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  • J.B's Journal: BBQ

    J.B's Journal: BBQ

    (KYTX) - “Barbecue is universal, they’ve been cooking BBQ in all parts of the world for who knows how long.”The origins of barbecue go back to when the Spaniards landed in the Caribbean.More >>
    (KYTX) - “Barbecue is universal, they’ve been cooking BBQ in all parts of the world for who knows how long.”The origins of barbecue go back to when the Spaniards landed in the Caribbean.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Soda Fountain

    J.B.'s Journal: Soda Fountain

    (KYTX) - Soda fountains became popular in the 1940’s and could be found in pharmacies,dime stores and department stores. In New London, Texas, a soda fountain was built in 1938; More >>
    (KYTX) - Soda fountains became popular in the 1940’s and could be found in pharmacies,dime stores and department stores. In New London, Texas, a soda fountain was built in 1938; More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: The Trooper

    J.B.'s Journal: The Trooper

    Thursday, May 8 2014 12:34 PM EDT2014-05-08 16:34:39 GMT
    (KYTX) - In the 1930’s, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were American outlaws and robbers from Dallas, who along with their gang, killed thirteen peopleMore >>
    (KYTX) - In the 1930’s, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were American outlaws and robbers from Dallas, who along with their gang, killed thirteen people
    More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: The Toy Collector

    J.B.'s Journal: The Toy Collector

    Antique toy collector Anchor lead-in: Pedal cars, metal airplanes and mechanical banks are some of the thousands of toys in an East Texas man’s collection of antique toysMore >>
    Antique toy collector Anchor lead-in: Pedal cars, metal airplanes and mechanical banks are some of the thousands of toys in an East Texas man’s collection of antique toysMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: The Sculptor

    J.B.'s Journal: The Sculptor

    Sculpture has been a means of human expression since prehistoric times.A Tyler oilman spends his free time creating these molded works of art.“I don’t make my living this way, don’t have to depend on this, this is for my satisfaction.”80-year-old Bill Hughes uses dozens of tools to shape clay into a work of art.“You can get them made professionally or get some of your kitchen drawer or make your own.”He creates all kinds of sculptures. Molding the facial features is the most difficult.“I have...More >>
    Sculpture has been a means of human expression since prehistoric times.A Tyler oilman spends his free time creating these molded works of art.“I don’t make my living this way, don’t have to depend on this, this is for my satisfaction.”80-year-old Bill Hughes uses dozens of tools to shape clay into a work of art.“You can get them made professionally or get some of your kitchen drawer or make your own.”He creates all kinds of sculptures. Molding the facial features is the most difficult.“I have...More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Camera creator

    J.B.'s Journal: Camera creator

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:40:15 GMT
    WOOD COUNTY (KYTX) - The American Civil War is considered the first major conflict to be extensively photographed. An East Texas man was so intrigued by the images that he now builds the cameras. "ItMore >>
    The American Civil War is considered the first major conflict to be extensively photographed.More >>
  • JB's Journal: Oil Boom

    JB's Journal: Oil Boom

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:16:17 GMT
    In October 19-30, oil was discovered in rusk county in what became known as the east Texas oil field. Thousands of families descended on east Texas to find jobs. "People just poured in the county fromMore >>
    In October 19-30, oil was discovered in rusk county in what became known as the east Texas oil field. Thousands of families descended on east Texas to find jobs. "People just poured in the county fromMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Square Dancing

    J.B.'s Journal: Square Dancing

    Thursday, February 27 2014 9:25 AM EST2014-02-27 14:25:39 GMT
    (KYTX) - Square dancing came toAmerica with the colonists and while it's popularity has swung up and down…it's a dance you can find all over East Texas.  "Your feet just do it, don't think, feet automaticallyMore >>
    (KYTX) - Square dancing came toAmerica with the colonists and while it's popularity has swung up and down…it's a dance you can find all over East Texas.  "Your feet just do it, don't think, feet automaticallyMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Ham Radio

