Zombie hunt to take place Saturday at Tyler library

There will be some strange creatures lurking around the Tyler Public Library this weekend during the first ever Zombie Shootout. The event in which residents try to hunt zombies is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.

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TOM COYNE, Associated Press MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years.

Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

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Tax code changes can help families

Pretty much every economist, public policy expert and statistician agrees about the benefits of marriage it’s a social good. What they rarely agree on, however, is how government can encourage it. But an intriguing column from a young Washington Post…

20 October 2014 [08:13 PM]
Bras for the cause event

The fifth annual Bras for the Cause will be held tonight. The event features glitzy bras modeled by local firefighters, who strut their stuff down a runway. Each bra has a theme and goes with a coordinating gift box. The…

20 October 2014 [07:53 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-21

DEATHS DOROTHY LUCILE ALLEN, 100, Tyler, died Oct. 15. Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. MALCOLM CHARLES BURNS, 84, Bullard, died Oct. 18. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. ELMER ALTON CARRINGTON JR., 62, Mineola,…

20 October 2014 [07:48 PM]
Fall 2014 Patriot Preview Day at UT Tyler held November 15

The University of Texas at Tyler will hold its Fall 2014 Patriot Preview Day for prospective students and their families from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Nov. 15, Fernando Loa, director of admissions, announced. Check-in and on-site registration begins…

20 October 2014 [07:15 PM]
Senior Health & Living Expo at Harvey Hall on Wednesday

The 13th Annual Senior Health & Living Expo will be held Wednesday. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Harvey Convention Center, there will be gift card giveaways, as well as free health screenings and senior health information from…

20 October 2014 [07:13 PM]
Funding received by the City of Tyler Neighborhood Services

The City of Tyler Neighborhood Services Department has received funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer 25 new Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing vouchers, the city announced Monday. According to a news release, HUD-VASH, through a partnership…

20 October 2014 [06:51 PM]
Electronic checks most popular choice for paying property tax bills

More than 180,000 property tax statements should arrive in Smith County residents’ mailboxes and email in-boxes this week. Property tax bills are due upon receipt. The deadline for paying property taxes and avoiding penalties and interest is Jan. 31. The…

20 October 2014 [06:49 PM]
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Whitehouse welcomes a new firetruck on Wednesday

Whitehouse residents are invited to welcome in the city fire department’s newest truck on Wednesday. During the event, which is set for 6 p.m. at the firehouse on East Main Street, the public may help push the truck into its…

20 October 2014 [06:46 PM]
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Zombie hunt to take place Saturday at Tyler library

There will be some strange creatures lurking around the Tyler Public Library this weekend during the first ever Zombie Shootout. The event in which residents try to hunt zombies is scheduled for 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Tyler…

20 October 2014 [06:22 PM]
2014 East Texas State Fair Results

2014 East Texas State Fair Creative Arts Results Premier Exhibitors Premier Exhibitor Honors are based on points accumulated from 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places, and Honorable Mention and TriColor awards. Ages 5 & Younger: Parker Malone, Tyler…

20 October 2014 [06:09 PM]
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Can it be real? Augmented reality melds work, play (with VIDEO)

BY SALIM ESSAID, Associated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Skwarek is surrounded by infiltrating militants in New York's Central Park. He shoots one, then hearing a noise from behind, spins to take down another. All of a sudden,…

20 October 2014 [03:36 PM]
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Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola

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20 October 2014 [02:47 PM]
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Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings

TOM COYNE, Associated Press MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and…

20 October 2014 [02:14 PM]
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Nigeria declared Ebola-free; 'spectacular success'

MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press ANDREW NJUGUNA, Associated Press ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Water laced with salt and sugar, and gallons of the nasty-tasting stuff. Doctors who survived Ebola in Nigeria credited heavy doses of fluids with saving their lives as…

20 October 2014 [02:09 PM]
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Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police blocked off roads, sifted through leaves and scoured a rural area where they found remains that could be missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. It's not clear how long it will take authorities to…

20 October 2014 [12:49 PM]
Texas State Fair sets food, ride sales record

DALLAS (AP) — Organizers say this year's State Fair of Texas set a new record for food and ride sales, with more than $41 million in coupons sold. The fair said in a statement that the previous record was $37.3…

20 October 2014 [11:35 AM]
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US Military Ebola team to train in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Pentagon says specialized training for a new, 30-member U.S. military Ebola response team will take place at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. The team will feature 20 critical care nurses and five doctors trained…

20 October 2014 [11:19 AM]
High school fishing organization draws crowd

BY STEVE KNIGHT, outdoor@tylerpaper.com It may be harder for these high school students to get to the next level than it would if they were playing football, basketball or baseball. Then again, they may just not care. They may…

20 October 2014 [10:26 AM]
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VIDEO: Encouraging news regarding Ebola

After a few weeks of high anxiety over Ebola here in Texas, there is some good news emerging this morning. At midnight, a monitoring period passed for friends and relatives who had close contact with the Liberian man who died…

20 October 2014 [10:16 AM]
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VIDEO: Game wardens seized 1,000 marijuana plants

RUSK COUNTY (KYTX) - One thousand marijuana plants have been seized in Rusk County. Game Warden Chief Quint Balcom said it all started with a trespassing call. Instead of finding people -- law enforcement found a large growing operation. Balcom…

20 October 2014 [09:34 AM]
Tyler Junior College sets Homecoming 2014 schedule

The Tyler Junior College Alumni Association has a host of events planned for TJC’s Homecoming 2014 weekend Friday and Saturday. Friday: At noon, a pep rally and lunch will be held on Jenkins Lawn. The annual TJC Alumni Awards Dinner…

19 October 2014 [10:24 PM]
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Business notes, October 20

STORE OPENING Famous Footwear is opening a new store in The Village at Cumberland Park shopping center in Tyler on Oct. 29 and announced plans for its grand opening events. The 5,310-square-foot store will be at 8946 South Broadway Ave.…

19 October 2014 [09:51 PM]
Alcohol, taxes among voting options in East Texas

BY FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com   The entire state will decide who will hold the top offices of governor and lieutenant governor, but East Texans also will see myriad local options on their ballots. Schools are holding bond and board of trustee…

19 October 2014 [09:42 PM]
East Texas sample ballots

Smith County early voting locations include the Election Office, 302 E. Ferguson St. in Tyler; The Heritage Building, 1900 W. Bellwood Road, in Tyler; Noonday Community Center, 16662 County Road 196, in Tyler; Lindale Masonic Lodge, 200 Margaret St., in…

19 October 2014 [08:40 PM]
Early voting polling places around East Texas

SMITH COUNTY n Smith County Elections Office, 302 E. Ferguson St., Tyler n Whitehouse Municipal Court, 311 E. Main St., Whitehouse n Noonday Community Center, 16662 County Road 196, Tyler n Lindale Masonic Lodge, 200 Margaret St., Lindale n Heritage…

19 October 2014 [08:37 PM]