VIDEO: Peace gets a chance, group erects multicultural monument

With hands clasped and voices raised, a small group of East Texans in the Tyler Rose Garden sang, “Let there be peace on Earth, and let it begin with me.” The song marked the completion of the dedication of a Peace Pole, one of many activities taking place this week as part of the Fourth Annual Art of Peace Festival in Tyler. The fest…

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Chance of showers

There is a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and a 20 percent chance this evening ending before midnight. Friday and Saturday will be mostly sunny with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and…

17 September 2014 [10:31 PM]
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Entrepreneur rises above domestic violence

After years of abuse, Crimson Duran had accepted the title of victim. But her story is one of survival and overcoming. This week, Ms. Duran is celebrating one year of stepping out of the shadows and opening Fabulous You Spa…

17 September 2014 [09:57 PM]
Professional rodeo coming to Tyler Sept. 27, 28

Professional rodeo is coming to Tyler. The Rose City Roundup, presented by Whataburger, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at Cross Brand Cowboy Church Arena, 11915 Farm-to-Market Road 2015. It will be the first…

17 September 2014 [09:28 PM]
Texas College president addresses students in convocation

Texas College is historically preserved, fiscally and academically sound, President Dr. Dwight J. Fennell Sr. said in delivering a state-of-the-college address during convocation Wednesday. Addressing students, faculty and staff, Fennell said the college is continuing celebration of its founding 120…

17 September 2014 [09:27 PM]
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Justice Sam Griffith to retire in ’15

Justice Sam Griffith will retire from the 12th Court of Appeals in early 2015, he announced on Wednesday. He will devote his focus fully to his ministries, he said. Griffith has served as an appellate justice on the court since…

17 September 2014 [09:19 PM]
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Texas QB David Ash ends playing career

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas quarterback David Ash has given up playing football after suffering at least one concussion and lingering symptoms over the last year. Longhorns coach Charlie Strong said on Wednesday that he told Ash "there was no…

17 September 2014 [08:57 PM]
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Our happiness not determined in D.C.

There’s a difference of opinion, it seems, on the exact nature of the apocalypse. It will occur either because of our “Do-Nothing Congress,” or because Congress actually does something. Maybe both are true; it’s more likely, however, it’s all just…

17 September 2014 [08:48 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices, September 18

DEATHS MELBA AMOS, 57, Lufkin, died Sept. 13. J.C. White Funeral & Services, Mount Pleasant. BILLY BAGGETT, 79, Arlington, formerly of Wills Point, died Sept. 15. Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills Point. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday at funeral home. RITCHEY…

17 September 2014 [08:25 PM]
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Justice Sam Griffith to retire, go into the ministry

By ROY MAYNARD rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Justice Sam Griffith will retire from the 12th Court of Appeals in early 2015, he announced on Wednesday. He will devote his focus fully to his ministries, he said. Griffith has served as an appellate justice…

17 September 2014 [07:29 PM]
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VIDEO: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question." In…

17 September 2014 [03:51 PM]
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Peterson's Vikings teammate: 'I don't think it's fair'

Not everyone agrees with the Minnesota Vikings’ ownership’s decision early this morning to keep Adrian Peterson away from all team activities until the charges of alleged child abuse against him in the Houston area are fully adjudicated. One person who…

17 September 2014 [03:25 PM]
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Agreement means Scandrick now eligible to play for Cowboys

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL finally will have HGH testing, perhaps as early as the end of this month. And of more immediate impact — this weekend — the new performance-enhancing drug policy the league and players' union agreed…

17 September 2014 [03:16 PM]
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VIDEO: Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said…

17 September 2014 [11:51 AM]
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VIDEO: Police run down tips about trooper ambush suspect

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunting for a suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks chased down several mistaken sightings Wednesday as schools closed down and the public remained on edge. Law enforcement massed…

17 September 2014 [11:48 AM]
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Truck on fire at Shelley Drive and Old Bullard Road

Tyler firefighters are on the scene of a truck fire at the intersection of Shelley Drive and Old Bullard Road. TylerPaper.com will post additional details as they become available.…

17 September 2014 [10:38 AM]
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VIDEO: Vikings bar Peterson from all team activities

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After a day of public pressure from angry fans and concerned sponsors, the Minnesota Vikings have reversed course and placed star running back Adrian Peterson on the exempt-commissioner's permission list, a move that will require him to…

17 September 2014 [10:17 AM]
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Man indicted for evidence tampering after death of children

QUITMAN (KYTX) - A Wood County grand jury has indicted Thomas Wayne Liles on a charge of tampering with physical evidence after his girlfriend's children were found dead July 24, 2014. The grand jury indictment was handed down September 3,…

17 September 2014 [09:05 AM]
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VIDEO: Man accused of stealing from Tyler Whataburger

TYLER (KYTX) - Smith County Deputies are looking for a man accused of stealing from a Whataburger cash register. It happened just before 3 this morning at the Whataburger on Highway 155 South in Tyler, that's just outside…

17 September 2014 [08:49 AM]
2 more Smith County detention officers terminated for misconduct

Two Smith County Jail employees were terminated after an investigation into allegations of jailers falsifying records. The investigation began on Aug. 25 and resulted in four employees resigning, including a detention sergeant and three detention officers, according to a news…

17 September 2014 [08:26 AM]
Bodies of water deemed below standard for recreational use

Recreational use in the Prairie Creek, Mud Creek, West Mud Creek and Neches River Above Lake Palestine watersheds was discussed Tuesday during a public meeting. The meeting, put on by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the…

17 September 2014 [01:49 AM]
Senior Day at the Fair is Friday

Seniors, ages 55 and older, are invited to the 45th Annual Senior Day at the East Texas State Fair on Friday. Admission is free for this age group until 6 p.m. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Harvey…

17 September 2014 [01:45 AM]
LeGard, grandson of East Texans, earns Eagle Scout rank

Jordan Neal LeGard, 16, Lewisville, received the rank of Eagle Scout in a ceremony in August. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jordan LeGard and the grandson of Carla and Larry LeGard and Butch and Fern Collier, all…

17 September 2014 [01:42 AM]