New Polaroid snaps, prints images instantly Video

If you are among the many people who have stopped printing their photos at home because of the high cost of printer ink, there’s a new camera that might pique your interest. With a press of the shutter release, the new Polaroid Snap camera spits out a small, 2x3-inch borderless print. It uses Zink zero-ink paper embedded with cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals. …

Tuscan Slice restaurant closes in Tyler Video

(KYTX) – The parking lot is empty and a sign is posted on the locked doors. Tuscan Slice, on the corner of Old Jacksonville Highway and Loop 323, abruptly closed its doors Tuesday, leaving nearly 50 people out of a job. For owner Joshua Evola, keeping the doors open was a struggle. "I tried to the very last minute to do something, and I was finally at the point where lawyers and CPA's were telling me you're going to go into bankruptcy if you don't make this happen and if you don't do it quicker you may even lose Waxahachie," Evola said.

Inmate gets 50 years for 1990 homicide Video

(UPDATED September 2, 2015 at 9:36 am CT) TYLER (KYTX) - A Smith County inmate was sentenced to 50 years in prison, after he entered a guilty plea Wednesday, a day after opening statements began in a 1990 cold case trial. Brandon Deon Payton, who was serving a state prison sentence for kidnapping, was charged in the shooting deaths of Ivy Taylor and Joe Evans on November 23, 1990.

New Texas law creates funding for police body cameras Video

ARP (KYTX) -- Hundreds of new laws took effect in Texas Tuesday, September 1. One in particular could help keep you and those protecting you safe. The law sets aside $10-million dollars in grants that can help law enforcement agencies buy body cameras. Departments that receive the money will have to create policies for the cameras that follow

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New Polaroid snaps, prints images instantly
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Inmate gets 50 years for 1990 homicide
Football season brings business to Tyler
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Family of 5-year-old in fatal hit-and-run speaks out
Latest Texas school finance case reaches state Supreme Court
Tuscan Slice restaurant closes in Tyler
Exercise program offered both at center, onTV
Trinity Lutheran Church 'pie ladies' begin Fair prep
Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons
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Husband of crash victim: Hwy. 31 'needs to be dealt with'
Police seek man posing as task force officer in NE Texas
Man shot by Longview officer dies from injuries
Vigil to be held for Van Zandt County boy killed in tragic accident
Woman accused in Kilgore hit-and-run wreck arrested
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New Polaroid snaps, prints images instantly Video

If you are among the many people who have stopped printing their photos at home because of the high cost of printer ink, there’s a new camera that might pique your interest. With a press of the shutter release, the…

02 September 2015 [10:17 AM]
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New Texas law creates funding for police body cameras Video

ARP (KYTX) -- Hundreds of new laws took effect in Texas Tuesday, September 1. One in particular could help keep you and those protecting you safe. The law sets aside $10-million dollars in grants that can help law enforcement agencies…

02 September 2015 [09:38 AM]
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Inmate gets 50 years for 1990 homicide Video

(UPDATED September 2, 2015 at 9:36 am CT) TYLER (KYTX) - A Smith County inmate was sentenced to 50 years in prison, after he entered a guilty plea Wednesday, a day after opening statements began in a 1990 cold case…

02 September 2015 [09:37 AM]
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Family of 5-year-old in fatal hit-and-run speaks out Video

KILGORE (KYTX) - A Kilgore family speaks out for the first time since an arrest was made in the fatal hit-and-run accident killing five-year-old Robert Moorhead. Police arrested 25-year-old Kyrsten McCarty Monday afternoon at her home, just minutes away from…

02 September 2015 [08:59 AM]
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Latest Texas school finance case reaches state Supreme Court Video

AUSTIN (AP) - Attorneys for 600-plus school districts suing Texas told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the GOP-controlled Legislature doesn't provide enough funding for classrooms and distributes it unfairly, especially given ever-tougher academic curriculum standards and a population…

02 September 2015 [08:56 AM]
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Tuscan Slice restaurant closes in Tyler Video

(KYTX) – The parking lot is empty and a sign is posted on the locked doors. Tuscan Slice, on the corner of Old Jacksonville Highway and Loop 323, abruptly closed its doors Tuesday, leaving nearly 50 people out of a…

02 September 2015 [08:55 AM]
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Take this opportunity to feast on late seasonal produce

Signs that summer is wrapping up have arrived. Kids have started going back to school; NFL preseason games are underway; night temperatures are dropping; and prices of strawberries and blueberries have hit $4 and change. Soon yellow squash and zucchini…

02 September 2015 [06:15 AM]
Do all you can to lessen sports injury causes

Participation in any sport, whether it’s recreational bike riding or Pee-Wee football, can teach kids to stretch their limits and learn sportsmanship and discipline. But any sport also carries the potential for injury. By knowing the causes of sports injuries…

02 September 2015 [06:10 AM]
Van Zandt Genealogical Society hosting annual daylong seminar

  Registrations are still being accepted for the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society’s annual daylong seminar scheduled for Sept. 26. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 14786 Farm-to-Market Road…

