Confederate flag display prompts look into city policy

Tyler officials said they intend to do legal research before deciding if the city will remove Confederate flags from one of its oldest cemeteries. A Confederate flag flies beneath the United States flag over the Oakwood Cemetery, at the intersection of West Oakwood Street and North Palace Avenue. The…

East Texas man creates art using neon tubes

Tim Reardon was enjoying the well-loved tradition of celebrating Eeyore’s birthday in Austin’s Pease Park when a masked stranger in an elaborate costume walked up to him, pointed his finger and announced, “Aha!  I know who you are! You are Doctor Neon!”   Whether the stranger was a fortuneteller, a

Lego camp helps build creativity in children

When asked if he has ever had 6,000 Legos at his disposal to create whatever he wants, 8-year-old Anthony Herrera’s response was simple. “No way,” Herrera said with a smile. Herrera and other campers attending the Tyler Museum of Art’s Movie Magic with Lego MOC-up Art Camp (My Own

Proceed to the Route

“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” — Bob Black   Her name was Bridgette. We met her at the airport in Dublin. My wife wasn’t jealous. In fact, she was the one who made the introductions. We were still reeling from the realization that half our luggage had gone

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Lego camp helps build creativity in children

When asked if he has ever had 6,000 Legos at his disposal to create whatever he wants, 8-year-old Anthony Herrera’s response was simple. “No way,” Herrera said with a smile. Herrera and other campers attending the Tyler Museum of Art’s…

07 July 2015 [11:42 PM]
3 charter schools get special designation

  Three charter schools operated in East Texas by The University of Texas at Tyler are among 19 schools designated by the Texas Education Agency as Texas Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academies for the 2015-16 school year. Texas Commissioner…

07 July 2015 [11:33 PM]
FEMA disaster assistance deadline today

Wednesday is the last day for Smith County residents to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Unemployment Assistance program. The program is available to residents who lost work due to storms and floods that occurred from May 4…

07 July 2015 [11:23 PM]
Renovated Brookshire's ribbon cutting set for today

Brookshire Grocery Co. is cutting the ribbon at its renovated Bergfeld Shopping Center location at 11 a.m. Wednesday. According to Director of Public Relations Rebecca Sanders, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce officer Henry Bell and Brookshire President and CEO Rick…

07 July 2015 [11:21 PM]
3 East Texas towns competing for blood donor bragging rights

Three East Texas sheriffs and members of their respective cities are going toe-to-toe in a fun competition to boost blood donor collections in their counties as part of Carter BloodCare. Charlotte Jordan, a donor recruitment consultant, said the…

07 July 2015 [11:20 PM]
Renovation dispute settled at Upshur County courthouse

  GILMER — The Upshur County Commissioners Court, having complained that an ongoing renovation project was providing inadequate waterproofing of the 78-year-old county courthouse, resolved a dispute with the project architect and contractor at no extra expense to the county.…

07 July 2015 [11:18 PM]
City council tables vote about Hawkins sign

  The future of the “Jesus Welcomes You To Hawkins” sign remains in question after the City Council on Monday tabled a vote on the issue. Mayor Will Rogers said there is a discrepancy regarding land ownership of the…

07 July 2015 [11:17 PM]
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East Texas man creates art using neon tubes

Tim Reardon was enjoying the well-loved tradition of celebrating Eeyore’s birthday in Austin’s Pease Park when a masked stranger in an elaborate costume walked up to him, pointed his finger and announced, “Aha! I know who you are!…

07 July 2015 [10:58 PM]
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Proceed to the Route

“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” — Bob Black Her name was Bridgette. We met her at the airport in Dublin. My wife wasn’t jealous. In fact, she was the one…

07 July 2015 [10:55 PM]
Bible Verse 7-8

"As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him." (Psalm 18:30)      …

07 July 2015 [10:24 PM]
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Confederate flag display prompts look into city policy

Tyler officials said they intend to do legal research before deciding if the city will remove Confederate flags from one of its oldest cemeteries. A Confederate flag flies beneath the United States flag over the Oakwood Cemetery, at the intersection…

07 July 2015 [10:22 PM]
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Mixed-use development project OK'd

Tyler Planning and Zoning Commission members murmured “great concept” before approving a zone change to allow for a new development on Old Jacksonville Highway. “Copper Ridge Lofts,” a three-story mixed residential and commercial development, is proposed for 6961…

