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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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Texas Primary Happening Elections Today

J.D. Pooley, Getty Images Today's the day to get out and vote.

It's a great reason to get out of the office and stretch your legs for a bit.  And candidates in 22 races in Smith County are waiting for you to decide their fate.
 

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Red Light Runners + The Worst Intersections in Tyler [POLL]

With thousands hitting the road this weekend in East Texas, the risk of traffic accidents increases. And it's not speeders that present the biggest problem, it's the red light runners. And what are the most dangerous intersections in Tyler? 

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[BREAKING] All Lon Morris College Employees Fired Without Notice Via Email

Every member of Lon Morris College’s faculty and staff was fired this morning via email and the school’s president has resigned in the midst of the ongoing financial crisis that has riddled the Jacksonville-based junior college.

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Law Enforcement Cracking Down on DWIs in East Texas This Holiday Weekend

Memorial Day weekend unofficially kicks off the beginning of summer and there will be many celebrations and parties throughout the weekend. Many of those parties will involve some form of alcohol and with that comes responsibility on your part. If you plan to drink at a party this weekend, designate a driver or risk going to jail and racking up numerous fines. Tyler police and agencies all across Smith County are stepping up enforcement of the Texas DWI laws.

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281-581-7601 — An Unwanted Telemarketing Call from Promark Research at 10:30 p.m.

I don't mind the occasional telemarketing phone call from time to time, whether it be political or business, but I was under the impression that telemarketers were not supposed to call your residence after 8 p.m. Apparently that is not the rule, because my phone rang last night (Sunday) at 10:33 p.m.

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Tyler ISD Worries About Too Much YouTube Access

Tyler Independent School District opened up access to YouTube last week, with the intention students will be able to learn from the site. There's information there on preparing for standardized testing, along with other tools teachers might find helpful.

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East Texas Student Dies from Football Injury

Funeral services are pending for a Hawkins High School student who died Thursday after sustaining a head injury earlier this week while playing flag football at the school.

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Tyler Landmark Earns Historical Status

As you drive by the old People’s National Bank Building in Tyler you can look at it fondly now as a Tyler Historic Landmark. The designation became official in a ceremony yesterday as part of National Historic Preservation Month.

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