Bullard ISD dismissed classes early after threatening e-mail received Video

BULLARD - A threatening email has caused Bullard Independent School District officials to cancel classes and dismiss high school students for the day.  While the exact details of the email are not known at this time, Bullard ISD sent an "important message" to the parents of students.  "Bullard ISD received an anonymou…

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Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags. Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is becoming mainstream as animal lovers look to further pamper their pets.

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17 December 2014 [08:49 PM]
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Gateway to hope provides for the homeless

Cary Boatner was a homeless newcomer to Tyler. He had $10 in his pockets and hadn’t showered or washed his clothes lately when he saw the sign “Gateway to Hope” hanging on a building on Valentine Street. “From the moment…

17 December 2014 [08:31 PM]
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The marriage gap worsens inequality

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17 December 2014 [08:19 PM]
Threats send to Bullard on Wednesday

BULLARD — After Bullard High School received a threatening email on Wednesday claiming to be from a member of ISIS, a fever-ridden Bullard Police Chief Gary Don Lewis pulled himself from bed and went to the school to begin an…

17 December 2014 [08:11 PM]
Giving the Gift of Warmth project extended

STAFF REPORTS   East Texas Refrigeration and The Salvation Army have extended their annual Giving the Gift of Warmth project until Monday. The two entities are asking Tyler residents to donate 500 new blankets for community members in need,…

17 December 2014 [08:10 PM]
King’s Academy Christian School Honor Roll

Third Grade A: Jace Rickelman, Nath-aniel Rhyne Fourth Grade A: Aaron Browning B: Brayden Walker Fifth Grade A: Caleb Bolay, Mitchell Morman, Anika Bolen, Audrey Rhyne, Gage Franklin, Luke Milner, Truleigh Trosclair Sixth Grade A: Cate Craddock B: Noah…

17 December 2014 [08:03 PM]
Planning effective windbreak

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17 December 2014 [08:02 PM]
Bulbs are miraculous

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17 December 2014 [07:59 PM]
Kilgore Police Sgt. proves policemen have hearts

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com Lately, the men and women in blue have taken a bashing as national stories have painted police, in many cases justifiably, in a negative light, but acts, such as the one Kilgore Police Sgt. Vance Callahan performed…

17 December 2014 [07:47 PM]
Eltife buys Cuban art for his restaurant walls

Cuba is restaurateur Rick Eltife’s favorite travel destination. He hopes to visit again soon now that the U.S. diplomatic stance on the communist island nation is softening. Eltife, owner of Rick’s On the Square, visited Cuba three times in the…

17 December 2014 [07:43 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices 12-18

DEATHS ELTON BLACK, 58, Lindale, died Dec. 16. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. STEVEN LYNN BOLDING, 61, Flint, died Dec. 11. Boren-Conner Funeral Home, Bullard. AMEKA CARTWRIGHT, 39, Tyler, died Dec. 16. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. PAUL WHITE DAVIS, 74,…

17 December 2014 [07:28 PM]
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Caring for the homeless Video

BY BETTY WATERS, blw@tylerpaper.com   As a school girl in Winnsboro, Pat Mallory took home a hobo with a stick and cooked him supper. When her parents came home from work, her mother walked in and said “O my gosh!” Her…

17 December 2014 [06:55 PM]
UT Tyler on lockdown following stabbing near campus

The University of Texas at Tyler campus is on lockdown at this hour due to a stabbing near the campus. UT Tyler Spokesperson Beverly Golden said the decision was made to place the campus on lockdown because the assailant has…

17 December 2014 [04:19 PM]
Apartment fire displaces 10 people in Longview

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17 December 2014 [04:06 PM]
John Tyler High School receives bomb threat

TYLER (KYTX)- John Tyler High School administrators received a bomb threat from an unknown caller claiming to be a detective. District administrators and Tyler ISD Police were contacted and an investigation of the claim, campus and surrounding area was performed…

17 December 2014 [03:10 PM]
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Teeth pulled, patient died, dentist suspended

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A dentist whose patient died after developing complications while getting 20 teeth pulled will not be allowed to work during a comprehensive review of his practice. The Connecticut State Dental Commission voted Wednesday to suspend the…

17 December 2014 [02:51 PM]
1st Florida gay divorce granted by judge

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The first formal divorce for a gay couple in Florida history was granted Wednesday by a Broward County judge who used the case to join other judges in declaring the state's ban on same-sex marriage…

17 December 2014 [02:48 PM]
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Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream Video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — These clothing designers have to think about pattern, fabric and fit — as well as where to put the poo bags. Creating on-trend outfits is a whole different animal for pet fashion designers, whose work is…

17 December 2014 [01:07 PM]
Waco officials vote $1.5 million for SpaceX expansion

WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco city officials have voted to contribute $1.5 million in economic development funds toward expanding the SpaceX rocket-making plant in nearby McGregor. Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has plans to spend $46 million on an…

17 December 2014 [12:34 PM]
NYC to try settling suit with Eric Garner's family

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer will attempt to negotiate a settlement of the $75 million civil rights claim brought forth by Eric Garner's family. If an agreement is reached, it would avoid what could be…

17 December 2014 [12:28 PM]
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Pope gets cake, tango and chicken for birthday Video

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17 December 2014 [11:56 AM]
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Army's blimp-like airships get East Coast test

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — The Army showed off a blimp-like airship Wednesday that is designed to help the military detect and destroy cruise missiles speeding toward the nation's capital or other major East Coast cities. The radar-toting vehicle will…

17 December 2014 [11:47 AM]
Hunter shot, killed by friend who slipped in mud

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a 57-year-old hunter is dead after one of his companions slipped in the mud and accidentally shot him in the back in northern Utah. Cache County deputies say the man was shot about 2…

17 December 2014 [11:38 AM]
Canada man finds woman for free trip around world

TORONTO (AP) — A Toronto man who made headlines last month by offering a free round-the-world air ticket to a woman with the same name as his ex-girlfriend has found Ms. Right. Jordan Axani, 28, and his then girlfriend, named…

17 December 2014 [11:26 AM]
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US, Cuba to normalize relations; Obama to speak

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba have agreed to re-establish diplomatic relations and open economic and travel ties, marking a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island after a half-century of enmity dating back to the…

17 December 2014 [11:11 AM]
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West side of Kyle Field to be imploded Sunday

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The west side of Texas A&M University's Kyle Field will be imploded this weekend to make way for more football stadium improvements. Chancellor John Sharp says the blast will happen at 8 a.m. CST Sunday.…

17 December 2014 [11:02 AM]
Prison for Ex-Homeland Security official in Texas

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An ex-Department of Homeland Security supervisor in South Texas must serve three years in prison for trying to cover up lapses in investigations and operations. Prosecutors say the conduct of Eugenio Pedraza of McAllen resulted in…

17 December 2014 [10:59 AM]