BB gun-wielding man tazed, charged

  A Tyler man with a history of burglarizing homes was tazed Wednesday morning when he failed to heed commands from law enforcement officers to drop the gun he was holding.  Smith County Sheriff's Lt. Gary Middleton, the department's public information officer, said a motorist called dispatchers about 9:30 a.m. to report a man was running down…

'Relay' cancer event on Square

Downtown Tyler will serve as the site for this year’s Relay for Life of Smith County. The event, which is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society, will be at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler from 6 p.m. to midnight on April 10. “It will be a fun, compact night full of entertainment and fun things to do,” Arie Curtis,

House passes $210B budget after all-night debate

Texas House members haven’t gotten much sleep after a marathon, 18-hour debate that ended with passage of their version of the state budget early Wednesday morning. Local legislators caught naps where they could or have forgone sleep altogether to make events and committee meetings following the all-night debate. House members passed the

Groups head Downtown to advocate healthy living Video

Downtown Tyler provided the backdrop for health and fitness on Wednesday as groups participated in two opportunities to help improve fitness. While only four people joined instructor Lindsay Gray for 50 minutes of stress reduction at the first Yoga on the Square, YMCA president and chief executive officer Jeremy Bumgardner anticipates the weekly

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Inmate scales fence, flees Tyler Central Jail Facility

An inmate escaped from custody at the Central Jail Facility on East Elm Street on Wednesday evening, according to a news release from Sheriff Larry Smith. Rexorlandus Jackson was being held on charges of Driving While Intoxicated, Assault, violation of…

01 April 2015 [11:24 PM]
Jury finds Chandler grandmother guilty

A jury found Chandler grandmother Glynda Morrow guilty of intoxication mansl-aughter on Wednesday. Morrow was driving when she hit a tree, killing her 5-year-old granddaughter, Lydia Sykes, last July. Evidence showed her blood alcohol levels to be double the legal…

01 April 2015 [11:15 PM]
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BB gun-wielding man tazed, charged

  A Tyler man with a history of burglarizing homes was tazed Wednesday morning when he failed to heed commands from law…

01 April 2015 [11:11 PM]
Smith County Roundup: 385 warrants cleared, $132,870 collected

  During the third annual Smith County Warrant Round Up, 385 warrants were cleared and $132,870 was collected. That is compared to $90,000 collected in 2014 and $80,000 collected in 2013. “This is the most successful warrant roundup the…

01 April 2015 [10:57 PM]
Smith County retreat teaches team-building

The sixth-annual Smith County Key Leader Retreat was held Friday, and 19 department leaders attended. Smith County Commissioner Jeff Warr and County Administrator Leonardo Brown facilitated the retreat, held on private property in Van. The theme was “Attitude and Gratitude,”…

01 April 2015 [10:51 PM]
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'Relay' cancer event on Square

Downtown Tyler will serve as the site for this year’s Relay for Life of Smith County. The event, which is a fundraiser…

01 April 2015 [10:49 PM]
Gilmer ISD employee investigated for sexual abuse of former student

The Upshur County Sheriff’s office opened an investigation Wednesday into allegations of sexual abuse by an employee of Gilmer Independent School District involving a former student. Gilmer ISD Superintendent Rick Albritton confirmed that 46-year-old Orlandus Lugene Johnson is the suspect.…

01 April 2015 [06:33 PM]
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27 charged with East Texas meth trafficking Video

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 27 individuals have been indicted following a lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking organization…

01 April 2015 [04:38 PM]
The melodies on the bus go up-and-down

KILGORE (TNS) — There's no talking on Robert Morgan's bus 21. That doesn't mean it's quiet. Bus 21 kids sing. "The kids are very interested in it, and that's what they want to do," Kilgore ISD Bus 21 driver Robert…

01 April 2015 [01:49 PM]
National County Government Month observed in April

Smith County will celebrate National County Government Month during the month of April to showcase how the county is moving forward through transportation and infrastructure projects, as well as through other county programs and services that help its communities grow…

01 April 2015 [01:46 PM]
Smith County's warrant roundup called successful

During the third annual Smith County Warrant Round Up, 385 warrants were cleared and $132,870 was collected. In 2014, the county collected $90,000, and $80,000 in 2013. “This is the most successful warrant round up the county has ever had,”…

01 April 2015 [01:33 PM]
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Nacogdoches police investigate shooting Video

(NACOGDOCHES POLICE) - The Nacogdoches Police Department is currently investigating a shooting incident that occurred in the 4700 block of Warr Circle.…

01 April 2015 [09:33 AM]
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Man arrested in Marshall park shooting Video

MARSHALL (KYTX) -- Police arrested a Marshall man Tuesday night for his involvement in a park shooting this month. On March 31,…

01 April 2015 [09:18 AM]
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Palestine man hits child with car Video

PALESTINE (KYTX) -- The Palestine Police Department is continuing the investigation into an incident that left a 5-year-old child in serious condition.…

01 April 2015 [09:15 AM]
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Prosecutor removed from Tiede case Video

CARTHAGE (KYTX) -- An order signed by Judge Diane DeVasto and filed with the Panola County District Clerk's office Tuesday morning formally…

01 April 2015 [09:11 AM]
UT Tyler biology grad student gets 'Fisheries' award

UT Tyler Communications   Daniel Symonds, of Rochester, N.Y., a biology graduate student at The University of Texas at Tyler, received top honors at the 2015 Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society’s annual meeting. Symonds received the “Best Student…

31 March 2015 [11:30 PM]
Tyler ISD 4th grader wins 'Students LOVE Math' skills contest

Orr Elementary School fourth-grade student Melissa Villela loves math, even though it doesn’t naturally come easy to her. Melissa’s passion for math, and her relentless determination to succeed, recently placed her as one of only 10 students across the nation…

31 March 2015 [11:29 PM]
UT Tyler nursing student, instructor honored

A nursing student and clinical instructor from The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center were recognized by the Texas Nursing Students’ Association, Dr. Yong Tai Wang, College of Nursing and Health Sciences dean, announced. UT Tyler LUC level…

31 March 2015 [11:27 PM]
Dr. Paul McGaha Joins UT Health Northeast staff

UT Health Northeast officials announced Tuesday that Texas Department of State Health Services Regional Director Dr. Paul McGaha has joined the administrative team as associate professor of community health and preventive medicine and as deputy director of The Center for…

31 March 2015 [10:56 PM]
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