Backyard chickens popular, but don't run afowl of the law

At Tractor Supply Co. on Texas Highway 110 South toward Whitehouse, it sounds like springtime - at least, the peep-peep-peep coming from the display of newly hatched chicks does. Manager Ken Enneking said that for the first time, the store is selling chicks in the fall, in time for them to mature enough to…

Entertaining senior citizens is East Texan Patrick Odom's joy Video

 When Patrick Ray Odom, 69, brings out his white guitar and begins to sing, the elderly smile, keep time to the music or perhaps drift back in reverie to days gone by and those who are able dance. For 14 years, Odom has been making the rounds in Tyler and East Texas entertaining at retirement, assisted living and memory care centers. He also

Famed doctor Bennet Omalu, who discovered degenerative brain disease in athletes, inspires Tyler leaders

The famed forensic pathologist who discovered a deadly brain disease impacting several former National Football League players inspired Tyler leaders on Tuesday. Dr. Bennet Omalu, portrayed by Will Smith in the film “Concussion,” was the keynote speaker at the Leadership Live 2016 event at Green

Water payment Kiosk to save city $63,000 over a decade

Tyler Water Utilities customers can now pay their bills with cash or check anytime of the day. On Tuesday, the department activated a 24-hour electronic kiosk in the drive thru of the Water Department building, 511 W. Locust St. The kiosk will replace tellers, which previously operated a bank-style drive
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New charge filed on former Hallsville coach

Longview News-Journal A former Hallsville coach, who was indicted in December on three counts of indecency with a child by exposure, was arrested Monday on a charge of improper relationship between educator and student. 71st District Judge Brad Morin arraigned…

30 August 2016 [10:02 PM]
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Christian college fair scheduled in Tyler will be open to public

KYTX   The Tyler Area Christian College Fair will be held at Grace Community School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Christian colleges and universities in North America will be represented at the fair and financial aid workshops will…

30 August 2016 [09:05 PM]
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Longview woman shot dead at apartments complex

Longview News-Journal   A 26-year-old Longview woman was fatally shot Tuesday at the Bella Oaks Apartments in the 300 block of Lake Lamond Road in Longview, although police have not ruled her death a homicide. Alexis Bell, 26, was dead…

30 August 2016 [07:52 PM]
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Suspect arrested in Longview shooting.

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30 August 2016 [07:39 PM]
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Smith County's 2017 budget includes raises for elected officials

Smith County employees, including elected officials, are receiving raises this budget year. The county is in the second year of a three-year plan to bring the Smith County’s salaries up to compete with the private sector as well as other…

30 August 2016 [06:34 PM]
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Author to sign books at Tyler Public Library

The Friends of the Tyler Public Library will host a book signing by crime author Skip Hollandsworth at the library from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 7. He will sign his latest book,  The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for…

30 August 2016 [05:13 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 31

DEATHS GENE BODIFORD, 62, Lindale, died Aug. 30. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Friday Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. HOWARD CARTWRIGHT, 61, Mount Enterprise, died Aug. 23. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. LINDA LAKE DINGER, 65, Tyler, died Aug. 28.…

30 August 2016 [04:38 PM]
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Water payment Kiosk to save city $63,000 over a decade

Tyler Water Utilities customers can now pay their bills with cash or check anytime of the day. On Tuesday, the department activated a 24-hour electronic kiosk in the drive thru of the Water Department building, 511 W. Locust St. The…

30 August 2016 [04:35 PM]
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Air Force Band to perform in Palestine

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30 August 2016 [04:07 PM]
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No, it's not our moral duty to stop having babies

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30 August 2016 [03:32 PM]
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Informal lecture about Zika Virus to take place at Tyler Public Library

The Tyler Public Library will host an informal lecture about the Zika Virus from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, inside Taylor Auditorium. Guest lecturer Russell Hopkins, director, public health emergency preparedness at the Northeast Texas Public Health District,…

30 August 2016 [03:24 PM]
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Backyard chickens popular, but don't run afowl of the law

At Tractor Supply Co. on Texas Highway 110 South toward Whitehouse, it sounds like springtime - at least, the peep-peep-peep coming from the display of newly hatched chicks does. Manager Ken Enneking said that for the first time, the store…

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Tylerpaper.com video news update for August 30, 2016 Video

Our Melissa McTee has your tylerpaper.com news update. The Tyler Police Department is warning citizens of a scam where a woman claiming to be a spiritual healer is stealing money from victims after telling them to close their eyes to…

30 August 2016 [10:34 AM]
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Good boy! Dogs know what you're saying, study suggests

BERLIN (AP) - Scientists have found evidence to support what many dog owners have long believed: man's best friend really does understand some of what we're saying. Researchers in Hungary scanned the brains of dogs as they were listening to…

30 August 2016 [09:12 AM]
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Armored car guard shot, killed in Houston ATM robbery

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston police say an armored car guard has been fatally shot during a robbery while refilling a drive-thru ATM. Police were reviewing security video in an attempt to identify and locate the attacker who fled following Monday…

30 August 2016 [07:47 AM]
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North Carolina warily watching 2 tropical weather systems

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph and heavy rains that could flood low-lying areas, officials said.…

30 August 2016 [06:26 AM]
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Prosecutor to mull death penalty opposition in nuns' slaying

DURANT, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi prosecutor said she hasn't decided whether to seek the death penalty for a man charged with killing two nuns who dedicated their lives to helping people in one of the poorest counties in the…

30 August 2016 [05:40 AM]
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Hurricane watch issued as storm nears Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) - The Central Pacific Hurricane Center on Monday issued a hurricane watch for the Big Island of Hawaii as Hurricane Madeline closed in on the island. Forecasters say the storm should be near or over the Big Island…

30 August 2016 [05:36 AM]
Iran releases jailed Texas graduate student

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iranian authorities have released a man jailed while home from his graduate studies in Texas after nearly five years, state media reported Tuesday. The report by the government-owned IRAN daily quoted Saeed Khalili, the lawyer for…

30 August 2016 [05:27 AM]
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Slain New Mexico girl's relatives mystified over mom's role

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30 August 2016 [05:20 AM]
Bible verse 8-30

“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (Galatians 3:28)…

29 August 2016 [11:13 PM]
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One person taken to hospital after Longview shooting

Longview News-Journal Police were on the scene of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 2500 block of Eastman Road in Longview about 10 p.m. Monday One person was taken to the Longview Regional Medical Center from Huntington Hills…

29 August 2016 [10:30 PM]