Born in Saratoga, Texas September 12th, 1931, George Jones sang for tips as a boy on the streets of Beaumont, honed his craft in Texas honky tonks, and became today what is often called "the greatest living country singer."
But Jones' career was not without its' ups and downs. Throughout his long career, Jones has made headlines as much for his bouts of drinking, stormy relationships with women, and violent rages, as for his many hit songs.
George Jones and Tammy Wynette were married in 1969. Their stormy marriage ended in 1975. Jones says after his divorce from Wynette, he turned even more to drinking and began to use cocaine. Eleven years ago with the help of his fourth wife and manager Nancy, Jones quit drugs, drinking, and smoking.
After Tammy Wynette's death in 1998 at age 55, George and his daughter by Wynette, became even closer and today are each others biggest supporters. George Jones has two sons and one other daughter by other marriages.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:21 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:21:23 GMT
From the Tyler Police Department:At approximately 5:20Pm on May 24, 2013, Tyler Police were notified of the motorcycle accident at Grande and Sutherland. The driver of a black Ford F-150 was heading east onMore >>
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Friday, May 24 2013 9:59 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:59:21 GMT
A Tyler ISD bus driver was arrested Friday afternoon on drug charges.Ronald Gain, 44, of Tyler, was arrested by the Tyler Police Department on one charge of possession of a controlled substance. TylerMore >>
Has worked for the district since August of 2012.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 9:18 AM EDT2013-05-25 13:18:01 GMT
Cherokee County authorities are investigating a fatal house fire Friday night. It happened just before 7:30 on County Road 3302 outside of Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Fire Department, Cherokee CountyMore >>
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Saturday, May 25 2013 12:20 AM EDT2013-05-25 04:20:39 GMT
Fire crews have closed a street in north Tyler as they fight an apartment fire. Several crews are on the scene at an apartment complex in the 700 block of South Kennedy Avenue. The fire started aroundMore >>
Fire crews closed a street in north Tyler as they battled an apartment fire.More >>