Pittsburg’s Ezekiel Airship a star for Heritage Depot and Museum

PITTSBURG - In 1903, the Wright brothers made history when they took to the sky in a homemade, experimental aircraft. It was a daring display of ingenuity, but were they really the first? Some people in the town of Pittsburg aren’t so sure, and the lingering skepticism continues to stimulate intrigue about the subject. Retired U.S. Air Force…

75-year-old widow presented keys to new home built by city of Tyler’s Owner-Occupied Rehabilitation/Reconstruction Assistance Program

It's been more than 45 years since Ms. Earline Rollins and her husband purchased the quaint home at 524 West Vance St. in Tyler where they would raise their six children. Mr. Rollins passed away before the home could be paid off, but Ms. Rollins went to work as a cook at Green Acres Baptist Church and paid the home off on her own. The home,

Waldo Way Dairy Farm set to become the first robotic dairy farm in Texas

Mary and Becky are two of 18 Golden Guernsey heifers at The Waldo Way Dairy Farm providing 7,000 customers fresh, hormone-free, grass-fed milk, cream, yogurt and dairy products. This fall, the dairy will have a new milking process that will allow the farm north of Mineola to milk more cows and produce more of their dairy products.  The Waldo
Somebody stop the madness

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Nephew: Gene Wilder, star of Mel Brooks movies, dies at 83

Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83. Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease.…

29 August 2016 [02:53 PM]
TylerPaper.com video news update for August 29, 2016 Video

 Our Melissa McTee has a news update for Monday August 29. For local news, Mary and Becky are two of 18 Golden heifers at The Waldo Way Dairy Farm providing 7,000 customers fresh, hormone-free, grass-fed milk, cream, yogurt and dairy…

29 August 2016 [02:51 PM]
West Douglas Boulevard closing for construction on Wednesday

West Douglas Boulevard near CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 7 a.m. through Friday, Sept. 2 at 5 p.m. The construction will involve a small section of the road from the intersection of Front…

29 August 2016 [01:58 PM]
Two-vehicle crash on Highway 31 kills one

SMITH COUNTY (KYTX) Department of Public Safety troopers responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash about 10 a.m. Monday on Highway 31 East. A preliminary crash investigation revealed a pickup truck and a tractor-trailer were involved in a crash on Highway…

29 August 2016 [11:57 AM]
Mom dies after diving into water to save her son

Katie Mettler, The Washington Post Chelsey Russell had run 100 miles through the rugged Rocky Mountains and completed the Boston Marathon twice. She snowboarded and skied and biked. She was comfortable in the water. A 35-year-old attorney and mother of…

29 August 2016 [09:09 AM]
Gabby Douglas hospitalized, misses MTV Video Music Awards

NEW YORK (AP) - Olympic gymnastics star Gabby Douglas was hospitalized Sunday night, forcing her to miss a scheduled appearance with her U.S. teammates at the MTV Video Music Awards. "Gabby is back in the hospital tonight being treated for…

29 August 2016 [06:58 AM]
2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles

LAPLACE, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police say a Honduran man who had entered the United States illegally was driving a bus carrying flood recovery workers that hit a firetruck on a highway, killing two people and injuring dozens. Trooper…

29 August 2016 [06:54 AM]
Police probe Cornell brawl that left Ithaca student dead

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - Police investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured are asking witnesses with cellphone video of the fight to come forward. The students…

29 August 2016 [06:25 AM]
Mylan launching generic version of EpiPen

NEW YORK (AP) - Mylan says it will make available a generic version of its EpiPen, as criticism continued to mount over the price of its injectable medicine. The company said Monday that its U.S. subsidiary will put out a…

29 August 2016 [06:12 AM]
Beyonce proves she's in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) - Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears. Beyonce won eight awards,…

29 August 2016 [06:08 AM]
Clinton proposes plan to address mental health treatment

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system. Clinton's campaign released…

