VIDEO: Pair left marijuana at Lufkin day care, police say

LUFKIN (AP) — East Texas police have arrested a man and woman who they say dumped a gallon-sized bag of marijuana into a day care trash can. Fifty-year-old Frederick Ruth and 40-year-old Youlanda Whitaker have been charged with possessing marijuana in a drug-free zone and possessing a dangerous drug. Lufkin police say they received a report…

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VIDEO: Lindale police release high-speed chase suspect photos

LINDALE -- Police released photos of the man they say led them on a high speed chase last Friday night that involved gunfire. The pictures show the suspect, 22-year-old Carlos Bonilla of Lindale.

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Smith County Sheriff offers training on signs of organized crime

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a training class on Organized Crime on Friday and Saturday for all members of law enforcement and Smith County area communities. Organized crime including drug cartels is a major problem that, until fairly recently,…

22 October 2014 [10:46 AM]
Hive area monitored after 23 Texas students stung

SAGINAW, Texas (AP) — Four students have been treated and released from hospitals after nearly two dozen North Texas children were stung by bees during a physical education class. Officials say a hive area will be monitored after a total…

22 October 2014 [10:26 AM]
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US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work

CONNIE CASS, Associated PressALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack…

22 October 2014 [10:18 AM]
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VIDEO: Pair left marijuana at Lufkin day care, police say

LUFKIN (AP) — East Texas police have arrested a man and woman who they say dumped a gallon-sized bag of marijuana into a day care trash can. Fifty-year-old Frederick Ruth and 40-year-old Youlanda Whitaker have been charged with possessing marijuana…

22 October 2014 [10:10 AM]
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Robbery suspect fatally shot in Longview had marijuana in his system

LONGVIEW (AP) - A 15-year-old attempted robbery suspect fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with East Texas police had marijuana in his system. Autopsy results released Tuesday also show Justin Aguilar was shot five times by Longview police officers.…

22 October 2014 [09:51 AM]
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VIDEO: Lindale police release high-speed chase suspect photos

LINDALE -- Police released photos of the man they say led them on a high speed chase last Friday night that involved gunfire. The pictures show the suspect, 22-year-old Carlos Bonilla of Lindale. Officers say they chased Bonilla from Jim…

22 October 2014 [09:06 AM]
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VIDEO: Tylerite being sought for Tuesday night shooting

Overnight, Judge Christi Kennedy issued an arrest warrant for Ramon Avila, 40, for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Tuesday at approximately 7:45 p.m., the Tyler Police Department received a 911 call stating a person had been shot at 222…

22 October 2014 [08:36 AM]
Bible thought, October 22

“Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.”(Psalm 40:11)…

21 October 2014 [11:22 PM]
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Zombie-themed bra draws bidding war at fund-raising event

Firefighter Brandon Davis rolled down a fashion runway before breaking out in the thriller dance — strutting down a line of cheering women. Davis showed off his “zoombies” bra while dancing — hip thrusts, sidekicks and even striking a pose…

21 October 2014 [10:13 PM]
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Farewell to the day

“Get outside. Watch the sunrise. Watch the sunset. How does that make you feel? Does it make you feel big or tiny? Because there’s something good about feeling both.” Amy Grant I don’t know the girl, but I…

21 October 2014 [09:25 PM]
New weekly Spanish story time coming to Tyler Library

A new weekly Spanish story time is coming to the Tyler Public Library. The story time, called “Leerme un Cuento,” is set for 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, beginning Nov. 3, in the Children’s Story Room. The program is open to…

21 October 2014 [09:12 PM]
'Hottest Little Festival in Texas' in Palestine this Saturday

The “Hottest Little Festival in Texas” will be Saturday in the Palestine Main Street District, according to a news release. Events include a barbeque and chili cook-off, a peppers and patriots parade, a veterans tribute, live music, beer gardens, arts…

21 October 2014 [09:11 PM]
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VIDEO: FRESH ideas: Seared Scallops with Rosé Beurre Blanc

Seared Scallops with Rosé Beurre Blanc INGREDIENTS 2 pounds of large sea scallops 2 tablespoons chopped shallots 1 pound unsalted butter, cut into cubes and very cold 1/2 cup champagne or white wine vinegar 1 cup Rosé wine…

21 October 2014 [09:05 PM]
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Passion, determination, drive East Texas winemaker

Ten years ago the idea of Texas becoming a major player in the wine industry would have garnered a few laughs, but since 2001 the Texas wine industry has grown from a mere 46 to more than 250 wineries, and…

21 October 2014 [09:02 PM]
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1910 East Texas massacre at Slocum a story that 'needed to be told'

An East Texas massacre could be formally acknowledged with a historical marker, if descendants of the victims can convince the Anderson County Historical Commission to pursue the project. Slocum, an unincorporated community about 18 miles southeast of Palestine, was the…

21 October 2014 [08:56 PM]
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Tylerite faces fear, now leads Arboretum's speaker's bureau

David Gary used to work in the darkroom of his family’s photo business as a way to avoid greeting customers. Now, he’s on the speaker’s bureau for the Dallas Arboretum and happily drives almost 200 miles round trip to give…

21 October 2014 [08:44 PM]
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Lessons in life, love and flavor

For the past 183 weeks I have brought a bit of my own flavor to this newspaper. Everywhere I go, people stop me and are always excited to talk about their favorite food, a recipe that is special to their…

21 October 2014 [08:33 PM]
Reader endorses Thiessen for ESD No. 2 board seat

Although statewide positions top the ballot for the upcoming November general election, there are also some very important local positions up for consideration. This year marks the first time that Smith County voters will be allowed to choose who represents…

21 October 2014 [08:24 PM]
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Thin skin unworthy of law enforcement

A recent letter from Smith County Chief Deputy Fred Little demonstrates the department’s tendency to respond to all criticism with a call to “support law enforcement.” The department should realize that support for law enforcement includes holding people to account,…

21 October 2014 [08:22 PM]
Death and funeral notices, October 22

DEATHS ALAN CURTIS BALACKERBY, 61, Howell Lake, died Oct. 21. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. CLIFTON W. BRADFORD, 81, Tyler, died Oct. 20. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. PAULA BREEDLOVE, 90, Tyler, died Oct. 21. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 5:30-7:30…

21 October 2014 [08:19 PM]