Survey: Tyler a top spot for 'worktirement' Video

Do you expect to spend the later years of your life in worktirement? If so, Tyler, Texas is one of the best spots in the nation for you to have success, according to a report released today by smartasset.com. The east Texas city has a senior unemployment rate of just 3.5 percent, about half the national average. The city’s median annual housing costs of about $10,000 is $3,500 less than the average among the 500 largest cities in the country.…

2 indicted for Smith County trusty escape

A man who escaped from custody while at the Smith County Animal Shelter working as a trusty has been indicted, along with his girlfriend, for the May incident. A Smith County grand jury indicted 42-year-old Shawn Grossman and Amanda Brownlee, 30, for the May 16 escape in which Ms. Brownlee picked Grossman up from the shelter and drove away from the scene.

Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty' Video

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua Newell of suburban Gahanna pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor criminal trespassing charge Wednesday and was found guilty and fined $200.

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UPDATE: Housemate of murder victim arrested
Survey: Tyler a top spot for 'worktirement'
Brady vows to fight on; Kraft says he regrets not doing so
Whitehouse leader calls for changes to personnel policies
Kendra Hassell holds 1st UT Tyler Hoops Camp
Bullard softball team heading to Dixie World Series
Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty'
Heat advisory in effect until 7 p.m.
Treasure hunters find gold off Florida coast
UPDATE: Smith County marijuana grows confiscated
Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
Commissioners get positive response on countywide voting centers; set to host 2nd public hearing tonight
New Tyler ISD canine officer will sniff out drugs
Obama says he'd win 3rd term if allowed to run again
Tyler sees retail, restaurant boom
Road crews making pothole progress
Longview council opens 2016 budget review
Vincent Chapman the Dancing Umpire
Cowboys Sign Former Gilmer and SFA RB Gus Johnson
Winnsboro toddler death ruled as homicide
Big Sandy orders investigation into police complaints
Big news for SFA's Jacob Parker and Demi Payne
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UPDATE: Housemate of murder victim arrested Video

(UPDATED July 29, 2015 at 3:02 pm CT) LONGVIEW (KYTX)- A man who lived with a Longview homicide victim has been arrested on an unrelated charge. Daniel Basor Kadima's most recent driver's license lists the apartment where Hauwa Kadima, 61,…

29 July 2015 [03:02 PM]
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Survey: Tyler a top spot for 'worktirement' Video

Do you expect to spend the later years of your life in worktirement? If so, Tyler, Texas is one of the best spots in the nation for you to have success, according to a report released today by smartasset.com. The…

29 July 2015 [02:55 PM]
Grass fire on Spur 164 now contained

Firefighters have contained a grass fire that began as a controlled burn. Smith County Fire Marshal official said the fire was located at 10637 Spur 164 and started off as a controlled burn which quickly spread to a nearby pile…

29 July 2015 [02:50 PM]
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Brady vows to fight on; Kraft says he regrets not doing so Video

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady vowed on Wednesday to fight his four-game "Deflategate" suspension, and team owner Robert Kraft opened training camp by saying he continues to "believe and unequivocally support" the three-time Super Bowl…

29 July 2015 [01:19 PM]
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2 indicted for Smith County trusty escape

A man who escaped from custody while at the Smith County Animal Shelter working as a trusty has been indicted, along with his girlfriend, for the May incident. A Smith County grand jury indicted 42-year-old Shawn Grossman and Amanda Brownlee,…

29 July 2015 [10:35 AM]
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Whitehouse leader calls for changes to personnel policies Video

WHITEHOUSE (KYTX) - Some Whitehouse city leaders are calling for changes in personnel policies in the wake of the scandal that rocked city hall. Mayor Pro Tem Pat Powell said his proposal for a charter amendment would keep too much…

29 July 2015 [10:07 AM]
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Man says he petted zoo cougars after calling 'Here, kitty' Video

DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who jumped a fence to pet cougars at the Columbus zoo and posted video on YouTube says he jokingly said "Here, kitty" and moved closer when the animals seemed to respond. Thirty-five-year-old Joshua…

29 July 2015 [09:55 AM]
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Discovery Close to Home

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” A.A. Milne Let’s talk about discovery. Sure, it sounds complicated, dangerous, mysterious. The word alone makes us think of adventures into…

