Capital murder suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia set to be arraigned Tuesday in Kayla Gomez-Orozco case

Capital murder suspect Gustavo Zavala-Garcia’s arraignment is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 241st District Court. Zavala-Garcia, 24, is charged in the capital murder of 10-year-old Tyler resident Kayla Gomez-Orozco. An arraignment provides an opportunity for the judge, in this case Judge Jack Skeen Jr., to inform the defendant of the…

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Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents' Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day. The numbers weren't close to the million-plus who thronged the streets following Trump's inauguration a month earlier, but the message was similar. Thousands of flag-waving protesters lined up outside

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Bible Verse for Feb. 21

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” (Proverbs 17:9)…

20 February 2017 [11:32 PM]
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Accidents following rollover cleared on I-20

Westbound lanes on Interstate 20 near County Road 496 were closed for about an hour and a half following a number of accidents Monday afternoon, according to the Department of Public Safety and Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office. One vehicle…

20 February 2017 [09:30 PM]
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Rain expected in Tyler throughout Monday

Residents of Tyler are expected to get relief from the rain Tuesday. An upper-level trough moving slowly across East Texas caused almost continuous rainfall in Tyler throughout Monday, according to Marty Mayeau, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in…

20 February 2017 [07:14 PM]
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Tyler school board candidate stays in race after announcing withdrawal

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com A Tyler school board candidate says he will continue to seek the District 4 seat, despite announcing plans early Monday to pull from the race.  Early Monday, the Tyler real estate agent Martin Marroquin announced to his…

20 February 2017 [06:06 PM]
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Enrollment for tuition-based Pre-K opens at Andy Woods Elementary

Enrollment is now open for the tuition-based prekindergarten program at Andy Woods Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year. Students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. “My son loves going to school,” parent Jennifer Roach said.…

20 February 2017 [05:09 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 21

DEATHS IRA BROWN JR., 91, Tyler, died Feb. 14. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. DORETHA M. (WATSON) DAVIS, 70, Tyler, died Feb. 20. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. TEXAS LEE (KELLY) ENDSLEY, 81, Carthage, died Feb. 18. Garmon…

20 February 2017 [04:38 PM]
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Students from The Brook Hill School dress as historic Americans

Second graders from The Brook Hill School have worked hard over the last month to produce a research project that will be remembered for years to come. Each student selected a person that did something great in American history. Selecting…

20 February 2017 [04:36 PM]
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Thousands of demonstrators across US say 'Not My President'

Thousands of demonstrators turned out Monday across the U.S. to challenge Donald Trump in a Presidents' Day protest dubbed Not My President's Day. The numbers weren't close to the million-plus who thronged the streets following Trump's inauguration a month earlier,…

20 February 2017 [04:07 PM]
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Walter Williams: There's nothing free

It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Professor Friedman could have added that there is a difference between something’s being free and something’s having a zero price.…

20 February 2017 [04:01 PM]
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Editorial: Washington's farewell address still matters today

Editors Note: On the anniversary of George Washington’s birth, the Tyler Paper will follow, as best it can, in a commendable tradition held in the U.S. Senate. Each year, the Senate has read aloud Washington’s famous Farewell Address, delivered in…

20 February 2017 [03:59 PM]
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Storms, tornadoes damage dozens of homes in San Antonio area

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — At least three tornadoes have hit parts of San Antonio and its suburbs, damaging dozens of homes but causing no major injuries.A National Weather Service survey team confirmed that a tornado struck a residential area about…

20 February 2017 [02:15 PM]
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Misspelled note on pickup apologizes for 'anger isusesh'

CARBONDALE, Colo. (AP) - Police in western Colorado say a man battered somebody else's pickup with a baseball bat and then left a note acknowledging he had anger issues.Police say the note read, "Sorryy anger isusesh." The Glenwood Springs Post…

20 February 2017 [01:22 PM]
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Tyler couple opens 903 Handmade in Off the Square Downtown

The quaint strip of Broadway Avenue between the old East Texas Tire and Austin Bank has become one of the best places in town to enjoy craft beer, hear live local music, see local art and photography, have coffee and…

20 February 2017 [12:16 AM]
Bible Verse for Feb. 20

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:11)…

19 February 2017 [11:30 PM]
Business Notes for Feb. 20

RECERTIFIED East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind's Horizon Industries recently received recertification through the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. This two-year recertification signifies East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind is continuing its safety culture. There are 49 businesses in…

19 February 2017 [05:29 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 20

DEATHS TEXAS LEE (KELLY) ENDSLEY, 81, Carthage, died Feb. 18. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. DAVID LYNN LEWIS, 57, Henderson, died Feb. 16. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. Visitation 1-7 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home. DAVID WAYNE MCCABE, 58, New London,…

19 February 2017 [05:12 PM]
Building Permits for Feb. 20

Residential Werner-Taylor Land & Development will build a 3,338 square foot home for $440,000 at 7508 Cross Gate. Werner-Taylor Land & Development will build a 5,238 square foot home for $600,000 at 7620 Timber Trail. Jenna and James Gillingham will…

19 February 2017 [04:37 PM]
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IN Focus: Greater East Texas Black Nurses Luncheon 01.14.17

The Greater East Texas Black Nurses Association had a luncheon for members Jan. 14 at the Potpourri House to show appreciation for their service. Also, nursing students were invited to celebrate the beginning of their health care journey. Students were…

19 February 2017 [02:45 PM]
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IN Focus: ETMC Heart Health Luncheon 02.09.17

More than 200 people turned out on Feb. 9 for an East Texas Medical Center luncheon focusing on heart health. The Matters from the Heart: A Woman’s Journey luncheon at Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center saw a largely…

19 February 2017 [02:42 PM]
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IN Focus: Better Business Bureau Annual Luncheon 02.07.17

The Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas had its Annual Luncheon Feb. 7 at the Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center. The BBB named its large, medium and small businesses of the year, as well as its nonprofit…

19 February 2017 [02:36 PM]
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Bible verse: 2-19

“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” (Romans 8:36)…

19 February 2017 [12:44 AM]
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Tim Tebow’s passion is helping children find forever families

He’s a best-selling author, but is perhaps best known as a two-time national champion and Heisman Trophy winner. He’s multi-talented, playing both pro football and baseball. But Tim Tebow is not only a leader on the playing field, but the…

18 February 2017 [11:38 PM]
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Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Pie Five Pizza coming to South Broadway

A Potbelly Sandwich Shop and a Pie Five Pizza Co. will open on South Broadway Avenue near Target in the summer, developers report. Matthew Marshall, of Drake Real Estate & Investments, confirmed that his company is helping to develop a…

18 February 2017 [09:44 PM]