East Texas duo keep art of the printing press alive

David Jones and Denys Smith and of Hideaway are the masterminds behind the Etsy shop Alias Smith and Jones ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/Aliassmithandjones ). Situated in the woods a short distance from Arp High School, Jones and Smith work inside a log cabin printing custom made items on a 1898…

Lee graduate eases back into active life after cancer Video

  Eighteen-year-old Jacob Spiller has no doubt he will fully recover from cancer and the toll it’s taken on his life, including the loss of his right leg. He’s determined to once again play soccer and fulfill the many dreams he had before he was diagnosed. Jacob sat on his family’s couch Wednesday and talked about his senior year at

Local Links chapter recognized for arts achievement

The East Texas Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, an international nonprofit, recently received recognition for outstanding achievement in the arts at the 42nd Western Area Links Conference in Sacramento, California. The East Texas Chapter won first place for its exemplary programs and participation in the organization’s National Signature

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Easy dinner plans: Fast food with slow cookers

Each day millions of Americans are faced with the same question. What’s for dinner? Unless you are smart and plan meals, you will be facing that same question today. Without a plan, takeout meals and fast food starts to look…

29 July 2015 [11:07 PM]
Agencies partner to bring summer fun to children

TNS — Texas A&M Agrilife, The Henderson County HELP Center and Athens Independent School District have partnered together to bring a fun filled summer to area children.  The group started meeting on Monday, July 13 and will continue every Monday…

22 July 2015 [10:56 PM]
Etsy shop: Sherroll’s Designs

Etsy shop name: Sherroll’s Designs Owner: Sherroll Butcher of Tyler URL:https://www.etsy.com/shop/SherrollsDesigns What do you make? Customized sports necklaces, photo necklaces, bracelets and…

22 July 2015 [04:58 PM]
The Art of Etsy: Elle Furch Decor

The Art of Etsy is a question and answer series with East Texas sellers on the Etsy.com website produced by senior photographer…

15 July 2015 [11:09 PM]
UT Austin graduate to travel to Philippines for Peace Corps

  Julie Fryman is anything but your ordinary twenty-something. Ms. Fryman, a Tyler native, is an environmental scientist who graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Where most people in her position would be focused on starting…

01 July 2015 [11:07 PM]
Veterans find healing at botanical gardens

CHICAGO (TNS) — Amid overflowing pots of purple pansies and cheerful white English daisies, Alicia Green — sunglasses perched atop her head and a pair of gardening gloves tucked into a pocket of her jeans — stood before a group…

18 June 2015 [07:58 PM]
Car show to benefit Kerens Veteran's Memorial project

CORSICANA (TNS) — A special car show Saturday in downtown Kerens will provide some Memorial Day weekend fun, and raise funds to help complete construction of the Veteran’s Memorial in the city. Saturday’s “Red Brick Classic” car show fundraiser being…

20 May 2015 [11:30 PM]
Longtime Tyler television executive wins award

Phil Hurley, instrumental in East Texas broadcasting for more than 30 years, has been named the “Broadcaster of the Year” by the Texas Association of Broadcasters (TAB). “Phil Hurley epitomizes Texas broadcasting,” a TAB statement said. “In a time of rapid…

20 May 2015 [11:28 PM]
Cancer society seeks beauty professionals

The American Cancer Society is looking for Licensed Beauty Professionals to join their Look Good Feel Better program, designed to improve the…

13 May 2015 [11:24 PM]
Help children with bedtime fears feel secure

Have you heard of the book, “There’s a Nightmare in My Closet”? It is about a child who was afraid of an imaginary monster in his closet and how he conquered this imaginary monster. To parents, monsters are in the…

13 May 2015 [11:21 PM]
Tyler ballerinas stay on pointe

Two young ballerinas in a Tyler dance studio are being asked to be on pointe, strike a graceful pose and…

13 May 2015 [11:20 PM]
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