Space is designed for children to enjoy reading and activities

A new Rusk Public Library will better serve the community through more programs, a larger space and increased technology, according to the library director. The new library opens today, and the community celebrated its completion on Sunday afternoon, as approximately 100 people attended a reception that gave local residents a chance to see…

Retail beadery offers classes, inventory for popular hobby

Belinda Defoor left her job as a mechanical engineer to turn her hobby of beading into a career. Along with her business partner and best friend, Alli Cormier, Ms.

Warrant round-up scheduled

Smith County authorities will be joining forces with other agencies across the state on Saturday in the largest warrant round-up of people who have not settled debts with the county.  According to a news release by the Smith County Judicial Compliance Office, anyone with outstanding court costs and fines where a warrant has been issued has

So hard to say goodbye

I’ve been thinking about what I should write in my last column for the Tyler Morning Telegraph since I found out I would be leaving here two weeks ago. This place has become a second home to me and my coworkers a second family.

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Warrant round-up scheduled

Smith County authorities will be joining forces with other agencies across the state on Saturday in the largest warrant round-up of people who have not settled debts with the county. According to a news release by the Smith County…

01 March 2015 [11:03 PM]
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ASCO breaks ground on new facility

Associated Supply Co., also known as ASCO, held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday on its new 16,135-square-foot facility in Tyler. The new building, at 2609 E. Front St., near the intersection of Loop 323, will serve as a showroom for new…

01 March 2015 [10:55 PM]
Bible Verse 3-2

"You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory." (Psalm 73:24)…

01 March 2015 [10:37 PM]
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Space is designed for children to enjoy reading and activities

A new Rusk Public Library will better serve the community through more programs, a larger space and increased technology, according to the library director. The new library opens today, and the community celebrated its completion on Sunday afternoon, as approximately…

01 March 2015 [10:35 PM]
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Survivor, nurse says hospital failed her

DALLAS — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with…

01 March 2015 [10:27 PM]
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Business Notes 3-2

ATTORNEYS The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced the induction of 209 attorneys at its annual induction ceremony. This year marks the 40th anniversary of legal specialization, a milestone for TBLS and the Texas legal industry. Attorneys from Tyler…

01 March 2015 [10:24 PM]
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Maynard named new senior editor

Veteran journalist and longtime Tyler Morning Telegraph writer Roy Maynard has accepted a senior editor position with the Tyler Paper. In his new role, Maynard, 51, will direct the business section for the news organization. “Roy brings a deep knowledge…

01 March 2015 [10:14 PM]
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Retail beadery offers classes, inventory for popular hobby

Belinda Defoor left her job as a mechanical engineer to turn her hobby of beading into a career. Along with her business partner and best friend, Alli Cormier, Ms. Defoor opened I Gotta Bead in Tyler and teaches a variety…

01 March 2015 [10:12 PM]
60 workers to lose jobs in upcoming closure

When Amega West closes its Tyler facility in the next couple of months, 60 employees will lose their jobs, officials confirmed. William J. Rudolph, Jr., director of corporate communications for Amega West’s parent company, Carpenter Technology Corporation, confirmed that the…

01 March 2015 [10:10 PM]
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So hard to say goodbye

I’ve been thinking about what I should write in my last column for the Tyler Morning Telegraph since I found out I would be leaving here two weeks ago. This place has become a second home to me and my…

01 March 2015 [10:03 PM]
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New round of snow could push Boston to season record

BOSTON (AP) — After cold and snow that set February records, southern New England entered March with another round that could push Boston over its 20-year-old snowfall record. With 102 inches, Boston needs 5.7 more to break the 1995-1996 record…

01 March 2015 [08:30 PM]
Waco federal judge investigated after sexual abuse allegations

WACO, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Central Texas is being investigated after a lawyer filed a complaint alleging the judge engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a deputy court clerk more than 15 years ago. The Waco Tribune-Herald…

01 March 2015 [08:16 PM]
Houston-area boy, 4, dies after shooting self

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old Houston-area boy has died after he accidentally shot himself while in a home. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says the shooting happened Sunday morning at a home in north Harris County. Sheriff's office…

