Family events galore in area for holiday weekend

Tyler is gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, rain or shine. From traditional observances remembering American's fallen military personnel to outdoor concerts, area families have a variety of activities from which to choose this weekend.  SATURDAY Freedom in the Park: The City of Whitehouse will host “Freedom in the Park," from 10 a.m. to 9…

Furniture warehouse in Gregg County suffers extensive damage Video

JUDSON (KYTX) - Multiple fire units fought a fire at the Blake Furniture Warehouse, in the 200 block of Skinner Lane in Gregg County, Thursday afternoon Lawrence Davis, retail store manager for Blake Furniture's Longview store, says the warehouse is likely a total loss. All inventory is destroyed, but no one was hurt.

Man sentenced for murder of roommate Video

A Smith County man is pleading guilty to shooting and killing his sixty-five-year-old roommate, Walter Elder. In October 2014, neighbors saw Elder crash his car into a tree on Shady Creek Drive in Smith County. Kenneth Stearns then walked up to the car and shot Elder. Stearns pleaded guilty to murder on Thursday and was sentenced to forty years in prison.

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Family events galore in area for holiday weekend

Tyler is gearing up for Memorial Day weekend, rain or shine. From traditional observances remembering American's fallen military personnel to outdoor concerts, area families have a variety of activities from which to choose this weekend.  SATURDAY Freedom in the Park:…

22 May 2015 [11:40 AM]
Movies in Park to continue Saturday rail or shine

      BY FAITH HARPER fharper@tylerpaper.com   The showing of “Brave” as part of Tyler’s Movies in the Park will not be cancelled, even in inclement weather. The movie is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. Saturday at the Bergfeld Park…

22 May 2015 [11:38 AM]
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Army removes WWII bomb near London's Wembley Stadium

LONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium. The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb was discovered Thursday by workers at a construction site near the stadium. It is…

22 May 2015 [11:32 AM]
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Wet weather warning for holiday weekend Video

TYLER (KYTX) - The unofficial start to Summer is just around the corner. If you are one of the millions with travel plans this Memorial Day weekend, but listen up because the roads are going to be wet. Not only…

22 May 2015 [09:13 AM]
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Furniture warehouse in Gregg County suffers extensive damage Video

JUDSON (KYTX) - Multiple fire units fought a fire at the Blake Furniture Warehouse, in the 200 block of Skinner Lane in Gregg County, Thursday afternoon Lawrence Davis, retail store manager for Blake Furniture's Longview store, says the warehouse is…

22 May 2015 [09:10 AM]
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Man sentenced for murder of roommate Video

A Smith County man is pleading guilty to shooting and killing his sixty-five-year-old roommate, Walter Elder. In October 2014, neighbors saw Elder crash his car into a tree on Shady Creek Drive in Smith County. Kenneth Stearns then walked up…

22 May 2015 [09:05 AM]
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Defense wins shootout Video

Robert E. Lee football fans got a quick glimpse of the complete first-team offense on Thursday in the Red-White spring game at Red Raider Field — quick as in three snaps. That’s all it took for incoming senior quarterback…

22 May 2015 [08:38 AM]
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Centenarian who escaped Nazis on skis is Seattle star

SEATTLE (TNS) — At first, Knut Einarsen seemed uncomfortable with the question. Just because he has lived to 100 in good health doesn’t mean he can tell others how to do the same. “Is it all the fish you eat?”…

22 May 2015 [12:11 AM]
David Letterman scores highest rating since '05

David Letterman’s final appearance as host of “The Late Show” delivered the CBS program’s best overnight rating since December 2005, when Oprah Winfrey was a guest. Based on the overnight data from the top 56 markets measured by Nielsen, the…

21 May 2015 [11:54 PM]
TISD board member Dunbar resigns

A trustee resigned and two new top-level administrative positions were filled during Thursday’s meeting of the Tyler ISD board of trustees. The Rev. Dr. Marty M. Dunbar, who has served two years on the school board representing District 6, “has…

21 May 2015 [11:53 PM]
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Cattle Barons' events kick off at Cavender's

Clay Cavender adjusts his cowboy hat in a mirror at the Cattle Barons' Kick-Off Party at Cavender's in Tyler. The party featured live music by The Magills and hourly raffle prizes. The main event, the 2015 Cattle Barons' Gala, is…

