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Tyler man sentenced for distributing meth

TYLER — A 35-year-old Tyler, Texas man has pleaded been sentenced to federal prison for trafficking methamphetamine in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.  

Tyler Tea Party opposes new jail plan

TYLER- The Tyler Tea Party, Inc.

Fatal wreck on Texas 149

Longview — One man has died following a Wednesday afternoon wreck on Texas 149 near Elderville. Traffic lanes were shut down after the crash, which involved a tractor trailer and a flatbed pickup truck.

UT System official ousted after criticizing bosses

An embattled official of the University of Texas System was dismissed Tuesday after writing a letter accusing officials at the "highest levels" of the system and its flagship campus in Austin of suppressing data showing that a growing

Texas outlaws marijuana-like substances

The Texas Department of State Health Services is outlawing marijuana-like substances that are found in synthetic marijuana products such as K2 and Spice. The ban is set to become effective April 22.

City Manager issues challenge to ditch the dessert

As part of the Fit City Challenge, Tyler City Manager Mark McDaniel has challenged local civic, social and business organizations to ditch the dessert during the month of May at luncheon meetings.

Gun shots heard at Tyler apartments

Tyler — Tyler police responded to a shots fired call at the Grand Manor Apartments earlier today. Officers have determined that at least six shots were fired through a living room window of apartment F67.

Tuesday wildfire update

Yesterday, Texas Forest Service responded to 10 new fires for 435 acres. Since April 6th, Texas Forest Service has responded to fires that have burned more than one million acres.

Wreck involving a Huntington school bus, and an Attorney General's car leaves four in the hospital

Our newspaper partner, The Lufkin Daily News, is reporting a Huntingtion school bus carrying 28 students was involved in an accident with two vehicles. One of those vehicles was from the Texas Attorney General's Office.

UPDATE: Boy hit by car in Tyler

UPDATE-  A Tyler police spokesman says the driver was going 5 to 10 miles per hour when the boy was hit. The 11-year-old was coughing, walked into the car and was hit in the head by the car's mirror.