Tyler Bishop Joseph. E. Strickland has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A.
According to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception facebook page, Bishop Strickland was diagnosed as a result of contaminated food he was served in Rome while at Bishops' school.
The post also indicated that Bishop Folda of Fargo, North Dakota was also ill. The post later adds that Bishop Strickland is doing well, and that he will be taking an extended time off to recover. The post ended with "Consider offering a decade of the Rosary for his speedy recovery."
Bishop Strickland was chosen by Pope Benedict XVI to become the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Tyler in September of 2012.
Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:29 AM EST2014-03-05 13:29:40 GMT
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton. Authorities tell us the fire began around 5:00 Wednesday morning in the 400 block of E. South Street. Arp, OvertonMore >>
Several Smith County fire crews have contained an early morning house fire in Overton.More >>
Wednesday, March 5 2014 12:20 AM EST2014-03-05 05:20:20 GMT
Final results are in for several high-profile elections.In the primary race for State House, District 6 Republican Matt Schaefer defeated challenger Skip Ogle. In the Smith County Judge Republican primary,More >>
Final results are in for several important Smith County elections.More >>
Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:41 PM EST2014-03-05 00:41:37 GMT
A gas leak has forced the polling place at Gary Elementary to close and the building is being evacuated, according to Smith County election officials. This affects voters in Precincts 36, 70 and 80. ThoseMore >>
A gas leak has forced the polling place at Gary Elementary to close.More >>