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Queen Emily Invites You to the Texas Rose Festival

TYLER - The 84th Texas Rose Festival is officially under way. It started Thursday morning with a ribbon cutting and prayer service at the Rose Garden Center. Reigning over the festivities is Queen Emily Kaye Evans. She says she was surprised when asked to be queen. Her parents surprised her with the invitation when they came to where she was going to school at Belmont University in Nashville. She said she was so surprised, she didn't have words, and she ...

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East Texas Man Charged with Murder

GREGG COUNTY -- A Kilgore man is behind bars on a murder charge. Online judicial records show Jessie Clifford Brown, 35, was booked into the Gregg County Jail Wednesday. An arrest warrant was issued by the 188th District Court. Bond has not been set. Additional details were not available.

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Suspect Sought after Two Men Shot near Kilgore College Campus

KILGORE -- Two people were injured and Kilgore College briefly put on lockdown Wednesday afternoon after a shooting outside an apartment complex near campus. According to KETK, Kilgore police were called around 2:45 p.m. to South Street outside of several apartments near the intersection of Houston to reports of numerous gunshots. Witnesses told officers a suspect fled the scene in a truck. The two injured men were taken to a Longview medical center with injuries that were not life-threatening. One ...

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Longleaf Pine Exhibit and Lecture

LONGVIEW -- The Longleaf Pine Protection and Restoration Exhibit runs through October 28th at the Gregg County Historical Museum on North Fredonia Street in Longview. There will be a lecture on "Pinus Palustris: The Longleaf Pine" by Ellen Anderson Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 to 6:30pm at the museum's Ann Lacy Crain Exhibit Center. For more information, go to their website, or call 903-753-5840.

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Yamboree Kicks Off; Could Get Land from Gilmer ISD

GILMER -- Gilmer ISD officials are considering selling a piece of land to the East Texas Yamboree Association. KETK reports board members voted Monday night to make a counter offer to the Yamboree. Under the deal, the Yamboree would get the land, but both entities would contribute $50,000 for a splash pad within the city. This year's Yamboree celebrations kicked off Wednesday in Gilmer. This year's queen-elect is Madison Dean (pictured with Yamboree President Brandon Garmon). Headlining the festival's barn ...

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Injuries Reported Following School Bus Wreck

PITTSBURG - Twelve persons were injured when a pickup hit the rear of a Pittsburg school bus. The bus had stopped to pick up students at the time of the accident. The accident happened around 7:00 Wednesday morning on Highway 271 south of Pittsburg. Nine students were taken either by ambulance or private vehicle to a Pittsburg hospital for treatment of minor injuries. The students ranged in age from 7 to 18.The pickup's driver, 29 year-old Angelika Resendez, of Mt. ...

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