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NWS Sending Damage Survey Team to East Texas

EAST TEXAS -- The National Weather Service in Shreveport will send a team to survey storm damage in East Texas Monday. According to our news partner KETK, the team is expected to concentrate on Smith and Harrison counties. Meanwhile, the service has issued flood warnings for multiple East Texas counties: Rusk County and Gregg County, set to expire Tuesday at 3 p.m.

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Tyler Man Charged in Abduction of 8-Year-Old Girl

FORT WORTH (AP) — A man has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a street in Fort Worth as she walked with her mother. Fort Worth police say the girl was found safe Sunday, about eight hours later, at a hotel in nearby Forest Hill. Police say Michael Webb, 51, of Tyler, was arrested on an aggravated kidnapping charge. He is being held without bond. Officer Buddy Calzada says a man grabbed the ...

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Texas May Soon Outlaw Red-Light Cameras

AUSTIN -- It appears red-light cameras will become a thing of the past in Texas. The state Senate passed House Bill 1631, banning them, by a vote of 23 to 8. Senator Bob Hall of Edgewood sponsored the measure. Hall says "these camera systems have little effect on road safety -- and have been shown by numerous studies to actually increase the risk of certain types of collisions for drivers in the state." Governor Abbott is expected to sign the ...

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Matthew McConaughey Receives Original High School Diploma

LONGVIEW (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of 2019. A Longview High School spokeswoman told the Longview News-Journal that graduates normally receive diploma holders during commencement ceremonies and that the actual diplomas must be picked up later. She said McConaughey never got his. The 49-year-old graduated from Longview ...

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Breckenridge Village

Three New Residences at Breckenridge Village

TYLER - Tyler's Breckenridge Village held a ribbon cutting Friday for three new homes. Each will offer a long-term home to adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. This phase of the campus construction started in 2017. Among those providing assistance throughout the building process has been the Texas Baptist Men, led by Bill Pigott. One of the homes was dedicated and named in his honor. The other two homes were posthumously dedicated and named for Pierre deWet and Paul ...

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East Texas Christian School-Longview

A Longview School to Close

LONGVIEW - A Longview school will be shuting down at the end of the school year. Citing a lack of enrollment, East Texas Christian School will be closing after 25 years of operation. It is located on Farm Road 5621, just south of Interstate Highway 20. It is next to the main campus of New Covenant Church, whose lead pastor and wife, Chuck and Diana Warnock, founded the school. The Longview News Journal reports, according to an email from the ...

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A Tyler Road Closure

A Tyler Road Closure

TYLER - A road in south Tyler will be temporarily closed next week. East Cumberland Road between Wilder Way and Paluxy Drive will be closed for base repairs starting on Monday. Construction will begin each morning at 7:00 and work will stop each evening at 6:00. The work will run through next Friday. Cumberland Road will be closed to through traffic and only residents will have access. Motorists can expect major delays, so it is important to use and alernate ...

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