Large grass fire reported South of Tyler

(KYTX) SMITH CO. - Four fire departments are working a five acre grass fire off Highway 69 south near Flint. Authorities have called in a plow from the Texas Forest Service in an attempt to control the blaze. Troup, Bullard, Flint, and Whitehouse firefighters are on the…

Reports of shots fired outside Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio

(KYTX) SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Police Department said officers responded to reports of shots fired in an Ingram Park Mall parking lot Tuesday. SAPD tweeted there were "possible shots fired" just before noon, but no hits were reported. Police said the incident started when two men, who witnesses said were wearing bandanas or handkerchiefs

Cotton Belt roof to be repaired

FAITH HARPER, The Cotton Belt’s roof is leaky, but that soon will change. Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved repairing two sections of the roof on the historic building, where residents can pay their property taxes and renew their auto registrations. The roof itself is made of an upper deck and a lower. That lower deck is

Fugitive captured while heading to class on Tyler Junior College campus

A Fort Worth man facing a capital murder charge out of Fort Worth was arrested while on his way to class on the Tyler Junior College campus.  Keoddrick Polk, 19, of Fort Worth, remained in the Smith County Jail on Tuesday on a charge of capital murder for remuneration. His bond was set at $150,000.   Officials with the United States Marshal

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Large grass fire reported South of Tyler

(KYTX) SMITH CO. - Four fire departments are working a five acre grass fire off Highway 69 south near Flint. Authorities have called in a plow from the Texas Forest Service in an attempt to control the blaze. Troup, Bullard,…

24 January 2017 [02:49 PM]
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Reports of shots fired outside Ingram Park Mall in San Antonio

(KYTX) SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Police Department said officers responded to reports of shots fired in an Ingram Park Mall parking lot Tuesday. SAPD tweeted there were "possible shots fired" just before noon, but no hits were reported.…

24 January 2017 [01:37 PM]
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Cotton Belt roof to be repaired

FAITH HARPER, The Cotton Belt’s roof is leaky, but that soon will change. Smith County Commissioners Court on Tuesday approved repairing two sections of the roof on the historic building, where residents can pay their property taxes and renew their…

24 January 2017 [01:13 PM]
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D.M. Edwards named chair of UT Tyler Development Board

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph from the University of Texas at Tyler A Tyler businessman and philanthropist has been picked to head University of Texas at Tyler Development Board. D.M. Edwards has been named the new chair of The…

24 January 2017 [11:20 AM]
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REPORTS: Trump to take executive action on oil pipeline

(KYTX) President Donald Trump is expected to take executive action Tuesday to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. That's according to a person with knowledge of the action. The president is scheduled to sign orders…

24 January 2017 [10:52 AM]
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U.S. House passes Kari's Law by a 408-0 vote

(KYTX) WASHINGTON D.C. - Late Monday, the U.S. House passed Kari's Law by a 408-0 vote. Congressman Louie Gohmert reintroduced the bill last week. The measure now goes before the U.S. Senate. Gohmert said “The horrific death of east Texas…

24 January 2017 [10:37 AM]
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John Tyler student jailed for assault with brick

A John Tyler High School student is in jail after assaulting another student with a brick. Hector Arredono, 17, was booked into the Smith County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Monday night, according…

24 January 2017 [10:00 AM]
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Trump meeting with auto executives

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:30 a.m.President Donald Trump is spending the morning meeting with auto executives as part of his push to bring jobs back to the U.S.Trump told his guests Tuesday…

24 January 2017 [08:56 AM]
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Eltife appointed by Governor to UT System Board of Regents

The University of Texas at Tyler is set to gain a powerful ally for higher education. Gov. Greg Abbott appointed former Tyler Mayor Kevin Eltife to the University of Texas System board of regents, effective Feb. 1, according to a…

24 January 2017 [01:08 AM]
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Lindale High School speech coach, team earn accolades

The Lindale High School debate program has argued its way to the top, with both the students and coach receiving many recent accolades. Coach J.P. Fugler was recently awarded the National Speech & Debate Association Distinguished Service Plaque – Third…

24 January 2017 [01:01 AM]
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‘Symphony Stories’ brings classical music to children

The Tyler Public Library is offering a morning of classical music for school age children called “Symphony Stories.” This program, in cooperation with the Women’s Symphony League and Liberty Hall, is designed to introduce children to student musicians and the…

23 January 2017 [08:39 PM]
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Public meeting scheduled for Rose Complex Master Plan

Next week, Tyler residents will be presented with three visions on the future of the area surrounding the Rose Garden. The area includes Harvey Convention Center, the Rose Garden and Rose Garden Center, the East Texas State Fairgrounds, Tyler ISD’s…

23 January 2017 [07:09 PM]
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Walter Williams: Universities cave in to snowflakes

One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term “snowflakes,” it is increasingly being used to characterize college students easily traumatized…

23 January 2017 [05:36 PM]
Simon Youth Foundation seeks applicants for $1 million in scholarships

Broadway Square Mall is once again proud to help a deserving graduating senior pay for college. Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that provides educational opportunities for at-risk high school students, is now looking for qualified applicants who live near…

23 January 2017 [04:42 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 24

DEATHS RUBY LATRICIA (MATTS) CARR, 70, Tyler, died Jan. 21. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. LINDA KAY ISLAND-COPELAND, 62, Tyler, died Jan. 20. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. BRANDI RENÉ DORMAN, 46, Tyler, died Jan. 15. FRANCES ANN (PATTERSON)…

23 January 2017 [04:42 PM]
Tyler Music Coterie Scholarship auditions set for April 1

The Tyler Music Coterie’s Hambrick/Mueller Young Musician of the Year Scholarship auditions are scheduled for April 1 at the First United Methodist Church sanctuary, 507 Broad St., in Chandler. Applicants must be 2017 graduating high school seniors who live within…

23 January 2017 [04:16 PM]
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Crash shuts down portion of I-20 eastbound

Update:  One lane of I-20 has been reopened.      == Both lanes of Interstate 20 eastbound have been closed to traffic after a tractor-trailer overturned and caught fire on Monday morning. Traffic in the area is currently being redirected…

23 January 2017 [02:19 PM]