Gateway to hope provides for the homeless

Cary Boatner was a homeless newcomer to Tyler. He had $10 in his pockets and hadn’t showered or washed his clothes lately when he saw the sign “Gateway to Hope” hanging on a building on Valentine Street. “From the moment I walked in here, it was nothing but a blessing. I know God led me here … it was amazing,&rdquo…

Hunting has a way of turning strangers into friends

LUBBOCK — Let’s be honest here. If you are going to go hunting or fishing, you would rather go with family and old friends.

Caring for the homeless Video

As a school girl in Winnsboro, Pat Mallory took home a hobo with a stick and cooked him supper. When her parents came home from work, her mother walked in and said “O my gosh!” Her father got in the man’s face, ready to cuss him out, but then he stopped, realizing he recognized the man.

The marriage gap worsens inequality

Concerns over rising income inequality often focus on prescriptions before a proper diagnosis is even made. Any doctor will tell you that’s the wrong way to go about it.

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Giving the Gift of Warmth project extended

Staff Reports   East Texas Refrigeration and The Salvation Army have extended their annual Giving the Gift of Warmth project until Monday. The two entities are asking Tyler residents to donate 500 new blankets for community members in need,…

17 December 2014 [11:17 PM]
There’s no business like throw business

Professional wrestling and Texas have a storied history with two families — the Funks from Amarillo and the Von Erichs from Dallas — being at the forefront of the squared-circle. The Funks are still training wrestlers and promoting shows in…

17 December 2014 [11:12 PM]
Bible Verse 12-18

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us." (Matthew 1:23)…

17 December 2014 [10:52 PM]
Flint woman granted presidential pardon

A Flint woman who was convicted more than 21 years ago on drug and firearm charges — but who later graduated from Tyler Junior College and the University of Texas at Tyler — has been granted a presidential pardon. Claire…

17 December 2014 [10:50 PM]
UT Tyler put on lockdown after burglars elude police

Kelsie Patton left Cambridge at Tyler Apartments because she was concerned for her safety. However, after a home invasion occurred Wednesday within walking distance from where she lives in the 3200 block of Lexington Drive, she’s reconsidering if her move…

17 December 2014 [10:49 PM]
Free car wash

Staff Reports   To celebrate the grand opening of its Xpress Car Wash in Tyler, Time It Lube will host a free car wash Friday and Saturday. Anyone visiting the Xpress Car Wash, at 2121 WSW Loop 323 between…

17 December 2014 [10:32 PM]
December graduates from TJC vocational nursing program

The Tyler Junior College School of Nursing and Health Sciences has announced December graduates from its vocational nursing program. Graduates and their hometowns are: Lisa M. Alejo, Tyler; Cristina Bautista, Tyler; Heather N. Branch, Bullard; Landon H. Caldwell, Tyler; Kirston…

17 December 2014 [10:28 PM]
Bulbs are miraculous

Look what I found blooming already! Narcissus “Galilee” is one of the older varieties of narcissus known as Paperwhites. During the Victorian era, people would force them to bloom inside their houses during winter. Of course, you know how our…

17 December 2014 [10:26 PM]
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Hunting has a way of turning strangers into friends

LUBBOCK — Let’s be honest here. If you are going to go hunting or fishing, you would rather go with family and old friends. After all, the shooting and catching is just a part of the overall experience. It is…

17 December 2014 [10:22 PM]
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VIDEO: Mineola has their 16th pep rally of the season Video

Our Trevor Peele went out to Mineola as they held their 16th pep rally of the season. Thursday at 8pm the Mineola YellowJackets will take on Cameron Yoe for the 3A Division I state championship. ETFinalscore.com will have live highlights…

17 December 2014 [10:12 PM]
Disorder causes winter depression

Seasonal Affect Disorder, or SAD, is a type of depression that affects one during the same season every year. If you get depressed each winter, but feel much better in the spring and summer, you may have SAD. Anyone can…

17 December 2014 [09:05 PM]
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Gateway to hope provides for the homeless

