Quitman Animal Clinic puts pet owners before profits Video

QUITMAN — A tiny Chihuahua trembles nervously on a veterinarian’s exam table as a gentle sedative is administered, helping it to relax and drift off to sleep. The drowsy dog is about to have its teeth cleaned at Quitman Animal Clinic, but like some humans, he isn’t exactly a fan of dental work and fights to stay awake.…

Nelson Clyde, Is it just me?: Tracing my roots

Recent travels to Ireland (southern) and Scotland brought refreshing perspectives to two places that are the homeland of many American families just a few generations back. The Irish are a people full of passion and vigor. They are also quite the counter-culturists following the pattern of their American cousins by breaking from English rule in 1916.

East Texas counties have higher suicide rates than other areas of state

With suicide rates nearly double that of more urban counties, mental health workers and advocates are shining a light on the state of mental health in East Texas. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1999 and 2013, Smith County’s suicide rate was 14.29 per 100,000 people, higher than the state’s rate of 11.69 and the nation’s 12.61.

Tyler Police substation on track to open in early 2016

Construction of a police substation at Faulkner Park is on schedule for completion in winter 2016. Progress on the building has not been hampered by the historic rainfall amount this summer, and the project remains on schedule. It had a March groundbreaking. The $4.77 million, 17,500-square foot substation at 574 W. Cumberland Road is 23 percent complete, with current expenditures of just less than $1 million, Adrienne Leach, project engineer, said.

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Death and Funeral Notices 7-6

DEATHS DANIEL ADAMS, 56, Cookville, died July 2. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. RONALD L. BERGMEIER, 87, Tyler, died June 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale.…

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Smoking is bad, but what about privacy?

Of course it wouldn’t end with choices left up to the public. The left seems driven to take away all but the correct choice. “Mayor Bill de Blasio is ramping up the city’s war against smoking — at home, The…

05 July 2015 [08:03 PM]
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John Moore: Memories of old traditions on July 4

Independence Day is a great day to watch “Independence Day.” Most families have their own holiday traditions. At Christmas at our house, it’s serving specific dishes for dinner. At Thanksgiving, it’s having a smoked ham. At some point over the…

05 July 2015 [12:28 AM]
Dual diagnosis: tackling substance abuse and mental illness

Substance abuse is often linked to mental illness. It’s a complex problem, as drugs and alcohol are used to self-medicate and could worsen an underlying mental health problem. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, nearly one-third…

05 July 2015 [12:26 AM]
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UT Health NE providers merge mental health care, primary care

On a recent Thursday morning, Dr. Ryan Menard’s first patient admitted having suicidal thoughts. A counselor spent time with the patient and worked with Menard to explore a course of treatment. This is the norm for Menard, who said the…

05 July 2015 [12:26 AM]
Tyler set the bar high for Independence Day

Thousands of people made their way to Lindsey Park on Saturday to celebrate Independence Day. In its second year since taking over the fireworks show from the disbanded Tyler Jaycees, the city attempted to raise the bar and succeeded. The…

05 July 2015 [12:12 AM]
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Quitman Animal Clinic puts pet owners before profits

QUITMAN — A tiny Chihuahua trembles nervously on a veterinarian’s exam table as a gentle sedative is administered, helping it to relax and drift off to sleep. The drowsy dog is about to have its teeth cleaned at Quitman Animal…

04 July 2015 [11:56 PM]
Drilling-related road repairs to start

  Summer road projects around East Texas will begin ramping up this month, as several road departments have some state dollars to spend. Legislators approved $450 million for the Texas Department of Transportation and counties to pay for road projects…

04 July 2015 [11:49 PM]
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Rusk brings in the Fourth

Our Andrew Brosig was in Rusk Saturday as the residents of that East Texas community celebrated Independence Day. His photo report appears to the left.…

04 July 2015 [11:45 PM]
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Nelson Clyde, Is it just me?: Tracing my roots

Recent travels to Ireland (southern) and Scotland brought refreshing perspectives to two places that are the homeland of many American families just a few generations back. The Irish are a people full of passion and vigor. They are also quite…

04 July 2015 [11:43 PM]
Bible verse, July 5

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12)…

04 July 2015 [11:39 PM]
Supreme Court crossed the line with marriage ruling

I believe that the Supreme Court made a grave mistake in its decision to sanction same-sex marriage. I am not homophobic. I am tolerant of people’s beliefs. That’s one of the greatest freedoms we share in America, the ability…

