Rural areas of East Texas have highest smoking rate in Texas

  WINNSBORO — As cars pull up to the drive-through window at Tobacco Rhoades No. 2 in Winnsboro, Melissa Lewis, 48, greets each customer with a smile and small talk. She knows most of her customers’ preferences and has boxes or cartons of their favorites ready when they drive up. Most are middle-aged to seniors. Some have a cigarette or a…

Queen's family legacy rooted in festival traditions

  Texas Rose Festival Queen Madeline Wynne, 19, says her time away at college is giving her a fresh perspective on the town she calls home and the role she’s playing to promote it. Miss Wynne follows in the footsteps of grandmother, Maymerle Shirley Brown, who was tapped 60 years ago to serve as queen, but her spin on tradition and on life,

9-year-old girl needs forever family

This week’s Children are a Gift foster child is a 9-year-old girl who needs guidance and attention to help her overcome some obstacles. Chloe is very active and enjoys being busy. “It’s going to be fun,” she said, heading to the trampoline at iJump in Tyler. “Chloe is a really sweet girl. She loves

Pet of the Week 8-2

This is Misty, a 5-year-old female border collie mix that is available for adoption at the Humane Society's Pets Fur People in Tyler. Border collies are very active and extremely intelligent, with keen, alert expression being a very important characteristic of the breed. Misty weighs 32 pounds and is very sweet and affectionate as well as very

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Eatery, loan agency added to Bergfeld

Remodeling of a site at Fifth Street and Broadway Avenue will put a new Italian restaurant and another business on a corner where Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas once did business. A New York Pizza and a Texas Loan and…

02 August 2015 [09:07 PM]
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McDonald's location built for the future

Tyler’s newest McDonald’s could well be the McDonald’s of the future, according to franchise owner Kevin Lilly. The 4,456-square-foot location, which opened on Thursday, will offer customers a wide variety of new services and technologies. “At every McDonalds, we continue…

02 August 2015 [09:06 PM]
Texas oil production could reach all-time high

Just about everyone knows that crude oil and natural gas production in Texas have been on the increase for several years. But the size of the increase — especially in crude oil production — has been lost until just a…

02 August 2015 [09:03 PM]
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Comic Con is growing faster than the city can keep up

Superheroes are taking over Tyler. Jericho’s Tours of Tyler will host the third Tyler Rose City Comic Con from Oct. 23 to 25 at the East Texas State Fair buildings, 2112 W. Front St. The convention also will see a…

02 August 2015 [08:59 PM]
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Chez Bazan French Bakery's cupcake of the month benefits Make-A-Wish

Chez Bazan taught two Make-A-Wish children the proper way to eat a cupcake Thursday. Make-A-Wish North Texas kicked off their month-long fundraising effort, “Sweet Wishes” with specially made blue cupcakes from Chez Bazan Bakery and Café, according to a news…

02 August 2015 [08:56 PM]
Management is key in preventing armyworm invasions

Did you know a single armyworm moth can lay up to 2,000 eggs? Eggs are laid in the field in masses of up to 50 eggs on the grass leaves and can be difficult to find. Eggs are covered with…

02 August 2015 [08:54 PM]
Willow Brook Country Club selects course designer

Willow Brook Country Club, a member-owned golf club in Tyler, has selected Tripp Davis and Associates (TDA) to redesign the club’s golf course and practice facilities. Founded in 1922, Willow Brook is the oldest golf course in Tyler, and Davis…

02 August 2015 [08:46 PM]
How to stay calm in periods of volatility

For the past few years, the stock market has moved up fairly steadily, with no major “corrections.” But thus far in 2015, we’ve already seen periods of volatility — enough, in fact, to make some investors jittery. Nervous investors may…

02 August 2015 [08:41 PM]
Building Permits 8-3

New Construction Residential Chandler Homes is building a $315,000, 3,640 square-foot home at 4026 Chapel Ridge. Anderro is building an $88,000, 1,200 square-foot home at 2922 Walton Rd. Meadows Homes, LLC is building an $180,000, 3,097 square-foot home at 4024…

02 August 2015 [08:39 PM]
Business Notes 8-3

NEW HIRE Roseman Wealth Advisors announces a new hire, Josh Roberts. Roberts graduated from Baylor University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Financial Services and Planning and from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2015 with a Master…

02 August 2015 [08:38 PM]
School is Cool featured on this week's show

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell explains the upcoming August school event, “School is Cool,” at the Harvey Convention Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Parents and students are invited to…

