A fond farewell today to a man who has touched the lives of tens of thousands of East Texas students.
Dr. Bob Peters has retired from 38 years of teaching at Tyler Junior College. The college threw him a party this afternoon to celebrate his service.
Peters taught government and history, and served as dean of university studies. During his time at TJC, Peters passed up opportunities to work with the U.S. Labor Department and Library of Congress. He says he wanted to stay in his hometown of Tyler.
Peters says he feels the time has come for him to retire.
"I made the decision last year," he said. "And the time comes when you think, ok, you've had about all the impact you can, you've done about what you can. And when you have that feeling, it's time for you to leave."
Peters says he will continue doing weather forecasts for KTBB radio and the Tyler Morning Telegraph.