Tyler retailers ready for East Texas Black Friday shoppers

Tyler retailers spent Wednesday putting out the latest and greatest toys, games, clothing, makeup and their Black Friday deals. Fingerlings, Nintendo Switch and Fenty Stunna Lip Paint are just a few of this year’s highly anticipated items shoppers are expected to buy during the Thanksgiving shopping weekend.  Some shoppers already were…

How advertising shaped Thanksgiving as we know it

I have always been intrigued by Thanksgiving – the traditions, the meal, the idea of a holiday that is simply about being thankful. For my family, Thanksgiving is all about the food. Some foods, like turkey and mashed potatoes, may be familiar. But there are a few twists. Since I grew up in the Caribbean, I’m allowed a Caribbean dish or two.

The Adventures of John Tyler High School's newest furry friend, Sewer Cat Video

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com No one knows exactly when the Sewer Cat moseyed into town. Some folks say she was dumped at John Tyler High School as a kitten. Others say maybe she’s always been there and we just weren’t looking hard enough. A few posit that one day she just crawled out of a storm drain. Some say she sneaks onto campus

List: Restaurants open for dinner on Thanksgiving Day

Hate cooking? Have no worries because there are several restaurants in Tyler and Smith County open on Thanksgiving Day.   Golden Corral, 5601 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Saltgrass Steakhouse, 7214 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Traditions, 6205 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler Hours: 11 a.m. to 2:30

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The Adventures of John Tyler High School's newest furry friend, Sewer Cat
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Christmas Tree installed in downtown Tyler
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Santa is in town at the Broadway Square Mall
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Plans for Charles Manson's remains 'undetermined' following death
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Kim Campbell, wife of Glen Campbell, keynote speaker for the Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County's annual luncheon
Sundial sculpture installed in the Tyler Rose Garden; dedicated to Texas Rose Festival queen, her grandfather
TxDOT hosts meetings in Tyler and Kilgore to present plans for widening Highway 31 from Tyler to Kilgore
UPDATE: Collision damages FM 849 bridge at Interstate 20 near Hideaway; bridge closed for repair or replacement until further notice
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Bible verse: 11-23

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CBS19 to host annual Super Shredder Days after Thanksgiving Video

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Lufkin police ask for public's help to identify bank robber Video

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Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 23

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Texas Congressman Joe Barton apologizes for nude photo on Twitter

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