Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the man over the week…

VIDEO: Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law.

Horned Frogs' Boykin earns week 5 honor

Texas Christian University’s Trevone Boykin, a junior quarterback from Dallas, has been named the Week 5 winner of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, Cindy Smoak, vice president of SPORTyler announced on Tuesday. Boykin, who graduated from West Mesquite High School, helped the Horned Frogs retain “The Iron

Texas gubernatorial showdown in Dallas

DALLAS — State Sen. Wendy Davis tried to chisel away at Attorney General Greg Abbott during Tuesday’ gubernatorial debate.

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Official: 5 kids had contact with Ebola patient

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say five students who had contact with a man diagnosed with Ebola in Dallas are being monitored but are showing no symptoms of the disease. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles said Wednesday that the…

01 October 2014 [01:12 PM]
BBB issues warning about 'most dangerous celebrities'

The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about the “Most Dangerous Celebrities,” whose names and photos are most often used by scammers. Along with security technology company McAfee, BBB is alerting people about the problem of click baiting and…

01 October 2014 [11:50 AM]
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VIDEO: Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law. Colorado's Supreme Court…

01 October 2014 [11:49 AM]
Tyler Transit is offering extended service to new shopping center

Tyler Transit is now offering extended service to The Village at Cumberland Park shopping center, announcing the addition of four more stops to the existing purple line. According to Transit Manager Heather Bolestridge, rather than turning left off of Heritage…

01 October 2014 [11:19 AM]
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Horned Frogs' Boykin earns week 5 honor

Texas Christian University’s Trevone Boykin, a junior quarterback from Dallas, has been named the Week 5 winner of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week, Cindy Smoak, vice president of SPORTyler announced on Tuesday. Boykin, who…

01 October 2014 [11:12 AM]
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Texas gubernatorial showdown in Dallas

DALLAS — State Sen. Wendy Davis tried to chisel away at Attorney General Greg Abbott during Tuesday’ gubernatorial debate. Sen. Davis, 51, said voters should ask themselves “Who will fight for me?” and reiterated her record of fighting against industry…

01 October 2014 [11:01 AM]
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About 2,000 people to run in Sunday's Tyler Rose Half Marathon

The grimace on her face indicated the run was a little uncomfortable Saturday morning, but 47-year-old Linda Cooper pushed through the discomfort to complete one of her last training runs before tackling the Tyler Rose Half Marathon Sunday morning.…

01 October 2014 [09:44 AM]
Bible Verse 10-1

"And the fish that are in the river shall die, the river shall stink, and the Egyptians will loathe to drink the water of the river." (Exodus 7:18)…

30 September 2014 [10:48 PM]
County nets $583,153 in windfall

It was not quite a lottery win, but the Smith County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney's Office just received a windfall totaling more than $500,000 from the forfeitures of a former Mexican official who ripped off his own country.…

30 September 2014 [10:45 PM]
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Dad, Death and Dora

“In the concentration camps, we discovered this whole universe where everyone had his place. The killer came to kill, and the victims came to die.” — Elie Wiesel The tiny packet of photos, concealed inside a torn envelope…

30 September 2014 [10:08 PM]
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"Fire Shut Up in My Bones" a new memoir getting attention

Take a deep breath. Sometimes, nothing is sweeter: a newborn’s first lungful of air. The headiness of roses, new-mown grass, or familiar perfume. A gasp at the surface of water. The sigh that accompanies a good hug. Sometimes, you need…

30 September 2014 [09:57 PM]
Sixth-grade girls in Smith County are learning about girl power

Sixth-grade girls in Smith County are invited to learn more about positive self-esteem, a healthy lifestyle, volunteerism and leadership skills through a free event this weekend. The Junior League of Tyler will hold its Seventh Annual Girl Power event from…

30 September 2014 [09:47 PM]
Creating awareness and separation with "most bikeable" roads in East Texas

The state’s Bicycle Advisory Committee is working to identify 100 of the “most bikeable" miles of roads in East Texas as part of a pilot program to increase access and awareness for alternative transportation, said Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin…

30 September 2014 [08:20 PM]
Radical Islamism the new "Dark Age"

There’s something relevant here about blind squirrels finding nuts. Australian social scientist James Camilleri has asked a very perspicacious question — “Is the World at the Cusp of a New Dark Age?” — and then answered, correctly, probably so. But…

30 September 2014 [07:23 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-1

DEATHS THELMA RUTH “JACKIE” ABERCROMBIE, 97, Winnsboro, died Sept. 29. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. HENRIA D. ARMSTRONG, 85, Tyler, died Sept. 28. Brooks-Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. PHIL BRAKEBILL, 77, Mineola, formerly…

30 September 2014 [07:13 PM]
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UPDATE: Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

DALLAS (AP) — A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday. Officials at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital…

30 September 2014 [05:01 PM]
City of Grand Saline hires new police chief

The City of Grand Saline has hired Justin Collins as the new police chief. City Council approved Chief Collins at a special meeting on September 23. He was sworn in that evening as the new police chief. He will begin…

30 September 2014 [04:07 PM]
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Police: UVa suspect now linked to 4 crimes

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Jesse L. Matthew Jr. has been now been linked to unresolved crimes involving four women: — Hannah Graham, 18. Matthew is being held on a charge of abducting with intent to sexually molest this University of…

30 September 2014 [03:43 PM]
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VIDEO: Violent assault ruled out in death of Utah family

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Five family members found dead in a bedroom at their Utah home over the weekend weren't shot or stabbed, but their causes of death could remain a mystery for weeks, police said Monday. A couple…

30 September 2014 [02:43 PM]