Airplane makes Emergency landing at Tyler Pounds

A private King Air 8100 airplane had an emergency landing around 4 p.m. Friday at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. According to city of Tyler Senior Public Relations Specialist Jenny Wells, the pilot of the plane reported issues with its landing gear before burning off fuel so there would be less of a chance of a fire when it landed. Airport…

Jacksonville ISD and Mostyn Moreno Educational Foundation treat special needs students to shopping spree Video

Christmas came early Friday for special needs students at Jacksonville ISD. For 18 years, the Glenda Jean Mostyn and Joe E. Moreno Educational Foundation has taken the school’s special needs students on a Christmas shopping spree during its annual Christmas Lights Program. Jacksonville was the first school the foundation served by the program,

Michael Tolbert to head Smith County Democratic Party

Tyler real estate agent and businessman Michael Tolbert will be the new Smith County Democratic Party chairman. He’ll fill out the unexpired term of outgoing chair Shirley Falzone, who is stepping down for family reasons. Tolbert will take the helm of a party that was disappointed by the Nov. 8 election

Breathing Easier: Air quality in East Texas is vastly improved, through public-private partnerships and cooperation

As the plant manager at Trane, Ted Crabtree spends a lot of time thinking about what the plant isn’t producing - waste, in the form of emissions and materials. Last week, Trane’s parent company, Ingersoll Rand, announced the Tyler factory has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 17,000 metric

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Video surveillance footage released in reported Family Dollar Store robbery at gunpoint Sunday night
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Artist Dace Lucia Kidd paints holiday murals for businesses
Salvation Army kicks off red kettle fundraising campaign Monday
Collin Street Bakery in Lindale mixes up old world recipes and modern day convenience
Beef Jerky Outlet opens in The Village at Cumberland Park
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Couple made 1,000 Christmas stockings to bring joy to children on Christmas Day
The Salvation Army prepares for their annual Thanksgiving meal by carving 75 turkeys
Hiway 80 Rescue Mission serves pre-Thanksgiving lunch in Tyler
VIDEO: Family, school and pets among the things East Texas kids are most thankful for
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Therapets bring smiles for travelers at airport
10 families adopt 15 children Friday at Tyler's Texas Adoption Day event
Local business hosts Warrior Tree
East Texans raise money to fight cardiovascular disease during the Tyler Heart Walk & 5K Red Carpet run
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Airplane makes Emergency landing at Tyler Pounds

A private King Air 8100 airplane had an emergency landing around 4 p.m. Friday at the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. According to city of Tyler Senior Public Relations Specialist Jenny Wells, the pilot of the plane reported issues with its…

02 December 2016 [06:27 PM]
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Michael Tolbert to head Smith County Democratic Party

Tyler real estate agent and businessman Michael Tolbert will be the new Smith County Democratic Party chairman. He’ll fill out the unexpired term of outgoing chair Shirley Falzone, who is stepping down for family reasons. Tolbert will take the helm…

02 December 2016 [06:19 PM]
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Aldi to hold job fair on Monday

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Aldi will hold a job fair at its Tyler location from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. The city’s newest grocery store is located at 200 SSW Loop 323. Store associates start at $11.65 per hour.…

02 December 2016 [06:12 PM]
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Liberty Utilities rate case comes closer to a hearing

The Liberty Utilities rate case is one step closer to a hearing. The utility company has been in a back and forth with the Public Utility Commission of Texas since October when an administrative law judge twice found the company’s…

02 December 2016 [05:56 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 3

DEATHS JODI JANNELLE (COOPER) EADS, 48, San Antonio, formerly of Tyler, died Nov. 29. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Monday at Porter Loring Mortuary, San Antonio. NANCY (ESTES) GRIFFIN, 70, Grand Saline, died Nov. 20. JERRY WAYNE JACKSON, 69, Bertram, formerly…

02 December 2016 [05:07 PM]
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Chanukah-Klezmer concert among upcoming faith-based events

Rabbi Neal Katz and Congregation Beth El are proud to produce the ninth annual Chanukah-Klezmer Concert at 7 p.m. Monday at Tyler’s Liberty Hall, 103 W. Erwin St. The program will feature Klezmer music, which is the music of Eastern…

