L&L shoe store in Palestine enjoys firm footing amid changing times

PALESTINE - In downtown Palestine, a small, family-owned shoe store bears stubborn witness to change. L&L owners John and Janice Schwab hold firm to tradition, in spite of a changing consumer landscape that pits small shops in direct competition with big box dealers. These are tough times for independent shoe retailers, but it seems Schwab…

Early College High School Drama Club teaches students to incorporate art into life

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com When Tyler ISD opened its Early College High School last fall, they knew students would need ways to reduce stress while working to simultaneously manage college and high school. “They need an outlet; they need a way to decompress,” Program Director DelSenna Frazier said. “What they lose out on, we try to

Texas College receives grant to fund writing lab

Texas College will develop a writing activating lab thanks to a $20,000 grant from the East Texas Communities Foundation. The grant will fund four library initiatives related to writing to be run by a writer-in-residence and local creative writers who will run workshops and seminars. The areas of focus will include: Having students gain a

Third suspect arrested in connection to the killing of a man found dead near the Antioch Cemetery

The third suspect in the killing of a man found dead Thursday near the Antioch Cemetery in northeastern Smith County was arrested and booked into the Smith County Jail on Saturday. Stanton Lane Pearce, 52, of Tyler, was arrested in connection to the death of Luis Martinez, 62, of Tyler. Pearce is facing a murder charge and his bail has been set

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