By the Numbers

Your Smith Co. COVID-19 vaccination guide

Note: This is rapidly changing information. The Tyler Loop will publish monthly updates as needed. COVID-19 vaccinations are still in...

A hole in the wall food tour

As we travelled through Oklahoma over spring break vacation with our family, we made the unpopular decision to head home early. Rumors...

How will the COVID Christmas surge affect Tyler in the weeks ahead?

In 2020 and into the new year, holiday gatherings bring ill tidings in Tyler, where the virus is expected to show a...

How People Who Love People worked to unmake segregation in Tyler 50 years ago

Editor's note: Phil Latham's story, below, is paired with untitled photos by Judy Bankhead's My Town, which documents Tyler in silver gelatin...

Will a summer of global climate extremes turn more East Texans into believers?

July was brutal for much of the planet. Europe's ongoing drought is so severe you can see the dryness from space. Japan's heatwave has killed more...

Tyler’s unemployment rate has never been lower. So, we’re all getting raises, right?

You may have noticed an increase in the number of hiring signs showing up around Tyler. It's not a trick of the eyes: the...

Think Tyler is changing because of a big spike in migration? Not quite.

There’s a theory I often hear in coffeeshop conversations about the future of Tyler. It goes like this: many of the changes happening in...

Behind the churn in Tyler’s restaurant scene

No one felt like cooking the other night, so we decided to eat out. Feeling bored of our usual haunts, our son suggested the...
A foreclosure sign.

In Tyler, as in America, the wealth gap between blacks and whites is all about housing

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median wealth for African-American households across the country in 2013 was $9,000. That means when you add up the...
A 1933 map of the East Texas Oil Field, by E.D. Ray. Published online by the Texas General Land Office.

Is Tyler’s economy really tied to oil booms and busts?

"When oil prices go up, Tyler booms." It's a sentiment I've heard over and over in my years of living here in Tyler. Sure,...