04 July 2015 [11:25 PM]
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A win for the private sector in West Texas

Not every problem has a governmental solution. This principle is being played out in the oilfields of West Texas, where petroleum companies are dimming their lights to help out the famed McDonald Observatory, as it searches the night sky. And…

04 July 2015 [11:24 PM]
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Waist trainers: Effective, but dangerous in the long tern

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04 July 2015 [11:11 PM]
TxDOT work scheduled week of July 5

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04 July 2015 [11:01 PM]
Donated fans needed for Beat the Heat drive

The Salvation Army will host its annual Beat the Heat Fan Drive Week July 6 to 11. During the weeklong drive, discounted fans will be available for purchase at the Lowe’s customer service department and may be dropped off at…

04 July 2015 [11:00 PM]
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Rio Ammo's Marshall plant up and running in time for hunting season

MARSHALL – Because guys like things that go boom, Rio Ammunition has been able to open a manufacturing plant capable of produce a million-plus shotgun shells a day. The Spanish-owned company’s shotgun shell division, Maxam, actually set up shop in…

04 July 2015 [10:43 PM]
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State parks finally get revenue intended for repairs

It has taken more than two decades, but the Texas Legislature has finally done the right thing. In 1993 supporters of Texas’ state parks pushed the 73rd Legislature for a funding mechanism they thought would finally help the system become…

04 July 2015 [10:33 PM]
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Pet of the week: Oscar

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04 July 2015 [10:14 PM]
Check out online Social Security tools

Achieving financial independence is a key to enjoying a satisfying retirement. Social Security has many tools to help you plan for your future. Prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Once there, open a secure my Social…

04 July 2015 [10:06 PM]
Urgent care clinic at Lake Palestine opens Monday

ETMC First Physicians will open an urgent care clinic on Monday at its Lake Palestine location at the corner of Farm-to-Market Road 344 and Highway 155 in Flint. Clinic hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday…

04 July 2015 [09:54 PM]
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Consumer tips for buying a used car

Whether you’re looking for your first car or something more family-friendly, buying a used car can be a hassle. BBB receives daily calls from consumers who question a recent purchase they made or are confused by the used car industry…

04 July 2015 [09:53 PM]
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Tyler Police substation on track to open in early 2016

Construction of a police substation at Faulkner Park is on schedule for completion in winter 2016. Progress on the building has not been hampered by the historic rainfall amount this summer, and the project remains on schedule. It had a…

04 July 2015 [09:52 PM]
Oil and gas drilling report, July 5

Drilling Report for July 5 (Report for June 21-27) DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Cherokee; Tanos Exploration II, LLC; Wilkinson - McElroy ‘A’ Alloc 1H; Overton (Cotton Valley Sand); Gee, E./20; Gas; 11,850; 2.1 Miles E.…

04 July 2015 [09:37 PM]
Death and funeral notices, July 5

DEATHS DANIEL ADAMS, 56, Cookville, died July 2. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. RONALD L. BERGMEIER, 87, Tyler, died June 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. NADINE BLANTON, 82, Henderson,…

04 July 2015 [09:36 PM]
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Big names at Cowan Center during 2015-16 season

The Cowan Center is promising that its 2015-2016 season will be full of splashy shows, contests and big talent. Billed as “Lighting Up East Texas! Big Names, Big Shows,” the season includes Broadway musicals, shows inspired by popular television shows…

04 July 2015 [05:36 PM]
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Give well: Family stories spark giving

Stories bind us, one generation to another. From parent to child, grandparent to grandchild, children learn what’s important to a family through stories. Our stories pass values from one generation to the next. They are the highlighted passages of our…

04 July 2015 [05:31 PM]
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Fourth of July marked by variety of events

This Independence Day, East Texans will have no shortage of events to choose from. Whether they’re looking for a full day with the family or just a fireworks show to wrap up the evening, dozens of events across the area…

04 July 2015 [03:51 PM]
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Whitehouse grad to lead Aggie band

Cadet Timothy Cummins of Whitehouse looks forward with great anticipation to leading and directing the 450-member Texas A&M Aggie band as head drum major during the next academic year. “The opportunity to serve the band in that capacity appealed to…

04 July 2015 [12:02 AM]