Need is great for pet fostering

Francie Hodges gets up in the middle of the night to feed five hungry foster babies. Mrs. Hodges, a volunteer “foster” pet mother, takes care of all of the needs of 3-week-old Australian shepherd and Catahoula mix puppies. “These babies were dumped. Someone put them in a box and left them on (a) driveway….” she …

ReHabitat program provides remodeling services

For more than 40 years, Herman and Wanda Whitaker have called their house on Tyler’s East Franklin Street home. It’s where their two children grew up, where their family photographs, workplace recognition certificates and other mementos exist.

Siblings, once split, now united with forever family

We have another happy ending to share with you from CBS 19’s Children are a Gift series. We first introduced you to Carzell, Swaylon and Tamya in October 2012.

Woman fights cancer on path to motherhood

La Shunda Bowie-Minix, 33, has had her share of physical pain, but you wouldn’t know it from her wide smile, flawless makeup and cheerful disposition. She’s eight months pregnant with her first child and expects doctors to induce labor on March 17.

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Historic balloon flight ends off Mexican coast

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Troy Bradley might have been exhausted and a bit dehydrated, but the words printed on his T-shirt said it all: "Failure is not an option." The accomplished Albuquerque pilot had set his sights long ago on…

01 February 2015 [07:58 AM]
NM toddler wounds both parents with 1 shot from handgun

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 3-year-old boy got ahold of a handgun from his mother's purse and fired just one shot that wounded both his parents. Albuquerque police say the toddler apparently reached for an iPod but found…

01 February 2015 [07:54 AM]
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Native Texan nominated by Obama as Mexico ambassador withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's choice to be U.S. ambassador to Mexico has withdrawn from consideration. The White House says Maria Echaveste cites a prolonged confirmation process as well as her family's best interests. Obama nominated Echaveste last September.…

01 February 2015 [07:51 AM]
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Art of the Rose City's heart

The downtown Tyler area can provide some interesting and beautiful views for shutterbugs or anyone with a love of visual art. Many call the Rose City a "church town," which is evidenced by the abundance of shurches, notabley Marvin United…

01 February 2015 [12:28 AM]
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Pet of the week

Pumpkin is a 1-year-old female Pointer that is available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. Pumpkin is an active girl and would be best suited in a household with older children. She is friendly and playful and loves…

31 January 2015 [11:53 PM]
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Still old school when it comes to my coffee

Some will consider what I’m about to say heresy. For the life of me, I cannot understand why people wait in long lines each morning to pay $7.50 for a cup of coffee. My wife and I get up each…

31 January 2015 [11:50 PM]
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ReHabitat program provides remodeling services

For more than 40 years, Herman and Wanda Whitaker have called their house on Tyler’s East Franklin Street home. It’s where their two children grew up, where their family photographs, workplace recognition certificates and other mementos exist. But when the…

31 January 2015 [11:49 PM]
Sticker shock? Only 1 needed come March

Michael Jenkins, owner of Hitch World of East Texas, a state licensed inspection station, thinks the March switch to one sticker rather than inspection and registration stickers could be confusing, if drivers let it be. Jenkins has been informing vehicle…

31 January 2015 [11:41 PM]
Residents rush to meet property tax deadline

Retiree Jesse Crowder, of Tyler, stood patiently in line last week with more than 20 residents at the Smith County Tax Office. Crowder and the rest of the lunchtime crowd aimed to beat Monday’s property tax payment deadline. Property tax…

31 January 2015 [11:37 PM]
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Need is great for pet fostering

Francie Hodges gets up in the middle of the night to feed five hungry foster babies. Mrs. Hodges, a volunteer “foster” pet mother, takes care of all of the needs of 3-week-old Australian shepherd and Catahoula mix puppies. “These babies…

31 January 2015 [11:33 PM]
Sweet potatoes thrive in the heat

Sweet potatoes are enjoyed by many people. East Texas has a rich heritage of growing sweet potatoes. Texas ranks fifth in the United States in sweet potato production. Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta-carotene which in the body…

31 January 2015 [11:33 PM]
Congress gets busy on oil, gas

For the first time since Barack Obama became president, Republicans took control of the U.S. House and Senate, and they wasted no time in taking on some of the energy issues languishing in the Congress for years. Senate Republicans made…

31 January 2015 [11:31 PM]
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Salvation Army to host 12th annual Chili Bowl

