Behind the Preview: What does it take to make the shot?

Twenty-three players, 17 schools, one glossy high school football preview magazine. As the lights power on, illuminating gridders across East Texas, fans can expect hard hits, big plays and our annual Pigskin Preview, inside today’s paper. The staff spent three nights on Pat Hartley Field at Tyler Junior College with a full lineup of extens…

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Seniors voice opinions at transportation workshop

Kelly Gooch kgooch@tylerpaper.com Residents gave input during a workshop on proposed transportation projects at the Tyler Senior Center on Thursday. The workshop was put on by the Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization as a way to get public feedback for…

29 August 2014 [12:19 AM]
Rain chances increase

Showers and thunderstorms will increase today in response to an approaching trough of low pressure out of the Rockies, and that higher chance of rain will continue through Sunday. High temperatures will be a little lower in the low 90s.…

29 August 2014 [12:14 AM]
Bible Thoughts, August 29, 2014

“I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, and he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.” (Isaiah 22:23)…

29 August 2014 [12:11 AM]
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Don't miss a single play on Friday nights

ETFinalScore.com, KYTX CBS19, Kelly Community Federal Credit Union, KTBB and the Tyler Morning Telegraph are combining to bring fans games, scores, highlights and updates throughout the high school football season. Whether you are at home, at the stadium or on…

29 August 2014 [12:10 AM]
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Bendy gets life in young mom's shooting death

A Tyler man convicted on murder charges earlier this month for his role in the gang shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old woman at a local park was sentenced to life in prison during a hearing Thursday morning.…

28 August 2014 [11:40 PM]
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Behind the Preview: What does it take to make the shot?

Twenty-three players, 17 schools, one glossy high school football preview magazine. As the lights power on, illuminating gridders across East Texas, fans can expect hard hits, big plays and our annual Pigskin Preview, inside today’s paper. The staff spent three…

28 August 2014 [11:34 PM]
UT Tyler MFA alumni art exhibit Tuesday

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will house the UT Tyler Master of Fine Arts Alumni Art Exhibition beginning Tuesday, Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator, announced. All with art on display earned the master of fine arts degree from…

28 August 2014 [11:29 PM]
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Tyler Museum of Art: 'Cars Are Art' exhibit registration due Sunday

The deadline to enter Tyler Museum of Art’s “Cars Are Art” juried competition is Sunday. Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and post-2000. Cars will be judged on…

28 August 2014 [11:28 PM]
Edom Civic Theatre to perform final play

“Smoke on the Mountain,” a show that features gospel and bluegrass music, will be the final production of Edom Civic Theatre’s 2014 season. It is set for Nov. 14 through 16. In the cast are Lloyd Smith, Eddie Pirtle, Jamie…

28 August 2014 [11:17 PM]
Register for acting class at Liberty Hall

Registration is taking place for a class on improvisational acting, Liberty Hall in Tyler will host Card 53’s School of Improvisational Comedy Level 1 Improv Class set for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 9 to Oct. 21, Jamey…

28 August 2014 [11:16 PM]
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Improvisational troupe Card 53 to play Liberty Hall

Tyler improvisational troupe Card 53 will perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 6 in Liberty Hall. Roadside Coach, improv comedians from the Dallas Comedy House, will open the show, said information from Liberty Hall. Card 53 is made up of…

28 August 2014 [11:14 PM]
HCPAC plans stage readings for Texan Carl Williams' plays

Editor’s Note: Marcia Colbert is the executive director of Henderson County Performing Arts Center. Beginning Sept. 11, Henderson County Performing Arts Center in Athens, in association with Steve Grant Realty and Document Solutions, will present three new comedies…

28 August 2014 [11:12 PM]
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Happyland: East Texan Ryan Rottman stars in MTV's new teen soap

