Scattered by the Storm,Chiasson family happy to make a home in Tyler

Stacey Chiasson packed frantically just after midnight that Saturday 10 years ago as her hometown lay in the path of Hurricane Katrina. She packed basics. She packed two changes of clothes each for herself, her husband and 5-year-old son and two days worth of necessities for her 18-month-old son. She packed snacks and drinks for a six-hour…

Lady Carnarvon to speak about life in ‘Downton Abbey’s” Highclere Castle

    Fans of the PBS hit series “Downton Abbey” will recognize the home of this year’s Texas Rose Festival Ladies’ Luncheon speaker, Fiona Carnarvon, the honorable countess of Carnarvon Lady Carnarvon and her husband, Herbert, the 8th earl of Carnarvon, reside in Highclere, a majestic castle on a 5,000-acre estate in Hampshire,

New gym uses team approach to improve fitness

Tyler couple Claudette and Gary Hogenmiller listened intently to instructions from their respective coaches as they worked out recently at the newly opened Life Changing Fitness. Mrs. Hogenmiller was referred by a physical therapist to further help her sciatic nerve pain, while her husband wants to get back on track to physical exercise to

Tyler woman celebrates 100th birthday today

Ruby Gardner Gossett is scheduled to celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday with a celebration at the Holiday Inn South Broadway Ave., Tyler, with family and friends, family members announced. Mrs. Gossett and the late Virgil Gossett were married for 71 years, according to information from the family. She is the mother of five children, Edsel

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Second dove hunt planned

  Tyler Paper Outdoors is planning a return trip to Coleman County to hunt doves this season, and hunters are invited to join. Taking advantage of cooler weather and mature birds mingrating in the hunt will be Oct. 19-21.…

30 August 2015 [07:32 AM]
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Tyler Paper offering Christmas break hunt

With more water on the ground than has been seen in years, West Texas waterfowl guides are expecting a great season this winter. Tyler Paper Outdoors plans to be there with a group of hunters for a goose…

30 August 2015 [07:31 AM]
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Tyler woman celebrates 100th birthday today

Ruby Gardner Gossett is scheduled to celebrate her 100th birthday on Sunday with a celebration at the Holiday Inn South Broadway Ave., Tyler, with family and friends, family members announced. Mrs. Gossett and the late Virgil Gossett were married for…

30 August 2015 [06:57 AM]
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East Texas Confederate Force holds picnic

TYLER (KYTX) - The East Texas Confederate Force held a "Gone With the Wind Picnic" Saturday night. This organization put together a rally in July, as members drove their trucks with the Confederate flag through Tyler. Saturday was the group's…

30 August 2015 [06:53 AM]
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Fan dies after fall from upper deck at Atlanta Braves game

ATLANTA (AP) - A fan died after falling from the upper deck into the lower-level stands at Turner Field on Saturday night during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Lt. Charles Hampton of the Atlanta Police…

30 August 2015 [06:35 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices 8-30

DEATHS PATRICIA BLANTON, 56, Henderson, died Aug. 29. Garmon Funeral home, Henderson. GREGORY “CLARENCE” GARRETT, 69, Tyler, died Aug. 28. J.R. Harmon Undertaking, Tyler. LORETTA “PEACHES” O’QUINN HENLEY, 57, Desert Hot Springs, California, died Aug. 24. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson.…

30 August 2015 [06:28 AM]
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Events - Week of Aug. 30

Master Gardeners to host public lectures   The Smith County Master Gardeners will host a series of lectures at the Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive. Each lecture will be held on the patio of the Idea Garden. Seating…

30 August 2015 [06:22 AM]
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Lufkin teen charged in drowning of boy

LUFKIN (AP) -An East Texas teenager is accused of pushing his pregnant girlfriend’s 3-year-old nephew into a pond so the boy would drown to make room for the unborn child to live at their home. Bobby Woods, 17, faces a…

30 August 2015 [06:14 AM]
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John Moore: Don't get caught up on age on birthdays

Birthdays are simply mile markers on life’s highway. When I was about to turn 5, my mother told me I was not having a birthday party that year. Of course, I was having a birthday party that year, but my…

30 August 2015 [06:08 AM]
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Mustangs move out of the wild and into their trainers’ hearts.

