Piada Italian Street Food opens in The Village at Cumberland Park

Fast-casual dining is one of the newest trends in the restaurant business. The concept of offering high quality food without table service is seeing a surge in Tyler. The newest restaurant in town offering this trendy dining experience is Piada Italian Street Food, at 8942 S. Broadway Ave. in The Village…

Medical Examiner: Brian Loncar died of apparent cocaine use

WFAA out of Dallas is reporting prominent attorney Brian Loncar died from the effects of cocaine use. According to WFAA reports, the Dallas County medical examiner concluded Loncar’s cause of death was “the toxic effect of cocaine.” Secondary causes included abnormally high blood pressure and heart disease. The report also

Jones Elementary teacher Mary Risinger nominated for Shining Star Teacher of the Year Award

A Tyler elementary school teacher has been nominated for a national teacher of the year award. Jones Elementary MST Academy second-grade teacher Mary Risinger has been nominated for the Sterling Shining Star Teacher of the Year Award. The winning teacher will receive a $10,000 cash prize to be shared by the teacher and their school. The

Henderson County deputies arrest suspected drug dealer

A suspected drug dealer was arrested early Wednesday morning with more than 150 grams of suspected methamphetamine, distribution material and cash, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said. Samuel Dunn, 44, was arrested at a residence in the Green Tree Acres subdivision in Seven Points. Law enforcement officials said Dunn was in possession

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Tyler ISD teaches healthy habits to elementary students

As the cold and flu season continues, Tyler ISD teachers and campuses are reminding students of the importance of practicing healthy habits during the school day and at home. Such habits include covering a cough or sneeze with an elbow,…

20 January 2017 [01:04 AM]
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Bible verse 1-20

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)…

20 January 2017 [12:48 AM]
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Body of missing Palestine fisherman found

LAKE PALESTINE - Authorities concluded their fourth day of searching for an East Texas fisherman reported missing on Saturday after finding the body of Cody Lusk in 14 feet of water near a dam area at approximately 1:19 p.m. Thursday.…

19 January 2017 [09:14 PM]
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Food allergies: Do you have them?

Does your tongue itch when you eat shrimp or nuts? Does your stomach ache when you eat dairy products? There is a possibility you may have food allergies - or you might not. People often confuse food allergy with food…

19 January 2017 [05:56 PM]
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Henderson County deputies arrest suspected drug dealer

A suspected drug dealer was arrested early Wednesday morning with more than 150 grams of suspected methamphetamine, distribution material and cash, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said. Samuel Dunn, 44, was arrested at a residence in the Green Tree Acres…

19 January 2017 [05:26 PM]
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Hiring freezes prompt change in planning department

Friday afternoons will be a quiet work time for the city of Tyler’s planning department. Beginning in January, the department began closing its doors to the public at noon Fridays and hunkering down in their work until 5 p.m. The…

19 January 2017 [05:18 PM]
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Medical Examiner: Brian Loncar died of apparent cocaine use

WFAA out of Dallas is reporting prominent attorney Brian Loncar died from the effects of cocaine use. According to WFAA reports, the Dallas County medical examiner concluded Loncar’s cause of death was “the toxic effect of cocaine.” Secondary causes included abnormally high blood…

19 January 2017 [05:13 PM]
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2017 B2B Expo brings local business owners together

Harvey Convention Center was buzzing with business owners and their employees Thursday during the 26th annual B2B Expo. The event brings East Texas businesses together for one day to discuss and learn about each other and what each has to…

19 January 2017 [05:12 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 20

DEATHS DOROTHY BELL, 78, Pittsburg, died Jan. 17. JC White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. LOYD DELL EDWARDS SR., 82, Murchison, died Jan. 19. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. MICHAEL M. FROST,…

19 January 2017 [04:41 PM]
Glass Recreation Center to host volleyball league

Registration for the Glass Recreation Center’s volleyball league will open Monday and will run through Feb. 24. The Glass Recreation Center and Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging local churches, businesses, families and friends to form team and join…

19 January 2017 [04:38 PM]
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Aspen Creek Grill open for business in Tyler

For the past month, Jeff Williams, managing partner at Aspen Creek Grill has involved the community in the restaurant. “Buck Norris” hangs above the front door to greet customers. The mounted taxidermy mule deer buck got his name from a…

