Tyler boxer set to debut professionally Saturday in Waco

When Kenneth Taylor steps into the ring in Waco on Saturday night, he’ll have eight years of amateur experience behind him and a bright future in professional boxing ahead.  The 25-year-old boxer from Tyler has had much success in amateur fights. Under coaching and training from Shawn Vascocu, owner of Troup Boxing Gym in Troup, Taylor has…

Tyler police investigating aggravated robbery early Saturday at fast-food restaurant

Tyler police are looking for a man who robbed a fast food restaurant at gunpoint early Saturday morning. An employee of the Jack in the Box at 6915 S. Broadway told police a man dressed in all black with a bandana over his face entered the store about 4 a.m., surprised her in the office, pointed a handgun at her and demanded money from the

Family members honor victims of Slocum Massacre on 106th anniversary

Dallas resident Constance Hollie-Jawaid returned with family members to Slocum on Friday to commemorate the 106 th anniversary of the massacre that occurred there. Relative Alex Holley was among those killed, while Lusk Holley was injured. Alex is among the eight officially recognized as victims and named on the historical marker erected in

Taxpayers shouldn't subsidize Tesla

What would you pay for an electric car? Here’s an even better question: What are you paying for electric cars? Tesla, the highly subsidized electric vehicle manufacturer, is still receiving taxpayer funds for ever car sold. “Every Tesla Model S or X, which range in price from $66,000 to $150,000, qualifies for a $7,500 federal tax credit,”

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TISD officials say it's time to end federal desegregation order

After 46 years operating under a federal desegregation order, the Tyler ISD school board and superintendent said it's time to get out from under the order that they say has served it's purpose and limits local control.  They agree the…

30 July 2016 [08:46 PM]
ESD2 sets goals for future

Representatives with Smith County Emergency Services District 2 plan to soon meet with city officials in Bullard to address ways the district can ensure they’re being accurately compensated for services they offer to some of the city’s residents. Cherokee and…

30 July 2016 [06:33 PM]
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Charles Walker Selected to serve on Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council

UT Health Northeast psychologist and associate professor of medicine, Charles Walker, Ph.D., has been selected by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to serve on the Texas Brain Injury Advisory Council. Dr. Walker has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and…

30 July 2016 [06:13 PM]
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Mental health highlighted by sorority through NAMI Tyler

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, a Greek-lettered organization established in 1908 by African-American college women, continues to make a difference in the Tyler community with its exemplary programs. As part of the Alpha Kappa…

30 July 2016 [05:10 PM]
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Peace Rally at Bergfeld Park Video

Employees of radio station The Breeze, 95.3/105.3, watched the news broadcasts of the events that unfolded on July 9 in Dallas.  The station wanted East Texans to share some time together in unity.   The Breeze organized the East Texas…

30 July 2016 [05:01 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for July 31

DEATHS ANNIE (LACY) CALDWELL, 75, Henderson, died July 28. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. MARILYN GUNNELS, 75, Whitehouse, died July 30. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. JAMES L. HIGHTOWER, 84, Laneville, died July…

30 July 2016 [04:36 PM]
Don't just aim for a long life--think of a healthy, vibrant one.

According to a new study using data from Europe and North America, people who are overweight die one year earlier than expected, and those who are moderately obese die up to three years prematurely. Being severely obese can knock off…

30 July 2016 [04:03 PM]
Dressing for the occasion

Dressing for the occasion It’s hard to remember now where this began to ruminate. It could have been the fourth of July at a friend’s lake house when my friend, Karen, brought homemade Green Goddess dressing with fresh sliced…

30 July 2016 [02:02 PM]
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Bible Quote

“Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:12)…

30 July 2016 [09:43 AM]
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FBI: Woman robbed Wyoming bank to return to prison

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - A woman who was recently released from prison in Oregon robbed a bank in Wyoming only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police, authorities said…

30 July 2016 [07:30 AM]
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Longview man sentenced for role in 2015 truck stop shooting

A 25-year-old Longview man accepted a plea deal for a six-year prison sentence for his role in a truck stop shooting that killed one and injured three. D’Mio Ingram faced a first-degree felony murder charge for the August 2015 shooting…

29 July 2016 [08:28 PM]
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Family members honor victims of Slocum Massacre on 106th anniversary

Dallas resident Constance Hollie-Jawaid returned with family members to Slocum on Friday to commemorate the 106 th anniversary of the massacre that occurred there. Relative Alex Holley was among those killed, while Lusk Holley was injured. Alex is among the…

29 July 2016 [08:19 PM]
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Tyler boxer set to debut professionally Saturday in Waco

When Kenneth Taylor steps into the ring in Waco on Saturday night, he’ll have eight years of amateur experience behind him and a bright future in professional boxing ahead. The 25-year-old boxer from Tyler has had much success in…

29 July 2016 [08:13 PM]
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Pet of the Week 7-31

Daisy is a 3-year-old female Beagle available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. If you are looking for a companion for your dog, please consider Daisy. She likes the companionship of other dogs. Daisy is…

29 July 2016 [06:15 PM]
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Louis Owen made our community a better place

Louis Owen never understood why some wealthy people spend their money on private airplanes and yachts. He felt that money was something to be used for good, not hoarded. Owen died Thursday. He was 82. The company he helped found,…

29 July 2016 [04:57 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for July 30

DEATHS DONALD EDWARD ANDERSON, 83, Tyler, died July 27. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. ANNIE (LACY) CALDWELL, 75, Henderson, died July 28. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. JAMES L. HIGHTOWER, 84, Laneville, died July 28. Gar­mon Funeral Home, Henderson.…

29 July 2016 [04:49 PM]
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Save even more money on Tax-Free Weekend

Tax-Free Weekend is just around the corner, and many parents are gearing up for their annual back-to-school shopping spree. According to the National Retail Federation, shoppers are expected to spend more freely this year, with total spending expected to reach…

29 July 2016 [04:44 PM]
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Pokemon GO won't destroy the planet

Pokémon GO isn’t going to ruin the world. It’s not eating up your cell phone data, it’s not making kids walk into traffic and it’s not destroying the rainforests. It’s simply a harmless game that experiments with “augmented reality,” something…

29 July 2016 [04:30 PM]
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'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S.

MIAMI (AP) - Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean. Four recently…

29 July 2016 [03:14 PM]
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Taxpayers shouldn't subsidize Tesla

What would you pay for an electric car? Here’s an even better question: What are you paying for electric cars? Tesla, the highly subsidized electric vehicle manufacturer, is still receiving taxpayer funds for ever car sold. “Every Tesla…

29 July 2016 [01:54 PM]