Trump disbands manufacturing council

President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives. CEOs have been resigning since Saturday, when Trump blamed both sides for the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white supremacists and counterprotesters. The resignation…

Texan gets life term for killing estranged wife and her twin

MCKINNEY (AP) - A North Texas man must serve life in prison without parole for the 2016 fatal shooting of his estranged wife and her twin sister. Officials say 51-year-old Kelley Bigham, of McKinney, pleaded guilty Tuesday to capital murder and was sentenced by a judge. Prosecutors could have sought the death penalty if the case went to trial.

Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told The Baltimore Sun that crews began removing the city's four

Whitehouse ISD celebrates the start of a new school year at Stanton Smith Elementary Video

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com Music blared and students ran through a field of bubbles on their way to class at Stanton Smith Elementary School. More than 600 students poured into the halls of Stanton Smith eager to learn at the start of Whitehouse ISD's school year, where almost 5,000 students returned to class on Wednesday morning.

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Texan gets life term for killing estranged wife and her twin

MCKINNEY (AP) - A North Texas man must serve life in prison without parole for the 2016 fatal shooting of his estranged wife and her twin sister. Officials say 51-year-old Kelley Bigham, of McKinney, pleaded guilty Tuesday to capital murder…

16 August 2017 [04:50 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 17

DEATHS KATHY ARTEAGA, 60, Tyler, died Aug. 16. Brooks Ster­ling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. CHARLES WILLIAM BENTON SR., 78, LaRue, died Aug. 13. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. CYNTHIA LARUE FRIERSON, 68, Seven Points, died August 12.…

16 August 2017 [04:43 PM]
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Amy McCullough appointed to preside of the Tyler Municipal Court

JENNY WELLS, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph Amy McCullough was appointed to be the Presiding Judge over the Tyler Municipal Court.  Judge McCullough took on the interim position in February, and was formally given the position last week. She…

16 August 2017 [04:15 PM]
Beachgoers play with baby dolphin, killing it

A baby dolphin died last week after “hundreds” of beachgoers in southern Spain surrounded the animal to touch and take pictures with it, sparking condemnation from a local animal rescue group. The incident took place last Friday in Mojácar, on…

16 August 2017 [03:56 PM]
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Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

LOS ANGELES (AP) - After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares - of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of…

16 August 2017 [02:46 PM]
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Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - David and Elizabeth Weinlick's life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy. David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze were…

16 August 2017 [01:49 PM]
Tyler Rose Advocates strives to empower adults with special needs

Members of the Tyler Rose Advocates have not let their intellectual or developmental disabilities keep them from making their voices heard. The group travels to Austin at least once a year to speak with state representatives about bills that affect…

16 August 2017 [01:18 PM]
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East Texas landscapes provide inspiration for East Texas artist Arthur Sekula

AUGUSTA ROBINSON, augustarobinson@tylerpaper.com A simple drive through the rolling hills of East Texas can yield a seemingly endless amount of painting ideas for artist Arthur Sekula. Sekula, 58, of Jacksonville, specializes in creating landscapes and architectural paintings, and he…

16 August 2017 [01:00 PM]
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Trump disbands manufacturing council

President Donald Trump says he's ending a pair of White House advisory councils that were staffed by corporate chief executives. CEOs have been resigning since Saturday, when Trump blamed both sides for the weekend violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white…

16 August 2017 [12:55 PM]
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Texan gets life term for killing estranged wife & her twin

McKINNEY, Texas (AP) - A North Texas man must serve life in prison without parole for the 2016 fatal shooting of his estranged wife and her twin sister. A judge sentenced 51-year-old Kelley Bigham after the McKinney man pleaded guilty…

16 August 2017 [11:43 AM]
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Texas family reunited with missing pet dog found in Oregon

DALLAS (AP) - Donna Rosen and her 6-year-old son, Braxton, may never know why their pet dachshund went missing for 13 months or what happened to him while he was gone. The Dallas Morning News reports those answers, if they…

16 August 2017 [10:35 AM]
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Confederate monuments removed overnight in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) - Confederate monuments in Baltimore were quietly removed and hauled away on trucks in darkness early Wednesday, days after a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a similar statue there.…

16 August 2017 [10:09 AM]
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This cruise ship has a surprising new feature - a racing track

(KYTX) Your next cruise to Alaska could be on a ship with a race track on its top deck. Norwegian Cruise Line on Sunday revealed that its soon-to-debut, Alaska-bound Norwegian Bliss would feature a two-deck-high racing course where passengers compete…

16 August 2017 [09:18 AM]
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Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A lawsuit claims a suburban Philadelphia woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent. Ellen Manfalouti sued in Bucks County Court over the tiny rodent she claims was baked into the bottom bun…

15 August 2017 [10:57 PM]
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Bible verse 8-16

“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” (Romans 14:8)…

15 August 2017 [10:51 PM]
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Smith County Road plan proposed to be done in phases Video

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com Smith County could call a $58 million road bond package as early as Monday - significantly smaller than the initial proposal of $100.1 million. At two Tuesday public hearings, the Smith County Commissioners Court asked the public…

15 August 2017 [07:20 PM]
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Vehicle chase ends in crash near John Tyler High School

The Tyler Police Department deployed a spike strip and Smith County deputies made contact with the back of an allegedly stolen vehicle to stop a suspect who fled from deputies Tuesday.  The Smith County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911…

15 August 2017 [06:05 PM]