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QUITMAN — A tiny Chihuahua trembles nervously on a veterinarian’s exam table as a gentle sedative is administered, helping it to relax and drift off to sleep. The drowsy dog is about to have its teeth cleaned at Quitman Animal Clinic, but like some humans, he isn’t exactly a fan of dental work and fights to stay awake.…

Nelson Clyde, Is it just me?: Tracing my roots

Recent travels to Ireland (southern) and Scotland brought refreshing perspectives to two places that are the homeland of many American families just a few generations back. The Irish are a people full of passion and vigor. They are also quite the counter-culturists following the pattern of their American cousins by breaking from English rule in 1916.

East Texas counties have higher suicide rates than other areas of state

With suicide rates nearly double that of more urban counties, mental health workers and advocates are shining a light on the state of mental health in East Texas. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 1999 and 2013, Smith County’s suicide rate was 14.29 per 100,000 people, higher than the state’s rate of 11.69 and the nation’s 12.61.

Tyler Police substation on track to open in early 2016

Construction of a police substation at Faulkner Park is on schedule for completion in winter 2016. Progress on the building has not been hampered by the historic rainfall amount this summer, and the project remains on schedule. It had a March groundbreaking. The $4.77 million, 17,500-square foot substation at 574 W. Cumberland Road is 23 percent complete, with current expenditures of just less than $1 million, Adrienne Leach, project engineer, said.

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Deadline to apply is Aug. 7; Council makes appointments

  To serve on a board or commission, applicants must live inside the Tyler city limits and should not have any delinquent city taxes, city utilities or other city assessments, according to a news release from the city. In addition,…

05 July 2015 [09:57 PM]
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Council accepting applications for board members

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05 July 2015 [09:48 PM]
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APEC training facility helps turn athletes into champions

At APEC in Tyler, Caleb Stennis is running so fast on a treadmill that it looks like he could go flying off at any second. His legs are moving in hyperdrive speed, his arms are pumping and he’s gasping for…

05 July 2015 [09:15 PM]
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Peaches remain popular crop in backyards and on farms

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05 July 2015 [09:07 PM]
Veterans Affairs Committee discussed on this week's Chamber radio

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell talks about the reasons for the Veterans Affairs Committee at the Chamber. Bell said, “We’re trying to attract quality veterans to live in the Tyler area when…

05 July 2015 [09:02 PM]
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05 July 2015 [09:01 PM]
EPA didn't compute costs of regulation

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Death and Funeral Notices 7-6

DEATHS DANIEL ADAMS, 56, Cookville, died July 2. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. HAROLD J. ADAMS, 87, Tyler, died June 25. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. RONALD L. BERGMEIER, 87, Tyler, died June 26. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale.…

05 July 2015 [08:24 PM]
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Smoking is bad, but what about privacy?

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John Moore: Memories of old traditions on July 4

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05 July 2015 [12:28 AM]
Dual diagnosis: tackling substance abuse and mental illness

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05 July 2015 [12:26 AM]
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UT Health NE providers merge mental health care, primary care

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05 July 2015 [12:26 AM]
Tyler set the bar high for Independence Day

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05 July 2015 [12:12 AM]
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Quitman Animal Clinic puts pet owners before profits

QUITMAN — A tiny Chihuahua trembles nervously on a veterinarian’s exam table as a gentle sedative is administered, helping it to relax and drift off to sleep. The drowsy dog is about to have its teeth cleaned at Quitman Animal…

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Drilling-related road repairs to start

  Summer road projects around East Texas will begin ramping up this month, as several road departments have some state dollars to spend. Legislators approved $450 million for the Texas Department of Transportation and counties to pay for road projects…

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Rusk brings in the Fourth

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04 July 2015 [11:45 PM]
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Nelson Clyde, Is it just me?: Tracing my roots

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Waist trainers: Effective, but dangerous in the long tern

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Donated fans needed for Beat the Heat drive

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Rio Ammo's Marshall plant up and running in time for hunting season

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State parks finally get revenue intended for repairs

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Pet of the week: Oscar

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