Cynthia Ojeda volunteered to foster a wild mustang three months ago. On Saturday, she decided to adopt the horse, Oberyn, herself. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management sponsored a mustang adoption during the Tyler All-Breed Show on Saturday…

30 August 2015 [06:04 AM]
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Ups and downs for Pump Jacks' first year in Tyler

The summer grind is over for the East Texas Pump Jacks, but it never really ends, said the team’s co-owner and general manager Mike Lieberman. The team is weeks removed from its eighth Texas Collegiate League season, and…

30 August 2015 [05:57 AM]
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Shooting leaves one dead three injured Video

Bullet fragments, spent shells and other evidence were spread out over an area about the size of a football field on Saturday morning as officials worked the scene of a shooting that left 25-year-old Tyler resident LaPrida Sheers…

30 August 2015 [05:51 AM]
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Be proactive when dealing with mold and mildew

Mold - it’s not a fun subject, but it’s a serious one - even in the summertime. Flash flooding from summer storms can cause standing water around buildings. Flooding and leaks are the leading causes of mold in homes, and…

30 August 2015 [05:43 AM]
ETMC to host foot care forum

  East Texas Medical Center is scheduled to host a free Knowledge First Forum on common foot problems with podiatrist Dr. Thomas McCloskey at noon Tuesday in the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive, Tyler. The forum will educate attendees about…

30 August 2015 [05:33 AM]
Carter BloodCare drive set

Carter BloodCare is scheduled to host a series of blood drives with community partners this week. To donate, visit one of these locations: Rosewood Estates, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, 506 Rice Road. NET Public Health District, 11…

30 August 2015 [05:31 AM]
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New gym uses team approach to improve fitness Video

Tyler couple Claudette and Gary Hogenmiller listened intently to instructions from their respective coaches as they worked out recently at the newly opened Life Changing Fitness. Mrs. Hogenmiller was referred by a physical therapist to further help her sciatic nerve…

30 August 2015 [05:27 AM]
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Self care is important but not utilized

Are you OK? Have you taken care of your basic needs today? This week? These are seemingly simple questions, but it’s easy to lose focus of self. You get busy at work and don’t have time - or forget -…

30 August 2015 [05:20 AM]
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ALERT Academy assists with Katrina cleanup, evacuees

  Although many local organizations filled needs here in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the International ALERT Academy in Big Sandy deployed about 100 people. The Air Land Emergency Resource Team Academy, a Christian training and service organization, has…

30 August 2015 [05:15 AM]
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10 students remain in Tyler ISD from Katrina

After Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, Tyler ISD experienced an influx of students, enrolling 298 who evacuated with their families to Tyler, many in shelters. “I remember we put the process in place to register the…

30 August 2015 [04:44 AM]
County commissioners knew their salary when they ran

Letters0830 / cq rm The full truth about salaries for commissioners still remains one of the best-kept secrets in Smith County. Having served for eight years as Precinct 1 county commissioner, I know the truth and will continue to speak…

30 August 2015 [04:38 AM]
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Tax abatement plan will benefit all of us

Tax abatement agreements get a bad rap these days. But what Wednesday’s announcement of more than 300 new jobs for Tyler shows is that tax abatement is a useful tool for attracting new businesses to a region. We’ll benefit immensely…

30 August 2015 [04:35 AM]
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Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing. Shannon…

30 August 2015 [04:32 AM]
Bible Verse 8-30

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)…

30 August 2015 [04:25 AM]
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Dead man identified in truck stop shooting

Kenneth Dean, kdean@tylerpaper.com The man killed in the early Saturday morning shootout at a truck stop in Tyler has been identified as La Prida Sheers, 25, of Tyler.  According to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith, a little after 1 a.m.…

29 August 2015 [07:40 AM]
Church to host benefit for Van tornado victims

Cross Brand Cowboy Church of Tyler, 11915 Farm-to-Market Road 2015, will have a benefit for Van tornado victims at 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. RJ Vandygriff, a 2014 Country Music Association of Texas Hall-of-Famer and a 2013 Western…

28 August 2015 [11:31 PM]