07 July 2015 [10:02 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 7-8

DEATHS DANIEL ADAMS, 56, Cookville, died July 2. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. Missionary KATHERINE ALGOOD, 84, Quitman, died July 6. J.C. White Funeral &…

07 July 2015 [08:27 PM]
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Chilling out with a citrus granita

Granita is the name for an Italian ice of rough, jagged crystals. It melts the minute it hits your tongue, sending a shiver of cold straight down the throat. The classic flavors are lemon and coffee, but granita…

07 July 2015 [08:18 PM]
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An ice cream that tastes purely of fruit

There is absolutely nothing wrong with most strawberry ice creams. Except that they probably would more accurately be described as ice creams with strawberries (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But you can quite easily make a…

07 July 2015 [08:15 PM]
Snapper that isn't really snapper

I don’t know what whitefin weakfish is, but there is a good chance I have eaten it. The problem is, if I ate it I probably thought I was eating grouper. According to studies conducted in the last few years,…

07 July 2015 [08:10 PM]
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Cluley completes fellowship from UT Southwestern

John David Cluley, M.D., has completed a fellowship in gastroenterology and hepatology from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. The graduation ceremony was June 19 in Dallas. During this three-year program, Dr. Cluley was selected as Chief…

07 July 2015 [08:07 PM]
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JT grad Hudson receives memorial scholarship

John Tyler High School class of 2015 graduate Savannah Hudson received the Jhared Thomas Memorial Scholarship presented through the Tyler Independent School District Foundation. Hudson was presented with the $500 scholarship to attend The University of Texas at Austin, according…

07 July 2015 [08:05 PM]
Handle dawdling without getting frustrated

“Hurry up!” “We need to go!” “Get moving!” Sound familiar? It is hard not to get frustrated when you are trying to get everyone out the door, on to the next activity or ready for bed. It is even more…

07 July 2015 [08:01 PM]
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It's time to repeal the oil export ban

The timing may never be better. Oil prices are low, the U.S. has something of a surplus and everyone acknowledges the need for more trade. Now is the time to lift the outdated oil export ban. GOP Congressman Joe Barton…

07 July 2015 [07:52 PM]
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Fireworks lead to panicked, lost pets Video

TYLER (KYTX) — Many people enjoyed fireworks over the Fourth of July weekend, but some pets did not. At least one East Texas family is searching for a pet that was scared away from home. “It's been a long three…

07 July 2015 [05:02 PM]
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Relics of youngest canonized saint coming to Tyler

The major relics of the youngest canonized saint in the Catholic Church will come to Tyler Nov. 2 as part of a national tour. St. Maria Goretti is considered the patron saint of chastity, rape victims, girls, youth, teenage girls,…

07 July 2015 [04:39 PM]
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Subway suspending relationship with spokesman

(UPDATED July 7, 2015 at 4:19 pm CT) MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — Subway says it's suspending relationship with spokesman Jared Fogle amid investigation. ------- (UPDATED July 7, 2015 at 2:31 pm CT) ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — FBI agents and Indiana…

07 July 2015 [04:16 PM]
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Barea sticking with Mavs after return last season Video

SCHUYLER DIXON AP Sports Writer DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea is returning to Dallas after considering a move to Miami in free agency. A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that Barea has agreed…

07 July 2015 [02:08 PM]
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UPDATE: I-20 in Gregg County reopened after crash Video

(UPDATED July 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm CT) -- The Texas Department of Transportation reports that all lanes of I-20 in Gregg County have been reopened. ----------GREGG COUNTY (KYTX) - I-20 West bound in Gregg County is closed this morning.…

07 July 2015 [01:17 PM]
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Call for removal of Confederate flags in Tyler graveyard Video

(KYTX) -- As the Confederate flag debate continues in the deep south... people in Tyler are divided about whether the flag should be flown in historic graveyards. "Whoever put them here--we need to see about getting them out," said…

07 July 2015 [09:43 AM]
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Identities released of 4 who drowned in Houston County lake Video

HOUSTON COUNTY (KYTX) - Authorities have identified the four victims who drowned at the Houston County Lake over the weekend. The four victims have been identified as Juan Cantu, mid 50s, Amy Mendez, 47, Sebastian Chavez, 6, and Antonio Gutierrez,…

07 July 2015 [09:35 AM]
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Lawyers: Cosby's admission could help women's suit Video

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's admission that he obtained quaaludes to give young women he was pursuing for sex could bolster defamation claims lodged by his accusers, the women's lawyers said after The Associated Press reported on newly released court…

07 July 2015 [09:27 AM]