Intoxication manslaughter trial of Chandler woman set to begin

The trial of a woman accused of killing her 5-year-old granddaughter in a crash last July while she was intoxicated is set to begin Tuesday.  The Smith County District Attorney’s Office said the felony intoxication manslaughter trial of Glynda Denise Morrow, 51, is to begin testimony in 114th District Judge Christi Kennedy’s court. …

Unemployment rates drop but concern rises for workforce

Unemployment rates in Tyler and Texas as a whole have dropped again — and are nearing the point when good news becomes mixed news. New numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission said the state had a net gain of 7,100 nonagricultural jobs in February, putting the state’s unemployment rate at 4.3 percent, down from 4.4 percent in January.

Gunsmiths can improve a shooting experience

The mountain peaks in the logo of Stone Range Gunsmithing are a symbol of something lost — and something found. Mark and Caitlin Covey are from Colorado, but they find themselves making a new life for themselves and their children in East Texas. Colorado changed, they said, and became a place they didn’t recognize.

License plates not advertising space

There’s broad consensus among Texas newspapers and commentators that the Confederate flag should be kept off Texas license plates. The consensus is right — the flag has no place on a state license plate — but it’s not a free speech issue. It’s more of a story about a state scheme to increase revenues that went wrong.

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2 seriously hurt after small plane from Tyler crashes

GORDONVILLE — Authorities said a small plane that left from Tyler crashed into a North Texas home, leaving at least two people seriously injured. According to a story from KYTX CBS19, the plane left Tyler Pounds Regional Airport about 12:30 p.m.…

29 March 2015 [11:32 PM]
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Intoxication manslaughter trial of Chandler woman set to begin

The trial of a woman accused of killing her 5-year-old granddaughter in a crash last July while she was intoxicated is set to begin Tuesday. The Smith County District Attorney’s Office said the felony intoxication manslaughter trial of Glynda…

29 March 2015 [11:00 PM]
Bible Verse 3-30

"For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21)…

29 March 2015 [10:57 PM]
Smith County, city get high marks in audit

Smith County and the city of Tyler were given high marks in their recent annual audits. Government books are required by law to be examined by an outside auditor annually. The accounting firm Henry and Peters, PC presented their findings…

29 March 2015 [10:54 PM]
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Unemployment rates drop but concern rises for workforce

Unemployment rates in Tyler and Texas as a whole have dropped again — and are nearing the point when good news becomes mixed news. New numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission said the state had a net gain of 7,100…

29 March 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Gunsmiths can improve a shooting experience

The mountain peaks in the logo of Stone Range Gunsmithing are a symbol of something lost — and something found. Mark and Caitlin Covey are from Colorado, but they find themselves making a new life for themselves and their children…

29 March 2015 [10:49 PM]
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Business Notes 3-30

PROMOTIONS Austin Bank announced two promotions: Tamara Cox, assistant vice president/retail office manager started her career with Austin Bank in 2004. Cox has worked as a teller, customer service representative, teller supervisor and relationship banker. She is a graduate of…

29 March 2015 [10:44 PM]
UT Tyler to host retail summit

The University of Texas at Tyler College of Business and Technology and Center for Retail Enterprises will host the 2015 Retail Summit, Dr. James Lumpkin, college dean, announced. The event will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at…

29 March 2015 [10:42 PM]
Dakotas restaurant remodeling

COMMERCIAL Freeman Mills PC is building a $2.5 million, 10,615 square-foot office building, to be called the Searco Building, at 6865 Oak Hills Blvd. Boone and Boone Construction, LLC is doing a $825,000, 4,619 square foot tenant finish out for…

29 March 2015 [10:41 PM]
Tyler Area Energy Summit featured this week

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Radio, Chief Operating Officer Henry Bell discusses the 2015 Tyler Area Energy Summit on Tuesday. Topics presented at the Summit include: America’s Oil Export Policy; Will Low Oil Prices Derail…

29 March 2015 [10:39 PM]
New $100M pipeline to haul oil from Longview to Shreveport

LONGVIEW — The owner of the Plains Atlas Terminal in Longview is teaming with a Tennessee-based company to build a $100 million pipeline to haul crude oil from Longview to refineries in Shreveport, Louisiana. Plains All American Pipeline LP said…

