Women physicians discuss challenges of juggling work and family life

About 50 women recently gathered in a room at Hollytree Country Club to celebrate Women in Medicine Month - an annual observance in September by the American Medical Association. They also came to fellowship with other women doctors in the community. “I’ve been a physician (in Tyler) since 2002,” said Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell, the event’s…

Study: Your smartphone may be killing your romantic relationship, making you depressed

We’ve probably known for a while that the society we’ve created has been both a curse and a blessing. The conveniences of life make it possible to get more done in less time, but it often comes at a hefty price. For example, our desire to want faster more convenient lives that allow us to enjoy leisure has affected our waistlines. We’ve

Children serve as rose queen’s attendants

During the coronation and other Texas Rose Festival events, Rose Queen Madeline Shirley Wynne will be accompanied by young attendants. The festival, “Royalty of the Under Water Realm,” will take place Oct. 15-18 in Tyler. The attendants this year are: Mason Gregory Adcock, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregory S. Adcock, of Tyler, attends All

East Texans catch 100-pound fish

Tarpon fishing on the Texas Coast isn’t exactly like a nighttime snipe hunt at summer camp, but it can be close. There are tarpon on the coast, but the chances of catching one are about as good as catching a snipe with a red light and a burlap bag. “KT was pretty good about setting low expectations,” said Tyler fisherman Mark Spencer, who

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Gusty wind may add to weather risks on soggy East Coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Flooding from days of record-setting rain along the East Coast has washed out bridges and homes and forecasters are warning wind gusts topping 35 mph could down trees and power lines across the Carolinas and Virginia.…

04 October 2015 [07:04 AM]
Changes to Big Buck Contest; registration underway

Registration is underway for the Tyler Paper’s 36th Big Buck Contest. Hunters may register for free at any of the contest sponsors: Army/Navy Store of Tyler, 1201 E.SE. Loop 323; East Texas Seed, Cotton Belt Rail Yard; Lynch’s Food Store,…

04 October 2015 [06:57 AM]
East Texans catch 100-pound fish

Tarpon fishing on the Texas Coast isn’t exactly like a nighttime snipe hunt at summer camp, but it can be close. There are tarpon on the coast, but the chances of catching one are about as good as catching a…

04 October 2015 [06:56 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices 10-04

DEATHS STEVEN BROWN, 50, Chandler, died Oct. 2. Autry Funeral Home, Frankston. KENNETH A. CARPENTER, 56, Whitehouse, died Oct. 3. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. Visitation 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday at funeral home. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday at funeral…

04 October 2015 [06:48 AM]
East Texas Events guide -- Week of Oct. 4

The Tyler Professional Firefighters Association will host the 5th Annual “Tee Off for Toys” Golf Tournament benefiting the Salvation Army Monday. Registration begins at 9 a.m., with a putting contest at 9:30 a.m. and an 11 a.m. start to the…

04 October 2015 [06:43 AM]
Wood County takes unusual route in search for doctors

In an unusual approach, Wood County Central Hospital District is attempting to offer an introductory organic chemistry course for area high schoolers and adults to try to develop future health care providers who would be interested in practicing in rural…

04 October 2015 [06:41 AM]
John Moore: I'll split it with you

While much of America enjoys four equal seasons, those of us in Texas celebrate two: hot and less hot. Between October and February, it’s kinda cold in Texas. The rest of the year, it’s hot and humid. But, as September…

04 October 2015 [06:38 AM]
Tyler Municipal Court makes changes to improve service

The Tyler Municipal Court is making changes to its internal operations with the goal of improving customer service. “We realize most people don’t want to go to the court and pay a ticket, and we want to make…

04 October 2015 [06:34 AM]
Health Briefs 10-04

Flu immunization event slated Oct. 3   The Texas Medical Association will host a Be Wise - Flu Immunization program from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13 at Tyler Day Nursery, 2901 W. Gentry Parkway. The free…

04 October 2015 [06:28 AM]
Pope came to encourage Christians to build up families

I would like to thank the good people of East Texas for their openness to the message of Pope Francis during his historic visit to our nation last week. The main reason Pope Francis came to the United States was…

