UPDATE: Splash Kingdom Water Park to open on schedule despite main building destroyed by fire

(KYTX) CANTON - UPDATE: Canton's Splash Kingdom Water Park will open on schedule, despite early morning fire. PREVIOUS: The fire is under control and crews are working to contain any hot spots that flare up. Van Zandt County Fire Marshal is on scene to begin investigating the cause. Splash Kingdom owner Johnny Blevins says despite heavy damage…

2017 Fresh 15 Road Race Raises $163,000 for charities

Brookshire Grocery Co. will present $163,000 to local and national charities Friday from proceeds raised during the company’s 4th annual Fresh 15 Road Race. The race’s charity program, Every Runner Counts, relays the message that 100 percent of registration proceeds from participants are given back to nonprofit organizations. Every Runner

Trump: 'I thought it would be easier'

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Trump: 'I thought it would be easier'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is sounding wistful as he reflects on his first 100 days on the job. The president says he "loved" his "previous life. I had so many things going." He says his new gig is…

28 April 2017 [10:16 AM]
Bob Schneider returns to Liberty Hall with Mitch Watkins

On Saturday, April 29, Austin-based singer and songwriter Bob Schneider returns to the Liberty Hall stage accompanied by fellow Austin-based guitarist, Mitch Watkins. This will be Schneider’s sixth appearance at Liberty Hall, the first for Watkins and the first time…

28 April 2017 [10:04 AM]
Whitehouse Band Director announces retirement

After 46 years, Denny Whitley the Whitehouse High School Band Director has announced he is retiring on his social media page. "This rumor has been showing up every year, I just wanted everyone to hear it from me- this…

28 April 2017 [09:24 AM]
500 people get duplicate tax refund checks, can keep only 1

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Five hundred Rhode Island residents have received duplicate tax refund checks totaling $364,000. A state official says human error is to blame. The checks were sent in a group of refunds mailed Friday. The checks people…

28 April 2017 [09:08 AM]
A man and his robots: Hobbyist looks to share knowledge with others

As a child, Carlos Sabates’ family called him “destructive hands.” If it was electronic, Sabates, now 36, wanted to know how it worked. That usually resulted in a broken appliance, in pieces. After years of tinkering, those once-destructive hands are…

28 April 2017 [12:36 AM]
bible verse 4-28

“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10)…

28 April 2017 [12:10 AM]
Whitehouse's Patrick Mahomes goes No. 10 in NFL Draft to KC

“I’m going to Kansas City, Kansas City here I come.” Patrick Mahomes II didn’t break out into the old Wilbert Harrison song, but it would have been fitting. Mahomes, the strong-armed gunslinger quarterback from Whitehouse, was the 10th overall pick…

27 April 2017 [11:48 PM]
Heines, former mayors endorse TISD bond

Mayor Martin Heines and four former mayors have endorsed Tyler ISD’s $198 million bond to renovate John Tyler and Robert E. Lee high schools. Heines, former Tyler Mayors Kevin Eltife, Charles Halstead, Barbara Bass and Joey Seeber expressed their support…

27 April 2017 [09:28 PM]
East Texas Crisis Center recognizes 2017 Hope Award recipients

Every day the East Texas Crisis Center works with law enforcement, local hospitals and volunteers to coordinate care for victims of sexual assault. In 2016, the crisis center helped 163 survivors of sexual assault in Smith County.  About 25 friends,…

27 April 2017 [08:47 PM]
Rotolo’s adds live music on Saturday nights

Rotolo’s Pizzaria in Tyler will launch a summer music series this Saturday, the owner announced. The restaurant, The Village in Cumberland Park on South Broadway, will offer live music throughout spring and summer as part of its Fresh Music…

27 April 2017 [06:27 PM]
Tyler Community Band presents spring concert May 1

The Tyler Community Band will present “Opportunity Knocks” as its spring concert 7:30 p.m. Monday at Caldwell Auditorium, 300 S. College Ave. Under the direction of Dr. Sarah Roberts, the band will perform music by John Philip Sousa, Gustav Holst…

27 April 2017 [06:23 PM]
Laser shows set April 28-29 at TJC science center

Tyler Junior College Laser shows are returning to the dome theater in the Center for Earth & Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College. Visitors can take a seat under the 40-foot dome and be immersed in sound as…

27 April 2017 [06:17 PM]
Columnist John Moore: Instructions for unattended husbands

Since my wife retired, she does what many retirees do: Whatever she wants. Like many families, our children and other family members are scattered across the country like dice across a table. Consequently, some of her time is spent flying…

27 April 2017 [05:54 PM]
Tyler Water Utilities hires consultant to help with EPA agreement

The 10-year time clock on an agreement between Tyler Water Utilities and the Environmental Protection Agency has started to tick. The city has hired a consultant to make sure it meets its benchmarks outlined in the agreement. Following seven…

27 April 2017 [05:36 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for April 28

DEATHS GEORGE W. BOOTH, 87, Edom, died April 26; Visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. GERTRUDE CALDWELL, 68, Tyler, died April 25. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. ROBERT WILLIAM RHOADES, 60, Tyler, died…

27 April 2017 [04:46 PM]
Two indicted for March robbery at the Village at Cumberland Park

Two people have been indicted by a Smith County Grand Jury on aggravated robbery charges for their suspected roles in an attempted robbery that occurred in the parking lot of the Village at Cumberland Park. Chad Boening, 34, a former…

27 April 2017 [04:31 PM]
See All Types of Green this Spring: Financial Literacy Month

LEO ROSSLER, Social Security April is Financial Literacy Month, and there’s no better time than right now to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can take advantage of compound interest - that’s like “free…

27 April 2017 [04:06 PM]
UPDATE: Arp house heavily damaged in fire

An Arp house was heavily damaged after a fire Thursday morning. Firefighters from multiple agencies responded to the blaze in the 21,800 block of County Road 2321 about 9:30 a.m. and closed the scene shortly before 1 p.m. John…

27 April 2017 [03:29 PM]