East Texas Author Showcase slated for June 10

A dozen local authors are slated to participate in the East Texas Author Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10 at the Gilmer Civic Center. The authors from the greater East Texas area will be available to sign books, meet with fans and talk about their latest work, according to an event news release. “We are very fortunate to have so many…

The Latest: Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

From Staff and Wire Reports The Texas House has given final approval to a scaled-back version of a hotly debated transgender “bathroom bill” similar to one in North Carolina that caused national uproar last year. The new version applies only to public schools. Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature originally sought to require

Palaniuk wins Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest, earns Classic berth

LUFKIN, Texas - It’s not like Brandon Palaniuk had never won a Bassmaster Elite Series event. Coming into this week, the 29-year-old pro from Idaho had already claimed Elite Series trophies in 2012 and 2013 and came close to raising that win total with three other second-place finishes. But for an intense competitor known as the “prodigy,”

Supreme Court ruling could affect patent law practice in East Texas

From Staff, Wire Reports A U.S. Supreme Court decision on where patent infringement lawsuits can be filed could have a big effect on federal courts in the Eastern District of Texas, where a huge number of such cases are filed every year. The justices ruled unanimously on Monday that such lawsuits can be filed only in states where defendants are

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East Texas Author Showcase slated for June 10

A dozen local authors are slated to participate in the East Texas Author Showcase from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10 at the Gilmer Civic Center. The authors from the greater East Texas area will be available to sign…

22 May 2017 [06:12 PM]
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The Latest: Texas advances school transgender bathroom law

From Staff and Wire Reports The Texas House has given final approval to a scaled-back version of a hotly debated transgender “bathroom bill” similar to one in North Carolina that caused national uproar last year. The new version applies only…

22 May 2017 [05:17 PM]
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Tyler to apply for statewide cultural designation for downtown

FAITH HARPER,   The city of Tyler hopes to get a statewide designation for its downtown, which has the potential to bring more grant funds into the city. On Wednesday, the Tyler City Council will consider approving a letter of support…

22 May 2017 [05:12 PM]
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Several things can cause yellowing in turf grass

Turfgrass is an investment for the homeowner, and a nice lawn can add aesthetic value to your property. It requires some management skills. Monitoring the turfgrass regularly for issues such as disease and insect damage can help head off problems…

22 May 2017 [04:58 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for May 23

DEATHS DENNIS BRISCOE, 59, Tyler, died May 19. Caudle-Rut­ledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. MEGAN CAIN, 51, Tyler, Texas, died May 19. Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. VERNELL EVERHART, 89, Tyler, died May 18. John R. Har­mon…

22 May 2017 [04:49 PM]
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Trump budget promises balance in decade, relies on deep cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is proposing to balance the federal budget within a decade by making sharp cuts to social safety-net programs like food stamps and Medicaid and offering optimistic estimates of economic growth and tax…

22 May 2017 [02:46 PM]
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Palaniuk wins Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest, earns Classic berth

LUFKIN, Texas - It’s not like Brandon Palaniuk had never won a Bassmaster Elite Series event. Coming into this week, the 29-year-old pro from Idaho had already claimed Elite Series trophies in 2012 and 2013 and came close to raising…

22 May 2017 [01:03 PM]
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The Literacy Council of Tyler receives $12,000 grant

The Literacy Council of Tyler receives $12,000 Grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation to Support Family Literacy This week, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded Literacy Council of Tyler a $12,000 grant to support adult literacy. This local grant…

22 May 2017 [12:15 PM]
Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

RICHMOND, British Columbia (AP) - A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast. It happened Saturday in Richmond, a Vancouver suburb. University…

22 May 2017 [09:58 AM]
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Fiber artists find cozy niche with Mineola's Art League

MINEOLA – In her professional life, Helen Mar Parkin of Lindale enjoyed a lengthy, satisfying career as an art conservator, restoring old paintings to their former glory. When an opportunity to retire came knocking, the art history buff decided to…

22 May 2017 [07:48 AM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for May 22

DEATHS DENNIS BRISCOE, 59, Tyler, died May 19. Caudle-Rut­ledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. MEGAN LOWE CAIN, 51, Tyler, died May 19. Jack­son’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. DANNY “D.D.” DYKES, 68, Tyler, died May 19. Caudle-Rut­ledge-Daugherty Funeral…

21 May 2017 [04:46 PM]
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West Regional final moved to Mike Carter

The NCAA Division III West Regional baseball championship between Cal Lutherna and Concordia-Texas will be played at Mike Carter Field at 4 p.m. Sunday. Heavy rains forced the move from UT Tyler’s Irwin Field to the turf field at Mike…

21 May 2017 [03:39 PM]
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Go Fish Modern Japanese Kitchen brings the poke bowl to Tyler

The restaurant business is all about niches, and Abi Ismantol and Ricky Mao think they’ve found theirs in Tyler. Their new restaurant, Go Fish Modern Japanese Kitchen, is bringing a West Coast food trend, the poke bowl, to East Texas.…

21 May 2017 [01:14 AM]
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Tyler ISD considers implementing drug tests for athletics programs

The Tyler Independent School District soon may be holding its athletes to higher standards off the field. The Tyler ISD board of trustees is in the early stages of discussion to bring in a drug-testing program for the district’s athletes,…

21 May 2017 [12:26 AM]
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Baseball: Apaches earn fourth straight World Series berth

Make it four straight for the Tyler Junior College baseball team. The Apaches scored a 12-6 win over Brookhaven on Saturday to clinch their fourth straight NJCAA Division III World Series berth. TJC defeated the Bears in the championship game…

20 May 2017 [08:53 PM]
Bible Thoughts

“For even Christ did not please himself but, as it is written: “The insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.” (Romans 15:3)…

20 May 2017 [04:41 PM]