AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package

WASHINGTON - House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses and give many Americans modest tax cuts starting next year. Top GOP aides said lawmakers had reached an agreement in principle on the final package. They…

Texas College District improvements continue

The Texas College District will see an expansion of sidewalks along Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) Boulevard between North Broadway Avenue and West Gentry Parkway. Over the last three years, the City has implemented a districting plan for the Texas College area within the boundaries of MLK Boulevard to 29th Street and Grand Avenue to Glass Avenue.

Council approves spending $462,816 on infrastructure maintenance and improvement

At the City Council meeting on Dec. 13, Tyler City Council approved multiple infrastructure items that represent more than $462,816 worth of improvements to Tyler’s water, drainage and sanitary sewer systems. “At the 2017 State of the City event, we committed to a 10 year, $100 million plan to reinvest in Tyler’s infrastructure,” said

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