After-school programs give students safe, social environment

Sandra Hayes’ daughter, Kristen, 10, heads to the after-school program that the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas provides in the Jack Elementary School cafeteria when school dismisses. “She has a great time. She gets to play and they help her with her homework. They are very personable and we are happy with it,” Ms. Hayes sai…

Whitehouse welcomes a new firetruck on Wednesday

Whitehouse residents are invited to welcome in the city fire department’s newest truck on Wednesday. During the event, which is set for 6 p.

State-of-the-art habitat created for rescued big cats

It’s a warm, sunny, East Texas day as 3-year-old Bengal tiger Alex strolls through the grass. He approaches the fence, wide-eyed, getting a good look at the small group of reporters who have gathered to see his new home at the Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch in Murchison.

Tax code changes can help families

Pretty much every economist, public policy expert and statistician agrees about the benefits of marriage it’s a social good. What they rarely agree on, however, is how government can encourage it.

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ETBU crowns Homecoming king and queen

MARSHALL -- East Texas Baptist University crowned the 2014 Homecoming King and Queen during halftime of the Tiger football game with Howard Payne University Saturday evening, October 18, 2014 at Ornelas Stadium. The King is senior Tafadzwa Charuma of Harare,…

21 October 2014 [09:22 AM]
Bible Verse 10-21

"Restore to me the joy of Your salvation, And uphold me by Your generous Spirit." (Psalm 51:12)…

20 October 2014 [11:14 PM]
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State-of-the-art habitat created for rescued big cats

It’s a warm, sunny, East Texas day as 3-year-old Bengal tiger Alex strolls through the grass. He approaches the fence, wide-eyed, getting a good look at the small group of reporters who have gathered to see his new home at…

20 October 2014 [11:09 PM]
Ben Wheeler's 7th Annual Feral Hog Festival begins on Friday

The Seventh Annual Feral Hog Festival will take place in downtown Ben Wheeler this weekend. The feral hog theme of Ben Wheeler’s weekend festival is meant to poke fun at the continually, ever expanding, state-wide-population of wild hogs, according to…

20 October 2014 [10:39 PM]
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After-school programs give students safe, social environment

Sandra Hayes’ daughter, Kristen, 10, heads to the after-school program that the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas provides in the Jack Elementary School cafeteria when school dismisses. “She has a great time. She gets to play and they…

20 October 2014 [10:26 PM]
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Tax code changes can help families

Pretty much every economist, public policy expert and statistician agrees about the benefits of marriage it’s a social good. What they rarely agree on, however, is how government can encourage it. But an intriguing column from a young Washington Post…

20 October 2014 [08:13 PM]
Bras for the cause event

The fifth annual Bras for the Cause will be held tonight. The event features glitzy bras modeled by local firefighters, who strut their stuff down a runway. Each bra has a theme and goes with a coordinating gift box. The…

20 October 2014 [07:53 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-21

DEATHS DOROTHY LUCILE ALLEN, 100, Tyler, died Oct. 15. Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. MALCOLM CHARLES BURNS, 84, Bullard, died Oct. 18. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. ELMER ALTON CARRINGTON JR., 62, Mineola,…

20 October 2014 [07:48 PM]
Fall 2014 Patriot Preview Day at UT Tyler held November 15

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold its Fall 2014 Patriot Preview Day for prospective students and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15, Fernando Loa, director of admissions, announced. Check-in and on-site registration begins…

20 October 2014 [07:15 PM]
Senior Health & Living Expo at Harvey Hall on Wednesday

The 13th Annual Senior Health & Living Expo will be held Wednesday. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harvey Convention Center, there will be gift card giveaways, as well as free health screenings and senior health information from…

20 October 2014 [07:13 PM]
Haley vying for ESD 2 Commissioner 1 spot

Two total loss house fires have prompted a Noonday woman to run for Emergency Services District No. 2 board’s Commissioner 1. Sandra “Sandy” Haley, 72, retired from management in the food industry for Pizza Hut and Whataburger and said her…

20 October 2014 [06:57 PM]
Funding received by the City of Tyler Neighborhood Services

The City of Tyler Neighborhood Services Department has received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer 25 new Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers, the city announced Monday. According to a news release, HUD-VASH, through a partnership…

20 October 2014 [06:51 PM]
Smith County property tax statements on the way

More than 180,000 property tax statements should arrive in Smith County residents’ mailboxes and email in-boxes this week. Property tax bills are due upon receipt. The deadline for paying property taxes and avoiding penalties and interest is Jan. 31. The…

20 October 2014 [06:49 PM]
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Whitehouse welcomes a new firetruck on Wednesday

Whitehouse residents are invited to welcome in the city fire department’s newest truck on Wednesday. During the event, which is set for 6 p.m. at the firehouse on East Main Street, the public may help push the truck into its…

20 October 2014 [06:46 PM]
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Zombie hunt to take place Saturday at Tyler library

There will be some strange creatures lurking around the Tyler Public Library this weekend during the first ever Zombie Shootout. The event in which residents try to hunt zombies is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tyler…

20 October 2014 [06:22 PM]
2014 East Texas State Fair Results

2014 East Texas State Fair Creative Arts Results Premier Exhibitors Premier Exhibitor Honors are based on points accumulated from 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places, and Honorable Mention and TriColor awards. Ages 5 & Younger: Parker Malone, Tyler…

20 October 2014 [06:09 PM]
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Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play (with VIDEO)

BY SALIM ESSAID, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Skwarek is surrounded by infiltrating militants in New York's Central Park. He shoots one, then hearing a noise from behind, spins to take down another. All of a sudden,…

20 October 2014 [03:36 PM]
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Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care…

20 October 2014 [02:47 PM]
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Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

TOM COYNE, Associated Press MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and…

20 October 2014 [02:14 PM]
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Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press ANDREW NJUGUNA, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as…

20 October 2014 [02:09 PM]
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Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. It's not clear how long it will take authorities to…

20 October 2014 [12:49 PM]
Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record

DALLAS (AP) — Organizers say this year's State Fair of Texas set a new record for food and ride sales, with more than $41 million in coupons sold. The fair said in a statement that the previous record was $37.3…

20 October 2014 [11:35 AM]
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US Military Ebola team to train in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Pentagon says specialized training for a new, 30-member U.S. military Ebola response team will take place at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The team will feature 20 critical care nurses and five doctors trained…

20 October 2014 [11:19 AM]
High school fishing organization draws crowd

BY STEVE KNIGHT, outdoor@tylerpaper.com It may be harder for these high school students to get to the next level than it would if they were playing football, basketball or baseball. Then again, they may just not care. They may…

20 October 2014 [10:26 AM]
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VIDEO: Encouraging news regarding Ebola

After a few weeks of high anxiety over Ebola here in Texas, there is some good news emerging this morning. At midnight, a monitoring period passed for friends and relatives who had close contact with the Liberian man who died…

20 October 2014 [10:16 AM]