St. Gregory Cathedral School in Tyler named National Blue Ribbon School

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan this morning announced that St. Gregory Cathedral School in Tyler is a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School, based on its overall academic excellence. This is a third award for the school, which also received the honor in 1999 and 2006. Less than 1 percent of the nation's schools have attained this prestigious aw

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47-year-old trains for 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.  “It has been a long process, and many times I thought about quitting.

"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.

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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]
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47-year-old trains for 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.…

30 September 2014 [07:48 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]
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VIDEO: Olympian Michael Phelps arrested on DUI charge

BALTIMORE (AP) — Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence,…

30 September 2014 [02:40 PM]
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NFL says prayer after TD should not have been penalized

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NFL said Tuesday that Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception. The league's rule book prohibits…

30 September 2014 [02:32 PM]
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Police: Shots fired at Ky. school, 1 student hurt

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A high school student was injured and one person was being sought after a shooting at a high school in southern Louisville, police said Tuesday. The student had non-life threatening injuries and was reunited with parents…

30 September 2014 [02:28 PM]
Kingsbury might need to start freshman QB at KSU

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech could again have a freshman starting at quarterback when the Red Raiders play No. 23 Kansas State this week. Patrick Mahomes could start in place of sophomore Davis Webb after a shoulder injury to…

30 September 2014 [01:38 PM]
State committee working to identify East Texas' most bikeable roads

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

30 September 2014 [01:21 PM]
FCC votes to end sports blackout rule over NFL’s objection

WASHINGTON (MCT) — The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday unanimously voted to end its nearly 40-year-old sports blackout rule, saying the provision, which now applies largely to NFL games, is outdated in an era when professional football has become a…

30 September 2014 [01:14 PM]
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Two area burglaries foiled by on-site arrests

The first on-site arrest of a burglar this week occurred Sunday evening in the northeastern part of Smith County. At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Sunday, September 28, 2014, Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call from a night security…

30 September 2014 [11:38 AM]
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Records, photos of famed US WWII bombers go online

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Thousands of feet above the Pacific Ocean, the bullets were coming fast and the flak was flying. Japanese fighter planes whizzed around like bees as the American forces in their lumbering B-24 bombers tried everything…

30 September 2014 [11:21 AM]