Injured Lindale firefighter Joe Yeakley to receive Star of Texas award

(KYTX) - Lindale firefighter Joe Yeakley who was severely injured when a roof caved in on him while fighting a house fire earlier this year will receive a State honor Wednesday. Yeakley will be flown to Austin to receive the Star of Texas award from Governor Perry. The award is for police officers EMS or firefighters severely injured or killed in…

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VIDEO: Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."…

02 September 2014 [04:08 PM]
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VIDEOS: Police locate, capture man wanted for Monday afternoon robbery

UPDATE: Officers with the Tyler Police Department received an anonymous tip that Jose Alberto Aguilar was walking on Walton Road near Pearl Street Monday at around 11 p.m.  Several officers were immediately dispatched to the area.  A few minutes later,…

02 September 2014 [04:04 PM]
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Michael Sam may join Cowboys, ESPN is reporting

The Cowboys plan to bring Michael Sam to Dallas for a physical tomorrow, ESPN is reporting this afternoon. If all goes well, Sam will be a Cowboy, signed to the team's practice squad, according to ESPN. Sam, a seventh-round draft…

02 September 2014 [03:49 PM]
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Prosecutors: Man accused of Kaufman killings had more targets

KAUFMAN (KYTX) — Eric Williams, the disbarred justice of the peace accused in last year's Kaufman County prosecutor slayings, had other targets that he wanted to assassinate, prosecutors revealed for the first time Tuesday. Among those targets were the current…

02 September 2014 [02:47 PM]
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UPDATE: Video purports to show beheading of second US journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group, which called it retribution for continued U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Sotloff, 31, who freelanced for Time…

02 September 2014 [01:00 PM]
2015 Tyler Komen race will switch to downtown

The next Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure will be at a new location, according to an announcement sent this morning. The 17th Annual Susan G. Komen Tyler Race for the Cure will take place in May 2015…

02 September 2014 [10:41 AM]
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VIDEO: Jet with cracked windshield headed to DFW returns to Los Angeles

GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — An American Airlines jet bound for North Texas has safely returned to Los Angeles International Airport after the front windshield cracked. American spokesman Paul Flaningan said Tuesday that nobody on Flight 2448 to Dallas-Fort Worth International…

02 September 2014 [10:33 AM]
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VIDEO: Hot and humid

The weather will stay hot and humid this week. High temperatures will reach the mid-90s each day. There will be little rainfall across East Texas with isolated afternoon showers and thunderstorms mainly in the Lufkin vicinity. Winds will be south…

02 September 2014 [08:32 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, September 2

DEATHS DANNY LEE BALENSIEFEN, 62, Chandler, died Aug. 30. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. JAMES COLE, 76, Tyler, died Aug. 28. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. ALICE NELL COTTON, 73, Tyler, died Aug. 29. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. JAMES…

02 September 2014 [12:19 AM]
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Tyler's new superintendent settling in

Tyler ISD’s new superintendent, Dr. Marty L. Crawford said he wants to guard against moving too fast, yet focus on improving academic achievement as he settles into his new position. Crawford, 40, who comes to the district with 17 years…

02 September 2014 [12:09 AM]
UT Tyler mental health graduate program receives national accreditation

The University of Texas at Tyler clinical mental health counseling graduate program has received national accreditation from the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs, Dr. Ross Sherman, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced.…

02 September 2014 [12:06 AM]
Buses shuttle more than 6,500 students in first week

More than 6,500 students were safely transported on school buses to Tyler ISD campuses during the first week of school. The Tyler ISD transportation department operates 85 routes across 195 square miles to deliver students to 27 campuses across the…

02 September 2014 [12:00 AM]
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Homeless organization celebrates 2nd birthday

A Tyler ministry to help the homeless get back on their feet celebrated two years on Monday. Gateway to Hope, a day resource center for the homeless, opened its doors on Labor Day 2012, according to a news release. To…

01 September 2014 [11:39 PM]
Bible Thoughts, September 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)…

01 September 2014 [11:07 PM]
GOP newcomer Nichols running for Precinct 1 justice of peace

The race for Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace between a long-time incumbent and political newcomer is heating up with only two months before Election Day. Opponents have been rare for Justice of the Peace Quincy Beavers. He’s only…

01 September 2014 [11:05 PM]
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Rally aims to inform women about their birthing options

Jessi Mayes, 23, joked she has wanted to be a mother for 20 years. After 3 1/2 years of marriage, she and her husband, Justin, decided the time was right to add a new member to their family. Mrs. Mayes…

01 September 2014 [10:49 PM]
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Welfare shaming isn’t the answer

If the Great Recession taught us anything, it should have taught that we’re all vulnerable — no one industry, no one sector, and no one person is immune to economic hardship. We’re all in this together, and we never know…

01 September 2014 [10:35 PM]
Hot and cloudy

It’s going to be partly cloudy and hot on this Labor Day. High temperatures should be near 95 degrees with south winds of 5 to 15 mph. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms should develop south of the lakes area…

01 September 2014 [12:43 AM]
Business Notes: September 1, 2014

RECIPIENTS Shari Rickman and Susan Travis, of the Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau, are recipients of the Texas Destination Marketing Certificate pro­gram to reward excellence in the convention and visitor bureau industry. The Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus’…

01 September 2014 [12:36 AM]
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Goodbye D's: After 46 years, local greasy spoon changing hands

A beloved greasy spoon is under new ownership after its proprietor retired her spatula after 46 years. D’s Coffee Shop and Grill, 704 E. Front St., was a place for a cup of coffee or a late-night plate of pancakes…

01 September 2014 [12:20 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, September 1

DEATHS CB ALEXANDER, 88, Henderson, died Aug. 27. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. DANNY LEE BALENSIEFEN, 62, Chandler, died Aug. 30. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. NORMA OLIVIA BLACK, 90, Rusk, died…

31 August 2014 [11:55 PM]