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  New law gives restaurants the choice to allow dogs on their patio

A new law in Texas will allow restaurants to decide whether or not to allow dogs on their patios.

  Living a Legacy: East Texas fire chief’s son graduates fire academy

1 dead, 1 injured in Marion County crash

Van Zandt County fugitive flees traffic stop, leads officers on foot chase before arrest on weapons charges

Autopsy report: Man found in Smith County woods died of natural causes

  Remnant from escaped inmate’s shackle donated to Gregg County museum

  ’This is her day’: Walmart rolls out red carpet for Mineola girl’s Make-A-Wish shopping spree

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Family’s summer photo shoot muddied when toddler takes dip in pond

Black tar heroin, meth discovered during search warrant execution; 1 arrested

  Tip helps Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies solve cemetery vandalism case

Gun Barrel City: Man reported as missing found safe

Tyler police: Suspect shot 16-year-old during gun sale

Longhorn Steakhouse coming to Tyler

  Stanleys Famous BBQ expanding with more space, more parking, and a second smokehouse

If you’re a fan of Stanley’s BBQ in Tyler, well, they’ve got something special worth waiting for.

  Pollok couple petitions for removal of dead trees along roadways after sons’ deaths

The couple wants to make sure no other family faces the same tragedy theirs did.

Mineola ISD superintendent submits letter of resignation, board accepts

The superintendent of schools in Mineola submitted her letter resignation on Thursday night.

Overton man gets 25 years in prison for fatal hit and run

Michael Grant, 39, pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter with a motor vehicle for the 2017 crash that killed Lechell"Deke" Scott near Liberty City.

  Troup ISD leaders: ‘Proud’ of ’A’ accountability rating, but our kids are more than just a score

Sheriff releases identities of 2 found dead in East Mountain area

  Zavala-Garcia accepts plea deal in Kayla Gomez-Orozco murder case, sentenced to life without parole

Pittsburg police: Gas leak near Hwy 271, Hwy 993 now contained

  East Texas State Fair announces coming attractions

  Lufkin man gets probation for aggravated robbery at Kilgore store

  Lindale ISD: Students return to Velma Penny following temporary evacuation

Lindale Independent School District officials temporarily evacuated the Velma Penny elementary campus due to a nearby gas leak.

  Get ready for nightmares: ‘Hatchet House of Horror’ is under construction

They save our homes, they save our lives, they’re the heroes we trust on a daily basis. But they’re also not afraid to scare the living daylights out of us if it’s for a good cause.

  SWEPCO explains why vegetation caused power outage

SWEPCO has determined what caused and wide-spread power outage that affected thousands of East Texas customers on Sunday. An AEP-SWEPCO investigation has found that the outages all started from plants touching power lines.

  Smith County treasurer makes case for pay raise

Smith County treasurer Kelli White took her concerns over pay straight to the public.

Jacksonville woman celebrates 105th birthday with visit from mayor

The birthday girl was presented a certificate of recognition by the mayor of Jacksonville in honor of turning 105.

  $725,000 grant goes to East Texas Veterans

$725,000 in grants presented to four Tyler area veteran service organizations

  Artists get ‘Wings of Tyler’ interactive mural underway; completion set for September

The interactive mural, called Wings of Tyler, will depict several sets of very detailed, colorful angel-like wings.

  Staff create art, positive messages in bathrooms at Pittsburg Elementary School

The Principal at Pittsburg Elementary School challenged the staff to redo all the campus bathrooms for back to school.

  Webxtra: SWEPCO power outage answer to brownout

Bob Hallmark looks at the cause of Sunday's 'brownout'.

Jury finds Brownsboro man accused of school threat not guilty

A jury has found a Brownsboro man accused of making a threat against a school on Snapchat not guilty.

Crews rescue man who fell in pit in Henderson

A man was rescued after falling into a pit behind a business in Henderson Wednesday.

  New gun laws take effect Sept. 1

Beginning Sept. 1, several new laws concerning guns will take effect.

Tyler police responding to welfare concern call near elementary school

Officers responded to the home in the 3200 block of Keaton Drive, near Andy Woods Elementary School.

East Texas counties issue burn bans

Hot and dry conditions are causing counties and cities to consider or place burn bans throughout East Texas.

DPS identifies driver killed in Titus County crash

One person died Tuesday in a Titus County two-vehicle crash.

State issues 2 warnings for unlicensed massage therapists in Longview

Falling the closing of a massage parlor, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation has issued two written warnings against two people accused of giving massages without a license.

  Firefighters attempt rescue of dog stuck on roof of roofing company

A canine found itself in an unusual position Wednesday - stranded on the roof of a roofing company.

  Justice of the Peace orders autopsy on remains of man found off Jim Hogg Road in Smith County

Sheriff’s deputies and investigators are at a scene off Jim Hogg Road Tuesday night.

SWEPCO says power outage across East Texas ultimately caused by vegetation

A power outage that affected 85,000 East Texas customers Sunday was caused by an overload on part of the power grid after vegetation came into contact with two major power lines,

  TRAFFIC ALERT: Wreck at McDonald and Old Omen Road slowing traffic

According to our reporter at the scene, minor injuries were reported in the wreck.

20 year prison sentence for Carthage woman

Carthage woman receives maximum sentence for robbery.

Athens police make arrest in fatal 2018 shooting

According to a Facebook post from the City of Athens, Texas Government, a 71-year-old Larue man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a woman last November, Athens Police Chief Buddy Hill reported Tuesday.

  City of Marshall cracking down on leash law ahead of new school year

Authorities say they want to make it safer for students who will be walking to and from school.

  Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary to introduce three tiger cubs to public

Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary has become the new home for three five-month-old tiger cubs.

