New VA clinic to serve 7,200 area veterans

Frederick Parson, of Jacksonville, said he loves the staff at the Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic. “They have been so great to me, and I know they do the same for everyone else,” the 59-year-old U.S. Army veteran said. …

Tornado-stricken Van celebrates graduation

Unfazed by a tornado that ripped through town a few weeks ago, 156 Van High School seniors graduated in academic regalia on Friday at Wagstaff Gymnasium on the Tyler Junior College campus.

Berman remembered for service, duty, faith

Former State Rep. Leo Berman was remembered Friday as a man driven by a resolute sense of duty and servitude for his country, the state, the community and the Lord. There were laughs and tears from the friends and former and current area dignitaries who packed Christ Church, Episcopal for the service.

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Apaches celebrate title with fans

The Tyler Junior College baseball team got to celebrate back-to-back national championships with their fans Friday afternoon at Mike Carter Field. The Apaches gathered at their home park after a 22-hour bus ride back to the Rose City. They arrived…

30 May 2015 [01:17 PM]
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Rutherford makes pit stop in Tyler

Johnny Rutherford is not used to taking right turns, but the famous race car driver didjust that on Friday. The three-time Indianapolis 500 winner took a right off University Boulevard into the Republic Ice House to visit with fans and…

30 May 2015 [01:15 PM]
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Tornado-stricken Van celebrates graduation Video

Unfazed by a tornado that ripped through town a few weeks ago, 156 Van High School seniors graduated in academic regalia on Friday at Wagstaff Gymnasium on the Tyler Junior College campus. “As we begin, I can’t help but say…

30 May 2015 [01:41 AM]
New Smith County Jail gets inmates

The new portions of the Smith County Jail are officially occupied with inmates, Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said in a news release. The county transitioned 91 female inmates into the new portions of the jail on Friday after its…

29 May 2015 [11:36 PM]
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Rotary Club donates $50K to TJC clinic

The Rotary Club of Tyler has given $50,000 to the new dental clinic as part of the Rogers Nursing & Health Sciences Center at Tyler Junior College. The donation provided a name for the dental clinic’s instrument sterilization lab. The…

29 May 2015 [11:23 PM]
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New VA clinic to serve 7,200 area veterans Video

Frederick Parson, of Jacksonville, said he loves the staff at the Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic. “They have been so great to me, and I know they do the same for everyone else,” the 59-year-old U.S. Army veteran said. Parson…

29 May 2015 [11:22 PM]
Around East Texas

Poverty Awareness Concert The Vineyard Church of Tyler will have A Celebration of Music in the Park Remembering the Poor from 2 to 5 p.m. today at the Bergfeld Park Amphitheater. Local musical artist who are scheduled to perform include:…

29 May 2015 [11:11 PM]
Looking Back

“In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33 (NASB) When you look back over the toughest times in your life, what do you remember? Do you see scenes in…

29 May 2015 [11:08 PM]
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Pine Cove names new president

Reed Livesay, a nine-year veteran of Pine Cove Christian Camps, has been named the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Livesay succeeds Mario Zandstra, who led the organization for 17 years. Zandstra stepped down in January and accepted the…

29 May 2015 [11:06 PM]
Bible Verse 5-30

"But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him, and His righteousness to childrens's children."…

29 May 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Berman remembered for service, duty, faith

Former State Rep. Leo Berman was remembered Friday as a man driven by a resolute sense of duty and servitude for his country, the state, the community and the Lord. There were laughs and tears from the friends and former…

29 May 2015 [10:33 PM]
TISD's early STAAR test results released

Tyler ISD passing rates on state accountability tests administered this spring showed the district trailed state passing rates in all categories, according to preliminary results released this week. The district’s passing rates on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic…

29 May 2015 [10:28 PM]
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4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes. At least 28 people have been killed nationwide…

29 May 2015 [10:15 PM]
Saga of jailed journalist shows we shouldn't trust Iran

“We have police. They arrest girls or women for having bad hijab or not being covered enough. But it’s not that we live with the police in our head. You know?” Those famous last words were pronounced by Yeganeh Salehi,…

29 May 2015 [08:00 PM]
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Economic mobility should matter now

For both parties, the emerging theme of economic mobility is often a reluctant, second choice. Deep down, many Democrats would prefer to focus on economic inequality. But while Americans have theoretical concerns about the income gap, they are consistently skeptical…

29 May 2015 [07:55 PM]
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Unions want out of minimum wage

Unions were at the front of the fight to convince the city of Los Angeles to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. But now, they want to be exempted from it. “For much of the past eight months,…

29 May 2015 [07:52 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 5-30

DEATHS DORIS BUSBY ARMSTRONG, 87, Laneville, formerly of Hemphill, died May 26. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday at funeral home. ROBERT CALDWELL, 72, Tyler, died May 26. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JAMES L. DAVIS,…

29 May 2015 [07:49 PM]
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Video: Whitehouse city manager on body cam Video

WHITEHOUSE ‑ A Whitehouse police body camera video captured a May 15 conversation of City Manager Kevin Huckabee discussing an incident on Memory Lane the night before for which he, Police Chief Craig Shelton and three other officers have been…

29 May 2015 [03:21 PM]
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In Ohio pepper-spray assault case, judge has victim fire back Video

An assault suspect who pepper-sprayed someone in the face at a fast-food restaurant received similar treatment in court as punishment from a Cleveland-area judge embracing the principle of "an eye for an eye." Our Melissa McTee has the story.…

29 May 2015 [10:53 AM]
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What color is her hair? It depends Video

Do you remember that dress that looked either white-and-gold or blue-and-black, depending on who was looking at it? This time — it's hair. Sabrina Abu-Obeid is a 24-year-old video blogger and musician living in Florida. When she recently dyed her…

29 May 2015 [10:47 AM]
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Overnight flooding causes issues across North Texas Video

(WFAA via KYTX) - The National Weather Service estimates nearly seven inches of rain fell in some parts of North Texas late Thursday night into early Friday morning. With the downpour came Flash Flood Warnings in effect well into Friday…

29 May 2015 [09:20 AM]
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Phone call from girl saves family poisoned by carbon monoxide Video

Jackson Heights (KYTX) -- A 13-year-old girl is being credited with saving her family's lives after a carbon monoxide leak at their home. It happened Wednesday in the 10000 block of County Road 3174 in the Jackson Heights community. Officials…

29 May 2015 [09:17 AM]
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Palestine man's death penalty appeal moves forward

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has agreed to consider an appeal from a 48-year-old East Texas man on death row for the 2002 slaying of his 2-year-old daughter. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says it will…

29 May 2015 [08:34 AM]