Constable's wife will be investigated for her statements Video

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigation into Feb. 7 shooting of Precinct 4 Constable John Smith has been closed, and the case has been classified as an attempted suicide.

Top anime series profiled Video

In the wake of the recent anime convention in Tyler, our Zach Lackey contributes this video report listing his top three anime series. What do you think? Is he right? Did he overlook

'3-D' strategy pays off at Fresh grocery grab Video

The Tyler Morning Telegraph's two-person team of Editor Allison Pollan and Vice President of Advertising David Stringer competed against teams from KYTX and KLTV this morning at Fresh by Brookshire's. Local charities were the big

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Can a bowl of ramen change your life?

By LEE DEAN, Food writer It was the last meal in Tokyo, after many delicious days in Japan. Emphasis here on delicious, with one meal trumping the next, day after day. A final taste of the island was all we…

03 March 2015 [10:44 PM]
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East Texan Doug Adams a leading contender on ‘Top Chef’

By DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com It’s easy to make the case that former East Texan Doug Adams is on the fast track to becoming one of America’s new celebrity chefs. Check out his impressive resume. He trained at the Western Culinary…

03 March 2015 [10:41 PM]
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Iran hasn’t earned ‘benefit of doubt’

Secretary of State John Kerry is apparently serious when he asks “for the benefit of the doubt” on talks with Iran. “Our hope is that diplomacy can work,” he said last week. “And I believe, given our success of the…

03 March 2015 [10:21 PM]
Death and funeral notices, March 4

DEATHS CHRISTOPHER BRITTON, 35, Kilgore, died Feb. 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. NORMA DELL BURTON, 77 Lindale, died Feb. 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors, Lindale. SAM CLARK, 72, Houston, died Feb. 24. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. CHRISTINE FRANCES BARTON COOK, 92, Henderson, formerly of…

03 March 2015 [09:25 PM]
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States ask judge not to lift stay in immigration lawsuit

HOUSTON (AP) — A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration asked a federal judge Tuesday not to lift a temporary hold on the directives. The 26-state coalition, led by Texas, said in a…

03 March 2015 [07:33 PM]
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Constable's wife will be investigated for her statements Video

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office investigation into Feb. 7 shooting of Precinct 4 Constable John Smith has been closed, and the case has been classified as an attempted suicide. But the Tyler Morning Telegraph has learned another law enforcement…

03 March 2015 [05:53 PM]
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Target will cut several thousand jobs, sharpen stores

NEW YORK — Target will cut “several thousand” jobs over the next two years, the company said Tuesday, as it sharpens merchandise and spends more on digital initiatives. “The restructuring will be concentrated at Target’s headquarters locations and focus on…

03 March 2015 [05:08 PM]
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Top anime series profiled Video

In the wake of the recent anime convention in Tyler, our Zach Lackey contributes this video report listing his top three anime series. What do you think? Is he right? Did he overlook any?…

03 March 2015 [04:08 PM]
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'3-D' strategy pays off at Fresh grocery grab Video

The Tyler Morning Telegraph's two-person team of Editor Allison Pollan and Vice President of Advertising David Stringer competed against teams from KYTX and KLTV this morning at Fresh by Brookshire's. Local charities were the big winners.…

03 March 2015 [04:04 PM]
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Pageant helps teen spread the word about human trafficking

After attending a three-day-long church seminar in the Dallas area, Van Zandt native Olivia Boswell developed a passion to publicize the hidden truths behind human trafficking. “I was at Gateway Church’s Pink Impact, a church seminar in Garland, listening to…

03 March 2015 [03:51 PM]
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Reunited, and it feels so 'dog-gone' good Video

A truck driver and his dog are reunited, and it feels dog-gone good. Jacksonville, Florida truck driver David Bestoyong lost his 13-month-old dog, Koi, last Monday after his semi-trailer jackknifed on I-20 near exit 548 in the Lindale area.…

