Bobby Garmon appointed to temporarily hold Precinct 1 Constable spot

Bobby Garmon was appointed Thursday as interim Precinct 1 constable while a petition to remove elected constable Henry Jackson plays out in court. “Law enforcement is something I’ve done all my life,” Garmon said after he was appointed. “This county gave me 33 years. If I can help out temporarily, I

Mineola ISD responds to reports of inappropriate relationship between a student and a district employee

Mineola ISD released a statement Thursday addressing recent reports of an inappropriate relationship between a student and a staff member.  The statement indicates a student brought to the district's attention a possible inappropriate relationship between a high school student and a district employee.  The district contacted local law

Shine Your Light community campaign benefiting East Texas charities kicks off Thursday

With the start of the 10th annual Shine Your Light community campaign, people can support nearly a dozen Tyler nonprofit organizations devoted to helping others. The community drive has raised more than $1.4 million for 20 nonprofit organizations since its inception. This year, the money raised will go to: Bethesda Health Clinic, East Texas

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 Eastern District of Texas Communications Two Houston men were sentenced Thursday in separate cases for their involvement with gas pump skimmers in Tyler and East Texas. A skimmer is a device capable of reading and recording account information, including customer…

14 December 2017 [06:33 PM]
Bobby Garmon appointed to temporarily hold Precinct 1 Constable spot

Bobby Garmon was appointed Thursday as interim Precinct 1 constable while a petition to remove elected constable Henry Jackson plays out in court. “Law enforcement is something I’ve done all my life,” Garmon said after he was appointed. “This county…

14 December 2017 [06:05 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 15

DEATHS SANDRA ELAINE “SANDY” BARRON, 66, Tyler, died Dec. 11. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. EVELYN FAITH BUCHANAN, Infant, Tyler, died Dec. 12. Stewart Family Funeral Home. BETTY HAMILTON, 89, Bedford, died Dec.…

14 December 2017 [04:47 PM]
Make sure children are properly buckled in for holiday travel

Christmas is almost here, and families will be traveling by car and airplane to visit with friends and relatives. This is an appropriate time to stop and think about having your child in the proper car seat before planning your…

14 December 2017 [03:47 PM]
Social Security’s gift to children is security

During the holiday season, most of us, regardless of religion or beliefs, focus on the children we love. Caring for children is one of the best ways to safeguard the future. And we at Social Security know a thing or…

14 December 2017 [01:14 PM]
The Latest: FCC votes down Obama-era 'net neutrality' rules

NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on the FCC's vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 12:15 p.m. The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed…

14 December 2017 [12:37 PM]
Tyler to investigate options for improving Lindsey Park bathrooms

The bathroom situation at the soccer fields in Lindsey Park will remain unchanged while the city investigates better options for their improvement. Lindsey Park is not connected to city water or wastewater services. It gets its water from Southern Utilities,…

13 December 2017 [06:40 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 14

DEATHS J.T. ALLEN, 86, Dallas, died Dec. 7. John R Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. SANDRA ELAINE “SANDY” BARRON, 66, Tyler, died Dec. 11. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. VIVIAN FLEMING, 96, Tyler, died Dec.…

13 December 2017 [04:45 PM]
You can achieve success with your Christmas cactus

This is the time of year for Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgisi). So many of us have had the experience of purchasing a heavily budded plant, only to bring it home and have all the buds either drop off or shrivel…

13 December 2017 [03:16 PM]
10 good reasons for not topping your crape myrtles

GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service And so it begins. Years ago, this was hog-butchering time. Now it's become crape myrtle butchering time. The only pruning crape myrtles ever need is thinning the trunks as they are developing to…

13 December 2017 [02:41 PM]
Family Matters: Decking the halls and working as a team

Have you ever noticed what a great sense of humor God has? Back in the days when I thought my home had to look picture perfect for me to entertain guests, my children often worked overtime to make sure it…

13 December 2017 [01:18 PM]
City of Tyler Planning Department wins statewide award for Excellence

The City of Tyler Planning Department has been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence. Tyler was among 36 Texas cities awarded this state-wide recognition. The City of Tyler Planning Department has received this award for the third…

13 December 2017 [12:04 PM]
AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package

WASHINGTON - House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give many Americans modest tax cuts…

13 December 2017 [11:37 AM]
Russian nuclear plant says it emits leaked nuclear isotope

MOSCOW (AP) - A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as part of the plant's production cycle but…

13 December 2017 [08:44 AM]
Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany…

13 December 2017 [08:42 AM]