Kay Warren speaks about loss of son during Peace of Mind Tyler conference

Kay Warren—co-founder of Saddleback Church in southern California with husband Rick Warren—candidly expressed the pain she and her family experienced following their son's suicide last year during Saturday’s Peace of Mind Tyler Conference. The faith leader spoke, sometimes behind tears, about her son’s battle with mental il…

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VIDEO: Mental, spiritual health focus at conference

Editor's note: This is the second story in a series on mental health and the church. See the related link for more on the Peace of Mind Tyler Conference's keynote speaker, Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church and wife of…

21 September 2014 [12:06 AM]
Kay Warren speaks about loss of son during Peace of Mind Tyler conference

Kay Warren—co-founder of Saddleback Church in southern California with husband Rick Warren—candidly expressed the pain she and her family experienced following their son's suicide last year during Saturday’s Peace of Mind Tyler Conference. The faith leader spoke, sometimes behind tears,…

21 September 2014 [12:05 AM]
Fair food aromas leave tongues wagging

Before you even step through the gates of the fair, you can smell the food — the scent of meat grilling, food frying and the sweet aroma of cotton candy. It heightens your senses and triggers your appetite. You’d better…

20 September 2014 [11:26 PM]
Is it just me? Meeting Mr. Smith

Aren’t true stories always the best? Are you good or bad with names? The class was asked yesterday morning at the end of a vigorous workout led by spin instructor Stephanie. It seems the older I get, the worse it…

20 September 2014 [11:20 PM]
Young people fueling surge in vinyl records

Vinyl records are making a comeback. What was written off for dead 25 years ago is now the only segment of the music business that’s showing an increase in hard copy sales. The website mar ketplace.org recently featured a story…

20 September 2014 [11:07 PM]
Saddling up: 400 riders, 36 states represented

A national competition featuring horse riders doing three disciplines is scheduled for the Tyler area. The event — the 2014 Nutrena USEA (United States Eventing Association) American Eventing Championships — is scheduled for Thursday through Sept. 28 at the Texas…

20 September 2014 [11:06 PM]
Local youth ready for national horse riding competition

As they prepare to participate in a national competition, young East Texas horse riders are focused. One by one, the riders, who do eventing, or horse trials, strive to clear the fence before them as they practice show jumping. If…

20 September 2014 [10:58 PM]
Man charged with felony in theft of lottery tickets

Tyler police arrested a 22-year-old man who tried to make off with a handful of scratch-off lottery tickets from a gas station on Saturday morning. Officers were called to the Valero gas station in the 1300 block of West Southwest…

20 September 2014 [10:45 PM]
'Soul searching pieces' on exhibit

Gallery Main Street’s newest exhibition, “Movements of the Mind,” includes some “soul searching pieces,” said Beverly Abell, Tyler Main Street director. The exhibition continues through Nov. 3 in the gallery at 110 W. Erwin St. Gallery Main Street is…

20 September 2014 [10:39 PM]
Pet of the week: Diago

Diago is totally vetted. He is neutered and is current on all vaccinations including Rabies. He has been microchipped for identification purposes and when Diago is adopted he will receive a gift of 30 days of pet health insurance. For…

20 September 2014 [10:36 PM]
Insights to share with your wise elders

BY LEO ROSSLER, Tyler Social Security district manager While the baby boom era is behind us, the effects will live on. The number of people reaching the autumn season of life is higher than ever. In fact, the World Health…

20 September 2014 [10:34 PM]
Political happenings: Film director speaking at Grassroots

Acclaimed director Dennis Michael Lynch will speak to Grassroots America — We the People at 11 a.m. on Friday. Lynch is the director of the highly acclaimed films “They Come to America I & II.” He is now touring America…

20 September 2014 [10:32 PM]
Woman's Forum marking 92nd year on Tuesday

The Tyler Woman’s Forum is celebrating the beginning of its 92nd year by hosting its annual Reassembly Coffee from 10 to 11.30 a.m. Tuesday at the Woman’s Building, 911 S. Broadway Ave., member Cathy Shipp said. The event is catered…

20 September 2014 [10:31 PM]
Effects of domestic violence ripple through lives

Domestic abuse is a multifaceted public health issue that has gained much attention in the past few weeks as the National Football League addresses some of its players’ violence charges. Health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

