Longview police: 2 point gun at clerk; suspects found, charged with aggravated robbery

Two men have been arrested after police said they pointed a gun at a Longview gas station clerk when he confronted them about stealing firewood. Sean Tyler Boo Boo Huffman, 18, and James Ray Braxton, 17, of Longview each were held Wednesday in the Gregg County Jail on $250,000 bond, charged with aggravated robbery. Longview police were called…

Hiway 80 to expand with a new facility in Tyler

 Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Tyler has purchased property at 12781 Highway 64. The Mission will construct a supportive housing and rehabilitation facility called Triumph Village at this location. This expands the services Hiway 80 provides to formerly homeless as they progress into independent living. Construction of the new facility will be

Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday. Fox also aired a tribute to Colmes, narrated by Hannity, and a statement from his family saying that he

Fiery wreck kills one in Smith County

A fiery fatal crash is under investigation in Smith County. A vehicle rolled over early Thursday and caught fire on FM 16 near County Road 3165, according to the Department of Public Safety.  A woman was killed in the crash and a passenger was taken to a local hospital. The cause of the crash is not known at this time. Officials are asking

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Alan Colmes, liberal voice on Fox, dead at 66

NEW YORK (AP) - Alan Colmes, the radio and television host and commentator best known as the amiable liberal foil to the hard-right Sean Hannity on the Fox News Channel, has died. Fox spokeswoman Dana Klinghoffer confirmed his death Thursday.…

23 February 2017 [10:18 AM]
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Hiway 80 to expand with a new facility in Tyler

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Tyler has purchased property at 12781 Highway 64. The Mission will construct a supportive housing and rehabilitation facility called Triumph Village at this location. This expands the services Hiway 80 provides to formerly homeless…

23 February 2017 [09:38 AM]
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Fiery wreck kills one in Smith County

A fiery fatal crash is under investigation in Smith County. A vehicle rolled over early Thursday and caught fire on FM 16 near County Road 3165, according to the Department of Public Safety. A woman was killed in the…

23 February 2017 [07:44 AM]
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Fire destroys home on Jarrell Avenue

A residence was destroyed by a fire just before noon on Wednesday. Tyler Fire investigator Bud Barrett said no one was injured in a fire in the 2000 block of Jarrell Avenue, the cause of which was not immediately apparent.…

22 February 2017 [05:43 PM]
Dallas County man sentenced for East Texas bank robberies and carjacking

AUGUSTA ROBINSON, augustarobinson@tylerpaper.com A 25-year-old Lancaster man was sentenced to 14 years and three months in federal prison on Tuesday for two armed robberies he committed in East Texas and a carjacking he committed in Tyler.  LaQuaylan Wesley Patterson pleaded…

22 February 2017 [05:40 PM]
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We can chip in to help the bluebird population

Thanks to their beauty, pleasant disposition, and sweet warbling notes, bluebirds have been beloved since humans first laid eyes and ears on them. In his 1871 classic, “Wake Robin,” famous naturalist and birder John Burroughs wrote, “The bluebird is a…

22 February 2017 [05:37 PM]
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Tyler Junior College presents ‘Mary Poppins’ Feb. 24-26

Tyler Junior College presents ‘Mary Poppins’ Feb. 24-26 ELISE MULLINIX, TJC Communications Chimney sweeps who step in time. Those precocious, kite-flying Banks children. The bird woman on the cathedral steps. A spoonful of sugar. That mysterious…

22 February 2017 [05:21 PM]
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Saxophonist Ronald Carter to perform at TJC Jazz Festival

Ronald Carter, a saxophone player who has performed with Lou Rawls and The Temptations, will headline the annual TJC Jazz Festival, the college announced. He will join the college’s jazz ensembles in concerts set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and…

22 February 2017 [05:21 PM]
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IN Focus: The Salvation Army Hearts Behind the Red Shield 02.10.17

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary had its annual fundraiser Feb. 10 at Harvey Convention Center. Guests enjoyed a fajita meal and the music of The Salvation Army’s Houston Harbor Light Choir, a group of people recovering from addiction. The auxiliary this…

22 February 2017 [05:11 PM]
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IN Focus: Women's Fund of Smith County Grants Announcement 02.09.17

The Women’s Fund announced four nonprofit agencies as recipients of more than $185,000 in grants during a reception Feb. 9 at Willow Brook Country Club. The agencies were Bethesda Health Clinic, $50,000; Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County, $66,000; Meals…

22 February 2017 [05:01 PM]
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IN Focus: Bethesda Doctor Luke Society Induction 02.10.17

The Bethesda Health Clinic inducted Dr. Stephen Rydzak and Dr. Noah Israel into its Doctor Luke Society during a Feb. 10 ceremony at Willow Brook Country Club. Rydzak is the medical director of East Texas Medical Center’s Hyperbaric Medicine Program…

22 February 2017 [04:55 PM]
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IN Focus: South Tyler Rotary 50th Anniversary 01.30.17

The South Tyler Rotary Club marked its 50th anniversary with a celebration during its weekly lunch meeting Jan. 30 at First Christian Church in Tyler. The club was established on Jan. 13, 1967, by a group of Tyler businessmen. Women…

22 February 2017 [04:50 PM]
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February is pruning time

An important aspect of gardening is knowing when to prune plants. A general rule of thumb is to prune summer and fall flowering trees and flowers in the winter during their dormant season. Proper pruning helps insure attractive, healthy and…

22 February 2017 [04:46 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 23

DEATHS IRA BROWN JR., 91, Tyler, died Feb. 14. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. DORETHA M. (WATSON) DAVIS, 70, Tyler, died Feb. 20. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. NANCY PICKLE HUMPHREY, 79, Tyler, died Feb. 22. Visitation 9…

22 February 2017 [04:33 PM]
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Tyler-Smith County NAACP elect new officers, executive board

Members of the Tyler-Smith County NAACP No. 6232 recently elected a new slate of officers and executive board for the Tyler-Smith County NAACP Unit No. 6232. The officers will serve for the 2017-2019 term. They include, from right: Exec.…

22 February 2017 [03:46 PM]
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Barrel Chested Bandit now in custody after bank robberies

(KYTX) A serial bank robber dubbed the "Barrel Chested Bandit" has been captured in Arizona. Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jay Sanders said his office was contacted by the FBI on Tuesday and informed them that the suspect was captured…

22 February 2017 [03:44 PM]
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Family Matters: Test your knowledge of facial hair facts

If the Family Feud game show were to ask 100 people, “Name a holiday that falls in February,” I’m guessing the most popular survey responses would be “Valentine’s Day,” “President’s Day” or possibly even “Groundhog Day.” If a contestant buzzed in…

22 February 2017 [02:12 PM]
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Public invited to 6x6@110 painting parties

Organizers of Gallery Main Street’s 6x6@110 project are inviting the public to participate in creating at least 1,000 6-inch-by-6-inch works of art, which will be displayed and revealed during the fundraising exhibit on June 6 at 6 p.m. The 6x6@110…

22 February 2017 [01:48 PM]