County transitioning jail's inmate phone system

Before Smith County can move to a new inmate phone system, it must first retrieve calls pertinent to court cases off a privately-owned server. In December, the county approved moving from with Global Telelink, or GTL to Inmate Calling Solutions LLC. But before one company can come in, the other has to…

Smith County adjusts jail recreation procedures after clarification from state commission

Smith County will return to its policy of keeping certain jail inmates in handcuffs during state-mandated recreation after a high-profile inmate climbed atop an old basketball goal Friday and refused to come down for about 30 minutes. The change comes after the Smith County Jail administrator spoke with officials at the Texas Commission on Jail

UT Tyler College of Business and Technology hosts 2017 Retail Summit

Businesses of all sizes should be concerned about data security, said R. David Mahon, chief security officer with Century Link Inc., who addressed business leaders and human resource specialists at Tuesday's 2017 Retail Summit. The talk was hosted by TheUniversity of Texas at Tyler's College of Business and Technology's Center for Retail

Contract to repair Ashmore Estates drainage channel to be considered on Wednesday Video

A yearlong drainage problem is on its way to being fixed. In late November 2015, heavy rains washed a retaining wall into a drainage channel in the Ashmore Estates subdivision, taking portions of three residents’ backyards with it - accounting for roughly 200 feet of damage along the backside of Evansburg Lane. On Wednesday, the Tyler City

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UT Tyler College of Business and Technology hosts 2017 Retail Summit

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21 February 2017 [06:23 PM]
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Commissioners show support for regional transportation

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21 February 2017 [06:17 PM]
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21 February 2017 [06:07 PM]
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Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Tatum

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21 February 2017 [06:05 PM]
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County transitioning jail's inmate phone system

Before Smith County can move to a new inmate phone system, it must first retrieve calls pertinent to court cases off a privately-owned server. In December, the county approved moving from with Global Telelink, or GTL to Inmate Calling Solutions…

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Burger King, Tim Hortons owner adding Popeyes to holdings

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21 February 2017 [04:46 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 22

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21 February 2017 [03:54 PM]
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21 February 2017 [02:59 PM]
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Murchison ISD Superintendent Richard Jones resigns

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21 February 2017 [02:57 PM]
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21 February 2017 [02:36 PM]
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Eyes are the windows to a charity’s soul

KRISTEN SEEBER, Women’s Fund of Smith County There is a common concept individuals differ as to how they learn and how they best receive and process information. In our family, each of us has a different style. Our oldest…

21 February 2017 [02:04 PM]
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Tyler ISD student Royland Black invents a safer cleat

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21 February 2017 [01:22 PM]
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Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

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21 February 2017 [12:25 PM]
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Tyler ISD names 2017 Campus Teachers of the Year

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21 February 2017 [12:24 PM]
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21 February 2017 [10:53 AM]
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Palestine Fire Department seeking entry-level firefighters

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21 February 2017 [10:49 AM]
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East Texas Food Bank, Brookshire's to break world record

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21 February 2017 [10:45 AM]
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Wal-Mart earnings fall, but online sales surge

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21 February 2017 [09:42 AM]