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Group Proposes New Arena, Conference Center for Tyler

The Tyler City Council heard two presentations today on the feasibility of building a new hotel conference center complex and an arena large enough to hold indoor sporting events and other major attractions that would seat up to 8,000 people.

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Texas Dad Kills Man with Bare Hands for Molesting Daughter

According to a report from CNN, a man from Shiner, Texas, walked into his home to discover a man allegedly molesting the homeowner’s 4-year-old daughter. The father walked to the man, separated him from his daughter and then punched him several times in the head.

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Smith County Offering County Wide Bulky Item Cleanup

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, but I look forward to this event every year. It seems like I always have some trash and bulky items laying around my garage or storage building that are too big to go out for the normal trash pick-up. That's exactly what the annual Smith County Wide Cleanup event is all about. During this time, Smith County residents can bring trash and bulky items to the Greenwood Farms Landfill and dump it off for free!

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Texas May Be First State to Have 85 MPH Speed Limit [POLL]

What would you say if you could  drive 85 mph — legally? Rev up your engines, because according to the Texas Department of Transportation, a stretch of highway under construction here in Texas could be the first U.S. to have a posted speed limit of 85 mph.

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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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Texas Gun Range Is Hosting Birthday Parties for Kids

For many parents, the idea of their children playing with toys guns is a hotly debated one. Well, a gun range in Texas has made things even more complicated by offering to host birthday parties for kids as young as eight.

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One of Astronomy’s Rarest Events Will be Visible in East Texas

When you hear the phrase, “Transit of Venus,” it sounds like it might be a band name or a good club with velvet ropes and a line out the door on a Saturday night. But it has nothing to do with pop culture. It really does have something to do with the planet Venus, and it’s a rare event that we’ll be able to witness tomorrow in Tyler.

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Downtown Tyler Becoming Fantastic Destination for Events + More

With a vibrant art gallery, revitalized theater and an increasingly active community, downtown Tyler is becoming a hub for local events and attractions.

Much of the uptick in activity stems from Gallery Main Street and Liberty Hall, both of which are among a growing list of businesses that surround the T.B. Butler

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Free Youth Tennis Program Starts Monday in Tyler

The City of Tyler Parks and recreation Department will be hosting weekly tennis classes starting June 4 and running until July 20. The classes are for children 6 to 15 years old and there is no registration required. The best part -- it's absolutely free!

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Matt Flynn’s Youth Football Camp Returns to Tyler on June 30 [VIDEO]

One of the latest hot names among quarterbacks in the NFL -- and a product of Tyler -- will be showcasing his athletic skills to the city’s youth, when the second-annual Matt Flynn Tyler Red Raider Football Camp returns to Robert E. Lee High School on Saturday, June 30.

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Texas Gas Station Clerk Who Was Set on Fire Dies from Injuries [UPDATED]

Nancy Harris, the convenience store clerk who was set on fire during a robbery last Sunday in Garland, has died from her injuries, according to a report by WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas.

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‘Make Tyler Weird’ — Group Wants to Inject Culture into Community

A group of local tech-savvy volunteers have started a website they hope will encourage Tyler residents to embrace their inner weirdness.

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