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Home in Murchison, Texas Access to 131 Acre Fishing Lake and Gun Range
Most people that choose to live in the great state of Texas love being here because it’s beautiful and there is a lot to do. You can enjoy the outdoors and that includes fishing and shooting guns. There is a home that is currently for sale in Murchison, Texas that is perfect if you enjoy spending time outdoors. While the piece of real estate might not be thousands of acres it gives you everything you could need to have a whole lot of fun.
DPS: Tyler man dies after getting hit by box truck on Highway 31
SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A Tyler man is dead after getting hit by a box truck at 4 a.m. Tuesday, according to a DPS preliminary crash investigation. DPS said that 34-year-old Cody B. Collins was walking in the westbound lane of Highway 31 half a mile east of Tyler when he was hit by […]
Former Van Zandt County sheriff’s sergeant sentenced to 42 months in federal prison
The Rusk State Hospital had its grand opening on Wednesday following a $200 million renovation. Polish your boots and put on your best Stetson as the annual rodeo that brings thousands of visitors to East Texas kicks off tonight. Rodeo Director Kyle Moore said the rodeo has drawn an enormous fan base from overseas, including Australia and Brazil.
Several ejected, 1 dead after crash in Smith County
SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) — Four ejections were reported and one person is dead after a crash in Smith County on I-20 on Tuesday evening. The driver of the pickup truck, who died at the hospital, was identified as Khaled J. Al Masalmah, 20, of Fort Worth. According to a DPS report, he was not […]
List of 11 Criminals Executed for Crimes in East Texas
It's a place that no one wants to be on death row in the state of Texas. While I have never been there myself I can only assume it is a very lonely and depressing place as you continue to fight for one day to hopefully find freedom or for some it's just time to come to the realization that whatever crime was committed will now be the event that leads to the end of their life. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice keeps track of all inmates who have been put to death which helped me put together this list of criminals put to death from crimes that were committed in Smith County, Texas.
Henderson County Fire stepping up health, safety code violations
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – After years of keeping a close eye on properties that violate health and safety code, the Henderson County Fire Department and the Emergency Management team said they are now stepping up enforcement. Henderson County Fire Marshal Shane Renberg said he believes his county is growing exponentially. He said with more […]
1 killed, 3 injured in crash with semi-truck near Lindale
LINDALE, Texas (KLTV) - One of five people involved involved in a two-vehicle crash near Lindale on Tuesday has died. Texas DPS Sgt. Adam Albritton confirmed the fatality, which happened on Interstate 20 after a pickup and a semi-truck collided, flipping the pickup. One of the truck’s four occupants died after being transported to an area hospital. The other three pickup occupants also sustained injuries.
County Clerk, son sue Smith County for millions alleging ‘lousy detective work’ in recent arrests
TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Smith County Clerk Karen Phillips, her son Derek Phillips and family friend Cody Voss have filed federal lawsuits against Smith County and multiple law enforcement officials alleging multiple violations of Constitutional rights in connection to their March arrests. Karen Phillips is seeking $10 million in damages in connection to the March […]
DPS: 1 dead in vehicle crash near Chapel HIll
SMITH COUNTY -- One person is dead after a vehicle crash Saturday in Smith County. Joshua Woodral, 28, of Howe, Oklahoma, was traveling south on County Road 229 near Chapel Hill and lost control on a curve, overturned and came to rest in a ditch, according to the Department of Public Safety preliminary investigation.
1 dead after early morning wreck in Smith County
SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A man is dead after an early Saturday morning wreck roughly four miles northwest of Chapel Hill. According to a preliminary report from DPS, 28-year-old Joshua A. Woodral from Howe, Oklahoma was driving a 2005 Nissan Altima south on County Road 229 when it lost control in a curve, overturned […]
Woman arrested in Henderson County after suspected meth found during inmate visit
HENDERSON COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – A woman was arrested on Sunday in Henderson County after officials found she had an outstanding felony arrest warrant and suspected drugs in her backpack. The sheriff’s office said she was at the jail visiting an inmate when they made the discovery. Tiffany Karavites, 35 of Colorad, Colo., was arrested […]
Major wreck cleared, traffic resumes on I-20 near Lindale
LINDALE, Texas (KLTV) - A wreck that happened at around 8 p.m. Tuesday completely blocked westbound traffic on Interstate 20 near Lindale for a couple of hours. DPS Sgt. Adam Albritton says that the wreck involved a semi-truck and a pickup. The pickup flipped over in the roadway. There were...
Missing Tyler man found safe with help of Project Lifesaver bracelet
A missing Tyler man was found safe on Sunday night thanks to the assistance of his Project Lifesaver bracelet from the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. Tyler Police Department officers located Ernest Blanton after he wandered into a wooded area. Blanton’s wife called Tyler Police Department to use the tracking number they had on file through the Project Lifesaver program, according to Rebecca Smith, marketing and education coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County.
Ugh! Lady Admits to Driving Drunk to Off Duty Officer in Coffee City, Texas
I’m not sure what it’s going to take for people to understand the consequences of drinking and driving but it continues to be a real problem in East Texas, as it is in many places across the country. But there was a recent story out of Coffee City, Texas that I had to share with you and of course this has to do with a woman drunk behind the wheel of her vehicle.
Pony Ryde offers free rides in East Texas
TYLER, Texas — Pony Ryde is a rideshare program that caters to individuals who are unable to safely get behind the wheel or need a lift around East Texas for free. The locally owned and operated service will donate 25% of its revenue to local charities to help under-served Smith County residents.
After 6 years, East Texas family officially adopts foster daughter
TYLER, Texas — A story of fostering a child for what was supposed to be a short time turned into six years, and as of Monday afternoon it became a successful adoption. The Hill family's dream of giving their last name to their foster daughter, Lily, has come to fruition. The family said it takes a village to raise a child, and their community of almost 80 people showed up to a Smith County court in support.
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – Smith County Fatal Crash
Number of Vehicles in Crash: 1 Number of Injured:1 Number killed: 1. Date & Time: 6/3/2023 & 2:22 A.M. Location: County Road 229, 4.2 miles northwest of Chapel Hill, Texas. Joshua A. Woodral, male, 28 YOA of Howe, Oklahoma. Seatbelt: No. Pronounced By: JP James Meredith, on scene. Passenger:. Michael...
AFFIDAVIT: Necklace, bone found help lead to arrest of Tatum man for murder of Tyler woman
TYLER, Texas — The affidavit for a Tatum man who was recently arrested for reportedly murdering a Smith County woman who's been missing since April 2023 sheds more light on the incident. The Tyler Police Department confirmed the U.S. Marshals arrested Jesse Lee Williams, 40, for the murder of...
AHS students to go phone free in 2023-24
AHS students to go phone free in 2023-24 Within the first two weeks of the upcoming school year, we will be making Athens High School a phone-free space using a system called Yondr. This change is being made to improve teaching and learning, and to positively impact student behavior. While...
36th Annual Coaches Playday decided in playoff
KEMP — It was a tight race to the top in the 36th Annual Coaches Playday Golf Tournament held on Tuesday at Kings Creek Golf Club. The team of Ronny Snow (Scurry-Rosser High School), Danny Yarbrough (Guest), Jake Mienk (Palestine-Herald Press) and Lange Svehlak (Athens Daily Review) carded a 12-under 59 and then won a scorecard playoff for first place.
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