Couple boating on Lake Palestine helps save six whose boat capsized

LAKE PALESTINE - Nathan and Ashley Lesniewski believe they were put in the right place at the right time Sunday evening to save six people whose boat capsized from the churning waters of Lake Palestine. Mr. Lesniewski said he and his wife had been out in one of the smaller bays just relaxing when they decided to head home for dinner. …

Tyler pilot, 3 occupants expected to recover from plane crash Video

(UPDATED March 30, 2015 at 4:22 pm CT) -- (KYTX) - A friend of the pilot is posting on Facebook that Bob Gentry and three others on board survived the plane crash, and are expected to recover from their injuries. Bob's teenage daughter suffered scratches, and her boyfriend was not injured in the crash.

Brookshire's opposes liquor sales restrictions

Brookshire’s Grocery Company has joined Texans for Consumer Freedom in supporting legislation that would eliminate provisions within Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that prohibits major retailers from selling liquor and spirits.

Morgan Garrett crowned Miss ETBU 2015

MARSHALL -– East Texas Baptist University held its 59th Miss ETBU Pageant crowning junior all-level kinesiology major Morgan Garrett of Coushatta, La., as Miss ETBU 2015. Miss Garrett competed against nine other contestants in the pageant held Saturday evening in Baker Auditorium of the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center.

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Head Start director Miles focuses on the whole child

Betty Waters, blw@tylerpaper.com As Tyler ISD’s new Head Start director, Stacy Miles said she is focused on preparing Head Start students for kindergarten, and on providing high quality services for the children and their families. Ms. Miles’ first encounter with…

30 March 2015 [10:52 PM]
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Lindale HS student wins essay contest

Lindale ISD Communications   Jacob Moore, 17, a junior at Lindale High School, won first place in Wood County Electric Cooperative’s (WCEC) Youth Tour essay contest. As the winner, he will represent WCEC at the Government in Action Youth Tour…

30 March 2015 [10:47 PM]
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TJC names endowed professors

TJC Communications   Four Tyler Junior College professors have been named endowed teaching chairs for 2015, according to a news release. The TJC Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence program enables professors to nominate and reward their peers who demonstrate excellence…

30 March 2015 [10:43 PM]
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Senate OKs '3 strikes' plan to revoke nursing home licenses

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate has approved a plan to revoke licenses of nursing homes authorities cite for resident abuse or neglect violations three times in a two-year period. The so-called "3 strikes" proposal by Republican Sen. Charles…

30 March 2015 [09:23 PM]
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Ticker tape machine brings more than $2K

Collectors are searching for antique and vintage items related to discontinued technology -— old computers, transistor radios, early television sets, computer games and even old typewriters, fans and ticker tape machines. A recent auction featuring furniture, cigar cutters, stoneware crocks,…

30 March 2015 [08:56 PM]
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Spending, home sales pump up stocks

Encouraging U.S. economic data and a batch of corporate deals put investors in a buying mood Monday, sending stocks sharply higher. The broad rally nudged the Dow Jones industrial average back into positive territory for the year after a rough…

30 March 2015 [07:47 PM]
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Reid's departure is good for Earth

This is great news for the environment. Sen. Harry Reid won’t run for re-election. That means the biggest obstacle to a truly “green” energy future will be gone. “Sen. Harry Reid, the tough tactician who has led Senate Democrats since…

30 March 2015 [07:34 PM]
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DEATHS CAROLYN MARIE BAILEY, 57, Tyler, died March 26. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. FAYE HAMMONS BENTHALL, 82, Tyler, died March 29. Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at funeral home. JESSIE LEE BROOKS, 61, Lindale,…

30 March 2015 [07:32 PM]
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Kids don't need added temptation of powdered alcohol

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau recently approved Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in one-ounce packets. With the new product, an alcoholic beverage is just a six ounce glass of liquid and a stir away. Michael Phillips, the…

30 March 2015 [07:27 PM]
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Texan among Carnegie Heroes, along with Tennessee pastor and son

