Fourth of July marked by variety of events

This Independence Day, East Texans will have no shortage of events to choose from. Whether they’re looking for a full day with the family or just a fireworks show to wrap up the evening, dozens of events across the area will have everyone covered. The biggest celebration in Tyler begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lindsey Park. Stanley’s Famous…

Whitehouse grad to lead Aggie band

Cadet Timothy Cummins of Whitehouse looks forward with great anticipation to leading and directing the 450-member Texas A&M Aggie band as head drum major during the next academic year.

Addressing Alzheimer's: Local alliance raises funds for support services

About eight years ago, Roger Singleton began to change. He started losing his memory. He couldn’t make estimates for his job as a remodeler. He was misplacing his wallet and his cell phone.

Carthage man gets 318 years for assaulting underage girls Video

CARTHAGE (KYTX) - State Judge Terry Bailey sentenced a Carthage man to a collective 318 years in prison, after convicting him on a dozen counts of abusing children. Leldon Owen Momon II pled guilty Thursday to six counts of aggravated sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl, and six counts of sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl.

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Fourth of July marked by variety of events

This Independence Day, East Texans will have no shortage of events to choose from. Whether they’re looking for a full day with the family or just a fireworks show to wrap up the evening, dozens of events across the area…

04 July 2015 [09:09 AM]
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Whitehouse grad to lead Aggie band

Cadet Timothy Cummins of Whitehouse looks forward with great anticipation to leading and directing the 450-member Texas A&M Aggie band as head drum major during the next academic year. “The opportunity to serve the band in that capacity appealed to…

04 July 2015 [12:02 AM]
Pleasant Hill Baptist to hold annual Fireworks Spectacular

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 13590 Texas Highway 110 South in Tyler will present its annual Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular Saturday. The event will include an Armed Forces Tribute, snow cones, free food, bounce houses and face painting. Food will…

03 July 2015 [11:19 PM]
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Happy 4th of July!

They were quiet. They must be tired, they’re so quiet, I thought. I’d just picked up my roommate and two guys from our church singles’ group. They’d spent 10 days in Russia, teaching people English, using the Bible. I was…

03 July 2015 [11:18 PM]
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Silent Sermons: Stained-glass windows tell the story of Christ

With Biblical images portraying Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, stained-glass windows communicate the Gospel in a way a sermon never could. “The stained-glass windows in Europe, they were the Sunday school classes,” Green Acres Baptist Church Pastor David Dykes said.…

03 July 2015 [11:12 PM]
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Battle royal BBQ cook-off

The Hobo Cook-off has taken over the Texas State Railroad Campgrounds in Rusk. Thirty teams from all over Texas are duking it out for a shot at advancing to national barbecue competitions. The Cherokee County 4-H Parents and Leaders Association…

03 July 2015 [11:03 PM]
Complaint filed on AG's gay marriage opinion

AUSTIN — A Texas Democrat has filed a complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton accusing the Republican of instructing county clerks to “break the law” over gay marriage. Glen Maxey, a former state legislator, wrote to the State Bar of…

03 July 2015 [10:40 PM]
Bible Verse 7-4

"Righteousness exalts a nation, But sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34)…

03 July 2015 [10:31 PM]
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If convicted, Charleston killer deserves death penalty

It is fitting, if late, that South Carolina’s political leaders seem ready to evict the Confederate flag from the grounds of their state Capitol in response to the vile shooting that left nine African-Americans dead in Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church…

03 July 2015 [07:20 PM]
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GOP dodges a bullet in SCOUTS opinion

Conventional wisdom suggests the Supreme Court’s ruling — that federal subsidies are not illegal despite the sloppy language of the Affordable Care Act — is a huge blow to Republicans, who have long been trying to dismantle an odious law…

03 July 2015 [07:18 PM]
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Fourth of July is a time to reflect

Fourth of July celebrations combine observance of the nation’s birthday, spirited displays of patriotism and appreciation for the country’s heritage, salutes to America’s Founders and those who have kept it strong and pledges to keep freedom ringing. Most Americans get…