02 September 2015 [06:05 AM]
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Exercise program offered both at center, onTV Video

While handing out meals to Meals on Wheels recipients, Tyler Senior Center’s Supervisor Kay Odom had a vision of helping homebound seniors get more exercise. She chose to share her vision with the communications and media department at Tyler’s City…

02 September 2015 [06:00 AM]
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Waiting for the roar

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” - Steve Martin It started when I lost my Ray Bans. I was working a table at the “School is Cool” event at Harvey Convention Center … and I…

02 September 2015 [05:52 AM]
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My 1st car

A decade ago I anxiously called my brother with news. “I sold the Mustang,” I reported. “I can’t believe you kept it this long,” he replied. The 1964 1/2 Mustang found its way into my possession when Dad bought it…

02 September 2015 [05:44 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices 9-2

DEATHS JO ADAMS, 95, Dallas, formerly of Wills Point, died Sept. 1. Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills Point. PATRICIA BLANTON, 56, Henderson, died Aug. 29. Garmon Funeral home, Henderson. XAVIER BRADFORD, 72, Tyler, died Aug. 30. John R. Harmon Undertaking…

02 September 2015 [05:05 AM]
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Labor Day Closings

Smith County and city of Tyler offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. The holiday is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor website. It constitutes…

02 September 2015 [04:56 AM]
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Trump can't defend single-payer system

If single-payer health care - or universal health coverage, or socialized medicine, or whatever you want to call it - actually delivered on its promises, then maybe Donald Trump’s continued support of the system would be defensible. But it doesn’t,…

02 September 2015 [04:50 AM]
Troup ISD closes childcare center

Troup ISD board of trustees has voted to close the childcare center that the district has operated many years, effective Oct. 2.  The decision was made Monday because First Baptist Church of Troup, where the center is located, is cancelling…

02 September 2015 [04:46 AM]
Man pleads not guilty to murder charges

  A man imprisoned for a 1996 kidnapping entered a plea of not guilty of murder charges Tuesday in the 114th District Court with Judge Christi Kennedy presiding. Brandon Deon Payton is charged with capital murder in the Nov. 23, 1990…

02 September 2015 [04:42 AM]
Public invited to Apache Band and Belle Saturday rehearsal

Tyler Junior College’s Apache Band and Apache Belles go together like biscuits and bacon. Fans of the TJC performing groups are invited to bring their own breakfast and watch as the groups conduct their Saturday morning rehearsal. “Breakfast with the…

02 September 2015 [04:32 AM]
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'Homeless to Harvard' author speaks at Leadership Live

Liz Murray, who was made famous after her unlikely journey “from homeless to Harvard,” called on people to pursue the dreams in their own lives and help others in the process. Ms. Murray, 34, served as the keynote speaker Tuesday…

02 September 2015 [04:28 AM]
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Wrestler 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Former professional wrestling star Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago. Prosecutors in Lehigh County announced the results of a…

02 September 2015 [04:23 AM]
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Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) - Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles conducted a massive manhunt in northern Illinois into Tuesday night after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men. An emotional Fox Lake…

02 September 2015 [04:18 AM]
Bible Verse 9-2

"Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it." (Proverbs 22:6)…

02 September 2015 [04:09 AM]
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Trinity Lutheran Church 'pie ladies' begin Fair prep Video

Lorine Perkins worked her rolling pin back and forth to flatten a round ball of dough. She pulled back, and someone else shook flour over the dough before she continued to widen and flatten it. Mrs. Perkins is an important…

02 September 2015 [04:07 AM]
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Sheriff filling 15 new jailer positions

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is taking applications for 15 newly created jail positions, but estimates it will be January before those employees have a true impact on jail staffing and the need to transfer inmates out of the county.…

02 September 2015 [03:54 AM]
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Elections administrator honored

Smith County Elections Administrator Karen Nelson was honored Tuesday with the Making Democracy Work Award from the Smith County League of Women Voters. “We give the award every year to someone who has made a difference in the community,” the…

02 September 2015 [03:48 AM]
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State OKs county voting center system

Smith County voters will not have to think about voting boxes or precincts as they head to the polls on Nov. 3 to weigh in on seven Texas constitutional amendments. Smith County was approved by the state to have countywide…

02 September 2015 [03:45 AM]
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Pitt adds junior college transfer guard Jonathan Milligan

ITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh gave its depleted backcourt a boost on Tuesday, adding junior college transfer Jonathan Milligan. The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Milligan averaged 14.3 points, 2.6 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game last season for Kilgore (Texas) College. Milligan, who…

01 September 2015 [03:05 PM]
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Investigators: Arizona woman acknowledges drowning twin sons Video

PHOENIX (AP) - An Arizona woman told investigators that she drowned her 2-year-old twin sons and tried to kill her 3-year-old stepbrother in the same way because she didn't want them to live with the difficulties she faces. Court records…

01 September 2015 [10:10 AM]