In East Texas, skepticism over private school tuition assistance persists despite push from conservative leaders
Gov. Greg Abbott and other conservatives say families need options to escape “woke” education in public schools. East Texas parents and school leaders say the national talking points are off base.
Texas nurse faces capital murder trial for 4 patient deaths
A defense attorney for a former nurse accused of killing four patients at an East Texas hospital in 2017 told jurors Tuesday that his client was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time, while a prosecutor called him “a serial killer” who found the perfect place to hide.
Texas law enforcement groups, firearms instructors voice concerns over permitless carry handgun bill
Tyler Representative Matt Schaefer says law-abiding citizens are at a disadvantage to criminals on the street and his bill, House Bill 1927, is a way to restore a right for 21-year-old Texans and older to be able to carry a handgun without the need for a license.
COVID-19 law sparks dialogue on nursing home alternatives
Now, the COVID-19 relief bill is offering states a generous funding boost for home- and community-based care as an alternative to institutionalizing disabled people. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)WASHINGTON – With the memory of the pandemic's toll in nursing homes still raw, the COVID-19 relief law is offering states a generous funding boost for home- and community-based care as an alternative to institutionalizing disabled people. As it has grown to cover about 1 in 5 Americans, it's also become the nation's default long-term care program, although qualifying is often an arduous process. While the federal government requires state Medicaid programs to cover nursing home care for low-income people, that's not the case for home- and community-based support services. For now, states and advocates for the disabled are awaiting guidance from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on how the money in the COVID-19 law can be spent.
Tyler Perry and MPTF to get humanitarian award at Oscars
FILE - Tyler Perry poses at the grand opening of Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta on Oct. 5, 2019. Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. (Photo by Elijah Nouvelage/Invision/AP, File)Filmmaker Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund are being honored with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said Thursday. Perry helped create a safe way for many to return to work at his Tyler Perry Studios while the MPTF has provided social services to nearly 9,000 members. Perry and the MPTF will receive their Oscar statuettes at the 93rd Academy Awards on April 25.
East Texas newspaper apologizes for photo caption after referring to Trump protesters as Antifa members
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana File)TYLER, Texas – An East Texas newspaper is apologizing after it published a photo caption that referred to President Trump protesters as members of Antifa, a radical left-wing group. The image, pictured above in this story, was from the Associated Press and it showed Trump supporters climbing a wall at the Capitol building during the riots on Wednesday. According to a previous KSAT 12 Trust Index article, it’s determined that Antifa wasn’t involved in the Capitol riots, despite circulating rumors. RELATED: Trust Index: No evidence Antifa was involved in deadly US Capitol siege
Army beats Navy 15-0 at Michie Stadium
It was the first meeting between the teams at West Point since 1943. They had lost all three games played previously at West Point to the Midshipmen, including 13-0 in 1943 during World War II. Xavier Arline started for Navy, just the fifth freshman to start at quarterback for the Mids against Army. Army: The Black Knights have overcome a schedule that had to be almost totally revamped to rebound after a subpar 2019. He first took his place with cadets on the Army side of the stadium for much of the first quarter before joining Navy midshipmen in the second quarter.
Hacked software provider won't say if ransomware involved
An updated statement on Tyler's webpage did not address whether ransomware may have been involved. Customers' use of Tyler products for election data reporting appears limited. Nashville's information technology director said the city uses a Tyler “open-data” product, Socrata, to post unofficial election night results, among other uses. Tyler said Socrata data is hosted on Amazon Web Services, not on the network that was hacked. Hanna Pickering, director of information technology in Portland, Maine, said the city uses Tyler platforms for payroll, permitting, city inspections, city planning and human resources, among other things.
Lions QB Blough to honor Tyler Trent with special shoes
ALLEN PARK, MI – David Blough is ready to honor Tyler Trent with his shoes. Blough, now a quarterback for the Detroit Lions, showed off a special shoe Wednesday with Trent's likeness on it. “I wanted to honor Tyler Trent and his life, obviously a good friend of mine," Blough said. “Really cool deal, some guys put this together for us, so I thought it’d be sweet to be able to honor Tyler and his life with that." It's safe to say Blough is more well known than he was a couple of weeks ago, so it's a good time for him to honor Trent with his special shoes.