72 students from throughout the world study at Bullard’s Brook Hill School

Erica Luong, a high school senior from Vietnam, wanted to go abroad and have an independent life. Similarly, Tito Babatunde, a senior from Nigeria, wanted to experience a boarding program and independence. They are among 72 foreign students from approximately 20 countries attending The Brook Hill School, an independent Christian day and boarding …

Principal’s principle focus safety, standards

Safety and “an intentional focus on high expectations” are top priorities of Tamara Colston, new principal of Caldwell Fine Arts Academy. Although she is in her first year as principal of Caldwell, Ms.

Wendy Davis receives endorsements from two area Democrats

Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Wendy Davis picked up the support of two area Democrats today.

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Bible verse, Sept. 30

“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up.” (John 3:14)…

30 September 2014 [05:57 AM]
Tips for homesick students,parents

Somewhere between orientation week and midterms, after the excitement of the first few weeks has worn off but before Thanksgiving break, it’s probably going to happen: your new college freshman is going to get homesick. It happens to almost every…

30 September 2014 [05:54 AM]
Principal’s principle focus safety, standards

Safety and “an intentional focus on high expectations” are top priorities of Tamara Colston, new principal of Caldwell Fine Arts Academy. Although she is in her first year as principal of Caldwell, Ms. Colston, 40, is not a new face…

30 September 2014 [05:50 AM]
ESD No. 2 board candidates make their cases for election

Candidates running in the first election of board members for Emergency Services District No. 2 participated in a forum to state their qualifications and answer questions. More than one dozen people attended the event hosted by Grassroots America — We…

29 September 2014 [09:36 PM]
VIDEO: Wounded Warriors get rousing reception

Waving flags, All Saints Episcopal School students stood, applauded, yelled and screamed in a rousing reception cheering a group of Wounded Warriors who stopped by the school Monday on their way to a golf Pro-Am in Tyler. More than 700…

29 September 2014 [09:33 PM]
Alzheimer's described as 'a brain that's lost access to its life story'

With deliberately spoken words, Dr. Paul D. Nussbaum brought the reality of Alzheimer’s disease home to the 200-plus people eating lunch at the Willow Brook Country Club. The clinical neuropsychologist had just shared with the audience the fact that each…

29 September 2014 [09:28 PM]
Campus notepad, Sept. 30

CLARKSTON: Sign language classes 6-7 p.m. through Dec. 8 in the cafeteria. ST. LOUIS: Dads in Action Pizza kickoff 6 p.m. today in cafeteria. Head Start Dads/Father Figures to join in this opportunity to learn about the importance of father’s…

29 September 2014 [09:20 PM]
Rip anything holding you back, speaker tells student leaders

“Rip my book,” former National Football League lineman turned motivational speaker Shawn Harper urged student leaders from area high schools and Tyler Junior College to chant loudly over and over. As they watched in amazement, Harper ripped apart a thick…

29 September 2014 [09:16 PM]
TJC receives national award for educational fundraising

Staff Reports   For the second year in a row, Tyler Junior College has received a national award for overall performance in educational fundraising. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently named 84 colleges and universities and…

29 September 2014 [09:05 PM]
Wendy Davis receives endorsements from two area Democrats

Gubernatorial candidate Sen. Wendy Davis picked up the support of two area Democrats today. Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton and Longview City Councilwoman Kasha Williams endorsed Sen. Davis in her bid for governor because of the senator’s work on behalf…

29 September 2014 [09:03 PM]
Holder: most political attorney general in recent history

Attorney General Eric Holder should be remembered for his failure to uphold the rule of law. As the most political attorney general in recent memory, Holder’s legacy will be a department that made choices in what laws to enforce, based…

29 September 2014 [08:52 PM]
Death and funeral notices, 9-30

DEATHS THELMA RUTH “JACKIE” ABERCROMBIE, 97, Winnsboro; 2 p.m. at Beaty Funeral Home, Winnsboro. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday at funeral home. PHIL BRAKEBILL, 77, Mineola, formerly of Lindale, died Sept. 23. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. ROBERT N. CARTER JR., 68, Tyler; died Sept.…

29 September 2014 [08:45 PM]
Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

HOUSTON (AP) — A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in…

29 September 2014 [04:06 PM]
Cowboys DT Brent rejoining teammates 2 weeks early

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent will be allowed to join his teammates at the club's practice facilities two weeks earlier than the NFL originally ruled when suspending him. Brent, who was convicted of intoxication manslaughter…

29 September 2014 [01:41 PM]
Business notes: Industry notes across East Texas

OPENING Shazia Rafi and Geeta Sandhu will officially open Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant at 5221 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 8, on Wednesday after having several soft openings last week. Mrs. Rafi is the head chef and specializes in North Indian…

29 September 2014 [01:08 PM]
VIDEO: 5 babies test positive for TB in El Paso exposure

EL PASO (AP) — Five babies tested have positive for tuberculosis in West Texas after a nurse assistant at an El Paso hospital nursery exposed hundreds of infants to the disease between September 2013 and last month. The El Paso…

29 September 2014 [10:17 AM]
VIDEO: New Dunkin Donuts restaurant open in Tyler

The first of six Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants planned for East Texas opened this morning. Dunkin’ Brands, the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced recently the signing of a multiunit store development agreement with franchise group, BG&E Investments, to…

29 September 2014 [10:08 AM]
VIDEO: Artists take aim at gun violence

Artists from across the country are creating works of art using stocks, barrels, bullets and chambers from guns pulled off the streets. The exhibit, "Guns in the Hands of Artists," opens Oct. 4 in New Orleans.…

29 September 2014 [10:06 AM]
VIDEO:Road salt in high demand ahead of winter months

Last year's harsh winter left road salt supplies low and demand high heading into the cold-weather months of 2014, leaving state and local road officials concerned about what it's costing to replenish their supply.…

29 September 2014 [10:03 AM]
VIDEO: Gas pump catches fire with nozzle still in tank

TYLER (KYTX) - A dangerous mistake led to a fiery scene at a Tyler gas station this afternoon. It happened when a driver who had stopped for gas accidentally drove off with the nozzle still in the tank. As CBS…

29 September 2014 [08:46 AM]
Garza inspires in speech to Wounded Warriors

BULLARD — The back room at Eagle’s Bluff Country Club was buzzing as Wounded Warriors exchanged war stories and showed each other their tattoos during lunch on Sunday. But the room fell silent as Maj. Gen. David C. Garza was…

28 September 2014 [10:22 PM]
Rural Cherokee County residents hold first Bull Nettle Festival

MOUNT SELMAN — Residents of this rural Cherokee County community lined up along County Road 3701 Sunday afternoon. Sitting in the bed of trucks and in lawn chairs, the residents patiently waited for a small parade to pass by twice…

28 September 2014 [10:04 PM]
Smith County's first clock tower didn't have a clock

The Smith County courthouse clock is something of a legend, and now has a new home — in the fa￧ade of the Fair Plaza parking garage. But before there was the Smith County courthouse clock, there was the Smith County…

28 September 2014 [09:25 PM]
Luncheon to honor Hispanic business owners for their success

There are 16 businesses, professionals, volunteers and nonprofit organizations that are finalists for this year’s Hispanic Business Alliance Achievers Awards. The Annual Achievers Awards Luncheon, set for Oct. 14, started seven years ago to recognize Hispanic-owned businesses that have been…

28 September 2014 [09:22 PM]