Water payment Kiosk to save city $63,000 over a decade

Tyler Water Utilities customers can now pay their bills with cash or check anytime of the day. On Tuesday, the department activated a 24-hour electronic kiosk in the drive thru of the Water Department building, 511 W. Locust St. The kiosk will replace tellers, which previously operated a bank-style drive…

Tylerpaper.com video news update for August 31, 2016 Video

Our Melissa McTee has your tylerpaper.com news update. Actress and author Kimberly Williams-Paisley will speak at the fifth annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon on Sept. 19 in Tyler. Mrs. Williams-Paisley is best known for her role as Annie, the young bride in the “Father of the Bride” films starring Steve Martin. She also is married to country

Actress and author Kimberly Williams-Paisley to speak at Alzheimer’s Alliance luncheon

Actress and author Kimberly Williams-Paisley will speak at the fifth annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon on Sept. 19 in Tyler. Mrs. Williams-Paisley is best known for her role as Annie, the young bride in the “Father of the Bride” films starring Steve Martin. She also is married to country music artist Brad Paisley. Mrs. Williams-Paisley wrote

Large marijuana field discovered in Smith County

Cory McCoy, comccoy@tylerpaper.com Smith County Sheriff’s Deputies are at the scene of a major marijuana grow operation in northern Smith County. The Sheriff’s Office has worked with local and federal agencies over the past few months after receiving information about a field someone had wondered across. No suspects were observed in the
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Death and Funeral Notices for Sept. 1

DEATHS REY ALVAREZ, 73, Tyler, died Aug. 31. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. GENE BODIFORD, 62, Lindale, died Aug. 30. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. KENNETH DREW, 85, Pittsburg, died Aug. 30. Visitation…

31 August 2016 [04:48 PM]
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Ramey King graduates from Baylor University Law School

w/pic in family Eric Hester (msp) Congratulations ... to Eric Lester, a sixth grader at Moore MST Magnet School, for being recognized with a second place award in a national art contest sponsored by Royal & Langnickel Brush, MFG. ...…

31 August 2016 [04:39 PM]
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Tyler, NET Health to work together to loosen food truck regulations

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com The city of Tyler will give it a year before making a decision on whether or not to continue contracting with the Northeast Texas Public Health District for its restaurants inspections. The decision hinges on discussions…

31 August 2016 [04:36 PM]
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Tyler Police Investigating Several Church Burglaries

The Tyler Police Department is investigating several church burglaries that they say have increased over the past few days in the Tyler area. The suspect is forcing his way into churches by breaking a window or door.  Once inside the…

31 August 2016 [04:30 PM]
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Three siblings want to be adopted together

Three siblings want to be adopted together Gillian Sheridan, gsheridan@cbs19.tv Typical siblings have disagreements from time to time, but through it all they love each other. That’s the case for a group of three in foster care in East Texas.…

31 August 2016 [04:07 PM]
Rusk County School to receive historical marker on Saturday

A historical marker dedication is set for 10 a.m. Saturday at the site of the former Anadarko Color School: Rosenwald National Treasure School. Speakers invited for the event will include local, state and national representatives.  The Texas Historical Commission provided…

31 August 2016 [03:56 PM]
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Youth turns cake decorating into a business

Fred M. Peters Special to Tyler Morning Telegraph Dylan Humphrey was a cake-baking kid even before competitive food reality television shows – or even baking – were cool. He began his bake-from-home business at the age of 12, and…

31 August 2016 [03:38 PM]
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Cast out: What to do about clique politics

Willis-Knighton Health System Your 10-year-old daughter comes home crying because the girls she’s been friends with are suddenly leaving her out and spreading rumors about her. She’s confused because it seemed to happen out of the blue. She doesn’t know…

31 August 2016 [02:46 PM]
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Abstract immigrants in an abstract world

Why would a country with the world’s largest Jewish population, outside of Israel, admit large numbers of immigrants from countries where hatred of Jews has been taught to their people from earliest childhood? This question is ultimately not about Muslims…

31 August 2016 [02:06 PM]
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Assistant Smith County Fire Marshal Oren Hale resigns

Assistant Smith County Fire Marshal Oren Hale has resigned while on paid administrative leave after being pulled over for allegedly watching pornography and drinking bourbon and Coke in his county-owned vehicle on Aug. 20. On Aug. 20, Hale was pulled…

31 August 2016 [02:04 PM]
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Did overregulation ground our flying cars and hoverboards?

