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Texas Governor Rick Perry Rejects Obamacare

Gov. Rick Perry, in a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, today confirmed that Texas has no intention of implementing a state insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid as part of Obamacare.

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You May Lose Your Internet on July 9 — Here’s How to Fix It

Last year, the FBI took down the servers of hackers operating out of Estonia. But not before the international criminals had successfully turned off virus updates and redirected many to fraudulent websites, according to the Better Business Bureau.

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Santa Claus is Coming to Tyler!

With sweltering temperatures and humidity baking East Texas, Christmas is pretty far from our minds, but it's actually making an appearance six months early in Tyler!

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Tyler Student Wins Essay Contest on Texas History

A Tyler fourth-grader recently took a peak at a slice of Texas History, and his essay was picked from more than 1,500 entries as the winner. Congrats to Tyler ISD Caldwell Arts Academy's Quinn Boozer!

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Dam Fireworks Show at Lake Tyler With Mix 93-1

This time last year we were feeling the heat here in East Texas with 100-plus degree days. Add to that about 95 percent of the state of Texas was under a burn ban and that put a damper on Fourth of July celebrations.  What a difference a year makes! It's a bit wetter although just as humid, but we're able to shoot our fireworks this year (so far at least)!

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New Scam Targets Military Members, Steals Identities

The IRS is warning of a new scam that targets the military.

Perhaps we’ve all been perturbed by a scam at some point in our lives, one that comes in the form of a telemarketing phone call or an email that phishes for personal and financial information. But why bother our military heroes with that type of nonsense? The criminals behind this scam may really tick off a lot of people. We’re supposed to support the troops, not con them.

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John Tyler Heads to State 7-on-7 Tournament

The John Tyler 7-on-7 football team was able to beat Crosby in the semifinals at a state qualifying event Saturday in Lufkin, and that means the JT team moves on to the state tournament next month. Ever seen a 7-on-7 game? It's wild!

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City of Jacksonville’s Tomato Fest is Saturday

It's that time once again to celebrate the fruit that many consider and use as a vegetable -- the tomato! The 28th annual Tomato Fest is happening Saturday in downtown Jacksonville.

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Work May Make Us Fat, But ‘Fit City’ Can Help

As I sit here at work snacking on Chex mix, I present this question to ponder: What are the jobs most at risk for weight gain? And good news: one Tyler group has plans to help us fight off the pounds.

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Tyler Beer and Wine Sales Petition Nearing Completion

A petition promoting the sale of beer and wine in the City of Tyler and Smith County Justice of the Peace Precinct 2 has gained three quarters of the signatures required to place it on the November 6 ballot.

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East Texas Family Killed in Fiery Crash

DPS Investigators say a fiery wrong-way accident on Interstate 20 near Dallas has killed three children and both drivers.

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Voter Turnout High in Smith County During Primaries

Complete but unofficial results are in from yesterday's Texas primary, and the contested races did their job of bringing voters to the polls.

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