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Council makes no change in Athens boundaries

The Athens city limits will stay the same - for now. During a special meeting on Monday, council members decided not to annex any property before a new law takes effect in December that will make that process more difficult. "We're very limited in what we would even have the ability to do," said Cit

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2017-09-19 22:29:00

City of Athens looks forward to parks improvement

Whether it's for kids baseball, a ride on the swing, or just a brisk walk, Athens' city parks have something to offer. Athens Managing Director of Community Services Thanasis Kombos said there are two metrics to look at to determine how well a city is served by its parks. "You look at park concentra

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2017-09-18 23:03:00

Indian Express XC Meet: Maidens take the title; boys come in second

Jacksonville High School placed four of its runners in the top 10 and the Fightin' Maidens easily won the varsity girls division of the Indian Express Cross Country Meet, which took place Friday in Jacksonville. The Tribe harriers came in third place in the varsity boys segment. Jacksonville's girls


LaRue man shot twice by a Smith County Deputy is indicted for aggravated assault of public servant in latest grand jury

A Larue man who was shot by a Smith County deputy has been indicted by a Smith County Grand Jury on a charge of aggravated assault of a public servant, a first-degree felony. Kenneth Alan Carner was stopped June 17 by Smith County Deputy Lauren Fite when he was seen traveling on the wrong side of C

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-20 00:43:00

Officials complete storage tank rehabilitation

The City of Athens has completed another step in its water tank rehabilitation by finishing two storage tanks on Faulk Street. "All seven tanks, to one degree, or another, needed some rehabilitation," Athens Managing Director of Administrative Services Ryan Adams said. "This was sort of a separate i

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2017-09-18 22:59:00

Bradford Cafe destroyed by fire Monday

When the smoke cleared Monday night over the Bradford Cafe, local residents lost more than a place to stop for sandwiches and coffee: The people of this small, tight-knit community - population, 1,200 and change - lost a piece of their history. "I was driving down (State Highway) 19 at about 6 o'clo

ATHENS DAILY REVIEW - 2017-09-19 22:31:00

Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 19

FREDA FLEET, 68, Tyler, died Sept. 17. Visitation 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. RETHA MAE (MCCLEVELAND) HALL, 82, Tyler, died Sept. 16. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JOHNIE CLARENCE HAMBERLIN, 89, Gilmer, died Sep-t. 17. Visitation 1 p.m. We

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-18 23:40:00

Hump Day Huddle broadcasting live from Dukes

Hump Day Huddle, the weekly radio program devoted to high school football in Van Zandt County, will be broadcasting live every Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. from Dukes Burgers & Sports Co. in Canton. Dukes Burgers and Sports Co. is located at 30176 SH 64 (intersection of Interstate 20 and SH 64). The program

VANZANDTNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 19:00:00

The 10 Best Concerts of the Week: Depeche Mode, Against Me, Sublime and More

Say sayonara to summer this week as we ring in a season that promises pumpkins, picnics in the park and (hopefully) lower electricity bills. This week, an impressive music lineup will fill your heart with nostalgia and perhaps introduce you to your new favorite band. Depeche Mode, The Church and Ch

DALLAS OBSERVER - 2017-09-18 09:00:00

Frankston ISD dismisses classes early due to water issues

FRANKSTON - Frankston ISD posted an early dismissal notification on Facebook due to issues with the city's water supply. According to the post, Parents can come pick up children at the campus offices and buses will run at 12:30 p.m. If no one is home, elementary students will be taken back to the sc

CBS19.TV - 2017-09-19 17:47:05

City of Frankston without water, school district dismisses classes early

Frankston Independent School District has dismissed classes for the rest of the day due to issues with the city water supply. Tuesday afternoon the district announced via a social media page that water has been cut off at the district and will remain off for about three hours. "Parents who can come

KLTV - 2017-09-19 17:35:13

Couple's love of organic farming leads to business venture catering to those who crave the freshest produce possible

Since the beginning of their relationship, Jessica and Justin Bullock have enjoyed a life that embodies a common love of nature and sustainable agriculture. As a young couple, they began growing organic, chemical-free vegetables in 2007, and six years later opened Red Moon Farm on 38 acres in Van.

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-18 18:14:00

Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton indicted on charge of injury to an elderly individual

Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton was indicted Sept. 7 on a charge of injury to an elderly individual, a state jail felony, according to Smith County judicial records. The Van Zandt County District Attorney's Office was assigned as a Special Prosecutor in the case after Smith County District

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-18 17:26:00

Van Zandt County tornado victims attend clothing drive

Five months after tornadoes touched down in Van Zandt County, victims are still in need of relief as they rebuild their lives. On Saturday, Vicki Ferguson picked out new clothes at a clothing drive sponsored by the Cabi Foundation. "A lot of us tornado victims lost all pieces of clothing we owned an

CBS19.TV - 2017-09-17 12:38:46

Commissioners Court accepts $87,000 grant for drug court

The Smith County Commissioners court voted to accept an $87,886 grant for the Smith County Drug Court on Tuesday. County Judge Nathaniel Moran said the county had not expected to receive the grant this year. This is the fourth year the county has received the funding. The grant from the Office of

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-20 01:01:00

Following student suicide, superintendent issues call for prevention

Bullard Independent School District is urging parents and guardians to be aware of students who exhibit signs of distress that could be precursors to suicide. Superintendent Todd Schneider penned an open letter to the community addressing a recent student suicide and prevention efforts. "Given the r

KLTV - 2017-09-19 22:12:36

Man accused of attacking East Texas deputies

Bob Hallmark has the story of the how the combination of a fire call, shots fired and a chase led to a man in the Bowie county jail accused of injuring 2 deputies. It's a new report at 10. Joan Hallmark wants you to be Proud of East Texas. She has a new edition of her award winning series for you to

KLTV - 2017-09-18 01:42:10

Robert E. Lee's former church in VA removes his name

LEXINGTON, VA. - A Virginia church that Robert E. Lee belonged to after the Civil War will no longer be named after the Confederate general. Lee was a member of the church and served as senior warden of the vestry when he was president of then-Washington College (now Washington and Lee University).

CBS19.TV - 2017-09-19 18:28:40

Victim states kidnapping was misunderstanding after alert issued by police and DPS

An East Texas Police Department plans to pursue charges and an arrest warrant for the suspect in the alleged kidnapping of a 19-year-old woman. White Oak Police Department says that it all started around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday when they were called to the Lakeside Mobile Home Park on South Lake Harris Ro

KLTV - 2017-09-19 23:23:18

Avoid getting sick this flu season

Doctors at Christus Trinity Mother Frances hospital have already reported 6 flu cases in East Texas this year. That's why Doctor Dabu Dasputa says getting your flu shot now can save you time and a trip to the hospital. "Vaccines are available in all of our clinics and we have started giving them.

CBS19.TV - 2017-09-20 00:17:06