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FEMA awards nearly $48 million to TX for firefighting costs

More than $47.9 million was recently awarded to the state of Texas by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for reimbursement of expenses to fight the wildfires that burned in 168 counties and destroyed more than 1.3 million acres of l

Smith County officials arrest 10 for DWI, BWI over holiday weekend

The Tyler Police Department implemented the "No-Refusal DWI Campaign" over the July 4th holiday weekend.

Railroad Commissioner recognizes Tyler for natural gas vehicle use

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter recognized the City of Tyler for its use of natural gas vehicles Wednesday by presenting a check for $142,761 at the Tyler City Council meeting.

City of Tyler commits to location for hotel, conference center

At their regularly scheduled meeting held today, the Tyler City Council voted to approve a reimbursement development agreement with The Retail Connection for public land and public improvements.

Tyler City Council approves tax abatement

Wednesday, the Tyler City Council approved a tax abatement agreement with VME Process, Inc., a company that was founded in Tyler in 1985 and supplies complete process systems for both onshore and offshore customers in the oil and gas industry.

'Super Sno' provides heat relief, summer jobs for ETX youth

There’s a new place to cool off in downtown Jacksonville. The "Super Sno" snow cone stand opened up shop on June 1st. Since then, the stand has seen a steady flow of sweaty customers daily.

Law protects domestic violence victims and provides assurances to save pets from potential abuse and death

A new law offers protections for domestic violence victims – and Texas has Senator Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) (of filibuster fame) to thank yet again.

VIDEO: ETX disabled vet reunited with dog after car accident

A disabled Navy veteran lost his closest companion after a car accident. "There is nothing in the world that means more to me than him," said disabled veteran Michael Sisco.

Food for everyone (Almost)

In a story I had to read two times Monday to make sure I had it right, The Wall Street Journal is reporting one in six American get food stamps.

Texas judge allows Armstrong lawsuit to proceed

Texas Judge Darlene Byrne ruled on Monday that a $3 million lawsuit can proceed against Lance Armstrong.