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Erasto Chavez, GSHS, KLTV.com
Erasto Chavez, GSHS, KLTV.com
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East Texas High School Comes Together To Support One Of Their Own [VIDEO]

 

In an age where bullying has become some what of a nationwide plague, there is nothing more heart warming than hearing about a group of kids coming together to help one of their own. That is exactly what students at Grand Saline High School did when baseball player Erasto Chavez took a baseball to the forehead. Erasto fractured his skull and had a major surgery to piece his skull back together.

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Scott Olson/Getty Images
Scott Olson/Getty Images
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East Texas Offers Many Ghost Towns

What happened to all those rural places in East Texas where early settlers started to build a life, and then somebody else decided the spot where the Tyler loop now sits would be a better place?
Camps became homes, then small school houses joined the homes, then all that was deserted in favor of greener pastures - or should we say more populated areas.  And thus, the Texas ghost towns are born.
We came across an interesting website that lists several ghosts towns right here in Smith County. 

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Don Johnson 395, flickr
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Only In East Texas!

You know you see those things from time to time that make you say, "Only in East Texas?"  I had one of those moments yesterday afternoon driving through Chandler on Highway 31.

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Dalton Days.com
Dalton Days.com
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Dalton Days ‘Wild West Show & BBQ’ Saturday at Longview Rodeo Arena

Who’s up for a good ‘ol wild west show? Oh, and don’t forget about the BBQ! It’s Dalton Days this Saturday, April 14 in Longview. Dalton  Days is a fun and historic  Longview and East Texas tradition that officially kicks off the rodeo season a the Longview Rodeo Arena.What is Dalton Days? I’m so glad you asked.

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Wood County
Wood County
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Wood County Illegal Gambling Operations Busted

QUITMAN – The Sting operations conducted by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department took down three separate illegal gambling sites simultaneously.

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Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
Hannah Foslien, Getty Images
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Why Certain Areas of East Texas are ‘Dry’ and How to Make Them ‘Wet’

Yesterday, I talked about my favorite beers for beating the Texas heat. With that being said, there aren’t too many other things that I enjoy more than sitting on my deck on a hot, steamy East Texas summer evening while sipping on a delicious, ice cold brew. There is just one thing that is confusing to me: Why do I have drive 20 miles out of town to get my beer?

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by Dave Goldman
by Dave Goldman
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Tyler Brings First Natural Gas Station to East Texas

In an effort to help reduce the cost of gasoline and tap into one of Texas’ abundant natural resources, Tyler city leaders on Wednesday introduced Tyler’s first compressed natural gas station.

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Chase Colston, Townsquare Media
Chase Colston, Townsquare Media
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Mega Millions Jackpot Has Palestine Winner & Jackpot Continues To Grow

The Texas Lottery's Mega Millions jackpot drawing was estimated to be $363 million for last nights' drawing, unfortunately there was no winner of the jackpot after the numbers were drawn and announced.  However, an East Texan did win a cool $250,000 though by matching 5 out of 5 numbers and that ticket was sold at an East Texas convenience store!

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Road Closed Sign
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Flood Waters Force Road Closures in East Texas

Numerous Road Closures are reported in East Texas this morning because of flood waters. The Texas Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety report the following road closures:

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Alan Cleaver, Flickr
Alan Cleaver, Flickr
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Registered Sex Offender Arrested in Home Invasion and Sexual Assault

MARSHALL – Harrison County Deputies have arrested 30-year-old Bradley Gary-Joe Varnell after he fled from officers following a brief chase into a wooded area.

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by Dave Goldman
by Dave Goldman
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Tyler Roadway Back Open after Tree Falls

TYLER – Crews worked most of the morning to remove a large tree that fell overnight blocking a section of Old Bullard Road in Tyler.

Police say traffic was re-routed between Fair Lane and the Old Jacksonville Highway.

Oncor remains on the scene working to restore power to residents in the area.

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by Dave Goldman
by Dave Goldman
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Large Tree Falls Blocking a Tyler Roadway

TYLER - Crews are working to remove a large tree blocking a section of Old Bullard Road. Tyler police say Oncor is on the scene and police are re-routing traffic on Old Bullard after the tree fell early this morning blocking traffic and knocking out power to residents in the area.

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