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Jerry (Animal) McFadden’s escape to be featured on Investigation Discovery Channel

By Phillip Williams A re-enactment of the late Jerry (Animal) McFadden’s nationally publicized 1986 escape from the Upshur County Jail, and his abduction of then-sheriff’s...

Trailer Trash and Oil Field Brat, My Life by Andie Stracener

By MAC OVERTON I was leery at first, but this self-published biography of Andie Stracener, an Upshur County native, is a fascinating look at the...

THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF SHERLOCK HOLMES OPENS FEB. 14 AT THE PEROT...

The game is afoot! Bilingual traveling exhibition presents a riveting journey into the mind of literature’s most famous detective and challenges visitors to solve a...

Art Symposium set for Feb. 6 for area high school students

The Kilgore College Visual Arts Programs will host the annual Secondary Art Symposium for secondary school art teachers and their students on Friday, Feb....

Best-Selling Author Nicholas Sparks to Speak at UT Tyler

Author of 17 critically-acclaimed books, Nicholas Sparks, will be the next speaker at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and...

UT Tyler Breaks Ground for Center for the Musical Arts

     The University of Texas at Tyler has begun construction of a two-story addition to the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts...

TJC gets new band director

Strickland named Tyler Junior College director of bands Contact: Elise Mullinix Jeremy Strickland, currently assistant director of bands at Texas Christian University, has been selected as...

UT Tyler Presents Ballroom with a Twist 2

“Dancing with the Stars” professional dancers, Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani, will be two of the featured performers in Ballroom with a Twist 2...

Search Begins for the Next Teen, Miss and Mrs. Big Sandy

Do you want to become a better you and make a difference in your community? Have you ever dreamed of one day wearing a...

Costars Remember Elvis the Actor

For many, the title “King of Rock and Roll” is reserved for one man: Elvis Presley. Had he lived, Elvis would have celebrated his 80th birthday on January 8. In addition to his music, Elvis lives on through a phenomenal number of appearances in scripted motion pictures – 31 in all – beginning with “Love Me Tender” in 1956 and ending 13 years later with “Change of Habit.” Although his films were often dismissed due to weak and predictable scripts, critics generally regarded Elvis as a surprisingly good actor. But what did his costars think?
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