ETMC clinic in Trinity to close July 31

  East Texas Medical Center will close the ETMC clinic in Trinity when the lease is up on Aug. 1. The long-planned move comes amid declining reimbursement rates, according to ETMC officials. Trinity is in Trinity County, about 110 miles south of Tyler. “The decision to not extend or renew our lease of ETMC Trinity was an extremely difficult…

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Southwest flight diverted after woman attempts to open door

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ETMC clinic in Trinity to close July 31

East Texas Medical Center will close the ETMC clinic in Trinity when the lease is up on Aug. 1. The long-planned move comes amid declining reimbursement rates, according to ETMC officials. Trinity is in Trinity County, about 110 miles south…

27 June 2017 [11:30 AM]
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Southwest flight diverted after woman attempts to open door

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a passenger became disruptive and attempted to open an exterior door while the plane was in the air. Southwest Flight 4519…

27 June 2017 [10:43 AM]
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20-pound live lobster found in luggage at airport

BOSTON (AP) - The Transportation Security Administration says a 20-pound (9-kilogram) live lobster has been spotted in a passenger's luggage at Boston's Logan International Airport. TSA spokesman Michael McCarthy says the lobster found Sunday in the passenger's checked luggage at…

27 June 2017 [10:11 AM]
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Tyler's Tomlin looks to get on track with Cleveland Indians

BALTIMORE - The Cleveland Indians may have experienced somewhat of a World Series hangover after last season. The Indians, of course, made the Fall Classic for the first time since 1997 before falling to the media darling Chicago Cubs, who…

27 June 2017 [09:28 AM]
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Bible Verse for 6-27

“‘Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.’” (Leviticus 19:18)…

26 June 2017 [11:28 PM]
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Variety of Fourth of July events planned in East Texas this weekend

East Texans are kicking off Independence Day celebrations early this year, with festivities planned across four days. Among the festivities is the city of Tyler's annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Lindsey Park, 12557 Spur 364 W, on Tuesday, July 4.…

26 June 2017 [06:54 PM]
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Tyler Police release statement on phone scams; don't be a victim

The Tyler Police Department is warning residents of a phone scam involving a caller identifying themselves as working for the Tyler Police Department and asking for donations. Officials with the police department said the Tyler Police Department will not solicit…

26 June 2017 [06:47 PM]
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The ultimate guide to the Texas Shakespeare Festival

The 23rd annual Texas Shakespeare Festival continues through July in Kilgore. Being staged are Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” the romantic “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” an original play by festival Executive Director Raymond…

26 June 2017 [04:57 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for June 27

DEATHS DEBRA (BOYD) DAVIS, 61, Frankston, died June 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. BILLY DON MCWILLIAMS, 84, Athens, died June 26. Au­try’s Carroll-Lehr, Athens. JOHNNIE PAUL MORRIS, 73, Ben Wheeler, died June 25. John R.…

26 June 2017 [04:55 PM]
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Ambulance involved wreck in Tyler; injuries reported

Atleast one person has been transported to the hospital after a collison between an ambulance and a SUV occured at the intersection of Front Street and South Beckham Avenue.  Police are directing traffic in the area until wreckage has been…

26 June 2017 [04:25 PM]
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Walter Williams: Confederate generals weren't traitors

My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against…

26 June 2017 [01:10 PM]
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Editorial: Oil price stability shows it's truly a world market now

Something strange is happening with the price of oil, even as instability increases in the Middle East. That something is… well, nothing. Instead of oil prices spiking on news reports of missile strikes and terrorism, oil prices are remaining level…

26 June 2017 [12:46 PM]
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State says Tiede can't argue guilt on appeal; on 99 year sentence

Bernie Tiede cannot re-try elements of his 1999 murder conviction in appealing the 99-year sentence a jury gave him in April 2016, the state argues in response to the former Carthage funeral home assistant director's appeal of his punishment. Prosecutors…

26 June 2017 [12:29 PM]
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Editorial: New study shows fracking has minimal environmental effects

An important report was issued last week by Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, the state’s premier scientific body, about hydraulic fracturing. And it’s a very positive report, showing that fracking can be done safely and cleanly, to…

26 June 2017 [11:54 AM]
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Review: Back from the past, TLC still sounds great on new CD

TLC, the iconic '90s-era girl group, is back after 15 years away and these women are clearly not wasting anymore time. "We don't need no introduction," they boast on the first song of their new self-titled CD. "No, we don't…

26 June 2017 [11:24 AM]
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Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at McDonald's

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) - A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line. Hunter Hostetler is a cashier at a McDonald's in Scottsburg, about 50 miles north of Louisville,…

26 June 2017 [10:55 AM]
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Rogers State, University of Alabama, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Congratulations ... to Suvannah Kerans-Melton, Whitehouse, for being named to the dean’s list at Rogers State ... to East Texas residents for earning degrees from the University of Alabama: Shelley Caraway, Kilgore; Mary Ihrig, Tyler; Kaitlyn Boone, Tyler;…

26 June 2017 [10:36 AM]
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Texas man charged in boating accident that killed 4-year-old

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Central Texas have charged a man with criminal negligent homicide after a 4-year-old girl was killed and her father seriously injured when they were run over by a houseboat. Forty-four-year-old Jason Bernal of Killeen…

26 June 2017 [09:55 AM]
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6 cows killed, deputy hurt in suspected drunk driving crash

Authorities say six cows were killed and a South Texas deputy was injured during a suspected drunk driving accident. KRIS-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2sFi5Jh ) an unidentified driver was traveling on a road around 1 a.m. Saturday when she crashed into a…

26 June 2017 [09:47 AM]
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East Texans celebrate 'One Nation Under God' in downtown Tyler

East Texans gathered on the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza Sunday to remember and celebrate the United States as “One Nation Under God.” The event, put on by Grace Fellowship Church of Flint, was designed to celebrate the commitment made…

25 June 2017 [11:37 PM]
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Commissioners to begin long-range road plan discussions

Smith County Commissioners will begin a discussion on a long-range plan for road maintenance on Tuesday. A 2014 study commissioned by the court found it would cost an estimated $84 million to $124 million to repair the county’s road system,…

25 June 2017 [11:22 PM]
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Bible Verse for 6-26

“‘Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?’ declares the Lord. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:24)…

25 June 2017 [11:17 PM]