Van teacher a finalist for Excellence in Education Award Video

Van High School teacher J.P. Fugler was one of eight North Texas educators who today were named finalists for a 2015 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, spotlighting them as some of the best educators in Texas. H-E-B’s Excellence in Education is the largest monetary awards program for educators in Texas, and among the largest in the…

Douglas Elementary holds Black History Celebration Video

BY MELISSA MCTEE, mmctee@tylerpaper.com Douglas Elementary School student Markell Johnson got hands clapping Friday afternoon as he danced to the music of Michael Jackson’s famous song, “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough.

Encouragement FM’s KVNE, KGLY settling in to new Tyler home

Christian radio stations KVNE and KGLY are settling into their new Tyler home. After 28 and 26 years, respectively, at a building near East Erwin Street and Loop 323, the stations moved to a new facility at 7695 Old Jacksonville Highway.

UT Tyler, TJC establish Patriot Pathway Video

The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College have strengthened their collaboration and partnership through the Patriot Pathway program. The ‘Patriot Pathway’ articulation agreement was signed today on the UT Tyler campus to officially establish the program.

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Owners reunited with dog after year apart

BY CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com After nearly a year apart, Astrid Ortega and her 6-year-old son, Luis, were reunited Friday with their dog, who has become known to many East Texans as the pup that prompted the closure of the Klein Animal…

27 February 2015 [11:19 PM]
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End the madness of the apostrophe

It’s time to stop the madness, before there’s violence. A town in Ontario is split in half, brother against brother, mother against father, dog against parakeet, over whether the town’s name has an apostrophe. Apostrophes must go. A crisis is…

27 February 2015 [11:10 PM]
Tyler Public Library seeks doll donations

Staff Reports The Tyler Public Library is seeking donations of new or gently-used American Girl dolls so that its youngest patrons can have the experience of learning history through the American Girl culture. Since the library owns only one…

27 February 2015 [11:07 PM]
Tyler Library ‘drive-in’ scheduled for March 21

Staff Reports Children ages 3 to 12 are invited to the Tyler Public Library to build a cardboard car for the “Drive-in at the Library” event. The event on March 21 will include the car-building session, and children will have…

27 February 2015 [11:06 PM]
Candidates file for Tyler ISD positions

BY BETTY WATERS, blw@tylerpaper.com Only one candidate had filed for each of two seats on the Tyler ISD board of trustees up for election May 9, when the deadline passed Friday for candidates to file for election.  Seats on the seven-member…

27 February 2015 [11:04 PM]
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Douglas Elementary holds Black History Celebration

BY MELISSA MCTEE, mmctee@tylerpaper.com Douglas Elementary School student Markell Johnson got hands clapping Friday afternoon as he danced to the music of Michael Jackson’s famous song, “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough.” The rendition was part of Douglas’ second annual black…

27 February 2015 [11:01 PM]
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YWAM Tyler to host third annual INSPIRE conference

BY EMILY GUEVARA, eguevara@tylerpaper.com When Josh Langer came to East Texas 14 years ago from his native Germany, he was young and, by his own admission, had a limited view of the world and of himself. But a speaker…

27 February 2015 [10:53 PM]
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Encouragement FM’s KVNE, KGLY settling in to new Tyler home

Christian radio stations KVNE and KGLY are settling into their new Tyler home. After 28 and 26 years, respectively, at a building near East Erwin Street and Loop 323, the stations moved to a new facility at 7695 Old Jacksonville…

27 February 2015 [10:51 PM]
50 Reasons

BY LORRI ALLEN, KYTX CBS 19 One of the activities I often use when conducting a women’s retreat is to have the participants number a page from one to 50. Then, I ask them to write down all the accomplishments…

27 February 2015 [10:45 PM]
Fiesta Cristianas event planned today

Staff Reports   Fiesta Cristianas is scheduled for 4 to 8 p.m. today at 201 Mill St. in Alto. El Roi 7, a Christian band from Greenville, is scheduled to perform. A free bike raffle is scheduled and food will…

27 February 2015 [10:43 PM]
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Van teacher a finalist for Excellence in Education Award Video

Van High School teacher J.P. Fugler was one of eight North Texas educators who today were named finalists for a 2015 H-E-B Excellence in Education Award, spotlighting them as some of the best educators in Texas. H-E-B’s Excellence in Education…

27 February 2015 [10:31 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Feb. 28

DEATHS DOROTHY BEAIRD, 89, Tyler, died Feb. 25. Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. CHRISTOPHER BRITTON, 35, Kilgore, died Feb. 25. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. JAMES L. CHANNEL, 89, Rusk, died Feb. 27. Wallace-Thompson Funeral Home, Rusk. Visitaiton 1-2 p.m. Monday at funeral…

