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  • Valuation: Freedom vs. Fairness

    02/02/2014 3:07:59 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2-1-14 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Through the course of thirty-five years of practicing psychology, I have come to believe that the key to happiness and success in life resides in the power of valuation. True valuation is the ability to recognize the most important value in every circumstance and to behave in order to actualize that value. The happiest people automatically recognize and act upon true values. Applied psychology has not fulfilled its potential to make the world a better place because it has not focused on the powers of valuation. America's happiness and success as a nation have resulted from the one-pointed emphasis on...
  • TX:Homeowner holds burglar at gunpoint; Additional suspects arrested in Tyler

    09/03/2013 8:39:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Smith County, TX — Several burglars were caught in the act of stealing from a house on Wednesday afternoon. It happened on Smith County Road 4142 near Lindale, just after 1:00 p.m. “According to preliminary reports, the homeowner arrived at his residence and discovered five men in his home who were in the process of burglarizing it,” said John Moore, public information officer for the Smith County Sheriff's Office. At first, the homeowner says he didn't know they were burglars, but knew something was suspicious. "They said they were with an energy company and wanted to know if I needed...
  • Ex-Marine Kills Two, Self in NJ Supermarket Shootout

    08/31/2012 4:56:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 80 replies
    Associated Press / NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth ^ | August 31, 2012 | By Brynn Gingras, Jonathan Dienst, Brian Thompson and Katherine Creag
    An ex-Marine killed two coworkers and himself Friday morning after bursting through the glass windows of a closed New Jersey supermarket with an AK-47 and automatic handgun, officials said.
  • Tyler police respond to protest at Troup Highway Chick-fil-A

    08/06/2012 12:27:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    KYTX-TV / TheTyler Morning Telegraph ^ | August 6, 2012 | Jimmy Isaac
    Tyler police are responding to reports of about 10 protestors at Chick-Fil-A on Troup Highway. Tyler Police Spokesperson Don Martin said that officers have been dispatched to the location due to one protestor's sign that could be deemed as offensive. Martin has said before that a person can be cited or arrested for public disturbance for offensive language and or actions in a public location. TylerPaper.com will continue to follow this story and post updates as they are available.
  • Nebraska man changes name to Tyrannorsaurus Rex

    05/08/2012 6:19:33 PM PDT · by Past Your Eyes · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 8, 2012 | ?
    A 23-year-old Nebraska man walked into a court room in York County Monday afternoon as Tyler Gold -- and walked out as Tyrannosaurus Rex, the York News-Times reported. Gold said he wanted to change his name “because the (T-Rex designation) is cooler,” according to an official filing he made with court. “Also, as an entrepreneur, name recognition is important and the new name is more recognizable.” Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/05/08/nebraska-man-changes-name-to-tyrannosaurus-rex/?test=latestnews#ixzz1uKaMm6fn
  • Aldous Tyler Endorses Darcy(Democrat Primary Candidate)

    12/24/2011 6:15:35 AM PST · by Son House · 9 replies
    We have some exciting news this morning! Presidential candidate Aldous Tyler of Wisconsin has announced as of today on Fire Dog Lake that he will be ending his bid for the Democratic nomination and is now endorsing Darcy Richardson. “I am officially endorsing Darcy Richardson for the Democratic Primary and Caucus season of 2012,” said Tyler in his statement. “He is carrying on the fight far futher than I was capable of doing, and he deserves our support.” Tyler’s name will remain on the ballot in New Hampshire, as it is past the deadline for the Secretary of State to...
  • Palin movie opens in Tyler, draws crowd

    08/28/2011 9:31:23 PM PDT · by mnehring · 19 replies
    TYLER — The new Sarah Palin movie opened in Tyler today. The film, The Undefeated, is a two-hour long documentary featuring Palin supporters, residents of Alaska and conservative bloggers. The turnout for the 2:30 p.m. showing today sold out. Times Square decided to add an additional theater to accommodate the crowd, and that one almost filled up too. The film has been shown in 14 cities across the country so far. Tyler is the third Texas town to show the film, including Grapevine and Houston. Palin hasn't announced she's running for the presidency just yet, but has plenty of east...
  • BREAKING: Hundreds more dead birds reported in Texas

