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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Smith County hay show entries sought

Hay is the most common source of stored feed used in livestock operations. Surveys show that 86 percent of the harvested hay is used on the producer’s own farm. Therefore, producers should be concerned with producing quality hay. Time is…

24 June 2017 [07:15 PM]
Historic Garden Valley Cemetery targeted by vandals

GARDEN VALLEY – A historic cemetery in the heart of the Garden Valley community serves as the final resting place for generations of locals, from war veterans to Santa’s helpers. Surrounded by lush pastureland, the graveyard is largely removed from…

24 June 2017 [06:56 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for June 25

DEATHS JERRY “BUD” GLENN BROWN SR., 70, Mount Pleasant, died June 20. Tumey Mortuary, Mount Pleasant. BARBARA JOYCE (CLIFTON) DRAWHORN, 61, Tyler, died June 21. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. LAWRENCE ST.VRIAN LESIEUR, 81, Winona, died June 22.…

24 June 2017 [06:09 PM]
Man’s search for the best taco

NELSON CLYDE, Is It Just Me? At a recent gathering of friends, the topic of post-modern business came up. No one called it post-modern but that was the nature of the beast. We were discussing the recent purchase by…

24 June 2017 [03:38 PM]
Missing Palestine woman found dead in Houston County

A 46-year-old Palestine woman who has been missing since Thursday has been found dead in Houston County, city of Palestine officials confirm. Nate Smith, public information officer with the city of Palestine, said Ricki Deann Taylor's body was discovered Friday…

24 June 2017 [01:10 PM]
Cary Nix to seek another term on Smith County Commissioners Court

Cary Nix announced his intention to seek re-election to the Precinct 2 spot in the Smith County Commissioners Court. Nix made an announcement Friday on Facebook. “This will be my last term I’ll seek at this position,” Nix posted. “I’ve…

24 June 2017 [12:50 AM]
Bible verse: 6-24

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)…

23 June 2017 [11:21 PM]
The 'Shark Brothers' Sean and Brooks Paxton make appearance at TJC

Autumn Cabot, 10, drove from Grand Prairie with her grandmother, Linette Stewart, and her new stuffed shark, Bucky, to see Brook and Sean Paxton, better known as the “Shark Brothers.” Cabot is a shark lover and nature enthusiast, and on…

23 June 2017 [08:02 PM]
Tyler man arrested for alleged sexual assault of a child

A 19-year-old Tyler man was arrested for the alleged sexual assault of a child. Tyler police said the incident happened June 7, when Kirby Tyrone Mabry went to the victim’s house when her parents were not home. Mabry and the…

23 June 2017 [07:29 PM]
Palestine Police Department ask public to help locate missing woman Video

The Palestine Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing Palestine woman. Ricki Deann Taylor, 46, was reported missing Thursday. She has not been heard from since Wednesday evening, according to police.   The public is…

23 June 2017 [07:18 PM]
Identities of two injured in explosion near Hideaway released Video

Two people remained in critical but stable condition after a Thursday night oil tank explosion.  Jeremy Hernandez, 30, and Aaron Archie, 25, both of Smith County, were flown to Parkland Hospital in Dallas for injuries sustained in the explosion that…

23 June 2017 [06:43 PM]
United Way of Smith County has annual Day of Caring

Pam Shaw had signs of her work written on her face. The yellow paint she used to update the sidewalks at Casa For Kids of East Texas smudged her cheekbones as Shaw volunteered Friday morning with the United Way…

23 June 2017 [05:50 PM]
Marvin Methodist Menders repair local owner's home

Lesa Cooper, 86, was born in Tyler but migrated to Memphis, Tennessee when younger. Cooper happened to be Elvis Presley’s neighbor in Memphis, and remembers him being a great friend and neighbor. “Elvis used to ride his horses with his…

23 June 2017 [04:47 PM]
Death and Funeral Notices for June 24

DEATHS JERRY “BUD” GLENN BROWN SR., 70, Mount Pleasant, died June 20. Tumey Mortuary, Mount Pleasant. BARBARA JOYCE (CLIFTON) DRAWHORN, 61, Tyler, died June 21. Community Funeral Home of Tyler. HELEN ELBERT, 96, Tyler, died June 23. Stewart…

23 June 2017 [04:46 PM]
Patrice Dunagin: Add more fruit to your menu

Fruit adds nutrients, flavor and color to our meals. They make great low-fat snacks and desserts. Try the following ideas to get more fruit in your diet. • Put fruit in easy-to-reach places. Have a bowl of fresh fruit on your…

23 June 2017 [04:32 PM]
Chamber Radio for the week of June 26

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce internet radio business show, Henry Bell explains the July special events for Chamber members at Tyler Pounds Field all day long on July 13th and also the opportunity to network at the…

23 June 2017 [04:04 PM]