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Phillips guilty of improper visual recording

TYLER — A Tyler man has pleaded guilty to improper visual recording with intent to gratify. Lance Phillips, 27, was sentenced to two years in prison, which was probated to 5 years probation.

TX proposal to shut down puppy mills concerns breeders

Texas — State lawmakers are looking at a new proposal that would make Texas dog and cat breeders who have more than ten unspayed female animals to have annual inspections and background checks.

Two Lindale ISD campuses named distinguished schools

Lindale Junior High School and E.J. Moss Intermediate School have been recognized as National Title 1, Part A Distinguished Performance Schools by the No Child Left Behind Program Coordination at the Texas Education Agency.

Rusk man charged with sexual assault

TYLER — A Rusk man is behind bars after sexually assaulting a woman. Michael Parker was arrested Monday and charged with sexual assault.

Report: Texas fails to discipline doctors hospitals have punished

A new report says Texas is among the states that does not pursue many of the doctors who have been punished by hospitals, including ones the hospitals have barred.

Former Diboll police chief admits to stealing from city

DIBOLL - Former Diboll Police Chief Kent Havard has admitted taking city funds and accepted a sentence of three years probation, according to District Attorney Clyde Herrington.

Consumer alert: Beware of charitable scams during Japan relief effort

In wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that has caused widespread disaster in Japan and some areas of the United States, the Office of the Attorney General is cautioning generous Texans to carefully vet relief organizations before maki

State Rep. seeks return of Alamo flag

A Houston-area legislator is seeking the return, at least temporarily, of the only flag known to have flown at the Alamo in 1836.

LISD applies for change in makeup day

The Lindale Independent School District has applied for a waiver from the Texas Education Agency which would exempt the district from holding classes on May 31 as a snow day makeup.

Early morning blaze in Smith County

SMITH COUNTY — 8:45 am UPDATE: KETK crews spoke with the owner of the home, Mr. Steven Kovac.