Tyler ISD Career and Technology students put their tiny house up for sale

The sounds of machines buzzing emanates from the end of a long hallway in Tyler ISD’s state-of-the-art Career and Technology Center, which has all of the high-tech gadgets students and teachers could ask for. As visitors approach the last shop in the corridor, they begin to recognize the sounds of machines familiar, if not slightly out of place…

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WASHINGTON - House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give many Americans modest tax cuts starting next year. Top GOP aides said lawmakers had reached an agreement in principle on the final package. They

Texas College District improvements continue; sidewalks to be added along MLK Boulevard

The Texas College District will see an expansion of sidewalks along Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Boulevard between North Broadway Avenue and West Gentry Parkway. On Wednesday, Tyler City Council approved a contract with Adams Engineering for $306,188 to design and construct 1.46 miles of sidewalk along both sides of MLK Boulevard, from Broadway

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Tyler to investigate options for improving Lindsey Park bathrooms

The bathroom situation at the soccer fields in Lindsey Park will remain unchanged while the city investigates better options for their improvement. Lindsey Park is not connected to city water or wastewater services. It gets its water from Southern Utilities,…

13 December 2017 [06:40 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 14

DEATHS J.T. ALLEN, 86, Dallas, died Dec. 7. John R Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. SANDRA ELAINE “SANDY” BARRON, 66, Tyler, died Dec. 11. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. VIVIAN FLEMING, 96, Tyler, died Dec.…

13 December 2017 [04:45 PM]
You can achieve success with your Christmas cactus

This is the time of year for Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgisi). So many of us have had the experience of purchasing a heavily budded plant, only to bring it home and have all the buds either drop off or shrivel…

13 December 2017 [03:16 PM]
10 good reasons for not topping your crape myrtles

GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service And so it begins. Years ago, this was hog-butchering time. Now it's become crape myrtle butchering time. The only pruning crape myrtles ever need is thinning the trunks as they are developing to…

13 December 2017 [02:41 PM]
Family Matters: Decking the halls and working as a team

Have you ever noticed what a great sense of humor God has? Back in the days when I thought my home had to look picture perfect for me to entertain guests, my children often worked overtime to make sure it…

13 December 2017 [01:18 PM]
City of Tyler Planning Department wins statewide award for Excellence

The City of Tyler Planning Department has been awarded the 2017 Certificate of Achievement for Planning Excellence. Tyler was among 36 Texas cities awarded this state-wide recognition. The City of Tyler Planning Department has received this award for the third…

13 December 2017 [12:04 PM]
AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package

WASHINGTON - House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give many Americans modest tax cuts…

13 December 2017 [11:37 AM]
Russian nuclear plant says it emits leaked nuclear isotope

MOSCOW (AP) - A senior executive at the Russian nuclear processing plant suspected of being behind a spike of radioactivity over Europe this fall admitted Wednesday that the isotope recorded does emerge as part of the plant's production cycle but…

13 December 2017 [08:44 AM]
Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany…

13 December 2017 [08:42 AM]
Bible Verse 12.13.17

“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law.” (Galatians 4:4-5)…

12 December 2017 [11:51 PM]
Prominent figures set to be pallbearers at Judge Bascom Bentley's funeral

Several prominent political figures will attend the memorial service for retired Anderson County District Judge Bascom William Bentley III on Saturday to say their final goodbyes. Bentley died Monday at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital surrounded by family members. Former…

12 December 2017 [09:50 PM]
Homeland Security chief lauds Texas 'sanctuary cities' ban

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - New U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen harshly criticized so-called "sanctuary cities" late Tuesday, urging the rest of the nation to emulate Texas' tough law banning them. President Donald Trump's former deputy White House chief of…

12 December 2017 [07:30 PM]
Clint Perkins joins AgriLife's Smith County team

Clint Perkins has been named Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Smith County Extension Agent of Agriculture and Natural Resources. His appointment is effective on Jan. 1, 2018. "I am pleased to have Mr. Perkins join our County Extension Faculty in…

12 December 2017 [07:25 PM]
Emergency personnel respond to wreck involving pedestrian on Broadway

Emergency personnel are responding to a wreck involving a pedestrian and vehicle near the intersection of North Broadway Avenue and West 26th Street. The victim was still lying on the ground, but their condition was unclear, according to scanner traffic.   …

12 December 2017 [07:17 PM]
Federal investigators start final probe of the El Faro's sinking

A ship captain's unwillingness to listen to his crew's suggestions to change course from the path of a raging hurricane. A weak corporate safety culture that left crewmembers ill-prepared to deal with heavy weather. An old ship with outdated lifeboats,…

12 December 2017 [07:08 PM]
Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors

CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ordered that Dennis Hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former U.S. House speaker's conviction in a hush-money…

12 December 2017 [07:05 PM]