21 May 2015 [11:50 PM]
Bible Verse 5-22

"For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect." (1 Corinthians 1:17)      …

21 May 2015 [11:39 PM]
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Little Grads

52 preschoolers walk the stage Thursday during the Niños de Promesa graduation at First Baptist Church in Tyler.…

21 May 2015 [11:38 PM]
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County looking at new contractor to provide health care for inmates

County commissioners hope updated medical facilities in the new jail will draw competitive bids from contractors interested in providing health care to its inmate population. Under state law, counties are responsible for ensuring inmates in their jails have access to…

21 May 2015 [11:31 PM]
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Pro fishermen try to snag jackpot at Lake Fork event

Kelly Jordon always knew a fishing tournament on Lake Fork would be a hit with professional bass fishermen. The question was how to hold it within the confines of the lake’s slot limit. The Toyota Texas Bass Classic, which returns…

21 May 2015 [10:45 PM]
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Tylerite Wells named finalist in Pre-Teen Texas Pageant

Caroline Wells, an 11-year-old All Saints Episcopal School stu-dent, was chosen a state finalist in the National Am-erican Miss Pre-Teen Texas Pag-eant, the pageant announced. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Wells, of Tyler. She will participate…

21 May 2015 [09:02 PM]
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'The Island' on NBC tests survival Skills of 14 men

Survival expert Bear Grylls expects the contestants on his new NBC reality adventure series “The Island” to be more prepared than they would have been had the show debuted a decade ago. The 14 players — who are going to…

21 May 2015 [08:16 PM]
Texas State Railroad to salute Armed Forces

The Texas State Railroad will salute those who serve in the armed forces with special Memorial Day weekend activities at its Palestine Depot on Saturday and Sunday. Patriot Trains decorated in patriotic red, white and blue will depart from the…

21 May 2015 [08:12 PM]
City of Tyler postpones downtown art event

The city of Tyler has postponed its ArtSquared event that was scheduled for Saturday on the downtown square. Beverly Abell, of the Tyler Main Street Department, said a new date has not been set. Earlier the city promoted ArtSquared as…

21 May 2015 [08:11 PM]
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Jordin Sparks to headline Lake Palestine Palooza on Saturday

Jordin Sparks, an “American Idol” winner who has had several pop music hits, will headline Lake Tyler Palooza on Saturday at The Villages Marina on Lake Palestine. The fundraiser for Pets Fur People, a Tyler no-kill animal shelter, will take…

21 May 2015 [08:09 PM]
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Whitehouse city attorney: We're waiting for 'cross-checked findings of fact' Video

WHITEHOUSE — Smith County Sheriff’s detectives are investigating possible personnel and policy violations by Whitehouse City Manager Kevin Huckabee, Police Chief Craig Shelton and three other officers following a May 14 incident. That night, members of the Texas Rangers, Smith…

21 May 2015 [08:00 PM]
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‘Tomorrowland’ promises a world of hope and promise

Coming on the heels of the brutally dystopian vision of what’s to come glimpsed in “Mad Max: Fury Road,” the jet packs and “Jetsons” gleam of the charming if preachy “Tomorrowland” comes as a huge sigh of relief. Now, this…

21 May 2015 [07:59 PM]
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Black Pointe is ready to transport audiences to Wonderland Video

Black Pointe Dance Company is taking audiences on a journey down the rabbit hole with their inaugural production, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.” The ballet is based on Lewis Carroll’s classic novel. The professional company, one of the first in the…

21 May 2015 [07:52 PM]
Graduates are celebrated in special Tyler Paper section

There’s something special in today’s Tyler Morning Telegraph. Something worth celebrating. Something more than a decade in the making. In today’s paper you’ll find an 18-page special graduation section featuring the names of all graduation candidates from more than 70…

21 May 2015 [07:43 PM]
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Capital punishment slowly fading away

Without a definitive judicial ruling or other galvanizing event, a perennial American argument is ending. Capital punishment is withering away. It is difficult to imagine moral reasoning that would support the conclusion that an injustice will be done when, years…

21 May 2015 [07:39 PM]