    01/06/2011 4:51:01 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 91 replies · 1+ views
    The Examiner ^ | January 6, 2011 | Howard Portnoy
    A TV station in the East Texas town of Tyler reports that hundreds more dead birds have been discovered along the sides of a highway bridge. This news adds fresh fuel to a growing conundrum over the cause of hundreds of thousands of avian deaths in localities thousands of miles apart. The station, KLTV, acknowledges that around 200 birds were found dead this morning on state highway 155. The birds, identified as American coots or mud-hens, are the first of this species to be cited in the recent spate of deaths. As with previous cases, the cause of death is...
  • Officials see growing need for rail investment - East Texas gathering focuses on state plan

    08/20/2010 7:42:46 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 38 replies
    Longview News-Journal ^ | Friday, August 20, 2010 | Jimmy Isaac
    TYLER — Bill Glavin joined Texas Department of Transportation eight months ago as its appointed Rail Division director. And as Longview rail advocate Natalie Rabicoff said when Glavin was introduced in Tyler on Thursday, "He's been moving the whole time." Since his December 2009 appointment, the rail industry consultant has brought much-wanted energy to a state agency racing to complete a finished state rail plan. Glavin and other TxDOT officials from Austin visited East Texas on Thursday, stopping in Tyler for the 10th and final public briefing on the plan. Officials hope to present a finished copy of the 250-page...
  • Oil Palace gets another Health District notice (Palin event under attack)

    06/22/2010 6:33:21 PM PDT · by mnehring · 26 replies
    TYLER --- A lawyer is now involved in a dispute between the Oil Palace and the Health District, after weeks of notices and the possibility the venue could be shut down. Oil Palace owners say, if they want a legal fight, they'll give them one. It all started a couple of months ago when Glenn Beck came to town. Oil Palace owners say the water was mysteriously turned off. NETP Health District workers came by with an order to shut them down. Once the water was turned back on, the owners decided to go on with the Beck appearance. They...
  • UT Tyler student, another man arrested in East Texas church arson cases

    02/21/2010 1:28:16 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 19 replies · 1,470+ views
    KETK News ^ | Feb. 21, 2010 | Tamara Jolee
    A source close to the church arson cases tells KETK-TV arrests have been made. Those arrested are UT Tyler student Jason Bourque, 19, of Van and Daniel George McAllister, 21, (DOB 2-27-88) of Van. Bourque's address on jail records lists he is from Lindale but went to school in Van. Bourque's Facebook page shows he graduated from Van High School in 2008 and currently attends UT Tyler. He lists he religious views as "existential." Photos on the networking site show he qualified for state on the debate team. A friend of Bourque's tells us they sat together in math class...
  • Fires strike 2 more east Texas churches

    02/08/2010 9:20:37 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies · 478+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 8, 2010
    DALLAS (AP) - A sheriff's dispatcher says fires have struck two more rural east Texas churches, just hours after investigators announced that a blaze last week marked the eighth arson against a house of worship in the state this year. A Smith County sheriff's dispatcher says fire struck a Baptist church near Tyler Monday night. Another hit a church about 3 miles away. The fires come the same day the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced a blaze that happened last week was the seventh east Texas church fire of 2010 to be deliberately set.
  • Church fire hotline set up, investigation continues (East Texas Arson)

    01/23/2010 4:36:12 PM PST · by happinesswithoutpeace · 24 replies · 809+ views
    KLTV ^ | Jan 22, 2010 | Philippe Djegal
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The East Texas church arson investigation continues as federal, state and local law enforcement establish a command center in Tyler, sharing information that could lead to an arrest of the person or persons suspected of lighting six churches on fire. Investigators say that they won't stop the search until the suspects are caught. "It is our community," said Chief Neal Franklin, with the Tyler Fire Department. "We care deeply about this." "We go to churches here," said Clay Alexander, an ATF agent. "We have friends that go to churches here." "We're very serious about catching any...
  • Loophole lets mentally ill Texas juveniles go free

