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Hazard Mitigation Plan Approved by Smith County

Hazard Mitigation Plan Approved by Smith County

TYLER - The Smith County Commissioners Court has approved the Smith County Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. The plan, which was approved at Tuesday’s meeting, has been worked on for over a year. The 393-page document has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, pending adoption by the Commissioners Court. The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires proactive, pre-disaster planning as a prerequisite for some funding, and encourages state and local authorities to work together on pre-disaster planning. Hazard mitigation ...

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U-T Tyler Under Investigation

U-T Tyler Under Investigation

TYLER - The Department of Education is investigating The University of Texas at Tyler for alleged Title IX violations. The department’s website says two cases were opened June 6th. One case is said to be denial of benefits and the other, retaliation, but details were not released. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. According to a statement from the school, “Our policy is that we do not ...

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Cliff Boucher

Additional Duties for a TJC Dean

TYLER – The School of Nursing & Health Sciences at Tyler Junior College has a new dean. He is Dr. Cliff Boucher, who is serving as Dean of TJC North. He assumes the additional duties on July 18. Dr. Boucher follows Paul Monagan, who will retire in August after serving TJC as dean for the School of Nursing & Health Sciences since July 2006. At TJC, Dr. Boucher also served as Chair and Professor for the Department of Life Sciences ...

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Fatal Wreck in Smith County

Fatal Wreck in Smith County

TYLER - One person has died in a one vehicle accident in Smith County. Pronounced dead at the scene late Monday night was Earl Sidney Brooks, 63, of Arp. The Department of Public Safety report says Brooks, who was not wearing a seat belt, ran a stop sign and ran off the road and into an embankment. The accident occurred at the intersection of Farm Road 2015 and County Road 313, about 6 miles northeast of Tyler.

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Two Grants for Gregg County’s Airport

Two Grants for Gregg County's Airport

LONGVIEW - The East Texas Regional Airport in Gregg County is receiving two grants through the FAA's Airport Improvement Program. The grants total $918,000. Our news partner, KETK, reports $810,000 is earmarked for a new taxiway. The remainder of the funds will pay for an airport study. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao told KETK, “These Airport Improvement Program grants will ensure that a safer, more efficient East Texas Regional Airport remains an economic engine and vital infrastructure ...

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Dwight Rosamond

Murder Charges Filed in Van Zandt County

GRAND SALINE - Van Zant County authorities have arrested a man in a March shooting death. Arrested Monday was Dwight Dean Rosamond, 44. He has been charged with murder in the death of Ricky White II. The shooting occurred at a residence on County Road 1216 outside of Grand Saline. The night of the shooting, Rosamond told investigators White was a prowler and he shot him in self defense. But, investigators feel the autopsy report and forensic evidence didn't match ...

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Joseph Alfred Barron

A Long Time Tyler Police Officer Has Died

TYLER - Funeral services are scheduled for a former Tyler police officer. Joseph Alfred Barron, 90, died on Monday. He joined the police department on May 22, 1957 and retired in 1989 with 32 years of service. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 19th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at Caudle Rutledge Funeral Home in Lindale. The funeral service will be on Friday, July 20th, at 10:00am at New Harmony Baptist Church.

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Smith County Murder Trials Rescheduled

Smith County Murder Trials Rescheduled

TYLER - The trials of three men charged with a Smith County murder, have been rescheduled. All three appeared in state district court in Tyler Tuesday morning. The trial of Martin Wesley Reynolds Jr. was rescheduled for August 20th. The trial of Colton Wade Tate and Nathan Ryan Garcia, was rescheduled for September 24th. The three, all from Whitehouse, are charged in last November's shooting death of Andrew Carpenter, 19. The shooting occurred at a residence on Deerwood Drive, ...

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Hallsville ISD

Some Hallsville School Administrators Will Be Armed

HALLSVILLE - Hallsville school trustees have approved arming administrators starting in August of next year. The resolution was approved at Monday night school trustee's meeting. The resolution is the first step in implementing the district’s school guardian program. Trustees also approved intervention counseling for “red card” students. These are students who exhibit behaviors of an active shooter. Assistant Superintendent John Martin told the Longview News Journal, the program enables the district to “approve and enforce policies that allow ...

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