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Bicyclist recovering from injuries suffered in Monday morning Bullard accident

Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:30 pm

By BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com
A bicyclist hit by a passing motorist’s mirror is recovering from his injuries after the Monday morning accident in Bullard. Bullard Police Chief Gary Don Lewis said 57-year-old Mark Cathey o...


Court sets execution date for convicted killer Randall Mays

Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:00 am

Less than two weeks after convicted killer Randall Wayne Mays was denied his latest challenge to his conviction by the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Judge Carter Tarrance of the 392nd District Court set his execution date for March 18th, 2015.  Judge Tarrance signed the execution order and death warrant on July 10th.  Judge Tarrance also presided over the trial. Mays was not brought in from death row, nor was there a court hearing.   “The law does not require the judge to hold a hearing in order to set an execution date.”  Said District Attorney Scott McKee.  “As soon as we received notice that the Fifth Circuit refused to grant Mays a Certificate of Appealability (COA), we filed a motion to set an execution date.”   McKee indicated that this was the first available date provided to him from TDCJ through the Texas AGs Office.   The United States Supreme Court refused to grant a review of Mays’ appeal in October of 2011 and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas denied his Federal writ of habeas corpus in December of 2013.   Mays’ latest legal challenge to his conviction involved a lawsuit against the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Federal court last December in an attempt to gain what's known as a Certificate of Appealability (COA) for his case. The suit was partly based on assertions that Mays is mentally handicapped, therefore, the State of Texas should not be allowed to execute him. The United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that prior cases establish a precedent that the mentally handicapped do not receive an absolute constitutional protection from death penalty laws.  The judges denied his request for a COA as a result. This is the second execution date set for Mays.  Texas law mandates that a court cannot set an execution date until the convict has exhausted his State Appeals and State writ of habeas corpus.  In May 2011, the District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to set the execution date before Mays filed his Federal writ of habeas corpus. Although his defense team fought the motion, the Court set the date for August 23, 2011.   


Two shot in Troup

Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:00 am

Two shot in Troup At approximately 8:50 p.m. Sunday, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a 911 call stating that multiple shots had been fired in the 19000 block of CR 2343 north of Troup. Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the call along with EMS and officers with Troup Police Department, Arp Police Department, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.           Officers arrived on scene to find two male victims, ages 38 and 48, who had been shot in their legs. The victims were transported by EMS to a Tyler hospital where they received treatment for their injuries.  Witnesses stated that the shots were fired following an altercation involving one of the victims, after which the suspects fled the premises.           At this time the investigation is ongoing, and more details will be released as they become available.


Freebirds forecast: ‘Sunny with a chance of burritos’

Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:05 pm

Freebirds forecast: ‘Sunny with a chance of burritos’ By Faith Harper, fharper@tylerpaper.com
 There’s almost nothing the Yonder family won’t do for a good burrito.Charlotte and John Yonder Jr., both 43, of Lindale, spent the eve of their 13th wedding anniversary camped ove...


Man struck while crossing highway

Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:48 pm

By Staff reports
A man was struck while walking across Chandler Highway in Tyler on Sunday morning.The accident happened at 5:45 a.m. in the 5400 block of Chandler Highway, according to the Tyler Police Department....


Queen & Diplomat: Tomato Festival rivaled Texas Rose Festival from 1934 to 1941

Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:38 pm

Queen & Diplomat: Tomato Festival rivaled Texas Rose Festival from 1934 to 1941 By FAITH HARPER fharper@tylerpaper.com
The tomato is king in Jacksonville, but in the 1930s and 40s the “love apple” had a queen.Jacksonville’s National Tomato Festival rivaled the Texas Rose Festival from 1934 to 1941...


Gear Fear: Children unveil the person beneath a firefighter's uniform

Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:19 pm

Gear Fear: Children unveil the person beneath a firefighter's uniform By Betty Waters blw@tylerpaper.com
Wearing an air tank, mask and other gear, a firefighter in full uniform may look like a “space man” or a “monster” in the eyes of young children, firefighter Rick Farmer sai...


Census numbers put Tyler over 100,000

Sat Jul 12, 2014 10:47 pm

Census numbers put Tyler over 100,000 By Kelly Gooch kgooch@tylerpaper.com
A recent population milestone could help bring additional businesses to Tyler and draw more people to the area, community leaders said.According to U.S. Census estimates released in May, Tyler has ...


Watery Workouts: When it's sweltering, take a dip to stay fit

Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:32 pm

Watery Workouts: When it's sweltering, take a dip to stay fit By Coshandra Dillard cdillard@tylerpaper.com
With temperatures in the 90s, people prefer to stay indoors instead of exercising in the heat.To beat the heat and get in the daily 30 minutes of exercise, swimming or other water exercises are ide...


Fit City Success: Study links obesity with heat, humidity

Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:50 pm

By Dana Hughey dhughey@cbs19.tv
If you struggle in the summer with exercising because the heat and humidity are just too much, you're not alone. A study from The University of Texas at Austin is linking obesity to temperature and...


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