Gas prices dip, oil fields slow down

While many motorists might enjoy the lower cost of fuel at the pumps and added money in their pockets, J.B. McCollum said his business has taken a hit, because lower fuel prices mean a slowdown in the oilfield. McCollum, who owns Dynamic Trucking in Tyler, said lower fuel prices mean less freight for his company. …

Winning Winona ISD band director returns, begins building team chemistry

When Jerry Whorton left his position as director of bands at Winona ISD seven years ago to work as a director of athletic bands at Navarro College, he achieved his goal of advancing his career. What he didn’t expect was how much he would miss the town and the school that helped him start his career.

SPREADING HOPE: Spanish-language churches want to share Gospel, encourage through radio

Spanish speakers in East Texas will have a few more radio options this year and some spiritual inspiration as well. One Tyler church has launched a Spanish Christian radio station and another expects to launch one by the end of this month. Both are low power FM stations.

164 skydivers smash head-down world record in Illinois Video

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph, 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by 138 skydivers. The formation, resembling a giant flower, floated above

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