Game Wardens Stress Safe Boating over Labor Day Weekend as Kali’s Law Takes Effect

AUSTIN – Game wardens will be out in force patrolling the waterways over the Labor Day holiday weekend to help ensure Texans make it back home safely. They’ll also be educating folks about Kali’s Law, the new mandatory ignition “kill switch” requirement for boat operators that goes into effect Sept. 1. Kali’s Law was established

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Smith County Employee Recognitions

Smith County 114th District Court Administrator Tammy Camp-Miller was recognized Tuesday for 25 years of service to the county. “I cannot tell you how much Tammy means to the 114th District Court and all courts in Smith County,” 114th District Judge Christi Kennedy said during Mrs. Camp-Miller’s recognition in Commissioners Court. “There are no words

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Van Zandt County Man Guilty of Drug Trafficking in East Texas

  A 55-year-old Canton, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown and FBI Special Agent in Charge Matthew D. DeSarno. Andrew Mark Harris pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine today before U.S. Magistrate

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Narcotics Arrest Completed after Lengthy Investigation

  During the month of February 2018, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit and Texas Department of Public Safety initiated an investigation into Kevin Ramon Erwin. During the investigation, investigators developed probable cause which led them to believe Erwin was manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance, namely Heroin and Methamphetamine. A lengthy investigation led

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Investigating Body Found in Wooded Area Update

  On August 19, 2019 at 4:09 p.m. Smith County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a Suspicious Person call at 12108 IH 20 West near Jim Hogg Rd.  The caller advised that a body was located in a wooded area near this location.  Upon arrival, Deputies were escorted into the wooded area where a partially

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2019 Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala Raises $540,596.82 for American Cancer Society

2020 Gala “Pistols and Pearls” scheduled for June 13th The 32ndAnnual Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala raised $540,596.82 for the American Cancer Society, funds that will go toward cancer research, education and to assist patients and families in areas of struggle with cancer. 2019 Gala Chairs Kelli Armstrong, Jayme Fitzpatrick and Maggie Wright announced the total

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Sheppard named TJC provost and vice president for academic and student affairs

Tyler Junior College has named Dr. Deana Sheppard as the College’s new provost and vice president for academic and student affairs. She begins her duties at TJC on Oct. 1. Dr. Sheppard currently serves as vice president of instruction at Lone Star College-CyFair, where she provides leadership to six academic divisions, including the Division of

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Smith County Peace Officers Association receives $44K in contributions

  During their monthly luncheon on Aug. 14, the Smith County Peace Officers Association learned they would be receiving more than $44,000 in contributions to renovate their training center. The funding and in-kind donations will be provided through the collaborative efforts of Brookshire Grocery Co., East Texas Alarm Inc., Ford Power Washing, Pro Electric and

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Texas Helps Families Select Quality Child Care

AUSTIN – As the school year begins, Texas Health and Human Services is encouraging parents and guardians who are looking for child care to research their options, choose a state-regulated provider and learn more about child care regulation in Texas. The public can research options and get details about providers at TXChildCareSearch.org, the state’s website

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TJC final registration events set Aug. 19-23

Tyler Junior College is offering final registration events for the upcoming fall semester. In-person Registration Rally events will be held on the following days in the Apache Rooms of Rogers Student Center on the TJC main campus: • Monday-Wednesday, Aug. 19-21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Thursday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to

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