RECAP: Highlights of Jacksonville-Lindale and the area Tapps schools Video

The best digital coverage of East Texas high school football is back on the field starting Friday. Your starting point will be our website, where all of our high school sports coverage lives. During the week leading up to each Friday's games (Thursday this week), we'll have preview stories and videos featuring interviews with key players and

Kincade brothers team up to coach Winona football team, while their sons play on the starting line

On the football field, everyone is family, but especially so at Winona High School. Athletic Director Tracy Kincade had no intention of turning the program into a family affair, but when he found himself looking for a new head football coach, his brother, Keylon, rose to the top of the applicant pile. Keylon Kincade was the assistant football

Share your photos of Tyler during rose season, win cash

Travelers and locals alike are invited to participate in the first-ever Rose Season Photo Contest, sponsored by Visit Tyler.   To enter the contest, residents take photos of rose scenery and of people having fun a Tyler attractions, events and local businesses, which they then either upload to the Visit Tyler Facebook page at

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Bible Verse

"You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him." (Deuteronomy 13:4)…

09 October 2015 [11:25 PM]
The Lighthouse celebrates White Cane Safety Day

Hadleigh Phillips walked down Bois D’Arc Avenue clad in a white T-shirt with the message “Be Free & Run Wild” on it and sparkly sunglasses covering her eyes. As she walked, the only difference between the 3-year-old and any…

09 October 2015 [11:22 PM]
Texans Against Crime events planned for Tuesday

More than 100 neighborhoods across the city will come together at various times Tuesday to host block parties promoting safety during this year’s Texans Against Crime event. The annual event is aimed at improving the relationship between police officers and…

09 October 2015 [11:17 PM]
Man jailed in Jacksonville shooting death Thursday

A Jacksonville man is in jail, charged with first-degree murder after an altercation with an acquaintance turned deadly Thursday night. According to Jacksonville Detective James Oden, police received a call at 10 p.m. Thursday about a shooting in the 1000…

09 October 2015 [11:13 PM]
Upshur County businessman to run for Texas House seat

Upshur County business consultant David Watts announced he will run for Texas House of Representatives District 7. Watts said he will stand against the relentless assault on Texans’ liberties by an intrusive federal government, including judicial activism and executive…

09 October 2015 [11:13 PM]
UAW approves tentative contract with Fiat Chrysler

DETROIT - The UAW union’s national council has approved a proposed tentative agreement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and it will be up to workers now to approve a deal that sets a clear path to full wages for entry-level workers…

09 October 2015 [11:09 PM]
Skipping church leads to life-changing event for Tyler pastor

Pastor Ed Sanders still remembers the first time he spoke before a church congregation. He was 11 years old and it was youth Sunday. He taught about Job, a man in the Bible who suffered a series of terrible circumstances…

09 October 2015 [11:06 PM]
Shirts on sale to show support for local police; deadline Oct. 20

T-shirts are on sale to help Tyler residents visually show their support for the Tyler Police Department. The Tyler chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 51, is selling two T-shirts that tout support for local officers and raise…

09 October 2015 [10:59 PM]
4 - H members mark 100 years of service with tree planting

In honor of National 4-H Week, a Smith County 4-H group planted a tree Friday on the grounds of Smith County Juvenile Services. The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program and One Day 4-H adopted the statewide “4-H Grows” campaign for…

09 October 2015 [10:57 PM]
TJC Mardi Gras: Apache homecoming parade

The Tyler Junior College campus rocked to the sounds of zydeco music on Friday as students and staff gathered for the annual Apache Homecoming parade and block party on the lawn in front of Jenkins Hall. The Mardi Gras-themed parade…

09 October 2015 [10:53 PM]
Special needs students celebrate homecoming with dance at Lindale

Students with physical or mental handicaps excitedly entered the Lindale High School gymnasium on Friday for Lindale ISD’s first homecoming dance for special needs students. “Under the Sea” was the theme and all kinds of ocean decorations adorned the gym…

