Cosplayers to show work at Rose City Comic Con

Halloween is coming early in Tyler this year. Dressed as superheroes, villains, elves, monsters and more, cosplayers from Tyler and beyond are anticipated at Tyler Rose City Comic Con this weekend. The convention, in its second year, is hosting workshops, celebrity guests, vendor booths, gaming areas and performers for fans of comics and the arts…

VIDEO: 'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her. The production imagines the story of Marie van Goethem, a struggling dancer in t

VIDEO: Dancing priests become Internet sensation

ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract. The Rev.

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VIDEO: 'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the…

23 October 2014 [11:25 AM]
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Flight of the monarchs in Texas in jeopardy

BILL HANNA, Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For years, the worry about monarch butterflies has focused on the loss of habitat in their winter home in Mexico. But as the butterflies make their way south through Texas…

23 October 2014 [10:54 AM]
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Poll shows disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama…

23 October 2014 [10:45 AM]
Cosplayers to show work at Rose City Comic Con

Halloween is coming early in Tyler this year. Dressed as superheroes, villains, elves, monsters and more, cosplayers from Tyler and beyond are anticipated at Tyler Rose City Comic Con this weekend. The convention, in its second year, is hosting workshops,…

23 October 2014 [10:21 AM]
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VIDEO: Dancing priests become Internet sensation

ROME (AP) — A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record…

23 October 2014 [10:09 AM]
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Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits…

23 October 2014 [09:50 AM]
No charges after BB gun fired on Texas school bus

KYLE, Texas (AP) — Authorities have declined to charge two boys after a BB gun fired aboard a Central Texas school bus left two other students and the driver slightly hurt. The Hays County Sheriff's Office says a 10-year-old boy…

23 October 2014 [09:46 AM]
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VIDEO: Request denied to remove judge on Adrian Peterson case

CONROE, Texas (AP) — A prosecution request to remove the judge handling the felony child abuse case against Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson was denied on Wednesday. Montgomery County state District Judge Kelly Case will continue handling the case following…

23 October 2014 [09:14 AM]
Organized crime featured in training class

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office is hosting a training class on organized crime on Friday and Saturday for all members of law enforcement and Smith County area communities. Organized crime, including drug cartels, is a major problem that, until recently, was…

22 October 2014 [11:46 PM]
Arc of Smith County Boo Ball set for Friday

The Arc of Smith County will have its 11th Annual Boo Ball this week. The theme of this year’s event is “Black Cat’s Adventures: A Decade in Review.” The event is scheduled for 6:30 to 11 p.m. Friday at Hollytree…

22 October 2014 [11:45 PM]
Everyone matters

When this year’s convocation speaker finished, every teacher in the audience had two things on their mind: First: “My classroom is nowhere near ready.” Second: “What are we having for lunch?” Neither of which had anything to do with her…

22 October 2014 [11:40 PM]
Bible Verse 10-23

"A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!" (Proverbs 15:23)…

22 October 2014 [10:37 PM]
Tyler man found guilty of scalding 2 year old boy's feet

A Smith County jury found a Tyler man guilty of intentionally immersing a 2-year-old boy’s feet into a bathtub of scalding hot water to punish the child for urinating on himself. The jury deliberated about an hour and a half…

22 October 2014 [10:35 PM]
Retired FBI agent honored for courage

Retired FBI Agent Jeff Millslagle received an award Tuesday for his actions during a awarded last year. After retiring from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Tyler in 2011, Millslagle, 55, began working as a special inspector general for Afghanistan…

22 October 2014 [10:33 PM]
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Tyler firefighters compete in Brookshire's 2014 Firefighter Combat Challenge

Tyler firefighters will compete against the best firefighters in the nation this week during the Brookshire’s 2014 National Firefighter Combat Challenge. The competition, which is free to the public, is scheduled for today through Saturday at Broadway Square Mall, 4601…

22 October 2014 [09:26 PM]
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UT Tyler student fighting for sight

Three years ago, University of Texas at Tyler student Candyce Lane Henwood was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease. She was a high school senior when she found out she had retinitis pigmentosa, which causes severe vision impairment and…

22 October 2014 [09:18 PM]
Reports of shots fired in downtown Tyler unconfirmed

Multiple reports of gunshots in downtown Tyler on Wednesday evening yielded no arrests. The Tyler Police Department received multiple 911 calls about shots fired near the area of Center and Locust streets about 5:51 p.m. At the same time, at…

22 October 2014 [09:16 PM]
Bergfeld playground improvements to begin Nov. 1

Plans are moving forward for the city of Tyler to begin improvements to Bergfeld Park and to add a historic new park that celebrates the St. Louis community and its residents. On Wednesday, the city council green-lighted a professional services…

22 October 2014 [08:33 PM]
Play it safe this coming Halloween

Halloween means children getting outdoors to enjoy treats, fun and games. Although Halloween comes before the change back to standard time this year, the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. With shorter days comes more night…

22 October 2014 [08:28 PM]
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Mineola dedicates Texas paddling trail on the Sabine

Not all outdoor activity involves fishing and hunting. In fact one of the fastest growing segments of outdoor activities in the country is canoeing, kayaking and paddle boards. Texas Paddling Trails now lists five East Texas rivers as part of…

22 October 2014 [07:27 PM]
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Many flowering plants hit their stride this time of year

Fall is such a wonderful time of the year with the changing of the seasons, perfect temperature to be enjoying working or playing outdoors, and flashes of color we haven’t seen all year. Besides the turning of tree leaves into…

22 October 2014 [07:25 PM]
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Firecracker plant puts on a show all summer long

Don’t wait until New Year’s Eve or the Fourth of July for a fireworks show. Plant a firecracker plant (Russelia equisetiformis) and enjoy a brilliant display all summer until frost. Leaves of this plant remind you of horsetail (Equisetum h.),…

22 October 2014 [07:24 PM]
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Local taxes, debt are rising in Texas

A new report from the Texas Tribune emphasizes two things for East Texans. First, it reminds us how wise the city of Tyler’s decision to eliminate its bonded indebtedness was. And second, the report reminds us how big of an…

22 October 2014 [07:18 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-23

DEATHS WILLIAM DUWARD BARNES, 98, Chandler, died Oct. 21. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday at funeral home. MARY BLACK, 61, Rusk, died Oct. 22. Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home, Jacksonville. PAULA BREEDLOVE, 90, Tyler, died Oct. 21. Stewart Family…

22 October 2014 [07:03 PM]