Students experience justice system

  Sawyer Hayes, a 13-year-old student at the Brook Hill School, pointed at the defendant as the man who entered a federal courthouse with a weapon Monday afternoon. Prosecuting Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin asked Hayes to describe what he saw. Hayes testified he saw defendant Sam Sleuth enter the building with a briefcase.…

Smith County couple arrested for child abandonment

A Smith County couple is in jail on charges of child abandonment, after deputies were alerted to a little girl alone in a convenience store and launched an investigation. Mark Anthony Johnson and Kimberly Johnson are being held in the Smith County Jail. Bond on each has been set at $300,000.

Day care center helping TJC develop teachers for early childhood education

Tyler Junior College student Mallory Philpott observes recommended child care practices and interns in the college’s laboratory for child development/early childhood education program.   “I get to see the milestones children achieve and the experience is so rewarding it’s more

18-wheeler crash kills Big Sandy man

A Big Sandy man is dead in an 18-wheeler accident near Harleton. Preliminary report identifies the deceased as 56-year-old Allan Douglas Rambin. The fatal accident occurred shortly before 5 am Monday on Davidson Road near FM 450 in Harrison County. A crude oil spill resulted from the accident, and a hazmat crew was

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Students experience justice system Video

Sawyer Hayes, a 13-year-old student at the Brook Hill School, pointed at the defendant as the man who entered a federal courthouse with a weapon Monday afternoon. Prosecuting Assistant U.S. Attorney Bill Baldwin asked Hayes to describe what he saw.…

28 April 2015 [06:20 AM]
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Austin nurse dies after falling from helicopter during rescue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A flight nurse has died after falling from a helicopter while conducting a rescue of a woman who had fallen in a hiking area in Austin. According to a STAR Flight press release, 46-year-old Kristin McClain…

28 April 2015 [06:09 AM]
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Want fresh eggs? Rent the chicken Video

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter. "When I answer the phone and I say, 'Rent The Chicken, this is Jenn,' they giggle and say, 'I would like to rent…

28 April 2015 [05:52 AM]
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Texas asks appeals court to uphold voter photo ID law

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court was set to hear arguments Tuesday on a Texas voter identification law condemned by the Justice Department as a means of suppressing minority voting. Texas officials are appealing a federal judge's ruling…

28 April 2015 [05:29 AM]
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday Video

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. RIOTS ERUPT IN BALTIMORE AFTER FUNERAL OF BLACK MAN WHO DIED IN POLICE CUSTODY The governor declares a state of emergency and…

28 April 2015 [05:00 AM]
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Actress, TV personality Jayne Meadows dies at 95

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jayne Meadows, the Emmy-nominated actress and TV personality who often teamed with her husband, Steve Allen, has died. She was 95. Meadows died of natural causes Sunday at her home in the Encino, California, area, spokesman…

27 April 2015 [11:40 PM]
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BBB: Make sure charity meeting accepted accountability standards

The Better Business Bureau is hoping to educate people and keep them from giving to bogus organizations during relief efforts in Nepal after a massive earthquake left thousands dead and many more homeless. Mechele Agbanyi Mills, BBB…

27 April 2015 [11:36 PM]
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Economics apply in video gaming

Economic principles show up in the least likely of places — including, apparently, video games. It goes beyond the supply-and-demand built into Farmville. It turns out that one of the most popular video games in the world, Sim City, is…

27 April 2015 [11:34 PM]
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Smith County couple arrested for child abandonment

A Smith County couple is in jail on charges of child abandonment, after deputies were alerted to a little girl alone in a convenience store and launched an investigation. Mark Anthony Johnson and Kimberly Johnson are being held in the…

27 April 2015 [11:32 PM]
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Studio Movie Grill opening Thursday in Tyler

Studio Movie Grill will celebrate its grand opening Thursday to coincide with the release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Studio Movie Grill, in the Village at Cumberland Park at 8954 S. Broadway Ave., is a 12-screen movie theater…

27 April 2015 [11:28 PM]
Bible Verse 4-28

"For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10)      …

27 April 2015 [11:11 PM]
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Buckner breaks ground on $6M family center with residential units

