Tyler Paper receives 14 awards at Texas APME conference in Houston

HOUSTON - The Tyler Morning Telegraph picked up 14 individual awards Saturday during the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors annual convention in Houston. Among the newspaper’s awards were four first place honors including awards to Editor Allison Pollan for column writing, Senior Editor Roy Maynard for editorial writing, and chief…

Tyler Quilt Show displays the various techniques and styles of quilting

Quilts of all colors and designs will be on display Saturday during the second day of the 36th Annual Tyler Quilt Show, which is hosted by the Quilters Guild of East Texas. Categories of quilts include: traditional bed quilts, art quilts, modern quilts, hand-quilted quilts, machine-quilted quilts, wall pieces, lap quilts, baby quilts and

56 Vietnam War veterans at Watkins-Logan home honored during Friday ceremony

In the late ’60s, Duane Abbey arrived in Riverside, California, hoping to start his college career after serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. After a newspaper highlighted his service, role in combat and honors, he recalls some of his classmates lashing out at him. “I was somewhat harassed,” said Abbey, now 70 and a resident at the

Christus TMF Rehab Hospital completing $11M remodel

There’s a bright brass bell on the wall of the Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital’s newly remodeled physical therapy room. It’s at chest-height, with a short rope attached. It’s not an alarm of any kind; it’s a goal and an achievement. Gale Davis, of Palestine, is a physical therapy patient at the hospital. After a

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