02 December 2016 [05:07 PM]
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Local community leaders get 'Caught Doing Good' for CASA

Helping raise money for children in need is a priority for Roger Johnson, government affairs and sales and communications director at the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors. He said he had a granddaughter who died from neuroblastoma, and the experience…

02 December 2016 [04:25 PM]
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Colonial Hills Baptist to put on annual Christmas pageant Sunday

More than 100 people from Colonial Hills Baptist Church will come together Sunday to put on the church’s annual Christmas pageant. The first act will feature the church’s choirs from children to senior adults singing Christmas favorites. The…

02 December 2016 [04:18 PM]
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Sing along with “Frozen” at Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall will host a sing along with the 2013 Disney favorite “Frozen" at 10 a.m. Dec. 17. After the movie, Elsa and Anna will visit for photo opportunities with families. Moviegoers are welcome (and encouraged) to dress up. Tickets are…

02 December 2016 [04:12 PM]
Cost of calling inmates in Smith County drops by 5 cents per minute

It will now be cheaper for families to connect with loved ones in the Smith County jail. This week, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved a contract with Inmate Calling Solutions LLC to provide phone service to inmates. The renegotiated deal…

02 December 2016 [04:02 PM]
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Pet of the Week 12.04.16

COURTESY Star is a 2-year-old female coonhound mix available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. She is very energetic and likes the companionship of other dogs. Star has been spayed, is current on starting vaccinations,…

02 December 2016 [02:38 PM]
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Identification is important in weed management

What is a weed? A weed is described as “a plant that can cause economic loss in a production unit.” Many gardeners and home landscape managers view a weed as a “plant growing out of place.” Still others view a…

02 December 2016 [01:28 PM]
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Health Wise: Overcoming Social Isolation

Recently, I visited with an elderly patient who no longer drives. She lives in a mobile home in the middle of acreage. She has no neighbors she can visit within walking distance, yet she has several children who live nearby,…

02 December 2016 [12:33 PM]
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East Texas Drilling Report for Dec. 4

Drilling Report for Dec. 4 (For activity Nov. 20-26 DEVELOPMENTAL (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Cherokee; Mercury Operating LLC; Mina 1; Maydelle, N. (Woodbine); Ingalls, J./416; Oil; 9,000; 4.7 Miles NW Maydelle Van Zandt; Union…

02 December 2016 [12:25 PM]
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Holiday in the Garden and Bazaar opens Dec. 10 in Tyler

This year’s event features many new activities like a train ride, story time with Mrs. Claus, an ice sculpture demonstration, the North Pole workshop where children can make a craft and a station where letters to Santa can be written.…

02 December 2016 [11:58 AM]
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Downtown museums open doors for Holiday Open House

Holiday decorations, miniature trains, reenactors in period costumes, carolers, special exhibits and more will be available free to the public from 4 to 8 p.m. Dec. 8 as the Downtown Tyler museums hold their annual Holiday Open House. The Goodman-LeGrand…

02 December 2016 [11:54 AM]
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Patsy Smith to lead newly-formed Community Services department

Palestine Police Officer Patsy Smith has been tapped to lead the department. Smith, currently a code enforcement officer, will become a reserve officer in order to lead Community Services. Community Services will encompass many of the responsibilities the former Parks…

02 December 2016 [11:49 AM]
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Gladewater's Christmas parade “Night of Lights" slated for Dec. 8

The city of Gladewater will those its “Night of Lights" parade at 6 p.m. Dec. 8 in downtown Gladewater. Parade-goers will see holiday floats, marching bands, classic cars, EMS vehicles and a visit from Santa Claus. Free hot chocolate and…

02 December 2016 [11:46 AM]
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Tyler doctor among those indicted in Dallas hospital bribery, kickback case

DALLAS (AP) - Nearly two dozen people, including a Tyler doctor, associated with a bankrupt physician-owned North Dallas luxury hospital have been indicted in what authorities described as a massive bribery and kickback conspiracy. The indictment unsealed Thursday in Dallas…

02 December 2016 [11:23 AM]