Moscow Ballet ballerina performs during Art of Peace-Tyler peace pole dedication at Bergfeld Park

A reminder of what can be achieved when differences are set aside and peace is pursued now stands near the Bergfeld Park playground. In celebration of the International Day of Peace on Thursday, Art of Peace - Tyler dedicated the fourth peace pole in the city. The celebration drew people from a variety of backgrounds, and even attracted the…

East Texas State Fair opens Friday for 10 days of food, fun, thrills

The East Texas State Fair - a unique blend of head-spinning thrill rides, gooey treats, livestock competitions and entertainment - begins its annual run Friday in Tyler. The fair will continue through Oct. 1 on the fairgrounds at 2000 W. Front St. “Nothing brings people together like the fair,” Fair President and CEO John Sykes

How to keep children safe online is topic of Smith County Women’s Fund luncheon

The days of passing notes in the classroom are over, but the days of online social statuses are very important to minors and teens. This means teens become over exposed to social media and most of those interactions are done underground without the knowledge of their parents or guardians, according to Marissa Miller with the U.S. Attorney’s

Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant coming to Tyler on Saturday

The Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant coming to Tyler for the second year in a row is not a beauty pageant. “It’s a fellowship of senior ladies 60, 70 and 80 years old wanting to celebrate senior life,” said Peggy Wagner, of Plano, who with her husband, Earl, are pageant directors. This is the 16th

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Bible Verse for 9-22

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)…

21 September 2017 [10:54 PM]
Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant coming to Tyler on Saturday

The Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant coming to Tyler for the second year in a row is not a beauty pageant. “It’s a fellowship of senior ladies 60, 70 and 80 years old wanting to celebrate senior life,” said Peggy…

21 September 2017 [07:59 PM]
DPS investigating fatal crash in Cherokee County

Staff reports A 26-year-old motorcycle driver was killed in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday on U.S. Highway 79 in Cherokee County, one mile east of Jacksonville. Dustin Michael Jones, of Troup, was driving west on U.S. 79 in a 2006 Harley…

21 September 2017 [07:44 PM]
Fatal crash under investigation in Winona

One person is dead after a vehicle crashed into a Winona restaurant and caught the car and building on fire. Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the incident about 4:30 a.m. Thursday A preliminary crash investigation indicates the…

21 September 2017 [07:41 PM]
Senior Follies Talent Show set for Saturday in Tyler

The Tyler Senior Center will have its Senior Follies Talent Show from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at 1915 Garden Valley Road. Dinner and dessert is $10 per person. For more information, call 903-597-0781.…

21 September 2017 [07:28 PM]
East Texas State Fair to bring traffic issues to Front Street

The fair is in town, and with the corn dogs and carnival rides comes thick traffic on west Front Street. The East Texas State Fair will open this Friday, which is designated as Senior Citizen day.   Tyler Police Department advises…

21 September 2017 [06:19 PM]
Carthage teen dies in fatal crash in Panola County

An 18-year-old Carthage man died late Wednesday in a fatal two-vehicle crash in Panola County. Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to the crash about 11:20 p.m. on Texas Highway 315 three miles southwest of the city of Longbranch.…

21 September 2017 [06:11 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 22

DEATHS VAN SOLON CAMPBELL, 80, Bullard, died Sept. 21. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. HAZEL HEMBY FLORENCE, 85, Tyler, died Sept. 20. Visitation 3-5 p.m. Sunday at Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. DR.…

21 September 2017 [05:17 PM]
New law seeks to prevent surprise medical bills from freestanding ERs

Patients who visit freestanding emergency rooms in Texas should now have a better idea of whether their health insurance will cover the bill.  A new state law that took effect Sept. 1 requires the facilities - which resemble urgent care clinics but…

21 September 2017 [04:41 PM]
Report: Indicted Texas Rep. Dawnna Dukes spent $51k on online psychic

State Rep. Dawnna Dukes, the Austin Democrat facing corruption charges, failed to turn over a cell phone to investigators and spent more than $51,000 on an online psychic, according to a legal filing reported by the Austin American-Statesman on Wednesday.…

21 September 2017 [04:37 PM]
Facebook to release Russia ads to Congress amid pressure

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators, bowing to pressure that it be more forthcoming with information that could shed light on possible interference in the 2016…

21 September 2017 [04:29 PM]
2 Tyler burger joints deemed best in Texas

Is there a better experience than eating a great burger? A perfectly seasoned juicy paddy on a toasted bun, crisp veggies and just the right condiment ratio; throw some bacon and a slice of quality cheese, and it may have…

21 September 2017 [03:55 PM]
If you're allergic to pollen, you already know it's ragweed season

It’s not just you. Ragweed pollen counts are sky-high, and allergy suffers know it. Thursday’s ragweed count from the University of Texas Health Northeast is 166, which it rates as “high.” In this area, that’s primarily ragweed and goldenrod. “Allergy…

21 September 2017 [02:39 PM]
George Strait signs autographs in Harvey battered town of Rockport

ROCKPORT (AP) - Country superstar George Strait has offered messages of encouragement to his neighbors in a South Texas town battered by Hurricane Harvey. Strait was joined by Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday in Rockport, a town of about 10,000 near…

21 September 2017 [01:38 PM]
Shake, Rattle & Roll to perform at theater fundraiser Sept. 23

Cherokee Civic Theatre, 157 E. Fifth St. in Rusk, will present the doo-wop vocal group Shake, Rattle & Roll in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to an announcement. Tickets cost $15 when purchased advance through Tickets at the…

21 September 2017 [01:28 PM]