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People's Petroleum Building Wins Historic Tyler Award

TYLER -- Downtown Tyler's People's Petroleum Building has racked up its second honor this month. At its recent annual meeting, Historic Tyler handed its yearly Preservation Award to the local landmark -- together with Tim and Garnett Brookshire and Andy Bergfeld, the three men spearheading its renovation. Earlier, the structure was announced as one of three Tyler finalists for Texas Downtown Association President's Awards to be presented in November. The People's Petroleum Building is the former home of ...

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WISD Holds Town Hall Regarding School Bond Issue

WHITEHOUSE -- Whitehouse residents will soon vote on a $94.8 million school bond. If passed, the bond could bring improvements to facilities across the district, including some new schools. KETK reports, on Monday, the school district held a town hall meeting to give the community a voice, as well as answer any questions they had. "This bond is a fairly large project that is being presented to the taxpayers and what it would do is several major construction projects that ...

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Inmate Hospitalized after Apparent Suicide Attempt

UPSHUR COUNTY -- An Upshur County inmate is receiving medical treatment after officials say the inmate tried to commit suicide by hanging, according to the Longview News-Journal. A jailer was going through rounds around 6 p.m. Thursday and found the inmate in “a state of distress,” according to information released today by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office. The jailer called for other jailers and medical staff and first responders were called. The inmate was taken by ambulance to a local ...

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Smith County Voter Registration Drive

Smith County Voter Registration Drive

TYLER -- Tuesday is National Voter registration Day. Smith County Elections workers will be on the downtown square from 11:00am till 2:00pm on Tuesday helping residents register to vote. There are 133,840 registered voters in Smith County. This is a 30% increase from the 102,626 registered voters in the 2012 General Election. Smith County Elections Administrator Karen Nelson still wants to increase voter registration in the county. The last day to register to vote in the November presidential Election ...

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Body Armor Vest Campaign Underway

TYLER - A campaign is underway to raise funds for body armor vests for the Tyler Police Department and Smith County Sheriff's Department. State Senator Kevin Eltife announced earlier this month a $20,000 contribution and the City of Tyler committed to half the cost of the vests for each officer. At a news conference Monday, Eltife announced the total cost for the vests is: $204,400. The City will pay $67,900 and the County will pay $34,300 and, along with Eltife's ...

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Car Stolen During Longview Traffic Stop

LONGVIEW - A man accused of stealing a car during a Longview traffic stop, is in custody. It started Saturday when a police officer stopped a car with a broken tail light on Pine Tree Road. While the officer was talking to the driver, a back seat passenger is said to have stolen the car and fled. After wrecking the vehicle, he then fled on foot with a black cloth bag. A short time later an officer was able to ...

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Two Hopkins County Men Die in Two Accidents

Two Hopkins County Men Die in Two Accidents

EAST TEXAS - Two Sulphur Springs men were killed in area accidents over the weekend. A Sunday evening accident killed Michael Kenney, 49. Shortly after 6:00pm, his car left the road and hit a tree. The wreck occurred near the intersection of State Highway 154 and Farm Road 1567, north of Yantis. In Franklin County, a motorcycle accident killed Lloyd Dwayne Fountain, 49. His 14 year old passenger was injured. The one vehicle accident occurred around 5:00 Saturday afternoon on Farm ...

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