud Hut in Longview will soon be under new ownership, so the current owners want to make customers who have shopped with them before get to take home their sentimental keepsakes.

Longview Animal Center making happy dogs with Play Groups

Longview Animal Care and Adoption Center letting dogs play to happiness.

First responders, Whataburger host fundraiser for officer injured in flash fire

The 'Oh Whata Night' fundraiser will be held at the Whataburger located in Henderson..

First responders, Whataburger host fundraiser for officer injured in flash fire

It's been 25 days since Longview police officer and volunteer firefighter Chris Vannoy was in a terrible accident.

Prominent local musician playing for cancer foundation

A prominent local artist and an international pianist are performing for a good cause.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve for the week of September 7-14

Here are some organizations that could use some extra hands to do their work of serving the East Texas area.

City of Tyler's reconstruction program helps homeowners bring homes up to code

Since 2005 the City of Tyler's Neighborhood Services has assisted approximately 35 homes through the reconstruction program.  The program helps eligible low-income homeowners bring their properties up to code by demolishing the home and building a new one.

Texas Ramps Project helps handicapped individuals in Tyler area

A non-profit organization known as the Texas Ramp Project is continuing to help handicapped individuals in the Tyler area.

Hotel, customer service employees get hospitality tour of Longview

Ever wonder how a hotel concierge always knows the perfect place to visit in town?

East Texas woman makes spooky discovery after 'Jeep run' down Stagecoach Road

A Kilgore woman made a spooky discovery after she and some of her friends took a fun "Jeep run" down Stagecoach Road from Marshall to Karnack Sunday night.

'I feel blessed and overwhelmed by it all': Longview man celebrates 100 years of life

Fleming was born in Cleveland, OH, on Sept. 3, 1918, and living 100 years is apparently easy, at least if you ask Fleming: "My best advice is to keep having birthdays," Fleming said. "Keep having birthdays, that's my advice for longevity."

Help wanted: Volunteer expo to link organizers with helping hands

There are plenty of organizations in Kilgore who need a helping hand -- a free helping hand, for that matter -- which is why Texan Theater is hosting a special expo Tuesday night to help connect would-be volunteers with the groups they can serve.

Volunteer Central

Volunteer Central —where volunteering through Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes the difference in the community.

Four generations of firefighter family make up nearly half of New London VFD

4 generations of Riley's run the New London volunteer fire department. The family makes up about half the fire crew and they say, all of the family holidays they have missed are worth the work put in...

Family of injured Longview police officer says he's healing, but still in excruciating pain

A Longview police officer is still in the intensive care unit after a flash fire burned over 50 percent of his body.

East Texas resident reflects 13 years after home destroyed by Katrina

Hurricane Katrina hit the gulf coast 13 years to the date. Katrina was a Category 3 storm when it made landfall between Grand Isle, Louisiana and the mouth of the Mississippi River on August 29, 2005.

East Texas family donates $10,000 worth of restaurant gift cards for police

It's no secret that being a police officer isn't easy. But Tyler Police Department says support from their fellow East Texans makes it worth it.

Gregg County Historical Museum undergoes 'historic' renovations

The Gregg County Historical Museum (GCHM) in downtown Longview is a little more historical thanks to a grant-funded renovation project.

Community celebrates women's suffrage, after 98 years

98 years ago, the 19th amendment of the United States Constitution was approved, finally allowing women the right to vote...

TxDOT, public to discuss U.S. 69 relief route

TxDOT is inviting the public to share input at a public meeting for the U.S. 69 Jacksonville Relief Route Study.

31st Annual Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala raises over $495,000 for American Cancer Society

The 31st Annual Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala raised $495,045.75 for the American Cancer Society, funds that will go toward cancer research, education, and to assist patients and families in areas of struggle with cancer.

Historical marker to give Harrison County credit for 'boogie woogie' style music

Most historical markers are about a building or an event, but the Marshall Depot will soon get a marker for music.

83-year-old Korean War veteran receives high school diploma

An East Texas man had to drop out of school when he was 12 years old to go to work.

Family, friends, first responders rally behind injured police officer

Family, friends, and even strangers are rallying around an off-duty Longview police officer and firefighter who was severely injured Monday.

City of Tyler Neighborhood Services considers demolishing 21 homes

The City of Tyler's Neighborhood Revitalization Board is taking action on twenty-one unsecured properties in the city.

Commissioners court approves price increase to rent 'The Hub' in Tyler

The Hubbard Center, commonly referred to as "The Hub", is used for Smith County employee training, conferences, and elections. In addition, the public can rent the space for private events such as weddings.

Tatum High School football player heads home after undergoing surgery

Tatum High School football player DJ Horton is out of the hospital tonight, just three days after breaking his neck during a scrimmage game.  His physical therapy is going well and he's looking forward to being home. Horton said he appreciates the support he's received the last few days.  "It means the world to know that all these people care about me to be honest," he said.

Community holds prayer vigil for injured Tatum High School football player

Tatum high school football player D.J. Horton remains in the hospital after breaking his neck during a scrimmage game. The community came together for a vigil to pray for his recovery.

'Pooches on the Patio' donates 10% of proceeds to local SPCA

Canines and cones; there's no better combination, especially when you have a chance to save a dog's life...

Restaurant Reports: 3 restaurants get serious violations

3 East Texas restaurants get the most serious violations in the latest health inspection period.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve October 16-23

Here are some great organizations who are looking for a few helping hands. Pitch in if you can! It makes you feel good about yourself and you will meet some great new people, too. Volunteer Central —where volunteering through Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes the difference in the community. Heart to Heart Hospice Have you ever wondered how you could help others in your community during one of the most important times in their lives? Have you ever wondered h...

Sanderson Farms continues job fair for new Tyler poultry complex

Sanderson Farms, Inc., continued its hiring process Tuesday for its newest poultry complex, which is under construction in Tyler. A job fair kicked off in Lindale in August, following a similar fair in Tyler in July.