Pursuant to an order issued by the President of the United States under 36 USC 10, and acting in my capacity as the Governor of the State of Texas under Chapter 3100 of the Texas Government Code, I hereby direct the immediate lowering of all flags under state control to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Please notify personnel within your agency and any other state agency, university and governmental leaders of this directive. Flags of the United States and of the State of Texas should remain at half-staff from this date through sunset on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Flags should be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all State of Texas offices and facilities in other states and abroad.
Individuals, businesses, municipalities, counties and other political subdivisions are encouraged to fly their flags at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.
Anita and I send our deepest condolences and prayers to the survivors and families touched by this terrible event.
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 >>
Rider was not wearing a helmet when she collided with a truck.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 >>
Happened just outside of Jacksonville on Friday night.More >>
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 >>