VIDEO: In Virginia, the rise of a new space coast

Every summer, tourists make the pilgrimage to Chincoteague Island, Va. to see wild ponies cross the Assateague Channel. But, it's the rockets sending supplies to the International Space Station that are making this a year-round destination.…

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Officers on scene of body found in Cherokee County

NEW SUMMERFIELD (KYTX) – A body was discovered Wednesday near New Summerfield and law officers are currently working the scene. Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell confirms the New Summerfield Police Department and the Texas Rangers are currently at the property…

30 July 2014 [02:12 PM]
Fair Plaza Parking Garage officially open

Today’s ribbon cutting has officially opened the Fair Plaza Parking Garage at 208 South College Ave. “The garage will be an integral part of the entry point into downtown,” said City Engineer Carter Delleney. “We are particularly pleased that the…

30 July 2014 [12:33 PM]
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Shattered Lives

I just read a column by Dave Berry, my wife’s cousin and editor for the Tyler Morning Telegraph. It was a personal…

30 July 2014 [11:59 AM]
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Focal Point: Name Dropping

“I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take,…

30 July 2014 [12:07 AM]
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Ryan understands the poor need hope

The fundamental difference between Rep. Paul Ryan, who has proposed new anti-poverty initiatives, and his detractors is one of definitions. Just what…

29 July 2014 [11:31 PM]
Annual Literacy Council spelling bee Tuesday

The Literacy Council of Tyler already has broken records this year with its annual fundraiser, the Corporate Spelling Bee. “We are so excited,” Ellen Krafve, director of development, said. “The Spelling Bee committee worked hard to streamline the event and…

29 July 2014 [11:14 PM]
School district invites community to ‘go inside’

Tyler ISD is inviting community members to get an inside look of the district. This fall, the school district will launch Inside Tyler ISD, a program designed to give participants an in-depth look at the district. Covered topics will…

29 July 2014 [10:54 PM]
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Public is invited to grand opening

The public is invited to a grand opening event today for the Fair Plaza parking garage downtown. The event is scheduled to…

29 July 2014 [10:35 PM]
Mental health grant in jeopardy

A $130,000 grant to fund more mental health coverage in Smith County could be in jeopardy without up-front money from Smith County. Andrews Center Division Director Valerie Holcomb said the $130,000 federal grant would cover the cost of two full-time…

29 July 2014 [10:29 PM]
Identity theft expanding with technology

BY KENNETH DEAN kdean@tylerpaper.com Technology allows us to instantly communicate with anyone across a vast area of the globe, surf the Web via our cellphone and bank and shop from the comfort of our home. But as technology has…

29 July 2014 [08:50 PM]
Reporter's identity stolen

BY KENNETH DEAN kdean@tylerpaper.com The first indication something was wrong was the clerk at a local store saying the debit card had been declined and asking if there was another method of payment for my morning smoothie.  The bank didn’t…

29 July 2014 [07:41 PM]
Traffic lights at Elm Street and College Avenue to come back online

To alleviate traffic congestion due to the construction of the Fair Plaza Garage, the Traffic Department set the traffic signal lights at Elm Street and College Avenue to a continuous red flashing light. With the completion of the Parking Garage,…

29 July 2014 [12:15 PM]
Elaborate marijuana farm discovered in East Texas

GOODRICH, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities are working to clear more than a dozen marijuana fields found in the eastern part of the state. Chief Deputy Bryan Lyons from the Polk County Sheriff's Office says more than 44,000 plants had…

29 July 2014 [12:07 PM]