VIDEO: ETMC first in state to launch cardiac arrest help app

East Texas Medical Center EMS announced Monday it is the first in Texas to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone application, a technology designed to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates in communities. The app enables bystanders to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, and access nearby automated external defibrillators, or A…

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East Texans dine, discuss how to promote peace

In the warehouse of the East Texas Food Bank with a catered dinner on the tables, about 120 East Texans gathered to learn about and promote peace. The third of 10 events taking place this week as part of the…

16 September 2014 [05:40 AM]
Travis County Judge Samuel Biscoe honored at Recognition Banquet

When Samuel Biscoe grew up in Tyler, “separate but equal” was the legal restriction governing Tyler and the South. Black people were racially discriminated against, and opportunities to serve in top governing positions were non-existent. Forty-seven years later, Judge Samuel…

16 September 2014 [05:36 AM]
GOP’s opposition to PFA isn’t sexist

It’s tempting — particularly in an election year — to take the popular position without really thinking it through. But there are compelling reasons to reject the Paycheck Fairness Act — and not one of them is sexism. One reason…

16 September 2014 [05:31 AM]
Well-known women’s studies educator speaks on Wednesday

The University of Texas at Tyler Honors Program and Global Awareness Through Education Program will present a lecture by renowned women’s studies educator and multiculturalism activist Dr. Peggy McIntosh. The public event will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the UT…

16 September 2014 [05:27 AM]
Hubbard Middle School marks its 50th year on Saturday

Hubbard Middle School will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday. To mark the occasion, the school will host a 1K Fun Run and 5K race. Participants can register for the 1K Fun Run and 5K race at www.runsignup.com/leadingthepack. Following the…

16 September 2014 [05:25 AM]
UT Tyler gets grant to study leafcutter ants

The University of Texas at Tyler was awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology, to study leafcutter ant populations, Dr. Michael Odell, vice president for research and technology transfer, announced. With the three-year $417,000…

16 September 2014 [05:24 AM]
Getting the most out of sessions with your counselor

High school counselors have an important job, but it’s one that I don’t envy. First, there’s the sheer number of students who depend on them. In large public school districts, the average counselor has a caseload of 455 students, according…

16 September 2014 [05:22 AM]
VIDEO: ETMC first in state to launch cardiac arrest help app

East Texas Medical Center EMS announced Monday it is the first in Texas to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone application, a technology designed to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates in communities. The app enables bystanders to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation,…

15 September 2014 [09:06 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Sept. 16

DEATHS LMELBA AMOS, 57, Lufkin, died Sept. 13. J.C. White Funeral & Services, Mount Pleasant. ROBERT CLETUS BEARE, 74, Winnsboro, died Sept. 10. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. RITCHEY BELLAMY, 97, Tyler, died Sept. 10. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. LEE COFER, 71, Mansfield, died Sept.…

15 September 2014 [07:20 PM]
Brownsboro ISD Education Foundation names board of directors

Staff Reports Brownsboro ISD in partnership with the community has formed the Brownsboro ISD Education Foundation board of directors. The foundation was established in 2012 as a result of donations by WRL Construction Co., along with…

15 September 2014 [05:29 PM]
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Nursing all in the family

BY BETTY WATERS blw@tylerpaper.com Victor Posada was the first in the Posada family to study nursing at Tyler Junior College, followed by his sister, Elizabeth, and brother, Daniel. Victor first studied to become a licensed practical nurse. “He…

15 September 2014 [05:19 PM]
Mercy Ship 'Africa Mercy' now headed to Madagascar

The Africa Mercy is en route to Madagascar after a change in plans because of the Ebola outbreak. The world’s largest civilian hospital ship was slated to go to the West-African country of Benin. However, Mercy Ships officials postponed those…

15 September 2014 [03:43 PM]
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Wingstop named Nacogdoches Chamber's Medium Business of the Year

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce has named Wingstop as the 2014 Medium Business of the Year - one of three Gary Justice Business Excellence Awards presented annually. The business owners and employees will be recognized at the chamber’s 93rd…

