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Teacher pay threatens student achievement, expert testifies

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas teacher salaries are not competitive, and teaching quality has declined, which threatens student achievement, a Harvard-trained economist testified Tuesday in an ongoing school funding lawsuit trial.

House damaged in Smith County fire

Firefighters were called to put out a house fire in the 12,500 block of County Road 1113, or Lake Placid Road, just outside of Tyler around 10 PM Tuesday night. The fire was put put by 11 PM but flames destroyed part of the home.

Bicyclist hospitalized after getting hit by truck in Tyler

One person was injured Tuesday evening after a bicyclist was hit by a truck in Tyler. At around 5:15 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of Loop 323 and Driftwood Lane to reports of a major accident.

Volunteer accused of stealing more than $100K from Shreveport church

A volunteer at a Caddo Parish church was caught allegedly stealing more than $100,000 from the organization.

Longview man charged with setting roomate's legs on fire

A Longview man was in jail Tuesday, charged with setting his sleeping roommate on fire.

Downtown Tyler museums holiday open house

Holiday decorations, reenactors in period clothing, carolers, miniature trains, special exhibits and more will be offered to the public on Thursday, Dec.

Bullard man arrested after officials find items taken during burglaries

A Cherokee County man was arrested after officials discovered he was in possession of several stolen items from recent burglaires in the area.

ETX man gets 5 years for meth possession during traffic stop

An East Texas man will spend the next five years behind bars after he was caught with meth during a routine traffic stop.

Donors fund compost bin at Douglas Elementary School

The Garden Club at Douglas Elementary School is flourishing thanks to a new compost bin that was funded through donorschoose.org, an online charity where public school teachers can request funding for classroom projects.

Reports: Rangers miss out on Mike Napoli

Mike Napoli almost led the Rangers to the World Series championships two years ago. Now he has signed a new three-year dela with Boston.