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Harrison County Sheriff Talks Benefield Murder Investigation
Numerous East Texas Schools Fall Below Standards
Ku Klux Klan Flyers Found Across East Texas
Two Earthquakes Shake Local Area Labor Day
Four-Year-Old Killed in Harrison County Weekend Car Wreck


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ICE Arrests 40 Criminal Aliens in East Texas During 3-day Operation
Posted April 15, 2014
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TYLER, Texas — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) officers arrested 40 convicted criminal aliens during a three-day operation which concluded Saturday.  The operation was conducted by ICE’s Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Click For Audio Fugitive Operations Teams in … Continue reading


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Harrison County Sheriff Talks Benefield Murder Investigation
Posted March 24, 2014
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Marshall, TX – Harrison County Sheriff Tom McCool was the guest  Monday during KMHT 103.9FM’s daily talk show The Talk Of East Texas.  Sheriff McCool talked at length today about the investigation into locating Alicia Benefield, as well as the … Continue reading


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KMHT Political Forum – February 17, 2014
Posted February 17, 2014

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Rusk County Investigating Weekend Robbery/Homicide
Posted January 13, 2014
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Henderson, TX – At about 10:22 AM on Saturday, January 11, 2014 the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a deceased person at 11082 FM 2012 in Overton, Texas.  The victim was identified as a 79 year old, … Continue reading


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Numerous East Texas Schools Fall Below Standards
Posted January 10, 2014
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The Texas Education Agency announced on Thursday the list of schools who have been identified under the Public Education Grant (PEG) Program. Numerous East Texas districts have schools that were listed in the report. In Carthage ISD, Baker-Koonce Intermediate made the PEG … Continue reading


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State Provides Funding For County Road Damage
Posted December 27, 2013
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A $225 million dollar fund created by Texas lawmakers is aimed to help repair county roads damaged by oil and gas exploration. The funding is a product of legislation from the 83rd legislative session. In East Texas, Harrison County officials have accepted the … Continue reading


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Hatchet Attack at an East Texas Walmart
Posted December 8, 2013
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Marshall, TX- On Sunday, December 8 at 5:50 a.m. Marshall Police Department Communications received a call reporting that a white male subject was inside Wal-mart located in the 1700 block of E. End Blvd North (Hwy 59), swinging a hatchet … Continue reading


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AMBER ALERT: Child Found, Suspect in Custody
Posted December 1, 2013
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Marshall, TX- UPDATE: 3:41 p.m- CHILD FOUND, SUSPECT IN CUSTODY Original Post: BREAKING: Amber Alert issued for 4 year-old Kylie Dunn. Officials believe the child is with 35 year old Brad Dunn. He is a white male, 5’9″, and weighs … Continue reading


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Winter Weather Moves Into East Texas
Posted November 24, 2013
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A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Smith, Gregg, Wood, Upshur, Morris, Titus, Camp, Cass, Morris, Cherokee, Rusk, Panola, Marion and Harrison counties from 4am Monday until noon Monday. The NWS is predicting ice accumulations near one tenth of … Continue reading


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Uncounted Ballots In City Alcohol Proposition Election
Posted November 6, 2013
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Story by: Blake Holland According to Panola County Voter Administrator Cheyenne Lampley, two packets have been picked up requesting recounts in Tuesdays alcohol elections after a discovery was made finding a discrepancy in the number of ballots that were cast, … Continue reading


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Texas Voters Pass All Constitutional Amendments
Posted November 5, 2013
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Proposition 1: Provides property tax breaks to the spouses of military veterans killed in the line of duty. APPROVED. Proposition 2: Eliminates requirements for a State Medical Education Board and a State Medical Education Fund, neither of which is operational. … Continue reading


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Child Dies After Being Run Over By A Truck
Posted November 4, 2013
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The Panola County Sheriffs Office is currently investigating the death of a 3 year old child. Sheriff Kevin Lake tells KGAS News Reporter Blake Holland, that their office got a call from ETMC Carthage shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night … Continue reading


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Flooding Possible Across East Texas
Posted October 30, 2013
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Story by: Blake Holland A strong storm system moving across west Texas Wednesday will push a cold front into the area during the day tomorrow. Rain and storms will move through Wednesday with a short break during the late afternoon hours. As the … Continue reading


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Ku Klux Klan Flyers Found Across East Texas
Posted October 2, 2013
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From the Longview News Journal: Sandwich bags containing Ku Klux Klan literature have been found in the past couple days in two East Texas towns. The Marshall News Messanger is reporting the bags, which included a peppermint and flyer, were found Monday … Continue reading


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Two Earthquakes Shake Local Area Labor Day
Posted September 2, 2013
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Two earthquakes were reported within a couple hours of each other Monday. According to the USGS, the first quake occurred at 4:52 PM and was centered 4 km WNW of Timpson at a depth of 5 km with a magnitude … Continue reading


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Four-Year-Old Killed in Harrison County Weekend Car Wreck
Posted July 8, 2013
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An accident that happened Saturday afternoon on Interstate 20 left a four year old child dead.  Harrison County Sheriff says it was a gruesome scene. “It happened near the 633 mile marker just west of Waskom on East bound Interstate … Continue reading


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Former Harrison County Deputy, Wife Arrested Again
Posted July 1, 2013
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Harrison County Sheriff Tom McCool says former deputy Eddie Nichols and his wife Sharon were arrested again late last week, after a Harrison County Grand Jury indicted Eddie on new charges of child pornography, and Sharon with injury to a … Continue reading


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Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Harrison County
Posted June 10, 2013
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Harrison County 911 received a call to the address of 210 Hillside Dr. in Harleton, Texas on June 9, 2013 at approximately 1:00 AM for an ambulance and deputies. The call was regarding a stabbing victim at that address. The … Continue reading


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Carlisle Baseball Team Wins State Championship!
Posted June 6, 2013
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The Carlisle Indians defeated Stamford by a score of 6 to 1 to win the State Baseball Championship. Read More The game was played at Dell Diamond in Round Rock, Texas with Jason Wade calling the play-by-play.  You can listen to … Continue reading


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Registered Sex Offender Arrested for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
Posted June 5, 2013
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Marvin Silmon, a 36 year-old Harrison County man was arrested last week, and has been charged with seven counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a six-year-old child. The probable cause for arrest report, written by Harrison County Investigator Bill Turner stated, … Continue reading


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