Infant death under investigation Video

A Saturday investigation into the death of an infant is underway by Tyler police detectives.  Detective Andy Erbaugh said officers, fire department and EMS all responded to a home at 6312 Springbrook Drive Saturday about 10:49 a.m. in reference to an infant who was not breathing.  "The mother told police she was sleeping in her bed with her…

18-wheeler crash kills Big Sandy man

A Big Sandy man is dead in an 18-wheeler accident near Harleton. Preliminary report identifies the deceased as 56-year-old Allan Douglas Rambin. The fatal accident occurred shortly before 5 am Monday on Davidson Road near FM 450 in Harrison County. A crude oil spill resulted from the accident, and a hazmat crew was

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Gilmer receives state title rings Video

Several hundred persons attended a ceremony in which members of the Gilmer Buckeyes 2014 state championship football team received rings and heard from U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) on Saturday night.

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TISD board candidates square off

  Candidates for two seats on the Tyler ISD board of trustees fielded questions during a forum Monday, saying what motivated them to run, how they would represent the community and expressing their opinions on timing for a bond issue…

27 April 2015 [10:42 PM]
TJC literary magazine wins first place

Tyler Junior College’s literary magazine, The Bell Tower Arts Journal 2014, won First Place — Overall Excellence at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association Conference in San Antonio. “That’s like winning Best Picture at the Oscars!” Dr. Linda Gary, TJC English…

27 April 2015 [10:32 PM]
UT Tyler lauded at National Honor Society convention

The University of Texas at Tyler was recognized at the 2015 Alpha Chi National Honor Society’s annual convention in Chicago. The Texas Alpha Xi Chapter received a Star Chapter Award for the 2013-14 academic year, Suzanne Pundt, UT Tyler chapter…

27 April 2015 [10:31 PM]
UT Tyler receives grant for educators

The University of Texas at Tyler has received a grant from the New York-based Council for Economic Education to provide materials for training area kindergarten to 12th grade teachers in a series of workshops. The $80,000 award that is funded…

27 April 2015 [10:30 PM]
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UT Tyler students place 2nd in debate

The University of Texas at Tyler sophomores Samuel Cook, of Flint, and Steven Hullum, of Tyler, placed second in the 2015 National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence, hosted by William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri. The national rankings are from a…

27 April 2015 [10:29 PM]
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Brook Hill students travel for learning

Brook Hill students were scattered across North America recently as they engaged in an annual Spring Potential and Reality Course (SPARC) Week. SPARC Week gives students the opportunity to experience learning in a different way for a week, and to…

27 April 2015 [10:19 PM]
How to get great letters of recommendation

At many universities, letters of recommendation don’t carry quite as much weight as they once did. High grades, a rigorous curriculum, and top SAT or ACT scores often count for more in the admissions process. But that absolutely doesn’t mean…

27 April 2015 [10:17 PM]
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Day care center helping TJC develop teachers for early childhood education

Tyler Junior College student Mallory Philpott observes recommended child care practices and interns in the college’s laboratory for child development/early childhood education program. “I get to see the milestones children achieve and the experience is so rewarding it’s…

27 April 2015 [10:15 PM]
Jacksonville College offering online degrees

Jacksonville College will begin offering its first fully online associate degree program in May. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved the college’s request to offer 50 percent or more of the credits for degree…

27 April 2015 [10:05 PM]
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Caldwell music teacher earns career honor

Young Audiences of Northeast Texas announced that Tyler ISD music teacher Johnnie Patton will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Arts in Education Awards event on May 7. Nine other Arts Educators are finalists for awards for Arts…

27 April 2015 [10:03 PM]
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City warns county against school zone cameras

The city of Tyler sent a strongly worded letter to Smith County commissioners opposing their plan to put unmanned cameras in school districts — a move the city said could be “potentially unconstitutional.” Smith County Judge Joel Baker could also…

