Vets return to welcome

German U-boats patrolling the north Atlantic sunk three ships beneath World War II veteran Johnny Clark between January 1943 and December 1944. The emotion and memory of his time in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard during the war were as fresh Thursday after returning from his Heroes Flight tour of Washington, D.C. as they were 70 years ago. The visit a…

A Chandler woman faces charges for intoxication manslaughter Video

A Chandler woman, who posted about a drinking game on her Facebook page just days ago, now sits in the Smith County Jail on intoxication manslaughter charges for the death of her 5-year-old granddaughter in July. Texas Department of Public Safety trooper Glenn Davenport said he worked the accident on July 31 on County Road 1113 in Smith County th

UT Tyler associate professor Bextine survives "Tethered"

On the frozen terrain of Alaska, UT Tyler associate professor of biology Dr. Blake Bextine finds himself hungry, cold, living off the land, and attached by a six-foot-long chord to a stranger named Caesar Avila.

Small plane crashes into Kansas airport building

ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane that reported losing engine power has crashed into a building at a Kansas airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.

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A beloved board game brought to life

IF YOU GO ... “Clue – The Musical” is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 1, 6, 7 and 8 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 at Tyler Civic Theatre Center, 400 Rose Park Drive. Tickets are available at TylerCivicTheatre.com.…

30 October 2014 [11:47 PM]
List of Haunted Houses an attractions in East Texas

Throughout East Texas, haunted attractions full of frightful thrills await those who are brave enough to enter their halls. Below is a collection of haunted houses open tonight. Terror Nights Haunted House at 806 E. Oakwood in Tyler is 7…

30 October 2014 [11:34 PM]
American Freedom Museum's new exhibit to open at Nov. 8 event

The American Freedom Museum on The Brook Hill School campus in Bullard will hold the grand opening and dedication of its new outdoor “Huey Helicopter” exhibit at 10 a.m. on Nov. 8. The event and day of “Honoring Heroes” will…

30 October 2014 [11:25 PM]
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UT Tyler associate professor Bextine survives "Tethered"

On the frozen terrain of Alaska, UT Tyler associate professor of biology Dr. Blake Bextine finds himself hungry, cold, living off the land, and attached by a six-foot-long chord to a stranger named Caesar Avila. If they want to…

30 October 2014 [11:18 PM]
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A Chandler woman faces charges for intoxication manslaughter Video

A Chandler woman, who posted about a drinking game on her Facebook page just days ago, now sits in the Smith County Jail on intoxication manslaughter charges for the death of her 5-year-old granddaughter in July. Texas Department of…

30 October 2014 [11:01 PM]
TJC trustees approve expansion of John Soules Foods

Tyler Junior College trustees on Thursday unanimously approved a five-year, 100 percent tax abatement for a $19 million expansion of John Soules Foods that would create 70 new jobs. Tom Mullins, president and CEO of Tyler Economic Development Council, requested…

30 October 2014 [10:44 PM]
Flag ceremony set for next month

Tyler Boy Scouts, with the assistance of the Tyler Fire Department, will host a flag ceremony next month “to show reverence to the American flag and retire them with honor,” the city announced. The event is set for 9 to…

30 October 2014 [10:42 PM]
ETMC holding "CPR on the square" Saturday

East Texas Medical Center EMS will host CPR on the Square in downtown Tyler from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday. The event is to educate the public on how to provide lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR. Last month, ETMC…

30 October 2014 [10:41 PM]
high-speed chase suspect arrested

An illegal immigrant accused of shooting at a Lindale police officer earlier this month is now behind bars, after a call from a tipster led authorities to the man’s location. Lindale Police Sgt. Chad McElyea said Jesus Pedro Perez, 22,…

30 October 2014 [10:33 PM]
Pickleball clinic set for Nov. 18

The public is invited to attend a pickleball clinic next month. The clinic, offered by the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department and Dominick Greco, the Ambassador of the USA Pickleball Association of Plano, is set for 9 a.m. to noon…

30 October 2014 [10:32 PM]
Public opinion poll conducted by UT Tyler receives 400 responses

The University of Texas at Tyler has conducted a public opinion poll relating to the upcoming elections to understand basic political attitudes of East Texans, Dr. Martin Slann, College of Arts and Sciences dean, announced. The UT Tyler Center for…