    J.B.'s Journal: Ham Radio

    Monday, February 24 2014 12:34 PM EST2014-02-24 17:34:17 GMT
    "From early 1900's on, people have beencommunicating with each other viaham radio." John Newmandeveloped an interest in the radio at age seven.  "Ham radio was first social media-socialnetworking."  "MostMore >>
    "From early 1900's on, people have been communicating with each other via ham radio." John Newman developed an interest in the radio at age seven.  "Ham radio was first social media-social networking."  "MostMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Brick Streets

    J.B.'s Journal: Brick Streets

    Thursday, February 20 2014 10:02 AM EST2014-02-20 15:02:48 GMT
    (KYTX) In the early 1900's, cities around the u-s started paving the way for the use of automobiles, by turning their dirt-lined streets into ones paved with bricks. "Would have been muddy in wet weatherMore >>
    (KYTX) In the early 1900's, cities around the U.S. started paving the way for the use of automobiles, by turning their dirt-lined streets into ones paved with bricks. "Would have been muddy in wet weatherMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Bobby and Ken

    J.B.'s Journal: Bobby and Ken

    Monday, February 17 2014 10:06 AM EST2014-02-17 15:06:09 GMT
    "We play jazz, blues, country,rock-n-roll, everything but rap and hardrock we do."Nestled among the leftover Christmas sale items and Tylercandles…. thesounds of Ken on the cornet and Bobby on the keyboardsMore >>
    "We play jazz, blues, country,rock-n-roll, everything but rap and hardrock we do."Nestled among the leftover Christmas sale items and Tylercandles…. thesounds of Ken on the cornet and Bobby on the keyboardsMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Train Museum

    J.B.'s Journal: Train Museum

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 12:18 PM EST2014-02-11 17:18:43 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - Trains were an important part of the EastTexas area during the early 1900's. The Cotton Belt route transported passengers and goods from downtown Tyler to places near and far. TonightMore >>
    TYLER (KYTX) - Trains were an important part of the EastTexas area during the early 1900's. The Cotton Belt route transported passengers and goods from downtown Tyler to places near and far. TonightMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Shoe Shine

    J.B.'s Journal: Shoe Shine

    Monday, February 10 2014 11:43 AM EST2014-02-10 16:43:27 GMT
    "Always had time to shine shoes."Robert William always knew he wanted to try shoe shining."Use to follow my older brother, he shined shoes on square with shoeshine boxes." "I was just following them aroundMore >>
    "Always had time to shine shoes."Robert William always knew he wanted to try shoe shining."Use to follow my older brother, he shined shoes on square with shoeshine boxes." "I was just following them aroundMore >>
  • J. B. Journal: Gladewater Opry

    J. B. Journal: Gladewater Opry

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 11:23 AM EST2014-01-08 16:23:39 GMT
    (KYTX) - Having a chance to play in front of an audience is every singer and musician's goal.     Here in East Texas there's a place that packs them in every Saturday night to hear the latest talent.More >>
    (KYTX) - Having a chance to play in front of an audience is every singer and musician's goal.     Here in East Texas there's a place that packs them in every Saturday night to hear the latest talent.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Ezekiel Airship

    J.B.'s Journal: Ezekiel Airship

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 11:23 AM EST2014-01-08 16:23:00 GMT
    (KYTX)- In tonight's J.B.'s Journal more than one hundred years ago, in the East Texas town of Pittsburgh, a local preacher built a flying machine.     Tonight J.B. Smith takes us to see the Ezekiel AirshipMore >>
    In tonight's J.B.'s Journal more than one hundred years ago, in the East Texas town of Pittsburgh, a local preacher built a flying machine.More >>
  • J.B. 's Journal: Tyler Tortilla Factory

    J.B. 's Journal: Tyler Tortilla Factory

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 11:20 AM EST2014-01-08 16:20:49 GMT
    (KYTX) - In tonight's J.B.'s Journal, while most of us prepare to sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, some Texans prefer tamales instead of turkey.  Tonight J.B. Smith takes us insideMore >>
    In tonight's J.B.'s Journal, while most of us prepare to sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal tomorrow, some Texans prefer tamales instead of turkey.More >>
  • J.B. Journal: East Texas Auctions

