ATV Mud Nationals under way in Jacksonville Video

The High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals began Wednesday in Jacksonville. The event will culminate Sunday. High Lifter Products, based in Shreveport, La., created the ATV Mud Nationals to provide an event in which ATVs and UTVs could demonstrate their prowess over the 4x4’s competition – mud. …

Woman struck by vehicle at Elm and Broadway

A woman, struck by a vehicle at Elm Street and Broadway Avenue near downtown Tyler, was placed in an ambulance and taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler shortly after 4 p.m. today. The injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

New York City fire, building collapse injure 2 critically

NEW YORK (AP) — A building on fire near New York University collapsed on Thursday, and at least two people were critically injured, firefighters said. Orange flames and black smoke billowed from the facade and roof of the five-story building in Manhattan, near several NYU buildings and the Washington Square Park area.

Recent News

the-marriage-divide-will-only-grow-bigger
The 'marriage divide' will only grow bigger

The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. How can a profusion of puppies be worrisome? A report from the Raymond James financial services firm concerning trends in the housing market explains: Increasing numbers of women “are adopting dogs for…

26 March 2015 [09:14 PM]
Nurse practitioners could help ease doctor shortages

Texans often pride themselves on being number one — and for good reason. We’re number one in job creation, we’ve got the fastest-growing economy in the country, and we’ve been the top exporting state for 12 years. But there’s some…

26 March 2015 [09:11 PM]
mandatory-voting-infringes-on-rights
Mandatory voting infringes on rights

At the voting booth, “none of the above” should always be an option. That’s why President Barack Obama was wrong last week to suggest that voting be made mandatory. “It would be transformative if everybody voted,” Mr. Obama said during…

26 March 2015 [09:06 PM]
atv-mud-nationals-under-way-in-jacksonville
ATV Mud Nationals under way in Jacksonville Video

The High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals began Wednesday in Jacksonville. The event will culminate Sunday. High Lifter Products, based in Shreveport, La., created the ATV Mud Nationals to provide an event in which ATVs and UTVs could demonstrate their prowess…

26 March 2015 [07:06 PM]
clerks-association-members-meet-in-tyler
Clerks association members meet in Tyler

The County & District Clerk’s Association of Texas Region VI held their spring meeting in Tyler Wednesday. Organizers said it was the largest turnout ever for a Region VI meeting. The meetings are held twice a year in the spring…

26 March 2015 [05:38 PM]
us-approves-dallas-safari-clubs-black-rhino-import-permit
US approves Dallas Safari Club's black rhino import permit

DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. government will allow a Texas man to import the carcass of an endangered black rhinoceros he hopes to kill in Africa as part of a conservation fundraiser. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday…

26 March 2015 [04:47 PM]
woman-struck-by-vehicle-at-elm-and-broadway
Woman struck by vehicle at Elm and Broadway

A woman, struck by a vehicle at Elm Street and Broadway Avenue near downtown Tyler, was placed in an ambulance and taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler shortly after 4 p.m. today. The injuries were described as non-life-threatening.…

26 March 2015 [04:27 PM]
new-york-city-fire-building-collapse-injure-2-critically
New York City fire, building collapse injure 2 critically

NEW YORK (AP) — A building on fire near New York University collapsed on Thursday, and at least two people were critically injured, firefighters said. Orange flames and black smoke billowed from the facade and roof of the five-story building…

26 March 2015 [03:47 PM]
dementia-patients-caregivers-benefit-from-wednesdays-event
Dementia patients, caregivers benefit from 'Wednesdays' event Video

Members of an adult group for Alzheimer's and dementia patients were treated to a surprise ride Wednesday afternoon as part of a program to encourage social and cognitive activities. "We heard a lot of reminiscing from the dementia patients after…

26 March 2015 [03:09 PM]
tractortrailer-plows-into-texas-interstate-bridge-1-killed
Tractor-trailer plows into Texas interstate bridge, 1 killed Video

(UPDATED March 26, 2015 at 2:28 pm CT) -- SALADO, Texas (AP) — A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions, authorities said. The…

26 March 2015 [02:29 PM]
Road work at Shiloh and Donnybrook planned

Weather permitting, the City of Tyler Street Department will make repairs to the 400 Block of Shiloh Road at Donnybrook Avenue on Friday. Work will run from 8 a.m to 4 p.m., and traffic will be diverted to one lane…

26 March 2015 [01:46 PM]
Photo contest, bunny hunt at Azalea Trail

Travelers and visitors alike are being strongly encouraged to participate in two family-friendly contests hosted by the Tyler Convention & Visitor Bureau during the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail. Each year, Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts an annual…

26 March 2015 [12:55 PM]
Mental exam ordered for OK man accused in workplace beheading

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A judge has ordered a mental competency exam for a man accused of beheading a co-worker at a food processing plant in Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports that defense attorneys for 30-year-old Alton Alexander Nolen requested the…

26 March 2015 [12:33 PM]
alone-at-controls-copilot-sought-to-destroy-the-plane
Alone at controls, co-pilot sought to 'destroy' the plane

(UPDATED March 26, 2015 at 11:32 am CT) -- PARIS (AP) — The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and "intentionally" rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain's frantic pounding on…

26 March 2015 [11:34 AM]
downton-abbey-to-end-after-upcoming-6th-season
'Downton Abbey' to end after upcoming 6th season

NEW YORK (AP) — The producers of "Downton Abbey" say the upcoming sixth season of this popular drama will be its last. Executive producer Gareth Neame said its creators "wanted to close the door of 'Downton Abbey' when it felt…

26 March 2015 [10:57 AM]
texas-militia-member-pleads-guilty-to-weapons-charge
Texas militia member pleads guilty to weapons charge

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A South Texas militia member who pointed a gun at a Border Patrol agent has pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. John Frederick Foerster of Brownsville remains in custody pending sentencing…

26 March 2015 [10:52 AM]
calvert-admits-plans-for-insanity-defense-in-capital-murder-case
Calvert admits plans for insanity defense in capital murder case

TYLER (KYTX) -- Capital murder defendant James Calvert returned to court Thursday to continue pretrial preparations in his case. The hearing followed one last week in which Calvert accused prosecutors of illegally reviewing his secret defense plans and moved to…

26 March 2015 [10:20 AM]
fire-destroys-detached-garage-in-lindale
Fire destroys detached garage in Lindale

LINDALE (KYTX) - Fire crews battled a structure fire in Lindale Wednesday night. Lindale, Dixie and Mineola fire departments were on scene of a detached garage fully engulfed at 13710 FM 2710. No injuries were reported. The cause of the…

26 March 2015 [10:16 AM]
longview-murder-suspect-out-on-bond
Longview murder suspect out on bond Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) – Christian Sibley was released Wednesday on bond after being arrested Tuesday on a murder charge. Police previously arrested Sibley Tuesday for the February 3, 2015, shooting of Jerrad Hunt outside a convenience store on Estes parkway. Hunt…

26 March 2015 [09:29 AM]
hawkins-family-business-makes-organic-bath-products
Hawkins family business makes organic bath products Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Stephanie McNeely started making soap years ago. After having a baby, she decided to make a business out of it. They call it Moon Rivers Naturals. "The inspiration is definitely my son. We named our property after…

26 March 2015 [09:09 AM]