Whitehouse man's DWI conviction overturned on technicality

TYLER (KYTX) - A Whitehouse man with a lengthy criminal history had his third and most recent conviction for driving while intoxicated overturned on appeal Thursday. 44-year-old Samuel Gentry has been serving a life sentence in that case since 2013. Gentry's 2012 DWI came as a result of a traffic stop conducted by a Tyler police officer. The offic…

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Hill sets records, earns player of the week honor

PHIL HICKS Don’t call him Kenny Football. Maybe Kenny Thrill Hill will do. But you can certainly call the Texas A&M quarterback the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the 2014…

02 September 2014 [11:26 PM]
Next Komen race to step off in downtown Tyler

KELLY GOOCH Tyler’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is changing locations. The 17th Annual Race for the Cure is scheduled for May 9, 2015 in downtown Tyler. For the past 16 years, the event, which serves as a fundraiser…

02 September 2014 [11:14 PM]
Hunter set to speak at Leadership LIVE

ROY MAYNARD Leadership isn’t magic — and it’s not inborn. It’s something everyone can learn, as long as they’re ready to serve. That’s the message that author James C. Hunter will bring to Leadership LIVE, a one-day event slated for Tuesday,…

02 September 2014 [11:13 PM]
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Unions no longer represent workers

The old song, “Which Side Are You On?” drew clear lines in the battles the unions once fought. It was workers against the bosses, the downtrodden against the oppressors and their hired guns. But where are those lines today? They’re…

02 September 2014 [10:52 PM]
Mobile Meth Lab busted in Tyler

Tyler police officers arrested a man with a mobile methamphetamine lab and multiple firearms Tuesday. About 1 p.m., Tyler police officers were called to the Sleep Inn, 5555 Donnybrook Ave., after the hotel cleaning staff found suspicious items inside a…

02 September 2014 [09:32 PM]
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Whitehouse man's DWI conviction overturned on technicality

TYLER (KYTX) - A Whitehouse man with a lengthy criminal history had his third and most recent conviction for driving while intoxicated overturned on appeal Thursday. 44-year-old Samuel Gentry has been serving a life sentence in that case since 2013.…

02 September 2014 [04:42 PM]
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VIDEO: Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."…

02 September 2014 [04:08 PM]
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VIDEOS: Police locate, capture man wanted for Monday afternoon robbery

UPDATE: Officers with the Tyler Police Department received an anonymous tip that Jose Alberto Aguilar was walking on Walton Road near Pearl Street Monday at around 11 p.m.  Several officers were immediately dispatched to the area.  A few minutes later,…

02 September 2014 [04:04 PM]
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Michael Sam may join Cowboys, ESPN is reporting

The Cowboys plan to bring Michael Sam to Dallas for a physical tomorrow, ESPN is reporting this afternoon. If all goes well, Sam will be a Cowboy, signed to the team's practice squad, according to ESPN. Sam, a seventh-round draft…

02 September 2014 [03:49 PM]
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Prosecutors: Man accused of Kaufman killings had more targets

KAUFMAN (KYTX) — Eric Williams, the disbarred justice of the peace accused in last year's Kaufman County prosecutor slayings, had other targets that he wanted to assassinate, prosecutors revealed for the first time Tuesday. Among those targets were the current…

02 September 2014 [02:47 PM]
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UPDATE: Video purports to show beheading of second US journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff, 31, who freelanced for Time…

02 September 2014 [01:00 PM]
2015 Tyler Komen race will switch to downtown

The next Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure will be at a new location, according to an announcement sent this morning. The 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure will take place in May 2015…

02 September 2014 [10:41 AM]
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VIDEO: Jet with cracked windshield headed to DFW returns to Los Angeles

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked. American spokesman Paul Flaningan said Tuesday that nobody on Flight 2448 to Dallas-Fort Worth International…

02 September 2014 [10:33 AM]
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VIDEO: Hot and humid

The weather will stay hot and humid this week. High temperatures will reach the mid-90s each day. There will be little rainfall across East Texas with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly in the Lufkin vicinity. Winds will be south…

02 September 2014 [08:32 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, September 2

DEATHS DANNY LEE BALENSIEFEN, 62, Chandler, died Aug. 30. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. JAMES COLE, 76, Tyler, died Aug. 28. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. ALICE NELL COTTON, 73, Tyler, died Aug. 29. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. JAMES…

02 September 2014 [12:19 AM]
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Tyler's new superintendent settling in

Tyler ISD’s new superintendent, Dr. Marty L. Crawford said he wants to guard against moving too fast, yet focus on improving academic achievement as he settles into his new position. Crawford, 40, who comes to the district with 17 years…

02 September 2014 [12:09 AM]
UT Tyler mental health graduate program receives national accreditation

The University of Texas at Tyler clinical mental health counseling graduate program has received national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Dr. Ross Sherman, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced.…

02 September 2014 [12:06 AM]
Buses shuttle more than 6,500 students in first week

More than 6,500 students were safely transported on school buses to Tyler ISD campuses during the first week of school. The Tyler ISD transportation department operates 85 routes across 195 square miles to deliver students to 27 campuses across the…

02 September 2014 [12:00 AM]
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Homeless organization celebrates 2nd birthday

A Tyler ministry to help the homeless get back on their feet celebrated two years on Monday. Gateway to Hope, a day resource center for the homeless, opened its doors on Labor Day 2012, according to a news release. To…

01 September 2014 [11:39 PM]
Bible Thoughts, September 2

“Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)…

01 September 2014 [11:07 PM]
GOP newcomer Nichols running for Precinct 1 justice of peace

The race for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace between a long-time incumbent and political newcomer is heating up with only two months before Election Day. Opponents have been rare for Justice of the Peace Quincy Beavers. He’s only…

01 September 2014 [11:05 PM]
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Rally aims to inform women about their birthing options

Jessi Mayes, 23, joked she has wanted to be a mother for 20 years. After 3 1/2 years of marriage, she and her husband, Justin, decided the time was right to add a new member to their family. Mrs. Mayes…

01 September 2014 [10:49 PM]
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Welfare shaming isn’t the answer

If the Great Recession taught us anything, it should have taught that we’re all vulnerable — no one industry, no one sector, and no one person is immune to economic hardship. We’re all in this together, and we never know…

01 September 2014 [10:35 PM]