How to Spot Water Damage in Your House

From San Antonio to Tyler, Texas has experienced a week full of rain, thunder, lightning, and flooding. The forecast for Tyler calls for thunderstorms on Saturday, and a mix of sun and clouds on Sunday. While flooding can be a threat to most houses, it may not be the only source of water damage. Plumbing […]

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Driving in the Rain: 3 Things You Need to Know About Hydroplaning

Texans have been hit with rounds of rain and thunderstorms this week, from Brownsville to Tyler. While we’re all grateful for the rain, driving on wet roads is stressful and the thought of hydroplaning makes drivers more anxious. Here are 3 things you need to know about hydroplaning before you get behind the wheel on […]

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4 Things You Need to Know About Drones

LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems; in other words, it’s a drone degree. The university, less than an hour’s drive from Tyler, began the program last semester and it has proved to be a growing success. There has been a lot of discussion about drones, […]

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Ford F-150 Brake Failures: Are You At Risk?

One of America’s most popular trucks, the Ford F-150, is being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Office of Defects, a part of the NHTSA, is leading the investigation, having received  35 reports of “reduced brake effectiveness” from Ford F-150 truck owners. Here’s what you need to know about the potential […]

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Sharing the Road with Bikers: 4 Things You Need to Know

  In 2014, there were over 445,000 registered motorcycles in Texas. Motorcycles are a big part of Texas and can be found along the various roads and highways throughout the state. While it’s important for bikers to be alert and drive responsibly, it’s just as important that drivers of passenger cars (4-wheel vehicles) know how […]

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Super Tuesday: 4 Unusual Presidential Elections

Super Tuesday is tomorrow, March 1, and Texas is one of 13 states and 1 territory voting to elect presidential candidates for the Republican or Democratic parties. In celebration of American democracy, we’re taking a look at 4 notable American presidential elections.   Washington Unopposed in Presidential Race The nation’s very first election was a […]

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What to Do if You’re the Victim of A Hit-And-Run

On the morning of February 25, a silver vehicle (possibly a four-door) was speeding down the eastbound lanes of Highway 64, west of County Road 413 on the western edge of Tyler. The driver used the westbound lane to pass traffic, forcing another vehicle (a Mazda) to swerve in order to avoid the silver vehicle. […]

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2015 Crime Report: Tyler Crime Gradually Decreasing

Yesterday, February 23, the Tyler Police Department released the crime statistics for 2015. The good news is that the overall crime statistics have been decreasing the past 5 years. Here is a breakdown of the crimes that occurred in Tyler in 2015. Part 1 Crime Crimes in the Part 1 category include both violent and […]

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5 Things You Need to Keep in Your Vehicle

On Sunday, February 21, a man was pulled from his vehicle in Memphis, Tennessee just moments before the his Jeep bursted into flames. A Memphis police officer was able to help the driver get out of the vehicle just in time. The vehicle was totally destroyed by the flames but one thing on the passenger’s […]

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