Merrill Lynch donates supplies for Bonner
Merrill Lynch in Tyler recently donated two truckloads of school supplies and items for the clothes closet at Bonner Elementary School.
Company employees collected boxes of items such as backpacks, markers, socks and underwear, according to a Tyler ISD news release.
"The most rewarding part was to know that we were donating things that the students really need," said Whitney Woodford, a registered senior client associate at Merrill Lynch, according to the news release. "Dropping off the supplies at the school was such a wonderful experience, and one I will never forget. It made me want to help even more."
Bonner Principal Deborah Thompson said many of the supplies already are being used, and she thanked Merrill Lynch employees for their generosity and commitment to the education of tomorrow's leaders, according to the news release.
The local Merrill Lynch office plans to have another school supply drive next year.
Last year, the office donated supplies to T.J. Austin Elementary School.
Tyler city leaders plan to meet Wednesday and discuss updates to the Unified Development Code, which serves as a guide for development.
Regulations in need of updating touch on a variety of topics that include zoning, use, preservation and development.
In other items, the council expects to consider awarding a construction contract to extend the sewer serve at Distant Lands, contingent upon approval by the Texas Department of Agriculture; changing city council meeting dates to avoid schedule conflicts with Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays; and accepting a grant from the Texas Railroad Commission to help cover the costs of alternative fuels.
The meeting is set to begin at 9 a.m. in the City Council Chambers at Tyler City Hall, 212 N. Bonner Ave.