Prank calls leads to huge drug bust

  A deputy recovered 16 pounds of marijuana from a residence after children mistakenly called 911 on Friday, according to a news release from Sheriff Larry Smith. Deputy Wilson responded to the call coming from County Road 481 in the Lindale area. When he arrived he saw two vehicles parked outside, with three Hispanic children playing in one of…

Sunday storm causes flooding

Reports of a possible tornado seen near Arp came in around 6 p.m. Sunday, after the National Weather Service issued a tornado warning because of a storm moving South of Arp, traveling Northeast at 25 mph. Smith County Sheriff’s deputies in the area were dispatched to check for damage. Roads north of

Hundreds come out to watch bands, raise money for Van Video

    Dark skies threatening more rain could not deter East Texans from showing up to Sunday’s Twister Relief Show at The Forge in Ben Wheeler. Hundreds of people from all over the state came out to watch 17 bands and help raise money for Van, a town ravaged by a tornado on May 10. Wesley Pruitt Jr., of Canton, organized the show with the

Christie stays atop leaderboard

  QUITMAN – The rain forecasted to blow through East Texas Sunday hit Lake Fork full force Sunday, and while it forced Toyota Texas Bass Classic officials to close down onshore activities for the day, it didn’t stop the 35 pros fishermen competing Beginning early on the second day of the three-day event the leaderboard changed often,