Twenty-four veterans depart for Brookshire Grocery Co.’s 14th Heroes Flight to Washington D.C.

Memorial Day has always been a special day for veterans and their families. It was even more special this year for a group of twenty-four World War II veterans, who departed on Brookshire Grocery Co.’s 14th Heroes Flight to Washington D.C. Monday morning, where they will be honored for their service and sacrifices. Some of those veterans were…

Veterans home honors comrades at Memorial Day banquet and ceremony

Hundreds gathered at Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home to honor the residents and their fallen comrades during a Memorial Day banquet and ceremony. People enjoyed barbecue and visiting with one another before the ceremony, which featured a presentation of colors, the national anthem, taps and a special presentation honoring fallen heroes

Chandler Memorial Day service honors World War I veterans

Dozens in the Chandler community gathered together on an overcast Monday morning to honor fallen soldiers at Chandler Memorial Cemetery. The ceremony featured a special flag raising from Boy Scout Troop 342 and a reading of “In Flanders’ Field,” a poem written in 1915 by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. In lieu of a

Gorman to resurrect its old field house as the Brodnax Family Crusader Center sport complex

Bishop Joseph Strickland had about a dozen little helpers from St. Gregory Cathedral School to help him bless the site of the school’s newest construction project. The Brodnax Family Crusader Center is the first step in a new 10-year master plan to transform Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School. The center will replace the school’s

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Bible verse: 5-30

“As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him;” (Psalm 103:13)…

30 May 2017 [12:44 AM]
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Lindale High School brings home UIL overall State Championship

Lindale ISD Communications For the first time since 2006, and for the first time as a Class 5A school, the Lindale High School UIL academic team brought home an overall state championship. The Eagles took the trophy with 142 points,…

29 May 2017 [06:00 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for May 30

DEATHS DELBERT HAMILTON, 89, Price, died May 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home. DOLLIE MCGEE, 72, Tyler, died May 27. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. BETTY PLYLER, 90, Tyler, died…

29 May 2017 [04:38 PM]
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Chandler Memorial Day service honors World War I veterans

Dozens in the Chandler community gathered together on an overcast Monday morning to honor fallen soldiers at Chandler Memorial Cemetery. The ceremony featured a special flag raising from Boy Scout Troop 342 and a reading of “In Flanders’ Field,” a…

29 May 2017 [04:13 PM]
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Veterans home honors comrades at Memorial Day banquet and ceremony

Hundreds gathered at Watkins-Logan Texas State Veterans Home to honor the residents and their fallen comrades during a Memorial Day banquet and ceremony. People enjoyed barbecue and visiting with one another before the ceremony, which featured a presentation of colors,…

29 May 2017 [04:08 PM]
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Bible Verse for 5-29

“Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” (Romans 12:15)…

28 May 2017 [10:15 PM]
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Father and son take over Christian Brothers Auto in Tyler

Sterling Wood and his son, Ben, are not mechanics or service technicians, but their new business is keeping cars running smoothly in Tyler. The father-son duo took over the Christian Brothers Auto franchise May 1. Sterling said through…

28 May 2017 [05:44 PM]
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Business Notes for 5-29

AWARD Brothers John and Jeff Crymes, owners of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing in Whitehouse, have been awarded the President’s Award by Direct Energy. Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is part of the Direct Energy family of brands. The President’s Award is the company’s…

28 May 2017 [05:04 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for May 29

DEATHS BRANDON GRANTHAM, 41, Tyler, died May 26. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday at funeral home. DELBERT HAMILTON, 89, Price, died May 25. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home, Henderson. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home.…

28 May 2017 [04:56 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for May 28

DEATHS WOODY LILLY ALLEN, 98, Tyler, died May 17. Jack­son’s Burks Walker Tippit, Tyler. BRANDON GRANTHAM, 41, Tyler, died May 26. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 10-11 a.m. Friday at funeral home. DELBERT HAMILTON, 89, Price, died…

27 May 2017 [05:29 PM]
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The Lighthouse Youth Forum 05.19.17

Region 7 Education Service Center, the Health and Human Service Commission and The Lighthouse were host to a youth forum on May 19 at The Boys and Girls Club of East Texas in Tyler. The event was for blind and…

27 May 2017 [05:24 PM]
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TJC Car Show 05.20.17

Tyler Junior College hosted a benefit Auto Show Special on May 20 at the TJC West Campus to raise money for the Automotive Technology program. - Contributed Photos…

27 May 2017 [05:21 PM]
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Is it just me? Yuengling is truly best of breed

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27 May 2017 [04:59 PM]
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Adorable siblings need forever family

This edition of CBS19’s Children are a Gift features three extraordinary children who came into foster care in the saddest of ways. Despite the trauma they experienced, these adorable children are overcoming great odds. On a trip to LEGOLAND in…

27 May 2017 [09:34 AM]
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Pet of the Week 05.28.17

COURTESY This is Miss Classy, a 2-year-old terrier, available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Classy loves everybody; her tail wags all the time and she never meets a stranger. Classy is a perfect size;…

27 May 2017 [09:10 AM]
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Memorial Day Closings around East Texas

Memorial Day Closings   City of Tyler   Solid Waste Department Closed Monday. No residential garbage or curbside recycling will be picked up on this day. The complete holiday week residential garbage and recycle collection schedule is listed below:…

27 May 2017 [01:04 AM]
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Bible verse: 5-27

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” (John 3:17)…

26 May 2017 [11:32 PM]
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Smith County residents can text 911 in case of emergencies

Smith County residents can text 911 if they're unable to call in an emergency. The Text-to-911 service allows users to send a text message to reach 911 emergency call takers from a mobile phone or device. Mobile phone users…

26 May 2017 [10:11 PM]
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Patriots blank Amherst

OKLAHOMA CITY - UT Tyler plated eight runs in the first inning en route to a 13-0 five-inning victory over Amherst (Massachusetts) on Friday in a second round game of the NCAA Division III Softball World Series at ASA Hall…

26 May 2017 [09:14 PM]
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Columnist John Moore: Barber shop memories

I saw something this week that I hadn’t seen in almost 50 years. At first, I stared, puzzled, at the photo my aunt had posted online from her antique shop. I recognized the item, but just couldn’t place it. Then…

26 May 2017 [09:02 PM]
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Heat Response Plan provides resources for East Texans

On a day when the heat index inched toward 95 degrees, local officials spent time discussing how to deal with scorching temperatures in preparation for summer’s arrival. The Tyler Fire Department and the Northeast Texas Public Health District along with…

26 May 2017 [08:55 PM]