Tyler artist found his passion early

  As an artist, David Dunham works with paint on canvas and ink on skin. His art captures the bright neon colors and shapes of animated characters that have stuck with him since childhood. The 31-year-old father of two has been drawing his entire life. “I remember being 3 years old sitting on a bar stool at the counter drawing,” he said.…

Gifted 16-year-old girl looks forward to new experiences, family

Walking into the Belladon-na Day Spa in Tyler, Nath-alia is ready for a new adventure. “I’ve never really been pampered, but I hear it’s exciting and I’m ready to see what it’s going to be like,” she said with a smile. This 16-year-old is hoping for even more adventures. “I’ve never been on

Uganda choir makes the rounds in East Texas, U.S. Video

The joyful abandon with which the children’s choir from Uganda sang spread to the crowd of adults and children who joined in the praise by clapping and dancing.

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Does real giving need private foundation? It depends on objectives

Does real giving require you to establish a private foundation? As president of a community foundation, it would be real easy to answer, “Absolutely Not!” and encourage donors to establish a donor-advised fund at the community foundation. But the truthful…

18 April 2015 [10:45 PM]
Praise Fest event set today in Butler Plaza

Praise Fest, put on by Empowerment Church, is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler. Musical artists, face painting, a bounce house and petting zoo will be at the free event.…

17 April 2015 [09:13 PM]

When I was 5, the neighborhood kids circled around me and made up a song about how I was as fat as Santa Claus. Many years later, on the job, it got back to me that in a meeting, a…

17 April 2015 [09:09 PM]
Holocaust Remembrance event planned

Religious and other community leaders will gather to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday. The interfaith Holocaust remembrance program, called “Broken Children, Broken Branches, Broken Lives,” is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Congregation Ahavath Achim, 3501 S. Donnybrook Ave., in…

17 April 2015 [09:03 PM]
Lindale man helped by local food pantry

Angus Williams, of Lindale, has been visiting the David Powell Community Food Pantry for almost two years. “It really helps me because food is so high in the store and, you know, low income and stuff,” Williams said. Williams is…

17 April 2015 [08:54 PM]
Blockbusters and breakout indie films are on menu

Kilgore Film Festival “Still Alice” - April 22-25 “’71” - April 26-28 “Mr. Turner” - April 29- May 2 “IDA” - May 3-5 “Clouds of Sils Maria” - May 6-9 “Sound of Music” - May 10-14 If You…

16 April 2015 [10:23 PM]
UT Tyler's 'Parallel Perceptions' begins Monday, runs until May 1

The University of Texas at Tyler Fine Arts Complex Gallery will present “Parallel Perceptions” Monday through May 1. It will feature works by student artists Jennifer Motes, of Whitehouse, Kayla Suverkrubbe, of Bullard, and MK Northum, of Tyler. Gallery hours…

16 April 2015 [10:12 PM]
Andy Core scheduled to speak at UT Tyler

The University of Texas at Tyler will host motivational speaker and author Andy Core on April 25. Core will present the public seminar “Train the Trainer” 4-5:30 p.m. in the University Center ballroom. He will speak on employee engagement, work-life…

16 April 2015 [10:01 PM]
PRCA Rodeo show in Longview tonight

The 25th annual Longview PRCA Rodeo will ride into Longview tonight and Saturday. The rodeo, held at the Longview Rodeo Arena, is set to begin at 8 p.m. each day. Tickets cost $12 to $25. Admission for children is $5.…

16 April 2015 [10:00 PM]
Kilgore College choirs set to perform concert

Kilgore College choirs will present a free concert featuring the performance of “Gloria” by Francis Poulenc and premiering “Cambridge Songs, Suite I” by Dr. Jim Taylor, KC’s director of choral activities. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Longview…

16 April 2015 [09:59 PM]
Gladewater's Gusher Days return

On its 30th anniversary, an annual Gladewater festival will pay tribute to the town's history. East Texas Gusher Days returns Saturday. "What makes Gusher Days special to us is it's a celebration of heritage for us," said Christian Allen, an…

16 April 2015 [09:53 PM]
Submissions are due today for art exhibit

Artists have until 5 p.m. today to submit an entry to “Modern Icons,” an exhibit paying tribute to Marilyn Monroe and James Dean that will be on view May 8 through June 1 at Gallery Main Street in Tyler. Artists…

16 April 2015 [09:33 PM]
Group to meet Sunday on chartering local iris society

The American Iris Society is scheduled to charter a new group in East Texas at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Purple Pig Restaurant, 19785 Frankston Highway, south of Noonday Hardware, organizers announced. Those attending will receive an iris plant, and…

15 April 2015 [09:36 PM]
Baits good way of treating fire ants

With the recent warmer, rainy weather, fire ant mounds have begun popping up again. This is an ideal time to treat fire…

15 April 2015 [09:12 PM]
Master the homemade vinaigrette

Most people reach for prepared salad dressings because on busy weeknights they just can’t handle the thought of whipping up yet something…

14 April 2015 [11:00 PM]
Taxes, ex-spouse benefits and you

Tuesday was both Ex-Spouse Day and the eve of tax day. These two observances are doubly important if you are an ex-spouse,…

14 April 2015 [10:28 PM]
It was just a library card

“Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold,…

14 April 2015 [10:21 PM]
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