01 March 2015 [08:12 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 3-2

DEATHS CHARLES KENT BOWERS, 84, Tyler, died March 1. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. CHRISTOPHER BRITTON, 35, Kilgore, died Feb. 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. NORMA DELL BURTON, 77 Lindale, died Feb. 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors, Lindale. CHRISTINE FRANCES BARTON…

01 March 2015 [07:46 PM]
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Freedom for Texas was hard-fought

The other states just don’t get it. But 179 years ago, a group of men gathered in a Texas town called Washington on the Brazos to adopt a Declaration of Independence. Modeled on the United States’ Declaration, the document chides…

01 March 2015 [07:21 PM]
Nurse who survived Ebola says will sue Dallas hospital

DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed…

01 March 2015 [11:47 AM]
Search on hold for kayaker missing near Galveston

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has put on hold its search for a kayaker who went missing along the Texas Gulf Coast near Galveston. Petty Officer Dustin Williams says Coast Guard officials hope to resume their search…

01 March 2015 [11:43 AM]
2 dead after SUV runs off Fort Worth bridge

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Two people were killed after the SUV they were in went off a Fort Worth bridge and plunged into a creek. The Fort Worth Fire Department says one victim, an adult male, was pronounced dead…

01 March 2015 [11:41 AM]
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Chicago's 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Major league baseball's first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday morning. Minoso homered in his first Chicago at-bat in 1951. There is some question about his…

01 March 2015 [10:49 AM]
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Vermont town may let those ages 16 and 17 vote

BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — Residents of Brattleboro, Vermont, will vote on a ballot item that would let 16- and 17-year-olds vote in local elections. Vermont's current voting age is 18, and that wouldn't change for state and federal elections. The…

01 March 2015 [08:51 AM]
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Thousands to march in Moscow to mourn slain Putin opponent

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands were converging Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition. President Vladimir Putin has marginalized and intimidated his political opponents,…

01 March 2015 [07:53 AM]
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Blind dog rescued after being lost for 2 weeks in Alaska

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A blind dog who wandered away from her Ester, Alaska, home during a cold snap has been reunited with her owner. The 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Madera ventured away from home on Feb. 6, when the…

01 March 2015 [06:38 AM]
Venezuela officials detain, then free 4 North Dakota missionaries

Four North Dakota missionaries were released by Venezuelan authorities Saturday after being detained and questioned for several days, a pastor at their church said. Bruce Dick, lead pastor at Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Devils Lake, said the three men…

01 March 2015 [06:33 AM]
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Astronauts take 3rd spacewalk to complete tricky cable job

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's the third spacewalk in just over a week for a pair of NASA astronauts. Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore ventured out of the International Space Station on Sunday morning. They have 400 feet of…

01 March 2015 [06:29 AM]
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2 downtown buildings up for auction

Two historic downtown Tyler buildings are for sale. The R.W. Fair Foundation and S.A. Lindsey buildings were given to the city in 2010 by the R.W. Fair Foundation with the intent of using them for future public private partnerships. The…

01 March 2015 [12:16 AM]
'Birdology' a solid read for birdwatchers

Somebody called you a birdbrain last week. At first, it really made you mad. What kind of a thing is that to say? You’re way smarter than a bird and your brain’s much bigger, but what are you gonna do?…

28 February 2015 [11:25 PM]
Breeding season for skunks

It is not uncommon this time of year to see skunks on highways and around homes. According to the Texas Parks and Wildlife, skunks begin their breeding season in February. During this time, they will wander right into roads and…

28 February 2015 [11:23 PM]
2016 Emmett Scott School Reunion set

The Emmett J. Scott All School Reunion 2016 is scheduled for July 1 through July 3, 2016, at Harvey Hall Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler. For more information, email ejsreunion.com; call 469-729-9378 or mail Emmett Scott All School…

28 February 2015 [11:19 PM]
Duck Dynasty star speaks in Marshall

Duck Dynasty star Jep Robertson spoke to students at East Texas Baptist University on Friday. Jep, the youngest of the Robertson sons, spoke to students about faith, family and outreach. His visit was made possible by the Rosa May Griffin…

28 February 2015 [11:18 PM]
BBB urges caution with refund anticipation loans

Are you in a hurry to receive your tax refund? Some tax preparers offer tax refund anticipation loans (RALs) to allow consumers to receive tax refunds in a hurry. However, BBB advises consumers to be wary of these costly loans,…

28 February 2015 [11:16 PM]