Comic Con comes to Tyler for the second time

Like the fiery-eye of Sauron beckoning ring-bearers to Mordor, celebrities, cosplayers and nerds of all ages will descend on Tyler for the second Rose City Comic Con. Comic Con will feature celebrities, vendors, gaming areas, and question-and-answer sessions that will draw from a wide array of popular culture, such as science fiction, fantasy, com…

Three finalists chosen for Whooos a Reader Statue naming contest

Three finalists have been chosen in the Tyler Public Library’s Whooos a Reader Statue Naming Contest. The statue, created by Cherry and Jim Day, features an owl sitting on top of multiple books, including “Great Expectations,” “The Color Purple” and “The Odyssey.

Man arrested for child porn in San Antonio

LINDALE — A man who has falsely claimed he was an elite Navy Seal and a veteran of the Vietnam War, and who last year clashed with police over his arrest for animal cruelty, has been arrested on much more serious charges by U.S. marshals — three felony counts of possession of child pornography.

15-year-old achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Tyler

Daniel Paul English, 15, of Boy Scout Troop 370, chartered by Green Acres Baptist Church, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, his family announced. English, son of Drs.

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Motor Trike to host 20th Anniversary Rally

Motor Trike’s 20th Anniversary Rally will take place this weekend. The event is scheduled for Saturday at Motor Trike headquarters in Troup, 22667 Farm-to-Market Road 15. Registration is set to begin at 9 a.m., Blessing of the Bikes is set…

23 October 2014 [11:24 PM]
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Man arrested for child porn in San Antonio

LINDALE — A man who has falsely claimed he was an elite Navy Seal and a veteran of the Vietnam War, and who last year clashed with police over his arrest for animal cruelty, has been arrested on much more…

23 October 2014 [10:43 PM]
Bible Verse 10-24

"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." (Ephesians 1:3)…

23 October 2014 [10:34 PM]
Halloween night activities at Broadway Square Mall

The Center Court at Broadway Square Mall will be the site of Halloween night activities as the Simon Kidgits Club presents Boo Bash from 5 to 7 p.m. “Broadway Square Mall is the perfect place for families looking for Halloween…

23 October 2014 [10:16 PM]
Domestic violence balloon release this weekend

Family members and friends of Karen Bailey will have a balloon release this weekend to help bring attention to domestic violence. The event, which is being held in memory of Ms. Bailey, is scheduled for 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday…

23 October 2014 [10:09 PM]
Deadline today to apply for mail-in ballots

Today is the last day to apply for a ballot by mail for the Nov. 4 elections. Voters can complete an application at www.smith-county.com on the Elections page and return it via email at scelections@smith-county.com. To be eligible to vote…

23 October 2014 [09:58 PM]
Kids aspiring to dream will honor community leaders this weekend

Kids Aspiring to Dream, a local youth talent and performing arts organization, will honor several community leaders at its Candlelight Light the Dream Scholarship Benefit Banquet this weekend. The event is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Hollytree…

23 October 2014 [09:46 PM]
Lindale debates students to tackle wet-dry issue

While the respective sides of an alcohol option election work to get their voters to the polls, Lindale ISD debate students are working to fine-tune their arguments for and against the proposed measures. The high school speech and debate team…

23 October 2014 [09:43 PM]
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15-year-old achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in Tyler

Daniel Paul English, 15, of Boy Scout Troop 370, chartered by Green Acres Baptist Church, achieved the rank of Eagle Scout, his family announced. English, son of Drs. John and Grace English, is a freshman at Robert E. Lee High…

23 October 2014 [09:34 PM]
Three arrested for illegal narcotics

Three people were arrested Thursday after a lengthy investigation into illegal narcotics. According to a press release from the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Drew Michael Mizzles, 31, and Lacy Layne Taylor, 25, were arrested on site on a charge of…

23 October 2014 [09:12 PM]
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Three finalists chosen for Whooos a Reader Statue naming contest

