Holiday festivities plentiful in East Texas

East Texas will celebrate the Christmas season with numerous live performances rformances, special events and community gatherings emphasizing joy and giving. Set aside time to see take in a play, visit homes decorated for the holidays and slide down a snow hill. It is all part of the season of festivities.   TYLER   …

Delinquent children make “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

When misbehaving children are cast in the church Christmas pageant it makes for an unconventional show. This is exactly the story the Pollard Theater Center will tell in the upcoming production of Barbara Robinson’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Liberty Hall hosting this year's Chanukah, Klezmer concert

The Eighth Annual Chanukah and Klezmer Concert will move to a new location this year: Liberty Hall. The concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the downtown Tyler location. Tickets cost $10. VIP Boxes cost $100. The program will feature Klezmer music, which is the music of Eastern European Jewish life.

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Holiday festivities plentiful in East Texas

East Texas will celebrate the Christmas season with numerous live performances rformances, special events and community gatherings emphasizing joy and giving. Set…

28 November 2015 [07:35 PM]
Around East Texas: Noonday Baptist hosting bazaar

The Noonday Baptist Church Bazaar is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 5 at the church, 16701 County Road 196. Items will include homemade crafts, soaps, jewelry, floral arrangements and baked goods. All proceeds benefit the Noonday Food…

27 November 2015 [10:45 PM]
Interfaith group to celebrate 80 years

The Tyler Council of Church Women will celebrate 80 years of existence during its upcoming meeting. The interfaith group is responsible for the creation of the Tyler Day Nursery and the North Tyler Day Nursery and continues to support these…

27 November 2015 [10:41 PM]
Teach children to be tolerant toward diversity

America is the great “melting pot,” a rich blend of cultural traditions from all over the world. Many American families can trace their histories to immigrant ancestors who traveled great distances, enduring risk and hardship, to make a home where…

24 November 2015 [11:12 PM]
Return of the Prairie

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Half-times take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” -…

24 November 2015 [11:07 PM]
Let Thanksgiving inspire new generations of giving gratitude

Remember Thanksgiving? The national holiday - uniquely American - set aside for us to give thanks for all the blessings of our lives? Today, for many people, the spirit of Thanksgiving is almost lost, with its role of kick-starting the…

21 November 2015 [07:35 PM]
Gluten-free dishes that don't sacrifice taste

As we gather around the holiday table to enjoy this season of giving, my gift is empowering you with tools to learn the art of gluten-free living. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley and possibly oats. Physicians…

21 November 2015 [07:26 PM]
Shoe fundraiser for Ugandan children

SHOE FUNDRAISER FOR UGANDAN CHILDREN Dough Rollers, which owns 17 cookie, pretzel and coffee stores in Texas - including the two Great American Cookie Co. stores in Broadway Square Mall - has launched a fundraiser called “Give Shoes. Give Joy.”…

20 November 2015 [11:36 PM]
Saxophonist to headline TJC Jazz Spectacular

Marienthal will perform with the Tyler Junior College Jazz Ensembles in the annual East Texas Symphony Orchestra Jazz Spectacular set 7:30 p.m. Saturday, at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St. Tickets cost $20 for adults and $10 for students. The…

20 November 2015 [09:15 AM]
Prophets and Outlaws take stage Wednesday

Dallas-based band Prophets and Outlaws is in a genre of music all of its own. Its mixture of contemporary blues and country lyrics, deemed Texas Soul, is a unique combination independent from the country genre yet still praised by country-music…

20 November 2015 [09:15 AM]
Spotlight Briefs: KC choirs present concert on Dec. 1

KC choirs present concert on Dec. 1   Kilgore College choirs will present “Christmas with Kilgore College” at 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 400 N. Fredonia St., in Longview Performing with the orchestra will be Kilgore College…

20 November 2015 [09:14 AM]
Adele explains big emotions of your life on '25'

When Adele sings on her new album, “25,” about an emotional experience so vivid that “It was just like a movie, / It was just like a song,” she’s probably thinking of a tune by one of her idols: Roberta…

19 November 2015 [09:41 PM]
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