Tyler, Texas

Tyler, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = City of Tyler
settlement_type = City
nickname = Rose Capital of America

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mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Tyler, Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Smith
government_type =
leader_title = Mayor
leader_name = Barbara Bass
established_date =
area_magnitude = 1 E9
area_total_sq_mi = 49.4
area_total_km2 = 128.0
area_land_sq_mi = 49.3
area_land_km2 = 127.7
area_water_sq_mi = 0.1
area_water_km2 = 0.3
latd = 32 |latm = 20 |lats = 3 |latNS = N
longd = 95 |longm = 18 |longs = 0 |longEW = W
population_as_of = 2008
population_total = 108772
population_density_sq_mi = 1696
population_density_km2 = 655.1
timezone = Central
utc_offset = -6
timezone_DST = Central
utc_offset_DST = -5
elevation_ft = 544
elevation_m = 165
website = http://www.cityoftyler.org
founded = 1846
postal_code_type = ZIP codes
postal_code = 75700-75799
area_code = 430, 903
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 48-74144GR|2
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 1348998GR|3
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Tyler is a city in and the county seat of Smith County, Texas in the United States.GR|6 The city is named for President John Tyler in recognition of his support for Texas's admission to the United States. The 2000 census recorded the city's population to be 83,650, while in 2008 it was estimated to have reached 108,772. [cite news
title = City Helping Census Bureau On 2010 Count
last = Mallette
first = Cindy
newspaper = Tyler Morning Telegraph
publisher = T. B. Butler Publishing Co
date = 2008-07-20
url = http://www.tylerpaper.com/article/20080720/NEWS08/807200320
accessdate = 2008-08-16
] Tyler is the principal city of the Tyler Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is part of the larger Tyler-Jacksonville combined statistical area.

Tyler has been nicknamed the "Rose Capital of America" because of its large role in the rose-growing industry; about 20% of commercial rose bushes produced in the U.S. are grown in Tyler and Smith County and more than half of the rose bushes are packaged and shipped from the area. It boasts the nation's largest municipal rose garden and hosts the Texas Rose Festival each October, which draws more than 100,000 spectators. [cite journal
title = Glamour and Glitter
last = Mozo
first = Jessica
journal = Images of Tyler
volume = 1
pages = 42–43
publisher = Journal Communications, Inc.
date = 2006
] .

In 1985, the international Adopt-a-Highway movement originated in Tyler when, after appeals by local Texas Department of Transportation officials, the local Civitan chapter adopted a 2-mile (3-km) stretch of U.S. Highway 69. Tyler is also home to the Caldwell Zoo.


Tyler is located at coor dms|32|20|3|N|95|17|60|W|city (32.334249, -95.299927)GR|1 Elevation: 544 feet. Tyler is surrounded by many smaller suburbs including Jacksonville, Whitehouse, Lindale, New Chapel Hill, Bullard, Edom, Brownsboro, Chandler, and Mineola.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 49.4 square miles (128.0 Square kilometres), of which, 49.3 square miles (127.7 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.22%) is water.


Tyler enjoys weather typical of East Texas, which is unpredictable, especially in the spring time. All of East Texas has the humid subtropical climate typical of the Southeast in North America.

FM stations


Baseball Teams

* Tyler Elbertas (1912)
* Tyler Trojans (1924-1929, 1931, 1935-1940, 1946-1950)
* Tyler Sports (1932)
* Tyler Governors (1933-1934)
* Tyler East Texans (1950-1953)
* Tyler Tigers (1954-1955)
* Tyler Wildcatters (1994-1997)
* Tyler Roughnecks (2001)


* East Texas Twisters (2004)

High school sports teams


* [http://www.kylgrafx.com/lions/ John Tyler Lions]
* [http://www.kylgrafx.com/raiders/ Robert E. Lee Red Raiders]
* [http://www.tkgorman.net/athletics/pages-teams/fb-home.html T.K. Gorman Crusaders]
* [http://www.all-saints.org/Athletics/Athletic%20Schedules/hs_football.htm All Saints Trojans]
* [http://www.gracetyler.org/90158.ihtml Grace Cougars]
* [http://www.chapelhillisd.org/pages/CHHS_Football Chapel Hill Bulldogs]

Notable Events

* On May 11, 2003, East Texas housewife Deanna Laney murders two of her children and maimed another, claiming God told her to do it. She was eventually acquitted by reason of insanity. [ [http://www.dallasobserver.com/2005-01-20/news/psycho-mom/] Deanna Laney Acquitted]
* On February 24, 2005, David Hernandez Arroyo Sr. murdered his ex-wife and wounded his son in front of the Smith County Courthouse in Tyler, Texas. A shootout and escape attempt followed, and Arroyo was killed. [ [http://www.kltv.com/global/story.asp?s=2994393&ClientType Smith County Courthouse shooting] ]
* The 2007 reality show Anchorwoman was filmed in Tyler, at CBS affiliate KYTX. The show ran for one episode before being canceled by Fox.

