Affidavit reveals more information about the suspected killing of a man found dead near the Antioch Cemetery

An arrest warrant affidavit for Stanton Lane Pearce, 52, reveals the roles law enforcement officials believe he and suspects Laurie Perry, 56, and Rebecca Bond, 37 played in connection to the death of a Tyler man. Luis Martinez, 62, of Tyler was found dead near the Antioch Cemetery in northeastern Smith County on Thursday. The affidavit states

GG Distributing Co. plans to bring 160 new jobs; opening in former postal service building in Owentown

More than 160 new jobs could come to the Owentown area with the help of a tax abatement incentive. On Tuesday, the Smith County Commissioners Court set a public hearing on offering GG Distributing Co. a five-year, 80 percent tax abatement to set up shop in the former United States Postal Service building near the intersection of

United Way to kickoff $2.6 million renovation project of historic Tyler Woman's Building

It’s the end of an era as The Woman’s Building on South Broadway will change hands from one nonprofit organization to another. The Tyler Woman’s Building Inc. board of directors has given the United Way of Smith County the deed and keys to the 84-year-old Tyler Woman’s Building. In the process, the structure will cease to be an event

City unveils Half Mile of History marker in honor of H.L. and Lyda Bunker Hunt

The earliest conversations Herbert Hunt can recall at his family’s dinner table revolved around one thing: oil. When he was 3-years-old, he said his highchair was moved to the dinner table, and his father, H.L. Hunt, frequently discussed East Texas oil fields. “I claim I was home schooled by H.L. in the oil business,” Herbert, who now
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Memorial service set for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins have scheduled a public memorial service for pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a weekend boat crash along with two friends. The team said in a news release that fans can gather Wednesday…

28 September 2016 [06:01 AM]
Police: Woman robs Arby's restaurant, flees in taxi cab

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby's restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away. A Gainesville police report says 20-year-old Keshunte L. Taylor pointed a…

28 September 2016 [05:54 AM]
Satanic Temple brings after-school club to elementary pupils

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland chapter of The Satanic Temple has succeeded in its efforts to bring an after-school program to a Portland elementary school. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the organization has been approved to begin a program on Oct.…

28 September 2016 [05:43 AM]
Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The future of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans is the focus of a highly anticipated court case Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments on whether…

28 September 2016 [05:38 AM]
Tyler police investigating store robbery Tuesday night

The Tyler Police Department is seeking the suspect in the robbery of a local business that took place Tuesday evening. According to reports, TPD officers responded to a robbery of a business in progress at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday at Citi-Trends,…

27 September 2016 [11:56 PM]
Palestine officials seeking railroad quiet zone downtown

KYTX CBS19 The Palestine City Council approved further funding of a railroad quiet zone through downtown Palestine. The city of Palestine, along with help from the Palestine Economic Development Corporation, will ask the Federal Railroad Administration to allow a quiet…

27 September 2016 [09:34 PM]
Conference on aging, healthcare scheduled in Longview

Approximately 500 administrators, practitioners, caregivers and those who work with the senior population will receive training Oct. 5 and 6 at REACH25!, the 25th annual Regional Education on Aging, Caregiving and Healthcare Conference at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center…

27 September 2016 [07:52 PM]
Smith County ESD No. 2 adopts tax rate for new fiscal year

Smith County Emergency Services District No. 2 commissioners adopted Monday a tax rate that will increase property tax revenues by $146,808.  The increase is due to higher property valuations. The commissioners voted to continue the current tax rate of $0.084648…

27 September 2016 [07:27 PM]
West Nile virus reported in Van Zandt County

KYTX CBS19 The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting a case of West Nile virus in Van Zandt County.  Henderson, Wood, and Angelina counties previously reported cases of the mosquito borne illness.  …

27 September 2016 [07:26 PM]
Commissioners see 2017 roadwork plan, stats from 2016

FAITH HARPER, The Smith County Road and Bridge Department has completed 5,480 work orders this year and has plans to complete $5.1 million in roadwork next fiscal year. County Engineer Frank Davis gave his annual report to the Smith…

27 September 2016 [07:03 PM]
ETMC announces new physicians

Ashish Gangasani, MD, has joined Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants. He is board-certified in four areas including cardiac electrophysiology, general cardiology, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. He also is a certified cardiac device specialist. He attended medical school at the India Institute of Medical Sciences. He…

27 September 2016 [05:59 PM]
NET Health to evaluate food truck regulations on Oct. 5

FAITH HARPER, The Northeast Texas Public Health District’s board of directors will discuss looser food truck regulations next week. A public hearing is set for 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, in the Genecov Room, which is on the first…

27 September 2016 [05:37 PM]
GOP tax policies didn't cause the Great Recession

Hillary Clinton claimed Monday night that Republican tax policies led to the economic downturn of 2008 - the Great Recession. That’s wrong. Economists know that a housing bubble, largely caused by government guarantees to banks that even if their home…

27 September 2016 [04:49 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 28

DEATHS MELVIN “CLARK” BRITTON, 92, Lindale, died Sept. 26. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. CONNIE MAE (MONTGOMERY) BROWN, 91, Hawkins, died Sept. 25. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. CAROL DAVENPORT, 71, Bullard/Tyler, died Sept.…

27 September 2016 [04:39 PM]
Power of the Purse Women's Fund luncheon slated for Oct. 25

The Women’s Fund of Smith County is hosting its Power of the Purse Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Green Acres CrossWalk Conference Center in Tyler. The theme is "Live the Give: How Women Are Raising Charitable Communities."…

27 September 2016 [04:28 PM]
Integrity Awards slated for Oct. 8; single parent to receive scholarship

The inaugural Integrity Awards, a night of celebration honoring African American businesses, individuals and organizations is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at Caldwell Auditorium. A scholarship will be given to a single parent at the event. Integrity Scholarship Foundation…

27 September 2016 [03:45 PM]
Elections officials register residents to vote; deadline Oct. 11

ANDREW D. BROSIG, Smith County Elections officials made it a bit easier to participate in the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election on Tuesday, hosting a voter registration drive in downtown Tyler. Karen Nelson, county elections administrator, and Maurine…

27 September 2016 [03:07 PM]