Brook Hill mourns loss of 2 from car crash

An East Texas school and surrounding community is mourning the loss of a woman they said was a beacon of Christ, a loving mother and kind person. Lance Lewis said he graduated with Dana Regester in 1992 from Robert E. Lee, but they became friends in the mid to late 90s through church. …

Thousands of runners ready for cold Fresh 15

As thousands of runners prepare to test their endurance and stamina on the chilly pavement in Tyler for Saturday’s Fresh 15, there may still be hope for mild, dry weather before noon.

Empire State East Texas Sensibilities Jazz

Photo in Friday file By AUDREY DUKES Apache Pow Wow Tyler Junior College’s jazz ensembles are preparing for a jazz festival featuring world-renowned jazz trumpet player Terell Stafford. “We are bringing in a world-class artist,” TJC Professor of Woodwinds Dr. Steven Meier said. “It doesn’t get any better than Terell Stafford.”

TobyMac headlining Christian music show

TobyMac will headline a concert featuring Christian music artists at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Oil Palace. Also set to take the stage are Mandisa , The Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson. Tickets cost $20 or $25. A ticket that includes the concert and the Pre-Show Experience featuring a question-and-answer session with TobyMac costs $75. Tickets can

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Jacksonville ISD superintendent chosen

The search for Jacksonville ISD superintendent Dr. Joe Wardell’s replacement has come to a conclusion more than eleven months after it began. Dr. Chad Kelly, the current superintendent of Taft ISD, will begin his tenure on March 23. Dr. Kelly…

05 March 2015 [11:58 PM]
UTT recruiting for neuropathy study

The University of Texas at Tyler Department of Health and Kinesiology is recruiting men and women for an exercise research study, Dr. Yong Tai Wang, College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced. Participants must be 50 years or older…

05 March 2015 [11:54 PM]
Tyler water quality unaffected by seepage

Rainwater seeped into the city of Tyler’s wastewater system, but officials said the line break would not affect water quality. During heavy rains on Wednesday, the city wastewater collection facility discharged about 75,000 gallons of wastewater mixed with storm water…

05 March 2015 [11:51 PM]
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Feds raid Longview pharmacy

Federal agents raided a Longview pharmacy Wednesday in a cooperative action of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency and Health and Human Services. The agents were seen removing more than a dozen boxes from McCann Road Pharmacy, 501 N. Spur 63,…

05 March 2015 [11:48 PM]
Bible Verse 3-6

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." (Mark 12:30)…

05 March 2015 [11:39 PM]
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Brook Hill mourns loss of 2 from car crash

An East Texas school and surrounding community is mourning the loss of a woman they said was a beacon of Christ, a loving mother and kind person. Lance Lewis said he graduated with Dana Regester in 1992 from Robert E.…

05 March 2015 [11:33 PM]
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Thousands of runners ready for cold Fresh 15

As thousands of runners prepare to test their endurance and stamina on the chilly pavement in Tyler for Saturday’s Fresh 15, there may still be hope for mild, dry weather before noon. According to KYTX CBS19 chief meteorologist John Adams,…

05 March 2015 [11:27 PM]
The Rose City Chili Cookoff on Saturday

The Rose City Chili Cookoff will take place on Saturday at Gander Mountain on South Broadway Avenue near Toll 49. The Chili Appreciation Society International sanctioned event will also raise money for the Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding Center,…

05 March 2015 [11:05 PM]
Kilgore College art show is on March 27

The Kilgore College Visual Arts Department is presenting an art show featuring recent works of faculty artists Carolyn Fox-Hearne, Larry Kitchen, Coy Lothrop and O. Rufus Lovett. “The Faculty Show” will be on display in the Anne Dean Turk Fine…

05 March 2015 [11:04 PM]
Edom theater set to present 'It's Rex's Exes'

The Edom Civic Theatre will begin its 19th season with “It’s Rex’s Exes,” a sequel to “Red Velvet Cake Wars” Directed by Lee Shults, performances are set for 7 p.m. March 27 and 28 at the Edom Community Center. Tickets…

05 March 2015 [11:02 PM]
Tyler Civic Chorale sets concert for Saturday

Tyler Civic Chorale will present its Masterworks Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St .. The concert will feature the music of Gabriel Faure, according to promotional material. Tickets cost $15 for adults…

