New way to pay for Tyler's needs

The beginning of school is an exciting time.  Like other kids his age, 6 year-old Ethan Duplechein is excited about starting his new adventure but, unlike others, he may a bit of a hard time enjoying everything school has to offer.  Lexie Cook will tell you all about this boy who's struggle to live with a rare disease is inspiring everyone he meets and who needs a little help making the most of life.

The city of Tyler is taking a decidedly modern approach to paying for a new project.  Alex Osiadacz has a new report about how the city is using crowd funding to pay for part of the new animal shelter.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto is preparing to make sure you know exactly what to expect from the weather where you live this weekend.  He's in the Storm Tracker 7 Weather Center putting together a brand new forecast just for you.