The latest on flooding: Houston floodwaters strand motorists Video

7:10 a.m. High water and flooding made driving impossible for many travelers in the Houston area, even those on the city's major highways. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1IXzG1X ) reports Tuesday morning that no injuries have been reported but that dozens of vehicles are stranded in high water throughout the city. …

2 gun rights bills expected to get final votes in Texas Video

AUSTIN (AP) — Two bills to expand gun rights that had been expected to fly through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature have instead hit several snags and will need a big push during this final week of the session if they are to become law. A so-called campus carry bill, which would allow concealed handguns in college classrooms, cleared

Flash flood: Home swept away, 12 missing Video

WIMBERLEY (AP) — Crews were searching Monday for 12 people reported missing after a vacation home was swept away by flash flooding along a rain-swollen river that destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Central Texas. Emergency crews rescued several people who were stranded by the torrential rains that swelled the Blanco River over the

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The latest on flooding: Houston floodwaters strand motorists Video

7:10 a.m. High water and flooding made driving impossible for many travelers in the Houston area, even those on the city's major highways. The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1IXzG1X ) reports Tuesday morning that no injuries have been reported but that dozens…

26 May 2015 [09:44 AM]
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2 gun rights bills expected to get final votes in Texas Video

AUSTIN (AP) — Two bills to expand gun rights that had been expected to fly through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature have instead hit several snags and will need a big push during this final week of the session if they…

26 May 2015 [09:23 AM]
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Flash flood: Home swept away, 12 missing Video

WIMBERLEY (AP) — Crews were searching Monday for 12 people reported missing after a vacation home was swept away by flash flooding along a rain-swollen river that destroyed or damaged more than 1,000 homes in Central Texas. Emergency crews rescued…

26 May 2015 [09:19 AM]
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Crowds cheer as 30 veterans depart for Heroes Flight

Dozens of flags lined the path as the crowd cheered and clapped for 30 veterans who departed Tyler Monday on the 10th Brookshire’s Heroes Flight. “It’s so important what they did, in fighting those wars, to give us the freedom…

26 May 2015 [09:07 AM]
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Businesses damaged, power outages in Henderson Video

(UPDATED May 26, 2015 at 9:02 am CT) HENDERSON (KYTX) - Emergency management officials in Henderson worked through the night to assess the damage storm damage there. Crews are asking the public to avoid travel in the Henderson area and…

26 May 2015 [09:03 AM]
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Storm damage in Henderson, Jacksonville Video

Another severe storm tore through East Texas Monday night, bringing with it strong winds, including flash flood and tornado warnings and reports of downed trees and power lines throughout the area. The storm system was spotted moving east from the…

25 May 2015 [11:40 PM]
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Red Cross opens storm shelter in Henderson

HENDERSON (KYTX) -- The East Texas chapter of the American Red Cross has opened up a shelter for storm victims in Henderson. The shelter is located at the Henderson Civic Center at 1005 Highway 64 and is open…

25 May 2015 [11:19 PM]
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Storm damage causes multiple closures

(KYTX) -- Multiple schools and one government agency in East Texas have been forced to cancel or delay on Tuesday due to storm damage.All classes at New Summerfield ISD, Henderson ISD, Jacksonville ISD, and the Methodist Readiness School in Jacksonville…

25 May 2015 [10:56 PM]
Bible Verse 5-26

"So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath." (James 1:19)      …

25 May 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Tyler memorial veterans' walk draws hundreds

Grinning World War II veteran Jerry Higgs and his buddy Gene Tomlin spent part of their cloudy Memorial Day catching up on current events and rehashing old times. The friends meet annually each year on the park-like grounds of Tyler…

25 May 2015 [10:43 PM]
2 guns rights bills expected to get final vote

  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The top two gun rights bills expected to shoot through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature, one allowing concealed handguns in college classrooms and the other permitting them to be carried in plain sight most everywhere else,…

