East Texas Writers Guild provides support, education

East Texas is home to many writers, from those who are beginners to those who are experienced and published. The authors often turn to East Texas Writers Guild for support, writing tips and camaraderie. The guild’s 70 members, including 32 published authors, are a diverse group who write romance pieces, poetry, historical nonfiction, fantasy,…

Texas officer repeatedly strikes 8th grade girl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last weekend. Mayor Ivy Taylor issued a statement saying the video "is hard to watch and

12 Texas preschoolers hurt in blast from color-changing fire experiment gone wrong

An outdoor science experiment involving fire at a Texas Presbyterian preschool went terribly wrong Tuesday, injuring 12 students - six of whom were transported to a local hospital with burns. Just before 12:30 p.m., a group of preschoolers from the Yellow School, an early childhood program at Memorial Drive Presbyterian

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East Texas Writers Guild provides support, education

East Texas is home to many writers, from those who are beginners to those who are experienced and published. The authors often turn to East Texas Writers Guild for support, writing tips and camaraderie. The guild’s 70 members, including 32…

24 May 2017 [11:40 AM]
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Texas officer repeatedly strikes 8th grade girl

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing police body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times outside a birthday party last…

24 May 2017 [11:28 AM]
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City of Tyler Service Award given to city employee on Wednesday

City of Tyler’s employee Joy Fry was honored at Wednesday’s City Council Meeting with a service award for her 25 years with the Tyler Police Department. Mrs. Fry began with the Tyler Police Department in April of 1992. Beginning in…

24 May 2017 [11:03 AM]
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Two Tyler men face felony charges after Tuesday night arrests

LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com Two Tyler men face felony charges after Tuesday night arrests.  Christopher Michael Gonzalez, 24, of Tyler was arrested by the Smith County Sheriff's Office when he was allegedly found in possession of almost a pound of marijuana, unlawful…

24 May 2017 [10:04 AM]
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Bank of America Foundation makes donation to East Texas Food Bank

The Bank of America Foundation made a $10,000 donation to the East Texas Food Bank to help secure nutritious produce for children, families and seniors who are served by our partners in Smith County. The East Texas Food Bank distributes…

24 May 2017 [09:45 AM]
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Man's pants catch on fire during attempt to steal copper

According to WKRN.com, a man remains hospitalized after police say he was shocked as he tried to steal copper from an electrical substation. A witness called 911 after he heard a loud boom and saw the man hanging onto a…

24 May 2017 [08:56 AM]
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Boil water notice rescinded for parts of Tyler; safe to drink

City of Tyler On Friday, May 19, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality required the City of Tyler (PWS 2120004) public water system to issue a Boil Water Notice to inform customers within the area bounded by Claude Street to…

24 May 2017 [08:49 AM]
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Bible verse 5-24

“Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.” (Romans 15:2)…

23 May 2017 [11:57 PM]
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Smith County to hire consultant to evaluate facility needs

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com A private consultant will evaluate Smith County’s buildings and facilities to help the entity create a five-year capital improvement plan. On Tuesday, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved a contract with Fort Worth-based Komatsu Architecture…

23 May 2017 [06:00 PM]
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Tyler students learn about ecosystems by touring Caldwell Zoo

A trip to Caldwell Zoo Tuesday gave Kevin Lizalde, a sixth grader at Boulter Middle School, a chance to see some of his favorite animals and better understand an upcoming science project. He and a group of his peers will…

23 May 2017 [05:54 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for May 24

DEATHS COLLEENE “FLOIA” BRITTON, 87, Longview, died May 23. Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. CLARA CLARK, 77, Whitehouse, died May 22. Jack­son’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. VERNELL EVERHART, 89, Tyler, died May 18.…

23 May 2017 [04:52 PM]
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Deadline nears for property tax appraisal protests

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Wednesday, May 31 is the deadline for Smith County property owners to file an appeal of their property appraisals, says Chief Appraiser Michael Barnett. “I’ve been a little surprised, the protests haven’t been very heavy this…

23 May 2017 [03:45 PM]
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Listen better to give better

On the drive to work, I started listening to a book. Naturally, the focus of a book on listening was about better relationships with family, friends, even co-workers. But it triggered a memory when a gentleman I had never met…

23 May 2017 [12:13 PM]
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Walter Williams: How to live in peace

Millions of people love Apple computers and wouldn’t be caught using a PC. By contrast, there are many millions of PC users who feel the same way about Apple computers. Many men like double-breasted suits, but I wouldn’t be caught…

23 May 2017 [11:14 AM]
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Manchester police hunt for accomplices; victims young as 8

Associated Press MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Investigators hunted Tuesday for possible accomplices of the suicide bomber who attacked an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, killing 22 people and sparking a stampede of young concertgoers, some still wearing the American…

23 May 2017 [11:12 AM]
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Editorial: Texans value transportation independence

Several pundits have now remarked that Texas lawmakers seem to be in favor of transportation bills that involve ride-booking apps such as Uber and Lyft, but against the transportation project involving the proposed bullet train from Dallas to Houston. Well,…

23 May 2017 [11:06 AM]
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Texas men brought 270 pounds of marijuana; father and son charged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Nearly three hundred pounds of marijuana seized by police in Tennessee from the vehicle of a Texas father and son has led to the pair being charged. WSMV-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2rOz1JU ) Tomball, Texas residents 53-year-old David…

23 May 2017 [11:04 AM]
INSPIRE FOR MAY 28 - SUMMER READING

TERRI SCHLICHENMEYER, Special to the Tyler Paper Five big Xs are on the calendar running in a line right across an entire week. It marks summer vacation. Now is the time to start planning on what to pack…

23 May 2017 [11:01 AM]
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The Latest: Bill Cosby arrives for Day 2 of jury selection

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Latest on jury selection in Bill Cosby's sex assault case . Bill Cosby has arrived for the second day of jury selection in his Pennsylvania sex assault case. Cosby arrived at the Allegheny County Courthouse just…

23 May 2017 [10:57 AM]