15 September 2014 [03:21 PM]
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VIDEO: Manziel's debut for Browns was three plays

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Browns explained their plans to Brian Hoyer about bringing rookie Johnny Manziel into the game, Cleveland's starting quarterback bit his lip and devised one of his own. With the game on the line, he executed…

15 September 2014 [02:33 PM]
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VIDEO: Hundreds flee 2 California wildfires; homes burn

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures, many of them homes. The blaze, sparked Sunday afternoon…

15 September 2014 [11:40 AM]
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VIDEO: For fans, college football poses wedding dilemma

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Emily Younker isn't getting married until next year but she's already made sure the date doesn't conflict with college football and sent one invitation: To Big Al, the elephant mascot of the University of Alabama Crimson…

15 September 2014 [11:32 AM]
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UPDATE: Vikings announce Adrian Peterson will play Sunday

UPDATE: The Minnesota Vikings announced today that running back Adrian Peterson will return to practices and meetings this week and is expected to play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Peterson was deactivated for the Vikings' game yesterday against the New England Patriots after…

15 September 2014 [11:04 AM]
Whitehouse Chamber plans “Casino Night” for annual banquet

The Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce announces that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Whitehouse Chamber Banquet scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th at KE Bushman's Celebration Center. The event will be from 5:30 until 9 pm and the theme…

15 September 2014 [09:28 AM]
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VIDEO: Marshall murder suspect turns himself in to police

MARSHAL (KYTX) - A man that allegedly shot two people, killing one, turned himself into authorities Sunday night. Javonte Damone Sanders, 19, turned himself in the Harrison County Jail around 6 p.m after Judge Nance Georgeissued issued a warrant for…

15 September 2014 [09:11 AM]
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Latest war on terror will take many years

By MICHAEL GERSON, syndicated columnist The most compelling and encouraging parts of President Obama’s Islamic State speech — his intention to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the enemy, his pledge to hunt down its fighters and deny them “safe haven,” his…

15 September 2014 [09:01 AM]
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Don't believe the 'war on women'

The Democrats are worried. That’s evident in the rhetoric being used in these weeks leading up to the Nov. 4 election. Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz had “walked back” her claims about Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker “grabbing us…

15 September 2014 [07:48 AM]
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Made in East Texas: You, at Pinot's Palette in Tyler

MAKER: You, at Pinot's Palette in Tyler. PRODUCTS: Pinot's Palette is a place where people can go and paint with the help of a skilled instructor while enjoying a glass of wine or snacks they bring for themselves. Pinot's Palette…

15 September 2014 [07:44 AM]
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Study: 252,000 rely on pantries for food

Tammy Frazier’s body is crippled by the effects of a stroke she had two years ago. The 47-year-old has difficulty moving anything on her left side and is plagued by other health-related issues. Because of her condition, she is disabled…

15 September 2014 [07:40 AM]
Death and funeral notices, Sept. 15

Deaths ROBERT CLETUS BEARE, 74, Winnsboro, died Sept. 10. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. RITCHEY BELLAMY, 97, Tyler, died Sept. 10. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. WILLIE L. “BILL” FORD, 78, Tyler, died Sept. 14. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. GLINDA F. HENDERSON, 60, Tyler, died…

15 September 2014 [07:25 AM]
Business Notes: Industry news from across East Texas

CHAIRMAN Leland Ferguson, of Tyler, was elected as the new chairman of the East Texas Chapter of SCORE, a national nonprofit association of business counselors who provide free and confidential business counseling to area small business owners or start-ups. In…

15 September 2014 [02:48 AM]
Francesca's files permit for space at mall

Staff Reports Francesca’s, a Houston-based women’s clothing and accessory store, filed a building permit to renovate a 1,236-square-foot space in Broadway Square Mall, at 4601 S. Broadway Ave., No. F08. Retail Store Construction, of Wisconsin, is the…

14 September 2014 [08:13 PM]