Energy experts: Lift oil exports ban

The shale revolution continues, speakers at the Tyler Area Energy Summit heard on Monday, and even lower crude oil prices won’t threaten an industry that has achieved what was unthinkable just 10 years ago — energy independence. …

Police searching for suspect in shooting; public's help needed

Tyler police are asking for the public’s help in locating a man involved in a shooting earlier this month that left one person injured. Tyler Police Department Public Information Officer Don Martin said police are still searching for Samuel Isai Ortega, 23, who they say shot 28-year-old Amos Carrillo about 5:30 a.m. the morning of March 18.

TJC explores 4-year dental hygiene program

Tyler Junior College officials are exploring the possibility of offering a four-year bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, based on proposed changed in state law. Local legislators filed bills in the Texas House and Senate to allow for the college’s program to be upgraded to offer a bachelor degree in dental hygiene.

East Texas man makes over 14,000 free throw shots at church fundraiser event

Tom Booth, a 43-year-old Chandler man, threw free throws for 24 full hours last weekend. “I wanted to help some people and do something a little different,” Booth said. “Afterward it always feels like a real hard workout.”

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Police detain 3 after alleged road rage slaying near Houston

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — Police have detained three people following a road rage incident near Houston that allegedly led to a driver followed home and fatally shot. Pasadena police say two men got into a traffic-related argument Monday night. Investigators…

31 March 2015 [08:16 AM]
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10-foot, 300-pound metal rooster goes missing in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Police are searching for whoever made off with Rocket the Rusty Rooster, a 10-foot-tall, 300-pound metal sculpture stolen from its perch outside an Athens business. Lexington Vintage owner Bonnie Harris tells CBS 46 that she's saddened…

31 March 2015 [08:12 AM]
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Rolling Stones announce North American stadium tour

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Rolling Stones are zipping across North America again. The rock band announced a 15-city stadium tour Tuesday that will kick off May 24 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The "Zip Code" tour will…

31 March 2015 [07:45 AM]
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Mexican man gets 14 years for smuggling drugs into Texas

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31 March 2015 [07:39 AM]
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Missing California student had died running across freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A University of California, Berkeley, soccer player at the center of a two-day search and pleas for his return had been killed running across a Los Angeles freeway shortly after he was last seen leaving a…

31 March 2015 [07:06 AM]
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31 March 2015 [07:02 AM]
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Does the US have too many official state this-or-that symbols?

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31 March 2015 [06:22 AM]
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Fort Worth police officer cleared in December fatal shooting

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31 March 2015 [06:19 AM]
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Student loan recipients go on repayment strike, face default

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31 March 2015 [06:13 AM]
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31 March 2015 [05:49 AM]
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31 March 2015 [05:31 AM]
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Protests against religious freedom objection laws moves to Arkansas

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31 March 2015 [05:01 AM]
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Police searching for suspect in shooting; public's help needed

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30 March 2015 [11:33 PM]
Bible Verse 3-31

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30 March 2015 [11:18 PM]
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TJC explores 4-year dental hygiene program

Tyler Junior College officials are exploring the possibility of offering a four-year bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, based on proposed changed in state law. Local legislators filed bills in the Texas House and Senate to allow for the college’s program…

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30 March 2015 [11:13 PM]
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Energy experts: Lift oil exports ban

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30 March 2015 [11:07 PM]
Learning Briefs 3-31

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30 March 2015 [11:03 PM]
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30 March 2015 [10:59 PM]
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Head Start director Miles focuses on the whole child

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30 March 2015 [10:52 PM]
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30 March 2015 [10:47 PM]
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TJC names endowed professors

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30 March 2015 [10:43 PM]
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30 March 2015 [09:23 PM]