Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: Congress is set to vote today on unemployment benefits for millions of Americans without jobs. We'll have details on why the measure is expected to pass today…and on how much it could cost.
The cap will remain in place on the BP oil well in the Gulf of Mexico, despite new reports of leaks. We'll explain why officials monitoring the situation don't think those leaks are cause for concern.
Sheriff's deputies in Smith County are investigating an attempted home invasion overnight. We'll tell you what the people inside the house did to scare off the would-be intruders.
And…they made a once-in-a-lifetime trip to climb a mountain…and help people half-way around the world. We'll hear from the people who are changing lives as part of "Young Life Africa" in today's "Proud of East Texas".
A hot and humid day is in store for the area today as a ridge of high pressure build back into the region. Highs this afternoon will reach the middle 90s in most areas with heat index values approaching 100 degrees. There could be an isolated shower or thundershower this afternoon but they will be few and far between. Meteorologist Grant Dade will have the weather where you live plus a look at the tropics coming up on Good Morning East Texas.