National touring company of "Elf" to play Belcher Center on Monday

The Belcher Center in Longview will get into the holiday spirit when it hosts the national touring company of “Elf: The Broadway Musical.” The show is set for 7 p.m. on Monday in the performance hall at LeTourneau University. Tickets range from $45 to $60, and can be ordered on the venue’s website, www.belchercenter.com. “…

16-year-old finds her forever family

In August of 2013, we introduced you to Selena on CBS 19’s Children are a Gift report on the 10 p.m. News.

Spirit of Christmas Food Drive begins

Brookshire Grocery Co. has launched the 33rd annual Spirit of Christmas Food Drive.

TJC Academy of Dance to introduce a new version of a Christmas classic

This Christmas season, the TJC Academy of Dance will introduce a new version of the classic “The Nutcracker.” This will be the academy’s 26th year to perform the holiday production, but it is the first year for its new director, Carolyn Hanna.

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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]
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Trombonist Mullins in Jazz Spectacular

East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association’s annual Jazz Spectacular concert on Thursday will feature Mark Mullins, a trombonist who played in Harry Connick…

15 November 2014 [08:38 PM]
Children learn generosity through family experiences

This generosity journey began in the fall of 1970. My Girl Scout troop made cookies and popcorn balls for children at the orphanage located not far from where we were stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany. My parents chaperoned my teen-aged troop…

15 November 2014 [08:24 PM]
Entities seek 500 blankets for "Gift of warmth" effort

Warmth is not a guarantee especially for people struggling to make ends meet. That’s why once again East Texas Refrigeration and The Salva-tion Army are partnering for their annual Giv-ing the Gift of Warmth project. The two entities are asking…

15 November 2014 [08:21 PM]
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Wang, Kavakos to perform on Thursday

Two acclaimed classical musicians, pianist Yuja Wang and violinist Leonidas Kavakos, will perform in the Inaugural Frances Cowan Gibson Classical Music Event…

15 November 2014 [08:18 PM]
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Temporary location for young mothers

Reading the Bible is where Wendi Rees gets her strength, which drives her passion to help children. But her journey to figure…

14 November 2014 [08:44 PM]
The Red Kettle Campaign fundraiser is kicking off on Saturday

The Salvation Army of Tyler is gearing up for one of its most recognizable fund-raisers — the Red Kettle Campaign. Soon, paid and volunteer bell ringers will be standing next to red kettles at locations around Smith County as the…

08 November 2014 [08:16 PM]
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Don't go to Vegas without a Baptist

Jeanne Robertson is full of advice. Among her favorite words of wisdom are “Don’t Go to Vegas Without A Baptist,” “Don’t…

08 November 2014 [08:14 PM]
Veterans Day events scheduled for Tuesday in downtown Tyler

Veterans Day events are scheduled for Tuesday in downtown Tyler. A prayer service at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 301 W. Ferguson St., will be followed by a walk to T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza, where a ceremony will take…

07 November 2014 [11:01 PM]
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11-year-old finds a forever home

Close to five years ago, CBS 19 began a commitment to help East Texas foster children find forever families. We profile those…

07 November 2014 [09:46 PM]
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New TMA art exhibit explores 6 couples

Two unique exhibitions — “Flow into the Mystic: Marriage and the Contemporary Artist” and the annual Middle School Day of the Dead…

01 November 2014 [09:58 PM]
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Home is where the heart is

Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph “Home is where the heart is” isn’t just a proverbial saying. Like his fictional…

01 November 2014 [09:12 PM]
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Sister Act comes to UT Tyler

The Tony-nominated Broadway musical “Sister Act” is coming to The University of Texas at Tyler R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts…

01 November 2014 [09:07 PM]
Northeast Texas Teaching Artist Training Program

Local artists who want to work with area students and teachers can learn how through a training program started by Young Audiences of Northeast Texas. The arts-in-education nonprofit is launching the Northeast Texas Teaching Artist Training Program. Through the program,…

01 November 2014 [09:04 PM]
Efficient tool for family is the donor-advised fund

Perhaps the most efficient tool for family and corporate philanthropy available today is the donor-advised fund. According to National Philan-thropic Trust, there were more than 200,000 donor-advised funds in existence in 2012, with total assets of more than $45 billion.…

01 November 2014 [08:56 PM]
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Siblings ready for adoption

Willie and Dixie enjoy playing together. They even do their homework together. “They are very, very close. They look out for each…

01 November 2014 [08:53 PM]
Tyler Museum of Art's fundraiser set for Saturday

Tickets are available for “Little Black Dress Has Beatlemania,” the Tyler Museum of Art’s fundraiser on tap for 7 p.m. Saturday at La Auto Grange, 520 Sherry Lane. It will include live and silent auctions, drinks and cuisine from Rick’s…

31 October 2014 [10:46 PM]
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]