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Inaugural class of Robert E. Lee High School seniors gather for photo ahead of building's demolition  Tyler Morning Telegraph

When the first class of Robert E. Lee High School students arrived on campus in 1958, it was soon discovered a very important object was missing.

Tyler ISD's Robert E. Lee High School name to remain  Tyler Morning Telegraph

After almost a year of public discussion and debate, the name of Robert E. Lee High School will remain, as trustees declined to vote on the matter Monday.

Student hit by vehicle near Robert E. Lee High School  KLTV

A student was hit by a vehicle near Robert E. Lee High School Tuesday morning.

Robert E. Lee High School shines spotlight on inclusiveness  KLTV

Robert E. Lee high school's newest program focuses on inclusiveness for all students.

John Tyler vs. Robert E. Lee Soccer  Tyler Morning Telegraph

As a multimedia journalist, nothing makes me happier than capturing the moments that define our community in East Texas. I'm a born-and-raised Texan and ...

Crane falls at Robert E. Lee High School construction site, no injuries reported  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Calls flooded emergency dispatchers in Tyler on Wednesday morning as motorists reported a falling 260-foot tall crane.

Tyler ISD's new high schools are starting to reach for the sky  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The sounds of work crews greet Tyler ISD high school students each morning as construction on the renovation of John Tyler and Robert E. Lee campuses is ...

PRINCIPAL: 'No information about credible, visible threat on campus' after social media rumor concerning Robert E. Lee High School KYTX

Concerned parents reached out to CBS19 in regards to reports of a threat against the school making its way around Snapchat.

Tyler Lee Red Raiders open spring football practices with energy, effort  Tyler Morning Telegraph

As the first day of spring football practice wrapped up for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders on Monday evening, head coach Kurt Traylor reiterated a couple of things to ...

Longview outlasts Tyler Lee in double-overtime thriller, 73-68  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler Lee and Longview needed 40 minutes to decide Friday night's District 11-6A basketball tilt at REL Varsity Gymnasium.

Thousands cheer on graduating Robert E. Lee Class of 2019  Tyler Morning Telegraph

As the sun set over Rose Stadium, an era came to an end for more than 500 Robert E. Lee seniors.

High School STAAR results up for John Tyler, holding steady at Lee  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Results from the state-mandated End of Course exams show John Tyler High School students making major strides, while performance at Robert E. Lee High ...

Great-nephew of Robert E. Lee sends letter to Tyler group regarding school name change  KLTV

"I was hesitant to make a statement based on the locality of these issues but it is clear to me that the community of Tyler, Texas is a community to be imitated by ...

Tyler Lee Lady Raiders stay hot, rout Mesquite 58-21  Tyler Morning Telegraph

A new year, same Lady Raider domination. The Tyler Lee Lady Raiders started 2019 much like they ended 2018 — with a convincing victory — as they routed ...

Boys soccer: Tyler Lee, John Tyler play to 1-1 draw  Tyler Morning Telegraph

John Tyler and Tyler Lee shared the spoils Tuesday in a 1-1 draw at Red Raider Field as the Lions opened the scoring in the first half off a goal.

Tennis: Tyler Lee sending eight to regional tournament in Waco  Tyler Morning Telegraph

As the Tyler Lee tennis team walked to the bus on Tuesday morning, their fellow Robert E. Lee High School students greeted them.

In Tyler, Robert E. Lee High School keeps its name  Chron

An effort to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler failed Monday, after drawn-out debate in the community around the issue, according to the ...

'Big milestone' reached in construction of John Tyler HS, project on track at REL  KLTV

Tyler ISD says the steel structure of Robert E. Lee High School's future three story academic building is 99 percent complete.

Bryan Winegeart named new volleyball coach at Robert E. Lee  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Robert E. Lee High School didn't have to look far to find its new volleyball coach.

Tyler Lee spring football game comes down to the final play; defense wins 31-30  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Spring football games are not about winning and losing but more about displaying the work that was put in leading up to the game.

