Tyler ISD Foundation celebrates 25th anniversary

Former Tyler ISD Superintendent Dr. Jack L. Davidson and a group of community leaders that included Tyler Economic Development Council President and CEO Tom Mullins and local businessman Gus Ramirez, had a fairly new idea to create an alternate source of funding for the Tyler public school system. The year was 1990 and nationally most school distri…

Two arrested in Kilgore drug bust

KILGORE (KYTX) -- Residents at 303 W. North got an early-morning wake up call from police officers this morning, and one they were not expecting.

Property tax payments due on Monday

Postmark or pay your property tax balance by Monday or face penalties and interest. Property tax bills are typically due Jan.

Upshur Co. capital murder trial jury selection delayed

GILMER--A state district judge on Friday postponed jury selection in the Jonathan Ray Shepherd capital murder trial from its scheduled start on Monday until April 13. Upshur County District Attorney Billy Byrd said 115th District Judge Lauren Parish issued the order because of "new evidence and discovery that prompted the delay.

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