Upscale fashion boutique will offer edgy women’s clothing, accessories

Chris Bennett wants to create a place in Tyler where women can spend the day. She plans to open Jewel, an upscale women’s fashion boutique, as part of a retail center at the intersection of Old Jacksonville Highway and Rice Road. Ms. Bennett, 45, has wanted to open a store since high school and after working as a fashion representative for …

Interior Design business offers budget decorating

Beverly Gilley believes that everybody can afford interior decorating. The owner of The Turquoise Door specializes in “budget decorating” and said she has always had a knack for design.

Business Notes: Industry news across East Texas, Nov. 24

ADDITION Gollob Morgan Peddy announced the addition of Heather Sellers, CPA, to the staff. She graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana College in 2001.

Quality of mercy, and gravy, strain’d

Unless someone has the courage to speak out, a grave injustice will take place this week. President Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of his predecessors in the Oval Office, will pardon two criminals who deserve no such favoritism.

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Railroad’s arrival boon to Palestine, Anderson County

BY BETTY WATERS, blw@tylerpaper.com PALESTINE — The coming of the railroad to Palestine in the late 1800s was a great boon to the city and Anderson County, according to historical documents. Local residents voted during a public meeting in the late…

23 November 2014 [11:12 PM]
Millions expected to hit roads for holiday visits

BY KENNETH DEAN, kdean@tylerpaper.com Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks, and Tyler resident Lisa Hamilton Godfrey is extremely thankful gas prices have fallen enough for a road trip this week to see her family, including her 4-year-old granddaughter. Ms. Godfrey said…

23 November 2014 [11:11 PM]
Bible verse, Nov. 24

“Let them praise Your great and awesome name — He is holy.”(Psalm 99:3)…

23 November 2014 [11:09 PM]
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Quality of mercy, and gravy, strain’d

Unless someone has the courage to speak out, a grave injustice will take place this week. President Barack Obama, following in the footsteps of his predecessors in the Oval Office, will pardon two criminals who deserve no such favoritism. That’s…

23 November 2014 [10:20 PM]
Death and funeral notices, Nov. 24

DEATHS MARGARET ALLEN, 62, Gladewater, died Nov. 13. Croley Funeral Home, Gladewater. L.B. BOOTY, 88, Big Sandy, died Nov. 13. Croley Funeral Home, Gladewater. SUSAN F. HUDSON DABNEY, 69, died Nov. 20. Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home, Lindale. GARY DOOLEY, 62, Hideaway, died Nov. 15. Hilliard…

23 November 2014 [10:16 PM]
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Interior Design business offers budget decorating

Beverly Gilley believes that everybody can afford interior decorating. The owner of The Turquoise Door specializes in “budget decorating” and said she has always had a knack for design. “My focus has always been to let design be available to…

23 November 2014 [10:09 PM]
Made in East Texas: Traditions Restaurant and Catering

MAKER: Traditions Restaurant & Catering PRODUCT: Traditions expects to serve more than 2,500 homemade meals on Thanksgiving Day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The restaurant also prepares holiday meals to go and offers Tyler’s original Heartland Hams and pumpkin…

23 November 2014 [09:52 PM]
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Business Notes: Industry news across East Texas, Nov. 24

ADDITION Gollob Morgan Peddy announced the addition of Heather Sellers, CPA, to the staff. She graduated magna cum laude from Louisiana College in 2001. In 2006, she became an owner in the accounting firm of Daenen Henderson & Co. She…

23 November 2014 [09:50 PM]
$6.2 million of work to be done at The Stretford at the Cascades

Wexford Drive LLC filed a building permit for $6.2 million worth of work on The Stretford at the Cascades, at 2801 Wexford. Work on the 115,000-square-foot facility includes removing and replacing exterior cladding and sheathing. Mid-Continental Restoration, of Haltom City,…

23 November 2014 [09:48 PM]
A way for GOP to defuse immigration issue?

NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Republicans in search of a way to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters can find a playbook in Colorado. GOP Rep. Cory Gardner…

23 November 2014 [08:31 AM]
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Damage worse than thought in Japanese earthquake

KEN MORITSUGU, Associated PressMARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — The damage from an overnight earthquake in a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics proved more extensive than initially thought. A daylight assessment Sunday found…

23 November 2014 [08:25 AM]
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East Texan serving with Navy "War Eagles"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 1994 Gilmer High School graduate and Gilmer native is serving with Patrol Squadron Sixteen (VP-16), also known as the “War Eagles.” Petty Officer 1st Class Bryan Jones is an aviation structural mechanic with VP-16, a Jacksonville-based…

