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A Major Contribution to UT Tyler

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 12:28 pm

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 to the university in its history. It will augment the university endowment, providing funds in perpetuity for Soules College of Business student scholarships, business innovation grants and research.… Read the rest of the article…


TISD Board to Consider Major Middle School Re-Design

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 10:57 am

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 part of the process.… Read the rest of the article…


Time for Early Voting in Smith County

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm

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 on West Bellwood Road in Tyler; the Whitehouse Municipal Court, and the Noonday Community Center.… Read the rest of the article…


Woman in Stable Condition Following Longview Shooting

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 12:51 pm

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, his wife, in the front seat of the vehicle with a gunshot wound. She underwent the surgery Saturday for what was initially deemed a life threatening injury. It appears as if the man shot his wife and then shot himself. Diana had filed for divorce last month and a protective order was issued against Kenneth on Thursday.


Part of Kilgore Business Destroyed by Fire

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 10:57 am

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 the fire wasn’t immediately known.


TxDOT’s Weekly Roadwork Update

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 10:55 am

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 go to http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/tyler/008-2018.html for a full rundown of the coming week’s work around the district.



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A Major Contribution to UT Tyler

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 12:28 pm

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 to the university in its history. It will augment the university endowment, providing funds in perpetuity for Soules College of Business student scholarships, business innovation grants and research.… Read the rest of the article…


TISD Board to Consider Major Middle School Re-Design

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 10:57 am

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 part of the process.… Read the rest of the article…


Time for Early Voting in Smith County

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 12:56 pm

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 on West Bellwood Road in Tyler; the Whitehouse Municipal Court, and the Noonday Community Center.… Read the rest of the article…


Woman in Stable Condition Following Longview Shooting

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 12:51 pm

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, his wife, in the front seat of the vehicle with a gunshot wound. She underwent the surgery Saturday for what was initially deemed a life threatening injury. It appears as if the man shot his wife and then shot himself. Diana had filed for divorce last month and a protective order was issued against Kenneth on Thursday.


Part of Kilgore Business Destroyed by Fire

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 10:57 am

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 the fire wasn’t immediately known.


TxDOT’s Weekly Roadwork Update

Posted/updated on: February 19, 2018 at 10:55 am

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 go to http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/tyler/008-2018.html for a full rundown of the coming week’s work around the district.



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