Survey: Tyler a top spot for 'worktirement' Video

Do you expect to spend the later years of your life in worktirement? If so, Tyler, Texas is one of the best spots in the nation for you to have success, according to a report released today by smartasset.com. The east Texas city has a senior unemployment rate of just 3.5 percent, about half the national average. The city’s median annual housing costs of about $10,000 is $3,500 less than the average among the 500 largest cities in the country.…

2 indicted for Smith County trusty escape

A man who escaped from custody while at the Smith County Animal Shelter working as a trusty has been indicted, along with his girlfriend, for the May incident. A Smith County grand jury indicted 42-year-old Shawn Grossman and Amanda Brownlee, 30, for the May 16 escape in which Ms. Brownlee picked Grossman up from the shelter and drove away from the scene.

Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty' Video

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Newell of suburban Gahanna pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge Wednesday and was found guilty and fined $200.

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East Texas duo keep art of the printing press alive

David Jones and Denys Smith and of Hideaway are the masterminds behind the Etsy shop Alias Smith and Jones ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/Aliassmithandjones ). Situated in the woods a short distance from Arp High School, Jones and Smith work inside a log…

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Bible Verse 7-30

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Death and Funeral Notices 7-30

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UPDATE: Housemate of murder victim arrested Video

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29 July 2015 [03:02 PM]
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Survey: Tyler a top spot for 'worktirement' Video

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28 July 2015 [10:56 PM]
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