Chuck Norris accompanied Abbott during campaign in Tyler Friday

The race to become Texas’ next governor rolled through Tyler Friday as Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott stopped to energize supporters and encourage the vote. Action movie and television star Chuck Norris accompanied the Abbott campaign during the “Get Out the Vote” tour stop. People jokingly specul…

Brookshire's Combat Firefighter Challenge this weekend

Firefighters are a competitive bunch, but this weekend the Brookshire’s Combat Firefighter Challenge has individuals and teams pushing themselves to the limit as they vie to be the top dog in Tyler and earn a spot in the World Championships next month. The combat challenge has firefighters performing tasks similar to those which are a part o

The Children's Village dedicates a school house today

The Children’s Village, a nonprofit that takes care of abused and neglected children, will dedicate a school house today. A retired teacher, who was touched by the nonprofit’s work, had the “Little Red School House” built.

Young cast prepares for 16th annual Brook Hill Dinner Theatre

Attendees of the 16th annual Brook Hill Dinner Theatre can expect to see a farce. The drama department, under direction of Glenn Ballard, will present David Grote’s “The Medicine Man,” a comedy that follows the antics of Samuel P.

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Bible Verse 10-25

"The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10)…

24 October 2014 [10:35 PM]
Tyler's Bethel Bible Church raises 20K to fund Ebola crisis effort

A Tyler church is doing its part to help medical professionals in West Africa fight the Ebola crisis. Bethel Bible Church will be sending a shipping container full of gloves and protective gowns for medical workers in Sierra Leone to…

24 October 2014 [10:05 PM]
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Memba tries to connect to people through relationships and Jesus Christ

In a country averse to organized religion, Xavier Memba is trying to connect with the hearts of people through relationships and the message of Jesus Christ. Memba is co-founder of a reformed evangelical church in Barcelona’s Innovation District. The church,…

24 October 2014 [09:47 PM]
The East Texas Garden Lecture Series continues today

The East Texas Garden Lecture Series continues today, with Greg Grant making a presentation on “Forgotten and Under-utilized Plants for East Texas.” Registration for the lecture opens at 8:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 9 a.m. This is the…

24 October 2014 [08:56 PM]
List of Haunted Houses and fun activities in East Texas

It’s time for one of the most frightfully fun weekends of the year. East Texas will celebrate Halloween with a cauldron of special events — many of which are kid friendly. From the really, really scary to the only slightly…

24 October 2014 [08:39 PM]
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The Children's Village dedicates a school house today

The Children’s Village, a nonprofit that takes care of abused and neglected children, will dedicate a school house today. A retired teacher, who was touched by the nonprofit’s work, had the “Little Red School House” built. The event will be…

24 October 2014 [08:34 PM]
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Brookshire's Combat Firefighter Challenge this weekend

Firefighters are a competitive bunch, but this weekend the Brookshire’s Combat Firefighter Challenge has individuals and teams pushing themselves to the limit as they vie to be the top dog in Tyler and earn a spot in the World Championships…

24 October 2014 [08:27 PM]
Arp ISD seeking to build new school with bond election

Rain causes a lot of problems at Arp Junior High School. The building is the oldest of the school’s facilities, built in the early 1970s. At one time it also housed the elementary and high school students, Junior High School…

24 October 2014 [08:25 PM]
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"Soak the Rich" plan won't raise revenue

It’s a perennial topic, but rarely is it discussed so explicitly and with such detail. But the ThinkProgress website has done just that — mere days away from an election, no less — with a call to “soak the rich.”…

24 October 2014 [08:20 PM]
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Young cast prepares for 16th annual Brook Hill Dinner Theatre

Attendees of the 16th annual Brook Hill Dinner Theatre can expect to see a farce. The drama department, under direction of Glenn Ballard, will present David Grote’s “The Medicine Man,” a comedy that follows the antics of Samuel P. Sagamore,…

24 October 2014 [08:19 PM]
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Special college student has big plans in Kenya after graduation

In Africa’s east coast, 38 million people call Kenya home. It’s where Carolyne Gachibi grew up as a member of the Masai tribe. “Women in the Masai culture don’t have a voice,” Ms. Gachibi said. “They are like children. Women…

