UT Health Northeast, MD Anderson partner for cancer care

People seem to heal better when they are closer to the comforts of home. That’s one of the driving motivations behind a new partnership between UT Health Northeast and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston - sister institutions that plan to work together on the mission of eliminating cancer. The new affiliation means

Rotarians, Pollard Methodist build bikes for children

The ear-splitting sound of an air compressor signaled every time Rotarians finished assembling a bike for another child on The Salvation Army Angel Tree on Thursday. “The last thing we do after we build the bikes is pump up the tires with air,” Diane Kavanaugh said. “They are mostly preassembled. We have to put on the pedals, the front

Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95. Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, where he was hospitalized for more

Education summit tackles declining college readiness

Students in Smith County are falling behind when it comes to college preparedness. Educators, business leaders and city officials gathered Thursday at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Ornelas Activity Center to discuss practical ways to reverse the concerning trend.  The consensus among the group was clear - the problem has to be addressed

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Keep Tyler Beautiful honors Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital

Keep Tyler Beautiful awarded the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital the fourth quarter Beauty and Business award. The award was granted in a Thursday ceremony. Facilities are nominated by the community and then presented to…

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Bible verse 12-9

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)…

09 December 2016 [12:22 AM]
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Rotarians, Pollard Methodist build bikes for children

The ear-splitting sound of an air compressor signaled every time Rotarians finished assembling a bike for another child on The Salvation Army Angel Tree on Thursday. “The last thing we do after we build the bikes is pump up the…

08 December 2016 [09:18 PM]
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Education summit tackles declining college readiness

Students in Smith County are falling behind when it comes to college preparedness. Educators, business leaders and city officials gathered Thursday at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Ornelas Activity Center to discuss practical ways to reverse the concerning trend.…

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UT Health Northeast, MD Anderson partner for cancer care

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08 December 2016 [06:54 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Dec. 9

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Local gaming rooms being investigated by Tyler Police

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08 December 2016 [05:19 PM]
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District: Kilgore High student brought unloaded firearm to campus

A Kilgore High School student who brought an unloaded gun to campus Thursday has been charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon in a gun-free zone and taken to the Gregg County Juvenile Center, Kilgore police said. Students at the…

08 December 2016 [05:13 PM]
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Holiday events abound in Tyler this weekend

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08 December 2016 [05:05 PM]
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Library hosting popular holiday puppet show

The Palestine Public Library is inviting the public to a free Christmas puppet show at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21. Raymond Eastman and Puppet Wise Productions will present “Snowbound in Texas: A Two-Steppin’ Holiday Puppet Show.” The show is made…

08 December 2016 [03:46 PM]
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TJC graduation ceremonies set Friday in Wagstaff Gym

Tyler Junior College will host its fall commencement ceremonies on Friday. The ceremonies will recognize 630 candidates for graduation at the Wagstaff Gymnasium on the TJC main campus. The School of Nursing and Health Sciences and the School of Professional…

08 December 2016 [03:44 PM]
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Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the…

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Editorial: Do poor whites really vote 'against their own interests'?

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08 December 2016 [11:29 AM]
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6.5 magnitude earthquake reported in San Francisco

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08 December 2016 [09:52 AM]
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Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student

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08 December 2016 [07:52 AM]
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Life expectancy for Americans declines for the first time since 1993

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08 December 2016 [06:51 AM]
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Aid groups descend on Indonesia quake zone; deaths reach 102

MEUREUDU, Indonesia (AP) - Humanitarian organizations descended on Indonesia's Aceh province Thursday as the local disaster agency called for urgent food supplies and officials raced to assess the full extent of damage from an earthquake that killed more than 100…

08 December 2016 [06:43 AM]
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AP Source: Grammy country committee rejects Beyonce song

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce earned a whopping nine Grammy nominations Tuesday, including best rock performance, but the singer's twangy song "Daddy Lessons" was rejected by the Recording Academy's country music committee. A person familiar with the Grammy nomination process…

08 December 2016 [05:53 AM]
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Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning

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08 December 2016 [05:47 AM]
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Signs to mark eastern and western ends of longest US road

BOSTON (AP) - Signs marking the eastern and western ends of the longest continuous road in the U.S. are being unveiled on both coasts. Historic U.S. Route 20 runs between Boston and Newport, Oregon. On Thursday, Massachusetts highway officials plan…

08 December 2016 [05:42 AM]
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Troup woman ID’d in three-car fatality

The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified a 71-year-old Troup woman, Geraldine Clark, who died in a crash on Texas Highway 64. DPS troopers responded to a three-vehicle fatality at 5:55 p.m. Tuesday on Texas 64 in Smith County,…

08 December 2016 [01:05 AM]
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Seizure dog helps East Texas girl gain new outlook on life

Like many other students at Chapel Hill High School, 15-year-old Micayla Branin enjoys participating in a variety of activities. She is a member of the band, and is currently practicing for an upcoming UIL competition. Several of her drawings from…

08 December 2016 [12:42 AM]
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Giving a bicycle for Christmas? Don't forget the helmet

Bicycles are always a popular gift at Christmas time, and many parents are shopping now for that perfect new bicycle for their child - maybe even their first bicycle. This is an excellent opportunity to teach children about the importance…

07 December 2016 [10:00 PM]
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Master Gardeners' cookbook, calendar make great gifts

Are you looking for a gift for a gardening friend? Or do you need a gift for your hairdresser or your child’s teacher? The Smith County Master Gardeners have two great ideas for you. The 2017 Northeast Texas Gardening…

07 December 2016 [09:54 PM]