John Soules Foods to add a $19M expansion to local facility

Tyler-based John Soules Foods Inc. more than doubled its workforce when it acquired Pro View Foods in Georgia on Wednesday. The company now plans to add a $19 million expansion to its local facility. Since beginning here 40 years ago, the home-grown company has become the largest beef and chicken fajita brand in the U.S., with a retail shelf prese…

East Texan serving with Navy "War Eagles"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 1994 Gilmer High School graduate and Gilmer native is serving with Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-16), also known as the “War Eagles.

Former Dallas detective reveals moments with Lee Harvey Oswald

Elmer Boyd spent almost two days joined at the hip with one of the most infamous assassins in U.S. history — Lee Harvey Oswald.

Meet our pet of the week "Bojangles"

Bojangles is a 9-month-old terrier mix that is available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. Bojangles is a typical terrier — he has lots of energy and is very playful.

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East Texan serving with Navy "War Eagles"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 1994 Gilmer High School graduate and Gilmer native is serving with Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-16), also known as the “War Eagles.” Petty Officer 1st Class Bryan Jones is an aviation structural mechanic with VP-16, a Jacksonville-based…

22 November 2014 [09:50 PM]
Social Security benefits children all year long

With holidays and vacations, November and December are often considered a times to focus on the children in our lives. Whether we’re taking the kids to visit Santa, buying Hanukkah gifts, or volunteering for a toy drive, children are at…

22 November 2014 [09:47 PM]
Shepherd capital murder trial set

GILMER — A state district judge set a Feb. 3 trial date for capital murder suspect Jonathan Ray Shepherd on Friday after denying his motions to move his trial from Upshur County and reduce his bond. 115th District Judge Lauren…

22 November 2014 [09:45 PM]
The County Line Missionary Baptist Church celebrates anniversary

The County Line Missionary Baptist Church, in the Red Land Community, will celebrate its 142nd anniversary at 3 p.m. today. The Rev. Kennedy Young, pastor of the College Hill Missionary Baptist Church, will bring the anniversary sermon. The public is…

22 November 2014 [09:43 PM]
Texas Medical Board disciplines doctors

Two East Texas doctors were among the 39 licensed physicians disciplined by the Texas Medical Board at its Nov. 7 meeting. The board also issued two cease and desist orders. The board found Tyler physician Dr. Lloyd Faust Mercer, Jr.…

22 November 2014 [09:40 PM]
Bible Verse 11-23

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)…

22 November 2014 [09:32 PM]
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Smith County GOP backs plan to oppose Straus as House Speaker

Local representatives who plan to oppose Texas House Speaker Joe Straus received the backing of county GOP leaders. A resolution supporting Straus’ opponent, sophomore Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, was unanimously approved by about 20 Smith County Republican precinct chairmen during…

22 November 2014 [09:29 PM]
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Former Dallas detective reveals moments with Lee Harvey Oswald

Elmer Boyd spent almost two days joined at the hip with one of the most infamous assassins in U.S. history — Lee Harvey Oswald. Boyd, 87, of Blooming Grove, was assigned as Oswald’s escort shortly after the former Marine’s arrest…

22 November 2014 [09:29 PM]
Correcting bad posture through exercises

Yoga is one of the best things ever so I’m not sure why I stopped doing it. I gave it another try recently because I had been as tense as a double-braided rope. Part of that is attributed to my…

22 November 2014 [08:44 PM]
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Meet our pet of the week "Bojangles"

Bojangles is a 9-month-old terrier mix that is available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. Bojangles is a typical terrier — he has lots of energy and is very playful. He is leash trained and has good car…

22 November 2014 [08:37 PM]
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Holiday Pet Boarding Tips

As a pet owner, it’s not always feasible to take your pet with you on your travels. For those finalizing holiday travel plans, make time to research kennels and pet care services to find a trustworthy, safe and comfortable home…

22 November 2014 [08:25 PM]
Winterizing the cow herd

Winterizing the cow herd — what does that really mean? Livestock managers need to examine their herd, herd health, forage availability and supplementation strategies as winter approaches. Cold winter weather can be stressful on us as well as our livestock.…

22 November 2014 [08:22 PM]
Cold front drives up natural gas prices; oil remains flat

As a cold front swept across the U.S. driving up natural gas spot prices last week, Halliburton and Baker Hughes agreed to a merger, and the U.S. Congress came within one vote of passing a bill authorizing the construction of…

