The Adventures of John Tyler High School's newest furry friend, Sewer Cat Video

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com No one knows exactly when the Sewer Cat moseyed into town. Some folks say she was dumped at John Tyler High School as a kitten. Others say maybe she’s always been there and we just weren’t looking hard enough. A few posit that one day she just crawled out of a storm drain. Some say she sneaks onto campus…

NET Health gives families tips for proper raw turkey handling ahead of Thanksgiving

As families prepare for the Thanksgiving holidays, the Northeast Texas Public Health Department’s Environmental Health Department would like to make sure that everyone remember to practice safe food handling procedures, to further our collective efforts toward the reduction of foodborne illnesses in our communities. “We would like to make

Law enforcement urging motorists to drive safely this Thanksgiving holiday

With the start of the Thanksgiving travel period on Wednesday, law enforcement officials nationwide are urging motorists to drive safely. AAA Texas projects 3.9 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this holiday week, a 3 percent increase over last year’s Thanksgiving travel numbers. This holiday weekend will see the

Palestine Police searching for missing woman

The Palestine Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person. Haley Grant has been reported missing.  Contact the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254 or Sergeant David Kassaw at 903-731-8482 with any inforamtion about her or

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The Adventures of John Tyler High School's newest furry friend, Sewer Cat
Two-steppinâ Tuesdays a seven-year tradition at Edom City Limits
Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal
Tyler police arrest man suspected of breaking into two school locker room and stealing from students
Therapet golden retrievers Abbie, Ted visit Tyler Pounds Regional Airport to relieve stress of Thanksgiving travelers
Christmas Tree installed in downtown Tyler
Patrolling US border agent killed in apparent Texas attack
Santa is in town at the Broadway Square Mall
Man gets into Bishop T.K Gorman and All Saints Episcopal School's locker rooms, steals cell phones and personal belongings
Plans for Charles Manson's remains 'undetermined' following death
Freedom From Religion Foundation takes issue with Tyler ISD's use of social media to promote See You at the Pole
East Texas Mounted Search and Rescue team helps find missing Grapevine man alive
Kim Campbell, wife of Glen Campbell, keynote speaker for the Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County's annual luncheon
Sundial sculpture installed in the Tyler Rose Garden; dedicated to Texas Rose Festival queen, her grandfather
TxDOT hosts meetings in Tyler and Kilgore to present plans for widening Highway 31 from Tyler to Kilgore
UPDATE: Collision damages FM 849 bridge at Interstate 20 near Hideaway; bridge closed for repair or replacement until further notice
No Shave November in full swing
Kayla Gomez-Orozco went missing one year ago on Nov. 1
Storybook parade kicks off Halloween early at Owens Elementary School
Teal pumpkins signal allergy-friendly treats this Halloween
Dixie Fire Department responds to house fire on Alma Street
Giant, blood thirsty plant comes to life in Tyler Civic Theatreâs âLittle Shop of Horrorsâ
Contemporary Christian artist Chris Tomlin returning to his Tyler Junior College roots on Oct. 26
Robert E. Lee High School Students host memorial service for Spc. Alexander Missildine

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Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 22

DEATHS FELICA MECHALE (STARKS) ASBERRY, 55, Tyler, died Nov. 19. Visitation 1-10 p.m. Friday at John R Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. ARCHIE BOWIE, 56, Tyler, died Nov. 20. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. RHODIA BROOKS, 79, Athens, died…

22 November 2017 [10:31 AM]
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Palestine Police searching for missing woman

The Palestine Police Department is investigating a report of a missing person. Haley Grant has been reported missing, according to the department's Facebook page. Contact the Palestine Police Department at 903-729-2254 or Sergeant David…

22 November 2017 [09:55 AM]
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List: Restaurants open for dinner on Thanksgiving Day

Hate cooking? Have no worries because there are several restaurants in Tyler and Smith County open on Thanksgiving Day. Golden Corral, 5601 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saltgrass Steakhouse, 7214 S.…

22 November 2017 [09:40 AM]
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Uber reveals cover-up of hack affecting 57M riders, drivers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Uber is coming clean about its cover-up of a year-old hacking attack that stole personal information about more than 57 million of the beleaguered ride-hailing service's customers and drivers. So far, there's no evidence that the…