    12/20/2009 12:08:26 PM PST · by george76 · 5 replies · 381+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 20, 2009 | DANNY ROBBINS
    A 16-year-old former juvenile detainee is accused of stabbing a high school teacher to death with a butcher knife. Another teen was convicted of killing a roofer during a 30-minute robbery spree. Both were released by the Texas Youth Commission because the agency wasn't equipped to treat their mental illnesses and had to let them go under the law. The cases highlight what some juvenile justice experts say is a loophole in the way Texas treats underage offenders with severe psychiatric issues... the commission has released more than 200 offenders because of mental health issues in the last five years...
  • Frazee teen with cancer gets big assist with his prized Fiero (nice Christmas story)

    12/12/2009 4:47:30 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 15 replies · 771+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 12-12-09 | boyd huppert
    FRAZEE, Minn. -- Some young men like to talk sports. Tyler Shipman's favorite topic is a car model that last rolled down an assembly line three years before he was born. "I got my first one when I was 15," says Tyler about the Pontiac Fiero with which he fell in love after seeing one on the internet. "They were something different ... they drive really sweet." General Motors pulled the plug on the sporty mid-engine two-seater in 1988 after a four year run. Quality issues dogged the car from the start. Tyler didn't care. In August, before starting his...
  • Tyler Not Quitting Aerosmith (May Have Been A Negotiation Tactic)

    11/11/2009 7:45:45 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 591+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 11/11/09 | Sarah Rodman
    Joe Perry hinted the other day that Aerosmith might replace Steven Tyler after the lead singer said he was going to focus on "brand Tyler." If that was a tactic to get Tyler to commit to Aerosmith, it worked. Tyler was a surprise guest at the Joe Perry Project show at the Fillmore in New York last night. According to Rolling Stone online, Tyler reportedly came out and said that he wasn't leaving the band, adding "Joe Perry, you are a man of many colors. But I, (expletive), am the rainbow!” He then sang lead on "Walk This Way." Later,...
  • Aerosmith's Joe Perry: 'Steven Tyler has quit'

    11/09/2009 3:53:11 PM PST · by oldleft · 47 replies · 1,790+ views
    Yahoo! Music ^ | 11/9/2009 | Yahoo! Music
    Courtesy of NME.com - Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has said that singer Steven Tyler has quit the band "as far as I can tell." Perry's comments follow those of rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford, who last week (November 6) said that Aerosmith are to hold crisis talks about their future after relations with Tyler became strained. Now Perry has confirmed that Tyler is unlikely to perform with the band again.
  • The Search for the Wikipedia Libelist

    10/15/2009 6:37:27 PM PDT · by Al B. · 158 replies · 7,251+ views
    American Thinker ^ | Oct. 15, 2009 | Ralph Alter
    Thanks to an intrepid blogger with the tag Trapdoc posting a letter to Mark Steyn, the search for the Wikipedia Libelist responsible for damaging posts to the Rush Limbaugh account has been narrowed to the IP address of a New York City law firm: "The quotes were added by a user with the IP address of 69.64.213.146. This address has been used mostly to make changes to the article about Rush, but also Karl Rove, Sean Hannity,.. James Dobson and Sara Palin from 2005 until earlier this year. "While others have noted this in various forums, no one seems to...
  • Top Ranked Bucs Start Slowly, Finish Strong Beating Tyler 60-31

    10/04/2009 6:00:25 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 177+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 10/04/2009 | Staff
    TYLER – The No. 1 Blinn Buccaneers notched their fifth win with a 60-31 defeat of Tyler Junior College. The Bucs had been down by two touchdowns twice in the first half, but starting the third quarter, scored on fourth and goal from the two to take their first lead and turn the tide. The Apaches scored on their first four possessions starting with a 49-yard pass play from Vincent McNeil to Jabroski Smiley. After quarterback Cameron Newton fumbled in TJC territory on Blinn’s first possession, the Apaches capitalized with McNeil tossing 24 yards to Jamaal Johnson to go up...
  • Aerosmith's Steven Tyler injured in fall from stage at Sturgis show

    08/06/2009 3:31:58 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies · 1,524+ views
    pioneer dePress ^ | 8-06-09 | ap
    STURGIS, S.D. — Aerosmith's Steven Tyler suffered head, neck and shoulder injuries in a tumble from the stage at a South Dakota show, a concert spokesman said Thursday, and the audience thought it was part of his hipshaking act until he didn't get up. Tyler, 61, fell while entertaining the crowd by dancing around as the sound crew replaced a fuse that blew during the song "Love in an Elevator," said Mike Sanborn, spokesman for the Buffalo Chip Campground, which hosted the Wednesday night concert. An amateur video showed him spinning around before falling off the stage.
  • Tippecanoe and Who? [Granson on Pres John Tyler Lives]

