New name and look for Chamber Business Expo

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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Businesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name

PHOENIX (AP) — It is the game that must not be named — at least not without permission. For most people, the game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is the Super Bowl. But for many business…

30 January 2015 [07:17 AM]
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On Super Bowl Sunday, veggies are most popular food?

CHICAGO (AP) — While the gladiators of the NFL are clashing in Phoenix at the Super Bowl, the titans of food will be fighting for supremacy at spreads across the country. Many parties will have chicken wings and pizza. But…

30 January 2015 [07:14 AM]
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Judge to hear arguments on constitutionality of no fly list

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the government's no fly list in a case now embroiled with allegations of terrorism against a one-time northern Virginia resident. For four years, the government…

30 January 2015 [07:11 AM]
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Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested for fatal LA hit-and-run

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles. Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office said Knight was…

30 January 2015 [07:06 AM]
Travis County constable fatally shoots dog in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Officials say a Travis County constable fatally shot a dog in Austin after it lunged at him. Lt. Jeff Parker with Travis County Constables' Precinct 2 says Senior Deputy Lawrence Edwards will be off his regular…

30 January 2015 [07:04 AM]
Waco band teacher accused of having sex with student

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas band teacher is facing criminal charges after authorities say he had a sexual relationship with a female student. Former Waco High School assistant band director Jason Hodges is charged with having an inappropriate…

30 January 2015 [07:02 AM]
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Galveston councilman draws ire over Hitler video spoof

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas elected official has drawn criticism for playing an Adolf Hitler video spoof during a public meeting. Galveston City Councilman Norman Pappous (PAP'-uhs) said Thursday he has nothing to apologize for and the video…

30 January 2015 [06:59 AM]
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George P. Bush headlines Texas Capitol 'school choice' rally

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is leading a "school choice" rally supporting calls to expand voucher programs and charter schools statewide. Organizers say Friday's gathering outside the Texas Capitol will be the largest of…

30 January 2015 [06:56 AM]
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Obama proposes 'precision medicine' to end one-size-fits-all

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling for an investment to move away from one-size-fits-all-medicine, toward an approach that tailors treatment to your genes. The White House said Friday that Obama will ask Congress for $215 million for what…

30 January 2015 [06:51 AM]
10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. ISLAMIC STATE GROUP SILENT AS DEADLINE PASSES Families of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot remain in limbo, a day after…

30 January 2015 [06:48 AM]
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New name and look for Chamber Business Expo Video

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…

30 January 2015 [06:21 AM]
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Ladd apologized to murder victim's family just prior to execution Video

HUNTSVILLE — Moments before receiving lethal injection, 57-year-old Robert Charles Ladd, the man convicted of killing 38-year-old Tylerite Vicki Ann Garner, apologized to his victim’s family and said he hoped they could forgive him. Outside the Huntsville prison, a group…

30 January 2015 [06:10 AM]
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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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]