Made in East Texas: Granite Division

MAKER: Granite Division, Inc. in Tyler PRODUCT: The company offers more than 100 colors and a variety of stones, including Granite, Marble, Travertine, Soapstone and Onyx. Granite Division can do countertops, back splashes, tub surrounds and flooring for the home or commercial building, as well as Travertine, Onyx, Copper, and Marble specialty sin…

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Made in East Texas: Granite Division

MAKER: Granite Division, Inc. in Tyler PRODUCT: The company offers more than 100 colors and a variety of stones, including Granite, Marble,…

18 August 2014 [02:21 PM]
4 businesses finishing spaces at The Village at Cumberland Park

Four businesses filed building permits for spaces at The Village at Cumberland Park. Tyler Broadway/Centennial LP, of Dallas, is finishing a 4,000-square-foot space at 8950 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 104, for Massage Envy. Foxfield Construction Ltd., of Allen, is the…

17 August 2014 [04:39 PM]
Social Security celebrates 79 years

For 79 years, Social Security has maintained its place as an American cornerstone. Secure as its foundation, Social Security has been at the forefront of change. As the face of America evolved over the course of the last eight decades,…

16 August 2014 [11:38 PM]
BBB: Avoiding click-bait scam tips

With readers unable to resist trending news, and with social media taking hold of our society, scam artists are cashing in on a user’s inquisitive nature through a method called click-baiting. Click-baiting is a term used to describe a type…

16 August 2014 [11:36 PM]
Technology fuels recent U.S. oil production boom

The remarkable reversal of the 40-year decline in crude oil production can be attributed to the technological development in drilling and completion techniques primarily developed in Texas. The drilling techniques were developed by companies that began drilling multiple wells offshore…

16 August 2014 [11:21 PM]
New process for pesticide license

In Texas, the Texas Pesticide Law requires you must be licensed or certified by the Texas Department of Agriculture in order to lawfully use a restricted-use pesticide, state-limited-use pesticide or regulated herbicides. To obtain a license, here are some steps…

16 August 2014 [11:19 PM]
TJC files permit for $14M dormitory

Staff Reports Tyler Junior College filed a building permit to construct a $14 million, 62,773-square-foot, four-story student dormitory at 1414 Magnolia Drive. HGR General Contractors is doing the work. Chris and Samia Smith are installing a cased opening…

10 August 2014 [07:58 PM]
Business Sense: Sales experience helps woman run modest venture

Cindy Fowler took a simple idea and turned it into a growing online business. Ms. Fowler, who worked as a saleswoman for 20 years for such phone companies as Southwestern Bell, SBC and AT&T, spent her first four years after…

10 August 2014 [07:00 PM]
My Social Security can simplify your life

So many people buzz through extremely busy and complicated schedules these days. A smartphone in one hand, a computer in front of you, and a digital task list that never seems to end. In addition, to complicate things just a…

09 August 2014 [10:35 PM]
Carpenter ants live in wood

Have you ever looked into an old tree cavity and seen large ants? You are likely looking at carpenter ants. Carpenter ants, unlike termites, do not eat wood. They hollow out wood to make their nests. Outdoors, carpenter ants are…

09 August 2014 [10:34 PM]
BBB: Helpful tips for students buying college text books

Textbooks are an important factor students need to consider when calculating the overall cost of attending college. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports college textbook prices have risen at twice the rate of inflation from 2002 to 2012, increasing…

09 August 2014 [09:37 PM]
Carter BloodCare focus of radio broadcast

Bob Mauldin, manager of regional relations for Carter BloodCare, will be interviewed on this week’s Tyler Chamber Radio show. Hospitals stock some of the more common blood components used in emergencies, but often, blood products are not ordered until…

03 August 2014 [11:34 PM]
K.P. Engineering files $2.5M parking lot permit

K.P. Engineering LP filed a $2.5 million permit for a parking lot at its new offices, at 5555 Old Jacksonville Highway. Mike Werner filed a permit for a 2,308-square-foot office at 7266 Crosswater for $230,000. The Scates Group is the…

03 August 2014 [06:08 PM]
Is a new Social Security card in your cards?

To help combat the rising threat of fraud and identity theft, Social Security will no longer issue Social Security number printouts beginning this month. If you need written confirmation of your Social Security number — perhaps your new employer needs…

02 August 2014 [10:40 PM]
BBB: Be wary of coupons

It’s common for consumers to try to stretch budgets by downloading online coupons. They can save hundreds of dollars per year to meet the needs of their families with the simple click of a mouse. The convenience, however, can come…

02 August 2014 [10:35 PM]
Winter is coming: Consider cold weather foraging

Livestock producers, wanting to extend the grazing period, might consider winter forage options. Winter forages also can increase animal performance due to their high nutritive value. While winter forages can be expensive to plant and grow, they can be less…

02 August 2014 [10:32 PM]
Addressing today's issues

Water plays a critical role in the increased production of oil and natural gas in Texas. Water also creates problems for producers of oil and natural gas that must be addressed by industry, regulators and lawmakers in states throughout the…

02 August 2014 [10:31 PM]