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Tyler man who disappeared from courthouse, sentenced to 18 years in prison for felony drug crimes committed 15 years ago

Rafael Vargas Barrera, 41 was arrested on March 10, 2004 and disappeared from the Smith County courthouse during his 2005 trial.

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-20 17:42:00

ETX man found innocent of assault in connection to altercation at Tyler restaurant

Joe Murphy of the Murphy & Baker Law Firm said that "there was a rush to judgment in this matter, and Mr. McGuffey was persecuted by many in the community," who learned about the incident.

CBS19.TV - 2018-07-20 20:08:21

Vehicle strikes house in neighborhood off 5th Street in Tyler

Tyler emergency officials are on scene of a vehicle vs. house accident.The crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. Friday at the intersection of Suanne Drive and Jackie Avenue, in a neighborhood off 5th Street and near Golden Road Park.The accident appears to be minor with no major injuries, according

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-20 22:56:00

18-wheeler rollover crash at Loop 323 and Walton Road

An 18-wheeler has rolled over at Loop 323 and Walton Road.The crash is causing significant traffic issues to northbound traffic on Loop 323.Scanner traffic indicates northbound traffic is down to one lane and going slow.Tyler Police officers are on scene directing traffic.

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-20 20:01:00

Tyler ISD to continue discussion of Robert E. Lee name-change at Monday meeting

"I placed a discussion item on the agenda to gain input from my fellow board members, as well as the community, on what process, if any, we should follow to address a potential name change of a school.This item is for discussion only - no decisions have been made and no action will be taken. Texas l

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-07-20 03:16:31

14-year-old runaway arrested after allegedly committing several crimes in Tyler

According to the Tyler Police Department, just after the robbery, officers got another call from a man working at CBI on E. Fifth St. who told them a black male had tried to rob him at gunpoint in the parking lot.


Tyler swim instructor teaches infants to save themselves

"We go from swimsuit or swim diaper to a real diaper, to summer clothes, to winter clothes, to a heavy jacket because all of those things really make a difference when they're in the water," Utley said.

CBS19.TV - 2018-07-21 03:16:41

RIGHT TO LIFE: An East Texas family begs for mercy for their son

"I would give my life for his," said Wren Michel, Jonathan's father. "I would rather me die than him."

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-07-20 03:10:48

Man arrested for allegedly photographing woman in restroom at ETX convenience store

Carlos Garcia, 45, was arrested Wednesday by the Smith County Sheriff's Office and charged with invasive visual recording, a state jail felony, according to the inmate booking report.

CBS19.TV - 2018-07-19 14:55:18

Multiple crews fighting a structure fire on Highway 31 East

Crews are responding to a structure fire 15700 block of Texas Highway 31 East.Scanner traffic indicates two structures may be on fire.A firman requested help with a pediatric burn patient, according to scanner traffic.Fire Departments on scene include: Red Springs, Chapel Hill and Winona. UT Health

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-20 16:50:00

Police looking for two suspects who stole car from ETX gym parking lot

TYLER — Officers from the Tyler Police Department are looking for a man and woman who stole a gray Ford Escape from 360 Fitness on the South Southwest Loop in Tyler.The truck has the Texas License Plate: GVN-0890.If you or anyone you know has information on their identity, please call Detective Gary

CBS19.TV - 2018-07-19 20:01:48

Group fighting to keep Robert E. Lee High School name releases statement on upcoming board meeting

On the agenda for the meeting which occurs on Monday, July 23, the board will hold a discussion on the process to address the potential name change of REL.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-07-20 16:19:09

Oncor responding to reports of downed power line in Tyler

TYLER, Texas (KETK) - Oncor Electric is responding to reports of a downed power line at Chilton and Old Jacksonville Hwy. in Tyler.Reports say the line is arcing.Oncor is advisng people to avoid the area if at all possible.

EASTTEXASMATTERS.COM - 2018-07-20 01:20:51

Tyler ISD to address process of moving forward with Lee name change discussion at Monday meeting

The Tyler ISD Board of Trustees will address how they will move forward with the Robert E. Lee High School name change discussion during its Monday meeting.The meeting's agenda includes an item for discussion listed as "Process to Address Potential Name Change of a School."In June the board voted to

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-19 22:17:00

Tyler breaks record high Friday, more extreme heat on way

Friday was the hottest July 20 in Tyler since 1896 when it hit 102.As of 2:20 p.m. Friday, Tyler was at 103 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-20 20:48:00

Tyler Police looking for people accused of stealing car from fitness center

The Tyler Police Department is asking for the public's help locating the suspects believed to have stolen a car from a fitness center.The man and woman suspected in the theft of a gray Ford Escape were caught on surveillance cameras at 360 Fitness, 535 West Southwest Loop 323 Suite 105.

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-19 19:59:00

Tyler Fire department warns of the high temperatures

"You kind of have to prep for it," Findley said. "If you can get into an air conditioned facility, at least for part of the day that's a good thing."

CBS19.TV - 2018-07-19 23:52:29

Tyler seeks $5 million in federal money to change downtown area

The grant, through a U.S. Department of Transportation program called Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development, or BUILD, would be for a $6.25 million project.


Tyler Paper - CBS 19 Morning Weather Update For July 19th, 2018

SpotlightCalendarBrowseToday's eventsSubmitMore ListsGet news sent to you!Sign up to get our newsletters emailed to you.Trending TopicsDeath and Funeral Notices for July 19Tyler seeks $5 million in federal money to change downtown areaWyoming company to open location in Smith County next monthSmith

TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH - 2018-07-19 13:47:17

Jury finds Jacksonville man guilty of murder

RUSK — Terry Woods of Jacksonville has been handed a guilty verdict by a Cherokee County jury on Wednesday.Woods, who is from Jacksonville, was found guilty of first-degree murder in the October 2015 death of Michael Hatton, 44, who resided in Frankston.Hatton suffered a mortal gunshot wound in an i