Cherokee Civic Theatre gets ready for TNT Camp performance

Sheilah Óheaney and Phyllis Johnson wanted their daughters to get involved in theater, so they looked for a camp close to them. When they couldn’t find one, the friends decided to start their own. That was 14 years ago and today Óheaney and Johnson direct and produce plays and consider themselves theater lovers, which is why they decided to…

Hundreds turn out for Tyler ISD new student enrollment fair

Hundreds of families took advantage of an early opportunity to register their students for the upcoming school year. More than 250 parents stopped by Tyler Independent School District’s Career and Technology Center for its new student enrollment fair on Thursday. Assistant Superintendent of Schools Rawly Sanchez said the turnout was far larger

TJC approves new four-year degree, employee raises

Tyler Junior College has begun the process of adding its second bachelor’s degree. The board of trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to start putting together a degree plan for a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Healthcare Technologies and Medical Systems. After a lengthy approval process for the college’s first bachelor level

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Cherokee Civic Theatre gets ready for TNT Camp performance

Sheilah Óheaney and Phyllis Johnson wanted their daughters to get involved in theater, so they looked for a camp close to them. When they couldn’t find one, the friends decided to start their own. That was 14 years ago and…

27 July 2017 [11:03 PM]
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TJC approves new four-year degree, employee raises

Tyler Junior College has begun the process of adding its second bachelor’s degree. The board of trustees on Thursday voted unanimously to start putting together a degree plan for a Bachelor of Applied Technology degree in Healthcare Technologies and Medical…

27 July 2017 [10:58 PM]
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Bible verse: 7-28

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” (Hebrews 12:14)…

27 July 2017 [10:49 PM]
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Tyler ISD approves athletics drug testing policy

The Tyler Independent School District will be doing more to ensure its athletes are making responsible decisions when they come back to school next month. The Tyler ISD board of trustees approved its new athletics drug testing policy, which will…

27 July 2017 [10:36 PM]
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Stolen vehicles recovered in Smith County

A stolen vehicle that was cut into pieces, burned and placed on a trailer was recovered on a property near Tyler State Park.  Smith County Precinct 4 Constable Josh Joplin received information about suspicious activity at the property off Farm-to-Market Road…

27 July 2017 [07:54 PM]
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Hundreds turn out for Tyler ISD new student enrollment fair

Hundreds of families took advantage of an early opportunity to register their students for the upcoming school year. More than 250 parents stopped by Tyler Independent School District’s Career and Technology Center for its new student enrollment fair on Thursday.…

27 July 2017 [06:55 PM]
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Smith County Grand Jury indicts nine people on nine felony charges

In the latest Smith County Grand Jury session, a majority of the true bills were for drug related offenses.  The total indictments include nine charges, two third-degree felonies and seven state jail felonies.  The include: • Obed Angon, 22 of Tyler, possession…

27 July 2017 [06:05 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for July 28

DEATHS VERDON BLACK, 72, LaRue, died July 25. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JUDY A. BUFFINGTON, 69, Longview, died July 26. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. LELA FAY CHACHERE, 82, Whitehouse, died July 26. Visitation 5-7 p.m.…

27 July 2017 [04:48 PM]
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Suspect arrested in Smith County stabbing

A suspect, whose name has not been released, was arrested for a Thursday stabbing in Smith County. Smith County deputies responded to the 22000 block of Texas Highway 155 near Flint about 12:30 p.m. to a report of a stabbing.…

27 July 2017 [04:47 PM]
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Apache Belles prepare for 70th Anniversary year

In a family of dancers, individuality and fun are important, but so is tradition. Lexie Terry has been dancing most of her life and comes from a long line of collegiate dancers - just some of them on different teams.…

27 July 2017 [03:35 PM]
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Smith County Vital Statistics Office receives award

Smith County Clerk Karen Phillips praised the Vital Statistics Department on Tuesday for receiving the Five-Star Exemplary Award for outstanding achievement from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit. She recognized the department’s employees…

