East Texans enjoying unseasonably warm weather

There’s no Snowpocalypse here, like the one the Northeast is enduring this week. Instead, East Texans enjoyed unseasonably warm and sunny weather on Monday. But it won’t last forever, CBS 19’s Doc Deason warns. “The blue sky and sun were nice, and a lot of people were pretty pleased,” he said. Monday’s high temperature reached 67 deg…

Fire damages downtown J'Ville building

A downtown Jacksonville building is closed following an afternoon fire. The Jacksonville Fire Department was called to 215 Ragsdale Street at 12:25 p.

Grace Community High's drumline builds spirit, comaraderie

As a relatively new kid at Grace Community High School last year, Taylor Smith wanted to be part of something. She saw the drum line at football games and joined, partly to learn more about music.

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East Texans enjoying unseasonably warm weather

There’s no Snowpocalypse here, like the one the Northeast is enduring this week. Instead, East Texans enjoyed unseasonably warm and sunny weather on Monday. But it won’t last forever, CBS 19’s Doc Deason warns. “The blue sky and sun were…

26 January 2015 [10:46 PM]
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Police seeking accomplice in convenience store shootout

The investigation into a shootout at a Smith County convenience store, which left one would-be-robber dead at the scene Sunday night, now focuses on his accomplice, who was seen driving a late-model green two-door vehicle prior to the shooting. Authorities…

26 January 2015 [10:29 PM]
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Fire destroys furniture distribution warehouse

LINDALE — The investigation is underway to determine what ignited a 40,000-square-foot furniture distribution warehouse on County Road 496 Monday morning. The blaze, which could be seen for miles, caused the building to collapse due to the immense heat…

26 January 2015 [10:27 PM]
Bible Verse 1-27

"Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up." (James 4:10)…

26 January 2015 [10:24 PM]
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Man driving shot, killed

Tyler police responding to a car crash early Monday found they were not dealing with a car crash, but instead, a homicide. Once on the scene in the 400 block of West 24th Street, officers found 24-year-old Tyrone Lee Underwood,…

26 January 2015 [10:23 PM]
Robert E. Lee band student makes All-State

Nathan Bausinger, of Robert E. Lee High School, will perform with the Texas All-State Band at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio on Feb. 14. The concert is part of the Texas Music Educators Association’s annual clinic…

26 January 2015 [10:13 PM]
All Saints choir students make All-State Choir

Callie Crozier, Lexie Rains, Brock Lutz, Chris Brooks and Noah Fanous, members of the All Saints Episcopal School Choir, will perform with the Texas All-State Choir in San Antonio on Feb. 14 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as…

26 January 2015 [10:12 PM]
Playing the waiting game: What to do next

By Donna Spann, Guest Contributor For many high school seniors, it’s all over but the waiting. Though a few students may be finishing their college applications before final deadlines (Sunday is the cutoff for the majority of schools), most…

26 January 2015 [10:09 PM]
Lon Morris funds sent to Texas Wesleyan

Approximately $1.24 million in former endowment funds from the now defunct Lon Morris College in Jacksonville have been awarded to Texas Wesleyan University for need-based scholarships. Travis County Associate Probate Judge Dan Prashner awarded Texas Wesleyan the former endowment funds…

26 January 2015 [10:04 PM]
TJC-UT Tyler partnership strengthened

Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Tyler announced the strengthening of their collaboration and partnership through a program currently being developed as the Patriot Pathway. Together, the TJC and UT Tyler academic leadership teams will create a…

26 January 2015 [10:02 PM]
TJC names new director of bands

Jeremy Strickland, currently assistant director of bands at Texas Christian University, has been selected as director of bands for Tyler Junior College, TJC officials have announced. Strickland will begin his duties at TJC on June 1. He will lead the…

26 January 2015 [10:00 PM]
Border Lows to host monthly camp in February

The Border Lows, local chapter of Loners on Wheels, will have its monthly camp out Feb. 12 through Feb. 15 at Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland. All singles are welcome to attend. For information call Ruth at 903-678-3714 or Dorothy…

26 January 2015 [09:55 PM]
ETexas churches hosting LOL4C youth event

Several East Texas churches are partnering to put on the LOL4C event for youth this Wednesday. LOL4C stands for Live out Loud for Christ, and is based on the Biblical passage in Romans 1:16 that reads, “For I am not…

26 January 2015 [09:47 PM]
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Patriots owner makes strong defense of team

