Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: State health officials issue a 12-county alert as they investigate a tattoo artist who was operating out of an apartment complex in Tyler. They have shut down his shop and are advising customers to get tested for communicable diseases.
Investigators are pointing to a space heater as the likely cause of the fire that destroyed a Tyler family's home.
Several high school football teams from East Texas will hit the field this weekend for the semi-final round of the playoffs. And in Class 3-A, Division 1, Gilmer is facing Abilene-Wylie for the state championship. That game is Saturday at 6:00pm at Ford Stadium on the SMU campus in Dallas.
And preparations are underway for "Holiday In The Park" in Tyler. Things kick off tonight with a ballet. Tomorrow's celebration runs from 11:00am until 7:00pm at Bergfield Park.
Rain will be developing across our southern counties this afternoon. High temperatures will be held down into the middle to upper 40s thanks to all the cloud cover. Rain will continue over most of East Texas tonight with the heaviest concentration being south of I-20. Looks like rain for the first half of our Saturday followed by drier weather moving in. Sunday looks great with highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s and mostly sunny skies.