Rain soaks holiday shopping expectations

A cold front and rain put a damper on the start of the holiday shopping season this weekend. Most of East Texas was under a flash flood warning until 6 a.m. Sunday, with the National Weather Service predicting 1 to 2 inches of rain for Tyler. Measurements showed .72 inches fell on Friday. At 4.93 inches for the month to date, Tyler is 1.23…

Locals shipping off goodies, essentials to deployed soldiers

The soldiers of the Fort Drum Infantry Regiment hold a special place in Inez Cedillo’s heart. Mrs. Cedillo’s son, Sgt. Ernest Villarreal III, is one of those soldiers. He has served four deployments, but due to an injury, he was unable to join his unit’s current deployment. For Mrs. Cedillo, all 26

John Moore: Toying with kids

Toys ain’t what they used to be. When my kids were little, Cabbage Patch Dolls were all the rage. I never understood Cabbage Patch Dolls, or the hair pulling and fistfights that occurred in stores across America over who was going to get the first ones off the shelf when the new shipments arrived. Think about it. The premise was that each

Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School plans $4.5M new building

After adding classrooms and renovating a library and other facilities over the last decade, Bishop T.K. Gorman Catholic School is getting around to constructing a multi-purpose building to serve athletes, alumni and everybody else on campus. School officials expect to break ground after the first of the year