Tyler pastor leads weekly summer Bible study in Bergfeld Park

On the south side of Bergfeld Park on Monday night, a small circle of lawn chairs with Bible study materials and a cooler of water were available for anyone who wanted to learn more about the book of Romans and the pillars of faith.  This is the seventh year that Lori Stimpson Arteaga, assistant pastor of Shiloh Holiness Church and A Victorious…

Katie Ledecky: Better at swimming than anyone is at anything

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Buc-ee's fuels American dreams

Just in time for summer road trips, National Review’s Kevin Williamson has penned a charming economics lessons on Buc-ee’s - the Texas-based gas stations and convenience stores that have a devoted following among travelers. “Among the peculiar features of 21st-century American life is the loyalty some people feel for particular chains of

Smith County has spent more than $46,000 on legal bills for ATS, open meetings

FAITH HARPER and ROY MAYNARD Suspended Smith County Judge Joel Baker will have to fund his own legal defense, officials say, but the county has already spent more than $46,000 on legal matters involving the judge, American Traffic Solutions and the closed-door meetings that formed the basis of the grand jury indictment handed up against Baker

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Death and Funeral Notices for June 26

DEATHS F.M. DERRETT, 93, Tyler, died June 22. Community Funer­al Home of Tyler. SHIRLEY FOIL, 80, Lindale, died June 24. Caudle-Rut­ledge-Daugherty Funeral Home, Lindale. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at funeral home. KATHERINE “MEE MAW” FOWLER, 90, Turnertown, died…

25 June 2016 [04:45 PM]
A reminder to cherish life

A reminder to cherish life Note to readers: This week my son Jamie Clyde writes my column. Jamie is 17 and has been processing the death of Kendall Spinks, as have many in our community. He asked me if…

25 June 2016 [01:42 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for June 25

DEATHS ROBERT “BOB” DEAN BOCOCK, 83, Bullard, died June 17. HOWARD LEE CLIFTON, 70, Big Sandy, died June 21. F.M. DERRETT, 93, Tyler, died June 22. Community Funer­al Home of Tyler. JAMES KENNETH HARKNESS, 95, Henderson, died June…

25 June 2016 [01:32 PM]
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Celtic culture on display at Tyler festival

Men and women in Celtic attire including kilts and tartans gathered on the grounds of the Goodman Museum, 624 N. Broadway Ave. in Tyler Saturday for the Tyler Celtic Fest. The festival was the brainchild of George Jones, owner of Tours…

25 June 2016 [11:56 AM]
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Katie Ledecky: Better at swimming than anyone is at anything

In many of her biggest races, Katie Ledecky is leading before she even touches the water. In the 800-meter freestyle final at the 2012 London Olympics, which produced her first Olympic gold medal; in six of her nine individual swims…

25 June 2016 [07:19 AM]
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Texas city council votes library cat must go

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (AP) - A North Texas city council has started a cat fight by voting to oust the furry mascot of the city's public library. The governing council of the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement voted 2-1…

24 June 2016 [06:32 PM]
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3 burger recipes: Meatless veggie, basic beef and brioche buns

Veggie "PornBurgers" 6 servings This could be the meatiest-looking meatless burger you've ever tried. Beets lend earthiness and color; chickpeas and wheat berries provide texture and bulk. Pan-frying gives them a nice, crisp exterior. Their creator, Mathew Ramsey, packs these patties…

24 June 2016 [04:30 PM]
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How 'Brexit' could affect American wallets

Global stock markets plunged to their lowest levels in months Friday after Britain's surprising decision to leave the European Union, making an immediate dent in Americans' 401(k) accounts and sparking concerns about other financial impacts for the average U.S. consumer.…

24 June 2016 [03:57 PM]
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GOP's tax reform plan would revive economy

House Republicans have put out a proposed tax reform plan, and it’s good. It’s very good. If implemented in part or as a whole, it could revive the sluggish economy and spur real investment in business infrastructure. Most news outlets…

24 June 2016 [03:31 PM]
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You can make a vertical garden from a wooden shipping pallet

Are you a gardener who is short on space or time? Take your plants vertical. Ben Friton founded Can YA Love, a Washington, D.C.-based company that gives vertical-gardening classes around the world. During Friton's travels through East Africa, he saw…

24 June 2016 [03:00 PM]
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Buc-ee's fuels American dreams

Just in time for summer road trips, National Review’s Kevin Williamson has penned a charming economics lessons on Buc-ee’s - the Texas-based gas stations and convenience stores that have a devoted following among travelers. “Among the peculiar features of 21st-century…

24 June 2016 [02:42 PM]