20 September 2014 [10:16 PM]
Walk With A Doc Q-and-A: testosterone replacement

Dr. Leonard DeCarlo is a urologist at Urology Tyler, PA. He will be the health topic and walk leader at the Walk with a Doc program, which steps off at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rose Rudman Trail. This week’s topic…

20 September 2014 [10:13 PM]
Bureau's tips for baby safety month

Drowning, poisoning, burns and falls are some of the leading causes of child injury. BBB and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) would like to remind parents of some basic safety rules that can protect babies and toddlers from accidents…

20 September 2014 [10:10 PM]
Retiring to ranching workshop

By CHAD GULLEY, Smith County Extension Agent As a landowner or agriculture producer, do you ever have questions on whom to contact for various local, state and federal resources when it comes to your forage or livestock operations? When you…

20 September 2014 [10:07 PM]
Senate looks into tax reform, again

BY ALEX MILLS, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers The federal tax code is voluminous and complicated. Just about everyone who has filed a federal income tax return knows how complicated it can be. However, attempts to simplify and shorten the…

20 September 2014 [10:04 PM]
Locals become U.S. Navy sailors, Air Force airman

RB RM Navy Navy Seaman Recruit Jesse D. Mumphrey and Seaman Daniel Dotson recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois. During the eight-week program, Mumphrey and Dotson completed training which included classroom…

20 September 2014 [10:02 PM]
Magdalene Home’s Pancake Supper Oct. 5

The Magdalene Home’s Pancake Supper at The Diner is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 5. Local celebrities will flip pancakes in support of the event at 7924 S. Broadway Ave. in Tyler. All event proceeds will go…

20 September 2014 [09:44 PM]
Clarence Thomas exemplifies class

When U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas spoke at The University of Texas at Tyler, he spoke softly. He spoke without rancor, without partisanship and without demonizing his opponents. And this is a man who has himself been demonized…

20 September 2014 [09:40 PM]
ISIL is deliberately trying to lure us in

What was the Islamic State thinking? We know it is sophisticated in its use of modern media. But what was the logic of propagating to the world videos of its beheadings of two Americans (and subsequently a Briton) — sure…

20 September 2014 [09:39 PM]
Justice Thomas understands the meaning of an oath

On Sept. 16, I had the privilege of hearing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas deliver remarks at the Cowan Center in Tyler. His speech was great and exceeded my expectations. I was especially pleased that he told the audience that…

20 September 2014 [09:37 PM]
Weighing In: Be wary of expanding waistlines

We’ve probably all joked about potbellies, beer guts or muffin tops. Regardless what you call that layer of fat around the waist, the seemingly harmless love handles may be detrimental to your health. While obesity rates have begun to slow,…

20 September 2014 [09:34 PM]
Tyler Paper to offer hunters, fisherman outdoor adventures

The sky was switching from the darkness of night to the faint orange eastern glow announcing the arrival of morning when we finished the task of putting out the decoy spread. It was cold and windy, but it always is…

20 September 2014 [09:30 PM]
Archery, MLDP season opens Saturday

Ready or not, deer season is here. Come Saturday morning bow hunters and hunters with access to Managed Lands Deer permits will be opening ranch gates and slipping into blinds well before daylight hoping to get the first shot at…

20 September 2014 [09:21 PM]
Big Buck Contest registration starts

Registration is under way for the 35th Tyler Paper Big Buck Contest. Hunters can register for free at any of the contest sponsors: Army/Navy Store of Tyler, 1201 E.SE. Loop 323; East Texas Seed, Cotton Belt Rail Yard; Lynch’s Food…

20 September 2014 [09:19 PM]
Lights, camera, action: Downtown Tyler Film Festival

The Downtown Tyler Film Festival — a celebration of independent short filmmaking — returns to Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St., with four nights of screenings beginning Wed-nesday. This year, judges received dozens of entries of films from not only…

20 September 2014 [09:11 PM]
Cliburn gold medalist opens ETSO season

East Texas Symphony Orchestra opens its season on Saturday with a concert featuring pianist Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Named after the late piano genius from Kilgore, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition widely…

20 September 2014 [09:06 PM]
Now is the time to start a philanthropy conversation

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article of “Give Well,” a weekly column being written by Dawn Franks, of Your Philanthropy, Kyle Penney, of the East Texas Communities Foundation, and Betsy Hahn, of The Women’s Fund. We live in a…

20 September 2014 [09:02 PM]