Closings and cancellations for Thursday

Updated: Mar 05, 2015 12:15 AM CST School Delays and Cancellations for Thursday: Arp ISD: 10 a.m. start Beckville ISD: 10 a.m. start for students, 9:15 a.m. for teachers, buses run two hours later Broaddus ISD: 10 a.m. start, buses run 2 hours late Bullard ISD: 10 a.m. start Canton ISD: 10 a.m. start Carthage ISD: 10 a.m. start …

Chuckwagon race set for Neches Video

From target shooting on horseback to trail riding and authentic Dutch oven cooking lessons, Diamond B Ranch in Neches is host this week to a variety of outdoor recreation in the 1836 Chuckwagon Race.

Fatality in head-on crash on Old Jacksonville

An East Texas woman was killed in a head-on collision on Wednesday when a Dodge pickup traveling south on Old Jacksonville Highway veered into the wrong lane and hit a Chevy Traverse at 6:17 p.m., according to Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark.

Winter doesn’t stifle golden acorus’ color

Our gardens contain many different species of decorative grasses. Take this golden acorus (Acorus graminius ‘Ogon) for instance. You can’t find more bang for your buck. As you walk up to the IDEA Garden from any direction, this grass gleams a rich bright gold.

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Cold front blasts through East Texas

BY CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com East Texans can expect more wintry conditions Thursday as another winter storm blew through the area on Wednesday. KYTX-CBS 19 Chief Meteorologist John Adams reported that East Texas could expect the rain to continue until midnight Wednesday,…

05 March 2015 [12:05 AM]
Proposed legislation to provide tax relief

BY ADAM RUSSELL, arussell@tylerpaper.com State debt payments and tax relief would not count against the state’s budget spending cap, according to legislation authored by Senate leadership to amend the Texas Constitution. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, flanked by Sens. Kevin Eltife,…

05 March 2015 [12:04 AM]
Clarkston Elementary specialist teaching sign language class

Jennifer and James Tyler are taking a community sign language class at Clarkston Elementary School as a step toward being able to communicate with their son. The 7-month-old infant, Ben, was born with meningitis and since then has been diagnosed…

05 March 2015 [12:03 AM]
Cornyn files reciprocity bill in U.S. Senate

BY ADAM RUSSELL, arussell@tylerpaper.com Concealed handgun instructor Paul Johnson takes his pistol when he travels out of state. Most journeys don’t take him into states that don’t reciprocate acknowledgment of his license to carry a concealed weapon. Texas…

04 March 2015 [11:58 PM]
Bible verse, March 5

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)…

04 March 2015 [11:56 PM]
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Chuckwagon race set for Neches Video

From target shooting on horseback to trail riding and authentic Dutch oven cooking lessons, Diamond B Ranch in Neches is host this week to a variety of outdoor recreation in the 1836 Chuckwagon Race. For the past three years, event…

04 March 2015 [11:54 PM]
Tyler home destroyed by early morning fire

An early morning fire Wednesday destroyed a Tyler home. It happened in the 600 block of East Vance Street in Tyler, across the street from Douglas Elementary School. Three adults and two children were inside. The family was sleeping when…

04 March 2015 [11:46 PM]
Caddo Mounds events slated for Saturday

East Texans can practice yoga and foraging in the wild at Caddo Mounds Historic Site on Saturday. Ecopsychologist Arrie Tucker will be teaching an outdoor yoga class at 10 a.m. followed by a hike and foraging program with Brandy McDaniel…

04 March 2015 [11:44 PM]
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Third Amendment needs our love, too

We’ve said it before — the Third Amendment gets no love. We’re all about the Second Amendment, of course. Gun control laws, and the rules for carrying firearms either openly or concealed, have been under discussion in Austin and Washington…

04 March 2015 [11:41 PM]
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Despite some concerns, fresh wood chips make good mulch

Good gardeners know that a generous layer of mulch will help garden plants in many ways. Some of the benefits include reduced weeding, cooler soil in the summer, water conservation (need less frequent irrigation), and the slow addition of organic…

04 March 2015 [11:39 PM]
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Winter doesn’t stifle golden acorus’ color

Our gardens contain many different species of decorative grasses. Take this golden acorus (Acorus graminius ‘Ogon) for instance. You can’t find more bang for your buck. As you walk up to the IDEA Garden from any direction, this grass gleams…

04 March 2015 [11:22 PM]
Country club holding prom for foster kids

The Cascades Country Club in Tyler will be holding their first ever Breakfast at Tiffany's themed prom for youth in foster care this week.  The BCFS Tyler Transition Center is partnering with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services…

