Holocaust survivor Edith Eger spreads message of hope and encouragement with Whitehouse Junior High School students

When Edith Eger was 16 - just a few years older than students at Whitehouse Junior High School - she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the largest of the Nazi concentration and death camps. That year, 1944, her parents were killed at the camp, and her life became a nightmare. But she was able to use advice she received from her mother to…

Van Zandt County Twister Relief Concert set for Sunday in Ben Wheeler

Dozens of East Texas entertainers - including country music star Neal McCoy -are volunteering to perform on Sunday to raise money for tornado victims. The Van Zandt County Twister Relief Concert is set from noon to midnight at

Imagine the Possibilities tour showcases older and historic downtown buildings

Whether it’s the well-worn yet loved original hardwood floors of a 1930s home in the brick street district - or the intricate stained glass windows of a church that have stood the test of time for a century - there’s something charming about older buildings. The Tyler Main Street Department and the Historic Preservation Program feel the same

Tyler public pool, splash grounds to open June 3

The first day of summer is technically June 20, but fun in the sun is coming June 3, when the city of Tyler opens its pool and splash pads to the public. Fun Forest Pool, at 900 N. Glenwood Blvd., will be staffed with lifeguards. It is an Olympic-sized pool built in 1938 as a Works Progress Administration project. It will be open Tuesday through

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Bible verse: 5-26

“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,” (James 1:19)…

25 May 2017 [11:30 PM]
Tyler public pool, splash grounds to open June 3

The first day of summer is technically June 20, but fun in the sun is coming June 3, when the city of Tyler opens its pool and splash pads to the public. Fun Forest Pool, 900 N. Glenwood Blvd., will…

25 May 2017 [08:05 PM]
Two Tyler women arrested on drug-related charges

Two Tyler women were arrested on drug-related charges on Wednesday morning. Kalon Elizabeth Corbett, 29, was arrested by the Tyler Police Department in the 3300 block of Golden Road on an Anderson County on a charge of manufacture or…

25 May 2017 [05:28 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for May 26

DEATHS WOODY LILLY ALLEN, 98, Tyler, died May 17. Jack­son’s Burks Walker Tippit, Tyler. CLARA CLARK, 77, Whitehouse, died May 22. Jack­son’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. RALENA ELIZABETH GARRETT, 75, Tyler, died May 24. Jackson’s Burks…

25 May 2017 [05:14 PM]
UT Tyler Patriots open with win

OKLAHOMA CITY - The UT Tyler Patriots started defense of their national championship with a 4-1 win over No. 1 Virginia Wesleyan on Thursday in the NCAA Division III Softball World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium. The Patriots…

25 May 2017 [04:27 PM]
Honoring our heroes on memorial day

honoring our heroes on memorial day On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember…

25 May 2017 [03:43 PM]
Man is suing Hershey for 'under-filling' his box of Whoppers

A lawsuit alleging that Hershey is intentionally under-filling packages of Whoppers, Reese's Pieces and other candy has gotten the green light to move forward. Robert Bratton of Missouri claims that the $1 packages of chocolate he bought last fall were…

25 May 2017 [03:16 PM]
House GOP charged after body slamming reporter to the ground

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans stuck with their candidate in Montana's special House race Thursday even though he was charged with misdemeanor assault after allegedly slamming a reporter to the ground. Speaker Paul Ryan said Greg Gianforte should apologize, but…

25 May 2017 [01:42 PM]
Editorial: Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen

Memorial Day is a holiday often connected with the end of the school year, the start of vacation season and a time for outings and picnics, but its true purpose, honoring America s fallen heroes, should not be overshadowed. Americans…

25 May 2017 [01:20 PM]
Editorial: Money alone can't fix problems in education system

This shouldn’t be news to anyone, but a new report from the U.S. Department of Education shows that lack of money isn’t the problem with our education system. Or more precisely, it shows that throwing money at the problem isn’t…

25 May 2017 [01:03 PM]
Editorial: Buy American is bad public policy

Sometimes a good slogan is nothing more than that. When President Trump says the government is going to “buy American” and “hire Americans,” he’s employing a time-honored slogan - and bad public policy. “For decades, I have raised the alarm…

25 May 2017 [12:33 PM]
Editorial: Money doesn't buy elections, evidence shows

It’s like the weather; everyone complains about money in politics, but no one does anything about it. But a close look at spending in the 2016 presidential election shows that ultimately, money doesn’t buy elections. “In the early days of…

25 May 2017 [12:01 PM]
Texas high school principal shoots self soon after resigning

KIRBYVILLE, Texas (AP) - Authorities in Southeast Texas say a high school principal submitted his resignation this week and then went to his pickup in the school parking lot and fatally shot himself. Forty-five-year-old Dennis Reeves resigned his position at…

25 May 2017 [11:45 AM]
Smith County horticulture agent receives statewide recognition

Smith County Horticulture Agent Greg Grant received the statewide Lone Star Land Steward Award for his life’s work on his family farm. Grant, who became the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Smith County Extension agent in horticulture in October, was…

25 May 2017 [11:31 AM]
UPDATE: Robert E Lee Coach resigns after 1 season

Clayton George has resigned as head football coach at Robert E. Lee. After one year, George is leaving the Red Raiders for family reasons, according to Tyler ISD athletic director Greg Priest, who confirmed it to on Thursday. “I am…

25 May 2017 [11:22 AM]
Cannabis drug halved convulsions in company-funded epilepsy test

A cannabis-based drug halved the frequency of convulsive seizures in sufferers of a rare, catastrophic form of epilepsy in a late-stage study funded by GW Pharmaceuticals. The median monthly frequency of convulsive seizures fell to 5.9 from 12.4 among children…

25 May 2017 [11:19 AM]
Your garden is your own canvas

GREG GRANT, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service In recent articles I waxed on and on about landscape design principles. Some of you will heed them. Everybody likes to say, “Rules are made to be broken.” But even more importantly, gardens…

25 May 2017 [11:19 AM]
Most daylily varieties are very tough

The daylily has been called the perfect perennial. Few plants compete in hardiness, beauty and diversity in landscaping. In height, flower-bearing scapes may vary from a few inches to 6 feet, making it useful as both border and background. Types…

25 May 2017 [11:14 AM]
Rain expected to last entire Memorial Day weekend

Rain is in the forecast for the entire Memorial Day weekend. East Texas will see a cloudy day on Saturday with a 30 percent chance of showers Saturday evening. The possibility of showers increases to 60 percent all day on…

25 May 2017 [10:23 AM]
Five upcoming opportunities to give blood in Tyler this week

Life-giving local heroes – blood donors – right here in Tyler save lives by making sure the right blood type is on the shelf, right when patients require it to survive and thrive. Many blood donors know that they are…

25 May 2017 [10:03 AM]
Feathers in live well; bass swallows duck

It was a good start to the morning in the Fishers of Men tournament on Lake Tyler for Clay Martin and James Qualls. The fishermen were expecting a topwater bite and that is what they got. Concentrating on the shallow…

25 May 2017 [09:36 AM]
Student's service dog gets own headshot in class yearbook

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (AP) - A Virginia high school student who attends school with a service dog found himself side-by-side with his canine in the school's yearbook photos. Andrew Schalk has Type 1 diabetes and uses his dog, Alpha, to alert…

25 May 2017 [08:52 AM]