$58 million road bond to be discussed Monday by Smith County Commissioners

The Smith County Commissioners Court will host a specially called meeting on Monday to discuss its long-range road and bridge capital improvements plan, and possibly call a bond to finance those road improvements. That meeting is set for 10:30 a.m. in the Smith County Courthouse Annex, 200 E. Ferguson St. The meeting is open to the public, and

Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but

23 new badges in STEM empower ETX Girl Scouts

(KYTX) WHITEHOUSE - As part of one of the largest projects in nearly a decade, Girl Scouts are rolling out 23 new badges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. "Girls need to learn, it's not just something for guys. It's for everyone," Girl Scout Mackenzie Murphree said. Murphree is a high school freshman, determined not

Smith County Road 192 closed between Texas Highway 155 and Crow Road

Smith County Road and Bridge crews have closed down a portion of County Road 192 and drivers will need to take an alternate route.  Heavy rains washed out a paved section of the road between Texas Highway 155 South and Crow Road. County officials are working to repair the road, but exposed telephone and cable line may cause delays. Officials

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3 arrested for burglary in Smith County

Ediel Jaramillo, Ronald Christopher Crank-Harris and Reina Melendez are under arrest for a burglary that took place about 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 13000 block of Texas Highway 130 South at Tractor Supply in Smith County. The Tyler Police Department…

18 August 2017 [07:45 PM]
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Rev. Jamie Capers speaks during bible study at Miles Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Tyler, Texas, on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. The church plans to construct a new building. (Chelsea Purgahn/Tyler Morning Telegraph)

  Miles Chapel CME Church plans to relocate next year in a new $1.2 million complex that church leaders expect will help growth of the 108-year-old church’s membership and ministries. The church was established in 1909 and rebuilt in 1947…

18 August 2017 [06:27 PM]
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Wanted felon captured in Henderson County after manhunt

Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse led the bulk of his office on a two-hour manhunt Friday that ended when a man convicted of murder in Louisiana was apprehended. Before noon Friday, a deputy responded to a call involving two men…

18 August 2017 [06:08 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 19

DEATHS BOBBY D. COE SR., 80, Tyler, died Aug. 17, 2017. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. LATESA L. LOGAN, 48, Mount Pleasant, died Aug. 14. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. KATHERINE “KAY” FOLTZ PETERS, 79,…

18 August 2017 [06:06 PM]
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Revival, conference among upcoming faith-based events

REVIVAL SERVICE Fairview Baptist Church on Texas Highway 110 North will have its annual revival services starting at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. JL Preston and Greater Hopewell Baptist Church will be the special guests. Evening services are scheduled for…

18 August 2017 [05:03 PM]
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23 immigrants found hidden in semitrailer near El Paso

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - Federal officials say a man has been arrested on a charge of transporting people who are illegally in the U.S. after 23 people were found in the semitrailer he was driving on Interstate 10 near…

18 August 2017 [02:59 PM]
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More than 250 arrested in month-long Houston-area sex sting

HOUSTON (AP) - More than 250 sex buyers and traffickers have been arrested in the Houston area during a monthlong sting operation, authorities said Friday. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said the arrests by his agency and Houston police accounted…

18 August 2017 [02:19 PM]
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How to make an eclipse box

(KYTX) Don't have eclipse glasses? No worries – you can still view the eclipse with a do-it-yourself eclipse box. You shouldn't ever look directly at the sun without eclipse glasses or some other appropriate type of eye protection, because you…

18 August 2017 [01:42 PM]
ETMC Cancer Institute to host luncheon

The ETMC Cancer Institute will host “Cancer, Genetics and You,” a luncheon addressing what every woman should know about how genetics is changing cancer detection, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at the CrossWalk Conference Center, on the campus of Green Acres…

18 August 2017 [01:32 PM]
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Carter BloodCare to host blood drives Aug. 21-23

Summer is the single most difficult season for Carter BloodCare to recruit blood donors. Carter BloodCare is encouraging Tyler Residents to attend blood drives they will be hosting from Aug. 21-23. East Texas Medical Center Olympic Center at Tyler…

18 August 2017 [01:22 PM]
ET Northeast Texas Health WIC clinics earn gold level recognition

JAMIE CLYDE, Northeast Texas Health WIC clinics across East Texas have been awarded the gold level of the Loving Support award for excellence. The award was given in recognition of the breastfeeding support services that are provided…

18 August 2017 [01:17 PM]
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Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard. KATU-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xb1MmW ) Friday that the owners of the 18-month-old dog…

18 August 2017 [01:12 PM]
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Make sure the nonprofit you’re giving to is not a scam

Not all charities are what they seem. All too often, scammers posing as nonprofits cash in on the generosity of donors, particularly in times of urgent need, such as in the wake of natural disasters when emotions run high. Individuals…

18 August 2017 [12:42 PM]
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Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is leaving his White House post. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who demanded anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss private conversations. Bannon was a key…

18 August 2017 [12:32 PM]
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23 new badges in STEM empower ETX Girl Scouts

(KYTX) WHITEHOUSE - As part of one of the largest projects in nearly a decade, Girl Scouts are rolling out 23 new badges in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM. "Girls need to learn, it's not just something for…

18 August 2017 [12:06 PM]
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School days bring out young drivers and pedestrians

Just when summer is really starting to heat up in Texas, it is time for children to go back to school. Soon, motorists will be sharing the roads with school buses, pedestrians, bicycle riders and lots of new teenage drivers…

18 August 2017 [12:04 PM]
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Police: Attacks in Spain are linked, took long time to plan

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The back-to-back vehicle attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort had been planned for a long time by an Islamic terrorist cell - and could have been far deadlier had its base not been destroyed by…

18 August 2017 [11:22 AM]
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East Texas Drilling Report for Aug. 20

East Texas Drilling Report for August 20, 2017 (For activity August 6-12) DEVELOPMENTAL (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Cass; Buffco Production Co.; Lawson 1; Lassater (Travis Peak); Morris, G W/706; Oil; 7,600; 1.75 Miles…

18 August 2017 [11:06 AM]
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Trump defends Confederate statues, berates his critics

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) - With prominent Republicans openly questioning his competence and moral leadership, President Donald Trump burrowed deeper into the racially charged debate over Confederate memorials and lashed out at members of his own party in the latest controversy…

18 August 2017 [10:46 AM]
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Big catch! Drunken woman allegedly bites fisherman's line

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) - It wasn't exactly the catch a Florida man was hoping for while fishing in the Atlantic Ocean. Instead, deputies say a drunken 22-year-old woman cursed at him before swimming up to his fishing line, biting…

18 August 2017 [09:40 AM]
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Search warrants reveal Greg Kelley used hookup site, had selfie with victim

(KYTX) Documents released Thursday exposed new details in the controversial Greg Kelley sexual assault case, including his relationship with the victim and sexual encounters. Kelley was accused in 2013 of sexually assaulting two 4-year-old boys at an in-home daycare operated…

18 August 2017 [09:19 AM]
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Bible verse: 8-18

“But, ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.’ For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:17-18)…

18 August 2017 [12:19 AM]
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Inspiring Peace Rally in downtown Tyler unites community

With the help of The Art of Peace - Tyler, Delia Gray organized the Inspiring Peace Rally, attended by nearly 75 members of the community Thursday at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler. Ms. Gray said the idea…

17 August 2017 [09:44 PM]