22 November 2014 [09:50 PM]
Social Security benefits children all year long

With holidays and vacations, November and December are often considered a times to focus on the children in our lives. Whether we’re taking the kids to visit Santa, buying Hanukkah gifts, or volunteering for a toy drive, children are at…

22 November 2014 [09:47 PM]
Shepherd capital murder trial set

GILMER — A state district judge set a Feb. 3 trial date for capital murder suspect Jonathan Ray Shepherd on Friday after denying his motions to move his trial from Upshur County and reduce his bond. 115th District Judge Lauren…

22 November 2014 [09:45 PM]
The County Line Missionary Baptist Church celebrates anniversary

The County Line Missionary Baptist Church, in the Red Land Community, will celebrate its 142nd anniversary at 3 p.m. today. The Rev. Kennedy Young, pastor of the College Hill Missionary Baptist Church, will bring the anniversary sermon. The public is…

22 November 2014 [09:43 PM]
Texas Medical Board disciplines doctors

Two East Texas doctors were among the 39 licensed physicians disciplined by the Texas Medical Board at its Nov. 7 meeting. The board also issued two cease and desist orders. The board found Tyler physician Dr. Lloyd Faust Mercer, Jr.…

22 November 2014 [09:40 PM]
Bible Verse 11-23

"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful." (Colossians 3:15)…

22 November 2014 [09:32 PM]
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Smith County GOP backs plan to oppose Straus as House Speaker

Local representatives who plan to oppose Texas House Speaker Joe Straus received the backing of county GOP leaders. A resolution supporting Straus’ opponent, sophomore Rep. Scott Turner, R-Frisco, was unanimously approved by about 20 Smith County Republican precinct chairmen during…

22 November 2014 [09:29 PM]
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Former Dallas detective reveals moments with Lee Harvey Oswald

Elmer Boyd spent almost two days joined at the hip with one of the most infamous assassins in U.S. history — Lee Harvey Oswald. Boyd, 87, of Blooming Grove, was assigned as Oswald’s escort shortly after the former Marine’s arrest…

22 November 2014 [09:29 PM]
Correcting bad posture through exercises

Yoga is one of the best things ever so I’m not sure why I stopped doing it. I gave it another try recently because I had been as tense as a double-braided rope. Part of that is attributed to my…

22 November 2014 [08:44 PM]
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Meet our pet of the week "Bojangles"

Bojangles is a 9-month-old terrier mix that is available for adoption at Pets Fur People in Tyler. Bojangles is a typical terrier — he has lots of energy and is very playful. He is leash trained and has good car…

22 November 2014 [08:37 PM]
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Holiday Pet Boarding Tips

As a pet owner, it’s not always feasible to take your pet with you on your travels. For those finalizing holiday travel plans, make time to research kennels and pet care services to find a trustworthy, safe and comfortable home…

22 November 2014 [08:25 PM]
Winterizing the cow herd

Winterizing the cow herd — what does that really mean? Livestock managers need to examine their herd, herd health, forage availability and supplementation strategies as winter approaches. Cold winter weather can be stressful on us as well as our livestock.…

22 November 2014 [08:22 PM]
Cold front drives up natural gas prices; oil remains flat

As a cold front swept across the U.S. driving up natural gas spot prices last week, Halliburton and Baker Hughes agreed to a merger, and the U.S. Congress came within one vote of passing a bill authorizing the construction of…

22 November 2014 [08:18 PM]
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National touring company of "Elf" to play Belcher Center on Monday

The Belcher Center in Longview will get into the holiday spirit when it hosts the national touring company of “Elf: The Broadway Musical.” The show is set for 7 p.m. on Monday in the performance hall at LeTourneau University. Tickets…

22 November 2014 [08:13 PM]
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Bullard hunter takes Women's contest lead

After a change in leadership in the North Texas Division of the 35th TylerPaper Big Buck Contest, this week it is the women’s turn with Deanna Harris taking over the top spot in the Women’s Division with an 8-point Cherokee…

22 November 2014 [08:05 PM]
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Old TV shows are familiar, comfortable

This will be hard for some to believe, but once upon a time, TV was free. Sometimes, I think about what it was like before we had a thousand TV channels. When three little channels used to offer a heck…

22 November 2014 [08:00 PM]
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Tyler business started for ATV riders now focusing on hunters

Justin Waller smiled when he recalled that his mother, Lisa, loaned him the seed money to start his company four years ago and never really expected to get it back. “I was working as a pipeline surveyor and I kept…

22 November 2014 [07:55 PM]
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16-year-old finds her forever family

In August of 2013, we introduced you to Selena on CBS 19’s Children are a Gift report on the 10 p.m. News. She was 15 at the time, described as a kind and loving young lady. Despite spending several years…

22 November 2014 [07:50 PM]