Actor Gary Sinise kicks off Soaring Valor trip today in Tyler, taking veterans to WWII Museum in New Orleans Video

Helen Horbury, 94, of Flint, was an aviation machinist mate during World War II, repairing aircraft and changing spark plugs in fighters deployed throughout Europe and Asia. On Thursday, Mrs. Horbury got the opportunity to visit the National World War II Museum in New Orleans as part of the Soaring Valor program through the Gary Sinise…

DPS offers Halloween safety tips for Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and using extra caution in areas where trick-or-treaters will be celebrating. “As we head into the

Tyler firefighter behind Turn Tyler Pink uses his own cancer battle to educate others

A Tyler firefighter who was instrumental in starting Turn Tyler Pink to fight women’s cancers is now facing a cancer battle of his own. Tyler Fire Capt. Steve Countryman, 55, was diagnosed with prostate cancer earlier this year. On Wednesday, he had his 17th of 44 radiation treatments. His last treatment is scheduled for Dec. 1 at UT Health

Texas Spine & Joint Hospital announce partnership with Earl Campbell and Gary Baxter to create Project Rose Research Institute for Sports Science in Tyler

Texas Spine & Joint Hospital has announced a new partnership with former NFL greats and Tyler natives Earl Campbell and Gary Baxter to start an institute in sports medicine, research and treatment.  The Project Rose Research Institute, which will be on the second floor of the hospital, is estimated to cost around $4 million and to open in spring

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Festival celebrates fall at Glass Recreation Center

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Department celebrated fall with its annual Fall Family Fun Festival on Thursday evening at Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd St. in Tyler. The event included bounce houses, games and face painting. Children were encouraged…

27 October 2016 [08:11 PM]
Alpha Dogs of Comedy promises ‘squeaky clean’ show

DANNY MOGLE Jeff Love brags that his comedy is “squeaky clean.” “I have audiences from middle school to menopause,” said the comedian from his home in Dallas. “Anybody 12 years and older would be safe (at the…

27 October 2016 [07:19 PM]
Rose City ComiCon returns with new attractions

Staff Special Rose City ComiCon takes place on Friday and Saturday at the Lone Star Event Center, 4036 Farm-to-Mark Road 2767, Tyler. Activities scheduled include celebrity panels, costumed characters, autograph sessions and even a ghost hunt. The event…

27 October 2016 [05:57 PM]
‘Halloween’ to play Oct. 31 at Liberty Hall

CITY OF TYLER As it has annually since 2011, Liberty Hall will screen the 1978 horror film “Halloween” starring Jamie Lee Curtis, on Halloween night. The screening will be at 8 p.m. Monday, at the theater, 103 E. Erwin…

27 October 2016 [05:42 PM]
Tylerite awarded $24,000 scholarship to pursue higher education

Grace Knight of Tyler has been awarded a $24,000 AbbVie Cystic Fibrosis Scholarship that honors young adults with cystic fibrosis as they pursue goals of higher education. Knight, who now attends Pennsylvania State University, is a graduate of Bishop T.K.…

27 October 2016 [05:40 PM]
Kilgore College Theatre will present ‘The Mousetrap’ Nov. 17-20

KILGORE COLLEGE The Kilgore College Theatre Department will present Agatha Christie’s “The Mouse Trap” beginning Nov. 17 in Van Cliburn Auditorium on campus. The play is set for 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 through 19, with a matinee performance 2:30 p.m. Nov. 20…

27 October 2016 [05:38 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Oct. 28

DEATHS MAUDELL BLASICH, 87, Tyler, died Oct. 26.  Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 4 p.m. Sunday at funeral home. MACK COLLIER, 71, Winnsboro, died Oct. 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. LAZELL JEANNET, 82, Yantis, died Oct. 23. Beaty…

27 October 2016 [05:25 PM]
Water Circus show under tent at Broadway Square Mall

Cirque Italia’s Aquatic Spectacular show continues through Sunday in Tyler. The water circus features a 35,000-gallon water stage with a water curtain and dancing fountains. The show is inspired by European circuses that combine thrills, artistry, drama and theatrical staging,…