    03/12/2009 6:58:30 AM PDT · by PurpleMan · 19 replies · 1,014+ views
    The (NRO) Corner ^ | 11 Mar 09 | Mark Krikorian
    "... not one, but two, of President John Tyler's grandsons are still alive."
  • Grandson of America's 10th President (John Tyler) alive and working in obscurity at Virginia Tech

    03/12/2009 8:47:00 AM PDT · by Edit35 · 47 replies · 2,668+ views
    Virginia Tech Magazine ^ | Feb 2007 | Christopher J. Leahy
    As a boy, Harrison Tyler never gave much thought to his grandfather, John Tyler, the 10th president of the United States. "I grew up during World War II," he told Subaru Drive Magazine in 2002, "and surviving the war and the shortages was what was on everybody's mind. Being related to a president was never a thought." Such a view may seem astonishing, but President Tyler died in 1862, 66 years before his grandson was born. In fact, Harrison Tyler's father, Lyon Gardiner Tyler, was born in 1853 and died in 1935, so there were very few first-hand accounts of...
  • The Threat Within (Voting ourselves largesse from the public treasury)

    11/16/2008 10:45:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies · 2,289+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | November 16,2008 | Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson, Grove City College
    Human nature has a blind spot. We often detect external flaws faster than internal ones—seeing the speck in our neighbor’s eye sooner than the beam in our own, to use the biblical metaphor. This same tendency exists at the national level. Such blindness can be fatal, as Ralph Waldo Emerson warned when he wrote, “A nation never falls but by suicide.” In America today, we readily perceive the dangers posed by international terrorism, hostile foreign regimes, uncontrolled immigration, the global narco-gangsters, etc. It is the threat within that seems to be off the radar screen. The fall of Rome and...
  • East Texas student says he was attacked over t-shirt (NoBama)

    11/06/2008 6:28:22 AM PST · by mnehring · 79 replies · 3,325+ views
    An East Texas teenager says he was attacked at school for wearing a political t-shirt. On Friday, Robert E. Lee student Ryan Oster says he wore a NO-bama shirt. He says two black students threatened him, telling him to take it off. He says he went to the restroom to take it off, but was attacked anyway. "As soon as I got it off, this one kid pushed me into one of the bathroom stalls and started hitting me in my face a couple of times and my ribs and my chest," said Oster. "My son couldn't even go to...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor foes march on Capitol

    04/06/2008 1:02:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies · 647+ views
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | April 6, 2008 | Patrick George
    For Peyton Gilbert, the battle over the Trans-Texas Corridor is reminiscent of the moment in 1836 when Lt. Col. William Travis drew a line in the sand at the Alamo and invited those willing to fight thousands of Mexican soldiers to step across. "That line in the sand is the Trans-Texas Corridor, and it's a threat to our sovereignty again, just like at the Alamo," said Gilbert, 14, who is from Whitehouse, near Tyler. Gilbert was among a large crowd of people who marched down Congress Avenue to the Capitol on Saturday afternoon to demonstrate against the proposed highway-rail-utility corridor...
  • Trans-Texas Corridor debated in East Texas

    02/19/2008 1:37:06 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies · 463+ views
    KETKNBC.com ^ | February 18, 2008 | Gloria Gallardo
    TYLER - Heated debates are cropping up in rural East Texas communities as the Texas Department of Transportation hold hearings on the proposed the Trans-Texas Corridor. It's the first construction project of it's kind in the country. The Texas Department of Transportation says they want it to make room for a growing state. "A thousand people a day move to texas," says spokesman Larry Krantz,"where are these people going to drive? The population in Texas is going to explode by 60% in the year 2030." Their plans involve moving commercial trucks off existing interstate highways and onto one of two...
  • I-69 concerns? TxDot brings forum to town

