Deadly Train Crashes Into Veterans Parade Float in Texas, Killing Four
Federal officials are heading to West Texas to join investigators looking into why a freight train slammed into a parade float carrying wounded veterans, killing four people and injuring 17 others.
East Texas Man in Custody in Connection with Grandmother’s Shooting Death
Following a manhunt in Rains County on Wednesday night, Sheriff Deputies and the Texas Rangers apprehended Brandon Paul Couch in connection with the shooting death of his grandmother, 78-year-old Mattie Couch.
[UPDATE] Two Alarm Fire at Tyler Apartment Complex Contained
Tyler firefighters have contained a two alarm fire at the Bullard Crossing Apartments at 5100 Old Bullard Road.
City of Tyler Passes Ordinances Regulating Beer and Wine Sales
The Tyler City Council on Tuesday passed three ordinances regulating store locations of where beer and wine will be sold.
Alcohol Sales Petition Begins Circulating in Longview
A petition to allow a remaining dry section of Longview to sale beer and wine is now circulating at some area retailers.
$50 Light Bulbs Start Hitting the Store Shelves
The first LED bulbs that are about the same size and brightness as regular 100-watt bulbs are reaching stores. They provide an alternative to compact fluorescents after the federal government banned the production of regular 100-watt bulbs at the start of the year because they're energy-ineffic…
Big Tex is Getting a Texas-Sized Makeover
State Fair of Texas officials have the technology. They're making Big Tex stronger, smarter, less flammable, and more expensive in the wake of the massive mannequin's spectacular, fiery finish to the 2012 fair.
‘A Christmas Story’ Tops the List of Most-Loved Christmas Movies
It’s the week before Thanksgiving and a lot of folks I know are going through their Christmas movie stash.
Tweet the Pope
With already more than a billion followers, Pope Benedict XVI is about to get his own twitter account and will soon tweet along with the world's celebrities, leaders and ordinary folk.
[Update] Suspect Cut with Sword Captured by East Texas Authorities
Cherokee County law officers Friday morning arrested a man suspected of critically stabbing another man Thursday afternoon during an argument in the Shadybrook subdivision near Lake Palestine.
Another Link of Toll Loop 49 in Smith County to Open Friday
The Texas Department of Transportation announced it would be opening Segment 3A of Toll 49 to traffic Friday afternoon , at which time motorists will be able to drive Toll 49 between SH 110 in Whitehouse to SH 31 west of Tyler in approximately15 minutes.
East Texas Teen’s Body Found in a Storage Trunk
An East Texas teenager has been identified as the person found dead inside a storage trunk along a rural road.