Year In Review: Tyler ISD attempts to leave the past behind, build a bright future  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The state of education in East Texas this year was marked by attempts to move forward, while struggling to break free from the past.

Tyler Lee offensive lineman Beaux Limmer signs with Arkansas  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Whenever football coaches at the University of Arkansas are on the recruiting trail, they say they are going “hog huntin'.”

DISTRICT: Tyler ISD bus carrying 27 students involved in accident, no injuries reported KYTX

According to TISD, Bus No. 58, carrying 27 Robert E. Lee High School students, was involved in a wreck Monday afternoon.

Nominations sought for Tyler ISD Hall of Fame  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Once again it is time to nominate outstanding athletes/contributors to the Tyler ISD Athletic Hall of Fame.

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Tyler Lee Lady Raiders draw Harker Heights in bi-district round of playoffs  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler Lee opens the Class 6A girls basketball playoffs Tuesday night against what head coach Ross Barber feels is the best team in District 12-6A.

Louisville signee Samuell Willamson leads No. 9 Rockwall over Tyler Lee, 78-60  Tyler Morning Telegraph

With one of the top teams in the state and one of the top players in the country coming to town, the Tyler Lee Red Raiders knew they had a tough challenge in ...

Lee students build cardboard canoe to compete in UT Tyler competition  Tyler Morning Telegraph

While most teenagers are off enjoying spring break, Robert E. Lee students Christopher Whitmore, Ethan Elliott and Seth Justice were on campus in Dhiraj ...

Tyler ISD looks to improve Pre-SAT, National Merit scores  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler ISD is looking to improve its college readiness and national merit outcomes.

Tyler Lee sending two athletes to Division I level — Haftu Knight to run at Texas, Carly Wyatt to Alabama for soccer  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Robert E. Lee High School's gym was packed on the home side on Wednesday morning.

Former Tyler educator honored with surprise tribute on Teacher Appreciation Day  Tyler Morning Telegraph

During her career as a history teacher, Becky Berry, of Tyler, didn't want students to leave the classroom without being able to connect the past to the present.

OSHA report: Crane 'fell' during construction at Tyler high school due to malfunction  KLTV

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - An OSHA investigation into what caused a crane to crash into the construction site of a Tyler high school has suggested the crane did not ...

Winning state of mind: Tyler Lee's Haftu Knight is headed to state for the fourth time with his eyes on the gold  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Haftu Knight arrived in the United States four years ago.

Robert E. Lee Signing Day: Devin Johnson to play basketball for Centenary; soccer players Kaileigh Minehart, Kelsey Romero to play for Tyler Junior College, Angelina College  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Class of 2019 students are nearing the end of their high school days.

Lee valedictorian hopes peers will follow their passions, embrace adversity  Tyler Morning Telegraph

As students at Robert E. Lee High School prepare to walk off the stage and toward the next leg in their journey, the school's valedictorian hopes they'll take some ...

CROSS COUNTRY: Tyler Lee's Haftu Knight places fourth, other East Texas results  Tyler Morning Telegraph

ROUND ROCK — Tyler Lee's Haftu Knight closed his high school cross country career with a fourth-place finish in Class 6A at the state meet Saturday at Old ...

2019 East Texas Sports Camps Digest  Tyler Morning Telegraph

If you have information on a sports camp that you would like to add to the camp digest, please send the information to

Robert E. Lee High School launches 'Best Buddies' program KYTX

Robert E. Lee High School launched the "Best Buddies" program to help promote positive friendships throughout the entire student body. Through the national ...

Lee Theatre performs tribute to New London School explosion, 'The Girl in the White Pinafore'  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Two dozen ghosts stand on a platform, their voices ringing out more and more urgently, cascading over one another until there is only silence.

RISE Academy students push past adversity to graduate high school  Tyler Morning Telegraph

In just six months Joseph Brooks and Kayla Dupree went from being uncertain if they'd graduate high school on time to plotting out the steps they'll take toward ...

