Cruz pledges 'help is on the way' Video

Does some of this seem familiar? U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz told an East Texas crowd the current political climate reminds him of another time in American history - the late 1970s. “We had the same failed economic policies, the same malaise,” he said during a brief campaign stop. “We had the same failed foreign

Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle tapped for statewide board

Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle was tapped by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serve on a statewide board. Swindle was appointed a six-year term on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, which oversees the Department of Motor Vehicles.

ETFinalScore.com high school football game coverage Thursday-Friday Video

The best digital coverage of East Texas high school football is back on the field starting tonight through Saturday. Your starting point will be our website, , where all of our high school sports coverage lives. During the week leading up to each Friday's games, we'll have preview stories and videos featuring interviews with key players and

Judge sides with Brady, NFL promises 'Deflategate' appeal Video

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will appeal. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman criticized Goodell for dispensing "his own brand of

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50 year sentence for 1990 double homicide
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Deaths and Funeral Notices 9-4

DEATHS JUANITA EVANS, 89, Daingerfield, died Sept. 1. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. BARBARA A. HUDSPETH, 78, Ore City, died Aug. 26. Grubbs-Loyd Funeral Home, Gilmer. ROBERT LEE HYDEN, 74, Gladewater, died Sept. 1. Grubbs-Lord Funeral Home,…

03 September 2015 [08:33 PM]
Home-schoolers get to decide what their children learn

Your recent editorial regarding home schooling was spot on. Our grandkids are going to be home-schooled, as was our beautiful daughter-in-law who graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in accounting. Her father graduated with a…

03 September 2015 [08:33 PM]
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Identity politics are a stain on our nation

“It is a sordid business, this divvying us up by race.” - Chief Justice John Roberts   Sordid, always. And sometimes lethal, as some Native American children could attest, were they not, like Declan Stewart and Laurynn Whiteshield, dead. They…

03 September 2015 [08:32 PM]
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Welfare reform in 1996 worked well

Welfare reform in the 1990s worked, precisely because it emphasized work. We seem to have forgotten that - and forgotten the thousands and thousands of families liberated from crushing dependency. Welfare programs have largely abandoned work and education requirements. And…

03 September 2015 [08:32 PM]
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Cruz pledges 'help is on the way' Video

Does some of this seem familiar? U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz told an East Texas crowd the current political climate reminds him of another time in American history - the late 1970s. “We had the same failed economic…

03 September 2015 [06:53 PM]
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Williams embracing new role as leader, mentor for JT

  Thrust into a starting role as a sophomore, John Tyler’s Shaundrick Williams learned one thing right away. “The game was fast,” he said. Now a junior linebacker, Williams is a grizzled veteran after a 15-game campaign in 2014. Williams,…

03 September 2015 [05:03 PM]
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Ted Cruz live in Tyler Video

Sen. Ted Cruz will be in Tyler on Thursday afternoon for a rally supporting his presidential campaign. He's expected to take the stage at Smith's Lone Star Event Center at 3:30 p.m. after a rally in Fort Worth and before…

03 September 2015 [04:44 PM]
Notable presidential campaign stops in Tyler in recent years.

Bill Clinton In 2008, Former President Bill Clinton campaigned on behalf of his wife Hillary Clinton, who was seeking the Democratic nomination for president. Michelle Obama Future first Lady Michelle Obama stopped at The University of Texas Tyler on…

03 September 2015 [01:21 PM]
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Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle tapped for statewide board

Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle was tapped by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to serve on a statewide board. Swindle was appointed a six-year term on the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Board, which oversees the Department of Motor Vehicles. The…

03 September 2015 [01:09 PM]
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Judge sides with Brady, NFL promises 'Deflategate' appeal Video

NEW YORK (AP) - A judge let the air out of "Deflategate" Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady's four-game suspension for a controversy the NFL claimed threatened football's integrity. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will appeal. U.S.…

03 September 2015 [11:49 AM]
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Search for stolen trailers Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Right now the Smith County Sheriff's Office is having a problem with people stealing trailers. In the last two weeks, multiple trailers have been stolen throughout Smith County. This is a picture of one of the trailers…

03 September 2015 [10:12 AM]
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Ted Cruz in Tyler today for campaign rally

