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A Hearing for a Capital Murder Suspect

A Hearing for a Capital Murder Suspect

TYLER - There was a pretrial hearing in Tyler Thursday for capital murder suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia. He is charged with the November 2016 death of 11 year old Kayla Gomez Orozco. She was killed after being abducted from a Bullard church. During the latest hearing, Judge Jack Skeen heard from a DPS forensic expert. She said the first two dozen DNA samples submitted for trace analysis have been completed. The results should be ready in 60 days. The next pretrial ...

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One Killed in Wreck Near Frankston

One Killed in Wreck Near Frankston

FRANKSTON - One person has been killed and one injured in a two vehicle accident in Anderson County. Killed was 76 year old Glenda Jo Bain of Frankston. Treated and released from a Tyler hospital was 72 year old James William Moore of Frankston. The Departmnet of Public Safety says Bain was traveling on Farm Road 318. As she crossed State Highway 155, her car was hit by Moore's pickup. Bain was flown to UT Health-Tyler, where she later died. ...

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Lorenzo Ta’rell Lloyd-Wallace

Smith County Teen Charged with Longview Burglary

LONGVIEW - A Longview burglary suspect is free on bond. Lorenzo Ta’rell Lloyd-Wallace, 17, of Arp was arrested, along with two juveniles, earlier this week. A Jordan Valley Road resident came home to find four persons in her home. They ran from the house, but police say they were able to find three of them. The 4th was later identified. Besides burglary of a habitation, Lloyd-Wallace was also charged with evading arrest. He is currently free on bonds totaling ...

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The Grades Are In for the State’s School Districts

The Grades Are In for the State's School Districts

AUSTIN - The Texas Education Agency has released the new A through F grading system for the state's school districts. The Tyler school system received a "C" while Longview received a "B." The Lindale School Districts got an "A." The district ratings are calculated using three areas: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. The achievement and progress scores account for 70% of the rating, while the closing the gaps score is worth 30% Some educator groups are ...

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Five Arrested in Henderson County Raids

Five Arrested in Henderson County Raids

HENDERSON COUNTY - Overnight drug raids in Henderson County resulted in the arrests of 5 persons. Four persons were arrested at a residence on County Road 1405 just west of Athens. One of the arrests was on a warrant for theft. Then, on Red Robin in the Woodwilks Subdivision of Gun Barrel City, one person was arrested for drugs and flushing some of the drugs down the toilet. . The suspects: Chad Lawyer, 47, of Athens - charged with possession of a controlled ...

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Michael H. Kennedy

A New Appointment at a Tyler Health Center

TYLER - The new Chair of the Department of Health Policy, Economics, and Management at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, School of Community and Rural Health, is Dr. Michael H. Kennedy. He has served as interim chair since last October, and prior to that as associate professor. Prior to joining UT Health Science Center at Tyler in January of last year, Dr. Kennedy was an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Services and Information Management ...

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Arrested Teacher Fired

Arrested Teacher Fired

TYLER - A Chapel Hill teacher, arrested on Tuesday, has been fire by the school district. The firing of 38 year old Charles David Applegate was announced Thursday by the school district. They said the district will make all required reports to state educational authorities. Applegate was found passed out in his car, which was in the high school parking lot near the band hall. He was conscious but had vomited on himself. Applegate was said to be intoxicated ...

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