Editorial: First Amendment affirms that words aren't violence

A Northwestern University professor’s op-ed in the Los Angeles Times is disturbing - not only in its conclusions, but also its assumptions. Sociologist Laura Beth Nielsen calls for restrictions on hate speech, because she contends that speech is violence. We are currently seeing the results of confusing speech and political violence. It’s not…

Downtown Wine Swirl art contest winner announced; volunteers still needed

The Downtown Wine Swirl has announced the winner of this year’s art print contest. “I’ll Have a Glass” from artist Dennis Carson won first place. This is the second win in a row for him. Carson’s work has been recreated as a print that will be available for purchase at the Wine Swirl for $20 each. The Downtown Tyler Wine Swirl, set for

ETMC Specialty Hospital nurse receives DAISY Award for extraordinary care

The East Texas Medical Center Specialty Hospital in Tyler presented a Daisy Award to Wanda Prater, LVN, for extraordinary nursing care. Prater has received several DAISY nominations since becoming a team member at ETMC in 2010. “She takes a personal interest in her patients and spends time talking with them,” said Laurie Lehnhof-Watts,

Palestine Police Department holds press conference regarding missing woman Video

Lt. Gabriel Green with the Palestine Police Department held a press conference regarding Ricki Deann Taylor, 46, of Palestine. The Palestine Police Department received a call in the early morning hours of June 22 in reference to a missing person.  The last known contact anyone had with Taylore was Wednesday evening in Palestine. Anyone with

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Editorial: Food stamps reform makes sense

As usual, Republicans are being portrayed as heartless plutocrats, and cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - food stamps program -…

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