Judith Smith was exaggerating when she said she’d received 10,000 phone calls Monday about the Ted Cruz event at Smith’s Lone Star Event Center on Thursday afternoon. But throughout the week there has been a bevy of activity with preparations…

03 September 2015 [10:11 AM]
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50 year sentence for 1990 double homicide Video

TYLER (KYTX) - A Smith County inmate is sentenced to 50 years in prison for a case that's been unsolved for about 25 years. CBS 19's Jacqueline Sarkissian was in the courtroom when the inmate pleaded guilty. Judge Christi Kennedy…

03 September 2015 [10:02 AM]
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Kilgore man brings butcher knife to police station parking lot

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A Kilgore man with a history of threats against police was arrested Tuesday, after driving repeatedly through Longview Police Department's parking lot, colliding with one officer's personal vehicle. Officer Kristie Brian says, when police approached 41-year-old Jeremy…

03 September 2015 [09:53 AM]
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Tyler fisherman's border crossing leads to big bass

In recent years a case of tourista was the last thing Americans needed to worry about when traveling in Mexico. Drug cartel conflicts along the border got so bad they shut down almost all entry for fishing and hunting. Apparently…

03 September 2015 [05:12 AM]
Family meal time offers valuable parenting moments

Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service is promoting family meal time this month. If your family can’t seem to sit down together for a meal, this is a great time to change that. Meal time provides nourishment and an opportunity to…

03 September 2015 [05:03 AM]
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Outreach organization receives grant to help students in need

Faith in Action Outreach, a Christian community outreach organization with a food pantry and clothing closet, has received a $3,000 dollar grant from the Miller Fund. Faith In Action Outreach provides food for approximately 100 elementary-age school students…

03 September 2015 [04:58 AM]
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County's only woman driver logs 16 years in the department Video

Smith County’s Road and Bridge Department stays busy year-round to keep the county’s roads patched and the bridges secure. The employees work in harsh humidity and high temperatures during the summer, but Tina Mallard, the county’s only female…

03 September 2015 [04:49 AM]
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Mexican sunflower brings color, fun to your garden

Tithonia rotundifolia, better known as Mexican sunflower, grows in the Heritage Rose Garden, and if you go out there, you will see the brilliant orange-red flowers along with all the butterflies it attracts. Growing about 4 feet tall, more or…

03 September 2015 [04:40 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices 9-3

DEATHS DAVID ARNDT, 72, Grand Saline, died Aug. 31. Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline. ANNIE DORIS BIRCHER, 87, Winona, died Sept. 1. J.H. Anderson Memorial Funeral Home, Gilmer. PATRICIA BLANTON, 56, Henderson, died Aug. 29. Garmon Funeral home, Henderson.…

03 September 2015 [04:25 AM]
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Wage hikes always have consequences

There’s really no surprise here. Wal-Mart has had to start reducing hours on some workers, after it recently gave raises to many. What’s happening here isn’t complicated. When you raise wages, you increase the cost of labor. As Wal-Mart sees…

03 September 2015 [04:14 AM]
Court listen to more testimony in Calvert trial

Wednesday was another busy day in the 241st district court in Smith County as the capital murder trial for James Calvert continued. Calvert is accused of murdering his ex-wife, Jelena Sriraman and kidnapping their young son on Halloween of 2012.…

03 September 2015 [04:06 AM]
Officers to flash lights in solidarity

Area law enforcement plan to join their brothers and sisters in blue Friday by turning on their overhead lights for one minute to remember slain Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. Goforth was killed last week as he was pumping…

03 September 2015 [04:01 AM]
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Longview police officer rescues dog from tunnel

It wasn’t exactly “The Shawshank Redemption,” but a Longview police officer’s journey through an 18-inch storm pipe Sunday liberated a dog in distress. It remains under investigation why Buddy, former Longview Mayor David McWhorter’s sandy, 95-pound Labrador retriever,…

03 September 2015 [03:57 AM]
Bible Verse 9-3

"Teach m,e O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end." (Psalm 119:33)…

03 September 2015 [03:52 AM]
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Sola Bread Co., a micro-bakery, fires up brick oven

In the wee hours of Saturday mornings, aromas of fresh baking bread fill the air in one of Tyler’s oldest brick streets - West Houston Street. The neighbors never complain. After all, they have the pleasure of living…

03 September 2015 [03:50 AM]