City Expands Jurisdiction For Code Officers

Illegal dumping is a crime that's hard to solve, and it's all too common in East Texas.

City code enforcement officers have been making headway, cleaning up trash piles in Tyler. A new city ordinance lets investigators go 5,000 feet outside the city to assess fines.

With the help of Tyler Police and city clean up crews, code officers saw two longstanding trash sites cleared over the last week--one on Old Henderson Hwy; the other on Bellwood Road in West Tyler.