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Yesterday | Tyler Morning Telegraph

Firefighter candidate eligibility questioned

The eligibility of an Emergency Services District commissioner candidate actively serving as a firefighter is drawing questions from government watchdogs.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX, Jacksonville, TX

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Judge: '[Gangs] don't own the parks and they don't own the city'

Judge Jack Skeen says gangs don't own the parks and they don't own the city. Bendy was found guilty of murder on Aug. 12 in the shooting death of 20-year-old Briana Young.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Health

KLTV Tyler

'Uniquely Dry' President: 'We've grown and prospered without alcohol'

Just a few Smith County towns remain dry, and a group in Lindale is fighting to keep their town just the way it is.

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Related Topix: Lindale, TX, Health

Wed Aug 27, 2014

KLTV Tyler

'Uniquely Dry' President: 'We've grown and prospered without alcohol'

Just a few Smith County towns remain dry, and a group in Lindale is fighting to keep their town just the way it is.

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Related Topix: Lindale, TX, Health

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Hightower honored for her work

Bryan Albee/Freelance Mary Claire Rowe a Spresents Shirley Hightower with a "Making Democracy Work"a SAward on Tuesday during a League of Women Voters of Tyler/Smith County celebration of the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX

KETK

Authorities searching for work truck stolen from ETX property

Police said officers were dispatched to a property in the 400 block of Riverside Drive in reference to a report of theft on August 21. When authorities made it there, the caller, a JDW Services employee, told officers a truck and flatbed trailer hauling a John Deere backhoe had been taken.

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Related Topix: Gladewater, TX

North Texas e-News

Collin County man arrested for Smith County bank robbery

A 37-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been arrested in connection with a bank robbery in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales.

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Related Topix: Collin County, TX, McKinney, TX, Prison

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KLTV Tyler

Fire marshal with advanced police training on leave after weekend shooting

A Kilgore man is now charged after allegedly pointing a rifle at firefighters who were battling a blaze in his neighborhood.

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Related Topix: Kilgore, TX, Health

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Smith County - Salaries: Taxpayers supplement DA, 4 other elected officials

The bulk of five elected officials' salaries are reimbursed by the state of Texas, but more than $50,000 is paid directly by Smith County taxpayers.

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Related Topix: Brazos County, TX

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

3 candidates exit race for ESD No. 2 position

James "Barry" Barnett, David Doty and Glen Shipley ended their campaigns before candidates' ballot positions were drawn by the Smith County Election Administrator.

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Related Topix: Bullard, TX, Arp, TX, Flint, TX, Noonday, TX, Whitehouse, TX

KETK

TxDOT repair plans for the week of August 25

Before you start your work week on Monday, you may want to take a look at what roadways TxDOT will be working.

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Related Topix: Van Zandt County, TX, Mineola, TX

KLTV Tyler

Bond lowered for father of toddler who died in hot car

A Smith County father who is charged with manslaughter and injury to a child had his bond amount lowered Friday in a Smith County courtroom.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Health

Tyler Morning Telegraph

United Way kicks off fundraising campaign

Southside Bank presents The United Way of Smith County a check for $116541.70 at the kickoff meeting for their annual campaign at Fresh Thursday evening.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

East Texas man arrested after plowing into city limits sign

The city limit sign on Texas Highway 64 East was temporarily relocated earlier this week after a drunken driver plowed into it.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Troup man honored for saving girl stuck in well

KYTX CBS19/Johnny Roberson , of Troup, was honored Tuesday by Smith County officials for saving Layla Gross a Sfrom a water well.

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Related Topix: Troup, TX

Tyler Morning Telegraph

TJC's Fall Convocation held Monday

Tyler Junior College and higher education in general have a close relationship with the community and play a vital role in local economic development, speakers told faculty at the college's fall convocation Monday.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX, University of Texas at Tyler, Texas College

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Newly improved: $35M jail expansion nears end

The jail renovations are set to be complete by November. photo by Sarah A. Miller/Tyler Morning Telegraph Constructions continues Monday Aug. 18, 2014 at the downtown Tyler jail.

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Related Topix: Prison, Tyler, TX

KYTX-TV News

Suspect sought in Smith County convenience store robbery

The days of the paper checklist are over for college students. Social media, and even online registries, are stepping up the style in dorm rooms.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Tyler Morning Telegraph

Made in East Texas: Granite Division

Last week, a Granite Division crew installed a 1,600-pound, three-piece Crema Marfil Marble altar for Wellspring Spirituality Center's Chapel.

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Related Topix: University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

Sat Aug 16, 2014

KETK

SPCA of East Texas helps community on 'International Homeless Pet Day'

August 16th marks "International Homeless Pet Day". A day where the focus is to raise awareness about the millions of animals that end up on the streets or in shelters across the globe, and here at home.

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Related Topix: Tyler, TX

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