Church supporting Ethiopian Synod

Almost everywhere Mark Braaten went in Ethiopia, he had followers. Maybe it was his light-colored skin that stood out in the African country or the fact that he came from the United States to this country. Whatever the reason, the children seemed enthralled with the Tyler pastor, and the adults expressed much appreciation for his time there. For B…

New edition of IN Magazine coming out today

The new edition of IN Magazine hits the streets today. The general interest magazine features the best — from the arts to the outdoors — of living in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana.

Diocese of Tyler hosting sisters

Three Catholic sisters from Latin America will be working in the Diocese of Tyler as part of an exchange program started by the Catholic Extension papal society. Sister Maria Yelitza Ayala, Sister Irene Santiago Medina and Sister Maria del Mar Marchan will serve at four parishes.

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Tyler Museum of Art's fundraiser set for Saturday

Tickets are available for “Little Black Dress Has Beatlemania,” the Tyler Museum of Art’s fundraiser on tap for 7 p.m. Saturday at La Auto Grange, 520 Sherry Lane. It will include live and silent auctions, drinks and cuisine from Rick’s…

31 October 2014 [10:46 PM]
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Church supporting Ethiopian Synod

Almost everywhere Mark Braaten went in Ethiopia, he had followers. Maybe it was his light-colored skin that stood out in the African country or the fact that he came from the United States to this country. Whatever the reason, the…

31 October 2014 [10:07 PM]
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Diocese of Tyler hosting sisters

Three Catholic sisters from Latin America will be working in the Diocese of Tyler as part of an exchange program started by the Catholic Extension papal society. Sister Maria Yelitza Ayala, Sister Irene Santiago Medina and Sister Maria del Mar…

31 October 2014 [09:46 PM]
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New edition of IN Magazine coming out today

The new edition of IN Magazine hits the streets today. The general interest magazine features the best — from the arts to the outdoors — of living in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana. It is free and can be picked…

31 October 2014 [09:43 PM]
Bible verse 11-1

"By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the bretheren." (1 John 3:16)…

31 October 2014 [09:36 PM]
Don't vote to make Lindale "just like everywhere else"

I am a Lindale resident and I am proud in Lindale’s motto: “Good Country Living.” It is the soul of this town and her growth. I don’t believe Lindale should increase alcohol sales. Don’t be fooled by the claim that…

31 October 2014 [08:40 PM]
Pollard United Methodist Church hosts blood drive on Sunday

Pollard United Methodist Church will have a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at 3030 Copeland Rd. OTHER ITEMS Empowerment Church, 325 S. Broadway Ave., in Tyler will have an International Day of Prayer at…

31 October 2014 [08:38 PM]
God cares about all the details of our lives

At a low point a few years ago, I finally submitted in prayer that my agenda, career, ego and plans were the Lord’s. A few weeks later, a miracle happened. Just when I thought I would be looking for a…

31 October 2014 [08:37 PM]
Impact Week sponsored by UT Tyler starts on Monday

The University of Texas at Tyler will sponsor Impact Week on Monday through Nov. 9, co-sponsored by the Office of Leadership and Service and Global Awareness through Education Program. “The purpose of the event is to get our students involved…

31 October 2014 [08:34 PM]
Voter turnout low despite group efforts

Despite efforts by Democrats and Republicans, early statewide turnouts indicate lower mid-term interest among voters than in 2010. Gubernatorial candidates Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis have spent more than $83 million campaigning. Battleground Texas, a national group seeking to rebuild…

31 October 2014 [08:33 PM]
Police arrest man, 32, believed to have robbed Tyler bank

For the second time in five days, Tyler police have apprehended a bank robbery suspect moments after a local bank was held up, and police say they are pumped up on the quick arrests. Don Martin, Tyler Police Department public…

31 October 2014 [08:12 PM]
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Clinton is wrong about economics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has tried to explain her bizarre claim that “businesses don’t create jobs,” but all she’s really done is doubled down on the notion that bigger government — not a robust private sector —is the…

