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WWII vet receives diploma

Although the end of the school year is still several months away, Pennsylvania's Mercer High School is celebrating the graduation of one of their students.

VIDEO: Lockheed Martin launches newest Navy ship

Lockheed Martin christened its newest Navy combat ship, the U.S.S. Detroit, this week.
REL alum serves with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130

REL alum serves with Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 130

A 2004 Robert E. Lee High School graduate and Tyler, Texas, native is serving with Electronic Attack Squadron 130 (VAQ-130), also known as the “Zappers”.
Man finds World Series tickets on ground, tracks down owner

Man finds World Series tickets on ground, tracks down owner

Imagine finding two very expensive and very hard to get World Series tickets just lying on the ground. That's exactly what happened to a Kansas City man Friday.
City of Tyler receives $174,030 for veteran housing

City of Tyler receives $174,030 for veteran housing

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded the City of Tyler Neighborhood Services Department funding to administer 25 new Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Vouchers.

Ft. Hood 'Hug Lady' honored

Elizabeth Laird, well known as the "Hug Lady" on Fort Hood, knows that a kind gesture goes a long way.
10-year-old shooter: 'I want to be an inspiration'

10-year-old shooter: 'I want to be an inspiration'

 She picks up the custom handgun painted in her favorite colors, purple and black.
UT Tower to glow for distinguished alumni including 2 East Texans

UT Tower to glow for distinguished alumni including 2 East Texans

Friday, the University of Texas Tower will glow orange in honor of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Awards, hosted by the Texas Exes.
3 ETX law enforcement officers honored for heroism

3 ETX law enforcement officers honored for heroism

Three East Texans were recently honored by state officials for their heroic efforts in a dangerous situation earlier this year.
City of Tyler annual Fall Family Fun Festival to be held Ocotber 23

City of Tyler annual Fall Family Fun Festival to be held Ocotber 23

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will hold the 14th Annual Fall Family Fun Festival on Thursday, October 23 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., at the Glass Recreation Center located at 501 West 32nd Street.
ETX junior high football player who collapsed at practice returns to school

ETX junior high football player who collapsed at practice returns to school

An East Texas eighth grader is returning to school after he collapsed at his junior high football practice.

VIDEO: Gas prices dip very low in TX town

One Texas town is all smiles today after waking up to some rather encouragin gas prices. Drivers in Odem, Texas have now seen gas prices averiging $2.71 at four gas stations in town.
ETX native completes US NAVY basic training

ETX native completes US NAVY basic training

Navy Seaman Brendan A. Curtis, son of Clayton E. Curtis of Van, Texas, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Firefighter, paramedic's split-second decision saves dog in burning VA home

Firefighter, paramedic's split-second decision saves dog in burning VA home

Firefighters and paramedics said they witnessed a miracle while crews were battling a blaze a Petersburg home Thursday.
WOW: Vintage photos colorized show rare glimpse of history

WOW: Vintage photos colorized show rare glimpse of history

Until the 1970's colored photographs were few and far between, but a website called Distractify has provided us with famous black and white photos they transformed into color.