Our brave men and women, wounded in war ,return to the U.S., not to the tune of brass bands and ticker tape parades, but to the drip of IVs and parades of doctors. They are our "Wounded Warriors" Such is the case of Tommy Guinn of Overton.
Guinn, who received an Air Medal for valor in Afghanastan and was among the first wave of U.S. Military in Iraq, was injured in 2006 in Pakistan while helping with earthquake relief. Guinn was atop his helicopter making repairs when a nearby helicopter started its blades. The blades hit him in the head knocking him sixteen feet off the helicopter to the ground, cracking his skull in two places and breaking his back.
Guinn is paralyzed from the waist down and has to learn to do everything in a different way. In spite of this, he says he's lucky to be alive and although life is different now, he insists it is "still good."
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 >>
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 >>
Happened just outside of Jacksonville on Friday night.More >>
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 >>