Fourth of July marked by variety of events

This Independence Day, East Texans will have no shortage of events to choose from. Whether they’re looking for a full day with the family or just a fireworks show to wrap up the evening, dozens of events across the area will have everyone covered. The biggest celebration in Tyler begins at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at Lindsey Park. Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ is sponsoring a concert featuring performances from The Bigsbys and Dustin Becker and the Kopastetics. After dark, the city of Tyler will begin its display of more than 1,150 fireworks.…

Whitehouse grad to lead Aggie band

Cadet Timothy Cummins of Whitehouse looks forward with great anticipation to leading and directing the 450-member Texas A&M Aggie band as head drum major during the next academic year.

Tyler resident runs for 12 hours to send 2 kids on Belize mission trip

Tyler resident and father of two, Paul Bradshaw, took a message from his associate pastor to heart and ran with it — literally.

Battle royal BBQ cook-off

The Hobo Cook-off has taken over the Texas State Railroad Campgrounds in Rusk. Thirty teams from all over Texas are duking it out for a shot at advancing to national barbecue competitions. The Cherokee County 4-H Parents and Leaders Association partnered with the Texas State Railroad to host the two-day event.

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Whitehouse grad to lead Aggie band

Cadet Timothy Cummins of Whitehouse looks forward with great anticipation to leading and directing the 450-member Texas A&M Aggie band as head…

04 July 2015 [12:02 AM]
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Battle royal BBQ cook-off

The Hobo Cook-off has taken over the Texas State Railroad Campgrounds in Rusk. Thirty teams from all over Texas are duking it…

03 July 2015 [11:03 PM]
Complaint filed on AG's gay marriage opinion

AUSTIN — A Texas Democrat has filed a complaint against Attorney General Ken Paxton accusing the Republican of instructing county clerks to “break the law” over gay marriage. Glen Maxey, a former state legislator, wrote to the State Bar of…

03 July 2015 [10:40 PM]
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GOP dodges a bullet in SCOUTS opinion

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Fourth of July is a time to reflect

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03 July 2015 [07:15 PM]
CDC warns of parasite outbreak affecting pools

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02 July 2015 [11:26 PM]
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Carts on Parade

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02 July 2015 [11:15 PM]
Navy expands its maternity leave to attract women

WASHINGTON (TNS) — Looking for a way to persuade more women to enlist in the Navy and the Marines, the two service branches have expanded a benefit, tripling the amount of time off new mothers will be given after the…

02 July 2015 [10:31 PM]
Appeals court sets back lawsuit over unpaid internships

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02 July 2015 [09:58 PM]
Coast Guard repatriates 38 Cuban migrants

MIAMI (TNS) — Four migrant interdictions at sea in the South Florida Straits led the Coast Guard to repatriate 38 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabanas, Cuba, on Thursday. In all four stops, Cubans were attempting to enter the United…

02 July 2015 [08:23 PM]
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EPA must compare the costs to benefits

In the wake of huge U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Affordable Care Act and same-sex marriage, another ruling has almost been…

02 July 2015 [07:41 PM]
Holiday weekend prime for injuries, hazards

With the Fourth of July holiday approaching, health officials remind people to take precautions to avoid injuries and illness. The most obvious precaution is the safe handling of fireworks, as an average of 230 people show up every day in…

02 July 2015 [02:03 PM]
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