Vietnam veterans to celebrate return of vintage helicopter

  An elite group of decorated Vietnam War veterans plan to gather during the Memorial Day holiday weekend in separate events to renew old friendships and celebrate the return of a 10,200-pound vintage warbird to its rightful place in the sky. The first of three hero tributes kicks off Saturday, when members of “F” Troop 8th Calvary, U.S.…

Tyler family gives three Zimbabwean students a second home

  A Tyler family opened their hearts and home to three children from Zimbabwe and forever changed each other’s lives. Since 2001, Jim and Brenda Bothwell have helped the Kika family, of Gweru, Zimbabwe, enrich their children’s lives by becoming their second set of parents while they attend college in the United States. In World War II,

Woman swims 90 laps to celebrate 90th birthday Video

Tyler resident Mary Hudson celebrated her 90th birthday recently by challenging herself to swim 90 pool lengths. “I’m kind of a goal setter, and if you don’t set a goal how are you ever going to reach it?” Ms. Hudson said. “I’ve always liked water, and I’ve taught swimming for 58 years.” Ms.

Brookshire's promotion benefits first responders

Brookshire’s Grocery Company is teaming up with Gatorade to help local first responders, the firm has announced. Through June 9, customers will receive 200 bonus “yourpoints” for the purchase of five 32 oz. bottles of Gatorade purchased in a single transaction at any Brookshire’s location. Customers can then donate the Gatorade to local

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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]
Group preps for disaster relief

Disaster needs are being met with help from a team with the National Civilian Community Corps. The AmeriCorps team, Ocean 6, is working with the American Red Cross Serving East Texas in Smith County to increase capacity for shelters, feeding,…

15 April 2015 [09:59 PM]
Course offers challenges and builds teamwork

It’s just minutes into a group’s session at the ETMC Behavioral Health Center’s Changing Courses Ropes program and orchestrated chaos has broken…

15 April 2015 [09:52 PM]
JT Color Guard wins national title

Performing a high-energy routine to Beyonce’s “Grown Woman,” the John Tyler High School Color Guard earned the National Championship Trophy recently at…

01 April 2015 [10:00 PM]
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