Evidence mixed in Lindale day care contract dispute, $250,000 in funding at stake

KILGORE - The fate of a $250,000 contract and day care destinations for 70 children are in the hands of an examiner who heard conflicting accounts Thursday of how children were checked in and out of a Lindale provider. The hearing also showcased a breakdown in support ETCOG staff provided for a day care provider who testified she tried to…

Tyler Civic Theatre goes under the sea for the Disney musical

LURAE STOKES, Special Contributor The ocean is coming to Tyler as Tyler Civic Theatre stages “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” as its summer musical. Director Stephen Rainwater said the show is a full Broadway-style production and contains musical numbers that were in the animated movie version as well as others that are only in the 2008 play

Kilgore College opens renovated library, new plaza

KILGORE - After almost a year of construction, Kilgore College on Thursday opened a renovated library and dedicated a new open seating area on the main campus. More than 80 people attended the ceremony to welcome visitors to the Randolph C. Watson Library and dedicate the nearby Mike Miller Plaza. Gail Cerliano, who has been an administrative

Tyler dads treat daughters like princesses during annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Sisters Bristol and Bella Rains spent Thursday evening with their father, Paul Rains, receiving A-list treatment. Soon after they entered the Rose Garden Center, Bristol, 3, and Bella, 11, stopped to strike a pose and take a photograph with their father before strolling down a long red carpet to be seated for their meal. Once at their table,

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Clinton to nation: It's a 'moment of reckoning'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hillary Clinton capped a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American politics must convince voters that she, rather than Republican rival Donald…

29 July 2016 [08:50 AM]
Sandy Hook school opening to public, 4 years after massacre

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - When the public gets its first glimpse Friday of the school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred, they'll see a building designed to be attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to…

29 July 2016 [08:15 AM]
After charges dropped, mystery of Levy's death unresolved

In the weeks and months before the Sept. 11 attacks, the disappearance of Washington intern Chandra Levy was the biggest story in the U.S. Speculation swirled about her relationship with a California congressman, Gary Condit. Nearly 25 million people tuned…

29 July 2016 [08:09 AM]
Kilgore College opens renovated library, new plaza

KILGORE - After almost a year of construction, Kilgore College on Thursday opened a renovated library and dedicated a new open seating area on the main campus. More than 80 people attended the ceremony to welcome visitors to the Randolph…

29 July 2016 [07:47 AM]
Services for Texas father, son killed in France attack

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Mourners at a memorial service have remembered a Texas father and son who were killed in the truck attack two weeks ago in Nice, France. Hundreds gathered Thursday evening at Lake Hills Church in Austin to…

29 July 2016 [07:30 AM]
Cosby drops litigation against accuser in sex assault case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby has dropped a lawsuit that demanded the accuser in his criminal case repay the money from their confidential 2006 court settlement. Cosby had sued Andrea Constand for breach of contract for speaking to police who…

29 July 2016 [07:18 AM]
Police: 1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting

SAN DIEGO (AP) - One police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday. Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said in a Twitter post that she had left the hospital where…

29 July 2016 [07:17 AM]
SPCA of Texas rescues 115 dogs and one snake from Rusk County

(KYTX) RUSK COUNTY - Press Release from SPCA of Texas   Working with the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office and Animal Control, the SPCA of Texas’ Animal Cruelty Investigations Unit assisted the Sheriff’s Office with serving a search…

29 July 2016 [07:12 AM]
Officer says prosecutors silenced him in Sandra Bland case

DALLAS (AP) - A police officer in the small Texas town where Sandra Bland was pulled over and jailed says the county's top prosecutors threatened to end his career if he came forward with what he says is evidence of…

29 July 2016 [06:48 AM]
Memorial to 1st black Marines dedicated at Camp Lejeune

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - At the dedication of a memorial Friday honoring the first black U.S. Marines, John Spencer imagines his mind will recall what it was like to become a Montford Point Marine. "I'll think about the trials and…

29 July 2016 [05:46 AM]
Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance. Now, one of the most divisive and distrusted figures in American political life must convince voters that she rather than Republican…

29 July 2016 [05:42 AM]
Philanthropist, businessman Louis Owen has died

Tyler businessman and philanthropist Louis Owen has died, his family confirmed. He was 82. To celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary in 2010, Owen and his wife, Peaches, donated $18 million to allow Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics to…

29 July 2016 [12:34 AM]
Tyler ISD board names director of Career & Technology Center

Tyler ISD board of trustees appointed Steve Lenz on Thursday as director of the district’s Career and Technology Center. Lenz was vetted not only by Tyler ISD administrators, but also by chamber of commerce and economic development officials as well…

28 July 2016 [08:41 PM]
Tyler Junior College to save $7.28 million

Tyler Junior College trustees will save $7.28 million by refunding bonds that were issued in 2006 to help pay for construction of Ornelas Hall dormitory, a bond consultant informed the board Thursday. The savings, including all costs associated with the…

28 July 2016 [06:48 PM]
Tyler's Rose Hill Cemetery is clear of Pokémon

Rose Hill Cemetery was quiet Thursday afternoon as a few cars trickled in with visitors to see their loved ones. It was a gray afternoon, with off and on rain, and the cemetery’s road system was clear of cars. It…

28 July 2016 [05:36 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for July 29

DEATHS DONALD EDWARD ANDERSON, 83, Tyler, died July 27. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. ANNIE (LACY) CALDWELL, 75, Henderson, died July 28. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. ELVA R. COBB, 91, Tyler, died July 28. Stewart Family Funeral Home,…

28 July 2016 [05:04 PM]
Jacksonville police engage community with 'Coffee with a Cop'

On a dusky, overcast morning filled with puffy gray clouds, residents of Jacksonville and the city’s police gathered over coffee to discuss community issues and build relationships. They met in the cafeteria of the East Texas Medical Center Jacksonville grand…

28 July 2016 [04:53 PM]
BYU-Idaho dance group adds matinee on Wednesday

The Dance Alliance Brigham Young University-Idaho announced it has added a free matinee performance at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Tyler Junior College’s Wise Auditorium. The group previously announced a 7 p.m. performance Wednesday at the auditorium, but added the matinee…

28 July 2016 [04:53 PM]
DPS releases names of victims in I-20 wreck

A 35-year-old Royse City man and an 8-year old child are dead after a two-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20, three miles east of Lindale, on Wednesday. Near 4 p.m. Wednesday, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a two-vehicle…

28 July 2016 [04:34 PM]
Bible verse 7-29

“I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)…

28 July 2016 [04:27 PM]
Donald Trump must release his tax returns

Donald Trump must release his tax returns. His flimsy excuse is that he can’t while he’s under audit - but that’s false. If he continues to stonewall, he will be the only presidential candidate in 40 years to not make…

28 July 2016 [03:04 PM]
Helicopters to star in new Rose City Rotor Fest

DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com A helicopter air show being promoted as the Rose City Rotor Fest will make its debut at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport this fall. Historical Aviation Memorial Museum, Tyler Chamber, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce…

28 July 2016 [01:42 PM]