    02/03/2008 2:38:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 3 replies · 855+ views
    Longview News-Journal ^ | February 3, 2008 | Jimmy Isaac
    Local residents who want to add their two cents about the proposed Interstate 69 construction won't have to fill their tanks to do it. TxDOT is coming to Longview. The Texas Department of Transportation is holding 46 public hearings this month in East and South Texas along the planned corridor, including Tuesday's meeting in Longview. The hearings will give Texans a chance to comment and ask questions about the proposed Interstate 69/Trans-Texas Corridor, a collection of passenger and freight roadways, utility and rail lines from Texarkana to the Rio Grande Valley. A draft environmental impact statement released in November suggests...
  • Marine's Car Found; Purple Heart & Uniform Still Missing

    09/18/2007 2:53:05 PM PDT · by RDTF · 20 replies · 203+ views
    kltv ^ | Sept 17, 2007 | Danielle Capper
    A follow up on the East Texas Marine that had his car stolen. 20 year old Blake Weller, a Marine from Whitehouse, is on leave and, just three days ago, his car was stolen along with his uniform and medals, including a purple heart. Police were able to get his car back and now the suspected thief is in jail. But Blake said he is still missing the thing most important to him. About 5:45am Monday morning Blake received quite a wake up call. "I received a phone call from Tyler PD and they said they have recovered my car...
  • Eltife Speaks At Chamber Board Meeting

    08/15/2007 3:20:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies · 319+ views
    Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | August 15, 2007 | Greg Junek
    Toll roads will not solve Texas' roadway woes, state Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, told the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors on Tuesday. The state must take care of its infrastructure needs, and Eltife said he has always supported indexing the gasoline tax to inflation to ensure funding to handle those needs. "I think we need to get back to the basics in this state and pay for road and bridge improvements," he said. "We ought to index the gas tax to inflation, we should build our own roads," Eltife said. "The toll roads are a piece of...
  • Aerosmith's Tyler: I Have Hep C

    09/25/2006 3:46:03 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 19 replies · 776+ views
    yahoo! ^ | 25-Sep-2006 | Josh Grossberg
    Steven Tyler has apparently been living on the edge more than he previously let on. In an interview with Access Hollywood set to air Tuesday night, Aerosmith's sinewy singer reveals that he has quietly been battling hepatitis C, a blood-borne infection that can potentially lead to fatal liver damage, including cirrhosis or liver cancer. Per the New York Daily News, the 58-year-old Tyler tells host Nancy O'Dell that he was diagnosed three years ago but had contracted hepatitis C several years earlier without manifesting any symptoms. He subsequently endured a year's worth of pills and injections containing the antiviral drug...
  • Prayer Request for Tyler's family

    07/25/2006 5:21:28 AM PDT · by Protect the Bill of Rights · 76 replies · 2,498+ views
    Last night my son's 15 year old friend was struck and killed by lightening. Tyler was such a good boy, an exceptional athlete, an honor student and from such a wonderful family. He was the workhorse, the leader in deeds and behavior. Needless to say the kids are devastated. They have been together forever, it seems. We are all devastated. No one in their wildest dreams would expect God to suddenly reach down and Tyler home. It broke my heart holding my 15 year old son as he was crying like a baby, a scene repeated over and over in...
  • Federal Judge Steger Dies in Tyler {Was 1960 GOP Nominee for Governor}

    06/06/2006 2:09:24 PM PDT · by Theodore R. · 8 replies · 313+ views
    AP ^ | 06-05-06 | AP
    Federal judge Steger dies in Tyler 06/05/2006 Associated Press U.S. District Judge William Merritt Steger, who handled more than 15,000 cases in 35 years on the federal bench, died Sunday night in a Tyler hospital. Steger was 85. His failing health had kept him from the courtroom the past couple of months. Former law clerks and fellow judges praised Steger for his fairness and honesty. "When I took the job working for Judge Steger, I knew I was going to learn a lot about the law and how to be a good lawyer," Matt Flanery, the judge's law clerk, said...
  • COULTER: CONSERVATIVES SHOULD ANSWER ATTACKS

    11/17/2005 11:33:09 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 34 replies · 1,547+ views
    Conservatives have been attacked by liberals and it's time for them to fight back, Ann Coulter, a legal analyst, public commentator and political columnist, said at the University of Texas at Tyler's Cowan Center on Thursday. "Every time I turn on the news, they (liberals) are always claiming they're oppressed. So let's do it. Let's oppress them," she said, eliciting laughter and cheers from audience members at the Distinguished Lecture Series event. Known for her biting rhetoric and sarcasm interjected into conservative criticism of national politics, Ms. Coulter didn't appear to disappoint audience members expecting a sampling of her humor...
  • Transportation department says it's not scouting land for new corridor (Trans-Texas Corridor)

