Tyler Police Department's CRO Unit connects with citizens in various ways

If Carissa Jackson, of Tyler, ever needs assistance from the Tyler Police Department, she feels confident that officers will be able to help her. While visiting a local Wal-Mart, she stopped at a table occupied by Community Response Unit officers Oliver Hall and Ken Caudle, who where at the location fielding questions as part of the unit’s Ask…

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Entertainment Driving Downtown Tyler’s Revival

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Piada Italian Street Food opens in The Village at Cumberland Park

Fast-casual dining is one of the newest trends in the restaurant business. The concept of offering high quality food without table service is seeing a surge in Tyler. The newest restaurant in town offering this trendy dining experience is…

23 January 2017 [12:56 AM]
1-23 bible quote

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)…

22 January 2017 [11:33 PM]
Smith County to hear recommendations on upgrades to Cotton Belt, Courthouse

The Smith County Commissioners Court will discuss making repairs to two historic buildings Tuesday - the Cotton Belt Building and the Smith County Courthouse. Repair discussions include the Cotton Belt’s roof, and to the Courthouse’s restroom facilities. The Court will…

22 January 2017 [06:15 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 23

DEATHS LINDA KAY ISLAND-COPELAND, 62, Tyler, died Jan. 20. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. ARTHUR RAYMOND DEATON, 71, Kilgore, died Jan. 21. Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home. BRANDI RENÉ DORMAN, 46, Tyler, died Jan.…

22 January 2017 [05:07 PM]
Keep lawns alive without wasting water

The home lawn is an investment and adds aesthetic value to the home. We are fortunate to get more than 45 inches of annual rainfall on a normal year. However, supplemental water for the home lawn may be necessary from…

22 January 2017 [03:33 PM]
Don’t Let Anyone Steal your personally identifiable information

Data Privacy Day, an international effort to highlight the importance of protecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust, will be Jan. 27. According to a survey conducted by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Zogby International, only 26 percent of…

22 January 2017 [03:30 PM]
Business Notes for Jan. 23

MINUTEMAN OPENS Mark and Darrie Daniels have opened a new Minuteman Press design, print and marketing franchise in Tyler. At their recent grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony organized with the Tyler Chamber of Commerce, the couple welcomed community members, colleagues…

22 January 2017 [03:24 PM]
Tax change may impact your giving

In the early 1980s, as a very young nonprofit executive director, I experienced the impact of political change, or rather the impact of the predictions of change. On Jan. 20, 1981, President Reagan was inaugurated. Tax reform winds were…

22 January 2017 [01:23 AM]
There's always next year

There was a faint hope this time last week that the Cowboys could make the Super Bowl. Speculation was rampant about how many thousands of dollars the cheap seats would cost in Houston if the ‘Boys made it. I almost…

22 January 2017 [01:05 AM]
Entertainment Driving Downtown Tyler’s Revival

In his new record shop in downtown Tyler, Aristeo Rodriguez haggles with a customer who wants to sell him a cardboard box full of old albums. “Thirty-five dollars,” the customer said of his asking price. Thumbing through the albums,…

22 January 2017 [12:54 AM]
Mad Science Saturday helps children grow interest in science

The Center for Earth and Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College held an event Saturday that allowed children and families to view and participate in several scientific demonstrations. At the event, titled “Mad Science Saturday,” participants were able to…

21 January 2017 [09:18 PM]
Tyler residents celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees

The TylerTrees Committee, Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department hosted a tree-planting event to celebrate Arbor Day at Lindsey Park on Saturday. Volunteers were needed to help plant 95 trees of various sizes and species in…

21 January 2017 [08:53 PM]
Brook Hill School issues statement about racially insensitive tweet

The Brook Hill School issued a statement Saturday in response to a racially insensitive tweet sent Friday from a Brook Hill fan page not affiliated with the school. "Regrettably, yesterday an unacceptable and offensive tweet was posted on an…

21 January 2017 [08:34 PM]
Columnist John Moore: A canning quest for mom

Forty-five years ago, my mother began collecting a series of antique canning jars. I can’t remember why this happened, but my best guess is that she came across one that was unique, she liked it, and she bought it. This…

21 January 2017 [08:06 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 22

DEATHS DOROTHY BELL, 78, Pittsburg, died Jan. 17. JC White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. LINDA KAY ISLAND-COPELAND, 62, Tyler, died Jan. 20. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. EDITH O. (PARKIN) DARST, 101, Tyler, died Jan. 20. Lloyd…

21 January 2017 [04:53 PM]
Pet of the Week 01.22.17

COURTESY Doc is a 4-year-old male dachshund available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Doc plays well with other dogs and would be best suited in a household with older children. He likes to ride in…

21 January 2017 [03:53 PM]
Bible Thoughts

Bible Thought “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9…

21 January 2017 [12:18 PM]
Tyler resident gets new home through special program

Lovenna Timmons was beyond ready to move into her new home on Friday. She just had to show it off first. Ms. Timmons was handed the keys to her newly constructed home, 416. N. Grand Ave., Friday in a special…

21 January 2017 [12:55 AM]
Bible verse 1-21

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” (James 1:2-3)…

21 January 2017 [12:45 AM]
East Texas nurse awarded Daisy award for extraordinary nurses

Lori Green, a nurse in the award-winning CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, has recieved the Daisy award for extraordinary nurses. After multiple nominations from former patients, Ms. Green recieved a certificate, pin and a sculpture for the prestigious Daisy…

20 January 2017 [07:37 PM]
ETMC Cardiovascular Institute to host women’s heart health luncheon

The ETMC Cardiovascular Institute will host “Matters from the Heart: A Woman’s Journey,” a luncheon addressing women’s heart health, Feb. 9, at the Crosswalk Conference Center, on the campus of Green Acres Baptist Church. The event will feature keynote speaker…

20 January 2017 [07:14 PM]