    J.B. Journal: East Texas Auctions

    Thursday, October 31 2013 3:04 AM EDT2013-10-31 07:04:37 GMT
    (KYTX) - Auctions have a long history with the first being recorded as early as 500 B.C. Almost any day of the week you can find an auction taking place in East Texas with the selling of cattle, homes,More >>
    Almost any day of the week you can find an auction taking place in East Texas with the selling of cattle, homes, businesses and other goods.More >>
  • J.B's Journal: Caldwell Zoo

    J.B's Journal: Caldwell Zoo

    Thursday, October 31 2013 3:04 AM EDT2013-10-31 07:04:05 GMT
    (KYTX) - Tyler's Caldwell Zoo is celebrating 60 years this year at it present location. As J.B. Smith reports in J.B.'s Journal,the zoo is also observing another milestone.  "It's a lot more complex thanMore >>
    Tyler's Caldwell Zoo is celebrating 60 years this year at it present location. As J.B. Smith reports in J.B.'s Journal,the zoo is also observing another milestone. More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: East Texas Winery

    J.B.'s Journal: East Texas Winery

    Thursday, October 31 2013 3:03 AM EDT2013-10-31 07:03:23 GMT
    (KYTX) -  Texas has a long history of wine production. Some of the earliest Texas wines were produced in the 1650's near El Paso by priests for religious services.   Tonight in J.B.'s journal, J.B. SmithMore >>
    (KYTX) -  Texas has a long history of wine production. Some of the earliest Texas wines were produced in the 1650's near El Paso by priests for religious services.   Tonight in J.B.'s journal, J.B. SmithMore >>
  • JB's Journal: Drive In Movies

    JB's Journal: Drive In Movies

    Thursday, October 31 2013 3:02 AM EDT2013-10-31 07:02:41 GMT
    J.B. SMITH SHOWS US THE HISTORY OF THE OUTDOOR SCREEN IN EAST TEXAS. More >>
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - "The people of Texas really took to the idea of the drive-in, this is the state where it flourished the most" remarks Robert Phillips. Drive in movie theaters took off in the 1950'sMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Texas baskets

    J.B.'s Journal: Texas baskets

    Thursday, October 31 2013 3:01 AM EDT2013-10-31 07:01:55 GMT
    (KYTX) - Around the early 1900's, almost 80 basket companies existed in the East Texas-Louisiana border region for harvesting and transporting fruits and vegetables. Tonight in the Emmy award winningMore >>
    Around the early 1900's, almost 80 basket companies existed in the East Texas-Louisiana border region for harvesting and transporting fruits and vegetables. Tonight in the Emmy award winning J.B.'sJournal, J.B. Smith shows us how one Jacksonville company has survived.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Holocaust Torah

    J.B.'s Journal: Holocaust Torah

    Thursday, October 31 2013 3:01 AM EDT2013-10-31 07:01:01 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - During World War II, the Nazi's murdered six million Jews. They also destroyed synagogues throughout Europe. Tonight in theEmmy award-winning J.B.'s Journal, J.B. Smith shows us how a HolocaustMore >>
    During World War II, the Nazi's murdered six million Jews. They also destroyed synagogues throughout Europe. Tonight in theEmmy award-winning J.B.'s Journal, J.B. Smith shows us how a Holocaust Torah traveled to East Texas.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: East Texas Outhouse

    J.B.'s Journal: East Texas Outhouse

    Thursday, October 31 2013 3:00 AM EDT2013-10-31 07:00:19 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Using an outhouse was a way of life for the early settlers to East Texas. Henderson's Depot Museum has kept the door open to their outhouse to serve as an educational tool. TonightMore >>
    Using an outhouse was a way of life for the early settlers to East Texas.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Lighthouse for the blind

    J.B.'s Journal: Lighthouse for the blind

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:59 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:59:49 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Since 1976, an East Texas business has help edits employees with rehabilitation, education, training and employment. Tonight in the Emmy award winning, J.B.'s Journal, J.B. SmithMore >>
    Lighthouse for the blindMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Pinball Craze

