Christmas Tree installed in downtown Tyler Video

As the U.S. was keeping an eye to the sky during the Cold War, a young Leyland Cypress was taking root in rural Alba. That once-tiny sapling is the towering centerpiece for Tyler's Christmas festivities. The tree is estimated to be between 30 and 35 years old. If it were human, it’d be a millennial. The 28-foot-tall,…

Therapet golden retrievers Abbie, Ted visit Tyler Pounds Regional Airport to relieve stress of Thanksgiving travelers

  They are known as man’s best friend, and this week specially trained dogs will be on hand at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport to brighten the days of passengers. For the past two years, the nonprofit Therapet, an animal assisted therapy organization, has brought human-animal teams to the airport during the Thanksgiving and Christmas

Smith County, Lindale Rural Water supply to begin planning project to bring water to 450 rural residents

Smith County is moving forward to help Lindale Rural Water Supply bring water to more than 450 people. The Smith County Commissioners Court will take steps on several items related to a Texas Community Development Block Grant on behalf of Lindale Rural Water Supply during its Tuesday meeting. The county applied for the grant on behalf of the

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Christmas Tree installed in downtown Tyler
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Man gets into Bishop T.K Gorman and All Saints Episcopal School's locker rooms, steals cell phones and personal belongings
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Freedom From Religion Foundation takes issue with Tyler ISD's use of social media to promote See You at the Pole
East Texas Mounted Search and Rescue team helps find missing Grapevine man alive
Kim Campbell, wife of Glen Campbell, keynote speaker for the Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County's annual luncheon
Sundial sculpture installed in the Tyler Rose Garden; dedicated to Texas Rose Festival queen, her grandfather
TxDOT hosts meetings in Tyler and Kilgore to present plans for widening Highway 31 from Tyler to Kilgore
UPDATE: Collision damages FM 849 bridge at Interstate 20 near Hideaway; bridge closed for repair or replacement until further notice
No Shave November in full swing
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Teal pumpkins signal allergy-friendly treats this Halloween
Dixie Fire Department responds to house fire on Alma Street
Giant, blood thirsty plant comes to life in Tyler Civic Theatreâs âLittle Shop of Horrorsâ
Contemporary Christian artist Chris Tomlin returning to his Tyler Junior College roots on Oct. 26
Robert E. Lee High School Students host memorial service for Spc. Alexander Missildine
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Bible thought for Nov. 21

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.”…

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Five fire departments responding to structure fire in Bullard

Five East Texas fire departments are responding to a structure fire in the Bullard area. According to scanner traffic, the fire in at 22725 Shell Shore Drive in Bullard. Heavy, pressurized smoke is coming from the structure. Bullard, Noonday, Whitehouse…

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Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 21

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Christmas Tree installed in downtown Tyler

The showpiece of the city of Tyler’s holiday celebration was installed on the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza. The tree stands 28-feet tall and has a width of about 14 feet. It’s between 30 and 35 years old, and donated by…

20 November 2017 [04:15 PM]
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20 November 2017 [03:25 PM]
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20 November 2017 [01:45 PM]
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Patrolling US border agent killed in apparent Texas attack Video

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20 November 2017 [12:52 PM]
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Santa is in town at the Broadway Square Mall Video

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20 November 2017 [12:11 PM]
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Plans for Charles Manson's remains 'undetermined' following death

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Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 20

DEATHS JON WHATTOFF, 76, Tyler, died Nov. 17. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. MARTIN ZUNIGA, 49, Mount Pleasant, died Nov. 16. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. FUNERALS TODAY ERASMO…

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