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Time for Early Voting in Smith County

Time for Early Voting in Smith County

TYLER - Early voting begins Tuesday in the March 6th primary elections. The election will include contested races for U.S. and state representatives, judges, district attorney, district clerk, commissioner and justices of the peace. Most of the contested races will be decided in the primary election. The early voting will run through March 2nd. You can vote at the R.B. Hubbard Facility, next door to the Elections Office on East. Ferguson in Tyler; the Lindale Public Library; the Heritage Building ...

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A Major Contribution to UT Tyler

TYLER - The University of Texas at Tyler has announced it would be renaming the College of Business and Technology. It will now be know as the Soules College of Business. The new name is part of an agreement for John Soules Foods to make a major investment supporting the college. The amount of the contribution was not disclosed. But the Chief Communications Officer at U-T Tyler, Lucas Roebuck, told KTBB, the investment will be the largest single private contribution ...

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TxDOT's Weekly Roadwork Update

TYLER – Here's a look at work planned in TxDOT's Tyler District during the Week of Feb. 19. A key ongoing effort in Smith County is the FM 849 Bridge Replacement Project at the I-20 interchange. Expect daytime single lane closures on I-20 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as work is conducted on the concrete barrier wall and metal beam guard fence. Bridge superstructure work continues as do earthwork on the north and south sides of I-20. You can ...

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TISD Board to Consider Major Middle School Re-Design

TYLER -- Big changes could be approved Monday night for Tyler ISD's middle schools and attendance zones. The school board will consider a number of items, including a specialized elementary/middle school with an emphasis on fine arts at Caldwell Fine Arts Academy. Other highlights on the list of suggested changes include districtwide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) opportunities; middle school/high school feeder alignment; and repurposing of Dogan Middle School. The agenda says realignment of attendance zones is a necessary ...

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Part of Kilgore Business Destroyed by Fire

KILGORE -- The paint shop of General Dynamics in Kilgore was destroyed Saturday evening by a fire that caused crews to re-direct trafic for a time. KETK reports the fire broke around 5:45. The plant is located at Business 259 and Longview Street; both thoroughfares were shut down in the immediate area while teams from the Kilgore Fire Department, Sabine Fire & Rescue, and the Longview Fire Department extinguished the flames. No one was injured, and the cause of ...

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Woman in Stable Condition Following Longview Shooting

LONGVIEW - A victim of a domestic disturbance in Longview is now listed in stable condition following surgery. KETK reports the incident left one person dead and the other critically injured. The couple were found Thursday night in a car in the parking lot close to Planet Beach Tan on West Loop 281. Kenneth Jack Jordan (pictured), 54, of Longview was dead at the scene from a gunshot wound. Officers found a severely injured Diana Jordon, 46, of Longview, ...

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World

Villages covered in ash after volcano erupts in Indonesia
Inside Lesbos’ Moria camp, home to thousands of trapped refugees and migrants
Princess Kate steps out in green at the British Academy Film Awards
Three billboards in London ask hard questions about Grenfell tower fire
As Rio Carnival ends, Brazil shifts its focus to historic presidential election
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Chinese crepes
7.2 magnitude earthquake rocks Mexico
Tillerson, Turkish leaders play nice, but no concrete progress yet on tense relations
‘Black Panther’ puts spotlight on Xhosa, a real African language spoken by Nelson Mandela
North Korea celebrates birthday of current leader’s father, Kim Jong Il
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Business

Teenagers bake, deliver ‘special’ birthday cakes for children who wouldn’t otherwise get them
JetBlue to offer free flights to families of Florida shooting victims
Runaway dog on New York City subway tracks causes hairy situation
Belgian court orders Facebook to stop tracking users
How to help victims of the Fla. school massacre and not get scammed
Watch out for ‘online romance scams,’ BBB warns
Disney’s Toy Story Land opening date announced
How to help victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting
Rose gold foodie treats take over Walt Disney World
‘Hobby Lobby Challenge’ inspires pretty photos in big chain stores
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Political

Students hold ‘lie-in’ at White House to protest gun laws
Backlash after Trump fumes over Russia investigation, links it to Florida shooting
Trump ‘supportive of efforts’ to update background check system after Florida shooting
Driver removed from presidential motorcade after gun found in bag
Pennsylvania Supreme Court to decide state congressional map
‘Russia did not meddle’: Kremlin dismisses US indictments on election interference
Russian influence operation attempted to suppress black vote: Indictment
Former Homeland Security chief: Internet companies should regulate content, not government
Trump needs to ‘talk to these kids’ who survived Florida shooting, Democrat says
Five men Trump has defended amid assault accusations
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Health

Tiny house on wheels takes minimalist living to the next level
‘Black Panther’ and mental health in the Black community
Identical twin brothers propose to identical twin sisters: ‘It was amazing’
Baby abductors, like Gloria Williams, often fit a similar profile
Here’s why performance anxiety before an Olympic event may not be a bad thing
Once bullied, 11-year-old girl now inspires girls to love the skin they’re in
DNA kit could give parents a ‘glimpse’ into their potential baby’s characteristics
Florida shooting raises awareness of stigma attached to mental illness
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Entertainment

Balancing tragedy with comedy in Netflix’s “Irreplaceable You”
Chris Rock confesses his infidelity and being a “bad husband” in his Netflix special, “Tamborine”
Meet Shuri, one of the stand-out female characters of “Black Panther”
Mike Colter talks Luke Cage and why he doesn’t consider him a “black” superhero
Chadwick Boseman and Letitia Wright dissect the cultural impact of “Black Panther”
#FemaleFilmmakerFriday: Get to know “The Boy Downstairs” director Sophie Brooks
First round of Oscar presenters announced
First look: The original enemies of “The Karate Kid” face off in “Cobra Kai” series
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Sports

LeBron James says ‘Laura who?’ as he responds to the Fox News host’s comments
Jazz rookie, Mitchell soars to dunk title
Scoreboard roundup — 2/16/18
Olympic skier Gus Kenworthy breaks thumb, takes jab at Mike Pence
Scoreboard roundup — 2/15/18
Track coach recalls how teen saved his life after heart attack: ‘I start crying’ when I see her now
Olympics women’s hockey rivalry heats up between US, Canada
Shaun White apologizes for dismissing sexual misconduct allegations against him as ‘gossip’
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