Longtime community leader C.C. Baker Jr. passes away

C.C. Baker Jr., a longtime community leader who served as principal of John Tyler High School, as a development officer for Tyler Junior College, and as a board member for many, many organizations serving East Texas, has died. He was 74. Baker, who was known by “Pinky” or by his first initials, is being remembered as a “dear frie…

From the field: John Tyler vs. Rockwall Heath Video

Our Micah Coltman is at the new McLane Stadium in Waco to send back video highlights of this game, which we will post here, on our Facebook page and on Twitter within moments after they happen! Check out our live scoreboard: http://scoreboard.etfinalscore.

We have the John Tyler, Gilmer-Gladewater games covered for you! Video

Well, the high school football playoff schedulers certainly didn’t do fans of the John Tyler Lions any favors this week. The Lions play their third-round playoff game today at noon in Waco at the new McLane Stadium against Rockwall-Heath.

Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine the man's motives after he began shooting at the consulate, Austin police headquarters, the U.

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From the field: John Tyler vs. Rockwall Heath Video

Our Micah Coltman is at the new McLane Stadium in Waco to send back video highlights of this game, which we will post here, on our Facebook page and on Twitter within moments after they happen! Check out our live…

28 November 2014 [12:38 PM]
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Maine's Black Friday special: prison crafts

THOMASTON, Maine (AP) — Ken and Judy Carreras got up before sunrise and drove an hour to find their Black Friday treasure — an acorn-shaped birdfeeder crafted by an inmate at Maine State Prison. "For me, I would much rather…

28 November 2014 [11:37 AM]
Cops: Beau who ate holiday meal early gets stabbed

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania woman chased her boyfriend around a dining room and stabbed him in the chest because he started eating Thanksgiving dinner while she slept off a bender. Authorities say Jacklyn Blake confessed to…

28 November 2014 [11:31 AM]
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BLACK FRIDAY LIVE: 2 arrested in SoCal Kohl's

NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday has become the part two of the kick-off to the holiday shopping season, with stores opening earlier on Thanksgiving. Here's a look at what's happening around the country: ___ Best Buy Site Back Up…

28 November 2014 [11:18 AM]
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Austin police kill gunman who targeted buildings

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, Austin authorities said. Investigators were trying to determine the man's motives after he…

28 November 2014 [11:13 AM]
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Growers grateful for higher Christmas tree prices

SCOTT McFETRIDGE, Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Christmas trees likely will cost a little more this year, and growers like John Tillman say it's about time. Six years of decreased demand and low prices put many growers out…

28 November 2014 [11:09 AM]
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Longtime community leader C.C. Baker Jr. passes away

C.C. Baker Jr., a longtime community leader who served as principal of John Tyler High School, as a development officer for Tyler Junior College, and as a board member for many, many organizations serving East Texas, has died. He was…

28 November 2014 [11:06 AM]
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Guitarist parlays YouTube success to stage Video

Andy McKee is no longer just a YouTube guitar sensation. Fifty million views later, the Kansas guitar instructor has performed overseas with Prince and is building up his fan base in the U.S.…

28 November 2014 [10:53 AM]
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We have the John Tyler, Gilmer-Gladewater games covered for you! Video

Well, the high school football playoff schedulers certainly didn’t do fans of the John Tyler Lions any favors this week. The Lions play their third-round playoff game today at noon in Waco at the new McLane Stadium against Rockwall-Heath. We…

28 November 2014 [10:07 AM]
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Immigrants' chances tied to their state's polices

PHOENIX (AP) — If Christian Avila lived a few hundred miles to the west, he would have a driver's license and qualify for in-state college tuition and a host of other opportunities available to young people granted legal status by…

28 November 2014 [09:55 AM]
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'Much calmer' Black Friday at Broadway Square Mall Video

TYLER (KYTX)-Here in East Texas, crowds this morning at Tyler's Broadway Square Mall weren't as crazy as they usually are on Black Friday. The mall stayed open all night, but some stores closed in the early morning hours and reopened…

28 November 2014 [09:11 AM]
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ETFinalScore high school football playoffs preview show, Nov. 28 Video

