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Remaining Do Not Use Water Order Lifted

Remaining Do Not Use Water Order Lifted

JACKSONVILLE - The do not use water order is being lifted for the remaining area served by the Craft-Turney Water Supply Corporation in Cherokee County. It was lifted based on the results from additional samples collected from the remaining limited area of the system under the ban on October 16th. An evaluation of the results for these samples indicate that though the chlorothalonil is still present at low levels in this area, the levels detected are well below those that ...

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Sexual Assault Charge Filed On a Longview Man

LONGVIEW - A Longview man is in jail on sexual assault charges. Being held under a $25,000 bond is Jacob Alexander Terrell, 20. According to the Longview News Journal, the victim said she was assaulted in her car after dropping by Terrell's house to return some of his belongings. She was able to escape to a family member's home and call police. An officer reported seeing bruises on the victim's throat and red marks on her head. Terrell was later ...

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Work Continues On Improving Downtown Tyler

Work Continues On Improving Downtown Tyler

TYLER - The City of Tyler, Smith County, and Heart of Tyler have decided to partner with The Retail Coach. The nation’s leading economic development recruitment firm will help expand downtown Tyler’s business, hospitality, entertainment as well as living offerings. The hiring of the firm comes at the same time as the county and the city formed the County Seat Coalition. The members will focus on identifying ways to encourage economic development in downtown Tyler. The Retail Coach team ...

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No Jury Duty in Gregg County Monday

No Jury Duty in Gregg County Monday

LONGVIEW - The Gregg County District Clerk has announced that jury duty has been canceled for district court for Monday. Barbara Duncan said persons who received a jury summons for Monday, October 22, are not required to attend.

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Palestine Boil Water Notice

Palestine Boil Water Notice

PALESTINE - The City of Palestine is issuing a boil water notice for residents on Murchison Street from Murchison Street apartments to North Hurst Street. The action is needed because of a water valve replacement. To ensure destruction of all harmful bacteria and other microbes, water for drinking, cooking, and making ice should be boiled and cooled prior to use. The water should be brought to a vigorous, rolling boil and then boiled for two minutes. In lieu of boiling, ...

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Tyler’s Jobless Number Continues to Fall

Tyler's Jobless Number Continues to Fall

AUSTIN - Tyler's unemployment number is still better that the state's figure. Texas' unemployment rate is the lowest in four decades. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8% in September, down from 3.9% in August. Tyler's unemployment number went from 3.7% in August to 3.5% last month. A year ago it was 3.8%. Longview's unemployment number was steady in August and September at 4%. A year ago, Longview's jobless total was 4.5%.

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Numerous Suspects Arrested following Online Sting Operation

SMITH COUNTY -- A multi-agency sting operation ends with nine people behind bars for online solicitation of a minor. According to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith, the suspects were arrested when they arrived at an undisclosed location after soliciting sex online with investigators posing as minors. Tyler Police, Longview Police, FBI, ICE agents, DPS and Highway Patrol Division arrested the suspects Wednesday and Thursday. Charged with online solicitation of a minor are: Jamal Demetrius Thames, 28, Jose Villafranco-Gutierrez, 38, ...

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