    J.B.'s Journal: Pinball Craze

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:59 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:59:18 GMT
    Pinball Craze The 1950's is called the golden age of pinball but over the years the popularity of the game dropped with the creation of video games. Tonight in the Emmy award winning J.B.'s Journal, J.B.More >>
    The 1950's is called the golden age of pinball but over the years the popularity of the game dropped with the creation of video games. Tonight in the Emmy award winning J.B.'s Journal, J.B. Smith
    shows us how pinball is bouncing back right here in Texas.
    More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Tyler home uncovers murals

    J.B.'s Journal: Tyler home uncovers murals

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:58 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:58:35 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - The historical Chilton-Taylor house in Tyler has served as a home for a U.S. Senator, but has also been the Caldwell PlaySchool, a church and now an oil business. The new tenants haveMore >>
    The historical Chilton-Taylor house in Tyler has served as a home for a U.S. Senator, but has also been the Caldwell PlaySchool, a church and now an oil business. The new tenants have made a fascinating discovery.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Chess club

    J.B.'s Journal: Chess club

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:57 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:57:07 GMT
    Most kids prefer video games but some play a board game that's been around for thousands of years. In the Emmy Award winning J.B.'s Journal, J.B. Smith shows us how East Texans kids enjoy mastering chess."IMore >>
    Most kids prefer video games but some play a board game that's been around for thousands of yearsMore >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Wood carving

    J.B.'s Journal: Wood carving

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:56 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:56:05 GMT
    "The more you carve the better you get, the better you get the more fun it is, it's easier," said Wood carver James Tramel.The East Texas Wood Carver's Club gathers monthly for a whittling session."AMore >>
    The East Texas Wood Carver's Club gathers monthly for a whittling session.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Candy maker

    J.B.'s Journal: Candy maker

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:54 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:54:38 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - On Valentine's Day many sweethearts will receive the gift of candy. One East Texas business has molded their best-selling sweet for 72 years. In the Emmy award-winning J.B.'s Journals, J.B.More >>
    On Valentine's Day many sweethearts will receive the gift of candy. One East Texas business has molded their best-selling sweet for 72 years. In the Emmy award-winning J.B.'s Journals, J.B. Smith takes us inside the Tyler candy company.
    More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Beatles 50th Anniversary

    J.B.'s Journal: Beatles 50th Anniversary

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:45 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:45:55 GMT
    "The Beatles really started that high compression, first group I knew the meter went up, stayed up." Music producer Robin Hood Brians remembers hearing the debut album of the Beatles, "Please, PleaseMore >>
    Music producer Robin Hood Brians remembers hearing the debut album of the Beatles, "Please, Please Me," when it came out 50 years ago.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Car restoration

    J.B.'s Journal: Car restoration

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:44 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:44:48 GMT
    SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) - "So I found my first project car and started from there." Craig Chesley began restoring classic Mustangs over 20 years ago, during the cold of winter. "For early mustangs,More >>
    Craig Chesley began restoring classic Mustangs over 20 years ago, during the
    cold of winter.
    More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Chef Jackson York

    J.B.'s Journal: Chef Jackson York

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:43 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:43:55 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - An East Texas chef continues to get statewide recognition for his yummy creations. In J.B.'s Journal's, Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us inside the kitchen of Chef Jackson York. "So whatMore >>
    An East Texas chef continues to get statewide recognition for his yummy creations. In J.B.'s Journal's, Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us inside the kitchen of Chef Jackson York.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Master modeler

    J.B.'s Journal: Master modeler

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:42 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:42:14 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Models have been used throughout history to represent ideas for everything from ships, to airplanes to buildings. The hobby became very popular after World War II with the availabilityMore >>
    J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us an East Texas Master Modeler.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: WWII veteran

    J.B.'s Journal: WWII veteran

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:41 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:41:32 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - This coming Sunday we honor all U.S. military veterans as part of the Veteran's Day celebrations. Tonight in J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith introduces us to veteran of World WarMore >>
    This coming Sunday we honor all U.S. military veterans as part of the Veteran's Day celebrations. Tonight in J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith introduces us to veteran of World War II who's making sure we never forget our history.More >>
  • 'J.B.'s Journal' Receives Lone Star Emmy Award

