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Wishes granted for 4 East Texas children

   The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the wishes of four East Texas children over the past week.  The Make-A-Wish foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and medical conditions.

Eltife honored for support of higher education

State Sen. Kevin P. Eltife’s candor and ethics drew praise as higher education and elected officials paid tribute Thursday to his service in the legislature, particularly for his support of higher education.  Eltife, R-Tyler, was elected to the Texas Senate in early 2004 but is not seeking re-election in 2016.

Teens sharpen cooking skills in library's own version of 'Chopped'

Although 12-year-old Precious Henry had never zested an orange before, she can now confidently use a grater and perform other kitchen tasks after participating in the Tyler Public Library’s teenage version of the television show, “Chopped,” on Thursday. “It was very fun,” Henry said.

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Stay Cool with 2015 Heat Response Plan

Laura Stephenson and her 10-month-old son, Declan, took a break from the heat on Wednesday morning by spending time cooling off at the Tyler Public Library. “It’s a little warm outside,” Ms. Stephenson told a KYTX reporter.…

30 July 2015 [11:44 PM]
U.S.investigating lion's death, looking for Minnesota dentist

MINNEAPOLIS — U.S. wildlife authorities announced an investigation Thursday into the killing of Cecil, a prized lion in Zimbabwe, and also revealed that they have been unable to contact Dr. Walter Palmer, the Minnesota big-game hunter and dentist who participated…

30 July 2015 [11:38 PM]
Q&A: Former football star now staff writer for HBO's 'Ballers'

We know the narrative of sportswriters as frustrated athletes. Rashard Mendenhall flipped that last year in retiring from the NFL at 26. “I no longer want to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment,” he explained in…

30 July 2015 [11:36 PM]
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Prequel: 'Wet Hot American Summer' on Netflix Friday

The cast keeps aging, but the joke never seems to get old. In “Wet Hot American Summer,” a 2001 movie now regarded as a cult classic, Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler and Bradley Cooper were among the actors portraying 16-year-old summer…

30 July 2015 [11:34 PM]
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Judge to hear case contesting Cobain death-scene photos

SEATTLE — A King County Superior Court judge will hear arguments Friday on whether to proceed with a trial over the release of graphic photos and other police records from the 1994 death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Richard Lee,…

30 July 2015 [11:32 PM]
TCT’s ‘Buddy Holly Story’ continues run

Tyler Civic Theatre is continuing its run of “The Buddy Holly Story” as its summer musical. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the theater on the East Texas State…

30 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
Netflix is disrupting television's status quo

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — With more than 65 million subscribers worldwide, online streaming service Netflix continues to disrupt TV’s historical status quo with buzzworthy hits “Orange Is the New Black,” “House of Cards,” “Marvel’s Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.” Along…

30 July 2015 [11:16 PM]
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Electric consumers asked to cut back usage Video

Jerry Belcher, 64, sat under a large oak tree at the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Tyler Avenue in an empty lot where he has sold watermelons for the last three years. “Yeah it’s hot, but I got…

30 July 2015 [11:07 PM]
Local events to benefit families impacted by illness and injury

Ragan’s Hope — an organization that serves families of children with catastrophic illnesses and injuries — will get a fundraising boost this weekend with two events in Tyler. Classic Toyota, 1717 WSW Loop 323, will host the Tundra Concert Series…

30 July 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Wishes granted for 4 East Texas children

The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted the wishes of four East Texas children over the past week. The Make-A-Wish foundation grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses and medical conditions. Lilly Anderson, 5, of Lindale, who has battled…

30 July 2015 [10:52 PM]
Bible Verse 7-30

"Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled." (Matthew 5:6)…

30 July 2015 [10:39 PM]
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Coming Saturday

It’s the dog days of summer, but for high school footballers it is time to hit the practice field. On Monday, “fall” workouts begin around the area. The following Monday, the schools that conducted spring drills get things underway. In…

