End of year MAP and STAAR results show across-the-board growth for Tyler ISD

End of year Measures of Academic Progress metrics, which include benchmark tests and STAAR results show Tyler Independent School District looking at across-the-board improvements. District administrators showed early literacy intervention was paying off in a presentation about preliminary MAP results for the board of trustees at Monday’s June…

Suspicious man arrested on multiple charges on Loop 323

A Tyler man was arrested Monday morning for multiple charges after allegedly running from a deputy. Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 3300 block of N. Northeast Loop 323 about 4:30 a.m. Monday after being dispatched for a report of a suspicious person possibly planning to rob a business. A deputy located the vehicle

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Guard your cannas from greedy caterpillars

Love the bold, colorful appearance of cannas, but turned off by the look of foliage that’s been shredded by insect pests? Never fear. You, too, can have an impressive show of these tropical beauties with just a little understanding of…

26 July 2017 [02:53 PM]
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Tyler ISD students named AP scholars

The number of Advanced Placement scholars at Tyler Independent School District continues to grow. Each year, the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Board recognizes students who have demonstrated significant achievement on AP Exams through the AP Scholar Awards.…

26 July 2017 [02:33 PM]
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2 people hurt when vintage plane crashes near Texas airport

BRECKENRIDGE, Texas (AP) - Authorities say two people were injured, one critically, when a Korean War-era plane crashed and its fuselage broke apart in West Texas. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Lynn Lunsford says preliminary information indicates the single-engine Hawker Sea…

26 July 2017 [12:50 PM]
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Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

HOLLIS, Maine (AP) - A man accused of drunkenly strolling down a road in Maine wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to his amputated arm has been arrested. Maine State Police told WCSH-TV…

26 July 2017 [12:34 PM]
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Once Upon a Child clothing store opens in Tyler

ELSA CAVAZOS ECAVAZOS@TYLERPAPER.COM Baby clothes, strollers and toys are ready to be snagged at Tyler’s new consignment store, Once Upon a Child. Located at 8970 S. Broadway Ave. in The Village at Cumberland Park, shopping center, the store specializes in…

26 July 2017 [12:13 PM]
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Smith County presents employees with service awards

CASEY MURPHY, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph Several Smith County employees working in the Adult Probation and County Clerk departments were honored Tuesday for their years of service. Kevin Dingler and LaMia Prymus were recognized for 10 years of service…

26 July 2017 [11:28 AM]
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Smith County Vital Statistics Office receives award

CASEY MURPHY, Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph Smith County Clerk Karen Phillips praised the Vital Statistics Department Tuesday for receiving the five-Star Exemplary Award for outstanding achievement from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Vital Statistics Unit.  She recognized the…

26 July 2017 [11:27 AM]
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The future of health care is a concern for some East Texans

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26 July 2017 [10:31 AM]
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Tyler ISD to host new student enrollment fair

Families new to Tyler can get a head start on preparing for the new school year. Tyler Independent School District will host a new student registration fair from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Career and Technology Center, 3013…

26 July 2017 [09:56 AM]
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Trump assails GOP senator who opposed health care bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump accused Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, a fellow Republican, of disappointing the country by opposing the GOP effort to demolish the Obama health care law, after initial votes demonstrated the party will be hard pressed…

26 July 2017 [09:44 AM]
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Amazon goes on hiring spree as labor market tightens

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26 July 2017 [09:18 AM]
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Trump bars transgender individuals from US armed forces

 Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is barring transgender people from serving in the military "in any capacity," citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption."Trump's announcement Wednesday morning on Twitter did not say what would happen to transgender people…

26 July 2017 [09:06 AM]
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Bible verse 7-26

“I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.” (Psalm 119:60)…

25 July 2017 [08:18 PM]
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Edgar 'Leo' Chesley honored with Half-Mile of History marker Video

FAITH HARPER, fharper@tylerpaper.com Edgar “Leo” Chesley was honored for his life of service to the Tyler community Tuesday, and joined a select group honored on the Half-Mile of History trail. The heritage trail honors important people, places and events that…

25 July 2017 [05:57 PM]
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Chandler man killed in motorcycle crash near Ben Wheeler

A 51-year-old Chandler man was was pronounced dead after he was ejected from his motorcycle on Tuesday. Van Zandt County Justice of the Peace Pam Harvath pronounced James Kinnaird dead at the scene of a two-vehicle crash about 7:15 a.m. on Texas Highway…

25 July 2017 [04:56 PM]
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Tyler man arrested in two alleged aggravated assault cases

The U.S. Marshal's Service Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force made anarrest in two recent shootings, including a shooting last week that left a 13-year-old boy hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.  Investigators obtained two arrest warrants for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon…

25 July 2017 [04:49 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for July 26

DEATHS PAULA ANDERSON, 63, Tyler, died July 21. John R. Har­mon Undertaking Co., Tyler. MARGIE DEWS JACKSON, 68, Whitehouse, died July 23. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. BERTHA MAE (PUNCH) JONES, 86, Tyler, died July 22.…

25 July 2017 [04:46 PM]
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No movement made on sale of old Carlton Hotel

Smith County Commissioners have several proposals on the table for the future of the old Carlton Hotel in downtown Tyler, but the body isn’t ready to pick one. “We have some real good prospects,” said Mark Whatley, with Burns Commercial…

25 July 2017 [04:25 PM]
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Whatsub Banh Mi brings authentic Vietnamese sandwich to Tyler

Tyler is getting its first banh mi restaurant. Whatsub Banh Mi, 7924 S. Broadway Ave., Suite 500, will have its soft opening at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Banh mi sandwiches are traditional Vietnamese fare, with grilled pork, chicken, or even fried…

25 July 2017 [03:43 PM]
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Whatsub Banh Mi brings authentic Vietnamese sandwich to Tyler

Tyler is getting its first banh mi restaurant. Whatsub Banh Mi, 7924 S. Broadway Ave, Suite 500, will have its soft opening at 11 a.m. Wednesday. Banh mi sandwiches are traditional Vietnamese fare, with grilled pork, chicken, or even fried…

25 July 2017 [03:23 PM]
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Invite generations to join in family giving

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25 July 2017 [02:53 PM]