Bernie Tiede's life sentence thrown out, ordered back to Panola County for new sentencing hearing

AUSTIN (KYTX) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that convicted murderer Bernie Tiede should receive a new hearing considering his punishment for the 1996 death of Marjorie Nugent in Carthage. Tiede was originally sentenced to life in prison after admitting to shooting Nugent in the back. He hid her body in a freezer at Nug…

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Downtown Tyler is getting into the holiday spirit

 The city of Tyler and a list of downtown businesses were getting into the holiday spirit Tuesday afternoon — hanging lights, decorating trees and painting storefronts with seasonal cheer. Around noon, a 25-foot tall Leyland Cyprus tree was delivered to the heart of downtown.

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Cleveland to release video of boy shot by officer

MARK GILLISPIE, Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland police plan to release the names of the two officers involved in the shooting death of a 12-year-old boy, along with dispatch calls and a surveillance video that authorities say clearly shows…

26 November 2014 [10:18 AM]
See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity

TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just…

26 November 2014 [10:11 AM]
NJ hiker photographed bear before it killed him

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey hiker killed by a bear in September took a series of photos of the animal with his cellphone before it mauled him to death. Police in West Milford have released five photos…

26 November 2014 [09:59 AM]
7 protesters arrested after blocking Dallas road

DALLAS (AP) — Seven people have been arrested while blocking part of a Dallas highway to protest a white Missouri police officer not charged in the fatal shooting of a black man. Dallas police say nobody was hurt in the…

26 November 2014 [09:49 AM]
FBI: Texas investigators stole rare comic books

HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston-area investigators are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in rare comic books while working an embezzlement case. The Houston Chronicle reports a grand jury indicted 41-year-old Dustin Deutsch on Tuesday with felony theft…

26 November 2014 [09:45 AM]
Humanist group demands removal of nativity scene

A national humanist group is demanding that the Christian nativity scene on the lawn of the Cherokee County courthouse in Rusk be removed. Cherokee County officials said they’re reviewing the demand. “The law surrounding nativity scenes is very clear, and…

26 November 2014 [09:42 AM]
3 Reasons holiday shoppers may spend cautiously

ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Business Writer CHRIS RUGABER, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Falling gas prices. Soaring stock market. Unemployment at a six-year-low. All signs point to a successful holiday shopping season. Despite the economic tail winds, though, retailers…

26 November 2014 [09:40 AM]
Gilmer seeks mediation in ambulance withdrawl Video

GILMER — East Texas Medical Center announced Tuesday it will discontinue ambulance service in Gilmer effective March 1, but the Gilmer city attorney said he will negotiate with ETMC about staying on because city officials believe a contract requires the…

26 November 2014 [09:37 AM]
Passengers in Russia's Arctic give airliner a push

MOSCOW (AP) — In other countries, you may be asked to give a push to a car stuck in the mud. In Russia, passengers in the Arctic came out of an airliner to the bitter cold to help it move…

26 November 2014 [09:37 AM]
Bible Verse 11-26

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." (Colossians 3:17)…

25 November 2014 [10:27 PM]
"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" is a great page turner, GenX memoir

Ashes to ashes. Dust to dust. That’s supposedly what we are, and what we’ll end up being: just a few pounds of powdered remains that a good wind might easily scatter. That’s strange to think about — but comforting, at…

25 November 2014 [10:20 PM]
Epiphany: Considering savory sides of the "yam"

The yam doesn’t get a lot of love. Maybe it’s syntax-related; after all, yam is one consonant away from yak. Then there’s the mix-up involving the real yam, which is rarely seen in this country, but a staple in Africa,…

25 November 2014 [10:14 PM]
Injured Lindale Firefighter on his way home today

LINDALE — The firefighter injured in a house fire earlier this year will be returning home today after months of hospitalization and rehabilitation. Kenny Vent, Lindale Fire Department spokesman, stated in a news release that Joe Yeakley, who was injured…

25 November 2014 [10:04 PM]
Capitalism is the cure, not the ill

Activist Naomi Klein gets it exactly wrong. In her new bestseller, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” she asks if climate change might be the catalyst for “finally” defeating worldwide capitalism. What she doesn’t see is that capitalism remains…

25 November 2014 [09:38 PM]
Paintballs not bullets

“I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.” Nelson Mandela   We walked a full circle around the Derry Walls, snapping photos, enjoying the day…

25 November 2014 [09:28 PM]
Little farm in L.A.

Los Angeles, California, was a “big city” when I was born there in 1931, but not today’s monster metropolis. Home was a craftsman-style house, built circa 1920 in a neighborhood with others of like style. The lots were about 150…

25 November 2014 [09:22 PM]
Officials warn travelers to take precaution

Traveling, cooking and shopping are three common activities during the next few days for many people celebrating Thanksgiving, and participating in Black Friday shopping sprees, but authorities are urging the public to be aware, patient and to practice caution to…

25 November 2014 [08:20 PM]
Tyler Public Library to host American Girl tea

The Tyler Public Library is celebrating past and present American Girls with its annual American Girl Holiday Tea on Dec. 6. The Holiday Tea will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the library’s Taylor Auditorium, 201 S. College St. Girls under…

25 November 2014 [08:17 PM]
Anger at Ferguson case based on emotion, evidence

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Anger and despair swept through many parts of America after a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for killing Michael Brown, a black teenager. What was behind the wave of…

25 November 2014 [08:06 PM]
Holocaust survivor shares story at Tyler Junior College

A Holocaust survivor showed the yellow Star of David she was required to wear and recounted her concentration camp experiences during a speech at Tyler Junior College. “I ripped that star off on May 8, 1945, when I was liberated,”…

25 November 2014 [08:02 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 11-26

DEATHS MARYLOU ARNOLD, 91, Quitman, died Nov. 25. Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman. FREDDIE DON AYERS, 69, Grand Saline, died Nov. 21. Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at funeral home. ANNIE BAXTER, 92, Tyler, died Nov.…

25 November 2014 [07:52 PM]
Downtown Tyler is getting into the holiday spirit

The city of Tyler and a list of downtown businesses were getting into the holiday spirit Tuesday afternoon — hanging lights, decorating trees and painting storefronts with seasonal cheer. Around noon, a 25-foot tall Leyland Cyprus tree was delivered…

25 November 2014 [07:39 PM]
Volunteers celebrate holiday with free meal

Most Americans will sit down on Thursday with their families and friends and celebrate Thanksgiving by eating a dinner with turkey, ham and all the fixings. But for some who have no family or friends nearby to celebrate with, the…

25 November 2014 [07:06 PM]
WWII Museum opening new pavilion in New Orleans

STACEY PLAISANCE, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A bombed-out bunker with a digital battle mapping table and animated fighter planes soaring overhead gives an immersive look at strategic air raids over Europe during World War II. The simulated experience…

25 November 2014 [04:43 PM]
Recipient of double arm transplant happy to hug Video

BOSTON (AP) — A former college professor who underwent a double arm transplant last month at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston said Tuesday that the best thing about the operation is that he's able to hug his loved ones…

25 November 2014 [04:40 PM]