04 October 2015 [04:48 AM]
Justice reform deal is a good first step

The U.S. Senate has reached a historic agreement on reducing unjust prison sentences. This is commendable and should be the start of an even larger slate of criminal justice reforms. At the center of last week’s agreement is the reduction…

04 October 2015 [04:46 AM]
Hijinks ensue as the clowns come to town

Steve Roeske traveled all the way from Melbourne, Florida, to sell East Texans oversized clown shoes. Roeske was in town for the Texas Clown Association’s annual convention, which ran Wednesday through Sunday at the Holiday Inn Express on…

04 October 2015 [04:41 AM]
IN Magazine’s Fall New Home Tour opens Oct. 16

IN Magazine, in conjunction with Gray’s Home Fashion Gallery, is presenting the 2015 Fall New Home Tour. This year’s tour features properties from C. Cooper Custom Homes, Kelley Development, Steve Latson Construction, The New Stretford and Carlyle Homes.…

04 October 2015 [04:38 AM]
Bible Verse 10-04

"But the word of the Lord endureth forever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you." (1 Peter 1:25)…

04 October 2015 [04:37 AM]
Nelson Clyde: Is It Just Me: Words that stump us

Before we get into today’s topic, it was brought to my attention last week a correction was necessary regarding my story about John Noble’s lawn mower. Thanks to my readers in the men’s grill at Willow Brook Country Club and…

04 October 2015 [04:37 AM]
3-way race to replace Eltife in District 1

An area businessman with an extensive civic and military record intends to become the next state Senator in District 1. James K. “Red” Brown, a two-star major general and acting deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army Forces…

04 October 2015 [04:23 AM]
Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday it has withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital, killing 19 people. The humanitarian crisis in the city, which…

04 October 2015 [04:11 AM]
Children serve as rose queen’s attendants

During the coronation and other Texas Rose Festival events, Rose Queen Madeline Shirley Wynne will be accompanied by young attendants. The festival, “Royalty of the Under Water Realm,” will take place Oct. 15-18 in Tyler. The attendants this year are:…

04 October 2015 [04:09 AM]
Coronation costumes geared to theme

The well-anticipated Texas Rose Festival Coronation is set for Oct. 16 and will flow into The University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center with an enchanting “Royalty of the Underwater Realm” theme. “We are so excited this year. There are…

04 October 2015 [04:01 AM]
Standoff at Gilmer home ends with 1 in custody

GILMER (KYTX) - Multiple agencies responded to a disturbance Friday night that ended with a suspect in custody and authorities finding a body at the scene. According to an Upshur County Sheriff's department media release, a 911 call was made…

04 October 2015 [03:55 AM]
FAITH BRIEFS: Greater St. Mary to host health fair today

Greater St. Mary Baptist Church will have a Community Health Fair from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at 1615 Texas College Road. The free event will include free health screenings, immunizations, informational exhibits, presentations and more. Call 903-592-3774 for…

02 October 2015 [11:22 PM]
Pro-life group to meet at Bishop Gorman Sunday

A Tyler group will come together in front of Bishop T.K. Gorman School to pray for an end to abortion on Sunday. Life Chain will meet from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on the sidewalk in front of the school.…

02 October 2015 [11:20 PM]
Bible Verse

"The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe." (Proverbs 29:25)…

02 October 2015 [11:08 PM]
Lt. Gov. Patrick stumps for November propositions

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick stopped in Tyler on Friday during a two-week crisscross tour of Texas in support of seven Texas constitutional amendments on November ballots. “All of these constitutional amendments required two-thirds vote from the legislature to make it…

02 October 2015 [11:02 PM]
Aunt arrested in drowning of 3-year-old Lufkin boy

The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office made a second arrest in connection with the August drowning of Mason Cuttler. ACSO arrested Billie Jean Cuttler on Friday in Leesville, Louisiana, for a capital murder warrant in connection to the drowning death of…

02 October 2015 [10:55 PM]