Zika prevention: Smith County to keep eye on road drainage basins

Smith County will work to keep drainage ditches and culverts dry in an effort to minimize mosquito breeding and the possible spread of the Zika virus. The virus - transmitted by an infected the Aedes species - circulates in the blood for up to seven days after symptoms appear. Symptoms include fever, rash,…

Longview workforce center closed due to 'unspecified threats'

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -- The Workforce Solutions East Texas location in Longview is closed Tuesday due to a threat, according to police. A spokesperson for the Longview Police Department tells CBS19 the center is closed due to an 'unspecified threat.'  The center is located at 2430 S High Street in Longview. An official with Workforce Solutions East

Larry Smith, Chris Green to face off for 2nd time in Republican primary for Smith County sheriff

Three candidates are running for the role of Smith County’s top law enforcement officer. Incumbent Larry Smith will - for the second time - will face opponent Chris Green for the Republican Party nomination, and the winner of that race will face Democrat Gary Pinkerton in the November election. Smith won a 2012 run-off to replace J.B. Smith,

Phone scam targeting residents in Palestine

The Palestine Police Department is warning residents to be wary of a phone scam targeting senior citizens in the area.  The scam is conducted by a suspect contacting the victim by telephone and telling the victim that a family member has been jailed in a foreign country. The victim is told that the family member can be released if the victim

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Commissioners eyeing updates to animal control code of ordinances

Smith County is working to polish its animal control code of ordinances. The Smith County Fire Marshal’s office took over animal control duties from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in 2014, but the department is operating under a code of…

09 February 2016 [11:10 PM]
Bible Verse 2-10

"Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle." (2 Thessalonian 2:15)…

09 February 2016 [10:41 PM]
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Will: Slow economic growth is a threat to US

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com   Slow economic growth is a looming threat to the nation, newspaper columnist George Will told an audience at the UT-Tyler Cowan Center Tuesday night. “We’ve had a lost decade,” Will said. “In the last 10 years,…

09 February 2016 [10:37 PM]
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DEATHS MARIA ANDRADE, 60, Tyler, died February 6. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. RICHARD H. ATKINS, 89, Hurst, died February 6. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funerals-Cremation, Fort Worth. VANELLE BAGWELL, 66, Tyler, died February 8,…

09 February 2016 [08:37 PM]
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Missing teens found

The missing teens have returned home, according to a Facebook post from the Tyler Police Department. The Tyler Police Department was searching for two missing teens, believed to have run away, Tuesday afternoon. Hayden, 14, and Taylor Gray, 16, were…

09 February 2016 [08:29 PM]
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Avoiding Valentine's Day cooking disasters

Recreating the romance of a restaurant at home might mean a few candles, a nice bottle of wine, a carefully crafted menu. But when cooking for a date for the first time, one of the appetizers might be a helping…

09 February 2016 [08:00 PM]
Valentine's Day can bring out emotions

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09 February 2016 [07:36 PM]
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Ash Wednesday's bold proclamation

Those ashes you’ll be seeing today on a few foreheads are a bold and welcome public statement about something we’re told we should be quiet about, at least publicly - religion. Today is Ash Wednesday, and Catholics, as well as…

09 February 2016 [07:31 PM]
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Phone scam targeting residents in Palestine

The Palestine Police Department is warning residents to be wary of a phone scam targeting senior citizens in the area. The scam is conducted by a suspect contacting the victim by telephone and telling the victim that a family…

09 February 2016 [05:51 PM]
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Browns deny lying about Johnny Manziel's concussion

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Browns say Johnny Manziel was diagnosed with a concussion late in the season by an independent neurologist, countering an NFL Network report they lied about the injury to cover up the troubled quarterback showing up intoxicated…

09 February 2016 [02:40 PM]
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Fries with that? Man accused of tossing gator at drive-thru

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09 February 2016 [02:38 PM]
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Obama declares 25 Texas counties federal disaster areas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - More than two dozen Texas counties are now eligible for federal help following deadly end-of-December blizzards and tornadoes. President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared 25 counties federal disaster areas. Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 26 requested…

09 February 2016 [12:24 PM]
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Longview workforce center closed due to 'unspecified threats'

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -- The Workforce Solutions East Texas location in Longview is closed Tuesday due to a threat, according to police. A spokesperson for the Longview Police Department tells CBS19 the center is closed due to an 'unspecified threat.'…

09 February 2016 [10:59 AM]
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Longview Police locate missing man Video

UPDATE: Longview police have located George Nye, the man who was reported missing at 4 p.m. Monday. The department would like to thank those who kept an eye out for Nye. FROM LONGVIEW POLICE: Longview Police are looking for…

09 February 2016 [09:37 AM]
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Death and Funeral Notices 2-9

DEATHS MARIA ANDRADE, 60, Tyler, died February 6. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. VANELLE BAGWELL, 66, Tyler, died February 8, 2016. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. WARREN BARNES, 94, Tyler, died February 8, 2016. Stewart Family Funeral Home,…

09 February 2016 [09:36 AM]
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Lufkin crash leaves one dead; one air lifted to Tyler hospital Video

LUFKIN (KYTX) - Authorities are investigating a two-vehicle fatal Monday crash in Lufkin. Jesus Acosta, 69, of Lufkin, died at CHI St. Luke’s Memorial-Lufkin following the crash that happened at the intersection of Raguet Street and Old Mill Road around…

09 February 2016 [09:24 AM]
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Happy National Pizza Day!

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09 February 2016 [09:08 AM]
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A detailed look at Longview's 12 arson cases Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The Longview Fire Department is still working tirelessly to try and figure out the culprit behind a string of arsons this year with the most recent one taking place just last Friday. When putting the dozen arsons…

09 February 2016 [08:54 AM]
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Celebrate Safer Internet Day and get 2GB Google Drive storage free

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09 February 2016 [07:28 AM]
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City manager marks first year in Tyler

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09 February 2016 [01:07 AM]
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Focal Point: Stone post stubborn

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09 February 2016 [01:01 AM]
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Churches prepare for Ash Wednesday by burning palm branches

Churches across East Texas prepared for Ash Wednesday this week by burning palm branches from last year’s Palm Sunday to make ashes. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent and is the day when clergy members impose ashes in the…

08 February 2016 [10:56 PM]
Bible Verse 2-9

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)…

08 February 2016 [10:53 PM]
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Chapel Hill early college program continues growth

Now in its second year, Chapel Hill Collegiate, Chapel Hill High School’s early college high school, in collaboration with Tyler Junior College, has 47 sophomores and a new class of 60 freshmen. A new class will be added each year…

08 February 2016 [09:57 PM]
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Campus Notepad 2-9

Woods: Book fair, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday. Family night at the book fair, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Austin: Black History Month program, 1:45 pm. Tuesday, cafeteria. Jack: Family Night, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Donuts with…

08 February 2016 [09:28 PM]