27 April 2015 [08:50 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 4-28

DEATHS EMMA ATTAWAY, 81, Winona, died April 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. LEO BRADSHAW, 67, Whitehouse, died April 12. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. Mrs. O.M. CASTLEBERRY, 89, Houston, died April 26. Sacred Heart Funeral Home, Houston. CHRISTOPHER JAMES CUMMINGS, 44,…

27 April 2015 [08:21 PM]
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Venetian gondola chair rare and expensive

A gondola chair, according to furniture dictionaries, is a late 18th- to early 19th-century chair with a concave back and side rails that curve down to the seat. It has four legs and is upholstered on the seat and on…

27 April 2015 [07:50 PM]
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Infant death under investigation Video

A Saturday investigation into the death of an infant is underway by Tyler police detectives. Detective Andy Erbaugh said officers, fire department and EMS all responded to a home at 6312 Springbrook Drive Saturday about 10:49 a.m. in reference…

27 April 2015 [04:24 PM]
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18-wheeler crash kills Big Sandy man

HARRISON CO. (KYTX) – A Big Sandy man is dead in an 18-wheeler accident near Harleton. Preliminary report identifies the deceased as 56-year-old Allan Douglas Rambin. The fatal accident occurred shortly before 5 am Monday on Davidson Road near FM…

27 April 2015 [04:14 PM]
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Veterans, others share memories of Vietnam War Video

By JACQUE HILBURN-SIMMONS, jasimmons@tylerpaper.com The Tyler Morning Telegraph is recognizing the 40-year anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War with a living history series, highlighting how some remember the era. People were asked to share their memories in writing…

27 April 2015 [04:08 PM]
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Hamilton given back to Texas after troubled Angels stint

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton is back with the Texas Rangers after two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and less than halfway into his big free-agent deal. After two troublesome years with the Los Angeles Angels and…

27 April 2015 [03:40 PM]
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Gilmer receives state title rings Video

GILMER — Several hundred persons attended a ceremony in which members of the Gilmer Buckeyes 2014 state championship football team received rings and heard from U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tyler) on Saturday night. Also addressing the gathering at the Gilmer…

27 April 2015 [10:42 AM]
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Early voting locations Video

EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS Early voting locations will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-May 1; 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4 and May 5. Chapel Hill Independent School District, city of Tyler and Tyler ISD Main…

27 April 2015 [10:18 AM]
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US gas prices jump 13 cents a gallon; could go slightly up Video

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has jumped 13 cents in the past two weeks to $2.58. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that higher crude oil prices caused the run-up at…

27 April 2015 [10:17 AM]
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May elections marked by low voter turnout

May elections involve positions and financial packages that impact local voters in the most direct way, but only a small percentage of voters cast ballots. These various officials vote to set property tax rates. They make major purchase decisions and…

27 April 2015 [10:07 AM]
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Sulphur Springs HS senior killed in swimming accident Video

SULPHUR SPRINGS (KYTX) - Isaac Perez, a senior at Sulphur Springs High School, died Saturday in a swimming accident, according to the high school's band leaders. On the band's Facebook page, friends of Perez wrote Saturday that they "lost a…

27 April 2015 [09:39 AM]
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Heavy storms overnight cause power outages, floods, and property damage Video

UPDATE: EAST TEXAS (KYTX) - Last night's storms have caused flooding, property damage, and numerous power outages leaving thousands of East Texans in the dark. -Oncor: 9,640 -Swepco: 1,500 -Upshur County Rural Electric: 2,000 In Cherokee County, reports of flooding…

27 April 2015 [09:37 AM]
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Waco man sentenced to 15 years for 2012 hit-and-run against deputy

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Waco man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for a hit-and-run incident involving a McLennan County sheriff's deputy. Fifty-eight-year-old Raymond Ross Mormino II pleaded guilty in March to striking Deputy Tyrone Caldwell with…

27 April 2015 [05:03 AM]