Knowing when, how long to irrigate is vital

  The summer heat machine is here, and along with searing temperatures, there doesn’t seem to be much relief in the way of rainfall anytime soon. Welcome to summer time in East Texas. No doubt you have been watering a lot more than you were a couple of months ago. Just be sure you are getting the best results from each irrigation. Of course,…

Crinum lilies are hearty, easy to grow beauties

Every October when we have our annual bulb sale, crinum lilies are some of our best sellers. You can see why here in the picture. Crinums are seen all around our area, especially around old homes and even on neglected house places. They are huge, put forth very tall stems with multiple trumpet blooms and demand to be

Discovery Close to Home

  “One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” A.A. Milne By DAVE BERRY, dvberry@tylerpaper.com Let’s talk about discovery. Sure, it sounds complicated, dangerous, mysterious. The word alone makes us think of adventures into the unknown, explorations down uncharted trails, voyages

105-year-old woman celebrates long life

Edith Thompson, of Tyler, celebrated her 105th birthday with a party on July 11, at Providence Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, family members announced. Surrounded by family and friends, Ms. Thompson enjoyed the day visiting with her guests. She also received a surprise visit from Rep. Louie Gohmert on July 12, arranged through

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Discovery Close to Home

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” A.A. Milne Let’s…

28 July 2015 [11:15 PM]
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105-year-old woman celebrates long life

Edith Thompson, of Tyler, celebrated her 105th birthday with a party on July 11, at Providence Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, family…

28 July 2015 [11:10 PM]
Help your parents plan retirement

Since your parents have done a lot for you over your lifetime, this is the perfect time of year to return the favor by helping them plan their retirement at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. In May, we honored mothers on Mother’s Day and,…

28 July 2015 [11:08 PM]
Do young fundraisers learn generosity?

I spent Friday nights at the library in my middle school years. The library was directly across the street from the bowling alley where my dad bowled. So, every Friday I would load up a stack of books to be…

25 July 2015 [08:16 PM]
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Special boy brings joy to his family

All around the world children with special needs are waiting to be chosen by committed families. Children with special needs are first…

25 July 2015 [08:15 PM]
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Jewel of Palestine

There is no mistaking the Anderson County Courthouse. The imposing Renaissance Revival building with a shiny silver dome strategically rests…

25 July 2015 [08:10 PM]
Around East Texas

Noonday UMC hosting ice cream social, games Noonday United Methodist Church, 17320 Texas Highway 155 South, in Flint will have its “Come Meet Our Church” event from 2 to 4 p.m. today. The event will include an ice cream social,…

24 July 2015 [10:11 PM]
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Beautiful Blood

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace.” — Ephesians…

24 July 2015 [09:55 PM]
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A Guide to the Great Texas Balloon Race

Great Texas Balloon Race, being held in conjunction with the U.S. National Championship, is a world-class event in which hot air balloon…

23 July 2015 [11:42 PM]
Sabor a Pasion to host grape stomp

Tribune News Service Sabor a Pasion vineyard near Palestine will host its annual charity grape stomp, “Stomping Under the Stars,” 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. “Every vineyard has a grape stomp, just a celebration of the year’s harvest,”…

23 July 2015 [11:00 PM]
Shakespeare Fest includes show geared for younger audiences

Texas Shakespeare Festival actor and director Jason Richards calls the TSF children’s show a “greatest hits” of some of Shakespeare’s works. “This is our 30th season at the festival, so I knew, before I started writing, I knew that I…

23 July 2015 [10:59 PM]
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Mary Poppins lands in Palestine

Special to the Tyler Paper Palestine Community Theatre’s “Mary Poppins” is set to fly over rooftops and land at the…

23 July 2015 [10:56 PM]
Michael Miller Band to perform today

The Michael Miller Band, which presents gospel music with a blues/southern rock sound, is scheduled to perform 7:30 p.m. today at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin st. Tyler. Band members are Michael Miller…

23 July 2015 [10:51 PM]
Black Pointe Dance to host auditions

Black Pointe Dance Company will host auditions for their upcoming ballet “Sleepy Hollow” at 7 p.m. Monday, August 3 at All About Dance Studio. Black Pointe is looking for a minimum of 21 dancers of all ages. Dancers must be…

23 July 2015 [10:50 PM]
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Donald Trump insult app on Time.com Video

Another day, another Donald Trump insult of a public figure. The Donald’s habit of taking verbal potshots has inspired Time.com, the website…

22 July 2015 [10:56 AM]
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Fewer Half-Read Books

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain…

21 July 2015 [10:59 PM]
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