Coming up today on Good Morning East Texas: President Barack Obama announces his plans to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan, with the first group arriving before the end of the month. He also set out a time-table for bringing home some U.S. service men and women. Now, top officials in the Obama administration will try to convince Congress to support the plan.
Some layoffs at an East Texas business are happening earlier than expected. Sitel has begun laying off employees from its facility in Longview. About 250 job cuts were announced last month, but they were supposed to happen after December 31st.
People in a East Texas neighborhood fed up with dodging potholes get their wish from Gregg County Commissioners. They voted to repair Dodd Street and Jones Road after getting complaints from residents.
The rain will come to an end by midday today, with colder air moving in behind an arctic front. Blustery northwesterly winds will make it feel quite cold tomorrow afternoon. Highs will reach the upper 40s to near 50 early and then fall through the 40s in the afternoon hours. The big story is still the chance of our first freeze Thursday morning, followed by the possibility of rain or snow on Friday.