Sola Bread Co., a micro-bakery, fires up brick oven

  In the wee hours of Saturday mornings, aromas of fresh baking bread fill the air in one of Tyler’s oldest brick streets - West Houston Street. The neighbors never complain. After all, they have the pleasure of living near Sola Bread Co., a micro-bakery that has been spreading warm scents of firebrick oven-baked artisan breads every weekend…

Longview police officer rescues dog from tunnel

  It wasn’t exactly “The Shawshank Redemption,” but a Longview police officer’s journey through an 18-inch storm pipe Sunday liberated a dog in distress. It remains under investigation why Buddy, former Longview Mayor David McWhorter’s sandy, 95-pound Labrador retriever, got himself deep inside an underground tunnel the length of a

County's only woman driver logs 16 years in the department

  Smith County’s Road and Bridge Department stays busy year-round to keep the county’s roads patched and the bridges secure. The employees work in harsh humidity and high temperatures during the summer, but Tina Mallard, the county’s only female truck driver, doesn’t find too much to complain about. “I don’t mind the heat,” Mrs.

Tyler fisherman's border crossing leads to big bass

In recent years a case of tourista was the last thing Americans needed to worry about when traveling in Mexico. Drug cartel conflicts along the border got so bad they shut down almost all entry for fishing and hunting. Apparently those issues have subsided enough that the border between Texas and Mexico is once again

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Tyler fisherman's border crossing leads to big bass

In recent years a case of tourista was the last thing Americans needed to worry about when traveling in Mexico. Drug cartel conflicts along the border got so bad they shut down almost all entry for fishing and hunting. Apparently…

03 September 2015 [05:12 AM]
Family meal time offers valuable parenting moments

Texas A&M Agri-Life Extension Service is promoting family meal time this month. If your family can’t seem to sit down together for a meal, this is a great time to change that. Meal time provides nourishment and an opportunity to…

03 September 2015 [05:03 AM]
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Outreach organization receives grant to help students in need

Faith in Action Outreach, a Christian community outreach organization with a food pantry and clothing closet, has received a $3,000 dollar grant from the Miller Fund. Faith In Action Outreach provides food for approximately 100 elementary-age school students…

03 September 2015 [04:58 AM]
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County's only woman driver logs 16 years in the department Video

Smith County’s Road and Bridge Department stays busy year-round to keep the county’s roads patched and the bridges secure. The employees work in harsh humidity and high temperatures during the summer, but Tina Mallard, the county’s only female…

03 September 2015 [04:49 AM]
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Mexican sunflower brings color, fun to your garden

Tithonia rotundifolia, better known as Mexican sunflower, grows in the Heritage Rose Garden, and if you go out there, you will see the brilliant orange-red flowers along with all the butterflies it attracts. Growing about 4 feet tall, more or…

03 September 2015 [04:40 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices 9-3

DEATHS DAVID ARNDT, 72, Grand Saline, died Aug. 31. Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline. ANNIE DORIS BIRCHER, 87, Winona, died Sept. 1. J.H. Anderson Memorial Funeral Home, Gilmer. PATRICIA BLANTON, 56, Henderson, died Aug. 29. Garmon Funeral home, Henderson.…

03 September 2015 [04:25 AM]
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Wage hikes always have consequences

There’s really no surprise here. Wal-Mart has had to start reducing hours on some workers, after it recently gave raises to many. What’s happening here isn’t complicated. When you raise wages, you increase the cost of labor. As Wal-Mart sees…

03 September 2015 [04:14 AM]
Court listen to more testimony in Calvert trial

Wednesday was another busy day in the 241st district court in Smith County as the capital murder trial for James Calvert continued. Calvert is accused of murdering his ex-wife, Jelena Sriraman and kidnapping their young son on Halloween of 2012.…

03 September 2015 [04:06 AM]
Officers to flash lights in solidarity

Area law enforcement plan to join their brothers and sisters in blue Friday by turning on their overhead lights for one minute to remember slain Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth. Goforth was killed last week as he was pumping…

03 September 2015 [04:01 AM]
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Longview police officer rescues dog from tunnel

It wasn’t exactly “The Shawshank Redemption,” but a Longview police officer’s journey through an 18-inch storm pipe Sunday liberated a dog in distress. It remains under investigation why Buddy, former Longview Mayor David McWhorter’s sandy, 95-pound Labrador retriever,…

03 September 2015 [03:57 AM]
Bible Verse 9-3

"Teach m,e O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end." (Psalm 119:33)…

03 September 2015 [03:52 AM]
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Sola Bread Co., a micro-bakery, fires up brick oven

In the wee hours of Saturday mornings, aromas of fresh baking bread fill the air in one of Tyler’s oldest brick streets - West Houston Street. The neighbors never complain. After all, they have the pleasure of living…

