TJC dean of students mentors young minds on campusand at martial arts academy

Dean. Master. Doctor. Professor. Captain. Mentor. Husband. Father. Dometrius Hill has worn a lot of hats in his life, but the common thread in his life involves his passion for shaping young minds. In his current positions as Dean of Students at Tyler Junior College and owner of Songahm Martial Arts Academy, Hill spends his days building young…

Tyler Public Library to bring back free gentle yoga this fall

The Tyler Public Library will once again offer free gentle yoga classes. The popular class was offered at the library from early July to August 24, and a donation from the Friends of the Tyler Public Library has allowed the class to return this fall. It will be offered at 5:30 p.m. starting Oct. 5 on the first and third Wednesdays of the month

Former Dallas Cowboy, Texas Aggie Dat Nguyen speaks at United Way campaign kickoff

Former Dallas Cowboy and celebrated Aggie Dat Nguyen shared highlights from his life, touching on his childhood in Rockport, his first experience with football and his college and pro days during the United Way of Smith County’s annual campaign kickoff. About 300 people attended Thursday’s event at the Cascades Country Club. Instead of a

Suspended Smith County Judge Joel Baker pleads not guilty; trial set for October

Suspended Smith County Judge Joel Baker entered a plea of “not guilty” on Thursday in his arraignment hearing on charges of violating the Texas Open Meetings Act, as lawyers wrangled over access to emails and information about campaign contributions. The court also outlined a schedule for Baker, including setting a tentative trial date for
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Tyler Public Library to bring back free gentle yoga this fall

The Tyler Public Library will once again offer free gentle yoga classes. The popular class was offered at the library from early July to August 24, and a donation from the Friends of the Tyler Public Library has allowed the…

26 August 2016 [07:11 AM]
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Man strips, drives pickup into Southwest plane in Nebraska

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Authorities say a man wearing only boxer shorts stole a pickup and drove it into a Southwest Airlines plane at an airport in Omaha, Nebraska, causing minor injuries to three people on board. Eppley Airfield Police Chief…

26 August 2016 [06:54 AM]
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Crafty! Beer-testing lab helps students learn chemistry

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - A Maine professor is hoping to brew interest in her chemistry class by keeping the topic on beer. University of Southern Maine professor Lucille Benedict tells the Portland Press Herald it can be challenging to keep…

26 August 2016 [06:40 AM]
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Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served

DURANT, Miss. (AP) - In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home "would do anything for anybody," friends said. The women, both nurse practitioners, were found dead Thursday morning when they didn't report to…

26 August 2016 [05:35 AM]
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Woman drives through store after refused gift card purchases

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - Employees of an Oregon grocery store are cleaning up after a police say a woman drove her SUV into the store and down the aisles. Springfield police say a 43-year-old Glenwood woman tried to purchase $2,200…

26 August 2016 [05:28 AM]
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Longview police warn aout postal scam

KYTX Longview Police are warning residents of a postal scam involving checks sent in the mail.  The victim is instructed to cash the check contained inside the envelope, go to a local merchant and fill out a survey. Once the…

25 August 2016 [10:32 PM]
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Henderson man wanted on drug charge

  KYTX   Rusk County Police executed a raid in Rusk County Tuesday upon receiving a search warrant for the Kennon Murphy residence in Henderson.  Confiscated during the warrant was suspected methamphetamine, suspected marijuana, numerous firearms, suspected stolen vehicles to…

25 August 2016 [09:31 PM]
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Henderson man wanted on drug charge

Longview News-Journal An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for a Henderson man after the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office found methamphetamine, marijuana, numerous firearms, stolen cars and ATVs and other stolen property at a house on County Road 4135. Police are…

25 August 2016 [07:59 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 26

DEATHS GLADYS EMMA (HICKS) JONES, 88, Alto, died Aug. 24. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at O.T. Allen & Son, Alto. LEONA (HAYTER) JONES, 74, Tyler, died Aug. 22. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. VARGE LANDY, 75, Frankston, died…

25 August 2016 [04:55 PM]
Bible verse 8-26

“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” (Psalm 119:165)…

25 August 2016 [04:53 PM]
Community groups host first breastfeeding wellness expo

Tyler-based My African American Mothers Alliance (MAAMA) and World on My Shoulders will host the inaugural Black Breastfeeding Wellness Expo from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Members of the groups - formed to improve the African American mothers’ experience…

25 August 2016 [04:06 PM]
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IN Focus: Back to school fashion at Broadway Square Mall 08.20.16

Eforfashion had a back to school fashion event at Broadway Square Mall on Aug. 20 with models showing off looks, styled by Elisabeth Ashley, in front of multiple stores. The event included face painting, henna tattoo art and character drawing.   -…

25 August 2016 [04:02 PM]
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IN Focus: Tyler Fashion Week preview at Jack Ryan's 08.18.16

Jack Ryan's hosted a fashion preview on Aug. 18 of Tyler Fashion Week. The preview included jewelry by Neita Fran of Velarosa Jewelry, Ezekiel 16 designs by Jasmine Lewis and fashion production by Eforfashion. A full show is scheduled for…

25 August 2016 [03:56 PM]
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Brother: Deaf man shot by state trooper was afraid of police

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A deaf man shot to death by a North Carolina state trooper after a chase was scared of police after several misunderstandings with officers, his brother said Wednesday. Standing beside a memorial where his brother died…

25 August 2016 [12:05 PM]
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WhatsApp is going to share your phone number with Facebook

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. That means WhatsApp users could soon start seeing more targeted ads on Facebook - although not…

25 August 2016 [09:15 AM]
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In Iran, unique system allows payments for kidney donors

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - The whirling hum of a dialysis machine could have been the soundtrack to the rest of Zahra Hajikarimi's life but for an unusual program in Iran that allows people to buy a kidney from a living…

25 August 2016 [07:15 AM]
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'SNL' star Leslie Jones' personal site offline after hacking

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Leslie Jones, the black "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters" actress-comedian, is again the target of racist and sexist online attacks. Jones' personal site was taken offline Wednesday after it appeared hackers posted explicit photos of Jones…

25 August 2016 [07:10 AM]
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Paisley Park, home of Prince, opens for public tours Oct. 6

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Paisley Park, the private estate and studio complex of the late rock superstar Prince, will open for daily public tours starting Oct. 6, the trust company overseeing his estate announced Wednesday, and the company that runs Elvis…

25 August 2016 [07:08 AM]
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Mylan says it will expand programs that lower EpiPen costs

NEW YORK (AP) - Mylan, now in the crosshairs over severe price hikes for its EpiPen, says it will expand programs that lower out-of-pocket costs by as much as half. Mylan N.V. said Thursday that the patient cost will be…

25 August 2016 [06:47 AM]