Are you ready for some football? A behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 ETFinalScore Pigskin Preview

The ETFinalScore Pigskin Preview magazine hit the streets Friday after months of work by the most experienced sports team in East Texas.  Leading the visual efforts was photojournalist Sarah A. Miller using a technique called painting with lights.   Sarah lets us in on how she captured these dynamic images in a Q & A below. And for all of…

Home sales down, could signal a market shift

Home sales in Smith County dropped in July, but the numbers still are on track for another record-setting year. A total of 238 homes were sold in Smith County last month, compared to 268 in June - a decrease of 11 percent. But June is usually the busiest month for home sales, as families time their

Federal judge lifts Tyler ISD's desegregation order, granting unitary status

Relief, and the end of an era. Those are the words Tyler ISD’s leaders said after a federal judge lifted the school district’s 46-year-old desegregation order Friday. “It’s a significant day,” TISD Superintendent Dr. Marty Crawford said. “I don’t think it’s a day that you sit here and high five and celebrate. I think it’s a

UT Tyler honors President Rodney Mabry during his final convocation after 18 years at the school

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com Dr. Rodney Mabry welcomed his staff back for his final convocation with the college he helped transform over nearly two decades. Since taking on the mantle as president of the college in 1998, Mabry has led the charge through the school’s radical transformation. He will retire at the end of the year.  That
Somebody stop the madness

Why can’t people just leave well enough alone? Now they’ve gone and made a remake of “Ben...

15 August 2016 [12:17 AM]

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Tyler City Council approves transportation ordinance that would allow Uber, Lyft
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Cumberland Road extension is open to traffic
Natural Grocers to sponsor attempt to set hula-hoop world record
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New oyster bar, The Black Pearl, opens in downtown Tyler next to Rickâs on the Square
Midnight Football Madness in Winona
School is Cool expected to draw thousands to Harvey Convention Center
Tyler firemen paint new building for SPCA of East Texas
Teams compete, raise money at Literacy Council of Tyler's 25th annual Corporate Spelling bee
Peace Rally at Bergfeld Park

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Tyler mulls split from NET Health over food truck regulations

After two years and no progress on getting food trucks in Tyler, the City Council is considering taking its health inspections in-house in an effort to reduce regulations on mobile food vendors. The move, if approved, could cost the Northeast…

27 August 2016 [11:09 AM]
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Contestants for pageant moving to Tyler attended a tea Friday

Jo Anne McMeans, of Tyler, reigning Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant queen, hosted a tea and reception Friday at the Goodman Museum for contestants from across the state who will compete to be named the 2016-17 queen. The get-together preceded…

27 August 2016 [01:39 AM]
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Tyler church shares its building with congregation in transition

As Pastor Charles Faulks Sr. tells it, the reason he let God’s Will Missionary Baptist Church share his building is because they had something he wanted, namely, church pews. Faulks and his Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church congregation had…

27 August 2016 [01:12 AM]
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IN Focus: United Way kickoff luncheon 08.25.16

Former Dallas Cowboy Dat Nguyen spoke to a crowd ofabout 300 guests attending the United Way of Smith County's annual campaign kickoff Aug. 25 at the Cascades Country Club. Money raised from the campaign will fund more than 30 programs…

26 August 2016 [09:17 PM]
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IN Focus: Ms. Texas Senior Classic tea 08.26.16

Contestants statewide in Ms. Texas Senior Classic Pageant attended a tea and reception Aug. 26 at the Goodman Museum. The event preceded the upcoming pageant, which will be in Tyler for the first time this year. The event is set…

26 August 2016 [09:17 PM]
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Susan G. Komen affiliates in Tyler, Central Texas combine

The Susan G. Komen affiliates in Tyler and Central Texas have joined forces to form the East Central Texas affiliate. This new, consolidated organization will serve 17 counties, including 10 previously not served by Komen, according to an organization…

26 August 2016 [08:07 PM]
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Smith County Family Drug Court helps change lives, unite families

Trailing her children through Whitehouse City Park, Carmen Flores, 34, laughed as she hopped on a seesaw with her 16-year-old son Elias Flores. At the other end of the park, her husband, Daniel Flores, 39, played with the couple's four…

26 August 2016 [07:49 PM]
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Two arrested on drug charges in Palestine

Special to Tyler Morning Telegraph   Palestine police officers arrested two people charged with possession of a controlled substance on Tuesday. Officers initiated a traffic stop on a gray GMC Yukon in the 100 block of Nannie Lane for an…

26 August 2016 [07:40 PM]
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Shooting kills two people in Longview

Longview News-Journal   Two people were killed in a midday shooting in the 400 block of Johnson Street in Longview on Friday. Gregg County Justice of the Peace Pct. 1 B.H. Jameson said the victims are two women, ages 25…

26 August 2016 [07:22 PM]
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Fire destroys mobile home in Whitehouse

KYTX WHITEHOUSE - Fire crews were called to Forest Hollow Mobile Home Park in Whitehouse on Friday for a house fire.  They arrived to find an abandoned mobile home fully engulfed. Crews quickly contained the fire. No injuries were reported.…

26 August 2016 [07:06 PM]
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Chamber Radio for week of Aug. 29

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce internet radio business show, Henry Bell encourages Chamber businesses to order their booth for the upcoming Senior Expo in October. You can listen to the details online at www.TylerChamberRadio.com. Express Employment…

26 August 2016 [05:58 PM]
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IN Focus: Robert E. Lee back to school bash 08.22.16

Robert E. Lee High School welcomed its more than 2,700 students back in style with its Back to School Bash on Aug. 22. The school combined meet the teacher night with a fun, family environment and pep rally at Red…

26 August 2016 [05:49 PM]
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IN Focus: Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala 08.20.16

The 29th Annual Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala brought hundreds of people to Harvey Convention Center for good food, live music and a great cause. The theme of the Aug. 20 event that raised funds for the American Cancer Society was “Two Step…

26 August 2016 [05:45 PM]
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Don't become obsessed with polls

One of the most tedious elements of election season is the constant barrage of polls. Cable news shows trot out every new number and endlessly analyze what it means. But let’s keep polls in perspective. They are not destiny, nor…

26 August 2016 [05:15 PM]
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Pet of the Week 8-28

COURTESY PEBBLES AND ANGEL are 2-year-old bonded sisters that must be adopted together. They are available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. These girls play well with dogs, cats and children, and are very well…

26 August 2016 [05:04 PM]
Death and funeral notices for Aug. 27

DEATHS JIMMY LEW ALLEN, 83, Chandler; died Aug. 19. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at funeral home. LINDER SUE (DONNELL) ELDRIDGE, 62, Frankston, died Aug. 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. MICHEAL FONTENOT, 62,…

26 August 2016 [04:52 PM]
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Texas Legislature must fix our broken school finance system

School has started, so it’s an ideal time to reiterate something important. The Legislature must address our broken school finance system. When the Texas Supreme Court ruled in May that the system is constitutional, the justices made it clear that…

26 August 2016 [04:17 PM]
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iTunes gift cards are a popular choice for scam artists

In the past, internet thieves who used Western Union, MoneyGram, and Green Dot MoneyPaks to steal millions from unsuspecting consumers are now turning to a different way of getting their cash: iTunes Gift Cards. BBB advises consumers to be extremely…

26 August 2016 [03:49 PM]
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One dead in Friday morning crash on Highway 155 in Smith County

A woman is dead after driving off the roadway on State Highway 155, near CR 1102, and striking a telephone pole. According to Department of Transportation Troopers, Nicola Haley, 65, of Larue, was traveling south on 155 when her vehicle…

26 August 2016 [03:16 PM]