    'J.B.'s Journal' Receives Lone Star Emmy Award

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:33 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:33:56 GMT
    (KYTX) The KYTX CBS19 News franchise segment "J.B.s Journal", with Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith, was awarded a Lone Star Emmy Saturday night. The award was one of two handed-out in the Texas HeritageMore >>
    The KYTX CBS19 News franchise segment "J.B.s Journal", with
    Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith, was awarded a Lone Star Emmy Saturday
    night.
    More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Killough Massacre

    J.B.'s Journal: Killough Massacre

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:33 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:33:24 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Paranormal investigators believe there are many locations around East Texas that are haunted. In J.B.'s Journal, Sheriff J.B. Smith takes us to a historical site in Cherokee CountyMore >>
    Paranormal investigators believe there are many locations around East Texas that are haunted. In J.B.'s Journal, Sheriff J.B. Smith takes us to a historical site in Cherokee County that some believe the spirits still roam.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Dr. Wilson Veterinarian

    J.B.'s Journal: Dr. Wilson Veterinarian

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:32 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:32:35 GMT
    TYLER (KYTX) - A Tyler veterinarian has been taking care of East Texas pets and livestock for over 40 years. Tonight in J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us how veterinary medicine has changedMore >>
    A Tyler veterinarian has been taking care of East Texas pets and livestock for over 40 years. Tonight in J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us how veterinary medicine has changed since Dr. Steve Wilson started practicing.More >>
  • JBs Journal: Slot Car Racing

    JBs Journal: Slot Car Racing

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:30 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:30:54 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Slot car racing became popular in the United States in the 1950's but by the 1970's the enthusiasm slowed to a crawl. Today it's picking up speed and especially in East Texas with aMore >>
    Slot car racing became popular in the United States in the 1950's but by the 1970's the enthusiasm slowed to a crawl. Today it's picking up speed and especially in East Texas with a group called "Tyler Slot Cars".More >>
  • JB's Journal: Tyler State Park

    JB's Journal: Tyler State Park

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:30 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:30:17 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt started a program to find work for unemployed men. The Civilian Conservation Corps built many of our national parksMore >>
    During the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt started a program to find work for unemployed men.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: East Texas State Fair

    J.B.'s Journal: East Texas State Fair

    Thursday, October 31 2013 2:29 AM EDT2013-10-31 06:29:41 GMT
    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - The East Texas State Fair recently celebrated another successful run, but is also marking the 100th anniversary of its beginnings in its current location. Tonight in the return of J.B.'sMore >>
    The East Texas State Fair recently celebrated another successful run, but is also marking the 100th anniversary of its beginnings in its current location. Tonight in the return of J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith will show us the past, the present and the future of the fair.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Star Wars

    J.B.'s Journal: Star Wars

    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- Star Wars made movie history when it opened 35 years ago in May of 1977. Tonight in J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us how some East Texans are still fans of this worldwideMore >>
    Star Wars made movie history when it opened 35 years ago in May of 1977. Tonight in J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us how some East Texans are still fans of this worldwide pop culture phenomenon.
    More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Taps

    J.B.'s Journal: Taps

    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- This year marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of the military tune "Taps." In tonight's J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith explains the history of this famous musical pieceMore >>
    This year marks the 150th anniversary of the creation of the military tune "Taps." In tonight's J.B.'s Journals, Sheriff J.B. Smith explains the history of this famous musical piece and how its meaning is still powerful today for East Texas veterans.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Memory Bears

    J.B.'s Journal: Memory Bears

    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- For more than 30 years, a Winona woman has been helping East Texans remember their family members. Sheriff J.B. Smith takes us inside her workshop to show us how a stuffed animal givesMore >>
    For more than 30 years, a Winona woman has been helping East Texans remember their family members. Sheriff J.B. Smith takes us inside her workshop to show us how a stuffed animal gives people something to hold onto.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: White Buffalo

