Tyler ISD principal honored by National Speech & Debate Association

TYLER -- Dr. Kenneth Gay, principal of John Tyler High School, was recently honored by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) with the UIL District NSDA Principal of the Year Award. Thirty-three schools compete in the UIL District. Dr. Gay was nominated for the award by John Tyler High School students. “Throughout his tenure…

FedEx Freight location burglarized again Video

(UPDATED March 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm CT) Burglars have targeted the FedEx Distribution Center in Tyler twice over the past two months, getting away with a sizable amount of property in at least one of the burglaries.  But the burglaries in Tyler are just part of several such burglaries at FedEx centers across the state in the

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Tyler ISD principal honored by National Speech & Debate Association

TYLER -- Dr. Kenneth Gay, principal of John Tyler High School, was recently honored by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) with the UIL District NSDA Principal of the Year Award. Thirty-three schools compete in the UIL District. Dr.…

02 March 2015 [03:02 PM]
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FedEx Freight location burglarized again Video

(UPDATED March 2, 2015 at 2:23 pm CT) Burglars have targeted the FedEx Distribution Center in Tyler twice over the past two months, getting away with a sizable amount of property in at least one of the burglaries.…

02 March 2015 [02:24 PM]
Bullard ISD trustees call for bond election

BULLARD (TNS) -- Trustees voted to call a $40 million bond election during Thursday's Bullard ISD school board meeting. If approved, the funds would provide needed educational space for current and future Bullard ISD students due to growth in enrollment, according to…

02 March 2015 [01:15 PM]
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Falling asleep in van proves costly for Palestine man

PALESTINE - Falling asleep in his van turned out to be a costly nap for a Palestine man, who wound up in the county jail after officers checking on his welfare discovered marijuana and weapons in his possession. Palestine Police…

02 March 2015 [01:14 PM]
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New Tyler Paper app downloads in the app store

The Tyler Paper has updated its mobile app to enhance the experience for iPhone and iPad users. The latest Tyler Morning Telegraph app is available now to download for free in the app store. Type “Tyler Morning Telegraph” in the…

02 March 2015 [01:10 PM]
Effort underway to revitalize Dansby Village

KILGORE — A Kilgore native who remembers when his historically black part of town was a vital community is taking steps to bring back at least a little luster to Dansby Village. LaMont Wheat was plying a music career in…

02 March 2015 [12:55 PM]
Wearable arts specialist to speak

East Texas Quilt Guild will present wearable arts specialist Sandra Sims at its Tyler Quilt Show this month. Ms. Sims’ garments with heavy beading have been featured in Martha Pullen’s Fancywork Magazine and Sew Beautiful magazine, the announcement said. The…

02 March 2015 [12:49 PM]
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Ethical questions raised about San Marcos bus ticketing

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — San Marcos drivers are questioning the ethics of a company that issues tickets to drivers for illegally passing a school bus, and also presides over hearings that decide if those tickets stand. The Austin American-Statesman…

02 March 2015 [12:06 PM]
Nebraska police find pot inside container labeled 'Not Weed'

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: "Not Weed." The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Lancaster County deputies stopped the man's…

02 March 2015 [11:43 AM]
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Bill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires Video

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's richest person got even richer this year. Forbes says that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's…

02 March 2015 [11:31 AM]
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Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars due to power-steering problem Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering. The company has not reported any injuries or accidents. A representative for Hyundai Motor…

02 March 2015 [11:21 AM]
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TX poll: Guns, pot and the next president Video

(KYTX) -- Walking on stage Friday to AC/DC's "Back in Black," Former Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) was one of many GOP presidential contenders hoping to rock the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). "Let's revive this great nation again!" Perry…

02 March 2015 [11:18 AM]
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Pakistan police arrest parents refusing kids' polio vaccine

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed on charges of endangering public security after refusing to give their children polio vaccinations, officials said Monday. Parents targeted by police starting this past weekend were…

02 March 2015 [11:08 AM]
Experts blame anti-vaccine lobby for Bosnia measles outbreak

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Medical experts warned Friday the anti-vaccination lobby is growing in Bosnia, using scientifically discredited arguments to stoke parental fears in the worst-affected country in Europe's measles outbreak. This trend — combined with a generation that could…

02 March 2015 [11:05 AM]
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Gas prices on the rise Video

(KYTX) -- Gas prices continue to climb. AAA says prices rose another 13 cents last week bringing the national average to $2.43 for a gallon of regular. In Texas, it's about $2.32 a gallon. In East Texas, we've seen prices…

02 March 2015 [09:56 AM]
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Johnny Cace's becomes historic landmark Video

(KYTX) -- For over 66 years, Johnny Cace's in Longview has been a staple in the community. The restaurant was immortalized with a Texas historical marker over the weekend, and for owner Cathy Cace, it was a special moment in…

02 March 2015 [09:46 AM]
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Longview man jailed after car chase Video

Released by the Marshall Police Department: Several Harrison County law enforcement agencies coordinated to take a driver into custody after a pursuit that began on I20 in Hallsville and ended on Woodall Street in Marshall at approximately 6 pm on…

02 March 2015 [09:30 AM]
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Skydiving instructor saves man mid-air suffering a seizure Video

(KYTX) -- A skydiver has been rescued mid-air after having a seizure while falling thousands of feet above Western Australia. The man was saved by his instructor - and it was all captured on camera. The incredible video is now…

02 March 2015 [09:24 AM]
Officials looking for source of bad smell in Louisville, Ky.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — There's a bad smell in parts of the Louisville, Kentucky, area but nobody knows where it's coming from. Media reports say city crews have been trying for nearly a week to pin down the odor that…

02 March 2015 [07:47 AM]
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Young girl's story may lead Idaho to approve marijuana oil

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will…

02 March 2015 [07:26 AM]
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Samsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. The South Korean…

02 March 2015 [07:17 AM]
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Iran blames West for rise of Islamic State group

BERLIN (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has accused the West of fueling Islamic extremism by failing to protect the rights of Muslim immigrants. Mohammad Javad Zarif told the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday that "a sizeable number" of…

02 March 2015 [07:07 AM]
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Covert 'body sculptor' on trial says clients chose her over surgeons

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death. Padge Victoria Windslowe says…

02 March 2015 [06:46 AM]
Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle. The images released Monday are the latest addition to the diverse collection of photos supplementing Google's…

02 March 2015 [05:48 AM]
10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. FEDS CLOSE TO PUBLISHING FINDINGS ON FERGUSON Federal officials have already expressed reservations about how the police department in the Missouri town…

02 March 2015 [05:31 AM]