East Texas Tales -- The Royal Families of the Rose Festival Video

Maymerle Brown sits on a bench with her daughter, Sharon Wynne, just feet away from the gown Maymerle wore as rose queen in 1955. This year, Sharon’s daughter, Madeline, is the rose queen. Sharon was the rose princess in 1990. Even Maymerle’s parents were involved with the festival. For the Brown and Wynne families, the Texas Rose Festival…

Artificial intelligence, space flight among topics in Boulter Middle School's pre-engineering course

Eighth-graders in Boulter Middle School teacher Edith Wilson’s automation and robotics class listened raptly as she declared robots are not going to take over the world and that they are just computers. Yes, they have artificial intelligence, but artificial means they have to be programmed. They don’t think on their own; they are just a

City renovating space for entrepreneurs to flourish

The city of Tyler has big plans for a set of aging downtown buildings at the intersection of Spring Avenue and Oakwood Street. The two old storefronts, resting across the railroad tracks from a former major entry point into town, eventually will house inventors, artists and entrepreneurs as the seat of a new initiative to foster homegrown

Minor fire at home on Spring Creek Drive

Tyler fire responded to a house fire at 616 Spring Creek Drive. Officials reported that there were minor damages to the home. The owner was able to self extinguish the fire and no injuries were

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Minor fire at home on Spring Creek Drive

Tyler fire responded to a house fire at 616 Spring Creek Drive. Officials reported that there were minor damages to the home. The owner was able to self extinguish the fire and no injuries were reported.…

13 October 2015 [12:57 PM]
Smith County Fire Marshal stepping down

Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks is leaving his position to take another job. County commissioners on Tuesday approved posting the position to find his replacement. Brooks volunteered as a deputy for nearly eight years before becoming the…

13 October 2015 [12:09 PM]
District Judge vs. Uphsur County Treasurer, because of a table Video

GILMER (KYTX) - A squabble over where she sits landed the Upshur County Treasurer in hot water today and cited for contempt of court. Courthouse employees are accustomed to seeing a lot of drama, but this time the drama is…

13 October 2015 [09:40 AM]
Louisiana man steals plane to impress a woman Video

HARRISON COUNTY (KTBS) - A small plane crashed in Harrison County early this morning in east Texas. The crash happened around 4:00 a.m, north of Waskom between Birdwell Lane and Akin Lane. The plane was on its way back to…

13 October 2015 [09:38 AM]
UPDATE: Suspect arrested in deadly Sulphur Springs shooting Video

(KYTX) -- Police have arrested the person they say shot a 25-year-old man dead outside a Sulphur Springs home Sunday night. Jesse Vasquez, 25, died from multiple gunshot wounds, said Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders. The suspect, Justin Joe…

13 October 2015 [09:31 AM]
Sexual assault reported near UT Tyler Campus Video

TYLER (KYTX) - The University of Texas at Tyler Police Department is looking for information regarding a sexual assault that happened near the UT Tyler Campus early Sunday morning. According to the Campus Security Authority, on Sunday October 11, 2015…

13 October 2015 [09:29 AM]
Bible Verse 10-13

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; but fools despise wisdom and instruction." (Proverbs 1:7)…

13 October 2015 [09:03 AM]
Jerusalem attacks kill 3, escalate wave of violence

JERUSALEM (AP) - A pair of Palestinian men boarded a bus in Jerusalem and began shooting and stabbing passengers, while another assailant rammed a car into a bus station before stabbing bystanders, in near-simultaneous attacks Tuesday that escalated a monthlong…

13 October 2015 [06:07 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-13

DEATHS KATHARINE “KAY” WILSON CHAMBERS, 93, Tyler, died Sept. 25. Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit, Tyler. MARGARET GOSSETT, 75, Henderson, died Oct. 9. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. DOROTHY FRANCES ELIZABETH KINGSTON GREGORY, 95, Tyler, died Oct. 12. Jackson’s Burks Walker…

13 October 2015 [05:46 AM]
Squirrel cages now displayed as art relics

Squirrels were popular pets in past centuries. They were kept in special cages that included a running wheel or other type of exercise machine. Many of the cages were shaped like a house or other type of building. And all…

