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  1. 6 charged after man kidnapped, stabbed in TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 20 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    Five men and one woman in South Texas have been arrested after a man was left in critical condition after being kidnapped and stabbed. The McAllen Monitor reports that the six people were charged Sunday with attempted capital murder.


  2. Unemployment rate slips to 4.2 percent in Texas during MarchRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.2 percent in March, marking the seventh straight month of declines due to continuing job growth, the Texas Workforce Commission said Friday. Statewide unemployment in February was 4.3 percent.


  3. Mexican man gets 14 years for smuggling drugs into TexasRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    A Mexican man caught at the Texas border with nearly 100 pounds of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine must serve 14 years in a U.S. prison. Cesar Eloy Munoz Silva of Nuevo Leon, Mexico, was sentenced Monday in McAllen.


  4. Texas unemployment rate declines for 6th straight monthRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 27, 2015 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    The Texas unemployment rate slipped to 4.3 percent during February for the sixth month in a row of declines. The Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday that the latest statewide jobless rate compares to 4.4 percent unemployment in January.


  5. Looking for a job near home? Good luck, it's getting harderRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 24, 2015 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    James Robertson's arduous daily journey back and forth to a low-wage factory job, widely reported last month, is just an extreme version of an increasingly common problem: Finding a job near home is getting harder for millions of American workers. And long commutes are especially tough on the poor and on blacks and Hispanics.


  6. Proposed legislation to provide tax reliefRead the original story

    Mar 5, 2015 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    State debt payments and tax relief would not count against the state's budget spending cap, according to legislation authored by Senate leadership to amend the Texas Constitution. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, flanked by Sens. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, Juan Hinojosa, D-McAllen, and Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, pitched the constitutional amendments during a press conference Wednesday morning.


  7. Prison for Ex-Homeland Security official in TexasRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    An ex-Department of Homeland Security supervisor in South Texas must serve three years in prison for trying to cover up lapses in investigations and operations. Pedraza was special agent-in-charge of the Office of Inspector General's McAllen field office from 2009 to early 2012.


  8. Open carry, text banning among early bills filed by East Texas lawmakersRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    Legislators began pre-filing bills for the 84th Legislature on Monday, giving early indications of various agendas they will attempt to guide through the 140-day session that begins in January. Sens. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, and Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville, filed bills dealing with state debt, and property taxes and eminent domain, respectively.


  9. Texan who lied to buy assault rifles sentencedRead the original story

    Oct 27, 2014 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    A South Texas woman who bought five assault rifles has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after being convicted of lying on the purchase records. Prosecutors say 35-year-old Yadira Garcia of Alamo was sentenced Monday in Brownsville after being convicted in July of six counts of making false statements on firearm records.


  10. Employment rates in Texas on the riseRead the original story

    Oct 17, 2014 | Tyler Morning Telegraph

    The local employment rate last month was an increase from the 94.6 percent experienced here in August, and a hike from the 93.3 percent rate a year ago, according to figures released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. The Texas economy added 36,400 seasonally adjusted total nonfarm jobs last month.


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