Doctor remembers last moments of Kennedy's life

Just after lunchtime 51 years ago, Dr. Robert McClelland was in a conference room, showing a group of students a film on surgical techniques on the second floor of Parkland Hospital in Dallas when a coworker brought the news that President John F. Kennedy was coming in with a gunshot wound. As he headed downstairs with his friend and colleague Dr.…

Grace Community Church marks 5 decades of growth

In 50 years of existence, Grace Community Church has grown in number, campuses and ministries. But despite the many changes two key aspects of the ministry have remained the same — a focus on the Bible and a desire to reach out to the community.

Two men admit to two armed robberies

Two men who have admitted they committed two armed robberies Thursday night are in custody after being apprehended Friday morning by Smith County Sheriff’s deputies and Tyler police. Sheriff Larry Smith said the two men, identified as Jacob Lee Roper, 20, and Jacobi Ty-Wan Washington, 21, were arrested after being stopped in the 3500 block o

Tyler Junior College Provost Dr. Homer “Butch” Hayes to retire

After a 38-year career in community college education and administration, Tyler Junior College Provost Dr. Homer “Butch” Hayes will retire in early 2015.

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Doctor remembers last moments of Kennedy's life

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Bible Verse 11-22

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Two men admit to two armed robberies

Two men who have admitted they committed two armed robberies Thursday night are in custody after being apprehended Friday morning by Smith County Sheriff’s deputies and Tyler police. Sheriff Larry Smith said the two men, identified as Jacob Lee Roper,…

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Happy Thanksgiving

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Grace Community Church marks 5 decades of growth

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DPS identifies Hawkins couple found dead

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Day of Mourning tribute to Kennedy

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