Warmer, chance of storms Tuesday Video

KYTX CBS 19 meteorologist John Adams has the weather forecast for tonight and…

Tyler ISD principal honored by National Speech & Debate Association

TYLER -- Dr. Kenneth Gay, principal of John Tyler High School, was recently honored by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) with the UIL District NSDA Principal of the Year Award.

FedEx Freight location burglarized again Video

(UPDATED March 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm CT) Burglars have targeted the FedEx Distribution Center in Tyler twice over the past two months, getting away with a sizable amount of property in at least one of the burglaries.  But the burglaries in Tyler are just part of several such burglaries at FedEx centers across the state in the

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Owners reunited with dog after year apart

After nearly a year apart, Astrid Ortega and her 6-year-old son, Luis, were reunited Friday with their dog, who has become known to many East Texans as the pup that prompted the closure of the Klein Animal Shelter after he…

02 March 2015 [08:46 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 3-3

DEATHS CHRISTOPHER BRITTON, 35, Kilgore, died Feb. 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. NORMA DELL BURTON, 77 Lindale, died Feb. 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors, Lindale. CHRISTINE FRANCES BARTON COOK, 92, Henderson, formerly of Pittsburg, died Feb. 10. Erman Smith Funeral Home,…

02 March 2015 [08:07 PM]
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We'll never agree on what is 'fair'

The problem with a recent essay from economist Mark Thoma for CBS Moneywatch is evident in the title: “What’s a fair tax rate?” The word “fair” is unhelpful in discussions about public policy. It’s an extremely subjective word, and the…

02 March 2015 [07:37 PM]
Calls came quickly for new Gilmer EMS service

GILMER -- Pittsburg-based Camp County EMS received two calls within only eight minutes after taking over ambulance service in the city of Gilmer at 7 a.m. Sunday, said Executive Director Mike Reynolds. In fact, the first call was at 7:01,…

02 March 2015 [04:43 PM]
Surplus Smith County property up for bids

BY FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com Smith County is unloading a batch of surplus property including vehicles and office furniture, and it’s all open to the public for bidding. Bidding will begin today on a list of surplus items, which includes five vehicles,…

02 March 2015 [04:33 PM]
Rare WWII aircraft coming to Tyler for public viewing, rides

Tyler Pounds Regional Airport will be holding a unique and interactive three-day World War II-themed tour available to the public in March. "The Wings of Freedom Tour" will arrive at Tyler Pounds Regional Airport at 2 p.m. on Friday,…

02 March 2015 [04:30 PM]
Nasdaq closes above 5,000 for first time since dot-com bubble

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nasdaq composite index is closing above 5,000 for the first time since the dot-com bubble peaked 15 years ago. The index, which is heavily focused on technology companies, gained 44 points, or 0.9 percent, to…

02 March 2015 [03:14 PM]
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Tyler ISD principal honored by National Speech & Debate Association

TYLER -- Dr. Kenneth Gay, principal of John Tyler High School, was recently honored by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) with the UIL District NSDA Principal of the Year Award. Thirty-three schools compete in the UIL District. Dr.…

02 March 2015 [03:02 PM]
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FedEx Freight location burglarized again Video

(UPDATED March 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm CT) Burglars have targeted the FedEx Distribution Center in Tyler twice over the past two months, getting away with a sizable amount of property in at least one of the burglaries.…

02 March 2015 [02:24 PM]
Bullard ISD trustees call for bond election

BULLARD (TNS) -- Trustees voted to call a $40 million bond election during Thursday's Bullard ISD school board meeting. If approved, the funds would provide needed educational space for current and future Bullard ISD students due to growth in enrollment, according to…

02 March 2015 [01:15 PM]
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Falling asleep in van proves costly for Palestine man

PALESTINE - Falling asleep in his van turned out to be a costly nap for a Palestine man, who wound up in the county jail after officers checking on his welfare discovered marijuana and weapons in his possession. Palestine Police…

02 March 2015 [01:14 PM]
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New Tyler Paper app downloads in the app store

The Tyler Paper has updated its mobile app to enhance the experience for iPhone and iPad users. The latest Tyler Morning Telegraph app is available now to download for free in the app store. Type “Tyler Morning Telegraph” in the…

02 March 2015 [01:10 PM]
Effort underway to revitalize Dansby Village

KILGORE — A Kilgore native who remembers when his historically black part of town was a vital community is taking steps to bring back at least a little luster to Dansby Village. LaMont Wheat was plying a music career in…

02 March 2015 [12:55 PM]
Wearable arts specialist to speak

East Texas Quilt Guild will present wearable arts specialist Sandra Sims at its Tyler Quilt Show this month. Ms. Sims’ garments with heavy beading have been featured in Martha Pullen’s Fancywork Magazine and Sew Beautiful magazine, the announcement said. The…

02 March 2015 [12:49 PM]
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Ethical questions raised about San Marcos bus ticketing

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — San Marcos drivers are questioning the ethics of a company that issues tickets to drivers for illegally passing a school bus, and also presides over hearings that decide if those tickets stand. The Austin American-Statesman…

02 March 2015 [12:06 PM]
Nebraska police find pot inside container labeled 'Not Weed'

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: "Not Weed." The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Lancaster County deputies stopped the man's…

02 March 2015 [11:43 AM]
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Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires Video

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's richest person got even richer this year. Forbes says that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's…

02 March 2015 [11:31 AM]
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Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The company has not reported any injuries or accidents. A representative for Hyundai Motor…

02 March 2015 [11:21 AM]
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TX poll: Guns, pot and the next president Video

(KYTX) -- Walking on stage Friday to AC/DC's "Back in Black," Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) was one of many GOP presidential contenders hoping to rock the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). "Let's revive this great nation again!" Perry…

02 March 2015 [11:18 AM]
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Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids' polio vaccine

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday. Parents targeted by police starting this past weekend were…

02 March 2015 [11:08 AM]
Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak. This trend — combined with a generation that could…

02 March 2015 [11:05 AM]
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Gas prices on the rise Video

(KYTX) -- Gas prices continue to climb. AAA says prices rose another 13 cents last week bringing the national average to $2.43 for a gallon of regular. In Texas, it's about $2.32 a gallon. In East Texas, we've seen prices…

02 March 2015 [09:56 AM]
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Johnny Cace's becomes historic landmark Video

(KYTX) -- For over 66 years, Johnny Cace's in Longview has been a staple in the community. The restaurant was immortalized with a Texas historical marker over the weekend, and for owner Cathy Cace, it was a special moment in…

02 March 2015 [09:46 AM]
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Longview man jailed after car chase Video

Released by the Marshall Police Department: Several Harrison County law enforcement agencies coordinated to take a driver into custody after a pursuit that began on I20 in Hallsville and ended on Woodall Street in Marshall at approximately 6 pm on…

02 March 2015 [09:30 AM]
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Skydiving instructor saves man mid-air suffering a seizure Video

(KYTX) -- A skydiver has been rescued mid-air after having a seizure while falling thousands of feet above Western Australia. The man was saved by his instructor - and it was all captured on camera. The incredible video is now…

02 March 2015 [09:24 AM]