Hawkins Helping Hands supports qualified families for holidays, all year

HAWKINS – Community volunteer Jim Armstrong spent a recent chilly morning fulfilling the Christmas wish lists of families he’ll likely never meet. Working alongside wife Susan, he sorted through children’s clothing in search of a warm coat for a little girl and organized a room brimming…

Shine Your Light: Habitat for Humanity helps seniors, veterans, people with disabilities revitalize their homes through ReHabitat program

After 65 years of marriage, Arlett and Ruby Boney have worked together doing everything including rebuilding batteries, baling hay, working on home maintenance and plumbing at their home on 12 acres near Chapel Hill. Their black-and-white wedding photograph surrounded by framed pictures of their children and parents hangs in the hallway of the

Chiangmai Thai Sushi restaurant opens new location in Times Square Mall in Tyler

Made with love is taken to a new level when it comes to Chiangmai Thai Sushi Restaurant owner Jeed Sripakdee. Sripakdee and her husband, Joe, opened their newest Chiangmai Thai Sushi Restaurant last month in the space formerly occupied by Three Z Azian Cuisine. Since she was 5-years old, Sripakdee grew up in the kitchen of her mom’s restaurant

Santa makes annual horseback ride to Lindale, handing out gifts and posing for photos

LINDALE - Santa Claus rode into Lindale on horseback on Saturday and stopped at Picker’s Pavilion, bringing laughter and joy to the community. Santa and his little helpers seemed to be the highlight of the weekend in East Texas as they traveled through town spreading holiday cheer, bringing presents to children and posing for family photos.

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Business Notes for 12-18

SCHOLARSHIPS Kristi Beech, of Quitman; Amy Jeffreys, of Hawkins; and Jessica Smith, of Quitman, were awarded scholarships in the Power Upward Scholarship contest sponsored by Wood County Electric Cooperative. Each winner applied with an essay describing their decision to continue…

17 December 2017 [11:34 PM]
Bible Verse for 12-18

“‘The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’ (which means ‘God with us’).’” (Matthew 1:23)…

17 December 2017 [11:22 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 18

DEATHS CLOIS EUGENE BROOKS, 96, Tyler, died Dec. 15. Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. EVELYN FAITH BUCHANAN, Infant, Tyler, died Dec. 12. Stewart Family Funeral Home. JACK D. CHELF, 89, Tyler, died Dec. 17. Visitation 6-8 p.m.…

17 December 2017 [04:48 PM]
Use extra caution when traveling this holiday season

Many of us will be traveling to visit loved ones or going on a vacation this holiday season. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, 91 percent of holiday travel is by car. The Texas Department of Transportation reported 264…

17 December 2017 [02:50 PM]
Bible Verse 12.17.17

“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me - holy is his name.’” (Luke 1:46-47, 49)…

16 December 2017 [10:31 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 17

INDEX HENDRICKS, Joe HOWELL, Arlin DEATHS CLOIS EUGENE BROOKS, 96, Tyler, died Dec. 15. Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. EVELYN FAITH BUCHANAN, Infant, Tyler, died Dec. 12. Stewart Family Funeral Home. MARGARITHA HUSS, 80,…

16 December 2017 [04:38 PM]
IN Focus: First Responder Benefit Check Presentation 12.14.17

Ryan Tew Marketing, McCasland Allstate and Pets Fur People Executive Director Gayle Helms presented a check for $1,200 to the Tyler Police Department on Dec. 14. K9 Officer Izzy and police Chief Jimmy Toler accepted the donation, which was raised…

15 December 2017 [11:32 PM]
Pets Fur People Pet of the Week

Joey is one of the 12 Dogs of Christmas. He is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Joey’s adoption fee of $150 will be waived for a qualified adopter. He will also receive a…

15 December 2017 [11:21 PM]
Steel Guitar show, Kwanzaa event among upcoming East Texas events

Steel guitar show set for Sunday The East Texas Steel Guitar Association will present an event titled “Steel Guitars in Concert” at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 at the Woodmen Life building, 1922 Sybil Lane. The featured artist for the…

15 December 2017 [11:14 PM]
Moore Thoughts: The gift that kept on giving

If you’ve ever been to a Southern Baptist Sunday School Christmas party, it is likely that you have been a participant in what is called, “A White Elephant Gift Exchange.” It was years ago that I was part of this…

15 December 2017 [10:55 PM]
Bible Verse for 12-16

“But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus.’” (Luke 1:30-31)…

15 December 2017 [10:25 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 16

DEATHS SANDRA ELAINE “SANDY” BARRON, 66, Tyler, died Dec. 11. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. EVELYN FAITH BUCHANAN, Infant, Tyler, died Dec. 12. Stewart Family Funeral Home. ARLIN WADE HOWELL, 61, Tyler, died Dec.…

15 December 2017 [09:12 PM]
Nelson Clyde's Is It Just Me: To blame a mockingbird

This is an update from “The bluebird of my sleeplessness” column from April 23, the full text of which can be found here. It turns out due process really helps. Even if you’re just a mockingbird. Something had to happen.…

15 December 2017 [08:45 PM]
East Texas aggravated robbery suspect turns himself in

Staff reports A 21-year-old man turned himself in to authorities after being sought for aggravated robbery at two convenience stores earlier this month. According to Smith County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Darell Coslin, law enforcement officials were dispatched to…

15 December 2017 [08:36 PM]