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State Unemployment Rate Continues Decline in April

EAST TEXAS – According to a May 20 press release from the Texas Workforce Commission, “Texas added 62,800 total nonagricultural jobs in April 2022. For the sixth consecutive month, the state set new employment highs as total nonfarm jobs reached 13,284,500 in April 2022. Texas has added a total of 742,000 positions since April 2021.”
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Tri-County Meals on Wheels struggles after decrease in funding

PALESTINE, Texas (KETK) — East Texas nonprofits are struggling to stay afloat in today’s sluggish economy. The Tri-County Meals on Wheels in Palestine previously received $2,000-$3,000 per month in donations, now they only get about $1,000 per month. The organization serves Anderson, Cherokee and Rusk counties. The community fears the program is going to close […]
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Emergency loans offered to farmers for storm losses

Editor’s Note: The USDA sent a release that originally stated that Anderson County farmers were eligible for drought relief. They corrected that statement to read that it is for damage from the severe weather in March and April. TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Emergency loans from the United States Department of Agriculture are now being offered […]
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Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office reporting 911 outage

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Cherokee County’s 911 system is currently down, according to a post on the sheriff’s office Facebook page. The Facebook post stated that the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office landlines are working occasionally. The post also said Cherokee County 911 calls will be forwarded to the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, and they will contact CCSO for emergency calls.
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Teen killed in single-vehicle crash in Anderson County

ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A teen boy was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Anderson County on Sunday. At approximately 6:51p.m. Sunday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were called to a one-vehicle crash on Farm to Market Road 315, approximately 13 miles north of Palestine in Anderson County.
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Roadwork for the week of May 9

EAST TEXAS (Press Release) - TxDOT is planning to conduct the following construction and maintenance work in the district during the week of May 9, 2022. Work schedules are subject to change due to weather conditions, equipment failure, or other unforeseen issues. Slow down and pay attention in work zones.

‘Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitive’ Arrested By U.S. Marshals in El Paso, Texas

In an attempt to help local law enforcement we have been sharing details regarding fugitives in East Texas, sometimes we have even posted the names of people who miss their court date. Some of these crimes are relatively small but we post about them to assist law enforcement in their efforts and let the suspects know that they need to step up and deal with any consequences for mistakes they have made. But we just got word about some big news, U.S. Marshals arrested a fugitive off the Texas Department of Public Safety's 'Top 10 Most Wanted List'.
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Highway 294 in Anderson County closed due to tractor trailer rollover

ANDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - TxDOT said SH-294 in Anderson County is closed due to a tractor trailer rollover near Crooked Creek. TxDOT said the truck was hauling metal trusses and they are blocking the roadway. They said they are on the scene and detouring eastbound traffic up FM 1990...
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State Unemployment Continues Decline in March

EAST TEXAS – According to an April 15 press release from the Texas Workforce Commission, “In March, the seasonally adjusted Texas unemployment rate was 4.4 percent, a decrease of 0.3 percentage points from February 2022, and two percentage points below the level set one year ago. Texas added 30,100 total nonagricultural jobs in March 2022.”
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Car of man missing 9 days in Anderson County found abandoned

PALESTINE, Texas (KLTV) - Palestine police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing man. Patrick Delomon Turner, 43, last spoke with his family on April 20. His vehicle was located abandoned in a rural area in Anderson County, but he was nowhere to be found. Police...