Affidavit reveals more information about the suspected killing of a man found dead near the Antioch Cemetery

An arrest warrant affidavit for Stanton Lane Pearce, 52, reveals the roles law enforcement officials believe he and suspects Laurie Perry, 56, and Rebecca Bond, 37 played in connection to the death of a Tyler man. Luis Martinez, 62, of Tyler was found dead near the Antioch Cemetery in northeastern Smith County on Thursday. The affidavit states

GG Distributing Co. plans to bring 160 new jobs; opening in former postal service building in Owentown

More than 160 new jobs could come to the Owentown area with the help of a tax abatement incentive. On Tuesday, the Smith County Commissioners Court set a public hearing on offering GG Distributing Co. a five-year, 80 percent tax abatement to set up shop in the former United States Postal Service building near the intersection of

United Way to kickoff $2.6 million renovation project of historic Tyler Woman's Building

It’s the end of an era as The Woman’s Building on South Broadway will change hands from one nonprofit organization to another. The Tyler Woman’s Building Inc. board of directors has given the United Way of Smith County the deed and keys to the 84-year-old Tyler Woman’s Building. In the process, the structure will cease to be an event

City unveils Half Mile of History marker in honor of H.L. and Lyda Bunker Hunt

The earliest conversations Herbert Hunt can recall at his family’s dinner table revolved around one thing: oil. When he was 3-years-old, he said his highchair was moved to the dinner table, and his father, H.L. Hunt, frequently discussed East Texas oil fields. “I claim I was home schooled by H.L. in the oil business,” Herbert, who now
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Co.Work office space opening Thursday in Tyler for entrepreneurs
Tyler City Council moves forward with plans for conference center and hotel
Art of Peace Festival kicks off with night of praise
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Commissioners see 2017 roadwork plan, stats from 2016

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com The Smith County Road and Bridge Department has completed 5,480 work orders this year and has plans to complete $5.1 million in roadwork next fiscal year. County Engineer Frank Davis gave his annual report to the Smith…

27 September 2016 [07:03 PM]
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ETMC announces new physicians

Ashish Gangasani, MD, has joined Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants. He is board-certified in four areas including cardiac electrophysiology, general cardiology, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. He also is a certified cardiac device specialist. He attended medical school at the India Institute of Medical Sciences. He…

27 September 2016 [05:59 PM]
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NET Health to evaluate food truck regulations on Oct. 5

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com The Northeast Texas Public Health District’s board of directors will discuss looser food truck regulations next week. A public hearing is set for 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, in the Genecov Room, which is on the first…

27 September 2016 [05:37 PM]
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GOP tax policies didn't cause the Great Recession

Hillary Clinton claimed Monday night that Republican tax policies led to the economic downturn of 2008 - the Great Recession. That’s wrong. Economists know that a housing bubble, largely caused by government guarantees to banks that even if their home…

27 September 2016 [04:49 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 28

DEATHS MELVIN “CLARK” BRITTON, 92, Lindale, died Sept. 26. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. CONNIE MAE (MONTGOMERY) BROWN, 91, Hawkins, died Sept. 25. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. CAROL DAVENPORT, 71, Bullard/Tyler, died Sept.…

27 September 2016 [04:39 PM]
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Power of the Purse Women's Fund luncheon slated for Oct. 25

The Women’s Fund of Smith County is hosting its Power of the Purse Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Green Acres CrossWalk Conference Center in Tyler. The theme is "Live the Give: How Women Are Raising Charitable Communities."…

27 September 2016 [04:28 PM]
Integrity Awards slated for Oct. 8; single parent to receive scholarship

The inaugural Integrity Awards, a night of celebration honoring African American businesses, individuals and organizations is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at Caldwell Auditorium. A scholarship will be given to a single parent at the event. Integrity Scholarship Foundation…

27 September 2016 [03:45 PM]
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Elections officials register residents to vote; deadline Oct. 11

ANDREW D. BROSIG, andrewbrosig@tylerpaper.com Smith County Elections officials made it a bit easier to participate in the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election on Tuesday, hosting a voter registration drive in downtown Tyler. Karen Nelson, county elections administrator, and Maurine…

27 September 2016 [03:07 PM]
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Texas College receives grant to fund writing activities

Texas College recently received a $20,000 grant from the East Texas Communities Foundation that will fund the development of four library initiatives related to writing. As part of the initiative, a writer-in-residence and local creative writers will provide creative workshops…

27 September 2016 [01:50 PM]
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Doing 'favors' for minorities can leave them worse off

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor - off the record - what his response to them was. He said, “I…

27 September 2016 [01:44 PM]
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Artsview Children's Theatre to perform The Music Man

ArtsView Children’s Theatre continues its 2016 season with The Music Man, by Meredith Willson. There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music…

27 September 2016 [01:39 PM]
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Rare earth mining makes green energy not so green

Hillary Clinton’s energy plan would wreak havoc on the environment, in a far more devastating and lasting way than anything Donald Trump has proposed. That’s because of “clean” energy’s dirty secret - it’s not very green at all. Just look…

27 September 2016 [01:33 PM]
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Transgenderism Can Be Helpful

North Carolina's legislative body passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which mandates a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex, as opposed to their opinion of their sex.…

27 September 2016 [11:13 AM]
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Clinton, Trump agree to set aside the Constitution

The Second and Fourth Amendments took a hit from both sides Monday night, when Donald Trump echoed Hillary Clinton’s call for banning those on no-fly lists from purchasing weapons, and when Trump called for stop-and-frisk policing tactics. “We finally need…

27 September 2016 [11:01 AM]
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TVCC Theatre Presents Young Peoples’ “The Odyssey”

The Trinity Valley Community College Department of Theatre presents “The Odyssey, A Play for Young Audiences” by Tom Smith through Friday, September 30 in the auditorium adjacent to the Orval Pirtle Administration building on the Athens campus. This fast-paced and…

27 September 2016 [10:41 AM]
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Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since…

27 September 2016 [06:19 AM]