27 July 2017 [03:26 PM]
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Tyler music director known worldwide for handbell compositions

Arnold B. Sherman lives quietly in Tyler, yet his music compositions and arrangements, mostly for handbells, have made a resounding impact in church music and festival circles across the United States and in other countries. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and…

27 July 2017 [03:13 PM]
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Dallas-area boy, 4, reunited with lost Teddy Bear at airport Video

DALLAS (AP) - A 4-year-old North Texas boy has been reunited with his beloved teddy bear nearly a week after the furry friend was forgotten at Dallas Love Field. Luke Swofford of Rockwall got his favorite stuffed toy, appropriately named…

27 July 2017 [01:51 PM]
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On vacation- Social Security is still here for you

Summer is here and millions of vacationers are packing their bags to visit a new locale and soak up some sunshine. You might be traveling quite a ways. You’re used to staying connected to important information like your bank accounts…

27 July 2017 [01:14 PM]
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Shooting suspect surrenders to Tyler Police Video

UPDATE: Aquinas Lamar Dixon came to the Tyler Police Department and surrendered to arrest. Investigators have identified the suspect involved in the shooting of Earnest Dennis III. Tyler Police are looking for Aquinas Lamar Dixon, 32, of Tyler.  Dixon is considered…

27 July 2017 [01:07 PM]
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No immediate military transgender change, top officer says

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military will keep permitting its transgender members to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives President Donald Trump's actual direction to change its policy and then figures out how to implement it, America's top…

27 July 2017 [12:50 PM]
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Local woman receives surprise visit to Tyler Rose Horse Park

The Hamptons retirement community surprised resident Willa Wagner, 93, with a trip to the “Texas Rose Horse Park” on Wednesday. Every quarter of the year the community selects one resident that they provide with a miracle moment. Ms. Wagner grew…

27 July 2017 [12:19 PM]
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Editorial: Is there a conservative case for single-payer health care?

It’s a bold prediction, but The American Conservative magazine’s Chase Madar is standing by it: “in five years, the American right will embrace socialized medicine.” He may be right, but his new essay, “The conservative case for universal healthcare,” fails…

27 July 2017 [11:45 AM]
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NASA delays satellite launch to replace damaged antenna

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has delayed the launch of a major communications satellite by more than two weeks to replace a damaged antenna. One of the antennas on the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite ended up broken earlier…

27 July 2017 [11:39 AM]
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Ex-swim coach charged in drowning death of Texas teenager

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Prosecutors say a former school swim coach in Texas has been charged in the death of a 13-year-old girl who drowned during practice. Forty-nine-year-old Tracey Anne Boyd is scheduled to appear in court next week…

27 July 2017 [10:46 AM]
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Tyler couple’s home is the epitome of modern design

DANNY MOGLE, IN Magazine   When adventurous young couple Josh and Stacy Betts began planning their first home, they talked about the possibilities of incorporating aspects of modern design. After learning more about its aesthetics - clean unadorned surfaces,…

27 July 2017 [10:44 AM]
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The Latest: Fair opens, rides closed after deadly accident Video

The Ohio State Fair is open again, but all its amusement rides remain closed a day after a thrill ride on the midway broke apart, killing one man and injuring seven other people. Gov. John Kasich says all the rides…

27 July 2017 [09:46 AM]
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Tyler Police investigating fatal shooting

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside a Tyler pool hall Wednesday night. Police were called to the Domino Club pool hall on West Morris Street about 8:50 p.m. and found Earnest Dennis III had been shot in a…

26 July 2017 [10:47 PM]
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State law gives Smith County greater authority to regulate game rooms

Smith County has newfound authority to regulate game rooms after it was included in state legislation enacted this session. House Bill 3453 gives the Smith County Commissioner’s Court, along with several other counties in the state, the authority to restrict…

26 July 2017 [06:56 PM]