Commissioners to discuss proposed tax rate

  The county will get its first peek at the proposed budget for the 2015/16 fiscal year on Tuesday. The fiscal year begins on Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30. Commissioners also will discuss a proposed tax rate and possibly set public hearings for community review its adoption. The discussion will be held in the Commissioner Court meeting at…

Agricultural antiques have a place in Lindale park, museum

  Lindale resident Bill Parrott spent 35 years collecting agricultural antiques, placing them in a little village he had built around an old brick quarry-turned pond. Parrott had originally planned to live in what is now the Old Mill Pond Museum, but his wife vetoed the idea, according to tour guide Terry Mays. Parrott Park now boasts more

Comic Con is growing faster than the city can keep up

Superheroes are taking over Tyler. Jericho’s Tours of Tyler will host the third Tyler Rose City Comic Con from Oct. 23 to 25 at the East Texas State Fair buildings, 2112 W. Front St. The convention also will see a move from a traditional single-location setting, to allow a wider array of activities. This

McDonald's location built for the future

Tyler’s newest McDonald’s could well be the McDonald’s of the future, according to franchise owner Kevin Lilly. The 4,456-square-foot location, which opened on Thursday, will offer customers a wide variety of new services and technologies. “At every McDonalds, we continue to try to improve and

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Bible Verse 8-3

"Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says." (James 1:22)…

02 August 2015 [10:24 PM]
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Agricultural antiques have a place in Lindale park, museum

Lindale resident Bill Parrott spent 35 years collecting agricultural antiques, placing them in a little village he had built around an old brick quarry-turned pond. Parrott had originally planned to live in what is now the Old Mill Pond Museum,…

02 August 2015 [10:22 PM]
'Super load' slowly moves through area to Longview

The second and final “super load” will move through East Texas Sunday and Monday at a snail’s pace to its destination in Longview. One of the over-sized pieces of industrial equipment, which average more than 300 tons each, made its…

02 August 2015 [10:16 PM]
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Commissioners to discuss proposed tax rate

The county will get its first peek at the proposed budget for the 2015/16 fiscal year on Tuesday. The fiscal year begins on Oct. 1 and runs through Sept. 30. Commissioners also will discuss a proposed tax rate and possibly…

02 August 2015 [10:15 PM]
Eatery, loan agency added to Bergfeld

Remodeling of a site at Fifth Street and Broadway Avenue will put a new Italian restaurant and another business on a corner where Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas once did business. A New York Pizza and a Texas Loan and…

02 August 2015 [09:07 PM]
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McDonald's location built for the future

Tyler’s newest McDonald’s could well be the McDonald’s of the future, according to franchise owner Kevin Lilly. The 4,456-square-foot location, which opened on Thursday, will offer customers a wide variety of new services and technologies. “At every McDonalds, we continue…

02 August 2015 [09:06 PM]
Texas oil production could reach all-time high

Just about everyone knows that crude oil and natural gas production in Texas have been on the increase for several years. But the size of the increase — especially in crude oil production — has been lost until just a…

02 August 2015 [09:03 PM]
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Comic Con is growing faster than the city can keep up

Superheroes are taking over Tyler. Jericho’s Tours of Tyler will host the third Tyler Rose City Comic Con from Oct. 23 to 25 at the East Texas State Fair buildings, 2112 W. Front St. The convention also will see a…

02 August 2015 [08:59 PM]
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Chez Bazan French Bakery's cupcake of the month benefits Make-A-Wish

Chez Bazan taught two Make-A-Wish children the proper way to eat a cupcake Thursday. Make-A-Wish North Texas kicked off their month-long fundraising effort, “Sweet Wishes” with specially made blue cupcakes from Chez Bazan Bakery and Café, according to a news…

02 August 2015 [08:56 PM]
Management is key in preventing armyworm invasions

Did you know a single armyworm moth can lay up to 2,000 eggs? Eggs are laid in the field in masses of up to 50 eggs on the grass leaves and can be difficult to find. Eggs are covered with…

02 August 2015 [08:54 PM]
Willow Brook Country Club selects course designer

Willow Brook Country Club, a member-owned golf club in Tyler, has selected Tripp Davis and Associates (TDA) to redesign the club’s golf course and practice facilities. Founded in 1922, Willow Brook is the oldest golf course in Tyler, and Davis…

02 August 2015 [08:46 PM]
How to stay calm in periods of volatility

For the past few years, the stock market has moved up fairly steadily, with no major “corrections.” But thus far in 2015, we’ve already seen periods of volatility — enough, in fact, to make some investors jittery. Nervous investors may…

