Barbara Chandler, 76, relaxes with her 47-year-old special needs daughter Lisa during a visit at their home in Tyler Thursday March 16, 2017. Lisa is a resident at Lufkin State Supported Living Center which houses about 300 special needs people. Barbara and Max Chandler are concerned the Texas state legislature will cut funding to the center in Lufkin where Lisa has lived since age four. "Lisa may outlive me. We need this school to make sure she’s taken care of," Mrs. Chandler said. The Chandlers are against Texas Senate Bill 602 which could close the living center.

Kathy Hawkins of Diana, Texas, left, and Brenda Jones of Maydelle, Texas, right, race their horses toward a large rubber soccer ball as they host a mounted soccer clinic Tuesday April 19, 2016 during the 1836 Chuckwagon Race at Diamond B Ranch in Neches, Texas. The western culture event continues through Sunday.

Volunteer Michelle Landers of Winnsboro holds up a mirror for John Regan Crow as he combs the tangles out of his hair before Landers gives him a free haircut during the Hunger for Love gathering on Saturday Feb. 10, 2018. Crow said it was his first haircut in over two years. Hunger for Love is a gathering every Saturday morning targeted toward the homeless and underserved populations in Tyler. It is held under the overpass bridge on Valentine St. in downtown Tyler and typically includes worship songs, fellowship, free meals and other volunteer services such as free clothing and haircuts.

The Tyler Junior College cheerleader CeCe Mathews practices a stunt at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium before the start of the homecoming football game Saturday Sept. 17, 2016.

People and their all terrain vehicles line the hills around the venue for the Arctic Cat Mudda Cross event Friday afternoon April 1, 2016 at the High Lifter ATV Mud Nationals presented by Polaris at Mud Creek Off-Road Park in Jacksonville.

Flint, Michigan residents Halie Dustin, 9, in red, John Hoffman, Collin Hoffman, 6, and Kimberly Dustin look back as a home on the corner Hamilton Ave. and Iowa St. in Flint burns to the ground early Thursday evening. Vacant house fires have been plaguing the east side of the city since 23 firefighters and 23 police officers were laid off on March 25, 2010 in an effort to save the city money.

Dementia patient Beryl Davis watches a black and white television show with the captions on Thursday March 23, 2017. Davis lives at her daughter’s home in Chandler.

Tyler Day Nursery teacher Jacqueline Dade-Mack holds her son, preschooler Antonio Mack, 3, as he gets a flu vaccination shot Friday Oct. 3, 2014 at the nursery in Tyler, Texas. The Texas Medical Association’s Be Wise-Immunize Clinic was provided by the Smith County Medical Society Alliance with funding support from the Texas Medical Association Foundation. In addition to the free vaccines, Dr. Paul Pitts sponsored a free bicycle helmet giveaway.

A Texas state flag flies over Richard and Debbie Shurgot’s home on N. Bois d’Arc Street in Van, Texas as their son Bryan Shurgot removes items from the destroyed home with help from Tyler Area Gays volunteers and Ft. Hood Army staff sergeant Lorenzo Luna. Volunteers from as close as Van and as far as California continued to help organize and remove debris Sunday May 17, 2015 from the tornado that hit Van, Texas last Sunday night. Two people were killed, dozens were injured and over 500 homes were damaged with about 90 being completely destroyed from the EF-3 tornado.

Diane Dearden, 47, right, sits with Hugh Dearden, 48, while his son Jerry, 18, and the seniors on the Brighton High School boys soccer team visit him at his house in Cottonwood Heights, Utah March 31, 2011. The team gave Hugh a signed soccer ball and asked his permission to dedicate their next game to him. Hugh was diagnosed with prostate cancer at age 45. That game ended up being the last game her ever saw.

Winona High School’s Dee Wheeler is pictured for the 2016 Pigskin Preview magazine.

Jessica Ogden watches as two dental hygienists clean her daughter’s teeth April 12, 2016. Ogden adopted Belinda “Lulu” Postelle, 27, a special needs adult, after caring for her in a special needs public school.

Ben Gerlach of Syracuse, Utah heads home from work at Temple Square during a rain-turned snowstorm late Monday afternoon in Salt Lake City March 7, 2011. "It's a little late in the year for this," he said.

