Tyler is represented in the Texas Senate by Republican Bryan Hughes, District 1, and in the Texas House of Representatives by Republican Matt Schaefer, District 6. Senators from Texas are Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz; Tyler is part of Texas' US Congressional 1st District, which is currently represented by Republican Louie Gohmert.The Texas Twelfth Court of Appeals is located in Tyler. The United States Postal Service operates several post offices in Tyler, including Tyler, Tyler's higher education institutions include the University of Texas at Tyler and the University of Texas Health Center at Tyler, both part of the University of Texas System, as well as Tyler Junior College and Texas College.With a stated vision "To be the Healthiest Community in Texas", the district has a full-time staff of over 130 employees.The Health District has a broad range of services and responsibilities dedicated to their mission: "To Protect, Promote, and Provide for the Health of Our Community." In June 2015, Tyler City Manager Edward Broussard canceled a scheduled appearance of Lou Ann Smoot, a local LGBT activist, at the Tyler Public Library, citing the possibility that children might attend her book talk.The Graduate School at UT Tyler tries its level best to provide New Graduate Fellowships to most of the applicants/returning students, which makes the tuition fees very less (around k per semester) and arranges job fairs to enable students get jobs as soon as they graduate.If you are looking to get your Masters degree in management, UT Tyler is your best bet!The record low for Tyler is −3 °F (−19 °C), which occurred on January 18, 1930. The racial makeup of the city was: 60.5% White, 24.8% Black, 0.5% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 10.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races.About 21.2% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
In place for nearly 70 years, the Health District became a separate entity in 1994, with an administrative Public Health Board.
Tyler had a population of 96,900 in 2010, according to the United States Census Bureau, and Tyler's 2014 estimated population was 107,405. Tyler is the principal city of the Tyler Metropolitan Statistical Area, which had a population of 209,714 in 2010, and is the regional center of the Tyler-Jacksonville combined statistical area, which had a population of 260,559 in 2010.
Tyler is known as the "Rose Capital of America" (also the "Rose City" and, less commonly, the "Rose Capital of the World"), a nickname it gained from a long history of rose production, rose cultivation, and the large quantity of roses processed through the area.
Tyler is home to the largest rose garden in the United States, a 14-acre public garden complex that boasts over 38,000 rose bushes of at least 500 different varieties. Drivers and other motorists traveling on this segment of US-69 (between Tyler and nearby Lindale) will notice brown roadsigns that read, "First Adopt-A-Highway in the World." Tyler is also home to the Caldwell Zoo and Broadway Square Mall.
In 1985, the international Adopt-a-Highway movement originated in Tyler when, after appeals by local Tex DOT officials, the local Civitan chapter adopted a two-mile (3-km) stretch of U. As a regional educational and technology center, Tyler is the host for more than 20,000 higher education students, a College of Engineering, and a University Health Science Center, two regional, billion-dollar hospital systems, and at 544 feet (166 m) above sea level.