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4-car crash on 5th Street near Tyler Junior College

A four-car crash near Tyler Junior College has slowed traffic on Fifth Street and South Mahan Avenue at this hour. We have a reporter on the scene and will post additional details when they become available.…

28 May 2015 [11:51 AM]
Slow police chase from Fort Worth to Arlington ends in crash Video

FORT WORTH (AP) — A man has been arrested after leading police on a slow two-hour chase from Fort Worth to Arlington mostly along Interstate 30 that ended in a crash. According to a press release, police stopped a car…

28 May 2015 [10:30 AM]
Copper thieves thwarting power restoration after Henderson tornado

HENDERSON - Tornado and storm cleanup continues in Henderson and Rusk County with 5,700 customers still without power in the area and officials warn of copper thefts as thieves have targeted utility companies on the ground to help restore the…

28 May 2015 [10:08 AM]
Some East Texas districts cancel classes after outages Video

Multiple East Texas school districts have decided to cancel classes Thursday because of power outages. Henderson ISD, Jacksonville ISD and New Summerfield ISD will be closed on Thursday. New Summerfield Superintendent Greg Weiss announced today that grades pre-K through 6th…

28 May 2015 [09:28 AM]
Utility crews converge on Henderson Video

HENDERSON (KYTX) -- Henderson officials estimate at least 100 homes and 50 business were damaged in Monday night's storms. Despite the destruction, there is currently no boil water notice within the city of Henderson, however, there is a boil water…

28 May 2015 [09:23 AM]
Disaster declaration for Cherokee County Video

CHEROKEE COUNTY (KYTX) - Cherokee County declared a local state of disaster Wednesday. Cherokee County Judge Chris Davis made the declaration because of the extensive damage from the May 25th storm damage.…

28 May 2015 [09:20 AM]
Grandmother, 2 children recovering from CO poisoning Video

A grandmother and two children are recovering in the hospital after they are believed to have suffered carbon monoxide poisoning from a generator that powered their home after storms knocked out electricity. The children's mother arrived at the home on…

28 May 2015 [09:17 AM]
Aid workers stretched to the limit Video

EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - We're still waiting for hard numbers on how many dollars--and how many hours--East Texas has spent cleaning up after the string of disasters in recent weeks. Already, an important question looms. Have we reached the end…

28 May 2015 [09:04 AM]
U2's longtime tour manager, Dennis Sheehan, found dead

LOS ANGELES (TNS) — U2’s longtime tour manager was found dead early Wednesday in a West Hollywood hotel room just hours after the band opened its five-night stand at the Forum. Dennis Sheehan, 68, was found dead in his room at…

27 May 2015 [11:36 PM]
City taking donations for school supplies

As the school year winds down for most Tyler students, several local organizations already are focused on next school year and efforts to ensure students are prepared to return in the fall. Tyler City Hall and the chamber of…

27 May 2015 [11:08 PM]
Lee student receives National PTA honors

Fritz Hager, a freshman at Robert E. Lee High School, is a talented musician who enjoys writing and performing his own songs. His latest creation, an entry into the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections Arts Program, recently received top…

27 May 2015 [10:30 PM]
'Grace and Frankie' will return for second season on Netflix

“Grace and Frankie” will be back for a second season, Netflix announced Tuesday via Twitter. The comedy, which premiered May 8 on the streaming service, stars Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda as a pair of opposites thrust together when their…

27 May 2015 [10:21 PM]
Companies pull ads from '19 kids' amid Duggar controversy

Walgreens on Wednesday became the latest company to pull its ads from TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” following controversy over one of its stars, Josh Duggar. TLC said last week that it was yanking repeats of the reality series from…

27 May 2015 [10:20 PM]
Manhunt ends in arrest Video

One man is in jail and a female is on the run after a manhunt in Smith County on Wednesday. Monty Ray Sawyer, 38, of Wood County is being held at the Smith County Jail on charges of theft of…

27 May 2015 [09:38 PM]
Ambitious plan would bring Rhinos to Texas for survival

There are already more scimitar-horned oryx ranging across Texas than on their native lands in Niger and Chad. It is probably the same for the dama gazelle and addax, both natives of the Africa’s Sahara desert. So why not rhinos?…

27 May 2015 [09:34 PM]
Kids create 'clean' site for 'Minecraft' gamers

In a video that has been viewed more than 100,000 times on YouTube, a gamer known as Coestar uses a virtual pickax to expand a tree farm in his “Minecraft” world. Coestar narrates his “Minecraft” adventures for fans who watch…

27 May 2015 [09:08 PM]
Unidentified small rose no doubt Lady Banksia

Dear Neil: When we purchased our home in 1972, there was a mesquite tree that was covered with a vine. The vine sported many tiny pale yellow blooms that looked like little roses. I believe they even smelled like roses,…

27 May 2015 [08:59 PM]
Beautiful Clematis is one good vine to have in garden

Vines can make or break a garden. Most of us enjoy seeing a beautiful vine in full bloom, and every garden needs vertical interest. Vines, in most cases, though, are thugs, so be sure what you are planting when you…

27 May 2015 [08:53 PM]
Inspiring programs, plant suggestions help welcome June

Spring is holding on with relatively mild temperatures and abundant rainfall. Of course, Texas summer time conditions are right around the corner with hotter and usually drier weather. To help you get ready for gardening in June, here are some…

27 May 2015 [08:38 PM]
Bible Verse 5-28

"And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more." (Acts 20:25)…

27 May 2015 [08:24 PM]
How the Ivy League schools discriminate against Asians

If you’re applying to Harvard and your last name is Wong, Li or Liu, changing it to Lopez or Luciano could increase your chances of getting in. Harvard routinely rejects “Asian” applicants in favor of whites and sought-after minorities with…

27 May 2015 [07:53 PM]
Outlaws don't get gun carry permits

Some on the left are drawing exactly the wrong conclusions about the recent shootings in a Waco restaurant. They seem to think the shootings are a reason to tighten gun control laws, and that somehow the shootings prove that concealed…

27 May 2015 [07:51 PM]
What to give your college graduates?

This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood…

27 May 2015 [07:50 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 5-28

DEATHS LILLIAN GEORGE ARNOLD, 94, Tyler, died May 26. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at funeral home. ANTONIO REYNOSO BORJA, 54, Jacksonville, died May 22. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. NANCY LEE BYNUM, 68, Arlington, died May…

27 May 2015 [07:42 PM]
Death toll climbs to 19 from storms in Texas and Oklahoma Video

WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — The death toll from a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma climbed to 19 on Wednesday, with more than a dozen others missing, and another round of rain threatened to complicate the cleanup…

27 May 2015 [03:11 PM]