Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran says mental health deputies are too important

Days before grant funding through the Andrews Center for two Smith County Sheriff's Office mental health deputies is cut, County Judge Nathaniel Moran said he wants to keep the positions in place and hopes there will be savings in other areas of the budget or additional revenue to fund the positions. "We're not going to let those guys go," Moran

Rep. Louie Gohmert calls for Sen. John McCain’s recall

WASHINGTON - Rep. Louie Gohmert believes Arizona Sen. John McCain should be recalled while he battles brain cancer and so that the GOP can replace him with someone who will support the party’s latest effort to repeal the 2010 health care law. “Nothing inhibits recovery from cancer like stress,” the Texas Republican told “Fox & Friends”

Republican leaders say Senate won't vote on latest measure to repeal Obamacare

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Rep. Louie Gohmert calls for Sen. John McCain’s recall

WASHINGTON - Rep. Louie Gohmert believes Arizona Sen. John McCain should be recalled while he battles brain cancer and so that the GOP can replace him with someone who will support the party’s latest effort to repeal the 2010 health…

26 September 2017 [01:48 PM]
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Tyler Police looking for suspect in credit card scam

The Tyler Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man who opened a fraudulent Target Credit Card and purchased merchandise. The man purchased two iPads with the card immediately after opening the account. Contact Tyler…

26 September 2017 [01:37 PM]
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HGTV's 'Fixer Upper' to end after upcoming fifth season

WACO, Texas (AP) - The husband and wife team behind HGTV remodeling show "Fixer Upper" have announced that the popular series will end after its upcoming fifth season. In a blog post Tuesday announcing the decision, Joanna and Chip Gaines write…

26 September 2017 [12:55 PM]
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NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption

NEW YORK (AP) - Four assistant basketball coaches from Arizona, Auburn, the University of Southern California and Oklahoma State were among those arrested on federal corruption charges Tuesday after they were caught taking thousands of dollars in bribes to steer…

26 September 2017 [11:46 AM]
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Give in ways that honor your loved ones

It didn’t start out as a month of remembrances, but it is. I enjoyed reflecting on memories from childhood with Grandparent’s Day early in September. But then not quite unexpectedly my mother passed away. Despite how prepared you think you…

26 September 2017 [11:39 AM]
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TJC Police arrest one after on-campus shooting

A Tyler Junior College student has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault following a shooting that occurred at a campus parking lot. Malcolm Love, 21, of Lewisville, was arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail on Monday. He…

26 September 2017 [10:57 AM]
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Edom Art Festival Oct. 14-15 to offer art, music, food

Special to the Tyler Paper For more than 45 years, Edom has hosted a festival for its working artists and others to present their creations. Over the years, Edom Art Festival has become a premier art show.…

26 September 2017 [10:46 AM]
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Wills Point theater sets ‘Mousetrap’ dates

The Talent Box, 244 N. 4th St., Wills Point, will stage Agatha Christie’s suspense thriller “Mousetrap.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 14 and 2 p.m. Oct. 15. Dinner theater shows, which require reservations, are set for…

26 September 2017 [10:45 AM]
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Kilgore College to present ‘Pinocchio’ opera for children

Kilgore College Communications The Kilgore College Music Department will present the children’s opera “Pinocchio” Oct. 24-27 in Dodson Auditorium on campus.  The production, by Denise Page Caraher with music from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, combines the traditional fairy tale with…

26 September 2017 [10:44 AM]
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Bible Verse for 9-26

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father-Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. “ (I John 2:1)…

25 September 2017 [10:18 PM]
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Chinese firm acquires Argon Medical Devices in Athens, Plano

Argon Medical Devices, a Plano-based company with a manufacturing facility in Athens, has been bought by China-based Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Co. The deal is worth a reported $850 million. The company has about 400 workers in Athens.…

25 September 2017 [06:21 PM]
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Flint man arrested for aggravated assault, fires gun into the air

A domestic dispute ended in gunfire outside a Flint residence and the arrest of the man who sheriff's deputies say pulled the trigger. The Smith County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of gunshots being fired at a residence in…

25 September 2017 [04:49 PM]
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Missing Flint teenager returns home Saturday

A missing Flint teenager has returned home safely, according to the Smith County Sheriff's Office.   Valerie Coughlin, 16, left her house on Stonebridge in the middle of the night on Sept. 9 and was not seen until Saturday, when…

25 September 2017 [04:42 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 26

DEATHS CAMERON TAYE BROOKS, 19, Tyler, died Sept. 21. Brooks Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. INEZ BOWMAN DENBY, 84, Athens, died Sept. 21. Garrett & Tucker Funeral Directors, Athens. GERALD GAYCHECK SR., 75, Texarkana, died Sep­t.…

25 September 2017 [04:37 PM]
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Tyler Junior College introduces fifth class of Rusk Promise scholars

Elise Mullinix, Tyler Junior College The fifth group of Rusk High School seniors is preparing to join the Tyler Junior College freshman class of 2018 following the successful launch of the Rusk TJC Citizens Promise scholarship program in 2014. The…

25 September 2017 [04:36 PM]
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Bullard High School crowns Homecoming queen

Bullard High School crowned Homecoming Queen Macy Riley and recognized its Homecoming court during the Friday, Sept. 22, football game. John Murphy/FocusInOn.me…

25 September 2017 [04:07 PM]