West side of A&M's Kyle Field imploded

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of football stadium improvements. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that about 5,000 cheering spectators watched the Sunday morning implosion from a nearby parking lot.

Christmas Under the Bridge feeds those in need

What started out as meal for less than 50 people turned into a community event that feeds more than 600 under the Gentry Parkway Bridge every year. Volunteers passed out plates of desserts and hot cocoa as people finished up their meal while listening to Christmas tunes.

Tyler Paper editor retiring at end of year

After 46 years in the newspaper business, Dave Berry isn’t finished writing his story. Berry, 66, is retiring at the end of the year from the Tyler Morning Telegraph, where he has served as managing editor and editor for more than 20 years.

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West side of A&M's Kyle Field imploded

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field has been imploded as part of football stadium improvements. The Bryan-College Station Eagle reports that about 5,000 cheering spectators watched the Sunday morning implosion from a…

21 December 2014 [07:58 PM]
Austin, San Antonio drivers face 2015 phone bans

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Two of the biggest cities in Texas are reminding drivers of bans on handheld devices behind the wheel that take effect in Austin and San Antonio come January. Police in both cities won't start issuing fines…

21 December 2014 [07:53 PM]
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Christian and Satanist displays at Mich. Capitol

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Christians and Satanists put up competing displays Sunday on the Michigan Capitol grounds as Christmas week got underway. The Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple set up its "Snaketivity Scene" featuring a snake offering a book…

21 December 2014 [07:36 PM]
Tyler Police seek info on Sunday morning shooting

On Sunday, December 21st, 2014 at about 3:00 am, Tyler Police Officers were dispatched to The Wild Bunch Club, 1714 N. Palace Ave., in reference to a Suspicious Noise Gunshots call. A couple of minutes later, Trinity Mother Frances called…

21 December 2014 [03:32 PM]
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Killings of 2 New York officers trigger backlash

RIK STEVENS, Associated Press VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement…

21 December 2014 [03:25 PM]
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Fort Worth firefighters use oxygen to save cat

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — North Texas firefighters have used oxygen on a cat that was rescued from a burning house after the residents escaped on their own. The Fort Worth Fire Department announced Saturday that the pet, named Stubby,…

21 December 2014 [06:53 AM]
Texas Vietnam War vet's family receives his medals

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The family of a highly decorated Vietnam War veteran was given his medals during a ceremony Saturday, decades after they went missing after he died in 1980. The nonprofit Purple Hearts Reunited held a ceremony in…

21 December 2014 [06:47 AM]
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Tyler Paper editor retiring at end of year Video

After 46 years in the newspaper business, Dave Berry isn’t finished writing his story. Berry, 66, is retiring at the end of the year from the Tyler Morning Telegraph, where he has served as managing editor and editor for more…

21 December 2014 [12:38 AM]
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Meet "Lola" our pet of the week

Merry Christmas. Lola is a 4-year-old beagle girl looking for a loving forever home for the holidays. She is available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. She likes the company of other dogs and cats, is friendly and…

20 December 2014 [11:11 PM]
Financial straits: Lindale Library in jeopardy

Lindale Library only has enough money to stay open until March 1, and if it does not receive more money by then, it will be forced to close the doors, Darcey Harris, incoming board president, said Friday. The library has…

20 December 2014 [11:07 PM]
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Annual giveaway spreads holiday cheer

Sgt. David Hall, of the Tyler Police Department, looks forward to seeing the smiles on children’s faces at the department’s annual bicycle and toy giveaway at Bancorp South. Children eagerly paced the parking lot there, waiting on Santa and his…

20 December 2014 [10:58 PM]
Bible Verse 12-21

"And having come in, the angel said to her,"Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!" (Luke 1:28)…

20 December 2014 [10:52 PM]
Major wreck on Loop 49

A major car accident Saturday afternoon left three people seriously injured in Smith County. It occurred on Loop 49, just north of the U.S. Highway 64 interchange. DPS Trooper Jean Dark said the driver of a small Lexus crossed over…