Tyler ISD names Campus Teachers of the Year  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler ISD has named its Campus Teachers of the Year.

To Be Black at Robert E. Lee High School  The New Yorker

Tasneem Raja writes about the fight over renaming Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler, Texas.

Robert E. Lee High School name change pulled from Tyler ISD board agenda  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The discussion about changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School is over, according to Tyler ISD's school board.

Tyler ISD board receives midyear update, approves purchase of new buses  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The Tyler Independent School District Board of Trustees received midyear arts, athletics and academic updates during its January meeting.

District 11-6A Basketball: Tyler Lee's Jaiden Pinson named Newcomer of the Year  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Jaiden Pinson made the most of his first season playing varsity basketball for the Tyler Lee Red Raiders.

Thousands gather to watch the Robert E. Lee High School class of 2018 graduate  Tyler Morning Telegraph

More than 530 Robert E. Lee High School students made their way across the stage as the sun set over their graduation ceremony and their high school ...

Tyler Lee volleyball defeats Lufkin, John Tyler to close non-district  Tyler Morning Telegraph

With District 11-6A play on the horizon, Tyler Lee head volleyball coach Kristee Porter wanted to see her team close non-district action on a strong note.

Tyler ISD accepts final construction costs for Robert E. Lee renovation, foundation work for academic wing to begin soon  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The renovation at Robert E. Lee High School has cleared the final hurdle before construction will begin in earnest.

Tyler students push for name change of Robert E. Lee High School  Star-Telegram

Some students, parents in Tyler want the school board to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School. The high school is one of 100 public schools named ...

ALL-EAST TEXAS GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mineola's Sabria Dean earns top honor; Tyler Lee freshman Aaliyah Campbell named top newcomer; Canton's John Hobbs tabbed as Coach of the Year  Tyler Morning Telegraph

It was a banner year for girls basketball in East Texas.

McClure looks to challenge Hager for Tyler ISD school board District 6 seat  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Lisa McClure has announced she will be seeking the District 6 seat on the Tyler Independent School District board of trustees this May.

Tyler ISD board tables decision on Robert E. Lee name change, promises more discussion  Tyler Morning Telegraph

After almost two hours of public comment and lengthy board comments about the issue, the Tyler ISD school board voted to table the contentious issue of ...

UPDATE: Construction at Tyler ISD high schools KYTX

Tyler, TX — Monday the Tyler ISD school board members heard an update on construction at both Robert E. Lee and John Tyler High School. Community ...

Renaming Tyler ISD's Robert E. Lee and John Tyler High Schools could cost hundreds of thousands more if not done during renovation  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The costs associated with renaming Tyler ISD's two high schools would be significantly lower if done during the ongoing renovations at both campuses, school ...

Tyler Lee, John Tyler face off for 63rd time on Saturday looking for first win of 2018 season  Tyler Morning Telegraph

High school football teams enter the season with a goal of winning a district title and a state title.

Tyler Lee's Aaliyah Morgan commits to TCU  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Recruiting for Robert E. Lee High School junior Aaliyah Morgan really heated up during the summer.

Lone student walks out of REL High School on anniversary of Columbine KYTX

"They shouldn't be threatening ISS for people exercising free speech." On the anniversary of Columbine, thousands of students across the U.S. walked out of ...

Community reacts to school board tabling Robert E. Lee High School name  KLTV

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The discussion of the potential name change of Robert E. Lee High School to Lee High School was tabled at Monday night's school board ...

Scene cleared of crash on Loop 323, Donnybrook Ave  KLTV

The westbound traffic on Loop 323 is shut down as crews respond to a wreck near Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler.

What's in a name? | What you need to know about the REL name change discussion KYTX

Before Monday night's school board meeting to discuss changing the name of Robert E. Lee High School to Lee High School, catch up on what you missed from ...

Tyler ISD finalizes price for John Tyler renovation, finds efficiencies to add indoor athletics facility to both high schools  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler ISD has saved enough money during its bond project construction process to build indoor athletic facilities at both high school campuses.

