City Manager Ed Broussard celebrates first year in Tyler

Tyler City Manager Ed Broussard said he is just as proud of the more minor culture changes happening in city government as the completion of larger capital projects. It’s been a year since Broussard walked into Tyler City Hall and took over the reigns as CEO of the city’s government. Tuesday marks a full…

TISD cosmetology program prepares students for careers

  At age 9, Jazzalyn Hampton cut the hair of her mom, sister, cousin and her dog Chico. When Eaely Lugo, was 10, she thumbed through magazines looking at women’s hairstyles and would cut them out and glue them in a notebook she still owns. “I could see myself as being one of those people that can create a hairstyle in a magazine; I have

Churches prepare for Ash Wednesday by burning palm branches

Churches across East Texas prepared for Ash Wednesday this week by burning palm branches from last year’s Palm Sunday to make ashes. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent and is the day when clergy members impose ashes in the shape of a cross on people’s foreheads as a sign of each person’s penitence. The person imposing the ashes

Smith County Commissioner Precinct 3 candidates spar over roads, transparency in forum

Candidates vying for the Smith County Commissioners Court seat in Precinct 3 all agreed the top priority is repairing the county’s aging and crumbling road infrastructure - but they disagreed on how to pay for it. It could cost between $86 million and $124 million to make improvements and maintain the existing roadway configuration, according

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Churches prepare for Ash Wednesday by burning palm branches

Churches across East Texas prepared for Ash Wednesday this week by burning palm branches from last year’s Palm Sunday to make ashes. Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent and is the day when clergy members impose ashes in the…

08 February 2016 [10:56 PM]
Bible Verse 2-9

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)…

08 February 2016 [10:53 PM]
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Chapel Hill early college program continues growth

Now in its second year, Chapel Hill Collegiate, Chapel Hill High School’s early college high school, in collaboration with Tyler Junior College, has 47 sophomores and a new class of 60 freshmen. A new class will be added each year…

08 February 2016 [09:57 PM]
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Campus Notepad 2-9

Woods: Book fair, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Friday. Family night at the book fair, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Austin: Black History Month program, 1:45 pm. Tuesday, cafeteria. Jack: Family Night, 3:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. Donuts with…

08 February 2016 [09:28 PM]
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Bullard student wins first place in Lone Star Writing Contest

Freedom Bennett, a junior at Bullard High School, has won first place in the Lone Star Writing Contest, cosponsored by the Interscholastic League Press Conference and the Texas Press Association. Miss Bennett’s article won the small school division against students…

08 February 2016 [09:24 PM]
New Scholarship Available for East Texas Schools

East Texas Communities Foundation (ETCF) is currently accepting applications for Kathy’s Kids Scholarship. Two, $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from the following East Texas High Schools: Gladewater, Hallsville, Kilgore, Longview, New Diana, Pine Tree, Spring…

08 February 2016 [09:20 PM]
Students present $800 donation to Van Community Ministries

A group of students from Van High School recently presented an $800 donation to Van Community Ministries (VCM). This check was made possible through one of Wood County Electric Cooperative’s (WCEC) software vendors, SEDC. For the third year SEDC…

08 February 2016 [09:19 PM]
Rankings are only part of the equation in choosing a college

When high school students and their families are beginning the college search, they often begin by looking at various college ranking systems, particularly the granddaddy of the genre, the U.S. News & World Report list of the best U.S. colleges.…

08 February 2016 [09:17 PM]
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TISD cosmetology program prepares students for careers

At age 9, Jazzalyn Hampton cut the hair of her mom, sister, cousin and her dog Chico. When Eaely Lugo, was 10, she thumbed through magazines looking at women’s hairstyles and would cut them out and glue them in a…

08 February 2016 [09:15 PM]
Cosmetology students taking appointments

  Students in the cosmetology program at Tyler ISD’s Career and Technology Center are ready to take their skills to the new level.  The CTC Salon and Spa is now open to the public by appointment only during program hours:…

08 February 2016 [09:14 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 2-9

DEATHS MARIA ANDRADE, 60, Tyler, died February 6. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. VANELLE BAGWELL, 66, Tyler, died February 8, 2016. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. WARREN BARNES, 94, Tyler, died February 8, 2016. Stewart Family Funeral Home,…

