Chandler grandmother's trial begins

  Testimony began Tuesday morning in the trial of a 52-year-old Chandler woman accused of killing her grand-daughter in a drunken collision last July. …

Jack Elementary hosts Spring Art Walk

Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School hosted its first Spring Art Walk at FRESH by Brookshire’s on Tuesday. “It was an idea came up with by Kevin Westbrook here at FRESH,” Jack Elementary School art teacher Ginger Corey said. “It’s really important to have community relationships.”

Egg hunts, other Easter celebrations planned

  Easter egg hunts are serious business for 6-year-old Marissa Thornton. That’s why the Henderson resident has been practicing for upcoming events. The 6-year-old from Henderson is legally blind, so hunting for candy-filled eggs requires a bit of help from her family.

Whitehouse HS student plant sale ends on Thursday

Spring flowers and vegetables grown by Whitehouse High School students are going fast in a plant sale in the school’s greenhouse. The public and teachers flocked in when the sale opened last week, and there may only be enough plants left to sell when the sale resumes on Thursday or maybe a little longer, Claire Cooper, a teacher, said.

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31 March 2015 [11:30 PM]
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31 March 2015 [11:29 PM]
UT Tyler nursing student, instructor honored

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31 March 2015 [11:27 PM]
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Defense rests in Boston bombing trial

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31 March 2015 [11:20 PM]
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Whitehouse HS student plant sale ends on Thursday

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31 March 2015 [11:17 PM]
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31 March 2015 [11:14 PM]
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Make a left at Chama

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31 March 2015 [11:11 PM]
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31 March 2015 [11:03 PM]
Dr. Paul McGaha Joins UT Health Northeast staff

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31 March 2015 [10:56 PM]
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Chandler grandmother's trial begins

Testimony began Tuesday morning in the trial of a 52-year-old Chandler woman accused of killing her grand-daughter in a drunken collision last July. Glynda Denise Morrow sat in the 114th District courtroom with a completely shaven head as witnesses told…

31 March 2015 [10:52 PM]
5k for Whitehouse pantry on Saturday

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31 March 2015 [10:46 PM]
Cameras banned from Calvert's trial

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31 March 2015 [10:44 PM]
Firefighters contain accidental blaze, save E. Gentry home

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31 March 2015 [10:43 PM]
Tyler Paper seeks stories of Vietnam War veterans

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31 March 2015 [10:40 PM]
Bible Verse 4-01

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Commissioners approve study to relocate courts

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31 March 2015 [10:28 PM]
County OKs spending $2M on road repairs

Smith County Commissioners approved spending about $2 million on road repairs Tuesday morning, with the expectation to spend another $2.9 million for maintenance later in the year. County Engineer Frank Davis presented the list of roads in need of repairs…

31 March 2015 [10:26 PM]
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Egg hunts, other Easter celebrations planned

Easter egg hunts are serious business for 6-year-old Marissa Thornton. That’s why the Henderson resident has been practicing for upcoming events. The 6-year-old from Henderson is legally blind, so hunting for candy-filled eggs requires a bit of help from her…

31 March 2015 [10:24 PM]
Why isn't Ayaan Hirsi Ali a hero to American Feminists?

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31 March 2015 [10:19 PM]
Minimum wage laws meant to discriminate

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31 March 2015 [10:17 PM]
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Results matter in federal programs

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31 March 2015 [10:15 PM]
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Jack Elementary hosts Spring Art Walk

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One New York snowman still hanging tough

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Death and Funeral Notices 4-01

DEATHS CAROLYN MARIE BAILEY, 57, Tyler, died March 26. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. NITA BERRY, 92, Hawkins, died March 29. Dearion-Davis Funeral Parlor, Gladewater. JESSIE LEE BROOKS, 61, Lindale, died March 28. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co.,…

31 March 2015 [08:08 PM]
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Truck flees accident, hits Fort Worth store, kills 1

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31 March 2015 [07:34 PM]