Collins' Black Pointe Dance Company is Tyler's first professional dance troupe

  Mar’Cordric Collins’ goal is simple. He’s going to do what he loves regardless of whether or not there is a place for it in Tyler. “I was told when I decided to take the route of dance, that there would be nothing for me to do,” Collins said. “That I would have no job, that I would have no money. …

Smith County United Way celebrates 75 years

Hundreds of volunteers and community members gathered to kick off a new year of funding for the United Way Thursday evening at the Cascades Country Club. The organization celebrated 75 years of service in Smith County by recognizing past board chairmen. More than 30 past chairmen or their family members were in attendance.

Sex Offender Wanted by U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals are searching for a sexual offender who has violated his parole and absconded from authorities.  John Garrison, said marshals are asking for the public's assistance in locating 26-year-old Justin Lee Paul who is a registered sex offender and was last known to be in the Athens area. He is described as a black male, 202 pounds and

Smith County man charged with sexually abusing 11 children

A Smith County man has been charged with sexually abusing at least 11 children over the past 10 years. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said Rance Kevin Lusby, 59, is awaiting trial on charges of first-degree felony continuous sexual abuse of a child or children  Smith said his office received information in January he Smith County

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TJC sells land, making way for new medical company

Tyler Junior College trustees unanimously voted Thursday to sell land to be used as the site of a multinational health care corporation locating in Tyler. The board approved a contract to sell 3.82 acres for $1 million to Fresenius Medical…

27 August 2015 [11:00 PM]
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27 August 2015 [10:41 PM]
TJC increases budget by $3.56 million

The Tyler Junior College board of trustees on Thursday adopted an $85.9 million budget for fiscal year 2015-16 that projects an overall increase in revenue and spending, despite anticipated decreases in state funding and revenue from tuition and fees caused…

27 August 2015 [10:37 PM]
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The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help taking two known gang members off the streets. Sgt. David Roberts said Taurus Trevion Roberson, 21, has 13 warrants out of Rusk County on a variety of charges, including, theft of…

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27 August 2015 [10:29 PM]
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27 August 2015 [08:58 PM]
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27 August 2015 [08:55 PM]
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27 August 2015 [08:30 PM]
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27 August 2015 [10:07 AM]
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27 August 2015 [09:36 AM]
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27 August 2015 [09:18 AM]
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27 August 2015 [09:13 AM]
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27 August 2015 [09:10 AM]
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27 August 2015 [09:05 AM]
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27 August 2015 [08:59 AM]
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