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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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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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Paint Recycling Event Coming Up Saturday in Tyler

If you're anything like me, you've got several old cans of paint laying around the garage. You know, the stuff left over after you wife decides she doesn't like the master bathroom anymore and wants a complete makeover done to it! The City of Tyler Solid Waste Department is here to help you legally get rid of that old paint. They have a paint recycling event coming up this Saturday, May 19th!

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Texas Will Soon Offer Permits for Gun Silencers

Beginning Sept. 1, the state will begin offering permits for game hunters to use silencers on their guns.

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5 Famous People You Didn’t Know Have Ties to East Texas

Throughout its colorful history, East Texas has been home to a variety of celebrities, professional athletes and notable characters.

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Goodwill Opens ‘Computer Works’ Store to Sell Recycled Computers

Goodwill has opened a new store called 'Computer Works' which is a store that sells recycled computers at very affordable prices. Goodwill is accepting donations of old computers, monitors and printers that they will refurbish and sell in the store. If you've got a few old computers gathering dust in your attic or storage building, this is a great time to recycle them and help out Goodwill at the same time!

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Tyler Middle Schooler Builds the World’s Largest Domino Cube [VIDEO]

Joe Parks is in the seventh grade at All Saints Episcopal School in Tyler. He is also known on YouTube as SuperDominoJoe, and he holds the record for the world's largest domino cube.

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5 Situations Where You Should Absolutely Put Away Your Cell Phone

Smart phones have become so pervasive in today’s society that it’s difficult to imagine a time or place where nearly anyone would put theirs away. Still, there are those times where pulling out your phone will draw dirty looks from everyone in the room.

Here’s our list of the circumstances in which using your phone is just a bad idea, so put it up.

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East Texas Student Wants to ‘Replenish’ the World’s Water Supply

Brian Lamb, a student at Tyler Junior College, was inspired to do his part to “Replenish” the world’s water supply, and he’s starting right here in East Texas.

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‘True Grit’ is This Week’s Movie at Bergfeld Park

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department continues its “Free Movie In The Park” series this weekend with a showing of a classic, “True Grit“, starring John Wayne will be shown on the big screen at Bergfeld Park this weekend for free!

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Water Sports Event Coming to Lake Palestine for Children with Disabilities

There is a really cool event coming to Lake Palestine on Saturday, July 7. It's called an "Adaptive Aquafest" and is for children and adults with disabilities to experience water skiing! If you are not the parent of, or personally know anyone with a disability, then you may have never thought about the fact that they can't experience water sports like the rest of us.

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Splash Park To Open In Longview

It looks like there will be another place for families to hang out this summer. According to the Longview News Journal, crews have started working on a 10,000 sq. foot splash park in Longview. The addition will be at Lear Park, with sprinklers, fountains, and many more fun things.

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