Tyler, Palestine churches present 111 quilts to The Salvation Army for Angel Tree program

Twenty-five quilters from First Baptist Church of Tyler and Southside Baptist of Palestine made 111 quilts for The Salvation Army of Tyler’s Angel Tree this Christmas season. The quilts, which were made throughout the year, were presented to The Salvation Army on Tuesday night for distribution to children involved in the Angel Tree program.…

Tyler Firefighters kick off toy drive for children ages 2-14

The Tyler Firefighter’s Association and the City of Tyler Fire Department are partnering together again this year to bring joy to the children in the Tyler/Smith County area by collecting toys to be distributed to children for Christmas. Firefighters are accepting donations of new toys for children ages 2 through 14 years. The toys can be

Troup woman ID’d in three-car fatality

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified a 71-year-old Troup woman, Geraldine Clark, who died in a crash on Texas Highway 64. DPS troopers responded to a three-vehicle fatality at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday on Texas 64 in Smith County, about 4 miles south of Arp. A DPS preliminary crash investigation revealed that a 2011 Hyundai Sonata,

Seizure dog helps East Texas girl gain new outlook on life

Like many other students at Chapel Hill High School, 15-year-old Micayla Branin enjoys participating in a variety of activities. She is a member of the band, and is currently practicing for an upcoming UIL competition. Several of her drawings from art class have been so good they have been displayed with the works of other students in the halls

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