RPR Construction still building strong after 3 decades

BY CASEY MURPHY, cmurphy@tylerpaper.com After starting RPR Construction Co. Inc. with her late husband 31 years ago, Pat Pinkerton has no plans of stopping. “I love construction,” the 65-year-old said Wednesday while standing at the work site of Tyler Junior College’s new Energy Center. Mrs. Pinkerton, president of RPR, owns the company w…

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"Best practices' luncheon highlights advantages of hiring veterans

Veterans possess numerous desired characteristics, which serve companies well, area human resource professionals were told Tuesday during a Best Practices for Hiring Veterans Lunch & Learn. The event, hosted by the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce, the Tyler Veterans &…

16 September 2014 [06:54 PM]
Tyler home sales dip 2.8 percent

The Tyler area saw home sales dip by 2.8 percent in August compared to the same time a year ago. There were 347 houses sold last month, down from 357 units in August 2013, according to…

16 September 2014 [05:11 PM]
Chamber honors outgoing directors

Retiring officers and directors of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce were recognized Tuesday during the monthly meeting. Chairwoman Rosemary Jones served as head of the board of directors for the last meeting and recognized Charles…

16 September 2014 [05:09 PM]
Whitehouse Chamber plans “Casino Night” for annual banquet

The Whitehouse Chamber of Commerce announces that tickets are now on sale for the 2014 Whitehouse Chamber Banquet scheduled for Tuesday, October 7th at KE Bushman's Celebration Center. The event will be from 5:30 until 9 pm and the theme…

15 September 2014 [09:28 AM]
Business Notes: Industry news from across East Texas

CHAIRMAN Leland Ferguson, of Tyler, was elected as the new chairman of the East Texas Chapter of SCORE, a national nonprofit association of business counselors who provide free and confidential business counseling to area small business owners or start-ups. In…

15 September 2014 [02:48 AM]
Francesca's files permit for space at mall

Francesca’s, a Houston-based women’s clothing and accessory store, filed a building permit to renovate a 1,236-square-foot space in Broadway Square Mall, at 4601 S. Broadway Ave., No. F08. Retail Store Construction, of Wisconsin, is the contractor. T.B. Butler Publishing Co.…

14 September 2014 [08:13 PM]
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New owners revamp Magnuson Hotel

Kevin and Susan Carlile dabbled in investing in residential real estate before buying the Magnuson Hotel in Tyler. Since purchasing…

14 September 2014 [05:53 PM]
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Emergency tips for your home, business

September is National Preparedness Month, a full month dedicated to encouraging the public to assess and be proactive about local disaster risks…

14 September 2014 [12:47 AM]
Oil and drilling report, September 14

The oil and gas drilling report is published each Sunday in the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Readers with a paid membership can view it each Sunday by visiting our e-edition at http://tylermorningtelegraph.tx.newsmemory.com/?token=6f9k87l8n8qajsgf6ndsj1u4m7:0:0.…

14 September 2014 [12:35 AM]
Business event for hiring vets on tap Tuesday

Tyler businesses can learn about Best Practices for Hiring Veterans on Tuesday. The first Lunch & Learn event is planned for about 100 area human resource professionals, and is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The University of…

14 September 2014 [12:22 AM]
Business Notes: September 8, 2014

SALE Tess Murphy will hold the 25th CCC (Children’s Clothing Consignment) Sale in Tyler. What she started with a friend 12 years ago, with about 100 local moms, will have about 1,200 mothers selling gently used children’s clothing, toys, baby…

08 September 2014 [12:50 AM]
Network of Executive Women reaching into Tyler

The Network of Executive Women is coming to Tyler to offer a “Tasteful Tour Event” to local professionals. “This is the first event in Tyler. We’re really excited,” said Elizabeth Ward, who is on the executive…

07 September 2014 [05:29 PM]
Events planned geared toward hiring veterans

Local businesses and organizations are working together for the first time to bring a host of events to Tyler geared toward hiringveterans. Just about everyone involved in the events has attended meetings of the Tyler Veterans & Community Roundtable to…

07 September 2014 [12:26 AM]
Texas Railroad Commissioner raises warning flag

BY ALEX MILLS, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers  Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter recently raised the warning flag to federal authorities that they need to increase security of oil and gas facilities, especially pipelines and refineries in Texas. Porter, who…

06 September 2014 [10:23 PM]
What is compost? Why use it?

BY CHAD GULLEY, Smith County Extension Agent Composting is the natural process to convert a mixture of organic matter into compost. Organic materials such as yard clippings, food waste, and animal manures, for example, decay to form rich organic compost…

06 September 2014 [10:22 PM]
Oil and drillling report, Sept. 7

The oil and gas drilling report is published each Sunday in the Tyler Morning Telegraph. Readers with a paid membership can view it each Sunday by visiting our e-edition at http://tylermorningtelegraph.tx.newsmemory.com/?token=6f9k87l8n8qajsgf6ndsj1u4m7:0:0…

06 September 2014 [10:19 PM]