Rose Sunday celebration kicks off 84th Texas Rose Festival activities

Bouquets of colorful spring roses hung from the ceiling of Tyler Rose Garden Center atrium for the Rose Sunday celebration of the beginning of the 2017 rose blooming season in East Texas and start of activities for the 84th Texas Rose Festival next fall in Tyler. Festival President Ray Cozby announced during the ceremony that theme of this…

Louisiana man arrested for sexual assault at Tyler Junior College

Tyler Junior College (TJC) campus police announced the arrest of a non-student on two separate charges occurring on campus Saturday. Tavion Jamal Jones, 23, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was arrested by TJC police and charged with offenses of attempted sexual assault and sexual assault. Bond has been set at $75,000 on each charge. The alleged

Elderly man killed in Athens house fire

ATHENS - The Athens Fire Department is investigating a Saturday night fire that killed an elderly man and displaced five others. Athens Fire Chief John McQueary said the department is waiting on an autopsy to confirm the victim’s identity, but believes the person killed was a man in his 70s. Firefighters responded to the multifamily residence

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Bible Verse for 4-24

It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’” (Romans 14:11)…

23 April 2017 [10:34 PM]
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Louisiana man arrested for sexual assault at Tyler Junior College

Tyler Junior College (TJC) campus police announced the arrest of a non-student on two separate charges occurring on campus Saturday. Tavion Jamal Jones, 23, of Shreveport, Louisiana, was arrested by TJC police and charged with offenses of attempted sexual assault…

23 April 2017 [08:14 PM]
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Elderly man killed in Athens house fire

ATHENS - The Athens Fire Department is investigating a Saturday night fire that killed an elderly man and displaced five others. Athens Fire Chief John McQueary said the department is waiting on an autopsy to confirm the victim’s identity, but…

23 April 2017 [05:34 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for April 24

DEATHS GWEN JOHNSON ASHMAN, 103, Tyler, died April 22. Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors, Tyler. EVEYLN BUFFIN, 94, Tyler, died April 19. Brooks Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. PEGGY WILSON, 80, Lindale, died April 20. Caudle-Rut­ledge-Daugherty…

23 April 2017 [04:49 PM]
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Leadercast slated for May 5, tickets available

FAITH HARPER fharper@tylerpaper.com Executives, authors, sports professionals, journalists and other experts will join Hollywood writer, director and actor Tyler Perry on May 5 to speak about leadership to audiences in Tyler and across the world via telecast. Leadercast is a…

22 April 2017 [11:15 PM]
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Liberty City bank robbery suspect from Kilgore arrested

LIBERTY CITY – A Kilgore man has been jailed in connection with the Friday robbery of a Liberty City bank. The Gregg County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Saturday saying they arrested 48-year-old Hector Camargo and charged him with aggravated…

22 April 2017 [09:10 PM]
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Historic Aviation Memorial Museum of Tyler hosts annual Fly-In

Louanna Campbell, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com When 12-year-old Carson Langford started playing War Thunder, a video game that simulates air battles in WWII, Korean War and Vietnam era planes, he became interested in aircraft and military planes. The online game allowed him to…

22 April 2017 [08:37 PM]
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Bullard standoff ends in arrest; children unharmed

BULLARD - An early morning standoff in Bullard on Saturday ended with the safe release of two children and arrest of their 27-year-old father, Justin Wilson. Police said Wilson barricaded himself and his two small children in their home off…

22 April 2017 [05:09 PM]
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Pet of the Week 4.23.2017

Franny is a 7-year-old shepherd mix that is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Because of her size, Franny would be best suited in a household with older children. Fanny walks on a leash,…

22 April 2017 [04:43 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for April 23

DEATHS EVEYLN BUFFIN, 94, Tyler, died April 19. Brooks Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. EMMA MCLIN, 98, Tyler, died April 20. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. PEGGY WILSON, 80, Lindale, died April 20. Caudle-Rut­ledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale.…

22 April 2017 [04:39 PM]
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Tyler police investigating Saturday morning accident

LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com The Tyler Police Department is investigating a Saturday morning accident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist.  Don Martin Tyler Police Public Information Officer said the accident happened shortly after 10 a.m. at the intersection of Old Jacksonville…

22 April 2017 [01:30 PM]
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Tyler residents could pay more for garbage pickup

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22 April 2017 [12:39 PM]
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Bible verse: 4-22

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)…

21 April 2017 [11:39 PM]
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Tyler Proud campaign finance report

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21 April 2017 [09:20 PM]
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Smith County Early Voting Locations

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21 April 2017 [08:53 PM]
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Traffic alert: Avoid intersection of Toll 49, Old Jacksonville

Staff reports UPDATE: Traffic has been cleared on Old Jacksonville Road.  The Flint-Gresham Volunteer Fire Department is responding to a wreck at the intersection of Toll 49 and Old Jacksonville Highway, or Farm-to-Market Road 2493. The eastbound ramp at Old…

21 April 2017 [07:39 PM]