Sanctuary

  As Gayle Helms, executive director at Pets Fur People, walks down the central hallway, with a dozen kennels on each side, she stops to pat every one of the 24 dogs on the head. She squats on the concrete floor, puts her fingers through the wire netting and scratches the dogs’ ears with a big smile on her face, talking to each by name…

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Sanctuary

As Gayle Helms, executive director at Pets Fur People, walks down the central hallway, with a dozen kennels on each…

21 July 2014 [11:48 PM]
6 arrested for drug trafficking, laundering

Six people arrested in Smith County last week on drug trafficking, illegal gambling and money laundering charges have ties to a Mexican drug cartel, according to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith. He said the arrests were a result of…

21 July 2014 [11:38 PM]
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Rep. Simpson back from Valley tour

State Representative David Simpson, R-Longview, has returned from a weeklong tour of the Rio Grande Valley, investigating the state of the border…

21 July 2014 [11:36 PM]
Independent Living Center to host symposium

The East Texas Center for Independent Living will sponsor a free half-day seminar on legal considerations related to the Americans with Disabilities Act on Friday. The symposium is set for 8:30 am to noon at the ETCIL offices, 4713…

21 July 2014 [10:10 PM]
Law enforcement to put on aprons to raise funds

Local law enforcement will exchange their uniforms for aprons on Thursday at Texas Roadhouse to raise money for Special Olympics Texas. During the “Tip A Cop” fundraiser, Law Enforcement Torch Run members and Special Olympics Texas athletes will work the…

21 July 2014 [10:06 PM]
Sheriff: Better record keeping measures in place

In addition to reviewing incidents in which Smith County inmates were released on personal recognizance bonds, the Smith County Sheriff’s Office has announced it will increase record keeping measures for emails sent between the office and the Smith County District…

21 July 2014 [10:05 PM]
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Teacher goes in depth at coal mine

Flip-flops, shorts and the beach? No thanks. I chose safety vests, hard hats and a coal mine for a vacation. Yes, a…

21 July 2014 [06:42 PM]
College Corner: Money management for soon-to-be freshmen

One of the biggest new responsibilities for college freshmen is learning how to manage money — without being able to easily reach into Mom or Dad’s wallet when they get into a jam. Yet, because so many families are squeamish…

21 July 2014 [06:04 PM]
Police ask for help to ID robber suspect

Tyler police are asking for help in identifying a man who robbed a Family Dollar store Sunday morning. Officers were called to the store, 1527 NNW Loop 323, at 9:40 a.m., according to a news release. The clerk told…

20 July 2014 [10:55 PM]
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Green office park ahead of schedule

The Corporate Green Office Park started as a dream for Phil Burks four years ago. Walking around the site off Paluxy Drive,…

20 July 2014 [05:35 PM]
People are talking about ... standard dosing, overweight firefighters

Health officials recommend using milliliter as the standard for liquid medicines. A new study published recently in the journal Pediatrics suggests that adopting the milliliter, as the only standard for administering medications to children would reduce dosage errors. In a…

19 July 2014 [06:07 PM]
Weighing In: Don't wait until it's a Monday

There’s a humungous new fitness center in Tyler and since it’s opening in late May, there have been crowds of folks eager to get in and exercise. At a low price and 24-hour access, Planet Fitness is a no-brainer for…

19 July 2014 [06:01 PM]
Fit City Coalition meeting Aug. 6

The public is invited to the next Fit City Challenge Coalition meeting, to be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Brookshire’s Culinary Center, 200 Rice Road. The Fit City Challenge is a communitywide healthy living initiative that…

19 July 2014 [05:55 PM]
Emergency response drill set for Broadway Square Mall

Broadway Square Mall will host an emergency response drill for local law enforcement on Sunday. From 6:30 to 11 p.m., the Smith County Sheriff’s Department’s SWAT and K9 units will participate in a planned drill to train authorities in the…

19 July 2014 [12:18 AM]
Texas State Railroad: Children's train ride set for August 1

Children are invited to bring a friend along on a train ride. The Texas State Railroad will host its Teddy Bear’s Train Ride on Aug. 1, according to a news release. The teddy bear-themed train will depart from the Rusk…

19 July 2014 [12:13 AM]
Tyler, state outpacing nation on employment

The employment rate for the Tyler area last month followed closely with the state’s. The employment rate here for June was 94.6 percent, down slightly from 94.9 percent in May, but up from 93.1 percent a year ago, according to…

19 July 2014 [12:12 AM]
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Eltife, Nichols appointed to top panels

Outgoing Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst appointed two local senators to powerful panels in preparation for the upcoming session. Sen. Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler,…

19 July 2014 [12:06 AM]