22 November 2014 [08:18 PM]
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National touring company of "Elf" to play Belcher Center on Monday

The Belcher Center in Longview will get into the holiday spirit when it hosts the national touring company of “Elf: The Broadway Musical.” The show is set for 7 p.m. on Monday in the performance hall at LeTourneau University. Tickets…

22 November 2014 [08:13 PM]
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Bullard hunter takes Women's contest lead

After a change in leadership in the North Texas Division of the 35th TylerPaper Big Buck Contest, this week it is the women’s turn with Deanna Harris taking over the top spot in the Women’s Division with an 8-point Cherokee…

22 November 2014 [08:05 PM]
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Old TV shows are familiar, comfortable

This will be hard for some to believe, but once upon a time, TV was free. Sometimes, I think about what it was like before we had a thousand TV channels. When three little channels used to offer a heck…

22 November 2014 [08:00 PM]
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Tyler business started for ATV riders now focusing on hunters

Justin Waller smiled when he recalled that his mother, Lisa, loaned him the seed money to start his company four years ago and never really expected to get it back. “I was working as a pipeline surveyor and I kept…

22 November 2014 [07:55 PM]
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16-year-old finds her forever family

In August of 2013, we introduced you to Selena on CBS 19’s Children are a Gift report on the 10 p.m. News. She was 15 at the time, described as a kind and loving young lady. Despite spending several years…

22 November 2014 [07:50 PM]
Ben Wheeler gears up for Book Fair

The third Ben Wheeler Book Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, will include about 26 Texas authors who write in many genres. “Overall, this is the best group of authors we’ve ever had,” book fair organizer Tom…

22 November 2014 [07:46 PM]
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Spirit of Christmas Food Drive begins

Brookshire Grocery Co. has launched the 33rd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive. The drive makes it easy for the company’s customers to help families in need while doing their own grocery shopping. Now through Dec. 20, participating Brookshire’s, Super…

22 November 2014 [07:45 PM]
This Thanksgiving, pass the turkey- and the family values

Thanksgiving is upon us. AAA projects more than 43 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More than any other single occasion — yes, even more than Christmas, people travel great distances…

22 November 2014 [07:42 PM]
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Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

KEN MORITSUGU, Associated PressMARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics destroyed more than half a dozen homes in a ski resort town and injured…

22 November 2014 [07:39 PM]
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Citizens complain about city's 'ugly' Christmas tree

READING, Pa. (AP) — A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly. Reading's spindly 50-foot spruce drew the…

22 November 2014 [07:34 PM]
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John Soules Foods to add a $19M expansion to local facility

Tyler-based John Soules Foods Inc. more than doubled its workforce when it acquired Pro View Foods in Georgia on Wednesday. The company now plans to add a $19 million expansion to its local facility. Since beginning here 40 years ago,…

22 November 2014 [07:29 PM]
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Counting the days

The last couple of years it has felt to me the holidays are arriving sooner than they should. Last week, we discussed the preemptive displays of Christmas lights, but this feeling is bigger than mere displays. It caused me to…

22 November 2014 [07:25 PM]
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WORKING TO IMPROVE HEALTH OF MOM AND BABY

When Shanea Nelson, 30, recalled the difficult time she had during the birth of her first child eight years ago, she was moved to tears. She went into labor about three weeks too soon. She knew something was wrong from…

22 November 2014 [07:23 PM]
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Texan Boston bombing victim going home after amputation

KATY, Texas (AP) — A woman injured in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing who had several surgeries before having part of her leg amputated recently was discharged from a rehab facility Saturday and has vowed to run the race next…

22 November 2014 [07:20 PM]
Counting, cutting turkey-day calories

You've probably started thinking about that delicious Thanksgiving meal since the holiday is just four days away. But have you thought about just how much fat, calories, sodium and cholesterol are in that one meal and the endless leftovers…

22 November 2014 [07:19 PM]
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Get Texas out of lottery business

In perusing the bills Texas lawmakers have already filed in advance of the January legislative session, one bill seems conspicuously absent. Where’s the bill to get the state of Texas out of the lottery business? You might recall that in…

22 November 2014 [07:05 PM]