Cherokee County jailer indicted on charges of improper sexual activity with inmate

Following her release from the Cherokee County Jail, a former inmate reported to another law enforcement agency that a jailer had engaged in improper physical contact with her during incarceration. Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell said he and his command staff immediately opened an investigation into the matter. "Due to the serious nat…

VIDEO: 75 ton sand sculpture of bull-riding cowboy at East Texas State Fair

Tyler Morning Telegraph's Caleb Mooney visited the East Texas State Fair and found an interesting project being built completely from sand.  Watch as the award-winning duo from Sandscapes mold damp sand into an intricately detailed sculpture over 10 days.

VIDEO: Tyler seeks to curb distracted driving with PSAs

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Smith County League of Women Voters registering voters today

The Tyler/Smith County League of Women voters will celebrate democracy by registering voters today, National Voter Registration Day. The goal is to increase participation by encouraging Americans to register to vote and visit polls during the 2014 mid-term elections. Dozens…

23 September 2014 [12:46 PM]
TJC taking reservations for trip to Turkey

Tyler Junior College is taking reservations for “Turkey: Biblical and Archeological Tour of Asia Minor,” planned for March 6 to 15, officials announced. Designed to enrich the American public’s knowledge of early Christianity, archeology, Turkey and the Middle East, tour…

22 September 2014 [09:17 PM]
UT Tyler receives Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty award

The University of Texas at Tyler has once again been recognized for creative uses and support of distance learning technology in the classroom, Dr. Ross Sherman, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, announced. Dr. Wesley Hickey received an…

22 September 2014 [09:16 PM]
Two Sewapalooza events in Tyler this weekend

A Nimble Thimble in Tyler will host two Sewapalooza events this weekend. Bernina of America, a manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and quilting machines, announced that Bernina Educator Tari Intardonato will lead attendees through three projects from 10 a.m. to 5…

22 September 2014 [09:13 PM]
Insurance ratings change could mean savings for some in Smith County

Emergency Services District No. 2 officials expect Insurance Service Office ratings to decrease in rural parts of Smith County, which could mean savings for residents living more than five miles from fire stations. Lower insurance premiums and improved fire…

22 September 2014 [09:10 PM]
Principal for new Tyler ISD middle school already on the job

While Three Lakes Middle School will not open until Fall 2015, Forrest Kaiser already is on the job as principal planning for its operation. “Three Lakes is a brand new school. It gives us an opportunity to start fresh, using…

22 September 2014 [08:51 PM]
Overton man arrested for scrap metal theft

Staff reports An Overton man was arrested Monday morning for stealing scrap metal and kitchen appliances out of an abandoned trailer home. The Smith County Sheriff’s Office was called to a home in the 22500 block of County Road 26,…

22 September 2014 [05:16 PM]
6th Annual Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale Scheduled for October 11

The 2014 Whitehouse Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, October 11th at locations throughout Whitehouse. The event, coordinated by Keep Whitehouse Beautiful draws shoppers from all parts of East Texas for a day of great deals. Whitehouse residents,…

22 September 2014 [10:47 AM]
Aloft with light: Artist calls renovated garage, service station home

BY KELLY GOOCH, kgooch@tylerpaper.com EDITOR ‘S NOTE: This is part of an occasional series of stories about renovation projects that have taken place in and around downtown.    When Cassie Edmonds began searching for a new home, her goal was to find…

22 September 2014 [12:17 AM]
Community members form human peace sign

BY FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com The words of Henry Chapin’s classic “All My Life’s a Circle” carried through the Liberty Hall Theater in Tyler as the audience sang in unison at the finale of the fourth annual Art of Peace Festival. Sunday…

22 September 2014 [12:15 AM]
Palestine became Anderson County seat in settlement of feud

BY BETTY WATERS, blw@tylerpaper.com PALESTINE — Back in the 1800’s, this town became the county seat of Anderson County in a settlement of a feud between two towns wanting the designation. Native Americans — the Comanche, Waco, Tawakonis, Kickapoo and others…

21 September 2014 [09:50 PM]
East Texas State Fair schedule for Monday, Sept. 22

Daily admittance into the fair is free for 5 and younger, $6 for children 6 to 12 and $8 for 12 and older. Arm bands for unlimited carnival rides are $25 daily on Sunday these are only good from…

21 September 2014 [08:33 PM]