An early Christmas gift just arrived at the main fire station in Tyler’s sister city in Poland. The commander of the fire brigade in Jelenia Góra recently unboxed a customized American-style fire helmet, a symbol of gratitude from Tyler Fire Chief David Coble. In late September, Coble was part of a small group of representatives…
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Small rose garden in Poland promotes Tyler as ‘Rose Capital of America’
Tyler’s Municipal Rose Garden, the largest in America, is making its mark in a city more than five thousand miles from Texas. Tyler’s sister city in southwest Poland has established a small flower garden in a city park as a symbol of cooperation between international partner cities. The modest rose bed in Jelenia Góra is…
Professors from Poland, Tyler Junior College share perspectives through international exchange
Faculty and students at Tyler Junior College are gaining a broader perspective on the world through an ongoing exchange partnership with Karkonosze University of Applied Science in Poland. Located in Tyler’s sister city of Jelenia Góra, in southwest Poland, the public college of about 1,000 students offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the fields of…
Namesake of Tyler’s first hospital, current chaplain share common connection to Poland
The namesake of Tyler’s CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Hospital and a chaplain currently serving patients there share an interesting connection. Polish-born Mother Frances Siedliska founded the order of religious known as the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1875. Years later in the 1930s, 16 sisters came to Tyler from Chicago to operate…
Tyler Sister Cities delegation incorporates barbecue, dancing into citizen diplomacy in Poland
While Polish and English may sound vastly different, the Tyler Sister Cities delegation is quickly learning they speak the same language as their counterparts in Jelenia Góra: barbecue. On the fourth day of a mission to Tyler’s sister city in Poland, the East Texas team took a break from meetings over educational and cultural exchange…
Tyler partnering with Polish sister city to offer assistance to Ukrainian refugees
The Polish sister city of Tyler, Texas has become a receiving point for hundreds of Ukrainian citizens fleeing their home country after the invasion ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin. Jelenia Góra, a city of more than 78 thousand residents in southwestern Poland, has mobilized its municipal government to provide humanitarian services in response to…
WATCH: Time lapse of wheelchair ramp build in Tyler
Click here to watch a time lapse of a five-hour wheelchair ramp build crammed into 40 seconds.
WATCH: Flying around storms over northeast Texas
Click here to watch a time-lapse of my flights into Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.
WATCH: Kayaking at Tyler State Park
Click here to watch a quick 360 degree view of the 64-acre spring-fed lake at Tyler State Park.
WATCH: Spring blooms in the 57th annual Tyler Azalea Trail
Click here to watch a tour of the 57th annual Tyler, Texas Azalea and Spring Flower Trails, which draws more than 100,000 visitors to the city each year.
WATCH: World War II era Consolidated B-24 Liberator flies over Tyler
Click here to watch a World War II era Consolidated B-24 Liberator fly over The Cascades Country Club in Tyler, Texas, on approach to Tyler Pounds Regional Airport.
East Texas Symphony presents ‘Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant’
Have you ever heard of a “Zipperpotamus,” a “Panthermometer,” or a “Pop-Up Toadster?” These imaginative animals come to life illustrated in the children’s book, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant” were brought to life in the East Texas Symphony’s Family Concert on Saturday, February 27. I had the great privilege of serving as narrator for the poetry,…
WATCH: Spectacular sunrise takeoff from Tyler Pounds Regional Airport
Click here to watch a time-lapse of push back, taxiing, and takeoff from my sunrise flight from Tyler to Houston, Texas.
WATCH: Light snow coats downtown Tyler streets
Click the video below to look at the tiny flakes of snow accumulating in downtown Tyler.
WATCH: Aerial view of ice storm from Chopper 7
Click here for an aerial view of the East Texas ice storm from KLTV’s Chopper 7.
WATCH: My night with blues legend BB King
Click here for my interview with Blues legend BB King.