The year 2015 came and went, and we had no anti-gravity hoverboards. We were promised - promised - hoverboards by the movie “Back to the Future II.” And where are our flying cars? “The Jetsons” premiered more than half…

31 August 2016 [01:53 PM]
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Africa's elephants rapidly declining as poaching thrives

HONOLULU (AP) - The number of savanna elephants in Africa is rapidly declining and the animals are in danger of being wiped out as international and domestic ivory trades drive poaching across the continent, according to a study released Wednesday.…

31 August 2016 [12:45 PM]
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Large marijuana field discovered in Smith County

Cory McCoy, comccoy@tylerpaper.com Smith County Sheriff’s Deputies are at the scene of a major marijuana grow operation in northern Smith County. The Sheriff’s Office has worked with local and federal agencies over the past few months after receiving information about…

31 August 2016 [12:25 PM]
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Tylerpaper.com video news update for August 31, 2016 Video

Our Melissa McTee has your tylerpaper.com news update. Actress and author Kimberly Williams-Paisley will speak at the fifth annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon on Sept. 19 in Tyler. Mrs. Williams-Paisley is best known for her role as Annie, the young bride…

31 August 2016 [12:14 PM]
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Fabulous fairs, festivals and fall favorites

Danny Mogle, danny@inmagtexas.com In this part of the country, people don’t need much of an excuse to hold an old fashioned community celebration with lots of tasty food, music, activities to keep kids busy and maybe a parade…

31 August 2016 [10:19 AM]
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Understand nonprofit duplication

He was sitting across from me at the conference table. Excitedly describing the idea he had for a new nonprofit there was hardly time for a breath between sentences. Not wanting to pour cold water on his enthusiasm I sat…

31 August 2016 [09:58 AM]
FSU football player eats lunch with student sitting alone

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - For one day, a mother says she didn't have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph. News outlets report a photo capturing…

31 August 2016 [07:59 AM]
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In political gamble, Trump to make surprising trip to Mexico

EVERETT, Washington (AP) - Donald Trump will make a quick visit to Mexico on Wednesday, meeting with the president of a nation he derided as the home of rapists and criminals. The trip is a politically risky move for the…

31 August 2016 [07:49 AM]
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Some military vets tweet support for Kaepernick's protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) - Colin Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem is apparently winning support from some military veterans on Twitter. The San Francisco 49ers quarterback sparked controversy during the NFL's preseason by sitting instead of standing during the…

31 August 2016 [07:35 AM]
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Texas two-step? Perry to appear on 'Dancing with the Stars'

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Rick Perry is Texas' longest-serving governor and a two-time unsuccessful presidential candidate. But can he two-step in his signature cowboy boots? America is about to find out. Perry tweeted Tuesday that he will appear on season…

31 August 2016 [06:23 AM]
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TNT broadcaster Craig Sager to undergo 3rd marrow transplant

HOUSTON (AP) - The son of TNT basketball broadcaster Craig Sager says his father is set to undergo a third bone marrow and stem cell transplant Wednesday as he continues his cancer fight. Craig Sager II announced the procedure on…

31 August 2016 [06:22 AM]
1st professional circus school in US coming to Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - No clowning around: The first full-time, professional training school for circus artists in the United States is set to open in Philadelphia next year, officials announced Tuesday. Circadium will be a three-year, secondary vocational school where students…

31 August 2016 [06:16 AM]
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After lengthy stand-off with police, Chris Brown arrested

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Brown can't avoid trouble. Following a bizarre, hours-long stand-off with police, the "No Air" and "Kiss Kiss" singer was arrested Tuesday afternoon on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after a woman called for…

31 August 2016 [05:58 AM]
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A corny tribute: Red Sox slugger immortalized in corn maze

STERLING, Mass. (AP) - Nothing quite measures up to the latest tribute to retiring Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. A corn maze dedicated to the player known as Big Papi was unveiled at a ceremony Tuesday in Sterling, Massachusetts.…

31 August 2016 [05:48 AM]