22 November 2017 [09:09 AM]
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UN court convicts Mladic of genocide over Bosnia's horrors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - Ratko Mladic, the former commander of the Bosnian Serb army, was sentenced Wednesday to life imprisonment after a United Nations special court found him guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity that it labeled as…

22 November 2017 [09:06 AM]
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Teen idol David Cassidy, 'Partridge Family' star, dies at 67

NEW YORK (AP) - David Cassidy, the teen and pre-teen idol who starred in the 1970s sitcom "The Partridge Family" and sold millions of records as the musical group's lead singer, died at age 67. Cassidy, who announced earlier this…

22 November 2017 [09:00 AM]
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Bible verse for 11-22

“I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. For in him you have been enriched in every way - with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge.” (1 Corinthians 1:4-5)…

21 November 2017 [11:02 PM]
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Holiday closings: What won't be open during the Thanksgiving holiday

Tyler and Smith County offices will close Thursday and Friday to allow employees to celebrate Thanksgiving with their families. All non-emergency city of Tyler offices will close at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 22. Full list of city closings: City Hall…

21 November 2017 [02:34 PM]
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U.S. Air Force Airman Nicholas E. Gale graduates from basic military training

U.S. Air Force Airman Nicholas E. Gale graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness,…

21 November 2017 [02:04 PM]
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Smith County jail inmate dies 13 days after hanging self

The inmate who attempted suicide in the Smith County Jail on Nov. 8 has died. Quincy Butler, 44, of New Orleans, was taken to a local hospital shortly after a detention officer found him hanging from a ligature inside his…

21 November 2017 [01:46 PM]
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Lufkin men arrested in Rusk with over 5 ounces of meth and an illegal gun

LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com  Two Lufkin men were arrested Saturday in Cherokee County with over 150 grams of meth with a street value of $15,000 and an illegal hand gun.  A Cherokee County deputy stopped the men for a traffic violation on U.S. Highway…

21 November 2017 [01:43 PM]
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Nigeria police say at least 50 killed in mosque bombing

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region's deadliest assaults in years. Bloody…

21 November 2017 [11:49 AM]
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Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T's $85B Time Warner deal Video

NEW YORK (AP) - The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. It could also create a new headache for President…

21 November 2017 [10:10 AM]
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Christmas Tree arrives at the Whitehouse

WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump and son Barron joined in a time-honored tradition of receiving the official White House Christmas tree, which will become the showstopper for a president who has vowed to put Christmas back at the center of…

21 November 2017 [10:05 AM]
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German police retrieve 100 stolen John Lennon items

BERLIN (AP) - German police recovered around 100 items that belonged to late Beatles star John Lennon that were stolen from his widow in New York, including three diaries, two pairs of his signature metal-rimmed glasses, a cigarette case and…

21 November 2017 [09:58 AM]
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North Texas Army veteran uses music to help make his way

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) - Weatherford native and U.S. Army veteran Taylor Bonham just got back from competing in the 2017 National Veterans Creative Arts Festival in Buffalo, New York, in late October, and his guitar strings and singing skills are…

21 November 2017 [09:52 AM]
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Portable showers help homeless, others in North Texas

PLANO, Texas (AP) - Finding a place to take a shower was difficult for Todd Allan when he called a tent under LBJ Freeway his home earlier this year. It forced him to improvise. "I used to go in a…

21 November 2017 [09:48 AM]
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Authorities believe border agent may have fallen

DALLAS (AP) - Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory…

21 November 2017 [09:45 AM]
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Attorneys filing Vegas shooting lawsuits with 450 plaintiffs

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Attorneys who filed one of the first lawsuits after the Oct. 1 mass shooting that killed 58 concert-goers and left hundreds injured on the Las Vegas Strip filed four new negligence cases Monday on behalf of…

21 November 2017 [09:40 AM]
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Texas transportation nonprofit to advocate for toll roads

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An advocacy group troubled by scarce funding to ease traffic congestion in Texas' metro regions is taking on tea party activists who oppose toll roads. Business groups, local elected officials and highway industry interests have formed…

21 November 2017 [09:34 AM]
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Some Dickinson businesses still recovering from Hurricane Harvey

DICKINSON, Texas (AP) - Dickinson business owners are getting back on their feet - or trying - after flooding from Hurricane Harvey swamped more than 80 shops, restaurants and offices. The Galveston County Daily News reports Keith Lilley, owner of…

21 November 2017 [09:24 AM]