Scouts race handmade cars Video

Every year Scouts across America display their talents of carving and building a car for Pinewood Derby races. Today, scouts from East Texas raced their cars at Pollard Methodist Church in Tyler. The benefits, for scouts and their parents, are discovered through the derby process itself.…

AP photo gallery: Antarctica both alluring and forbidding

Their beady little eyes, squarish torsos and adorable waddling make penguins one of the main attractions for tourists who come to Antarctica. But far from the surface waters where they swim with seals and whales, deep in the oceans and across thousands of miles of frozen

Area Jewish congregation gets ready for celebration

For the first time in her life, Shannon Hammel and her family will participate in a Passover Seder with a Jewish congregation. The Hammels will join with Tyler’s Congregation Ahavath Achim this week to participate in the Seder, a traditional meal that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday.

Recent News

Symphony Orchestra at the Cowan Center tonight

East Texas Symphony Orchestra performs 7:30 tonight at The University of Texas at Tyler’s Cowan Center. Instead of serving as the conductor, ETSO’s Richard Lee, will play as a member of the viola section. Taking Lee’s place as conductor will…

27 March 2015 [10:38 PM]
People's Missionary Baptist Church to host musical, women's conference

People’s Missionary Baptist Church, 2908 Bellwood Road, in Tyler will have a pastor’s aide musical at 7 p.m. today. Pastor is Marcus Jackson. People’s Missionary Baptist Church’s Women’s Ministry will have its Women’s Conference from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. today…

27 March 2015 [10:11 PM]
Reminders of God's love

A colleague’s car broke down on her way to work last week. When I checked in on her, she asked, “Would you pray that I will be able to afford to get it fixed?” Instantly, I said yes and offered…

27 March 2015 [10:09 PM]
Three Large Crosses

Three Large Crosses were erected Friday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 13590 Troup Highway in Tyler. The middle cross is 40…

27 March 2015 [10:07 PM]
Palm Sunday marks start of Easter season

Christian churches around the world will celebrate Palm Sunday as they commemorate Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week. It is during Holy Week that Christians commemorate Christ’s death on Good Friday and His resurrection from the…

27 March 2015 [09:54 PM]
Area Entertainment

The Apache Belles spring show, “I Love Rock ’n’ Roll,” continues tonight and Saturday. Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. both days and 2 p.m. Saturday at the college’s Wise Auditorium. “Spring show is also the last time our sophomores…

26 March 2015 [11:22 PM]
Tyler seeks entries for its film festival

The city of Tyler is accepting entries for its annual film festival. Entries to the Downtown Tyler Film Festival, set for Sept. 23-26 at Liberty Hall, have to be submitted through the website,, by July 31, The festival features…

26 March 2015 [10:52 PM]
Azalea Trail visitors can enjoy many tours, events

Several events are on tap through Sunday to coincide with the Tyler Azalea & Spring Flower Trail. The trail is a 10-mile driving route that begins at South Broadway and Houston streets and continues through neighborhoods known for their azaleas.…

26 March 2015 [10:45 PM]
Photo contest, bunny hunt at Azalea Trail

Travelers and visitors alike are being strongly encouraged to participate in two family-friendly contests hosted by the Tyler Convention & Visitor Bureau during the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail. Each year, Tyler Convention & Visitors Bureau hosts an annual…

26 March 2015 [12:55 PM]
Moving ahead without a map

“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” — John…

24 March 2015 [10:01 PM]
Overton celebrates fire chief's 6 decades

Fire Chief Bill Wall, of the Overton Volunteer Fire Department, recently retired after six decades of answering fire calls and protecting homes,…

24 March 2015 [09:47 PM]
Azalea run set for Saturday

The annual Tyler Azalea 10k is scheduled for Saturday at Bergfeld Park, 1510 S. College Avenue. New this year is a 5k…

23 March 2015 [09:41 PM]
Give well: Talk money

Let’s talk money. It used to be green paper and change in our pockets, then paper turned to plastic and now it…

23 March 2015 [01:37 PM]
2015 Azalea Belles

The Azalea and Spring Flower Trail continues through April 5. The 10-plus mile driving tour features home gardens filled with colorful azaleas,…

23 March 2015 [10:58 AM]
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