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A three-month investigation culminated with Smith County Sheriff’s deputies seizing three illegal gaming machines as well as an estimated $13,000 in cash this past week from the Oasis convenience store at the corner of Interstate 20 and State Highway 110 near Lindale, officials said. more
With triple digit temperatures and virtually no rainfall, farms and growers in East Texas have been dealing with depleted soil moisture levels and shrinking pond levels, according to the latest report from the Texas AgriLife Extension Service out of Overton. Some Gregg and Sabine county producers continued hay harvests with Cherokee County reporting 25-50 percent less than normal for their second cutting. more
Friday, July 27, 2018 Officer Stevens, and Sgt Flores responded to an accident at 553 I20 W. Information taken. Officer Stevens responded to an ordinance violation at 300 Block Hamrick St. Settled at scene. Officer Stevens responded to a theft at 400 Block Baker St. Report taken. Officer Stevens, and Sgt Flores responded to a criminal trespass at 100 Block E Centennial Blvd. Report taken. Officer Wedgeworth responded to a public service at 100 Block Hamrick St. Questions asked and answered. Officer Stevens responded to a warrant service at the police department. Report taken, and arrest made. Sgt Flores, Detective Dworaczyk, and Detective Philpot responded to an accident at 2800 Block S Main St. Report taken. Officer Ramsey responded to a noise disturbance at 700 Block E Hubbard St. Settled at scene. Officer Gillham, and Officer Ramsey responded to a disturbance at 200 Block Shelly Ln. Settled at scene. Officer Gillham, and Officer Ramsey responded to an agency assist at the police department. Questions asked and answered. Officer Gillham, and Officer Ramsey responded to a disturbance at 700 Block Stewart St. Report taken. Officer Gillham responded to an agency assist at 16900 Block Loring Ln. more
The Mineola Nature Preserve in conjunction with the Astronomical Society of East Texas will sponsor a viewing of the Perseids Meteor Shower at the preserve from dark until midnight on Sunday, Aug. 12, publicity officials announced. more
“Mining Obituaries for Ancestors” or reading obituaries will be the topic of Sandra Crowley, speaker, at the East Texas Genealogical Society meeting at 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 in Taylor Auditorium at the Tyler Public Library, publicity officials said. Crowley is a genealogist, author, and lecturer who grew up attending family reunions and developed a natural curiosity about her family history. more
The silent crime, also known as identity theft was the second most common consumer complaint and over 88,000 young adults reported fraud in 2017 according to the Federal Trade Commission. And although the number of college students affected by identity theft increases year over year, few take precautions to prevent being victimized. BBB urges students to get in the habit of checking their credit and doing their research before signing any documents or purchasing items. more
STARKVILLE, Miss. -- Senior psychology major Rachel A. Booth of Lindale was awarded first place in the recent Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium at Mississippi State University, school officials announced. Hosted by MSU’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College, the annual competition received 84 submissions from undergraduate students conducting faculty-guided research. more
When you hear about Medicare, you probably think of the federal program that helps pay for older adults’ health care. What you may not realize is that another of Medicare’s major responsibilities is to inspect health care facilities to make sure that patients receive safe and high-quality care. more
Now that another typical East Texas summer has probably turned your yard into straw, your sprinklers are probably running in an attempt to keep plants – and turf – alive. Hot and dry conditions put a lot of stress on a lawn, which can be seen in sick or dying patches. In many cases, these are lawns with irrigation systems that are being run regularly, so folks usually assume it is something other than a lack of water, like chinch bugs or a disease. more
Smith County Facility Services Director Ed Nichols was honored during Commissioners Court on Tuesday for his 10 years of service to the county during the commissioners’ regular weekly meeting on Tuesday (July 31). Nichols began working for the Facility Services Department as an electrician/maintenance man a decade ago, and also worked as a supervisor before advancing to directing the department in February 2017. more
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