    08/21/2005 1:10:03 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies · 1,409+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | August 20, 2005 | Matt Joyce
    The Texas Department of Transportation went on the offensive Friday to quash rumors that it was surveying land in Central Texas for the Trans-Texas Corridor or preparing to acquire property for the proposed tollway project. “We have taken this unusual means of releasing a special statement to assure the people of Bell and McLennan counties that this rumor is untrue,” the department said in a statement. Some local officials and corridor critics said they had encountered similar rumors, which they attributed to uneasy landowners who fear the state's plan to build a 1,200-foot-wide network of roads, railway and utility infrastructure...
  • (Trans-Texas) Corridor is topic of talk at open house

    08/12/2005 2:23:50 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies · 1,551+ views
    Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | August 11, 2005 | Adriana Garza
    Residents eye proposal for new highway project Dozens of area residents examined maps of proposed routes and discussed the implications of the proposed I-69 Trans-Texas Corridor at an open house Wednesday in Calallen. Still in its preliminary stages, the proposed highway will stretch from Mexico to Canada. In Texas, it generally will follow U.S. Highway 59 from Texarkana to Victoria. From there it will split and go to both Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley, roughly following U.S. Highways 59 and 77. The project is undergoing an environmental impact study, said Doug Booher, TXDOT environmental manager. Fred Wollmann, who lives...
  • MEXICAN CONSULATE BRINGS OUTREACH PROGRAM TO TYLER (Texas)

    07/25/2005 4:24:07 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 13 replies · 675+ views
    Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | July 23, 2005 | LINDSAY RANDALL
    Hundreds of Mexican citizens lined up outside the Hispanic Service Center to apply for identification cards and passports on Saturday, as representatives from the Mexican Consulate in Dallas came to Tyler to accept applications. Representative Hugo Juarez said the visit is part of the consulate's outreach program to "provide services we normally provide in Dallas." "The idea is to bring the service closer to their homes," Juarez said, explaining that it allows Mexicans to apply in a short time, without having to miss work. Otherwise, applicants would have to travel to Dallas, losing one or two days' salary. Juarez said...
  • Good Samaritan Gun Use (John Lott)

    03/02/2005 8:34:08 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 8 replies · 634+ views
    FOXNEWS ^ | 3-2-05
    Good Samaritan Gun Use Wednesday, March 02, 2005 By John Lott, Jr. A multiple victim public shooting last week outside the court house in Tyler, Texas, stemming from a custody dispute, resulted in the murder of two people and the wounding of four others. Killings like this frequently make the news, and this story was carried by all the television networks and most major newspapers. ABC and NBC evening news coverage was fairly typical; they noted, respectively, that “David Hernandez Arroyo (search) fired off more than 50 rounds. He killed two people before police shot him dead” and “A gunman...
  • eged abductor waives extradition, headed back to Texas

    01/29/2005 12:05:38 PM PST · by SandRat · 15 replies · 430+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | 01/29/05 | GENTRY BRASWELL
    BISBEE - Johnny Lee Williams, who is accused in a Texas abduction case, waived the formal extradition procedure Friday with an understanding that local attempted armed robbery charges will be dropped. A copy of the Texas warrant was present in Cochise County Superior Court Presiding Judge Tom Collins' Division 1 courtroom Friday at the 2:30 p.m. hearing. The warrant "is typically sufficient for purposes of waiving extradition," said Teri Goral, Williams county-appointed legal counsel. Williams' waiver of extradition stops the formal extradition procedure by the governor's offices in Texas and Arizona. Cochise County Spokeswoman Carol Capas said Williams would probably...
  • RV Manager shoots Tyler, TX Murder Suspect in Attemped Robbery

