First Baptist Tyler’s South Campus becomes stand-alone church

  After more than 16 years of shared ministry, First Baptist Church of Tyler’s downtown and south campuses have decided to move forward as two distinct churches. The decision, finalized Sunday with a vote on both campuses, comes with goodwill from both sides, and almost unanimous support from the members, according to the church pastors. The…

Tyler resident gets new home through Neighborhood Services program

Lovenna Timmons was beyond ready to move into her new home on Friday. She just had to show it off first. Ms. Timmons was handed the keys to her newly constructed home, 416. N. Grand Ave., Friday in a special ceremony. Through a federal housing assistance program administered by the city’s Neighborhood Services Department, the home Ms. Timmons

Van Zandt County car dealership owner arrested on drug charges

A Van Zandt County car dealership owner was arrested earlier this month after law enforcement officials said they executed a search warrant on his business and home and found thousands of prescription pills and stolen property. On Jan. 12, Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics, Canton Police Department Narcotics, ATF and the DEA conducted

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East Texas nurse awarded Daisy award for extraordinary nurses

Lori Green, a nurse in the award-winning CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Neuroscience Institute, has recieved the Daisy award for extraordinary nurses. After multiple nominations from former patients, Ms. Green recieved a certificate, pin and a sculpture for the prestigious Daisy…

20 January 2017 [07:37 PM]
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ETMC Cardiovascular Institute to host women’s heart health luncheon

The ETMC Cardiovascular Institute will host “Matters from the Heart: A Woman’s Journey,” a luncheon addressing women’s heart health, Feb. 9, at the Crosswalk Conference Center, on the campus of Green Acres Baptist Church. The event will feature keynote speaker…

20 January 2017 [07:14 PM]
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East Texans take part in inaugural events - on both sides

East Texans traveled to Washington to take part in the presidential inaugural events on Friday - both the ceremonies and the protests. Brent Thompson didn’t bring his kids to the presidential inauguration for fear of confrontational protesters - but he…

20 January 2017 [06:36 PM]
East Texas Drilling Report for Jan. 22

Drilling Report for Jan. 22 (For activity Jan. 8-14) DEVELOPMENTAL (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Cass; Machin & Associates Inc.; Williamson 3B; Iron Lake; Wilson, S./1114; Oil; 6,500; 4 Miles SE Linden Harrison; Covey…

20 January 2017 [05:49 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 21

DEATHS DOROTHY BELL, 78, Pittsburg, died Jan. 17. JC White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. EDITH O. (PARKIN) DARST, 101, Tyler, died Jan. 20. Lloyd James Funeral Home, Tyler. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday at funeral home. MICHAEL…

20 January 2017 [05:36 PM]
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First Baptist Tyler’s South Campus becomes stand-alone church

After more than 16 years of shared ministry, First Baptist Church of Tyler’s downtown and south campuses have decided to move forward as two distinct churches. The decision, finalized Sunday with a vote on both campuses, comes with…

20 January 2017 [05:19 PM]
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Glass Rec to host volleyball league

Registration opens Monday, Jan. 23, and runs through Friday, Feb. 24. The volleyball divisions are Co-Rec Open and Women’s Open. League play begins Monday, March 13. There is a $175 fee per team and an extra $25 fee for open…

20 January 2017 [05:19 PM]
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Parks hosts clinic to teach survival skills

The Tyler Parks and Recreation Outdoor Education series is hosting an event that will teach participants what to do if ever they are lost in a forest. On Saturday, Jan. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tyler State…

20 January 2017 [05:17 PM]
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Van Zandt County car dealership owner arrested on drug charges

A Van Zandt County car dealership owner was arrested earlier this month after law enforcement officials said they executed a search warrant on his business and home and found thousands of prescription pills and stolen property. On Jan. 12, Van…

20 January 2017 [05:14 PM]
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Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in

Pledging to empower America’s “forgotten men and women,” Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives…