29 March 2015 [10:35 PM]
Harbor Hospice opens doors in Tyler location

Harbor Hospice has opened the doors to a new location in Tyler. The company now has 50 locations in Texas and Louisiana. The Tyler facility will be outpatient only for now, serving patients and their families at their homes, at…

29 March 2015 [10:27 PM]
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Oil and gas industry still vital in East Texas

Energy is the engine of the economy. That’s true nationwide, statewide — and especially locally. As leaders in the oil and gas industry gather in Tyler today for the Tyler Area Energy Summit, oil and — now especially — natural…

29 March 2015 [10:27 PM]
Energy policy takes a turn to the right

Federal energy policy took a turn to the right last week as the House passed a budget bill, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Interior got sued and the Senate went on a marathon voting session. Passage…

29 March 2015 [10:20 PM]
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License plates not advertising space

There’s broad consensus among Texas newspapers and commentators that the Confederate flag should be kept off Texas license plates. The consensus is right — the flag has no place on a state license plate — but it’s not a free…

29 March 2015 [10:12 PM]
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Tyler's new Natural Grocers opens Tuesday

Tyler welcomed a new business to town on Sunday morning, as Colorado-based health nutrition store Natural Grocers held a “soft opening” for their 14th store in Texas, and 95th overall. The store’s grand opening will be held on Tuesday. The…

29 March 2015 [08:54 PM]
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Troup veteran remembered at medal ceremony

GLADEWATER — Travis E. Watkins — the young man who grew up in Troup and served in World War II before coming home and getting married, then returning to active duty during the Korean War — would be a little…

29 March 2015 [08:41 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 3-30

DEATHS CAROLYN MARIE BAILEY, 57, Tyler, died March 26. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. JUSTIN BUTLER, 27, Tyler, died March 26. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. PATSY M. CHARLES, Jacksonville, died March 25. Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home, Jacksonville. CHARLIE…

29 March 2015 [08:22 PM]
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4 taken to hospital after plane crashes north of Dallas

GORDONVILLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities say four people were seriously injured when their small plane crashed into a North Texas home. FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford says a Beechcraft B35 aircraft smashed the house's roof Sunday afternoon, and then landed in…

29 March 2015 [06:49 PM]
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Police: 2nd body found 3 days after NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) — New York police say a second body has been found at the site where a Manhattan building collapsed three days ago after an apparent gas explosion. The identification of the two dead, found amid the rubble…

29 March 2015 [03:51 PM]
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AT&T Cell phone outage in the Austin area lasts 1 hour

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Authorities say cell phone service for AT&T customers in Central Texas went out after a fiber optic cable was severed but that service was quickly restored. Emergency services in Austin indicated that the outage began about…

29 March 2015 [02:03 PM]
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Full list of 2014 Texas APME Awards for excellence in journalism

WACO, Texas (AP) — The Texas Associated Press Managing Editors presented its 2014 journalism awards at its annual convention Saturday over the weekend. Winners also were announced in the Headliners Excellence in Journalism competition. The Headliners awards are selected among…

29 March 2015 [01:46 PM]
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Skeletal remains found at cleared Fort Worth homeless camp

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Fort Worth have found skeletal remains behind an abandoned elementary school after evicting more than 80 people using the area as a homeless camp. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that city workers were…

29 March 2015 [01:20 PM]
Tyler Paper takes second place for online newspaper

WACO — The Tyler Morning Telegraph on Sunday received a second place award for online newspaper of the year at the Associated Press Managing Editors convention in Waco. The El Paso Times won first place for online newspaper.  Reporters…

29 March 2015 [01:20 PM]
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Border surge leads to fewer DPS traffic stops, arrests across Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State police agencies are making fewer arrests and fewer traffic stops than the same period a year ago, a drop-off that local officials attribute to sending hundreds of troopers to help secure the Texas-Mexico border. The…

29 March 2015 [01:16 PM]
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Camp Ford's history re-enacted Video

Camp Ford was the largest Confederate prisoner of war camp west of the Mississippi River during the American Civil War. Established in August of 1863, the camp was not closed until May 19, 1865. At its peak in July 1864,…

29 March 2015 [09:32 AM]
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New 'Avalon Faire' opens in Kilgore Video

A medieval, renaissance and pyratical adventure opened in Kilgore this weekend at the newly-established festival, Avalon Faire. The festival will kick off the weekend of March 28-29 and held each weekend through April 25-26. Festival hours are Saturdays 10 a.m.…

29 March 2015 [09:18 AM]