Firefighters respond to fire on Reynolds Road Video

Tyler Morning Telegraph reporter Melissa McTee is on the scene of a structure fire on Reynolds Road in Smith County.…

Fire engulfs abandoned warehouse Video

(UPDATED August 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm CT) Tyler Fire investigators will begin the process of trying to determine what caused a fire claimed an abandoned building on the corner of Vance Street and North Bois D'Arc Avenue Monday afternoon. Tony Gumber, Tyler Fire investigator, said the building once served as the Dr Pepper bottling plant for Tyler and then as a cabinet shop, but it had been vacant for years.

Three Lakes is first new Tyler middle school in 50 years

The new Three Lakes Middle School will provide a comprehensive “All American Middle School” program in academics, fine arts, athletics and technology, Principal Forrest Kaiser said. When school begins Aug. 24, the $30.77 million Three Lakes with a collegiate look will be the first middle that Tyler ISD has opened in 50 years.

Former judge candidate indicted for campaign sign theft

A special prosecutor from the Dallas area has been tasked with a case against former Smith County Judge hopeful John Furlow and has secured an indictment on a state-jail felony theft on allegations of campaign sign theft during the 2014 campaign.  Furlow was indicted by a Smith County grand jury on June 25 and arrested by Texas Rangers on the charge on June 29.

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Sex trafficking movie to be filmed in East Texas
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Gas prices dropped 11 cents in July
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UPDATE: No rain in forecast through Monday
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SFA football preparing for 2015
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Super Load, part 2, coming this weekend
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Tyler Junior College to host EMS Day Aug. 15

  TJC Communications   The Tyler Junior College Emergency Medical Services Professions program will host EMS Day at TJC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 15 in the covered parking lot over the second floor of the Pirtle Technology…

03 August 2015 [08:17 PM]
Tyler A&M Mothers' Club to meet Aug. 11

The Tyler A&M Mothers’ Club will host their Howdy Dinner at 6:15 p.m. Aug. 11 at Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 Copeland Road. There will be a potluck dinner and an opportunity to meet other Tyler area Aggies and their…

03 August 2015 [08:16 PM]
Application season is open: What to do when

Donna Spann, Guest Contributor School doesn’t start for at least a week or two, but many seniors have already started on the most important “homework” of their year — their college applications. Many colleges began accepting applications for fall 2016…

03 August 2015 [08:14 PM]
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Fire engulfs abandoned warehouse

(UPDATED August 3, 2015 at 5:13 pm CT) Tyler Fire investigators will begin the process of trying to determine what caused a fire claimed an abandoned building on the corner of Vance Street and North Bois D'Arc Avenue Monday afternoon.…

03 August 2015 [05:15 PM]
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Man robs 91-year-old woman at gunpoint

NEW LONDON — Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding a man who broke into a 91-year-old woman's home, put a gun in her face and robbed her before fleeing.  Det. Bob Mitchell of the New London Police…

03 August 2015 [02:52 PM]
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Three Lakes is first new Tyler middle school in 50 years

The new Three Lakes Middle School will provide a comprehensive “All American Middle School” program in academics, fine arts, athletics and technology, Principal Forrest Kaiser said. When school begins Aug. 24, the $30.77 million Three Lakes with a collegiate look…

03 August 2015 [12:05 PM]
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Texas' attorney general charged with securities fraud

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton turned himself in Monday to face charges that he misled investors and didn't disclose money he made for referring financial clients as part of his private business before becoming the state's…

03 August 2015 [11:23 AM]
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Former judge candidate indicted for campaign sign theft

A special prosecutor from the Dallas area has been tasked with a case against former Smith County Judge hopeful John Furlow and has secured an indictment on a state-jail felony theft on allegations of campaign sign theft during the 2014…

03 August 2015 [10:45 AM]
Study finds Smith County salary scale lacking

A Smith County salary study compared its compensation packages and salary scale to the five largest counties in the state, but county officials said the results mirror outcomes in previous studies. The salary study was approved by the Commissioners Court…

03 August 2015 [10:25 AM]
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Close aide to VP's late son joins Joe Biden 2016 super PAC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top political aide to Vice President Joe Biden's late son joined the super PAC working to recruit the elder Biden to run for president on Sunday, lending the group newfound credibility in the midst of fresh…

03 August 2015 [09:56 AM]
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Tyler customers may notice changes to water Video