Our Trevor Peele, Chris Parry and Travis Yoesting preview the matchups today and tomorrow in round three of Texas high school football playoff action. Also, ETFinalScore.com's Facebook and Twitter feeds will have video coverage of the big John Tyler-Rockwall Heath…

28 November 2014 [08:26 AM]
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Share your Black Friday photos

If you get a great Black Friday photo today in Tyler or East Texas, we'd love you to share it with us! It might appear in the Saturday newspaper! Send your photo to news@tylerpaper.com, include your name, where it was…

28 November 2014 [06:24 AM]
Plenty of options to see Christmas lights in East Texas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but for some East Texans, that takes a little more effort. Howard Gibson, of Kilgore, for example, has some big boots to fill — not to mention a beard. Gibson, 75, will…

27 November 2014 [11:04 PM]
Bible Verse 11-28

"Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone." (Colossians 4:6)…

27 November 2014 [09:01 PM]
Santas for Seniors gift drive underway

The East Texas Radio Group and Meals On Wheels Ministry are putting on the third annual Santas for Seniors gift drive now through Dec. 12. To participate, drop off new or gently used unwrapped gifts at the following locations: East…

27 November 2014 [08:38 PM]
"A Christmas Carol" performance at Pollard Theater Center

Pollard Theater Center is staging the beloved holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. on Thusday and Friday and 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Founders Center on the campus of Pollard United Methodist…

27 November 2014 [08:36 PM]
Volunteer corner

VOLUNTEER TYLER Volunteer Tyler, a volunteer program of the city of Tyler, is looking for 16 volunteers to assist the Neighborhood Services Department in helping people complete online applications from Dec. 15 to 19. The person must have some computer…

27 November 2014 [08:01 PM]
Student achievers in Tyler

... to Brook Hill School students inducted into the National Honor Society: Markus Ma, Kyle Webb, Alec Kitt, Jacob Yeager, Alex Ellis, Yiling Cao, Julia Troxell, Monica Liang, Zeyu Li, Alexandra Ferris, Elim Oluwole, Favour Diokpo, Cynthia Cherng, Raegan Hayes.…

27 November 2014 [07:35 PM]
Shave it off Saturday

For those who grew out their hair this month to support cancer awareness, some local salons are providing special events this week for Shave it Off Saturday. Salon Verve, 121 E. Erwin St., and Headquarters, 5028 Old Bullard Rd., will…

27 November 2014 [07:34 PM]
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War on Christmas in our own hearts

Any day now, we can expect the first salvos in the “war on Christmas.” It might come from the Liberty Counsel’s “Friend or Foe of Christmas” campaign, which contends this year that “employees from the Denver Post contacted Liberty…

27 November 2014 [07:32 PM]
Death and funeral notices 11-28

DEATHS MARYLOU ARNOLD, 91, Quitman, died Nov. 25. Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman. SHARON BATELY, 62, Mineola, died Nov. 26. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. WANDA JO HUTCHINS BOOTH, 86, Canton, died Nov. 25. Eubank Funeral Home, Canton. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday at funeral home.…

27 November 2014 [07:29 PM]
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Salvation Army feeds 1,000 during Turkey Day luncheon

Capt. Sarah Gottlich greeted the guests one by one as they came through the door. It was about 11 a.m. and the line of people waiting to eat at The Salvation Army’s annual Thanksgiving Day luncheon flowed out the front…

27 November 2014 [07:09 PM]
2 fires break out in Smith County

Firefighters were on the scene of two Smith County fires on Thursday. One fire near the intersection of Texas Highway 31 East and County Road 233 was a controlled burn that got out of control, according to a Smith…

27 November 2014 [03:51 PM]
Thanksgiving trends on Twitter

Many of the topics trending on Twitter this morning are related to the events surrounding Thanksgiving Day and the long weekend. Whether you use Twitter yourself or not, if you want to see what others are saying, you might want…

27 November 2014 [08:06 AM]
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Thanksgiving: Turkey, parades, shopping deals

NEW YORK (AP) — Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here's a look at how Americans prepared to celebrate Thanksgiving. ____…

27 November 2014 [07:53 AM]
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Millions expected to shop on Thanksgiving

ANNE D'INNOCENZIO, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a…

27 November 2014 [07:43 AM]