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Longview Inmates Get Sick on Synthetic Marijuana

It's not clear how they got it, but five inmates at an East Texas jail recently got sick and had to go to the hospital after smoking a synthetic marijuana cigarette.

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Dogwood Trails Festival is March 22 in Palestine

Spring officially arrives next Thursday (March 20), signifying the beginning of the Dogwood Trails Celebration in Palestine on Friday!

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Should It Be Illegal to Smoke in a Vehicle With Children? [POLL]

In East Texas, we take great time to protect our children from a lot of things such as bullying, profanity, violence, abuse and so on. All of these represent our highest levels of priority in terms of keeping our children the safe, healthy playful little people who fill our world with boundless joy. With this in mind, should it be illegal to smoke in a vehicle with children?

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Protecting Your Debit Card Now

The technology of thieves is growing everyday. They have smarter and smarter devices and ways to steal your bank information. Protect your debit card now before they get to it. 

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Tyler’s Fun Forest Park Is A Part Of Macy’s ‘Heart Your Park’

Macy's has teamed up with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for the "Heart Your Park" program to raise awareness for local parks around the country and Fun Forest Park in Tyler has been selected as one of the more than 550 parks nationwide that will get some special attention thanks to citizens and the partnership.

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Governor Perry Asked By Jimmy Kimmel About Decriminalizing Marijuana [VIDEO + POLL]

Texas Governor Rick Perry appeared on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show Tuesday night in front of a mixed audience in Austin. He was greeted with applause and boos, but ended up laughing the boos off.

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Jimmy Kimmel Searches for the Best BBQ in Austin for ‘The Barbecue Bachelor’ [VIDEO]

It's no secret that Texas loves its barbecue. And it's no secret we really love our barbecue -- we're even putting on a festival in Tyler centered around the whole thing.

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Caldwell Zoo Needs Your Help Naming New Lion Cubs

Caldwell Zoo's lion pride increased in size Jan. 22 after their African lion, Njeri, gave birth to five cubs at the zoo. Since then, zoo staff have been caring for the little ones and have been careful as not to disturb them and are letting mom take care of them.

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You Could Be the ‘Funniest Comic in East Texas’

If you think you're hilarious and are just waiting to get discovered with your comedic talents, then you will not want to waste any time because the 'Funniest Comic In East Texas' competition is coming to the Liberty Hall April 26. Or if you've been at a party and have caught the attention of everyone in attendance because of your jokes, this could be something for you!

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UT Tyler’s Women’s Basketball Going to Sweet 16

The UT Tyler women's basketball team will be making its way to Walla Walla, Washington this weekend for the Division III Sweet 16.

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Lawton Man Chasing $20 Gets Stuck in Storm Drain for 2 Days

How far would you go to recover a $20 that you dropped? A Lawton Oklahoma man was stuck in an underground storm drain for 2 days after he chased a $20 bill that he dropped.

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East Texas School Closings + Delays: Tuesday, March 4

Icy, slick roads are still a concern for East Texas school districts for the start of school on Tuesday, March 4th. We have the latest on school closures and delays for Tuesday here.

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