Hughes, Simpson face questions at Republican forum

Texas Senate District 1 candidates fielded questions about their qualifications for the office and their positions on topics likely to come up in the next legislative session.  The Smith County Republican Club meeting featured two of four candidates hoping to replace Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, who will…

Valentine's Day sweethearts: East Texas couples share stories of long-lasting love

Love can be a splendid thing. It can be rooted in instant attraction or allowed to blossom slowly, deliberately. Three couples whose relationships are rooted in puppy love paused recently to discuss the powerful, mysterious emotion that binds them together, for better or worse.   Todd and

Troup Police Department to host free open carry class

The Troup Police Department will host a free class covering Open Carry on Thursday. The class will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Cameron J. Jarvis Library, 102 S. Georgia St. in Troup. The class will cover the new legislation that went into effect on Jan. 1, 2016 thanks to House

Driver arrested on DWI charges after crashing into Braum's Restaurant Video

TYLER (KYTX) - UPDATE: Tyler Police tell CBS 19 the driver of the black pickup, Reginald Patrick McDaniel, 46, of Tyler faces a DWI charge after crashing into the Braum's Ice Cream and Burger Shop on Troup Highway and Loop 323. Police report a blood alcohol level of .15 at the time of his arrest.

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Rose Capital East Little League signups

It is time for the Rose Capital East Little League signup. Walkup registration and player evaluations are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Golden Road Park, 2300 McDonald Road, in Tyler. Register online at rosecapitaleast.com. Check…

12 February 2016 [02:32 PM]
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People of Tyler - Presidents Day Quiz Video

Ah February, the month of the holiday that we all look forward to. Presidents day. We went out into the community to measure the historical knowledge of our fore-fathers, and they did pretty well!…

12 February 2016 [02:16 PM]
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Amazon debuts series based on New Yorker magazine

NEW YORK (AP) - After working 18 years at "The Daily Show," Kahane Cooperman had only a weekend off last summer before starting a job running Amazon's new video version of The New Yorker magazine. In retrospect, she considers that…

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US stocks higher this afternoon as oil rebounds, banks rise

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12 February 2016 [01:45 PM]
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12 February 2016 [01:36 PM]
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12 February 2016 [01:00 PM]
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Texas mother, daughter convicted of smuggling cocaine

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12 February 2016 [12:21 PM]
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Troup Police Department to host free open carry class

The Troup Police Department will host a free class covering Open Carry on Thursday. The class will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25 in the Cameron J. Jarvis Library, 102 S. Georgia St. in Troup. The class will…

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12 February 2016 [12:05 PM]
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Hughes, Simpson face questions at Republican forum

Texas Senate District 1 candidates fielded questions about their qualifications for the office and their positions on topics likely to come up in the next legislative session. The Smith County Republican Club meeting featured two of four candidates hoping…

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11 February 2016 [11:22 PM]
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UPDATE: Food trucks allowed to operate in Longview Video

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Smith County should spend its money on road repairs

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11 February 2016 [07:39 PM]
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11 February 2016 [07:37 PM]
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Electoral College is still important

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11 February 2016 [07:35 PM]
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11 February 2016 [06:47 PM]
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11 February 2016 [06:32 PM]
Tyler man convicted of drug trafficking charges

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11 February 2016 [05:43 PM]
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East Texans of all ages took advantage Thursday of a return to warm temperatures and clear skies across the region to get outside for some fun. The thermometer read in the mid- to upper-70s across most of the region with…

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