A nod to the past: Law firm renovates former Arcadia Theater, keeps several design elements

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in an occasional series of stories about renovation projects that have taken place in and around downtown. A theater theme abounds at the Martin Walker law firm office building. From a film canister and projector to movie seats and pictures, there are plenty of old cinema keepsakes throughout. It all points to th…

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Tyler's new superintendent settling in

BY BETTY WATERS blw@tylerpaper.com Tyler ISD’s new superintendent, Dr. Marty L. Crawford said he wants to guard against moving too fast, yet focus on improving academic achievement as he settles into his new position. Crawford, 40, who comes to…

01 September 2014 [05:57 PM]
Hot and cloudy

It’s going to be partly cloudy and hot on this Labor Day. High temperatures should be near 95 degrees with south winds of 5 to 15 mph. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms should develop south of the lakes area…

01 September 2014 [12:43 AM]
Business Notes: September 1, 2014

RECIPIENTS Shari Rickman and Susan Travis, of the Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau, are recipients of the Texas Destination Marketing Certificate pro­gram to reward excellence in the convention and visitor bureau industry. The Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus’…

01 September 2014 [12:36 AM]
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Goodbye D's: After 46 years, local greasy spoon changing hands

A beloved greasy spoon is under new ownership after its proprietor retired her spatula after 46 years. D’s Coffee Shop and Grill, 704 E. Front St., was a place for a cup of coffee or a late-night plate of pancakes…

01 September 2014 [12:20 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, September 1

DEATHS CB ALEXANDER, 88, Henderson, died Aug. 27. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. DANNY LEE BALENSIEFEN, 62, Chandler, died Aug. 30. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. NORMA OLIVIA BLACK, 90, Rusk, died…

31 August 2014 [11:55 PM]
Bible Thoughts, September 1

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.” (Psalm 95:1)…

31 August 2014 [11:34 PM]
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New engineer brings public, private experience to post

The black-and-white map on Smith County Engineer Frank Davis’ desk shows every mile of road he is now responsible for. He’s been on the job since early July and a yellow highlighter marks each road he’s driven. Davis…

31 August 2014 [11:18 PM]
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Slim Chickens picking Tyler

As the growing Slim Chickens brand expands to Texas, Tyler is at the top of the list to get the chicken tender and wing franchise. The restaurant started more than 10 years ago and now has…

31 August 2014 [09:04 PM]
Christmas Store opens for season

Angie Bullington and her crew have been working full-time since June to get ready for Saturday’s grand opening of The Christmas Store. The seasonal business has expanded and offers more than ever this year, including wreath-making…

31 August 2014 [08:38 PM]
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Boat business buys new building, expands

Karl Jackson and Shannon Ritzert spend so much of their time selling and working on boats, they don’t get out on the lake much anymore. The longtime friends started Ski-N-Sport in Tyler in 2005 and recently…

31 August 2014 [08:11 PM]
Retailers in Village at Cumberland Park file more permits

Building permits continued to be filed by retailers going into the Village at Cumberland Park shopping center, which expects its first stores to open this month. Carters, of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin, is working on a…

31 August 2014 [06:45 PM]
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Head to Frenchmen, hear the jazz play

NEW ORLEANS — Spending less than 48 hours in a city shouldn’t justify a 12-hour round-trip drive, but New Orleans is made for whirlwind weekends. The city begs to be explored. New Orleans accommodates better than most cities when it comes…

31 August 2014 [01:35 AM]
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Boy, full of fun, blossoming with patience and love

Nathan enjoys spending time with his foster mom, Stacy Duff. “He is a lot of fun and a lot of energy. He’s so spontaneous because he’s so excited about everything,” Mrs. Duff said. This 9-year-old boy has severe autism, but…

31 August 2014 [01:27 AM]
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Hunting is easier than learning regulations

Dove and squirrel may be the two simplest and most affordable seasons for Texas hunters to participate. For both, hunters need little more than a license, gun, ammunition and land with permission to hunt. But the similarities stop there…

31 August 2014 [01:25 AM]
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Reunion Time

I have to admit I like Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 a whole lot more than I do New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I would rather be headed to a hunt than a party any time. Give me…

31 August 2014 [01:22 AM]
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Jewel by the sea

During a recent trip to Mexico for a friend’s wedding, my husband and I decided to leave the resort for some local flair at the nearby town of Puerto Morelos. The small fishing village impressed me immediately as we drove…

31 August 2014 [01:03 AM]
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DISCOVER: Pet of the Week

COURTESY Blue is a 4-year-old female Great Dane available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. He weighs 140 pounds and likes to play with other dogs, take walks and go for rides. He knows some basic commands and…

31 August 2014 [12:48 AM]
Master Gardener to kick off ‘First Tuesday’ series

Patsy Besch, Master Gardener, will offer information about “Herbs in the Winter” as the First Tuesday in the Garden lecture series resumes Tuesday, organizers announced. Her program will begin at noon in the IDEA Garden of the Tyler Rose Garden.…

31 August 2014 [12:46 AM]
60 authors coming to East Texas Book Fest set for Sept. 13

The East Texas Book Fest set for Sept. 13 in Tyler is going to the dogs — dogs who are published authors no less. About 60 authors (not counting canine celebrities) are scheduled to present workshops and sign copies of…

31 August 2014 [12:43 AM]
High pressure returning

High pressure that brought the hot temperatures last week will slowly build back across the region for this upcoming week. This will again suppress rainfall activity across the region and bring temperatures back into the hot category for much of…

31 August 2014 [12:10 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, August 31

DEATHS CB ALEXANDER, 88, Henderson, died Aug. 27. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. DANNY LEE BALENSIEFEN, 62, Chandler, died Aug. 30. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. NORMA OLIVIA BLACK, 90, Rusk, died…

30 August 2014 [11:48 PM]
We like our comforts; we’re spoiled

Just as the temps finally decided to creep near 100 degrees for the first time this summer, the air conditioning in my car quit. As I drove along with all of the windows down, I had an epiphany. Suddenly, I…

30 August 2014 [11:40 PM]
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Hollytree tennis program a HIT with area youth

David Cooper, 21, grew up across the street from the tennis facility at Hollytree Country Club. At 12 years old, he enrolled in one of Hollytree’s tennis programs to pass the time after he came home from school, learning most…

30 August 2014 [11:38 PM]
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Keeping Trim: Oncor, city of Tyler help keep trees out of harm’s way

When Charles Hill and other Oncor representatives start looking at trees in a neighborhood, they usually attract attention. Hill, who serves as east region customer operations manager with Oncor, said residents come out of their house, and drivers stop to…

30 August 2014 [11:31 PM]
Need relief from the heat? There’s a plan to stay cool

In light of recent steamier temperatures, local agencies are letting the public know there is a heat response plan for the region. The plan, developed by the Tyler Fire Department and Northeast Texas Public Health District, provides information on where…

30 August 2014 [11:23 PM]
Oil & Gas Driling Report, August 31, 2014

The oil and gas drilling report is published each Sunday in the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Readers with a paid membership can view it each Sunday by visiting our e-edition at http://tylermorningtelegraph.tx.newsmemory.com/?token=6f9k87l8n8qajsgf6ndsj1u4m7:0:0…

30 August 2014 [10:58 PM]