UPDATE: Man guilty of intentionally scalding child

UPDATE: Timothy Choice was found guilty this afternoon of a felony charge of intentionally and knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child, a felony offense. The Smith County jury hearing the case deliberated for about 90 minutes before returning the verdict. Sentencing is expected to begin tomorrow. ----------------- A Smith County jury b…

VIDEO: Pair left marijuana at Lufkin day care, police say

LUFKIN (AP) — East Texas police have arrested a man and woman who they say dumped a gallon-sized bag of marijuana into a day care trash can. Fifty-year-old Frederick Ruth and 40-year-old Youlanda Whitaker have been charged with possessing marijuana in a drug-free zone and possessing a dangerous drug.

Robbery suspect fatally shot in Longview had marijuana in his system

LONGVIEW (AP) - A 15-year-old attempted robbery suspect fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with East Texas police had marijuana in his system. Autopsy results released Tuesday also show Justin Aguilar was shot five times by Longview police officers.

VIDEO: Lindale police release high-speed chase suspect photos

LINDALE -- Police released photos of the man they say led them on a high speed chase last Friday night that involved gunfire. The pictures show the suspect, 22-year-old Carlos Bonilla of Lindale.

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Smith County Sheriff offers training on signs of organized crime

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a training class on Organized Crime on Friday and Saturday for all members of law enforcement and Smith County area communities. Organized crime including drug cartels is a major problem that, until fairly recently,…

22 October 2014 [10:46 AM]
New weekly Spanish story time coming to Tyler Library

A new weekly Spanish story time is coming to the Tyler Public Library. The story time, called “Leerme un Cuento,” is set for 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, beginning Nov. 3, in the Children’s Story Room. The program is open to…

21 October 2014 [09:12 PM]
'Hottest Little Festival in Texas' in Palestine this Saturday

The “Hottest Little Festival in Texas” will be Saturday in the Palestine Main Street District, according to a news release. Events include a barbeque and chili cook-off, a peppers and patriots parade, a veterans tribute, live music, beer gardens, arts…

21 October 2014 [09:11 PM]
Smith County offering electronic sample ballots

The Smith County Elections Office is offering an Interactive ExpressPass Sample Ballot to all registered voters in the County. This system is convenient, simple and completely safe for voter use. New sample ballots can be found on the Smith County…

21 October 2014 [11:14 AM]
ETBU crowns Homecoming king and queen

MARSHALL -- East Texas Baptist University crowned the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Tiger football game with Howard…

21 October 2014 [11:03 AM]
Ben Wheeler's 7th Annual Feral Hog Festival begins on Friday

The Seventh Annual Feral Hog Festival will take place in downtown Ben Wheeler this weekend. The feral hog theme of Ben Wheeler’s weekend festival is meant to poke fun at the continually, ever expanding, state-wide-population of wild hogs, according to…

20 October 2014 [10:39 PM]
Tax code changes can help families

Pretty much every economist, public policy expert and statistician agrees about the benefits of marriage it’s a social good. What they rarely…

20 October 2014 [08:13 PM]
Bras for the cause event

The fifth annual Bras for the Cause will be held tonight. The event features glitzy bras modeled by local firefighters, who strut their stuff down a runway. Each bra has a theme and goes with a coordinating gift box. The…

20 October 2014 [07:53 PM]
Fall 2014 Patriot Preview Day at UT Tyler held November 15

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold its Fall 2014 Patriot Preview Day for prospective students and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15, Fernando Loa, director of admissions, announced. Check-in and on-site registration begins…

20 October 2014 [07:15 PM]
Senior Health & Living Expo at Harvey Hall on Wednesday

The 13th Annual Senior Health & Living Expo will be held Wednesday. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harvey Convention Center, there will be gift card giveaways, as well as free health screenings and senior health information from…

20 October 2014 [07:13 PM]
Haley vying for ESD 2 Commissioner 1 spot

Two total loss house fires have prompted a Noonday woman to run for Emergency Services District No. 2 board’s Commissioner 1. Sandra “Sandy” Haley, 72, retired from management in the food industry for Pizza Hut and Whataburger and said her…

20 October 2014 [06:57 PM]
Funding received by the City of Tyler Neighborhood Services

The City of Tyler Neighborhood Services Department has received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer 25 new Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers, the city announced Monday. According to a news release, HUD-VASH, through a partnership…

20 October 2014 [06:51 PM]
Smith County property tax statements on the way

More than 180,000 property tax statements should arrive in Smith County residents’ mailboxes and email in-boxes this week. Property tax bills are due upon receipt. The deadline for paying property taxes and avoiding penalties and interest is Jan. 31. The…

20 October 2014 [06:49 PM]
2014 East Texas State Fair Results

2014 East Texas State Fair Creative Arts Results Premier Exhibitors Premier Exhibitor Honors are based on points accumulated from 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places, and Honorable Mention and TriColor awards. Ages 5 & Younger: Parker Malone, Tyler…

20 October 2014 [06:09 PM]