Sellout crowd at Women's Fund Power of the Purse Luncheon learns how to raise charitable children

“Children who are raised to be philanthropists, whether giving time or money, know that they have power,” said Ms. Weisman, who is an internationally known speaker, author, trainer, consultant and president of the Tyelr Area Board Builders. Ms. Weisman, of St. Louis, Missouri, spoke to a soldout crowd of about 400 Tuesday at the ninth annual…

Two suspects charged with robbery of Pac-N-Sac

Two men already in the Smith County jail have been charged with additional charges of aggravated robbery of the Pac-N-Sac gas station, 403 SSE Loop 323, on Oct. 18. Tyler investigators executed arrest warrants for Jordan Taylor Devers, 18, and Martiness Vernon Jones-Bigham, 20. Devers is suspected of driving the get-away vehicle and Jones-Bigham

Smith County receives large dog food donation from anonymous donor through SPCA

Smith County Animal Control Services received a large donation of dog food just in time for the opening of its new animal shelter. Nanette Moss, animal shelter coordinator, said she was contacted by the SPCA of East Texas about a large donation it had received from an anonymous donor. Because they did not have room to store 30 pallets of the

Tyler Fire Department teaches Orr Elementary Head Start students about fire safety

CORY MCCOY, When Head Start students at Orr Elementary heard the sirens from a fire truck Tuesday, they put on their helmets and headed for the door. Once outside, members of the Tyler Fire Department were waiting to talk to the children about fire prevention. “They need to get experience with it, in case something

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Two suspects charged with robbery of Pac-N-Sac

Two men already in the Smith County jail have been charged with additional charges of aggravated robbery of the Pac-N-Sac gas station, 403 SSE Loop 323, on Oct. 18. Tyler investigators executed arrest warrants for Jordan Taylor Devers, 18, and…

25 October 2016 [05:42 PM]
Smith County Jury Duty Cancelled Wednesday

Smith County residents who were planning to report for jury duty Wednesday with their yellow cards don’t have to make the trip to the Smith County Courthouse. No new panels will be needed on Wednesday, Smith County Jury Coordinator Lisa…

25 October 2016 [05:37 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Oct. 26

DEATHS ANTHONY “THONI” ARNOLD, 79, Kilgore, died Oct. 23. Cunningham Funeral Home, Kilgore. Rev. WARDELL COLEMAN, 79, Lindale, died Oct. 18. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. ERIC GOSSETT, 28, Tyler, died Oct. 23. John R. Har­mon Undertaking…

25 October 2016 [04:38 PM]
Mayor's Innovation Pipeline will help generations overcome divide

ROY MAYNARD, Economic disruption is inevitable, but there’s much that Tyler can do to be ready to take advantage of it, Mayor Martin Heines and Tyler Economic Development Council president Tom Mullins said on Tuesday. Disruption – old…

25 October 2016 [04:07 PM]
Whitehouse couple happily married for 70 years

BETTY WATERS, Three months after Ruby Messer and J.C. Camp met, he took her to a jewelry store to pick out a ring. That’s how he asked her to marry him. It was the start of a union still…

25 October 2016 [03:44 PM]
Smith County employees recognized for certifications, years of service

The Smith County Veteran Services Office can now add counseling to the services it provides. Smith County Veteran Services Officer Mike Roark and Assistant Veteran Services Officers Andrea Odom and Colt Webb were recently certified as Certified Peer Specialists. After…

25 October 2016 [03:33 PM]
Roller derby and concert set for Rose City Comic Con on Sunday

The Rock N Roller Derby is coming to the Rose City Comic Con at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, at Lone Star Event Center, 4036 Farm-to-Market Road 2767 in Tyler. The roller derby teams, Madams of Mayhem and Derby All Stars, will…

25 October 2016 [03:25 PM]
All Saints to celebrate 40 years of homecoming

All Saints Episcopal School is celebrating 40 years with its biggest homecoming event ever. Mayor Martin Heines will help kick off the day as grand marshal of the school’s inaugural homecoming parade at 1:30 p.m. The school will host a…

25 October 2016 [03:05 PM]
Column: The dumbing down of American youth

WALTER WILLIAMS Do you wonder why Sen. Bernie Sanders and his ideas are so popular among American college students? The answer is that they, like so many other young people who think they know it all, are really uninformed…

25 October 2016 [02:52 PM]
Editorial: Both parties are wrong about free trade

Let’s be bipartisan here. Both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are wrong about free trade. Trade isn’t the cause of American job loss - it’s the answer to it. The populist wave that surged through both the Republican and Democratic…

25 October 2016 [02:33 PM]
Black Feather Gala slated for Nov. 12

The Horsefeathers Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. will hold its 7th Annual Black Feather Gala from 7 to 10 p.m., Nov. 12 at the Bunker at the Van Zandt County Country Club, 17960 Interstate 20, Canton. The Hollywood-themed event will benefit…

25 October 2016 [12:15 PM]
Longview World of Wonders invites the public to new exhibit

Beginning November 10 through December, Longview World of Wonders invites the young and the young at heart to experience their new exhibit “Seasons of Sharing,” with a hands-on activity each week to celebrate Christmas and holidays around the world. LongviewWOW…

25 October 2016 [12:13 PM]
Project SEARCH Success Continues at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

TYLER – Project SEARCH at CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System is a collaboration between CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, Tyler ISD, Texas Workforce Solutions Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Winning Edge Employment Services, and the Andrews Center. Started in August…

25 October 2016 [09:53 AM]
Presidential race turns to Florida with voting underway

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - With the race for the White House speeding to an end, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are campaigning Tuesday in swing state Florida, where tens of thousands of voters are already flocking to the polls. Trump,…

25 October 2016 [08:02 AM]
River ride malfunction at Australia's Dreamworld kills four

It was sunny Tuesday when two women and two men boarded a large circular raft at Dreamworld, Australia's largest theme park, and headed for the raging waters of the Thunder River Rapids Ride. It's one of the park's most popular…

25 October 2016 [07:46 AM]
Obama reads mean tweets as part of Jimmy Kimmel show

LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Barack Obama entertained Jimmy Kimmel's audience with some of the mean tweets sent his way, beginning with one sent by Donald Trump in August when he said "President Obama will go down as perhaps the…

25 October 2016 [07:23 AM]
Pediatricians: Babies should sleep in same room as parents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year in order to lessen the risk of sleep-related death. The new recommendations…

25 October 2016 [06:43 AM]
Man convicted of killing ex-boxing champ Vernon Forrest

ATLANTA (AP) - A third man has been convicted of murder in the 2009 robbery and killing of ex-boxing champion Vernon Forrest in Atlanta. News outlets report that a Fulton County jury is expected to decide Tuesday whether 38-year-old Charmon…

25 October 2016 [06:23 AM]