Grace Community School begins new year with push for greater community involvement

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com As the school year begins, Grace Community School has set in motion a plan to expand its imprint in the community. More than 950 students poured back into class on Wednesday, excited for a year of gradual changes leading to a big impact. Grace recently acquired the old Stepping Stone daycare facility and will

City of Tyler's proposed budget cuts to affect East Texas nonprofits

As the city proposes a lean budget for the coming fiscal year, cuts will affect some local nonprofit organizations.  The city of Tyler has proposed cuts to funding for the St. Paul Children’s Medical Clinic and the Bethesda Health Clinic. For the past several years, the city has included funding for these agencies in its annual budget.

Trump disbands manufacturing council

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A baby dolphin died last week after “hundreds” of beachgoers in southern Spain surrounded the animal to touch and take pictures with it, sparking condemnation from a local animal rescue group. The incident took place last Friday in Mojácar, on the country’s southeastern coast, according to Equinac, a Spanish nonprofit organization that

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Every year we get questions about black spots on pecans. They are caused by our most common pecan disease, scab. Scab fungus (Cladosporium caryigenum) invades young, rapidly growing shoots and leaves, and later the developing nuts. Severely infected nuts on…

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Also known commonly as Yellow Bells, the esperanza is a small shrub or tree that is native to Central America. In our climate it grows as a woody shrub that can reach 4 feet high and 3 feet wide. Planted…

16 August 2017 [07:48 PM]
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16 August 2017 [06:26 PM]
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Texan gets life term for killing estranged wife and her twin

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Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 17

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Amy McCullough appointed to preside of the Tyler Municipal Court

JENNY WELLS, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph Amy McCullough was appointed to be the Presiding Judge over the Tyler Municipal Court.  Judge McCullough took on the interim position in February, and was formally given the position last week. She…

16 August 2017 [04:15 PM]
Beachgoers play with baby dolphin, killing it

A baby dolphin died last week after “hundreds” of beachgoers in southern Spain surrounded the animal to touch and take pictures with it, sparking condemnation from a local animal rescue group. The incident took place last Friday in Mojácar, on…

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Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

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16 August 2017 [01:18 PM]
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Trump disbands manufacturing council

President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives. CEOs have been resigning since Saturday, when Trump blamed both sides for the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white…

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Texan gets life term for killing estranged wife & her twin

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Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore

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16 August 2017 [10:09 AM]
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This cruise ship has a surprising new feature - a racing track

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Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

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