While growing up in Lufkin, actor Ryan Rottman didn’t care much for amusement parks. “I couldn’t stand roller coasters,” said Rottman. “I would get motion sickness really bad. And I couldn’t do those spinning rides, I would be sick for…

28 August 2014 [11:06 PM]
TJC trustees approve $82.38 M budget

Tyler Junior College trustees on Thursday approved an $82.38 million budget for fiscal 2015, a 4.68 percent overall increase. The board also set the tax rate at 19.9926 cents per $100 valuation, the same as last fiscal year. The 2015…

28 August 2014 [10:55 PM]
Coasties choose Tyler as safe harbor

Tried and tested are the words used by a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard to describe Tyler as a safe harbor for the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit in Port Arthur. Coast Guard Capt. Randal Ogrydziak, commanding officer of…

28 August 2014 [10:49 PM]
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Dr. Ben Carson Commentary: The Ferguson conflict really just a symptom

The international spotlight has recently been shining on Ferguson, Mo., after an 18-year-old black man was fatally shot by a white police officer. There was massive national and international media coverage, much of it engendered by the tantalizing thought that…

28 August 2014 [10:35 PM]
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The evidence is in: the ACA costs jobs

No need for prognostication, prediction or dire warnings anymore. Studies by Federal Reserve Banks and surveys completed by businesses themselves are clear: the Affordable Care Act is depressing job creation. “Three Federal Reserve Banks — in Philadelphia, New York and…

28 August 2014 [10:31 PM]
Death And Funeral Notices, August 29, 2014

DEATHS JOHN W. AGNEW, 77, Jacksonville, died Aug. 25. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Saturday at funeral home. CB ALEXANDER, 88, Henderson, died Aug. 27. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary,…

28 August 2014 [10:05 PM]
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VIDEO: Boy Reacts Hilariously to Pregnancy Announcement

Boy Reacts Hilariously to Pregnancy Announcement. When mother Shanee Gibson Hart announced to her son, Tre, and younger daughter that she was pregnant, what do you think happened? Tre’s reaction was priceless. What do you think he said? Watch and…

28 August 2014 [08:37 PM]
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VIDEO/Florida: Man, 90, left in wheelchair outside nursing home

Florida: Authorities say a 90-year-old man, Robert Bernard, is in critical condition after being left in the heat outside a nursing home for three hours. His temperature allegedly reached around 105 degrees and he suffered heat stroke. He was unable…

28 August 2014 [08:11 PM]
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Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play is not suspected and that he…

28 August 2014 [07:12 PM]
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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said. The peacekeepers were detained on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights during…

28 August 2014 [07:11 PM]
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After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

NEW YORK (AP) — Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six weeks for a first offense…

28 August 2014 [07:10 PM]
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VIDEO: Manziel appears as aerobics instructor in TV ad

CLEVELAND (AP) — Wearing spandex leggings, a headband and working out a class of exercising women as if he were Richard Simmons. No, we've never seen Johnny Football like this. He's Johnny JamBoogie. Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel channels his…

28 August 2014 [07:10 PM]
Texas school funding still unconstitutional

AUSTIN — A judge declared Texas’ school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding or distribute…

28 August 2014 [07:09 PM]
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Texas school funding still unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge declared Texas' school finance system unconstitutional for a second time Thursday, finding that even though the Legislature pumped an extra $3 billion-plus into classrooms last summer, the state still fails to provide adequate funding…

28 August 2014 [07:08 PM]
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Suspicious object turns out to be Star Wars toy

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Call Luke Skywalker for backup. Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road. The Juneau Empire ( ) reports the first officer on the…

28 August 2014 [06:00 PM]
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New Mexico: Firefighters rescue poodle with paw stuck in drain

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A poodle was freed with the help of Albuquerque firefighters after one of its paws got stuck in a bathtub drain for several hours. Twelve-year-old Selene Ortega told KRQE-TV (http://bit.ly/1twyM2f) that she was giving her dog,…

28 August 2014 [05:59 PM]