Owners reunited with dog after year apart

After nearly a year apart, Astrid Ortega and her 6-year-old son, Luis, were reunited Friday with their dog, who has become known to many East Texans as the pup that prompted the closure of the Klein Animal Shelter after he was found with a broken back. Ms.

Officers honored at police banquet

Tyler Police Department Chief Gary Swindle took time on Friday night to thank officers for their service every night of the year. He, along with members of the Tyler City Council, honored officers and residents at the Tyler Police Department Awards Banquet at UT Tyler’s Ornelas Activity Center.

Van teacher a finalist for Excellence in Education Award Video

Van High School teacher J.P. Fugler was one of eight North Texas educators who today were named finalists for a 2015 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, spotlighting them as some of the best educators in Texas.

Douglas Elementary holds Black History Celebration

Douglas Elementary School student Markell Johnson got hands clapping Friday afternoon as he danced to the music of Michael Jackson’s famous song, “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough.” The rendition was part of Douglas’ second annual black history celebration, African Americans in the Arts and Entertainment.

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