VIDEO: Eustace police chief loses his job

The Texas Rangers were at the Eustace Police Department on Monday. Eustace Mayor Elisa Sanders would only say the Rangers were investigating an incident. Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee was seen leaving the Eustace Police Department. He said he could not comment on an ongoing investigation. The city recently terminated the contract…

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2 more Smith County detention officers terminated for misconduct

The remaining two individuals who had been placed on administrative leave pending investigation for misconduct have had their employment terminated as of today, according to a press release from the Smith County Sheriff's Office. The former detention officer and detention…

16 September 2014 [04:33 PM]
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VIDEO: Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship

MINNEAPOLIS (MCT) -- Star running back Adrian Peterson is headed back to the football field, but the Minnesota Vikings lost a key business partner on Monday. Just hours after Peterson’s reinstatement after missing Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots…

16 September 2014 [04:23 PM]
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VIDEO: US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers…

16 September 2014 [04:18 PM]
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VIDEO: Eustace police chief loses his job

The Texas Rangers were at the Eustace Police Department on Monday. Eustace Mayor Elisa Sanders would only say the Rangers were investigating an incident. Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee was seen leaving the Eustace Police Department. He said he…

16 September 2014 [04:08 PM]
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VIDEO: Police resume search for missing Virginia student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police prepared Tuesday to adjust their search area for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years. Charlottesville police Capt. Gary…

16 September 2014 [01:39 PM]
East Texas State Fair Traffic Advisory

The East Texas State Fair will open this Friday, September 19, 2014 and is designated as Senior Citizen day. Tyler Police Department advises drivers that on West Front Street in front of Harvey Hall traffic will be shut down to…

16 September 2014 [10:53 AM]
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RPR Construction still building strong after 3 decades

BY CASEY MURPHY, cmurphy@tylerpaper.com After starting RPR Construction Co. Inc. with her late husband 31 years ago, Pat Pinkerton has no plans of stopping. “I love construction,” the 65-year-old said Wednesday while standing at the work site of Tyler Junior College’s…

16 September 2014 [10:50 AM]
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Hagel, Dempsey defend Obama military strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader on Tuesday raised the possibility of U.S. advisers joining Iraqi troops as they target Islamic extremists amid concerns in a war-weary nation of greater American involvement after more than a decade of…

16 September 2014 [10:25 AM]
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UPDATE: Bond set at $1 million for Marshall murder suspect

UPDATE: MARSHALL (KYTX) - Bond has been set at $1 million for a suspect that allegedly shot two people, killing one. 19-year-old Javonte Damone Sanders, who is charged with first degree murder turned himself in Sunday around 6 p.m. after…

16 September 2014 [08:39 AM]
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East Texans dine, discuss how to promote peace

In the warehouse of the East Texas Food Bank with a catered dinner on the tables, about 120 East Texans gathered to learn about and promote peace. The third of 10 events taking place this week as part of the…

16 September 2014 [08:11 AM]
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GOP’s opposition to PFA isn’t sexist

It’s tempting — particularly in an election year — to take the popular position without really thinking it through. But there are compelling reasons to reject the Paycheck Fairness Act — and not one of them is sexism. One reason…

16 September 2014 [08:04 AM]
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Well-known women’s studies educator speaks on Wednesday

The University of Texas at Tyler Honors Program and Global Awareness Through Education Program will present a lecture by renowned women’s studies educator and multiculturalism activist Dr. Peggy McIntosh. The public event will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the UT…

16 September 2014 [08:01 AM]
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Travis County Judge Samuel Biscoe honored at Recognition Banquet

When Samuel Biscoe grew up in Tyler, “separate but equal” was the legal restriction governing Tyler and the South. Black people were racially discriminated against, and opportunities to serve in top governing positions were non-existent. Forty-seven years later, Judge Samuel…

16 September 2014 [07:59 AM]
Hubbard Middle School marks its 50th year on Saturday

Hubbard Middle School will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday. To mark the occasion, the school will host a 1K Fun Run and 5K race. Participants can register for the 1K Fun Run and 5K race at www.runsignup.com/leadingthepack. Following the…

16 September 2014 [05:25 AM]
UT Tyler gets grant to study leafcutter ants

The University of Texas at Tyler was awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology, to study leafcutter ant populations, Dr. Michael Odell, vice president for research and technology transfer, announced. With the three-year $417,000…

16 September 2014 [05:24 AM]
Getting the most out of sessions with your counselor

High school counselors have an important job, but it’s one that I don’t envy. First, there’s the sheer number of students who depend on them. In large public school districts, the average counselor has a caseload of 455 students, according…

16 September 2014 [05:22 AM]
VIDEO: ETMC first in state to launch cardiac arrest help app

East Texas Medical Center EMS announced Monday it is the first in Texas to launch the PulsePoint CPR/AED smartphone application, a technology designed to improve sudden cardiac arrest survival rates in communities. The app enables bystanders to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation,…

15 September 2014 [09:06 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Sept. 16

DEATHS LMELBA AMOS, 57, Lufkin, died Sept. 13. J.C. White Funeral & Services, Mount Pleasant. ROBERT CLETUS BEARE, 74, Winnsboro, died Sept. 10. Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. RITCHEY BELLAMY, 97, Tyler, died Sept. 10. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. LEE COFER, 71, Mansfield, died Sept.…

15 September 2014 [07:20 PM]
Brownsboro ISD Education Foundation names board of directors

Staff Reports Brownsboro ISD in partnership with the community has formed the Brownsboro ISD Education Foundation board of directors. The foundation was established in 2012 as a result of donations by WRL Construction Co., along with…

15 September 2014 [05:29 PM]
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Nursing all in the family

BY BETTY WATERS blw@tylerpaper.com Victor Posada was the first in the Posada family to study nursing at Tyler Junior College, followed by his sister, Elizabeth, and brother, Daniel. Victor first studied to become a licensed practical nurse. “He…

15 September 2014 [05:19 PM]
Mercy Ship 'Africa Mercy' now headed to Madagascar

The Africa Mercy is en route to Madagascar after a change in plans because of the Ebola outbreak. The world’s largest civilian hospital ship was slated to go to the West-African country of Benin. However, Mercy Ships officials postponed those…

15 September 2014 [03:43 PM]
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Wingstop named Nacogdoches Chamber's Medium Business of the Year

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce has named Wingstop as the 2014 Medium Business of the Year - one of three Gary Justice Business Excellence Awards presented annually. The business owners and employees will be recognized at the chamber’s 93rd…

15 September 2014 [03:21 PM]
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VIDEO: Manziel's debut for Browns was three plays

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Browns explained their plans to Brian Hoyer about bringing rookie Johnny Manziel into the game, Cleveland's starting quarterback bit his lip and devised one of his own. With the game on the line, he executed…

15 September 2014 [02:33 PM]