East Texas

More details released about Hallsville counterfeiting arrest

Jennifer Genell Clark of Hallsville was arrested on three counts of forgery and possession of a controlled substance on Friday.

  ‘We’re on the right track:’ ETX college lowering tuition 20 percent

Louisiana man disappears during venture into Texas

‘Amazing things come from ETX,’ organization works to grow new businesses

East Texas student arrested after gun found; students safe

New multi-use pathway coming near Hallsville High School

Bond set at $50,000 for parents of child who died

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East Texas college coed crowned Miss National UNCF

$3,600+ worth of stuff stolen from Ulta, police say

Games scheduled for East Texas roller derby league for first time in three years

Lindale High School choir sings with Miranda Lambert at Concert

City of Overton says death of Fire Chief Jim White ‘a total shock to us all’

  Pair accused of manslaughter months after child’s death

  East Texas organization giving away prom dresses

The dreams of countless girls are coming true right now — thanks to the many giving hearts in East Texas.

Longview Municipal Court’s warrant amnesty program runs through April 30

Anyone who pays in full will save an 20-percent off the fine amount.

Wells ISD closes due to flu concerns

Wells Independent School District is closing Thursday and Friday due to concerns over students with flu-like symptoms.

London film crew interviews Nacogdoches County constable about 2014 rescue from burning car

Sowell and his department at the time and a DPS trooper saved the life of a man caught in a burning car.

  Pickup struck by train in Texarkana

I-20 East closed off due to 18-wheeler accident

Man booked into the Henderson County Jail charged with murder

Report of kidnapping in Louisiana spurs manhunt in Ark.

Son of woman killed during Nacogdoches street race: ‘Her smile [brightened] up a room’

BU student tests negative for novel coronavirus

Woman dies after allegedly being beaten by boyfriend

The death of the Texarkana, Texas, woman means the charge against the Hope, Ark., man could be upgraded

Tyler police investigate suspicious death after body found in roadway

Tyler police are investigating a suspicious death after a person's body was found lying in the middle of a street.

Wife of pilot who died in crash remembers him as funny, caring

Keith McElvain's wife, Galina, remembers him thanks to stories from friends and family, photos and jewelry he was wearing when his plane crashed.

Volunteer Central: Opportunities to serve in East Texas

Volunteer Central —where volunteering through Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) makes the difference in the community.

  Man shot multiple times in Spruce Street residence

Police searched a wooded area for hours but were unable to locate a possible suspect

Webxtra: Harrison County home invasion suspect

Lt. Jay Webb of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office spoke to Bob Hallmark about the crime progressing from burglary to home invasion.

City of Whitehouse proclaiming Feb. 2 ‘Patrick Mahomes Day’

The City of Whitehouse is not only hoping its most famous school alumni will become a Super Bowl champion, its hoping it will happen on a day proclaimed in his honor.

Harrison County man gets 6 years for distributing anabolic steroids

Mark McLean Farmer, 31, pleaded guilty on Aug. 16, 2019, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of anabolic steroids and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Sheriff confirms body found in river is missing Wells man

According to a game warden, a body was found at around noon in the Neches River.

Sheriff’s office searching for home invasion suspect

Suspect involved in multiple burglaries and one home invasion throughout southern and eastern Harrison County.

  Center, Texas receives $350,000 downtown revitalization grant

The grant money will go towards reconstructing side alleys and extended sidewalks at four different locations adjoining their downtown square.

McLeod ISD cancels school for rest of the week

School's out for the week for McLeod ISD students.

Cass County government offices to open later on Jan. 22

In East Texas, Cass County officials announced that offices will open at a later time than usual.

School closures, delayed starts in the ArkLaTex

School districts in the ArkLaTex have announced closings and delayed starts for Wednesday morning.

Marshall’s Memorial City Hall Performing Arts Center offers entertainment for everyone

Marshall’s old city hall has been reborn for use as a performance center, and they host events for people of all entertainment styles.

McLeod ISD disinfects schools to help combat illnesses

Officials say they don’t want to see your children on campus if they show any sign of being sick when classes resume

Smith County judge presents results of public survey regarding plans for new courthouse

On Tuesday, Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran briefed commissioners about the results of a public survey and potential sites for the new building.

Federal agency begins examining plane wreckage in Cherokee County

Investigators with the NTSB arrived in Cherokee County to examine the deadly crash.

Temporary injunction ‘invalidates’ votes for opponent in Smith County constable race

Pct. 1 Constable Bobby Garmon filed a lawsuit on Jan. 9 hoping to keep Mims’ name off the Democratic Party primary ballot in March.

2 ArkLaTex Republicans among 8 that Trump picks as congressional members of his impeachment team

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe, of Texas, and U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, of Louisiana, released statements about their appointments

Congressman John Ratcliffe releases statement following appointment to President Trump’s impeachment team

U.S. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) has been appointed by President Donald Trump as one of the congressional members of his impeachment team.

DPS releases identity of man killed in Cherokee County plane crash

A small plane has crashed in Cherokee County near the unincorporated community of Ponta, according to the county’s emergency management coordinator.

44-year-old Joaquin man dies after truck leaves road, hits tree

A 44-year-old Joaquin man died after his truck went off of FM 2787 and hit a tree on Jan. 17.

East Texan using handwritten letters to connect with community

One East Texan was inspired to create human connections through hand written letters.

