East Texas prepares for Memorial Day with events, increased law enforcement

East Texans will have several ways to celebrate veterans during the Memorial Day weekend and remember those who died serving our country. Events begin Saturday with Whitehouse’s Freedom in the Park celebration and continue on Memorial Day, with three separate events planned. Monday’s events begin with an 8 a.m. sendoff at Tyler Pounds…

Heat Response Plan provides resources for East Texans

On a day when the heat index inched toward 95 degrees, local officials spent time discussing how to deal with scorching temperatures in preparation for summer’s arrival. The Tyler Fire Department and the Northeast Texas Public Health District along with other public service agencies discussed the 2017 Heat Response Plan during a meeting Friday

Patriots blank Amherst

OKLAHOMA CITY - UT Tyler plated eight runs in the first inning en route to a 13-0 five-inning victory over Amherst (Massachusetts) on Friday in a second round game of the NCAA Division III Softball World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Patriots (46-4) will have an off day on Saturday and will be one win away from playing in the national

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Patriots blank Amherst

OKLAHOMA CITY - UT Tyler plated eight runs in the first inning en route to a 13-0 five-inning victory over Amherst (Massachusetts) on Friday in a second round game of the NCAA Division III Softball World Series at ASA Hall…

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