VIDEO: Watch these people being willingly shot with a Taser

The Taser Photoshoot is a gallery of portraits by South Carolina wedding photographer Patrick Hall that captures subjects at the moment of being hit by a Taser stun gun. The shocks were carried out by a friend or partner and Hall captured the reactions of both for good measure. More of the story and videos can be seen here: http://laughingsqui…

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VIDEO: Watch these people being willingly shot with a Taser

The Taser Photoshoot is a gallery of portraits by South Carolina wedding photographer Patrick Hall that captures subjects at the moment of being hit by a Taser stun gun. The shocks were carried out by a friend or partner and…

27 August 2014 [01:18 PM]
Keller search firm expected to lead Tyler city manager search

BY KELLY GOOCH, kgooch@tylerpaper.com The city of Tyler will pursue a contract with Keller-based Strategic Government Resources to help conduct a search for the next city manager. On Aug. 1, City Manager Mark McDaniel announced that he was resigning and…

27 August 2014 [12:55 PM]
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VIDEO: Newborn found in trash on ventilator; mom arrested

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — A newborn baby girl was expected to remain in critical condition for several days after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can in a Salt Lake City suburb. The 2-day-old girl…

27 August 2014 [12:04 PM]
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VIDEO: Hackerspaces used to turn ideas turn into reality

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Inside a nondescript garage-like workshop nestled between restaurants, a flower shop and jewelry stores along Main Street, ideas are taking shape. At HeatSync Labs, the tables are littered with computer chips, pens, pads and tools while…

27 August 2014 [12:01 PM]
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VIDEO: Girl accidentally kills gun instructor with Uzi

(Editor's note: The video shows the moments leading up to the accident, but not the accidental shooting itself.) DOLAN SPRINGS, Ariz. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed an Arizona shooting instructor as he was showing her how to use…

27 August 2014 [10:38 AM]
Chance of rain

It should be mostly sunny and hot today with a less than 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. High temperatures should be in the mid-90s. Gulf moisture will increase across East Texas through the weekend. Daytime heating…

27 August 2014 [02:17 AM]
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FRESH Ideas for Pork Tenderloin

This week’s FRESH Ideas segment features part two of the “5 Nights of 5 Ingredient Entrees” series. Last week’s recipes featured chicken and this week is pork. Pork tenderloin is a popular cut, but can require a lot…

27 August 2014 [02:15 AM]
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East Texas chefs and March of Dimes raise funds for healthy babies

food@tylerpaper.com The East Texas chapter of the March of Dimes will host its 5th Annual Signature Chefs Auction and Gala at Willow Brook Country Club on Tuesday, Sept 16. Featuring eleven corporate, country club and restaurant chefs, the auction and…

27 August 2014 [02:07 AM]
Coffee Talk: Cookbook given away every month

On Tuesday I hosted Coffee Talk at FRESH by Brookshire’s. If you haven’t attended, it is an informal gathering that is free to the public in which we talk about recipes, ingredients and all things food. A couple of recipes…

27 August 2014 [01:52 AM]
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Route 66 and the lost bridge

“There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.” H. G. Wells The westbound span…

27 August 2014 [01:33 AM]
Making of the pie

After being married for over two months, I knew it was time for me to learn how to bake a pie. What brought this decision on was when my husband casually said after our dinner the night before, “What kind…

27 August 2014 [01:26 AM]
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Flying High: Tyler man honored after five decades in cockpit

As soon as the wheels lift off the ground on the Gulfstream/American single engine plane, 76-year-old Louis Thomas’ therapy begins. And for 50-plus years, the pilot has flown countless hours without incident and zero violations. His feat of five decades…

27 August 2014 [01:21 AM]
Clarence Thomas to speak at UT Tyler

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas will be the featured speaker at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Sponsored by Drs. Lawrence L. Anderson and…