  Texas homicide suspect being held in Caddo Parish jail

Authorities have not said why she was in Northwest Louisiana

Longview holds annual MLK parade

Remembering a giant in the 1960's civil rights movement an East Texas city held it's annual parade tribute to Doctor Martin Luther King. In spite of gloomy skies, floats and classic cars accented the Longview MLK parade.

Amber Alert issued for 12-year-old girl missing from Austin

An Amber Alert has been issued for a 12-year-old girl missing from Austin.

ETX Woman meets biological family after 51 years

Debbie Sallee met her biological family today, after 51 years.

Elysian Fields ISD canceling class Friday because of high number of illnesses

Because of the high number of absences due to illness, Elysian Fields ISD’s administration has decided to cancel school at all of its campuses Friday, according to a post on the school district’s Facebook page.

  ETX mother with very rare disease hopes to find kidney donor

“We’re making it, but it’s a struggle."

East Texan, his LA company accused of harboring aliens

Marshall resident makes his initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Shreveport

Remains found in North Korea identified as East Texas soldier missing since 1950

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Pfc. Junior C. Evans, 20, of Hall County, Texas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 7, 2019.

Affidavit reveals how inmate Jace Laws escaped Gregg County Jail, evaded capture for days

Laws used extension cords, heavy twine and co-ax cable he had found to get himself to the ground in front the back doors of the courthouse.

Student fatally shot at Texas high school; suspect arrested

A suspect and another person police said was connected to the case were arrested hours after the fatal shooting.

Construction projects affect downtown traffic flow in Marshall

The project is expected to take from 45 to 60 days to complete.

Marshall hospital unveils new memorial prayer garden

It will be a place to patients, families and associates to reflect and seek solace.

Caddo Lake State Park re-opens to public after storm damage causes closure

After taking a hard hit from the storms that blew through the area on Jan. 11, Caddo Lake State Park is now open to visitors again.

  Haughton area residents face long road to recovery after deadly tornado

Survivors of the storm keep repeating the same thing — that this could have been a lot worse for them

One person dead after crash involving semi-truck in Timpson

One person died after a crash involving a semi-truck in Timpson.

Storm surveyors find signs of 2 more tornadoes in ETX

Weather Service cites straight-line winds as cause of damage that claimed a life, impacted a school in Northwest Louisiana

Center’s Lakewood community experiences heavy damage from Friday night storms

Saturday, families in East Texas, and across the south, are continuing to clean up messes left behind from Friday night’s storm. The high winds caused severe damage around Shelby County, especially in the Lakewood neighborhood.

Weather-related outages, damage in East Texas

As strong weather rolls its way through the East Texas region, power outages usually follow.

Jurors decide convicted killer should serve 25 years

An autopsy turned the tables on a case that early on appeared that it could have been self-defense

Flights from Tyler Pounds, DFW affected by severe weather

Flights are being affected by severe weather Friday evening.

WEBXTRA: Teen charged with manslaughter after 8-year-old boy shot, killed with pellet gun

Sheriff Tim Ingram spoke with KLTV’s Bob Hallmark on Friday.

East Texas schools to release students early due to anticipated severe weather

Several East Texas schools are shutting their doors early on Friday in anticipation of potential severe weather.

Smith County property taxes due January 31

In October, Barber’s office mailed out 186,000 total property tax statements. The bills are due upon receipt, and must be walked in or postmarked by January 31, 2020, to avoid delinquency.

Panola County DA names special prosecutor in Deputy Dickerson’s murder case

A Gregg County assistant district attorney has been named the special prosecutor in the trial for the man accused of killing Panola County Deputy Chris Dickerson.

East Texas Ag News: Tips on controlling pests with non-chemical methods

Although pesticides can be useful, they can also be dangerous if used carelessly or stored improperly.

East Texas emergency management coordinators brace for potential storm

Across East Texas folks are bracing for the bad weather, and with the threat, comes the need for emergency preparedness. Gregg county emergency management coordinator Mark Moore has been in constant conferences with other agencies and the National Weather Service.

New Jersey passes ‘Paul’s Law’, inspired by similar Texas law named after Kilgore student

Sam’s Law was named after Kilgore student Samantha “Sam” Watkins, who died in Dec. 2016 after having a seizure.

Grapeland’s Deco Bryant clears 1,000 point milestone

The Grapeland boys basketball team is rolling through their season and a lot of the success has to do with the on and off court leadership of senior Deco Bryant.

16-year-old arrested after boy, 8, dies from pellet gun shot in Titus County

An eight-year-old boy has died from injuries he suffered from a pellet gun shot in late December. A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the death.

Alto ISD releasing students early Friday

In anticipation of inclement weather, Alto ISD has made the call to release students early Friday.

Marion County Sheriff’s Office seeking help in search of suspect in shooting death

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the assistance from the public in tracking down a man accused in a shooting death.

New year brings new hope for family of missing East Texas woman

A new year , and an East Texas family is still waiting to get news on what may have happened to a family member who disappeared. 54 year old Rosemary Rodriguez of Kilgore, vanished in October and has not been seen since. Investigators continue to work the case.

Jerry Jones, Mike McCarthy ready to build something special in Dallas

Mike McCarthy didn’t hide his emotions as he was introduced as the ninth head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

Boyfriend charged with capital murder after death of infant stuffed in backpack

A Lubbock man has been charged with capital murder and is being held on a $2 million bond after he told police he stuffed a 10-month-old child into a backpack and left her in the trunk of his vehicle for more than five hours on Tuesday.