East Texas leaders travel to Austin to express their priorities and concerns to Legislature

A group of civic and business leaders from throughout East Texas will travel to Austin this week with a unified message: Leave well enough alone. The focus of the group, which includes members of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and Tyler Economic Development Council, as well as elected leaders from the city and county level, will be on…

Korie and Sadie Robertson headline "Fearfully and Wonderfully Made" conference at Green Acres Baptist Church

There wasn’t an empty table or seat in the CrossWalk Conference Center of the Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler on Saturday. It was filled to capacity when 1,200 girls and women entered the doors a little after 8 a.m. to attend the “Fearfully and Wonderfully Made,” living with courage and confidence conference. “Meghan Goad came up with

Police: Suspects rob Tyler Wal-Mart at gunpoint, hit pedestrian with car

Police are questioning several possible suspects in a late-night armed robbery at a Tyler Wal-Mart. At about 11:50 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the store at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and South Town Drive. Witnesses told police several subjects entered the store, held an employee at gunpoint and took an undisclosed amount

East Texas Girl Scouts earn World Day of Thinking patch at international fair

About 120 young ladies from Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas gathered at the Green Acres Baptist Church’s Adult Education Center Saturday to earn their World Thinking Day patch. The event featured an international fair showcasing culture, food, landmarks and dress from 10 countries. Each troop decorated a room to reflect the country they chose

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Blue. The House of Jewelry opens in Sonoma Village

LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com When the owner of an East Texas jewelry store and a certified gemologist decided to team up together in Tyler, blue became their color. The pair recently closed their shops in Palestine and headed north with…

26 February 2017 [04:46 PM]
Business Notes for 2-27

CONFERENCE Local health underwriters attended the National Association of Health Underwriters conference in Washington to learn more about the changing benefits landscape. East Texas Association of Health Underwriters President D’Ann Miller, a NAHU member for 26 years, attended her second…

26 February 2017 [04:37 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 27

DEATHS IDA HANSINE CHRISTENSEN, 85, Hideaway, died Feb. 25. Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lin­dale. VELEDA FAYE ERMEL, 41, Palestine, died Feb. 23. Brooks Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. RONALD HAMILTON, 71, Gilmer, died Feb. 24. J.C. White…

26 February 2017 [04:34 PM]
Building Permits for 2-27

Commercial Hill-Wilkinson General Contracting will build a 10,035 square foot commercial shell for $932,934 at 8982 South Broadway Ave. Residential Davis Thornton LTD will build a 2,859 square foot home for $322,073 at 6623 Tower Court. Davis Thornton LTD…

26 February 2017 [04:26 PM]
Pearce sentenced to 40 years in prison

Assistant Smith County District Attorney Kenneth Biggs said Stanton Pearce, of Tyler, entered a plea deal in Smith County court on Friday when he pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with physical evidence. Pearce was one of the co-defendants…

26 February 2017 [12:57 AM]
Tyler pedestrian hit by car

The Tyler Police Department responded to a report of a pedestrian accident at approximately 3:23 p.m. Saturday. According to a news release, officers discovered that Anthony Lane had been walking across traffic in the 200 block of Loop 323 when…

26 February 2017 [12:54 AM]
Bible Verse for 2-26

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” (Matthew 22:37)…

25 February 2017 [11:46 PM]
Stand up 4 Health Care rally held at T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza

About 65 people carrying handmade signs and U.S. flags attended a rally for health care reform Saturday at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler. The group responded to emails and Facebook event page invitations to support the progressive,…

25 February 2017 [09:22 PM]
Columnist John Moore: 30 years and counting

“Where the heck is Tyler, Texas?” My question didn’t surprise the guy on the other end of the line, and he chuckled. It was early 1987. I was a 24-year-old disc jockey with a young family, and the job I…

25 February 2017 [05:59 PM]
Love and loss leads family to adopt special-needs kids

A family broken by grief has found strength that led to the greatest blessing of all - family. Trying to make sense of deeply rooted sorrow, Brenda and Gary Gorman have had quite a life journey, and it’s not over…

25 February 2017 [04:45 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 26

DEATHS IDA HANSINE CHRISTENSEN, 85, Hideaway, died Feb. 25. Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lin­dale. JANE MAUREEN DUCKETT, 74, San Diego, California, formerly of Tyler, died Feb. 23. VELEDA FAYE ERMEL, 41, Palestine, died Feb. 23. Brooks Sterling & Garrett…

25 February 2017 [04:40 PM]
Health Wise: Dr. Janet Hurley on the Dreadful Poison of Guilt

I know of few things that wreck the transition to healthier life behaviors than guilt. In my experience, guilt is not a successful motivator, nor does it help to sustain meaningful changes to one’s lifestyle. Many of my patients have…

25 February 2017 [10:19 AM]
VIDEO: Brookshire's breaks world record at East Texas Food Bank Video

“Eye of the Tiger” played over the sounds of a cheering crowd and the beeping boom lift that elevated executives to the top of a record-breaking canned food pyramid. Clad in safety harnesses, Brad Brookshire, chairman and chief executive officer…

25 February 2017 [09:27 AM]
Tyler honors Black History Month with music, speakers

East Texans celebrated the lives and legacies of African-Americans during the city of Tyler’s Black History Program at Liberty Hall on Friday. More than 100 people attended the celebration, which included historical videos, music and educational speakers. “Black…

25 February 2017 [12:33 AM]
Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden in Gladewater bursting with blooms

GLADEWATER – Spring’s official start still may be a few weeks away, but don’t tell the flowers at the famed Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden. There is an explosion of color at the estimated 816-acre historic farm that seems to be…

24 February 2017 [11:52 PM]
Bible verse: 2-25

“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.” (Jeremiah 29:5)…

24 February 2017 [11:28 PM]
Conferences, concert among upcoming faith-based events

WORSHIP & MISSIONS CONFERENCE Youth With A Mission (YWAM) will present the Inspire Worship and Missions Conference March 3-4. This conference is not about practical or technical training. Rather, it is designed to inspire worshipers “afresh and anew by…

24 February 2017 [08:27 PM]
Gilmer guitar teacher offers music, motivation

GILMER – On a busy street in downtown Gilmer, a small music studio is quietly changing lives, one tune at a time. It’s easy to zoom past Stuart Butler’s School of Guitar without taking note of its presence, but linger…

24 February 2017 [07:45 PM]
Crime Stopper tip leads to drug arrest

Tatum resident Melissa Wallace has been arrested for manufacture and delivery of a substance after a Crime Stopper tip led to her capture. The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office seized methamphetamine, firearms, cash and drug paraphernalia from Wallace’s hotel room on…

24 February 2017 [06:12 PM]
Funeral Saturday for one of Tyler's first black police officers

Friends, family, current and former police officers and the city of Tyler will pay their final respects to Ira Brown Jr. - one of the first African-American police officers hired by the Tyler Police Department - on Saturday. He will…

24 February 2017 [05:46 PM]