New name and new look for Business Expo this year

Juan Lozano attended the revamped B2B Expo for the first time Thursday to learn about other businesses and build good relationships. An electrical contractor, he started United Electric two years ago and serves commercial and residential customers. Lozano said having a booth at the expo was a good experience. “I think this will be helpf…

Groundbreaking at UT Tyler for the Center for the Musical Arts

The University of Texas at Tyler broke ground Thursday for the Center for the Musical Arts, a two-story addition that will address currently inadequate instructional and rehearsal facilities for music and the arts. The new structure will be a 15,500 to 20,000-square-foot, $6.

“Treasure Island” coming to Tyler Civic Theatre

Pirates are a motley bunch, not known for being overly honest. Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” is considered by many to be the definitive scurvy sea-dog story.

Professional actor, stuntman to present class Saturday at TJC

Professional actor and stuntman Jason Ament will present a master class at 2:30 p.m. today in Jean Browne Theatre at Tyler Junior College.

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Lindale theater to open season with a comedy

Lindale Community Theater will open its new season with the comedy “Kitchen Witches.” Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and Feb. 6 and 7 and 2 p.m. on Sunday and Feb. 8 at the theater, 109 W.…

29 January 2015 [10:49 PM]
East Texan Lowery subject of TX Music magazine story

East Texas native Fred Lowery, best known as “The King of the Whistlers,” is the subject of a story in the Winter 2015 edition of Texas Music magazine. Lowery was born in 1909 in Palestine and lost his eyesight before…

29 January 2015 [10:48 PM]
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Professional actor, stuntman to present class Saturday at TJC

Professional actor and stuntman Jason Ament will present a master class at 2:30 p.m. today in Jean Browne Theatre at Tyler Junior College. The e-vent is free and open to the public. Ament, a native of Jacksonville, has more than…

29 January 2015 [10:45 PM]
Former Navy pilot, POW shares life story

When former Navy pilot Dave Carey is asked how he survived five and a half years in Hanoi Hilton as a prisoner of war and came out more inspired rather than defeated or torn down, his answer is “Faith.” Faith…

29 January 2015 [10:42 PM]
Commission approves Slocum marker

A 12-member board of the Texas Historical Commission unanimously approved a historical marker request for the Slocum Massacre on Thursday. Descendant Constance Hollie-Jawaid — accompanied by family and E.R. Bills, author of “The 1910 Slocum Massacre, A Genocide…

29 January 2015 [10:39 PM]
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“Treasure Island” coming to Tyler Civic Theatre

Pirates are a motley bunch, not known for being overly honest. Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Treasure Island” is considered by many to be the definitive scurvy sea-dog story. “Treasure Island” is the newest offering from Tyler Civic Theatre. Performances are set…

29 January 2015 [10:33 PM]
Bible Verse 1-30

"And He sat down, called the tweleve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last o fall and servant of all." (Mark 9:35)…

29 January 2015 [09:56 PM]
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New name and new look for Business Expo this year

Juan Lozano attended the revamped B2B Expo for the first time Thursday to learn about other businesses and build good relationships. An electrical contractor, he started United Electric two years ago and serves commercial and residential customers. Lozano said having…

29 January 2015 [09:25 PM]
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Groundbreaking at UT Tyler for the Center for the Musical Arts

The University of Texas at Tyler broke ground Thursday for the Center for the Musical Arts, a two-story addition that will address currently inadequate instructional and rehearsal facilities for music and the arts. The new structure will be a 15,500…

29 January 2015 [08:53 PM]
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Sellers seeks city council seat

Linda Sellers, 70, is the first to throw her hat in the ring for the open Tyler City Council District 1 seat in the May 9 election. The seat is wide open since incumbent Sam Mezayak is unable to run…

29 January 2015 [08:33 PM]
Property tax payments due on Monday

Postmark or pay your property tax balance by Monday or face penalties and interest. Property tax bills are typically due Jan. 31, but because the deadline falls on a weekend this year, people with tax balances will have until Monday…

