City to bump up low end of pay scale

  Employees in the city of Tyler’s median crews work in the middle of some of the city’s busiest roadways. The works starts early to beat the worst of the August heat. Workers stay hydrated but are generally given a 30-minute lunch break. The position is at the bottom of the city’s pay scale and understandably comes with a high…

New Career and Technology Center serving students

Programs ranging from fashion design to law enforcement, from engineering to auto collision repair, are operating in Tyler ISD’s new Career and Technology Center on Earl Campbell Parkway. Almost 900 students - 445 from John Tyler High School and 437 from Robert E. Lee High School - are shuttled daily in shifts to the new

Woman receives 8 years for manslaughter

  A Henderson woman was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of intoxication manslaughter. Shelby Taylor, 22, entered the guilty plea to Judge Clay Gossett in the 4th District Court on Wednesday. Rusk County District Attorney Michael Jimerson said Ms. Taylor had faced between probation and 20 years in prison

School zone violators cited for speeding and cell phone usage

  Tyler police issued more than 170 citations for violations in school zones during the first week of school last week. As students in Tyler enter their second week of school, Tyler Police Public Information Officer Don Martin said police will continue to monitor school zones and will continue to issue citations to those violating speeds and

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