Legacy of Willie Lee Glass still felt in Tyler, nationally

Willie Lee Glass forged a legacy that has continues to leave a profound effect on her city, 17 years after her passing. Mrs. Glass is best known as a tireless advocate for Texas College, where she taught for decades. Her husband, Dr. D.R. Glass, served as president of the college as the couple helped bring…

Grand Saline celebrate first-ever Buzzard Fest

GRAND SALINE - The large bird of prey with an appetite for roadkill was celebrated Saturday in Grand Saline during the city’s first-ever Buzzard Fest. The downtown event, hosted by Grand Saline Main Street, featured a cook off, Mr. and Mrs. Old Buzzard Contest, karaoke, car show, a beard and leg hair competition and outhouse races among other

Kickstarter campaign is allowing a brewery to open on Fridays

When Greg Lewis poured the first public pint at the new True Vine Brewing Co. tap room, it was the culmination of an innovative effort to combine crowdfunding with community. True Vine’s owners have wanted a tap room, and so have their customers. But last year, equipment upgrades and a brewery

Christ Church breaks ground on south campus

  Christ Church in Tyler broke ground Sunday on the first of three buildings envisioned for its south campus on Old Jacksonville Highway. The 8,300-square-foot building will house a multi-purpose hall to be used for worship and other churchwide events, as well as classrooms, nurseries, a fellowship hall, kitchen and playgrounds, according to a

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Woman dies after crashing into church

A woman is dead after crashing her vehicle into a church Sunday night. Tyler Police Department responded to a call about a wreck in the 600 block of Glenwood Boulevard at 11:54 p.m. Sunday, according to a news release. When…

08 February 2016 [08:35 AM]
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Obama asks Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika virus Video

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control…

08 February 2016 [07:40 AM]
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Super Bowl 50 ads: Winners and losers

NEW YORK (AP) - The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 - and there were clear winners and losers off the field, too. Advertisers pulled out all the stops to woo the 114 million-plus viewers during…

08 February 2016 [07:04 AM]
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Grand Saline celebrate first-ever Buzzard Fest

GRAND SALINE - The large bird of prey with an appetite for roadkill was celebrated Saturday in Grand Saline during the city’s first-ever Buzzard Fest. The downtown event, hosted by Grand Saline Main Street, featured a cook off, Mr. and Mrs.…

07 February 2016 [11:22 PM]
Bible Verse 3-8

"You who love the Lord, hate evil! he preserves the souls of His saints; He delivers, them out of the hand of the wicked." (Psalm 97:10)…

07 February 2016 [10:35 PM]
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Legacy of Willie Lee Glass still felt in Tyler, nationally

Willie Lee Glass forged a legacy that has continues to leave a profound effect on her city, 17 years after her passing. Mrs. Glass is best known as a tireless advocate for Texas College, where she taught for decades. Her…

07 February 2016 [10:19 PM]
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Christ Church breaks ground on south campus

Christ Church in Tyler broke ground Sunday on the first of three buildings envisioned for its south campus on Old Jacksonville Highway. The 8,300-square-foot building will house a multi-purpose hall to be used for worship and other churchwide events, as…

07 February 2016 [10:16 PM]
Winter bugs can be treated safely with application of oils

There are insects we see around the home and landscape during the winter months. Depending on the insect species, control may or may not be warranted. Some may cause economic damage while others are more of a nuisance. Scale insects…

07 February 2016 [09:41 PM]
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07 February 2016 [09:02 PM]
Building Permits 2-8

Residential Lorenzo Yanez will build a $190,255 1,725 square-foot home at 1417 N. Dargan Ave. Commercial Mike Brattlof Homes will perform a $150,000 3,129 square-foot remodel at 14912 Eastside Rd. Homewood Suites Hotel, 3104 Golden Rd. was applied…

07 February 2016 [08:42 PM]
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Kickstarter campaign is allowing a brewery to open on Fridays

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07 February 2016 [08:08 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 2-8

DEATHS JIMMY BUCKLEY, 75, Wills Point, died Feb. 5. Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills Point. Visitation service 6-8 p.m. Monday at funeral home. FRED DASENBROCK, 77, Tyler, died Feb. 5. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. DOROTHY HILL, 51, Tyler, died…

07 February 2016 [07:07 PM]
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President's oil tax would tank the U.S.

President Barack Obama’s proposed $10-per-barrel tax on crude oil is a crusade disguised as accounting. It’s part of his 2017 budget, which will be unveiled Tuesday. Politico reported last week that “the president will propose more than $300 billion worth…

07 February 2016 [06:58 PM]
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Fisherman adds to enjoyment by making his own jigs Video

Vernon Overstreet has been a crappie fisherman since he was 15 when his family moved near a still-filling Lake Palestine. “We moved to Flint in 1971 and immediately started fishing Lake Palestine,” Overstreet said. “My parents and uncle were good crappie…

07 February 2016 [07:15 AM]
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East Texas Events 2-7

Free health, diet series set to conclude at Natural Grocers   The six-week series “You Have to Measure” will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. at Natural Grocers on Monday. The series is free and is taught by Melinda…

06 February 2016 [11:20 PM]
How to be her Valentine

Valentine’s Day is almost here. Again. According to history.com, approximately 150 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged annually, making Valentine’s Day the second most popular card-sending holiday after Christmas. There are a number of theories as to the origin of…

06 February 2016 [11:07 PM]
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Valentine's Day brings onslaught of scammers

Scammers take advantage of every major event or holiday to launch their malicious campaigns, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Every year, Valentine’s Day brings an onslaught of romance related scams. While meant to be a day for expressing affection,…

06 February 2016 [10:53 PM]
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Pet of the week 2-7

Buck is an extremely intelligent dog. He is a 1-year-old border collie mix available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. This guy would make a wonderful agility dog and is fast as the wind. He…

06 February 2016 [09:38 PM]
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Manning versus Newton versus Bonneville

It feels like I’m turning into my father. My children say it is happening mostly in expressions and reactions, both facial and verbal. This time of year was tough for dad because he was mostly between hunting seasons. He was…

06 February 2016 [09:12 PM]
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"Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor." (Proverbs 21:21)…

06 February 2016 [09:05 PM]
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New clinic opening, blood drives among health care happenings

Fit City Tyler and local credit union to host art contest for kids Fit City Tyler and East Texas Professional Credit Union are inviting all aspiring artists in grades kindergarten through12 to submit original works of art in the Fit…

06 February 2016 [07:53 PM]
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Mosquito bite prevention key to avoiding Zika

Local public health officials are emphasizing mosquito bite prevention, as 10 Zika cases have been reported in Texas. Nine cases were from returning travelers who had been to high-risk areas, and one patient reportedly contracted the virus sexually from a…

06 February 2016 [07:50 PM]
Snakebite basics to be discussed at Feb. 11 Walk With a Doc

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06 February 2016 [07:47 PM]
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Women encouraged to learn heart disease risks, assess health

You may have noticed people wearing a lot of red last Friday, and will probably see more throughout the month of February. It’s to observe American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and…

06 February 2016 [07:45 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 2-7

DEATHS MARVIN “JACK” EARL BRISTOW, 89, Chandler, died Feb­ruary 2. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, Tyler. JIMMY BUCKLEY, 75, Wills Point, died February 5. Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills Point. Visitation service 6-8 p.m. Monday at funeral home. FRED DASENBROCK,…

06 February 2016 [07:38 PM]