Tyler ISD looks to community for input as it moves forward, eyes bond package

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com Tyler ISD is looking to move forward, but wants to ensure the community is behind them before calling the biggest bond package in the district’s history. The district held another community input meetings at Boulter Middle School on Saturday, allowing dozens of parents to come out, see what is in store for…

Mad Science Saturday helps children grow interest in science

The Center for Earth and Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College held an event Saturday that allowed children and families to view and participate in several scientific demonstrations. At the event, titled “Mad Science Saturday,” participants were able to learn about the principles of air and pressure. Hot air balloons, vortex

Tyler residents celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees

The TylerTrees Committee, Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department hosted a tree-planting event to celebrate Arbor Day at Lindsey Park on Saturday. Volunteers were needed to help plant 95 trees of various sizes and species in several areas of the park. This was the city of Tyler’s largest Arbor Day celebration to date.

Brook Hill School issues statement about racially insensitive tweet

The Brook Hill School issued a statement Saturday in response to a racially insensitive tweet sent Friday from a Brook Hill fan page not affiliated with the school.  "Regrettably, yesterday an unacceptable and offensive tweet was posted on an unsanctioned, non-Brook Hill twitter account that used The Brook Hill School logo without permission,"
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There's always next year

There was a faint hope this time last week that the Cowboys could make the Super Bowl. Speculation was rampant about how many thousands of dollars the cheap seats would cost in Houston if the ‘Boys made it. I almost…

21 January 2017 [10:04 PM]
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Mad Science Saturday helps children grow interest in science

The Center for Earth and Space Science Education at Tyler Junior College held an event Saturday that allowed children and families to view and participate in several scientific demonstrations. At the event, titled “Mad Science Saturday,” participants were able to…

21 January 2017 [09:18 PM]
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Tyler residents celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees

The TylerTrees Committee, Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department hosted a tree-planting event to celebrate Arbor Day at Lindsey Park on Saturday. Volunteers were needed to help plant 95 trees of various sizes and species in…

21 January 2017 [08:53 PM]
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Brook Hill School issues statement about racially insensitive tweet

The Brook Hill School issued a statement Saturday in response to a racially insensitive tweet sent Friday from a Brook Hill fan page not affiliated with the school. "Regrettably, yesterday an unacceptable and offensive tweet was posted on an…

21 January 2017 [08:34 PM]
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Columnist John Moore: A canning quest for mom

Forty-five years ago, my mother began collecting a series of antique canning jars. I can’t remember why this happened, but my best guess is that she came across one that was unique, she liked it, and she bought it. This…

21 January 2017 [08:06 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 22

DEATHS DOROTHY BELL, 78, Pittsburg, died Jan. 17. JC White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. LINDA KAY ISLAND-COPELAND, 62, Tyler, died Jan. 20. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. EDITH O. (PARKIN) DARST, 101, Tyler, died Jan. 20. Lloyd…

21 January 2017 [04:53 PM]
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Pet of the Week 01.22.17

COURTESY Doc is a 4-year-old male dachshund available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Doc plays well with other dogs and would be best suited in a household with older children. He likes to ride in…

21 January 2017 [03:53 PM]
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Bible Thoughts

Bible Thought “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9…

21 January 2017 [12:18 PM]
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Tyler resident gets new home through special program

Lovenna Timmons was beyond ready to move into her new home on Friday. She just had to show it off first. Ms. Timmons was handed the keys to her newly constructed home, 416. N. Grand Ave., Friday in a special…

21 January 2017 [12:55 AM]
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Bible verse 1-21

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.” (James 1:2-3)…

21 January 2017 [12:45 AM]
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East Texas nurse awarded Daisy award for extraordinary nurses

Lori Green, a nurse in the award-winning CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, has recieved the Daisy award for extraordinary nurses. After multiple nominations from former patients, Ms. Green recieved a certificate, pin and a sculpture for the prestigious Daisy…

20 January 2017 [07:37 PM]
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ETMC Cardiovascular Institute to host women’s heart health luncheon

The ETMC Cardiovascular Institute will host “Matters from the Heart: A Woman’s Journey,” a luncheon addressing women’s heart health, Feb. 9, at the Crosswalk Conference Center, on the campus of Green Acres Baptist Church. The event will feature keynote speaker…

20 January 2017 [07:14 PM]
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East Texans take part in inaugural events - on both sides

East Texans traveled to Washington to take part in the presidential inaugural events on Friday - both the ceremonies and the protests. Brent Thompson didn’t bring his kids to the presidential inauguration for fear of confrontational protesters - but he…

20 January 2017 [06:36 PM]
East Texas Drilling Report for Jan. 22

Drilling Report for Jan. 22 (For activity Jan. 8-14) DEVELOPMENTAL (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Cass; Machin & Associates Inc.; Williamson 3B; Iron Lake; Wilson, S./1114; Oil; 6,500; 4 Miles SE Linden Harrison; Covey…

20 January 2017 [05:49 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 21

DEATHS DOROTHY BELL, 78, Pittsburg, died Jan. 17. JC White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. EDITH O. (PARKIN) DARST, 101, Tyler, died Jan. 20. Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at funeral home. MICHAEL…

20 January 2017 [05:36 PM]
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First Baptist Tyler’s South Campus becomes stand-alone church

After more than 16 years of shared ministry, First Baptist Church of Tyler’s downtown and south campuses have decided to move forward as two distinct churches. The decision, finalized Sunday with a vote on both campuses, comes with…

20 January 2017 [05:19 PM]
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Glass Rec to host volleyball league

Registration opens Monday, Jan. 23, and runs through Friday, Feb. 24. The volleyball divisions are Co-Rec Open and Women’s Open. League play begins Monday, March 13. There is a $175 fee per team and an extra $25 fee for open…

20 January 2017 [05:19 PM]
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Parks hosts clinic to teach survival skills

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Outdoor Education series is hosting an event that will teach participants what to do if ever they are lost in a forest. On Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tyler State…

20 January 2017 [05:17 PM]
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Van Zandt County car dealership owner arrested on drug charges

A Van Zandt County car dealership owner was arrested earlier this month after law enforcement officials said they executed a search warrant on his business and home and found thousands of prescription pills and stolen property. On Jan. 12, Van…

20 January 2017 [05:14 PM]
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Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives…

20 January 2017 [02:58 PM]
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Family Dollar on Troup Highway robbed at gunpoint

TYLER - The Family Dollar at 4305 Troup Highway was robbed Thursday evening. Police say the suspect displayed a silver handgun during the hold-up. The suspect was wearing all black and is about 5'7", wearing a black hoodie type shirt…

20 January 2017 [02:54 PM]
Editorial: The politics of grievance is dividing us all

It would be tough to find a better illustration of what ails America than this: A new app is available that will help diners divide the dinner check not evenly, but “equitably.” That’s right, checks should be paid according to…

20 January 2017 [02:16 PM]