Fire displaces Smith County family

A fire that started just after noon Saturday destroyed a home and sent one person to the hospital with smoke inhalation. Fire crews responded to fully engulfed house in the 3300 block of Mary Ann Street, just outside of Tyler city limits. Crews were able to get the fire under control and save nearby structures. Two adults and four children…

Stanley’s owners look to innovate with new Roast Social Kitchen

Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q has become synonymous with great food and good times. Now, owners of the popular eatery, Nick and Jen Pencis, are hoping to once more transform Tyler’s restaurant scene. The couple’s newest venture, Roast Social Kitchen, is set to debut in early March at 1125 E. Fifth St. Roast is the fruition of

Boy finally finds forever family

It was September 2013 when we introduced you to Kendall in CBS 19’s Children are a Gift segment. You may remember this adorable little boy with a big grin and dimples. He was decked out in his cowboy boots, hat and shinny belt buckle. This little cowboy had been waiting years for a forever family. We are happy to tell you his wish has finally

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Fisherman adds to enjoyment by making his own jigs Video

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East Texas Events 2-7

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How to be her Valentine

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Pet of the week 2-7

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Mosquito bite prevention key to avoiding Zika

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Boy finally finds forever family

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Fire displaces Smith County family

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Stanley’s owners look to innovate with new Roast Social Kitchen

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06 February 2016 [10:20 AM]
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Tiger Creek invites the public to meet 2 new Geoffroy’s cats

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Bible Verse 2-6

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05 February 2016 [11:00 PM]
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Jarvis College names new chaplain

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