Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market presented it to his mother Saturday, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie and Walter Brown gave the flag to Patsy Maciel before a small crowd gathered at the grave of Lance Cpl. Fred Maciel in the northern Houston suburb …

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Rain should end today; temps below normal

The chance of rain should end today, and it looks dry through the weekend and into next week. Temperatures will stay well-below normal today and Saturday with highs in the 80s both days. Temperatures should return to the low 90s…

31 July 2014 [10:49 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices, August 1

DEATHS CLYDE A. BECKNELL, 69, Chandler, died July 31. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. JIMMIE R. BETHEA, 72, Galveston, died July 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. PAUL H. BLACK, 79, Ore City, died July 24. Dearion & Davis Funeral…

31 July 2014 [10:27 PM]
Bible Thoughts, August 1

“Then I saw that wisdom excels folly as light excels darkness.” (Ecclesiastes 2:13)…

31 July 2014 [10:13 PM]
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Administration continues to impose toothless sanctions

The Obama administration’s recent failures in the foreign-policy arena have only highlighted how far American leadership has fallen in this new century. From the Middle East to Eurasia, it often seems that President Barack Obama is reacting to events instead…

31 July 2014 [09:45 PM]
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Lawmakers must strengthen rights

Austin may seem quiet just now —with most state-level candidates out on the campaign trail. But much of the real work in the state Legislature is being done now, as policies are analyzed and proposals are crafted for lawmakers to…

31 July 2014 [09:41 PM]
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Summer camp explores life under the bright lights

After taking a break, nine young performers were ready to get back to rehearsal Thursday morning. They received some instructions from the director – “quiet stage right, please” and “big volume.” Then it was time to act out a scenario…

31 July 2014 [09:02 PM]
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Police: Injured Comic-Con cosplayer fell at hotel

SAN DIEGO (AP) Police say a costumed teenager who was found bloody and unconscious during Comic-Con was likely the victim of a fall, and the injuries weren't caused by an assault. The 17-year-old girl was found in the pool area…

31 July 2014 [08:59 PM]
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Inches douse Tyler

A slow moving disturbance with an abundance of moisture began dumping rain on the East Texas area Thursday morning and caused some minor flooding and closing of some roadways. Aaron Stevens, meteorologist of the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana,…

31 July 2014 [07:55 PM]
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Congress races to finish VA, highway bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the United States.…

31 July 2014 [07:26 PM]
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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola. The travel advisory applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where…

31 July 2014 [07:25 PM]
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Texas couple gives forgotten flag to Marine's mom

HUMBLE, Texas (AP) — A couple who discovered a tribute flag for a fallen Marine at a Texas flea market presented it to his mother Saturday, more than nine years after he was killed in Iraq. Lanie and Walter Brown…

31 July 2014 [07:05 PM]
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VIDEO: 3 people killed, deputies wounded in NC shootout

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An angry husband sprayed his father-in-law's house with bullets from two 30-round magazines, killing two people, after his wife ran to the home during an argument Wednesday. The man later exchanged gunfire with authorities and died…

31 July 2014 [03:55 PM]
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UPDATE: Woman arrested, charged with forgery of money

UPDATE: The woman believed to have passed counterfeit $50 bills has been arrested on two counts of forgery of money. She is identified as Jalecia Ann White, 25, of Tyler. Judge Jack Skeen set her bond at…

31 July 2014 [12:45 PM]
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VIDEO: Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot plane crash

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing an 80-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said. Several witnesses…

31 July 2014 [11:53 AM]
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VIDEO: AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies. The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers…

31 July 2014 [11:51 AM]
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Japan hurricane cited as reason for unusual East Texas weather

A slow-moving disturbance with an abundance of moisture began dumping rain on the East Texas area this morning, and has caused some minor flooding and closing of some roadways. Aaron Stevens, meteorologist of the National Weather Service in Shreveport,…

31 July 2014 [11:01 AM]
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Man with ties to Aryan Brotherhood eludes deputies

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com Authorities are searching for a man with ties to the Texas Aryan Brotherhood prison gang after he fled on foot Wednesday, eluding officers by running through a heavily wooded area and creek near the Jackson Heights community. …

31 July 2014 [10:43 AM]
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VIDEO: A's acquire Lester, Gomes for Cespedes

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the trade says the Oakland Athletics have won the Jon Lester sweepstakes, acquiring the left-hander along with outfielder Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before…

31 July 2014 [10:00 AM]
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VIDEO: Mayor of Hawkins denies official oppression charge

HAWKINS, Texas (AP) — An East Texas mayor says he was falsely arrested on an official oppression charge and just offered to help a resident get her yard cleaned up. Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers on Thursday said he was responding…

31 July 2014 [09:46 AM]
Rain, storms ahead

A disturbance will keep showers and thunderstorms in the forecast today, tonight and Friday morning. The heaviest rain in our area will fall over the northern half of East Texas. Rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches are possible. Temperatures…

31 July 2014 [12:31 AM]
Texas Fishing Report, July 31

NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 81-85 degrees; 0.37 feet low. Black bass are good on watermelon creature baits and topwater walking type baits. Crappie are fair on minnows and white jigs. Catfish are slow on rod and reel. BOB SANDLIN: Water…

31 July 2014 [12:28 AM]
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Looking Ahead

By this point the die has been cast as far as Texas white-tailed deer quality is concerned. There is still a lot of growing time to go before bucks start to shed their velvet and hunters take to the stand,…

31 July 2014 [12:27 AM]
Keep the Karma coming

I was trying to make up my mind what to order when a flight attendant came up behind me with a somewhat frantic look on her face. She asked if I was in line, and I could tell by the…

31 July 2014 [12:18 AM]