Whitehouse police chief resigns

WHITEHOUSE — After having an assault charge against him dropped last week, Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton has resigned his position with the city effective Monday.  Shelton was cleared of a Class A misdemeanor assault charge last week when the prosecutor learned the complainant who accused Shelton lied under oath.  Jessica

Fiat Chrysler settlement could prove costly Video

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring the company to offer to buy back certain Ram pickup trucks and Dodge and Chrysler SUVs with defective steering parts that can cause drivers to lose control.

New Moore Middle School features mustang, h.s. labs Video

The new Moore Middle School will allow for expanded fine arts offerings, but what really sets the new campus apart are the updated science labs and 10-foot tall bronze statue of the school mascot, a mustang. Moore, a math, science and technology magnet school, will start its 60th year at the same time the school opens its new $32.84 million facility on Aug. 24.

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Death and Funeral Notices 7-28

DEATHS ERNESTINA “TINA” ALFORD, 29, Tyler, died July 24. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. JIMMY RONALD BELCHER, 72, Yantis, died July 24. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. HAZLE NELSON BUSBY, 87, Winnsboro, died July 26. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation…

27 July 2015 [07:43 PM]
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Revolutions always destroy their own

On this day in 1794, French Revolution leaders including Robespierre were executed on the guillotine they had themselves used so gleefully. The lesson: Revolutions devour their own. We’re seeing this today as an increasingly unhinged far left is targeting its…

27 July 2015 [07:07 PM]
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Whitehouse police chief resigns

WHITEHOUSE — After having an assault charge against him dropped last week, Whitehouse Police Chief Craig Shelton has resigned his position with the city effective Monday.  Shelton was cleared of a Class A misdemeanor assault charge last week when the…

27 July 2015 [05:48 PM]
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Fiat Chrysler settlement could prove costly Video

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker…

27 July 2015 [05:13 PM]
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New Moore Middle School features mustang, h.s. labs

The new Moore Middle School will allow for expanded fine arts offerings, but what really sets the new campus apart are the updated science labs and 10-foot tall bronze statue of the school mascot, a mustang. Moore, a math, science…

27 July 2015 [04:08 PM]
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UPDATE: Frankston woman killed in morning crash Video

A 72-year-old woman was killed Monday morning when her northbound vehicle collided with a pickup truck in the southbound lane on Loop 49. Jean Dark, Department of Public Safety public information officer in the Tyler District, said the woman…

27 July 2015 [02:15 PM]
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Court records sealed in divorce of country singers

SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) - An Oklahoma judge has sealed court documents in this month's divorce case of country singers Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert. The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/1OLrZeS ) reports that the move has raised questions among attorneys over whether state…

27 July 2015 [01:39 PM]
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Owl with an attitude wins face-off with deputy Video

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Boulder County sheriff's deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an attitude, and the owl won. Deputy Sophie Berman came across the raptor on a dirt road on Tuesday as Berman patrolled an…

27 July 2015 [10:59 AM]
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SFA students among foreign tourists in Peru bus crash

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Some East Texas college students and two faculty members are among at least 15 foreign tourists hurt after their bus crashed in Peru. Peruvian police say the bus overturned Saturday on a highway near the Pisac…

27 July 2015 [09:31 AM]
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Girl with cystic fibrosis surprised by Make-A-Wish trip Video

Bailey Isringhaus, 14, who has cystic fibrosis, learned Sunday afternoon that she will be leaving next week for a trip to Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, thanks to the Make-A-Wish organization of North Texas. Bailey thought…

27 July 2015 [06:41 AM]
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Hollie family celebrates legacy, unveils patriarch's headstone Video

ANDERSON COUNTY — Beginning Friday, more than 316 members of the Hollie family from across the country converged in Palestine for a three-day journey through history. On Saturday, they trekked to Slocum — a small, unincorporated community about 18 miles…

26 July 2015 [11:06 PM]
Bible Verse 7-27

"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." (Hebrews 11:1)      …

26 July 2015 [10:58 PM]
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TISD set up to give raises, add staff

Tyler ISD expects to receive an increase of $4.3 million in state and local funding next fiscal year. Officials say the monies will go to employee raises, hiring more bus drivers and custodians for new schools, additional teachers to reduce…

26 July 2015 [10:51 PM]
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Museum offers more than just dusty artifacts Video

The massive Goodman-LeGrand House was not always so stately. Multiple renovations over the span of more than 70 years brought the home from a simple single story, four-room house to the beautiful two-story estate now known for its pillars and…

26 July 2015 [10:50 PM]
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The risks of not investing

You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about…

26 July 2015 [09:50 PM]
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Cicada killer wasp: Buzz is worse than their bite Video

The cicada killer is a wasp that some may see in and around the landscape. Their size can be alarming to homeowners. These wasps fall into the solitary wasp species. The cicada killer wasp, Sphecius speciosus, is a large wasp…

26 July 2015 [09:43 PM]
Cherokee County hay producers prepare for annual show, sale

A break in this year’s heavy rainfall allowed many Cherokee County farmers to bail hay across the area a few weeks ago. Cherokee County Extension Agent Aaron Low and his staff also are preparing for the Annual Hay Show and…

26 July 2015 [09:33 PM]
Gas stocks decrease, diesel fuel costs lower

Crude oil inventories in the U.S. increased last week, creating a decrease in oil prices. Meanwhile, gasoline stocks decreased as travelers took to the highways, and, for the first time in nine years, diesel fuel prices averaged less than gasoline…

26 July 2015 [09:31 PM]
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Tyler's Greek family restaurant becomes popular local eatery

This August will mark two years since Vicky Sklavenitis began using her mother’s recipes at Athena Greek & American Family Restaurant, Tyler’s only 100 percent authentic Greek restaurant. With no franchise support, little advertising, and a cuisine foreign to many…

26 July 2015 [09:30 PM]
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Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of Whitney Houston, has died

ATLANTA (AP) — The brief, chaotic life of Bobbi Kristina Brown was never really her own. Born and raised in the shadow of fame and litigation, shattered by the loss of her mother, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina was overwhelmed by…

26 July 2015 [08:48 PM]
Hiring tips for a competitive market

Even with the current job shortage, many small- to mid-sized businesses are still facing the age-old problem of finding good people to add to their teams. The Washington Post reports that “60 percent of small business owners and managers say…

26 July 2015 [08:36 PM]
Building Permits 7-27

New Construction Residential Vic Thompson Home will build a $360,000, 4,681 square-foot home at 1210 Cambridge Bend. The Scate Group will build a $393,000, 4,106 square-foot home at 7272 Lake Pointe Cove. Commercial Custom Wood Crafters will build…

26 July 2015 [08:31 PM]