31 October 2014 [08:08 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 11-1

DEATHS MARY BLACK, 61, Rusk, died Oct. 22. Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home, Jacksonville. LARRY DEWAYNE CONWAY, 55, Kilgore, died Oct. 26. Victory Funeral Services, Kilgore. EDWARD JEROLD DOHERTY, 32, Tyler, died Oct. 26. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. DENNIS DUNCAN…

31 October 2014 [07:57 PM]
Capital murder defendant remains on $25 million bond

Capital murder defendant James Calvert was back in court on Friday morning for pretrial hearings, but all of the motions were put off for a later date after he pulled more antics in court. Smith County District Attorney Matt Bingham…

31 October 2014 [07:46 PM]
New Pavilion in Chandler open

A new pavilion has opened in Winchester Park in Chandler and will be the site of a free concert featuring the country group, “Faster Horses,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, hosted by the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. The concession for…

31 October 2014 [07:44 PM]
18th Annual Sarah J. Edwards Scholarship Banquet set for today

The Butler College Community Service Organization will have its 18th Annual Sarah J. Edwards Scholarship Banquet today. Robert E. Lee High School student Ka’Jah Houston is this year’s scholarship recipient. Miss Houston is a member of the Smith Temple Church…

31 October 2014 [07:39 PM]
Historical Hauntings of Rusk walk in Rusk today

“A Walk Through History, Historical Hauntings of Rusk,” will start at the Heritage Center of Cherokee County at 6:30 p.m. today at 208 S. Henderson in Rusk. Cost of the tour is $5 per person but children under 5 are…

31 October 2014 [07:38 PM]
UPDATE: Bank robbery on Old Jacksonville Hwy

Kenneth Dean, kdean@tylerpaper.com UPDATED 3:12 p.m.: First Bank & Trust, located at 2211 Three Lakes Parkway (near Fresh by Brookshires) was robbed this afternoon by a person wielding a knife. Police spokesman Don Martin, Police Spokeman, said units were already…

31 October 2014 [03:19 PM]
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PHOTOS: Tyler Morning Telegraph's Staff Halloween

In the spirit of Halloween, the employees of the Tyler Morning Telegraph wore costumes to work. You can see the photos at www.focusinon.me/Holidays/103114-Tyler-Morning-Telegraph/ .…

31 October 2014 [02:46 PM]
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Virgin Galactic says space tourism rocket lost

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — A witness says Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo exploded during a test flight over California's Mojave Desert. Photographer Ken Brown says the space tourism craft was released from the plane that carries it to high altitude, ignited its…

31 October 2014 [02:10 PM]
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PHOTOS: TJC Baseball's special Halloween game

Tyler Junior College baseball players wore costumes during a special Halloween game Thursday Oct. 30, 2104 at Mike Carter Field in Tyler, Texas. The Tyler Junior College baseball team players and staff wore Halloween costumes as they played a simulated…

31 October 2014 [12:59 PM]
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Midterm countdown: Senate control up for grabs Video

With just days to go before voters cast their ballots in the high stakes midterm elections, control of the Senate hangs on just a few states, and the GOP is feeling optimistic that both houses of Congress may soon be…

31 October 2014 [11:31 AM]
Lufkin kids treat dogs to treats

LUFKIN (AP) - Some kindergarten students in East Texas have turned Halloween into a math and science project with treats going to the dogs. The Lufkin Daily News (http://bit.ly/1sQtefo ) reported Friday that students at St. Cyprian's Episcopal School in…

31 October 2014 [11:21 AM]
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Medicare bought meds for dead people Video

WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem was traced back to a head-scratching bureaucratic rule that's now getting a second look. A report…

31 October 2014 [10:21 AM]
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A look at Ebola guidelines in Texas and other states

JULIE WATSON, Associated Press States have broad authority to quarantine people to prevent the spread of disease, and several are exercising that right to go beyond the safety recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for containing the deadly Ebola…

31 October 2014 [07:30 AM]