Tyler Police to step up DWI enforcement during 'no-refusal' holiday weekend

The Tyler Police Department will be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers this holiday weekend. The department will once again step up its patrols targeting drivers who have been drinking during the July 4 holiday weekend, according to a news release. The focused enforcement period by Tyler Police and other law enforcement agencies will begin…

5 arrested in Longview prostitution sting

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Five men were arrested during a prostitution sting conducted by Longview Police on June 29. Undercover officers were utilized in an area in Longview known to have issues with prostitution which resulted in the arrests. Arrested were: 48-year old Enrique Duran Gomez. Gomez was released on a $1,000 bond on June 30. 38-year-old

Smith County Tax Assessor-Collector Gary Barber Earns Certification

CASEY MURPHY Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph Smith County Tax Assessor-Collector Gary Barber was one of the first in the state to earn the advanced certification of Professional County Assessor-Collector. “We want to run the best tax office in the state of Texas,” Barber said. “That’s our goal.” The profession has two basic

Texas Parks and Wildlife offers tips to help curb rise in boating-related deaths

This Independence Day, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds boaters to stay safe on the water. TPWD said An alarming spike of boating-related fatalities on Texas waterways, including many involving paddle craft such as canoes and kayaks, is prompting a call for boaters to wear life jackets, avoid drinking alcohol and follow other

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Events mark Texas State Railroad’s 135th anniversary

  Events mark Texas State Railroad’s anniversary   Special to the Tyler Paper  The Texas State Railroad will mark its 135th anniversary with events Friday through Monday at its Rusk Depot. Inmates built the railroad to haul…

30 June 2016 [03:00 PM]
Salvation Army cooling center almost at capacity

TYLER (KYTX) - As temperatures rise, so do the number of people staying at Salvation Army facilities, trying to beat the heat. It doesn't take much more than a few hours outside before symptoms of heat exhaustion start to set in.…

30 June 2016 [01:50 PM]
5 arrested in Longview prostitution sting

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Five men were arrested during a prostitution sting conducted by Longview Police on June 29. Undercover officers were utilized in an area in Longview known to have issues with prostitution which resulted in the arrests. Arrested were:…

30 June 2016 [01:43 PM]
East Texas man drowns after rescuing child from lake

TRINITY COUNTY (KYTX) - Authorities recovered the body of a man who jumped in a lake to rescue a child on June 30. Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said divers recovered the body of 36-year-old Bobby Arnold of Onalaksa…

30 June 2016 [01:11 PM]
Movie review: Flawed ‘Tarzan’ still the best one in years

Tony Hicks Tribune News Service   One of the exciting things about seeing trailers for “The Legend of Tarzan” was how much of an update it looked like compared to past efforts over the last 40 years. No mostly naked…

30 June 2016 [10:33 AM]
Texas Shakespeare Festival returns to Kilgore College

  Texas Shakespeare Festival returns to Kilgore College   DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com     The Texas Shakespeare is back for shows this month at Kilgore College. On tap are Shakespeare’s “Henry V” and “The Merchant of Venice”…

30 June 2016 [08:15 AM]
The 5 stages of grief when your dream ski trip to Alaska implodes

CORDOVA, Alaska - I'm standing atop a conelike summit deep in Alaska's Chugach Mountains, possibly the steepest and most gargantuan peaks I have ever seen. It's a cloudless March day, the sky cerulean, the bold sun beating down. In every…

30 June 2016 [08:15 AM]
Fourth of July events set throughout East Texas

DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com Events throughout East Texas will celebrate America’s independence. Many include activities for families, music and a fireworks show. Here, day by day, are activities on tap. FRIDAY Tyler: Tyler First Baptist…

30 June 2016 [08:14 AM]
Tyler Civic Chorale previews new season

DANNY MOGLE, danny@inmagtexas.com Tyler Civic Chorale will be under the direction of Jeffrey Ford during its 2016-2017 season. Ford is the organist and choirmaster at Christ Church in Tyler where he leads its Chancel and Canterbury…

30 June 2016 [08:14 AM]
Prosecutors want records sealed in Mateen Cleaves sex case

FLINT, Mich. (AP) - Prosecutors want a judge to seal some court records in a sexual assault case involving former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves after his accuser's name was made public this week in a court filing. The…

30 June 2016 [07:53 AM]
8 rescued after Oklahoma City roller coaster gets stuck

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - No one was injured when a roller coaster at an Oklahoma City amusement park stalled out and stranded eight people, including seven children. Oklahoma City Fire Department District Chief Benny Fulkerson says firefighters walked the stranded…

30 June 2016 [07:51 AM]
NYPD: Man stuffed bag of feces in woman's pants

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police are looking for a man who stuffed a bag of feces down a woman's pants as she walked in Manhattan. Police say the bizarre incident occurred at 6 p.m. Monday on East…

30 June 2016 [07:46 AM]
Turkish authorities identify suicide bombers; death toll 43

ISTANBUL (AP) - The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, a senior Turkish official said Thursday, hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects.…

30 June 2016 [07:09 AM]
2 dead in Longview pool drowning

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - Two people died Wednesday after being pulled from a Longview swimming pool. Fire Marshal Johnny Zackary said a woman and female child died at a local hospital after they were pulled from a swimming pool at a…

30 June 2016 [07:06 AM]
Hot Thursday to set the pace for holiday weekend Video

Thursday will be hot and dry, paving the way for a scorching Independence Day weekend. “Sunshine will prevail again Thursday thanks to the surface high pressure that is in place,” KYTX CBS19 Meteorologist Ashley Kramlich said. “Drier air will continue…

30 June 2016 [06:56 AM]
Miss Teen USA pageant replaces swimsuits with athletic wear

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Miss Teen USA pageant is dropping the swimsuit portion of its competition. The Miss Universe organization announced Wednesday that the pageant will replace the bathing suit section with an athletic wear competition. The 2016 Miss…

30 June 2016 [06:16 AM]
New Orleans ready to 'party with a purpose' at Essence Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Music has always been at the heart of the annual Essence Festival, now in its 22nd year, and this year will be no different. Fans will get to hear from first-timers Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy and…

30 June 2016 [06:12 AM]
Christie's to sell contents of Reagans' LA home

NEW YORK (AP) - A two-day auction of the contents of Ronald and Nancy Reagan's ranch-style home in California will include everything from personal mementos from heads of state and friends to objects the couple took with them to the…

30 June 2016 [06:00 AM]