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May 2016 Run-Off Election

May 2016 Run-Off Election

According to the Associated Press: Keven Ellis, GOP, nominated State Board of Education and Bryan Hughes, GOP, nominated State Senate, District 1, Cole Hefner nominated to the Texas House, District 5 AUSTIN (AP) — A boost from former presidential candidate Ted Cruz may have helped an East Texas Republican win the nomination for a state Senate seat. Bryan Hughes beat David Simpson on Tuesday night in a primary runoff between the two state House members. Cruz called Hughes a "conservative fighter" ...

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Travel Delays for a Gregg County Road

Travel Delays for a Gregg County Road

LONGVIEW - The northbound lane of Farm Road 2087 at the Sabine River Bridge in Gregg County will close Wednesday, and possibly even Thursday. This will be necessary for work in advance of building a new bridge. Motorists can expect delays during the day. A report from the Texas Department of Transportation says the southbound lane will carry two-way traffic through this work zone with flaggers providing traffic control. Work will be conducted between 7:00am and 7:00pm, so it ...

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Emerald Ash Borer Found near Karnack

HARRISON COUNTY -- The bug that changed Major League Baseball has been found in East Texas. The Texas A&M Forest Service trapped four adult emerald ash borer beetles in Harrison County just south of Karnack. Although the ash trees in the immediate vicinity of the trap did not exhibit symptoms of the pest, efforts are underway to identify any infested trees. Before the emerald ash borer was discovered in michigan in 2002 baseball bats were made of ash. ...

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East Texs Day of Giving

The Final Numbers are Out for East Texas Giving Day

TYLER- East Texas Giving Day raised over $479,000 for area non-profits. Of that figure, $357,514 went to 96 Smith County charities. Leading the pack was the Promise Academy which received over $30,000 in gifts. They were followed by PATH and The Hospice of East Texas. The donations to East Texas charities came from 22 states and 2 countries earlier this month. East Texas Communities Foundation President Kyle Penny said they thought the first year's results are remarkable and they see ...

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Power Outage Overnight, Downtown Tyler

Power Outage Overnight, Downtown Tyler

TYLER -- Oncor Electric Delivery is upgrading electric facilities in the downtown Tyler area. The area can expect a power outage from 10:30pm through 6:00 Wednesday morning. According to a news release from the county, Oncor says the Smith County Elections Office, which is conducting the primary runoff elections, will not be affected. But, as a precaution, the county has brought in a backup generator. Early voting totals were expected to be released shortly after the polls close at 7:00. ...

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Jerry Gibson

New School Superintendent for Marshall

MARSHALL - The Marshall School District is a step closer to getting a new school superintendent. At a called meeting Tuesday, school trustees named Jerry Gibson as the lone finalist for the post. Now comes the 21 day waiting period before the selection can become final. Gibson is currently Superintendent at Coldspring-Oakhurst ISD, a post he has held since 2013. He was selected from over 50 applicants for the Marshall position. Gibson succeeds Marc Smith who left a couple ...

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Tommy Hunter

Brownsboro ISD Getting a New Superintendent

BROWNSBORO -- School trustees in Brownsboro have named the lone finalist for the superintendent's position. At a called meeting Monday, the Brownsboro School Board selected Tommy Hunter for the post. As required by law, they must now wait 21 days before making a final appointment. Hunter was selected from over 50 applicants for the position. He is currently superintendent of the S & S Consolidated School District north of Sherman. He will succeed Dr. Christopher Moran, who has become school ...

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Teacher Charged With Having Sex With a Student

Teacher Charged With Having Sex With a Student

PALESTINE - An Anderson County teacher has been arrested on charges of having an improper relationship with a student. The Anderson County Sheriff's Department began an investigation after receiving a call from the Cayuga school district last Wednesday. Spanish teacher, 37 year old Lori Lynn Slack of Tennessee Colony, resigned from the school last Friday. She surrendered to authorities over the weekend. Slack is accused of having sexual relations with a 17 year old male student. Her bond was set ...

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Kari Rene Hunt Dunn

Kari's Law Moving Through Congress

WASHINGTON - It's now up to the U.S. Senate to takeup the Kari's Law bill. The house has passed the measure, which has its roots in East Texas. In December, 2013, Kari Dunn died in a Marshall hotel after her estranged husband stabbed her 30 times. Her 9-year old daughter tried to call for help but did not know you had to press 9 to dial out. Kari's law would make it so you would not have to dial 9 ...

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