New traditions can lead us to excellence

The most thankless job anyone could ever aspire to in a community may be to serve on a school board. It appears our school board will get to tackle a potentially contentious issue Monday, the fact we have a high school named Robert E. Lee. The narrative around our nation right now is to move away from statues, symbols and other associations…

#tylertexasrocks: 120 incredible painted rocks made (and hi

East Texans have been getting artsy. Disney princesses, movie monsters, first responders, sunsets, seasons, “The Golden Girls” and even Donald Trump have been painted on rocks and hidden around Tyler and beyond. The treasure-hunt craze – a nationwide fad in which rocks are painted, hidden in public areas and kept or rehidden – shows no

Pet of the Week

Joey is one of the Dog Days of Summer dogs at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Joey’s adoption fee of $150 has been waived for qualified adopters. Joey is about a year old and a little shy until he gets to know you. He is a quiet guy that had a rough start to life. Joey is deserving of a loving home. He has been neutered, is

Van dedicates elementary school replacing the one destroyed by 2015 tornado

CHELSEA PURGAHN, cpurgahn@tylerpaper.com More than two years after a tornado ravaged the city and destroyed its elementary school, Van Independent School District dedicated the new J.E. Rhodes Elementary School on Saturday. "Two years, three months and nine days ago, a bad thing happened to us," board president Scott Thomas said, referencing the

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Pet of the Week

Joey is one of the Dog Days of Summer dogs at the Humane Society’s Pets Fur People in Tyler. Joey’s adoption fee…

19 August 2017 [03:32 PM]
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3 arrested for burglary in Smith County

Ediel Jaramillo, Ronald Christopher Crank-Harris and Reina Melendez are under arrest for a burglary that took place about 2:30 a.m. Friday in…

18 August 2017 [07:45 PM]
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How to make an eclipse box

(KYTX) Don't have eclipse glasses? No worries – you can still view the eclipse with a do-it-yourself eclipse box. You shouldn't ever…

18 August 2017 [01:42 PM]
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