Liberty Utilities to suspend rate hike

Liberty Utilities has announced it will seek to suspend its pending rate application until further notice. In a statement released by the company Wednesday, leaders said they have heard concerns regarding the rate increase application from its customers in Tyler and surrounding communities.  "We take our commitment to being a local, responsive

Family Matters: Where to find free family fun in Tyler this fall

Jennifer Flanders, International Frugal Fun Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. Because that’s just around the corner, I wanted to share some of our family’s favorite options for having a good time without breaking the bank. Of course, there is always great fun to be had at home. We enjoy playing board games,

Three Lakes Middle School students participate in 'See You at the Pole'

After locking arms, praying and swaying side to side to gospel songs with other students who gathered around the flagpoles at Three Lakes Middle School, Haleigh Williams, 13, said being able to worship God with her peers was very moving. “I love that everyone is singing and praying, and everyone is gathering around the pole and worshiping our

David Coble introduced as city of Tyler’s new fire chief Video

With his wife and youngest son nearby, David Coble, of Fort Worth, accepted the role of Tyler’s new fire chief. “I’m honored to accept the position,” Coble said Wednesday morning before the Tyler City Council. “Additionally, I do accept the responsibility that is inherent to that job. … I want to say to the citizens of Tyler that we
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Latest Videos

David Coble introduced as city of Tylerâs new fire chief
About 200 people line up for opening of Old Chicago Pizza, hoping to win a year of free pie
Tyler Gold Run 5K helps raise funds, awareness for childhood cancer research
Ted Cruz visits Tyler, elaborates on newly announced support for Trump
Tyler ISD Career and Technology Center engineering students test creativity with soap box derby cars made from recycled materials
Texas College welcomes back students and faculty with convocation
Campaign to purchase rifle-resistant ballistic vests extended to county law enforcement
Police seek public's help identifying possible witness to suspected double homicide early Sunday
Tyler purchases 50s-era home in danger of sinking atop of failed storm drainage channel
Driver arrested on charges of DWI after crash
LIVE: Police host press conference, expected to give more details into Saturday night shooting that killed 2 near Club Ice
Hamburgers and hamburger lovers fill downtown Athens Saturday for Uncle Fletch Davis Hamburger Festival
African-American Cultural Events Committee holds walk to offer awareness about sickle cell anemia
VIDEO: Surveillance footage released after reports of 6 classic cars stolen
East Texas Symphony Orchestra performs at annual 'Lunch with Symphony on the Square'
Co.Work office space opening Thursday in Tyler for entrepreneurs
Tyler City Council moves forward with plans for conference center and hotel
Art of Peace Festival kicks off with night of praise
Liberty Utilities customers questioning proposed rate hike
Hale violated 3 county policies, according to investigation
Tyler Junior College students carry on tradition, beat drum continuously leading up to Saturday's 90th anniversary homecoming celebration
Rollover wreck on Old Jacksonville Hwy on Monday
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California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where…

29 September 2016 [06:02 AM]
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Utah man may have contracted Zika from dying father's tears

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A Utah man who mysteriously contracted Zika from his infected father may have got it by touching his dad's tears or sweat with his bare hands, according to new research that found the unusual transmission…

29 September 2016 [05:55 AM]
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Officials: Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3

TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot two students and a teacher outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said. Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said the shooter…

29 September 2016 [05:52 AM]
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Fan drops ring during televised Yankee Stadium engagement

NEW YORK (AP) - In the end, Andrew Fox wasn't charged with an error. The 29-year-old had everything he needed to make one of life's biggest decisions on Tuesday night: the engagement ring, the perfect woman and a beautiful early…

29 September 2016 [05:49 AM]
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Almost 23 acres annexed into city limits after months of discussion

Thirty-two homeowners in the Cumberland Hills area now have all the rights and privileges of being in the city of Tyler, and security that high density, multi-family developments will not spring up nearby. On Wednesday, the Tyler City Council approved…

29 September 2016 [12:42 AM]
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Children Are A Gift: Athletic teen needs loving home

The older a child gets in foster care, the greater the chance for disappointments. That’s the case for Dalton, who has been in care many years. Getting to know Dalton takes time. He’s somewhat shy at first. This 16-year-old has…

29 September 2016 [12:37 AM]
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David Coble introduced as city of Tyler’s new fire chief Video

With his wife and youngest son nearby, David Coble, of Fort Worth, accepted the role of Tyler’s new fire chief. “I’m honored to accept the position,” Coble said Wednesday morning before the Tyler City Council. “Additionally, I do accept the…

29 September 2016 [12:33 AM]
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Smith County recognized in Texas Healthy Communities Program

