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Smith County grand jury hands up 23 indictments on 21 people during latest session

Obed Gomez Actopan, 25, of Tyler, is charged with harassment of a public servant, a third-degree felony. He was arrested June 24 and, if he is found guilty, could face two years to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

City of Jacksonville responds to Mud Creek Park's closing

That's because Mud Nationals, hosted by the park, brought a major economic boost to the city every year.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-16 23:30:13

Bat safety on the heels of a rabid bat found in Tyler

"We get a phone call saying a dog has brought a bat up in their backyard and is playing with a bat and it is still alive, so we go out and pick up the bat and bring the bat back for testing," said Mary Fowler with Tyler Animal Control. "It did come back positive."

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-16 23:33:11

Smith County constable seeks to let 2 security contracts expire

A Smith County constable is planning to have his deputies stop performing security duties for local apartment complexes and have the staff spend more time with the community.Bobby Garmon, who runs the precinct 1 constable’s office, said he wants to let two security contracts with Tyler apartment com

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-17 18:15:00

Capital murder trial for man accused of killing 10-year-old Tyler girl expected to start March 2019

Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, the man charged with the 2016 murder of Kayla Gomez-Orozco, takes a seat during the Aug. 16, 2018, pretrial hearing update on hair sample DNA testing. Judge Jack Skeen predicts the jury trial will begin March 18, 2019, after four weeks of jury voir dire. (JAMES HARTLEY/STAFF)

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-16 22:00:00

Bullard bulk drop off Saturday

BULLARD, Texas -Bulk drop offSaturday, August 18, in front of Bullard City Hall, 114 S. Phillips St.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-17 16:12:48

Palestine's 'lawn mower man' could face jail time for property clutter

The city of Palestine wants Jerry Laza to clean up his property, Palestine Saw and Lawn Equipment, but he says he doesn't believe there's a problem with it.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-18 01:00:06

DPS releases names of drivers in crash on Highway 94

A Toyota pickup truck broke through a wooden fence following a crash on state Highway 94 Thursday. The driver, Joseph Ledoux, 24, of Diboll, was flown to a Tyler hospital for treatment following the crash, according to Texas Department of Safety Sgt. David Hendry.

LUFKIN DAILY NEWS - 2018-08-16 19:01:00

Best, safest schools in east Texas

TYLER — Niche, a nationally recognized school research organization, released their list of the safest and best school districts by county.

CBS19.TV - 2018-08-16 16:24:47

7 On Scene: Murder suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia in court for hearing

Zavala-Garcia is accused of killing 10-year-old, Kayla Gomez-Orozco, in November 2016. After she went missing from a Bullard church, an extensive search was conducted. Her body was found in a well on Zavala-Garcia's property.


Tyler Fire Department on scene of structure fire

More HeadlinesTyler Fire Department on scene of structure fireFuneral home cremates woman by mistakeFive arrests by narcotics squad in Henderson CountyTYLER, Texas (KETK) - Tyler firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire Tuesday afternoon.According to Tyler fire marshal Paul Findley,

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-16 18:14:40

Death report: Gregg County inmate showed no signs of mental, psychological problems before jail hanging

A Kilgore man who was a suspect in a double homicide showed no signs of mental or psychological problems before hanging himself in the Gregg County Jail, according to a report from the Gregg County Sheriff's Office.The report submitted to the Texas Attorney General's Office said jail staff saw no wa

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 21:31:00

Five arrests by narcotics squad in Henderson County

ATHENS, Texas (KETK) - Overnight drug raids Wednesday, brought five people under arrest by Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse’s narcotics squad.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-08-16 17:00:06

Frankston police release release identities of people involved in murder-suicide

*NOTE: The suspect was not apprehended, as previously reported. Police later said he committed suicide at a residence in Frankston.FRANKSTON, TX (KLTV) - Frankston police have released full details regarding a murder-suicide in their city on Friday.Authorities responded to a residence in the 11000 b


Update: Mail service to resume regular operations Monday as mercury clean-up completed, EPA gives thumbs-up

Because of the extra burdens placed on other distribution centers as a result of the spill, some packages might take longer to deliver, the postal service said in a written statement to theMorning News.


Standoff ends in Smith County after woman shoots herself

FLINT, Texas (KETK) - FLINT, Texas (KETK) -- On Sunday afternoon, the Smith County Sheriff's Office received a welfare concern call on Neely Drive in Flint.


Woman arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after family dispute escalates

Deshondra Veteresa Fisher, 41, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after the disturbance Saturday in the 1200 block of North Tenneha Street.


East Texas schools prepare for the safety of students and staff

For some in East Texas, the new school year has started, but for others they'll start in the next week or so.


UPDATE: Standoff ends after woman shoots self

UPDATE: According to the Smith County Sheriff's Office a standoff in Flint has ended after a woman shot and killed herself.One person has been shot following a welfare check on a person Sunday afternoon.According to the Smith County Sheriffs Office, Tyler Police received a call for a welfare check o


Gregg Panola counties lift burn ban; Rusk enacts provisional ban

After a weekend that included rain in East Texas, Gregg and Panola counties have lifted bans on outdoor burning for residents, while Rusk County relaxed the one it has in place.County Judge Bill Stoudt signed the order Monday morning lifting the burn ban that went into effect Aug. 3.According to the