City unveils Half Mile of History marker in honor of H.L. and Lyda Bunker Hunt

The earliest conversations Herbert Hunt can recall at his family’s dinner table revolve around one thing: oil. When he was 3-years-old, he said his highchair was moved to the dinner table, and his father, H.L. Hunt, frequently discussed East Texas oil fields. “I claim I was home schooled by H.L. in the oil business,” Herbert, who now lives…

Elections officials register residents to vote; deadline Oct. 11

ANDREW D. BROSIG, Smith County Elections officials made it a bit easier to participate in the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election on Tuesday, hosting a voter registration drive in downtown Tyler. Karen Nelson, county elections administrator, and Maurine Smith, an early voting clerk and part time staff member at the

The Texas State Railroad Pumpkin Patch express offers a family friendly event all month long in Oct.

Each Saturday and Sunday in October, the Texas State Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express will roll out of the Rusk Depot, and head for the Pumpkin Patch. All guests, adults and children, are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes for this special train ride event. The train will depart at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day for a 25 minute

Tyler ISD students get guidance, encouragement from city leaders in new Mayor's Mentorship Achievement Program

Tyler Mayor Martin Heines had a vision for a mentorship program that would help students prepare for education beyond high school. This vision turned into the Mayor’s Mentorship Achievement Program, a business mentoring program matching 45 students with 45 mentors from The City of Tyler and other community organizations and businesses. The goal
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As the Tyler Woman's Building changes owners, an era ends

It’s the end of an era as the Tyler Woman’s Building on South Broadway will change hands from one nonprofit to another. In the process, the 84-year-old structure will cease to be an event venue and become the headquarters for…

27 September 2016 [04:24 PM]
Integrity Awards slated for Oct. 8; single parent to receive scholarship

The inaugural Integrity Awards, a night of celebration honoring African American businesses, individuals and organizations is set for 5 p.m. Oct. 8 at Caldwell Auditorium. A scholarship will be given to a single parent at the event. Integrity Scholarship Foundation…

27 September 2016 [03:45 PM]
Elections officials register residents to vote; deadline Oct. 11

ANDREW D. BROSIG, Smith County Elections officials made it a bit easier to participate in the upcoming Nov. 8 General Election on Tuesday, hosting a voter registration drive in downtown Tyler. Karen Nelson, county elections administrator, and Maurine…

27 September 2016 [03:07 PM]
Texas College receives grant to fund writing activities

Texas College recently received a $20,000 grant from the East Texas Communities Foundation that will fund the development of four library initiatives related to writing. As part of the initiative, a writer-in-residence and local creative writers will provide creative workshops…

27 September 2016 [01:50 PM]
Doing 'favors' for minorities can leave them worse off

Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor - off the record - what his response to them was. He said, “I…

27 September 2016 [01:44 PM]
Artsview Children's Theatre to perform The Music Man

ArtsView Children’s Theatre continues its 2016 season with The Music Man, by Meredith Willson. There's trouble in River City when a fast-talking salesman gets his heart stolen by the town librarian. By turns funny, warm, romantic, and touching, The Music…

27 September 2016 [01:39 PM]
Rare earth mining makes green energy not so green

Hillary Clinton’s energy plan would wreak havoc on the environment, in a far more devastating and lasting way than anything Donald Trump has proposed. That’s because of “clean” energy’s dirty secret - it’s not very green at all. Just look…

27 September 2016 [01:33 PM]
Transgenderism Can Be Helpful

North Carolina's legislative body passed the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, which mandates a statewide policy banning individuals from using public bathrooms that do not correspond to their biological sex, as opposed to their opinion of their sex.…

27 September 2016 [11:13 AM]
Clinton, Trump agree to set aside the Constitution

The Second and Fourth Amendments took a hit from both sides Monday night, when Donald Trump echoed Hillary Clinton’s call for banning those on no-fly lists from purchasing weapons, and when Trump called for stop-and-frisk policing tactics. “We finally need…

27 September 2016 [11:01 AM]
TVCC Theatre Presents Young Peoples’ “The Odyssey”

The Trinity Valley Community College Department of Theatre presents “The Odyssey, A Play for Young Audiences” by Tom Smith through Friday, September 30 in the auditorium adjacent to the Orval Pirtle Administration building on the Athens campus. This fast-paced and…

27 September 2016 [10:41 AM]
Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since…

27 September 2016 [06:19 AM]
Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

LONDON (AP) - As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.…

27 September 2016 [05:51 AM]
Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene

HOUSTON (AP) - A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed…

27 September 2016 [05:48 AM]
Clinton puts Trump on the defensive in combative debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - Donald Trump aggressively tried to pin the nation's economic and national security problems on Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate, belittling the former senator and secretary of state as a "typical politician" incapable of delivering…

27 September 2016 [05:43 AM]
Drone to the face doesn't stop Bone Thugs-n-Harmony show

VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The hip-hop rhythms of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony are too fierce to be stopped. Even by a drone to the face. The group was performing at the High Life Music Festival in Victorville on Sunday when a drone…

27 September 2016 [05:34 AM]
Bible verse 9-27

“You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.” (Hebrews 10:36)…

27 September 2016 [12:42 AM]
FBI releases annual crime report; murders up in East Texas in 2015

Violent crime increased in the U.S. and here in East Texas, according to the FBI annual crime report released Monday. The FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program breaks down violent crime into four categories: murder and non-negligent manslaughter, rape, robbery…

26 September 2016 [11:37 PM]
UT Tyler students give their views on the debate during watch party

More than 100 University of Texas at Tyler students gathered Monday night in the University Center for a debate watch party. “I think Hillary is in trouble,” said Anthony Milton, 21, an accounting and finance major. “I think there are…

26 September 2016 [11:29 PM]