Tyler YMCA to permanently close

After almost 64 years of operation in Tyler, the YMCA will close its doors. The decision is effective Saturday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. for members and Friday, Sept. 29, at 6 p.m. for preschool and afterschool children. “Our YMCA has had the privilege of serving the children, families and communities of Tyler for nearly 64 years,” Matthew

Rose City Fiesta set Sept. 23 in downtown Tyler

  Groups celebrating Hispanic heritage will perform 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday on T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza. Rose City Fiesta is being presented by the Tyler Hispanic Business Alliance as an observance of Hispanic Heritage Month. Among those set to perform are Maximo Norte, La Luz Roja de San Marcos de Baldemar y Raul, La Sonora Dinamita, Los

Catholic Charities, Christus Foundation partner to promote safe infant sleep with a Baby Box

As if on cue, 3-week-old Elianna Buchanan put her arm behind her head and appeared to pose for the camera. Her mother, Leah, 27, of Tyler, had placed her inside a Baby Box and Elianna appeared to be trying to find a comfortable position. If Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Tyler has anything to say about it, more babies like Elianna will be

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