Upcoming town hall meetings to address Liberty Utilities’ proposed rate increases; first meeting is Wednesday

EMILY GUEVARA, eguevara@tylerpaper.com Liberty Utilities customers in Tyler and Smith County who have questions and/or concerns about the proposed rate increases for wastewater service will have two opportunities to attend town hall meetings in the coming weeks. Both meetings will be at the Faulkner Park Police Substation, which is located near…

United Way to kickoff $2.6 million renovation project of historic Tyler Woman's Building

It’s the end of an era as The Woman’s Building on South Broadway will change hands from one nonprofit organization to another. The Tyler Woman’s Building Inc. board of directors has given the United Way of Smith County the deed and keys to the 84-year-old Tyler Woman’s Building. In the process, the structure will cease to be an event

City unveils Half Mile of History marker in honor of H.L. and Lyda Bunker Hunt

The earliest conversations Herbert Hunt can recall at his family’s dinner table revolved around one thing: oil. When he was 3-years-old, he said his highchair was moved to the dinner table, and his father, H.L. Hunt, frequently discussed East Texas oil fields. “I claim I was home schooled by H.L. in the oil business,” Herbert, who now

Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) - The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 different networks, toppled a record that had stood for 36 years. The previous record for presidential debate viewership was the 80.6 million people who saw
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Reports of plastic prompt recall of Tyson chicken nuggets

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) - Tyson Foods Inc. says it's voluntarily recalling more than 132,000 pounds of chicken nuggets after receiving reports that "hard, white plastic" was found in some nuggets. The Springdale, Arkansas-based company said Tuesday that the 5-pound bags…

28 September 2016 [08:15 AM]
Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring…

28 September 2016 [08:12 AM]
Debate reaches 84 million viewers, toppling record

NEW YORK (AP) - The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was the most-watched presidential debate ever, with 84 million viewers. The Nielsen company said the viewership, over 13 different networks, toppled a record that had stood for 36…

28 September 2016 [07:57 AM]
A Miss Universe insulted by Trump steps up for Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) - Alicia Machado says that when she gained weight after being crowned Miss Universe for 1996, Donald Trump labeled her with a sexist nickname - "Miss Piggy" - that caused her shame and humiliation. Two decades later, Machado's…

28 September 2016 [07:37 AM]
Police shoot, kill man in San Diego area; protesters gather

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) - A black man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting…

28 September 2016 [06:26 AM]
Memorial service set for Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez

MIAMI (AP) - The Miami Marlins have scheduled a public memorial service for pitcher Jose Fernandez, who was killed in a weekend boat crash along with two friends. The team said in a news release that fans can gather Wednesday…

28 September 2016 [06:01 AM]
Police: Woman robs Arby's restaurant, flees in taxi cab

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby's restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away. A Gainesville police report says 20-year-old Keshunte L. Taylor pointed a…

28 September 2016 [05:54 AM]
Satanic Temple brings after-school club to elementary pupils

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Portland chapter of The Satanic Temple has succeeded in its efforts to bring an after-school program to a Portland elementary school. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the organization has been approved to begin a program on Oct.…

28 September 2016 [05:43 AM]
Future of New Orleans Confederate monuments argued in court

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The future of four Confederate monuments in New Orleans is the focus of a highly anticipated court case Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals is scheduled to hear arguments on whether…

28 September 2016 [05:38 AM]
Tyler police investigating store robbery Tuesday night

The Tyler Police Department is seeking the suspect in the robbery of a local business that took place Tuesday evening. According to reports, TPD officers responded to a robbery of a business in progress at 8:38 p.m. Tuesday at Citi-Trends,…

27 September 2016 [11:56 PM]
Palestine officials seeking railroad quiet zone downtown

KYTX CBS19 The Palestine City Council approved further funding of a railroad quiet zone through downtown Palestine. The city of Palestine, along with help from the Palestine Economic Development Corporation, will ask the Federal Railroad Administration to allow a quiet…

27 September 2016 [09:34 PM]
Conference on aging, healthcare scheduled in Longview

Approximately 500 administrators, practitioners, caregivers and those who work with the senior population will receive training Oct. 5 and 6 at REACH25!, the 25th annual Regional Education on Aging, Caregiving and Healthcare Conference at Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center…

27 September 2016 [07:52 PM]
Smith County ESD No. 2 adopts tax rate for new fiscal year

Smith County Emergency Services District No. 2 commissioners adopted Monday a tax rate that will increase property tax revenues by $146,808. The increase is due to higher property valuations. The commissioners voted to continue the current tax rate of…

27 September 2016 [07:27 PM]
West Nile virus reported in Van Zandt County

KYTX CBS19 The Texas Department of State Health Services is reporting a case of West Nile virus in Van Zandt County. Henderson, Wood, and Angelina counties previously reported cases of the mosquito borne illness.…

27 September 2016 [07:26 PM]
Commissioners see 2017 roadwork plan, stats from 2016

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com The Smith County Road and Bridge Department has completed 5,480 work orders this year and has plans to complete $5.1 million in roadwork next fiscal year. County Engineer Frank Davis gave his annual report to the Smith…

27 September 2016 [07:03 PM]
ETMC announces new physicians

Ashish Gangasani, MD, has joined Tyler Cardiovascular Consultants. He is board-certified in four areas including cardiac electrophysiology, general cardiology, nuclear cardiology and internal medicine. He also is a certified cardiac device specialist. He attended medical school at the India Institute of Medical Sciences. He…

27 September 2016 [05:59 PM]
NET Health to evaluate food truck regulations on Oct. 5

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com The Northeast Texas Public Health District’s board of directors will discuss looser food truck regulations next week. A public hearing is set for 5 p.m. on Oct. 5, in the Genecov Room, which is on the first…

27 September 2016 [05:37 PM]
GOP tax policies didn't cause the Great Recession

Hillary Clinton claimed Monday night that Republican tax policies led to the economic downturn of 2008 - the Great Recession. That’s wrong. Economists know that a housing bubble, largely caused by government guarantees to banks that even if their home…

27 September 2016 [04:49 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 28

DEATHS MELVIN “CLARK” BRITTON, 92, Lindale, died Sept. 26. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Thursday at Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. CONNIE MAE (MONTGOMERY) BROWN, 91, Hawkins, died Sept. 25. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. CAROL DAVENPORT, 71, Bullard/Tyler, died Sept.…

27 September 2016 [04:39 PM]
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."…

27 September 2016 [04:28 PM]