Brook Hill mourns loss of 2 from car crash

An East Texas school and surrounding community is mourning the loss of a woman they said was a beacon of Christ, a loving mother and kind person. Lance Lewis said he graduated with Dana Regester in 1992 from Robert E. Lee, but they became friends in the mid to late 90s through church. …

Thousands of runners ready for cold Fresh 15

As thousands of runners prepare to test their endurance and stamina on the chilly pavement in Tyler for Saturday’s Fresh 15, there may still be hope for mild, dry weather before noon.

Empire State East Texas Sensibilities Jazz

Tyler Junior College’s jazz ensembles are preparing for a jazz festival featuring world-renowned jazz trumpet player Terell Stafford. “We are bringing in a world-class artist,” TJC Professor of Woodwinds Dr. Steven Meier said. “It doesn’t get any better than Terell Stafford.”

TobyMac headlining Christian music show

TobyMac will headline a concert featuring Christian music artists at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Oil Palace. Also set to take the stage are Mandisa , The Capital Kings and Ryan Stevenson. Tickets cost $20 or $25. A ticket that includes the concert and the Pre-Show Experience featuring a question-and-answer session with TobyMac costs $75. Tickets can

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