A high school team that stays on target

The sun was shining and temperatures were in the 70s. It was a perfect day for the first day of practice. The Grace Community School junior high squad was the first to take to the fields followed by the high school team. In both lineups they were all swinging big guns with various levels of success. It was…

Fisherman adds to enjoyment by making his own jigs

Vernon Overstreet has been a crappie fisherman since he was 15 when his family moved near a still-filling Lake Palestine. “We moved to Flint in 1971 and immediately started fishing Lake Palestine,” Overstreet said. “My parents and uncle were good crappie fishermen so they put me on them. At that time I was

Fire displaces Smith County family

A fire that started just after noon Saturday destroyed a home and sent one person to the hospital with smoke inhalation. Fire crews responded to fully engulfed house in the 3300 block of Mary Ann Street, just outside of Tyler city limits. Crews were able to get the fire under control and save nearby structures. Two adults and four children

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It was September 2013 when we introduced you to Kendall in CBS 19’s Children are a Gift segment. You may remember this adorable little boy with a big grin and dimples. He was decked out in his cowboy boots, hat and shinny belt buckle. This little cowboy had been waiting years for a forever family. We are happy to tell you his wish has finally

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