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“#SchoolisCool” Event Seeking Donations

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The 6th annual #SchoolisCool back to school event is scheduled for Thursday, August 1st at Harvey Hall, 2000 W. Front St., Tyler and the Rose Garden Center, 420 Park Dr. to help prepare children and their parents for the new school year.

Free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away to the first 2,000 school-aged children in line. Vendors will be available for various services.  Admission is free.

This event is sponsored by the City of Tyler, Tyler Area Business Education Council, and Tyler ISD. Please visit for more information. Volunteers are needed to help make this event a success. If you would like to volunteer, please call Volunteer Tyler at (903)531-1100.

The deadline to submit vendor applications is July 12th.

Donations are needed. Please consider donating backpacks, school supplies, and/ or a monetary contribution. $30 will purchase one backpack with supplies. SchoolisCool’s goal is to distribute 2,000 backpacks.  Supplies needed include red, blue, and black pens, #2 pencils and sharpeners, erasers, dry erase markers, pocket folders with brads, glue sticks, bottles of glue, boxes of facial tissues, boxes of colored pencils—12 count,  boxes of crayons—24 count, child’s scissors, packages of ruled notebook paper, 3×5 index cards, spiral notebooks, composition books, highlighters, and rulers.

Credit card donations may be made at Checks can be made payable to the Tyler Area Business Education Council and mailed to 315 N. Broadway, Tyler, TX 75702.

Drop off for backpack donations will be accepted at these Tyler locations:  218 E. Elm St., 344 Troup Hwy., 5505 Old Bullard Rd., 3131 Shiloh Rd., 309 W. ML King Jr. Blvd., 9111 Paluxy Dr., 1532 S. Bennett Ave., and 2502 Old Omen Rd.

For more information, contact LaToya Young at (903) 592-1661 ext. 252 or


Downtown Tyler

Summer FUN at the Tyler Public Library



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Downtown Tyler

FREE Summer Movies: “Mary Poppins Returns” & “Interstellar”

The Library, 201 S. College Ave., Downtown Tyler, provides Summer Movies to entertain all ages and provide a nice cool space to escape the summer heat. Come enjoy a movie in the auditorium (located past the bathrooms on the first floor). Feel free to bring pillows, blankets, and carpet friendly snacks! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) at all times. These movies are free to attend.

  • June 17th (2pm): “Mary Poppins Returns,” PG
  • June 18th (10:30am): “Mary Poppins Returns,” PG
  • June 21st (1:30pm): “Interstellar,” PG-13
  • June 24th (2pm): “Early Man,” PG
  • June 28th (1:30pm): “Gravity,” PG-13
  • July 1st (10:30am): “Wall-E,” G
  • July 1st (2pm): “Sherlock Gnomes,” PG
  • July 2nd (10:30am): “Treasure Planet,” PG
  • July 3rd (10:30am): “How to Train Your Dragon,” PG
  • July 3rd (2pm): “Smallfoot,” PG
  • July 5th (10:30am): “Planes,” PG
  • July 5th (1:30pm): “Independence Day,” PG-13
  • July 8th (2pm): “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG
  • July 9th (10:30am): “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” PG
  • July 12th (1:30pm): “Star Trek,” PG-13
  • July 15th (2pm): “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” PG
  • July 16th (10:30am): “LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part,” PG
  • July 19th (1:30pm) “Solo,” PG-13
  • July 22nd (2pm): “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” PG
  • July 23rd (10:30am): “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” PG
  • July 26th (1:30pm): “Spaceballs,” PG
  • July 29th (10:30am): “Paddington 2,” PG
  • July 29th (2pm): “Coco,” PG
  • July 30th (2pm): “Lilo and Stitch,” PG
  • July 31st (10:30am): “Despicable Me 3,” PG
  • July 31st 2pm): “Toy Story,” G
  • August 1st (10:30am): “Monsters Inc.,” G
  • August 1st (2pm): “The Spiderwick Chronicles,” PG
  • August 2nd (10:30am): “Incredibles 2,” PG
  • August 2nd (1:30pm): “First Man,” PG-13

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True Vine Brewing: It’s Getting Hot at the Brewery


True Vine Brewing is located at 2453 Earl Campbell Parkway, Tyler. True Vine is open Monday-Wednesday 4-9pm, Thursday 4-11pm, Friday and Saturday 11am-11pm.

True Vine is a local brewery built and inspired by: Integrity. Community. Love.

True Vine is all about putting their neighbors before themselves and crafting brews that reflect the same, bringing people together and building community.

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Pay it Forward: Who Will You Cheers Too?

Pay it forward…with beer! Introducing True Vine’s “Cheers To…” wall. If you know True Vine you know they love a good cheers, and they want you guys to be able to join in on those! So here’s how it works: you come in and buy a “Cheers To…” card for someone not currently with you. Maybe it’s a friend or family member, maybe it’s for a teacher or veteran. You then write that person’s name (or title) on the card, write them a note on the back, and stick it on the wall. The next time that person comes into the True Vine taproom, they can look for their name on the wall, pull the card down, and redeem it for a tasty brew!

Events this month are:

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