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Evan Jones Trio bassist Pitts finds 'message' in music

Feb 18, 2014
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The American psychologist Abraham Maslov said “A musician must make music, an artist must paint, and a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.”

Those words have living evidence in the form of a young double bass player named Chris Pitts. 

A native of Long Beach, Calif., Pitts spent the majority of his youth in the creative melting pot of Seattle. Pitts’ introduction to music came behind a drum set in high school band. After graduation, Pitts almost joined the military, but after his family moved to Texas, Pitts decided to try college.

Tyler Junior College partnership announced

Dec 20, 2013
Texas A&M University-Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce and Tyler Junior College have formally announced their partnership to simplify the transfer process for students transitioning from associate degree programs at Tyler Junior College into bachelor’s degree programs at A&M-Commerce. The statement came on Dec. 19.

The three-year partnership goes into effect Dec. 20, 2013, and will allow Tyler Junior College students to complete their four-year degrees through A&M-Commerce via online courses, on-campus classes or a combination of the two.

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TYLER - Smith County Sheriff J.B. Smith says results of a survey he conducted with more than two dozen Texas cities indicate the introduction of alcohol sales does not increase crime or litter.

KETK NBC Tyler

A “Meals on Wheels” volunteer is responsible for saving a woman from a two-alarm house fire in Tyler Tuesday.