08 February 2016 [09:12 PM]
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Great artists boost China paintings' worth

China painting was an important artistic talent in past centuries. Although single color transfer designs were developed and used by the late 1700s, they lacked the color and graceful lines that were possible if the ceramic was decorated by hand.…

08 February 2016 [09:05 PM]
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Military's mission is not climate change

Way back in the fall, GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee made waves with a very simple statement that is undeniably true, as far as it goes. “The military is not a social experiment,” he said. “The purpose of the military…

08 February 2016 [09:01 PM]
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Super Bowl 50 - a hit or a miss?

With Super Bowl 50 officially behind us, we decided to hit the pavement and see what everyone thought about the big game, from the halftime show to how they spent game day in general. Most everyone we talked to mentioned…

08 February 2016 [07:07 PM]
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Damage from wind gusts leads to fires across Smith County

SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - Emergency crews responded to multiple fires across Smith County Monday afternoon. Fire crews spent much of the day battling fires caused by damage from wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour. Some of the…

08 February 2016 [06:47 PM]
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Smith County Commissioner to take up animal, mosquito control on Tuesday

Smith County Commissioners will meet early Tuesday to receive an update on its animal control operations and facilities. The specially-called meeting will begin at 9 a.m. in the Smith County Courthouse Annex Building, 200 E. Ferguson St. Following that meeting,…

08 February 2016 [06:45 PM]
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Longview Police: Traffic stop leads to arrest of gang member

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - A traffic stop in Longview Sunday night lead to the arrest of a documented gang member. Longview Police officers conducted a traffic stop on a white Chevrolet SUV in the area of Mobberly Avenue and Myrle Avenue…

08 February 2016 [06:32 PM]
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Affidavit: Attack left Manziel's ex-girlfriend deaf in 1 ear

DALLAS (AP) - Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says he hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation that's being investigated by police that she lost hearing in one ear. An affidavit filed by Colleen Crowley was obtained by KXAS-TV. Crowley won…

08 February 2016 [06:29 PM]
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City Manager Ed Broussard celebrates first year in Tyler

Tyler City Manager Ed Broussard said he is just as proud of the more minor culture changes happening in city government as the completion of larger capital projects. It’s been a year since Broussard walked into Tyler City Hall and…

08 February 2016 [06:24 PM]
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Tyler man beaten and robbed

A Tyler man was hospitalized Saturday after being assaulted and robbed. The man called police from a local emergency room about 2:48 a.m. Saturday and indicated he was attacked by three men on West Bow Street, where he'd been walking. …

08 February 2016 [05:49 PM]
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Woman dies after crashing into church

A woman is dead after crashing her vehicle into a church Sunday night. Tyler Police Department responded to a call about a wreck in the 600 block of Glenwood Boulevard at 11:54 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release. When…

08 February 2016 [05:43 PM]
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Grub Burger Bar to celebrate grand opening with giveaways

Grub Burger Bar will celebrate its upcoming grand opening by handing out gift cards and merchandise around town. In addition to brand ambassadors handing out gift cards, the restaurant also will host a grand opening celebration Tuesday at 6421 S.…

08 February 2016 [05:41 PM]
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Fire destroys Noonday home

NOONDAY (KYTX) -  Heavy winds attributed to a house fire in Noonday Monday, destroyed the structure. Crews from Noonday and Dixie responded to the fire shortly before 11 a.m. at 14661 Hwy 155. The blaze was brought under control about an hour…

08 February 2016 [05:40 PM]
Boil water notice issued for parts of Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY (KYTX) - Rusk Rural Water Supply issued a boil water notice for part of Cherokee County on Monday and expected it would be lifted Tuesday. The noticed affecting the communities of Bulah and Sardis was issued after a…

08 February 2016 [05:36 PM]
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Small town New Hampshire prepares for midnight voting

DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) - The first votes of the first-in-the-nation primary will be counted in three tiny communities where primary day lasts all of five minutes. Under New Hampshire state law, communities with fewer than 100 voters can get permission…

08 February 2016 [03:58 PM]