27 October 2016 [04:59 PM]
Aldi announces Nov. 10 opening for new Tyler store

Aldi, the German-based grocery chain, will officially open its first Tyler store on Nov. 10. The store is located at 200 SSW Loop 323, near Erwin Street. “Aldi, one of America’s favorite grocery stores, will offer Tyler residents a fresh…

27 October 2016 [04:18 PM]
Alan Howarth to share spooky movie music in Big Sandy

DANNY MOGLE, Alan Howarth creates nightmares. He is the man behind some of the creepiest sounds used in the movies. He makes sound effects and composes music that creeps people out and makes them squirm with dread…

27 October 2016 [04:01 PM]
DPS offers Halloween safety tips for Texans

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is reminding parents, drivers and children that Halloween can be fun without sacrificing safety. Adults and kids can avoid a variety of potential dangers by adhering to basic safety practices and…

27 October 2016 [03:32 PM]
City wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The city of Tyler has received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its fiscal year 2015-2016 budget document. This is the tenth consecutive year that the city of Tyler’s budget document has received this special recognition. “This award is a…

27 October 2016 [03:31 PM]
Pollard United Methodist Church hosting Fall Festival

A fall festival at Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Road, is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. There will be food for lunch, games for children and adults, desserts and plenty of candy. The…

27 October 2016 [03:27 PM]
Woman killed in hit-and-run on 64 West identified

The Tyler Police Department has identified the woman who was killed in a hit-and-run Wednesday evening while crossing Texas Highway 64 West near the intersection of Loop 323. Police said Jana Dyke, 41, of Tyler, was crossing the highway from…

27 October 2016 [03:02 PM]
Twitter cuts 9 percent of workforce in attempt to be profitable by 2017

Having failed to find an acquirer, Twitter has sketched out a restructuring plan aimed at becoming profitable by next year. The social media company will start by eliminating about 9 percent of its workforce, it said Thursday. Twitter's third-quarter results…

27 October 2016 [10:21 AM]
Michael Phelps, Nicole Johnson secretly married in June

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) - Michael Phelps can add getting married to his long list of accomplishments this year. The Arizona Republic reports the 31-year-old Olympic swimming champion secretly married longtime girlfriend Nicole Johnson on June 13, a little more…

27 October 2016 [07:38 AM]
Stolen base at World Series means free tacos at Taco Bell

CLEVELAND (AP) - A stolen base in the World Series means free tacos for everyone next week at Taco Bell. Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor stole second in the bottom of the first inning in Tuesday night's Game 1 of…

27 October 2016 [06:34 AM]
Search continues for fugitive in Oklahoma 'rage killings'

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The search for an Oklahoma man wanted in a string of killings, shootings and carjackings is entering its fourth day, and authorities say they have no idea where he is. Michael Dale Vance Jr. is wanted…

27 October 2016 [06:21 AM]
1 dead, 12 hurt in fire at 5-story NYC apartment building

NEW YORK (AP) - Fire officials say an overnight blaze that tore through a five-story apartment building in Manhattan has left one person is dead and 12 civilians and firefighters injured. The fire was reported around 3:30 a.m. Thursday in…

27 October 2016 [06:19 AM]
4 thieves steal nearly 200 pumpkins from New Jersey farm

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) - Four thieves have stolen nearly 200 pumpkins from a family-run farm in New Jersey. Todd Kuehm, owner of Farms View Roadstand in Wayne, says surveillance footage recorded the pumpkin theft overnight on Tuesday. The footage shows…

27 October 2016 [06:17 AM]
Federal tech innovation service to be led by Ex-Pixar exec

WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Pixar executive who won the first ever Oscar for software is taking over a U.S. government agency responsible for improving federal digital technology. Rob Cook, whose credits include "Toy Story" and "Toy Story 2," will…

27 October 2016 [05:56 AM]