Good Morning East Texas Headlines 06-09-10


Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: An East Texas teacher accused of having sexual contact with a student is out on bail this morning…and out of a job. We'll tell you what one former student in Whitehouse is saying about the teacher's behavior with his classmates.

City leaders in Kilgore are pursuing the idea of a youth curfew. We'll tell you what's behind the proposal…and when it could come up for a vote.

President Obama is planning another trip to the Gulf Coast to survey the impact of the BP oil spill. We'll tell you where oil is washing ashore today and which beaches are being affected.

And…it's supposed to help you get the toothpaste out of the tube. Our Joe Terrell will check out the "Touch and Brush" to find out…"Does it Work?"


It is a warm and muggy start to your Wednesday East Texas. An area of low pressure located over central Texas will move northeast towards the area this afternoon. Because of this numerous showers and thunderstorms will develop this afternoon across the area. A few of these storms could produce some gusty winds like we saw yesterday. Highs will be held down into the middle 80s in most areas.  More details coming up this morning on Good Morning East Texas.


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WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea party activists have flexed some muscle in the South Carolina and Nevada GOP primaries. State Rep. Nikki Haley finished ahead of three rivals in South Carolina's Republican gubernatorial race but there will be a runoff. Another tea party favorite, Sharron Angle, won the right to challenge Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada in November.

WASHINGTON (AP) - California Republicans have picked two wealthy businesswomen for top spots. Carly Fiorina, a former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, will challenge three-term Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer in the fall. Republican Meg Whitman, the former CEO of eBay, will run for governor this fall against former Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The ongoing oil spill continues to take up much of the time on Capitol Hill and the White House. A trio of hearings are on tap today on Capitol Hill. "Waterworld" star Kevin Costner is expected to talk about a centrifuge he says can clean oil from more than 200-thousand gallons of water a day. President Barack Obama is making plans to head back to the Gulf next week.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland, Ore., metro area is the central focus of the search for a missing 7-year-old boy. A sheriff's officer says investigators are limiting the search despite tips from as far away as Washington state. Kyron Horman disappeared Friday after a science fair at the rural Skyline Elementary School.

BOSTON (AP) - Kobe Bryant scored 29 points and Derek Fisher added 16 to lead Los Angeles to a 91-84 victory over the Boston Celtics last night in Boston. That gives the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the NBA finals.

DARROUZETT, Texas (AP) - The Lipscomb County sheriff says a gas pipeline explosion in the Texas Panhandle town of Darrouzett has left two people dead and three injured. Workers were moving clay from a pit near the pipeline when a bulldozer struck it, causing the blast.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Former Houston Mayor Bill White says he's made about half a million dollars by investing in a privately held company that was hired to help the city recover from Hurricane Rita in 2005. The Democratic candidate for governor says he invested about a million dollars in Btec Turbines.

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - American and Mexican officials are trading suggestions of misconduct over the shooting of a 15-year-old Mexican by a U.S. Border Patrol agent on the Texas border. The FBI says an agent fired at rock-throwers on Monday.       

WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal officials are using new rules to clarify what oil and gas companies must do before drilling wells in the Gulf of Mexico. They appear to be aimed at quelling a controversy over whether the Obama administration had, in effect, imposed a moratorium on shallow-water drilling.