UT Tyler creates engineering center in Houston

  The Houston Engineering Center of The University of Texas at Tyler has flourished in the two years since opening. Enrollment has grown, and the first 25 graduates were awarded their baccalaureate degrees on Saturday. “The Houston Engineering Center has a strong potential for growth, and we have already seen a great demand from students,”…

Louisiana murder suspect may be in Smith County

Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies are currently on the lookout for a suspect wanted in Smith County and Desoto Parish, Louisiana. Jacorroyn Lavell Wilson is wanted out of Smith County for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer and Bond Forfeiture-Engaging in Organized Crime in Desoto

One dead after car drives into Sabine River Video

(UPDATED May 4, 2015 at 4:04 pm CT) LONGVIEW (KYTX) - The Texas DPS has identified the driver of a truck that plunged into the Sabine River as 65-year-old Dewayne Obermeyer of Weatherford, TX. DPS Trooper Jean Dark says a preliminary report indicates Obermeyer was traveling at a high rate of speed.

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Bible Verse 5-5

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Attack: Gunman known to FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since 2006, the FBI had been investigating Elton Simpson — one of the men suspected in the Texas shootings outside a contest featuring cartoons of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad. Agents recorded the young man from…

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East Texas wildflowers to peak in next 2 weeks

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04 May 2015 [10:10 PM]
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04 May 2015 [09:21 PM]
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Rarity chair brings thousands at auction

In the 1870s, fashionable chairs were made with padded upholstery, elaborate mahogany carved frames and springs to make the seats more comfortable. But George Jacob Hunzinger (1835-1898), a German immigrant craftsman, had other ideas. He used flat, metal, fabric-wrapped wire…

04 May 2015 [09:05 PM]
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John Tyler senior wins oration contest

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04 May 2015 [09:00 PM]
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04 May 2015 [08:55 PM]
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UT Tyler names new VP for academic affairs

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Patriot Talon staff receives 33 awards at annual convention

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04 May 2015 [08:46 PM]
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Lindale school joining First Tee program

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UT Tyler creates engineering center in Houston

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Death and Funeral Notices 5-5

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Louisiana murder suspect may be in Smith County

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One dead after car drives into Sabine River Video

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Patriots introducing new women's basketball head coach

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