VIDEO: Taxpayers in Pittsburg dislike new free-lunch provision

PITTSBURG (KYTX) - All students in at least half a dozen East Texas school districts will no longer have to pay for food at school. Pittsburg ISD is the latest to qualify for the new Community Eligibility Provisions provided by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. William Bunn is a parent of 2 children who go to Pittsburg ISD. He is glad the…

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VIDEO: Winona mayor's resignation accepted in 3-1 vote

WINONA (KYTX) - Winona's city council accepted Mayor DeDe Stroud's resignation in an emergency meeting Thursday night. Stroud was only in office for a few months. She was elected in May and wanted to make significant changes at city hall. …

01 August 2014 [09:05 AM]
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VIDEO: Taxpayers in Pittsburg dislike new free-lunch provision

PITTSBURG (KYTX) - All students in at least half a dozen East Texas school districts will no longer have to pay for food at school. Pittsburg ISD is the latest to qualify for the new Community Eligibility Provisions provided by…

01 August 2014 [08:33 AM]
Black Tie Bingo later this month

The seventh annual Black Tie Bingo Gala will take place later this month, with the theme of “Moulin Rouge,” the city of Tyler announced. The fundraiser, hosted by Heart of Tyler, is scheduled for 6:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 9…

01 August 2014 [12:32 AM]
Salvation Army obtains $150K grant to help vets

The Salvation Army in Tyler has accepted a $150,000 grant through the Texas Veterans Commission Fund to provide emergency financial assistance to prevent and end homelessness for veterans and their families. “According to current national statistics, veterans are twice as…

01 August 2014 [12:31 AM]
APEX Theatre’s ‘Singleton Boulevard’ set in 1963 Dallas

APEX Theatre 20 in Tyler will stage “Singleton Boulevard” in performances at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday. Set in summer of 1963 in Dallas, three months before the assassination of President Kennedy, residents of Singleton Boulevard beat the heat…

31 July 2014 [11:10 PM]
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Events: Balloon glow, concerts today, Saturday

The Great Texas Balloon Race, competitions involving hot-air balloon pilots, continues through Sunday at East Texas Regional Airport near Longview. Balloon launch and landing sites are determined by wind and the weather. Special events that will take place today and…

31 July 2014 [11:08 PM]
Rain should end today; temps below normal

The chance of rain should end today, and it looks dry through the weekend and into next week. Temperatures will stay well-below normal today and Saturday with highs in the 80s both days. Temperatures should return to the low 90s…

31 July 2014 [10:49 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices, August 1

DEATHS CLYDE A. BECKNELL, 69, Chandler, died July 31. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. JIMMIE R. BETHEA, 72, Galveston, died July 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. PAUL H. BLACK, 79, Ore City, died July 24. Dearion & Davis Funeral…

31 July 2014 [10:27 PM]
Bible Thoughts, August 1

“Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.” (Ecclesiastes 2:13)…

31 July 2014 [10:13 PM]
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Administration continues to impose toothless sanctions

The Obama administration’s recent failures in the foreign-policy arena have only highlighted how far American leadership has fallen in this new century. From the Middle East to Eurasia, it often seems that President Barack Obama is reacting to events instead…

31 July 2014 [09:45 PM]
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Lawmakers must strengthen rights

Austin may seem quiet just now —with most state-level candidates out on the campaign trail. But much of the real work in the state Legislature is being done now, as policies are analyzed and proposals are crafted for lawmakers to…

31 July 2014 [09:41 PM]
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Police: Injured Comic-Con cosplayer fell at hotel

SAN DIEGO (AP) Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault. The 17-year-old girl was found in the pool area…

31 July 2014 [08:59 PM]
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Third Cold Front in July Douses Tyler With Rain

A slow moving disturbance with an abundance of moisture began dumping rain on the East Texas area Thursday morning and caused some minor flooding and closing of some roadways. Aaron Stevens, meteorologist of the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana,…

31 July 2014 [07:55 PM]
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Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.…

31 July 2014 [07:26 PM]
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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where…

31 July 2014 [07:25 PM]
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Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market presented it to his mother Saturday, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie and Walter Brown…

31 July 2014 [07:05 PM]
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VIDEO: 3 people killed, deputies wounded in NC shootout

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday. The man later exchanged gunfire with authorities and died…

31 July 2014 [03:55 PM]
Quitman children's deaths ruled as homicide

QUITMAN - While the investigation continues, a key piece of information as been released in the deaths of two small children last week at an apartment complex in Quitman. Wood County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Alice Tomerlin…

31 July 2014 [03:17 PM]
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UPDATE: Woman arrested, charged with forgery of money

UPDATE: The woman believed to have passed counterfeit $50 bills has been arrested on two counts of forgery of money. She is identified as Jalecia Ann White, 25, of Tyler. Judge Jack Skeen set her bond at…

31 July 2014 [12:45 PM]
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VIDEO: Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot plane crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said. Several witnesses…

31 July 2014 [11:53 AM]
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VIDEO: AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies. The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers…

31 July 2014 [11:51 AM]