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Overton man arrested for scrap metal theft

Staff reports An Overton man was arrested Monday morning for stealing scrap metal and kitchen appliances out of an abandoned trailer home. The Smith County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in the 22500 block of County Road 26,…

22 September 2014 [05:16 PM]
Coming Soon to Village at Cumberland Park

STORE OPENINGS Tuesday: Vitamin Shoppe Friday: Gordmans and Kirkland’s Sept. 29: Petco Oct. 4: Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts Oct. 17: Dress Barn, Maurices Oct. 19: TJ Maxx Oct. 28: Massage Envy Oct. 29: Famous Footwear Oct. 31: Versona, Lane Bryant…

22 September 2014 [04:34 PM]
‘Initial opening’ ceremony scheduled for Friday

BY CASEY MURPHY, Stores in The Village at Cumberland Park will begin opening this week. David Wilson, of Dallas-based The Retail Connection, the developer on the 78-acre project, said they will have an “initial opening” ceremony on…

22 September 2014 [04:07 PM]
VIDEO: Hay Auction at East Texas State Fair

The 30th Annual Hay Auction was held today at the East Texas State Fair. Hundreds of submissions are judged by hay quality and nutritional content. The top 25 submissions are auctioned off to the highest bidder. The funds that are…

22 September 2014 [02:46 PM]
VIDEO: Former NFL kicker Bironas killed in car crash

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rob Bironas, who worked his way through odd jobs and the Arena Football League before becoming one of the NFL's most accurate kickers, died in a car crash. He was 36. The former Tennessee Titans player…

22 September 2014 [11:02 AM]
6th Annual Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale Scheduled for October 11

The 2014 Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 11th at locations throughout Whitehouse. The event, coordinated by Keep Whitehouse Beautiful draws shoppers from all parts of East Texas for a day of great deals. Whitehouse residents,…

22 September 2014 [10:47 AM]
VIDEO: Sunday Tyler house fire contained mostly to garage

(KYTX) -- Fire investigators are trying to figure out what started a house fire in Tyler Sunday night. That's just off of 5th Street by Tyler Junior College. We're told everyone in the home was able to get out safely…

22 September 2014 [09:07 AM]
Aloft with light: Artist calls renovated garage, service station home

BY KELLY GOOCH, EDITOR ‘S NOTE: This is part of an occasional series of stories about renovation projects that have taken place in and around downtown.    When Cassie Edmonds began searching for a new home, her goal was to find…

22 September 2014 [12:17 AM]
Community members form human peace sign

BY FAITH HARPER, The words of Henry Chapin’s classic “All My Life’s a Circle” carried through the Liberty Hall Theater in Tyler as the audience sang in unison at the finale of the fourth annual Art of Peace Festival. Sunday…

22 September 2014 [12:15 AM]
English organist has two Tyler performances planned

David Poulter, an organist from Liverpool, England, is scheduled for two performances in Tyler. He will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 230 Rusk St. and at 6 p.m. on Sept. 28, at…

21 September 2014 [10:00 PM]
Palestine became Anderson County seat in settlement of feud

BY BETTY WATERS, PALESTINE — Back in the 1800’s, this town became the county seat of Anderson County in a settlement of a feud between two towns wanting the designation. Native Americans — the Comanche, Waco, Tawakonis, Kickapoo and others…

21 September 2014 [09:50 PM]
Building permit filed for Skechers USA in Village at Cumberland Park

RB RM Tyler Broadway/Centennial LP, of Dallas, filed a permit to finish out a 6,000-square-foot lease space for Skechers USA in The Village at Cumberland Park shopping center, at 8946 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 182. Garrett & Associates is the…

21 September 2014 [08:43 PM]
Business notes: Industry news from around East Texas

BLOOD DRIVE Texas Farm Credit is hosting a blood drive in honor of Courtney Templeton from 8 a.m. to noon today at 3210 WNW Loop 323. For more, contact Jacque Decker at 903-363-0432. PROMOTION Brookshire Grocery Co. announced…

21 September 2014 [08:42 PM]
East Texas State Fair schedule for Monday, Sept. 22

Daily admittance into the fair is free for 5 and younger, $6 for children 6 to 12 and $8 for 12 and older. Arm bands for unlimited carnival rides are $25 daily on Sunday these are only good from…

21 September 2014 [08:33 PM]
Marriage statistics track with poverty

If poverty is tied directly to employment, or to the economy, then those indicators and charts should track pretty closely with indicators for poverty. In other words, if poverty is only a question of jobs or opportunity, then a graph…

21 September 2014 [08:31 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Sept. 22

DEATHS JOYCE ELAINE BADE, 89, Quitman, died Sept. 20. Lowe Funeral Home, Quitman. RITCHEY BELLAMY, 97, Tyler, died Sept. 10. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. MELVIN BOERM, 93, Tyler, died Sept. 21. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at funeral home. BILLY…

21 September 2014 [08:22 PM]
VIDEO: Mental, spiritual health focus at conference

Editor's note: This is the second story in a series on mental health and the church. See the related link for more on the Peace of Mind Tyler Conference's keynote speaker, Kay Warren, co-founder of Saddleback Church and wife of…

21 September 2014 [12:06 AM]
Kay Warren speaks about loss of son during Peace of Mind Tyler conference

Kay Warren—co-founder of Saddleback Church in southern California with husband Rick Warren—candidly expressed the pain she and her family experienced following their son's suicide last year during Saturday’s Peace of Mind Tyler Conference. The faith leader spoke, sometimes behind tears,…

21 September 2014 [12:05 AM]
Fair food aromas leave tongues wagging

Before you even step through the gates of the fair, you can smell the food — the scent of meat grilling, food frying and the sweet aroma of cotton candy. It heightens your senses and triggers your appetite. You’d better…

20 September 2014 [11:26 PM]