City manager marks first year in Tyler

Tyler City Manager Ed Broussard said he is just as proud of the more minor culture changes happening in city government as the completion of larger capital projects. It’s been a year since Broussard walked into Tyler City Hall and took over the reigns as CEO of the city’s government. Tuesday marks a full year in Tyler. “It’s tough to…

TISD cosmetology program prepares students for careers

  At age 9, Jazzalyn Hampton cut the hair of her mom, sister, cousin and her dog Chico. When Eaely Lugo, was 10, she thumbed through magazines looking at women’s hairstyles and would cut them out and glue them in a notebook she still owns. “I could see myself as being one of those people that can create a hairstyle in a magazine; I have

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Longview workforce center closed due to 'unspecified threats'

LONGVIEW (KYTX) -- The Workforce Solutions East Texas location in Longview is closed Tuesday due to a threat, according to police. A spokesperson for the Longview Police Department tells CBS19 the center is closed due to an 'unspecified threat.'  The center is located at 2430 S High Street in Longview. An official with Workforce Solutions East

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