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Longview among Tops in the State for Drunk Driving Deaths

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 12:36 pm

LONGVIEW — Longview ranks 7th in the state on a new danger list. According to our news partner KETK, the city is marked as a place where you’re most likely to be killed by a drunk driver. That’s according to a study launched by a Houston law firm. Longview is home to 96 drunk driving crashes, four deaths, and nine severe injuries on average per year.


Fatal Sunday Night Fire under Investigation

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 11:45 am

HENDERSON COUNTY — Officials are investigating a Sunday night residential fire in Henderson County. According to our news partner KETK, just after 9:00, Payne Springs Fire Rescue responded to a mobile home fire on Hickory Street. While en route, first responders were informed the mobile home was fully engulfed and an occupant was possibly still inside. A body was eventually located. The victim’s identity and the cause of the fire have not been released. The investigation is on going and is being led by the Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office.


An East Texas Aircraft Has Near Miss with a Drone

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm

UT Health East TexasDALLAS – UT Health East Texas says an Air 1 helicopter nearly hit a drone leaving Dallas Sunday night. The aircraft had taken a patient to the Children’s Medical Center. As it took off from Love Field to return to Tyler, it found a drone in its flight path. The pilot had to bank hard right at 1,500 feet to avoid hitting the drone. The FAA tells our news partner KETK, no small unmanned aircraft should be flying in that area without permission from the FAA, and they should not be higher than 400 feet above the ground. Dallas police are looking into the incident.


Reward Doubled for Man Missing Six Years

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 1:31 pm

HENDERSON – The reward in a Rusk County cold case has been doubled. The reward for help in finding Jimmy Tidwell Jr., 58, of Mount Enterprise, has increased to $3,000. His family announced the increase at a Monday morning news conference. Tidwell was last seen on February 15th, 2012. He left his job, saying he would be back in the afternoon. He never returned. His truck, with his glasses, was later found parked along side of the road about five miles from his house. There was no signs of foul play. Tips can be called in to 903-655-TIPS(8477).


Smith County Treasurer Nominated for Statewide Award

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 1:46 pm

TYLER – Smith County Treasurer Kelli White was named as a finalist for the County Treasurers Association’s Outstanding County Treasurer Award. She is one of 12 county treasurers from around the state nominated for the honor. The winner will be chosen by ballots cast by all the members of the County Treasurers Association of Texas, and announced at its September conference in Odessa.


Three TJC Professors Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 2:05 pm

TYLER – Three Tyler Junior College professors were surprised in their classrooms Monday. They have been named with endowed teaching chairs for 2018. The program enables professors to nominate and reward their peers who demonstrate excellence as educators. This year’s recipients are:
• Ashleigh Lewis, learning framework professor, The Dorothy Fay & Jack White Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence
• C. Jeanie Oxler, voice professor and music department chair, The Watson W. Wise Foundation Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence
• Sherry Seaton, surgical technology professor and department chair, The Dorothy Fay & Jack White Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence



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Longview among Tops in the State for Drunk Driving Deaths

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 12:36 pm

LONGVIEW — Longview ranks 7th in the state on a new danger list. According to our news partner KETK, the city is marked as a place where you’re most likely to be killed by a drunk driver. That’s according to a study launched by a Houston law firm. Longview is home to 96 drunk driving crashes, four deaths, and nine severe injuries on average per year.


Fatal Sunday Night Fire under Investigation

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 11:45 am

HENDERSON COUNTY — Officials are investigating a Sunday night residential fire in Henderson County. According to our news partner KETK, just after 9:00, Payne Springs Fire Rescue responded to a mobile home fire on Hickory Street. While en route, first responders were informed the mobile home was fully engulfed and an occupant was possibly still inside. A body was eventually located. The victim’s identity and the cause of the fire have not been released. The investigation is on going and is being led by the Henderson County Fire Marshal’s Office.


An East Texas Aircraft Has Near Miss with a Drone

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 1:25 pm

UT Health East TexasDALLAS – UT Health East Texas says an Air 1 helicopter nearly hit a drone leaving Dallas Sunday night. The aircraft had taken a patient to the Children’s Medical Center. As it took off from Love Field to return to Tyler, it found a drone in its flight path. The pilot had to bank hard right at 1,500 feet to avoid hitting the drone. The FAA tells our news partner KETK, no small unmanned aircraft should be flying in that area without permission from the FAA, and they should not be higher than 400 feet above the ground. Dallas police are looking into the incident.


Reward Doubled for Man Missing Six Years

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 1:31 pm

HENDERSON – The reward in a Rusk County cold case has been doubled. The reward for help in finding Jimmy Tidwell Jr., 58, of Mount Enterprise, has increased to $3,000. His family announced the increase at a Monday morning news conference. Tidwell was last seen on February 15th, 2012. He left his job, saying he would be back in the afternoon. He never returned. His truck, with his glasses, was later found parked along side of the road about five miles from his house. There was no signs of foul play. Tips can be called in to 903-655-TIPS(8477).


Smith County Treasurer Nominated for Statewide Award

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 1:46 pm

TYLER – Smith County Treasurer Kelli White was named as a finalist for the County Treasurers Association’s Outstanding County Treasurer Award. She is one of 12 county treasurers from around the state nominated for the honor. The winner will be chosen by ballots cast by all the members of the County Treasurers Association of Texas, and announced at its September conference in Odessa.


Three TJC Professors Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Posted/updated on: April 23, 2018 at 2:05 pm

TYLER – Three Tyler Junior College professors were surprised in their classrooms Monday. They have been named with endowed teaching chairs for 2018. The program enables professors to nominate and reward their peers who demonstrate excellence as educators. This year’s recipients are:
• Ashleigh Lewis, learning framework professor, The Dorothy Fay & Jack White Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence
• C. Jeanie Oxler, voice professor and music department chair, The Watson W. Wise Foundation Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence
• Sherry Seaton, surgical technology professor and department chair, The Dorothy Fay & Jack White Endowed Chair for Teaching Excellence



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