Cary Boatner was a homeless newcomer to Tyler. He had $10 in his pockets and hadn’t showered or washed his clothes lately when he saw the sign “Gateway to Hope” hanging on a building on Valentine Street. “From the moment…

17 December 2014 [08:31 PM]
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The marriage gap worsens inequality

Concerns over rising income inequality often focus on prescriptions before a proper diagnosis is even made. Any doctor will tell you that’s the wrong way to go about it. A new study shows that many public policy discussions about income…

17 December 2014 [08:19 PM]
Officials clear Bullard campus after getting threatening email

BULLARD — After Bullard High School received a threatening email on Wednesday claiming to be from a member of ISIS, a fever-ridden Bullard Police Chief Gary Don Lewis pulled himself from bed and went to the school to begin an…

17 December 2014 [08:11 PM]
King’s Academy Christian School Honor Roll

Third Grade A: Jace Rickelman, Nath-aniel Rhyne Fourth Grade A: Aaron Browning B: Brayden Walker Fifth Grade A: Caleb Bolay, Mitchell Morman, Anika Bolen, Audrey Rhyne, Gage Franklin, Luke Milner, Truleigh Trosclair Sixth Grade A: Cate Craddock B: Noah…

17 December 2014 [08:03 PM]
Planning effective windbreak

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17 December 2014 [08:02 PM]
Acts of kindness show cops are people too

Lately, the men and women in blue have taken a bashing as national stories have painted police, in many cases justifiably, in a negative light, but acts, such as the one Kilgore Police Sgt. Vance Callahan performed Tuesday, show police…

17 December 2014 [07:47 PM]
Eltife buys Cuban art for his restaurant walls

Cuba is restaurateur Rick Eltife’s favorite travel destination. He hopes to visit again soon now that the U.S. diplomatic stance on the communist island nation is softening. Eltife, owner of Rick’s On the Square, visited Cuba three times in the…

17 December 2014 [07:43 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 12-18

DEATHS ELTON BLACK, 58, Lindale, died Dec. 16. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. STEVEN LYNN BOLDING, 61, Flint, died Dec. 11. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. AMEKA CARTWRIGHT, 39, Tyler, died Dec. 16. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. PAUL WHITE DAVIS, 74,…

17 December 2014 [07:28 PM]
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Caring for the homeless Video

As a school girl in Winnsboro, Pat Mallory took home a hobo with a stick and cooked him supper. When her parents came home from work, her mother walked in and said “O my gosh!” Her father got in the…

17 December 2014 [06:55 PM]
UT Tyler on lockdown following stabbing near campus

The University of Texas at Tyler campus is on lockdown at this hour due to a stabbing near the campus. UT Tyler Spokesperson Beverly Golden said the decision was made to place the campus on lockdown because the assailant has…

17 December 2014 [04:19 PM]
Apartment fire displaces 10 people in Longview

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17 December 2014 [04:06 PM]
John Tyler High School receives bomb threat

TYLER (KYTX)- John Tyler High School administrators received a bomb threat from an unknown caller claiming to be a detective. District administrators and Tyler ISD Police were contacted and an investigation of the claim, campus and surrounding area was performed…

17 December 2014 [03:10 PM]
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Teeth pulled, patient died, dentist suspended

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled will not be allowed to work during a comprehensive review of his practice. The Connecticut State Dental Commission voted Wednesday to suspend the…

17 December 2014 [02:51 PM]
1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage…

17 December 2014 [02:48 PM]
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Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags. Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is…

17 December 2014 [01:07 PM]
Waco officials vote $1.5 million for SpaceX expansion

WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco city officials have voted to contribute $1.5 million in economic development funds toward expanding the SpaceX rocket-making plant in nearby McGregor. Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has plans to spend $46 million on an…

17 December 2014 [12:34 PM]
NYC to try settling suit with Eric Garner's family

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will attempt to negotiate a settlement of the $75 million civil rights claim brought forth by Eric Garner's family. If an agreement is reached, it would avoid what could be…

17 December 2014 [12:28 PM]