Flying High: Tyler man honored after five decades in cockpit

As soon as the wheels lift off the ground on the Gulfstream/American single engine plane, 76-year-old Louis Thomas’ therapy begins. And for 50-plus years, the pilot has flown countless hours without incident and zero violations. His feat of five decades of safety recently garnered him the Wright Brothers’ Master Pilot Award by the Fede…

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Chance of rain

It should be mostly sunny and hot today with a less than 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. High temperatures should be in the mid-90s. Gulf moisture will increase across East Texas through the weekend. Daytime heating…

27 August 2014 [02:17 AM]
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FRESH Ideas for Pork Tenderloin

This week’s FRESH Ideas segment features part two of the “5 Nights of 5 Ingredient Entrees” series. Last week’s recipes featured chicken and this week is pork. Pork tenderloin is a popular cut, but can require a lot…

27 August 2014 [02:15 AM]
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East Texas chefs and March of Dimes raise funds for healthy babies

food@tylerpaper.com The East Texas chapter of the March of Dimes will host its 5th Annual Signature Chefs Auction and Gala at Willow Brook Country Club on Tuesday, Sept 16. Featuring eleven corporate, country club and restaurant chefs, the auction and…

27 August 2014 [02:07 AM]
Coffee Talk: Cookbook given away every month

On Tuesday I hosted Coffee Talk at FRESH by Brookshire’s. If you haven’t attended, it is an informal gathering that is free to the public in which we talk about recipes, ingredients and all things food. A couple of recipes…

27 August 2014 [01:52 AM]
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Route 66 and the lost bridge

“There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.” H. G. Wells The westbound span of the “Bird…

27 August 2014 [01:33 AM]
Making of the pie

After being married for over two months, I knew it was time for me to learn how to bake a pie. What brought this decision on was when my husband casually said after our dinner the night before, “What kind…

27 August 2014 [01:26 AM]
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Flying High: Tyler man honored after five decades in cockpit

As soon as the wheels lift off the ground on the Gulfstream/American single engine plane, 76-year-old Louis Thomas’ therapy begins. And for 50-plus years, the pilot has flown countless hours without incident and zero violations. His feat of five decades…

27 August 2014 [01:21 AM]
Clarence Thomas to speak at UT Tyler

United States Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas will be the featured speaker at The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16. Sponsored by Drs. Lawrence L. Anderson and…

27 August 2014 [01:03 AM]
Calvary Commission celebrates 37th anniversary with conference

Calvary Commission in Lindale will celebrate its 37th Anniversary with its Annual Breakthrough Prayer and Missions Conference that starts this week. The conference, which is open to the public, runs Thursday through Monday at the World Commission Center, 15983…

27 August 2014 [01:02 AM]
Human skeletal remains found in home indentified

Human remains found in an abandoned home in the Eustace area have law enforcement asking how the man came to be in the home and how he died. Henderson County Sheriff Ray Nutt said Theodore “Ted” Hunt’s skeletal remains were…

27 August 2014 [12:55 AM]
Death and Funeral Notices, August 27

DEATHS WILLIAM ARTERBERRY, 74, Troup, died Aug. 22. Lott’s Mortuary, Dallas. DEWEY H. BRAWNER, 94, Kilgore, died Aug. 17. Rader Funeral Home, Kilgore. MICHELLE DUNN COLLINS DIXON, 61, Wills Point, died Aug. 30. Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home, Wills Point. JAMES…

27 August 2014 [12:17 AM]
TJC budget meeting set for Thursday

Tyler Junior College trustees are scheduled to discuss and then act on the proposed budget and tax rate for fiscal 2014-15 on Thursday. The board will conduct a work session on the budget and finances at 10 a.m. in the…

27 August 2014 [12:08 AM]
Portion of South Broadway closed

Due to road construction, South Broadway Avenue will be closed in all directions between Houston Street and Fourth Street for the remainder of the night, according to a statement from Daniel Richardson of the Tyler Police Department. As soon as…

27 August 2014 [12:07 AM]
TJC Apache Belles names 2014-15 line

The Tyler Junior College Apache Belles recently introduced the team’s 67th line during the annual Formal Announcements in Wise Auditorium. During the event, Apache Belles Director Jasilyn Schaefer introduced this year’s 50-member team, the Belles debuted this year’s high-kick routine,…

27 August 2014 [12:03 AM]
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Hightower honored for her work

A group of voting advocates celebrated a civil rights milestone Tuesday evening by presenting one of their own with an award for her efforts to register residents to vote. The League of Women Voters of Tyler and Smith County celebrated…

26 August 2014 [11:45 PM]
’15 budget passes with close vote

A divided commissioners court approved Smith County’s 2015 budget and tax rate on Tuesday after members’ and public comment. County commissioners voted 3 to 2 in favor of adopting an $84.9 million budget that raised taxes slightly, taps $2 million…

26 August 2014 [11:43 PM]
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Security consultant arrested for bank robbery

The well-dressed, Mercedes-driving bank robber, who robbed two women collecting weekend deposits outside the Capital One Bank on Loop 323 near Copeland Road earlier this month, has been arrested and identified as the bank’s corporate security consultant. Don…

26 August 2014 [11:28 PM]
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What GOP lacks is simple optimism

It’s the August “silly season” for pundits, so it’s more common now, but diagnosing problems and prescribing solutions for your political opponents is never out of style. Think-pieces regularly run in newspapers, and on websites, telling the GOP what…

26 August 2014 [10:57 PM]
Tyler Police working accident involving bicyclist

TYLER -- (KYTX) A bicyclist is taken to ETMC after being struck by an SUV near the 7500 block of Old Jacksonville Highway.  It happened just after 8 p.m. as a group of 7-10 cyclists were heading northbound on the…

26 August 2014 [09:37 PM]
UPDATE: Capital One bandit was their corporate security consultant

UPDATE: The man arrested by the FBI in connection to the Capital One bank robbery is identified as Daniel River Burson, 37, of McKinney, Texas. Burson was employed by Capital One Bank as their corporate security consultant - investigator. Burson…

26 August 2014 [04:01 PM]
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VIDEO: Share your favorite dog photos on National Dog Day

Send your favorite dog photos to be added to the public gallery by e-mail to focus@tylerpaper.com. The public photo gallery with all of the dog photos is here: http://www.focusinon.me/Pets/82614-Tyler-Celebrates/43906543_gZTjh8#!i=3488269346&k=JHFSXsf…

26 August 2014 [03:53 PM]
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VIDEO: Welcome home, SFC Rodney Eubanks

Our Micah Coltman was there when Sergeant First Class Eubanks was welcomed home this morning at Tyler Pounds Field. Watch his report at the left.…

26 August 2014 [03:38 PM]
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VIDEO: AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there. While the White…

26 August 2014 [11:51 AM]
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VIDEO: Garden planned at Katrina levee breach site

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nine years later, the street where Tom Lee used to live still looks like a hurricane hit it. But that may be about to change. The concrete floodwall behind Lee's home at 5000 Warrington Drive gave…

26 August 2014 [11:48 AM]
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VIDEO: Burger King buying Tim Hortons for about $11B

MIAMI (AP) — Burger King says it struck a deal to buy Tim Hortons Inc. for about $11 billion, a move that creates the world's third-largest fast-food company and could accelerate the international expansion of the Canadian coffee and doughnut…

26 August 2014 [10:34 AM]
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VIDEO: Lawyers for Rick Perry ask judge for dismissal

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer. In a 60-page motion…

26 August 2014 [09:09 AM]