20 December 2014 [10:48 PM]
1 death reported from motor vehicle crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a motor vehicle accident on Farm-to-Market 16 East near County Road 365 in Smith County just after 6 p.m. on Saturday. According to DPS spokeswoman Jean Dark, one person died as a…

20 December 2014 [10:48 PM]
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Christmas Under the Bridge feeds those in need

What started out as meal for less than 50 people turned into a community event that feeds more than 600 under the Gentry Parkway Bridge every year. Volunteers passed out plates of desserts and hot cocoa as people finished up…

20 December 2014 [10:47 PM]
East Texas Food Bank's Mobile Pantry provides for hundreds

Charlie Price said he didn’t realize how many people in his small community of Oakwood were hungry until they started showing up for assistance. The community of 510 residents on the border of Leon and Freestone counties didn’t have a…

20 December 2014 [10:41 PM]
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Are you SAD?

Feeling down this season? You may have SAD. Sometimes people get busy during the holiday season and fail to take care of themselves. It’s easy to be overwhelmed with daily tasks while also preparing for family get-togethers, Christmas parties and…

20 December 2014 [09:44 PM]
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A return to my childhood with Evel Knievel

All I wanted for Christmas was an Evel Knievel Super Stunt Cycle with Gyro Launcher. Once upon a time long, long ago (1973), every 11-year-old boy in America wanted to be Evel Knievel. Moms in ’70s America worried about many…

20 December 2014 [09:17 PM]
Mistletoe difficult to control

We have all heard of the Christmas tradition of kissing under the mistletoe. Mistletoe is a parasite of the tree but is not considered to be a serious pest of trees. Effective control of mistletoe can be difficult to achieve.…

20 December 2014 [09:16 PM]
N.Y. wants to ban fracturing

It’s official: The good people of New York will be paying an arm and a leg for electricity this winter. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced recently that it will prohibit hydraulic fracturing statewide even though the southern…

20 December 2014 [09:15 PM]
What to wear when running

It’s that time of year when you can’t just head out of the house for a run without checking the temperature first. How cold it is will make a big difference in your running gear. In this week’s Fit City,…

20 December 2014 [09:11 PM]
The Twelve Sites of Social Security

Back by popular demand is our holiday favorite, “The Twelve Sites of Social Security.” It’s inspired by the popular traditional holiday song, “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” a holiday favorite since 1780. Play it again, Santa! For the first site…

20 December 2014 [09:09 PM]
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New health program targets women

Access to primary care, or having a medical home, is critical in preventing or managing chronic illness. Preventive care has been the focus of health professionals as the country faces doctor shortages and more than 11 million people go without…

20 December 2014 [09:07 PM]
New bill allows donation from IRA

A tax bill signed into law on Friday gives donors the opportunity to make certain charitable contributions before the end of the year. The Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 reinstates for the remainder of this year dozens of expired…

20 December 2014 [09:05 PM]
Understand the return policy on gifts this holiday season

According to the National Retail Federation, 38 percent, more than one-third of all consumers, are expected to return at least some portion of their holiday gifts. As the holiday season nears an end, many consumers are heading back to the…

20 December 2014 [09:04 PM]
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The backpack club at East Texas Food Bank helps out families

Scotty and Zackary Barber take home two backpacks each Friday — one is for their brains, and the other fills their bellies. The Douglas Elementary School brothers participate in the East Texas Food Bank’s backpack program. The program sends individually…

20 December 2014 [08:57 PM]
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The thing about lists

Much talk takes place this time of year about the making of lists. Most of you are probably thinking about Christmas lists. While they are important there are other lists to consider. For the truly ambitious it is time to…

20 December 2014 [08:17 PM]
Fall commencement ceremonies at UT Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler held fall 2014 commencement ceremonies on Dec. 12 and 13, President Rodney H. Mabry announced. Eight hundred ninety nine degree candidates were recognized in the UT Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts…

20 December 2014 [08:15 PM]
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Two join leaders in TylerPaper buck contest

With hunters getting ready for a late season push, a pair of hunters has already made their moves into the standings of the 35th TylerPaper Big Buck Contest. Tyler’s Tim Parma, who won last year’s South Texas Division, is this…

20 December 2014 [08:08 PM]