29 January 2015 [08:03 PM]
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Man sought in death of Kilgore woman

The Kilgore Police Department is searching for a person of interest in the death of Franciosa Jackson that occurred on Dec. 28. Marcus Demois Whitaker, 35, of Kilgore, is wanted by the Texas Pardons and Parole for a violation, which…

29 January 2015 [08:00 PM]
Band on the Run event slated Saturday

The Red Raider Marching Band of Robert E. Lee High School will host its first one mile and 5K fun run, “Red Raider Band on the Run,” on Saturday at the school at 411 ESE Loop 323. Proceeds from the…

29 January 2015 [07:57 PM]
Sears gets 14 years for federal trafficking

Micol Jauron Sears, of Tyler, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Thursday for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, according to U.S. Attorney John M. Bales. On Sept. 3, 2014, Sears plead guilty to conspiracy…

29 January 2015 [07:55 PM]
Congratulations

... to David Evans, Tyler, for being named to the dean’s list at the University of Evansville. ... to Alec Irion, Enchanted Oaks, for being named to the dean’s list at Baldwin Wallace University. ... to East Texas residents who…

29 January 2015 [07:30 PM]
Volunteer Corner

VOLUNTEER TYLER Volunteer Tyler, city of Tyler volunteer program, announced it is looking for volunteers ages 12 to 18 to join the Tyler Public Library’s Teen Advisory Council. The group meets at 1 p.m. every first Saturday of the month…

29 January 2015 [07:30 PM]
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The protest singer who turned out right

The times, it seems, really are a-changing. Bob Dylan has given an interview to the AARP magazine that will likely leave some of his more liberal fans confused. Work is redemptive, government isn’t all-powerful, and Sinatra is (and always will…

29 January 2015 [07:24 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 1-30

DEATHS MONTE OLETA BRAGG, 89, Brownsboro, died Jan. 29. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Monday at Rock Hill Baptist Church (Chandler Memorial Funeral Home). RAYVN CALDWELL, 11, Tyler, died Jan. 28. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. JOE WAYMOND HARRISON, 70, Hawkins, died…

29 January 2015 [07:21 PM]
Ladd executed after 18 years on death row

HUNTSVILLE - Preparations for the scheduled execution of Robert Charles Ladd tonight at 6 p.m. continue despite possible actions being carried out in state and federal courts this afternoon. Ladd, 57, is scheduled to be executed for the 1996 murder…

29 January 2015 [07:14 PM]
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UPDATE: Ladd execution carried out Video

UPDATE: Robert Charles Ladd died in the Walls Unit at Huntsville prison today just before 7 p.m. ----------- HUNTSVILLE - Preparations for the scheduled execution of Robert Charles Ladd today at 6 p.m. continue, despite the possibility of state and…

29 January 2015 [04:53 PM]
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Kilgore P.D. seeking person of interest in December fatal shooting

The Kilgore Police Department is searching for Marcus Demois Whitaker, 35, of Kilgore. Mr. Whitaker is considered to be a person of interest in the shooting death of Franciosa Jackson, which happened on Dec. 28. Whitaker is wanted by the…

29 January 2015 [03:52 PM]
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Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to construct the Keystone XL oil pipeline, defying a presidential veto threat and setting up the first of many battles with the White House over energy and the…

29 January 2015 [03:39 PM]
Construction begins for Cowan Center addition

The University of Texas at Tyler has begun construction of a two-story addition to the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center that will become the future home of the UT Tyler Center for the Musical Arts, President Rodney…

29 January 2015 [03:31 PM]
Officer in fatal Texarkana 'spoon' shooting cleared

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) — A Northeast Texas police officer has been cleared of wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect who was holding a spoon. Texarkana police on Thursday announced an internal review found Officer Brent Lawing's use…

29 January 2015 [03:10 PM]
UPDATE: Robert E. Lee lockdown was lifted at 1:30

Robert E. Lee High School went on lockdown at approximately 11 a.m. today. The school was placed on lockdown after a fight broke out between several students. Administrators felt it was necessary to take this precautionary measure until the situation…

29 January 2015 [02:00 PM]