02 August 2015 [08:37 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 8-3

DEATHS   IRA WYCHE BLACKWELL, 55, Callender Lake, died July 3. Services will be held at a later date. JEANNIE TRAVIS BRANDENBERGER, 91, Jacksonville, formerly of Jacksonville, died July 29. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. VIRGINA CALHOUN, 82, Tyler, died Aug.…

02 August 2015 [08:06 PM]
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De Tocqueville saw a promising nation

It would be a shame to allow Alexis de Tocqueville’s birthday — his 210th — to pass unremarked. The perceptive Frenchman, born on July 29, 1805, made a tour of our country in 1831 and penned his classic, “Democracy in…

02 August 2015 [07:46 PM]
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Josh McCown enters camp as Cleveland's starting QB Video

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — In his strongest statements yet regarding the direction of the Cleveland Browns since taking over as owner in 2012, Jimmy Haslam vowed to be patient and not make more changes if things go poorly this season.…

02 August 2015 [01:38 PM]
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Seth Russell set to take over Baylor offense Video

The quarterback is usually the face of a football team. During conference media days, those faces are often difficult to find. No Christian Hackenberg for Penn State. No Deshaun Watson for Clemson. No Anu Solomon for Arizona. Neither Cardale Jones…

02 August 2015 [01:33 PM]
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East Texas Events 8-2

Women’s Fund taking grant applications. The Women’s Fund of Smith County is accepting grant applications from area not-for-profit organizations. Smith County groups with 501(c)(3) status are encouraged to apply for grants from $30,000 to $100,000 for projects benefiting women. In…

01 August 2015 [11:16 PM]
Dogs Days of Summer help animals get adopted

The Humane Society of Northeast Texas held its Dog Days of Summer in Longview on Saturday. This event provided discounted adoption rates on large dogs while offering games, prizes and raffle items as well. Any dog that was heavier than…

01 August 2015 [11:14 PM]
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Caldwell Zoo animals stay cool in rising summer temperatures

TYLER (KYTX) - The East Texas heat is here with scorching temperatures that affect not just people, but animals too. CBS19 visited Caldwell Zoo today to find out how the zoo keeps its nearly 1,000 animal residents cool. According to…

01 August 2015 [11:12 PM]
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John Moore: Life is a cycle

He came to us when he was between 5 and 7 years old. We’ll never know exactly how old he is because the people who drove to the dead-end road in front of our home, removed his collar, dumped him…

01 August 2015 [11:08 PM]
Study finds Smith County salary scale lacking

A Smith County salary study compared its compensation packages and salary scale to the five largest counties in the state, but county officials said the results mirror outcomes in previous studies. The salary study was approved by the Commissioners Court…

01 August 2015 [11:06 PM]
Tyler Paper's high speed rail editorial went off the tracks

The Sunday July 26 editorial “High Speed Rail Won’t Work in Texas” misses a few key facts. Linking two of the top 10 metropolitan areas in the country (Dallas and Houston) does not require high density population in-between like…

01 August 2015 [10:55 PM]
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Religious liberties must be protected

A recent Texas Supreme Court ruling had it mostly right; the city of Houston failed to respond properly to citizens opposing the overreach of the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) — they collected enough signatures to put the issue on…

01 August 2015 [10:54 PM]
Bible Verse 8-2

"You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word." (Psalm 119:114)…

01 August 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Rural areas of East Texas have highest smoking rate in Texas

WINNSBORO — As cars pull up to the drive-through window at Tobacco Rhoades No. 2 in Winnsboro, Melissa Lewis, 48, greets each customer with a smile and small talk. She knows most of her customers’ preferences and has boxes or…

01 August 2015 [10:41 PM]
Arp's growth takes top spot

The little town of Arp saw the largest percentage of growth in its tax base among Smith County communities this year. The town in southeast Smith County with a population of less than 1,000 residents had a 10.78 percent increase,…

01 August 2015 [10:37 PM]
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TxDot Updates Week of August 2

SCHEDULED THIS WEEK The Texas Department of Transportation is planning work in the following areas of East Texas during the week: Expect delays Sunday, Aug. 2, as night work continues on the Loop 323 West Widening project in Tyler. The northbound…

01 August 2015 [10:29 PM]
UT Health Northeast educator wins award

Dr. Emmanuel Elueze, an associate professor of medicine at UT Health Northeast and program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program based at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, has been named a 2015 UT System Board of Regents’ Outstanding…

01 August 2015 [10:02 PM]