Teenager in need of a loving home

He’s a happy boy, but needs a loving family. Brent usually has a smile on his face, but he’d be beaming from ear to ear if he could find his forever family. Brent’s a typical teenager who enjoys video games. “I tried the racing game,” he said, grabbing the steering wheel of a video game. He also likes sports a…

Tyler family champions adoption

Not one day is alike in the Daniel household. Days are a mix of family outings, laughter, challenges and surprises around every corner.

"The Polar Express" begins today

The Texas State Railroad train is transforming into “The Polar Express” to take families on a magical journey to the North Pole. Beginning today and running through Dec.

12-year-old in need of a loving family

Chelsey ran into the Discovery Science Place in Tyler. “I want to go play!” she proclaimed.

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Teenager in need of a loving home

He’s a happy boy, but needs a loving family. Brent usually has a smile on his face, but he’d be beaming from…

20 December 2014 [07:50 PM]
People's strengths can bring opportunities

Everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Everyone — including those we think of as needy. As givers, we often make the mistake of thinking that a person in need is not capable of giving or contributing anything. Consider doing some research…

20 December 2014 [07:48 PM]
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Tyler family champions adoption

Not one day is alike in the Daniel household. Days are a mix of family outings, laughter, challenges and surprises around every…

20 December 2014 [07:45 PM]
Program to ensure pets are fed grows to six counties

For some senior citizens and residents with disabilities, feeding their pets can be a challenge. Whether their limitations are financial or physical, putting food on the table for themselves is difficult, let alone providing for their pets. That’s where the…

19 December 2014 [09:36 PM]
Women's Symphony League sets Ball date

Women’s Symphony League of Tyler will have its 2015 Symphony Ball on March 6, organizers announced during a kickoff event last week. The theme of the annual celebration will be “Heart Strings: A Night of Celebration.” It also was announced…

13 December 2014 [08:37 PM]
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"The Polar Express" begins today

The Texas State Railroad train is transforming into “The Polar Express” to take families on a magical journey to the North Pole.…

13 December 2014 [08:21 PM]
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12-year-old in need of a loving family

Chelsey ran into the Discovery Science Place in Tyler. “I want to go play!” she proclaimed. “Chelsey can be described as a…

13 December 2014 [08:11 PM]
Other communities should emulate Shine Your Light

Thanksgiving is over and the hustle and bustle of holiday shoppers around town reminds us all that Christmas is near. At East Texas Communities Foundation, our focus turns to year-end giving such as the Shine Your Light Community Campaign. (Disclaim-er:…

13 December 2014 [08:09 PM]
UT Tyler Fine Arts Gallery hosting exhibition

The University of Texas at Tyler Fine Arts Complex Gallery is showing the senior art exhibition, “Nothing and Everything at the Same Time.” The featured student is Tonya Shanholtz, of Tyler, a mixed media artist who integrates refuse with ceramic,…

06 December 2014 [07:56 PM]
Tyler chapter of retired federal employees hosting holiday party

The Tyler chapter of National Association of Retired Federal Employees will hold its Christmas party at 12:30 p.m. Friday at Rosewood Estates, 506 Rice Road, said Anita Wood, public relations officer. Megan Younger, who holds a degree in musical theater…

06 December 2014 [07:50 PM]
Jazz at Lincoln Center brings Big Band Holidays to Tyler

A program of Christmas tunes presented in a swinging jazz style will be featured on Tuesday when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton MarsalisBig Band Holidays takes the stage at the Cowan Center. The Big Band Holidays show…

06 December 2014 [07:47 PM]
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Kind teenager, 16, needs forever family

John is a quiet, but playful young man. This 16-year-old is well-mannered and gets along with others. “He’s a very loving child…

06 December 2014 [07:43 PM]
Music Coterie, Marvin team up for holiday performance Thursday

      Tyler Music Coterie and Marvin United Methodist Church musicians and vocalists will join forces for a free holiday performance at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the sanctuary of the church, 300 W. Erwin St. The concert is part…

29 November 2014 [08:07 PM]
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11-year-old needs nice, loving family

Like most young boys, Casey likes video games. He also enjoys riding his bike and playing. “Casey is really laid back.…

29 November 2014 [07:48 PM]
Giving is sometimes more than just money

Giving is often motivated by a desire to meet a pressing need. In a community, I believe, this is important. In trying to meet needs, I think of issues that are clear, call for specific action and have a sense…

29 November 2014 [07:42 PM]
Ben Wheeler gears up for Book Fair

The third Ben Wheeler Book Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, will include about 26 Texas authors who write in many genres. “Overall, this is the best group of authors we’ve ever had,” book fair organizer Tom…

22 November 2014 [07:46 PM]
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Spirit of Christmas Food Drive begins

Brookshire Grocery Co. has launched the 33rd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive. The drive makes it easy for the company’s customers…

22 November 2014 [07:45 PM]
This Thanksgiving, pass the turkey- and the family values

Thanksgiving is upon us. AAA projects more than 43 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. More than any other single occasion — yes, even more than Christmas, people travel great distances…

22 November 2014 [07:42 PM]