K-9 officers more than just a tool of the trade

Endy isn’t just Deputy Corey Cameron’s partner, he’s his best friend. Endy, 3, is a Belgian Malinois brought on by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in November 2013. Cameron had been in law enforcement for two decades before meeting Endy. “Endy is an ‘alpha,’ that’s what we look for,” Cameron said. He said that…

Tyler SPCA preparing for move into new space Video

The SPCA in Tyler offers top notch vet care at a low cost, adopts out hundreds of dogs and cats each year - and now has invested in a new building to expand their mission. The SPCA bought an older home on Feb. 1 and it will be renovated to place large and small dogs in for the adoption process. Local companies have offered their services to the

Man killed in Smith County standoff as crews search for body of the suspect's missing mother

A Smith County man died after a standoff, in which he was accused of barricading himself inside his home and setting it on fire after officers attempted to serve him a search warrant regarding his missing mother. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said deputies attempted to execute a search warrant at the home

Leadership Tyler honors 2016 Distinguished Alumni

Brian Brandt will be recognized as Leadership Tyler’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree Feb. 26 at the organization’s reunion celebration at Hollytree Country Club in Tyler. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given annually to a Leadership Tyler alum nominated by his or her peers within the organization and chosen by past award

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Death and Funeral Notices 2-11

DEATHS MARIA ANDRADE, 60, Tyler, died February 6. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. RICHARD H. ATKINS, 89, Hurst, died February 6. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funerals-Cremation, Fort Worth. VANELLE BAGWELL, 66, Tyler, died February 8,…

11 February 2016 [09:48 AM]
Bible Verse 2-11

"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast it is not proud." (1 Corinthians 13:4)…

10 February 2016 [10:38 PM]
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Leadership Tyler honors 2016 Distinguished Alumni

Brian Brandt will be recognized as Leadership Tyler’s 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree Feb. 26 at the organization’s reunion celebration at Hollytree Country Club in Tyler. The Distinguished Alumni Award is given annually to a Leadership Tyler alum nominated by…

10 February 2016 [10:29 PM]
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K-9 officers more than just a tool of the trade

Endy isn’t just Deputy Corey Cameron’s partner, he’s his best friend. Endy, 3, is a Belgian Malinois brought on by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in November 2013. Cameron had been in law enforcement for two decades before meeting Endy.…

10 February 2016 [09:50 PM]
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Proposed Tawakoni catfish regulation a compromise solution

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10 February 2016 [09:46 PM]
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10 February 2016 [09:44 PM]
Chickens are rewarding companions in the garden

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10 February 2016 [09:15 PM]
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Burger King wants to be the hot dog king

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10 February 2016 [08:23 PM]
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President's oil tax takes away from freedom

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10 February 2016 [08:17 PM]
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Woman robbed in work parking lot

Two robbery suspects are at large after a Wednesday afternoon purse-snatching in Tyler. A 33-year-old woman was exiting her vehicle about 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Trinity Children’s Clinic, where she works, when she was robbed of her…

10 February 2016 [07:17 PM]
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At least 40 Tyler streets will see pavement upgrades

At least 40 streets will see upgrades in the coming year as part of the city's ongoing effort to improve driving conditions. On Wednesday, the Tyler City Council approved going out for bids for its annual Asphalt Enhancement Program. Funded…

10 February 2016 [07:15 PM]
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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ends 2016 White House bid

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie dropped out of the Republican nomination for president on Wednesday, a day after his disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary. Campaign spokeswoman Samantha Smith said Christie shared his decision with staff at his campaign…

10 February 2016 [06:07 PM]
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Texas attorney general faces ethics probe over gay marriage

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Already indicted on felony securities fraud charges, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will face an ethics investigation for advising local officials they could refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses on religious grounds. The U.S. Supreme Court…

10 February 2016 [06:05 PM]
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East Texans mark Ash Wednesday with Ashes on the Square

Archer Cassity was perhaps one of the youngest participants in Ashes on the Square as he took part in the Ash Wednesday event in downtown Tyler. Archer, 1, came with his parents, Garrett and Lauren Cassity, all of whom attend…

10 February 2016 [05:55 PM]
United Airlines to end service in Tyler in April

United Airlines will no longer fly out of Tyler Pounds Regional Airport due to declining passenger numbers. United spokesman Jonathan Guerin confirmed the airline would end services to and from Tyler in April. He said passengers flying to Houston for…

10 February 2016 [05:37 PM]
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VW, Audi, BMW recall nearly 1.7M vehicles in air bag mess

DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen, Audi and BMW are recalling nearly 1.7 million vehicles with Takata air bag inflators that can rupture and hurl shrapnel into drivers and passengers. The moves announced Wednesday bring to just over 5.1 million the number…

10 February 2016 [03:30 PM]
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The Latest: Fiorinia Tweets that she's quitting GOP race

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local: 3:12 p.m. Carly Fiorina is dropping out of the 2016 Republican…

10 February 2016 [02:26 PM]
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Tyler SPCA preparing for move into new space Video

The SPCA in Tyler offers top notch vet care at a low cost, adopts out hundreds of dogs and cats each year - and now has invested in a new building to expand their mission. The SPCA bought an older…

10 February 2016 [11:26 AM]
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Man that shot Houston deputy 15 times found incompetent for trial Video

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston man accused of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy at a gas station last summer has been ruled mentally incompetent to stand trial for capital murder. State District Judge Susan Brown ordered 31-year-old Shannon Miles be…

10 February 2016 [09:18 AM]
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Bishop Gorman athletes headed to the next level

Trinity University gained a few more Crusaders while another Bishop Gorman standout is going to stay a Crusader in college. Bishop T.K. Gorman School held a signing day celebration Tuesday morning for five of its student athletes. Four of the…

10 February 2016 [08:55 AM]
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Death and Funeral Notices 2-10

DEATHS MARIA ANDRADE, 60, Tyler, died February 6. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. RICHARD H. ATKINS, 89, Hurst, died February 6. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at Greenwood Funerals-Cremation, Fort Worth. VANELLE BAGWELL, 66, Tyler, died February 8,…

10 February 2016 [08:55 AM]
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Griffin garners 1,000th win as Brownsboro defeats WP Video

WILLS POINT - It was a team effort as the Brownsboro Bearettes defeated Wills Point 65-45 to give head coach Fred Griffin his 1,000th career victory on Tuesday night. The milestone victory also clinched another district championship for Griffin and the…

10 February 2016 [08:42 AM]
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Commissioners eyeing updates to animal control code of ordinances

Smith County is working to polish its animal control code of ordinances. The Smith County Fire Marshal’s office took over animal control duties from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office in 2014, but the department is operating under a code of…

09 February 2016 [11:10 PM]
Bible Verse 2-10

"Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle." (2 Thessalonian 2:15)…

09 February 2016 [10:41 PM]
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Will: Slow economic growth is a threat to US

Slow economic growth is a looming threat to the nation, newspaper columnist George Will told an audience at the UT-Tyler Cowan Center Tuesday night. “We’ve had a lost decade,” Will said. “In the last 10 years, we have had not…

09 February 2016 [10:37 PM]