East Texas (KLTV) In 1961, when TV news was covering the Bay Of Pigs Invasion and plans to go to the moon, Vern Dailey and Jerry Haynes were getting ready to launch a children's television show that would remain on the air for the next thirty-five years. Although audiences around the globe didn't see Dailey's face, he was director, producer, set builder, and puppeteer for the show. He did most of the voices and his puppets, Mr. Wiggly Worm, the Lollypops, The Knitwits, and especially Muffin, were universally loved by kids. The Mr. Peppermint Show" won numerous awards including the Emmy.
Now a resident of East Texas, Dailey brings Muffin and his other puppets back to life for benefit shows. His "Kid's Korner" cartoons in "The County Line" publication, is a favorite of young readers throughout East Texas.
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 >>
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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 >>
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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 >>