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TXDOT Plans for Upcoming Week in Tyler District

TXDOT Plans for Upcoming Week in Tyler District

TYLER -- TxDOT has released plans for the upcoming week for the Tyler District. U.S. 69 Overpass at FM 346 The contractor is scheduled to continue bridge construction. Traffic control is expected to be switched over to the new temporary traffic signal. A work zone speed limit of 60 mph is in effect for the project on US 69. The project is building a new US 69 Bridge over FM 346. In Gregg County, Longview Maintenance crews plan to continue ...

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Fall Commencement Completed at ETBU

MARSHALL -- East Texas Baptist University showcased 134 graduates during the Fall 2019 Commencement observance held on Saturday at the Ornelas Spiritual Life Center. ETBU President J. Blair Blackburn officiated over the ceremony as 100 students received undergraduate degrees and 34 received graduate degrees. Special guest and recognized Christian author and speaker Beth Moore presented the keynote address during the ceremony.

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SPCA of East Texas

Fundraiser for S.P.C.A. of East Texas

TYLER -- Grub Burger Bar is hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday. Mention the SPCA of East Texas to your server from 11AM-10PM and 20% of the proceeds will go to the organization. You are also invited to bring your furry friend for a fun time on the patio for food and fun and support a good cause. If you would like more information on the SPCA of East Texas click the link.

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Blue Santa Crawl

Blue Santa Pub Crawl Next Saturday

TYLER -- The Blue Santa is a non-profit outreach program that annually concentrates on giving gift cards to needy children during the holidays. Chuck Boyce, Community Resource Officer with Tyler's Police Department said 100% of the proceeds go to children in need. "It's amazing to watch the children's excitement as they pick out Christmas presents. It's extremely humbling to see that some select presents for their family and sometimes food and other necessities." The Blue Santa Pub Crawl will be ...

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habitat for humanity of Smith County

Smith Co. Habitat for Humanity Wall Raising

SMITH COUNTY -- The Habitat for Humanity of Smith County knows all about hard work and they continued those efforts on Saturday with a wall raising. According to our news partner KETK, this will be the 109th home when completed. Every home is built on site with materials donated supplies for the projects. If you want more info click the link.

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peaches owen

Longtime Tyler Philanthropist Dies

TYLER -- A longtime East Texan philanthropist has died. According to our news partner KETK, Peaches Owen, long known for her and her late husband Louis’ philanthropic generosity to East Texas, died on Saturday. Owen was known for underwriting charitable projects through out the community, including the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital. In 2010, to celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary, the Owens furnished $18 million to Trinity Mother Frances Health System to build the Louis ...

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Russian opposition celebrates after anti-Putin blogger given lenient sentence
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Two Russian nationals indicted in alleged massive hacking, bank fraud scheme
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Customs and Border Protection reverses course on mandatory facial recognition program
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New Orleans Saints re-sign linebacker Manti Te’o
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