Scattered by the Storm,Chiasson family happy to make a home in Tyler

Stacey Chiasson packed frantically just after midnight that Saturday 10 years ago as her hometown lay in the path of Hurricane Katrina. She packed basics. She packed two changes of clothes each for herself, her husband and 5-year-old son and two days worth of necessities for her 18-month-old son. She packed snacks and drinks for a six-hour…

Lady Carnarvon to speak about life in ‘Downton Abbey’s” Highclere Castle

    Fans of the PBS hit series “Downton Abbey” will recognize the home of this year’s Texas Rose Festival Ladies’ Luncheon speaker, Fiona Carnarvon, the honorable countess of Carnarvon Lady Carnarvon and her husband, Herbert, the 8th earl of Carnarvon, reside in Highclere, a majestic castle on a 5,000-acre estate in Hampshire,

New gym uses team approach to improve fitness

Tyler couple Claudette and Gary Hogenmiller listened intently to instructions from their respective coaches as they worked out recently at the newly opened Life Changing Fitness. Mrs. Hogenmiller was referred by a physical therapist to further help her sciatic nerve pain, while her husband wants to get back on track to physical exercise to

10 students remain in Tyler ISD from Katrina

  After Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, Tyler ISD experienced an influx of students, enrolling 298 who evacuated with their families to Tyler, many in shelters. “I remember we put the process in place to register the kids, so that we could make sure that we provided for their educational needs,” said Kim Tunnell, a former

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Be proactive when dealing with mold and mildew

BBB-Consumer-0830 / cq rm Michele Agbayani Mills, Tyler Better Business Bureau Mold - it’s not a fun subject, but it’s a serious one - even in the summertime. Flash flooding from summer storms can cause standing water around buildings.…

30 August 2015 [05:43 AM]
ETMC to host foot care forum

  East Texas Medical Center is scheduled to host a free Knowledge First Forum on common foot problems with podiatrist Dr. Thomas McCloskey at noon Tuesday in the ETMC Pavilion, 801 Clinic Drive, Tyler. The forum will educate attendees about…

30 August 2015 [05:33 AM]
Carter BloodCare drive set

Carter BloodCare is scheduled to host a series of blood drives with community partners this week. To donate, visit one of these locations: Rosewood Estates, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, 506 Rice Road. NET Public Health District, 11…

30 August 2015 [05:31 AM]
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New gym uses team approach to improve fitness

Tyler couple Claudette and Gary Hogenmiller listened intently to instructions from their respective coaches as they worked out recently at the newly opened Life Changing Fitness. Mrs. Hogenmiller was referred by a physical therapist to further help her sciatic nerve…

30 August 2015 [05:27 AM]
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Self care is important but not utilized

Are you OK? Have you taken care of your basic needs today? This week? These are seemingly simple questions, but it’s easy to lose focus of self. You get busy at work and don’t have time - or forget -…

30 August 2015 [05:20 AM]
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ALERT Academy assists with Katrina cleanup, evacuees

  Although many local organizations filled needs here in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the International ALERT Academy in Big Sandy deployed about 100 people. The Air Land Emergency Resource Team Academy, a Christian training and service organization, has…

30 August 2015 [05:15 AM]
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10 students remain in Tyler ISD from Katrina

After Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, Tyler ISD experienced an influx of students, enrolling 298 who evacuated with their families to Tyler, many in shelters. “I remember we put the process in place to register the…

30 August 2015 [04:44 AM]
County commissioners knew their salary when they ran

Letters0830 / cq rm The full truth about salaries for commissioners still remains one of the best-kept secrets in Smith County. Having served for eight years as Precinct 1 county commissioner, I know the truth and will continue to speak…

30 August 2015 [04:38 AM]
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Tax abatement plan will benefit all of us

Tax abatement agreements get a bad rap these days. But what Wednesday’s announcement of more than 300 new jobs for Tyler shows is that tax abatement is a useful tool for attracting new businesses to a region. We’ll benefit immensely…

30 August 2015 [04:35 AM]
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Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy

HOUSTON (AP) - Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing. Shannon…

30 August 2015 [04:32 AM]
Bible Verse 8-30

"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female, for ye are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)…

30 August 2015 [04:25 AM]
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Dead man identified in truck stop shooting

Kenneth Dean, kdean@tylerpaper.com The man killed in the early Saturday morning shootout at a truck stop in Tyler has been identified as La Prida Sheers, 25, of Tyler.  According to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith, a little after 1 a.m.…

29 August 2015 [07:40 AM]
Church to host benefit for Van tornado victims

Cross Brand Cowboy Church of Tyler, 11915 Farm-to-Market Road 2015, will have a benefit for Van tornado victims at 7 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. RJ Vandygriff, a 2014 Country Music Association of Texas Hall-of-Famer and a 2013 Western…

28 August 2015 [11:31 PM]
Bible Verse

"Jesus answered and said to them, 'This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He sent." (John 6:29)…

28 August 2015 [11:23 PM]
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Reporter swarmed, stung by yellow jackets; hive held thousands Video

Joshua James slipped into a jumpsuit made of thick, heavy cloth and pulled on a beekeeper’s hat, net and full-length gloves. The pest control specialist, who began his career after leaving the U.S. Army in 2012, was ready to…

28 August 2015 [11:19 PM]
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Area teams flip the switch on football season

It begins with the heat of August and concludes a week before Christmas. It’s Texas High School Football. The first official “Friday Night Lights” of the 2015 season have taken place and East Texas teams and fans are hopeful they…

28 August 2015 [11:11 PM]
Man has 13 warrants out in Rusk County

The Rusk County Sheriff’s Office continued to search for Taurus Tevion Roberson, a known gang member, after another wanted man turned himself into authorities Thursday. Sgt. David Roberts said Roberson, 21, has 13 warrants out of Rusk County on a…

28 August 2015 [11:03 PM]
Man arrested for assaulting Palestine police officer

A man is in custody after assaulting a Palestine police officer on Thursday night. The name of the suspect, a 27-year-old man, is being withheld until the man is arraigned. He is currently in custody in the Anderson County Jail.…

28 August 2015 [11:00 PM]
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Calvert trial: Witness says victim was afraid of husband

Day four in the capital murder trial of defendant James Calvert continued to bring new twists. Calvert is accused of murdering his wife and kidnapping their young son on Halloween of 2011. Before jurors even made it into the courtroom…

28 August 2015 [10:59 PM]
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So long

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” - Romans 5:8 (NASB) I hate goodbyes. I think it comes from moving so often when I was a kid.…

28 August 2015 [10:20 PM]
Drilling Report Aug. 30

Drilling Report Aug. 30   DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Anderson: Tri-C Resources, LLC; Sutherlin 1; Wildcat; Punchard, W./642; Oil/Gas; 10,500; 1.0 Miles W. Bradford Angelina; SND Operating, L.L.C.; Angelina Lumber 4; Raintree (Travis Peak Cons.);…

28 August 2015 [07:07 PM]
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GOP to be left with Trump's wreckage

Every sulfurous belch from the molten interior of the volcanic Trump phenomenon injures the chances of a Republican presidency. After Donald Trump finishes plastering a snarling face on conservatism, any Republican nominee will face a dauntingly steep climb to reach…

28 August 2015 [07:02 PM]
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Solar energy fails a free market test

There’s a case to be made for solar power. But it’s not a case based on free-market economics. Rather, it’s a case based upon the premises that solar power is clean, and that clean is better than cheap. President Barack…

28 August 2015 [07:01 PM]