Body of missing woman found in freezer

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com The body of a missing woman has been recovered a day after a standoff ended with her son taking his own life rather than surrendering to authorities. Sheriff Larry Smith said the body of Frances Barton was found in a freezer in an outbuilding at about noon Thursday. The body of Kenneth Barton also was

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A new exhibit at Tyler’s Discovery Science Place is gaining popularity with East Texans of all ages. “Orion – Journey to Mars,” an exhibit on NASA’s new four-astronaut space capsule, is on display with hands-on components for guests, as well as a full-size model of the inside of the capsule. The exhibit also includes a miniature robot

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 through the half-cent sales tax fund, the $3 million project will

Man wanted for soliciting area realtors arrested in Smith Co.

TYLER (KYTX) - A man wanted for soliciting realtors was taken into custody Wednesday morning by the multi agency U S Marshal's Task Force Michael Minnich was arrested at a motel in North Tyler, and has been transported to the Smith County Jail. Minnich was out on parole at the time of his arrest. He and his wife, Felicia, are accused of

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Body of missing woman found

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11 February 2016 [12:49 PM]
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Texas A&M Singing Cadets coming to Tyler

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11 February 2016 [12:35 PM]
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Police searching for man reported missing from Van area

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11 February 2016 [11:37 AM]
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Discovery Science Place features new Orion exhibit Video

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11 February 2016 [10:38 AM]
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11 February 2016 [10:28 AM]
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Man wanted for soliciting area realtors arrested in Smith Co.

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11 February 2016 [10:06 AM]
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