04 March 2015 [11:13 PM]
Miss Teen Van Zandt County set tocompete in Miss Texas Teen Pageant

After attending a three-day-long church seminar on human trafficking, 14-year-old Olivia Boswell, a native of Van Zandt County, developed a passion to build awareness about the hidden truths behind human trafficking. “I was at Gateway Church’s Pink Impact, a church…

04 March 2015 [11:09 PM]
Chili cookoff set for this weekend

The 34th Ever Rose City Chili Cookoff will be held this weekend behind Gander Mountain. This event benefits The Spirit of St. Louis Therapeutic Riding Center for special needs teens and adults to interact with specially trained horses. There will…

04 March 2015 [11:05 PM]
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Team beats cold, competitors with 31-pound Palestine stringer

You might say that Todd Pierce and Steven Phillips are honed in on Lake Palestine this winter. The fishing duo has competed in three tournaments on the lake since January, finishing first in two and a close second in the…

04 March 2015 [10:59 PM]
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Jacksonville woman, originally from Cambodia, becomes an American

By Jo Anne Embleton, The Jacksonville Progress JACKSONVILLE -- Inspired by her daughter and encouraged by family, Nancy Thompson spent a year preparing to become a U.S. citizen. On Jan. 21, she realized her goal. The 34-year-old Cambodian native was…

04 March 2015 [10:34 PM]
Yoga, Pilates offer activity for mind, body

BY PATRICE DUNAGIN It is well known that regular physical activity can help with weight loss and reduce the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes and some cancers. It is not as well known that physical activity helps the mind.…

04 March 2015 [10:28 PM]
Death and funeral notices, March 5

DEATHS RUBY RICHARDSON BABINO, 83, Tyler, died March 3. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. GERELINE CLIFTON BELL, 80, Bullard, died March 4. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. RON BETHEL, 59, Tyler, died March 3. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. CHRISTOPHER BRITTON, 35, Kilgore,…

04 March 2015 [09:54 PM]
15 years for woman in fatal DWI car crash at Austin laundromat

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a man after she drove into an Austin laundromat and pinned him against a dryer. The Austin American-Statesman reports Magan Garcia pleaded guilty Wednesday…

04 March 2015 [08:58 PM]
Fatality in head-on crash on Old Jacksonville

BY CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com An East Texas woman was killed in a head-on collision Wednesday when a Dodge pickup travelling southbound on Old Jacksonville Highway veered into the wrong lane and hit a Chevy Traverse at 6:17 p.m., according to Department…

04 March 2015 [08:22 PM]
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Goodell: NFL responsible for Super Bowl seating problems in DFW

DALLAS (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a taped deposition played for jurors Wednesday that the league was responsible for problems that left hundreds of fans without seats or with restricted views during the 2011 Super Bowl at…

04 March 2015 [07:52 PM]
Man wanted in Ft. Worth homicide case arrested in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say man wanted in a Texas homicide case has been arrested in New Mexico. Las Cruces police say 54-year-old Donald Fourqurean was taken into custody Wednesday after a brief car chase. They say Fourqurean…

04 March 2015 [07:40 PM]
CA firefighters rescue dog trapped in gap between walls

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County firefighters got creative to rescue a dog that had fallen into a six-inch-wide gap in West Hollywood, California. Inspector Randall Wright says a dozen firefighters were called to the scene Monday afternoon.…

04 March 2015 [07:37 PM]
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Second Los Angeles hospital reports 'superbug' infections

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said…

04 March 2015 [06:46 PM]
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Feds seize backpacks, lunch bags in Texas with unhealthy lead levels

HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Houston say they have seized more than 6,000 children's backpacks and lunch bags after testing of the items found they had unacceptable levels of lead. Officials say the backpacks and…

04 March 2015 [06:38 PM]
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Interactive map of current Texas road conditions

Texas Department of Transportation offers an interactive online map of current road conditions at DriveTexas.org . This Wednesday evening, we are watching the "Ice/Snow" markers creeping eastward.…

04 March 2015 [06:30 PM]
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US ambassador to South Korea attacked and hurt with razor

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Ambassador Mark Lippert was attacked by a man wielding a razor and screaming that the rival Koreas should be unified, South Korean police and media said Thursday. TV images showed Lippert bleeding from his…

04 March 2015 [05:40 PM]
Tyler ISD will have two-hour delay Thursday

Tyler ISD has decided to open schools two hours later than usual Thursday morning, due to the forecast for inclement weather. Check back here at TylerPaper.com for more announcements throughout the evening and early morning.…

04 March 2015 [03:54 PM]