Make-A-Wish grants a Troup girl’s wish

Six-year-old Rhylee Culwell’s dream is coming true. Rhylee suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, a condition she was diagnosed with at 3 years old. According to Rhylee’s mom, Amber, Rhylee had often been sick as a baby. …

Fallen tree from storm kills Winona man Video

Strong storms moving through the area Thursday night claimed the life of a 32-year-old Winona man as a tree fell on his vehicle and crushed him.  Gladewater Police Chief Rob Vine said his agency received a 911 call about 7:20 p.m. Thursdsay Thursday, stating a man was trapped inside a vehicle after a tree fell on it. 

Death of Jacksonville man hit by train ruled accidental

The death of a Jacksonville man hit by a train last month has been ruled accidental. Autopsy results show 23-year-old Mark Madrid died from blunt impact to his head. No alcohol or drugs were found in his system. Initially, investigators thought Madrid may have been wearing headphones when he was struck by a train March 20

Eighth annual invention convention at Brook Hill

Brook Hill School third-grader Kurtlee Smith used silicone and key rings to invent fire screen handles that don’t burn your hands when they are hot and you are opening or closing the fire screen on a fire place.

Recent News

Federal disaster loans available for drought

Smith County residents operating small, nonfarm businesses are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The loans are set to help offset losses caused by the drought that began Feb. 10, 2015. Small,…

17 April 2015 [10:31 PM]
Parts of Old Bullard to be closed off today

Old Bullard Road closure Old Bullard Road between Rieck Road and Chimney Rock and on Chimney Rock between Old Bullard and Broadway will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. while Tyler Water Utilities installs service connections. The…

17 April 2015 [10:30 PM]
Armed man robs buyer during Craigslist meeting

Tyler police officers say a planned meeting through Craigslist turned violent when one man pulled a gun on another man and robbed him. According to a Tyler Police press release, officers were dispatched to Whata-burger, 5003 Troup Highway, about 6:30…

17 April 2015 [10:29 PM]
Make-A-Wish grants a Troup girl’s wish

Six-year-old Rhylee Culwell’s dream is coming true. Rhylee suffers from Cystic Fibrosis, a condition she was diagnosed with at 3 years old.…

17 April 2015 [10:16 PM]
Japan-based Ito En purchases local coffee roaster for $82M

Distant Lands Trading Company, which has a Tyler division, has been acquired by Japanese beverage firm Ito En for a reported $82 million. A corporate spokesperson said the Tyler operation is an important part of the company’s future. “Our company…

17 April 2015 [10:07 PM]
Farrington receving memorial tree

The Tyler Reforestation Encouraging Ecological Stability (TREES) Committee is hosting a ceremony dedicating a memorial tree to Walter L. Farrington, Jr at Faulkner Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 18. For more information, call 903-531-1348 @TMT-Cory…

17 April 2015 [03:56 PM]
Spring movies begin this Saturday at Bergfeld Park

The Spring Movies in the Park series begins Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m. in the Bergfeld Park auditorium with “When the game stands tall.” Admission is free, as well as refreshments provided by Tyler Beverage Company. For more information,…

17 April 2015 [03:53 PM]
UPDATE: Tx Senate passes Kari's Law Video

(KYTX) -- The Texas Senate passed bill SB 788, also known as Kari's Law, Thursday in a 9-0 vote. State Senator Kevin…

17 April 2015 [10:02 AM]
House members set to debate oil and gas control bill

Texas House members are set to debate a bill designed to reaffirm state regulatory control of oil and gas wells amid concerns it will leave cities and residents exposed to health and safety dangers. House Bill 40 would prevent municipalities…

16 April 2015 [11:36 PM]
Tyler ISD trustees choose new school name

Tyler ISD trustees picked a name Thursday for the new school of choice that will take the place of the existing PACE high school credit recovery program. On the recommendation of the superintendent, the school board selected the name Alvin…

16 April 2015 [11:35 PM]
Wiley College to host open house for potential students

Wiley College will host open house 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Freeman P. and Carrie E. Hodge Center for high school students and adult learners to take part to learn how the institution can help them earn…

16 April 2015 [11:29 PM]
2 jailed after high-speed chase

Two men remained jailed late Thursday afternoon on charges stemming from the early morning burglary of a Tyler donut shop and a…

16 April 2015 [11:25 PM]
Praise Fest scheduled for Saturday in downtown Tyler

With a goal of uniting Christians, the Empowerment Church will put on Praise Fest Saturday in downtown Tyler. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza with different musical acts scheduled to…

16 April 2015 [11:01 PM]
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