Ted Cruz pledges ‘help is on the way’ Video

U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz told an East Texas crowd the current political climate reminds him of another time in American history - the late 1970s. “We had the same failed economic policies, the same malaise,” he said during a brief campaign stop on Thursday at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center in Tyler.

Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle tapped for statewide board

Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle was tapped by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serve on a statewide board. Swindle was appointed a six-year term on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, which oversees the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Fabulous Fall Festivals: Autumn brings an abundance of events

After weeks of scorching summer heat, thankfully cooler days take over. That means it’s time to get back outside and have fun. From September through early November, just about every town has a festival or fair and comes up with a good excuse for a celebration (how about feral hogs or fire ants).

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Longview officer shooting victim killed by wound to neck: preliminary autopsy
Search for stolen trailers
50 year sentence for 1990 double homicide
Kilgore man brings butcher knife to police station parking lot
Clear skies and sunshine throughout the day
County's only woman driver logs 16 years in the department
New Polaroid snaps, prints images instantly
New Texas law creates funding for police body cameras
Inmate gets 50 years for 1990 homicide
Football season brings business to Tyler
Scattered showers possible again this afternoon
Family of 5-year-old in fatal hit-and-run speaks out
Latest Texas school finance case reaches state Supreme Court
Tuscan Slice restaurant closes in Tyler
Exercise program offered both at center, onTV
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Judge jails clerk for contempt

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Colbert, Bush poke fun over ticket giveaway

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Ted Cruz pledges ‘help is on the way’

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Ted Cruz live in Tyler Video

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Judge sides with Brady, NFL promises 'Deflategate' appeal Video

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Search for stolen trailers Video

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Ted Cruz in Tyler today for campaign rally

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50 year sentence for 1990 double homicide Video

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Kilgore man brings butcher knife to police station parking lot

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