    01/22/2005 4:24:07 PM PST · by ccbrin · 15 replies · 2,362+ views
    Austin Statesman | January 22, 2005 | Jamie Stengle
    ASSOCIATED PRESS Saturday, January 22, 2005 TYLER -- A woman whose abduction was captured on videotape as she was leaving work at a Wal-Mart in Tyler on Wednesday was found shot to death Friday, hundreds of miles away, police said. A suspect was in custody Friday after police said he turned up at an Arizona hospital with a gunshot wound and authorities realized the woman's truck was parked outside. The body of Megan Leann Holden, a 19-year-old college student from Chandler, near Tyler, was found in a ditch alongside Interstate 20 on Friday morning near Stanton, police said. Stanton is...
  • Shooting is break in Texas slaying

    01/22/2005 7:11:32 AM PST · by SandRat · 59 replies · 2,476+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | 01/22/05 | Ignacio Ibarra
    The shooting of a robber at a Bowie RV park led to a man's arrest Friday in the abduction of a woman in East Texas that was captured on a surveillance camera at the Wal-Mart where she had just ended her shift. The 19-year-old woman's body was found later. Johnny Lee Williams, 24, was arrested at about 7 a.m. Thursday morning at a Willcox hospital after being shot by an employee of an Bowie RV park investigators say he attempted to rob at gunpoint. He was being held on a $1 million bond at the Cochise County jail on an...
  • Ex-Marine held in Wal-Mart clerk's death

    01/21/2005 7:37:12 PM PST · by Lorianne · 107 replies · 2,580+ views
    KRT Wire ^ | 21 January 2005
    <p>TYLER, Texas - (KRT) - Two hours of grainy surveillance video captures every chilling detail.</p> <p>A man with a gym bag lurks for hours, eyeing the dwindling parade of late-night Wal-Mart shoppers, waiting for just the right victim.</p> <p>Just before midnight Wednesday, a smaller figure walks toward a truck at the edge of the parking lot.</p>
  • DEMOCRATS AIMING TO 'TAKE BACK EAST TEXAS'

    01/10/2005 10:13:28 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 43 replies · 1,711+ views
    Tyler Morning Telegraph ^ | January 08, 2005 | Roy Maynard
    Never-say-die Democrats are already looking ahead to 2006, and targeting what they believe is a vulnerable seat in East Texas: state Senate District 2, now held by Sen. Bob Deuell, R-Greenville. "Many of us have begun to realize that 2004 was not as bad as we initially thought, before we had time to really look at the numbers," says Vince Leibowitz, chairman of the Van Zandt Democratic Party and coordinator of the Take Back East Texas SD2 Summit. The summit meeting is slated for Jan. 29, at the Ranchero Restaurant in Canton. "What we're hoping for is a workshop-type setting,"...
  • Best Quotes for This Election (Vanity)

    10/31/2004 3:25:03 PM PST · by papasmurf · 2 replies · 803+ views
    papasmurf archives | papasmurf
    I was thinking about a clever tag line and couldn't decide which, from memory, was best. So, I looked into my folder of my favorite famous quotes to find one and, I came upon these...which I feel the need to apply to this election, and share with all. For President Bush... "When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign; that all the dunces are in confederacy against him." Jonathan Swift For Senator John F(reakin) Kerry... "Those are my principles, if you don't like them I have others." Groucho Marx For my Countrymen... "The...
  • Olympic case dropped against Tyler Hamilton; Still facing Vuelta sanctions

    09/24/2004 10:44:37 PM PDT · by nutmeg · 5 replies · 363+ views
    VeloNews.com ^ | September 23, 2004 | Charles Pelkey
    Olympic case dropped against Hamilton; Still facing Vuelta sanctions IOC medical chief blames lab error for 'inconclusive B-Sample' By Charles Pelkey news editor, VeloNews This report filed September 23, 2004 Tyler Hamilton's Olympic gold medal may be safe after the International Olympic Committee dropped disciplinary proceedings against him, but the Phonak rider could still face a two-year ban from cycling based on evidence of blood doping at the Vuelta a Espańa. The IOC announced Thursday that it had dropped disciplinary proceedings against the Olympic time trial champion, begun after "an adverse analytical finding" on his A sample from the Athens...
  • U.S. cyclist Tyler Hamilton may be stripped of gold medal

