Local Judge Wins State Award

The state honored a local judge for making Tyler a more beautiful place today.

Judge Judith Guthrie was given the First Place Individual Leadership award from Keep Texas Beautiful.

Guthrie has helped clean up the streets of downtown Tyler, planted trees around the city, and encouraged local students to do their part in helping the environment.

She says she has a real passion for the cleanliness of her city.   "Something motivates me to want to leave a place cleaner and I hate trash and I love trees, what can I say?" Guthrie said.

The Keep Tyler Beautiful program was also recognized for Sustained Excellence for their efforts to enhance the Tyler community and protect the Texas environment.