Farewell celebration for longtime editor at Tyler Morning Telegraph

The Tyler Morning Telegraph will host an open house Tuesday for anyone who wants to say goodbye to longtime editor Dave Berry. “”I encourage Dave’s friends and the community to join us for a farewell celebration and see our new newsroom,” Nelson Clyde, publisher of the Tyler Morning Telegraph, said. After 46 years in t…

Sculpture of noted East Texan adorns lobby of Cowan Center

The lobby of the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas at Tyler is home to “Swimming in Forever,” a sculpture by world-famous artist James Surls.

Happy, cheerful, upbeat girl needs forever family

Selena is a cheerful young lady with an infectious smile and a genuine spirit. “She’s very happy, and she can make you happy,” Ted Baxley, one of the nurses who helps take care of Selena in her foster home, said.

An intersection of physical, emotional and financial dilemmas

Carime De La Sancha, 42, becomes visibly upset when she recalls the hopelessness she felt when she considered suicide last year. She was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, had no health insurance and was living in the country illegally.

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Man shot overnight after disturbance at club

Today at about 2:53 a.m., Tyler police officers were dispatched to Trinity Mother Frances to take a report of an aggravated assault. The victim had been transported by private vehicle to the emergency room. At the hospital, officers contacted a…

28 December 2014 [11:30 AM]
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Blind judge making history on Michigan's top court

DETROIT (AP) — Richard Bernstein officially joins the Michigan Supreme Court in a few days. But he's been working off the clock since November, preparing for 10 cases in an extraordinary way — memorizing the key points of every brief…

28 December 2014 [08:26 AM]
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Spokesman: George H.W. Bush remains in hospital

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend after experiencing shortness of breath earlier this week. Family spokesman Jim McGrath said Saturday the 90-year-old's condition has improved and doctors are discussing…

28 December 2014 [08:23 AM]
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Jet carrying 162 lost over stormy Indonesian waters

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Aircraft and ships that spent several hours searching Indonesian waters turned up no sign of an AirAsia plane that disappeared Sunday with 162 people on board in airspace possibly thick with dense storm clouds, strong winds…

28 December 2014 [08:20 AM]
Donations near $150,000 in 2014 charity campaign

The Shine Your Light Campaign is nearing its end with $148,135 raised and already having matched the donor funds. One gift was received on Saturday, boosting the community campaign’s goal of exceeding their donor match to help this year’s award…

27 December 2014 [11:05 PM]
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Making resolutions: Planning, reflection key

We all know what time it is, but I’ll spare the typical New Year’s resolutions speech. It’s the most optimistic and ambitious time of the year. Well intended, we toss around ideas for elusive goals such as losing weight and…

27 December 2014 [10:25 PM]
In the know: What's the deal with gluten-free fad?

Gluten-free is a buzzword as recognizable as low-fat and high-protein. The phrase on package labeling refers to food that doesn’t have a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. In August, the Food and Drug Administration announced new rules to…

27 December 2014 [10:24 PM]
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An intersection of physical, emotional and financial dilemmas

Carime De La Sancha, 42, becomes visibly upset when she recalls the hopelessness she felt when she considered suicide last year. She was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, had no health insurance and was living in the country illegally.…

27 December 2014 [09:34 PM]
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Nichols questions hospital privatization

Here’s what’s not in dispute: Texas cares for thousands of mentally ill and impaired residents in 10 state psychiatric hospitals. Budgets are tight and needs are growing. But Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janek’s effort to privatize…

27 December 2014 [09:23 PM]
Bible Verse 12-28

" Bless the Lord, O my soul; and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget no all His benefits." (Psalm 103: 1-2)    …

27 December 2014 [09:19 PM]
Annual turfgrass conference scheduled for Feb. 3

In February, the annual East Texas Turfgrass Conference will be held on Feb. 5 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Research and Extension Center in Overton. This conference is geared to those who manage turfgrass including school districts, city parks…

27 December 2014 [09:16 PM]
A decision for "Make up your mind" day

On Dec. 31, the nation celebrates National Make Up Your Mind Day. The timing is perfect to coincide with those pesky New Year’s resolutions. Some decisions are big and you might need time to plan before you make up your…

