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Heisman Finalist Johnny Manziel Has Tyler Ties

The Heisman Trophy is the most prestigious honor that a single college football player can receive, and this Saturday we'll find out if Tyler native Johnny Manziel wins it.

Even Texas Longhorn fans might admit that Manziel has had a pretty great season with the Texas A&M Aggies.

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Celebrating Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ Appreciation Day

If you need an excuse to enjoy Tyler's premium BBQ, then today would be the best day to go grab some ribs and a peach or apple cobbler. If you have never visited Stanley's, what is wrong with you? Go today and celebrate Stanley's Famous Pit BBQ appreciation day. 

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Peanut Butter + Syrup Festivals Highlight Weekend Happenings in East Texas

We're all looking forward to the weekend and if you don't have any plans yet, you might consider heading to Grand Saline, Henderson or Tyler some big festivals and events this weekend.

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Things To Do This Weekend In East Texas

The weekend is finally here, so what are you going to be doing this weekend? If you're not sure what all's happening around East Texas this weekend, I've came up with a few options for you to consider! You can choose from music, movies and watching firefighters compete in a grueling challenge!

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TJC to Host Alumni Reunion

Okay, admit it. If it weren't for Facebook, you would have lost touch with just about everyone you went to college with. Thank you Mark Zuckerberg for making sure we don't lose touch, and for giving us the chance to continue to "Like" each other.

Social media keeps us all together on a daily basis, but Tyler Junior College Alumni will actually have the chance the shake hands and high five, and have some real live, face-to-face interaction Tuesday.

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Google Now Offering Live Traffic Coverage for Tyler [VIDEO]

Google has announced that Tyler is now one of the cities being serviced by providing live real-time traffic conditions via Google Maps! Tyler joins the list of around 30 major U.S. cities that Google started servicing in 2007.

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City of Tyler’s ‘Second Chance Warrant Program’

The City of Tyler is giving offenders a chance to take care of their unresolved warrants before facing jail time.  In a program called the “Second Chance Warrant Program“, the Tyler Municipal Court is offering the chance to work out a payment schedule to get the fine paid off.

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Tyler City Council to Consider Special Election for Beer and Wine Sales

The City Council is expected to consider a resolution this week calling for a special election which would allow citizens to vote this November for the sale of beer and wine in Tyler.

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City of Tyler To Offer Free Pickup of Storm Debris

Driving around Tyler this morning you may have noticed all the broken tree limbs and other brush from Saturday evening's storm that moved through the area. The City of Tyler is going to offer free pick-up of this debris through Friday (July 27th). All limbs and brush must be placed at the curb and be less than eight feet in length.

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Petition to Sell Beer and Wine in Tyler Complete

A group petitioning the sale of beer and wine sales in Tyler and Smith County Precinct 2 delivered four boxes of signed petitions to City Hall Thursday.

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Will The Rain Dampen Your Weekend Activites? Komen, Alleyfest Update

There is a ton of stuff going on in East Texas this weekend. Unfortunately, mother nature doesn't seem to care. KLTV 7 Meteorologist, Grant Dade, says there will be widespread rain until Saturday afternoon. After that, the rainfall will become scattered until Sunday. So, what does this mean for the Komen Tyler 'Race for the Cure' and Alleyfest in Longview? We've talked to officials from both events and they say the events are going on 'rain or shine!'

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Facebook: City of Tyler
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Five Things We Would Change About Tyler — NOW.

There’s no question Tyler is a great place to live. I’ve spent most of my life here and I still enjoy all the walking the Azalea District and going to Rose Stadium every Friday each fall. I reflect fondly on childhood memories of fishing in Lake Tyler and riding in the Beauty and the Beast Bicycle Tour.

Still, I can’t help but think I’ve earned the right to gripe about the city I’ve always called home. There are few things about the Rose Capital I think we all would like to change, such as:

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