Three finalists have been chosen in the Tyler Public Library’s Whooos a Reader Statue Naming Contest. The statue, created by Cherry and Jim Day, features an owl sitting on top of multiple books, including “Great Expectations,” “The Color Purple” and…

23 October 2014 [09:09 PM]
"A Centrury in Progress" exhibit is a big change for Smith County Museum

From photos and tools to military attire and advertising materials, Smith County’s history of advancement and industrial growth is chronicled in a new exhibit set to open at the Smith County Historical Society Museum and Archives. The exhibit, called “A…

23 October 2014 [08:33 PM]
Fire society celebration this weekend

Fire history buffs are expected to attend the 29th annual East Texas Historical Fire Society’s muster, where they will see antique apparatus and share tales of fire history. David Crim, of the ETHFS, said the festivities kick off this evening…

23 October 2014 [08:16 PM]
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United Nations Day nothing to celebrate

If you check your calendar, you’ll see today is “United Nations Day,” a day we’re urged (by the U.N. itself) to “do more.” “More to protect those caught up in armed conflict, to fight climate change and avert nuclear…

23 October 2014 [08:06 PM]
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Comic Con comes to Tyler for the second time

Like the fiery-eye of Sauron beckoning ring-bearers to Mordor, celebrities, cosplayers and nerds of all ages will descend on Tyler for the second Rose City Comic Con. Comic Con will feature celebrities, vendors, gaming areas, and question-and-answer sessions that will…

23 October 2014 [07:09 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-24

DEATHS WILLIAM DUWARD BARNES, 98, Chandler, died Oct. 21. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday at funeral home. MARY BLACK, 61, Rusk, died Oct. 22. Mercy/McGowan Funeral Home, Jacksonville. EARL BURNELL CANNING, 72, Winona, died Oct. 22. Caudle-Rutledge…

23 October 2014 [06:58 PM]
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VIDEO: Ex-Mountie hero of shooting at Canada's Parliament

DAVID CRARY, Associated Press AND JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The standing ovation began even before Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers entered the Parliament chamber in his black robe, carrying the golden ceremonial mace on his right shoulder. For…

23 October 2014 [04:49 PM]
UPDATE: Tyler man gets 50 years for scalding 2-year-old boy's feet

UPDATE: TYLER (KYTX) -- A Smith County jury sentenced the man who scalded baby's feet to 50 years in prison. --------------- BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com A Smith County jury found a Tyler man guilty of intentionally immersing a 2-year-old boy’s…

23 October 2014 [04:06 PM]
Actor Chuck Norris will accompany candidate Abbott in Tyler Friday

Action movie and television star Chuck Norris will accompany Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott during a “Get Out the Vote” tour stop in Tyler Friday. Norris, the star of movies including “Missing In Action” and “Lone…

23 October 2014 [04:03 PM]
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VIDEO: Preparing to take the stage, behind bars

An acting outreach project started by Tim Robbins in one Southern California prison is expanding to other lock-ups around the state thanks to a pilot project that's distributing $2.5 million over two years to start prison arts programs.…

23 October 2014 [04:02 PM]
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VIDEO: Golf prodigy began by swinging a broken broomstick

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dylan Reales started learning to play golf by swinging a broken broomstick at fruit and vegetables discarded at a temporary market in front of his house in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires.…

23 October 2014 [03:49 PM]
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Watch Lee game tonight LIVE on ETFinalScore.com

Robert E. Lee High School is playing a rare Thursday night district game in Garland against the North Garland Raiders. You can watch the game LIVE in streaming video and audio from Garland on our ETFinalScore.com website. You can also…

23 October 2014 [03:09 PM]
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Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us

SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they're incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. First, the reality check: More Americans have…

23 October 2014 [02:58 PM]
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VIDEO: UNC scandal could forfeit three national titles

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students -- nearly half of them…

23 October 2014 [12:50 PM]
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VIDEO: 'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the…

23 October 2014 [11:25 AM]