30 October 2014 [10:21 PM]
Romeros Quartet in concert Saturday at Cowan Center

Pepe Romero has issued a challenge to patrons of the East Texas Symphony Orchestra concert on Saturday night. “I want them to close their eyes and just feel ... to let the music take their feelings and go with it,”…

30 October 2014 [09:59 PM]
Bible Verse 10-31

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)…

30 October 2014 [09:56 PM]
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Vets return to welcome

German U-boats patrolling the north Atlantic sunk three ships beneath World War II veteran Johnny Clark between January 1943 and December 1944. The emotion and memory of his time in the U.S. Navy Armed Guard during the war were as…

30 October 2014 [09:53 PM]
New Superintendent needed soon

The Jacksonville ISD school board is asking for public input on who will replace Superintendent Dr. Joe Wardell after he retires. The board will host a community involvement meeting Nov. 11 in the school’s administration building, 800 College Ave., according…

30 October 2014 [09:48 PM]
Book Fair today and Sat

The Smith County Medical Society Alliance book fair continues 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday at 2004 Broussard St. Categories of books available include biographies, travel, gardening, large print, Oprah selections, Westerns, mystery, business, romance, art, theater, religion,…

30 October 2014 [09:44 PM]
Bullard holds annual Festival

The city of Bullard will hold its annual Red, White and Blue Festival in downtown Bullard on Saturday. The event will include a parade, as well as a breakfast for veterans and a tour of the American Freedom Museum at…

30 October 2014 [09:40 PM]
TJC Theatre Play Reading Series to present Poe piece

Theatre TJC’s Play Reading Series will present Frank Neary’s dramatization of the Edgar Allen Poe short story “The Fall of the House of Usher.” Performances are 3 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Saturday in Fine Arts Building, Room 103, on…

30 October 2014 [09:31 PM]
Two men remain in jail

GILMER — Two men remained jailed Thursday on animal cruelty and drug charges, one day after 37 dogs were seized at their rural Upshur County home by law officers and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of…

30 October 2014 [09:08 PM]
Texas college groundbreaking

With singing, prayer and uplifting words, Texas College ceremoniously broke ground Thursday on a new dorm and various other capital improvements. Texas College board members, faculty/staff, alumni and students, along with visitors, friends of the college and community members, came…

30 October 2014 [08:57 PM]
Van sacks Halloween for football

Fans of an undefeated East Texas high school football team will be hoping for a sweet treat instead of a ghastly trick on Friday night. The city of Van will postpone its annual downtown trick-or-treat in observance of the state’s…

30 October 2014 [08:15 PM]
Begley and Bitter Whiskey perform

Matt Begley and Bitter Whiskey will be performing Saturday at XLN on Fifth, 2109 East 5th Street. Begley is a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School where he played football and took part in track & field. His band is…

30 October 2014 [08:11 PM]
Two resign from Smith County Jail

Two people are under investigation for misconduct as employees of the Smith County Jail resigned. One resigned on Wednesday and the other on Thursday, according to a news release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office. The department did not release…

30 October 2014 [07:47 PM]
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Government help a frightening offer

If you’re looking for a fright on this Halloween, look no further: As Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” The scary fact is…

30 October 2014 [07:15 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-31

DEATHS MARY BLACK, 61, Rusk, died Oct. 22. Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home, Jacksonville. LARRY DEWAYNE CONWAY, 55, Kilgore, died Oct. 26. Victory Funeral Services, Kilgore. EDWARD JEROLD DOHERTY, 32, Tyler, died Oct. 26. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. COLLIE H.…

30 October 2014 [07:08 PM]
Civil Air Patrol breakfast set Saturday

The Tyler Civil Air Patrol’s pancake and waffle breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at its headquarters, 1594 Dixie Drive, Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. The Tyler Composite Squadron holds benefit events that help fund training for…

30 October 2014 [06:49 PM]
Suddenlink: UT Tyler Patriot of Year

In honor of their outstanding generosity and support, Suddenlink has been named The University of Texas at Tyler 2014 Patriot of the Year, UT Tyler President Rodney H. Mabry announced. The UT Tyler Patriot of the Year Award recognizes the…

30 October 2014 [04:22 PM]