House OKs bill to address border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, passing it on a near party-line vote after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants already working in this country legally. President Barack Ob…

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Guilt? New survey says religious people show more remorse from eating

Feeling guilty about your eating habits? You might be religious, according to a new survey from the Barna Research Group. According to the research, 55 percent of Christians expressed concern about their eating habits, compared to Americans who adhere to…

01 August 2014 [11:52 PM]
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Thank you all

In the words of the late, great philosopher, Groucho Marx, “Hello, I must be going.” Now, I have accepted a position at a Tyler-based nonprofit, Next Step Community Solutions; I started Friday. I came to Tyler four years ago more…

01 August 2014 [11:42 PM]
Whitehouse - Latter-Day Saints: Church getting new Bishop

Sam Anderson has been called to serve as the new Bishop of Whitehouse Ward, a congregation of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A bishop is the leader of a local congregation (known as a ward). In the…

01 August 2014 [11:39 PM]
Temps return to normal

Record high temperatures were reached on Friday in Tyler, Longview and Lufkin. But, these records were for the coolest high for the date, which is a number that doesn’t get the kind of fanfare you see during periods of extreme…

01 August 2014 [11:37 PM]
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Paint It Pink: Greenbergs donate truck for cancer awareness

A 1969 fire truck that will help spread cancer awareness when it’s turned pink has returned to Tyler. Steve Countryman, chairman of the firefighters’ Cancer Awareness and Relief Effort, said Sam and Connie Greenberg’s family purchased the truck in 2004…

01 August 2014 [11:34 PM]
Death And Funeral Notices, August 2, 2014

DEATHS MARIE ANDERSON, 73, Fort Worth, died Aug. 1. Mountain Valley Funeral Home, Joshua. Visitation 2-4 p.m. Sunday at funeral home. JIMMIE R. BETHEA, 72, Galveston, died July 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. JOHNNY RAY BIRDWELL, 64, Lake Stryker,…

01 August 2014 [11:07 PM]
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VIDEO/Michigan: Little girl with a large will to survive

Michigan: Sasha is less than a ;month old and and weighs about 2 pounds. She has already undergone one surgery and another heart procedure intended to prevent heart surgery later on. Health professionals scrambled, thinking through how to…

01 August 2014 [10:41 PM]
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Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants

DENVER (AP) — Colorado has started issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants regardless of their legal status, marking a dramatic change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws. There was a…

01 August 2014 [08:31 PM]
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NYC Autopsy: Police chokehold caused man's death

NEW YORK (AP) — The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of an…

01 August 2014 [08:30 PM]
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House OKs bill to address border crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, passing it on a near party-line vote after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands…

01 August 2014 [08:29 PM]
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Four burglaries solved with one Smith County arrest

Smith County Sheriff’s Office detectives received information earlier this week from a Smith County resident about $21,000 worth of tools and wires which had been taken when his business was burglarized on July 18 in Flint. He was told that…

01 August 2014 [04:33 PM]
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VIDEO: It's transfer student orientation day at Stephen F. Austin

It’s transfer student orientation day at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches today. Incoming students are getting their information packets and directions from student volunteers at check-in stations like this one. Transfer students like Regina Cooper, shown here looking over…

01 August 2014 [03:48 PM]
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VIDEO: U.S. employers added 209,000 jobs in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion. Employers added 209,000 jobs last month. Though that was fewer than…

01 August 2014 [03:35 PM]
Body found in Cherokee County identified; cause of death is gunshot

New Summerfield Police Department today received confirmation from the Southwest Institute of Forensic Science in Dallas that the body discovered earlier this week near Recklaw was that of Javier Jimenez. Jimenez was positively identified utilizing finger prints on file. The…

01 August 2014 [03:26 PM]
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Tyler city manager accepts position in Dallas

Tyler City Manager Mark McDaniel has accepted an assistant position with the City of Dallas. McDaniel will serve as the assistant city manager in Dallas. McDaniel will start his new position on September 2 and will oversee Streets Services, Sanitation…

01 August 2014 [02:02 PM]
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Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis expected in Tyler Saturday

Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, will be in Tyler knocking on doors and engaging voters during a block-walking event Saturday morning in Tyler. Sen. Davis, campaign staff and local volunteers will begin the block walk at the…

01 August 2014 [01:25 PM]
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VIDEO: Winona mayor's resignation accepted in 3-1 vote

WINONA (KYTX) - Winona's city council accepted Mayor DeDe Stroud's resignation in an emergency meeting Thursday night. Stroud was only in office for a few months. She was elected in May and wanted to make significant changes at city hall.…

01 August 2014 [09:05 AM]
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VIDEO: Taxpayers in Pittsburg dislike new free-lunch provision

PITTSBURG (KYTX) - All students in at least half a dozen East Texas school districts will no longer have to pay for food at school. Pittsburg ISD is the latest to qualify for the new Community Eligibility Provisions provided by…

01 August 2014 [08:33 AM]
Black Tie Bingo later this month

The seventh annual Black Tie Bingo Gala will take place later this month, with the theme of “Moulin Rouge,” the city of Tyler announced. The fundraiser, hosted by Heart of Tyler, is scheduled for 6:30 to 11 p.m. Aug. 9…

01 August 2014 [12:32 AM]
Salvation Army obtains $150K grant to help vets

The Salvation Army in Tyler has accepted a $150,000 grant through the Texas Veterans Commission Fund to provide emergency financial assistance to prevent and end homelessness for veterans and their families. “According to current national statistics, veterans are twice as…

01 August 2014 [12:31 AM]