Habitat for Humanity receives $25K grant

A local group has allocated $120,000 to help Tyler area nonprofits. Habitat for Humanity of Smith County was awarded a $25,000 grant by the Retail Merchants Association of Tyler Charitable Fund at East Texas Communities Foundation. The grant will support Habitat’s critical repair program, which is used to fund emergency repairs to homes of…

Lifestyle changes lead man to love of triathlons

It took a difficult 50-yard walk alongside his wife, Rachel, in 2012 for Bullard-native Jonathan Johnson to realize he needed to make a huge lifestyle change. Johnson, father to two young boys, said he hasn’t always lived a healthy lifestyle, but in the last couple of years has made changes to improve his health through participation in triathlons.

Hideaway artist makes, sells abstract paintings on Etsy

The Art of Etsy is a question-and-answer series with East Texas sellers on the Etsy.com website, produced by senior photographer Sarah A. Miller. Find her on Twitter @TMT_Sarah.   A love of crafting, artistry and producing items by hand runs deep in the hearts of many East Texans. An online community called Etsy has given many talented

Cheer team for special needs children returns

  Team Twister Inspire is back and ready to give even more children with disabilities the opportunity to become cheerleaders. The program, founded by Gym Tyler, is headed into its second year. Team Twister Inspire allows children with a variety of disabilities the opportunity to

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Eggs at grocery store are the same, and different

People have been eating eggs for centuries. The first domesticated birds arrived in the Americas with Christopher Columbus. Eggs have always been a good source of protein and other nutrients. In the past they have been inexpensive, but because of…

27 August 2015 [05:54 AM]
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This Week's Sellers 8-6

Ashley Hollis of Tyler partnered with her sister in Plano to open their Etsy shop called Two Sisters Originals. Etsy shop:…

05 August 2015 [10:55 PM]
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]
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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]
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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]
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