19 January 2017 [04:21 PM]
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Editorial: Don't panic, because the climate numbers don't add up

It’s that time again. We’re being told, in breathless tones and with an edge of panic in the headlines, that the planet is on the brink of disaster. Proponents of climate change theory say we’ve once again broken a record.…

19 January 2017 [04:19 PM]
Neighborhood Services welcomes Lovenna Timmons into her new home

The City of Tyler’s Neighborhood Services Department will host a ribbon cutting and welcome home celebration at the home of Lovenna Timmons at 11 a.m. Friday. Located at 416 N. Grad Ave., Timmons’ home was demolished and rebuilt through the…

19 January 2017 [04:14 PM]
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Dale Watson and Ray Benson to play at Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall in downtown Tyler will welcome two of Texas music’s largest stars, Dale Watson and Ray Benson, at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, according to a city of Tyler news release. Liberty Hall is included in the 12-stop tour…

19 January 2017 [04:06 PM]
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Piada Italian Street Food opens in The Village at Cumberland Park

LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com Fast-casual dining is one of the newest trends in the restaurant business. The concept of offering high quality food without table service is seeing a surge in Tyler. The newest restaurant in town offering this…

19 January 2017 [03:36 PM]
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IN Focus: Heart Ball Sponsor Reception 01.17.17

Sponsors of the 2017 Heart Ball were honored with a reception Jan. 17 at The Grove in Tyler. The annual event brings together members of the corporate, philanthropic and medical communities to raise money and promote the work the American…

19 January 2017 [01:16 PM]
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IN Focus: Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Awards 01.11.17

Student athletes attended the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award ceremony on Jan. 11 at Willow Brook Country Club. This year’s honor went to D’Onta Foreman, University of Texas junior running back. Earl Campbell, 1977 Heisman Trophy winner from the University…

19 January 2017 [01:02 PM]
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IN Focus: Gamma Omicron Omega's 75th anniversary 01.14.17

More than 300 attendees, including sorority members, community leaders and fellow Greeks, joined members of Gamma Omicron Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. in celebrating 75 years of sisterhood and service, at Kiepersol Bushman’s Celebration Center on Jan.…

19 January 2017 [12:53 PM]
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University of Texas at Tyler graduate students show art

University of Texas at Tyler graduate students show art UT Tyler Communications The University of Texas at Tyler Fine Arts Complex Gallery is exhibiting student art in a show titled “Stratum Antithetical.” Three students - Camin Blau…

19 January 2017 [12:32 PM]
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1 more day: Obama in his final hours in the White House

WASHINGTON (AP) - Eight tumultuous years at the helm of American power have come and gone, and for President Barack Obama, this is finally the end.The president spent his last full day Thursday at the White House before becoming an…

19 January 2017 [11:33 AM]
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Kathy Mattea set for concert March 11 at Liberty Hall

Kathy Mattea, the Grammy-winning singer, has added Tyler to her “The Acoustic Living Room” national tour. She will perform with Bill Cooley, her longtime guitarist and music arranger, on March 11 at Liberty Hall. She will be singing music from…

19 January 2017 [10:45 AM]
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Tyler ISD students win art awards from Tyler Together

Seven Tyler ISD elementary and middle school students recently earned top honors in the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Visual Arts Contest sponsored by the Tyler Together organization. The theme of the contest was “The Time is Always Right…

18 January 2017 [09:15 PM]
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Tyler Police Department promotes new assistant chief and lieutenant

Billy Yates and Eddie Sheffield both had experiences during college that helped to convince them they wanted to work in law enforcement. While Yates was attending Tyler Junior College, he took advice from a friend and completed an internship at…

18 January 2017 [09:12 PM]
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The South has its unique cool-season plants

Gardening during a Southern summer isn’t so hard. Sure it’s hot, but we’ve got plenty of good plants from the southern United States, Mexico and the tropics to choose from that actually thrive in our unrelenting heat. These aren’t the…

18 January 2017 [08:54 PM]
Cherokee County Master Gardeners are offering scholarship

The Cherokee County Master Gardeners Association will offer a $500 scholarship to any class of 2017 member intending to pursue a degree in agriculture, horticulture or a related field. According to a statement from the association, any resident of Cherokee…

18 January 2017 [08:50 PM]