Governor signs law making Texas gun fees nation's lowest

Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott has visited a gun range to sign a law reducing Texas' fees for licenses to carry handguns to the lowest in the nation. The Republican endorsed Friday a law dropping to $40, from $140, the cost of first-time permits, and from $70 to $40 fees for 5-year-renewals. Abbott then took target…

TJC coach Wren juggles baseball, family time

Doug Wren made some slick-fielding plays when he donned the uniforms at Arlington High, Tyler Junior College and Howard Payne University. As a student, player and now coach, he was quite the juggler, but nothing compares to this season. Not only does he oversee some 35 players on the field and in the classroom, but he and his wife Amelia are the

Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) - A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option is unlikely to gain much traction as President Donald Trump's administration and Republicans in

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East Texas Drilling Report for May 28

East Texas Drilling Report for May 28 (For activity May 14-20) DEVELOPMENTAL (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Harrison; Comstock Oil & Gas LP; Stone Pearl 2; Waskom (Travis Peak, Upper); Hooper, BF/296; Oil/Gas; 9,440;…

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Drive sober Memorial Day weekend

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26 May 2017 [11:38 AM]
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Governor signs law making Texas gun fees nation's lowest

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Greg Abbott has visited a gun range to sign a law reducing Texas' fees for licenses to carry handguns to the lowest in the nation. The Republican endorsed Friday a law dropping to $40, from…

26 May 2017 [11:15 AM]
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Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care

WASHINGTON (AP) - A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. That option…

26 May 2017 [10:45 AM]
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TJC coach Wren juggles baseball, family time

Doug Wren made some slick-fielding plays when he donned the uniforms at Arlington High, Tyler Junior College and Howard Payne University. As a student, player and now coach, he was quite the juggler, but nothing compares to this season. Not…

26 May 2017 [10:24 AM]
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Bible verse: 5-26

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25 May 2017 [11:30 PM]
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25 May 2017 [05:28 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for May 26

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25 May 2017 [05:14 PM]
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UT Tyler Patriots open with win

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25 May 2017 [04:27 PM]
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House GOP charged after body slamming reporter to the ground

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25 May 2017 [01:42 PM]
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25 May 2017 [01:03 PM]
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25 May 2017 [12:33 PM]
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25 May 2017 [12:01 PM]
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25 May 2017 [11:45 AM]
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25 May 2017 [11:31 AM]
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25 May 2017 [11:22 AM]