27 December 2014 [09:14 PM]
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Meet "Bullwinkle" our pet of the week

My name is Bullwinkle and I’m available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. I’m a 7-month-old terrier mix. I’m a chunky little guy — I weigh 17 pounds and will probably be a little larger when I’m grown…

27 December 2014 [09:05 PM]
Washington should repeal ban on crude oil exports

The recent and dramatic decline in the price of crude oil has grabbed the attention of policymakers within the U.S. and abroad. The Domestic Energy Producers Alliance told members of Congress it has caught U.S. oil producers between the hammer…

27 December 2014 [08:56 PM]
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New Year's resolutions

My New Year’s resolution is to eat more. I have no idea whose idea it was to start the New Year with an unrealistic commitment, but this year I’ve decided to set an achievable goal. So, I’m going to eat…

27 December 2014 [08:53 PM]
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Tyler's Hunt takes over North Texas lead

East Texas continues to lose its reputation of not being able to produce quality deer, and Smith County continues to improve as a deer-hunting location despite its increasing urbanization. The latest example is Tyler hunter Randy Hunt’s 13-point Smith County…

27 December 2014 [08:34 PM]
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Time to go fishing for rainbow trout at The Nature Center

The East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host two special rainbow trout fishing events in January. Two thousand rainbow trout will be stocked into The Nature Center pond to provide a free…

27 December 2014 [08:31 PM]
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Chloe needs a good lawyer

What was your favorite Christmas present this year? Or your least favorite? Don’t answer the latter lest it get caught on “tape” as they used to say. Whether it does or not, it is poor form to verbalize disdain for…

27 December 2014 [08:24 PM]
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Jonathan Burt, Boy Scout Troop 369, earns Eagle rank

Jonathan Neal Burt, of Boy Scout Troop 369, chartered by Pollard United Methodist Church in Tyler, received the Eagle rank at a recent Boy Scout Court of Honor. Burt is a junior at Whitehouse High School. He completed 72 merit…

27 December 2014 [08:18 PM]
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New Year's Eve traditions include praise, thanksgiving

Traditions abound for how to celebrate New Year’s Eve. People put on house parties, watch movies, watch footage of the ball drop in Times Square and much more. But perhaps one of the longest-standing traditions is that of the Watch…

27 December 2014 [08:07 PM]
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Happy, cheerful, upbeat girl needs forever family

Selena is a cheerful young lady with an infectious smile and a genuine spirit. “She’s very happy, and she can make you happy,” Ted Baxley, one of the nurses who helps take care of Selena in her foster home, said.…

27 December 2014 [08:03 PM]
Deciding right from right when there are no wrongs

Finally, it’s too late for any more last-minute gifts. The frustration of what to get, where to find it and how to wrap or bag it has finally ended. Every year, many of us wait until too late to get…

27 December 2014 [07:57 PM]
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Sculpture of noted East Texan adorns lobby of Cowan Center

The lobby of the R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center at The University of Texas at Tyler is home to “Swimming in Forever,” a sculpture by world-famous artist James Surls. “Swimming in Forever” is one of the most…

27 December 2014 [07:55 PM]
The Tyler Council of Church Women brief

The Tyler Council of Church Women is scheduled to meet at 10 a.m. on Monday at Greater St. Mary Baptist Church, 1615 Texas College Road. The Golden Girls Praise Dancers will perform. Donations of facial tissues, baby wipes, hand sanitizer…

27 December 2014 [07:39 PM]
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Don't rush deal to privatize hospital

Process matters. That’s why Texas Health and Human Services Commissioner Dr. Kyle Janek should heed state Sen. Robert Nichols’ call to put a halt to the privatization of Terrell State Hospital (see our article on Page A1 of this edition).…

27 December 2014 [07:34 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 12-28

DEATHS ELWOOD BEVEL, 72, Flint, died Dec. 20. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. NATALIE BROOKS, 37, Tyler, died Dec. 24. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. EARLENE COOPER, 73, Rusk County, died Dec. 22. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. CHARLES CRADDOCK, 81,…

27 December 2014 [07:23 PM]