David Coble introduced as city of Tyler's new fire chief; first day is Nov. 7

FAITH HARPER, With his wife and youngest son nearby, David Coble, of Fort Worth, accepted the role of Tyler’s new fire chief. “I’m honored to accept the position,” Coble said Wednesday morning before the Tyler City Council. Additionally, I do accept the responsibility that is inherent to that job. … I want to say to the citizens of…

Family Matters: Where to find free family fun in Tyler this fall

International Frugal Fun Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. Because that’s just around the corner, I wanted to share some of our family’s favorite options for having a good time without breaking the bank. Of course, there is always great fun to be had at home. We enjoy playing board games, reading books aloud,

Three Lakes Middle School students participate in 'See You at the Pole'

After locking arms, praying and swaying side to side to gospel songs with other students who gathered around the flagpoles at Three Lakes Middle School, Haleigh Williams, 13, said being able to worship God with her peers was very moving. “I love that everyone is singing and praying and everyone is gathering around the pole and worshiping our

Upcoming town hall meetings to address Liberty Utilities’ proposed rate increases; first meeting is Wednesday

EMILY GUEVARA, eguevara@tylerpaper.com Liberty Utilities customers in Tyler and Smith County who have questions and/or concerns about the proposed rate increases for wastewater service will have two opportunities to attend town hall meetings in the coming weeks. Both meetings will be at the Faulkner Park Police Substation, which is located near
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An open confession to my son's stepmom

I saw God metaphorically move mountains inside of my heart today. I found myself weeping on my kitchen floor at 6 a.m. for a woman whom I used to despise and envy off and on over the past five years.…

28 September 2016 [03:34 PM]
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Smith County employees recognized after years of service

Mandy Zehren plans to spend her entire career helping probationers in Smith County. After working 20 years for the Smith County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation), Mrs. Zehren is well on her way. “I like being able to…

28 September 2016 [03:15 PM]
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International students, host families learn each other's culture

BETTY WATERS blw@tylerpaper.com   A teen-aged boy from South Korea and a girl from China are residing in the home of Tylerites Emily and Craig Ashton. They are among a growing number of high school international students hosted by Tyler…

28 September 2016 [03:04 PM]
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TVCC instructor has book pubished

Trinity Valley Community College Palestine history and government instructor Mike Young recently had his history textbook Growth of the American Republic published. The 506-page text was issued by Kendall Hunt Publishing of Dubuque, IA. “I was frustrated that students would…

28 September 2016 [02:06 PM]
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Family Matters: Where to find free family fun in Tyler this fall

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28 September 2016 [01:37 PM]
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IN Focus: Mexican Folk Art exhibit reception 09.22.16

Art lovers and friends of the Tyler Museum of Art attended a reception Sept. 22 that opened the museum’s exhibit Mexican Folk Art in the lobby of Regions Bank, 100 E. Ferguson St. The exhibition, which ended Sept. 30, featured…

28 September 2016 [12:31 PM]
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Power of the Purse Women's Fund luncheon slated for Oct. 25

The Women’s Fund of Smith County is hosting its ninth annual Power of the Purse Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Green Acres CrossWalk Conference Center in Tyler. The theme is "Live the Give: How Women Are Raising…

28 September 2016 [11:27 AM]
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IN Focus: Peter Yarrow at Art of Peace festival 09.18.16

Folk singer Peter Yarrow performed Sept. 18 at Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler, as part of the Art of Peace festival. Fans of Yarrow, who with Mary Travers and Paul Stookey was part of the trio Peter, Paul and Mary,…

28 September 2016 [11:11 AM]
Robbery at Citi-Trends in Tyler; suspect still at large

Sergeant Adam Colby, Tyler Police Department On Tuesday September 27, 2016 at approximately 8:38 p.m. officers from the Tyler Police Department responded to a Robbery of a Business in progress at Citi-Trends, 1206 West Bow. Upon arrival officers found that…

28 September 2016 [10:29 AM]
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Reports of plastic prompt recall of Tyson chicken nuggets

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said Tuesday that the 5-pound bags…

28 September 2016 [08:15 AM]
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Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring…

28 September 2016 [08:12 AM]
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Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) - The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 different networks, toppled a record that had stood for 36…

28 September 2016 [07:57 AM]
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A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname - "Miss Piggy" - that caused her shame and humiliation. Two decades later, Machado's…

28 September 2016 [07:37 AM]
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Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting…

28 September 2016 [06:26 AM]
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Memorial service set for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins have scheduled a public memorial service for pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a weekend boat crash along with two friends. The team said in a news release that fans can gather Wednesday…

28 September 2016 [06:01 AM]
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Police: Woman robs Arby's restaurant, flees in taxi cab

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby's restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away. A Gainesville police report says 20-year-old Keshunte L. Taylor pointed a…

28 September 2016 [05:54 AM]
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Satanic Temple brings after-school club to elementary pupils

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland chapter of The Satanic Temple has succeeded in its efforts to bring an after-school program to a Portland elementary school. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the organization has been approved to begin a program on Oct.…

28 September 2016 [05:43 AM]
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Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The future of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans is the focus of a highly anticipated court case Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments on whether…

28 September 2016 [05:38 AM]
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Tyler police investigating store robbery Tuesday night

The Tyler Police Department is seeking the suspect in the robbery of a local business that took place Tuesday evening. According to reports, TPD officers responded to a robbery of a business in progress at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday at Citi-Trends,…

27 September 2016 [11:56 PM]
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Palestine officials seeking railroad quiet zone downtown

KYTX CBS19 The Palestine City Council approved further funding of a railroad quiet zone through downtown Palestine. The city of Palestine, along with help from the Palestine Economic Development Corporation, will ask the Federal Railroad Administration to allow a quiet…

27 September 2016 [09:34 PM]
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Conference on aging, healthcare scheduled in Longview

Approximately 500 administrators, practitioners, caregivers and those who work with the senior population will receive training Oct. 5 and 6 at REACH25!, the 25th annual Regional Education on Aging, Caregiving and Healthcare Conference at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center…

27 September 2016 [07:52 PM]
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Smith County ESD No. 2 adopts tax rate for new fiscal year

Smith County Emergency Services District No. 2 commissioners adopted Monday a tax rate that will increase property tax revenues by $146,808. The increase is due to higher property valuations. The commissioners voted to continue the current tax rate of…

27 September 2016 [07:27 PM]
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West Nile virus reported in Van Zandt County

KYTX CBS19 The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting a case of West Nile virus in Van Zandt County. Henderson, Wood, and Angelina counties previously reported cases of the mosquito borne illness.…

27 September 2016 [07:26 PM]