Frustrated female astronaut calls mission control after losing piece of shielding; floats away

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Spacewalking astronauts lost an important piece of cloth shielding needed for the International Space Station on Thursday when it floated away. Astronaut Peggy Whitson immediately reported the mishap to Mission Control, which tracked the bundle as it drifted off. NASA said it would be monitored to make…

Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef

NEW YORK (AP) - Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef. The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S. locations. Employees will cook up the never-frozen beef on a grill when ordered. That has been the biggest selling point at rival

Tyler Public Library reveals STEAM classes and a Makerspace for kids

The Tyler Public Library is now offering STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) classes. These classes are designed for students in grades 4th through 6th. On April 7 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., the Library will host a hands on class about coding. Students will be introduced to coding.org, which teaches kids to code from pre-reader to

Duck Dynasty's Miss Kay and Lisa Robertson to speak in Tyler

Lisa Robertson and Miss Kay from A&E’s Duck Dynasty are coming to Tyler. The Robertsons are scheduled to speak Tuesday, April 25, at the 9th annual Mother's Day luncheon at the Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center. The luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. The theme of the Call Her Blessed Luncheon is "Tied to Life." It is based on

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IN Focus: Women's Fund Social 03.28.17

Members of the Women’s Fund had a guest social on March 28 at the Tyler Museum of Art to educate women in the community about its philanthropic endeavors and welcome potential new members. The fund, celebrating its 10th anniversary, consists…

30 March 2017 [11:39 AM]
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Editorial: Government actions we wish were April Fool's jokes

In honor of April Fool’s Day, let’s take a look at some government actions that we only wish were jokes. We can start in the Veterans Affairs hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia. “Federal officials took six years to plan a…

30 March 2017 [11:35 AM]
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IN Focus: Women in Tyler Luncheon 03.23.17

Women in Tyler had a luncheon to honor “Women Who Make an Impact” on March 23 at the Tyler Rose Garden Center. Six women from the community were recognized at the event. - Photos By Chelsea Purgahn…

30 March 2017 [11:33 AM]
Kilgore College Rangerette Revels set for April 5-8 in Kilgore

The Kilgore College Rangerettes will present Rangerette Revels April 5-8 in Dodson Auditorium, on campus.  The theme is “The Sky’s the Limit.” The show will include a variety of dance genres, including the Rangerettes’ signature “high kick” for the finale.…

30 March 2017 [10:59 AM]
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Pollard Theater Center presents ‘Wizard of Oz’ April 5-8

Special to the Tyler Paper Pollard Theater Center will stage “The Wizard of Oz” Wednesday through April 8 at Pollard United Methodist Church’s Founders Fine Art building, 3030 Copeland Road, Tyler. With a cast of almost 40 and…

30 March 2017 [10:58 AM]
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Jacksonville Public Library is hosting a book sale

The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library will hold a Book Sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 7, 8 and 9 at the Jacksonville Public Library, 502 S. Jackson St., Jacksonville, Texas. The public sale will be held on…

30 March 2017 [10:44 AM]
Patti LaBelle, Trace Atkins set for concerts in Tyler

DANNY MOGLE, danny@tylerpaper.com   Headliners Patti Labelle and Trace Atkins are coming to Tyler in separate events. Labelle is an addition to the Cowan Center’s performance season and Atkins will headline the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala this summer.…

30 March 2017 [10:42 AM]
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Apache Belles hold ‘Love Train’ as spring show March 31-April 1

Tyler Junior College All aboard for the Tyler Junior College Apache Belles’ spring show, “Love Train.”   Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Saturday in the college’s Wise Auditorium. Tickets to the evening performances cost…

30 March 2017 [10:27 AM]
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Tyler Junior College holds Arts Festival events throughout April

Tyler Junior College Tyler Junior College will hold its annual Arts Festival throughout April on campus. The festival is a collaboration of The Bell Tower Arts Journal, International Day, Tyler Museum of Art and the TJC departments of…

30 March 2017 [10:24 AM]
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KilGoh brings art, activities to downtown Kilgore on Friday, Saturday

KilGoh brings art, activities to downtown Kilgore on Friday, Saturday Kilgoh, an arts festival with vendors and entertainment, will take place Friday and Saturday in downtown Kilgore. The festival begins with an art and wine exhibition for adults from…

30 March 2017 [10:14 AM]
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Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef

NEW YORK (AP) - Coming soon to McDonald's: Fresh beef. The fast food giant said Thursday that it will swap frozen beef patties for fresh ones in its Quarter Pounder burgers by sometime next year at most of its U.S.…

30 March 2017 [09:41 AM]
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Bible Verse for 3-30

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)…

29 March 2017 [11:13 PM]
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Apache Belles spring show set March 31-April 1

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles have announced their spring show, “Love Train.” Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, March 30 to April 1, and 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Wise Auditorium on the TJC main campus. Director…

29 March 2017 [08:29 PM]
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Duck Dynasty's Miss Kay and Lisa Robertson to speak in Tyler

Lisa Robertson and Miss Kay from A&E’s Duck Dynasty are coming to Tyler. The Robertsons are scheduled to speak Tuesday, April 25, at the 9th annual Mother's Day luncheon at the Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center. The luncheon…

29 March 2017 [07:27 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for March 30

DEATHS BERYL H. BELTON, 91, Tyler, died March 28. Cottle Funer­al Home, Troup. FREDERICK DWIRE, 84, Lindale, died March 28. Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. ANITA ELLISON, 79, Tyler, died March 26. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. DOLORES…

29 March 2017 [07:24 PM]
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IN Focus: Women's Fund of Smith County Better Together event

Members of the Women’s Fund had a guest social on March 28 at the Tyler Museum of Art to educate women in the community about its philanthropic endeavors and welcome potential new members. Those who attended got a sneak peek…

29 March 2017 [06:05 PM]
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Six MacBooks worth more than $9k stolen from Tyler store Video

The Tyler Police Department is searching for three men they say stole six laptops from Simply Mac on Tuesday valued at more than $9,000. Around 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said three men entered the Simply Mac store at 4919 S.…

29 March 2017 [05:29 PM]
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Free computer classes are being offered at the Tyler Public Library

The Tyler Public Library is using a grant from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission to purchase laptops for a mobile computer lab for both onsite and offsite training opportunities. These laptops will be used to provide free computer…

29 March 2017 [04:59 PM]
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Spirits of Oakwood tour to take place Saturday

Saturday will be a day of remembering stories of local figures who represent the history of Tyler and the surrounding area. Among those stories are those of a beloved teacher and a public servant whose career included service as Smith…

29 March 2017 [04:52 PM]