Behind the Wheel: Don Henley, Johnny Mathis among Upshur County’s famous births

GILMER - Gwen Jewett wasn’t born and raised in Gilmer, but she seems to know more about the town than many long-timers. The former California resident moved to East Texas a few years ago to be closer to family and immersed herself in local culture, volunteering time with the Historic Upshur Museum, an educational nonprofit. She now serves as…

County could accept grant to help with eradication of marijuana fields

Last summer and fall, law enforcement officers in East Texas uncovered - and burned - nine marijuana fields in a two-month period. Marijuana is big business - even in East Texas. That’s why Smith County commissioners on Tuesday will consider accepting a $15,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency for

Tyler couple opens 903 Handmade in Off the Square Downtown

The quaint strip of Broadway Avenue between the old East Texas Tire and Austin Bank has become one of the best places in town to enjoy craft beer, hear live local music, see local art and photography, have coffee and - most recently - to browse and purchase locally-made products. Last week, the Off the Square Downtown retail center added another

Make-A-Wish North Texas grants Lindale boy his wish

Ben Hall Hastings, a third-grader from Lindale, was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish North Texas. After careful consideration, the 9-year-old video game enthusiast wanted nothing else in the world but to go video game shopping with his brothers at his favorite stores, Game Stop and Best Buy. Saturday morning, a shuttle bus from Coach and Carry

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Tyler couple opens 903 Handmade in Off the Square Downtown

The quaint strip of Broadway Avenue between the old East Texas Tire and Austin Bank has become one of the best places in town to enjoy craft beer, hear live local music, see local art and photography, have coffee and…

20 February 2017 [12:16 AM]
Bible Verse for Feb. 20

“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:11)…

19 February 2017 [11:30 PM]
Business Notes for Feb. 20

RECERTIFIED East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind's Horizon Industries recently received recertification through the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program. This two-year recertification signifies East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind is continuing its safety culture. There are 49 businesses in…

19 February 2017 [05:29 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 20

DEATHS TEXAS LEE (KELLY) ENDSLEY, 81, Carthage, died Feb. 18. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. DAVID LYNN LEWIS, 57, Henderson, died Feb. 16. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. Visitation 1-7 p.m. Tuesday at funeral home. DAVID WAYNE MCCABE, 58, New London,…

19 February 2017 [05:12 PM]
Building Permits for Feb. 20

Residential Werner-Taylor Land & Development will build a 3,338 square foot home for $440,000 at 7508 Cross Gate. Werner-Taylor Land & Development will build a 5,238 square foot home for $600,000 at 7620 Timber Trail. Jenna and James Gillingham will…

19 February 2017 [04:37 PM]
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IN Focus: Greater East Texas Black Nurses Luncheon 01.14.17

The Greater East Texas Black Nurses Association had a luncheon for members Jan. 14 at the Potpourri House to show appreciation for their service. Also, nursing students were invited to celebrate the beginning of their health care journey. Students were…

19 February 2017 [02:45 PM]
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IN Focus: ETMC Heart Health Luncheon 02.09.17

More than 200 people turned out on Feb. 9 for an East Texas Medical Center luncheon focusing on heart health. The Matters from the Heart: A Woman’s Journey luncheon at Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center saw a largely…

19 February 2017 [02:42 PM]
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IN Focus: Better Business Bureau Annual Luncheon 02.07.17

The Better Business Bureau of Central East Texas had its Annual Luncheon Feb. 7 at the Green Acres Baptist Church CrossWalk Conference Center. The BBB named its large, medium and small businesses of the year, as well as its nonprofit…

19 February 2017 [02:36 PM]
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Bible verse: 2-19

“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” (Romans 8:36)…

19 February 2017 [12:44 AM]
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Tim Tebow’s passion is helping children find forever families

He’s a best-selling author, but is perhaps best known as a two-time national champion and Heisman Trophy winner. He’s multi-talented, playing both pro football and baseball. But Tim Tebow is not only a leader on the playing field, but the…

18 February 2017 [11:38 PM]
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Potbelly Sandwich Shop, Pie Five Pizza coming to South Broadway

A Potbelly Sandwich Shop and a Pie Five Pizza Co. will open on South Broadway Avenue near Target in the summer, developers report. Matthew Marshall, of Drake Real Estate & Investments, confirmed that his company is helping to develop a…

18 February 2017 [09:44 PM]
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John Moore: The cat on the mat

After living in the city my entire life, in 2003, we decided to give country living a try. The transition wasn’t too different from Eddie Albert’s Manhattan to Hooterville move on the TV show, “Green Acres.” The only difference was…

18 February 2017 [07:43 PM]
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Make-A-Wish North Texas grants Lindale boy his wish

Ben Hall Hastings, a third-grader from Lindale, was granted a wish from Make-A-Wish North Texas. After careful consideration, the 9-year-old video game enthusiast wanted nothing else in the world but to go video game shopping with his brothers at his…

18 February 2017 [05:44 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Feb. 19

DEATHS PIERRE LAMARK BRYANT, 42, Tyler, died Feb. 14. Brooks Sterling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. ELLA VERNICE (THOMAS) JOHNSON-YOUNGBLOOD, 87, Dallas, died Feb. 11. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at Greater…

18 February 2017 [05:00 PM]
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Book travel plans through trustworthy businesses

Spring break is only a few weeks away and now is the time to finalize your vacation plans. Whether heading to the ski slopes or the beach, the Better Business Bureau advises consumers to do research before booking their next…

18 February 2017 [04:27 PM]
Events 2-19

Breckenridge Village event to feature patriotic music and comedy Breckenridge Village of Tyler invites the community to a night of music and laughter at the eighth annual “A Night to Remember” at 7 p.m. Friday at KE Bushman’s Celebration Center,…

18 February 2017 [04:24 PM]
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Sheriff seeks change in jail procedures after incident Video

Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith said he would ask the Texas Commission on Jail Standards to allow the jail to keep certain inmates in handcuffs during state-mandated recreation, after a high-profile inmate charged with capital murder climbed atop an old…

18 February 2017 [12:32 AM]
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Tyler pastor visits Syrian refugee camps in Lebanon

Gathered inside a tent along the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, Chris Pullium, senior pastor at First Christian Church in Tyler, saw some of the challenges Syrian refugees face. While traveling earlier this month with a group of seven other pastors…

18 February 2017 [12:22 AM]
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Bible verse: 2-18

“For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” (Romans 8:14)…

18 February 2017 [12:06 AM]
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Health Wise: Relationships activities are key to happy retirement

Retirement “How’s retirement doc?” “Almost as good as work,” I replied “What do you do?” “I meddle.” I don’t intrude. I continue to be involved and to connect. In new, appealing, and worthwhile activities, I try to offer encouragement and…

17 February 2017 [06:35 PM]
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Women’s retreat, ministry fair among upcoming faith-based events

Lorri Allen, marathon runner, journalist and wife, will be the keynote speaker for the annual Women’s Retreat of Holly Brook Baptist Church. The event, which has a theme of “Shine,” is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb.…

17 February 2017 [06:29 PM]