Breathing Easier: Air quality in East Texas is vastly improved, through public-private partnerships and cooperation

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com As the plant manager at Trane, Ted Crabtree spends a lot of time thinking about what the plant isn’t producing - waste, in the form of emissions and materials. Last week, Trane’s parent company, Ingersoll Rand, announced the Tyler factory has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 17,000 metric…

Jacksonville ISD and Mostyn Moreno Educational Foundation treat special needs students to shopping spree Video

Christmas came early Friday for special needs students at Jacksonville ISD. For 18 years, the Glenda Jean Mostyn and Joe E. Moreno Educational Foundation has taken the school’s special needs students on a Christmas shopping spree during its annual Christmas Lights Program. Jacksonville was the first school the foundation served by the program,

Michael Tolbert to head Smith County Democratic Party

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Tyler real estate agent and businessman Michael Tolbert will be the new Smith County Democratic Party chairman. He’ll fill out the unexpired term of outgoing chair Shirley Falzone, who is stepping down for family reasons. Tolbert will take the helm of a party that was disappointed by the Nov. 8 election

Airplane makes Emergency landing at Tyler Pounds

A private King Air 8100 airplane had an emergency landing around 4 p.m. Friday at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. According to city of Tyler Senior Public Relations Specialist Jenny Wells, the pilot of the plane reported issues with its landing gear before burning off fuel so there would be less of a chance of a fire when it landed. Airport

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Couple made 1,000 Christmas stockings to bring joy to children on Christmas Day
The Salvation Army prepares for their annual Thanksgiving meal by carving 75 turkeys
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission serves pre-Thanksgiving lunch in Tyler
VIDEO: Family, school and pets among the things East Texas kids are most thankful for
East Texans like their locally made smoked turkeys; here's the footage to prove it
Therapets bring smiles for travelers at airport
10 families adopt 15 children Friday at Tyler's Texas Adoption Day event
Local business hosts Warrior Tree
East Texans raise money to fight cardiovascular disease during the Tyler Heart Walk & 5K Red Carpet run
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Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 5

DEATHS NANCY (ESTES) GRIFFIN, 70, Grand Saline, died Nov. 20. BETTIE LOUISE (HEARON) PIPER, 85, Whitehouse, died Dec. 3. Visitation 12:30 Tuesday at Cottle Funeral Home, Troup. FUNERALS TODAY LUCY OPAL BLACK, 95, Mount Enterprise. Graveside…

04 December 2016 [04:47 PM]
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Howard Schultz wants to make Starbucks more upscale

Howard Schultz, the billionaire who built a caffeine empire by bringing Italian coffee culture to the American mainstream, is ready for his next project: Starbucks 2.0. Schultz, who will become executive chairman when he steps down as chief executive officer…

04 December 2016 [01:58 PM]
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East Texans participate in Historic Brick Street Stroll

Tyler’s Historic Brick Street Village - located on West Rusk, South Bois D’ Arc and South College streets - held its annual Brick Street Stroll on Saturday. The Village invited the community to browse the shops and businesses, enjoy refreshments,…

03 December 2016 [10:05 PM]
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Columnist John Moore: Picturing Grace

When I was a child, there was a painting that hung on my grandmother’s kitchen wall. It portrayed a man who was praying over a meal of bread and what appeared to be a bowl of soup. Near the man…

03 December 2016 [07:01 PM]
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Columnist John Moore: Picturing Grace

When I was a child, there was a painting that hung on my grandmother’s kitchen wall. It portrayed a man who was praying over a meal of bread and what appeared to be a bowl of soup. Near the man…

03 December 2016 [06:55 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 4

DEATHS NANCY (ESTES) GRIFFIN, 70, Grand Saline, died Nov. 20. CHARLES LEE HAUK, 81, Tyler, died Dec. 2. Vis­itation 5-7 p.m. Monday Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. BETTIE LOUISE (HEARON) PIPER, 85, Whitehouse, died Dec. 3.…

03 December 2016 [06:35 PM]
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Michael Tolbert to head Smith County Democratic Party

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Tyler real estate agent and businessman Michael Tolbert will be the new Smith County Democratic Party chairman. He’ll fill out the unexpired term of outgoing chair Shirley Falzone, who is stepping down for family reasons. Tolbert will…

03 December 2016 [06:21 PM]
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Cherokee County GOP club hosting annual Christmas meeting

PoliticalHappenings1204 / cq rm Cherokee County GOP The Cherokee County Republican Club invites you to their annual covered dish dinner Christmas Meeting on Dec. 6 at Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce St. in Jacksonville. The dinner starts at 7…

03 December 2016 [04:52 PM]
ETMC offers free seminar on weight management

ETMC will offer a free Knowledge First Forum on weight management with Dr. Katie Root, ETMC First Physician, on Tuesday at noon at the ETMC Pavilion in Tyler. More than a third of Americans are obese, according to statistics from…

03 December 2016 [02:24 PM]
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Nelson Clyde: Is it just me? Here comes Santa Claus

It’s hard to tell how long it’s been since my last Christmas parade in Tyler, Texas. Surely it may date back to my youth. This year our staff decided to enter a float in the festivities and several members of…

03 December 2016 [02:18 PM]
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Bible Thoughts

Bible Thoughts “Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6:35)…

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Physical disorders can negatively affect a person's mental condition, so experts recommend ingesting sufficient nutrients to stimulate the brain and other parts of the body to maintain mental health. Vitamins tend to be a doctor's first recourse as nutrients that…

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Editorial: Texas benefits immensely from NAFTA

A new study shows that Texas benefits from the North American Free Trade Agreement, and it’s up to Texans in Congress to defend NAFTA from President-elect Donald Trump. “Far from abandoned mills and factories of the industrial Midwest, where simmering…

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