56 Vietnam War veterans at Watkins-Logan honored during Friday ceremony

In the late ’60s, Duane Abbey arrived in Riverside, California hoping to start his college career after serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Abbey directed artillery with the 25th infantry. After his service, role in combat and honors were highlighted in a newspaper, he recalls some of his classmates lashing out at him. “I was somewhat…

Storm headed towards Canton; isolated tornado possible

The risk of severe weather is increasing throughout Friday afternoon according to Chris Nuttall, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Shreveport. Currently the storm has hit the Terrell area and is moving towards Canton. "Storms have started to develop and large hail, severe winds and isolated tornadoes are all possible," Chris Nuttall

Tyler opens the 58th Annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail with a ribbon cutting on Friday Video

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 of Guy and Joan Pyron’s historic home at 212 W. Dobbs St. in Tyler. Tyler Mayor Martin Heines welcomed visitors to the event and

Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital completing an $11 million remodel

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com   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

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VIDEO: Fresh 15 race packet pickup, registration underway through Friday
Moved in: Tyler's Animal Shelter to start adopting pets from new facility Thursday
Fourth annual Fresh Grocery Grab raises more than $2,600 for local charities
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East Texas Drilling Report for March 26

Drilling Report for March 26 (For activity March 12-18) DEVELOPMENTAL (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Angelina; BP America Production Co.; Utahraptor Gas Unit 1H; Carthage (Haynesville Shale); Finch, JH/726; Gas; 19,500; 7.3 Miles N…

24 March 2017 [03:00 PM]
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House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican leaders have abruptly pulled their troubled health care overhaul bill off the House floor, short of votes and eager to avoid a humiliating defeat for President Donald Trump and GOP leaders. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,…

24 March 2017 [02:52 PM]
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Ore City ISD announces early release

(KYTX) ORE CITY - Ore City ISD is releasing students early today to try and stay ahead of the expected bad weather due to impact the area later in the afternoon. Students will be released at 2:20 p.m…

24 March 2017 [01:40 PM]
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Smith County could start taking Troup strays in new animal shelter

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com Smith County could soon take over animal control duties for the city of Troup, if county commissioners sign on to an inter-local agreement on the matter on Tuesday. “We don’t have a place to take our…

24 March 2017 [01:31 PM]
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Storm headed towards Canton; isolated tornado possible

The risk of severe weather is increasing throughout Friday afternoon according to Chris Nuttall, forecaster for the National Weather Service in Shreveport. Currently the storm has hit the Terrell area and is moving towards Canton. "Storms have started to develop…

24 March 2017 [01:18 PM]
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Tyler Macy's one of many to display historic mosaic artwork

VINCENT LEIBOWITZ, news@tylerpaper.com When Tyler’s Macy’s location closes Sunday, it will leave behind a piece of artistic and corporate history. The iconic murals that decorate the building’s façade have a long history. The mosaics were a product of…

24 March 2017 [12:37 PM]
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Reader responses for the week of March 26

I think the Tyler Paper’s recent editorial is correct, that health care is not a “right” guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. The argument that each of us should be a good neighbor is a religious (Luke 10:25-37) or social concept…

24 March 2017 [11:30 AM]
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Editorial: Needless regulations take away our freedoms

Will the truth really set us free? And will it help make us healthier, and maybe even thinner? Sure, if the government doesn’t get in the way. A small creamery in Florida won a big victory - for truth and…

24 March 2017 [10:26 AM]
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Editorial: Telling the whole story about spending cuts

There’s an approach to covering budgets that makes for interesting storytelling, but bad reporting. It’s finding compelling beneficiaries of government programs, and portraying them as victims. We saw that last week, when we were told President Donald Trump’s proposed…

24 March 2017 [10:24 AM]
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Conspicuous man accused of McDonald's stickup with hairbrush

GROVES, Texas (AP) - Police say a man clad in a leopard-print robe, black mask, orange Croc's, orange gloves and armed only with a hairbrush held up a McDonald's restaurant in Southeast Texas. Gevondis Demond Joseph was arrested after a…

24 March 2017 [08:32 AM]
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Bible verse: 3-24

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” (James 1:12)…

23 March 2017 [11:39 PM]
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White House demands make-or-break health vote

WASHINGTON - Abandoning negotiations, President Donald Trump demanded a make-or-break vote on health care legislation in the House, threatening to leave “Obamacare” in place and move on to other issues if Friday’s vote fails. The risky move, part gamble and…

23 March 2017 [11:33 PM]
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Pet experts warn pet owners fleas will be a problem this spring

Spring has arrived in East Texas. That means flowers, allergies, warmer weather and - for pet owners especially - fleas. And with such a mild winter, experts say fleas could become a problem this year earlier than usual. “This warmer…

23 March 2017 [06:51 PM]
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Firefighters respond to Smith County structure fire

Firefighters from at least five departments were working a structure fire Thursday in the 5200 block of Shirley Drive in Smith County. The firefighters were working the scene shortly after 6 p.m. The structure is located east of North…

23 March 2017 [06:31 PM]