Undergraduate researchers tackle summer projects

  This summer, 12 undergraduate students from The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College are learning about the rigors and rewards of research through a systemwide research the UT System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Summer Research Academy. The program, which is now in its 22nd year is supported with fundin…

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LeTourneau to offer nursing degree

A new opportunity for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing will be available this fall. Earlier this month, the Texas Board of Nursing approved LeTourneau University in Longview to offer the program. It was still pending…

28 July 2014 [11:34 PM]
Texas Comptroller candidate challenges opponent

The differences are clear in the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts race between state Sen. Glenn Hegar Jr., R-Houston, and his Democratic challenger, Mike Collier. The men are vying to replace retiring Comptroller Susan Combs. Collier stopped in Tyler on…

28 July 2014 [11:28 PM]
Cooler temps ahead

A cold front that moved through East Texas is expected to lie along the Texas coast today. The air behind the front is drier, so it will feel more comfortable even with temperatures in the low 90s this afternoon. A…

28 July 2014 [11:15 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices, July 29

DEATHS EUGENE ABRAHAM SR., 90, Gladewater, died July 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JOYCE ADAMS, Athens, died July 26. Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens. JIMMIE R. BETHEA, 72, Galveston, died July 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. Visitation 2-3…

28 July 2014 [11:10 PM]
Obama is stalling engine of growth

Energy equals activity. Put another way, energy powers the engine of growth. But just like a poorly-tuned engine can sputter along, no matter how good the gasoline we put in, other forces can slow economic growth even when the energy…

28 July 2014 [10:59 PM]
Bergfeld Park playground construction to start soon

Construction is expected to begin soon on a playground area project at Bergfeld Park, City of Tyler Parks Board members were told Monday. The project includes rebuilding and expanding the park’s play area. During the board’s regular meeting,…

28 July 2014 [10:57 PM]
TWC gets $922,322 to train workers

Workforce Solutions East Texas received a $922,322 grant Monday to help train workers facing long-term unemployment. The Texas Workforce Commission was granted $5 million in National Emergency Grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor. Eight local workforce…

28 July 2014 [10:55 PM]
Bible Thoughts, July 29

“Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works is dead.” (James 2:17)…

28 July 2014 [10:49 PM]
Hawkins mayor arrested on abuse of office charges

Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers was arrested Monday on abuse of office charges after threatening a resident with daily fines if she did not cut her grass. Rogers, who was elected to the office in May, was arrested and…

28 July 2014 [10:46 PM]
Undergraduate researchers tackle summer projects

This summer, 12 undergraduate students from The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College are learning about the rigors and rewards of research through a systemwide research the UT System Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation…

28 July 2014 [09:07 PM]
Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country…

28 July 2014 [08:13 PM]
VIDEO: Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching

The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won't be confused by artificial light and will go to sea — guided by moonlight reflecting on the water -- instead of pushing further onto land.…

28 July 2014 [07:48 PM]
Chapel Hill ISD to lower tax rate

The refinancing of more than $8.7 million in Chapel Hill ISD bonds will save the district and its taxpayers money. The savings of more than $821,000 in future debt service costs will allow the district to reduce the…

28 July 2014 [06:29 PM]
College Corner: The importance of follow-through

Throughout the 11-plus years that I’ve been working with college applicants, I’ve seen many changes in the process, especially when it comes to technology. What was once done via printed applications and snail mail has moved almost completely online for…

28 July 2014 [06:06 PM]
Meeting about UT Tyler's criminal justice program Aug. 11

The University of Texas at Tyler’s Longview University Center will have an advising session for students interested in the criminal justice program. An advising team will be on the UT Tyler Longview campus from 6 to 7 p.m.…

28 July 2014 [06:05 PM]
VIDEO: Traditional African dishes teach healthy eating

Classes are being offered nationwide to encourage African Americans to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. The program is trying to combat obesity, heart disease and other ailments often linked to diet.…

28 July 2014 [04:09 PM]
VIDEO: 'The Avengers' descend on Comic-Con

Stars of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner talk about the latest superhero installment at Comic-Con, while Chris Hemsworth muses about a female Thor.…

28 July 2014 [04:07 PM]
Accused wife beater indicted for 2011 murder of Patti McHugh

TYLER (KYTX) -- An assault charge was dropped against Kelly Gage Monday and replaced with a new indictment accusing the man of murdering his wife. Patti McHugh was badly beaten on Thanksgiving of 2011. She was hospitalized for a short…

28 July 2014 [12:07 PM]
VIDEO: North Korea threatens to nuke White House, Pentagon

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. Our Trevor Peele has more in this video report.…

28 July 2014 [11:59 AM]
Texas agencies to crack down on illegal water use

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Increased enforcement efforts will soon begin to prevent people from illegally drawing water from Central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River. Law enforcement officers for the Lower Colorado River Authority and other agencies will increase…

28 July 2014 [11:56 AM]
VIDEO: Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

SACO, Maine (AP) — Police on Monday said they had recovered a shotgun from an apartment where a couple and their three children were shot to death. The victims discovered Sunday, and a detective said murder-suicide was one of the…

28 July 2014 [11:17 AM]
Dayspring United Methodist: Christian singer to perform concert

By REBECCA HOEFFNER rhoeffner@tylerpaper.com Christian singer Phil Wickham will perform in a concert Aug. 8 at Dayspring United Methodist Church — a church that has come a long way from meeting in a movie theater during its first few years. Tickets…

28 July 2014 [10:51 AM]
VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her…

28 July 2014 [10:51 AM]