Black Labrador wins 2014 Purina Outstanding Derby Retriever award Video

BULLARD - His sleek black coat was visible through the tall Bahia grass as he ran back with the object he was sent to retreieve Tuesday morning. Luke, a 2-year-old champion Labrador, was following the commands of his owner and trainer, Dan Hurst of Bullard. Hurst used a whistle and hand signals to direct his canine friend to the marks where Luke…

Council accepting applications for board members

  Chad Maddux has put his hands into the ground to help make the city of Tyler a more beautiful place to live. In his role on the Keep Tyler Beautiful board, he helps spearhead beautification and recycling efforts in the city. “The board does a lot of work …” the 32-year-old CPA and current president of the Tyler board said. “You

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 and on farms

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