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7 from 7: The Rockin' C era has ended for East Texas kids

Rockin' C campers. (source: mysummercamps.com) Rockin' C campers. (source: mysummercamps.com)

Good afternoon!

Here are some stories for you to peruse on this lovely Monday:

1. A Christian camp is closing after nearly two decades of service to East Texas families. Rockin' C Ranch made the announcement today but did not state any reason for the closure.

2. Both the state and defense have rested in the trial of Dennis Montrell Bendy, who is charged with murder after the 2013 death of a young Tyler mother. Final arguments are expected to be made Tuesday morning.  Join Holly Gonzalez tonight on KLTV News at 6 for full details.

3. A “#SchoolisCool” back to school event is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at Harvey Hall for children and their parents to prepare for the new school year. Free health screenings, haircuts, nutrition activities and more will be available. More info here.

4. Gun buyers could soon be able to grab a cold one while browsing the merchandise at Texas gun shows. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission is considering the proposal, but reaction to the proposition at a Mesquite gun show was mixed.

5. Two Tyler bank employees were robbed this morning as they were taking money from the overnight drop box back into the bank. The person who robbed them is a white man with a suit on, about six-feet tall, and slender. He was driving a black Mercedes with a Park Place dealership license plate frame. He was wearing a stocking over his head. Contact police at 903-531-1090 if you have any information.

6. Nacogdoches has earned some bragging rights. The Oldest Town in Texas was recently named to Texas Highways magazine's “Top 40 Travel Destinations” list. Nac beat out cities like New Braunfels, Austin, and Galveston on the magazine's list.

7. A three-year-old child in Upshur County was killed on Sunday night after falling underneath his family's truck, according to the boy's uncle. The father didn't realize the boy was running alongside the truck as he was leaving, he told us.

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We'll see you soon!

Stephanie Frazier
KLTV Digital Content Producer

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