Sex Offender Wanted by U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals are searching for a sexual offender who has violated his parole and absconded from authorities.  John Garrison, said marshals are asking for the public's assistance in locating 26-year-old Justin Lee Paul who is a registered sex offender and was last known to be in the Athens area. He is described as a black male, 202 pounds and…

Smith County man charged with sexually abusing 11 children

A Smith County man has been charged with sexually abusing at least 11 children over the past 10 years. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said Rance Kevin Lusby, 59, is awaiting trial on charges of first-degree felony continuous sexual abuse of a child or children  Smith said his office received information in January he Smith County

ETFinalScore.com high school football game coverage begins Thursday Video

The best digital coverage of East Texas high school returns this week at ETFinalScore.com. Your starting point will be our website, www.etfinalscore.com, where all of our high school sports coverage lives. During the week leading up to each Friday's games, we'll have preview stories and videos featuring interviews with key players and coaches.

Lifestyle changes lead man to love of triathlons

It took a difficult 50-yard walk alongside his wife, Rachel, in 2012 for Bullard-native Jonathan Johnson to realize he needed to make a huge lifestyle change. Johnson, father to two young boys, said he hasn’t always lived a healthy lifestyle, but in the last couple of years has made changes to improve his health through participation in triathlons.

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Sharpton's show moves to Sunday

The Rev. Al Sharpton is losing his weeknight pulpit on MSNBC and will move to Sunday mornings. In a memo to staffers sent late Wednesday, MSNBC president Phil Griffin announced that Sharpton’s program “Politics-Nation” will air as a weekly hourlong…

27 August 2015 [09:30 PM]
Timberlake helps Swift end historic Staples Center run

LOS ANGELES (TNS) - Early into the final night of a five-show run of sold-out concerts at Los Angeles’ Staples Center on Wednesday, Taylor Swift made a promise to the nearly 15,000 fans. “Since you’ve done so many crazy things…

27 August 2015 [09:10 PM]
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‘No Escape’ provides thrills, chills - and an ugly worldview

If what you’re seeking in the doldrums of August is stomach-churning, eye-watering suspense, “No Escape” delivers just that - but falls short with a tone-deaf story and extremely xenophobic worldview. Clearly brother filmmaking duo Drew and John Erick Dowdle were…

27 August 2015 [09:09 PM]
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Shrine Circus rolls through East Texas

The Sharon Shrine Circus will present shows in Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Carthage, Longview and Tyler in its annual tour through East Texas. The schedule includes six performances in The Oil Palace in Tyler on Sept. 5 through 7. The Sharon Shrine…

27 August 2015 [09:05 PM]
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Children’s programming might have just become the new front line in the subscription battle between Netflix, Amazon.com and other major streaming services to boost subscriber numbers. The services have gotten the most publicity from critically acclaimed original content aimed at…

27 August 2015 [08:58 PM]
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Famous faces will be seen at East Texas State Fair

With the 100th edition of the East Texas State Fair in Tyler only weeks away, Fair Manager John Sykes noted that over the century, plenty of dignitaries and celebrities have made their way along the thrilling midway rides and cotton…

27 August 2015 [08:55 PM]
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Jimmy Carter's graceful approach should inspire us all

When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well. It was the same last week when former President Jimmy Carter, who will…

27 August 2015 [08:30 PM]
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American men show manliness in action

When a heavily armed man emerged from the bathroom of a European train and began what was clearly intended as a massacre of innocent, unsuspecting civilians, six men ranging in age from 22 to 62 sprang into action. A banker…

27 August 2015 [08:28 PM]
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Lower crude prices no cause for panic

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27 August 2015 [08:26 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 8-28

DEATHS JUAN JASSO BARROSO, 53, Tyler, died Aug. 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JOANN BROWN, 84, Whitehouse, died Aug. 19. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. Visitation noon-1 p.m. Sunday at funeral home. SAVANNAH HARDAWAY, 72, Henderson, died Aug. 22. Southern…

27 August 2015 [07:53 PM]
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Sex Offender Wanted by U.S. Marshals

U.S. Marshals are searching for a sexual offender who has violated his parole and absconded from authorities.  John Garrison, said marshals are asking for the public's assistance in locating 26-year-old  Justin Lee Paul who is a registered sex offender and…

27 August 2015 [04:32 PM]
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ETFinalScore.com high school football game coverage begins Thursday Video

