Tyler ISD student Royland Black invents a safer cleat

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph from Tyler ISD:   Robert E. Lee High School senior, Royland Black, loves everything about football; everything except getting his toes stepped on by other players wearing cleats. What began merely as an advanced level engineering and development class assignment has now gained significant yardage in…

Children's Defense Fund announces project to improve health care access for East Texas children

About 30 community leaders in health care, education and nonprofits met Tuesday in Tyler to learn about a new initiative to improve the health of East Texas children. The Children’s Defense Fund–Texas has launched Healthy Children = Healthy Communities in Smith, Shelby and Nacogdoches counties. The project is designed to connect children

Louie Gohmert says no public town hall meetings; speaks to constituents in Tyler

STAFF REPORTS, news@tylerpaper.com Congressman Louie Gohmert on Tuesday issued a letter to constituents saying he did not plan to have any public town hall meetings, as requested by some in his district, saying such events can turn violent and threaten public safety.  Gohmert did, however, say he would continue to have telephone town hall

Tyler ISD names 2017 Campus Teachers of the Year

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tyler ISD will honor Campus Teachers of the Year and announce its 2017 District Teachers of the Year at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet on May 2 at Harvey Convention Center. Cooperative Teachers Credit Union will be the title sponsor for the event.    “Cooperative Teachers Credit Union is

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Tyler ISD student Royland Black invents a safer cleat

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph from Tyler ISD: Robert E. Lee High School senior, Royland Black, loves everything about football; everything except getting his toes stepped on by other players wearing cleats. What began merely as an…

21 February 2017 [01:22 PM]

Congratulations ... to East Texas residents being named to the chancellors and dean’s lists at the University of Arkansas: Chancellors list: Hailey Hurst, Blake Johnson, Bethany Kimmey, Taylor Kingsley, all of Tyler, and Hayden Langemeier, Bullard Dean’s list: Kevin Baldwin,…

21 February 2017 [01:16 PM]
Murchison ISD Superintendent Richard Jones resigns

Murchison ISD Superintendent Richard Jones has resigned. Jones submitted a letter of resignation to the Murchison ISD Board of Trustees on Feb. 13 signaling his intent to resign effective Feb. 28. The board accepted the at-will resignation, meaning Jones can…

21 February 2017 [12:54 PM]
Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appears to be evenly divided about the right of Mexican parents to use American courts to sue a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired across the U.S.-Mexican border and killed their teenage son. Justice…

21 February 2017 [12:25 PM]
Tyler ISD names 2017 Campus Teachers of the Year

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph: Tyler ISD will honor Campus Teachers of the Year and announce its 2017 District Teachers of the Year at the annual Teacher of the Year Banquet on May 2 at Harvey Convention Center. Cooperative…

21 February 2017 [12:24 PM]
Eyes are the windows to a charity’s soul

There is a common concept that individuals differ as to how they learn, how they best receive and process information. In our family, each of us has a different style. Our oldest son is an auditory learner. As a student,…

21 February 2017 [10:58 AM]
Historic Tyler presents annual Azalea District home tour

Special to the Tyler Paper Several families who live in the Azalea District will open their homes during Historic Tyler on Tour, a highlight of the annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail. Founded in 1977, Historic Tyler works…

21 February 2017 [10:53 AM]
Home Products Show starts Friday, runs through Sunday

The 37th annual Home Products Show kicks off Friday and lasts through Sunday at the Harvey Convention Center. Held by the Tyler Area Builders Association, the show will have 88 exhibitors, showing everything from landscaping to lighting to cabinetry. Lenders…

21 February 2017 [10:52 AM]
Palestine Fire Department seeking entry-level firefighters

The City of Palestine will hold examinations for entry-level officers for the Palestine Fire Department at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, at the Palestine Police Department Training Room inside the Palestine Mall, 2000 S. Loop 256, Suite 38. The…

21 February 2017 [10:49 AM]
East Texas Food Bank, Brookshire's to break world record

Brookshire’s is aiming to land its name in the Guinness Book of World Records by building the world’s largest canned food pyramid. Community volunteers will use 36,000 cans to assemble the 12-foot-tall pyramid, with a 17-by-17 foot base. The project…

