Retail disruption: Big stores face big challenges, while smaller, nimbler retailers thrive online

With just a few days left until the store closes for good on Sunday, the shelves at Macy’s were almost bare. On a table filled with men’s dress shirts, the available sizes are very small - neck size 14.5 - and very large - neck size 17.5. Buckets and boxes are overflowing with plastic hangers - 20 for $1. Even the shelves are for sale. The…

Tyler Paper receives 14 awards at Texas APME conference in Houston

HOUSTON - The Tyler Morning Telegraph picked up 14 individual awards Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors annual convention in Houston. Among the newspaper’s awards were four first place honors including awards to Editor Allison Pollan for column writing, Senior Editor Roy Maynard for editorial writing, and chief

ETexas Boy Scouts of America council hosts Ten Commandments hike in Tyler

Marshall Besch has been involved in Boy Scouts since his mother took him to a Scout meeting in 1942. He earned his Eagle Scout rank over 71 years ago. On Saturday he coordinated an event to bring Scouts, Scout Masters and religious leaders in Tyler together for the annual Ten Commandments Hike. Eric and David Archer, of Boy Scout Troop 320 in

Christus TMF Rehab Hospital completing $11M remodel

There’s a bright brass bell on the wall of the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital’s newly remodeled physical therapy room. It’s at chest-height, with a short rope attached. It’s not an alarm of any kind; it’s a goal and an achievement. Gale Davis, of Palestine, is a physical therapy patient at the hospital. After a

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Elvis left the building, but not Gladewater Museum

GLADEWATER – Before the world deemed Elvis the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, he was a hunk of burning love in East Texas. He graced area stages in the early days of his career, but Gladewater claims bragging rights as…

26 March 2017 [06:48 PM]
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Tyler ISD asks families to help students relax ahead of STAAR tests

Parents might be surprised about what they can do to help their students prepare for this week’s STAAR tests. On Tuesday and Wednesday, fourth- through eighth-grade students will take STAAR tests in reading, writing and math, depending upon their grade…

26 March 2017 [06:39 PM]
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UT Tyler to host business innovation competition

The University of Texas at Tyler is offering a challenge to future entrepreneurs. UT Tyler will host an inaugural Patriot Business Plan Competition, a contest open to all UT Tyler students and Tyler residents. The event is sponsored by the…

26 March 2017 [04:36 PM]
Business Notes for 3-27

SHRED YOUR ID Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas is part of an expansive network of local BBBs across North America that collaborates to produce a bi-annual shred day event. The program is a BBB-branded identity theft, fraud prevention…

26 March 2017 [04:30 PM]
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Columnist John Moore remembers Chuck Berry

I had no idea how much one man had impacted my life until Chuck Berry died. When I was 8 years old, I knew that I wanted to play rock and roll music. What I didn’t know was that Chuck…

25 March 2017 [09:13 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for March 26

DEATHS BILL CHANEY, 62, Winona, died March 21. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. THEO VIRGINIA HUGHES, 91, Edgewood, died March 20. Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home, Wills Point. BOBBY L. (LUMPY) LOCKE, 82, Emerald Bay, died March 23.  Stewart Family Funeral…

25 March 2017 [04:51 PM]
How much efficiency can we really take?

A visit with my son Cal, during his drive home from work, recently revealed something that caught my attention. He was extolling the virtues of his fingernail clippers. He was clipping and driving. Not at the same time, I’m sure.…

25 March 2017 [04:42 PM]
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Tyler Paper receives 14 awards at Texas APME conference in Houston

HOUSTON - The Tyler Morning Telegraph picked up 14 individual awards Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors annual convention in Houston. Among the newspaper’s awards were four first place honors including awards to Editor Allison Pollan for column writing,…

25 March 2017 [03:44 PM]
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Christus TMF Rehab Hospital completing $11M remodel

There’s a bright brass bell on the wall of the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital’s newly remodeled physical therapy room. It’s at chest-height, with a short rope attached. It’s not an alarm of any kind; it’s a goal and…

25 March 2017 [12:46 AM]
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Tyler opens 58th Azalea & Spring Flower Trail Video

MELISSA MCTEE mmctee@tylerpaper.com The 58th Annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail opened Friday morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and 35 Azalea Belles - the most Belles ever participating in the historical event. The ceremony took place in the yard…

25 March 2017 [12:30 AM]
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Bible verse: 3-25

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23)…

24 March 2017 [11:30 PM]
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Be wary of methods offered to help you get out of debt

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24 March 2017 [07:18 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for March 25

DEATHS BILL CHANEY, 62, Winona, died March 21. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. THEO VIRGINIA HUGHES, 91, Edgewood, died March 20. Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home, Wills Point. EMMA JANET JACKSON, 73, Turnertown, died March 23. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson.…

24 March 2017 [05:40 PM]
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Pet of the Week 03.26.17

COURTESY Sandy is a 3-year-old female shepherd mix available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Sandy is a big girl; she weighs 90 pounds. Because of her size, she would be best suited in a…

24 March 2017 [05:32 PM]
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I-20 eastbound in Van Zandt County reopened after wreck

  Interstate 20 eastbound near mile marker 533 has reopened after it was shutdown to address a two-vehicle wreck, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.  This portion of the highway is between Canton and Van.     …

24 March 2017 [05:01 PM]
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Concerts, Easter celebrations among upcoming faith-related events

MASTERWORKS CONCERT The 40-voice Tyler Civic Chorale will present its Spring Masterworks concert, “Rich and Romantic: Mass and Motets by Kodaly, Mendelssohn, Bruckner, Brahms, and Vaughan Williams” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in First Presbyterian Church’s sanctuary, 230 W. Rusk…

24 March 2017 [04:45 PM]
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University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday. The survey comes at a time when Baylor University…

24 March 2017 [03:58 PM]
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Tyler Chamber Radio for the week of March 27

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce internet radio business show, Karla Anders, with the Tyler Economic Development Council, explains the Smith County Revolving Loan Fund (SCRLF), which provides loans to local businesses that create or retain permanent jobs…

24 March 2017 [03:38 PM]
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Eat healthy when dining out

It would be great if we knew the exact amount of nutrients, fats and calories we were consuming every day, but that’s not always possible. When dining out, we don’t always know the exact ingredients and amounts, but we can…

24 March 2017 [03:33 PM]