Smith County was awarded a silver level certificate Wednesday from the Texas Healthy Communities Program for its performance on health indicators that impact chronic disease. Smith County’s certificate, presented during a meeting of the Fit City Tyler health and…

28 September 2016 [09:36 PM]
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Kilgore chamber cancels Snowhill Festival

Longview News-Journal The Kilgore Chamber of Commerce has canceled its annual holiday Snowhill Festival after funding efforts failed to raise enough to pay for the event. The cancellation of the event followed an online fundraising effort in early September after…

28 September 2016 [09:01 PM]
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Henderson man arrested in Gregg County shooting

Longview News-Journal A Henderson man has been arrested and indicted in connection with a Feb. 12 shooting in Gregg County, court records show. Lance Wayne Hale, 27, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He remains in the…

28 September 2016 [08:53 PM]
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Brownsboro man sentenced to 75 years in prison

Jamie Lawrence Meador, 31, of Brownsboro, was sentenced to 75 years in prison for a March 2015 shootout with Henderson County deputies at a residence on CR 4305 near Coffee City. Meador was seriously injured in the shootout. Neither of…

28 September 2016 [08:46 PM]
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Kilgore cancels Snowhill Festival

The Kilgore Chamber of Commerce has canceled its annual holiday Snowhill Festival after crowdfunding efforts failed to raise enough to pay for the event. “The festival has been a great community event,” Kilgore Chamber President Cindy Morris said in a…

28 September 2016 [08:14 PM]
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Liberty Utilities to suspend rate hike

Liberty Utilities has announced it will seek to suspend its pending rate application until further notice. In a statement released by the company Wednesday, leaders said they have heard concerns regarding the rate increase application from its customers in Tyler…

28 September 2016 [08:03 PM]
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Family Matters: Where to find free family fun in Tyler this fall

Jennifer Flanders, International Frugal Fun Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October. Because that’s just around the corner, I wanted to share some of our family’s favorite options for having a good time without breaking…

28 September 2016 [05:52 PM]
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Tyler recreates its downtown reinvestment zone after poor performance

An underperforming downtown tax reinvestment zone was reformed on Wednesday, allowing the city to capitalize on growth and improve infrastructure. Reinvestment zones involve snapshotting the property tax value on an area and capturing money from any increased value above that…

28 September 2016 [05:46 PM]
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Family dinner at home comes with nutritional and social benefits

PATRICE DUNAGIN, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service A typical family dinner takes about 25 minutes to prepare and lasts about 20 minutes. Family roles are changing. Often, the entire burden of food shopping, planning, and preparation does not fall to…

28 September 2016 [05:18 PM]
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Three East Texas Schools receive national Blue Ribbon honors

Three East Texas Schools have been named in the National Blue Ribbon honors program. Malakoff, Pittsburg and Whitehouse schools are among 26 Texas schools named as Blue Ribbon schools. Cain Elementary in Whitehouse is  among 279 public and 50 private schools…

28 September 2016 [05:06 PM]
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TVCC instructor has book published

Trinity Valley Community College Trinity Valley Community College Palestine history and government instructor Mike Young recently had his history textbook Growth of the American Republic published. The 506-page text was issued by Kendall Hunt Publishing of Dubuque, IA. “I was…

28 September 2016 [04:40 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 29

DEATHS CONNIE MAE (MONTGOMERY) BROWN, 91, Hawkins, died Sept. 25. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. CAROL DAVENPORT, 71, Bullard/Tyler, died Sept. 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. LLOYD D. FOUNTAIN, 45, Sulphur Springs, died Sep­t. 24. J.C. White…

28 September 2016 [04:38 PM]
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Robbery at Citi-Trends in Tyler; suspect still at large

Sergeant Adam Colby, Tyler Police Department Tyler police are searching for a suspect after the Tuesday night robbery of Citi Trends clothing store, 1206 West Bow.  At approximately 8:38 p.m., officers responded to a robbery in progress at the store.…

28 September 2016 [04:18 PM]
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An open confession to my son's stepmom

I saw God metaphorically move mountains inside of my heart today. I found myself weeping on my kitchen floor at 6 a.m. for a woman whom I used to despise and envy off and on over the past five years.…

28 September 2016 [03:34 PM]
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Smith County employees recognized after years of service

Mandy Zehren plans to spend her entire career helping probationers in Smith County. After working 20 years for the Smith County Community Supervision and Corrections Department (Adult Probation), Mrs. Zehren is well on her way. “I like being able to…

28 September 2016 [03:15 PM]
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International students, host families learn each other's culture

BETTY WATERS blw@tylerpaper.com   A teen-aged boy from South Korea and a girl from China are residing in the home of Tylerites Emily and Craig Ashton. They are among a growing number of high school international students hosted by Tyler…

28 September 2016 [03:04 PM]