Fatality in head-on crash on Old Jacksonville

An East Texas woman was killed in a head-on collision on Wednesday when a Dodge pickup traveling south on Old Jacksonville Highway veered into the wrong lane and hit a Chevy Traverse at 6:17 p.m., according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark.…

Closings and cancellations for Thursday

Updated: Mar 04, 2015 9:57 PM CST School Delays and Cancellations for Thursday: Arp ISD: 10 a.m. start Beckville ISD: 10 a.m. start for students, 9:15 a.m. for teachers, buses run two hours later Broaddus ISD: 10 a.m. start, buses run 2 hours late Bullard ISD: 10 a.m. start Canton ISD: 10 a.m. start Carthage ISD: 10 a.m. start

Rain continues to fall and so does the temperature Video

East Texans can expect more wintry conditions tonight as another winter storm blows in. KYTX-CBS 19 Chief Meteorologist John Adams said East Texas can expect the rain to continue until midnight when the temperatures will drop low enough to turn it into freezing rain.

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