Boot Campaign inspires East Texans to give back to veterans with Pushups for Charity event at Fresh

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com East Texans pushed themselves to the limits in order to raise money and awareness for issues facing veterans on Saturday. The Boot Campaign’s Pushups for Charity event brought about 200 people to the patio at Fresh by Brookshire’s for the inaugural event. Attendees participated in a 5K run followed by a…

Multiple streets in Tyler to be closed Sunday morning

The City of Tyler will be installing pavement markers around town on Sunday, leading to multiple street closures. The work will take place from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Motorists should find alternate routes. The following streets will be closed: Briarwood Road at West Southwest Loop 323: pavement markers will be installed on Briarwood Road, closing

Tyler Police continue search for man and possibly injured infant

Tyler police continued searching for a man with a possibly injured infant Saturday after receiving a 911 call from a tire shop at 803 S. Vine on Friday night. The caller told police the man had run up to the shop around 8 p.m. holding an estimated 1-year-old black infant and asked for help. She said the man was acting strangely and the

Don't send bureaucrats to take away our burgers

In a word, no. The Washington Post featured a writer last week who claimed, “We need to eat less meat. Should the government step in?” From her first premise to her last conclusion, Laura Wellesley was wrong. Humans eat meat; they evolved to do so. As Scientific American points out, “There is no doubt that human evolution has been linked to

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Death and Funeral Notices for July 25

DEATHS RICHARD BARRY GREENE, 84, Tyler, died July 21. Jack­son’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. FREIDA B. (BARTON) HIGHTOWER, 85, Tyler, died July 23. Cottle-Pearson Funeral Home, Overton. JAMES “RAY” ROGERS, 78, Wills Point, died July 21. Hi­ett’s…

24 July 2016 [05:00 PM]
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Commissioners to discuss attorney client privilege again on Tuesday

Smith County commissioners will take back up a discussion on the possibility of waiving the attorney-client privilege on what would be hundreds of email communications regarding the controversial contract with American Traffic Solutions. The matter was discussed last week, but…

24 July 2016 [04:57 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for July 24

DEATHS ADA MARIE (SWANSON) BYRD, 91, Tyler, died July 20. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. JOE N. FITE, 62, Salt Lake City, died July 15. Southern Fu­neral Home, Henderson. RICHARD BARRY GREENE, 84, Tyler, died July 21.…

23 July 2016 [04:49 PM]
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Tyler Museum of Art to extend run of Modern Masters exhibit

The Tyler Museum of Art is extending the run of its exhibition Modern Masters: Twentieth Century Prints through Sunday, July 31. Originally scheduled to close July 24, the exhibition will continue for one more week during regular hours of 10…

23 July 2016 [12:03 PM]
New Provider Kyle Jackson, D.O.

Rbr Christus adds new endocrinolgist Christus Trinity Mother Clinic Endocrinology welcomes new provider Kyle Jackson, D.O., to serve the patients of their community practice. Dr. Jackson is a third-generation physician and earned his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University before…

23 July 2016 [10:55 AM]
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Multiple streets in Tyler to be closed Sunday morning

The City of Tyler will be installing pavement markers around town on Sunday, leading to multiple street closures. The work will take place from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. Motorists should find alternate routes. The following streets will be closed:…

23 July 2016 [09:45 AM]
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Fire at a Tyler Dollar Tree being investigated as suspicious

The Tyler Fire Department investigated a fire at the Dollar Tree, 3825 Texas Highway 64, on Friday evening that they described as suspicious in nature. Tyler Fire Department Investigator Tony Gumber said the sprinkler system at the store extinguished the…

22 July 2016 [07:18 PM]
Diet, schmiet: Stop stressing and just eat real food

Diets don’t work-not for the long-term, anyway. By diets, I mean special courses of food we eat temporarily then ditch after achieving desired results or giving up because it was too difficult to sustain. Those who get desired results are…

22 July 2016 [06:49 PM]
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BBB: Tips for renters

With the median price at $1,140 for a one-bedroom apartment according to the July National Rental Price Index, it’s more important than ever for renters to make educated decisions before choosing an apartment or other rental property. In 2015, more…

22 July 2016 [06:32 PM]
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Guidelines for hiring individuals with disabilities

If your company is looking for innovative ways to meet budgetary constraints, yet still run an efficient, effective business, hiring qualified individuals with disabilities may be a good option and can have a positive impact on the work environment. Employers…

22 July 2016 [06:27 PM]
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Police seeking suspect in Friday morning shooting

The Tyler Police Department is looking for a suspect in an early morning shooting on Friday. Officers responded to a call from Christus Trinity Mother Frances at 2 a.m. Friday to find a man seeking treatment for a gunshot wound…

22 July 2016 [06:05 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for July 23

DEATHS ARCHILLE BATISTE, 91, Tyler, formerly of New Orleans, died July 17. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. Visitation 9-10 a.m. Saturday St. Peter Baptist Church, 1731 New Orleans St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116. ADA MARIE (SWANSON) BYRD,…

22 July 2016 [04:50 PM]
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Nathaniel Moran sworn in as acting Smith County Judge Video

On his 42nd birthday, Nathaniel Moran raised his right hand and took the oath of office as the acting Smith County judge with his family watching from the front row of the Smith County Courthouse Annex courtroom. His left hand…

22 July 2016 [03:55 PM]
Keep our commitment to NATO allies

Donald Trump’s mystifying comments on NATO were not only misguided; they were also counterproductive to his stated goals. Peace is only ever achieved - and maintained - through strength, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a force-multiplier. If Trump’s…

22 July 2016 [03:23 PM]