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Nearly 12,000 without power in Wood County

Update: According to Wood County Electric Cooperative, a transformer in AEP’s substation caught fire, and is the culprit in severing their transmission feed – causing an...

UPSHUR COURT MEETS DESPITE SNOW ON GROUND

BY PHILLIP WILLIAMS Correspondent GILMER--With schools, some businesses and most courthouse offices closed because of an overnight snowstorm, Upshur County Commissioners Court nonetheless mustered a bare...

Reward Offered for Most Wanted Fugitive with ties to Hawkins

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has added Blake Everett Reed, 32, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and...

FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW OPENS WITH BUCK, SWEAT AND STEERS

FORT WORTH - The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo begins its 122nd year of bringing high-energy entertainment, education and family-friendly activities to North Texas this...

Governor Abbott Directs TEA To Take Action To Fix Special Education In Texas

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner Mike Morath directing him to take immediate steps to prepare an...

Driver found with 51 pounds of marijuana

Yesterday at 8:47 a.m., a Trooper stopped a 2013 BMW traveling eastbound on IH-20 near FM-14 in Smith County for a traffic violation.  During...

TxDOT prepping roads for freeze

With possible winter precipitation being predicted for Thursday night and Friday this week, TxDOT’s Atlanta District have trucks out spraying local major highways, bridges...

Nighttime closures of I-20 expected for bridge at hideaway

TYLER – Construction of a new overpass at FM 849 over I-20, at Hideaway, is well underway with the contractor preparing to set bridge beams...

Crash on Jan 5th claims one life

On January 5, 2018 at approximately 2:26 PM, Troopers responded to a two vehicle fatal crash on FM-2767 at FM-2908, 4.9 miles east of...

Israeli Jazz in Big Sandy: Marbin plays the Big Sandy Music Hall

By Kate Kirby "Winter tour is fully booked! 52 days, 51 Marbin shows, 2 gypsy jazz shows (not listed). See y'all soon!" That's what jazz...
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