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Family Matters: Where to begin

JENNIFER FLANDERS, Family Matters: In the back of my Bible is a handwritten list of great quotes, a collection I started nearly forty years ago when I was in high school. One of my favorites, although unattributed, has stuck…

10 January 2018 [02:35 PM]
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Unidentified for decades, Texas soldier receives final rites

HOUSTON (AP) - A Texas soldier who died in the final months of battle in World War II and whose remains were unidentified for decades is being interred at a military cemetery in Houston. A memorial service was held Wednesday…

10 January 2018 [01:43 PM]
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UT Tyler presents update on strategic plan to City Council

The University of Texas at Tyler hopes to present its new strategic plan to the UT System Board of Regents during its February meeting. During a presentation to the Tyler City Council, President Michael Tidwell outlined some of the goals…

10 January 2018 [12:33 PM]
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Arthur Miller archive going to University of Texas library

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The archives of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller, which shed light on seven decades of his works, will be going on display at the University of Texas. A university spokesman said Wednesday that the Harry Ransom…

10 January 2018 [12:22 PM]
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Mid-morning wreck ties up traffic at Broadway, Rieck

Emergency personnel responded to a wreck at the intersection of South Broadway Avenue and West Rieck Road shortly after 10 a.m. A pickup and sedan collided. The injuries were believed to be non life-threatening based on scanner traffic.  -…

10 January 2018 [12:16 PM]
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Death threats cause lockdown after teacher handcuffed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana school board's office went on temporary lockdown after getting death threats from around the world in response to widely viewed video of a teacher screaming while being handcuffed at a school board meeting. The…

10 January 2018 [12:12 PM]
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Tyler Public Library seeks children's vote for Texas Bluebonnet Award

The Tyler Public Library is a designated voting place for the Texas Bluebonnet Award.  Each year the Texas Library Association’s Texas Bluebonnet Award committee selects 20 titles for the award, according to a city of Tyler news release. The list…

10 January 2018 [11:55 AM]
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20180110_local_Eagle Scout

When aiming to become an Eagle Scout by age 13, Madhave “Madi” Brazeal learned that reaching his goal would require a great deal of focus, hard work and sacrifice. “One day I remember specifically where I could have gone and…

10 January 2018 [11:41 AM]
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Bible Verse 01.10.18

“Store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.” (Matthew 6:20)…

10 January 2018 [12:07 AM]
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'Origins' art exhibit opens Saturday at the Gallery Main Street

Gallery Main Street’s first exhibit for 2018, “Origins,” will open with a reception for the public from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13 at the Gallery, 110 W. Erwin St. Saturday’s reception will feature an opportunity to meet…

09 January 2018 [07:39 PM]
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Moore Middle School brings out the inner scientist in its students

Students at Moore Middle School are showing they have what it takes to become the next Albert Einstein, Bill Nye or Marie Curie. More than 270 students competed in the school’s science fair on Tuesday night. The tradition, which dates…

09 January 2018 [07:19 PM]
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Tylerpaper.com gets a new look for providing all of East Texas' news needs

Visitors to Tylerpaper.com are about to see significant enhancements to the way they view their news. “We’re unveiling a site redesign that should improve the online experience at Tylerpaper.com,” Editor Allison Pollan said. “As technology advances our hope is to…

09 January 2018 [06:45 PM]
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Sheriff wants more federal inmates for Smith County Jail

Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith is asking county officials to allow more federal inmates to be held in the Smith County Jail, and says doing so would be a financial windfall for the county. Smith said the federal government…

09 January 2018 [06:31 PM]
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Smith County to issue three bonds totaling $39.5 million

Smith County government officials are moving forward with borrowing $39.5 million to fund new road projects. The Smith County Commissioner’s Court is planning to borrow the money through three separate general obligation bonds - $12 million in 2018, $12 million…

09 January 2018 [05:54 PM]
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Hobbies can make you money in retirement

NANCY COLLAMER GOBankingRates.com (TNS) After decades of hard work, you’re nearing retirement age and looking forward to long days spent outdoors, online and on the road. But, maybe you haven’t decided how to use up all that free time…

09 January 2018 [05:36 PM]
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US hits record for costly weather disasters: $306 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) - With three strong hurricanes, wildfires, hail, flooding, tornadoes and drought, the United States tallied a record high bill last year for weather disasters: $306 billion. The U.S. had 16 disasters last year with damage exceeding a billion…

09 January 2018 [05:00 PM]
Ex-CEO pleads guilty in Texas case involving state senator

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The former chief executive of a failed oil field services company has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and other charges in a federal case that includes a Texas state senator as a defendant. Stan Bates, who…

09 January 2018 [04:58 PM]
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Death and Funeral Notices for Jan. 10

DEATHS BETTIE EIGLEBIGER, 78, Chandler, died Jan. 8. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., Tyler. DESSIE LEE FORD, 75, Winona, died Jan. 5. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. CAROLYN ANN JOHNSON, 65, Tyler, died Jan. 2. Community Funeral Home of Tyler.…

09 January 2018 [04:58 PM]
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Bannon to exit Breitbart News Network after break with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is stepping down as chairman of Breitbart News Network after a public break with President Donald Trump. Breitbart announced Tuesday that Bannon would step down as executive chairman of the…

09 January 2018 [04:50 PM]
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Reward offered for Most Wanted Fugitive from Tyler area

The Texas Department of Public Safety added Blake Everett Reed, 32, to the Texas 10 Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a cash reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. Reed is wanted for…

09 January 2018 [04:26 PM]
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Freezing temperatures in the forecast this week

It warmed up for a bit, but winter is on its way back. Tuesday temperatures warmed up to highs in the mid-50s, but they will dip back down below freezing by Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service in…

09 January 2018 [04:10 PM]
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Rhett Miller of the Old 97’s to play Liberty Hall

Liberty Hall will begin its 2018 live lineup by welcoming Rhett Miller, lead singer of The Old 97’s, to the stage. The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Jan. 26. Rhett Miller has been playing in touring bands (most notably,…

09 January 2018 [04:02 PM]