'Boyhood' is good, but missed chances to be better Video

Our Micah Coltman has his review of this Best Picture Oscar contender!…

Oculus goes from gaming to film Video

Facebook-owned Oculus, a company that specializes in virtual reality, has added a film-making entity to its business so it can expand from merely video games. Our Zach Lackey has the story!

Milk industry fights back against 'anti-dairy folks'

NEW YORK (AP) — The milk industry is fed up with all the sourness over dairy. As Americans continue turning away from milk, an industry group is pushing back at its critics with a social media campaign trumpeting the benefits of milk.

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Oculus goes from gaming to film Video

Facebook-owned Oculus, a company that specializes in virtual reality, has added a film-making entity to its business so it can expand from…

27 January 2015 [02:35 PM]
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All aboard

By Haylee Bazil, photo@tylerpaper.com Shane Murphy retired two years ago at age 55, and now spends close to 20 hours a week…

25 January 2015 [12:32 AM]
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Army Auxiliary recruiting new members

There are many organizations in this community that exemplify the words “Good Neighbor,” and one of those is The Salvation Army Women’s…

25 January 2015 [12:20 AM]
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to host 'Literary Cafe: Celebrate Culture'

The Tyler Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will present its “Literary Cafe: Celebrate Culture,” a celebration of arts and culture, on Feb. 7. An initiative of the national sorority’s Arts and Letters Commission and the chapter’s Educational Development…

24 January 2015 [09:11 PM]
POW to speak at Liberty Hall Thursday

The Texas Speaker Series at Liberty Hall in Tyler will present Dave Carey, a motivational speaker, coach, former POW and author, at 7 p.m. Thursday. As a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War, his aircraft was destroyed by a missile.…

24 January 2015 [09:07 PM]
Salvation Army auxiliary to host game day, drive

The Tyler Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host Games Day on Tuesday at The Market Place, 717 N. Spring Ave., for members and guests, auxiliary spokesperson Virginia Barron said. Card games and mah jongg will be begin at noon and…

24 January 2015 [09:07 PM]
Church to hold annual Men's Day

People’s Missionary Baptist Church will have its Annual Men’s Day event at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. E.R. Murrell, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Flint, will be the guest speaker. The Rev. Marcus Jackson is the host pastor.…

23 January 2015 [08:22 PM]
Overcoming life's failures

My future husband had failed in marriage and business before he was 30. But rather than let those losses define or defeat him, he decided to learn the lessons the setbacks could teach. In debt, he couldn’t afford counseling, so…

23 January 2015 [07:57 PM]
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Non-churchgoers share their own beliefs

Carrie Brantley attended church regularly for more than 20 years before deciding to stop after inconsistencies she saw created doubt. Ben Allen…

23 January 2015 [06:59 PM]
Charter trip to Savannah, Charleston set for late April

Palestine Meals on Wheels will sponsor an eight-day, seven-night trip from April 25 to May 2 to Savannah and Charleston. Travel will be by deluxe motorcoach, Chuck’s Travel of Tyler. The highlights of the trip will include a tour and…

21 January 2015 [11:06 PM]
Taking stock in a new year: 4 stock recipes

Some people have skeletons in their closet. I have bones in my freezer. With the recent turn of the Cosmic Calendar, now is the time to take stock in the new year. And when I take stock, I always make…

20 January 2015 [11:28 PM]
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Group tries to spread positivity to teens

The challenges facing teens today are not unlike those that faced previous generations. But that doesn’t make it any less difficult to…

17 January 2015 [07:37 PM]
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Cheerful girl needs committed forever family

Mariah is an adorable, alert and happy 6-year-old. “Mariah is a little princess,” Jerry Johnson, with Child Protective Services, said. “She is…

17 January 2015 [07:33 PM]
Giving fingerprints show how values relate to giving decisions

Our fingerprints cannot be erased from the lives of those we have touched. Every time you make a gift of financial resources, time or talent to an organization you impact the life of someone. You leave your giving fingerprints behind.…

17 January 2015 [07:29 PM]
WSL to host a gaming event winter fundraiser Tuesday

The Women’s Symphony League of Tyler will host its two “Hearts at Play” gaming event fundraisers this week. The Bunko Evening & Dinner is set from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Potpourri House in Tyler and Games Day…

17 January 2015 [07:27 PM]
Church to sponsor free community meal

The evangelism ministry of St. James Missionary Baptist Church, 1020 S. Lyons Ave., will sponsor free food for the community from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. The public is invited. Call 903-595-6046 for more information. PASTOR ANNIVERSARY…

16 January 2015 [10:46 PM]
Life: The real reality show

So-called reality shows aren’t really real. Racing around the world … surviving on an island … letting a dozen handsome men be chosen by one beautiful woman … these situations are manufactured for TV ratings. But a third of our…

16 January 2015 [08:02 PM]