VIDEO: Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card. But don't leave your wallet or purse behind quite yet: Despite a few dozen retail chains pledging support for…

VIDEO: America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.

VIDEO: Several major airlines increasing air fares

KYTX CBS 19's Dana Hughey has the consumer corner report!

VIDEO: Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

MOLINE, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one pilot ejecting from one of the aircraft.

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Thank you for always reading

By CHRISTINE GARDNER, food@tylerpaper.com For the past 183 weeks I have brought a bit of my own flavor to this newspaper. Everywhere I go, people stop me and are always excited to talk about their favorite food, a recipe that…

21 October 2014 [08:33 PM]
Reader endorses Thiessen for ESD No. 2 board seat

Although statewide positions top the ballot for the upcoming November general election, there are also some very important local positions up for consideration. This year marks the first time that Smith County voters will be allowed to choose who represents…

21 October 2014 [08:24 PM]
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We hold law enforcement officers to a high standard

A recent letter from Smith County Chief Deputy Fred Little demonstrates the department’s tendency to respond to all criticism with a call to “support law enforcement.” The department should realize that support for law enforcement includes holding people to account,…

21 October 2014 [08:22 PM]
Death and funeral notices, October 22

DEATHS ALAN CURTIS BALACKERBY, 61, Howell Lake, died Oct. 21. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. CLIFTON W. BRADFORD, 81, Tyler, died Oct. 20. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. PAULA BREEDLOVE, 90, Tyler, died Oct. 21. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 5:30-7:30…

21 October 2014 [08:19 PM]
License of Fort Worth vet suspended for 5 years

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state panel has suspended the license of a North Texas veterinarian who investigators say told clients that he had euthanized their pets but instead kept them alive in cages for months. The State Board of…

21 October 2014 [03:33 PM]
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Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL's first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time. Sam was signed…

21 October 2014 [03:02 PM]
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VIDEO: Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your…

21 October 2014 [02:44 PM]
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VIDEO: America says no to cappuccino potato chips

NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other…

21 October 2014 [11:32 AM]
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VIDEO: 'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

BENTON, Calif. (AP) — The burly Labrador retriever sticks out his wide snout to sniff the dirt and dusty air. He's clearly excited as he runs, yelping, through the high desert of California's Eastern Sierra region. "Buster, go find!" Paul…

21 October 2014 [11:27 AM]
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Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear

JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated PressMATTHEW PERRONE, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals,…

21 October 2014 [11:27 AM]
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VIDEO: Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

MOLINE, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one pilot ejecting from one of the aircraft. The Oklahoma Guard's Col. Max Moss said neither…

21 October 2014 [11:23 AM]
Smith County offering electronic sample ballots

The Smith County Elections Office is offering an Interactive ExpressPass Sample Ballot to all registered voters in the County. This system is convenient, simple and completely safe for voter use. New sample ballots can be found on the Smith County…

21 October 2014 [11:14 AM]
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ETBU crowns Homecoming king and queen

MARSHALL -- East Texas Baptist University crowned the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Tiger football game with Howard Payne University Saturday evening, October 18, 2014 at Ornelas Stadium. The King is senior Tafadzwa Charuma of Harare,…

21 October 2014 [11:03 AM]
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Trial begins for Tyler man accused of intentionally scalding child

A Tyler man's trial for allegedly intentionally burning a child's feet began this morning in a Smith County courtroom. Timothy Choice is charged with injury to a child for the July 1, 2013 incident in which prosecutors say he submerged…

21 October 2014 [11:00 AM]
Bible Verse 10-21

"Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit." (Psalm 51:12)…

20 October 2014 [11:14 PM]
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State-of-the-art habitat created for rescued big cats

It’s a warm, sunny, East Texas day as 3-year-old Bengal tiger Alex strolls through the grass. He approaches the fence, wide-eyed, getting a good look at the small group of reporters who have gathered to see his new home at…

20 October 2014 [11:09 PM]
Ben Wheeler's 7th Annual Feral Hog Festival begins on Friday

The Seventh Annual Feral Hog Festival will take place in downtown Ben Wheeler this weekend. The feral hog theme of Ben Wheeler’s weekend festival is meant to poke fun at the continually, ever expanding, state-wide-population of wild hogs, according to…

20 October 2014 [10:39 PM]
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After-school programs give students safe, social environment

Sandra Hayes’ daughter, Kristen, 10, heads to the after-school program that the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas provides in the Jack Elementary School cafeteria when school dismisses. “She has a great time. She gets to play and they…

20 October 2014 [10:26 PM]
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Tax code changes can help families

Pretty much every economist, public policy expert and statistician agrees about the benefits of marriage it’s a social good. What they rarely agree on, however, is how government can encourage it. But an intriguing column from a young Washington Post…

20 October 2014 [08:13 PM]
Bras for the cause event

The fifth annual Bras for the Cause will be held tonight. The event features glitzy bras modeled by local firefighters, who strut their stuff down a runway. Each bra has a theme and goes with a coordinating gift box. The…

20 October 2014 [07:53 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-21

DEATHS DOROTHY LUCILE ALLEN, 100, Tyler, died Oct. 15. Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. MALCOLM CHARLES BURNS, 84, Bullard, died Oct. 18. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. ELMER ALTON CARRINGTON JR., 62, Mineola,…

20 October 2014 [07:48 PM]
Fall 2014 Patriot Preview Day at UT Tyler held November 15

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold its Fall 2014 Patriot Preview Day for prospective students and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15, Fernando Loa, director of admissions, announced. Check-in and on-site registration begins…

20 October 2014 [07:15 PM]
Senior Health & Living Expo at Harvey Hall on Wednesday

The 13th Annual Senior Health & Living Expo will be held Wednesday. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harvey Convention Center, there will be gift card giveaways, as well as free health screenings and senior health information from…

20 October 2014 [07:13 PM]
Haley vying for ESD 2 Commissioner 1 spot

Two total loss house fires have prompted a Noonday woman to run for Emergency Services District No. 2 board’s Commissioner 1. Sandra “Sandy” Haley, 72, retired from management in the food industry for Pizza Hut and Whataburger and said her…

20 October 2014 [06:57 PM]