Fugitive arrested after fleeing on foot

A fugitive is in custody after the Smith County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person near County Road 313 and County Road 315 on Monday afternoon. According to a news release from Public Information Officer Lieutenant Gary Middleton, the caller told dispatchers that she was going to get into her car when she heard a…

Cumberland Road expansion project delayed by wet weather

Recent rains have slightly delayed a major Tyler infrastructure project. Construction on the expansion of Cumberland Road is two months behind because of weather, but has a tentative completion date of between May and June in 2016. “It’s hard to get all the machinery in (and out of) the area and when it’s raining,” said Adrienne Leach, project engineer for the city.

California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation Video

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. Brown, a Democrat, issued a signing statement just one day after lawmakers sent him the bill to strike California's personal belief exemption for immunizations, a move that requires nearly all public schoolchildren to be vaccinated.

Pit bull shot, killed after attacking Smith County workers

WINONA - Emergency personnel have responded to the Smith County Animal shelter, where one person has reportedly been bitten by a pit bull and shots have been fired.  Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that a female animal control officer was attacked by a "large pitbull" at the shelter and has been transported to a local hospital.

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Fugitive arrested after fleeing on foot

A fugitive is in custody after the Smith County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person near County Road 313 and County Road 315 on Monday afternoon. According to a news release from Public Information Officer Lieutenant…

30 June 2015 [06:57 PM]
Dog found hanging in tree on Tyler street

Tyler police are investigating an animal cruelty case after a dog was found hanged in a tree Tuesday afternoon. Andy Erbaugh, Tyler Police detective, said his agency was called to a residence in the 500 block of South Hill Street,…

30 June 2015 [05:29 PM]
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Neighbor helps family escape suspected arson Video

NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) — A Nacogdoches man is out on bond, after he was arrested Sunday and accused of setting a house on fire. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the 3000 block of Woden Road around…

30 June 2015 [05:25 PM]
Mother Frances, GI physician group unites to improve services

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics and Digestive Health Specialists of Tyler announced Monday they’ve teamed up to provide gastroenterology and endoscopy services to East Texas patients. The two entities signed an affiliation agreement, which creates the new Trinity Mother…

30 June 2015 [04:00 PM]
Winnsboro ISD to provide special education

Winnsboro ISD has withdrawn from the Wood County Special Education Service Arrangement, a coop of six school districts formed in the 1980s that provided special education service. Winnsboro ISD withdrew because administrators now feel the district has enough students to…

30 June 2015 [03:43 PM]
Jarvis Christian College reaccredited

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional body for accrediting higher education institutions, has removed Jarvis Christian College at Hawkins from probation and reaffirmed the college’s accreditation for 10 years, according to a news release.…

30 June 2015 [03:25 PM]
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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation Video

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. Brown,…

30 June 2015 [03:15 PM]
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Cumberland Road expansion project delayed by wet weather

Recent rains have slightly delayed a major Tyler infrastructure project. Construction on the expansion of Cumberland Road is two months behind because of weather, but has a tentative completion date of between May and June in 2016. “It’s hard to…

30 June 2015 [03:14 PM]
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US-Germany semifinal features world's top goalkeepers Video

MONTREAL (AP) — The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line…

30 June 2015 [02:56 PM]
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Pit bull shot, killed after attacking Smith County workers

WINONA - Emergency personnel have responded to the Smith County Animal shelter, where one person has reportedly been bitten by a pit bull and shots have been fired. Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks told the Tyler Morning Telegraph…

30 June 2015 [01:50 PM]
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Whitehouse native Cantrell sets a new bar for backflip catch Video

If Dylan Cantrell didn’t prove his athletic ability through high school football and last year for Texas tech then he has now. In this video the Whitehouse native and Texas Tech wide receiver catches a couple passes one handed while…

30 June 2015 [11:38 AM]
'Weddings gone by' features vintage gowns

Prestige Estates Luxury Assisted Living and Memory Care in Tyler is celebrating weddings and lasting marriages with a display of vintage gowns and dresses. This is the center’s second annual display, which will include 15 gowns, some of which are…

30 June 2015 [11:11 AM]
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Whitehouse grad to introduce First Lady today

Whitehouse High School graduate Jacob Smith will introduce First Lady Michelle Obama at an event Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Obama will speak at the Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education event. The White House is putting on the…

30 June 2015 [09:44 AM]
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Apple Music app goes live today Video

You'll be able to access the new Apple Music app beginning at around 10 a.m. Central Time today. Our Dawn Rhodes has more details on how you can try it out in this video report.…

30 June 2015 [09:42 AM]
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Kimbrough Animal Hospital rebuilding after fire Video

(KYTX) -- Willie Carr never thought she would own a pit bull. "I had been put in the hospital once by a pit bull, and I've always said there will not be a pit bull on my property." Until her…

30 June 2015 [09:23 AM]
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Tyler Police working to diversify the department Video

TYLER (KYTX) - The Tyler Police Department is working to help diversify the department. They plan on doing that by creating two new positions to better reflect and serve the community. The department got approval from the city to apply…

30 June 2015 [09:08 AM]
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Mitch Moreland hits 2 homers as Rangers beat Orioles 8-1 Video

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Texas Rangers went 72 games without hitting four home runs before realizing their potential for power against Bud Norris and the Baltimore Orioles. Mitch Moreland homered twice, and the Rangers warmed up for Josh Hamilton's return with…

30 June 2015 [08:59 AM]
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Government must not overuse force

Government should never step in and force something that’s already happening naturally. Force is a last resort; incentives are almost always better. But the EPA’s newly proposed efficiency standards for medium and large trucks aren’t incentives, they’re force.…

29 June 2015 [11:20 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 6-30

DEATHS HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. RONALD L. BERGMEIER, 87, Tyler, died June 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. WAYNE BROCK, 59, Rusk, died June 28. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. MICKEY GERALD CHOATE, 78,…

29 June 2015 [11:11 PM]
Bible Verse 6-30

"The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands." (Psalm 138:8)      …

29 June 2015 [11:08 PM]
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Skateboarders unite to raise money for new park Video

Humidity soared and temperatures reached the high 90s on a muggy day in early June, when Tyler residents Jeff Reeves, Mike Minter and Ben Jordan arrived at Noble E. Young Skatepark sweating and carrying squeegees. It rained earlier…

29 June 2015 [11:06 PM]
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2 same-sex marriage certificates issued

The Smith County Clerk’s office issued two marriage certificates to same sex couples on Monday after the state issued new marriage documents. But some other offices around the state continued to deny participation following the U.S. Supreme Court…

29 June 2015 [10:49 PM]
Texas abortion clinics allowed to remain open

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas’ 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after…

29 June 2015 [10:48 PM]
Are you prepared for the new SAT exam?

Next spring, the SAT will unveil its first major redesign since 2005. College Board, which develops and administers the SAT, has stated that the changes are designed to better reflect a student’s readiness for college by testing students on the…

29 June 2015 [10:32 PM]
John Tyler HS graduate receives Beall Scholarship

Carlos Amante, a 2015 John Tyler High School graduate, received the $1,000 Tab and Bonnie Beall Scholarship presented through the Tyler Independent School District Foundation. The scholarship will support his fall and spring semesters at Tyler Junior College next school…

29 June 2015 [10:27 PM]