Cyber attack threats 24-7, 365 days a year

Don Bell is reluctant to talk on the record. His reluctance is rooted in a sort of productive concern and strange sense of respect for criminals he and his staff defend Smith County against around the clock.

Police release video of deadly confrontation Video

Kristiana Coignard entered the Longview Police Department and stood for about 15 seconds on the threshold before walking into the lobby. A minute later, the 17-year-old reached for the red phone on the wall to ask to speak to an officer.

Hogg Middle School lunch lady saves student's life

When a sixth-grade boy in the Hogg Middle School cafeteria clutched his throat and made strange sounds, two nearby girls jumped up and began beating on his back. Kitchen Manager Karen Crone said when she saw the girls beating on Jaquavion Jackson’s back in October, Ms.

Nonprofit BBB Award goes to ET Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank received the Nonprofit BBB Award for Excellence Wednesday during the Better Business Bureau’s annual award luncheon. Three businesses were also honored during the event, which also celebrated the 30th anniversary of the BBB Serving Central East Texas.

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Cyber attack threats 24-7, 365 days a year

Don Bell is reluctant to talk on the record. His reluctance is rooted in a sort of productive concern and strange sense of respect for criminals he and his staff defend Smith County against around the clock. He’s confident he…

29 January 2015 [06:16 AM]
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Police release video of deadly confrontation Video

Kristiana Coignard entered the Longview Police Department and stood for about 15 seconds on the threshold before walking into the lobby. A minute later, the 17-year-old reached for the red phone on the wall to ask to speak to an…

29 January 2015 [06:14 AM]
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Dallas police turn to social media in cold homicide cases

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police are turning to social media to help solve homicide cases that have gone cold. Officials hope posting video interviews with family of homicide victims to the department's blog and Facebook page will result in someone…

29 January 2015 [05:43 AM]
Trooper: Suspect fatally shot after killing Texas police dog

BOWIE, Texas (AP) — The state's public safety department says a suspect was fatally shot after he killed a police dog following a car chase in North Texas. The Wednesday pursuit began after authorities say Montague County deputies attempted to…

29 January 2015 [05:36 AM]
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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline — a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into…

29 January 2015 [05:34 AM]
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Walk With A Doc today at Tyler JC

Dr. Evans Smith, an emergency medicine physician at East Texas Medical Center and medical director at ETMC Wound Healing Center, leads today’s Walk With a Doc event and will discuss environmental health hazards. Walk With a Doc is a project…

28 January 2015 [11:28 PM]
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Nonprofit BBB Award goes to ET Food Bank

The East Texas Food Bank received the Nonprofit BBB Award for Excellence Wednesday during the Better Business Bureau’s annual award luncheon. Three businesses were also honored during the event, which also celebrated the 30th anniversary of the BBB Serving Central…

28 January 2015 [11:06 PM]
Bible Verse 1-29

"Our fathers worshipped on this mountain, and you Jews say that in Jerusalem is the place where one ought to worship." (John 4:20)…

28 January 2015 [10:58 PM]
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Hogg Middle School lunch lady saves student's life

When a sixth-grade boy in the Hogg Middle School cafeteria clutched his throat and made strange sounds, two nearby girls jumped up and began beating on his back. Kitchen Manager Karen Crone said when she saw the girls beating on…

28 January 2015 [09:56 PM]
Interim city manager, staff praised during transition

Wednesday was Interim City Manager Susan Guthrie’s last council meeting acting in her current role, and council members took a moment in the meeting to thank her. District 1 Councilman Sam Mezayek said he has been impressed with Ms. Guthrie…

28 January 2015 [09:46 PM]
Council Oks rezoning for grocery store

Bailey Haskins, 25, goes to the grocery store each week with her elderly neighbor. The pair load up at her home near the intersection of First Street and Vine Avenue and drive 10 to 15 minutes to the closest store…

28 January 2015 [09:40 PM]
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Gardening, landscape activities pick up the pace in February

While January is almost gone, the cold weather probably is not. Even though the average last freeze of the winter season for our area is around mid-March, there are many things that can or should be done in the home…

28 January 2015 [08:41 PM]
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Smith County NWTF Banquet Friday to help Turkey, Quail in Texas

If there ever was a time for East Texans to seriously get behind the fundraising efforts of a conservation organization, this would be it. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is making another serious push toward re-establishing eastern wild turkeys. Partnering…

28 January 2015 [08:15 PM]
Speed to talk to anglers in Tyler

Fishermen interested in traveling to Mexico to chase big numbers and big bass or to Brazil to battle with trophy peacock bass have a chance to learn the ins and outs from outfitter Ron Speed Jr., Feb. 10 at Tyler’s…

28 January 2015 [08:09 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 1-29

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, Tyler. COURVOISIER BUTLER, 24,…

28 January 2015 [07:32 PM]
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New 'tenther' term is used to discredit

Here’s a new word for you conspiracy buffs: “Tenther.” Like “truther” and “birther,” it’s intended to categorize the subject as a nutjob. In this case, a “tenther” is someone who has actually read the U.S. Constitution. Most recently, it’s being…

28 January 2015 [07:29 PM]
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Apple can afford to give every American $556 Video

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook says consumer demand for new iPhones has been "staggering" and "hard to comprehend." That helped the company report record-smashing earnings for its latest quarter and sent the stock climbing more than 7…

28 January 2015 [12:50 PM]
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Groundbreaking planned for Cowan Center addition Video

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the UT Tyler Center for the Musical Arts, President Rodney H. Mabry announced. The ceremony will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 in the R. Don Cowan…

28 January 2015 [12:30 PM]
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Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy weddings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When pet owners dress up their dogs in miniature white dresses and tiny tuxes, some believe the barks that signal "I do" reveal true puppy love. These animal lovers say their pooches can feel real longing…

28 January 2015 [10:01 AM]
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Texas hog hunter becomes pig lover

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) — Before Courtney Taylor met Hooey, she was an avid hog hunter. Taylor, 28, of Victoria County, was on a hunting trip near Edna with her ex-boyfriend a year ago when she met the then 5-pound piglet.…

28 January 2015 [09:46 AM]
10 Things to Know for Today

The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HOSTAGE MOM TO JAPAN LEADER: PLEASE SAVE KENJI The mother of the captive journalist calls on Prime Minister Abe…

28 January 2015 [07:43 AM]
Florida cat crawls back from grave after being hit by car

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If cats have nine lives, Bart the black and white feline from Tampa, Florida, has certainly used up one. The Tampa Bay Times reports that when 1 ½-year-old Bart was hit by a car earlier this…

28 January 2015 [07:34 AM]
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Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing

BOSTON (AP) — New Englanders savaged by a blizzard packing knee-high snowfall and hurricane-force winds began digging out as New Yorkers and others spared its full fury questioned whether forecasts were overblown. The storm buried the Boston area in more…

28 January 2015 [07:32 AM]