America's Got Talent finalist, Sword swallower Dan Meyer, performs daily shows at East Texas State Fair

Dan Meyer describes himself as a "human blockhead." It has nothing to do with intelligence. It's more about his habit of inserting sharp objects into his nasal cavity. Meyer is a sword swallower, who in addition to swallowing a more than two-foot sword, also uses an icepick and a blade from a hedge clipper in his shows. Local audiences can…

Smith County to Participate in National Voter Registration Day

Smith County Elections workers will be on the downtown square helping residents register to vote from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, for National Voter Registration Day. Even though there are 133,840 registered voters in Smith County - a 30 percent increase from the 102,626 registered voters in the 2012 General Election - Smith County

The Cascades Country Club hosts D'Elegance Auto Show Oct. 1

The Cascades Country Club is hosting the D ’Elegance Member-Guest Invitational Auto Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will be on Fairway No. 1, overlooking the Bellwood Lake at The Cascades. The car show is free and will include food, music and raffles. - Michelle Nielson, Director of
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Bible verse 9-27

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” (Hebrews 10:36)…

27 September 2016 [12:42 AM]
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FBI releases annual crime report; murders up in East Texas in 2015

Violent crime increased in the U.S. and here in East Texas, according to the FBI annual crime report released Monday. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program breaks down violent crime into four categories: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery…

26 September 2016 [11:37 PM]
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UT Tyler students give their views on the debate during watch party

More than 100 University of Texas at Tyler students gathered Monday night in the University Center for a debate watch party. “I think Hillary is in trouble,” said Anthony Milton, 21, an accounting and finance major. “I think there are…

26 September 2016 [11:29 PM]
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Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a “racist lie” about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly…

26 September 2016 [11:25 PM]
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Tyler PD investigating aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

Tyler police are investigating an early Monday shooting at a residence during which a juvenile was injured in the foot. According to reports, police arrived at 1:22 a.m. Monday at the 2000 block of Carlyle Avenue for an aggravated assault…

26 September 2016 [10:53 PM]
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The Cascades Country Club hosts D'Elegance Auto Show Oct. 1

The Cascades Country Club is hosting the D ’Elegance Member-Guest Invitational Auto Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will be on Fairway No. 1, overlooking the Bellwood Lake at The Cascades. The car show is free…

26 September 2016 [10:09 PM]
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Smith County to Participate in National Voter Registration Day

Smith County Elections workers will be on the downtown square helping residents register to vote from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, for National Voter Registration Day. Even though there are 133,840 registered voters in Smith County -…

26 September 2016 [10:02 PM]
City Council to discuss annexation of land near Toll 49 and Paluxy

The city of Tyler could soon gain land and new homes, if the Tyler City Council approves the involuntary annexation of the Cumberland Hills subdivision just outside the present city limits near Paluxy Drive and Toll 49. The regular City…

26 September 2016 [07:22 PM]
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Power of the Purse Women's Fund luncheon slated for Oct. 25

The Women’s Fund of Smith County is hosting its Power of the Purse Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Green Acres Crosswalk Conference Center in Tyler. The theme is Live the Give: How Women are raising charitable communities.…

26 September 2016 [05:48 PM]
UT Tyler College of Pharmacy to host 'White Coat' ceremony Saturday

Pharmacy students at UT Tyler will officially receive their white coats Saturday. The white coat and the White Coat Ceremony are important milestones in pharmacy. The ceremony is traditionally placed at a specific point within pharmacy curriculum to mark the…

26 September 2016 [04:54 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 27

DEATHS CONNIE MAE (MONTGOMERY) BROWN, 91, Hawkins, died Sept. 25. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. CAROL DAVENPORT, 71, Bullard/Tyler, died Sept. 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. LLOYD D. FOUNTAIN, 45, Sulphur Springs, died Sep­t. 24. J.C. White…

26 September 2016 [04:42 PM]
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Grace Community School to host Christian College Fair

More than two dozen of the top Christian colleges in the nation will be in Tyler to recruit students this week. Grace Community School will host a Christian College Fair from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Grace Community High…

26 September 2016 [04:21 PM]
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Christus Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience welcomes new provider

The Christus Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute Pain Center welcomed new provider, Anwar Zaman M.D., to serve the patients of their growing community practice on Sept. 10. “We are excited to add Dr. Zaman to our already outstanding team at…

26 September 2016 [04:10 PM]
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IN Focus: East Texas Music Awards 09.16.16

Regional musicians were honored at the Fifth Annual East Texas Music Awards, Sept. 16 at K.E. Bushman’s in Bullard. Musicians, along with their families, friends and fans attended the event, during which the 2016 awards were presented. Fans previously voted…

26 September 2016 [01:46 PM]
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Viewing the election through a classical lens

One of the most useful dictums on politics comes from the book of Ecclesiastes: There is nothing new under the sum. Democracy and its discontents have been around since well before the Greeks and the Romans. That’s why, today and…

26 September 2016 [01:41 PM]
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IN Focus: Hampton Inn and Suites Anniversary 09.09.16

The Hampton Inn & Suites celebrated its first anniversary of its Tyler South location, 8962 S. Broadway Ave., on Sept. 9. Employees enjoyed fellowship, drinks and snacks. The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce also had a ribbon-cutting ceremony. -…

26 September 2016 [12:09 PM]
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Officer vest campaign press conference scheduled

Caroline Sanchez, csanchez@tylertexas.com A press conference has been scheduled for Monday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m., In front of the Police Department located at 711 W. Ferguson St. regarding the progress of the officer vest campaign. State Senator Kevin P.…

26 September 2016 [09:18 AM]
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Police shoot 'active shooter' at strip mall in Houston

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say several people have been shot at a strip mall in the city's southwest and that officers shot the gunman. Police said via Twitter Monday that an "active shooter at Weslayan & Bissonnet has been…

26 September 2016 [08:33 AM]
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Tyler Police investigates shooting that left a child injured

Tyler police are investigating a shooting that left one child injured early Monday morning. According to officials, around 1:22 a.m. police responded to the 2000 block of Carlyle Avenue in reference to an aggravated assault. Officers on scene were…

26 September 2016 [08:27 AM]
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Drugmaker Pfizer decides not to break up business

Pfizer will not split into two publicly traded companies, a decision that, at least for now, ends Wall Street speculation over the drugmaker's future. The company believes it is best positioned to maximize shareholder value in its current form, but…

26 September 2016 [07:13 AM]