Tyler ISD student Royland Black invents a safer cleat

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph from Tyler ISD:   Robert E. Lee High School senior, Royland Black, loves everything about football; everything except getting his toes stepped on by other players wearing cleats. What began merely as an advanced level engineering and development class assignment has now gained significant yardage in…

Children's Defense Fund announces project to improve health care access for East Texas children

About 30 community leaders in health care, education and nonprofits met Tuesday in Tyler to learn about a new initiative to improve the health of East Texas children. The Children’s Defense Fund–Texas has launched Healthy Children = Healthy Communities in Smith, Shelby and Nacogdoches counties. The project is designed to connect children

Indivisible protesters gather outside Louie Gohmert event after congressman says no public town hall meetings planned Video

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Congressman Louie Gohmert on Tuesday resisted calls for a town hall meeting, but said he would continue to communicate with constituents at other events and in other ways, including “telephone town halls.” Gohmert, a Tyler Republican, was met outside an event on Tuesday by a group called Indivisible of

Houston police responding to reports of shots fired at Ben Taub hospital

Houston Police are responding to reports of shots being fired at Ben Taub Hospital in the Texas Medical Center according to their Twitter account. Houston Police have not confirmed an active shooter but tweeted out that they are searching the hospital. There are no confirmed reports of injuries. This story will be updated as information becomes

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Keep Tyler Beautiful hosts the Great Tyler Cleanup

Keep Tyler Beautiful will host the event at Rose Rudman Trail, and volunteers are encouraged to meet at the pavilion in Southside Park. Signup starts at 8 a.m., and the cleanup will begin at 9 a.m. “Our vision this year…

21 February 2017 [02:59 PM]
Murchison ISD Superintendent Richard Jones resigns

Murchison ISD Superintendent Richard Jones has resigned. Jones submitted a letter of resignation to the Murchison ISD Board of Trustees on Feb. 13 signaling his intent to resign effective Feb. 28. The board accepted the at-will resignation, meaning Jones can…

21 February 2017 [02:57 PM]
Sticker shock for olive oil buyers after bad Italian harvest

ROME (AP) - From specialty shops in Rome to supermarkets around the world, lovers of Italian olive oil are in for some sticker shock this year, with prices due to jump by as much as 20 percent. The combination of…

21 February 2017 [02:36 PM]
Eyes are the windows to a charity’s soul

KRISTEN SEEBER, Women’s Fund of Smith County There is a common concept individuals differ as to how they learn and how they best receive and process information. In our family, each of us has a different style. Our oldest…

21 February 2017 [02:04 PM]
Tyler ISD student Royland Black invents a safer cleat

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph from Tyler ISD: Robert E. Lee High School senior, Royland Black, loves everything about football; everything except getting his toes stepped on by other players wearing cleats. What began merely as an…

21 February 2017 [01:22 PM]

Congratulations ... to East Texas residents being named to the chancellors and dean’s lists at the University of Arkansas: Chancellors list: Hailey Hurst, Blake Johnson, Bethany Kimmey, Taylor Kingsley, all of Tyler, and Hayden Langemeier, Bullard Dean’s list: Kevin Baldwin,…

21 February 2017 [01:16 PM]
Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son. Justice…

21 February 2017 [12:25 PM]
Tyler ISD names 2017 Campus Teachers of the Year

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tyler ISD will honor Campus Teachers of the Year and announce its 2017 District Teachers of the Year at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet on May 2 at Harvey Convention Center. Cooperative…

21 February 2017 [12:24 PM]
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]
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]
Palestine Fire Department seeking entry-level firefighters

The City of Palestine will hold examinations for entry-level officers for the Palestine Fire Department at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, at the Palestine Police Department Training Room inside the Palestine Mall, 2000 S. Loop 256, Suite 38. The…

21 February 2017 [10:49 AM]
East Texas Food Bank, Brookshire's to break world record

Brookshire’s is aiming to land its name in the Guinness Book of World Records by building the world’s largest canned food pyramid. Community volunteers will use 36,000 cans to assemble the 12-foot-tall pyramid, with a 17-by-17 foot base. The project…

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

TATUM - One person was injured in a shooting near Tatum Tuesday morning. According to DPS Sergeant Jean Dark, authorities with The Texas Rangers, Panola County Sheriff's Office and Rusk County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident. A suspect was…

21 February 2017 [10:28 AM]
Public invited to 6x6@110 painting parties

Organizers of Gallery Main Street’s 6x6@110 project are inviting the public to participate in creating at least 1,000 6” x 6” works of art that will be displayed and revealed during the fundraising exhibit on June 6 at 6 p.m.…

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

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its e-commerce sales soared, signs that its efforts to lower prices and improve web services are helping it compete better against online leader…

21 February 2017 [09:42 AM]
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]
Bible Verse for Feb. 21

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” (Proverbs 17:9)…

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

The Tyler ISD board of trustees agrees continuing to merely meet state standards for elementary school students simply isn’t good enough. At their Monday board meeting, district officials reviewed Measures of Academic Progress assessment data from mid-year testing. MAP measures…

20 February 2017 [09:37 PM]
Accidents following rollover cleared on I-20

Westbound lanes on Interstate 20 near County Road 496 were closed for about an hour and a half following a number of accidents Monday afternoon, according to the Department of Public Safety and Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office. One vehicle…

20 February 2017 [09:30 PM]
Rain drenches area Monday; clouds set to clear out today

Residents of Tyler are expected to get relief from the rain Tuesday. An upper-level trough moving slowly across East Texas caused almost continuous rainfall in Tyler throughout Monday, according to Marty Mayeau, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in…

20 February 2017 [07:14 PM]
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]
Enrollment for tuition-based Pre-K opens at Andy Woods Elementary

Enrollment is now open for the tuition-based prekindergarten program at Andy Woods Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year. Students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. “My son loves going to school,” parent Jennifer Roach said.…

20 February 2017 [05:09 PM]