Buckner International expanded its East Texas ministries Monday with a groundbreaking ceremony in South Longview. “This is a natural extension of the good work that has been happening in Longview for years now,” Buckner Foundation President David Slover said Monday.…

27 April 2015 [10:58 PM]
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TISD board candidates square off

Candidates for two seats on the Tyler ISD board of trustees fielded questions during a forum Monday, saying what motivated them to run, how they would represent the community and expressing their opinions on timing for a bond…

27 April 2015 [10:42 PM]
TJC literary magazine wins first place

Tyler Junior College’s literary magazine, The Bell Tower Arts Journal 2014, won First Place — Overall Excellence at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Conference in San Antonio. “That’s like winning Best Picture at the Oscars!” Dr. Linda Gary, TJC English…

27 April 2015 [10:32 PM]
UT Tyler lauded at National Honor Society convention

The University of Texas at Tyler was recognized at the 2015 Alpha Chi National Honor Society’s annual convention in Chicago. The Texas Alpha Xi Chapter received a Star Chapter Award for the 2013-14 academic year, Suzanne Pundt, UT Tyler chapter…

27 April 2015 [10:31 PM]
UT Tyler receives grant for educators

The University of Texas at Tyler has received a grant from the New York-based Council for Economic Education to provide materials for training area kindergarten to 12th grade teachers in a series of workshops. The $80,000 award that is funded…

27 April 2015 [10:30 PM]
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UT Tyler students place 2nd in debate

The University of Texas at Tyler sophomores Samuel Cook, of Flint, and Steven Hullum, of Tyler, placed second in the 2015 National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence, hosted by William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. The national rankings are from a…

27 April 2015 [10:29 PM]
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Brook Hill students travel for learning

Brook Hill students were scattered across North America recently as they engaged in an annual Spring Potential and Reality Course (SPARC) Week. SPARC Week gives students the opportunity to experience learning in a different way for a week, and to…

27 April 2015 [10:19 PM]
How to get great letters of recommendation

At many universities, letters of recommendation don’t carry quite as much weight as they once did. High grades, a rigorous curriculum, and top SAT or ACT scores often count for more in the admissions process. But that absolutely doesn’t mean…

27 April 2015 [10:17 PM]
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Day care center helping TJC develop teachers for early childhood education

Tyler Junior College student Mallory Philpott observes recommended child care practices and interns in the college’s laboratory for child development/early childhood education program. “I get to see the milestones children achieve and the experience is so rewarding it’s…

27 April 2015 [10:15 PM]
Jacksonville College offering online degrees

Jacksonville College will begin offering its first fully online associate degree program in May. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved the college’s request to offer 50 percent or more of the credits for degree…

27 April 2015 [10:05 PM]
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Caldwell music teacher earns career honor

Young Audiences of Northeast Texas announced that Tyler ISD music teacher Johnnie Patton will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Arts in Education Awards event on May 7. Nine other Arts Educators are finalists for awards for Arts…

27 April 2015 [10:03 PM]
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City warns county against school zone cameras

The city of Tyler sent a strongly worded letter to Smith County commissioners opposing their plan to put unmanned cameras in school districts — a move the city said could be “potentially unconstitutional.” Smith County Judge Joel Baker could also…

27 April 2015 [08:50 PM]
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DEATHS EMMA ATTAWAY, 81, Winona, died April 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. LEO BRADSHAW, 67, Whitehouse, died April 12. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. Mrs. O.M. CASTLEBERRY, 89, Houston, died April 26. Sacred Heart Funeral Home, Houston. CHRISTOPHER JAMES CUMMINGS, 44,…

27 April 2015 [08:21 PM]
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Venetian gondola chair rare and expensive

A gondola chair, according to furniture dictionaries, is a late 18th- to early 19th-century chair with a concave back and side rails that curve down to the seat. It has four legs and is upholstered on the seat and on…

27 April 2015 [07:50 PM]
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Infant death under investigation Video

A Saturday investigation into the death of an infant is underway by Tyler police detectives. Detective Andy Erbaugh said officers, fire department and EMS all responded to a home at 6312 Springbrook Drive Saturday about 10:49 a.m. in reference…

27 April 2015 [04:24 PM]