Discovery Close to Home

  “One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” A.A. Milne By DAVE BERRY, dvberry@tylerpaper.com Let’s talk about discovery. Sure, it sounds complicated, dangerous, mysterious. The word alone makes us think of adventures into the unknown, explorations down uncharted trails, voyages…

105-year-old woman celebrates long life

Edith Thompson, of Tyler, celebrated her 105th birthday with a party on July 11, at Providence Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, family members announced. Surrounded by family and friends, Ms. Thompson enjoyed the day visiting with her guests. She also received a surprise visit from Rep. Louie Gohmert on July 12, arranged through

Tyler Public Library's weekly class has multi-generational appeal

When 11-year-old Abel Mauricio heard about a class happening upstairs at the Tyler Public Library, he told his mother he wanted to check it out. Abel and his mother made their way to the third floor of the library and signed in for a weekly crocheting class with Kris Kirst. “It’s for anybody, it can be children to adult,” instructor Kris

Fewer Half-Read Books

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain   (Dedicated to Mary Jane McNamara, Tyler’s beloved historian, librarian and custodian of local lore. She passed away last week at 91. Those of us who knew her mourn her passing … but the

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Discovery Close to Home

“One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries.” A.A. Milne Let’s…

28 July 2015 [11:15 PM]
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105-year-old woman celebrates long life

Edith Thompson, of Tyler, celebrated her 105th birthday with a party on July 11, at Providence Park Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing, family…

28 July 2015 [11:10 PM]
Help your parents plan retirement

Since your parents have done a lot for you over your lifetime, this is the perfect time of year to return the favor by helping them plan their retirement at www.socialsecurity.gov/myaccount. In May, we honored mothers on Mother’s Day and,…

28 July 2015 [11:08 PM]
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Fewer Half-Read Books

“The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” — Mark Twain…

21 July 2015 [10:59 PM]
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Focal Point: Merle and Clyde Earl

“The only thing that I miss lately in all music is somebody that will put out a melody that you can whistle.…

15 July 2015 [01:39 PM]
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Proceed to the Route

“The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.” — Bob Black Her name was Bridgette.…

07 July 2015 [10:55 PM]
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Monument Valley Sunrise

“I get up in the morning looking for an adventure.” — George Foreman We had been on the road all…

30 June 2015 [10:29 PM]
Rusk street renamed to honor city leader Walter Session

RUSK —For the past 30-something years, Walter Session has served the citizens of Rusk as the District 2 representative on the local city council, and has been chosen by his fellow council members as the city’s Mayor Pro Tem for…

23 June 2015 [10:40 PM]
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A Mother's Wit and Wisdom

“When I was young, I learned very early on that I could make my mother laugh. And that was one of the…

16 June 2015 [10:03 PM]
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Chased by the Storm

“… and please don’t tell me I can’t do it. I’ll simply smile and thank you for your comments if…

02 June 2015 [11:08 PM]
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A week of perfect days

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.” — Joseph…

26 May 2015 [10:27 PM]
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10th Heroes Flight leaves on Monday

Brookshire Grocery Co. is gearing up to escort a group of 30 World War II and Korean War veterans to Washington, D.C.,…

19 May 2015 [10:25 PM]
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No ordinary hero

Nearly every veteran arriving by bus at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., hopes to see one familiar face. Most…

19 May 2015 [10:22 PM]
Unflinching in fighting fraud

If you’re like most people, you protect what’s valuable to you. To protect your family financially, you buy health and life insurance. To protect your home, you get homeowner’s insurance, a security alarm or perhaps a large dog. To protect…

12 May 2015 [10:37 PM]
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Treasures from the Buick

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” — Ernest Hemingway The…

12 May 2015 [10:36 PM]
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Good friends and rainy nights

When the night has come And the land is dark And the moon is the only light we’ll see No I won’t…

05 May 2015 [10:14 PM]
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Making peace with Vietnam

Saturday, I spoke to a great group of Vietnam veterans during the Vietnam 40 Years Later Commemoration at the American Freedom Museum…

28 April 2015 [11:00 PM]
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