Kincade brothers team up to coach Winona football team, while their sons play on the starting line

On the football field, everyone is family, but especially so at Winona High School. Athletic Director Tracy Kincade had no intention of turning the program into a family affair, but when he found himself looking for a new head football coach, his brother, Keylon, rose to the top of the applicant pile. Keylon Kincade was the assistant football…

Share your photos of Tyler during rose season, win cash

Travelers and locals alike are invited to participate in the first-ever Rose Season Photo Contest, sponsored by Visit Tyler.   To enter the contest, residents take photos of rose scenery and of people having fun a Tyler attractions, events and local businesses, which they then either upload to the Visit Tyler Facebook page at

Manziel fire investigation continues; officials seek witnesses' help

The investigation into the Wednesday morning fire that destroyed the home owned by the grandfather of NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel continues with officials searching for witnesses.  In a news release Thursday morning, Smith County Fire Marshal Jay Brooks asked anyone who witnessed the fire to call officials at 903-590-2655.

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt to open Saturday; other new businesses on the way

A number of new businesses - from eateries to retailers - will be opening their doors in coming weeks. Among the first is Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, with a soft opening planned for Friday in its South Broadway location at The Villages at Cumberland Park.

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East Texas Briefs: Remains found IDed as April missing man

Remains found IDed as April missing man Human remains found in a remote area off Farm-to-Market Road 850 near County Road 2222 have been identified as a 62-year-old man who was reported missing in April. Smith County Sheriff’s…

08 October 2015 [10:08 PM]
Federal loans available for farmers affected by drought

Relief is being made available for drought-stricken farmers in three East Texas counties. The United States Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for emergency farm loans for damages and losses caused by drought occurring through Sept. 22 and continuing. The…

08 October 2015 [09:59 PM]
Two dead in fiery I-20 tractor-trailer crash

Two people died Wednesday evening in a fiery collision involving two tractor-trailers on Interstate 20 in Smith County. Both victims were in a UPS tractor-trailer truck that apparently struck the rear of another 18-wheeler. Both the driver and passenger of…

08 October 2015 [09:52 PM]
Library book sale set through Sunday

The book “Plastics as an Art Form” caught Regan Fair’s eye Thursday morning in the Tyler Public Library. Ms. Fair, 27, is…

08 October 2015 [09:25 PM]
Ministry hosts banquet

Meals On Wheels Ministry held their 42nd anniversary banquet at the Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center on Thursday. This was…

08 October 2015 [07:43 PM]
Firefighters read to children

Members of the Tyler Fire Department made an appearance during the regular Tyler Public Library Story Time to read to children and…

08 October 2015 [07:40 PM]
Jack Ryan's lunch on the square

Jack Ryan's Steak and Chophouse provided Lunch on the Square to introduce its new menu to the Tyler Community on Thursday. The…

08 October 2015 [02:14 PM]
United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch

Abigail Baker, 5, selects the perfect pumpkin on Thursday at the Lane's Chapel United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch on Old Jacksonville Highway…

08 October 2015 [02:11 PM]
Jack Ryan's

UPDATE: The staff at Jack Ryan/s Steak & Chophouse is not hosting tours of the new restaurant due to a hazard. Lunch is still being served until 1:30 p.m., but they are running low on lunches as of 12:00 p.m.…

08 October 2015 [12:11 PM]
East Texas Briefs 10-08

West Nile virus case confirmed in E. Texas   One person is in the hospital diagnosed with West Nile virus. According to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Lufkin spokesperson Yana Ogletree, the diagnosis was confirmed Tuesday. The patient was…

08 October 2015 [04:24 AM]
UT Tyler celebrating homecoming

An East Texas Tradition is the theme of this week’s homecoming festivities at The University of Texas at Tyler, culminating Saturday with…

08 October 2015 [03:50 AM]
Remains found, possibly that of missing person

At approximately 3:15 pm on Tuesday Smith County Sheriff’s Office Patrol deputies and detectives responded to a call of possible human skeletal remains being located in a remote area off FM 850 near it’s intersection with County Road 2222 in…

07 October 2015 [12:36 PM]
Judge Bonner’s papers from 1800s to be donated to state

Papers detailing the life of a Tyler judge dating back to the 1800s will soon be handed over to the Texas State Archives by representatives of the Bonner-Whitaker-McClendon House. Judge M.H. Bonner served in Tyler as the…

07 October 2015 [04:57 AM]
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