05 March 2015 [10:59 PM]
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Empire State East Texas Sensibilities Jazz

Photo in Friday file By AUDREY DUKES Apache Pow Wow Tyler Junior College’s jazz ensembles are preparing for a jazz festival featuring world-renowned jazz trumpet player Terell Stafford. “We are bringing in a…

05 March 2015 [10:56 PM]
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TobyMac headlining Christian music show

TobyMac will headline a concert featuring Christian music artists at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Oil Palace. Also set to take the stage are Mandisa , The Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson. Tickets cost $20 or $25. A ticket that…

05 March 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Marty Stuart set to rock the Belcher Center in Longview

Country and bluegrass singer Marty Stuart will perform on Friday at LeTourneau University’s Belcher Center in Longview. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $45 and can be purchased online at belchercenter.com or at the venue’s…

05 March 2015 [10:52 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 3-6

DEATHS RUBY RICHARDSON BABINO, 83, Tyler, died March 3. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. GERELINE CLIFTON BELL, 80, Bullard, died March 4. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. RON BETHEL, 59, Tyler, died March 3. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler.…

05 March 2015 [09:57 PM]
Private schools should resist the temptation of vouchers

In the beginning, temptation appeared as a fruit. Today, it appears in the shape of a voucher. As tempting as it may be for private, religious schools to pluck the low-hanging fruit of “free” public money, the cost is too…

05 March 2015 [08:53 PM]
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US swim team to train in San Antonio ahead of 2016 Rio Games

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. swimming team will train in San Antonio for nine days before completing its preparations in Puerto Rico for the 2016 Rio Olympics. The team will train outdoors at Northside Swim Center in San…

05 March 2015 [08:51 PM]
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GOP can also claim Springsteen's songs

Here’s an appropriate topic for a Friday — the Boss. A fresh look at Bruce Springsteen’s 1982 hit, “Born in the USA,” shows that Republicans — conservatives, at least — have every right to claim this song as an anthem.…

05 March 2015 [08:50 PM]
Pa. officer shot dead while trying to stop robbery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia police officer was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store, city officials said Thursday. The slain officer, Robert Wilson…

05 March 2015 [08:41 PM]
Silicon Valley gender bias suit puts spotlight on industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms is providing a rare peek into the elite investment companies vying to fund the next Google and Amazon. Their partnership rosters are…

05 March 2015 [08:36 PM]
Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf course

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harrison Ford crash-landed his small vintage airplane at a Los Angeles golf course Thursday, shortly after taking off from a nearby airport and reporting engine problems. People on the ground rushed to his aid, and he…

05 March 2015 [08:34 PM]
Drilling Report for Feb. 22-28, 2015

The following is a report of drilling permit activity for Feb. 22-28, 2015. Information is from the Texas Railroad Commission. DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Henderson; CICO Oil & Gas Co.; George 1; Wildcat; Anderson, W.R./871;…

05 March 2015 [01:54 PM]
Florida dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday. Tampa Police received three calls around 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing gunshots. Then they…

05 March 2015 [01:35 PM]
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Sheriffs from Colorado, elsewhere sue state over legal pot

DENVER (AP) — Ten sheriffs from three different states sued Colorado Thursday for legalizing marijuana. The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado's 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law and shouldn't be permitted. "A state may not…

05 March 2015 [01:23 PM]
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Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. It marked the second time a…

05 March 2015 [01:09 PM]
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Dallas police say man fatally shot while taking snow photos

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are seeking suspects in the apparent random fatal shooting of a man who was taking photos of newly fallen snow. Investigators say the 36-year-old victim was in a parking lot before dawn Thursday snapping photos…

05 March 2015 [12:06 PM]
Plane skids off runway at LaGuardia, crashes through fence

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and sending passengers saddled with bags and bundled up in heavy coats and scarves sliding down an…

05 March 2015 [12:01 PM]
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Longview shooting victim identified Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -- The victim involved in Tuesday night's shooting on Aurel Boulevard has been positively identified as 21- year-old Dacoreyan Antonio Blankenship of Longview. At this point in the investigation, police have not determined that any gang affiliation was…

05 March 2015 [10:12 AM]