Cancer camaraderie: Supporting the fight

  Bonnie Neel’s eyes welled with tears as she finished talking about her experience with lung cancer last Wednesday. She is surviving. The 65-year-old Hideaway resident was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in 2012 and now she’s “close to remission.” Four tumors—one each in her lung, liver, spleen and humorous bone—have mostly…

One dead after car drives into Sabine River

One person is confirmed dead after a vehicle drove off Interstate 20 and into a river. It happened near the I-20 exit 595 around 6:23 p.m. Sunday afternoon. A Game warden on scene says the driver lost control of a pick-up truck and went over the guard rail plunging into the Sabine river. A body has been recovered from the

Layouts captivate crowd at fundraiser for museum

Miniature worlds came to life during the Cotton Belt Train Show on April 25 and 26. Thousands of people came to Harvey Convention Center to see elaborate model train displays and railroad-themed memorabilia. The show was a fundraiser of the Cotton Belt Depot Museum in Tyler. Left, families — especially children — were interested in the

Brookshire's benefit golf tourney raises $500K

The 27th annual Brookshire’s Benefit Golf Tournament raised a record-breaking $500,000. The funds will be distributed among more than 100 children’s charities throughout Brookshire Grocery Co.’s three-state market area, according to a company news release.

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Bible Verse 5-4

"Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer." (Romans 12:12)      …

03 May 2015 [10:59 PM]
Reservoir crucial to development of Smith County

  Lakes don’t just form overnight; sometimes they take decades of planning and years of construction. Streams and springs have always been plentiful in East Texas, but natural lakes in Texas simply didn’t exist, with the exception of Caddo Lake.…

03 May 2015 [10:57 PM]
How California’s drought crisis has Texas on guard

  As it copes with a searing drought, California has taken drastic measures, including a mandate by Gov. Jerry Brown that city-dwellers cut their water use by 25 percent. That move stands in stark contrast to one made by Gov.…

03 May 2015 [10:49 PM]
Legislature races to pass bills before month's end

  Texas lawmakers are entering the final month of a 140-day session marked by tension between the House and Senate as they struggle to find accord on billions of dollars in tax relief and shape a budget to run the…

03 May 2015 [10:46 PM]
Chandler mayor Hall leaving post after 2 terms in office

CHANDLER (TNS) — The City of Chandler long ago adopted the motto “A City with a Heart” in an attempt to identify the citizens of the community to outsiders. One such citizen, mayor Ann Hall, is stepping away from city…

03 May 2015 [09:53 PM]
Housing shortage puts the pinch on Dallas-area homebuyers

(TNS) —In some Dallas neighborhoods, buying a house is as frenzied as shopping the day after Thanksgiving. To get a deal, you often have to be in line when the doors open. That’s what Jake and Jessica Simpson found this…

03 May 2015 [09:19 PM]
Building Permits 5-4

Residential Mike Brattlof Homes, Inc. is building a $330,000 4,280 Sq. Ft. home at 5720 Fern Cove Terrace. DR and DR Properties is building a $220,000 3,000 Sq. Ft. home at 4013 Chapel Ridge. C. Cooper Customer Homes…

03 May 2015 [09:16 PM]
Online business more than just revenue stream

Online shopping is not only a channel for your business to generate a revenue stream, it’s also about creating an experience for your patrons in the hopes of building customer loyalty. While there are hundreds of e-commerce trends…

03 May 2015 [09:06 PM]
One dead after car drives into Sabine River

LONGVIEW (KYTX) - One person is confirmed dead after a vehicle drove off Interstate 20 and into a river. It happened near the I-20 exit 595 around 6:23 p.m. Sunday afternoon. A Game warden on scene says the driver lost…

03 May 2015 [08:40 PM]
State of the City featured this week

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell talks about how Chamber members can get involved in Chamber committees and the importance of joining a committee. For more information, go online at…

03 May 2015 [08:39 PM]
Companies profiting with cheap natural gas

As crude oil prices continue to meander around $50 per barrel, the drilling rig count and drilling permits also decline. But one segment of the petroleum industry continues to move forward because of low prices and that is liquefied natural…

03 May 2015 [08:25 PM]
Licensing shouldn't prevent competition

Licensing laws have taken a well-deserved beating lately, particularly as the Texas Legislature debates several measures that would roll back licensing requirements for things such as hairdressers and interior designers. But there’s a specific kind of licensing law that needs…

03 May 2015 [08:03 PM]
Death and Funerals Notices 5-4

DEATHS EVA JO BAILEY, 82, Henderson, died May 1. Garmon Funeral Home, Henderson. MARY BROWN, 82, Tyler, died April 29. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. PATRICIA “JAYJAY” CARRY, 61, Jacksonville, died April 30. Autry Funeral Home, Jacksonville. DONNA CRIM, 88,…

03 May 2015 [07:59 PM]
Texas becomes front line on high school athlete ECG debate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and…

03 May 2015 [10:36 AM]
Rescuers find 3 survivors in Nepal days after earthquake

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers have found three survivors in a mountainous village in Nepal, several days since the earthquake, an official said Sunday. Two men and a woman had been pulled from the rubble near Syauli village earlier this…

03 May 2015 [07:00 AM]
Italy: 3,690 migrants rescued from Mediterranean in a single day Video

ROME (AP) — The Italian Coast Guard says 3,609 migrants have been rescued at sea in 17 different operations. The rescue operations took place Saturday in the Mediterranean Sea south of Sicily as smugglers' boats took advantage of calm seas…

03 May 2015 [05:43 AM]
2nd barbecue, music festival fills downtown Video

The second Red Dirt BBQ & Music Festival packed Tyler’s downtown square with food, beer and live music on Saturday. The festival was sold out weeks ago, with more than 4,000 attendees anticipated, according to their sponsors. The festival saw…

03 May 2015 [12:18 AM]
A&M Mothers Club end-of-year dinner set

The Tyler A&M Mothers’ Club will have its end-of-the year dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bruno’s Pizza and Pasta, 15770 Farm-to-Market Road 2493 (Old Jacksonville Highway), in Tyler. The evening’s activities will include a time to talk…

03 May 2015 [12:05 AM]
East Texans graduate from basic training, receive scholarships

Army Army Pvt. Jalissaha D. Lynch, granddaughter of James J. Riggins of Tyler, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core…

03 May 2015 [12:02 AM]
Oil and gas drilling report, May 3

Drilling Report for May 3 (Report for April 19-25) DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Kaufman; Enterprise Products Operating LLC; S15 FM 1388 CP 1; Wildcat; English, E./145; cathodic protection well; 400; 2.09…

03 May 2015 [12:00 AM]
Israel Defense Forces doctor to speak today

  Major Dr. Avi Benov, who serves as deputy in the Israel Defense Forces Trauma and Combat Medicine Branch, is scheduled to speak on Sunday in Tyler. Benov will present “Israel’s IDF: Saving Lives On and Off the Battlefield”…

02 May 2015 [11:56 PM]
Bible Verse 5-3

"He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life." (1 John 5:12)      …

02 May 2015 [11:50 PM]
Life for dummies?

Do you remember all those books that came out with advice on everything from “Windows For Dummies” to “Sushi For Dummies?” How many dummies could possibly be out there? Wouldn’t “Sushi For Dummies” be a restaurant that serves…

02 May 2015 [11:49 PM]