This winter evening gown makes a bold statement with its drapery-like design and glittering gold detail.

Angela Reed, left, is hugged by her father-in-law Robert White while Laura White consoles Reed’s daughter Mariah Mendoza, 7, on the front steps of Angela Reed’s destroyed home in Van Thursday May 15, 2015. The Van tornado destroyed both family homes which were both located on Bois d' Arc Street in Van. All that remains of Angela Reed and her husband Chase Scruggs' home is the front steps. "We’re never going to leave Van," Robert White said.

The orchestra pit can be seen as Margaret Moritz spreads her wings in her costume called “Cockrell Butterfly Center” during dress rehearsal for the Texas Rose Festival Queen’s Coronation Thursday Oct. 14, 2016 held at the Cowan Center at the University of Texas at Tyler. The theme was Museum of the Majestic.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Corey Cameron is comforted by fellow officers after reading a poem about K-9 officers during the memorial service for Smith County Precinct 5 K-9 officer Ogar Saturday Jan. 23, 2016 held at First Baptist Church in Lindale, Texas. K-9 officer Ogar was slain while chasing a suspect after a traffic stop Tuesday Jan. 19. Ogar had been with Constable Kevin Petty for a little more than a year.

Tony Sanchez, left, edges out Canton High School sophomore Jacob Vogt, right, for first place. Sanchez finished the race in 50 seconds even.

Cows wait in the milking area at Jersey Girls Milk Company in Winnsboro Tuesday June 7, 2016. Jersey Girls Milk Company sells raw milk, raw cheese and yogurt at their farm, 5326 E Fm 852 in Winnsboro.

Mary Johnston of Tyler watches models take the runway showcasing clothes from Mary V’s by Shelby during the Women’s Symphony League style show Thursday at Villa di Felicita in Tyler. The show and luncheon featured the latest in fall fashion by two Tyler local businesses, Mary V’s by Shelby and fine jewelry by Ramsey Fritz Jewels. The event was a fundraiser for the Women’s Symphony League.

Former Miss Texas College Paloma Bermudez, right, crowns Taylor J. Pierce as the 122nd Miss Texas College Thursday Oct. 20, 2016. Texas College President Dr. Dwight J. Fennell and his wife Angelia Fennell, at left, participated in the ceremony. Pierce will serve as Miss Texas College for the remainder of the 2016-17 academic year acting as a student ambassador for the college.

Latonya Carter lifts a large jug of clean water so her sons Michael Lamb, 10, left, and Lamarcus Lamb, 9, center, can wash their hands with a bar of soap before dinner Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 at their home that does not have running water in Rusk County’s Fairview community. Carter and her sons wait until after dark each night to fill up water jugs from a spigot on the side of the local community center. Carter waits until dark because she’s embarrassed of her family’s situation. Several families on her street have lived their whole lives without running water; many are families who were given land during sharecropping after the Civil War.

Bayli Seymour, 10, of Gilmer, leads her horse Okie to an arena at Texas Rose Horse Park Saturday August 27, 2016. The Bureau of Land Management held a wild horse adoption and Youth Wild Horse Trail Challenge Saturday. Youth had 90 days to foster a yearling mustang before adopting the animal or auctioning it to the highest bidder Saturday.

Jack Jeter, 6, ignores the calls of his parents as he plays on the floor of his home in Bullard, Texas April 5, 2017. Meggan Jeter and her husband, Travis Jeter, work jointly to care for their son who lives with autism. Jack is on the high functioning end of the spectrum but is susceptible to running off into his own world.

Tyler Junior College baseball players Hunter Rekieta, left, and Jeremy Christian, right, entertain their teammates by singing and using their baseball bats as pretend instruments. The players were waiting to have their photos taken by various photographers during their media day Monday at Mike Carter Field in Tyler, Texas.

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Tina Wesley of Tyler, right, congratulates Judy Griffin of Tyler after she is crowned Ms. Texas Senior Classic Saturday night Oct. 01, 2016 at the Holiday Inn in Tyler. Griffin, 70, and Wesley, 64, were two of several contestants age 60 or better who competed in interview, talent and evening wear categories in the annual pageant. The motto of the pageant is “We are changing the image of aging.”


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