After the bird: Black Friday events kick off Thanksgiving evening

Janie Mayo’s Thanksgiving looks like most everyone else’s - the family gathers, there’s some football-watching until it’s time to eat and then there’s turkey and all the trimmings. “Except that ours was Sunday,” Ms. Mayo, the manager of the Tyler Kohl’s, said. “But that’s what you have to…

Young East Texans are thankful for more than just Grandma's turkey this year

When 9-year-old Addi Dixon was asked by her third-grade teacher to make a list of things for which she is thankful, she knew exactly what to include. “I’m thankful for football,” Miss Dixon said, adding her family is divided when it comes to NFL football. “My family is for the Redskins, and the other side of my family likes the

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Family of Rusk County murder victim comes forward

RUSK CO. (KYTX) - The Rusk County murder suspect in Monday night's homicide has been captured. Terrell Bennett, 19, was arrested by a constable in Shelby County. Investigators said an argument apparently led to the shooting death of one…

25 November 2015 [03:08 PM]
One in jail after crime spree

NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) - A Mount Enterprise man is behind bars after a crime spree that occurred in several different counties. Nacogdoches County Sheriff Jason Bridges said 58-year-old Bobby Stein was identified as a suspect in the case Tuesday morning after…

25 November 2015 [02:34 PM]
Volunteers prep for Thanksgiving at Salvation Army

Dozens of volunteers from area churches and service organization gathered Wednesday at the Salvation Army shelter on North Broadway Avenue in Tyler to give back to the community in preparation for the agency's annual Thanksgiving Day lunch. Members of the…

25 November 2015 [01:52 PM]
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission brings Thanksgiving a day early

Faith Irene Tripi, 10, a fifth-grader at EJ Moss Elementary School in Lindale, decided she might enjoy volunteering. "I thought it would be fun to help people in need," Faith said. She was just one of approximately 40 volunteers who…

25 November 2015 [01:44 PM]
Tyler woman especially thankful following health problems

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25 November 2015 [01:27 PM]
After the bird: Black Friday events kick off Thanksgiving evening

ROY MAYNARD, Janie Mayo’s Thanksgiving looks like most everyone else’s - the family gathers, there’s some football-watching until it’s time to eat and then there’s turkey and all the trimmings. “Except that ours was Sunday,” Ms. Mayo, the manager…

25 November 2015 [01:00 PM]
A look at the hot toys for the holidays in 2015

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25 November 2015 [11:24 AM]
Thousands of children crossed US-Mexico border in October, many into Texas

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - U.S. Customs and Border Protection statistics show nearly 5,000 unaccompanied immigrant children were caught illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in October, almost double the number from October 2014. Immigration experts say the numbers, released Tuesday, show…

25 November 2015 [11:13 AM]
Ex Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle arrested at Kansas casino

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Former Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle has been arrested after an altercation at a Kansas casino. The Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission says Randle was asked to leave the Kansas Star casino in Mulvane on…

25 November 2015 [11:09 AM]
East Texas faulty gas stations cited by state Video

(KYTX) - Getting gas is a part of many people's daily routines, but the Texas Department of Agriculture recently revealed a list showing that some gas stations may be shortchanging their customers. The department just released all Texas gas stations…

25 November 2015 [09:49 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices 11-25

DEATHS ANTON ALFREDO, 48, Tyler, died Nov. 19. John R Harmon Undertaking Co, Tyler. JOE BRANNON, 74, Hideaway, died Nov. 22. Caud­le-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. HENRY JAMES CADDELL, 83, Grand Prairie, formerly of Tyler, died Nov. 19. Brooks-Sterling…

24 November 2015 [11:15 PM]
Teach children to be tolerant toward diversity

America is the great “melting pot,” a rich blend of cultural traditions from all over the world. Many American families can trace their histories to immigrant ancestors who traveled great distances, enduring risk and hardship, to make a home where…

24 November 2015 [11:12 PM]
Return of the Prairie

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24 November 2015 [11:07 PM]
3 arrested during traffic stop

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24 November 2015 [11:01 PM]
Bible Verse 11-25

"As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him." (Colossians 2:6)…

24 November 2015 [10:55 PM]
Baylor receiver Cannon named Campbell Player of the Week

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24 November 2015 [10:52 PM]
Thanksgiving talk of current politics

An odd tradition emerging this time of year is the slate of political figures (and left-leaning magazines) offering advice on how to talk to your conservative relatives at the Thanksgiving table. The Democratic National Committee even has a website called…

24 November 2015 [10:48 PM]
Trouble In Toyland: Dangerous, Toxic Toy Report Video

A report released Tuesday from the U.S. Public Interest Research Group found toys on store shelves that violate federal safety standards or could present a choking hazard to small children. The toys deemed potentially dangerous included a jump rope, a…

24 November 2015 [07:31 PM]
Applications for 2016 Azalea Belles now available

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24 November 2015 [05:57 PM]
Smith County burglar surrenders to deputy and K-9

A suspicious vehicle report to Smith County Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of one man for burglary Tuesday morning. Around 9:30a.m., Smith County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Corey Cameron and his K-9 partner, Endy, responded to a residence in the…

24 November 2015 [05:53 PM]
Texas Governor Greg Abbott will be next US governor to visit Cuba

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is heading to Cuba in the wake of a relaxed U.S. trade embargo with the country. The Republican said Tuesday that Texas can economically "capitalize" on a new relationship between the two…

24 November 2015 [05:16 PM]