24 October 2014 [08:04 PM]
Cold Turkey Fun Run, 5K, and Sprint Championship next month

East Texas nonprofit Next Step Community Solutions will have its inaugural Cold Turkey Fun Run, 5K & Sprint Championship next month on the downtown Tyler Square. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 22, starting at…

24 October 2014 [07:59 PM]
TJC choral groups present Fall Concert main campus Tuesday

Tyler Junior College choral groups will present their Fall Concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wise Auditorium on the TJC main campus. Admission is free. The TJC Concert Choir will perform music by Morten Lauridsen and Gwyneth Walker, music from the…

24 October 2014 [07:55 PM]
Two new exhibitions at Tyler Museum of Art

Tyler Museum of Art is preparing two new exhibitions. Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist and the annual Middle School Day of the Dead Art Exhibition open on Nov. 2, according to information from the museum. Admission…

24 October 2014 [06:54 PM]
Concert with special guest at Cowan Center Saturday evening

East Texas Symphony Orchestra will perform on Saturday with The Romeros Quartet — “The Royal Family of Guitar” — as the guest artists. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Cowan Center on the campus of The University…

24 October 2014 [06:53 PM]
UT Tyler opens exhibition on Monday featuring works of art

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery on Monday will open an exhibition of mixed media art by Karin Broker, Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator, announced. Broker will talk about her work during a reception at 6 p.m. “Karin Broker…

24 October 2014 [06:50 PM]
SUGARY SODA COULD AGE YOU PREMATURELY

We’ve known for a while now that too much sugary soda is bad for you. It rots your teeth and contributes to obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. But now researchers are learning that the consumption of sugary drinks…

24 October 2014 [06:47 PM]
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Chuck Norris accompanied Abbott during campaign in Tyler Friday

The race to become Texas’ next governor rolled through Tyler Friday as Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott stopped to energize supporters and encourage the vote. Action movie and television star Chuck Norris accompanied the Abbott campaign during…

24 October 2014 [06:47 PM]
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NY and NJ say they will require Ebola quarantines

MARILYNN MARCHIONE, Associated PressMIKE STOBBE, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The governors of New Jersey and New York said Friday they are ordering a mandatory, 21-day quarantine for all doctors and other travelers who have had contact with Ebola…

24 October 2014 [04:36 PM]
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Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead. Bagpipes rang out from…

24 October 2014 [04:24 PM]
Police: Dallas area man had 1,000 secret recordings of women

IRVING, Texas (AP) — North Texas police say their investigation of a man who secretly placed cameras in various public restrooms has uncovered nearly 1,000 videos of women. Irving police spokesman James McLellan said Friday the videos were taken from…

24 October 2014 [04:00 PM]
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UPDATED: Police say 1 dead besides Washington school shooter

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and shooting several others in the head, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack. Marysville…

24 October 2014 [03:52 PM]
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Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

MAE ANDERSON, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook. Investors confident in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos'…

24 October 2014 [03:47 PM]
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Navajo election at standstill amid confusion

TERRY TANG, Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are trying to figure out how they'll proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate…

24 October 2014 [02:54 PM]
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Ebola cases could spur lawsuits - with big hurdles

MATT SEDENSKY, Associated PressMICHAEL TARM, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — In a land of lawsuits, this case seems made for litigation: A doctor appears to miss a red flag, an Ebola diagnosis is delayed, and a patient dies. But this…

24 October 2014 [02:49 PM]
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Man detained in destruction of Ten Commandments monument in OK

SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal authorities have detained a man who they say admitted to driving a car into a disputed Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma Capitol building, smashing it to pieces. U.S. Secret Service…

24 October 2014 [01:46 PM]
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Air Force jet lands in Houston, smoke in cockpit

HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Air Force refueling jet returning to California following maintenance has made a safe emergency landing in Houston after smoke was reported in the cockpit. Air Force spokeswoman Capt. Mallory Thornton said Friday that the four-person…

24 October 2014 [01:41 PM]