The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary’s 12th Chili Bowl and Auction is scheduled for Feb. 17 at the Harvey Hall Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., in Tyler. Wrapped in their traditional blue aprons, auxiliary members will be there to…

31 January 2015 [11:26 PM]
Lobbyists, tax reform and a local advisor

In Austin, just about every industry, agency and cause has an advocate. Lobbyists roam the halls of the Capitol daily throughout the session, making the case for their particular special interests. Now, let’s be clear. Lobbyists aren’t evil, and the…

31 January 2015 [11:09 PM]
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New shelter manager a nationally certified animal control officer

Shawn Markmann, Tyler’s new shelter manager, took the first dog from the city to the Klein Animal Shelter in 2007 as an animal control officer for the North East Texas Public Health Department. Seven years later, he dropped off the…

31 January 2015 [11:04 PM]
Bible Verse 2-1

"For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You." (Psalm 86:5)…

31 January 2015 [11:02 PM]
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My grandfather and my hero

Last week my grandfather, O.L. “Buddy” Ferrell, died at the age of 92. He was my hero. My memories of him have flooded over me the last week. Video clips of those moments have flashed through my mind. The home…

31 January 2015 [10:48 PM]
Attempted sex assault: 2 men sought

A reported attempted sexual assault of a female runner early Saturday morning in a quiet south Tyler neighborhood has police looking for the men responsible and has put women runners on alert. The woman was jogging in the 8100 block…

31 January 2015 [10:45 PM]
Black History Month exhibit begins at Historical Museum

“There is Music in the Air” is the theme of Gregg County Historical Museum’s black history month exhibit. The celebration begins with a reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. today in the Education Center at the museum, 214 N. Fredonia…

31 January 2015 [10:38 PM]
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Stations collecting Valentine's Day cards for special groups

Valentine’s Day is almost here, and for many it will be a time to celebrate that special someone or give cards and gifts to family and friends. Two local rad-io stations are giving East Tex-ans the opportunity to make it…

31 January 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Siblings, once split, now united with forever family

We have another happy ending to share with you from CBS 19’s Children are a Gift series. We first introduced you to Carzell, Swaylon and Tamya in October 2012. At the time, they were split up in different foster homes…

31 January 2015 [10:22 PM]
ET Wired 2-1

TYLER Nicholas Sparks The author of “The Notebook” and other bestsellers speaks at The University of Texas at Tyler. Details: Cowan Center, 7:30 p.m. Thursday. Tickets: cowancenter.org or 903-566-7424. PALESTINE Taste of New Orleans Chefs serve…

31 January 2015 [10:20 PM]
Collective giving is national movement

Did you know that roughly one million women in the U.S. have personal assets of at least $2 million. More than 10 million firms in the United States are majority or equally owned by women. According to the Small Busi-ness…

31 January 2015 [10:12 PM]
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Focus on the Outdoors

Send in photos Send your pictures of recent hunting and fishing adventures to Focus on the Outdoors. Photos will be selected based on clarity and sharpness, as well as the level of hunting and fishing accomplishment or uniqueness of the…

31 January 2015 [09:58 PM]
Contest finals announcement coming Feb. 8

The tines and the circumferences have been measured. Now it is down to dotting the Is and crossing the Ts in the 35 before announcing the winners of the 35th TylerPaper Big Buck Contest. And that will come Feb. 8.…

31 January 2015 [09:48 PM]
Speed to talk Mexico, Brazil fishing in Tyler

Fishermen interested in traveling to Mexico to chase big numbers and big bass or to Brazil to battle with trophy peacock bass have a chance to learn the ins and outs from outfitter Ron Speed Jr., Feb. 10 at Tyler’s…

31 January 2015 [09:47 PM]
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Tylerite continues hunting tradition at 89

Milburn Cook’s first deer came in either 1935 or 1936. “I was probably 10,” said Cook of his first kill. “I started hunting with my uncle. We had a place about 15 miles out of Gonzales that we farmed and…

31 January 2015 [09:44 PM]
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Time to put away guns and reach for a rod and reel

LAKE TAWAKONI —It was supposed to be the beginning of the change of seasons. And what better to way to transition from hunting season to fishing season than an 80-degree January day. The weather was just too nice to sit behind…

31 January 2015 [09:39 PM]
Health Events 2-1

Carter BloodCare announces blood drives through February Carter BloodCare will host a series of blood drives at area churches and organizations. With a single donation, individuals could save three lives. In February, the center invites potential donors to be part…

31 January 2015 [09:31 PM]