Young cast prepares for 16th annual Brook Hill Dinner Theatre

Attendees of the 16th annual Brook Hill Dinner Theatre can expect to see a farce. The drama department, under direction of Glenn Ballard, will present David Grote’s “The Medicine Man,” a comedy that follows the antics of Samuel P. Sagamore, an opportunistic con-man who pretends to be a doctor in order to claim a reward for &ldquo…

Special college student has big plans in Kenya after graduation

In Africa’s east coast, 38 million people call Kenya home. It’s where Carolyne Gachibi grew up as a member of the Masai tribe.

13-year-old waiting on a forever home

Jakerian walks into Marquie’s Trims and Cuts in Tyler for a haircut. “Just an edge up, please,” he said.

Escorts to members of the Rose Queen's court of the Texas Rose Festival are announced

Staff Reports   Dozens of young men are being called to duty as escorts to members of the Rose Queen’s court of the Texas Rose Festival. The men will accompany the women during their appearances in the lavish Queen’s Coronation ceremony and other events.

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List of Haunted Houses and fun activities in East Texas

It’s time for one of the most frightfully fun weekends of the year. East Texas will celebrate Halloween with a cauldron of special events — many of which are kid friendly. From the really, really scary to the only slightly…

24 October 2014 [08:39 PM]
TJC choral groups present Fall Concert main campus Tuesday

Tyler Junior College choral groups will present their Fall Concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wise Auditorium on the TJC main campus. Admission is free. The TJC Concert Choir will perform music by Morten Lauridsen and Gwyneth Walker, music from the…

24 October 2014 [07:55 PM]
Two new exhibitions at Tyler Museum of Art

Tyler Museum of Art is preparing two new exhibitions. Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist and the annual Middle School Day of the Dead Art Exhibition open on Nov. 2, according to information from the museum. Admission…

24 October 2014 [06:54 PM]
Concert with special guest at Cowan Center Saturday evening

East Texas Symphony Orchestra will perform on Saturday with The Romeros Quartet — “The Royal Family of Guitar” — as the guest artists. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Cowan Center on the campus of The University…

24 October 2014 [06:53 PM]
UT Tyler opens exhibition on Monday featuring works of art

The University of Texas at Tyler Meadows Gallery on Monday will open an exhibition of mixed media art by Karin Broker, Ray Sikes, gallery coordinator, announced. Broker will talk about her work during a reception at 6 p.m. “Karin Broker…

24 October 2014 [06:50 PM]
UT Tyler presents three performances of Hansel and Gretel

The University of Texas at Tyler will present three performances of the classic children’s opera, “Hansel and Gretel” in the UT Tyler Braithwaite Recital Hall, Dr. Soo-Ah Park, director of opera and musical theater, announced. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m.…

17 October 2014 [11:24 PM]
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13-year-old waiting on a forever home

Jakerian walks into Marquie’s Trims and Cuts in Tyler for a haircut. “Just an edge up, please,” he said. Judy Miles, with…

16 October 2014 [08:53 PM]
Athens chef to speak at Master Gardeners event

Henderson County Master Gardeners will present their Annual Fall Event, “Winter Wonderland from Kitchen and Garden” on October 21, 2014. It will be held in the smaller Fellowship Hall at First United Methodist Church, 225 E College at Lover’s…

15 October 2014 [09:01 PM]
Organizers of the Texas Rose Festival promise more floats

Organizers of the Texas Rose Festival Parade are promising more floats than ever at this year’s procession set for Saturday morning. New this year will be four tribute floats saluting Tyler. “One of the great attractions for the parade is…

10 October 2014 [10:06 PM]
ETSO to present wine, cheese pairing Monday

East Texas Symphony Orchestra will present a wine and food pairing event on Monday called Symphony Uncorked. “Attendees will enjoy wine and food pairings representing the origins of the music that will be presented at the five concerts during the…

04 October 2014 [08:24 PM]
Overton ex-students to reunite this weekend

The Overton Ex-Student Association will have a school reunion this week, beginning with a mixer 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Overton Community Center. Light refreshments will be served. On Saturday, a business meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the…

04 October 2014 [08:22 PM]
"Smokey Joe's Cafe" Saturday at Cowan center

“Smokey’s Joe’s Cafe,” a musical featuring some of the biggest hits of the 1950s and 1960s, comes to the Cowan Center on Saturday. The musical revue packs in nearly 40 songs by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, including “Hound Dog,”…

04 October 2014 [08:20 PM]
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Seven to serve Rose Queen

Seven children will serve in the Texas Rose Festival as attendants to Rose Queen Kathryn Elizabeth Peltier. The children will assist Miss Peltier,…

04 October 2014 [08:12 PM]
13 day tour offered by UT Tyler to explore the Mayan culture

The University of Texas at Tyler, in collaboration with the Maya Research Program, will offer a tour that explores Mayan culture, Dr. Teresa Kennedy, UT Tyler Office of International Programs executive director, announced. Led by Dr. Thomas Guderjan, associate professor…

03 October 2014 [07:54 PM]
Tyler to host the American Rose Society’s National Rose Show

Tyler will be host to the American Rose Society’s National Rose Show, the largest and most prestigious rose show in the nation, Oct. 17-18 at the Rose Garden Center. “The roses are gorgeous and spectacular,” Jeffrey Ware, ARS executive director,…

03 October 2014 [07:48 PM]
Quilt Celebration show in Mineola set for Oct. 10-11

“Stars, Stars, and More Stars” is the theme of the annual Quilt Celebration show set for Oct. 10 and 11 at the Mineola League of the Arts, 200 W. Blair St. in Mineola. Show Chairman Debbie Hall said that she…

27 September 2014 [11:12 PM]
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The Belcher Center to launch new season

The Belcher Center will launch its new season with performances by two groups that are electrifying — in very different ways. The…

26 September 2014 [07:42 PM]
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The Swingle Singers coming to UT Tyler

The Grammy-winning singing group The Swingle Singers will headline a night of a cappella music in Tyler. Also performing in…

26 September 2014 [07:38 PM]
“Drawings by Lee Baxter Davis” to be presented by TJC Galleries

The TJC Wise Auditorium Art Gallery and the Jenkins Hall Art Hallway Gallery are presenting the exhibit “Drawings by Lee Baxter Davis” through Oct. 17. Davis’ prints and drawings have been exhibited throughout the United States and are included in…

26 September 2014 [07:33 PM]
Ticket information for Texas Rose Festival Events

Tickets to upcoming Texas Rose Festival events can be ordered through the website texasrosefestival.com or the box office at the Cowan Center at The University of Texas at Tyler. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

26 September 2014 [07:31 PM]
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The Women's fund is giving back

There are many examples of women coming together to improve their communities. From volunteering at schools, providing meals and clothing to creating…

26 September 2014 [07:24 PM]