Fueling Progress: Natural gas drives up revenue, alternative vehicles

Clay Clemmer filled up his company’s Chevrolet truck with compressed natural gas on Wednesday at Tyler’s new fueling station — First Alt Fuel. Clemmer, 50, co-owner of the Granite Division Inc. in Tyler, bought the company’s first compressed natural gas (CNG) truck in December in anticipation of the fueling station opening …

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Southern Flight

With temperatures still spiking in the mid- to upper-90s this week, it is a little hard to think about being bundled in camouflage, sitting in a blind over a near-frozen pond waiting for the first flight of ducks to glide…

28 August 2014 [01:24 AM]
Texas Fishing Report, August 28

NORTHEAST ATHENS: Water clear; 84-88 degrees; 0.94 feet low. Black bass are good on Texas rigged creature baits and topwater walking type baits along edges of grass. Crappie are fair on white jigs and minnows. Catfish are fair on prepared…

28 August 2014 [01:22 AM]
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Not even ice-cold water can dampen Ice Bucket Challenge

ALS has soared into the spotlight this summer, and thanks to a clever challenge donations are up more than 3,000 percent over the same time period last year. Thousands of buckets of ice and water have been dumped as part…

28 August 2014 [01:06 AM]
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Funky Fresh: Reporter gets feet wet in world of pedicures

My grandfather used to preach the old adage to never say never, because you always will wind up doing something you said you would not. Well as it turns out, he might have been onto something, because I swore I…

28 August 2014 [12:54 AM]
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Arums give one last color display with seed stalks

Aren’t these pretty? I wrote about arums — specifically Arum italicum, with the beautiful dark green arrow-shaped leaves splotched with white — last winter. I want to show you the colorful seed stalks they put up right before disappearing for…

28 August 2014 [12:38 AM]
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September time of preparation for fall gardening season

September is a swing month in the garden, since summer has not completely left us yet, but the milder days of fall are around the corner. You could almost say this is a time of preparation because many consider fall…

28 August 2014 [12:33 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, August 28

DEATHS WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. DEWEY H. BRAWNER, 94, Kilgore, died Aug. 17. Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore. BENNY MERRELL BROCK, 61, Tyler, died Aug. 9. MICHELLE DUNN COLLINS DIXON, 61, Wills Point, died…

28 August 2014 [12:10 AM]
Man dies in 1-vehicle early morning wreck

An early Wednesday morning incident claimed the life of a Tyler man when his vehicle rolled into a field north of the city. Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark said 24-year-old Keith Williams was pronounced dead at the…

27 August 2014 [11:57 PM]
Gilmer looks to area cities for street work

GILMER — The Gilmer City Council meets in special session on Tuesday to consider “authorizing the development of an interlocal agreement with neighboring cities” to obtain street improvements. City Manager Jeff Ellington said Wednesday he was at a city managers’…

27 August 2014 [11:56 PM]
GED prep, English classes offered in fall

Free GED prep and English classes will be offered to rural East Texas residents this fall and spring. A $10,000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation will fund the classes offered through the Gateway to American Opportunities, a…

27 August 2014 [11:54 PM]
Tyler picks contract search firm to find city manager

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 taking an assistant…

27 August 2014 [11:53 PM]
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Fueling Progress: Natural gas drives up revenue, alternative vehicles

Clay Clemmer filled up his company’s Chevrolet truck with compressed natural gas on Wednesday at Tyler’s new fueling station — First Alt Fuel. Clemmer, 50, co-owner of the Granite Division Inc. in Tyler, bought the company’s first compressed natural gas…

27 August 2014 [11:38 PM]
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Former Tyler City Manager’s tenure praised by colleagues

As Mark McDaniel prepares to take on his new assistant city manager position with the city of Dallas, he and his former colleagues are positive in their reflections of his tenure in Tyler. McDaniel, who had served as Tyler’s city…

27 August 2014 [11:28 PM]
Bible Thoughts, August 28

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3)…

27 August 2014 [11:15 PM]
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To stop inversions, fix corporate taxes

In the parlance of Washington these days, Burger King’s decision to improve its margins by purchasing a Canadian corporation and moving its headquarters is an “inversion” — or, to the Obama administration, “unpatriotic.” In reality, the move is a logical…

27 August 2014 [11:02 PM]
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USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw confessed that he lied to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew. The school swiftly…

27 August 2014 [08:21 PM]
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VIDEO: NFL upholds one-year suspension for Browns' Gordon

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon's wait is over, so is his 2014 season. The star wide receiver's career is now in peril. The Cleveland Browns learned Wednesday that Gordon's indefinite suspension by the NFL has been upheld and he will…

27 August 2014 [03:08 PM]
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VIDEO: Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus

LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — The tourists stream to Florida in their cars, intent on a week at Disney or a sugar-sand seashore or a nonstop party on South Beach. Road weary and thirsty, they pull over at one of…

27 August 2014 [03:03 PM]
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VIDEO: Deaths of 2 dumped in Pa. river drug-related, police say

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police say the killings of two men whose bodies were found bound and weighted down with a makeshift anchor in a city river were drug-related. Homicide Capt. James Clark also said Wednesday that police are investigating…

27 August 2014 [03:01 PM]
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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]