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Tatum HS football player breaks neck during scrimmage
Head Coach Darren Hylander says D.J. Horton, a 15-year-old junior cornerback, was making an otherwise unremarkable tackle when the injury happened.
Drug addict steals donations meant for 7-year-old's funeral
Tammy Crews, 46, appeared in court Sunday, where she pled guilty to a drug paraphernalia charge. She is also accused of felony grand theft, for which the judge set her bond at $10,000.
Massive fire destroys large portion of Western Pulp Products
A monstrous fire that started around 10 p.m. Friday evening lit up the north Jacksonville sky and eventually consumed a large portion of Western Pulp Products-Central Division, 1577 N. Bolton St.Jacksonville fire chief Keith Fortner said at its peak around 40 fire fighters were battling the blaze.“O
City of Jacksonville responds to Mud Creek Park's closing
That's because Mud Nationals, hosted by the park, brought a major economic boost to the city every year.
Tatum Athletic Booster Club releases statement on injured player
RUSK, Texas (KETK) -- A scary moment on the football field for one East Texas teen, who is now recovering in a Tyler hospital.
Jacksonville College: Shepard 'excited' about new cross county season
Jacksonville College head cross country coach Kirby Shepard, right, give the start signal to members of the Lady Jaguar cross country team during a recent practice at Cook Filed at Jacksonville High School. The JC men and women will open the new season on Sept. 1 by taking part in a meet hosted by L
Jacksonville: City approves new gas rate, capital purchases
Centerpoint customers will get a slight refund and a decrease in gas rates after approval by the Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday.The one-time residential refund will be $6.64 while small commercial customers will be credited $11.20, and large volume commercial customers will receive $52.67.Jack
Drug arrest made in domestic call
James Collins, 45, was booked on felony drug charges, after Palestine Police officers discovered roughly 5 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.
Legacy Trail project near Old Jacksonville Highway may be finished this fall
The Legacy Trails system in the southern part of the city will be done early thanks to a contractor who is working ahead of schedule, said Scott Taylor, the managing director of utilities and public works for the city of Tyler.
Jacksonville off-road park permanently closed
JACKSONVILLE,Texas (KETK) - A Jacksonville off-road park has announced permanent closure, after 15 years of business.
Palestine's 'lawn mower man' could face jail time for property clutter
The city of Palestine wants Jerry Laza to clean up his property, Palestine Saw and Lawn Equipment, but he says he doesn't believe there's a problem with it.
Best, safest schools in east Texas
TYLER — Niche, a nationally recognized school research organization, released their list of the safest and best school districts by county.
Smith County grand jury hands up 23 indictments on 21 people during latest session
Obed Gomez Actopan, 25, of Tyler, is charged with harassment of a public servant, a third-degree felony. He was arrested June 24 and, if he is found guilty, could face two years to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
Death report: Gregg County inmate showed no signs of mental, psychological problems before jail hanging
A Kilgore man who was a suspect in a double homicide showed no signs of mental or psychological problems before hanging himself in the Gregg County Jail, according to a report from the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.The report submitted to the Texas Attorney General's Office said jail staff saw no wa
Baseball: Walters gives verbal commitment to SFA
Earlier this week Walters gave a verbal commitment, which is non-binding, to Stephen F. Austin State University (NCAA Division I, Southland Conference).
Jacksonville ATV park to close for good
Author:Favian QuezadaPublished:8:12 PM CDT August 14, 2018Updated:8:12 PM CDT August 14, 2018
Capital murder trial for man accused of killing 10-year-old Tyler girl expected to start March 2019
Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, the man charged with the 2016 murder of Kayla Gomez-Orozco, takes a seat during the Aug. 16, 2018, pretrial hearing update on hair sample DNA testing. Judge Jack Skeen predicts the jury trial will begin March 18, 2019, after four weeks of jury voir dire. (JAMES HARTLEY/STAFF)
7 On Scene: Murder suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia in court for hearing
Zavala-Garcia is accused of killing 10-year-old, Kayla Gomez-Orozco, in November 2016. After she went missing from a Bullard church, an extensive search was conducted. Her body was found in a well on Zavala-Garcia's property.
Bullard bulk drop off Saturday
BULLARD, Texas -Bulk drop offSaturday, August 18, in front of Bullard City Hall, 114 S. Phillips St.
So long, Mud Creek Off Road Park
All was quiet at Mud Creek Off Road Park in Jacksonville Wednesday morning and things will be staying that way it appears. On Tuesday evening park owners announced on their Facebook page that they had decided to permanently close the 4,100-acre complex.