ETSO's 2015-2016 season features challenging works, special guests

  In putting together East Texas Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-2016 season, Conductor and Music Director Richard Lee said he worked to find the right mix of programming that is both pleasing to patrons and challenging to musicians. He ended up with a season that mixes the classics with more contemporary works from cinema and pop music. “I am…

Woman's vision helps better children's lives

What started as a vision to help children learn has impacted thousands of young lives in East Texas. It was more than two decades ago when community leaders came together to dev-elop the Discov-ery Science Place in Tyler. It allows children hands-on education, while inspiring life-long learning in science,

Tyler artist found his passion early

  As an artist, David Dunham works with paint on canvas and ink on skin. His art captures the bright neon colors and shapes of animated characters that have stuck with him since childhood. The 31-year-old father of two has been drawing his entire life. “I remember being 3 years old sitting on a bar stool at the counter drawing,” he said.

Gifted 16-year-old girl looks forward to new experiences, family

Walking into the Belladon-na Day Spa in Tyler, Nath-alia is ready for a new adventure. “I’ve never really been pampered, but I hear it’s exciting and I’m ready to see what it’s going to be like,” she said with a smile. This 16-year-old is hoping for even more adventures. “I’ve never been on

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The Women's Fund honors mothers, inspiring women

Every day, wo-men inspire us. And “everyday” women inspire us. That woman may be your mother, a grandmother, a business colleague, a sister, a mentor or a friend. Inspiring wo-men share their stories with us. They help us learn about…

25 April 2015 [08:55 PM]
Does real giving need private foundation? It depends on objectives

Does real giving require you to establish a private foundation? As president of a community foundation, it would be real easy to answer, “Absolutely Not!” and encourage donors to establish a donor-advised fund at the community foundation. But the truthful…

18 April 2015 [10:45 PM]
Hancock brothers' display runs through April 22

Tyler Junior College is displaying art by brothers John and Charles Hancock through April 22 in its Wise Auditorium Art Gallery, Derrick White, an art instructor at the college, said. The exhibit, “The Ama-zing Hancock Brothers: Carnival,” features a collection…

11 April 2015 [11:15 PM]
Public art, personal statements

Those who do not appreciate interesting public art, do not — I repeat do not — venture into downtown Palestine. Just about…

11 April 2015 [11:11 PM]
Pianist Parrini to perform in Tyler

The East Texas Symphony Piano Festival will feature Fabio Parrini in duets and solo performances on Friday and Saturday at Tyler’s Liberty…

04 April 2015 [08:22 PM]
Giving for children provides enduring impact

The grant process can be a daunting one for any not-for-profit organization. One of the questions most often asked is, “What is the vision for the future of this project?” Or what is the enduring impact of the gift? This…

04 April 2015 [08:11 PM]
In full bloom

Flowers are finally blooming on the Azalea and Spring Flower Trail after a cold and rainy early spring. For a few weeks,…

04 April 2015 [08:07 PM]
Give well: Talk money

Let’s talk money. It used to be green paper and change in our pockets, then paper turned to plastic and now it…

23 March 2015 [01:37 PM]
2015 Azalea Belles

The Azalea and Spring Flower Trail continues through April 5. The 10-plus mile driving tour features home gardens filled with colorful azaleas,…

23 March 2015 [10:58 AM]
Give well: Trust and your money

“There is one thing common to every individual, relationship, team, family, organization, nation, economy and civilization throughout the world – one thing,…

20 March 2015 [03:53 PM]
Give Well: The business of doing good

What do Newman’s Own, Target and locally owned Mentoring Minds have in common? Newman’s Own products, produced by the company founded by…

20 March 2015 [02:59 PM]
ETCF helps make playground contributions reality in Bullard

When members of the Bullard Rotary Club identified an opportunity in 2012 to create a new children’s playground, they were faced with a dilemma. They wanted to en-courage the public to make contributions to the project, but their status as…

07 March 2015 [08:39 PM]
Sweethearts of Gridiron

Editor’s Note: This story also is in IN Magazine. To read the magazine on line, go to Emily Diehl,…

07 March 2015 [08:32 PM]
Tickets available to WSL Ball Friday

Women’s Symphony League of Tyler’s 60th annual ball, “Heart Strings, A Night of Celebration,” will take place Friday night at Harvey Convention Center. The fundraiser for East Texas Symphony Orchestra features food and dancing. Highlights include the presentation of Junior…

28 February 2015 [08:03 PM]
Solo violinist to highlight concert at KC

The Kilgore College Music and Dance Department and LeitmotivArts will present a free concert featuring solo violinist Andrej Kurti on Monday. “Road to Carnegie,” is set for 7:30 p.m. in Van Cliburn Auditorium at Kilgore College, according to an announcement…

28 February 2015 [07:59 PM]
Playful girl needs forever family

This week’s “Children are a Gift” foster child has been through more at the age of 8 than most of us will…

28 February 2015 [07:57 PM]
Forth Worth Rodeo

For generations, rodeos have enriched the history and culture of Texas. The tradition continued at the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show and…

21 February 2015 [08:35 PM]
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