OSHA investigating crane collapse at Tyler high school  KLTV

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating after a crane collapsed at a Tyler High School.It happened on December 19 at the ...

Tyler ISD set to celebrate first class of Early College High School graduates  Tyler Morning Telegraph

This fall more than 80 Tyler ISD high school seniors will start their junior year of college.

Tyler ISD takes advantage of summer break to move high school rebuilds forward  Tyler Morning Telegraph

To the casual observer, the construction sites at Tyler ISD's high schools may look like little more than expansive fields of red dirt, but construction for the new ...

Tyler ISD students get hands-on firefighter training  KLTV

Students in the Tyler Independent School District learn the ins and outs of firefighting on their high school campus.

UPDATE: REL student taken to hospital after being struck by car KYTX

A Robert E. Lee High School Student was taken to a local hospital after being struck by a vehicle Tuesday morning. According to the Tyler Police Department, ...

Sixth class of Tyler ISD Athletics Hall of Fame set for induction Saturday  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Four all-state football standouts, two championship coaches, a tennis star and a state title team are the latest additions to the Tyler ISD Athletic Hall of Fame, ...

Residents will push for name change at Robert E. Lee High School at Monday Tyler ISD board meeting  Tyler Morning Telegraph

A group of Tyler residents believes now is the time for Tyler Independent School District to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School.

WEBXTRA: Tyler ISD construction update  KLTV

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Tyler ISD has several major construction projects underway. Work is progressing on the new academic building for the Robert E. Lee High ...

UIL Swimming Results: Tyler Lee's Carey Clark earns fifth in consolation finals; Henderson's Mark Eberhard places fourth in breaststroke  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Tyler Lee's Carey Clark and Henderson's Mark Eberhard and other East Texans made some waves at the UIL State Swimming & Diving Meet over the weekend ...

Increased security at Robert E. Lee High School following rumored threat  KLTV

The increased patrols follow a rumored threat on campus by a fellow student, but the district deemed it a "verbal false alarm."

Running back Jamarion Miller making an early impact for Tyler Lee as a freshman  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Jamarion Miller had witnessed the Tyler Lee and John Tyler rivalry before while watching his older brother play.

ET Girls Basketball: Longview falls to Tyler Lee on road, more  Longview News-Journal

DISTRICT 11-6A. □ TYLER LEE 57, LONGVIEW 38: TYLER — The Longview Lady Lobos found a 19-6 first quarter deficit too much to overcome in their 57-38 ...

OSHA investigation complete on Tyler Lee crane collapse; no citations issued  KLTV

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - A federal agency has closed the investigation on a crane collapse at a construction site at Robert E. Lee High School in December.

A look at the top salaries in the Tyler Independent School District  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The Tyler Independent School District is planning to raise pay for employees in the upcoming year, and the Tyler Morning Telegraph took a look at the district's ...

Tyler hosting 16-team 7-on-7 state qualifier on Saturday  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Sixteen teams will be vying for two spots at the Texas 7-on-7 State Championships at the Tyler State Qualifying Tournament on Saturday at Lindsey Park.

11-6A Soccer: Tyler Lee's Carly Wyatt named MVP; Chris Woodard earns Coach of the Year honors  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Carly Wyatt broke the Robert E. Lee High School record with 42 goals this season.

Robert E. Lee name change discussion added to Monday's TISD board agenda  KLTV

After much controversy, Tyler ISD board vice-president Wade Washmon submitted a request to consider amending the name of Robert E. Lee High School to ...

Tyler ISD: Bond construction on schedule  KLTV

As students and teachers return to both John Tyler and Robert E. Lee High School, construction continues as a part of a $198 million bond passed by voters last ...

Tyler Lee sending 14 swimmers to Class 6A, Region III Championships  Tyler Morning Telegraph

A dozen is 12. A baker's dozen is 13. There's not a term for swimmer's dozen, but the Robert E. Lee High School swim team should trademark it for the number ...

