Services to be impacted as Tyler crunches budget due to declining sales tax allocations

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com Patching potholes, tweaking traffic light timing and mowing will be delayed this summer because of budget cuts and low staffing in city of Tyler departments. It’s all because of an ongoing drop in sales tax revenues. The city’s participation in the summer parks program also will be eliminated, and the…

Tyler honors Black History Month with music, speakers

East Texans celebrated the lives and legacies of African-Americans during the city of Tyler’s Black History Program at Liberty Hall on Friday. More than 100 people attended the celebration, which included historical videos, music and educational speakers. “Black history is America’s history, black history is Texas’ history and black

Funeral Saturday for one of Tyler's first black police officers

Friends, family, current and former police officers and the city of Tyler will pay their final respects to Ira Brown Jr. - one of the first African-American police officers hired by the Tyler Police Department - on Saturday. He will be laid to rest with full police honors by the Tyler Police Department honor guard. Brown, a World War II Army

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VIDEO: Brookshire's breaks world record at East Texas Food Bank Video

“Eye of the Tiger” played over the sounds of a cheering crowd and the beeping boom lift that elevated executives to the top of a record-breaking canned food pyramid. Clad in safety harnesses, Brad Brookshire, chairman and chief executive officer…

25 February 2017 [09:27 AM]
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Tyler honors Black History Month with music, speakers

East Texans celebrated the lives and legacies of African-Americans during the city of Tyler’s Black History Program at Liberty Hall on Friday. More than 100 people attended the celebration, which included historical videos, music and educational speakers. “Black…

25 February 2017 [12:33 AM]
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Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden in Gladewater bursting with blooms

GLADEWATER – Spring’s official start still may be a few weeks away, but don’t tell the flowers at the famed Mrs. Lee’s Daffodil Garden. There is an explosion of color at the estimated 816-acre historic farm that seems to be…

24 February 2017 [11:52 PM]
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Bible verse: 2-25

“Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce.” (Jeremiah 29:5)…

24 February 2017 [11:28 PM]
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Conferences, concert among upcoming faith-based events

WORSHIP & MISSIONS CONFERENCE Youth With A Mission (YWAM) will present the Inspire Worship and Missions Conference March 3-4. This conference is not about practical or technical training. Rather, it is designed to inspire worshipers “afresh and anew by…

24 February 2017 [08:27 PM]
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Gilmer guitar teacher offers music, motivation

GILMER – On a busy street in downtown Gilmer, a small music studio is quietly changing lives, one tune at a time. It’s easy to zoom past Stuart Butler’s School of Guitar without taking note of its presence, but linger…

24 February 2017 [07:45 PM]
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Crime Stopper tip leads to drug arrest

Tatum resident Melissa Wallace has been arrested for manufacture and delivery of a substance after a Crime Stopper tip led to her capture. The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office seized methamphetamine, firearms, cash and drug paraphernalia from Wallace’s hotel room on…

24 February 2017 [06:12 PM]
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Funeral Saturday for one of Tyler's first black police officers

Friends, family, current and former police officers and the city of Tyler will pay their final respects to Ira Brown Jr. - one of the first African-American police officers hired by the Tyler Police Department - on Saturday. He will…

24 February 2017 [05:46 PM]
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Martin Marroquin withdraws Tyler ISD district 4 race

Tyler ISD board of trustees District 4 candidate Martin Marroquin has withdrawn from the May 6 election. Marroquin, 32, filed the paperwork necessary to withdraw on Friday, according to Tyler ISD Director of Communication Dawn Parnell. Marroquin, a real estate…

24 February 2017 [05:04 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 25

DEATHS JANE MAUREEN DUCKETT, 74, San Diego, California, formerly of Tyler, died Feb. 23. LILLIAN (GREEN) JONES, 83, Tyler, died Feb. 21. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. THOMAS JOSEPH MURPHY, 77, Edgewood, died Feb. 13. Allan Fuller Funeral…

24 February 2017 [05:00 PM]
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Harrison Co. mother arrested in connection with death of child

(KYTX) HARRISON COUNTY- The mother of the 18-month-old twin who died on Feb. 12 has been arrested in connection with the child's death. According to a press release from Harrison County Sheriff's Department, the mother, April Gibbons, stated she had…

24 February 2017 [04:11 PM]
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Brookshire's breaks world record, two cans remain unplaced

Since Wednesday, representatives with the food bank and Brookshire Grocery Co. have stacked cans in an effort to set a Guinness World Record for building the largest food pyramid. Brookshire’s teamed up with the East Texas Food Bank and Cans…

24 February 2017 [03:47 PM]
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Re-shipping job scams can get you in trouble with the law

Re-shipping job scams don’t deliver The Better Business Bureau is warning job seekers about a scheme that promises you big money by working from home. It could actually land you in trouble with the law for shipping stolen goods. It’s…

24 February 2017 [03:19 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 24

DEATHS RONALD CHARLES ETHRIDGE, 47, Lindale, died Feb. 22. Visitation 4-6 p.m. Saturday at Caud­le-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. LOIS K. (BROWN) FAULKNER, 84, Humble, formerly of Tyler, died Feb. 21. LILLIAN (GREEN) JONES, 83, Tyler, died Feb. 21. Community…

24 February 2017 [03:08 PM]
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Longview man arrested for 2016 murder

(KYTX) TYLER - Longview Police have arrested 26 year-old Christopher Pleasant for the December 19, 2016 murder of 28 year-old Victorria Jasmine Sam, of Longview. Sam was found dead in a vehicle in the 600 Block of Duncan Street close…

24 February 2017 [02:54 PM]
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Some tips to help you handle anxiety

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. It is a normal way to react to the stresses that we experience. There are many times when anxiety is just a way our bodies handle what is going on in…

24 February 2017 [02:39 PM]
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Pet of the Week 02.26.17

COURTESY Stevie is a 1-year-old Chihuahua-terrier available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Stevie weighs 17 pounds and is full grown. He is the perfect size to play with children. He also likes the companionship…

24 February 2017 [02:31 PM]
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Man who smashed Trump star to pay damages, serve probation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who destroyed Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has been sentenced to three years of probation for vandalism.An attorney for James Otis says he pleaded no contest to the felony Tuesday…

24 February 2017 [12:35 PM]
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Reader responses for the week of Feb. 26

I have resided in this congressional district for 36 years, about the same length of time I’ve known Congressman Louie Gohmert so maybe he’ll answer a simple question - which is admittedly personal, but also applicable to many others in…

24 February 2017 [12:33 PM]