Woman adopts dog of lost Van tornado victims

Many families’ lives were turned upside down by the tornado that hit the Van area on Mother’s Day. The trauma wasn’t restricted to human lives. Many animals also found themselves homeless that day, including Emma, an 8-year-old Great Pyrenees. Emma survived a direct hit from the EF3 tornado that ravaged the community. …

Team visiting Texas to restore historic markers

LINDALE — Patterns of tiny pockmarks — that conservator Robert Marshall attributes to heavy load No. 7 bird shot — littered the granite surface of a Centennial marker identifying a point on a path the first two Europeans in East Texas travelled in 1788.

Make Memorial Day on the lake safe, enjoyable with these boating tips

The kickoff to the summer season this weekend, and Texas Game Wardens are encouraging boaters to practice safety on area waterways. Game Warden Chris Swift said recent rains have caused lake waters to rise, increasing certain water dangers.

Group weight loss, fitness challenges key to success

If you Google “weight loss challenge,” or scroll through Pinterest, you’ll come across dozens of programs designed to pump you up for what seems to be our most elusive task. With warmer weather, a lot of us may be scrambling to find the right program to help us reach our goals. The concept of

Latest Videos

Recent News

Longview police probe hit-and-run

Longview police are seeking the public’s help in finding one or more suspects from a hit-and-run on Loop 281. Around 5 a.m. on Saturday, police responded to a call of an accident with injuries in the 4100 block of West…

23 May 2015 [10:36 PM]
Yellow flowers in pasture can be toxic

Chad Gulley, Smith County Extension Agent Have you noticed yellow flowers growing in your pastures lately? There are several plants with yellow flowers but the Texas Groundsel (Senecio ampullaceus) and Buttercups (Ranunculus spp.) are the most abundant right now. The…

23 May 2015 [10:32 PM]
advice-for-water-or-flood-damage
Advice for water or flood damage

Mechele Agbayani Mills, Tyler Better Business Bureau Water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage, and we’ve had a lot of unwanted water in East Texas the past few weeks as severe thunderstorms have caused power outages, flooded…

23 May 2015 [10:31 PM]
Health Briefs 5-24

  Stroke event held Tuesday at rehab hospital Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital will host a communitywide stroke awareness event at noon Tuesday at 3131 Troup Highway. The event is in recognition of the American Stroke Association’s Stroke Awareness Month.…

23 May 2015 [10:26 PM]
most-e-texas-hospitals-seeing-drop-in-infection-rates-1-penalized
Most E. Texas hospitals seeing drop in infection rates; 1 penalized

Coshandra Dillard, cdillard@tylerpaper.com When someone is admitted into the hospital, the patient counts on personnel to help them get well. However, there is always a chance they can contract an infection while at the hospital. Most infections can be…

23 May 2015 [10:25 PM]
group-weight-loss-fitness-challenges-key-to-success
Group weight loss, fitness challenges key to success

If you Google “weight loss challenge,” or scroll through Pinterest, you’ll come across dozens of programs designed to pump you up for what seems to be our most elusive task. With warmer weather, a lot of us may…

23 May 2015 [10:18 PM]
internist-to-lead-next-walk
Internist to lead next 'Walk'

Katie Root, an internist at East Texas Medical Center, leads this week’s Walk with a Doc event Thursday and will discuss obesity management. Walk With a Doc is a project of the Smith County Medical Society and is held at…

23 May 2015 [09:27 PM]
former-texas-house-representative-leo-berman-passes-away
Former Texas House Representative Leo Berman passes away

Former state Rep. Leo Berman passed away Saturday after a long battle with lymphoma. He was 79. Berman served as District 6 representative, which represented Tyler and portions of Smith County, from 1999 to 2012. He was known as a…

23 May 2015 [09:03 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 5-24

DEATHS JERRY BICKERDIKE, Tyler, died May 22. Stewart Family Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at funeral home. NANCY LEE BYNUM, 68, Arlington, died May 16. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. BILLY “BILL” DON CALFEE, 68, Whitehouse, formerly of Henderson, died…

23 May 2015 [08:59 PM]
natural-ballerina-makenzie-prays-to-find-forever-family
Natural ballerina Makenzie prays to find forever family

When Makenzie walked into the Chamberlain School of Ballet in Plano, she had no idea of the adventure to come — starting with her wardrobe. She came out of the dressing room in a black leotard with pink ballerina slippers…

23 May 2015 [07:39 PM]
emails-shed-light-on-clintons-handling-of-benghazi-situation
Emails shed light on Clinton's handling of Benghazi situation

WASHINGTON —Days after the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, a top adviser to then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered regular assessments of how U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was performing during a series of network…

