Good Morning East Texas Headlines 11-25-09


Here's a look at what's coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Members of an East Texas family are counting their blessings this morning after surviving a serious accident on an East Texas highway.

Plus, police are looking for a woman who was "Caught On Tape" stuffing a puppy into her purse at an East Texas pet store…then walking out without paying.

And Thanksgiving is just one day away. We'll have some tips on how to put together a good meal without putting a strain on your finances.


Another beautiful day is in store for us today after a chilly start this morning.  Temperatures this morning are starting off in the upper 30s in most areas. But by this afternoon with lots of sun, high temperatures will reach the middle 60s.  Tonight will be cool once again with lows dropping into the middle and upper 30s for most of East Texas.  For Thanksgiving, another gorgeous day with high temperatures in the lower to middle 60s.


Caught on Tape! Woman steals puppy

A pet store in Longview needs your help catching a puppy thief. A Silky Terrier was stolen from Wet Pets N Critters Monday afternoon.

LeTourneau University calls for Time magazine retraction

LeTourneau University is calling for a retraction from Time magazine. A case of misplaced credit stems from an article in the magazine.

Thanksgiving meal under $20

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, turkey and trimmings can gobble up your money. But, have no fear! You can make a family feast for less than $20.


WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has capped an all-out effort to improve relations with India with a lavish state dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the White House South lawn. It was the must-have ticket in Washington and part of an effort to get on firmer footing with India. New Delhi is concerned about the attention being paid to Asian rival China and its neighbor, Pakistan.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The country will know this time next week about President Barack Obama's plans for Afghanistan. Obama says he intends to "finish the job" of rooting out terrorists. Sources say he'll share his goals in a Tuesday night address to the nation.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters say a wind-driven wildfire burning in Southern California is being kept at bay so far. Orange County Fire Authority spokeswoman Lynnette Round says firefighters are beginning to get a line around the blaze, in their effort to keep it away from homes across a road that's acting as a firebreak.

CHICAGO (AP) - Many Americans who got out of the holiday travel habit during the dire economy last year are doing it again this Thanksgiving. According to an AAA survey, the number of people traveling is likely to stay about the same or inch up slightly. And people who aren't just staying home have sought cheaper alternatives to airliners.

IRMO, S.C. (AP) - A fire marshal in South Carolina is reminding people to be careful this Thanksgiving holiday, even in the kitchen. Irmo Fire Marshal Jeff Allen says Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for kitchen fires. He says firefighters across the country respond to three times as many cooking fires on Thanksgiving than on an average day.   

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - Former Pentagon officials investigating the circumstances of the Fort Hood shootings have visited the site and a military hospital to talk with first responders. One of the officials is former Army Secretary Togo West. He says it's not a criminal investigation, so they probably won't try to talk to the suspected shooter, Major Nidal Hasan.

KOUNTZE, Texas (AP) - A grand jury had indicted a southeastern Texas high school football player and a former player on charges that they sexually assaulted a cheerleader. Silsbee football player Rakheem Jamal Bolton and Christian Paul Rountree are accused in an attack at a post-game party last year.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A woman arrested in Corpus Christi faces a charge of injury to a child after someone reported she injected an unknown substance into her daughter's arm during a recent hospital stay. Authorities say the 2-year-old girl is in stable condition.

HOUSTON (AP) - The Attorney General's Office has settled its lawsuit against the Conn's appliance chain. The Beaumont-based retailer will pay $4.5 million in restitution to settle claims that it used deception to sell extended warranties.