29 August 2016 [06:02 AM]
Lightning strike kills more than 300 reindeer in Norway

STOCKHOLM (AP) - More than 300 wild reindeer have been killed by lighting in central Norway in what wildlife officials are calling an unusually large natural disaster. The Norwegian Environment Agency has released eerie images showing a jumble of reindeer…

29 August 2016 [05:56 AM]
Business Notes for Aug. 29

DELEGATE William Cable has been elected as an alternate delegate to the 133rd annual American Angus Association Convention of Delegates in Indianapolis, Indiana. For more information, go to www.anguscon vention.com ASSOCIATE Robert Edward Sterken III (Bobby) is the…

28 August 2016 [11:07 PM]
Kilgore PD continues search for missing pregnant woman

KILGORE (KYTX) - The Kilgore Police Department is asking for any information the public may have regarding the whereabouts of Sheryia Grant, of Kilgore. Grant is eight months pregnant and was last seen at around midnight Saturday, Aug. 20 in…

28 August 2016 [10:57 PM]
Tyler nurse details fun, inspiration of Olympic games in Rio

Marvin Delfin, 30, returned from Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday pumped about spending 21 days in the Brazilian city as a volunteer nurse at the 2016 Summer Olympics. “I still have the energy from Brazil,” he said Friday by phone.…

28 August 2016 [06:33 PM]
Smith County budget to be adopted Tuesday

Smith County Commissioners will approve next year’s fiscal budget on Tuesday. The budget will go into effect Oct. 1. The Commissioners Court will hear public comments on the tax rate and budget prior to its adoption at 9:30 a.m. in…

28 August 2016 [06:32 PM]
Tyler police investigate convenience store robbery

Tyler police are investigating a Saturday night robbery at a convenience store during which a store clerk was injured. Police responded to the robbery at The Corner Market, 1321 Lake Placid Road, at 10 p.m. Saturday. According to reports, the…

28 August 2016 [06:06 PM]
Bible verse 8-29

“Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:29)…

28 August 2016 [05:57 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 29

DEATHS JIMMY LEW ALLEN, 83, Chandler; died Aug. 19. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at funeral home. HOWARD CARTWRIGHT, 61, Mount Enterprise, died Aug. 23. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. LINDA DINGER, 65, Tyler,…

28 August 2016 [04:38 PM]
VIDEO: Behind-the-scenes look at the 2016 ETFinalScore Pigskin Preview Video

The ETFinalScore Pigskin Preview magazine hit the streets Friday after months of work by the most experienced sports team in East Texas.  Leading the visual efforts was photojournalist Sarah A. Miller using a technique called painting with lights. Sarah lets…

28 August 2016 [09:35 AM]
Smith County Family Drug Court helps change lives, unite families

Trailing her children through Whitehouse City Park, Carmen Flores, 34, laughed as she hopped on a seesaw with her 16-year-old son Elias Flores. At the other end of the park, her husband, Daniel Flores, 39, played with the couple’s four…

27 August 2016 [11:55 PM]
Lubbock man killed in hit-and-run near Gilmer

GILMER - Authorities were investigating a hit-and-run incident in which a vehicle struck and killed a 45-year-old Lubbock man on Texas 300 near Gilmer early Saturday, said Upshur County Pct. 3 Justice of the Peace Rhonda Welch. Welch said she…

27 August 2016 [05:27 PM]
Columnist John Moore: Surviving survival shows

I have become enamored with survival shows on TV. Honestly, this isn’t a recent thing. It started about 10 years ago with a program called “Survivorman,” starring a man named Les Stroud. The premise is to take Les and drop…

27 August 2016 [05:01 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 28

DEATHS JIMMY LEW ALLEN, 83, Chandler; died Aug. 19. Tyler Memorial Funeral Home. Visitation 2 p.m. Sept. 3 at funeral home. LINDER SUE (DONNELL) ELDRIDGE, 62, Frankston, died Aug. 24. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. MICHEAL FONTENOT, 62,…

27 August 2016 [04:41 PM]