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WHEN EAST TEXAS WENT NATIONAL
Usually we just keep to ourselves here in Tyler and East Texas, but every now and then something so big happens that the national news media can’t help but pay attention to us. Here’s a look at a few of the times East Texas made national headlines...
Columbia Wreckage Found in East Texas
I think we all remember where we were and what we were doing in East Texas when Columbia exploded.  Forty tons of wreckage rained down on East Texas and Louisiana as Columbia literally disintegrated during its atmospheric re-entry in February 2003 -- killing all seven astronauts.