Tyler ISD Officials ponder Caldwell safety, public use of downtown field

Tyler ISD administrators are considering safety solutions for a downtown field used by Caldwell Academy students, after a teacher shared concerns.  Bordered by West Woldert, the field lies across South Bois D’Arc Avenue from Caldwell Academy, whose students walk across the street on pretty days for physical education classes, recess and other…

Stanley’s owners look to innovate with new Roast Social Kitchen

Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q has become synonymous with great food and good times. Now, owners of the popular eatery, Nick and Jen Pencis, are hoping to once more transform Tyler’s restaurant scene. The couple’s newest venture, Roast Social Kitchen, is set to debut in early March at 1125 E. Fifth St. Roast is the fruition of

New beginning at clinic in Tyler

The addition of Dr. Matt Humphries as a staff member at Bethesda Health Clinic will mean the clinic can serve more patients, according to a clinic news release. Humphries, who started on Monday, will be the clinic’s second full-time medical provider.

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Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q has become synonymous with great food and good times. Now, owners of the popular eatery, Nick and Jen Pencis, are hoping to once more transform Tyler’s restaurant scene. The couple’s newest venture, Roast Social Kitchen, is…

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05 February 2016 [11:00 PM]
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Tyler ISD administrators are considering safety solutions for a downtown field used by Caldwell Academy students, after a teacher shared concerns. Bordered by West Woldert, the field lies across South Bois D’Arc Avenue from Caldwell Academy, whose students walk…

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05 February 2016 [07:05 PM]
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