The best digital coverage of East Texas high school returns this week at ETFinalScore.com. Your starting point will be our website, www.etfinalscore.com, where all of our high school sports coverage lives. During the week leading up to each Friday's games,…

27 August 2015 [02:39 PM]
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Smith County man charged with sexually abusing 11 children

A Smith County man has been charged with sexually abusing at least 11 children over the past 10 years. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said Rance Kevin Lusby, 59, is awaiting trial on charges of first-degree felony continuous sexual…

27 August 2015 [01:48 PM]
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Sinkhole in China swallows 5 people Video

BEIJING (AP) - A sinkhole in a northeastern Chinese city swallowed five people in a dramatic scene that was captured on security video and shared widely on Chinese social media. A provincial broadcaster said four people were injured in the…

27 August 2015 [10:07 AM]
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Longview ISD approves Montessori school design Video

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The Longview Independent School District trustees approved the schematic design for a new Montessori campus that will only include Pre-K and Kindergarten. The trustees have had multiple meetings with Huckabee Incorporated, who created the design, making sure…

27 August 2015 [09:36 AM]
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Former district judge comments on Calvert trial Video

TYLER (KYTX)- Day 2 in the Calvert trial was a slow day, but for Cynthia Stevens Kent, a Smith County District Judge for years, she knows why this is happening. “People sometimes get a little anxious, why are they being…

27 August 2015 [09:18 AM]
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Tyler Pounds Airport now able to apply for runway grant Video

TYLER (KYTX) - Tyler Pounds Regional Airport receives approval from city council for a federal grant for another phase of it's runway renovation. The airport is now able to apply for and accept a $9.8 million grant from the FAA.…

27 August 2015 [09:13 AM]
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How to combat food allergies at school Video

TYLER (KYTX) -- If your child has a food allergy, it can be scary to send them off to school. CBS 19's Andrea Martinez has been looking into tips to help your kids steer clear of an allergic reaction while…

27 August 2015 [09:10 AM]
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Kilgore excited about new baseball complex Video

KILGORE (KYTX) - A $1.5 million Kilgore baseball complex is still a couple of years away from becoming a reality, but the care and planning going into the project has the baseball community very excited. Tuesday night, the Kilgore City…

27 August 2015 [09:05 AM]
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Splits staggered for North and South zone duck openings

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has set the dates for the 2015-16 which includes one change from previous years. The department announced that this season there will be a staggered opener between the North and South zones. Because…

27 August 2015 [08:59 AM]
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Wood County-based game warden named officer of the year

"It is the best job in law enforcement. Not taking away from the troopers or others, but we have the best job in law enforcement,” declared Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Game Warden Kurt Kelley. A graduate of the state’s…

27 August 2015 [08:56 AM]
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The Latest: Police chief: officer, accused man are cousins

SUNSET, La. (AP) - The latest on a police officer being shot and three people being stabbed in Sunset, La. (all times are local). 10:30 p.m. A Louisiana police chief says a police officer responding to a domestic call was…

27 August 2015 [06:42 AM]
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Man wanted for child's assault in Texas caught in Louisiana

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A man wanted for sexually assaulting a child in Texas has been captured in Alexandria by the Louisiana Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit. Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell, in a news release Wednesday, said agents…

27 August 2015 [06:36 AM]
Eggs at grocery store are the same, and different

People have been eating eggs for centuries. The first domesticated birds arrived in the Americas with Christopher Columbus. Eggs have always been a good source of protein and other nutrients. In the past they have been inexpensive, but because of…

27 August 2015 [05:54 AM]
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Habitat for Humanity receives $25K grant

A local group has allocated $120,000 to help Tyler area nonprofits. Habitat for Humanity of Smith County was awarded a $25,000 grant by the Retail Merchants Association of Tyler Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation. The grant will support…

27 August 2015 [05:51 AM]
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Lifestyle changes lead man to love of triathlons Video

It took a difficult 50-yard walk alongside his wife, Rachel, in 2012 for Bullard-native Jonathan Johnson to realize he needed to make a huge lifestyle change. Johnson, father to two young boys, said he hasn’t always lived a healthy lifestyle,…

27 August 2015 [05:27 AM]
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Hideaway artist makes, sells abstract paintings on Etsy

The Art of Etsy is a question-and-answer series with East Texas sellers on the Etsy.com website, produced by senior photographer Sarah A. Miller. Find her on Twitter @TMT_Sarah. A love of crafting, artistry and producing items by hand…

27 August 2015 [05:21 AM]