03 March 2015 [03:40 PM]
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Ex-CIA chief Petraeus admits sharing military secrets with mistress

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose once-bright political future was all but destroyed over an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he shared classified material with her for her book. The…

03 March 2015 [02:17 PM]
Tyler Main Street Program commended

The City of Tyler Main Street Program was one of 60 commended by the Texas Historical Commission for successful annual progress. The designation is part of a string of annual accreditation honors earned by the local program, which partners with…

03 March 2015 [02:08 PM]
Smith County-wide cleanup will run through April

Smith County residents can start cleaning out their barns, yards and attics because the annual Smith County-wide cleanup dates are set. The annual program will run from March 30 to May 2. The cleanup will be a little different this…

03 March 2015 [02:07 PM]
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Marijuana legalization bill makes 'Christian case' Video

State Rep. David Simpson’s bill to decriminalize marijuana has a different approach to the issue. He’s making a “Christian case” against prohibition of the naturally growing substance. The bill would “strike all references to marijuana” from Texas criminal statutes. “I…

03 March 2015 [02:03 PM]
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Survey: Texas has 6 of nation's hardest working cities Video

The modern-day American worker would no doubt seem unrecognizable to its mid-20th century predecessor. Back in 1950, Americans were 400 percent less productive than they are today, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Were we lazier then? Not at…

03 March 2015 [01:48 PM]
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Camp County EMS takes over Gilmer ambulance service Video

GILMER —Pittsburg-based Camp County EMS received two calls within only eight minutes after taking over ambulance service in the city of Gilmer at 7 a.m. Sunday, said Executive Director Mike Reynolds. In fact, the first call was at 7:01, the…

03 March 2015 [01:34 PM]
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Keep Whitehouse Beautiful Wins Texas Award for 6th Time

Keep Whitehouse Beautiful has won the prestigious Governor’s Community Achievement Award for 2015 After partnership lasting two decades, Keep Texas Beautiful and TxDot has awarded the Governor's Community Achievement Awards (GCAA) to ten Texas communities with the best grassroots environmental…

03 March 2015 [12:51 PM]
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Falling asleep in van proves costly for Palestine man Video

PALESTINE —Falling asleep in his van turned out to be a costly nap for a Palestine man, who wound up in the county jail after officers checking on his welfare discovered marijuana and weapons in his possession. Palestine Police Lt.…

03 March 2015 [12:26 PM]
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Agents target industry helping Chinese women have US babies

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Federal agents searched more than a dozen homes Tuesday in a crackdown on so-called maternity tourism operators who arrange for pregnant Chinese women to give birth in the U.S., where their babies automatically become American citizens.…

03 March 2015 [12:20 PM]
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Surplus Smith County property up for bids Video

Smith County is unloading a batch of surplus property, including vehicles and office furniture, and it’s all open to the public for bidding. Bidding will begin today on a list of surplus items, which includes five vehicles, a desk, a…

03 March 2015 [12:19 PM]
Flint man sentenced on federal drug charges

TYLER -- U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a Flint man has been sentenced to federal prison for his involvement in a drug conspiracy in the Eastern District of Texas. Isaac Dion Smith, also known as “Ike”, 34,…

03 March 2015 [11:30 AM]
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Rep. Simpson bill would legalize marijuana in Texas Video

AUSTIN -- State Rep. David Simpson (R-Longview) filed House Bill 2165 to strike all references to marijuana offenses from the Texas statutes on Monday. This represents a comprehensive repeal of marijuana prohibition in Texas, according to Simpson. Simpson released the…

03 March 2015 [11:26 AM]
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5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end. Many Republicans want to halt the funding unless…

03 March 2015 [10:59 AM]
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Sheriff's Office unveils 'new and much improved' website Video

SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - The Smith County Sheriff's Office launched a "new and much improved" website Monday. The new website will provide the public with up to date information as to what is going on in the Smith County Sheriff's…

03 March 2015 [10:49 AM]