    09/21/2004 2:47:52 PM PDT · by ChewedGum · 35 replies · 1,345+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 09/21/2004 | Houston Chronicle
    Colorado Springs, CO (Sports Network) - American cyclist Tyler Hamilton, the champion in the road time trial at this year's Olympics, may lose his gold medal due to a blood doping violation. Gerard Bisceglia, the CEO of USA Cycling, said Tuesday that the organization was waiting for the 'B' sample results to come back from another doping test. The follow-up tests were to be conducted on Tuesday. USA Cycling was informed last week that Hamilton had tested positive shortly after he captured the gold medal on August 18. Hamilton reportedly also tested positive at the Spanish Vuelta on September 18,...
  • FBI Launches Counterterrorism Probe After East Texas Arrest (TROP™ plot to rob and kill rich Jews)

    05/11/2004 5:32:50 PM PDT · by quidnunc · 42 replies · 658+ views
    CBS-11 TV [Dallas/Fort Worth] ^ | May 10, 2004 | Robert Riggs and Todd Bensman
    Tyler, TX – A virtually unnoticed federal arrest here this Spring of a well-educated Pakistani man caught trying to buy illegal silencers, firearms and C-4 explosives has set off a nationwide FBI counterterrorism investigation, CBS-11 has learned. The investigation centers on whether Osama Haroon Satti, 35, came to Tyler on behalf of a terrorist cell hoping to arm for a plot to rob and murder wealthy Jews and other non-Muslims on the West Coast, sources familiar with the FBI investigation tell CBS-11. Satti is currently in federal custody on charges of buying an illegal silencer and handgun. Federal prosecutors connected...
  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEXAS -- FROM BUM PHILLIPS

    04/25/2004 7:53:24 PM PDT · by Nita Nupress · 124 replies · 4,873+ views
    e-mail | February, 2004 (I think) | Bum Phillips
    Okay, okay... I know this is late for The Birthday, but I just received it.  I checked snopes and they don't seem to have it yet.  The e-mail came from a woman whose brother went to high school with Bum at French High School (Beaumont, Tx), so I'm thinking he really wrote it.  It sure sounds like him, anyway.  Does anyone know him personally so we can verify? HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TEXAS -- FROM BUM PHILLIPS  Being Texan by Bum PhillipsDear Friends,   Last year, I wrote a small piece about what it means to me to be a Texan. My...
  • Pastor of Tyler Woman Who Killed Sons Focuses on Importance of Faith

    04/05/2004 5:41:15 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 27 replies · 371+ views
    Pastor of woman who killed sons focuses on importance of faith TYLER (AP) — In a mighty voice that rang outside the brick church, the pastor of a woman who bludgeoned two of her children to death preached about hope amid despair on Palm Sunday, a day after a jury acquitted the mother by reason of insanity. "Weeping endureth for a night, but joy cometh in the morning," pastor Gary Bell quoted the Bible to his congregation of more than 100 people. "God is your refuge. He'll be your song in the night, alleluia." Deanna Laney, 39, once ministered to...
  • Mother acquitted in sons' stoning deaths

    04/03/2004 6:09:46 PM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 54 replies · 283+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 3, 2004 | By LEE HANCOCK / The Dallas Morning News
    Mother acquitted in sons' stoning deaths07:57 PM CST on Saturday, April 3, 2004By LEE HANCOCK / The Dallas Morning News TYLER - Deanna Laney was found not guilty by reason of insanity after a jury deliberated for almost six hours in her capital murder case. Mrs. Laney admitted killing two of her sons by bashing their heads with rocks. She struck and maimed a third son. She said God told her to kill the boys as a test of faith. Neither she nor her husband Keith Laney showed visible emotion as judge Cynthia Kent read the verdict. One juror wiped...
  • Jurors are expected to get Laney case today

    04/03/2004 9:31:22 AM PST · by MeekOneGOP · 16 replies · 291+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | April 3, 2004 | By LEE HANCOCK / The Dallas Morning News
    Jurors are expected to get Laney case todayProsecutors call psychiatry 'subjective' after latest testimony08:31 PM CST on Friday, April 2, 2004By LEE HANCOCK / The Dallas Morning News TYLER – Jurors have spent five grim days immersed in the delusions psychiatrists say Deanna Laney believed were God's test and how she responded with unimaginable carnage, bashing in her sons' heads with rocks. Today, they will be asked to decide whether the 39-year-old knew what she was doing was wrong. Lawyers for both sides in the capital murder trial will make closing arguments, and the eight-man, four-woman jury is expected to...