APEC training facility helps turn athletes into champions

At APEC in Tyler, Caleb Stennis is running so fast on a treadmill that it looks like he could go flying off at any second. His legs are moving in hyperdrive speed, his arms are pumping and he’s gasping for air. He nearly falls as he steps off the spinning belt. Owner Bobby Stroupe, who has a special knack of turning…

Peaches remain popular crop in backyards

In Texas, it is estimated that there are more than one million peach trees planted statewide. The demand for high-quality, locally-produced peaches remains good. Peaches are popular as a commercial crop as well as for backyard home production. Peaches are very susceptible to waterlogged soils, so a good

Consumer tips for buying a used car

Whether you’re looking for your first car or something more family-friendly, buying a used car can be a hassle. BBB receives daily calls from consumers who question a recent purchase they made or are confused by the used car industry as a whole. What sorts of problems do you look for, and how do you know you can trust a dealer?

Bottlenecks add up to lost customers

In business, the term bottleneck refers to a point in the system of production that slows all parts of the system preceding it. It can also be defined as any limitation in a process that prevents the organization from moving faster. It’s a common term used in warehousing, manufacturing and

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Peaches remain popular crop in backyards

In Texas, it is estimated that there are more than one million peach trees planted statewide. The demand for high-quality, locally-produced peaches…

05 July 2015 [09:14 PM]
Building Permits 7-6

New Construction Residential   David Cooper Quality Homes is building a $300,000, 4,122 square-foot home at 930 Cambridge Bend. JP Pool Home Builders is building a $167,000, 3,055 square-foot home at 4377 Madera Dr. Glenn A Smith Development, LLC is…

05 July 2015 [09:07 PM]
Veterans Affairs Committee discussed on this week's Chamber radio

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell talks about the reasons for the Veterans Affairs Committee at the Chamber. Bell said, “We’re trying to attract quality veterans to live in the Tyler area when…

05 July 2015 [09:02 PM]
Business Notes 7-6

GRAND OPENING Texas Bank and Trust will host a Grand Opening from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday at their new downtown location in the People’s Petroleum Building, 102 North College Ave. Suite 100. The ribbon cutting will take place…

05 July 2015 [09:01 PM]
EPA didn't compute costs of regulation

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 29 that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to adequately determine the cost of their regulation of stationary power plants when it adopted air emission standards. In question is the meaning of “appropriate…

05 July 2015 [08:52 PM]
Check out online Social Security tools

Achieving financial independence is a key to enjoying a satisfying retirement. Social Security has many tools to help you plan for your future. Prepare for a secure, comfortable retirement by visiting www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. Once there, open a secure my Social…

04 July 2015 [10:06 PM]
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Consumer tips for buying a used car

Whether you’re looking for your first car or something more family-friendly, buying a used car can be a hassle. BBB receives daily…

04 July 2015 [09:53 PM]
ETMC urgent clinic to open next week at Lake Palestine

ETMC First Physicians will open an urgent care clinic on Monday, July 6, at its Lake Palestine location at the corner of Farm-to-Market Road 344 and Highway 155 in Flint. Clinic hours will be 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday…

29 June 2015 [03:35 PM]
Making decisions about pesticide use

According to the Texas Department of Agriculture’s Laws and Regulations manual, a pesticide is any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling or mitigating any pest. A pest may be any insect, plant or disease causing damage…

28 June 2015 [09:15 PM]
Building permits 6-29

New Construction Residential Whole Enterprise is building a $72,000, 2148 square-foot home at 1608 N. Englewood. Trent Williams Construction is building a $522,500, 5,789 square-foot home at 1463 Old Farm Road Cooper Sibley Construction is building a $240,000,…

28 June 2015 [09:11 PM]
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Bottlenecks add up to lost customers

In business, the term bottleneck refers to a point in the system of production that slows all parts of the system preceding…

28 June 2015 [08:53 PM]
Business Notes 6-29

GRANTS Gail McGlothin has founded Grant Writing Partners to assist nonprofits by providing them grant writing experience at a price they can afford. Capable professionals experienced in the fields of grant writing, fundraising and nonprofit management are associated with Grant…

28 June 2015 [08:49 PM]
J&S Sand & Gravel marks 30 years of service to East Texas

After getting a $15,000 loan from his brother, Johnny Speake opened J & S Sand & Gravel in Tyler in 1985 with one single-axle, five-yard dump truck. His only staff members at the time were his two sons, Johnny and…

28 June 2015 [08:41 PM]
Hearings reveal more about Texas earthquakes

Alex Mills, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers The mystery surrounding the cause of earthquakes in Texas continues, but scientists and policymakers are finding more clues following two hearings before the Texas Railroad Commission (RRC), recently. Some scientists at the U.S.…

28 June 2015 [08:19 PM]
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The many forms of fake check scams

Scams involving fake checks come in many forms. Every day, your Better Business Bureau receives calls from consumers about individuals requesting payment…

27 June 2015 [10:04 PM]
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Lexus says it has developed a hoverboard Video

When technology, design and imagination come together, amazing things can be achieved. SLIDE is the fourth project in Lexus' ‘Amazing in Motion’…

24 June 2015 [11:14 AM]
Chamber volunteers highlighted on show

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell talks about the Chamber volunteers who shattered all national Chamber records in the recent membership drive, which doubled the size of the Chamber in 2 1/2 days.…

21 June 2015 [10:29 PM]
Business Notes 6-22

APPOINTMENT The Hospice of East Texas announced the appointment of Amy Everett, RN, BSN, as Director of Access and Marketing. Ms. Everett has experience in nursing and pharmaceutical sales. The Hospice of East Texas, the region’s largest nonprofit provider of…

21 June 2015 [10:18 PM]
Building Permits 6-22

  Residential Home by Matthew Peer is building a $165,000, 2,063 square-foot home at 2540 Guinn Farms Rd. Home by Matthew Peer is building a $165,000, 2,063 square-foot home at 2536 Guinn Farms Rd. Pioneer Properties LLC is building a…

21 June 2015 [10:01 PM]
The value of hay production

Hay is being cut and baled all around the county recently during the break in the recent rainfall. With all the rainfall this season, getting hay cut and baled is a challenge due to wet field conditions. Hay production in…

21 June 2015 [09:57 PM]
Pope Francis' encyclical on environment questioned

Pope Francis issued an encyclical on global warming on June 18 that said human activity is a primary cause of global warming. The encyclical, considered one of the highest forms of papal writing, raised many questions as to…

21 June 2015 [09:36 PM]
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