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 of other dogs. Stevie been neutered and is current on starting vaccinations, including rabies. He has…

John Tyler High School debate students head to national tournament in Montgomery, Alabama

The John Tyler debate team is headed to nationals for the second time in three years. John Tyler High school speech and debate students Tacorian Tilley and Triston Ferguson have qualified for the National Speech and Debate Association’s National Tournament to be held in Montgomery, Alabama, June 18-23. Tacorian will compete in Foreign

Jefferson man wanted in connection with uncle's shooting death captured in Florida

The East Texas man accused in the fatal shooting of his uncle earlier this week has been captured in Daytona Beach, Florida. Joe Earl Smith, 50, was arrested Thursday night and booked into a corrections facility in Daytona Beach, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office. Authorities have been searching for Smith since Wednesday, when his

Students win scholarships, recognition in 2017 Academic Rodeo

Brook Hill first-grader Kolton Jackson proudly walked across the stage as he was handed a medal for his class art project that was entered into the 27th annual Academic Rodeo for the East Texas State Fair. The 7-year-old was one of many students who walked the stage Friday and took home a medal or trophy during the Academic Rodeo award

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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…

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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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Students win scholarships, recognition in 2017 Academic Rodeo

Brook Hill first-grader Kolton Jackson proudly walked across the stage as he was handed a medal for his class art project that was entered into the 27th annual Academic Rodeo for the East Texas State Fair. The 7-year-old was one…

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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]
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Ferrari presents new car to challenge Mercedes

MARANELLO, Italy (AP) - As Ferrari presented its new Formula One car on Friday, its drivers remained cautious about how much they can challenge Mercedes this season.Much was expected last year after Sebastian Vettel managed to win three races in…

24 February 2017 [12:32 PM]
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Editorial: Second Amendment rights aren't a gift from the courts

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is going to war with the U.S. Supreme Court’s Heller decision, and its reasoning is both troubling and erroneous. Essentially, the court says Americans have no inherent right to own vaguely defined “assault weapons.”…

24 February 2017 [12:27 PM]
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New serpentine pathway opens for public at Caldwell Zoo

MELISSA MCTEE, mmctee@tylerpaper.com Caldwell Zoo took on a huge construction project in 2016 with a complete remodel of their cafe and African animal exhibit. Although the construction is still underway and not due for completion for a few more weeks,…

24 February 2017 [11:41 AM]
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Former ETX school superintendent jailed on prostitution charge

(KYTX) GREGG CO. - A former Kilgore School superintendent is jailed on a prostitution charge following his arrest Thursday. Jerry Roberts, 64, who is currently a field service representative for the Texas Association of School Boards was taken into…

24 February 2017 [10:43 AM]
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Brookshire’s strives for world record in stacking cans Video

Stacked cans of food are a pretty common sight at the East Texas Food Bank. But the thousands stacked and taking shape in the form of a pyramid are far from ordinary. Since Wednesday, representatives with the food bank and…

24 February 2017 [12:08 AM]
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Bible verse: 2-24

“Do not those who plot evil go astray? But those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.” (Proverbs 14:22)…

23 February 2017 [11:31 PM]
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UT Tyler active shooter alert accidentally sent out Video

The University of Texas at Tyler campus saw panic, a lockdown and a quick law enforcement response after an employee accidentally activated an emergency alert Thursday afternoon, followed by a second at about 5:30 p.m. UT Tyler Director of…

23 February 2017 [08:24 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 24

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23 February 2017 [06:05 PM]
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Fugitive couple arraigned on sexual assault of a child charges

A fugitive couple captured last week in Shreveport, Louisiana, was extradited to Smith County and arraigned Thursday on sexual assault of a child charges in the 114th District Court. Johnny Crocker, 57, and his wife, Angela Crocker, 41, both of…

23 February 2017 [05:12 PM]
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East Texas Drilling Report for Feb. 26

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23 February 2017 [04:38 PM]
DPS identifies driver in fatal car wreck in Smith County

DPS has released the names of the victims in a fatal car accident. Just after 5 a.m. Thursday, troopers responded to a one vehicle crash in Smith County on Farm-to-Market Road 16 at County Road 3165. Preliminary investigation revealed that…

23 February 2017 [04:13 PM]
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All Saints falls in state semifinals

ABILENE - Frisco Legacy scored a 61-43 win over All Saints in a TAPPS 5A state semifinal at Moody Coliseum on the Abilene Christian University campus. Lance Lee and Sean Phillips led All Saints with 14 points apiece. Frisco Legacy…

23 February 2017 [04:10 PM]
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Hiway 80 to expand with a new facility in Tyler

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Tyler has purchased property at 12781 Texas Highway 64. The Mission will construct a supportive housing and rehabilitation facility called Triumph Village at this location. This expands the services Hiway 80 provides to formerly homeless…

23 February 2017 [04:09 PM]