Beloved Tyler florist Raymond Krueger closes shop doors, reflects on Tyler business

Raymond Krueger’s floral arrangements for the Texas Rose Festival have brought the elegance of the Palace of Versailles to the Tyler Rose Garden, shades of coral and purple to an underwater-themed Rose Show and amazement to thousands. For years, his work has often been featured in the festival’s Queen’s Tea, Rose Show, Rose Ball, Men’s…

Overton librarian, firefighter loves literacy and adventure

OVERTON – Librarian Jennifer Freeman spent a large portion of her childhood sitting cross-legged in a quiet reading nook of Overton’s town library, soaking up suspense novels like a thirsty kitchen sponge. The fun-loving Ms. Freeman, 36, still loves a good page-turner, but her time these days is spent dealing with real life adventures –

Gospel Village changes lives of mentors and mentees; 30 male mentors needed

Moments shared at Splash Kingdom, a Texas Rangers game and various eateries are the sort of memories Tim Connor and Daquavius “Qua” Chaseberry may have once envisioned to be their most impactful together. But when reflecting on the six years Connor has mentored Chaseberry, 12, through Gospel Village, the pair has seen how even a walk down the

Hundreds of East Texans stride into 2017 Tyler Heart Walk

Watching Mark Gazette walk alongside hundreds of other participants in the 2017 Tyler Heart Walk, it might be hard to imagine that 6 ½ weeks ago he had open-heart surgery. But because of the event’s purpose-raising money for the American Heart Association, a nonprofit with a mission to reduce cardiovascular disease and stroke-on Saturday there

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Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 21

DEATHS JEAN D. COAKE, 76, Flint, died Nov. 18. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. PAMELA SUE HARDING, 62, Mineola, died Oct. 30. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van. TALYA (ALLEN) HOLLOMAN, 43, Mt. Pleasant died Nov. 19. Tumey Mortuary, Mt. Pleasant.…

20 November 2017 [04:43 PM]
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Christmas Tree installed in downtown Tyler

The showpiece of the city of Tyler’s holiday celebration was installed on the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza. The tree stands 28-feet tall and has a width of about 14 feet. It’s between 30 and 35 years old, and donated by…

20 November 2017 [04:15 PM]
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Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country music star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died. A spokesman for…

20 November 2017 [03:29 PM]
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Della Reese, of TV's 'Touched by an Angel,' has died at 86

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Della Reese, the actress and gospel-influenced singer who in middle age found her greatest fame as Tess, the wise angel in the long-running television drama "Touched by an Angel," has died at age 86. Reese's co-star…

20 November 2017 [03:25 PM]
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Tyler cardiac nurse receives Daisy Award

Tyler nurse Michael Peek has received the Daisy Award for extraordinary nurses. Peek serves cardiac patients at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler. He has worked as a nurse 20 years, 16 of…

20 November 2017 [01:45 PM]
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Patrolling US border agent killed in apparent Texas attack Video

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) - Authorities were scouring West Texas on Monday for those behind an apparent attack that killed one U.S. border agent and injured another. U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a statement Sunday that was thin on…

20 November 2017 [01:07 PM]
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UT Health Northeast to have cancer conference Dec. 2

UT Health Northeast Cancer Conferences UT Health Northeast will hold separate half-day cancer conferences, one for physicians and other medical professionals, and one for the public, on Dec. 2, on the main campus on Highway 271. The medical conference…

20 November 2017 [12:52 PM]
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Santa is in town at the Broadway Square Mall Video

Santa is in town. He can find him at the Broadway Square Mall in Tyler. St. Nick rode into Tyler in style this weekend on top of a fire truck, and children lined up to tell him what is on…

20 November 2017 [12:11 PM]
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Plans for Charles Manson's remains 'undetermined' following death

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Prison officials say it's "undetermined" what will happen with the remains of cult leader Charles Manson.Manson died Sunday night after nearly a half-century behind bars. He was 83. Vicky Waters, a spokeswoman with the California Department of…

20 November 2017 [08:58 AM]
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Bible Verse for 11-20

“For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.” (Psalm 1:6)…

19 November 2017 [09:49 PM]
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Overton librarian, firefighter loves literacy and adventure

OVERTON – Librarian Jennifer Freeman spent a large portion of her childhood sitting cross-legged in a quiet reading nook of Overton’s town library, soaking up suspense novels like a thirsty kitchen sponge. The fun-loving Ms. Freeman, 36, still loves a…

19 November 2017 [07:16 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 20

DEATHS JON WHATTOFF, 76, Tyler, died Nov. 17. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. MARTIN ZUNIGA, 49, Mount Pleasant, died Nov. 16. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. FUNERALS TODAY ERASMO…

19 November 2017 [04:38 PM]
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Hundreds of East Texans stride into 2017 Tyler Heart Walk

Watching Mark Gazette walk alongside hundreds of other participants in the 2017 Tyler Heart Walk, it might be hard to imagine that 6 ½ weeks ago he had open-heart surgery. But because of the event’s purpose-raising money for the American…

19 November 2017 [12:01 AM]
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Pets Fur People Pet of the Week

Meet Gaia – a 2-year-old terrier mix. She is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Gaia weighs 35 pounds and has been spayed. She is current on starting vaccinations, including rabies, and has been…

18 November 2017 [08:14 PM]
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Is It Just Me? Ready or not, the holidays are here

The earliest possible date Thanksgiving can fall on is Nov. 22 since it is always on the fourth Thursday. This year, it will be on the 23rd. You might think it would prolong the neurotic things happening around the holidays,…

18 November 2017 [05:02 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 19

DEATHS ROBERT DOZIER HARRIS, 79, Bullard, died  Nov. 16. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. JON WHATTOFF, 76, Tyler, died Nov. 17. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Friday at Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. MARTIN ZUNIGA, 49, Mount Pleasant, died Nov. 16.…

18 November 2017 [04:41 PM]
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Don’t let sweepstakes scammers steal your holiday money

Winning a new car, cash or even a lavish vacation may sound great, but only if it’s a legitimate prize from a legitimate contest. Last week, 15 bogus sweepstakes/lottery/prizes incidents were reported to the Better Business Bureau serving Central East…

18 November 2017 [09:19 AM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Nov. 18

DEATHS GLENDA ANN (ROGERS) BOLIN, 70, Grand Saline, died. Nov. 16. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Bartley Funeral Home, Grand Saline. BETTY JO (BAKER) COOPER, 84, Wills Point, died Nov. 16. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral…

18 November 2017 [08:57 AM]
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Moore Thoughts: A Thanksgiving Monopoly

The holidays are just around the corner and with their arrival, many universal family rituals return. When individuals who haven’t seen each other since last Thanksgiving (or sometimes even longer) reunite to partake of good food, football and gossip about…

17 November 2017 [11:41 PM]