The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Texas teacher salaries are not competitive, and teaching quality has declined, which threatens student achievement, a Harvard-trained economist testified Tuesday in an ongoing school funding lawsuit trial.
Firefighters were called to put out a house fire in the 12,500 block of County Road 1113, or Lake Placid Road, just outside of Tyler around 10 PM Tuesday night.
The fire was put put by 11 PM but flames destroyed part of the home.
One person was injured Tuesday evening after a bicyclist was hit by a truck in Tyler.
At around 5:15 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the intersection of Loop 323 and Driftwood Lane to reports of a major accident.
The Garden Club at Douglas Elementary School is flourishing thanks to a new compost bin that was funded through donorschoose.org, an online charity where public school teachers can request funding for classroom projects.