TJC kicks off homecoming week with drumbeat ceremony

Tyler Junior College kicked off homecoming week with the thundering of a drumbeat. For nearly 70 years students have maintained vigil, beating a drum all day and night in the week leading up to homecoming. Legend says that if the drum stops beating, TJC loses the game. In 2012, the college began a new…

Tyler ISD's Career and Technology Center showcases programs, prepares seniors for college with two Monday events

Tyler Independent School District spent the evening preparing hundreds of students for the future. The Career and Technology Center played host to two events on Monday, with Your Future is Now aimed at students in eighth through 10th grades and Money for College, which helped seniors and their families prepare FAFSA applications. Your Future Is

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Chad Wilson’s wife and mother stood at the fence line of the Tyler Pounds Regional Airport on Monday watching, waiting and praying that he would be able to land his plane without a functioning landing gear. Wilson, 36, of Whitehouse, reported landing gear issues with his Piper Cheyenne aircraft to the air traffic control tower about 1 p.m.

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Bryan Jackson is sleepy most mornings when he boards the school bus before the sun rises. Most days he and his mother wait for the bus in the driveway of their home near Tyler Pounds Regional Airport. When Bus No. 5 stops in the darkness, they are greeted by familiar faces when driver Don Morriss and bus monitor Curtis Martin exit the big yellow

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