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Two toddlers found dead

Quitman police are investigating the deaths of two girls, ages 2 and 3, according to a news release. The investigation began after a 911 call was received from a local apartment complex at 11:51 a.m. Thursday when an unknown male…

24 July 2014 [06:19 PM]
Storms cause 9,500 power outages for Upshur-Rural Coop

BY PHILLIP WILLIAMSSpecial Correspondent GILMER--A thunderstorm Wednesday night caused power outages for 9,500 meters served by the Gilmer-based Upshur-Rural Electric Cooperative, but service was restored to the overwhelming majority by Thursday afternoon, the utility said. Only 470 meters remained out…

24 July 2014 [04:04 PM]
Child deaths in Quitman under investigation

QUITMAN - Police say they are investigating the deaths of two small children in the city limits of Quitman.  Chief Kelly Cole would only confirm two children had died in the city, but said no information about the deaths would…

24 July 2014 [03:59 PM]
Outdoor warning system at Paluxy and Grande reinstalled today

The necessary parts for the outdoor warning system located at Paluxy and Grande are being installed today. This siren location has been waiting on a new pole and replacement equipment to replace the one that was struck by a vehicle…

24 July 2014 [03:15 PM]
LeBron James says 'sorry' to neighbors with cupcakes

AKRON, Ohio (MCT) -- A white 15-passenger van crept along the streets of Bath Township; behind it trailed a Chevy Surburban. On board both vehicles, all boxed up by the dozen, were what will forever be known as The Apology…

24 July 2014 [01:16 PM]
VIDEO: Creative makeovers for ugly cell phone towers

Mobile phone companies and communities across the country are going to new lengths to disguise those unsightly cellphone towers. From a church bell tower to a flagpole, even a pencil, some towers are trying to make a point.…

24 July 2014 [01:12 PM]
Boil water notice issued in Chapel Hill area

Due to numerous power outages in the Tyler area, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has required the Jackson Water Supply to notify customers of the need to boil their water prior to consumption. The boil water notice affects…

24 July 2014 [01:04 PM]
City will not contract out paratransit

By KELLY GOOCH, After conducting a monthslong comprehensive analysis, the city of Tyler has decided to keep its paratransit service in-house and add vehicles and drivers to keep up with current demand. The analysis, which began in January, included a customer…

24 July 2014 [11:50 AM]
VIDEO: Official: Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed'

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — An Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria's capital disappeared from radar early Thursday over northern Mali, officials said. France's foreign minister said no wreckage had been found, but that the plane…

24 July 2014 [10:37 AM]
Tyler police using Facebook page to warn motorists

Tyler police are hoping to raise their community presence through the department’s Facebook page, even warning motorists where traffic patrol officers will be prowling. Police spokesman Don Martin said the department has had a Facebook page for years but only…

24 July 2014 [09:25 AM]
VIDEO: Why this summer has been so (comparatively) nice

EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - It's been a strange summer. You've probably been caught in late-afternoon thunderstorms that came out of nowhere. And just last weekend we barely bade it out of the 60's one day. El Nino is the warming…

24 July 2014 [08:53 AM]
VIDEO: Hot and dry ahead

The next several days will be hot and dry across East Texas. High temperatures will be above 95 degrees and could approach 100 degrees this weekend. Another unseasonably cool air mass will invade East Texas from the north starting Tuesday.…

24 July 2014 [12:35 AM]
A man and his kitten: Brian’s new experience

A night in a homeless shelter. A tour of a recycling facility. Wearing a hijab, a veil  particularly worn by a Muslim woman, out in public. A pedicure. These are some of the ideas that sprang forth from the Tyler Morning Telegraph staff…

24 July 2014 [12:32 AM]
Rudbeckias bring colorful cheer in summer

Summertime can be hard on many kinds of plants in our yards and gardens. We struggle to keep alive many types that are native to more tame climates. Soaring temperatures, unrelenting sun and days without rain take their toll on…

24 July 2014 [12:08 AM]
Summer brings colorful displays to IDEA Garden

Just look at all the magnificent color in our beautiful IDEA Garden! In the photo, the wide-spreading pink plant is a type of Alternanthera (Joseph’s coat). The white in the left back area is Caryopteris (Snow Nymph), which has been…

24 July 2014 [12:05 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, July 24

DEATHS MORAY ALLEN, 78, Houston, died July 20. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. LORENZO ANDERSON, 92, Jacksonville. Community Funeral Home of Jacksonville. KATHLEEN RAE BACA, 49, Mineola, died July 18. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. THOMAS EVANS BECK, 74, Rusk,…

23 July 2014 [11:47 PM]
What ‘tolerance’ no longer means

The executive order signed by President Barack Obama on Monday was relatively narrow in scope, but wide in its implications for the future of religious freedom in this country. The order actually alters two previous orders, which forbid discrimination in…

23 July 2014 [11:27 PM]
BBB warns of government grant scams

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public to be wary of phone calls claiming to come from bogus government grant agencies. BBB has received calls from residents concerning unsolicited telephone grant offers. East Texans have received phone calls…

23 July 2014 [11:24 PM]
IRS advises taxpayers of scams involving fake employees

The Internal Revenue Service warned taxpayers Wednesday of scammers posing as IRS employees to get personal information from victims. “These crooks make detailed efforts to try and scam you out of divulging personal information — including checking account numbers and…

23 July 2014 [11:19 PM]
Tyler ISD to announce finalist for superintendent

The lone finalist for Tyler ISD’s superintendent position is expected to be announced today during the school district’s monthly board meeting. In the past six weeks, the board has conducted interviews with six candidates, all of whom had previous superintendent…

23 July 2014 [11:18 PM]