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Tennessee pastor and his son are among 20 people being honored with medals and cash from the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Heroes Fund Commission. The Rev. Neil Crass and his son, Hunter O'Neil Crass, helped when three 14-year-old…

30 March 2015 [05:26 PM]
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Twin fools NASA at brother's launch on 1-year flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronaut Scott Kelly's identical twin pulled a fast one on NASA right before his brother blasted off on a one-year space station mission. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told Kelly on Monday that he almost had…

30 March 2015 [05:17 PM]
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Brookshire's opposes liquor sales restrictions

Brookshire’s Grocery Company has joined Texans for Consumer Freedom in supporting legislation that would eliminate provisions within Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code that prohibits major retailers from selling liquor and spirits. BGC joins lobby group Texans for Consumer Freedom alongside…

30 March 2015 [04:19 PM]
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SFA history professor among 'professors who inspire'

NACOGDOCHES – Dr. Dana Cooper, associate professor in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Department of History, has been chosen among Nerdwallet.com’s “40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire” for 2015. Nerdwallet.com is designed to help readers access information, insight and consumer-driven…

30 March 2015 [04:14 PM]
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Police: Mom told daughter to hide in Dallas trash bin, left

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — Dallas police say a woman was arrested after telling her 7-year-old daughter to hide in a trash bin outside a spa and then leaving her. The girl was found nearby 10 hours later. Alicia Carroll of…

30 March 2015 [03:32 PM]
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Morgan Garrett crowned Miss ETBU 2015

MARSHALL -– East Texas Baptist University held its 59th Miss ETBU Pageant crowning junior all-level kinesiology major Morgan Garrett of Coushatta, La., as Miss ETBU 2015. Miss Garrett competed against nine other contestants in the pageant held Saturday evening in…

30 March 2015 [03:21 PM]
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20 years ago, tax change transformed Tyler

In 20 years, the city of Tyler’s half-cent sales tax has poured millions of dollars into the economy. It has funded large infrastructure projects, but its passage was not a landslide. The tax was approved in November 1995 by a…

30 March 2015 [01:24 PM]
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Rollover accident on FM 14

Emergency crews are responding to a reported rollover accident on Farm-to-Market Road 14, according to emergency traffic. The report indicates the accident is between Interstate 20 and County Road 329 and happened about 12:15 p.m. It is unclear at…

30 March 2015 [12:55 PM]
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NFL suspends Browns GM Farmer 4 games for texting

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended by the NFL for the first four games next season for sending text messages to the sideline during games. Farmer, who has acknowledged sending the messages, will not be…

30 March 2015 [11:46 AM]
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Former chief judge to join patent law firm

Former Chief Judge Leonard Davis, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, housed in the William M. Steger Federal Building in downtown Tyler, will join an area patent law firm in May. Davis has served on the bench…

30 March 2015 [11:29 AM]
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US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.…

30 March 2015 [11:04 AM]
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Man fatally shot after bus ride argument in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say a homeless man accused of fatally shooting a man after an argument on a city bus has been arrested. Police say 41-year-old Jose Rocha faces a murder charge in the death of…

30 March 2015 [10:30 AM]
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Tyler woman builds homes for homeless veterans Video

TYLER (KYTX) -What began as a small project, has turned into a big venture for a Tyler woman. Debra Christian is transforming her house into a transition home for homeless war veterans. Christian has about three units built onto the…

30 March 2015 [09:55 AM]
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After 60 years, Final Four photographer taking his last shots Video

(KYTX) - A Denver based photographer who has shot the NCAA Tournament Final Four for the last 60 seasons is making this year his last. "It's kind of one of my favorite events,” Rich Clarkson said. “For me it's been…

30 March 2015 [09:55 AM]
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Intoxication manslaughter trial set to begin Video

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…

30 March 2015 [09:50 AM]
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Trevor Noah set to replace Stewart on 'Daily Show' Video

NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, a 31-year-old comedian from South Africa who has contributed to "The Daily Show" a handful of times during the past year, will become Jon Stewart's replacement as host, Comedy Central announced Monday. Noah was…

30 March 2015 [09:30 AM]
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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…

30 March 2015 [09:06 AM]