Apple Music app goes live today Video

You'll be able to access the new Apple Music app beginning at around 10 a.m. Central Time today. Our Dawn Rhodes has more details on how you can try it out in this video report.…

Whitehouse grad to introduce First Lady today

Whitehouse High School graduate Jacob Smith will introduce First Lady Michelle Obama at an event Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Obama will speak at the Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education event. The White House is putting on the event in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education, according to a webpage about the event.

Neighbor helps family escape suspected arson Video

NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) - A Nacogdoches man is out on bond, after he was arrested Sunday for setting a house fire. The Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the 3000 block of Woden Road around 1:30 pm. Upon arrival, deputies found that a fire had been intentionally set inside the residence in the master bedroom. Upon further investigation, deputies found that a disturbance had taken place prior to their arrival.

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Whitehouse grad to introduce First Lady today

Whitehouse High School graduate Jacob Smith will introduce First Lady Michelle Obama at an event Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Obama will speak at the Celebrating Innovations in Career and Technical Education event. The White House is putting on the…

30 June 2015 [09:44 AM]
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Apple Music app goes live today Video

You'll be able to access the new Apple Music app beginning at around 10 a.m. Central Time today. Our Dawn Rhodes has more details on how you can try it out in this video report.…

30 June 2015 [09:42 AM]
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Kimbrough Animal Hospital rebuilding after fire Video

(KYTX) -- Willie Carr never thought she would own a pit bull. "I had been put in the hospital once by a pit bull, and I've always said there will not be a pit bull on my property." Until her…

30 June 2015 [09:23 AM]
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Neighbor helps family escape suspected arson Video

NACOGDOCHES (KYTX) - A Nacogdoches man is out on bond, after he was arrested Sunday for setting a house fire. The Sheriff's Office responded to a call in the 3000 block of Woden Road around 1:30 pm. Upon arrival, deputies…

30 June 2015 [09:15 AM]
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Tyler Police working to diversify the department Video

TYLER (KYTX) - The Tyler Police Department is working to help diversify the department. They plan on doing that by creating two new positions to better reflect and serve the community. The department got approval from the city to apply…

30 June 2015 [09:08 AM]
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Mitch Moreland hits 2 homers as Rangers beat Orioles 8-1 Video

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Texas Rangers went 72 games without hitting four home runs before realizing their potential for power against Bud Norris and the Baltimore Orioles. Mitch Moreland homered twice, and the Rangers warmed up for Josh Hamilton's return with…

30 June 2015 [08:59 AM]
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Government must not overuse force

Government should never step in and force something that’s already happening naturally. Force is a last resort; incentives are almost always better. But the EPA’s newly proposed efficiency standards for medium and large trucks aren’t incentives, they’re force.…

29 June 2015 [11:20 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 6-30

DEATHS HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. RONALD L. BERGMEIER, 87, Tyler, died June 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. WAYNE BROCK, 59, Rusk, died June 28. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. MICKEY GERALD CHOATE, 78,…

29 June 2015 [11:11 PM]
Bible Verse 6-30

"The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands." (Psalm 138:8)      …

29 June 2015 [11:08 PM]
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Skateboarders unite to raise money for new park Video

Humidity soared and temperatures reached the high 90s on a muggy day in early June, when Tyler residents Jeff Reeves, Mike Minter and Ben Jordan arrived at Noble E. Young Skatepark sweating and carrying squeegees. It rained earlier…

29 June 2015 [11:06 PM]
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2 same-sex marriage certificates issued

The Smith County Clerk’s office issued two marriage certificates to same sex couples on Monday after the state issued new marriage documents. But some other offices around the state continued to deny participation following the U.S. Supreme Court…

29 June 2015 [10:49 PM]
Texas abortion clinics allowed to remain open

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court acted Monday to keep Texas’ 19 abortion clinics open, amid a legal fight that threatens to close more than half of them. The justices voted 5-4 to grant an emergency appeal from the clinics after…

29 June 2015 [10:48 PM]
Are you prepared for the new SAT exam?

Next spring, the SAT will unveil its first major redesign since 2005. College Board, which develops and administers the SAT, has stated that the changes are designed to better reflect a student’s readiness for college by testing students on the…

29 June 2015 [10:32 PM]
John Tyler HS graduate receives Beall Scholarship

Carlos Amante, a 2015 John Tyler High School graduate, received the $1,000 Tab and Bonnie Beall Scholarship presented through the Tyler Independent School District Foundation. The scholarship will support his fall and spring semesters at Tyler Junior College next school…

29 June 2015 [10:27 PM]
Area students awarded Go Texan scholarships

Six recent Smith County high school graduates are recipients of Go Texan scholarships. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo presented $18,000 Go Texan scholarships to Natalie Decco, of Troup High School, and Stoker Williams, of Arp High School. The Smith…

29 June 2015 [10:25 PM]
Reporters, papers named to 2015 Media Honor Roll

Four reporters and three newspapers nominated by Jacksonville ISD have been named to the 2015 Media Honor Roll, a program sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards. The reporters are Quinten Boyd, Jo Anne Embleton, Jay Neal and Faith…

29 June 2015 [10:20 PM]
Tyler ISD coordinator gets 'Emerging Leaders' honor

ASCD, an organization dedicated to learning, teaching, and leading honored Amy Mount, the K-12 coordinator of social studies in the Tyler Independent School District, for its 2015 class of Emerging Leaders. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising…

29 June 2015 [10:15 PM]
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REL graduate receives national medical award

James Cooks, a recent graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, received the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Award of Excellence. He also was named a delegate representing Lee and the state of Texas to the Congress…

29 June 2015 [10:02 PM]
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Tyler Junior College earns 'Excellence' award

Tyler Junior College is one of 15 educational institutions to receive the 2015 Sustained Excellence in Educational Fundraising Award from The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an international association of educational institutions headquartered in Washington, D.C. Sustained…

29 June 2015 [09:31 PM]
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North Tyler Day Nursery thriving in new location

North Tyler Day Nursery is thriving since moving into the old Mamie Griffin Elementary School on North Border Avenue. Enrollment is up and it has started an after-school program and a summer program. The nursery moved in December 2013 under…

29 June 2015 [09:29 PM]
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UT Tyler professor in summer program

Dr. Jason Smee, an associate professor of chemistry at The University of Texas at Tyler, is participating in an open-campus program this summer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Dr. Michael Odell, vice president for research and technology transfer, announced.…

29 June 2015 [09:07 PM]
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'Clobbered' doesn't always mean beat up

Is an antique “clobbered” Chinese vase a valuable Asian ceramic? Fifty years ago, if you were clobbered, it meant someone beat you up. Recent auction catalogs have been describing porcelains using this word, and at a Neal auction in April,…

29 June 2015 [07:11 PM]