Keeping Trim: Oncor, city of Tyler help keep trees out of harm’s way

When Charles Hill and other Oncor representatives start looking at trees in a neighborhood, they usually attract attention. Hill, who serves as east region customer operations manager with Oncor, said residents come out of their house, and drivers stop to ask questions. Questions are: “What are you doing?” “How is it going to lo…

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Head to Frenchmen, hear the jazz play

NEW ORLEANS — Spending less than 48 hours in a city shouldn’t justify a 12-hour round-trip drive, but New Orleans is made for whirlwind weekends. The city begs to be explored. New Orleans accommodates better than most cities when it comes…

31 August 2014 [01:35 AM]
Boy, full of fun, blossoming with patience and love

Nathan enjoys spending time with his foster mom, Stacy Duff. “He is a lot of fun and a lot of energy. He’s so spontaneous because he’s so excited about everything,” Mrs. Duff said. This 9-year-old boy has severe autism, but…

31 August 2014 [01:27 AM]
Hunting is easier than learning regulations

Dove and squirrel may be the two simplest and most affordable seasons for Texas hunters to participate. For both, hunters need little more than a license, gun, ammunition and land with permission to hunt. But the similarities stop there…

31 August 2014 [01:25 AM]
Reunion Time

I have to admit I like Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 a whole lot more than I do New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. I would rather be headed to a hunt than a party any time. Give me…

31 August 2014 [01:22 AM]
Jewel by the sea

During a recent trip to Mexico for a friend’s wedding, my husband and I decided to leave the resort for some local flair at the nearby town of Puerto Morelos. The small fishing village impressed me immediately as we drove…

31 August 2014 [01:03 AM]
DISCOVER: Pet of the Week

COURTESY Blue is a 4-year-old female Great Dane available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. He weighs 140 pounds and likes to play with other dogs, take walks and go for rides. He knows some basic commands and…

31 August 2014 [12:48 AM]
Master Gardener to kick off ‘First Tuesday’ series

Patsy Besch, Master Gardener, will offer information about “Herbs in the Winter” as the First Tuesday in the Garden lecture series resumes Tuesday, organizers announced. Her program will begin at noon in the IDEA Garden of the Tyler Rose Garden.…

31 August 2014 [12:46 AM]
60 authors coming to East Texas Book Fest set for Sept. 13

The East Texas Book Fest set for Sept. 13 in Tyler is going to the dogs — dogs who are published authors no less. About 60 authors (not counting canine celebrities) are scheduled to present workshops and sign copies of…

31 August 2014 [12:43 AM]
High pressure returning

High pressure that brought the hot temperatures last week will slowly build back across the region for this upcoming week. This will again suppress rainfall activity across the region and bring temperatures back into the hot category for much of…

31 August 2014 [12:10 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, August 31

DEATHS CB ALEXANDER, 88, Henderson, died Aug. 27. Southern Funeral Home, Henderson. WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. DANNY LEE BALENSIEFEN, 62, Chandler, died Aug. 30. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. NORMA OLIVIA BLACK, 90, Rusk, died…

30 August 2014 [11:48 PM]
We like our comforts; we’re spoiled

Just as the temps finally decided to creep near 100 degrees for the first time this summer, the air conditioning in my car quit. As I drove along with all of the windows down, I had an epiphany. Suddenly, I…

30 August 2014 [11:40 PM]
Hollytree tennis program a HIT with area youth

David Cooper, 21, grew up across the street from the tennis facility at Hollytree Country Club. At 12 years old, he enrolled in one of Hollytree’s tennis programs to pass the time after he came home from school, learning most…

30 August 2014 [11:38 PM]
Keeping Trim: Oncor, city of Tyler help keep trees out of harm’s way

When Charles Hill and other Oncor representatives start looking at trees in a neighborhood, they usually attract attention. Hill, who serves as east region customer operations manager with Oncor, said residents come out of their house, and drivers stop to…

30 August 2014 [11:31 PM]
Need relief from the heat? There’s a plan to stay cool

In light of recent steamier temperatures, local agencies are letting the public know there is a heat response plan for the region. The plan, developed by the Tyler Fire Department and Northeast Texas Public Health District, provides information on where…

30 August 2014 [11:23 PM]
Oil & Gas Driling Report, August 31, 2014

The oil and gas drilling report is published each Sunday in the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Readers with a paid membership can view it each Sunday by visiting our e-edition at…

30 August 2014 [10:58 PM]
Cherokee County Republican club set to meet on Tuesday

The Cherokee County Republican Club is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hong Kong Buffet, 1644 S. Jackson St. in Jacksonville. Terri Hall, founder of Texans Uniting for Freedom, will be the guest speaker. She plans to…

30 August 2014 [10:44 PM]
Economist: Oil renewal ‘dramatic’

Economist Dr. Ray Perryman calls the resurgence of the oil industry in the last few years “dramatic,” and said production levels have climbed to totals not seen in the country for three decades. Perryman, president and chief executive officer of…

30 August 2014 [10:38 PM]
Bible Thoughts, August 31

“And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins.” (Ephesians 2:1)…

30 August 2014 [10:32 PM]
Firefighter candidate eligibility questioned

The eligibility of an Emergency Services District commissioner candidate actively serving as a firefighter is drawing questions from government watchdogs. Red Springs Volunteer Department firefighter Charles Wilson, a founding member of the 33-year-old department, is running to serve on…

30 August 2014 [10:24 PM]
There is no threat of GOP shutdown

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is sounding an “early warning” about a government shutdown that she contends Republicans are planning. On the contrary, a government shutdown is what the Democrats hope for, as they face a bleak mid-term election in November.…

30 August 2014 [10:02 PM]
Labor Day rally pushing for better births

Labor Day has a new meaning, as maternal health advocates join others nationwide to inform women about the need to have a positive birth experience. The Rally to Improve Birth, as part of the national group Improving Birth,…

30 August 2014 [08:43 PM]
Weighing In: Push yourself into something new

Starting Monday, the Tyler YMCA will begin its On the Go Iron Man Triathlon. This 30-day athletic challenge includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile walk or run.…

30 August 2014 [08:19 PM]
Health in brief

Bell Golf Tournament and Golf Ball Drop to benefit ETMC’s cancer outreach Registration for the 14th annual Henry M. Bell, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament is under way, with proceeds to benefit East Texas Medical Center’s cancer…

30 August 2014 [08:17 PM]
1K-pound alligator caught in Alabama sets record

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) — A gigantic alligator caught by a family in Alabama earlier this month has set a Safari Club International world record. reports ( ) a pair of master measurers from Safari Club International examined the 1,000-pound…

30 August 2014 [06:48 PM]
In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping…

30 August 2014 [06:40 PM]
Defendant's push for Skeen recusal quashed

Capital murder defendant James Calvert could not have known his filing for an order to recuse 241st District Judge Jack Skeen Jr. Friday morning would be heard just hours later, because the Dallas judge, who would hear the case, happened…

30 August 2014 [12:46 AM]
Bible Thoughts, August 30

“The earth mourns and fades away, the world languishes and fades away; the haughty people of the earth languish.” (Isaiah 24:4)…

30 August 2014 [12:42 AM]
VIDEO: Caldwell's newest baby a head above

With a few visitors nearby, Knox the new baby giraffe at the Caldwell Zoo walked around his new home, sticking close by his mother’s side. Knox, born Aug. 15, is only 2 weeks old, but already the size of a…

30 August 2014 [12:40 AM]