Goodwill marks 40 years in East Texas

Goodwill Industries of East Texas celebrated its 40th anniversary on Thursday at their commercial services division site, 1560 John Carney Drive. Goodwill has been serving East Texas since 1975. …

Rafael Cruz talks to East Texans on faith, country and his son

Pastor Rafael Cruz, father of Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, spoke at Rock Hill Baptist Church on Thursday. Cruz was in East Texas to encourage pastors to take action and “restore our country to greatness.”

Classic cars destroyed by fire

  A Lindale family is searching through the rubble after a late night fire destroyed a garage full of classic cars and narrowly missed burning their house on FM 2710 Wednesday night. The family said everything in garage was easily worth half a million dollars. “I’m just numb.

Woman struck by vehicle at Elm and Broadway

A woman, struck by a vehicle at Elm Street and Broadway Avenue near downtown Tyler, was placed in an ambulance and taken to East Texas Medical Center in Tyler shortly after 4 p.m. today. The injuries were described as non-life-threatening.

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27 March 2015 [07:07 AM]
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Austin taxidermist pleads guilty to illegal rhino horn sales

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The federal justice department says a Central Texas taxidermist pleaded guilty to illegally selling horns from an endangered black rhinoceros. The department says 53-year-old John A. Brommel of Austin pleaded guilty Thursday in a Waco federal…

27 March 2015 [07:05 AM]
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Lawyer says Calif. woman's kidnapping wasn't hoax

VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Declaring a reported kidnapping wasn't a hoax, the attorney for California woman who went missing for two days says she has met with police and is cooperating with their investigation. Denise Huskins met with Vallejo Police…

27 March 2015 [06:42 AM]
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11 airmen hurt in multi-vehicle accident at Fort Bliss

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Fort Bliss spokesman says 11 airmen were injured in an accident involving several Humvees at the Army post. Lt. Col. Lee Peters tells the El Paso Times that all of the injured airmen were…

27 March 2015 [06:41 AM]
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Audio, video released of Texas officer cleared in student shooting

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio suburb has released audio and video of a university police officer's fatal shooting of a student. The Alamo Heights Police department released the recordings Thursday of the police shooting death of Cameron Redus.…

27 March 2015 [05:25 AM]
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27 March 2015 [05:24 AM]
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27 March 2015 [05:17 AM]
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Classic cars destroyed by fire

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26 March 2015 [11:42 PM]
Privatization of state hospital nixed

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26 March 2015 [11:39 PM]
Area Entertainment

The Apache Belles spring show, “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,” continues tonight and Saturday. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. both days and 2 p.m. Saturday at the college’s Wise Auditorium. “Spring show is also the last time our sophomores…

26 March 2015 [11:22 PM]
Tyler seeks entries for its film festival

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26 March 2015 [10:52 PM]
Azalea Trail visitors can enjoy many tours, events

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26 March 2015 [10:45 PM]
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Goodwill marks 40 years in East Texas

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26 March 2015 [10:21 PM]
Bible Verse 3-27

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26 March 2015 [10:17 PM]
1st phase of traffic study completed

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26 March 2015 [10:14 PM]
Census results reveal growth trend

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26 March 2015 [10:09 PM]
Junior League to host truck event

The Junior League of Tyler will be hosting their inaugural “Touch a Truck” event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday in the south parking lot of Broadway Square Mall. The event will give area children the opportunity to…

26 March 2015 [10:06 PM]
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Rafael Cruz talks to East Texans on faith, country and his son

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26 March 2015 [10:05 PM]
Chandler First Assembly of God holding blood drive today

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26 March 2015 [09:59 PM]
TISD appoints new principals, approves Stewart renovation

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26 March 2015 [09:06 PM]
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26 March 2015 [07:06 PM]
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Clerks association members meet in Tyler

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26 March 2015 [05:38 PM]
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26 March 2015 [04:47 PM]
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Woman struck by vehicle at Elm and Broadway

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26 March 2015 [04:27 PM]
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New York City fire, building collapse injure 2 critically

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