27 February 2015 [10:13 PM]
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Coroner: Carbon monoxide likely caused 2 OH teenagers' deaths

TROY, Ohio (AP) — Two teenage sisters died and two other children were hospitalized after a relative found all four unresponsive Friday from a suspected carbon monoxide leak in their western Ohio home, officials said. Sisters Dionanna Bishop, 14, and…

27 February 2015 [08:30 PM]
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Anti-Islamic protesters shout at Muslims at Oklahoma Capitol

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A group of supporters formed a makeshift greeting line to escort Muslims into the Oklahoma state Capitol for Friday's first-ever Muslim Day as a smaller group of protesters heckled participants as they arrived. The event was…

27 February 2015 [08:16 PM]
NM Police names officers in fatal shooting of TX fugitive

RUIDOSO, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico State Police have released the names of five officers involved in the fatal shooting of a fugitive last weekend near Ruidoso. The U.S. Marshals Service says 41-year-old Jason Moncrief Carter had an outstanding warrant…

27 February 2015 [07:35 PM]
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Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana

TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's December announcement that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many tribes. They…

27 February 2015 [07:30 PM]
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UT Tyler, TJC establish Patriot Pathway Video

The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College have strengthened their collaboration and partnership through the Patriot Pathway program. The ‘Patriot Pathway’ articulation agreement was signed today on the UT Tyler campus to officially establish the program. It…

27 February 2015 [03:45 PM]
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Mother Neff State Park near Waco reopens Video

She’ll no longer have to worry about keeping “her” head above water. Mother Neff State Park, named after Governor Pat Neff’s mother, Isabella, recently reopened to the public after moving its headquarters to higher ground and adding a state of…

27 February 2015 [02:09 PM]
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Leonard Nimoy, world famous as Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek', dies Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died. Nimoy's son, Adam, says the actor died…

27 February 2015 [12:23 PM]
8 shot to death, including gunman, in Missouri rampage

TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A gunman killed seven people and wounded an eighth person in an overnight house-to-house rampage in a small town in the Missouri Ozarks before apparently committing suicide in a vehicle, authorities said Friday. The victims were…

27 February 2015 [12:11 PM]
Texas DPS changes estimates of value of illegal drug seizures

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Public Safety has changed its valuation method for drug seizures, dramatically increasing their worth, a week before submitting a border operations report to lawmakers. The Austin American-Statesman reports that the department is…

27 February 2015 [12:08 PM]
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2 loose llamas lassoed after running amok near Phoenix Video

PHOENIX (AP) — Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave before they were captured by authorities, causing a stir in the streets and on social media. A large, white llama and a smaller…

27 February 2015 [12:05 PM]
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Former Gov. Rick Perry: Obama has made the world less safe

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday blasted President Barack Obama's record on foreign policy, calling for a harder-line approach in the Middle East and accusing the administration of "making grave calculations that make the…

27 February 2015 [11:00 AM]
Man who killed Texas deputy gets life in prison, no parole

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A sexual assault suspect has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing a West Texas deputy as he tried to serve a warrant. Dan William Higgins of Midland pleaded guilty Thursday to capital…

27 February 2015 [10:52 AM]
Dallas ISD cited for poor background checks

DALLAS (AP) — State education authorities uncovered violations in the Dallas Independent School District's background check process and recommended the appointment of a monitor to ensure procedures are followed. The Dallas Morning News reports that the Texas Education Agency's Special…

27 February 2015 [10:44 AM]
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Jersey Mike's 'Month of Giving' will benefit CASA Video

Want to help out a great cause while having some great food? Jersey Mike’s Subs of Tyler will begin their “Month of Giving” campaign, which will benefit the East Texas Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children, also known as CASA.…

27 February 2015 [10:35 AM]
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Eltife, Marshall rep introduce Kari's Law Video

(KYTX) - State Senator Kevin Eltife (R-Tyler) and Representative Chris Paddie (R-Marshall) filed Kari's Law which would require businesses to have direct access to 911 emergency services through their phone systems. The bill is S.B. 788 in the Senate and…

27 February 2015 [09:40 AM]
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Student, 16, detained in Brook Hill stabbing Video

A 16-year-old student has been detained on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after a stabbing at the Brook Hill School last week. Bullard police said a student was assaulted with a knife on campus after a fight…

27 February 2015 [09:37 AM]