DPS: 12 killed, 3 injured in Texas church van crash near Garner State Park

UVALDE - Twelve people were killed and three others were injured Wednesday when a van carrying 14 church members and a pickup truck collided on a two-lane Texas highway, authorities said. The group of senior adults from First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas, was returning from a retreat when the crash occurred, a church statement said. The…

Mountain biking team learns mental toughness, grit and perseverance

Andy Kutach dismissed the cold, rainy day of foul weather recently as “not a big deal” and sent young cyclists on mountain biking trails at Faulkner Park Going ahead with the ride would help build their mental toughness, grit and perseverance, Kutach said, yet assured them he would not let them ride if

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. Broadway Ave. and stole six MacBook laptop computers from the display area valued at $9,300. The men cut the security

Big turnout expected for Saturday’s Autism Run; early registration urged

Last-minute registration for Saturday’s Tyler Run for Autism is underway to support the mission of providing beneficial therapy to children affected by the condition. “We have a tiny window to register on Saturday at the race,” said Ariadne Popovich, who is helping coordinate the event.  “We are expecting to have double the number we did

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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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Father and son arrested after Henderson County vehicle pursuit

A father-son duo is in the Henderson County Jail after law enforcement officials said the pair stole a vehicle and led several agencies on a pursuit Tuesday morning. Stephen Wilcox, 44, and his son Dustin Wilcox, 26, were arrested after…

29 March 2017 [04:52 PM]
Touch a Truck event slated for April 1

 The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. is hosting a one day event to teach children about vehicles, as they explore, climb and touch emergency response vehicles, heavy machinery and other equipment in a supervised environment. The event, "Touch a…

29 March 2017 [04:40 PM]
Family Matters: How to compile an emergency medical file

JENNIFER FLANDERS, Family Matters I could only hear my husband’s part of the phone conversation, but his change in tone was enough to stop me in my tracks and start the prayers flying heavenward. “Is he alright? How did it…

29 March 2017 [04:27 PM]
East Texas Symphony Orchestra announces 2017-2018 season

Special to the Tyler Paper World-class guest artists, the return of a popular trio and Beethoven’s monumental Symphony No. 9 will headline East Texas Symphony Orchestra’s 2017-2018 season, Richard Lee, music director and conductor, announced. During five…

29 March 2017 [02:51 PM]
Whitehouse High School Honor Roll for 3rd 9 weeks

Whitehouse High School Ninth Grade A: Cheyenne Adkins, Tasnia Bari, Victoria Bassham, Micah Beard, Jacob Beaumont, Quinn Boozer, Miles Brandt, Elissa Brown, Tierra Brown, Paulina Diaz De Leon, David Doan, Richard Green, Joseph Hamm, Bethany Hopkins, Si Jiang, Lindsey Jones,…

29 March 2017 [01:58 PM]
Civil Air Patrol Pancake Breakfast set for Saturday

Civil Air Patrol Pancake Breakfast is set for Saturday, April 1. The Tyler Civil Air Patrol will host a pancake and waffle breakfast from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at its headquarters, 1594 Dixie Drive, Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.…

29 March 2017 [01:48 PM]
Justin Timberlake to perform at US Grand Prix in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Justin Timberlake will perform race weekend at Formula One's only stop in the U.S. Organizers of the U.S. Grand Prix announced Wednesday that the pop singer will perform on Oct. 21. The Texas race got a…

29 March 2017 [01:15 PM]
Lamar Odom regrets affairs, says cocaine helped end career

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Lamar Odom says he's "a walking miracle" after being found unconscious with cocaine in his system in a Nevada brothel in 2015. Odom tells US Weekly he hid his cocaine use from ex-wife Khloe Kardashian for…

29 March 2017 [01:06 PM]
Bullard ISD announced power has been restored

UPDATE: Bullard ISD has updated their previous status to say power has been restored at Bullard Intermediate School and students can return to the campus. Afternoon bus pickup will proceed as usual. Bullard ISD has sent out an announcement via…

29 March 2017 [11:10 AM]
Ex-NFL star Michael Irvin investigated in sex battery case

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Police in Florida are investigating sexual battery allegations made by a woman against former NFL star Michael Irvin. Fort Lauderdale police confirmed Wednesday that the Hall of Fame receiver's name was listed on a sexual…

29 March 2017 [11:07 AM]
Editorial: Single-payer proposals face impossible hurdles

Is this the moment for Medicare-for-all - for single-payer health coverage? If you listen to some Democrats, it is. The reality, though, is that single-payer health care remains a terrible idea, and a political and financial impossibility for the time…

29 March 2017 [09:56 AM]