North Lufkin residents fear fire

North Lufkin residents have reason for alarm as five fires are lit in a half-mile radius in just two days. At 6, Caleb Beames details the report and explains how law enforcement officers hope to crack this case.

Land clearing for the TransCanada Pipeline is now underway in the Douglass area of Nacogdoches County. It's not a welcome sign for one landowner who fought to the very end. But, as Donna McCollum reports at 10, he is not giving in.

Do you smoke? Want to quit? Tomorrow may be a good time to do it during the Great American Smokeout. At 6, Francesca Washington tells you what you can do to kick the habit and change your life.

In honor of National Young Readers Week, an elementary school in Nacogdoches is taking reading to heart. And their principal read all day long. Maegan Prejean has the story at 5.

You may remember that Ohio driver caught on tape driving on the sidewalk allegedly trying to dodge a school bus' stop signs.Well, her court ordered punishment started yesterday.She was sentenced to public shaming. At 4, find out why some people say it didn't work.

Also at 4, see the model who morphed herself into a real-life Barbie!

See how a woman swapped a $54,000 ring with a fake. That's at 4.

Earlier today President Obama had his first press conference since winning re-election. Front and center was the so-called "fiscal cliff" crisis, and the threat of automatic spending cuts and tax increases. We'll fill you in on what you need to know at 5.

We'll also tell you about an elementary school that's taking reading to heart during National Young Readers' Week. East Texas News' Maegan Prejean chatted with some students and faculty about their "reading marathon."

Jeff Awtrey

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