Scouts plant flags on graves of those who served in war

  Dozens of Boy Scouts and their families spent Saturday morning honoring American veterans. Tyler area Scouts were up bright and early placing American flags on the graves of every veteran at Tyler Memorial Cemetery and Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery. “This is our duty to God and country, the service we do as Scouts,” Troop 335…

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UT Tyler centerfielder Christa Hartnett, takes a home run away from Salisbury.

The Business of Barbecue: A lifestyle and a living

  Barbecue in East Texas isn’t just a lifestyle — it’s also a living, for many. Smoky brisket, tender ribs and sweet sauces feed into the area’s economy with restaurants, suppliers and support companies. “In East Texas, barbecue is king,” said Bob Westbrook, a past president of the East Texas Restaurant Association. “Here’s how

Most E. Texas hospitals seeing drop in infection rates

When someone is admitted into the hospital, the patient counts on personnel to help them get well. However, there is always a chance they can contract an infection while at the hospital. Most infections can be treated successfully while others may be life-threatening. About 75,000 people die each year

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Christie stays atop leaderboard

  QUITMAN – The rain forecasted to blow through East Texas Sunday hit Lake Fork full force Sunday, and while it forced Toyota Texas Bass Classic officials to close down onshore activities for the day, it didn’t stop the 35…

24 May 2015 [09:06 PM]
Memorial Day: Honor those who have served

Leo Rossler, Social Security On Memorial Day, we honor men and women who died while courageously serving in the U.S. military. We also recognize active duty service members, especially those who have been wounded. Cities and towns across the…

24 May 2015 [08:23 PM]
Master Gardeners to dedicate sculpture

Melissa McTee, mmctee@tylerpaper.com A dedication ceremony will be held in memory of Master Gardener and coordinator, Sue Adee, by The Smith County Master Gardener Association to unveil a bronze sculpture in the IDEA garden on Thursday, June 4. The sculpture…

24 May 2015 [08:19 PM]
Building Permits 5-25

  BuildingPermits0525 / cq rm New Construction Residential Thompson’s Enterprise is building an $188,000 1,694 square-foot home at 945 S. Lyons. Glory Builders is building an $180,000 2,229 square-foot home at 6104 Havens Trail. Reed Property Mgmt. is building a…

24 May 2015 [08:10 PM]
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Tips for processing payments via mobile device

Mechele Agbayani Mills, Tyler Better Business Bureau Many businesses and charities are making the move to process payments via mobile device. Implementing a mobile payment system requires little infrastructure or technical knowhow and is relatively inexpensive. However, as with any…

24 May 2015 [08:08 PM]
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Business Notes 5-25

ANNOUNCED Aqueous Engineering has announced that Maegan Schneider has joined the firm. Ms. Schneider received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University and master’s from The University of Texas at Tyler.   SELECTED East Texas Copy…

24 May 2015 [07:58 PM]
Donating backpacks stuffed with school supplies on this week's show

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Christi Khalaf explains how companies can donate backpacks stuffed with school supplies this summer for students in need by joining the upcoming citywide “School is Cool.” Individuals and companies…

24 May 2015 [07:50 PM]
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Remember those who fell in wars

Memorial Day is a holiday often connected with the end of the school year, the start of vacation season and a time for outings and picnics, but its true purpose, honoring America’s fallen heroes, should not be overshadowed. Americans are…

24 May 2015 [07:47 PM]
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UPDATED: Tornado Warning for Rusk, Smith, Gregg counties

SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENTNATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA629 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015 TXC183-401-242345-/O.CON.KSHV.TO.W.0043.000000T0000Z-150524T2345Z/RUSK TX-GREGG TX-629 PM CDT SUN MAY 24 2015 ...A TORNADO WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 645 PM CDT FORNORTHWESTERN RUSK AND SOUTH CENTRAL GREGG COUNTIES... AT…

24 May 2015 [06:36 PM]
Oil and gas drilling report, May 24

Drilling Report for May 24 (Report for activity May 10-16) DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Harrison; XTO Energy Inc.; Margaret Suggs 6H; Lansing, N. (Cotton Valley, Lo.); Merchant, E.A./420; Gas; 15,700; 7.6…

24 May 2015 [12:00 AM]
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Pet of the week 5-24

Peaches is a 2-year-old female terrier mix that is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Peaches is very energetic and athletic. She loves to go for walks. Peaches has been spayed and is current…

23 May 2015 [11:47 PM]
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Remembering the Class of '80: forever friends

