Shooting suspect surrenders to Tyler Police Video

UPDATE: Aquinas Lamar Dixon came to the Tyler Police Department and surrendered to arrest. Investigators have identified the suspect involved in the shooting of Earnest Dennis III. Tyler Police are looking for Aquinas Lamar Dixon, 32, of Tyler.  Dixon is considered armed and dangerous. He was last seen driving a 1990s or early 2000 black or

Total solar eclipse to be discussed Friday at Astronomical Society of East Texas meeting

The upcoming total solar eclipse will be the topic of a presentation at Friday’s meeting of the Astronomical Society of East Texas. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Room 227 of the Genecov Science building at Tyler Junior College. The building is located just south of the corner of East Lake Street and South Mahon Avenue. Plans for a

Tyler Athletic and Swim Club to host tennis great Cliff Drysdale at August grand opening

JAMIE CLYDE, news@tylerpaper.com Tyler Athletic and Swim Club - the new and improved Tyler Tennis and Swim - is now offering Tyler residents a wider array of amenities. It’s the newest branch of Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the company led by the tennis commentator and former professional tennis player. The club offers a 14,000 square foot facility

Local woman receives surprise visit to Tyler Rose Horse Park

The Hamptons retirement community surprised resident Willa Wagner, 93, with a trip to the “Texas Rose Horse Park” on Wednesday. Every quarter of the year the community selects one resident that they provide with a miracle moment. Ms. Wagner grew up in Louisiana on a farm that was several thousand acres. She is the oldest of eleven children

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Smith County Vital Statistics Office receives award

CASEY MURPHY, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph Smith County Clerk Karen Phillips praised the Vital Statistics Department on Tuesday for receiving the Five-Star Exemplary Award for outstanding achievement from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit.  She recognized…

27 July 2017 [03:26 PM]
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Tyler music director known worldwide for handbell compositions

Arnold B. Sherman lives quietly in Tyler, yet his music compositions and arrangements, mostly for handbells, have made a resounding impact in church music and festival circles across the United States and in other countries. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and…

27 July 2017 [03:13 PM]
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Apache Belles prepare for 70th Anniversary year

In a family of dancers, individuality and fun are important, but so is tradition. Lexie Terry has been dancing most of her life and comes from a long line of collegiate dancers - just some of them on different teams.…

27 July 2017 [02:25 PM]
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Dallas-area boy, 4, reunited with lost Teddy Bear at airport Video

DALLAS (AP) - A 4-year-old North Texas boy has been reunited with his beloved teddy bear nearly a week after the furry friend was forgotten at Dallas Love Field. Luke Swofford of Rockwall got his favorite stuffed toy, appropriately named…

27 July 2017 [01:51 PM]
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27 July 2017 [01:14 PM]
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Shooting suspect surrenders to Tyler Police Video

UPDATE: Aquinas Lamar Dixon came to the Tyler Police Department and surrendered to arrest. Investigators have identified the suspect involved in the shooting of Earnest Dennis III. Tyler Police are looking for Aquinas Lamar Dixon, 32, of Tyler.  Dixon is considered…

27 July 2017 [01:07 PM]
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No immediate military transgender change, top officer says

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. military will keep permitting its transgender members to serve openly until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives President Donald Trump's actual direction to change its policy and then figures out how to implement it, America's top…

27 July 2017 [12:50 PM]
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Local woman receives surprise visit to Tyler Rose Horse Park

The Hamptons retirement community surprised resident Willa Wagner, 93, with a trip to the “Texas Rose Horse Park” on Wednesday. Every quarter of the year the community selects one resident that they provide with a miracle moment. Ms. Wagner grew…

27 July 2017 [12:19 PM]
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Editorial: Is there a conservative case for single-payer health care?

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27 July 2017 [11:45 AM]
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NASA delays satellite launch to replace damaged antenna

CAPE CANVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has delayed the launch of a major communications satellite by more than two weeks to replace a damaged antenna. One of the antennas on the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite ended up broken earlier…

27 July 2017 [11:39 AM]
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Ex-swim coach charged in drowning death of Texas teenager

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27 July 2017 [10:46 AM]
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Tyler couple’s home is the epitome of modern design

DANNY MOGLE, IN Magazine   When adventurous young couple Josh and Stacy Betts began planning their first home, they talked about the possibilities of incorporating aspects of modern design. After learning more about its aesthetics - clean unadorned surfaces,…

27 July 2017 [10:44 AM]
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The Latest: Fair opens, rides closed after deadly accident Video

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Tyler Police investigating fatal shooting

A 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside a Tyler pool hall Wednesday night. Police were called to the Domino Club pool hall on West Morris Street about 8:50 p.m. and found Earnest Dennis III had been shot in a…

26 July 2017 [10:47 PM]
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State law gives Smith County greater authority to regulate game rooms

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26 July 2017 [06:56 PM]
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Sheriff's office searching for two suspects in animal cruelty case

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26 July 2017 [05:15 PM]
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Once Upon a Child clothing store opens in Tyler

ELSA CAVAZOS ECAVAZOS@TYLERPAPER.COM Baby clothes, strollers and toys are ready to be snagged at Tyler’s new consignment store, Once Upon a Child, 8970 S. Broadway Ave. in The Village at Cumberland Park shopping center. Tthe store specializes in pre-owned baby…

26 July 2017 [05:07 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for July 27

DEATHS PAULA ANDERSON, 63, Tyler, died July 21. John R. Har­mon Undertaking Co., Tyler. VERDON BLACK, 72, LaRue, died July 25. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JANICE DUTOIT, 79, Tyler, died July 18. Stewart Family Funeral…

26 July 2017 [04:57 PM]
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Lindale man arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon

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26 July 2017 [04:32 PM]
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Tyler ISD to host new student enrollment fair

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26 July 2017 [04:29 PM]
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Don’t let anything steal your joy

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26 July 2017 [03:49 PM]
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Guard your cannas from greedy caterpillars

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26 July 2017 [02:53 PM]
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Tyler ISD students named AP scholars

The number of Advanced Placement scholars at Tyler Independent School District continues to grow. Each year, the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Board recognizes students who have demonstrated significant achievement on AP Exams through the AP Scholar Awards.…

26 July 2017 [02:33 PM]