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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Bible verse: 8-18

“But, ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.’ For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:17-18)…

18 August 2017 [12:19 AM]
Inspiring Peace Rally takes place Thursday in downtown Tyler

With the help of The Art of Peace - Tyler, Delia Gray organized the Inspiring Peace Rally, attended by nearly 75 members of the community Thursday at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza in downtown Tyler. Ms. Gray said the…

17 August 2017 [09:44 PM]
Sales tax down less than a percent for August, up for the year

As the 2017 fiscal year nears completion, the city of Tyler’s sales tax income is relatively flat compared to the year before. August allocations were down .41 percent from 2016, but sales tax is up 1.17 percent overall from 2016. There is…

17 August 2017 [06:30 PM]
Tyler Junior College hosts public hearing to discuss tax rate

Tyler Junior College hosted a public hearing to discuss its tax rate, with no opposition from the community. The Tyler Junior College board of trustees met Thursday for a public hearing on a proposal to increase tax revenues for 2017.…

17 August 2017 [06:25 PM]
Winds, lightning, heavy rain expected through Saturday

Heavy rain moved through East Texas Thursday and is expected to continue through the weekend. The National Weather Service's short term forecast for Friday showed isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms were possible. The forecast also showed another…

17 August 2017 [06:07 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 18

DEATHS BOBBY D. COE SR., 80, Tyler, died Aug. 17, 2017. Stewart Family Funeral Home, Tyler. LATESA L. LOGAN, 48, Mount Pleasant, died Aug. 14. J.C. White Funeral & Cremation Services, Mount Pleasant. KATHERINE “KAY” FOLTZ PETERS, 79,…

17 August 2017 [04:53 PM]
The latest on the Barcelona van attack

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Latest on the van that ran into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district (all times local): 6:35 p.m. Barcelona resident Keith Fleming says he was watching television in his building on a side street…

17 August 2017 [12:06 PM]
Van plows into crowd in Barcelona; Police view it as terror

BARCELONA, Spain - A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona's historic Las Ramblas district, injuring several people as it plowed into a summer crowd of tourists and residents, police said. The El Pais newspaper said police were treating…

17 August 2017 [11:55 AM]
Trump decries monument removals, 'history ripped apart'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump bitingly decried the rising movement to pull down monuments to Confederate icons Thursday, declaring the nation is seeing "the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart." Trump's new remarks came even…

17 August 2017 [09:49 AM]
Tyler Rose Advocates strives to empower adults with special needs

AUGUSTA ROBINSON, Members of the Tyler Rose Advocates have not let their intellectual or developmental disabilities keep them from making their voices heard. The mission of the Tyler Rose Advocates, which consist of around 30 members, is to empower…

17 August 2017 [09:05 AM]
Bible verse 8-17

“Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.” 2 Corinthians 7:1 NIV…

16 August 2017 [11:12 PM]
Scab fungus to do major damage to a pecan crop

Every year we get questions about black spots on pecans. They are caused by our most common pecan disease, scab. Scab fungus (Cladosporium caryigenum) invades young, rapidly growing shoots and leaves, and later the developing nuts. Severely infected nuts on…

16 August 2017 [07:50 PM]
Heat-tolerant esperanza thrives in East Texas

Also known commonly as Yellow Bells, the esperanza is a small shrub or tree that is native to Central America. In our climate it grows as a woody shrub that can reach 4 feet high and 3 feet wide. Planted…

16 August 2017 [07:48 PM]
St. Gregory returns to class with a fun filled first day Video

CORY MCCOY, comccoy@tylerpaper.com Caroline Williams remembers exactly where she sat in her kindergarten classroom. That same room is now hers, as she begins her first year teaching Pre-K3 at St. Gregory Cathedral School. “It’s weird and exciting,” she said. “It’s…

16 August 2017 [06:26 PM]
Texan gets life term for killing estranged wife and her twin

MCKINNEY (AP) - A North Texas man must serve life in prison without parole for the 2016 fatal shooting of his estranged wife and her twin sister. Officials say 51-year-old Kelley Bigham, of McKinney, pleaded guilty Tuesday to capital murder…

16 August 2017 [04:50 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for Aug. 17

DEATHS KATHY ARTEAGA, 60, Tyler, died Aug. 16. Brooks Ster­ling & Garrett Funeral Directors, Tyler. CHARLES WILLIAM BENTON SR., 78, LaRue, died Aug. 13. Chandler Memorial Funeral Home. CYNTHIA LARUE FRIERSON, 68, Seven Points, died August 12.…

16 August 2017 [04:43 PM]