02 August 2015 [08:41 PM]
Building Permits 8-3

New Construction Residential Chandler Homes is building a $315,000, 3,640 square-foot home at 4026 Chapel Ridge. Anderro is building an $88,000, 1,200 square-foot home at 2922 Walton Rd. Meadows Homes, LLC is building an $180,000, 3,097 square-foot home at 4024…

02 August 2015 [08:39 PM]
Business Notes 8-3

NEW HIRE Roseman Wealth Advisors announces a new hire, Josh Roberts. Roberts graduated from Baylor University in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Financial Services and Planning and from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2015 with a Master…

02 August 2015 [08:38 PM]
School is Cool featured on this week's show

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell explains the upcoming August school event, “School is Cool,” at the Harvey Convention Center from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 13. Parents and students are invited to…

02 August 2015 [08:37 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 8-3

DEATHS   IRA WYCHE BLACKWELL, 55, Callender Lake, died July 3. Services will be held at a later date. JEANNIE TRAVIS BRANDENBERGER, 91, Jacksonville, formerly of Jacksonville, died July 29. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. VIRGINA CALHOUN, 82, Tyler, died Aug.…

02 August 2015 [08:06 PM]
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De Tocqueville saw a promising nation

It would be a shame to allow Alexis de Tocqueville’s birthday — his 210th — to pass unremarked. The perceptive Frenchman, born on July 29, 1805, made a tour of our country in 1831 and penned his classic, “Democracy in…

02 August 2015 [07:46 PM]
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Josh McCown enters camp as Cleveland's starting QB Video

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — In his strongest statements yet regarding the direction of the Cleveland Browns since taking over as owner in 2012, Jimmy Haslam vowed to be patient and not make more changes if things go poorly this season.…

02 August 2015 [01:38 PM]
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Seth Russell set to take over Baylor offense Video

The quarterback is usually the face of a football team. During conference media days, those faces are often difficult to find. No Christian Hackenberg for Penn State. No Deshaun Watson for Clemson. No Anu Solomon for Arizona. Neither Cardale Jones…

02 August 2015 [01:33 PM]
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East Texas Events 8-2

Women’s Fund taking grant applications. The Women’s Fund of Smith County is accepting grant applications from area not-for-profit organizations. Smith County groups with 501(c)(3) status are encouraged to apply for grants from $30,000 to $100,000 for projects benefiting women. In…

01 August 2015 [11:16 PM]
Dogs Days of Summer help animals get adopted

The Humane Society of Northeast Texas held its Dog Days of Summer in Longview on Saturday. This event provided discounted adoption rates on large dogs while offering games, prizes and raffle items as well. Any dog that was heavier than…

01 August 2015 [11:14 PM]
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Caldwell Zoo animals stay cool in rising summer temperatures

TYLER (KYTX) - The East Texas heat is here with scorching temperatures that affect not just people, but animals too. CBS19 visited Caldwell Zoo today to find out how the zoo keeps its nearly 1,000 animal residents cool. According to…

01 August 2015 [11:12 PM]
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John Moore: Life is a cycle

He came to us when he was between 5 and 7 years old. We’ll never know exactly how old he is because the people who drove to the dead-end road in front of our home, removed his collar, dumped him…

01 August 2015 [11:08 PM]
Study finds Smith County salary scale lacking

A Smith County salary study compared its compensation packages and salary scale to the five largest counties in the state, but county officials said the results mirror outcomes in previous studies. The salary study was approved by the Commissioners Court…

01 August 2015 [11:06 PM]
Tyler Paper's high speed rail editorial went off the tracks

The Sunday July 26 editorial “High Speed Rail Won’t Work in Texas” misses a few key facts. Linking two of the top 10 metropolitan areas in the country (Dallas and Houston) does not require high density population in-between like…

01 August 2015 [10:55 PM]
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Religious liberties must be protected

A recent Texas Supreme Court ruling had it mostly right; the city of Houston failed to respond properly to citizens opposing the overreach of the city’s Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) — they collected enough signatures to put the issue on…

01 August 2015 [10:54 PM]
Bible Verse 8-2

"You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word." (Psalm 119:114)…

01 August 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Rural areas of East Texas have highest smoking rate in Texas

WINNSBORO — As cars pull up to the drive-through window at Tobacco Rhoades No. 2 in Winnsboro, Melissa Lewis, 48, greets each customer with a smile and small talk. She knows most of her customers’ preferences and has boxes or…

01 August 2015 [10:41 PM]