Brookshire's to close three North Texas stores, cites 'fierce competition'

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Three North Texas Brookshire’s stores - one each in Wylie, Ennis and Forest Hill - will close in late July, the Tyler Paper has learned. In a memo to Brookshire’s management, Brad Brookshire said the company must ensure that it has the right stores in the right markets and locations. “Our company

Tyler Paper delivers East Texas news on Amazon Echo devices

Want a quick local news briefing while you're busy getting ready? Now you can just ask Alexa.  The Tyler Morning Telegraph is on Amazon Echo devices, meaning you can get a quick recap of the top trending stories daily. The Flash Briefing on these devices already comes with some channels enabled by default, such as NPR, and you get the news by

Identities of two injured in explosion near Hideaway released Video

Two people remained in critical but stable condition after a Thursday night oil tank explosion.  Jeremy Hernandez, 30, and Aaron Archie, 25, both of Smith County, were flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for injuries sustained in the explosion that happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 22,100 block of County Road 419 near Hideaway Lake. 

Palestine Police Department ask public to help locate missing woman Video

The Palestine Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Palestine woman. Ricki Deann Taylor, 46, was reported missing Thursday. She has not been heard from since Wednesday evening, according to police.   The public is urged to look out for Taylor and report any information that may help investigators find her. 

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