Woman discovers love for competitive fitness

At 5 feet 7 1/2 inches tall and weighing 130 pounds, bikini and figure competitor Kirsti Wallace has 12 percent body fat — less than half that of the average woman. Ms. Wallace, a Grapevine native and transplant to Tyler, has maintained athleticism throughout her life. She played basketball, coached by her father, Troy, at Grapevine Faith Hi…

Upcoming Christmas Sale benefiting the Salvation Army

Bargain shopping that benefits people in need is what one upcoming Christmas sale is all about. The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will open its annual Christmas Sale this week and all proceeds go to The Salvation Army to help East Texas residents.

Pickleball: a favorite pastime

Retired businessman Stephen Smith, 67, moved to the Whitehouse area from California several months ago to be closer to family, swapping sun and surf for trees and Tex-Mex. He soon found a place to call home and new friends to enjoy.

MADD holds "Tie One On for Safety" luncheon Wednesday

The very fact that Patti Foster was standing in front of the crowd speaking defied her doctors’ expectations. More than 12 years ago, a wreck involving a drugged driver nearly took Ms.

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Pickleball: a favorite pastime

Retired businessman Stephen Smith, 67, moved to the Whitehouse area from California several months ago to be closer to family, swapping sun…

19 November 2014 [09:01 PM]
Woman, 90, fulfills some life-long goals

As LaVerna Verheyden approached her 90th birthday, she decided the time was right to fulfill two longtime dreams. First, she wanted to…

05 November 2014 [08:42 PM]
Everyone matters

When this year’s convocation speaker finished, every teacher in the audience had two things on their mind: First: “My classroom is nowhere near ready.” Second: “What are we having for lunch?” Neither of which had anything to do with her…

22 October 2014 [11:40 PM]
UT Tyler student fighting for sight

Three years ago, University of Texas at Tyler student Candyce Lane Henwood was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye disease. She was…

22 October 2014 [09:18 PM]
Don't worry about the past

As the author of more than 30 books, including the bestselling series Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Richard Carlson helped millions…

01 October 2014 [11:15 PM]
Zipping by

CHEROKEE COUNTY — Aeriel Holte stood on a platform 16-feet in the air, hooked to a zip line. With a push she was…

24 September 2014 [10:22 PM]
Rotary donates to Moore tornado relief fund

A local donation to the Moore, Oklahoma community in the wake of a devastating tornado is reaping benefits. The South Tyler Rotary Club donated $1,000 as a relief gift to the Rotary Club of Oklahoma City for the victims…

10 September 2014 [11:50 PM]
Can Do Canning

It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, but was afraid. What if it doesn’t work and I give someone food poisoning? How…

04 September 2014 [01:14 AM]
Give yourself some props

I consider myself a yogi. That self-proclaimed title has been a long time coming, and I want to share with you the journey that led to being comfortable with such a public statement. The truth is, I have been practicing…

14 August 2014 [10:29 AM]
Putting her best foot forward

Born with a clubfoot that required numerous surgeries, culminating in amputation, life has not been easy for Whitney Hemphill, whose family relocated…

13 August 2014 [10:59 PM]
A mile in her hijab

Editor’s note: Tyler Morning Telegraph news staffers in June were tasked with doing something they’ve never done before as part of the…

07 August 2014 [12:02 AM]
Keep the Karma coming

I was trying to make up my mind what to order when a flight attendant came up behind me with a somewhat frantic look on her face. She asked if I was in line, and I could tell by the…

31 July 2014 [12:18 AM]
Play is an important part of life

How do you use your leisure time? Fewer unstructured “play” hours seem to be in our lives! This is a serious threat to our health and happiness. Did you know: * The average married couple works 26 percent longer each…

31 July 2014 [12:08 AM]