Wal-Mart opening health clinic in Palestine

Wal-Mart customers will soon have another reason to visit the store — health care. The company that claims to offer everything for a discount is undergoing a pilot program, offering health clinics inside their super centers. Three already have opened in Texas, and one is planned to open in the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Palestine on Aug. 8, Wal…

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Death and Funeral Notices, July 28

DEATHS EUGENE ABRAHAM SR., 90, Gladewater, died July 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. KATHLEEN RAE BACA, 49, Mineola, died July 18. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. JIMMIE R. BETHEA, 72, Galveston, died July 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson.…

27 July 2014 [11:26 PM]
Bible Thoughts, July 28

“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:4)…

27 July 2014 [11:19 PM]
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Mayfair Building plays big part in area history

Performers, such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, have walked through its doors, military trainees have been entertained there, and in more recent years, various local groups have used it for events. Many things have happened at the Mayfair Building,…

27 July 2014 [11:18 PM]
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Kinks, Curls, Coils

BY FAITH HARPER fharper@tylerpaper.com frican-American men and women gathered together Sunday afternoon to embrace and celebrate their natural hair. The third annual Natural Hair Expo was held at the Quality Inn Conference Center, 2843 NNW Loop 323, and was…

27 July 2014 [10:54 PM]
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Capitalism is the cure, not the ill

A group of environmentalists from around the world have it completely wrong. They contend the problem with the environment is capitalism. But history shows capitalism is the cure, not the disease. “Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped…

27 July 2014 [10:33 PM]
Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, Rev. Jarrett Maupin, said he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix. The Arizona Republic reports the…

27 July 2014 [10:12 PM]
Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

Staff Reports A Texas Empowerment report released by Choose Energy shows that about one in three Texans choose renewably sourced energy options. That’s 100 percent more than any other state, Levente McCrary, spokeswoman for Choose Energy, said in…

27 July 2014 [09:21 PM]
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e-piphany helps lights go on with varied classes

BY CASEY MURPHY cmurphy@tylerpaper.com What started as teaching preschool students basic computer skills has morphed into a second business for Paige Parker. Ms. Parker, 30, started e-piphany out of her home nearly three years ago, and on June 27,…

27 July 2014 [08:05 PM]
Business Sense: Bargain hunter turns skill into resale business

Tara Berry always has been a bargain hunter. When she was pregnant with her first child, she was introduced to Just Between Friends, a seasonal sales event where communities come together to buy and sell gently used children’s and maternity…

27 July 2014 [06:59 PM]
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US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. on Sunday released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The…

27 July 2014 [06:52 PM]
Holiday Inn South Broadway getting $500K in renovations

Staff Reports Holiday Inn South Broadway is undergoing $500,000 in renovations to its restaurant and lounge areas. Sandhu Management Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, filed the building permit for the remodel at 5701 S. Broadway Ave. RPR Construction is…

27 July 2014 [05:55 PM]
Chamber of Commerce nominates 14 for board

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nominating Committee has nominated 14 people to serve on its Board of Directors beginning Oct. 1. Along with the annual survey, a ballot is being mailed to chamber members to select seven of the…

27 July 2014 [05:38 PM]
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Wal-Mart opening health clinic in Palestine

Wal-Mart customers will soon have another reason to visit the store — health care. The company that claims to offer everything for a discount is undergoing a pilot program, offering health clinics inside their super centers. Three already have opened…

27 July 2014 [05:35 PM]
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Sanford and Israel: Godfathers of East Texas cardiology

When they first moved to East Texas, Dr. Fagg Sanford and Dr. Noah Israel used to regularly cover for one another at Mother Frances Hospital, and not because they are good friends and colleagues. They took turns walking the hospital…

26 July 2014 [11:28 PM]
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Moore Thoughts: Outdoor cooking serves men well

In most American households, women do the cooking inside and men do the cooking outside. If you look way back in human history (the 1950s), there’s a reason for this. The first outdoor BBQ likely occurred half a million years…

26 July 2014 [11:25 PM]
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Youth orchestra gets new name and director

Tyler Youth Orchestra has a new name and a new musical director who’s on a mission to grow the ensemble. The orchestra’s board changed the name to East Texas Youth Orchestra and hired Gene Moon, director of orchestras at Stephen…

26 July 2014 [11:17 PM]
Hot temps today

Expect another hot day, our hottest day today and again Monday before changes in our weather pattern take place. Temperatures this afternoon will be in the mid- and upper 90s across the region. Monday temperatures should be in the mid-90s…

26 July 2014 [11:08 PM]
Hay Show entries sought

Time is quickly approaching for Smith County forage producers to enter samples into the 2014 hay show that is held in conjunction with the East Texas State Fair. The Hay Show is an educational event for area forage growers and…

26 July 2014 [11:06 PM]
Increased production boots U.S.

Recent tragic events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe reinforce the importance of the United States becoming energy independent. While the U.S. may not be 100 percent free from imported oil today, the increase in crude oil and natural…

26 July 2014 [11:05 PM]
PATH Week set for Sept. 9 to 11

People Attempting to Help’s PATH Week 2014 will be celebrated Sept. 9 to 11 and this year’s theme is FAITH, HOPE and HOME. The week is designed to raise awareness of PATH and the PATH programs helping to change the…

26 July 2014 [10:57 PM]
Medicare is here to stay

Medicare went into effect 48 years ago on July 1, 1966. Earlier that same year, Medicare workers went door to door trying to get seniors to sign up. Medicare was not the cornerstone then that it is today and people…

26 July 2014 [10:56 PM]
BBB: Tips to avoid overpayment scams

Running a successful business is tough enough without throwing fraud into the mix. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, small businesses have a fraud rate of nearly 32 percent. BBB is warning businesses to be suspicious of customers…

26 July 2014 [10:56 PM]
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Study looks at human, deer bone similarities

White-tailed deer antlers might someday hold the key to curing bone cancer, and the research into it might help hunters take bigger trophies. There are still a lot of ifs in a research project just a year old, and no…

26 July 2014 [10:52 PM]
Bible Thoughts, July 27, 2014

“(By Faith We Understand) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”(Hebrews 11:1)…

26 July 2014 [10:46 PM]
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Lawmakers' new roles could increase influence

Two local senators were appointed to influential panels earlier this month for a 2015 session where a mix of new members, new leadership teams and a budget surplus could make things interesting. Sens. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, and Robert Nichols, R-Jacksonville,…

26 July 2014 [10:45 PM]
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Photographs, pranks and petting zoos

On my June trip to Wichita, Kansas, I went to the Sedgwick County Zoo with my high school pal, Richelle Mattson and her young daughters, Arabella and Rebecca. The family has a membership, and Arabella knows exactly what she wants…

26 July 2014 [10:45 PM]