Three Lakes Middle School principal prepares for opening

Three Lakes Middle School Principal Forrest Kaiser enthusiastically works in high gear these days preparing for the opening of the new school on Aug. 24.…

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary sale this week

Bargain shoppers will have plenty of opportunities to buy this week during The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary’s annual Spring Sale. The event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday in three buildings located at the corner of Bow and Spring streets behind The Salvation Army’s Family Store on Broadway Avenue.

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Mesquite police rescue man from burning vehicle

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Two Mesquite police officers have rescued an unconscious man trapped in a burning vehicle following an early morning accident. Police say officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto responded to a single-vehicle crash on Sunday morning when…

21 April 2015 [06:28 AM]
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Firefighters rescue duck stuck in Louisiana fireplace

SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Firefighters in Louisiana have rescued a duck lodged in a fireplace. WVUE-TV reports firefighters in St. Tammany Parish responded to an unusual call Sunday from a home in Slidell outside New Orleans. When firefighters arrived, they…

21 April 2015 [06:28 AM]
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Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Video

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis. The company “can't say…

21 April 2015 [05:46 AM]
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Serbia president's plane trouble caused by coffee spill

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — An investigation into the sudden plunge of the Serbian president's plane last week shows that it was due to the co-pilot spilling coffee on the instruments panel. The investigation results released Tuesday show that the co-pilot…

21 April 2015 [05:44 AM]
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Runaway tortoise captured in Dallas, returned to owner

DALLAS (AP) — A giant Sulcata tortoise found wandering the streets of Dallas this weekend has been returned to his owner. The Dallas Morning News reports the 27-year-old runaway turtle, named Gordo by his rescuers, was spotted Sunday night roaming…

21 April 2015 [05:32 AM]
10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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21 April 2015 [05:18 AM]
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20 April 2015 [11:16 PM]
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20 April 2015 [11:13 PM]
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20 April 2015 [11:12 PM]
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20 April 2015 [10:44 PM]
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TJC communications, media students win multiple awards

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20 April 2015 [10:40 PM]
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Three Lakes Middle School principal prepares for opening

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20 April 2015 [10:38 PM]
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20 April 2015 [10:24 PM]
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20 April 2015 [08:18 PM]
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20 April 2015 [08:09 PM]
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20 April 2015 [04:13 PM]
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20 April 2015 [04:11 PM]
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20 April 2015 [03:21 PM]
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Martins Mill squad headed back to state

BY PHIL HICKS, phicks@tylerpaper.com   Every year since 2000, Martins Mill High School has had a presence at the UIL state golf tournament. This year will be no different. Led by medalist July Latimer, the Mustangs won the Class 2A Regional II…

20 April 2015 [02:33 PM]
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20 April 2015 [02:13 PM]
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