21 February 2017 [10:45 AM]
Officer-involved shooting under investigation in Tatum

TATUM - One person was injured in a shooting near Tatum Tuesday morning. According to DPS Sergeant Jean Dark, authorities with The Texas Rangers, Panola County Sheriff's Office and Rusk County Sheriff's Office are investigating the incident. A suspect was…

21 February 2017 [10:28 AM]
Public invited to 6x6@110 painting parties

Organizers of Gallery Main Street’s 6x6@110 project are inviting the public to participate in creating at least 1,000 6” x 6” works of art that will be displayed and revealed during the fundraising exhibit on June 6 at 6 p.m.…

21 February 2017 [10:20 AM]
Wal-Mart earnings fall, but online sales surge

NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart drew more shoppers to its namesake stores in the United States and its e-commerce sales soared, signs that its efforts to lower prices and improve web services are helping it compete better against online leader…

21 February 2017 [09:42 AM]
ETMC renovates Skywalk Café and adds Starbucks products

The ETMC Skywalk Café is now proudly serving Starbucks coffees, drinks and pastries, as well as offering sandwiches and salads. The café is located on the second floor of the skywalk between the ETMC Olympic Plaza Tower and ETMC Rehabilitation…

21 February 2017 [08:52 AM]
Keep Tyler Beautiful hosts the Great Tyler Cleanup

Keep Tyler Beautiful is inviting people of all ages to demonstrate that they love where they live by coming together for a community wide cleanup on Saturday, April 8. This is a part of the Don’t Mess with Texas Trash-Off…

21 February 2017 [08:37 AM]
Bible Verse for Feb. 21

“Whoever would foster love covers over an offense, but whoever repeats the matter separates close friends.” (Proverbs 17:9)…

20 February 2017 [11:32 PM]
Tyler ISD: State standards not enough to close gaps

The Tyler ISD board of trustees agrees continuing to merely meet state standards for elementary school students simply isn’t good enough. At their Monday board meeting, district officials reviewed Measures of Academic Progress assessment data from mid-year testing. MAP measures…

20 February 2017 [09:37 PM]
Accidents following rollover cleared on I-20

Westbound lanes on Interstate 20 near County Road 496 were closed for about an hour and a half following a number of accidents Monday afternoon, according to the Department of Public Safety and Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office. One vehicle…

20 February 2017 [09:30 PM]
Rain drenches area Monday; clouds set to clear out today

Residents of Tyler are expected to get relief from the rain Tuesday. An upper-level trough moving slowly across East Texas caused almost continuous rainfall in Tyler throughout Monday, according to Marty Mayeau, senior forecaster with the National Weather Service in…

20 February 2017 [07:14 PM]
Tyler school board candidate stays in race after announcing withdrawal

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com A Tyler school board candidate says he will continue to seek the District 4 seat, despite announcing plans early Monday to pull from the race.  Early Monday, the Tyler real estate agent Martin Marroquin announced to his…

20 February 2017 [06:06 PM]
Enrollment for tuition-based Pre-K opens at Andy Woods Elementary

Enrollment is now open for the tuition-based prekindergarten program at Andy Woods Elementary School for the 2017-18 school year. Students must be 4 years old on or before Sept. 1. “My son loves going to school,” parent Jennifer Roach said.…

20 February 2017 [05:09 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 21

DEATHS IRA BROWN JR., 91, Tyler, died Feb. 14. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. DORETHA M. (WATSON) DAVIS, 70, Tyler, died Feb. 20. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. TEXAS LEE (KELLY) ENDSLEY, 81, Carthage, died Feb. 18. Garmon…

20 February 2017 [04:38 PM]
Students from The Brook Hill School dress as historic Americans

Second graders from The Brook Hill School have worked hard over the last month to produce a research project that will be remembered for years to come. Each student selected a person that did something great in American history. Selecting…

20 February 2017 [04:36 PM]