Store clerk kills masked, armed robber

A shootout between a store clerk and a masked robber ended with the robber being fatally shot Sunday night just east of the Tyler city limits. Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said his office received a 911 call about 7:34 p.m. Sunday reporting there had been a shooting at the MiPueblo convenience store at Morningside Drive and Gallion Lane. …

2 Tyler historic downtown buildings to be auctioned

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Father, son work 26 mineral shows across U.S.

Luckily for Keith Harmon and his son Eddie, of Brownsboro, the Earth has been producing beautiful works of art for millions of years, otherwise known as gems, minerals, fossils and other precious substances. The pair, who are members of the East Texas Gem and Mineral Society, turned a hobby into a business for about 20 years and were on site at

Retired editor Dave Berry to receive media award

Retired Tyler Morning Telegraph Editor Dave Berry will receive the Texas School Public Relations Association’s 2015 Media Award. The Media Award annually honors a media professional who has contributed significantly to the public understanding of public education in Texas through print or broadcast media.

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