Hill sets records, earns player of the week honor

Don’t call him Kenny Football. Maybe Kenny Thrill Hill will do. But you can certainly call the Texas A&M quarterback the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the 2014 college football season. Cindy Smoak, of SPORTyler and the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, announced Hill as the Week 1 winner…

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Producing Success

MINEOLA — After more than four decades in the grocery business, Carroll Sandifer has a simple work philosophy. “You show up every day and do your job,” he said. Sandifer, 71, started working for Brookshire’s in Mineola in 1968. He…

03 September 2014 [02:57 AM]
The War Is Over!

Art Elchek, Guest Columnist THE WAR IS OVER … finally the war is over, and the fortunate ones will return home. No more “Four on and eight off” watches to stand. No more “General Quarters” alerts a half hour before…

03 September 2014 [02:55 AM]
Focal Point: Saltire Across the Blue

I can see the shining light of freedom in your eye. I can see the arrows fly as arcs in the sky. I found the road, where I hear the battle cry. I can hear the nation tonight.” — Michael…

03 September 2014 [02:53 AM]
Fresh Ideas for cooking whitefish

 This week’s FRESH Ideas segment features part three of the “5 Nights of 5 Ingredient Entrees” series. In part one and two, chicken and pork were featured and this week it’s fish. People often tell me they are afraid to…

03 September 2014 [02:40 AM]
Drawing: Submit Helen Corbitt recipes, stories

Last week readers were asked to submit their favorite Helen Corbitt recipes or stories about eating at The Zodiac Room at Neiman Marcus in Dallas. There was a great response and we are working on returning everyone’s calls and emails.…

03 September 2014 [02:32 AM]
Question: To microwave or not to microwave

Recently, I made a difficult choice that I thought I would regret. I chose not to replace my microwave. Since my mother received her first microwave for Christmas in 1978, there has been a microwave everywhere I lived. But recently,…

03 September 2014 [02:30 AM]
Grain of Truth: Whole grains defined

Eating whole grains, increasing fiber intake and incorporating more servings of whole grains into your diet has been proven to lower the risk of many chronic diseases and reduce the occurrence of stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and better…

03 September 2014 [01:45 AM]
Texas State Railroad taking reservations for fall runs

The Texas State Railroad is taking reservations now for its fall educational school runs. These special train runs will occur on three Fridays in September, according to a news release. The trains will depart from the Rusk Depot at…

03 September 2014 [01:11 AM]
Visiting judge denies legal fee payments

A visiting judge denied legal action by local attorneys seeking legal fee payments denied by Smith County commissioners in 2013. Attorneys petitioned for money owed for legal services rendered for indigent children caught up in Child Protective Services removals. Commissioners…

03 September 2014 [01:07 AM]
Van Ministries to sponsore resource fair

Van Community Ministries will sponsor a resource fair Sept. 10 to provide information to low-income area residents about sources of assistance in the East Texas area. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the…

03 September 2014 [01:06 AM]
Tyler ISD Foundation pairs to award first Distinguished Alumni Award

The Tyler ISD Foundation, the Tyler Independent School District and the Tyler Area Business Education Council have partnered to award the first Tyler ISD Distinguished Alumni Award. The Tyler ISD Distinguished Alumni Award will be given annually to a…

03 September 2014 [01:05 AM]
Ben Wheeler celebrating Model A Day

The Ben Wheeler community is celebrating the first form of modern transportation on Sept. 13. The celebration International of Model A Day will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Ben Wheeler, according to a new release.…

03 September 2014 [12:49 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, September 3

DEATHS JAMES COLE, 76, Tyler, died Aug. 28. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. DARREL G. COOPER, 55, Tyler, died Sept. 2. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. ALICE NELL COTTON, 73, Tyler, died Aug. 29. Community Funeral Home of Tyler.…

03 September 2014 [12:29 AM]
Lindale firefighter to be honored

Lindale firefighter Joe Yeakley, who has spent the past eight months in Dallas recovering from injuries suffered when a roof collapsed on a house in January, is set to be honored with a statewide award on Wednesday. Lindale Fire Lt.…