27 August 2014 [01:03 AM]
Calvary Commission celebrates 37th anniversary with conference

Calvary Commission in Lindale will celebrate its 37th Anniversary with its Annual Breakthrough Prayer and Missions Conference that starts this week. The conference, which is open to the public, runs Thursday through Monday at the World Commission Center, 15983…

27 August 2014 [01:02 AM]
Human skeletal remains found in home identified

Human remains found in an abandoned home in the Eustace area have law enforcement asking how the man came to be in the home and how he died. Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt said Theodore “Ted” Hunt’s skeletal remains were…

27 August 2014 [12:55 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, August 27

DEATHS WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. DEWEY H. BRAWNER, 94, Kilgore, died Aug. 17. Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore. MICHELLE DUNN COLLINS DIXON, 61, Wills Point, died Aug. 30. Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home, Wills Point. JAMES…

27 August 2014 [12:17 AM]
TJC budget meeting set for Thursday

Tyler Junior College trustees are scheduled to discuss and then act on the proposed budget and tax rate for fiscal 2014-15 on Thursday. The board will conduct a work session on the budget and finances at 10 a.m. in the…

27 August 2014 [12:08 AM]
Portion of South Broadway closed

Due to road construction, South Broadway Avenue will be closed in all directions between Houston Street and Fourth Street for the remainder of the night, according to a statement from Daniel Richardson of the Tyler Police Department. As soon as…

27 August 2014 [12:07 AM]
TJC Apache Belles names 2014-15 line

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles recently introduced the team’s 67th line during the annual Formal Announcements in Wise Auditorium. During the event, Apache Belles Director Jasilyn Schaefer introduced this year’s 50-member team, the Belles debuted this year’s high-kick routine,…

27 August 2014 [12:03 AM]
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Hightower honored for her work

A group of voting advocates celebrated a civil rights milestone Tuesday evening by presenting one of their own with an award for her efforts to register residents to vote. The League of Women Voters of Tyler and Smith County celebrated…

26 August 2014 [11:45 PM]
’15 budget passes with close vote

A divided commissioners court approved Smith County’s 2015 budget and tax rate on Tuesday after members’ and public comment. County commissioners voted 3 to 2 in favor of adopting an $84.9 million budget that raised taxes slightly, taps $2 million…

26 August 2014 [11:43 PM]
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Security consultant arrested for bank robbery

The well-dressed, Mercedes-driving bank robber, who robbed two women collecting weekend deposits outside the Capital One Bank on Loop 323 near Copeland Road earlier this month, has been arrested and identified as the bank’s corporate security consultant. Don…

26 August 2014 [11:28 PM]
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What GOP lacks is simple optimism

It’s the August “silly season” for pundits, so it’s more common now, but diagnosing problems and prescribing solutions for your political opponents is never out of style. Think-pieces regularly run in newspapers, and on websites, telling the GOP what…

26 August 2014 [10:57 PM]
Tyler Police working accident involving bicyclist

TYLER -- (KYTX) A bicyclist is taken to ETMC after being struck by an SUV near the 7500 block of Old Jacksonville Highway.  It happened just after 8 p.m. as a group of 7-10 cyclists were heading northbound on the…

26 August 2014 [09:37 PM]
UPDATE: Capital One bandit was their corporate security consultant

UPDATE: The man arrested by the FBI in connection to the Capital One bank robbery is identified as Daniel River Burson, 37, of McKinney, Texas. Burson was employed by Capital One Bank as their corporate security consultant - investigator. Burson…

26 August 2014 [04:01 PM]
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VIDEO: Share your favorite dog photos on National Dog Day

Send your favorite dog photos to be added to the public gallery by e-mail to focus@tylerpaper.com. The public photo gallery with all of the dog photos is here: http://www.focusinon.me/Pets/82614-Tyler-Celebrates/43906543_gZTjh8#!i=3488269346&k=JHFSXsf…

26 August 2014 [03:53 PM]