Tyler police arrest one man, attempt to force another out of house with gas in standoff

 One man has been arrested and Tyler police are attempting to force another man out of a house in the 400 block of Wilson Street. Police were planning to put a gas in the house that would force Mario Arroyo, 51, who is wanted on an aggravated robberty warrant, to come out. The gas will burn his eyes and skin if he does not come out of the house.…

Project Cinderella provides dresses for foster teens for prom night

MELISSA MCTEE, mmctee@tylerpaper.com At 10 years old, Anthony Joplin was placed into foster care after experiencing abuse and neglect in his home. Despite his unfortunate circumstances, Anthony has thrived for the past nine years living in a healthy environment in a group foster home in East Texas. Children that grow up in foster care, like

Johnny Manziel re-signs with the agent who dumped him after promising to change

A little more than one year after Johnny Manziel got dumped by agent Erik Burkhardt, the two seemed to have patched things up as the former Browns quarterback attempts an NFL comeback. Burkhardt fired Manziel as a client in February 2016 after the former Heisman Trophy winner was involved in an altercation with his then-girlfriend that resulted

Texas Parks and Wildlife offers kids fishing options at Tyler area attractions this spring break

STEVE KNIGHT, In what has become an annual spring break event, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be opening the gates to The Nature Center for youth fishing March 13-16. Located between Tyler and Whitehouse on Farm to Market 848, the department and local partners are stocking 2,000 rainbow trout for the free fishing event. There is a

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Civil Air Patrol Pancake Breakfast set for Saturday

Civil Air Patrol Pancake Breakfast is set for Saturday, March 4. The Tyler Civil Air Patrol will host a pancake and waffle breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at its headquarters, 1594 Dixie Drive, Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. The…

01 March 2017 [02:21 PM]
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Lufkin officer shoots, kills assault suspect

(KYTX) LUFKIN - Lufkin police say one of their officers was forced to shoot a suspect who would not stop stabbing another man. When the officer arrived at 620 Kurth Drive, he said the two men were fighting on the…

01 March 2017 [02:09 PM]
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Ash Wednesday services, events abound in East Texas Video

Tyler resident Steve Callaway pulled up to the front of Pollard United Methodist Church shortly after 7 a.m. Wednesday in his red pickup. The Rev. Ben Bagley, Pollard’s associate pastor, walked up to the driver’s side window and greeted him.…

01 March 2017 [01:07 PM]
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Project Cinderella provides dresses for foster teens for prom night

MELISSA MCTEE, mmctee@tylerpaper.com At 10 years old, Anthony Joplin was placed into foster care after experiencing abuse and neglect in his home. Despite his unfortunate circumstances, Anthony has thrived for the past nine years living in a healthy environment in…

01 March 2017 [11:14 AM]
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Family Matters: 10 Things Your Teenager Hates

JENNIFER FLANDERS, Family Matters Navigating life with a teenager at home can be tricky. All those hormones raging through their bloodstream can have you walking on eggshells. (Teens sometimes face a similar challenge living with a menopausal mother, but…

01 March 2017 [11:07 AM]
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Dallas Woman Sentenced in East Texas Bank Robbery & Carjacking

TYLER- A 24-year-old Dallas woman has been sentenced to federal prison for her role in a series of violent crimes in the Eastern District of Texas, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston today.   Chanel Collinspleaded guilty on Apr. 8, 2016…

01 March 2017 [09:59 AM]
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2 large Texas wildfires more fully contained by firefighters

TULIA, Texas (AP) - Firefighters have more fully contained two large wildfires in West Texas, including one that destroyed four homes and prompted the evacuation of nearly 1,200 others. Texas A&M Forest Service spokesman Phillip Truitt said Wednesday that a…

01 March 2017 [09:38 AM]
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Oprah for president? Winfrey rethinks a run after Trump win

NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey says President Donald Trump's victory has her rethinking whether she could be elected to the White House.Winfrey, a Hillary Clinton supporter, spoke with financier David Rubenstein in December for an interview for his Bloomberg…

01 March 2017 [09:23 AM]
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Two more arrests made after Tyler Wal-Mart robbery

Tyler investigators have secured two more arrest warrants on two suspects that were involved in the aggravated robbery of Wal-Mart on S. Broadway on Saturday. The two suspects are identified as LeTroy Merritt, born 06/21/1984 of Shreveport, La and Zaira…

01 March 2017 [09:20 AM]
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Bible Verse for 3-1

“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)…

28 February 2017 [11:26 PM]
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East Texans prepare for Ash Wednesday with Shrove Tuesday

EMILY GUEVARA, eguevara@tylerpaper.com In preparation for Ash Wednesday, the St. Francis Episcopal Church community gathered for Shrove Tuesday, where they enjoyed a pancake feast before the coming fast. Historically, the day was a time when Anglo-Saxon Christians confessed…

28 February 2017 [10:48 PM]
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Nothing off limits as city of Whitehouse creates budget

Six months away from a vote on the budget, the Whitehouse City Council has made one thing very clear. Nothing is off limits as they seek to create a balanced budget. “I don’t think there’s any tax, fee, cut,…

28 February 2017 [09:45 PM]
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New Postmaster of Tyler honored at meet-and-greet ceremony

Chelsea Purgahn, cpurgahn@tylerpaper.com “I didn’t get here alone, and I won’t make it alone...we as a people have to realize that it takes all of us to grow together to be successful,” Falonda Woods told an audience of over 50…

28 February 2017 [08:45 PM]
Boil Water Notice Recinded for City of Overton

The city of Overton on Tuesday rescinded a boil water notice that had been in effect for four days.  The city issued the notice Feb. 24 after a break in the primary water distribution line about 300 feet from Well…

28 February 2017 [07:22 PM]
Smith County employees recognized for service

With a brother, father, stepfather and uncle who serve in local law enforcement, it only made sense that Black would follow in their footsteps. “It’s in my blood,” he said. “It’s in my family. It’s what I enjoy doing.” Black…

28 February 2017 [07:17 PM]
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Three Z Azian Cuizine to close Sunday

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Three Z Azian Cuizine is closing its doors Sunday. The Asian fusion restaurant opened three years ago in the Times Square shopping center. “Unfortunately, the restaurant market here is a little saturated,” said partner Adnrew…

28 February 2017 [05:45 PM]
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TJC Arbor Day Tree Planting Celebration set for March 5

Tyler Junior College, The TylerTrees Committee, Keep Tyler Beautiful and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will host a tree planting event to celebrate Arbor Day at noon Sunday, March 5 on TJC’s main campus, 1400 East Fifth St. in…

28 February 2017 [05:24 PM]
Two Smith County bridges to be replaced in 2018

Two Smith County bridges will be replaced in 2018. Both roads are in Precinct 3 - on County Road 234 at Mud Creek and on County Road 356 at Sampson Creek. On Tuesday, the Smith County Commissioners Court approved temporary…

28 February 2017 [05:19 PM]