Good Tuesday afternoon, everyone! We hope your day is going along well.
Here are today's stories of interest to click through while you wait for East Texas News at 4, 5 and 6 to begin!
1. Texas lawmakers are on track in the second special session to approve House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 1. The bills would ban abortions after 20 weeks post-fertilization among other things. Our Melanie Torre is in Austin today where she has learned more about these Bills, and where many East Texans are gathering to voice either their opposition or support for the Bills. Join us for more from Melanie at 5 and 6 tonight.
2. Authorities have released the identity of the two suspects involved in a Gregg County manhunt Monday morning in and around a cemetery. Read the whole story of these two twenty-somethings who have been arrested for evading arrest and drug charges.
3. Do you supersize your fast food meals? Researchers say portions are getting larger, and what used to be a large is usually now called a medium; does this influence how much YOU eat after you drive-thru?
4. We've found today that two counties are under burn bans in East Texas: Henderson County and Houston county. Just letting you all know so you can take extra precautions. Also, the City of Athens has issued a public notice announcing a drought notice and their Drought Contingency Plan. Read it here.
5. It seems like summer just began, but Texas officials are already reminding consumers about the Texas sales tax holiday coming up in August. Click here to read more about that popular August weekend!
6. On midnight, July 31, there is a chance our signal will be removed from the Dish Network system due to a lack of agreement between Dish Network and Raycom Media, who owns KLTV. Here is what you need to know.
7. Did you know we have our very own "KLTV Deals" site, where you can get huge discounts on local services, products and more? Check out this weeks amazing deals here.
Here's the link to our livestream on KLTV.com. We'll see you there soon for East Texas News at 4, 5 and 6.
Have a great afternoon!
KLTV Web Producer