Tyler man elected governor of Kiwanis International district

Erby Eikner of Tyler has been elected governor for the Texas Oklahoma District of Kiwanis International for 2015-2016 year. The district includes 290 Kiwanis clubs in the states of Texas and Oklahoma. Mr. Eikner is the Business Manager of Maddox Residential and Commercial Services in Tyler. Mr. Elkner is married to Francine Eikner, has two…

What Are You Reading?

“The Texas Revolution couldn’t possibly have happened, yet happen it did. There never will be another Alamo, so futilely tragic, apparently; or another San Jacinto, so triumphant and important, apparently.” Dr. Samuel El Asbury, Texas A&M By DAVE BERRY dvberry@tylerpaper.com I don’t generally yield

East Texas WWII veteran celebrates 109th birthday with family and friends

  Henderson resident and second oldest WWII veteran E.E. Hill turned 109 years old on Thursday. Surrounded by family, friends and the staff of the Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Henderson, Mr. Hill was sipped on sherbet-flavored punch and opened presents. “Is this all for me?,” Mr. Hill asked as he sat in front of a large cake and

Wrenches and Wrenched Muscles

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