30 July 2015 [10:37 PM]
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Eltife honored for support of higher education

State Sen. Kevin P. Eltife’s candor and ethics drew praise as higher education and elected officials paid tribute Thursday to his service in the legislature, particularly for his support of higher education. Eltife, R-Tyler, was elected to the Texas…

30 July 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Teens sharpen cooking skills in library's own version of 'Chopped'

Although 12-year-old Precious Henry had never zested an orange before, she can now confidently use a grater and perform other kitchen tasks after participating in the Tyler Public Library’s teenage version of the television show, “Chopped,” on Thursday. “It was…

30 July 2015 [10:32 PM]
No county burn ban...Yet

The heat and lack of rain have Smith County fire officials monitoring fire incidents and preaching caution to residents about preventing destructive, dangerous fires. Smith County Assistant Fire Marshal Connie McCoy-Wasson said her office informed Smith County’s volunteer departments to…

30 July 2015 [10:30 PM]
Local Briefs

Civil Air Patrol to host waffle charity event The Tyler Civil Air Patrol’s pancake and waffle breakfast is scheduled from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at its headquarters, 1594 Dixie Drive, Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. The Tyler Composite…

30 July 2015 [10:06 PM]
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TABC clears Tyler bars of overserving accusations

Two Tyler bars have been cleared of accusations they may have overserved a man accused of intoxication manslaughter. The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission found no evidence of overserving by two bars visited by suspected drunken driver Carl Crabtree prior to…

30 July 2015 [10:04 PM]
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Lake County, Fla., offers rural charm, relaxed vibe

LAKE COUNTY, Fla., (TNS) — The 1,400 lakes sprinkled throughout Lake County add to the distinct character of a bucolic Central Florida gem. The diverse set of attractions and annual events draws visitors who enjoy the outdoors-y, laid-back vibe. Visiting…

30 July 2015 [08:44 PM]
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'Gnome Grown' garden a huge hit

CARLSTADT, N.J. (TNS) — Nestled on the corner of the busy thoroughfare of Monroe Street and Central Avenue is a garden that puts your grandfather’s tomato plants to shame. Reggie and Penny Preli have managed to take a gardening hobby…

30 July 2015 [08:39 PM]
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Economist Milton Friedman made the case for free markets

Milton Friedman, Nobel Prize recipient in economics, would have turned 103 today had he not passed in 2006. His works on school choice, reducing the Federal Reserve to a computer program and the benefits of free markets have changed the…

30 July 2015 [08:32 PM]
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Obama's Iran deal makes bad history

It came two days after the announcement of the nuclear agreement with Iran, yet little mention was made on July 16 of the 70th anniversary of the first nuclear explosion, near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The anniversary underscored that the agreement…

30 July 2015 [08:29 PM]
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A war on barbecue they shall never win

Mystery solved — perhaps. There’s a reason the left is coming after our barbecue grills and our smokers. It’s because apparently, barbecuing is sexist. No, really. Writing for Slate magazine, Jason Brogan feels the need to declare, “I’m a feminist.…

30 July 2015 [08:28 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 7-30

DEATHS JIMMY RONALD BELCHER, 72, Yantis, died July 24. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. JEAN BRANDENBERGER, 91, Jacksonville, died July 29. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. RICKY COLIN, 18, Mount Peasant, died July 29. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant.…

30 July 2015 [08:25 PM]
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Customers outraged after finding worms in tap water Video

Homeowners are outraged after finding small blood worms in their drinking and bathing water in Old River Winfree, Texas. The town of about 1,200 people is located east of Houston. The Associated Press has the story in the video on…

30 July 2015 [03:21 PM]
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Officers come up fruitless as man flees his vehicle

Smith County Precinct 5 officers went to make a traffic stop and the driver bailed from his vehicle and fled into the woods just South of Flatt road. Officers did not catch the driver and are currently searching for him…

30 July 2015 [02:54 PM]