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By Haylee Bazil, photo@tylerpaper.com Shane Murphy retired two years ago at age 55, and now spends close to 20 hours a week building and expanding histrain model collection. Murphy has been a train model hobbiest for 35 years, his fascination with trains started as a boy when he visited his grandpa in Baltimore, Maryland, once a year where his g…

Army Auxiliary recruiting new members

There are many organizations in this community that exemplify the words “Good Neighbor,” and one of those is The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary. The organization exists to support the work of The Salvation Army and to “strengthen the hands of those who have dedicated their lives to the cause,” according to a news

TMA sponsors Civil War Symposium, historical exhibits

The Tyler Museum of Art continues its commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Civil War with “Between the States,” a symposium on Saturday.

Cheerful girl needs committed forever family

Mariah is an adorable, alert and happy 6-year-old. “Mariah is a little princess,” Jerry Johnson, with Child Protective Services, said.

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All aboard

By Haylee Bazil, photo@tylerpaper.com Shane Murphy retired two years ago at age 55, and now spends close to 20 hours a week…

25 January 2015 [12:32 AM]
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Army Auxiliary recruiting new members

There are many organizations in this community that exemplify the words “Good Neighbor,” and one of those is The Salvation Army Women’s…

25 January 2015 [12:20 AM]
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to host 'Literary Cafe: Celebrate Culture'

The Tyler Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority will present its “Literary Cafe: Celebrate Culture,” a celebration of arts and culture, on Feb. 7. An initiative of the national sorority’s Arts and Letters Commission and the chapter’s Educational Development…

24 January 2015 [09:11 PM]
POW to speak at Liberty Hall Thursday

The Texas Speaker Series at Liberty Hall in Tyler will present Dave Carey, a motivational speaker, coach, former POW and author, at 7 p.m. Thursday. As a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War, his aircraft was destroyed by a missile.…

24 January 2015 [09:07 PM]
Salvation Army auxiliary to host game day, drive

The Tyler Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary will host Games Day on Tuesday at The Market Place, 717 N. Spring Ave., for members and guests, auxiliary spokesperson Virginia Barron said. Card games and mah jongg will be begin at noon and…

24 January 2015 [09:07 PM]
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Group tries to spread positivity to teens

The challenges facing teens today are not unlike those that faced previous generations. But that doesn’t make it any less difficult to…

17 January 2015 [07:37 PM]
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Cheerful girl needs committed forever family

Mariah is an adorable, alert and happy 6-year-old. “Mariah is a little princess,” Jerry Johnson, with Child Protective Services, said. “She is…

17 January 2015 [07:33 PM]
Giving fingerprints show how values relate to giving decisions

Our fingerprints cannot be erased from the lives of those we have touched. Every time you make a gift of financial resources, time or talent to an organization you impact the life of someone. You leave your giving fingerprints behind.…

17 January 2015 [07:29 PM]
WSL to host a gaming event winter fundraiser Tuesday

The Women’s Symphony League of Tyler will host its two “Hearts at Play” gaming event fundraisers this week. The Bunko Evening & Dinner is set from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Potpourri House in Tyler and Games Day…

17 January 2015 [07:27 PM]
Set giving goal at start of new year

Many of you know the quote from Aristotle, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” The concept fits well with giving to organizations or causes, where your gift allows you to be part of something bigger than…

10 January 2015 [08:18 PM]
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Facts about becoming forever family

As you consider resolutions for the new year, how about impacting the life of a child? There are thousands of children in…

03 January 2015 [08:02 PM]
Endowments are gifts that keep giving

Happy New Year! At East Texas Communities Foundation, the end of the year was bustling with charitable activity on many fronts. Many people were making charitable contributions to meet tax deadlines, while others were making grants to help charities meet…

03 January 2015 [07:53 PM]
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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]