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12 hrs ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler ISD names next superintendent: Marty Crawford leads small district in West

Crawford is the superintendent of West ISD, a position he has held for six years.

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Related Topix: Texas, Lindale, TX, Bedford, TX

23 hrs ago | Tyler Morning Telegraph

Justice of the Peace, Constable Pct. 3 offices closed due to power outage

The Smith County Justice of the Peace and Constable Pct. 3 Offices are closed today due to prolonged power outage following last night's storm system.

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Related Topix: Troup, TX

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Mythic Magic: Bigfoot visits special needs summer camp

Camp Kennedy is a camp for adults with special needs held on the campus of Tyler Metro Church's Stonefort Camp in Whitehouse.

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Related Topix: Whitehouse, TX

KLTV Tyler

Power outage updates for East Texas

Various parts of East Texas are without power due to tonight's storms. We will follow these outages through the evening to let you know what the latest reports are from the companies which share that information.

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Related Topix: Texas, 9, Gregg County, TX, Harrison County, TX, Rusk County, TX

KYTX-TV News

Smith County man sentenced for loan fraud

A Veteran's flag that was supposed to be used as a funeral drape in North Carolina never made it.

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Related Topix: Odessa, TX, CPU, Science / Technology

KETK

Special Report: Closing the tab, the struggle of small business outside of city limits

Voters in May of 2012 put an end to prohibition in Tyler and other parts of Smith County and the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores and gas stations has impacted tax revenue in a major way but, it has also impacted the economy in surrounding areas forcing small businesses to close, and other locations to do whatever it takes to keep customers ... (more)

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Tyler, TX, Lindale, TX, Winona, TX

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Chron

League City migrant resolution opposed

League City's recent resolution rejecting refuge for Central American migrant children violates two landmark civil rights acts, a complaint to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development alleged this week.

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Related Topix: League City, TX, Texas, Tyler, TX

Tyler Morning Telegraph

VIDEO: Leadership Tyler group builds, donates bicycles

Leadership Tyler, a leadership-based organization serving Tyler and Smith County, donated four bicycles to children involved with the Gospel Village mentoring program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX

Chron

Report: Illegal horse racing on the rise in East Texas

Six people have been arrested on accusations of running illegal horse races out of East Texas, Tyler's KLTV-TV reports .

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

KLTV Tyler

East Texas boy dancing at random in public for rare disease

If you've been out to eat or shop lately in Tyler, you might have seen or heard something a little out of the ordinary.

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Related Topix: Texas, Tyler, TX, Healthcare Law, Law, Drugs

KYTX-TV News

Six arrested in Smith County last week have drug-cartel ties, sheriff says

If you love a cheap meal, we may have some bad news for you. Wholesale prices on a bunch of your favorite food products have seen sharp increases this year.

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KLTV Tyler

Drug-dealing deputy leads authorities to more illegal activity

In July of 2013, a Smith County Sheriff's Office Deputy, Kimbrick Jones, was arrested for selling drugs out of his patrol car.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Health

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

VIDEO: Sheriff, DA Tangle - Unfiled cases releasing the accused

At least eight people arrested on felony charges - including drug crimes and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon - have been released from jail the past two years on personal recognizance bonds after the Smith County Sheriff's Office failed to present cases for a grand jury in the allotted 90-day period as set forth by law, according to ... (more)

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Jacksonville Daily Progress

Bullard group rallies behind alcohol petition

A petition calling for a city-wide city election this November that would make all areas of Bullard wet, including those which fall in Cherokee County, has proven successful, as more than the required 221 signatures have been collected.

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Related Topix: Bullard, TX, Cherokee County, TX

Fri Jul 18, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Missed deadlines put inmates charged with violent crimes back on the streets

In June, three Smith County inmates charged with violent crimes were released from jail, simply because it's the law.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Noonday, TX, Health

KYTX-TV News

Smith County DA: Sheriff's office slowdown results in early release of alleged felons

It's the neighbor people just can't get along with and it's not what you might think.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Robots

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Creature extras needed for 'Daylight's End'

Courtesy The independent feature film "Daylight's End" is using Tyler as one of the final locations in filming for the production and is accepting submissions for the roles of "creature" extras and film crew interns.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX

Thu Jul 17, 2014

KLTV Tyler

All identities in Thursday accident that killed E. Texas student released

A Smith County justice of the peace says that Harmony High School senior Brody Stuart was driving on Highway 154 west of Gilmer when another car hydroplaned and struck his Mustang around 8:05 a.m. Brody was taken to a Tyler hospital where he died in surgery.

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Related Topix: Texas, Gilmer, TX, Tyler, TX

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Six Tylerites arrested on federal charges

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales said six people have been arrested following a lengthy investigation into illegal gambling, money laundering and drug trafficking in the Eastern District of Texas.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX, Drugs, Drug Enforcement Administration

KLTV Tyler

Changes prompted after East Texas police radios fail

The Longview Police Department is looking into changes to their radio system after patrol cars lost radio contact completely during a recent multi-county high-speed chase.

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Related Topix: Gregg County, TX

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