Gov. Greg Abbott speaks in afternoon press conference in Canton following tornadoes

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called on Texans to come together and help their fellow residents rebuild their lives in the aftermath of multiple tornadoes that devastated East Texas communities this weekend. Abbott, who spoke during a news conference Sunday afternoon in Canton, said the top priority at this point is to check the more than 5,000 homes

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East Texans pick up the pieces after tornado terror

CANTON - A monster of a storm that fed off converging weather systems Saturday to rip a deadly course through East Texas may be one for the record books, officials said a day later. The powerful weather system is believed…

30 April 2017 [09:10 PM]
Community rallies support for tornado victims - how you can help

Representatives with the Salvation Army were stationed at the Canton ISD Junior High, where they served meals to first responders. Brookshire's gave away cases of water and bags of ice at Brookshire's Food Store in Canton, 880 E. Highway 243,…

30 April 2017 [07:28 PM]
Red Cross opens shelters in Canton, Emory

Today American Red Cross volunteers continued their response, which started last night with the opening of two shelters. Both of these shelters remain open:                 First Methodist Church Life Center, 600 S. Buffalo St., Canton                 Emory Civic Center, 329…

30 April 2017 [05:52 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for May 1

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30 April 2017 [04:48 PM]
Business Notes for May 1

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30 April 2017 [04:36 PM]
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A spokesman with Christus Trinity Mother Frances says HealthPark- Canton is without power and cannot treat patients. Crews estimate several days before power will be restored and able to see patients. "Patients who had previously scheduled appointments at this location have…

30 April 2017 [02:22 PM]
Discovery Science Place hosts fifth annual Tyler Mini Maker Faire

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30 April 2017 [02:03 AM]
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30 April 2017 [01:37 AM]
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30 April 2017 [01:33 AM]
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29 April 2017 [09:17 PM]
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29 April 2017 [07:06 PM]
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29 April 2017 [05:12 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for April 30

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29 April 2017 [03:22 PM]
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29 April 2017 [01:12 PM]
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29 April 2017 [11:09 AM]
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29 April 2017 [10:04 AM]