Arraignment waived for capital murder suspect in Kayla Gomez-Orozco case

The arraignment for capital murder suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia has been waived. This means he has acknowledged he is aware of the charges against him and is entering a not-guilty plea. He will not appear in court today. Zavala-Garcia, who was related to Kayla by marriage, was reportedly among the last people to see her before she went missing

Congressman Louie Gohmert says no town hall meetings planned despite constituents' requests Video

STAFF REPORTS, news@tylerpaper.com Congressman Louie Gohmert on Tuesday issued a letter to constituents saying he did not plan to have any public town hall meetings, as requested by some in his district, saying such events can turn violent and threaten public safety.  Gohmert did, however, say he would continue to have telephone town hall

Contract to repair Ashmore Estates drainage channel to be considered on Wednesday Video

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com A yearlong drainage problem is on its way to being fixed. In late November 2016, heavy rains washed a retaining wall into a drainage channel in the Ashmore Estates subdivision, taking portions of three residents’ backyards with it - accounting for roughly 200 feet of damage along the backside of Evansburg

ETMC renovates Skywalk Café and adds Starbucks products

The ETMC Skywalk Café is now proudly serving Starbucks coffees, drinks and pastries, as well as offering sandwiches and salads. The café is located on the second floor of the skywalk between the ETMC Olympic Plaza Tower and ETMC Rehabilitation Center in Tyler. “The new café supports our commitment to bring new selections to ETMC to enhance

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Eyes are the windows to a charity’s soul

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21 February 2017 [10:58 AM]
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Historic Tyler presents annual Azalea District home tour

Special to the Tyler Paper Several families who live in the Azalea District will open their homes during Historic Tyler on Tour, a highlight of the annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail. Founded in 1977, Historic Tyler works…

21 February 2017 [10:53 AM]
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Home Products Show starts Friday, runs through Sunday

The 37th annual Home Products Show kicks off Friday and lasts through Sunday at the Harvey Convention Center. Held by the Tyler Area Builders Association, the show will have 88 exhibitors, showing everything from landscaping to lighting to cabinetry. Lenders…

21 February 2017 [10:52 AM]
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Palestine Fire Department seeking entry-level firefighters

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21 February 2017 [10:49 AM]
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21 February 2017 [10:45 AM]
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Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Tatum

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21 February 2017 [10:28 AM]
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21 February 2017 [10:20 AM]
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Wal-Mart earnings fall, but online sales surge

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21 February 2017 [09:42 AM]
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ETMC renovates Skywalk Café and adds Starbucks products

The ETMC Skywalk Café is now proudly serving Starbucks coffees, drinks and pastries, as well as offering sandwiches and salads. The café is located on the second floor of the skywalk between the ETMC Olympic Plaza Tower and ETMC Rehabilitation…

21 February 2017 [08:52 AM]
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Keep Tyler Beautiful hosts the Great Tyler Cleanup

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21 February 2017 [08:37 AM]
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Bible Verse for Feb. 21

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20 February 2017 [11:32 PM]
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Tyler ISD: State standards not enough to close gaps

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20 February 2017 [09:37 PM]
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20 February 2017 [09:30 PM]
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20 February 2017 [07:14 PM]
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Tyler school board candidate stays in race after announcing withdrawal

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com A Tyler school board candidate says he will continue to seek the District 4 seat, despite announcing plans early Monday to pull from the race.  Early Monday, the Tyler real estate agent Martin Marroquin announced to his…

20 February 2017 [06:06 PM]
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Enrollment for tuition-based Pre-K opens at Andy Woods Elementary

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20 February 2017 [05:09 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 21

DEATHS IRA BROWN JR., 91, Tyler, died Feb. 14. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. DORETHA M. (WATSON) DAVIS, 70, Tyler, died Feb. 20. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. TEXAS LEE (KELLY) ENDSLEY, 81, Carthage, died Feb. 18. Garmon…

20 February 2017 [04:38 PM]
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20 February 2017 [04:36 PM]
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20 February 2017 [04:07 PM]
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20 February 2017 [04:01 PM]
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Editorial: Washington's farewell address still matters today

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20 February 2017 [03:59 PM]