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Sep 04 2015

Nelson Honored, Voting Centers Approved

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Smith County Elections Administrator Karen Nelson was honored Tuesday with the Making Democracy Work Award from the Smith County League of Women Voters. “We give the award every year to someone who has made a difference in the community,” the local organization’s President Andie Rathbone said. “We decided to give it to Karen for her …

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Sep 04 2015

City Holiday Schedule

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City offices will observe the following holiday schedule on Monday, September 7 for Labor Day. Solid Waste The Tyler Solid Waste office and the Tyler Recycling Center will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7.  The collection schedule is as follows: Holiday Garbage Collection Monday, Sept. 7: NO COLLECTION Tuesday, Sept. 8: Garbage and Recycle routes …

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Sep 04 2015

Traditional Marriage Celebration

Tex and Marcia Rodgers married for 40 years

Story and photos by Joycelyne Fadojutimi Local citizens especially Christians gathered this Sunday to celebrate marriage according to the Scriptures. Jesus was asked a question about divorce and he gave them a lesson on marriage, then divorce. Below is what Jesus said in the Message translation. When Jesus had completed these teachings, he left Galilee …

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Sep 02 2015

Police Solidarity Event Planned for Friday

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The Governor is asking that all law enforcement in Texas activate their emergency lights at 11:00 AM for 1 minute on this Friday. Harris County Deputy Gosforth’s funeral is scheduled to begin at that time. The Governor has asked for this display as a showing of solidarity for the men and women that serve as …

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Sep 02 2015

Breaking Poverty

Front: Pam Whitehead, Carmisha Mayfield, Shay Davis. Back: Karen Turner, B.R. Whitehead, Natasha Bush, Jessica Green, Latoya Lockett

Story and photo by Joycelyne Fadojutimi/ETR The problem of poverty is complex and more so in rural areas like east Texas. According to Center for American progress, there are more women in poverty then men in America and all over the world. Currently 37 million women are living in poverty in America, the richest country …

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Aug 30 2015

Terror and Surprise on the Paris Express

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By Austin Bay Terrorists rely on concealment in order to launch surprise attacks. Last week’s attempted attack on a high-speed train traveling from Holland to Paris via Belgium involved successful concealment, up to a point. At that point, the passengers surprised the terrorist. Islamist terrorist Ayoub El Khazzani managed to evade security agency surveillance in …

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Aug 30 2015

Strategies for Mold Prevention

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By Michelle Agbayni Mold – it’s not a fun subject, but it’s a serious one – even in the summertime. Flash flooding from summer storms can cause standing water around buildings. Flooding and leaks are the leading causes of mold in homes, and recent studies show that approximately fifty percent of all homes have been …

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Aug 30 2015

Positive or Negative

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By Zig Ziglar As a general rule, America divides itself into three groups: The positive, the negative and the realists. It is my complete conviction that those who are optimistic and positive really are the realists. To begin with, my 1828 Noah Webster Dictionary does not contain the word “pessimist,” although it does contain the …

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