VIDEO: Murder defendant Calvert asks to have Judge Skeen taken off case

Capital murder defendant James Calvert's appearance in court this morning was short-lived, after he filed a motion to recuse 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr., from the case.  Calvert is accused of killing his ex-wife, 30-year-old Jelena Radobanovic Sriraman, in October 2012 and kidnapping the couple's 4-year-old son before being appre…

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United Nations is failing the world

As dozens of United Nations peacekeepers are captured in the Syrian desert, as Russian forces are reportedly entering Ukraine in numbers amounting to an invasion, as Libya slides into a civil war, and as the so-called Islamic State claims more…

29 August 2014 [11:37 PM]
Death And Funeral Notices, August 30

DEATHS CB ALEXANDER, 88, Henderson, died Aug. 27. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. NORMA OLIVIA BLACK, 90, Rusk, died Aug. 28. Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Rusk. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at funeral…

29 August 2014 [11:27 PM]
Accused Capital One Bank robber enters not guilty plea

The man accused of robbing two employees of the Capital One Bank on Copeland Road and Loop 323 earlier this month entered a not guilty before U.S. Magistrate John Love Friday afternoon after an indictment spelled out that he took…

29 August 2014 [04:18 PM]
Tyler woman falls prey to fake IRS agent scammer

A scam can happen to anyone. All it takes is a victim to fall prey to the scammer’s story that usually deals with someone in trouble including the victim. Yesterday, a middle-aged woman in Tyler was scammed out of a…

29 August 2014 [11:16 AM]
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VIDEO: Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" — the German equivalent of "cheers." It's a scene that…

29 August 2014 [11:08 AM]
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VIDEO: Israel identifies body as missing American student

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forensic investigators on Friday identified a recently found body as that of a U.S. religious student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week, Israeli police said, adding that he had been buried near Jerusalem. Police…

29 August 2014 [11:04 AM]
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Murder defendant Calvert asks to have Judge Skeen taken off case

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com Capital murder defendant James Calvert's appearance in court this morning was short-lived, after he filed a motion to recuse 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr., from the case.  Calvert is accused of killing his ex-wife, 30-year-old Jelena Radobanovic…

29 August 2014 [10:12 AM]
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VIDEO: Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad

NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child. Instructor Charles Vacca was standing next…

29 August 2014 [10:08 AM]
Seniors voice opinions at transportation workshop

Residents gave input during a workshop on proposed transportation projects at the Tyler Senior Center on Thursday. The workshop was put on by the Tyler Area Metropolitan Planning Organization as a way to get public feedback for an update of…

29 August 2014 [12:19 AM]
Rain chances increase

Showers and thunderstorms will increase today in response to an approaching trough of low pressure out of the Rockies, and that higher chance of rain will continue through Sunday. High temperatures will be a little lower in the low 90s.…

29 August 2014 [12:14 AM]
Bible Thoughts, August 29, 2014

“I will fasten him as a peg in a secure place, and he will become a glorious throne to his father’s house.” (Isaiah 22:23)…

29 August 2014 [12:11 AM]
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Don't miss a single play on Friday nights

ETFinalScore.com, KYTX CBS19, Kelly Community Federal Credit Union, KTBB and the Tyler Morning Telegraph are combining to bring fans games, scores, highlights and updates throughout the high school football season. Whether you are at home, at the stadium or on…

29 August 2014 [12:10 AM]
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Bendy gets life in young mom's shooting death

A Tyler man convicted on murder charges earlier this month for his role in the gang shooting that claimed the life of a 20-year-old woman at a local park was sentenced to life in prison during a hearing Thursday morning.…

28 August 2014 [11:40 PM]
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Behind the Preview: What does it take to make the shot?

Twenty-three players, 17 schools, one glossy high school football preview magazine. As the lights power on, illuminating gridders across East Texas, fans can expect hard hits, big plays and our annual Pigskin Preview, inside today’s paper. The staff spent three…

28 August 2014 [11:34 PM]
UT Tyler MFA alumni art exhibit Tuesday

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery will house the UT Tyler Master of Fine Arts Alumni Art Exhibition beginning Tuesday, Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator, announced. All with art on display earned the master of fine arts degree from…

28 August 2014 [11:29 PM]
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Tyler Museum of Art: 'Cars Are Art' exhibit registration due Sunday

The deadline to enter Tyler Museum of Art’s “Cars Are Art” juried competition is Sunday. Vehicle owners may enter their cars in one of eight categories: Pre-1940s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and post-2000. Cars will be judged on…

28 August 2014 [11:28 PM]
Edom Civic Theatre to perform final play

“Smoke on the Mountain,” a show that features gospel and bluegrass music, will be the final production of Edom Civic Theatre’s 2014 season. It is set for Nov. 14 through 16. In the cast are Lloyd Smith, Eddie Pirtle, Jamie…

28 August 2014 [11:17 PM]
Register for acting class at Liberty Hall

Registration is taking place for a class on improvisational acting, Liberty Hall in Tyler will host Card 53’s School of Improvisational Comedy Level 1 Improv Class set for 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays from Sept. 9 to Oct. 21, Jamey…

28 August 2014 [11:16 PM]
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Improvisational troupe Card 53 to play Liberty Hall

Tyler improvisational troupe Card 53 will perform at 8 p.m. on Sept. 6 in Liberty Hall. Roadside Coach, improv comedians from the Dallas Comedy House, will open the show, said information from Liberty Hall. Card 53 is made up of…

28 August 2014 [11:14 PM]
HCPAC plans stage readings for Texan Carl Williams' plays

Editor’s Note: Marcia Colbert is the executive director of Henderson County Performing Arts Center. Beginning Sept. 11, Henderson County Performing Arts Center in Athens, in association with Steve Grant Realty and Document Solutions, will present three new comedies…

28 August 2014 [11:12 PM]
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Happyland: East Texan Ryan Rottman stars in MTV's new teen soap

While growing up in Lufkin, actor Ryan Rottman didn’t care much for amusement parks. “I couldn’t stand roller coasters,” said Rottman. “I would get motion sickness really bad. And I couldn’t do those spinning rides, I would be sick for…

28 August 2014 [11:06 PM]
TJC trustees approve $82.38 M budget

Tyler Junior College trustees on Thursday approved an $82.38 million budget for fiscal 2015, a 4.68 percent overall increase. The board also set the tax rate at 19.9926 cents per $100 valuation, the same as last fiscal year. The 2015…

28 August 2014 [10:55 PM]
Coasties choose Tyler as safe harbor

Tried and tested are the words used by a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard to describe Tyler as a safe harbor for the Coast Guard’s Marine Safety Unit in Port Arthur. Coast Guard Capt. Randal Ogrydziak, commanding officer of…

28 August 2014 [10:49 PM]