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Closing the Tab

Closing the Tab

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 surroundi
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 23, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 23, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Wednesday, July 23, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 9500 S. Broadway. 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm 2000 S. Beckham. 
Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy narrowly avoids being shot

Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy narrowly avoids being shot

A Liberty County Sheriff's Deputy was shot at while walking to his patrol car early Tuesday morning. 

Tyler helps Texas rank top 5 in states for businesses

The state of Texas ranks in the top 5 states for businesses across the country and the city of Tyler has helped get them to that honor.
State officials step up to help Texas vets get medical care through the VA

State officials step up to help Texas vets get medical care through the VA

Texas Governor Rick Perry and the Texas Veterans Commission are planning to take matters into their own hands when it comes to the VA crisis. Soon Texas veterans will find some hope in getting the medical care they need.

Better Business Bureau warns about fake Facebook profiles

Fake profiles have been around since social media began. So while online scam artists are not a new concept, the Better Business Bureau has been receiving calls from East Texans experiencing a Facebook breach of privacy.
Officials: Drunk ex rams car with kids, leads police on chase

Officials: Drunk ex rams car with kids, leads police on chase

Authorities have released more information on a multi-county chase that took place Monday night. The incident ended after the alleged drunken suspect wrecked and was caught on foot.
Officials seek help finding missing Longview teen

Officials seek help finding missing Longview teen

The Harrison County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing Longview teenager who was last seen Sunday.
Listeria fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart stores

Listeria fruit recall affects Costco, Trader Joe's, Walmart stores

 If you've picked up fruit at Costco, Trader Joe's or Walmart stores recently, keep reading.
Authorities seek identities of ETX burglars

Authorities seek identities of ETX burglars

The Palestine Police Department is seeking assistance from the public in identifying two people involved in a Saturday morning burglary
Bail set at $2 million for ETX woman accused of killing daughter

Bail set at $2 million for ETX woman accused of killing daughter

Authorities have set an East Texas woman's bond at $2 million after she allegedly killed her daughter. The woman was taken into custody Monday after she admitted to killing her 4-year-old.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 22, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 22, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Tuesday, July 22, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 1700 WNW Loop 323. 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 1000 SSE. Loop 323. 

Jacksonville works hard to maintain grass growth

Although rain is a good thing during the summer months, it isn't always ideal for those trying to keep up with landscaping. Jacksonville has approximately 600 acres of parks and cemeteries.

Henderson lawman will retire after 40 years of service

One longtime East Texas lawman will be hanging up his holster at the end of the month. When the sun goes down on July 31st, don't expect a big sendoff for Henderson Police chief Ronnie walker

Kilgore alters $1.5 million ball park plans

The city of Kilgore is ready to begin construction on a new baseball complex for the community. However there is one problem-- the recent building estimates came in far more expensive than the $1.5 million budget allows.