TYLER – Early voting is ready to start in next month’s general election. The November 6th general election will find area voters deciding everything from bond issues to who will be walking the halls of congress. The early voting, which starts on Monday, will run through November 2nd. There are five early voting locations in Smith County. The HUB on East Ferguson, the Heritage Building on Bellwood Road, the Lindale Public Library, the Noonday Community Center and the Whitehouse Municipal Court.… Read the rest of the article…
TYLER — Tyler police are searching for two suspects wanted in an aggravated robbery. It happened around 4:00 Saturday afternoon at the T-Mobile store, 3320 Troup Highway. Police said two black males, early 20s, entered the store and demanded money and merchandise. One suspect displayed a handgun during the robbery. An undisclosed amount of money and items were stolen from the store before the suspects left the scene in a white Nissan Maxima. No injuries were reported. Anyone with information is urged to contact Tyler Police or CrimeStoppers.
LONGVIEW – A Longview man is in jail on sexual assault charges. Being held under a $25,000 bond is Jacob Alexander Terrell, 20. According to the Longview News Journal, the victim said she was assaulted in her car after dropping by Terrell’s house to return some of his belongings. She was able to escape to a family member’s home and call police. An officer reported seeing bruises on the victim’s throat and red marks on her head. Terrell was later arrested at his home on Gilmer Road.
AUSTIN – Tyler’s unemployment number is still better that the state’s figure. Texas’ unemployment rate is the lowest in four decades. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 3.8% in September, down from 3.9% in August. Tyler’s unemployment number went from 3.7% in August to 3.5% last month. A year ago it was 3.8%. Longview’s unemployment number was steady in August and September at 4%. A year ago, Longview’s jobless total was 4.5%.
TYLER – The City of Tyler, Smith County, and Heart of Tyler have decided to partner with The Retail Coach. The nation’s leading economic development recruitment firm will help expand downtown Tyler’s business, hospitality, entertainment as well as living offerings. The hiring of the firm comes at the same time as the county and the city formed the County Seat Coalition. The members will focus on identifying ways to encourage economic development in downtown Tyler. The Retail Coach team will be creating downtown profile reports and marketing tools to prepare city leaders to present the downtown area regionally and nationally to potential economic development prospects. Over the next few weeks, The Retail Coach will be meeting with business and property owners throughout downtown Tyler. Aaron Farmer, Senior Vice President of the firm, will be visiting Tyler in the next few weeks.
LONGVIEW – The Gregg County District Clerk has announced that jury duty has been canceled for district court for Monday. Barbara Duncan said persons who received a jury summons for Monday, October 22, are not required to attend.