Brookshire's breaks world record at the East Texas Food Bank

“Eye of the Tiger” played over the sounds of a cheering crowd and the beeping boom lift that elevated executives to the top of a record-breaking can food pyramid. Clad in safety harnesses, Brad Brookshire, chairman and chief executive officer of Brookshire Grocery Co., and Dennis Cullinane, executive director of the East Texas Food Bank,

One of Tyler's first African American police officers to be laid to rest with full honors

Friends, family, current and former police officers and the city of Tyler will pay their final respects to Ira Brown Jr. - one of the first African-American police officers hired by the Tyler Police Department - on Saturday. He will be laid to rest with full police honors by the Tyler Police Department honor guard. Brown, a World War II Army

Martin Marroquin withdraws Tyler ISD district 4 race

Tyler ISD board of trustees District 4 candidate Martin Marroquin has withdrawn from the May 6 election. Marroquin, 32, filed the paperwork necessary to withdraw on Friday, according to Tyler ISD Director of Communication Dawn Parnell. Marroquin, a real estate agent, previously had indicated uncertainty when he announced in a Facebook post

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Brookshire's breaks world record at the East Texas Food Bank

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