Douglas Elementary holds Black History Celebration Video

Students at Douglas Elementary School in Tyler gathered into the cafeteria for the 2015 "African Americans in the Arts and Entertainment" program today.  The program, the second of it's kind perfromed at Douglas, is based around Black History and the importance of celebration for influential African Americans. This year's…

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UT Tyler, TJC establish Patriot Pathway Video

The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College have strengthened their collaboration and partnership through the Patriot Pathway program. The ‘Patriot Pathway’ articulation agreement was signed today on the UT Tyler campus to officially establish the program.

Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek', dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

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Douglas Elementary holds Black History Celebration Video

Students at Douglas Elementary School in Tyler gathered into the cafeteria for the 2015 "African Americans in the Arts and Entertainment" program today. The program, the second of it's kind perfromed at Douglas, is based around Black History and…

27 February 2015 [04:15 PM]
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UT Tyler, TJC establish Patriot Pathway Video

The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College have strengthened their collaboration and partnership through the Patriot Pathway program. The ‘Patriot Pathway’ articulation agreement was signed today on the UT Tyler campus to officially establish the program. It…

27 February 2015 [03:45 PM]
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Mother Neff State Park near Waco reopens Video

She’ll no longer have to worry about keeping “her” head above water. Mother Neff State Park, named after Governor Pat Neff’s mother, Isabella, recently reopened to the public after moving its headquarters to higher ground and adding a state of…

27 February 2015 [02:09 PM]
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Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek', dies Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died…

27 February 2015 [12:23 PM]
8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday. The victims were…

27 February 2015 [12:11 PM]
Texas DPS changes estimates of value of illegal drug seizures

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Public Safety has changed its valuation method for drug seizures, dramatically increasing their worth, a week before submitting a border operations report to lawmakers. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the department is…

27 February 2015 [12:08 PM]
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2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix Video

PHOENIX (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. A large, white llama and a smaller…

27 February 2015 [12:05 PM]
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Former Gov. Rick Perry: Obama has made the world less safe

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday blasted President Barack Obama's record on foreign policy, calling for a harder-line approach in the Middle East and accusing the administration of "making grave calculations that make the…

27 February 2015 [11:00 AM]
Man who killed Texas deputy gets life in prison, no parole

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A sexual assault suspect has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a West Texas deputy as he tried to serve a warrant. Dan William Higgins of Midland pleaded guilty Thursday to capital…

27 February 2015 [10:52 AM]
Dallas ISD cited for poor background checks

DALLAS (AP) — State education authorities uncovered violations in the Dallas Independent School District's background check process and recommended the appointment of a monitor to ensure procedures are followed. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Education Agency's Special…

27 February 2015 [10:44 AM]
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Jersey Mike's 'Month of Giving' will benefit CASA Video

Want to help out a great cause while having some great food? Jersey Mike’s Subs of Tyler will begin their “Month of Giving” campaign, which will benefit the East Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, also known as CASA.…

27 February 2015 [10:35 AM]
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Eltife, Marshall rep introduce Kari's Law Video

(KYTX) - State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed Kari's Law which would require businesses to have direct access to 911 emergency services through their phone systems. The bill is S.B. 788 in the Senate and…

27 February 2015 [09:40 AM]
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Student, 16, detained in Brook Hill stabbing Video

A 16-year-old student has been detained on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a stabbing at the Brook Hill School last week. Bullard police said a student was assaulted with a knife on campus after a fight…

27 February 2015 [09:37 AM]
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US 79 back open after early A.M. crash Video

A section of U.S. 79 that was closed down in Palestine after an accident is back open. Palestine police tell us one vehicle ran into an 18-wheeler, but there were no injuries. A hazardous materials team was called in to…

27 February 2015 [09:27 AM]
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Dallas area has another quake, 3.1 magnitude near Irving Video

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas area has had another minor earthquake. The US Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude quake happened at 6:18 a.m. CST Friday. The quake was centered 3 miles east-northeast of Irving. Police in Irving had…

27 February 2015 [09:06 AM]
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Contestant not letting Cerebral Palsy keep her from pageant Video

(KYTX) - A 20- year old North Texas woman will compete for this year's title of Miss Texas, but she's not competing just for the crown. She's onstage to tell the world about her lifelong secret. Jessica Zeller is on…

27 February 2015 [09:03 AM]
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Texas Supreme Court holds court at UT Tyler, visits students Video

The Supreme Court of Texas, the highest court in the state, heard oral arguments at The University of Texas at Tyler’s University Center on Thursday morning, then toned down the formalities by eating with the high school and college students…

27 February 2015 [08:42 AM]
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Investigator retiring after 38 years serving Rusk County Video

HENDERSON — His figure has been a prominent one at various crime scenes in Rusk County over the past 30-plus years, but this week 66-year-old William Brown hangs up his trademark Stetson hat, puts his badge down and begins a…

27 February 2015 [08:41 AM]
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Vatican whodunit: What happened to books on marriage?

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A whodunit is making the rounds at the Vatican. The publisher of a book on traditional Catholic marriage is crying foul, saying someone apparently swiped as many as 100 copies of the book from the Vatican…

27 February 2015 [07:42 AM]
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Madonna: Hit her head, got whiplash in Brits stage tumble

LONDON (AP) — Madonna says she hit her head and suffered whiplash when she was yanked backward down some steps while performing live at the Brit Awards. The dramatic tumble occurred Wednesday as the 56-year-old sang "Living For Love." Madonna's…

27 February 2015 [07:41 AM]
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Lawyers: Detained immigrant families in Texas issued bonds

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Immigration attorneys say the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency has begun issuing bonds for Central American immigrant families detained in Karnes County. The move comes after U.S. District Judge James Boasberg last week issued a…

27 February 2015 [06:50 AM]
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More Texas troopers sought to serve along Mexican border

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Texas are being recruited to join the Department of Public Safety for duty mainly along the border with Mexico. DPS on Thursday announced the hiring effort for an advanced Texas trooper recruit…

27 February 2015 [06:46 AM]
Fellow armed robber with ex-A&M rushing standout also gets prison

DALLAS (AP) — A fellow armed robber who helped Texas A&M all-time leading rusher Darren Lewis hold up Dallas-area businesses is also going to federal prison. Christopher Washington was sentenced Thursday to 25 years behind bars. Investigators say Washington and…

27 February 2015 [06:41 AM]
North Texas man charged with killing ex-wife, DNA links case

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — A North Texas man has been charged with killing his ex-wife after police say his DNA matched evidence in the slaying. Frisco city jail records show 63-year-old Robert Moses was being held Friday on a murder…

27 February 2015 [06:18 AM]