22 May 2015 [11:57 PM]
New trial for convicted killer of Chandra Levy

WASHINGTON — In a stunning legal reversal, federal prosecutors relented Friday and set the stage for a new trial of the man convicted in 2010 of killing former intern Chandra Levy. Acting just days before a series of high-stakes courtroom…

22 May 2015 [11:54 PM]
East Texas Events

Van Disaster Relief Bright Entertainment and Athens Farmer’s Market are hosting the Van Disaster Relief Benefit from noon to 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Bruce Field in Athens, 480 Royal Street. The event will feature live music from…

22 May 2015 [11:44 PM]
Salvation Army needing towels and washcloths

The Salvation Army’s Center of Hope in Tyler is accepting donations of large towels, hand towels and washcloths. The center is open 24 hours, seven days each week and provides services including housing, meals and showers, according to a news…

22 May 2015 [11:36 PM]
TISD awarded large tax debt settlement

Tyler ISD has recovered more than $340,000 in back property taxes in a settlement reached Friday with Sears Methodist Retirement System. Sears Methodist is the former owner of Meadow Lake Retirement Community in Flint. The payment was the result of…

22 May 2015 [11:34 PM]
Confidence

“Again therefore Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘I am the light of the world; he who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of life.’” — John 8:12 (NASB) The guest speaker went around…

22 May 2015 [11:02 PM]
Vineyard Church to host poverty awareness concert

The Vineyard Church of Tyler will have A Celebration of Music in the Park Remembering the Poor from 2 to 5 p.m. May 30 at the Bergfeld Park Amphitheater. Local musical artists who are scheduled to perform include: The Scrips,…

22 May 2015 [11:00 PM]
church-uses-cowboy-culture-to-draw-community-to-christ
Church uses cowboy culture to draw community to Christ

Jacksonville – With the façade of an Old West town behind him, Benjamin McAnally started singing the hymn, “I come to the garden alone, while the dew is still on the roses.” His twang reminiscent of country singers, McAnally, 19,…

22 May 2015 [10:56 PM]
Bible Verse 5-23

"For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." (Galatians 5:13)…

22 May 2015 [10:41 PM]
woman-adopts-dog-of-lost-van-tornado-victims
Woman adopts dog of lost Van tornado victims Video

Many families’ lives were turned upside down by the tornado that hit the Van area on Mother’s Day. The trauma wasn’t restricted to human lives. Many animals also found themselves homeless that day, including Emma, an 8-year-old Great Pyrenees. Emma…

22 May 2015 [10:37 PM]
team-visiting-texas-to-restore-historic-markers
Team visiting Texas to restore historic markers

LINDALE — Patterns of tiny pockmarks — that conservator Robert Marshall attributes to heavy load No. 7 bird shot — littered the granite surface of a Centennial marker identifying a point on a path the first two Europeans in East…

22 May 2015 [10:35 PM]
could-it-be-a-rainy-weekend-on-lake-fork
Could it be a rainy weekend on Lake Fork?

QUITMAN – The fishing will eventually be the story at the Toyota Texas Bass Classic on Lake Fork, but until then it is going to be the weather. Rains continued to fall over East Texas all week making the tournament…

22 May 2015 [09:41 PM]
fourvehicle-wreck-shuts-down-portion-of-ssw-loop-323
Four-vehicle wreck shuts down portion of SSW Loop 323

A four-vehicle wreck shut down a large portion of SSW Loop 323 near the Jack O’ Diamonds car dealership Friday. Tyler Police Department Lt. Matthew Smyser said the accident occurred after a gray GMC Sierra jumped the median into oncoming…

22 May 2015 [07:56 PM]
hillary-clinton-continues-to-help-define-deviancy-down
Hillary Clinton continues to help define deviancy down

I recall the moment when the press finally turned against Bill Clinton. In 1998, I was a junior writer at U.S. News & World Report, then (for the children in the audience) an actual, physical weekly magazine, useful for pressing…

22 May 2015 [07:19 PM]
Pulling punches a sign of disrespect

Carly Fiorina is articulate, thoughtful and accomplished. For those who keep track of such things, she was the first woman to lead a Fortune 50 business, and she ran a credible, if unsuccessful, campaign for a U.S. senate seat from…

22 May 2015 [07:17 PM]
keep-memorial-day-safe-and-memorable
Keep Memorial Day safe and memorable

Memorial Day weekend marks the traditional start to summer fun — and also, tragically, to preventable summer injuries and fatalities. People are driving more and spending more time on the water. Various state and local agencies will be stepping up…

22 May 2015 [07:15 PM]
Deaths and Funeral Notices 5-23

DEATHS JERRY BICKERDIKE, Tyler, died May 22. Stewart Family Funeral Home. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at funeral home. NANCY LEE BYNUM, 68, Arlington, died May 16. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. MARY LOUISE COLLINSWORTH COX, 85, Gilmer, died May 22. Grubbs-Loyd…

22 May 2015 [07:11 PM]