Third suspect arrested in connection to the killing of a man found dead near the Antioch Cemetery

The third suspect in the killing of a man found dead Thursday near the Antioch Cemetery in northeastern Smith County was arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail on Saturday. Stanton Lane Pearce, 52, of Tyler, was arrested in connection to the death of Luis Martinez, 62, of Tyler. Pearce is facing a murder charge and his bail has been set…

Snobby Dog Spaw gives shelter pups makeovers to help them get adopted

Geri Cochran says she picks up every stray dog she sees because she can’t bear to see homeless dogs wandering around. “Scruffy” was one of those dogs fortunate enough to be found by Geri and her husband, Sam Cochran. The couple took him home and listed him on the Lost and Found Cats and Dogs of Tyler, TX Facebook page. “I found him on

Early College High School Drama Club teaches students to incorporate art into life

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com When Tyler ISD opened its Early College High School last fall, they knew students would need ways to reduce stress while working to simultaneously manage college and high school. “They need an outlet; they need a way to decompress,” Program Director DelSenna Frazier said. “What they lose out on, we try to

L&L shoe store in Palestine enjoys firm footing amid changing times

PALESTINE - In downtown Palestine, a small, family-owned shoe store bears stubborn witness to change. L&L owners John and Janice Schwab hold firm to tradition, in spite of a changing consumer landscape that pits small shops in direct competition with big box dealers. These are tough times for independent shoe retailers, but it seems Schwab
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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
Liberty Utilities customers questioning proposed rate hike
Hale violated 3 county policies, according to investigation
Tyler Junior College students carry on tradition, beat drum continuously leading up to Saturday's 90th anniversary homecoming celebration
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Dallas police and fire pension in crisis, retirees concerned

CLAUDIA LAUER, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) - Still recovering from the July sniper attack that left five law enforcement officers dead, the Dallas Police Department is facing a new crisis as its pension fund approaches insolvency and scores of officers,…

26 September 2016 [05:34 AM]
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Arnold Palmer dies at 87, made golf popular for masses

Arnold Palmer charged across the golf course and into America's living rooms with a go-for-broke style that made a country club sport popular for the everyman. At ease with presidents and the public, he was on a first-name basis with…

26 September 2016 [05:30 AM]
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Michigan quintuplets work first jobs together at McDonald's

POTTERVILLE, Mich. (AP) - Three 18-year-old brothers and their two 18-year-old sisters have landed their first jobs, together, at a McDonald's in Michigan. The non-identical quintuplets said they can usually get through a working day without any customers recognizing they…

26 September 2016 [05:26 AM]
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Send in the clown complaints: Spate of reports raises alarm

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Police are encouraging caution amid a rash of public complaints and social media reports in a number of states of people dressed like clowns and acting suspiciously, even if they think many are knucklehead pranksters or simply…

26 September 2016 [05:23 AM]
Business Notes for Sept. 26

PROMOTED Holly Shotts has been promoted to vice president – controller at Brookshire Grocery Co.Shottsjoined BCG in 1992. Shotts was named director of financial accounting in 2003. She was honored as one of Progressive Grocer magazine’s Top Women in Grocery…

25 September 2016 [11:48 PM]
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bible verse 9-26

“My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father-Jesus Christ, the Righteous One.” (1 John 2:1)…

25 September 2016 [11:33 PM]
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L&L shoe store in Palestine enjoys firm footing amid changing times

PALESTINE - In downtown Palestine, a small, family-owned shoe store bears stubborn witness to change. L&L owners John and Janice Schwab hold firm to tradition, in spite of a changing consumer landscape that pits small shops in direct competition with…

25 September 2016 [11:30 PM]
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Texas College receives grant to fund writing lab

Texas College will develop a writing activating lab thanks to a $20,000 grant from the East Texas Communities Foundation. The grant will fund four library initiatives related to writing to be run by a writer-in-residence and local creative writers who…

25 September 2016 [10:53 PM]
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Commissioners to hear 2017 road work plan on Tuesday

Smith County Commissioners will receive a presentation on upcoming road projects for the 2017 fiscal year at their next meeting. The presentation by County Engineer Frank Davis will be held as part of the regular Smith County Commissioners Court meeting…

25 September 2016 [05:49 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 26

DEATHS LORI ANN REED, 38, Tyler, died Sept. 24. Vis­itation 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. FUNERALS TODAY CHARLES HENRY JONES, 77, Rusk; Visitation noon-1:30 p.m. Monday at Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home.…

25 September 2016 [04:39 PM]
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Caring for Kids event ministers through various activities

With a head full of green hair and a mask painted around his eyes, Eric McElyea was excited about achieving the look of a Ninja Turtle. He liked the face painting and crazy hair booths at the annual Caring for…

25 September 2016 [02:52 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 25

DEATHS LINDA “NANNY” FERN (STOKES) BROWN, 67, Tyler, died Sept. 23. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. HERBERT BERNARD EPSTEIN, 94, Austin, died Sept. 24. Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. FRANCES STARKEY, 81, Tyler, died Sept. 22. Jackson’s Burks…

24 September 2016 [04:39 PM]
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Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me? Snoopy’s Jam

It seems music pervades our existence more than ever. In fact, how could it saturate us any more than technology currently permits? Implants instead of ear buds? Pandora (’s) inventories permanently released inside your head? It seems this started with…

24 September 2016 [01:55 PM]
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Tyler Chamber Radio for week of Sept. 26

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce internet radio business show, Henry Bell promotes the opportunities for Chamber members to join committees which serve various needs of the Chamber and the community. You can learn the details online at…

24 September 2016 [11:46 AM]
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Clinton, Trump should get pointers from high school debaters

As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump ready for tonight’s debate, they could do worse than to look to some experts for advice and pointers - the thousands of high schoolers who spend their fall weekends at debate tournaments. They would…

24 September 2016 [11:10 AM]
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Reader Response

On Sept. 4, I had the great privilege and honor to stand in St. Peter’s square in Rome, Italy and hear Pope Francis declare what the Church and world have known for 19 years since her death; namely, that Mother…

24 September 2016 [10:11 AM]
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Minimum wage hike would hurt young people and the poor

If you examine only the benefits of a policy, then decisions become easy. That’s what the newest study on the minimum wage does - it explains, in great details, the benefits of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per…

24 September 2016 [10:00 AM]