County takes steps to maintain roads

It would cost just less than $98 million to bring more than 1,100 miles of Smith County roads to near-perfect condition, according to a report revealed to the Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. Charlie Varnell, senior engineer with Atkins North America, presented commissioners with the findings of a yearlong analysis on the condition of…

The 'Wedding' chapter in a book of life

  Although she is 72 years and 1,700 miles away from what she sees in the picture, Margaret Woods, 101, still smiles as she holds the framed photograph of herself and her departed husband Ivan on their wedding day in Cambridge, Mass. in 1943. “I met him at an Elks Club dinner in Boston,” she said. “He was a wonderful dancer. He wasn’t a

Mother Frances launches new iCARE initiative

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics on Tuesday officially launched its iCARE initiative — a set of tools and techniques designed to improve communication between health care workers and patients. They also aim to strengthen emotional ties between health care workers and their patients.

We needn't endorse in order to 'accept'

There’s a difference between asking for acceptance and forcing endorsement. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage says states may not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples who want them. It does not say that every American individual and institution must now endorse same-sex marriage. That appears to be the next

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Monument Valley Sunrise

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.” — George Foreman We had been on the road all day, driving east along the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, through Tuba City and on to Kayenta, where we headed…

30 June 2015 [10:29 PM]
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The 'Wedding' chapter in a book of life Video

Although she is 72 years and 1,700 miles away from what she sees in the picture, Margaret Woods, 101, still smiles as she holds the framed photograph of herself and her departed husband Ivan on their wedding day…

30 June 2015 [10:23 PM]
System update to delay CDL licenses

A national system update will cause a slight delay in truckers and other motorists with commercial driver license obtaining new licenses or renewals this week. The American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators plans to update the system between Thursday and…

30 June 2015 [10:18 PM]
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Mother Frances launches new iCARE initiative

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics on Tuesday officially launched its iCARE initiative — a set of tools and techniques designed to improve communication between health care workers and patients. They also aim to strengthen emotional ties between health care…

30 June 2015 [10:17 PM]
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City to host annual fireworks show

The skies will light up in Lindsey Park on the Fourth of July. The city of Tyler will host the annual fireworks show in the park beginning around 9:20 p.m. Saturday. “The show will be 20 minutes with a really…

30 June 2015 [10:05 PM]
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Whitehouse grad introduces First Lady

Whitehouse High School graduate Jacob Smith introduced First Lady Michelle Obama at an event Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Obama spoke at the Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education event. The White House put on the event in partnership…

30 June 2015 [09:52 PM]
Bible Verse 7-1

"And the Lord shall be King over all the earth. In that day it shall be - 'The Lord is one,' And His name one." (Zechariah 14:9)      …

30 June 2015 [09:47 PM]
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Scammers pose as U.S. marshall's office staff

The weekend was supposed to be filled with joy as 75-year-old Genie Terry, of Tyler, visited Houston for her grandson’s wedding. But a phone call put festivities on hold after a voice on the other end of the line informed…

30 June 2015 [09:43 PM]
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County takes steps to maintain roads

It would cost just less than $98 million to bring more than 1,100 miles of Smith County roads to near-perfect condition, according to a report revealed to the Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday. Charlie Varnell, senior engineer with Atkins…

30 June 2015 [09:38 PM]
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Cookout condiments that create sparks

Holidays are all about tradition, so there’s little surprise that July Fourth remains the most popular day of the year for grilling. Close to 70 percent of us will be cooking our beloved beef, chicken and fish over gas, charcoal…

30 June 2015 [09:10 PM]
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Basil is the king of herbs

Basil and tomatoes are among those flavors that always go well together, like strawberries and cream, like chocolate and banana, like cinnamon and toast. A bit of basil always brightens tomato, whether it is sprinkled with vinaigrette over sliced tomato…

30 June 2015 [08:55 PM]
Achievers 7-1

Congratulations... ... to students who made the president’s list or dean’s list at Trinity Valley Community College President’s list  Athens: Erica Arevalo, Mahad Asim, Hanna Baker, James Brack, Daniel Brewer, Jordan Burges, Elizabeth Celiz-Cabral, Daniela Cerrillo, Preston Chitty, Jose Contreras,…

30 June 2015 [08:49 PM]
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Take proper precautions with fireworks this Fourth

