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Boil Water Notice Rescinded in Overton

Boil Water Notice Rescinded in Overton

OVERTON -- Last Friday the City of Overton issued a boil water notice due to a large crack in a distribution line. On Tuesday the city announced to the community, that they have taken the necessary corrective actions so that water no longer requires boiling prior to consumption as of use as of February 18. If you have questions concerning this matter, you may contact Joshua Stuart, Public Works ...

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Shop With A Cop

Sole Fund Raiser for Back the Blue Coming in March

LINDALE -- Preparations are underway for next month's Back the Blue Bash on March 7. On Tuesday, Holly Wilson told KTBB, "this is our sole fundraiser that enabled us to help over 400 kids with the Blue Santa program." Wilson went on to say, "many times the interaction between these kids and officers has not come at the most positive time in their lives, so shop with a cop goes a long way in helping to repair those relationships." Wilson explained ...

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Amber Greene

Smith County Appoints Animal Shelter Supervisor

TYLER -- On Tuesday the Smith County Commissioners Court took action to appoint Amber Greene as supervisor of the Smith County Animal Control and Shelter. Ms. Greene takes over the role vacated by Le’Kisha Stinecipher, who left at the end of January to go into ministry work. Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran said there were about 50 people who applied for the supervisor position. They were vetted down to two candidates, both current animal control employees, who were interviewed by the ...

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DOBRINSKI-FIELD

Bullard Softball Field Renamed for Dobrinski

BULLARD -- On Monday Bullard ISD held a ceremony to commemorate the high school softball field after former Coach Megan Dobrinski, who died in 2019. According to our news partner KETK, Dobrinski was diagnosed with cancer in May and died less than 4 months later. She left behind a husband and two children. The coach was affectionately known as "Coach Smiley," made an impact on an off the field. Through community support, one student started a petition to get the softball ...

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Kilgoh

“Gogh Crazy” in Historic Downtown Kilgore

KILGORE -- The 8th Annual KilGogh Arts Festival happens Friday and Saturday in the Texan Theater and Old Post Office in Historic Downtown Kilgore. The goal of the KilGogh Arts Festival is to provide an opportunity for local and regional artists to exhibit their art and make the festival an East Texas art experience for the community. The festival, which takes its name from a combination of Kilgore and Van Gogh, always has a Van Gogh style theme and this year ...

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2020 Great Decisions Global Affairs Discussion to Continue

2020 Great Decisions Global Affairs Discussion to Continue

TYLER -- The 2020 Great Decisions Global Affairs Discussion Program continues on Wednesday at noon at the Tyler Public Library. Dr. Jeffrey Crean, Professor of History at Tyler Junior College, will be this weeks guest speaking on "India and Pakistan." Crean capsulates his topic, India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of Hindu nationalism to a historic reelection in 2019. His first order of business was to revoke the special status granted to the Kashmir region, inflaming the rivalry between ...

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World

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Political

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Health

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Entertainment

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