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A Voluntary Desegregation Plan for Longview Schools

A Voluntary Desegregation Plan for Longview Schools

LONGVIEW - Longview ISD has developed a plan to ensure equitable access to education opportunities. The action follows the lifting of a 1970 federal desegregation earlier this year. During Monday night's school board meeting, school trustees unanimously adopted a Voluntary Desegregation Plan for magnet school programs in accordance with the United States Department of Education Magnet Schools Assistance Program Grant. Under the federal desegregation order, the district was required to submit reports and documentation to the Justice Department, and ...

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The New Main Street Director

The New Main Street Director

TYLER - The City of Tyler Main Street Department has announced the word interim has been removed from Amber Rojas-Varona's title. She is now the new Main Street Director. The announcement was made Monday. She has worked with the City of Tyler for seven years, serving as the Historic Preservation Officer and Planning technician with the Planning Department. Since December 2017 she served as the Interim Main Street Director and is currently obtaining her Certified Main Street Manager credentials ...

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Palestine Police increased patrols

Increased Palestine Police Patrols

PALESTINE - An increase in traffic enforcement will soon be underway in Palestine. The campaign begins on Friday and runs through September 3rd. This enforcement will focus specifically the offenses of driving while intoxicated, seatbelt, child seat, and speeding. The Palestine Police Department was awarded a STEP enforcement grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The grant refunds the department for the use of their officers and equipment for the additional enforcement.

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One Area Burn Ban Lifted

One Area Burn Ban Lifted

EAST TEXAS - Weekend rains have caused some area burn bans to either be lifted or modified. Gregg County lifted its burn ban Monday. County Judge Bill Stoudt said the county has received sufficient rainfall, and drought conditions have abated. Rusk County commissioners on Monday rescinded an unconditional ban and enacted a provisional one. Rusk County residents can burn outdoors if they take the proper precautions. This means they can burn out doors by using a burn barrel under ...

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Wendell Halkman

Tyler Burglary Suspect Arrested

TYLER - Tyler police have arrested a man they say was trying to pawn stolen items. Wendell Halkman, 23, of Fort Worth is said to have broken into a Tyler home on Sunday. He then took the items he had taken from the home to First Cash Pawn on South Broadway. When they saw he was not familiar with the value of the items he was trying to pawn, they called police. As officers started arriving, he fled on foot. ...

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Free Rides to TJC

Free Rides to TJC

TYLER - Free rides are being offered, for a limited time, to Tyler Junior College. Tyler Transit and TJC have partnered to create the "Invest in our Future" campaign. It allows students, parents and guardians to ride the Tyler Public Transportation System's fixed routes for free when riding to TJC. The campaign will run through the end of the month. Registration for fall classes at TJC continues now through August 26. A bus stop is located on the TJC main ...

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postal service

Mail Service Returning to Normal

DALLAS - Mail processing operations are resuming at a Mentroplex postal facility. Postal officials have announced the North Texas Processing and Distribution Center in Coppell resumed daily operation on Monday. Last Tuesday the facility was shut down when mercury spilled from an improperly mailed package. Mail on its way to the Tyler area is routed through this facility. While the north Texas mail center was shut down, mail was diverted to other mail processing facilities in the Metroplex area. This ...

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Fatal Smith County Standoff Under Investigation

FLINT -- Texas Rangers are investigating a fatal standoff in Smith County. According to our news partner KETK, on Sunday afternoon, the Smith County Sheriff's Office received a welfare concern call on Neely Drive in Flint. When authorities arrived, a woman on scene appeared erratic. Officers made their way inside the house and found the woman had a pistol. After the woman refused to put the gun down, she was shot once in the arm by a deputy. After hours ...

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World

Several die in Italian bridge collapse during strong storm
Driver arrested for terrorism after crashing into barrier at British Parliament
US soldier in Afghanistan dies from wounds in roadside blast
Inside the global manhunt for a father accused of dumping his infant in New York’s East River
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Meghan Markle’s dad claims he lied to Prince Harry, hung up on him
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Iran fired ballistic missile as part of naval exercise
Germany loosens ban on Nazi symbols in video games
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Business

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FCC’s flood of negative web comments on net neutrality repeal not a bot attack: Watchdog
Amid backlash, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey explains why Alex Jones hasn’t been banned
Black Women’s Equal Pay Day reminds and the continuing women’s pay gap
Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully re-launches rocket
Survey says we hate online fraud, but also hate computer security
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Political

President Trump calls Omarosa a ‘dog’ and ‘lowlife’
Governors’ races take on an understated but outsize role in 2018 landscape
Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin head to the polls as primary season continues
14-year-old is running to be Vermont’s next governor
Omarosa says price of silence for ex-Trump aides is $15,000. What do campaign records show?
Special counsel team wraps up in Manafort case
FBI agent who sent anti-Trump texts fired
Trump calls Omarosa ‘wacky’ and ‘vicious’ after she unveils new audio tape of president
Rep. Keith Ellison denies allegations of abuse against former girlfriend
President Trump signs defense authorization bill, doesn’t say John McCain’s name
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Health

Black boys more fearful in whiter neighborhoods, study finds
Body positive model Iskra Lawrence says: ‘You are good enough’
Celery juice is the latest wellness trend: Is it one you should follow?
Positive thinking can be healthy, but reality checks are important: Study
Study: Young children talking back and forth with adults strengthens language regions of brain
Baby boy dies after he’s left for hours in hot car in Domino’s Pizza parking lot
FDA approves marketing for a contraception app for the 1st time
Checking work email after hours can hurt health and relationships
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Entertainment

‘Star Wars’ star Mark Hamill joins TV’s “Knightfall’
“Weird Al” Yankovic to get his Hollywood star August 27
Report: Robin Wright marries Clement Giraudet in private ceremony
Ruby Rose deletes Twitter after “Batwoman” hate: “If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone”
Chris Hardwick makes tearful return to “Talking Dead” after sexual abuse allegations
Chris Pratt, ‘Avengers: Infinity War,’ ‘Riverdale’ winners at Teen Choice Awards
‘The Meg’ devours devours the weekend box office with $44.5 million debut
Jay Ellis shares his thoughts on the third season of ‘Insecure’ without his character, Lawrence
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Sports

Scoreboard roundup — 8/13/18
Serena Williams will wear a $500 dress with a tutu to the US Open
Boys reunite with dad at Cleveland Indians game after yearlong deployment at Guantanamo Bay
South Florida police union urges members to boycott Miami Dolphins, NFL
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Wake Forest coach in court after alleged fatal punch
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