    J.B.'s Journal: White Buffalo

    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- "It was an honor he was born to me, an honor, he was born at this ranch." When Arby Little Soldier moved to Greenville, he painted the buffalo sign to his ranch white – even thoughMore >>
    A white buffalo, sacred to many Native Americans, was born last year in northeast Texas. A huge powwow is planned for next weekend to celebrate his first birthday.
    Sheriff J.B. Smith introduces us to "Lightning Medicine Cloud."
    More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Japanese Steak House

    J.B.'s Journal: Japanese Steak House

    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- "It takes a little while to get really good at it, get skilled with the knife." Kevin Lewis started working at Shoguns washing dishes, but wanted something more. "Throughout thatMore >>
    Watching the high-flying cooking style at a Japanese steak-house is popular in East Texas. Lines are long most nights to get inside local restaurants. Sheriff J.B. Smith introduces us to an East Texan who overcame great odds to learn this special style of cooking.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Official State Domino Game

    J.B.'s Journal: Official State Domino Game

    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- "I've been playing all my life." Once a week at the Senior Citizens Center in Mabank, you hear a clinking sound around small tables as they gather to play the domino game, 42. "It'sMore >>
    It's called the national game of Texas -- and the legislature has named it the "Official State Domino Game." Sheriff J.B. Smith takes us to one East Texas city, where "42" is still being played.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journals: The Original Dairy Queen

    J.B.'s Journals: The Original Dairy Queen

    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- "DQ calls it a smile and a story; everybody has a smile and a story to share about a memory they have in their local DQ." For 62 years, the Dairy Queen in Henderson has served up TexasMore >>
    In tonight's J.B.'s Journals, along the roads of Texas, one familiar red and white sign dots the landscape of most towns. Worldwide you'll find almost 6,000 Dairy Queen restaurants. Sheriff J.B. Smith takes us inside the oldest DQ in the state - right here in East Texas.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Rin Tin Tin

    J.B.'s Journal: Rin Tin Tin

    (KYTX) -- Rin Tin Tin is considered the most recognized name in the history of the German Shepherd. The original puppy was discovered in France during the first World War and eventually became a HollywoodMore >>
    Rin Tin Tin is considered the most recognized name in the history of the German Shepherd. The original puppy was discovered in France during the first World War and eventually became a Hollywood star. Raised with Rin Tin Tin, Daphne Hereford of Crockett continues to preserve his legacy.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: History of the hat

    J.B.'s Journal: History of the hat

    (KYTX) -- The cowboy hat is recognized around the world as part of the old west. But from Texas to other parts of the country, it's still worn today for work and fashion. Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us howMore >>
    The cowboy hat is recognized around the world as part of the old west. But from Texas to other parts of the country, it's still worn today for work and fashion. Sheriff J.B. Smith shows us how cowboy hats are shaped and what's the most popular style.  More >>
  • J.B.'s Journal: Disc Jockey Tom Perryman

    J.B.'s Journal: Disc Jockey Tom Perryman

    EAST TEXAS (KYTX) -- Tom Perryman has been inducted into the National Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame and Texas Western Swing Hall of Fame. Tom and his wifeMore >>
    Legendary disc jockey Tom Perryman has played country music on the radio for 65 years in East Texas and Nashville. He was instrumental in helping several performers become country music stars. Sheriff J.B. Smith takes us inside Tom's studio.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journals: The ghost of the Smith County courthouse

    J.B.'s Journals: The ghost of the Smith County courthouse

    TYLER (KYTX) -- As ghosts and goblins prepare to trick-or-treat for Halloween we discover that maybe some spirits are here in East Texas year around. In this week's installment of J.B.'s Journal, SheriffMore >>
    In this week's installment of J.B.'s Journal, Sheriff J. B. Smith introduces us to the ghost of the Smith County courthouse.More >>
  • J.B.'s Journals: Audie Murphy

    J.B.'s Journals: Audie Murphy

    (KYTX) -- America is remembering our war heroes this week, and one soldier from Northeast Texas that will never be forgotten went on to become the most decorated soldier of World War II. Tonight, SheriffMore >>
    America is remembering our war heroes this week, and one soldier from Northeast Texas that will never be forgotten went on to become the most decorated soldier of World War II.More >>
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