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft demanded an apology from the league once the Patriots are found to be not guilty of breaking any rules regarding using under-inflated footballs in the AFC championship game. A conclusion…

26 January 2015 [09:45 PM]
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Fire damages downtown J'Ville building

A downtown Jacksonville building is closed following an afternoon fire. The Jacksonville Fire Department was called to 215 Ragsdale Street at 12:25 p.m., Fire Chief Keith Fortner said. Fortner said the fire started in the attic at the back of…

26 January 2015 [09:41 PM]
Passerby saves family from early Monday fire

LINDALE — A passerby is being credited with saving the lives of five people early Monday morning when he not only woke up the occupants at a home that was ablaze, but went into the fire to save several of…

26 January 2015 [09:41 PM]
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Grace Community High's drumline builds spirit, comaraderie

As a relatively new kid at Grace Community High School last year, Taylor Smith wanted to be part of something. She saw the drum line at football games and joined, partly to learn more about music. She likes playing the…

26 January 2015 [09:34 PM]
Texas College to offer Brown scholarships

Texas College in Tyler is one of several religious colleges that will offer a scholarship to students at an eastern Missouri high school to honor Michael Brown, who graduated from the school days before he was shot to death by…

26 January 2015 [09:24 PM]
Tyler ISD's IB program reports numbers

The 16 graduates of Tyler ISD’s International Baccalaureate Program for 2014 received over $530,000 in scholarship money and more than 24 college acceptances and completed 6,401 hours of Creativity, Action, Service projects, according to a news release. “We are extremely…

26 January 2015 [09:22 PM]
Hideaway Lake Kiwanis donate to Lindale ISD GT

The Hideaway Lake Kiwanis Club donated $500 in the fall of 2014, and another $3,500 last week to the Lindale ISD gifted and talented fifth grade robotics program. Dr. Bob Riley, president of Hideaway Lake Kiwanis and Ms. Linda Cox,…

26 January 2015 [09:11 PM]
TJC to host science lecture on Thursday

Ancient lunar plumbing, parking on a comet, climate change, cave paintings and other top science stories of 2014 will be discussed during the Public Science Lecture Series set 7 p.m. Thursday at the Center for Earth & Space Science Education…

26 January 2015 [09:09 PM]
Terrell State Hospital could benefit from privatization

Change is never easy, as recently demonstrated by the state’s move to privatize Terrell State Hospital and the ensuing calls by state Sen. Robert Nichols and the Tyler Morning Telegraph editorial page to put a stop to it. Accountability is…

26 January 2015 [08:22 PM]
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Lower fuel prices benefit all of us

Calls for raising the gas tax are turning into a clamor. The New York Times’ Gail Collins has now joined the chorus, and her reasons are just as flawed as others who say lower gas prices are the perfect excuse…

26 January 2015 [07:56 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 1-27

DEATHS ANN J. AMMONS, 87, Tyler, died Jan. 22. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. LOIS WILLIAMS BALL, 92, Houston, died Jan. 20. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. ANNIE B. BIZOR , 93, Tyler, died Jan. 24. Community Funeral Home,…

26 January 2015 [07:51 PM]
Minn. boy fatally shot playing 'cops and robbers'

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — A 15-year-old boy unintentionally fatally shot his 13-year-old brother while playing "cops and robbers" after the boys discovered their father's hidden gun at a Minnesota home, police said Monday. Police and paramedics responded to an Eagan…

26 January 2015 [04:54 PM]
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Fierce snowstorm descends on densely populated Northeast US

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 35 million people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow…

26 January 2015 [04:00 PM]
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Sheriff: Bodies found in car of missing Ga. couple

ATLANTA (AP) — The car belonging to a Georgia couple who disappeared after traveling to meet a man claiming to sell a classic auto has been found in a lake with two bodies inside. Telfair County Sheriff Chris Steverson said…

26 January 2015 [03:55 PM]
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2 Tyler historic downtown buildings to be auctioned

Two historic downtown buildings will be placed on the auction block. The Fair Foundation and S.A. Lindsey buildings were given to the city in 2010 by the R.W. Fair Foundation with the intent of using them for future public private…

26 January 2015 [03:40 PM]
Palestine man indicted on 43 counts related to income tax fraud

A 37-year-old Palestine man has been charged with federal income tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney John M. Bales said today. Jefferson Kincade appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge K. Nicole Mitchell today and was released on…

26 January 2015 [03:17 PM]