03 September 2015 [03:50 AM]
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New Polaroid snaps, prints images instantly Video

If you are among the many people who have stopped printing their photos at home because of the high cost of printer ink, there’s a new camera that might pique your interest. With a press of the shutter release, the…

02 September 2015 [10:17 AM]
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New Texas law creates funding for police body cameras Video

ARP (KYTX) -- Hundreds of new laws took effect in Texas Tuesday, September 1. One in particular could help keep you and those protecting you safe. The law sets aside $10-million dollars in grants that can help law enforcement agencies…

02 September 2015 [09:38 AM]
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Inmate gets 50 years for 1990 homicide Video

(UPDATED September 2, 2015 at 9:36 am CT) TYLER (KYTX) - A Smith County inmate was sentenced to 50 years in prison, after he entered a guilty plea Wednesday, a day after opening statements began in a 1990 cold case…

02 September 2015 [09:37 AM]
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Family of 5-year-old in fatal hit-and-run speaks out Video

KILGORE (KYTX) - A Kilgore family speaks out for the first time since an arrest was made in the fatal hit-and-run accident killing five-year-old Robert Moorhead. Police arrested 25-year-old Kyrsten McCarty Monday afternoon at her home, just minutes away from…

02 September 2015 [08:59 AM]
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Latest Texas school finance case reaches state Supreme Court Video

AUSTIN (AP) - Attorneys for 600-plus school districts suing Texas told the state Supreme Court on Tuesday that the GOP-controlled Legislature doesn't provide enough funding for classrooms and distributes it unfairly, especially given ever-tougher academic curriculum standards and a population…

02 September 2015 [08:56 AM]
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Tuscan Slice restaurant closes in Tyler Video

(KYTX) – The parking lot is empty and a sign is posted on the locked doors. Tuscan Slice, on the corner of Old Jacksonville Highway and Loop 323, abruptly closed its doors Tuesday, leaving nearly 50 people out of a…

02 September 2015 [08:55 AM]
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Take this opportunity to feast on late seasonal produce

Signs that summer is wrapping up have arrived. Kids have started going back to school; NFL preseason games are underway; night temperatures are dropping; and prices of strawberries and blueberries have hit $4 and change. Soon yellow squash and zucchini…

02 September 2015 [06:15 AM]
Do all you can to lessen sports injury causes

Participation in any sport, whether it’s recreational bike riding or Pee-Wee football, can teach kids to stretch their limits and learn sportsmanship and discipline. But any sport also carries the potential for injury. By knowing the causes of sports injuries…

02 September 2015 [06:10 AM]
Van Zandt Genealogical Society hosting annual daylong seminar

  Registrations are still being accepted for the Van Zandt County Genealogical Society’s annual daylong seminar scheduled for Sept. 26. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at St. Therese Catholic Church Fellowship Hall, 14786 Farm-to-Market Road…

02 September 2015 [06:05 AM]
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Exercise program offered both at center, onTV Video

While handing out meals to Meals on Wheels recipients, Tyler Senior Center’s Supervisor Kay Odom had a vision of helping homebound seniors get more exercise. She chose to share her vision with the communications and media department at Tyler’s City…

02 September 2015 [06:00 AM]
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Waiting for the roar

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” - Steve Martin It started when I lost my Ray Bans. I was working a table at the “School is Cool” event at Harvey Convention Center … and I…

02 September 2015 [05:52 AM]
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My 1st car

A decade ago I anxiously called my brother with news. “I sold the Mustang,” I reported. “I can’t believe you kept it this long,” he replied. The 1964 1/2 Mustang found its way into my possession when Dad bought it…

02 September 2015 [05:44 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices 9-2

DEATHS JO ADAMS, 95, Dallas, formerly of Wills Point, died Sept. 1. Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills Point. PATRICIA BLANTON, 56, Henderson, died Aug. 29. Garmon Funeral home, Henderson. XAVIER BRADFORD, 72, Tyler, died Aug. 30. John R. Harmon Undertaking…

02 September 2015 [05:05 AM]
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Labor Day Closings

Smith County and city of Tyler offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Labor Day. The holiday is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, according to the U.S. Department of Labor website. It constitutes…

02 September 2015 [04:56 AM]
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Trump can't defend single-payer system

If single-payer health care - or universal health coverage, or socialized medicine, or whatever you want to call it - actually delivered on its promises, then maybe Donald Trump’s continued support of the system would be defensible. But it doesn’t,…

02 September 2015 [04:50 AM]
Troup ISD closes childcare center

Troup ISD board of trustees has voted to close the childcare center that the district has operated many years, effective Oct. 2.  The decision was made Monday because First Baptist Church of Troup, where the center is located, is cancelling…

02 September 2015 [04:46 AM]