Smith County Sheriff's Office looking for stolen R.V., suspect took it from a storage facility

The Smith County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying a suspect accused of stealing a travel trailer on Nov. 3.  A man driving a white Chevrolet crew cab pickup entered Cubesmart Storage, 12324 Highway 155 South, outside Loop 323 in Tyler. The suspect stole a 2015 Forest River Model Grey Wolf Travel Trailer. The…

Overton librarian, firefighter loves literacy and adventure

OVERTON – Librarian Jennifer Freeman spent a large portion of her childhood sitting cross-legged in a quiet reading nook of Overton’s town library, soaking up suspense novels like a thirsty kitchen sponge. The fun-loving Ms. Freeman, 36, still loves a good page-turner, but her time these days is spent dealing with real life adventures –

Beloved Tyler florist Raymond Krueger closes shop doors, reflects on Tyler business

Raymond Krueger’s floral arrangements for the Texas Rose Festival have brought the elegance of the Place of Versailles to the Tyler Rose Garden, shades of coral and purple to an underwater-themed Rose Show and amazement to thousands. For years, his work has often been featured in the festival’s Queen’s Tea, Rose Show, Rose Ball, Men’s and

Hundreds of East Texans stride into 2017 Tyler Heart Walk

Watching Mark Gazette walk alongside hundreds of other participants in the 2017 Tyler Heart Walk, it might be hard to imagine that 6 ½ weeks ago he had open-heart surgery. But because of the event’s purpose-raising money for the American Heart Association, a nonprofit with a mission to reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke-on Saturday there

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Smith County Offices Closed Friday

Non-emergency Smith County offices will be closed Friday, Nov. 10 in observance of Veteran’s Day. County offices will reopen on Monday for…

09 November 2017 [05:10 PM]
Downtown Tyler Film Festival accepting entries for 2018 festival

The Downtown Tyler Film Festival is accepting submissions of short films to be considered in next year’s festival. Filmmakers can submit entries online at, the announcement said. The annual festival at Tyler’s Liberty Hall showcases short films by…

09 November 2017 [01:33 PM]
Whitehouse man arrested on murder charge

A 20-year-old Whitehouse man has been charged with murder. Smith County Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for the arrest of Nathan Ryan…

09 November 2017 [11:47 AM]
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