Cliburn gold medalist opens ETSO season

East Texas Symphony Orchestra opens its season on Saturday with a concert featuring pianist Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Named after the late piano genius from Kilgore, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition widely is considered the most prestigious piano competition in the world. A na…

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Weighing In: Be wary of expanding waistlines

By COSHANDRA DILLARD, cdillard@tylerpaper.com We’ve probably all joked about potbellies, beer guts or muffin tops. Regardless what you call that layer of fat around the waist, the seemingly harmless love handles may be detrimental to your health. While obesity…

20 September 2014 [09:34 PM]
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Tyler Paper to offer hunters, fisherman outdoor adventures

By STEVE KNIGHT, outdoor@tylerpaper.com The sky was switching from the darkness of night to the faint orange eastern glow announcing the arrival of morning when we finished the task of putting out the decoy spread. It was cold and windy,…

20 September 2014 [09:30 PM]
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Archery, MLDP season opens Saturday

Ready or not, deer season is here. Come Saturday morning bow hunters and hunters with access to Managed Lands Deer permits will be opening ranch gates and slipping into blinds well before daylight hoping to get the first shot at…

20 September 2014 [09:21 PM]
Big Buck Contest registration starts

Registration is under way for the 35th Tyler Paper Big Buck Contest. Hunters can register for free at any of the contest sponsors: Army/Navy Store of Tyler, 1201 E.SE. Loop 323; East Texas Seed, Cotton Belt Rail Yard; Lynch’s Food…

20 September 2014 [09:19 PM]
Lights, camera, action: Downtown Tyler Film Festival

The Downtown Tyler Film Festival — a celebration of independent short filmmaking — returns to Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St., with four nights of screenings beginning Wed-nesday. This year, judges received dozens of entries of films from not only…

20 September 2014 [09:11 PM]
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Cliburn gold medalist opens ETSO season

East Texas Symphony Orchestra opens its season on Saturday with a concert featuring pianist Vadym Kholodenko, winner of the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Named after the late piano genius from Kilgore, the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition widely…

20 September 2014 [09:06 PM]
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Now is the time to start a philanthropy conversation

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first article of “Give Well,” a weekly column being written by Dawn Franks, of Your Philanthropy, Kyle Penney, of the East Texas Communities Foundation, and Betsy Hahn, of The Women’s Fund. We live in a…

20 September 2014 [09:02 PM]
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Teenager has waited a long time for a forever family

Lee is 16 years old. He’s a polite young man who enjoys sports, especially running. He’s planning to take part in the Special Olympics again this year. “I ran the 100-yard dash and did the long softball throw,” he said…

20 September 2014 [08:58 PM]
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Butterfly release set to raise funds for Alzheimer's Alliance

More than 1,000 monarch butterflies will be released at the Tyler Rose Garden Center next month as a symbol of hope and recognition of people with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. The Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County will have its…

20 September 2014 [08:55 PM]
Rose Festival event tickets on sale at Cowan box office, online

Tickets to upcoming Texas Rose Festival events can be ordered through the website www.texasrosefestival.com or the box office at the Cowan Center at The University of Texas at Tyler. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.…

20 September 2014 [08:51 PM]
Achievers: Congratulations ...

... to Brian O’Connor, Lindale, for graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wheaton College. ... to East Texas students named as semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit Schol-arship Program: Jacob Walters, home school, Athens; Sterling Daniels, home school,…

20 September 2014 [08:46 PM]
Ball to help fund Goodman Pavilion project

Tickets to the inaugural night at the Goodman Masquerade Ball are on sale. The ball is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the 1859 Goodman-LeGrand House and Museum, 624 N. Broadway Ave., according to city of Tyler information.…

20 September 2014 [08:16 PM]
Death and funeral notices, September 21

DEATHS RITCHEY BELLAMY, 97, Tyler, died Sept. 10. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. PEARLIE M. BRINKLEY, 80, Kilgore, died Sept. 16. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. BILLY JACK “B.J.” CAMPBELL, 60, Wills Point, died Sept. 19. Allan Funeral Home, Wills Point. SHIRLEY JOYCE COOPER, 78, Tyler,…