13 October 2015 [05:40 AM]
Tyler police searching for suspect in Food Fast robbery Video

TYLER (KYTX) - On October 12, 2015 at approximately 8:02 p.m. officers responded to the Food Fast gas station located at 4725 Troup Highway in reference to an Aggravated Robbery. According to the clerk, the suspect entered the business holding…

13 October 2015 [05:38 AM]
Fire official: 2 firefighters killed, 2 hurt in Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two Kansas City firefighters have been killed and two others injured in the collapse of a burning building in which fire crews saved two people from the spreading flames, authorities said. Fire Chief Paul Berardi…

13 October 2015 [05:33 AM]
Aggie mothers to host monthly meeting

The Tyler Aggie Mothers’ Club will host its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 Copeland Road. The speaker will be Ross Durr, class of 2008, Corps of Cadets E-2 and a former Reveille handler.…

13 October 2015 [05:29 AM]
Mineola ISD receives high ratings again

For the 13th year in a row, Mineola ISD has achieved the highest level of performance on the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST). Created by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001, FIRST is designed to encourage public…

13 October 2015 [05:27 AM]
Shoes donations needed by ETCA

Donations of new and used shoes to be distributed in developing nations are being sought by East Texas Christian Academy. A drop box is in the ETCA parking lot at 2448 Roy Road and at Broadway Church of Christ. Families…

13 October 2015 [05:26 AM]
TJC to announce changes in support service staff

  Tyler Junior College officials have announced staff changes in its student support services division. Renee Hawkins, TJC’s TRIO project director for the past 23 years, has been named division director of student support services. Brad Gifford, who has served…

13 October 2015 [05:24 AM]
All Saints cheer squad takes second in state

The All Saints Episcopal School competition cheerleading squad was awarded second place in Division III at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ (TAPPS) state cheerleading competition in Waco. The team competed against 29 other schools in its division…

13 October 2015 [05:23 AM]
Ways to narrow down your college list before applying

The brochures and emails start arriving sophomore year, or even earlier, full of glossy photos and links to flashy websites, making each university look better and more appealing than the last. Especially if you’re not sure what you want to…

13 October 2015 [05:20 AM]
2015 Smith County education report card shows unsatisfactory progress

Did you know that the single greatest indicator of economic prosperity and quality of life is the percentage of the population with a post-secondary credential or degree? In Smith County, too few high school graduates are truly prepared for college…

13 October 2015 [05:17 AM]
Museum honoring educators

  Curious Museum, a hands-on science/arts/technology museum, is honoring classroom educators and school and district administrators in a special event 4 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the museum, 201 W. Oak, St., Palestine. They will be given free admission to…

13 October 2015 [05:10 AM]
Texas a great place for small business

We’re doing a lot of things right. A new study by the Pacific Research Institute ranks Texas No. 3 in the nation for small business. Low taxes and limited regulations make Texas a great place for small businesses to start…

13 October 2015 [04:25 AM]
City to replace 2 emergency sirens

  The city of Tyler scheduled two emergency sirens to be replaced. These sirens are located at 1120 N. Northwest Loop 323 by John Tyler High School and at 8214 Robert E. Lee Drive. A crane will be…

13 October 2015 [04:23 AM]
TISD to host college seminar today

Tyler ISD will host “Affording College: 5 Steps to Get the Funds You Need” from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Career and Technology Center, 3013 Earl Campbell Parkway. The seminar is for students, parents and community members. It…

13 October 2015 [04:19 AM]
Report: Playboy to end publishing fully nude female photos

NEW YORK (AP) - Playboy will no longer publish photos of nude women as part of a redesign of the decades-old magazine, according to a news report Monday. Executives for the magazine company told The New York Times that the…

13 October 2015 [04:15 AM]
Another lawsuit against city of Whitehouse

The woman who alleged the former Whitehouse police chief sexually assaulted her during an incident at her home in May has filed a lawsuit seeking unspecified damages. The city of Whitehouse and former Police Chief Craig Shelton face…

13 October 2015 [04:12 AM]
Calvert punishment heading to jury

(KYTX CBS19) Defense attorneys for James Calvert rested their case on Monday in the punishment trial of James Calvert, who was convicted last week of the 2012 murder of his ex-wife. The state did not call any rebuttal witness in…

13 October 2015 [04:09 AM]