Fugitive couple arraigned on sexual assault of a child charges

A fugitive couple captured last week in Shreveport was extradited to Smith County and arraigned Thursday on sexual assault of a child charges in the 114th District Court. Johnny Crocker, 57, and his wife, Angela Crocker, 41, both of Whitehouse, are each face charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child and tampering with physical evidence.…

All Saints falls in state semifinals

ABILENE - Frisco Legacy scored a 61-43 win over All Saints in a TAPPS 5A state semifinal at Moody Coliseum on the Abilene Christian University campus. Lance Lee and Sean Phillips led All Saints with 14 points apiece. Frisco Legacy led 35-23 at halftime. The Trojans were on top 13-8 after the first

UT Tyler employee accidentally sends out active shooter alert; all clear given Video

A UT Tyler spokeswoman has confirmed that campus Police received an active shooter alert from the IAN app, and responded immediately but learned the alert was inadvertently issued. In the process of confirming the alert, Tyler Police received reports of gun shots being heard in the Braithwaite Nursing and Health Sciences building. According to

TJC Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration slated for March 5

Tyler Junior College, The TylerTrees Committee, Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will host a tree planting event to celebrate Arbor Day on Sunday, March 5, at noon on TJC’s main campus, 1400 East Fifth St. in Tyler. The public is invited to bring their own shovels and volunteer to be part of this experience.

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Fugitive couple arraigned on sexual assault of a child charges

A fugitive couple captured last week in Shreveport was extradited to Smith County and arraigned Thursday on sexual assault of a child charges in the 114th District Court. Johnny Crocker, 57, and his wife, Angela Crocker, 41, both of Whitehouse,…

23 February 2017 [04:16 PM]
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DPS identifies driver in fatal car wreck in Smith County

DPS has released the names of the victims in a fatal car accident. Just after 5 a.m. Thursday, troopers responded to a one vehicle crash in Smith County on Farm-to-Market Road 16 at County Road 3165. Preliminary investigation revealed that…

23 February 2017 [04:13 PM]
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All Saints falls in state semifinals

ABILENE - Frisco Legacy scored a 61-43 win over All Saints in a TAPPS 5A state semifinal at Moody Coliseum on the Abilene Christian University campus. Lance Lee and Sean Phillips led All Saints with 14 points apiece. Frisco Legacy…

23 February 2017 [04:10 PM]
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Hiway 80 to expand with a new facility in Tyler

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Tyler has purchased property at 12781 Texas Highway 64. The Mission will construct a supportive housing and rehabilitation facility called Triumph Village at this location. This expands the services Hiway 80 provides to formerly homeless…

23 February 2017 [04:09 PM]
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Tyler Junior College presents ‘Mary Poppins’ Feb. 24-26

Chimney sweeps who step in time. Those precocious, kite-flying Banks children. The bird woman on the cathedral steps. A spoonful of sugar. That mysterious nanny who’s practically perfect in every way. These iconic images and many more will come to…

23 February 2017 [03:43 PM]
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TJC Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration slated for March 5

Tyler Junior College, The TylerTrees Committee, Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will host a tree planting event to celebrate Arbor Day on Sunday, March 5, at noon on TJC’s main campus, 1400 East Fifth St.…

23 February 2017 [03:39 PM]
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Changes coming to Longview’s summer blues festival

Longview will continue to host a summer blues festival but it will no longer be called the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival. It is now the Big Pines Blues Festival. “This change will allow the board and other volunteers more flexibility…

23 February 2017 [03:33 PM]
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Editorial: Texas bullet train an example of crony capitalism

The Texas Tribune has an analysis of the Texas bullet train - the proposed high-speed rail project that would link Dallas with Houston - that misses the point. In the Tribune’s eyes, controversy surrounding the project is about a collision…

23 February 2017 [01:32 PM]
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Love and loss leads family to adopt special-needs kids

A family broken by grief has found strength that lead to the greatest blessing of all - family. Trying to make sense of deeply rooted sorrow, Brenda and Gary Gorman have had quite a life journey, and it’s not over…

23 February 2017 [01:01 PM]
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Son killed protecting mom at Subway shop where both worked

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say an 18-year-old sandwich shop employee was fatally shot as he tried to protect his mother during an attempted robbery at the store. Police say the Javier Flores and his mother were the only people…

23 February 2017 [12:51 PM]
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Taco Bell pulling popular chicken-shelled chalupa

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - A Taco Bell treat that has a shell made entirely of fried chicken will vanish from the fast food chain's menu despite its popularity. Taco Bell spokesman Rob Poetsch says the Naked Chicken Chalupa always was…

23 February 2017 [12:41 PM]
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All Saints boys basketball set for playoffs at 1 p.m.

Going to state is becoming a trendy thing to do for the All Saints basketball team. For the third time in four years and fourth since 2010, the Trojans are in the TAPPS final four. “I think it’s a credit…

23 February 2017 [12:18 PM]
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Police begin making arrests in pipeline protest camp

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave. Most protesters left peacefully Wednesday, when authorities…

23 February 2017 [11:57 AM]
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Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday.…

23 February 2017 [10:18 AM]
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Fire destroys home on Jarrell Avenue

A residence was destroyed by a fire just before noon on Wednesday. Tyler Fire investigator Bud Barrett said no one was injured in a fire in the 2000 block of Jarrell Avenue, the cause of which was not immediately apparent.…

22 February 2017 [05:43 PM]
Dallas County man sentenced for East Texas bank robberies and carjacking

AUGUSTA ROBINSON, augustarobinson@tylerpaper.com A 25-year-old Lancaster man was sentenced to 14 years and three months in federal prison on Tuesday for two armed robberies he committed in East Texas and a carjacking he committed in Tyler.  LaQuaylan Wesley Patterson pleaded…

22 February 2017 [05:40 PM]
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We can chip in to help the bluebird population

Thanks to their beauty, pleasant disposition, and sweet warbling notes, bluebirds have been beloved since humans first laid eyes and ears on them. In his 1871 classic, “Wake Robin,” famous naturalist and birder John Burroughs wrote, “The bluebird is a…

22 February 2017 [05:37 PM]
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Saxophonist Ronald Carter to perform at TJC Jazz Festival

Ronald Carter, a saxophone player who has performed with Lou Rawls and The Temptations, will headline the annual TJC Jazz Festival, the college announced. He will join the college’s jazz ensembles in concerts set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and…

22 February 2017 [05:21 PM]
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IN Focus: The Salvation Army Hearts Behind the Red Shield 02.10.17

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary had its annual fundraiser Feb. 10 at Harvey Convention Center. Guests enjoyed a fajita meal and the music of The Salvation Army’s Houston Harbor Light Choir, a group of people recovering from addiction. The auxiliary this…

22 February 2017 [05:11 PM]