20 September 2014 [08:10 PM]
Health in Brief: blood drive, parent symposium

Staff Reports Texas Farm Credit holds blood drive Carter BloodCare officials plan for another blood drive as they announce the community blood supply was well below the preferred level for the entire summer. Texas Farm Credit is holding…

20 September 2014 [06:00 PM]
Effects of domestic violence ripple through lives

Domestic abuse is a multifaceted public health issue that has gained much attention in the past few weeks as the National Football League addresses some of its players’ violence charges. Health organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

20 September 2014 [05:58 PM]
Walk With A Doc Q-and-A: testosterone replacement

Staff Reports Dr. Leonard DeCarlo is an urologist at Urology Tyler, PA. He will be the health topic and walk leader at the Walk with a Doc program, which steps off at 6 p.m. Thursday at Rose Rudman…

20 September 2014 [05:57 PM]
Bible Thoughts, September 20

“Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.” (Ephesians 4:29)…

20 September 2014 [12:29 AM]
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[VIDEO] Fairs opens with Senior Day

An estimated 2,500 senior citizens helped kick off the East Texas State Fair on Friday during a day dedicated specifically to them. The 44th Senior Day during this 99th year of the fair proved to be just as much of…

20 September 2014 [12:18 AM]
Inaugural toy drive to benefit homeless children underway

A multi-agency and county effort to raise toys for homeless and indigent children will continue through Oct. 11. The HEROnation Day (Helping everyone reach others in need) toy drive will benefit Hiway 80 Rescue Mission in Longview. The inaugural event…

20 September 2014 [12:15 AM]
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Grace has 2 performances of ‘Shrek, The Musical’ today

Grace Community High School in Tyler begins its fine arts season with “Shrek, The Musical” this weekend. Performances are set for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today in Burgess Auditorium at Grace Community High School. Tickets will be available at…

20 September 2014 [12:11 AM]
Day for Kids event today at Bergfeld

The Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas will have the annual Day for Kids today at Bergfeld Park in Tyler. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will feature more than 50 local businesses, organizations and…

20 September 2014 [12:08 AM]
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Poor pay the price for ‘green dreams’

We’re all walking bundles of contradicting thought, and that’s all right. As Blaise Pascal wrote, “Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.” But in politics, we ought to try for some…

19 September 2014 [11:59 PM]
Red Cross to hold Hero Camp

People interested in helping local families during times of disaster can learn how during an upcoming American Red Cross training. The American Red Cross’ Smith County Chapter will have a Hero Camp where adults can receive training to become…

19 September 2014 [11:51 PM]
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[VIDEO] Bachs stress person’s worth to at-risk youth

The 12 young men in the room couldn’t believe their ears when they heard what Jerry Bach asked them. He had just shared with them about salvation through Jesus Christ and listened to their prayer requests when he dropped a…

19 September 2014 [11:47 PM]
Death And Funeral Notices, September 20

DEATHS MELBA AMOS, 57, Lufkin, died Sept. 13. J.C. White Funeral & Services, Mount Pleasant. RITCHEY BELLAMY, 97, Tyler, died Sept. 10. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. PEARLIE M. BRINKLEY, 80, Kilgore, died Sept. 16. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. SHIRLEY JOYCE…

19 September 2014 [11:30 PM]
Warm weekend ahead, September 20

The weather across East Texas today and Sunday will remain quiet, thanks to high pressure. High temperatures today should run near 90 degrees, with quite a bit of sunshine. By Sunday, an approaching cold front will actually help to spike…

19 September 2014 [11:27 PM]
POWs recognized in ceremony at Watkins-Logan home

Four former World War II prisoners of war were honored Friday afternoon with a formal POW/MIA Table Ceremony. The ceremony, presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7211 Ladies Auxiliary, took place in the Watkins-Logan State Veterans Home’s chapel.…

19 September 2014 [09:33 PM]
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VIDEO: East Texas State Fair opens

Our Micah Coltman visited the East Texas State Fair on this opening day, and filed this video report!…

19 September 2014 [07:45 PM]
Tyler employment rate on par with state

The Tyler area last month saw an employment rate of 94.6 percent, continuing on par with the state. The local employment rate for August was a slight increase from the 94.5 percent experienced here in July, but a decent hike…

19 September 2014 [07:01 PM]