Coal provides energy for East Texas, but new EPA rules could make it more costly

  TATUM — When bald eagles at Martin Lake built a nest a hundred yards or so from the shore, Luminant buried the power lines between the nest and the water. There’s a delicate balance to be struck, the power company says, between using resources and preserving them. Now, as Luminant’s Liberty coal mine enters into full production as other…

Washington institution called Tyler her home

  Journalism legend Sarah McClendon, of Tyler, was inducted into the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’s Hall of Fame on April 11. Ms. McClendon, who passed away on Jan. 8, 2003, was an alumnus of Tyler Junior College, a former reporter for the Tyler Morning Telegraph and was one of the first female members of the White House Press

Student from Afghanistan sings, dances without fear of reprisal

No one’s smile is as bright as Freshta Tori Jan’s while she’s dancing and singing on stage. The 15-year-old Afghanistan citizen is a freshman international student at The Brook Hill School. She is in the ensemble in the school’s upcoming production of “Marry Poppins.” During the course of the play, she plays a doll, townswoman, statue

Spring turkey hunting is all about tricking gobblers at their own game

  CAMP VERDE — It infuriates women to no end when men refuse to stop and ask for directions. Women think when you are lost you should get help. Men see it as just being willing to take a different route to the same location. Who knows what you might find if you turn left instead of right. That was the case last Monday at Camp Verde Ranch. As

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Washington institution called Tyler her home

Journalism legend Sarah McClendon, of Tyler, was inducted into the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’s Hall of Fame on April 11. Ms. McClendon, who passed away on Jan. 8, 2003, was an alumnus of Tyler Junior College, a former reporter for…

26 April 2015 [10:38 PM]
Bible Verse 4-27

"Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them." (Hebrews 7:25)      …

26 April 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Student from Afghanistan sings, dances without fear of reprisal

No one’s smile is as bright as Freshta Tori Jan’s while she’s dancing and singing on stage. The 15-year-old Afghanistan citizen is a freshman international student at The Brook Hill School. She is in the ensemble in the school’s upcoming…

26 April 2015 [10:31 PM]
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The Brook Hill School stages 'Mary Poppins'

The Brook Hill School is pleased to announce its 2015 Spring Musical, Mary Poppins, the New Musical. The musical is new in the sense that it opened on Broadway fewer than ten years ago in November of 2006…

26 April 2015 [10:23 PM]
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Early voting locations to open Monday

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

26 April 2015 [10:18 PM]
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Bullard, Chapel Hill to vote on bond issues

Voters in Bullard and Chapel Hill school districts will vote on multimillion dollar school bond packages starting Monday. Both bonds are touted as representing space solutions for growing districts grappling with enrollment increases during the past decade. But…

26 April 2015 [10:13 PM]
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Schaefer files amendment on abortion bill

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Abortion politics roared back to life in the Texas Legislature and after some wrangling on the House floor could loom over the final five weeks of the 2015 session. Although the issue had been…

26 April 2015 [10:05 PM]
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Flat tax reappears in GOP primaries

Hello old friend; where have you been hiding? The flat tax has emerged as a campaign issue in the GOP primary. That’s great news — not because it has a chance of passing, but because we’re in desperate need of…

26 April 2015 [09:34 PM]
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Palestine paranormal team probes the unusual

Are there strange noises in the house? Ever come across areas colder than the rest of the room? Has the unexplainable ever occurred? Then maybe it's time to call in the investigators. Palestine's very own paranormal investigators, that is. Raymond…

26 April 2015 [09:16 PM]
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Mall's event for mothers May 7

Broadway Square Mall will host “Indulge: Fashion and Fun for Moms” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 7. “Broadway Square Mall invites Tyler area moms to sit back, relax and enjoy an evening that focuses on style and…

26 April 2015 [08:47 PM]
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A new era for nuclear power?

For decades, the U.S. nuclear power industry has stood at a virtual standstill, a victim of economics and fears over safety. But as President Barack Obama prepares to issue new carbon-emission regulations targeting the power industry, nuclear companies are hoping…

26 April 2015 [08:43 PM]
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Privacy policies on websites can be big deal

Online privacy policies have taken center stage as social networking sites and search engines have recently come under fire for sharing user information. Over the past few years, internet spam has become an annoying and progressive problem for many consumers.…

26 April 2015 [08:41 PM]
Building Permits 4-27

RESIDENTIAL Ed Thompson Construction is building a duplex at 826 S. Buckley for $117,000 at 1523 sq. ft. Ed Thompson Construction is building a duplex at 825 S. Buckley for $117,000 at 1523 sq. ft. Thornton Design is building a…

26 April 2015 [08:35 PM]
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Business Notes 4-27

NAMED Kim Partin was recently named Trust Officer of Southside Bank. Ms. Partin joined Southside in 1996. Partin graduated from UT Tyler with a BBA in accounting and an MBA in 2010. She also holds her Certified Public Accountant license.…

26 April 2015 [08:34 PM]
Water from fracking is the likely cause of Texas earthquakes

A study of seismic activity in North Texas was released on Tuesday that concluded that water extracted during oil and gas operations and reinjected “is the most likely cause of earthquakes” in the area during a three-month period…

26 April 2015 [08:23 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 4-27

DEATHS   EMMA ATTAWAY, 81, Winona, died April 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. LEO BRADSHAW, 67, Whitehouse, died April 12. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. CHRISTOPHER JAMES CUMMINGS, 44, Bullard, died April 20. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. EDDIE DOWNES, 90, New…

26 April 2015 [07:47 PM]
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Law officers taking note of exploding targets in ET

  Reports of mysterious, loud booming explosions in rural areas across East Texas have sheriff deputies and fire departments searching their jurisdictions for the cause. Although there typically is no lingering smoke, fire or other signs to point authorities to…

26 April 2015 [07:43 PM]
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Freddie Gray protests turn violent in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (AP) — A protest over the death of Freddie Gray, who was critically injured in police custody, started peacefully with thousands marching through downtown streets before the demonstration turned violent and volatile. The chaotic scene Saturday night prompted the…

26 April 2015 [05:19 AM]
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Early voting locations

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…

26 April 2015 [12:16 AM]
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A tale of two uncles during the Vietnam War

The Vietnam War interrupted so many families’ lives, including my parents,’ but in far different ways. My mom’s brother, Butch McGregor, was drafted but drew an assignment that kept him away from the war. My dad’s brother, Rick Russell, wanted…

26 April 2015 [12:12 AM]
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Time warp again?

I was just a young lad around 12 picking dewberries down in the creek bed where Turtle Creek Drive is now. That’s when the aliens landed in their spaceship. It was a flying saucer just like the ones you saw…

26 April 2015 [12:08 AM]
Bible Verse 4-26

"We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always fo you," (Colossians 1:3)      …

26 April 2015 [12:02 AM]
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Vietnam War vets revisit old times, make new friends Video

Hundreds of Vietnam War veterans and family members came together as one on Saturday to recall the kinship, heroism and patriotism they shared on a battleground far from home. Organizers estimated about 2,000 guests participated in the two-day…

25 April 2015 [11:54 PM]
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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…

25 April 2015 [11:37 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 4-26

 DEAHTS EMMA ATTAWAY, 81, Winona, died April 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. LILLIAN GENEVA BENNETT, 89, Winnsboro, died April 21. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. LEO BRADSHAW, 67, Whitehouse, died April 12. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. CHRISTOPHER JAMES CUMMINGS, 44, Bullard,…

25 April 2015 [11:34 PM]