Tyler ISD Board members speak on the name change debate of Robert E. Lee high school KYTX

Most of the board members have suffered threats, had their characters called into question. They say this whole topic has turned ugly. They tabled the item on ...

ETX high school learns about "Vaping: What's in the Mist" KYTX

Robert E. Lee High School students and parents learned about the chemicals and marketing behind vaping.

Lee netters win third straight district championship  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The Robert E. Lee Red Raiders are district tennis champions once again.

Tyler ISD responds to alleged threat to Robert E. Lee High School

After several concerned parents contacted CBS 19 about a student threatening to bring a firearm to school and shoot at students, Tyler ISD has responded, ...

Women's Symphony League Ball to honor young volunteers March 2  Tyler Morning Telegraph

The Women's Symphony League of Tyler will hold its 64th annual ball on March 2 at Harvey Convention Center. "We are delighted to share a few changes.

JJ Green accounts for six touchdowns as Marshall outlasts Tyler Lee, 42-29  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Offensive fireworks were expected in Friday night's season opener between Tyler Lee and Marshall at Christus Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day  KLTV

A program to help folks get rid of their unwanted prescription drugs kicks off today.

Candidates for Tyler City Council and Tyler ISD Board of Trustees discuss views at forum  Tyler Morning Telegraph

With local elections less than two months away, candidates for City Council and the Tyler ISD Board of Trustees told potential constituents why they were the ...

Quarterback Roland Poster transferring from Tyler Lee to All Saints  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Quarterback Roland Poster is transferring from Tyler Lee to All Saints Episcopal School, Lee head coach Kurt Traylor confirmed on Wednesday.

Robert E. Lee's 'Best Buddies' connects special needs students

Tyler, TX - Robert E. Lee High School's newest club is working to bring students closer together. The Best Buddies program kicked off last week. They provided ...

Group fighting to keep Robert E. Lee High School name releases statement on upcoming board meeting

Members of a group fighting to keep the name of Tyler Independent School District's Robert E. Lee High School have released a statement in response to the ...

'See You at the Pole' rally held at schools around East Texas  KLTV

Students all over the world joined together in prayer Wednesday morning for the annual “See you at the Pole” event.

Young Audiences of NE Texas announces annual Arts in Education Award winners KYTX

TYLER, Texas — Young Audiences of Northeast Texas has announced the winners of the annual Arts in Education Awards. The local educators who will be ...

Lee grad to begin residency with U.S. Navy after attending McGovern Medical School  Tyler Morning Telegraph

A Robert E. Lee High School graduate is about to begin a residency with the U.S. Navy after attending one of the top medical schools in the country.

Tyler ISD takes a first look at comprehensive plans for total renovations of Robert E. Lee and John Tyler High Schools  Tyler Morning Telegraph

CORY MCCOY, A collegiate environment and improved parking are in store for the students and faculty at Tyler's two high schools ...

Guest speaker Robb Holladay to speak about vaping at Robert E. Lee  KLTV

A guest speaker will be in attendance at a presentation on vaping at Robert E. Lee High School.

REL School Name Change Vote Scheduled for Monday  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Robert E. Lee High School board is voting on the name change this coming Monday.

Signing day at Robert E. Lee: Claire Fisher headed to Abilene Christian for tennis, Lexi Hill to Gallaudet for basketball; Angel Rodriguez (baseball), Mark Costanza (soccer) also sign  Tyler Morning Telegraph

Four athletes in four different sports signed to compete at the college level Wednesday morning at Robert E. Lee High School.

Retired Peete Elementary principal to run for school board  Tyler Morning Telegraph

A former Tyler Independent School District principal has thrown his hat in the ring for a seat on the school board.

Councilman Don Warren announces bid for Tyler mayor in 2020  Tyler Morning Telegraph

A three-term Tyler city councilman has announced he is running for mayor, opening up a two-way race in May of 2020.

Tyler police, family looking for missing 16-year-old girl

UPDATE: Rhiannon Young is back home with her family now.

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