20 January 2017 [02:58 PM]
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Family Dollar on Troup Highway robbed at gunpoint

TYLER - The Family Dollar at 4305 Troup Highway was robbed Thursday evening. Police say the suspect displayed a silver handgun during the hold-up. The suspect was wearing all black and is about 5'7", wearing a black hoodie type shirt…

20 January 2017 [02:54 PM]
Editorial: The politics of grievance is dividing us all

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20 January 2017 [02:16 PM]
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Herod named Interim Police Chief

The Palestine City Council, based on the recommendation of City Manager Mike Alexander, recently named John Herod the Interim Chief of the Palestine Police Department. Herod, an 11-year veteran of the department, was the Assistant Chief of the Department. He…

20 January 2017 [12:40 PM]
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Editorial: Americans believe in prayer

File this under “reasons Donald Trump Won, No. 536”: The Washington Post seems to never have met any Americans who seek God’s help. In reporting about a new cabinet nomination, the Post wrote, “Trump picks former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue,…

20 January 2017 [11:00 AM]
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Smith County Republicans report from the presidential inauguration

Staff, Wire Reports Brent Thompson didn’t bring his kids to the presidential inauguration for fear of confrontational protesters - but he needed have worried, he said. The Smith County GOP Chairman said that the mood on Capitol Hill is…

20 January 2017 [10:07 AM]
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Tyler ISD teaches healthy habits to elementary students

As the cold and flu season continues, Tyler ISD teachers and campuses are reminding students of the importance of practicing healthy habits during the school day and at home. Such habits include covering a cough or sneeze with an elbow,…

20 January 2017 [01:04 AM]
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Bible verse 1-20

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 7:12)…

20 January 2017 [12:48 AM]
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Body of missing Palestine fisherman found

LAKE PALESTINE - Authorities concluded their fourth day of searching for an East Texas fisherman reported missing on Saturday after finding the body of Cody Lusk in 14 feet of water near a dam area at approximately 1:19 p.m. Thursday.…

19 January 2017 [09:14 PM]
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Food allergies: Do you have them?

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19 January 2017 [05:56 PM]
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Henderson County deputies arrest suspected drug dealer

A suspected drug dealer was arrested early Wednesday morning with more than 150 grams of suspected methamphetamine, distribution material and cash, Henderson County Sheriff Botie Hillhouse said. Samuel Dunn, 44, was arrested at a residence in the Green Tree Acres…

19 January 2017 [05:26 PM]
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Hiring freezes prompt change in planning department

Friday afternoons will be a quiet work time for the city of Tyler’s planning department. Beginning in January, the department began closing its doors to the public at noon Fridays and hunkering down in their work until 5 p.m. The…

19 January 2017 [05:18 PM]
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Medical Examiner: Brian Loncar died of apparent cocaine use

WFAA out of Dallas is reporting prominent attorney Brian Loncar died from the effects of cocaine use. According to WFAA reports, the Dallas County medical examiner concluded Loncar’s cause of death was “the toxic effect of cocaine.” Secondary causes included abnormally high blood…

19 January 2017 [05:13 PM]
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2017 B2B Expo brings local business owners together

Harvey Convention Center was buzzing with business owners and their employees Thursday during the 26th annual B2B Expo. The event brings East Texas businesses together for one day to discuss and learn about each other and what each has to…

19 January 2017 [05:12 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 20

DEATHS DOROTHY BELL, 78, Pittsburg, died Jan. 17. JC White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. LOYD DELL EDWARDS SR., 82, Murchison, died Jan. 19. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Saturday at Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. MICHAEL M. FROST,…

19 January 2017 [04:41 PM]
Glass Recreation Center to host volleyball league

Registration for the Glass Recreation Center’s volleyball league will open Monday and will run through Feb. 24. The Glass Recreation Center and Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is encouraging local churches, businesses, families and friends to form team and join…

19 January 2017 [04:38 PM]