25 May 2015 [10:27 PM]
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Obama pays tribute to fallen service members

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years…

25 May 2015 [10:24 PM]
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California angler wins Classic

QUITMAN – The 2015 Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork has a winner, and his name isn’t Keith Combs. After battling high water and rain for two days, four fishermen ran off from the field of 10 early Monday…

25 May 2015 [10:19 PM]
Truly valuable toys exist in small numbers

Moving to a smaller house or apartment or trying for a less cluttered house usually means there are unwanted toys. “Kovels Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2015” lists a late-1950s toy Radicon Robot that sold for $37,200, a very rare…

25 May 2015 [09:34 PM]
Balancing summer fun and college prep

I am a big believer in encouraging students to enjoy their summer vacation. After a long, busy school year, our students need to take some time to catch their breath — to sleep late, to see friends, to binge-watch favorite…

25 May 2015 [09:32 PM]
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UT Tyler student awarded $5,000

The University of Texas at Tyler graduate student Colby Craddock, of Tyler, was awarded a $5,000 Myrna D. Schlegel Scholarship. Craddock earned a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology from UT Tyler and is currently a graduate student. Myrna and…

25 May 2015 [09:24 PM]
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TJC science center to host 'Tornado Alley' show

Audiences can learn about the power of one of nature’s most destructive forces in “Tornado Alley,” the newest show offered in the digital, 40-foot domed theater in the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College. The…

25 May 2015 [09:18 PM]
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Students, church unite for vegetable garden project

Students tend eight small plots of vegetables recently planted on the grounds of Good Shepherd School and Good Shepherd Reformed Episcopal Church. The students and church members will harvest the vegetables year-round, even in winter, for themselves and the needy.…

25 May 2015 [09:17 PM]
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TJC testing department gets certified

The Testing Services Department at Tyler Junior College was recently awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA). Criteria for certification are based on the NCTA Professional Standards and Guidelines, which were developed to guide post-secondary test…

25 May 2015 [09:09 PM]
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UT Tyler to offer new professional certification

The University of Texas at Tyler will offer a board-registered professional certificate program in financial planning this fall, Dr. James Lumpkin, College of Business and Technology dean, announced. UT Tyler has partnered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards,…

25 May 2015 [09:07 PM]
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Power outages reported in East Texas

(KYTX) -- Thousands are without power across East Texas Monday night. As of 10 p.m. on Monday, Swepco has the following outages: Red River Co: 362 Harrison Co: 649 Upshur Co: 166 Cass Co: 292 Titus Co: 455 Rusk…

25 May 2015 [08:55 PM]
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Road closures reported in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) -- The Smith County Fire Marshal's office reports FM 346 E between Highway 69 and County Road 122 in southern Smith County is closed due to extensive storm damage. Some of the damage includes downed trees and…

25 May 2015 [08:46 PM]
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Energy revolution is just beginning

The energy revolution is set to begin its next phase, and it’s going to be glorious. The Obama administration gave its approval last week for another liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facility in Corpus Christi. Increased LNG exports will help…

25 May 2015 [08:34 PM]
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Highway 135 closed in Jacksonville

(UPDATED May 25, 2015 at 7:52 pm CT) -- Highway 135 east of downtown Jacksonville is closed due to a downed tree and power lines in the roadway.…

25 May 2015 [07:54 PM]
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More than 300 East Texans turnout for Memorial Day ceremony

Grinning World War II veteran Jerry Higgs and his buddy Gene Tomlin spent part of their cloudy Memorial Day catching up on current events and rehashing old times. The friends meet annually each year on the park-like grounds of Tyler…

25 May 2015 [05:31 PM]
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2 B.B. King daughters allege 2 closest aides poisoned him

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him. Daughters Karen Williams and Patty King allege in documents provided by their lawyer…

25 May 2015 [02:48 PM]
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Long road back: Rangers' Josh Hamilton makes season debut

CLEVELAND (AP) — For the first time in three years, Josh Hamilton's name is in the Texas Rangers' lineup. The 2010 AL MVP is playing left field and batting fifth for Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians, making his season…

25 May 2015 [02:43 PM]
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Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said. In Texas, 12…

25 May 2015 [02:14 PM]