The city of Tyler uses chloramines — a combination of free chlorine and ammonia — to disinfect its drinking water supply prior to distributing it to customers. This is a reliable disinfection process that has been recommended by the Texas…

03 August 2015 [09:25 AM]
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Man throws chain saws at deputy during East Texas chase Video

LUFKIN (AP) — Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included chain saws being tossed at an officer…

03 August 2015 [09:20 AM]
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Sex trafficking movie to be filmed in East Texas Video

(KYTX) - It's the fastest-growing organized crime business and the third largest criminal enterprise in the world, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Sex trafficking even affects many people right here in East Texas. That's why Hallsville-native Micah…

03 August 2015 [09:17 AM]
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Grass fires may lead to Smith County burn ban Video

TYLER (KYTX) - There is no burn ban in affect yet, but we could see one if the hot, dry weather continues. The Smith County Fire Marshal's office is urging people to voluntarily refrain from burning. According to Fire Marshal…

03 August 2015 [09:08 AM]
Bible Verse 8-3

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." (James 1:22)…

02 August 2015 [10:24 PM]
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Agricultural antiques have a place in Lindale park, museum Video

Lindale resident Bill Parrott spent 35 years collecting agricultural antiques, placing them in a little village he had built around an old brick quarry-turned pond. Parrott had originally planned to live in what is now the Old Mill Pond Museum,…

02 August 2015 [10:22 PM]
'Super load' slowly moves through area to Longview

The second and final “super load” will move through East Texas Sunday and Monday at a snail’s pace to its destination in Longview. One of the over-sized pieces of industrial equipment, which average more than 300 tons each, made its…

02 August 2015 [10:16 PM]
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Commissioners to discuss proposed tax rate

The county will get its first peek at the proposed budget for the 2015/16 fiscal year on Tuesday. The fiscal year begins on Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30. Commissioners also will discuss a proposed tax rate and possibly…

02 August 2015 [10:15 PM]
Eatery, loan agency added to Bergfeld

Remodeling of a site at Fifth Street and Broadway Avenue will put a new Italian restaurant and another business on a corner where Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas once did business. A New York Pizza and a Texas Loan and…

02 August 2015 [09:07 PM]
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McDonald's location built for the future

Tyler’s newest McDonald’s could well be the McDonald’s of the future, according to franchise owner Kevin Lilly. The 4,456-square-foot location, which opened on Thursday, will offer customers a wide variety of new services and technologies. “At every McDonalds, we continue…

02 August 2015 [09:06 PM]
Texas oil production could reach all-time high

Just about everyone knows that crude oil and natural gas production in Texas have been on the increase for several years. But the size of the increase — especially in crude oil production — has been lost until just a…

02 August 2015 [09:03 PM]
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Comic Con is growing faster than the city can keep up

Superheroes are taking over Tyler. Jericho’s Tours of Tyler will host the third Tyler Rose City Comic Con from Oct. 23 to 25 at the East Texas State Fair buildings, 2112 W. Front St. The convention also will see a…

02 August 2015 [08:59 PM]
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Chez Bazan French Bakery's cupcake of the month benefits Make-A-Wish

Chez Bazan taught two Make-A-Wish children the proper way to eat a cupcake Thursday. Make-A-Wish North Texas kicked off their month-long fundraising effort, “Sweet Wishes” with specially made blue cupcakes from Chez Bazan Bakery and Café, according to a news…

02 August 2015 [08:56 PM]
Management is key in preventing armyworm invasions

Did you know a single armyworm moth can lay up to 2,000 eggs? Eggs are laid in the field in masses of up to 50 eggs on the grass leaves and can be difficult to find. Eggs are covered with…

02 August 2015 [08:54 PM]
Willow Brook Country Club selects course designer

(Updated Aug. 3, 2015 at 2:55 p.m.) Willow Brook Country Club, a member-owned golf club in Tyler, has selected Tripp Davis and Associates to redesign the club’s golf course and practice facilities. Founded in 1922, Willow Brook is the oldest…

02 August 2015 [08:46 PM]
How to stay calm in periods of volatility

For the past few years, the stock market has moved up fairly steadily, with no major “corrections.” But thus far in 2015, we’ve already seen periods of volatility — enough, in fact, to make some investors jittery. Nervous investors may…

02 August 2015 [08:41 PM]