Movie Minute: ‘It Follows’ is a stylish horror flick devoid of gore Video

Dread is a better conduit for fear for movie audiences than gore will ever be. When gratuitous blood and glistening entrails become the point of a scene, audiences go into defensive mode. We immediately judge the scene — and the movie — by whether it looks fake or not. …

Person airlifted from Henderson County after shooting Video

(UPDATED March 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm CT) -- HENDERSON CO. (KYTX) - A Henderson County man who shot at several deputies is hospitalized in undetermined condition after officers returned fire. According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, deputies were attempting to serve a felony warrant on the suspect at a home on County Rd. 4305.

Law enforcement agencies adapt to new one-sticker registration

In the past two years, motorists in Tyler were cited 19,435 times for an expired or missing inspection sticker. But that is no longer a ticketable offense in the city. As of March 1, the one sticker for both registration and inspection went into effect. Tyler police say they will no longer cite a person for an expired inspection sticker.

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Why isn't Ayaan Hirsi Ali a hero to American Feminists?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. In theory, she fits the role on multiple levels: She’s an escapee from an abusive patriarchy. She’s an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands.…

31 March 2015 [10:19 PM]
Minimum wage laws meant to discriminate

Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. One of the most effective tools for disadvantaged people is to be able to charge a lower…

31 March 2015 [10:17 PM]
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Results matter in federal programs

Honestly, this isn’t asking too much. As Congress debates the federal budget for 2016, a reasonable question to ask about the many, many programs it funds is this: “Does it work?” “Earlier this month, the House Budget Committee proposed spending…

31 March 2015 [10:15 PM]
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Jack Elementary hosts Spring Art Walk

Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School hosted its first Spring Art Walk at FRESH by Brookshire’s on Tuesday. “It was an idea came up with by Kevin Westbrook here at FRESH,” Jack Elementary School art teacher Ginger Corey said. “It’s…

31 March 2015 [09:42 PM]
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Easy-to-make sweet rolls perfect for Easter morning

There’s a reason fresh-baked sweet yeast breads are beloved. The fresh-from-the-oven aroma is comforting and a warm roll filled with a sweet filling is a superb way to start a special day. Perhaps that’s why the Easter season features an…

31 March 2015 [09:14 PM]
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One New York snowman still hanging tough

Despite warming temperatures and a recent lack of frozen precipitation, one New York snowman is hanging in there. The Facebook page titled Save our Snowman says this: "On January 25, 2015 our snowman was born. He was a small fellow…

31 March 2015 [08:54 PM]
Encourage child's sense of humor development

A sense of humor can brighten family life. You can blow raspberries on a baby’s belly, put on a silly hat and chase a 3-year-old, or pretend to fall into a pile of leaves to amuse a first-grader. As kids…

31 March 2015 [08:36 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 4-01

DEATHS CAROLYN MARIE BAILEY, 57, Tyler, died March 26. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. NITA BERRY, 92, Hawkins, died March 29. Dearion-Davis Funeral Parlor, Gladewater. JESSIE LEE BROOKS, 61, Lindale, died March 28. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co.,…

31 March 2015 [08:08 PM]
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Truck flees accident, hits Fort Worth store, kills 1

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A woman has died of injuries she sustained when a truck crashed into a convenience store in North Texas. Fort Worth police spokeswoman Tracey Knight said the adult male driver was arrested on suspicion of…

31 March 2015 [07:34 PM]
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Granddaughter was dead in crashed vehicle, witness says

Testimony began Tuesday morning in the trial of a 52-year-old Chandler woman accused of killing her granddaughter in a drunken collision last July. Glynda Denise Morrow sat in the 114th District courtroom with a completely shaven head as witnesses…

31 March 2015 [04:49 PM]
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Person airlifted from Henderson County after shooting Video

(UPDATED March 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm CT) -- HENDERSON CO. (KYTX) - A Henderson County man who shot at several deputies is hospitalized in undetermined condition after officers returned fire. According to Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt, deputies were…

31 March 2015 [04:19 PM]
Egg hunts, other Easter celebrations planned

Easter eggs and candy will be in abundant supply this week as the community celebrates the holiday in traditional ways. There are several events open to the community. These include the Easter Egg Hunt for students with visual impairments or…

31 March 2015 [03:35 PM]
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Tyler native signing cookbooks Saturday

Tyler native Lea Hendry Valle has a love for good food. But after being diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2011, she knew she would have to make a big lifestyle change. "After struggling with persistent health issues for several years,…

31 March 2015 [02:47 PM]
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Texan allegedly posed as officer to cut into fast food line

ODESSA, Texas (AP) — A West Texas man has been charged with impersonating an officer by using sirens and flashing lights to skip to the head of the drive-thru line at a fast-food restaurant. Odessa police say Michael Chico was…

31 March 2015 [01:39 PM]
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Kids don't need added temptation of powdered alcohol

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau recently approved Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in one-ounce packets. With the new product, an alcoholic beverage is just a six ounce glass of liquid and a stir away. Mark Phillips, the…

31 March 2015 [01:07 PM]
Fire damage to East Gentry home limited

The Tyler Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in a residence at 1716 E. Gentry late Monday afternoon. The initial call was received at 5:24 p.m. The first arriving units reported active fire in the residence and immediately…

31 March 2015 [01:01 PM]
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UPDATE: 'Bernie' case prosecutor recused Video

(UPDATED March 31, 2015 at 11:58 am CT) -- CARTHAGE (KYTX) -- An order signed by Judge Diane DeVasto and filed with the Panola County District Clerk's office Tuesday morning formally recused District Attorney Danny Buck Davidson from any further…

31 March 2015 [11:58 AM]
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Bill lowering sewage spill reporting requirements moves on

A bill that would lower the reporting requirements for utility sewage spills moved out of committee Monday. Senate Bill 912 would reduce reporting requirements for utility providers that spill less than 1,000 gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage as…

31 March 2015 [11:51 AM]
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East Texas coach arrested for solicitation of a minor Video

CADDO PARISH, La. (KTBS via KYTX) - A Texas youth baseball coach was arrested Saturday after driving to Shreveport for the purpose of meeting underage boys for sex, said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. Christopher Scott Tyre, 26, of Center, Texas,…

31 March 2015 [11:01 AM]
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Intoxication manslaughter trial set to begin

The trial of a woman accused of killing her 5-year-old granddaughter in a crash last July while she was intoxicated is set to begin Tuesday. The Smith County District Attorney’s Office said the felony intoxication manslaughter trial of Glynda…

31 March 2015 [10:54 AM]
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Age discrimination case begins in Gregg County Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Attorneys presented opening arguments Monday afternoon in a Gregg County age discrimination case. Jimmie Jackson of Camp County is suing his former employer, Longview Bridge and Road, after 13 years working with the company. Longview Bridge and…

31 March 2015 [10:50 AM]
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Texas marijuana bills moving along Video

Bills filed by East Texas elected officials affecting the use and legality of marijuana in Texas have been assigned to committees, according to our news partners at KYTX CBS 19.…

31 March 2015 [09:52 AM]
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Tractor-trailer rigs often go faster than truck tires can handle Video

DETROIT (AP) — Many tractor-trailers on the nation's roads are driven faster than the 75 mph their tires are designed to handle, a practice that has been linked to wrecks and blowouts but has largely escaped the attention of highway…

31 March 2015 [09:46 AM]
Road issues on commissioners' agenda

The Smith County Commissioners Court will meet this morning to discuss the proposed road construction list for 2015. The meeting will be held at 9:30 on the first floor of the Smith County Courthouse Annex, 200 E. Ferguson St. in…

31 March 2015 [09:16 AM]