T.J. Maxx, Marshalls to boost US workers’ pay to at least $9 an hour Video

TJX Cos., the owner of discount retailers T.

Federal jury orders Apple to pay $532.9M in patent case filed in Tyler Video

A federal jury says Apple should pay nearly $533 million to resolve claims that the payment system tied to its iTunes product infringes on patents issued to a business named Smartflash. Smartflash said in a 2013 complaint that the patents cover a portable data carrier for storing data and managing access to it through payment information rules.

Winter weather affects businesses in varying ways Video

Depending on the type of business, the winter weather can either prompt a downturn in customers or an increase in

FCC may let cities compete with businesses to provide Internet access

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether to override state laws blocking city-owned broadband companies from expanding and competing with commercial Internet providers.

Recent News

Tickets on sale for TABA Home Products Show

Tickets are on sale for Tyler Area Builders Association’s Home Products Show set for Thursday through Sunday at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. The show will feature more than 100 TABA members presenting demonstrations, products and advice, organizers said. The…

24 February 2015 [03:22 PM]
Historical marker slated for Johnny Cace's

A historical marker is scheduled to be installed Saturday on the property of Johnny Cace’s restaurant in Longview. It will come just a month before the iconic Longview restaurant closes its doors. The marker — granted by the Texas Historical…

24 February 2015 [03:20 PM]
Weather spurs more business for some stores

(UPDATED Monday, February 23, 2015 at 11:54 am CT): Brookshire’s stores throughout East Texas started seeing more customers coming in on Sunday to buy items to prepare for the wintery weather that descended Monday. Rebecca Sanders, director of public relations…

23 February 2015 [11:55 AM]
East Texas Foot & Ankle Center under construction

COMMERCIAL Dr. James Kent is constructing a 4,026-square-foot medical office for East Texas Foot & Ankle Centers, at 6603 Oak Hill Blvd., for $400,000. Kelley Development is the contractor. MBCG, LLC is constructing a 4,920-square-foot office shell building,…

22 February 2015 [10:47 PM]
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2015 Home Products Show

SHOW Ticket sales start today for the 35th annual Tyler Area Builders Association’s Home Products Show set for Friday through Sunday at…

22 February 2015 [08:58 PM]
Scout UP! to be held on Saturday

Boys in East Texas can get a taste of what it’s like to be in the Boy Scouts through an event at Bergfeld Park on Saturday. Scout UP! is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will…

22 February 2015 [12:06 AM]
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Angel Layettes of Flint receives $1,000 grant

The Texas Perinatal Association presented Flint-based Angel Layettes with a $1,000 grant. Angel Layettes is an initiative that promotes improved health care…

22 February 2015 [12:05 AM]
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Impostor scams are on the rise

A host of scams is making the rounds, all with one thing in common: Someone is claiming to be someone they are…

22 February 2015 [12:01 AM]
Do soil test for home garden

The home garden continues to be a popular venture for many homeowners in Texas. It has been said that one out of every three families does some type of home gardening, even in urban areas. Site selection is important for…

21 February 2015 [11:56 PM]
Flaring of natural gas unwanted

Flaring of natural gas has become a target of environmental activists, who have tried to use it as another weapon in their attempts to ban the use of fossil fuels in the future. In fact, the Sierra Club, which claims…

21 February 2015 [11:55 PM]
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Kilgore plant closes, 58 laid off

KILGORE — Baker Hughes Inc.’s layoffs are hitting home with the closure of a Kilgore plant and layoff of its entire workforce.…

20 February 2015 [12:18 PM]
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Trane hiring 150 people Video

KYTX (Tyler) - One Tyler company is looking to hire over one hundred people. Trane is hiring for assembly line positions. The…

17 February 2015 [10:35 AM]
BBB unites with Porch to offer ratings, accreditation status

The Better Business Bureau is joining forces with a new and innovative company to offer consumers information about home improvement and maintenance professionals. Homeowners can now find BBB information, including ratings and accreditation status, for millions of professionals on Porch.com.…

15 February 2015 [09:01 PM]
McDonald's to be built on Old Jacksonville Highway

COMMERCIAL The Genecov Group is constructing a new 4,456-square-foot McDonald’s restaurant with a drive-thru at 5894 Old Jacksonville Highway for $750,000. Morrison Construction, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, is the contractor. PH5B, LLC is reroofing a 92,500-square-foot commercial retail facility at 1405…

15 February 2015 [08:31 PM]
BUSINESS NOTES 2/16

SHARING SMILES In recognition of Children’s Dental Health Month, uninsured Tyler children without access to a dentist will be able to receive needed dental care at no cost during the Kool Smiles “Sharing Smiles” free care day on Sunday, Feb.…

15 February 2015 [08:29 PM]
Day care owner expands horizons by volunteering

Cindy Rudd believes people can “feel the difference” when they walk through the doors of one of her three child learning centers. Visitors to Tiny Town Learning Center in Tyler, Bullard Early Education or Kids Klub in Jacksonville, see a…

15 February 2015 [08:16 PM]
Bed bugs becoming more common, spreading fast

Bed bugs are one of the more difficult insect pest problems to eradicate quickly. Bed bug infestations may take some time to totally control as these tiny insects can hide in numerous places. If you suspect a bed bug infestation,…

14 February 2015 [08:05 PM]