Tyler man indicted in connection to May shooting

A Tyler man has been indicted on several charges in connection to a shooting that injured one person in May.

  School board votes to move forward with selling Tyler ISD Agricultural Learning Center

School officials made it clear the sale does not jeopardize the school’s agriculture program.

  Hallsville man gets 12 years for fatal 2017 racing wreck

Meshebia Johnson, 17, and Rylee Malone, also 17, were killed in the September 2017 wreck

Concrete truck driver allegedly drove into oncoming traffic, later arrested for DWI

Officers with the Tyler Police Department arrested a concrete truck driver Tuesday after he allegedly crossed the median several times on Loop 323 and drove into oncoming traffic.

Gregg County JP says no obvious signs of foul play after 2 bodies found in East Mountain area

No obvious signs of foul play were detected at the scene where two people were found dead Monday afternoon, according to an official.

Preliminary autopsy report indicates 3-year-old found in pond drowned

A preliminary autopsy report indicates drowning was the cause of 3-year-old Madison William’s death, according to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office.

Video released of Nacogdoches burglary; believed to be tied to Bullard burglary

Surveillance video has been released of a group of suspects believed to be connected to burglaries at gas stations in two places in East Texas.

  United Way of Smith County launches fall campaign with $1.5 million goal

Groups like the Boy Scouts of America, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, and the East Texas Food Bank were represented Tuesday.

Henderson County fire marshal identifies person killed in house fire

The Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office has identified the person killed in Friday’s house fire.

  Longview public library seeks volunteers as music and movement program grows

The library is getting ready for the second year of its Music and Movement program and is looking for volunteer performers.

  Bodies of 2 found deceased in East Mountain residence sent to medical examiner

Gregg County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a death in the East Mountain area.

Man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting elderly woman, gets 40-year sentence

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault of elderly woman with Alzheimer's.

  Bullard Police: Same suspects involved in Bullard Exxon burglary strike in Nacogdoches County

Suspects involved in an early morning burglary of Exxon on Hwy 69 in Bullard on August 16 are believed to be connected to a burglary that occurred the same day in Douglass, Texas in the Nacogdoches County area.

  Hug-Dawgs: Tyler’s newest food cart serving hot dogs with a side of happiness

The owner felt it was necessary to have the word ‘hug’ in the name of her cart because she’s all about spreading love.

Honoring the fallen: Texas Brotherhood Ride journeys to New London to honor firefighter

A group of firefighters, police officers, and EMS personnel who have been doing a bicycle ride across Texas to honor first responders killed in the line of duty are continuing their trek through East Texas Monday.

  WATCH: Rep. Schaefer discusses upcoming sex exploitation forum

Rep. Matt Schaefer joins East Texas Now to discuss an upcoming forum on sex exploitation.

  Gregg County commissioners approve new voting machines

Gregg County commissioners on Monday approved updating the county’s voting equipment.

  WEBXTRA: Authorities wait for autopsy results from 3-year old found in pond

An autopsy is underway on Madison Williams, the 3-year old who was reported missing Sunday and was later found at the bottom of a pond near her home.

  Alto ISD embraces challenges of new school year as students return for first day

It was the first time many students returned to their respective campuses since a tornado damaged the high school building on April 13.

Several areas in Rusk County under boil water notices due to Sunday power loss

Several areas have been put under boil water notices due to Sunday’s power loss.

East Texas Idol top 15 announced

Fifteen East Texans will perform live on the Liberty Hall stage at the finale of East Texas Idol, streaming on East Texas Now.

  SWEPCO continues to investigate cause of Sunday’s power outages

SWEPCO reported at the peak of outages, about 85,000 customers were without power.

  More arrests expected in Wood County illegal hunting investigation

Game wardens were able to detail the killing of “approximately 28 White-tailed deer and over 50 pigs by a total of 12 individuals.”

  SWEPCO: Power expected to be restored to all customers Sunday night

According to a Facebook post from the Rusk County Office of Emergency Management, Henderson, Kilgore, and Rusk County SWEPCO and Rusk County Electric Cooperative customers are experiencing power outages. The cause is due to an incident at a substation near the Texas Eastman facility in Longview.

  Smith County Sheriff: Body of missing 3-year old found in pond

Smith County authorities are searching for a missing child.

“Clear the Shelters” a huge success across East Texas

"Clear the Shelters" day was a success for East Texas shelters and families.

One person dead in Henderson County house fire

One person is dead after a house fire in Henderson County Friday.

Boil water notice issued for East Texas Municipal Utility District customers

A boil water notice has been issued for customers of the East Texas Municipal Utility District.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Eastbound traffic slow on I-20 in Van due to crash

According to a Facebook post from the Van Fire Department, at 11:42 AM on Saturday the fire department responded to a reported vehicle fire in Interstate at the Eastbound 542 mile marker.

  List of places participating in Clear the Shelters

East Texas animal shelters are participating in the nationwide adoption event known as Clear the Shelters.

  Canadians join other fire academy cadets for firefighting in Texas heat

In this August heat, an East Texas fire academy is preparing its latest group of cadets to face a burning structure, in full bunker gear, in 100 degree temperatures. This year's Kilgore fire academy has a diverse group from all over the nation and a large group of Canadians.

Pittsburg Elementary teachers flush forlorn student bathrooms, create fabulous facilities with art

The second, third and fourth-grade students at Pittsburg Elementary School should be excited and inspired when they see the newly-redesigned facilities

  East Texans share ‘intentional acts of kindness'

Members of Green Acres Baptist Church say it's all part of the “kindness tsunami" they hope spreads.

  Smith County prepares for burn bans

The Smith County Fire Marshal's office wants to prepare the public for burn bans in the coming weeks.