28 July 2015 [11:15 PM]
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105-year-old woman celebrates long life

Edith Thompson, of Tyler, celebrated her 105th birthday with a party on July 11, at Providence Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, family members announced. Surrounded by family and friends, Ms. Thompson enjoyed the day visiting with her guests. She also…

28 July 2015 [11:10 PM]
Help your parents plan retirement

Since your parents have done a lot for you over your lifetime, this is the perfect time of year to return the favor by helping them plan their retirement at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. In May, we honored mothers on Mother’s Day and,…

28 July 2015 [11:08 PM]
Bible Verse 7-29

"I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)…

28 July 2015 [11:00 PM]
Group meets on Fairview water needs

REKLAW — A group of area elected officials and out-of-town activists met Tuesday evening to discuss possible solutions to a neighboring community’s lack of water. Six residents from Fairview, a small community northeast of Reklaw, attended the meeting to…

28 July 2015 [10:56 PM]
Worship band to perform at Dayspring UMC on Friday

The Brilliance, a praise and worship band, is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Friday, at Dayspring United Methodist Church in Tyler. The Brilliance is comprised of David Gungor and John Arndt. Aaron Laird, Dayspring’s worship and creative…

28 July 2015 [10:34 PM]
Mineola set for $2.4M in water system upgrades

  Mineola will soon begin upgrades to the city’s utilities with a nearly $2.4 million project to improve pump stations. The city of Mineola approved bids for expansion of the city’s water utilities during a City Council meeting Monday. The…

28 July 2015 [10:33 PM]
Old Jacksonville Corridor recommendations set for release

  Short-term recommendations from a study of the Old Jacksonville Corridor are scheduled to be released in September. In late November, the Tyler Metropolitan Planning Organziation commissioned Brown and Gay Engineers to conduct the study for a fee of just…

28 July 2015 [10:32 PM]
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Treasure hunters find gold off Florida coast Video

(AP) -- A family of treasure hunters has found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts off the coast of Florida. Multiple media outlets reported Monday that boat captain Eric Schmitt and his family made the find June 17…

28 July 2015 [09:35 PM]
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Savory ways to use fresh, summer fruit

You bite into a ripe peach. A drop of delicious juice spills over your lips and traces a wet, sticky trail down your chin. Now that’s summer. Few experiences in this world are more mind-blowingly sensual than eating a ripe…

28 July 2015 [09:31 PM]
Jail releases more footage of Sandra Bland before her death

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of footage showing Sandra Bland during her three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon…

28 July 2015 [09:12 PM]
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Prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was “in over her head” with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of aiding them by smuggling hacksaw blades and other tools to the pair, who broke…

28 July 2015 [09:09 PM]
Fun, safe play crucial to child development

Today’s children live in a different world than their parents grew up in. With the expansion of the media, TV, the internet, technology advancement manifested in smart phones, tablets with touch screens and many other cool features, the children of…

28 July 2015 [08:33 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 7-29

DEATHS JIMMY RONALD BELCHER, 72, Yantis, died July 24. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. HAZLE NELSON BUSBY, 87, Winnsboro, died July 26. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. NORMA SUE DAVIS, 72, Frankston, died July 27.…

28 July 2015 [08:30 PM]
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Electoral College is still important

The campaign has begun — not the presidential race, though that has started, too. But the campaign to abolish the Electoral College is in full swing, and it’s a terrible, dangerous idea. The Electoral College is how we choose the…

28 July 2015 [08:13 PM]
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UPDATE: Smith County marijuana grows confiscated Video

(UPDATED July 28, 2015 at 4:20 pm CT) Smith County Sheriff's deputies, state police and other law enforcement agencies confiscated several large marijuana grows off Interstate 20 and Farm-to-Market Road 2015 Tuesday afternoon. Lt. Gary Middleton, the sheriff's public…

28 July 2015 [04:21 PM]
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Ted Cruz chooses Fleming as Texas campaign chairwoman

Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz selected a long-time conservative activist from Tyler to lead his Tea Party efforts in Texas. On Tuesday, Cruz announced his campaign appointed JoAnn Fleming as the Texas Tea Party Chairwoman for Cruz for President. “JoAnn is…

28 July 2015 [03:54 PM]
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Brady's suspension upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced the decision Tuesday. The New England Patriots'…

28 July 2015 [03:07 PM]