With warm weather and family events, the Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. But before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety. If not handled properly, fireworks can cause burns and eye…

30 June 2015 [08:45 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 7-1

DEATHS HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. RONALD L. BERGMEIER, 87, Tyler, died June 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. CECILE DIAMOND, 83, Tyler, died June 29. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. JURINE BROWN FORD,…

30 June 2015 [08:41 PM]
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We needn't endorse in order to 'accept'

There’s a difference between asking for acceptance and forcing endorsement. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on same-sex marriage says states may not deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples who want them. It does not say that every American individual…

30 June 2015 [07:39 PM]
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Fugitive arrested after fleeing on foot

A fugitive is in custody after the Smith County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person near County Road 313 and County Road 315 on Monday afternoon. According to a news release from Public Information Officer Lieutenant…

30 June 2015 [06:57 PM]
Dog found hanging in tree on Tyler street

Tyler police are investigating an animal cruelty case after a dog was found hanged in a tree Tuesday afternoon. Andy Erbaugh, Tyler Police detective, said his agency was called to a residence in the 500 block of South Hill Street,…

30 June 2015 [05:29 PM]
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Neighbor helps family escape suspected arson Video

NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) — A Nacogdoches man is out on bond, after he was arrested Sunday and accused of setting a house on fire. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the 3000 block of Woden Road around…

30 June 2015 [05:25 PM]
Mother Frances, GI physician group unites to improve services

Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics and Digestive Health Specialists of Tyler announced Monday they’ve teamed up to provide gastroenterology and endoscopy services to East Texas patients. The two entities signed an affiliation agreement, which creates the new Trinity Mother…

30 June 2015 [04:00 PM]
Winnsboro ISD to provide special education

Winnsboro ISD has withdrawn from the Wood County Special Education Service Arrangement, a coop of six school districts formed in the 1980s that provided special education service. Winnsboro ISD withdrew because administrators now feel the district has enough students to…

30 June 2015 [03:43 PM]
Jarvis Christian College reaccredited

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the regional body for accrediting higher education institutions, has removed Jarvis Christian College at Hawkins from probation and reaffirmed the college’s accreditation for 10 years, according to a news release.…

30 June 2015 [03:25 PM]
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California governor signs strict school vaccine legislation Video

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown wasted no time Tuesday in signing a contentious California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country following an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year. Brown,…

30 June 2015 [03:15 PM]
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Cumberland Road expansion project delayed by wet weather

Recent rains have slightly delayed a major Tyler infrastructure project. Construction on the expansion of Cumberland Road is two months behind because of weather, but has a tentative completion date of between May and June in 2016. “It’s hard to…

30 June 2015 [03:14 PM]
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US-Germany semifinal features world's top goalkeepers Video

MONTREAL (AP) — The Women's World Cup semifinal clash between top-ranked Germany and the second-ranked United States will feature two of the best goalkeepers in the game: Nadine Angerer and Hope Solo. The two women will be the last line…

30 June 2015 [02:56 PM]
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Pit bull shot, killed after attacking Smith County workers Video

WINONA - Emergency personnel have responded to the Smith County Animal shelter, where one person has reportedly been bitten by a pit bull and shots have been fired. Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks told the Tyler Morning Telegraph…

30 June 2015 [01:50 PM]
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Whitehouse native Cantrell sets a new bar for backflip catch Video

If Dylan Cantrell didn’t prove his athletic ability through high school football and last year for Texas tech then he has now. In this video the Whitehouse native and Texas Tech wide receiver catches a couple passes one handed while…

30 June 2015 [11:38 AM]
'Weddings gone by' features vintage gowns

Prestige Estates Luxury Assisted Living and Memory Care in Tyler is celebrating weddings and lasting marriages with a display of vintage gowns and dresses. This is the center’s second annual display, which will include 15 gowns, some of which are…

30 June 2015 [11:11 AM]
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Apple Music app goes live today Video

You'll be able to access the new Apple Music app beginning at around 10 a.m. Central Time today. Our Dawn Rhodes has more details on how you can try it out in this video report.…

30 June 2015 [09:42 AM]
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Kimbrough Animal Hospital rebuilding after fire Video

(KYTX) -- Willie Carr never thought she would own a pit bull. "I had been put in the hospital once by a pit bull, and I've always said there will not be a pit bull on my property." Until her…

30 June 2015 [09:23 AM]