VIDEO: Caldwell's newest baby a head above

With a few visitors nearby, Knox the new baby giraffe at the Caldwell Zoo walked around his new home, sticking close by his mother’s side. Knox, born Aug. 15, is only 2 weeks old, but already the size of a small adult. He’s about 5 1/2 feet tall and weighs 112 pounds. Scotty Stainback, Caldwell Zoo’s curator of mammals, said the…

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Keeping Trim: Oncor, city of Tyler help keep trees out of harm’s way

KELLY GOOCH When Charles Hill and other Oncor representatives start looking at trees in a neighborhood, they usually attract attention. Hill, who serves as east region customer operations manager with Oncor, said residents come out of their house, and drivers stop…

30 August 2014 [11:31 PM]
Need relief from the heat? There’s a plan to stay cool

In light of recent steamier temperatures, local agencies are letting the public know there is a heat response plan for the region. The plan, developed by the Tyler Fire Department and Northeast Texas Public Health District, provides information on where…

30 August 2014 [11:23 PM]
Oil & Gas Driling Report, August 31, 2014

The oil and gas drilling report is published each Sunday in the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Readers with a paid membership can view it each Sunday by visiting our e-edition at…

30 August 2014 [10:58 PM]
Cherokee County Republican club set to meet on Tuesday

The Cherokee County Republican Club is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hong Kong Buffet, 1644 S. Jackson St. in Jacksonville. Terri Hall, founder of Texans Uniting for Freedom, will be the guest speaker. She plans to…

30 August 2014 [10:44 PM]
Economist: Oil renewal ‘dramatic’

Economist Dr. Ray Perryman calls the resurgence of the oil industry in the last few years “dramatic,” and said production levels have climbed to totals not seen in the country for three decades. Perryman, president and chief executive officer of…

30 August 2014 [10:38 PM]
Bible Thoughts, August 31

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” (Ephesians 2:1)…

30 August 2014 [10:32 PM]
Firefighter candidate eligibility questioned

The eligibility of an Emergency Services District commissioner candidate actively serving as a firefighter is drawing questions from government watchdogs. Red Springs Volunteer Department firefighter Charles Wilson, a founding member of the 33-year-old department, is running to serve on…

30 August 2014 [10:24 PM]
There is no threat of GOP shutdown

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is sounding an “early warning” about a government shutdown that she contends Republicans are planning. On the contrary, a government shutdown is what the Democrats hope for, as they face a bleak mid-term election in November.…

30 August 2014 [10:02 PM]
Labor Day rally pushing for better births

BY COSHANDRA DILLARD Labor Day has a new meaning, as maternal health advocates join others nationwide to inform women about the need to have a positive birth experience. The Rally to Improve Birth, as part of the national…

30 August 2014 [08:43 PM]
Weighing In: Push yourself into something new

Starting Monday, the Tyler YMCA will begin its On the Go Iron Man Triathlon. This 30-day athletic challenge includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile walk or run. While a triathlete can successfully complete…

30 August 2014 [08:19 PM]
Health in brief

Staff Reports Bell Golf Tournament and Golf Ball Drop to benefit ETMC’s cancer outreach Registration for the 14th annual Henry M. Bell, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament is under way, with proceeds to benefit East Texas Medical Center’s…

30 August 2014 [08:17 PM]
1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. reports ( ) a pair of master measurers from Safari Club International examined the 1,000-pound…

30 August 2014 [06:48 PM]
In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping…

30 August 2014 [06:40 PM]
Defendant's push for Skeen recusal quashed

Capital murder defendant James Calvert could not have known his filing for an order to recuse 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr. Friday morning would be heard just hours later, because the Dallas judge, who would hear the case, happened…

30 August 2014 [12:46 AM]
Bible Thoughts, August 30

“The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish.” (Isaiah 24:4)…

30 August 2014 [12:42 AM]
VIDEO: Caldwell's newest baby a head above

With a few visitors nearby, Knox the new baby giraffe at the Caldwell Zoo walked around his new home, sticking close by his mother’s side. Knox, born Aug. 15, is only 2 weeks old, but already the size of a…

30 August 2014 [12:40 AM]
Daily, monthly parking fees take effect on Tuesday

Various changes to the Downtown Business District parking will take effect on Tuesday, the city of Tyler announced. According to a news release, extended parking is available at the Fair Plaza Garage at Elm Street and College Avenue. “An automated…

30 August 2014 [12:33 AM]
Accused bank robber pleads not guilty Friday

The man accused of robbing two employees of the Capital One Bank on Copeland Road and Loop 323 earlier this month entered a not guilty before U.S. Magistrate John Love on Friday afternoon after an indictment spelled out that he…

30 August 2014 [12:32 AM]
Catholic leaders dedicate shrine at Wellspring

Although Wellspring, Fransalian Center for Spirituality opened 16 years ago, it has seen much growth this year. The center dedicated a shrine, opened 13 guest rooms, which are used during retreats, and continues to develop landscaping features on site —…

29 August 2014 [11:55 PM]
United Nations is failing the world

As dozens of United Nations peacekeepers are captured in the Syrian desert, as Russian forces are reportedly entering Ukraine in numbers amounting to an invasion, as Libya slides into a civil war, and as the so-called Islamic State claims more…

29 August 2014 [11:37 PM]
Death And Funeral Notices, August 30

DEATHS CB ALEXANDER, 88, Henderson, died Aug. 27. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. NORMA OLIVIA BLACK, 90, Rusk, died Aug. 28. Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Rusk. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at funeral…

29 August 2014 [11:27 PM]
Accused Capital One Bank robber enters not guilty plea

The man accused of robbing two employees of the Capital One Bank on Copeland Road and Loop 323 earlier this month entered a not guilty before U.S. Magistrate John Love Friday afternoon after an indictment spelled out that he took…

29 August 2014 [04:18 PM]
Tyler woman falls prey to fake IRS agent scammer

A scam can happen to anyone. All it takes is a victim to fall prey to the scammer’s story that usually deals with someone in trouble including the victim. Yesterday, a middle-aged woman in Tyler was scammed out of a…

29 August 2014 [11:16 AM]
VIDEO: Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" — the German equivalent of "cheers." It's a scene that…

29 August 2014 [11:08 AM]
VIDEO: Israel identifies body as missing American student

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said, adding that he had been buried near Jerusalem. Police…

29 August 2014 [11:04 AM]
Murder defendant Calvert asks to have Judge Skeen taken off case

BY KENNETH DEAN, Capital murder defendant James Calvert's appearance in court this morning was short-lived, after he filed a motion to recuse 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr., from the case.  Calvert is accused of killing his ex-wife, 30-year-old Jelena Radobanovic…

29 August 2014 [10:12 AM]
VIDEO: Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next…

29 August 2014 [10:08 AM]