09 October 2015 [10:47 PM]
Retired judge, Tyler attorney Judge Tom Ramey Jr. dies at 90

Tyler attorney, judge and community leader Judge Tom Ramey Jr. has died. He was 90. Ramey served as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals for 11 years, retiring in 2000. He served as president of the State Bar…

09 October 2015 [09:06 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 10-10

DEATHS BERNICE BAUM, 94, Tyler, died Oct. 8. Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. VANCE BISCO, JR., 70, Dallas, died Oct. 2. Visitation 2-5 p.m. Sunday at Evergreen Funeral Home, Dallas. FRANCES IRENE BOYD, 100, Edgewood, died…

09 October 2015 [08:10 PM]
Drug control measures aren't the answer to mass shootings

It loosened them up some last year, but Russia has had strict gun laws for decades and currently boasts as few as 13 million civilian-owned firearms. That compares to something like 300 million in the United States. With attention on…

09 October 2015 [08:01 PM]
Cultural differences explain disparities

The prevailing social dogma of our time - that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister - has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination. Both sides ignore…

09 October 2015 [07:59 PM]
Congress must lift the oil export ban

The left’s original argument against lifting the nation’s short-sighted oil export ban went something like this: We need to ban the exporting of U.S. petroleum because we need to work toward energy independence. In other words, we ought not be…

09 October 2015 [07:58 PM]
Drilling Report for Oct. 11

Drilling Report for Oct. 11 (Report for Sept. 27– Oct. 3) DEVELOPMENTAL (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Cass; Stroud Petroleum, Inc.; Starcke 4H; McLeod, North (CV); Holmes, B./447; Oil; 10,180; 3.03 Miles NW McLeod Cherokee;…

09 October 2015 [07:56 PM]
RECAP: Highlights of Jacksonville-Lindale and the area Tapps schools Video

The best digital coverage of East Texas high school football is back on the field starting Friday. On the website, Twitter account, Facebook account and app, you will have access to the only high school football halftime highlights show…

09 October 2015 [05:33 PM]
1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex

HOUSTON (AP) - One person was killed and another wounded during a shooting at a Texas Southern University student housing complex on Friday, and the Houston campus has been placed on lockdown, university and police officials said. The shooting was…

09 October 2015 [01:45 PM]
7th annual Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale set for Oct. 17

The 2015 Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale is set for Saturday, Oct. 17, at locations throughout Whitehouse. Residents are encouraged to host garage sales as part of the effort coordinated by Keep Whitehouse Beautiful. Whitehouse residents, businesses and organizations can…

09 October 2015 [12:51 PM]
Share your photos of Tyler during rose season, win cash

Travelers and locals alike are invited to participate in the first-ever Rose Season Photo Contest, sponsored by Visit Tyler. To enter the contest, residents take photos of rose scenery and of people having fun a Tyler attractions, events…

09 October 2015 [12:06 PM]
1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at Northern Arizona University

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - An overnight confrontation between two groups of students escalated into gunfire Friday when a freshman at Northern Arizona University killed one person and three others, authorities said Friday. University police chief Gregory T. Fowler identified the…

09 October 2015 [09:25 AM]
Spotlight Briefs: ‘Silver Lining’ exhibit deadline extended

‘Silver Lining’ exhibit deadline extended Gallery Main Street has extended the deadline to Oct. 16 for artists to apply for entry into its upcoming “Silver Lining” exhibit. “We want to give artists ample time to get their entries…

08 October 2015 [11:14 PM]
Plenty of festivals across East Texas this weekend

Communities across East Texas are holding celebrations and special events this weekend. Events on tap include: Van Oil Festival Saturday, downtown Van. The Van Zandt county town celebrates its oil heritage with a parade at 10…

08 October 2015 [11:07 PM]
Elephants rarely get cancer, now scientists think they know why

You’ve heard that elephants never forget, but did you know they almost never get cancer either? It turns out that just 4.8 percent of known elephant deaths are related to cancer. For humans, cancer-related deaths are much higher - between…

08 October 2015 [11:02 PM]