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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Columnist John Moore: The chicken fried stakes are high

There is a short list of things in the South that you’d better know how to do correctly or someone will quickly say, “Bless your heart.” Making a good chicken fried steak is near the top of that list. There’s…

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Tyler Family Circle of Care cancer event promotes awareness

Tyler Family Circle of Care kicked off their 18-month partnership Saturday with Intercept Cancer, an event to celebrate health and promote awareness to help reduce the risk of cancer. At the event there were low-cost mammograms, colorectal cancer screenings, blood…

22 October 2017 [12:16 AM]
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Bible Thoughts

I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:8)…

21 October 2017 [06:32 PM]
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Pet of the Week: Yogi

Yogi is a 5-year-old Great Pyrenees that is available for adoption at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. He has been exposed to livestock and seems suited to being a working dog. Yogi is a large dog weighing…

21 October 2017 [06:16 PM]
Vietnam War documentary is a must see

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21 October 2017 [05:51 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Oct. 22

DEATHS JAMES THOMAS BENNETT III, 72, Grand Saline, died Oct. 19. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van, TX. LAURA J. MURPHY, 67, Longview, died Oct. 17. Community Funeral Home of Tyler, Tyler. ELIZABETH ANN (MCDONOUGH) RAMOS, 75, Hideaway, died Oct. 3.…

21 October 2017 [04:38 PM]
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Bible verse 10-21

Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me. Psalm 51:12…

20 October 2017 [11:45 PM]
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Chandler Circus continues through Saturday

The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus will be in Chandler through Saturday. Two circus shows will be performed in the city’s Winchester Park, on Broad Street. The 90-minute shows will be performed at 2 and 4 p.m. The family-friendly show features…

20 October 2017 [07:48 PM]
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Smith County judge urges Constable Henry Jackson to voluntarily resign

Smith County Judge Nathanial Moran is urging Precinct 1 Constable Henry Jackson to resign immediately. Jackson has refused to step down despite Moran's attempts to avoid publicity and a public embarrassment.  Moran emailed Jackson a letter as a follow-up to…

20 October 2017 [07:31 PM]
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East Texas Crisis Center presents Hope Awards

Community members gathered at T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza on Thursday night for the East Texas Crisis Center’s Hope Awards ceremony for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The Crisis Center presented awards to people who have made a direct impact on the…

20 October 2017 [06:51 PM]
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Tyler Police Department hiring six new officers

The Tyler Police Department is looking to hire six new officers.  The department announced it is taking applications for six positions with a starting base pay of over $48,000.  Applications can be found online at tylerpolice.com or they can be…

20 October 2017 [06:38 PM]
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Lindale ministry director arrested on sexual assault charge

The Director of Student Ministries at First United Methodist Church in Lindale has been arrested on a sexual assault charge.  Clinton Brackett, 32, of Lindale was arrested Thursday on a warrant out of Runnels County and taken to the Smith County…

20 October 2017 [06:35 PM]
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Courtesy photograph from Palestine Police Department

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20 October 2017 [06:14 PM]
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Traffic delays and detours for Texas Rose Festival Parade

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20 October 2017 [06:09 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Oct. 21, 2017

DEATHS JAMES THOMAS BENNETT III, 72, Grand Saline, died Oct. 19. Hilliard Funeral Home, Van, TX. SARA C. CANNON, 78, Tyler, died Oct. 20. Jackson’s Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home, Tyler. KEITH JONES, 65, Tyler, died Oct. 19. Hilliard…

20 October 2017 [06:07 PM]
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East Texas Drilling Report for Oct. 22, 2017

East Texas Drilling Report for Oct. 22 (For activity Oct. 8-14) DEVELOPMENTAL (County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location) Anderson; McGowan Working Partners Inc.; J.A. Campbell 2D; Cayuga (Woodbine); Wilson, J/793; Oil; 4,600; 0.9 Miles SW…

20 October 2017 [05:55 PM]
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Texas Rose Festival events set for Saturday in Tyler

  The Rose Parade and the Queen’s Tea, two of the Texas Rose Festival’s most popular events, will take place Saturday in Tyler. The annual celebration of the city’s rose-growing heritage continues through Sunday. The theme of the festival is…

20 October 2017 [05:33 PM]
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Inaugural edition of Family Life Magazine now available

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20 October 2017 [05:22 PM]
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Baha'i Celebration, prayer workshop among upcoming faith-based events

      BAHA’I CELEBRATION Members of the Baha’i Faith of Tyler will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founder of the Baha’i Faith, Baha’u’llah, which translated means “Glory of God,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the University…

20 October 2017 [03:29 PM]
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Early voting begins Monday on bond package to fix county roads

ROY MAYNARD, rmaynard@tylerpaper.com It’s been a long journey, filled with potholes and detours, but Smith County commissioners have a road plan now. The county’s 1,200 miles of road have been evaluated and prioritized. The question now is how to come…

20 October 2017 [03:14 PM]