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KYTX (TYLER) - U.S Navy Petty Officer Second Class Ernest Billy Cummings died Saturday in a car accident on US-259 in Rusk County. His cousins, Kyla Cole and Mandy McFall honored his memory Monday at the U.S Veterans Monument in Kilgore.  Cole said Cummings enlisted straight out of High School and has served since. The two wants him to be…

Almost 600 gather to commemorate Memorial Day in Tyler

The applause started slowly then grew and led to cheers as a procession of veterans spanning 50 years from World War II to the Gulf War walked in front of the crowd at the Tyler Memorial Park Memorial Day Service on Monday. While the recognition was warranted, it was the riderless horse that preceded those living veterans who represented the men

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