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Former Tylerite gets prison time for defrauding family

Former Tylerite gets prison time for defrauding family

A family’s nightmare finally came to an end on June 25th when John Junior Smith, formerly of Tyler, was sentenced to 8 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for his role in defrauding a family who had hired him to

Siblings reunited in Texas after half a century apart

After more than 53 years, a Cleveland man was reunited with his sister Wednesday thanks to a Facebook connection and a lot of hard work from his wife. Nelda Konieczny has worked for months to reunite the siblings.
ETX duo accused of animal cruelty; dogs seized from property

ETX duo accused of animal cruelty; dogs seized from property

Authorities are searching for an East Texas man after deputies found emaciated dogs in Titus County. One other person has already been arrested in connection to the case.

DPS: 2 dead, 3 injured in Upshur Co. collision

The Department of Public Safety has released the preliminary report in Thursday's double-fatal crash involving students at an East Texas School. Two people were killed and three were injured during the crash.
Texas man suspected of killing his wife found dead

Texas man suspected of killing his wife found dead

A spokesperson for the Port Arthur Police Department Thursday said a man who is a suspect in the shooting death of his wife was found dead from an apparent suicide.
Ted Cruz files alternative border bill

Ted Cruz files alternative border bill

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Lost in a pressing crisis: Perpetual immigration issues

Lost in a pressing crisis: Perpetual immigration issues

After reports in March of three undocumented Honduran migrants being assaulted by a Border Patrol agent, who was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot, immigration activists decided to form a group to determine whether migrants were be
SOURCES: Dallas teen arrested in hit-and-run that killed Tyler native, Air Force vet

SOURCES: Dallas teen arrested in hit-and-run that killed Tyler native, Air Force vet

Dallas police sources tell FOX 4 that a teenage girl without a driver’s license was arrested in connection to a Wednesday fatal hit-and-run crash.
Man pleads guilty in jealous rage double-murder case, gets 50 years

Man pleads guilty in jealous rage double-murder case, gets 50 years

A man charged in a 2012 double murder in Beaumont entered a guilty plea Wednesday morning. Jose Wilfredo Chinchilla, 30, was sentenced to 50 years in prison without the possibility of parole.
'Beaver Wars'

'Beaver Wars'

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; in the animal world it may be that no two beavers are the same but semi-aquatic rodent diversity does not extend to the world of the convenience store, at least according to Buc-ee's.
TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 18, 2014

TYLER POLICE: Traffic enforcement July 18, 2014

Tyler Police traffic enforcement for Friday, July 18, 2014: 8:00 am to 9:00 am 600 E. Fifth Street.  5:00 pm to 6:00 pm 2300 SSE. Loop 323.  
More human remains in Houston bayou

More human remains in Houston bayou

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; police are investigating reports of a body found in a southeast Houston bayou.

Grapeland Wildlife Safari back open

There are only a few places in East Texas where you can see buffalos, zebras and llama in East Texas. However after a three- year absence, the Grapeland Safari is finally back open.

Goodnight Rose City exhibition opens at local museum

Goodnight rose city is an exhibition based off of the popular children's book by the junior league of Tyler. The display is separated into 15 pages. Each page includes a watercolor illustration, and two photographs.

Wow, this is getting personal

Wow! This is getting personal. Personal for some of our more liberal states.