Tyler

Red Dirt Festival bringing in the best of Texas

Around 4,000 people will be downtown Tyler on May 3rd to enjoy Texas BBQ, beer, and country music. Townsquare media is making Tyler history with the first ever Red Dirt Festival. 

TISD to allow kids with lice to attend class

The Centers for Disease Control and other health organizations said students who have head lice do not need to be sent home early from school and can attend class as usual.

Crawfish for a cause

The Troup rotary club is raising scholarship money for high school seniors. And today they teamed up with Brookshire's Grocery to host a unique fundraiser for east texans with an appetite.

UT Tyler wins again

UT Tyler scored four runs in the first inning. The Patriots held on to beat Louisiana College, 5-3. UT Tyler will play in the championship bracket of the American Southwest Conference Tournament.

Bullet points about government waste

Many KETK viewers have brought the following to my attention, and it's being fought about in left and right-wing blogs, but I'm using the Stars and Stripes.
WEATHER REPORT: Friday, May 2, 2014

WEATHER REPORT: Friday, May 2, 2014

Happy Friday! Today will be mostly sunny, becoming much warmer by the  afternoon. Highs will top off around 76-81 degrees. Winds will be out of the west, southwest at five to 10 miles per hour.

Tyler Lee baseball program in playoffs again

The players have changed. The coaches have changed. But one thing hasn't changed. It's the winning tradition of the Tyler Lee baseball program.

Invading species could damage East Texas waters

Zebra mussels first hit Texas waters in 2009, after making their way down from the Great Lakes. Now, they inhabit 47 counties across the lone star state. While they haven't made it here yet, they could any time soon.
Lake Tyler Marina open on weekends

Lake Tyler Marina open on weekends

The Lake Tyler Marina at 18183 Concession Road, Whitehouse, TX 75791 is open and under operation by the City of Tyler Water Department Fridays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
President George W. Bush coming to Tyler in May

President George W. Bush coming to Tyler in May

On May 8, 2014, Grace Community School will take over the University of Texas at Tyler's Patriot Center for a full-scale, 40th Anniversary celebration event.

UT Tyler edges LeTourneau

The top-ranked UT Tyler Patriots came from behind to edge LeTourneau, 5-4, in the American Southwest Conference Softball Tournament. UT Tyler scored three runs in the bottom of the second inning.

East Texans gather in Tyler for National Day of Prayer

Thursday was National Day of Prayer and East Texans gathered on the square in downtown Tyler. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. churches from all over East Texas prayed, praised and sang.
Lake Tyler Marina open weekends

Lake Tyler Marina open weekends

The Lake Tyler Marina at 18183 Concession Road, Whitehouse, TX 75791 is open and under operation by the City of Tyler Water Department Fridays through Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ETX man being sought by feds for cocaine distribution

ETX man being sought by feds for cocaine distribution

A 37-year-old Tyler, Texas man is being sought by authorities in a drug conspiracy case in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales, Thursday.
First annual Red Dirt BBQ & Musical Festival sells out

First annual Red Dirt BBQ & Musical Festival sells out

The first-ever Red Dirt BBQ & Musical Festive in Tyler is sold out three days before the show kicks off. With a complete sellout, those wanting to attend will need a little bit of luck to find their way inside the gates.