Ambulance involved wreck in Tyler; injuries reported

Atleast one person has been transported to the hospital after a collison between an ambulance and a SUV occured at the intersection of Front Street and South Beckham Avenue.  Police are directing traffic in the area until the wreckage has been removed from the area. The ambulance involved has left the scene and another ambulance was called to take…

Smith County judges grant continuances in three first degree felony cases

Smith County court rooms were called to order Monday morning for dozens of defendants on the dockets. Among those was first-degree murder suspect, Joshua Adam Scales, 30, of Arp. Scales is the suspect in a fatal shooting in Troup on July 14, 2016, that claimed the life of 30-year-old Jordan Richard Ladue.  According to court documents Scales

Flint woman arrested, caught hiding drugs in deputy's patrol vehicle

A Flint woman faces charges in Henderson County for the possession of an alleged controlled substance and a dangerous drug. Rachel Allison Rush, 33, was stopped for a traffic violation by Henderson County deputies about 10 p.m. on Sunday near the intersection of Farm-to-Market Road 315 and County Road 4201. Rush was arrested after deputies

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The ultimate guide to the Texas Shakespeare Festival

The 23rd annual Texas Shakespeare Festival continues through July in Kilgore. Being staged are Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and “Much Ado About Nothing,” the romantic “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the musical “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” an original play by festival Executive Director Raymond…

26 June 2017 [04:57 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for June 27

DEATHS DEBRA (BOYD) DAVIS, 61, Frankston, died June 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. BILLY DON MCWILLIAMS, 84, Athens, died June 26. Au­try’s Carroll-Lehr, Athens. JOHNNIE PAUL MORRIS, 73, Ben Wheeler, died June 25. John R.…

26 June 2017 [04:55 PM]
Ambulance involved wreck in Tyler; injuries reported

Atleast one person has been transported to the hospital after a collison between an ambulance and a SUV occured at the intersection of Front Street and South Beckham Avenue.  Police are directing traffic in the area until wreckage has been…

26 June 2017 [04:25 PM]
Tyler Police release statement on phone scams; don't be a victim

The Tyler Police Department was notified by the Better Business Bureau that they have received numerous phone calls from citizens in reference to receiving calls from a caller identifying themselves as working for the Tyler Police Department and asking for…

26 June 2017 [02:09 PM]
Lindsey Park to host Fourth of July celebration

The City of Tyler will host the annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Lindsey Park, located at 12557 Spur 364 W, on Tuesday, July 4. The fun kicks off at 4 p.m. and the fireworks show will begin after…

26 June 2017 [01:55 PM]
Walter Williams: Confederate generals weren't traitors

My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against…

26 June 2017 [01:10 PM]
Editorial: Oil price stability shows it's truly a world market now

Something strange is happening with the price of oil, even as instability increases in the Middle East. That something is… well, nothing. Instead of oil prices spiking on news reports of missile strikes and terrorism, oil prices are remaining level…

26 June 2017 [12:46 PM]
State says Tiede can't argue guilt on appeal; on 99 year sentence

Bernie Tiede cannot re-try elements of his 1999 murder conviction in appealing the 99-year sentence a jury gave him in April 2016, the state argues in response to the former Carthage funeral home assistant director's appeal of his punishment. Prosecutors…

26 June 2017 [12:29 PM]
Editorial: New study shows fracking has minimal environmental effects

An important report was issued last week by Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, the state’s premier scientific body, about hydraulic fracturing. And it’s a very positive report, showing that fracking can be done safely and cleanly, to…

26 June 2017 [11:54 AM]
Review: Back from the past, TLC still sounds great on new CD

TLC, the iconic '90s-era girl group, is back after 15 years away and these women are clearly not wasting anymore time. "We don't need no introduction," they boast on the first song of their new self-titled CD. "No, we don't…

26 June 2017 [11:24 AM]
Kind act spreads to 167 drivers at McDonald's

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) - A customer's act of kindness at a southern Indiana McDonald's sparked a chain reaction of niceness in its drive-thru line. Hunter Hostetler is a cashier at a McDonald's in Scottsburg, about 50 miles north of Louisville,…

26 June 2017 [10:55 AM]
Rogers State, University of Alabama, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Congratulations ... to Suvannah Kerans-Melton, Whitehouse, for being named to the dean’s list at Rogers State ... to East Texas residents for earning degrees from the University of Alabama: Shelley Caraway, Kilgore; Mary Ihrig, Tyler; Kaitlyn Boone, Tyler;…

26 June 2017 [10:36 AM]
Texas man charged in boating accident that killed 4-year-old

TEMPLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Central Texas have charged a man with criminal negligent homicide after a 4-year-old girl was killed and her father seriously injured when they were run over by a houseboat. Forty-four-year-old Jason Bernal of Killeen…

26 June 2017 [09:55 AM]
6 cows killed, deputy hurt in suspected drunk driving crash

Authorities say six cows were killed and a South Texas deputy was injured during a suspected drunk driving accident. KRIS-TV reports ( ) an unidentified driver was traveling on a road around 1 a.m. Saturday when she crashed into a…

26 June 2017 [09:47 AM]
East Texans celebrate 'One Nation Under God' in downtown Tyler

East Texans gathered on the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza Sunday to remember and celebrate the United States as “One Nation Under God.” The event, put on by Grace Fellowship Church of Flint, was designed to celebrate the commitment made…

25 June 2017 [11:37 PM]
Commissioners to begin long-range road plan discussions

Smith County Commissioners will begin a discussion on a long-range plan for road maintenance on Tuesday. A 2014 study commissioned by the court found it would cost an estimated $84 million to $124 million to repair the county’s road system,…

25 June 2017 [11:22 PM]
Bible Verse for 6-26

“‘Who can hide in secret places so that I cannot see them?’ declares the Lord. ‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 23:24)…

25 June 2017 [11:17 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for June 26

DEATHS BARBARA JOYCE (CLIFTON) DRAWHORN, 61, Tyler, died June 21. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. ALICE FAYE MARTIN, 68, Tyler, died June 18. Brooks Ster­ling Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. FUNERALS TODAY GLENDA ANN (SPARKMAN) CLARK,…

25 June 2017 [04:51 PM]
Pet of the Week: Benny

Benny is a 3-year-old male terrier that is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. He loves his toys and also likes cats. Benny weighs 25 pounds and best of all Benny is crate trained.…

25 June 2017 [12:57 AM]
Sake Sushi closes its doors to the public

Sake Sushi, a Japanese cuisine and sushi bar, has closed its doors to the public. Sake Sushi, at 5875 Old Bullard Road in Tyler, made the announcement on their Facebook page Friday. The post reads “Sake sushi Japanese restaurant Tyler…

24 June 2017 [11:18 PM]
Speakeasy brings Jazz Age vibe to local nightclub scene

A slot opens in the door at about eye level. “What’s the password?” The voice is South Tyler Speakeasy’s general manager Mark Ruehrmund. He quickly laughs, says there isn’t really a password, then opens the door to a dimly lit…

24 June 2017 [11:00 PM]