Coming up on Good Morning East Texas: A new report on unemployment is due out today. Well have details on what experts are expecting…and how the jobless figures could impact next month's mid-term elections.
They're asking voters to just say "no" to a school bond package. We'll tell you why a grass-roots political group doesn't like the proposition up for a vote in the Tyler ISD.
Plus..we'll have a special guest in the kitchen this morning for "Cooking Up A Storm"…to share a recipe for a delicious fall treat!
Good Friday East Texas. Mostly sunny skies with high's in the upper 80's. Tonight clear skies in the upper 40's, low 50's.The dry weather looks to continue through the weekend but by next week, our rain chances will increase. We will see a front moving into the area Monday and Tuesday allowing for a few scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop.
Burn Bans for GREGG, Kaufman, Cass, Marion, Harrison, Franklin, Shelby, Tyler, Jasper, Newton, Henderson, Sabine and Panola until further notice.
An unexplained car fire quickly gets out of hand, burning two vehicles and setting fire to a home.
The investigation is over for a fire that put eight East Texas families in the care of the Red Cross.
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WASHINGTON (AP) - The final monthly jobs report before the midterm congressional election is likely to leave President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats in a precarious position. The unemployment rate is projected to rise to 9.7 percent from 9.6 percent when its announced today by the Labor Department.
WASHINGTON (AP) - According to a review of e-mails obtained by The Associated Press, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was warned that he may not have the full story as he stuck by his July decision to oust Shirley Sherrod. She was wrongly accused of racism. Vilsack acted on the basis of an edited clip of her remarks.
KOLONTAR, Hungary (AP) - An official says workers are trying to prevent new spills of toxic material by draining caustic water from an industrial reservoir in western Hungary. It's near the one that ruptured, sending a torrent of red sludge into hundreds of houses and waterways leading into the Danube River. The sludge is being pumped into a local river already declared dead. Gypsum will be dumped in to neutralize the water.
NEW YORK (AP) - The publisher of Former President George W. Bush's memoir says it's ordered an initial run of 1.5 million copies -- the same number as for Bill Clinton's book, which eventually sold more than 2 million copies. Bush's memoir will arrive next month and there's also an e-book with multimedia extras.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Figures from the nonpartisan Texas Lyceum's poll show Texans are pleased with the state's economy but concerned about the national economy. Pollsters found 55 percent of those questioned felt the country was on the wrong track. Sixty-one percent said the Texas economy is better off than the rest of the U.S.
BONHAM, Texas (AP) - A trooper says the Texas Rangers are investigating the fatal shooting of a 31-year-old suspect after a struggle began as officers served an arrest warrant at the man's home in North Texas. The trooper says Christopher Ramquist was killed at the home in Fannin County yesterday.