DPS Increases Enforcement Efforts to Help Keep Texas Roads and Drivers Safe This Holiday

  TYLER – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind all Texans to do their part to celebrate the holiday season responsibly by obeying traffic laws, practicing safe driving habits and using extra caution when traveling on Texas roads. Throughout the Christmas (Dec. 20-29) and New Year’s holidays (Dec. 31-Jan. 1), DPS

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Santa Tracking Time …

It’s almost that time! Santa will be headed to East Texas Tuesday night, so make sure you and your family follow the Jolly Old Elf’s progress by following this link to the NORAD Santa Tracker radar system” https://www.noradsanta.org For over 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), have tracked Santa’s

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Tyler Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Burglary of a Habitation

Friday (Dec. 20) in the 7th Judicial District Court, Judge Kerry Russel sentenced defendant, William Foley (DOB: 06/24/1976), to Life in prison, after the defendant was found guilty by a Smith County Jury of the offense of Burglary of a Habitation. The jury convicted the defendant on November 20th, and the defendant remained in jail in order for

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UPDATED UIL Conference Cutoff Numbers and Preliminary Enrollment Figures for 2020-2022 Reclassification & Realignment

AUSTIN— The University Interscholastic League released UPDATED conference and division cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures for the 2020-2022 reclassification and realignment today updating previously released figures from Dec. 3.   In an effort to increase transparency and accuracy, the UIL released conference and division cutoff numbers and preliminary enrollment figures last week. New information was brought

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Learn to Fly Fish at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS – Master fly-fisher Bob Cappallo of Corsicana will teach fly-fishing for beginners 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11 and 25 at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens. The classes are open to adults and youths accompanied by an adult. No fly-fishing experience is required. Equipment will be provided, but students may

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Services for Jennifer Jaynes set for Saturday

Funeral services for Jennifer Jaynes, age 47 of Hideaway, Texas, are scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at the Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home Chapel in Lindale, Texas with Pastor David Hickey officiating. Jennifer passed away Monday, November 25, 2019.  She was born October 30, 1972 in Minot, North Dakota.  Jennifer was previously from Los

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Smith County Auctions Off Surplus Property

Smith County is auctioning off some of its surplus equipment, including 10 vehicles. Starting today, November 27, people can view and place bids on the vehicles, which include a Ford van, four-door sedan, seven Chevrolet Tahoes and a Pontiac G6. Also available in the online auction are various industrial kitchen equipment, cubicles, workout equipment and

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SWEPCO participates in the Fourth Annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Nov. 20

SHREVEPORT, La., Nov. 19, 2019 – Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO), an American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) company, will join Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS) to recognize the fourth annual Utility Scam Awareness Day on Wednesday, Nov. 20. Utility Scam Awareness Day is part of the week-long National Scam Awareness Week, an advocacy and awareness

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State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee seeks juror feedback

AUSTIN — The State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee is seeking feedback from people summoned to jury duty about their experiences.The committee has created an online survey designed to elicit a more thorough understanding of the juror experience regardless of court or county or whether the individual ended up serving on a jury. The

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Secretary Hughs Joins NASS In #TrustedInfo2020 Education Effort

AUSTIN – Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs today announced ahead of the 2020 primary and general elections that the Office of the Secretary of State will join fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) in the #TrustedInfo2020 education effort to prevent misinformation and to encourage Texans to look to their

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