Famous Tylerites


*Sandy Duncan - actress (though born in Henderson, she grew up in Tyler); attended Birdwell Elementary School
*Alex Finlayson - playwright
*Arthur "Dooley" Wilson - Actor and singer most well known for playing Sam in the movie "Casablanca"


* Earl Campbell - NFL Hall of Fame running back nicknamed "The Tyler Rose"
* Louis Santop - Negro League Catcher (1909-1917, 1920-1926), member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
* Pat Mahomes - MLB Pitcher (1992-1997, 1999-2003)
* Jerry Mumphrey - MLB Outfielder (1974-1988)
* Lee Tunnell - MLB Pitcher (1982-1985, 1987, 1989)
* Archie Reynolds - MLB Pitcher (1968-1972)
* Clarence Huber - MLB Third Baseman (1920-1921, 1925-1926)
* Travis Chick - MLB Pitcher (2006)
* Doug Wyatt - NFL safety (1970-1974)
* Randy Grimes - NFL center/guard (1983-1990, 1992)
* Ronnie Lee - NFL tight end/offensive lineman (1979-1992)
* Hunter Freeman - MLS defender
* Daniel Hernandez - MLS defender
* Aaron Ross - NFL player, New York Giants cornerback, 2006 winner of the Jim Thorpe Award
* Tim Crowder - NFL player, Denver Broncos defensive lineman
* Ed Jasper - NFL defensive tackle
* Terrence Murphy - Former Texas A&M University standout and Green Bay Packers Wide Receiver
* Matt Flynn - LSU Quarterback, BCS National Championship MVP
* Ciron Black - LSU All-American Offensive Tackle
* Derek Farmer - NFL Running Back, San Diego Chargers
* Gary Baxter - NFL cornerback
* Philip Humber - Minnesota Twins pitcher from nearby Carthage, Texas but now living in Tyler
* Gary Jones - NFL Defensive Back
* Chris Carter - Former NFL safety
* Morgan Wade - (Pro BMX Rider)
* Larry Johnson - NBA Forward New Orleans Hornets, New York Knicks 1991-2001


*Arab - Rapper, partner of Soulja Boy
*Shaun Groves - Singer, Songwriter of Christian Rock Music
*Paul Baloche - Singer, Songwriter of Contemporary Worship Music
*Ken Bethea - Guitarist for Old 97's
*Adam Carroll - Singer and Songwriter
*Teron Beal- Sony Music Singer, Songwriter (Micheal Jackson, Bonnie Raitte, Whitney Houston, Mya, Brandy)
*Brandon Beal- Singer, Songwriter, Producer- MMG Records, Vecca (Sony BMG Japan) Recording Artist
*Richard Dobson - Singer and Songwriter
*Eisley - indie band comprising Chauntelle, Sherri, Stacy, Weston and Garron DuPree.
*Element Eighty - Alternative metal band comprising Zack Bates, Ryan Carroll, David Galloway and Matt Woods.
*Hobbit - 1970s/1980s Rock band
*Johnny Horton - Country singer
*Will Jennings - American songwriter
*Lix - 1980s Metal band
*Mouse and the Traps - 1960s Garage rock band comprising Buggs Henderson, Ken Murray, David S. Stanley and Ronnie "Mouse" Weiss.
*Adam Lazzara - Lead singer of emo band Taking Back Sunday


*Sarah McClendon - Journalist and White House correspondent for over half a century, longest tenure ever in the White House press corps
*Jo-Carroll Dennison - Miss America 1942, the first Miss Texas to win the national title
*Louie Gohmert - U.S. representative and former Smith County judge
*Kiki Shepard - TV host of "Live in Hollywood" and formerly of "It's Showtime at the Apollo"
*Ned Touchstone - (1926-1988), leader of the Radical Right in 1960s and 1970s
*William Steger -- U.S. district judge (1970-2006)
*Brian Werner - Tiger conservationist, Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
*David Ellsworth - Writer
*Coby Archa - Former contestant.
*Molly Grubb Lynn - Former Miss Texas, restaurateur
*Jonna Fitzgerald - Former Miss Texas, Runner Up to Miss America, television news anchor, noted musician
*Lisa Dalzell Spooner - Former Miss Texas, television news anchor
*Mary Cage Moore Irwin - former Miss Texas, philanthropist
*Micah Adams- former teen model, and actor
*Josh Byerly - NASA spokesman and one of the "voices of Mission Control"

Sister cities

*flagicon|POL Jelenia Góra, Poland
*flagicon|CHI Lo Barnechea, Chile
*flagicon|JPN Yachiyo, Japan [ [http://www.tylersistercities.org/ New Page 1 ] ]

ee also

*East Texas
*Dry county (All alcohol, except wine, is not available for purchase, except in private clubs)
*Smith County, Texas
*Lake Palestine


External links

* [http://www.tylertexas.com/index2.htm Tyler Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.tedc.org/ Tyler Economic Development Council]
*Handbook of Texas|id=TT/hdt4|name=Tyler, TX
* [http://www.tylertexas.info Tyler Texas Information] : Tyler photos, history, government, tourism, links.
* [http://www.tylertexasweather.com Tyler Texas Weather] : Weather conditions, radar, and forecasts.
* [http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/tyler/ Tyler State Park]
* [http://www.discoverscience.info www.discoverscience.info]
* [http://www.uttyler.edu The University of Texas at Tyler]
* [http://www.smithcountyhistoricalsociety.org Smith County Historical Society]
* [http://www.cascadesoftyler.com The Cascades of Tyler]

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