UPDATE: Food trucks allowed to operate in Longview

According to Longview spokesperson Shawn Harris, Longview city council approved by a unanimous vote to allow mobile food trucks to operate in the city. The 'mobile kitchens' can start business as early as March 1 in places like the public library.…

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A new exhibit at Tyler’s Discovery Science Place is gaining popularity with East Texans of all ages. “Orion – Journey to Mars,” an exhibit on NASA’s new four-astronaut space capsule, is on display with hands-on components for guests, as well as a full-size model of the inside of the capsule. The exhibit also includes a miniature robot

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Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead

PORFIRIO IBARRA and MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison…

11 February 2016 [08:36 PM]
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Bullets narrowly miss 14-year-old in Lufkin drive-by shooting

LUFKIN - Detectives are investigating an early morning incident in which someone fired shots into a Ratcliff Street home where a family of five was sleeping. Apolino Moran said he and his family, including his three daughters, awoke around 3…

11 February 2016 [08:19 PM]
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UPDATE: Food trucks allowed to operate in Longview

UPDATE: LONGVIEW (KYTX) - According to Longview spokesperson Shawn Harris, Longview city council approved by a unanimous vote to allow mobile food trucks to operate in the city. The 'mobile kitchens' can start business as early as March 1 in…

11 February 2016 [08:16 PM]
Smith County should spend its money on road repairs

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11 February 2016 [07:39 PM]
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Break the monopoly on teeth-whitening

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11 February 2016 [07:37 PM]
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Electoral College is still important

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11 February 2016 [07:35 PM]
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The Women's Fund of Smith County names new president

Kristen Seeber has been named the new president and CEO of The Women’s Fund of Smith County. The Women's Fund is a collective giving circle, whereby members annually pledge financial contributions that result in high-impact grants that benefit the lives…

11 February 2016 [06:47 PM]
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UT Tyler researchers seek participants for heart health study

A University of Texas at Tyler researcher is examining how moderate exercise impacts stroke risk in patients with atrial fibrillation, and hopes the results leads to a revision of the American Heart Association’s stroke prevention guidelines. Atrial fibrillation, or…

11 February 2016 [06:32 PM]
Tyler man convicted of drug trafficking charges

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11 February 2016 [05:43 PM]
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East Texans enjoy sunny, warm days

East Texans of all ages took advantage Thursday of a return to warm temperatures and clear skies across the region to get outside for some fun. The thermometer read in the mid- to upper-70s across most of the region with…

11 February 2016 [05:28 PM]
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11 February 2016 [03:42 PM]
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11 February 2016 [03:19 PM]
Body of missing woman found

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11 February 2016 [01:58 PM]
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‘The Newlywed Game’ live at Liberty Hall on Saturday

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11 February 2016 [12:49 PM]
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Texas A&M Singing Cadets coming to Tyler

CASEY MURPHY, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph The Texas A&M Singing Cadets includes two homegrown cadets from Tyler and Bullard, and will perform a free concert in Tyler on Saturday. Known as the “Voice of Aggieland,” the Singing Cadets is…

11 February 2016 [12:35 PM]
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Police searching for man reported missing from Van area

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11 February 2016 [11:37 AM]
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Discovery Science Place features new Orion exhibit Video

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11 February 2016 [10:38 AM]
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Brook Hill's Bickerstaff puts an 'I' in team

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11 February 2016 [10:28 AM]
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Man wanted for soliciting area realtors arrested in Smith Co.

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11 February 2016 [10:06 AM]
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Death and Funeral Notices 2-11

DEATHS MARIA ANDRADE, 60, Tyler, died February 6. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. RICHARD H. ATKINS, 89, Hurst, died February 6. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funerals-Cremation, Fort Worth. VANELLE BAGWELL, 66, Tyler, died February 8,…

11 February 2016 [09:48 AM]
Bible Verse 2-11

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10 February 2016 [10:38 PM]
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Leadership Tyler honors 2016 Distinguished Alumni

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10 February 2016 [10:29 PM]
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K-9 officers more than just a tool of the trade

Endy isn’t just Deputy Corey Cameron’s partner, he’s his best friend. Endy, 3, is a Belgian Malinois brought on by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in November 2013. Cameron had been in law enforcement for two decades before meeting Endy.…

10 February 2016 [09:50 PM]
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Proposed Tawakoni catfish regulation a compromise solution

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10 February 2016 [09:46 PM]