“J-O-H-N-N-Y,” I said. Mrs. Walker looked across the desk at me and smiled. She thanked me for telling her how to spell my name. I liked Mrs. Walker from the start. She was nice to me. It was 1968. Johnson…

23 May 2015 [11:44 PM]
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Dog-walking app benefits owners, pets and shelters

Twice a day, Tyler Police Chief Gary Swindle and his puppy go for a walk around the neighborhood. The exercise is good for the 6-month-old yellow Lab mix named Honey, as well as for Swindle, who has dropped…

23 May 2015 [11:41 PM]
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Scouts plant flags on graves of those who served in war Video

Dozens of Boy Scouts and their families spent Saturday morning honoring American veterans. Tyler area Scouts were up bright and early placing American flags on the graves of every veteran at Tyler Memorial Cemetery and Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery.…

23 May 2015 [11:36 PM]
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The Business of Barbecue: A lifestyle and a living

Barbecue in East Texas isn’t just a lifestyle — it’s also a living, for many. Smoky brisket, tender ribs and sweet sauces feed into the area’s economy with restaurants, suppliers and support companies. “In East Texas, barbecue is…

23 May 2015 [11:33 PM]
10th Brookshire's Heroes Flight begins Monday

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph   Thirty veterans of World War II and the Korean War leave Monday for Washington, D.C., guests of the Brookshire Grocery Co., on the Brookshire’s/Super 1 Foods Heroes Flight. Representing four branches of the…

23 May 2015 [11:31 PM]
On Memorial Day, let's unite to recall those we have lost

Letters0525 / cq rm On Memorial Day, many Texans will be enjoying the company of their families and friends, a holiday some use as an indicator of summer’s arrival. Memorial Day is more than that, a reminder of the sacrifices…

23 May 2015 [11:28 PM]
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Politics, barbecue: smoke, not sauce

It’s the first major scandal of Gov. Greg Abbott’s administration, and we can no longer, in good conscience, remain silent. Last week, Gov. Abbott made a deplorable statement to the Independent Journal Review. He was in Washington D.C., and perhaps…

23 May 2015 [11:27 PM]
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My Memorial Day

Note: We have a guest taking my place today. My mom. Mom returned last Thursday from a trip to England, which included a visit to the airfield where her father served in World War II. Her remembrances are…

23 May 2015 [11:22 PM]
Bible Verse 5-24

"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification." (Romans 15:2)      …

23 May 2015 [11:14 PM]
TxDOT continues roadwork

The Texas Department of Transportation has released a list of new and continuing roadwork around East Texas.   ANDERSON COUNTY Crews in Palestine are fixing edges on SH 155 northbound between Palestine and Frankston. That will be followed by…

23 May 2015 [10:42 PM]
Longview police probe hit-and-run

Longview police are seeking the public’s help in finding one or more suspects from a hit-and-run on Loop 281. Around 5 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a call of an accident with injuries in the 4100 block of West…

23 May 2015 [10:36 PM]
Yellow flowers in pasture can be toxic

Have you noticed yellow flowers growing in your pastures lately? There are several plants with yellow flowers but the Texas Groundsel (Senecio ampullaceus) and Buttercups (Ranunculus spp.) are the most abundant right now. The Texas Groundsel is a…

23 May 2015 [10:32 PM]
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Advice for water or flood damage

Water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage, and we’ve had a lot of unwanted water in East Texas the past few weeks as severe thunderstorms have caused power outages, flooded roads and tornadoes. It’s important not to…

23 May 2015 [10:31 PM]
Health Briefs 5-24

Stroke event held Tuesday at rehab hospital Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital will host a communitywide stroke awareness event at noon Tuesday at 3131 Troup Highway. The event is in recognition of the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Awareness Month. It…

23 May 2015 [10:26 PM]
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Most E. Texas hospitals seeing drop in infection rates

When someone is admitted into the hospital, the patient counts on personnel to help them get well. However, there is always a chance they can contract an infection while at the hospital. Most infections can be treated successfully while others…

23 May 2015 [10:25 PM]
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Group weight loss, fitness challenges key to success

If you Google “weight loss challenge,” or scroll through Pinterest, you’ll come across dozens of programs designed to pump you up for what seems to be our most elusive task. With warmer weather, a lot of us may…

23 May 2015 [10:18 PM]
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Internist to lead next 'Walk'

Katie Root, an internist at East Texas Medical Center, leads this week’s Walk with a Doc event Thursday and will discuss obesity management. Walk With a Doc is a project of the Smith County Medical Society and is held at…

23 May 2015 [09:27 PM]