Bernie Tiede's life sentence thrown out, ordered back to Panola County for new sentencing hearing

AUSTIN (KYTX) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that convicted murderer Bernie Tiede should receive a new hearing considering his punishment for the 1996 death of Marjorie Nugent in Carthage. Tiede was originally sentenced to life in prison after admitting to shooting Nugent in the back. He hid her body in a freezer at Nug…

RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy Video

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Move over, RG3.

Emotional Ribeiro wins 'Dancing With The Stars' Video

Alfonso Ribeiro finally has his mirror ball trophy. The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star and his professional partner Witney Carson are the season 19 champions of "Dancing With the Stars.

Talented dog's 'ear dance' goes viral Video

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Customization the big trend in season's hottest toys Video

After grappling with a lack of innovation in the industry, toy makers respond with playthings that work with apps or interact with gadgets like iPads, allowing more customization and creativity.…

26 November 2014 [02:15 PM]
Emotional Ribeiro wins 'Dancing With The Stars' Video

Alfonso Ribeiro finally has his mirror ball trophy. The "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" star and his professional partner Witney Carson are the season 19 champions of "Dancing With the Stars."…

26 November 2014 [02:02 PM]
RG3 benched: Redskins to start Colt McCoy vs. Indy Video

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Move over, RG3. It's Colt vs. the Colts. The Washington Redskins will start Colt McCoy over Robert Griffin III on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, the latest development in a stunning slide for the 2012 NFL…

26 November 2014 [01:54 PM]
Whitehouse High School honor roll

Ninth Grade A: Kailyn Anderson, Princess Antonio, Adali Avila, Alex Baham, Alyssa Bedell, Morgan Bryant, Brandon Bullard, Tyse Burckhartt, Patience Bush, Jacob Clemons, Karsen Conser, Caleb Cox, Seth Dolan, Gabriana Dornak, Courtney Eeds, Kimberly Flores, Jacob Griffith, Layla Grogan,…

26 November 2014 [12:33 PM]
More Gilmer students' Thanksgiving letters

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” — G.K. Chesterton Students from Gilmer Elementary School took time recently to think about what they’re thankful for. With the help…

26 November 2014 [12:13 PM]
Mercy Ships partnership aims to reduce hunger in Madagascar

Mercy Ships has partnered with another Texas-based nonprofit in an effort to reduce hunger in Madagascar. The partnership with Targeted Aquaponic Growth, which is based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, will teach agriculture leaders on the African island how to…

26 November 2014 [12:05 PM]
Ferguson protests across US on Tuesday

SADIE GURMAN, Associated Press People protesting the Ferguson, Missouri, grand jury decision took to the streets in cities across the U.S. for a second day Tuesday, showing that the racially charged case has inflamed tensions thousands of miles from the…

26 November 2014 [11:13 AM]
Teen charged with shooting Lufkin mail carrier

LUFKIN, Texas (AP) — An East Texas youth has been charged with shooting a postal worker in the leg as she delivered mail. Lufkin police say 17-year-old Jaylon Wortham surrendered on a warrant for assault causing bodily injury against a…

26 November 2014 [11:03 AM]
Which turkey should Obama pardon - Mac or Cheese?

DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pardoning a Thanksgiving turkey, but which of two gobblers will get the presidential pass? Will it be Mac? Or is it Cheese? The White House was running an online…

26 November 2014 [10:53 AM]
Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police plan to release the names of the two officers involved in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy, along with dispatch calls and a surveillance video that authorities say clearly shows…

26 November 2014 [10:18 AM]
See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just…

26 November 2014 [10:11 AM]
NJ hiker photographed bear before it killed him

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death. Police in West Milford have released five photos…

26 November 2014 [09:59 AM]
7 protesters arrested after blocking Dallas road

DALLAS (AP) — Seven people have been arrested while blocking part of a Dallas highway to protest a white Missouri police officer not charged in the fatal shooting of a black man. Dallas police say nobody was hurt in the…

26 November 2014 [09:49 AM]
FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books

HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case. The Houston Chronicle reports a grand jury indicted 41-year-old Dustin Deutsch on Tuesday with felony theft…

26 November 2014 [09:45 AM]
Humanist group demands removal of nativity scene

A national humanist group is demanding that the Christian nativity scene on the lawn of the Cherokee County courthouse in Rusk be removed. Cherokee County officials said they’re reviewing the demand. “The law surrounding nativity scenes is very clear, and…

26 November 2014 [09:42 AM]
3 Reasons holiday shoppers may spend cautiously

ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Business Writer CHRIS RUGABER, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers…

26 November 2014 [09:40 AM]
Gilmer seeks mediation in ambulance withdrawal Video

GILMER — East Texas Medical Center announced Tuesday it will discontinue ambulance service in Gilmer effective March 1, but the Gilmer city attorney said he will negotiate with ETMC about staying on because city officials believe a contract requires the…

26 November 2014 [09:37 AM]
Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push

MOSCOW (AP) — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move…

26 November 2014 [09:37 AM]
Bible Verse 11-26

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." (Colossians 3:17)…

25 November 2014 [10:27 PM]
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" is a great page turner, GenX memoir

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. That’s supposedly what we are, and what we’ll end up being: just a few pounds of powdered remains that a good wind might easily scatter. That’s strange to think about — but comforting, at…

25 November 2014 [10:20 PM]
Epiphany: Considering savory sides of the "yam"

The yam doesn’t get a lot of love. Maybe it’s syntax-related; after all, yam is one consonant away from yak. Then there’s the mix-up involving the real yam, which is rarely seen in this country, but a staple in Africa,…

25 November 2014 [10:14 PM]
Injured Lindale Firefighter on his way home today

LINDALE — The firefighter injured in a house fire earlier this year will be returning home today after months of hospitalization and rehabilitation. Kenny Vent, Lindale Fire Department spokesman, stated in a news release that Joe Yeakley, who was injured…

25 November 2014 [10:04 PM]
Capitalism is the cure, not the ill

Activist Naomi Klein gets it exactly wrong. In her new bestseller, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” she asks if climate change might be the catalyst for “finally” defeating worldwide capitalism. What she doesn’t see is that capitalism remains…

25 November 2014 [09:38 PM]
Paintballs not bullets

“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.” Nelson Mandela   We walked a full circle around the Derry Walls, snapping photos, enjoying the day…

25 November 2014 [09:28 PM]
Little farm in L.A.

Los Angeles, California, was a “big city” when I was born there in 1931, but not today’s monster metropolis. Home was a craftsman-style house, built circa 1920 in a neighborhood with others of like style. The lots were about 150…

25 November 2014 [09:22 PM]
Officials warn travelers to take precaution

Traveling, cooking and shopping are three common activities during the next few days for many people celebrating Thanksgiving, and participating in Black Friday shopping sprees, but authorities are urging the public to be aware, patient and to practice caution to…

25 November 2014 [08:20 PM]