Booster digital Etype edition free for two weeks

We want our readers to get all the information available about the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in our area.

We are making the Digital Etype full edition of our newspaper free for two weeks.

Simply locate the Etype edition graphic in the right sidebar of our website at and click on it, then click on the image of the newspaper to read the full edition online.


Weather conditions update for Tyler County

Tyler County Sheriff's Office

Harvey made landfall just west of Cameron Louisiana last night traveling in a northeastern direction. This places us on the west side of the storm.

Torrential downpour of rain can be expected throughout the day. Gusts of wind along with these storm cells increase the chance of tornado activity.

It's advised to stay off the roadways and shelter in place at this time. Monitor our local TV and radio stations for emergency alerts.

Mandatory Evacuation For Low-lying areas issued


Event #17-0021 Harvey
August 28, 2017

EFFECTIVE this 28th day of August, 2017, a Mandatory Evacuation Order is in place
for residents living in all low-lying, flood-prone areas of the County.

Jacques L. Blanchette
Tyler County Judge

Woodville voters reject, Chester voters approve ISD tax measures

Saturday voting results are in. Voters in Woodville and Chester were voting on tax measures this year.

Woodville ISD voters rejected a proposed tax rate of $1.17 to offset the loss of a million dollars in state revenue this year by a vote of 207 for to 302 against.

Chester voters passed a tax swap measure, 123 to 31. The measure does not create a tax increase, but rather makes the district eligible for new state revenue.