03 July 2015 [07:15 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 7-4

DEATHS DANIEL ADAMS, 56, Cookville, died July 2. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. RONALD L. BERGMEIER, 87, Tyler, died June 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home,…

03 July 2015 [07:11 PM]
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Carthage man gets 318 years for assaulting underage girls Video

CARTHAGE (KYTX) - State Judge Terry Bailey sentenced a Carthage man to a collective 318 years in prison, after convicting him on a dozen counts of abusing children. Leldon Owen Momon II pled guilty Thursday to six counts of aggravated…

03 July 2015 [09:13 AM]
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FEMA disaster declaration welcome sign for storm victims Video

JACKSONVILLE (KYTX) -- Bowie, Cherokee and Harrison Counties have been added to the federal disaster declaration. That means people in those counties can now apply for individual assistance from FEMA to aid with storm recovery. Eva Rios of Jacksonville hopes…

03 July 2015 [08:35 AM]
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Family of Pine Tree student Josh Warren finds strength Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Preliminary autopsy results on the 16-year-old Pine Tree junior football player are now in the hands of Justice of the Peace Thursday. The cause of the death said to be pending. The family of Josh Warren continues…

03 July 2015 [08:33 AM]
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Lufkin Police looking for armed robbery suspect Video

LUFKIN (KYTX) -- Officers are asking for the public’s help in searching for a suspect in the armed robbery of Advance America on North Timberland Drive in the Townsquare Four Shopping Center. The call came into dispatch at 7:41 p.m.…

03 July 2015 [08:31 AM]
CDC warns of parasite outbreak affecting pools

AUSTIN (KVUE) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a chlorine-resistant parasite in contaminated water that can cause cramping, diarrhea, nausea and a lack of appetite. “We’ve seen an increase in outbreak of a parasite called…

02 July 2015 [11:26 PM]
Bible Verse 7-3

"Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise." (Jeremiah 17:14)…

02 July 2015 [11:23 PM]
East Texas theater groups have performances on tap.

Texas Shakespeare Festival The annual Texas Shakespeare Festival continues with performances in Van Cliburn Auditorium at Kilgore College. For information on rickets and special events at the festival see its website: texasshakespeare.com. Performances include: -Today: “The Nerd,” 2 p.m.; “Twelfth…

02 July 2015 [11:22 PM]
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Islamic Society opens their doors and hearts to the community

More than 100 people attended the East Texas Islamic Society’s Mosque Open House on Thursday. The event included a tour of the mosque at 10659 Texas Highway 64 East in Tyler along with a presentation about the history of Muslims…

02 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
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Carts on Parade

The residents at Meadow Lake Senior Living in Tyler started the long Fourth of July weekend off Thursday with a parade through their community. The residents and staff circled the complex on golf carts, bicycles and trailers that were decorated…

02 July 2015 [11:15 PM]
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Bumper crop for blueberries at Echo Springs

BROWNSBORO — Echo Springs Blueberry Farm began as a wholesale operation. But it’s the U-pick and retail side that has drawn Phyllis Vaselenuick. “I love it,” says Mrs. Vaselenuick, who bought the farm with her husband about 15 years ago…

02 July 2015 [11:15 PM]
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Joe Manganiello ready to make more 'Magic'

Joe Manganiello ordered the porterhouse steak for two, the waiter walked away, only to hear actor Kevin Nash snap his fingers to get his attention. “Hey, wait, I haven’t ordered yet,” WWE Hall of Famer Nash said. The restaurant employee…

02 July 2015 [10:58 PM]
New dome show now playing at TJC's science center

A new show in the Tyler Junior College science center’s 40-foot dome has visitors seeing stars. Lots of them. “Journey to the Stars” is now playing in the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at TJC, 1411 E. Lake…

02 July 2015 [10:53 PM]