Retiring Judge Michael Schneider reflects on his time on the bench

There was a time when Michael Schneider thought he might go into the ministry. His family had moved often when he was growing up, as his Methodist minister father led different churches. He attended schools throughout East Texas, including Brownsboro, Whitehouse, Edgewood and Lufkin. He even went to Lon Morris College, a Methodist school, for his…

Photos: Thursday at the East Texas State Fair

Kids, critters and food highlighted the East Texas Fair on Thursday in Tyler. Scores of school children from around East Texas got their day to take in the exhibits at the fair. The youngsters got to see the work of local artisans in the Creative Arts exhibits and tour the livestock barns The fair wraps up its 2016 run on Sunday, with longhorn

Troup Police Department seeks public’s help in locating missing man

The Troup Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.  Steven Miller Fleisher, 53, was last seen between 6:15 and 6:30 a.m. Sept. 14 at a home on the 1200 block of W. Noble Street in Troup. According to information obtained from Troup police, Fleisher is a white male who is approximately 5 feet, 6 inches

Children Are A Gift: Athletic teen needs loving home

The older a child gets in foster care, the greater the chance for disappointments. That’s the case for Dalton, who has been in care many years. Getting to know Dalton takes time. He’s somewhat shy at first. This 16-year-old has had lots of ups and downs and he’s spent almost his entire life in foster care. “Since I was 4,” Dalton said,
Is It Just Me? My 09-11 story

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HEALTH: ETMC offers seminar on stroke

ETMC will offer a free KnowledgeFirst Forum on strokes with Dr. Allison Hennigan, board-certified neurologist with Northeast Texas Neurology Associates and the ETMC Neurological Institute, at noon Tuesday in the ETMC Pavilion in Tyler. Dr. Hennigan will discuss the warning signs…

30 September 2016 [02:14 AM]
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Dogtoberfest set for Saturday at Gander Mountain

Dogtoberfest, formally named Petapalooza, will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Gander Mountain, 151 Market Square Blvd. The event is a craft beer festival that also allows attendees a chance to adopt animals. The event is…

30 September 2016 [02:10 AM]
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Families can have pets blessed at two events this weekend

Two Tyler churches will give residents an opportunity to have their pets blessed this weekend. St. Francis Episcopal Church, 3232 Jan Ave. in Tyler, will host its annual Blessing of the Animals at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, and Christ Church Episcopal will…

30 September 2016 [02:03 AM]
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Program makes dreams of college a reality for Rusk seniors

Four years after the first class received their scholarships, the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise Scholarship continues to help students achieve their goals. On Thursday, scholarship recruitment and retention coordinator Megan Cumbee introduced the fourth group of Rusk High School seniors…

30 September 2016 [01:45 AM]
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Flint man in jail for sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl

A Flint man is in jail after being found in bed with a 13-year-old girl. At 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, Smith County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 10000 block of County Road 1265 in southern Smith County in response to…

29 September 2016 [06:05 PM]
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Retiring Judge Michael Schneider reflects on his time on the bench

There was a time when Michael Schneider thought he might go into the ministry. His family had moved often when he was growing up, as his Methodist minister father led different churches. He attended schools throughout East Texas, including Brownsboro,…

29 September 2016 [05:51 PM]
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Photos: Thursday at the East Texas State Fair

Kids, critters and food highlighted the East Texas Fair on Thursday in Tyler. Scores of school children from around East Texas got their day to take in the exhibits at the fair. The youngsters got to see the work of…

29 September 2016 [05:06 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 30

DEATHS MARIAN EHLERS BALLARD, 89, Tyler, died Sept 29. Visitation following 2 p.m. service Sunday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. MARILYN JOAN YOUNG, 76, Jacksonville, died Sept. 29. Visitation 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville.…

29 September 2016 [04:39 PM]
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Liberty Utilities files motion to suspend rate application

Liberty Utilities is asking the state to abate the processing of its rate application until further notice or Dec. 31, 2016, whichever comes first. In its Thursday request to the Public Utility Commission of Texas, Liberty Utilities asked the…

29 September 2016 [03:51 PM]
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Zika virus case reported in Rusk County

A case of the Zika virus has been reported in Rusk County. Chris Van Dusen, of the Texas Department of State Health Services, said the person caught the virus while traveling. There are now 208 reported cases of Zika in…

29 September 2016 [03:11 PM]
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Undercover prostitution ring results in six arrests in Nacogdoches

Nacogdoches Police officers made several arrests late Wednesday night for various vice related crimes. Officers with the Street Crimes Unit, Criminal Investigation Division and Patrol Division conducted an undercover operation that resulted in six arrests for prostitution, promoting prostitution and…

29 September 2016 [02:55 PM]
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UT Tyler choral groups set Oct. 8 concert

The University of Texas at Tyler’s Patriot Singers and Concert Choralein will perform at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Tyler First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St. “Join us as we welcome in the fall with a vibrant mix…

29 September 2016 [10:48 AM]
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Mercy Ships founder nominated for Congressional Gold Medal

Mercy Ships founder and president Don Stephens has been nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award bestowed by Congress. Over the years, the medal has been awarded to such prominent individuals as George Washington, Thomas Edison,…

29 September 2016 [09:02 AM]
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California governor signs bill dumping rape reporting limit

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The emotional stories of women who say they were sexually assaulted more than a decade ago by Bill Cosby prompted California state lawmakers to approve a bill to eliminate the state's 10-year limit on filing rape…

29 September 2016 [06:56 AM]