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Road Work Completed Ahead of Schedule

Road Work Completed Ahead of Schedule

TYLER -- Old Bullard Road in Tyler between Timberwilde Drive and Rice Road reopened on Thursday afternoon. According to Tyler City Officials the project involved the installation of three additional 5' x 3' concrete box culverts under Old Bullard Road among other items. Construction began in May and was scheduled through late September. The project was completed 5 weeks ahead of schedule.

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Key Economic Indicator in Tyler Proves Strong

Key Economic Indicator in Tyler Proves Strong

TYLER --The University of Texas at Tyler Hibbs Institute reports the Tyler Metropolitan Statistical Area doing favorably in terms of gross domestic product. The Per Capita Real GDP is just over $64,000 dollars. In fact, the city ranks second out of 12 Texas cities in GDP (the total value of all final goods and services, adjusted by population and inflation) - 2nd only to Dallas. For more information click the link… https://www.uttyler.edu/hibbs-institute/files/briefs/2019/hibbs-brief-a-simple-explanation-of-gross-domestic-product.pdf.

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Smith CR 168

Roadwork Underway on Smith County Road 168

SMITH COUNTY -- Construction is underway on County Road 168, in front of Owens Elementary School. The road is currently one lane with a pilot car directing drivers. The work includes widening the entire length of the 3.5 mile project, replacing a box culvert and widening the turn lanes in front of the school. The project has two stages. Currently work is concentrated in front of Owens Elementary. This chapter should be finished before school starts. The contractor has two ...

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Troup & Smith County Officials

Smith County Begins Construction Project with City of Troup

TROUP -- An interlocal agreement approved by Smith County Commissioners Court and Troup City Council has plans for County Road 2185 moving forward. Smith County Road and Bridge has already started prepping for the project. Smith County crews will be updating CR 2185, which turns into the City of Troup’s County Line Road; it is also being improved at the same time. Smith County will also pave Church Street and Pascal Road. The city of Troup will pay Smith ...

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Dr. Mary Fischer UT Tyler

UT Tyler Professor Earns National Lifetime Contribution Award

TYLER -- The University of Texas at Tyler announced on Thursday that Dr. Mary Fischer, professor of accounting in the Soules College of Business, has been honored for her many contributions to the accounting industry. Fischer received the 2019 American Accounting Association Government and Nonprofit Section’s Enduring Lifetime Contribution Award in recognition of her impeccable career of service for a lifetime contribution to government and nonprofit accounting. Fischer has taught accounting at UT Tyler since 1996.

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Longview PD Needs Help Finding Missing Woman

LONGVIEW -- A missing Longview woman has Longview Police asking for your help. According to our news partner KETK, Shantay Levee Brown, 49, was last seen by her family at the end of June. She reportedly is five feet tall and weighs about 110 pounds. Police says she has black hair and brown eyes, along with a scar in the center of her chin. If you have any knowledge of her whereabouts, contact Longview Police or ...

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Mother and Son Arrested following BB Gun Shootout

GREGG COUNTY -- Two family members are jailed in Gregg County after reportedly shooting each other with BB guns. According to the Longview News-Journal, the mom and son duo were arrested Tuesday morning following a deadly conduct call. 56-year-old Michelle Williams Preston and 36-year-old Shawn Phillip Moore, both from Kilgore, have been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. Preston was also charged with terroristic threat against a peace officer and resisting arrest, search or transport. Preston admitted ...

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Support Grows for Athens Bus Driver Involved in Deadly Crash

HENDERSON COUNTY -- Thousands have come to the defense of a school bus driver in East Texas. They've signed a petition appealing to the Henderson County District Attorney to drop charges against John Stevens. The 78-year-old bus driver with the Athens school district was indicted on two separates charges related to a crash with a train that killed a 13-year-old boy and injured a 9-year-old girl. Court papers say Stevens had stopped at the crossing before driving onto the tracks. ...

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