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Past articles by Habtom:

Tyler PD investigates dual Family Dollar robberies

Around 8:30 p.m., officials responded to the Family Dollar at 1204 W. Bow, and at approximately 9:15 p.m. Tyler Police responded to the Family Dollar at 523 E. Front → Read More

East Texas Men in Harmony chorus receives "Big Check" from Rotary Club of South Tyler

Local barbershop chorus collects $500 from the South Tyler Rotary Club at Monday's meeting. → Read More

Nacogdoches woman charged in child endangerment case

The six year old boy was wearing a jacket along with athletic shorts, but did not have any shoes while temperatures were below freezing. → Read More

Library hosting free Black History Month program Saturday Feb. 5

The city of Longview's library will host a free black history month event on Saturday, February 5 at 2 p.m. → Read More

National Charity League's annual Mother-Daughter Tea set for Feb. 6 in Tyler

The purpose of the event is to acknowledge the hard work and time contributed to implementing the League's mission and the commitment to leadership and development. → Read More

Azalea Orthopedics clinic appointments delayed until 10 a.m. Friday

Appointments will not start before 10 a.m. due to severe weather in East Texas. → Read More

Tyler Fire Dept. responds to multiple structure fires during severe weather

Both locations of the fires were handled with no major damage. → Read More

Local HBCU to host Black History event with national recording artist

On Feb. 25, the Texas College Choir is hosting a Black History Gospel Workshop featuring special guest clinician and national gospel recording artist Lamar Campbell. → Read More

Smith County Offices delay opening until 10 a.m. Friday

“We will have a delayed opening of county facilities at 10 a.m. & will re-evaluate in the morning to determine if full day closure is needed," said S.C. Judge Moran. → Read More

Duffield named Lufkin Director of Utilities

After redistribution, Duffield is taking over departmental responsibilities for the water and wastewater plants, water and sewer utilities and utility collections. → Read More

2nd black woman in U.S. history who earned math PhD honored by UT Tyler

In 1984, Dr. Granville retired to the Tyler area with her husband. Later, she joined UT Tyler as a professor in 1990, teaching mathematics and computer science. → Read More

All local Family Circle of Care clinics to close Thursday

Safety is of utmost importance to the local clinics, especially during the potential threat of severe weather. → Read More

Smith County Offices to close Thursday for threat of severe weather

“I have assessed the weather situation and believe it prudent to close all non-emergency county facilities for the entire day on Thursday, Feb. 3," S.C. Judge said. → Read More

City of Lufkin votes for anti-tethering ordinance beginning March 1

Those who violate the ordinance are in danger of a Class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $500. → Read More

Registration now open for East Texas youth football and cheer

The ETX Riderz, based out of Gladewater, plans to give youth in East Texas a chance to pursue an exciting, fun activity while learning the importance of teamwork. → Read More

63rd annual Tyler Azalea and Spring Flower Trail set for March 25

The 10-mile long trail leads visitors through areas filled with brick streets, neighborhoods packed with historic homes, and healthy gardens blooming with azaleas. → Read More

Registration now open for the M28 Youth Roundup

Registration is underway for the M28 Youth Roundup Rodeo, which is scheduled for March 12 and 13 at the Cross Brand Arena. → Read More

Ode to East Texas book/exhibit to be featured at Museum of East Texas

In 2017, Huntsville artist Lee Jamison embarked on a trip with sketchbook in hand, recording his impressions and recollections of East Texas, his home of 45 years. → Read More

Smith County's United Way honors Bill Martin for 40 years of service

Bill Martin, nicknamed Mr. United Way, is the perfect example of what it means to "Live United" and has spent 40 years serving in many capacities. → Read More

Portions of Cambridge Rd. in Tyler to be closed for construction starting Jan. 31

Construction begins on January 31 and will go through April 13, 2022. → Read More