03 September 2014 [12:23 AM]
Tyler robber arrested, behind bars

A knife-wielding man suspected of robbing a convenience store was apprehended when he was spotted on a Tyler street just hours after the store was robbed. Tyler police said they caught Jose Alberto Aguilar on Walton Road near Pearl Street…

03 September 2014 [12:19 AM]
Tyler High School class to have reunion

The Tyler High School class of 1949 will have a 65th year reunion on Sept. 12 and 13 at the Holiday Inn Select, 5701 S. Broadway Ave. Registration will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sept. 12 followed by a…

03 September 2014 [12:17 AM]
Master Gardner to speak during series

Master Gardener David Gary will speak on creating a home landscape to fit lifestyle and physical abilities during the East Texas Gardening Lecture Series, 9 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. Gary has learned to continue gardening…

03 September 2014 [12:17 AM]
Food bank asking awareness with orange

In recognition of national Hunger Action Month, the East Texas Food Bank is asking everyone to wear orange on Thursday to raise awareness about the more than 456,000 East Texans who battle hunger. East Texas Food Bank CEO Dennis…

03 September 2014 [12:16 AM]
Hill sets records, earns player of the week honor

Don’t call him Kenny Football. Maybe Kenny Thrill Hill will do. But you can certainly call the Texas A&M quarterback the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the first week of the 2014 college football…

02 September 2014 [11:26 PM]
Next Komen race to step off in downtown Tyler

Tyler’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is changing locations. The 17th Annual Race for the Cure is scheduled for May 9, 2015 in downtown Tyler. For the past 16 years, the event, which serves as a fundraiser for…

02 September 2014 [11:14 PM]
Hunter set to speak at Leadership LIVE

Leadership isn’t magic — and it’s not inborn. It’s something everyone can learn, as long as they’re ready to serve. That’s the message that author James C. Hunter will bring to Leadership LIVE, a one-day event slated for Tuesday, Sept.…

02 September 2014 [11:13 PM]
Unions no longer represent workers

The old song, “Which Side Are You On?” drew clear lines in the battles the unions once fought. It was workers against the bosses, the downtrodden against the oppressors and their hired guns. But where are those lines today? They’re…

02 September 2014 [10:52 PM]
Mobile Meth Lab busted in Tyler

Tyler police officers arrested a man with a mobile methamphetamine lab and multiple firearms Tuesday. About 1 p.m., Tyler police officers were called to the Sleep Inn, 5555 Donnybrook Ave., after the hotel cleaning staff found suspicious items inside a…

02 September 2014 [09:32 PM]
Whitehouse man's DWI conviction overturned on technicality

TYLER (KYTX) - A Whitehouse man with a lengthy criminal history had his third and most recent conviction for driving while intoxicated overturned on appeal Thursday. 44-year-old Samuel Gentry has been serving a life sentence in that case since 2013.…

02 September 2014 [04:42 PM]
VIDEO: Group says world is losing battle against Ebola

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The international group Doctor Without Borders warned Tuesday that the world is losing the battle against Ebola and lamented that treatment centers in West Africa have been "reduced to places where people go to die alone."…

02 September 2014 [04:08 PM]
VIDEOS: Police locate, capture man wanted for Monday afternoon robbery

UPDATE: Officers with the Tyler Police Department received an anonymous tip that Jose Alberto Aguilar was walking on Walton Road near Pearl Street Monday at around 11 p.m.  Several officers were immediately dispatched to the area.  A few minutes later,…

02 September 2014 [04:04 PM]
Michael Sam may join Cowboys, ESPN is reporting

The Cowboys plan to bring Michael Sam to Dallas for a physical tomorrow, ESPN is reporting this afternoon. If all goes well, Sam will be a Cowboy, signed to the team's practice squad, according to ESPN. Sam, a seventh-round draft…

02 September 2014 [03:49 PM]