Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Two-thirds of the nation is in a deep freeze today, and the cold front is continuing to push south. Crops in some parts of the country are being threatened. Temperatures are expected to keep dropping throughout the week in East Texas as the front approaches.
The Gregg County Sheriff's Office is investigating an incident involving a Longview Police Officer. Neighbors accuse Officer Kelly Lawrence of shooting up their game room with a BB gun.
He is considered to be one of the stars of BMX. Joan Hallmark will introduce us to Morgan Wade in today's "Proud of East Texas".
And…three kids taken from their home over the weekend are back safe in East Texas today. Their mother, 21-year-old Jamie Hallmark, is facing criminal charges.
In sports …they raised their kids to be fans of the Texas Longhorns, but something went wrong along the way. We'll tell you why Thursday's BCS National Championship Game is leaving one East Texas house divided.
Very cold temperatures are in place this morning, with many areas dropping to near 20 degrees. Winds are fairly light so the wind chill is not too much of an issue. We will have sunny skies today but it will still be cold, with highs only reaching the lower and middle 40s. Tonight will not be quite as cold but we will still see temps drop in the upper 20s. The big chill is still slated for the end of the week with the coldest temps in over 14 years.