Hawkins mayor arrested

Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers was arrested today on abuse of office charges after threatening a resident with daily fines if she did not cut her grass. Rogers, who was elected to the office in May, was arrested and charged with the class A misdemeanor of official oppression and released on a $1,000 bond, according to the Wood County Sheriff’s Of…

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Undergraduate researchers tackle summer projects

BY EMILY GUEVARA eguevara@tylerpaper.com This summer, 12 undergraduate students from The University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College are learning about the rigors and rewards of research through a systemwide research the UT System Louis Stokes Alliance…

28 July 2014 [09:07 PM]
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Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country…

28 July 2014 [08:13 PM]
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VIDEO: Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching

The camera uses infrared lighting so hatchlings won't be confused by artificial light and will go to sea — guided by moonlight reflecting on the water -- instead of pushing further onto land.…

28 July 2014 [07:48 PM]
LeTourneau to offer nursing degree

Staff Reports A new opportunity for students to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing will be available this fall. Earlier this month, the Texas Board of Nursing approved LeTourneau University in Longview to offer the program. It was…

28 July 2014 [07:21 PM]
Chapel Hill ISD to lower tax rate

BY EMILY GUEVARA eguevara@tylerpaper.com The refinancing of more than $8.7 million in Chapel Hill ISD bonds will save the district and its taxpayers money. The savings of more than $821,000 in future debt service costs will allow the…

28 July 2014 [06:29 PM]
College Corner: The importance of follow-through

Throughout the 11-plus years that I’ve been working with college applicants, I’ve seen many changes in the process, especially when it comes to technology. What was once done via printed applications and snail mail has moved almost completely online for…

28 July 2014 [06:06 PM]
Meeting about UT Tyler's criminal justice program Aug. 11

Staff Reports The University of Texas at Tyler’s Longview University Center will have an advising session for students interested in the criminal justice program. An advising team will be on the UT Tyler Longview campus from 6 to…

28 July 2014 [06:05 PM]
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Hawkins mayor arrested

BY FAITH HARPER,  Hawkins Mayor Will Rogers was arrested today on abuse of office charges after threatening a resident with daily fines if she did not cut her grass. Rogers, who was elected to the office in May, was arrested…

28 July 2014 [04:48 PM]
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VIDEO: Traditional African dishes teach healthy eating

Classes are being offered nationwide to encourage African Americans to learn about cooking fresh foods based on traditional African cuisine. The program is trying to combat obesity, heart disease and other ailments often linked to diet.…

28 July 2014 [04:09 PM]
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VIDEO: 'The Avengers' descend on Comic-Con

Stars of 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner talk about the latest superhero installment at Comic-Con, while Chris Hemsworth muses about a female Thor.…

28 July 2014 [04:07 PM]
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Accused wife beater indicted for 2011 murder of Patti McHugh

TYLER (KYTX) -- An assault charge was dropped against Kelly Gage Monday and replaced with a new indictment accusing the man of murdering his wife. Patti McHugh was badly beaten on Thanksgiving of 2011. She was hospitalized for a short…

28 July 2014 [12:07 PM]
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VIDEO: North Korea threatens to nuke White House, Pentagon

A top-ranking North Korean military official has threatened a nuclear strike on the White House and Pentagon after accusing Washington of raising military tensions on the Korean peninsula. Our Trevor Peele has more in this video report.…

28 July 2014 [11:59 AM]
Texas agencies to crack down on illegal water use

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Increased enforcement efforts will soon begin to prevent people from illegally drawing water from Central Texas lakes and the lower Colorado River. Law enforcement officers for the Lower Colorado River Authority and other agencies will increase…

28 July 2014 [11:56 AM]
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VIDEO: Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

SACO, Maine (AP) — Police on Monday said they had recovered a shotgun from an apartment where a couple and their three children were shot to death. The victims discovered Sunday, and a detective said murder-suicide was one of the…

28 July 2014 [11:17 AM]
Dayspring United Methodist: Christian singer to perform concert

By REBECCA HOEFFNER rhoeffner@tylerpaper.com Christian singer Phil Wickham will perform in a concert Aug. 8 at Dayspring United Methodist Church — a church that has come a long way from meeting in a movie theater during its first few years. Tickets…

28 July 2014 [10:51 AM]
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VIDEO: Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network. The Sarah Palin Channel, which went live on Sunday, bills itself as a "direct connection" between the former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential candidate and her…

28 July 2014 [10:51 AM]
Business Notes, July 28

The Tyler Young Professionals will hold Lunch & Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Genecov Room, at 315 N. Broadway Ave. The speaker will be Nan Moore with a topic of “Why United Way? Share…

28 July 2014 [12:18 AM]
Cold front ahead

A cold front will move to the Interstate 20 corridor this morning marked by winds shifting from the northwest and north of up to 5 to 10 mph. Showers and thunderstorms will accompany the front. Temperatures will rise into the…

28 July 2014 [12:06 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, July 28

DEATHS EUGENE ABRAHAM SR., 90, Gladewater, died July 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. KATHLEEN RAE BACA, 49, Mineola, died July 18. Wilson-Bartley Funeral Home, Alba. JIMMIE R. BETHEA, 72, Galveston, died July 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson.…

27 July 2014 [11:26 PM]
Bible Thoughts, July 28

“But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” (James 1:4)…

27 July 2014 [11:19 PM]
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Mayfair Building plays big part in area history

Performers, such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, have walked through its doors, military trainees have been entertained there, and in more recent years, various local groups have used it for events. Many things have happened at the Mayfair Building,…

27 July 2014 [11:18 PM]
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Kinks, Curls, Coils

African-American men and women gathered together Sunday afternoon to embrace and celebrate their natural hair. The third annual Natural Hair Expo was held at the Quality Inn Conference Center, 2843 NNW Loop 323, and was sponsored by Jade…

27 July 2014 [10:54 PM]
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Capitalism is the cure, not the ill

A group of environmentalists from around the world have it completely wrong. They contend the problem with the environment is capitalism. But history shows capitalism is the cure, not the disease. “Environmentalists have declared that global warming can’t be stopped…

27 July 2014 [10:33 PM]