Johnston McQueen Elementary students have new place to get shoes, clothes on campus
Updated: Aug. 16, 2022 at 9:55 PM CDT
It all started last year when P.E. teacher Rochelle Northcutt saw the need in her own classroom.
“I would have numerous kids that would come up to me and ask me if I had shoes because theirs were either too big because they were having to wear their parent’s shoes, or they’re too small.” says Northcutt.
The city recently made some changes at the intersection of Page Road, the loop and Delia Drive that has made traffic flow more safely, but residents I spoke with think a better design is needed. The city’s plan for Loop 281 improvements is in the early stages and it will be some time before anything is set in stone.
“They said ‘well, it’s not the city, it’s you,’ said, ‘from your house to the road is your problem,’” she says.
Mary’s cleaned up many times, losing her carpet out of the home, and believes she’ll lose much of her furniture from exposure to the sewage.
The Pumpkin Patch Express is just one of the fun activities at the Lanes Chapel Pumpkin Patch this year. This is their eighth year and Stephen O’Neal, minister to students, said the proceeds go to different ministries around Tyler.
As traffic flow increases, “You finally get to a point where the cost of maintaining it is just, it’s time to just fully reconstruct and start with a brand-new piece of pavement,” Thompson said. “We’ll be removing all the existing asphalt and it will be replaced with concrete.”