VIDEO: Eustace police chief loses his job

The Texas Rangers were at the Eustace Police Department on Monday. Eustace Mayor Elisa Sanders would only say the Rangers were investigating an incident. Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee was seen leaving the Eustace Police Department. He said he could not comment on an ongoing investigation. The city recently terminated the contract…

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Taste of Jacksonville is Oct. 10

Staff reports The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 16th Annual Taste of Jacksonville on Oct. 10 The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Norman Activity Center, 526 E. Commerce St., according to…

16 September 2014 [06:57 PM]
"Best practices' luncheon highlights advantages of hiring veterans

Veterans possess numerous desired characteristics, which serve companies well, area human resource professionals were told Tuesday during a Best Practices for Hiring Veterans Lunch & Learn. The event, hosted by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tyler Veterans &…

16 September 2014 [06:54 PM]
TJC Founders Day set Wednesday morning

On the morning of every Sept. 17, Tyler Junior College employees gather for a quiet ceremony at Windsor Plaza on the TJC main campus. The annual event marks the institution’s Founders Day (TJC was founded Sept. 17, 1926) and is…

16 September 2014 [06:34 PM]
Classics in the Park car show Saturday in Quitman.

Staff reports Wood County businesses and organizations will hold the fifth-annual Classics in the Park car show for Saturday at Governor Jim Hogg Park in Quitman. The show starts at 9 a.m., with prizes and trophies announced at 2:30 p.m.…

16 September 2014 [06:31 PM]
H.U.G. A Firefighter raising funds for rescue dogs

Jacksonville-based nonprofit H.U.G. A Firefighter is looking to bring in K-9s to help responders locate children that are trapped in a fire. The organization’s board vice president, Jeanna Farmer, said the purpose is for…

16 September 2014 [05:14 PM]
Tyler home sales dip 2.8 percent

The Tyler area saw home sales dip by 2.8 percent in August compared to the same time a year ago. There were 347 houses sold last month, down from 357 units in August 2013, according to…

16 September 2014 [05:11 PM]
Chamber honors outgoing directors

Retiring officers and directors of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce were recognized Tuesday during the monthly meeting. Chairwoman Rosemary Jones served as head of the board of directors for the last meeting and recognized Charles…

16 September 2014 [05:09 PM]
2 more Smith County detention officers terminated for misconduct

The remaining two individuals who had been placed on administrative leave pending investigation for misconduct have had their employment terminated as of today, according to a press release from the Smith County Sheriff's Office. The former detention officer and detention…

16 September 2014 [04:33 PM]
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VIDEO: Radisson suspends Vikings sponsorship

MINNEAPOLIS (MCT) -- Star running back Adrian Peterson is headed back to the football field, but the Minnesota Vikings lost a key business partner on Monday. Just hours after Peterson’s reinstatement after missing Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots…

16 September 2014 [04:23 PM]
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VIDEO: US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go out in October to about 425,000 tobacco farmers…

16 September 2014 [04:18 PM]
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VIDEO: Eustace police chief loses his job

The Texas Rangers were at the Eustace Police Department on Monday. Eustace Mayor Elisa Sanders would only say the Rangers were investigating an incident. Henderson County District Attorney Scott McKee was seen leaving the Eustace Police Department. He said he…

16 September 2014 [04:08 PM]
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VIDEO: Police resume search for missing Virginia student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police prepared Tuesday to adjust their search area for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years. Charlottesville police Capt. Gary…

16 September 2014 [01:39 PM]
East Texas State Fair Traffic Advisory

The East Texas State Fair will open this Friday, September 19, 2014 and is designated as Senior Citizen day. Tyler Police Department advises drivers that on West Front Street in front of Harvey Hall traffic will be shut down to…

16 September 2014 [10:53 AM]
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RPR Construction still building strong after 3 decades

BY CASEY MURPHY, cmurphy@tylerpaper.com After starting RPR Construction Co. Inc. with her late husband 31 years ago, Pat Pinkerton has no plans of stopping. “I love construction,” the 65-year-old said Wednesday while standing at the work site of Tyler Junior College’s…

16 September 2014 [10:50 AM]
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Hagel, Dempsey defend Obama military strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's top military leader on Tuesday raised the possibility of U.S. advisers joining Iraqi troops as they target Islamic extremists amid concerns in a war-weary nation of greater American involvement after more than a decade of…

16 September 2014 [10:25 AM]
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UPDATE: Bond set at $1 million for Marshall murder suspect

UPDATE: MARSHALL (KYTX) - Bond has been set at $1 million for a suspect that allegedly shot two people, killing one. 19-year-old Javonte Damone Sanders, who is charged with first degree murder turned himself in Sunday around 6 p.m. after…

16 September 2014 [08:39 AM]
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East Texans dine, discuss how to promote peace

In the warehouse of the East Texas Food Bank with a catered dinner on the tables, about 120 East Texans gathered to learn about and promote peace. The third of 10 events taking place this week as part of the…

16 September 2014 [08:11 AM]
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GOP’s opposition to PFA isn’t sexist

It’s tempting — particularly in an election year — to take the popular position without really thinking it through. But there are compelling reasons to reject the Paycheck Fairness Act — and not one of them is sexism. One reason…

16 September 2014 [08:04 AM]
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Well-known women’s studies educator speaks on Wednesday

The University of Texas at Tyler Honors Program and Global Awareness Through Education Program will present a lecture by renowned women’s studies educator and multiculturalism activist Dr. Peggy McIntosh. The public event will be 6 p.m. Wednesday at the UT…

16 September 2014 [08:01 AM]
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Travis County Judge Samuel Biscoe honored at Recognition Banquet

When Samuel Biscoe grew up in Tyler, “separate but equal” was the legal restriction governing Tyler and the South. Black people were racially discriminated against, and opportunities to serve in top governing positions were non-existent. Forty-seven years later, Judge Samuel…

16 September 2014 [07:59 AM]
Hubbard Middle School marks its 50th year on Saturday

Hubbard Middle School will celebrate its 50th anniversary Saturday. To mark the occasion, the school will host a 1K Fun Run and 5K race. Participants can register for the 1K Fun Run and 5K race at www.runsignup.com/leadingthepack. Following the…

16 September 2014 [05:25 AM]
UT Tyler gets grant to study leafcutter ants

The University of Texas at Tyler was awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation, Division of Environmental Biology, to study leafcutter ant populations, Dr. Michael Odell, vice president for research and technology transfer, announced. With the three-year $417,000…

16 September 2014 [05:24 AM]
Getting the most out of sessions with your counselor

High school counselors have an important job, but it’s one that I don’t envy. First, there’s the sheer number of students who depend on them. In large public school districts, the average counselor has a caseload of 455 students, according…

16 September 2014 [05:22 AM]