Emily Guevara has been named managing editor for the Tyler Morning Telegraph.

A San Antonio native, Guevara earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and worked as a reporter at the Beaumont Enterprise before coming to the Tyler Morning Telegraph in 2010.

In Tyler, she covered education, religion and nonprofits before be coming city editor in 2017.


Paula Brandon has been appointed northeast regional director of the Texas East Area Health Education Center, headquartered at UT Health Northeast. Brandon has a master's degree in nursing and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

The Area Health Education Centers program was developed by Congress in 1971 to recruit, train and retain a health professions workforce committed to underserved populations. AHEC helps bring the resources of academic medicine to address local community health needs.

Brandon is responsible for a 25-county area in Texas.


Allen Atkinson, owner of TeamLogic IT of Tyler, announced that Allissa Boren has joined TeamLogic IT as the business development manager.

Boren will be responsible for new business development as well as supporting the company's current smallto medium-sized business clientele.

"Allissa's sales and computer knowledge and experience will directly benefit our customers by ensuring the service quality and support we are known for," said Atkinson.


Vicki McAlister, the Public Health Emergency Preparedness coordinator serving Henderson, Rains and Van Zandt counties, was recently recognized at the 2017 Preparedness Coalition Symposium in Galveston, with the 2017 Texas Preparedness Leadership Award, due in part to her response to the tornadoes that touched down in her coverage area on April 29, 2017.

McAlister's jurisdiction covers 2,067 square miles, more than twice the size of Smith County. Approximately 144,250 people live in Henderson, Rains and Van Zandt counties, which include the cities of Athens, Emory, Canton, Van, Brownsboro, Chandler and Wills Point.


The directors and shareholders of Potter Minton have elected E. Glenn Thames Jr. as president and managing shareholder of the firm effective Jan. 1.

Thames is a past president of the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association and handles a wide variety of legal matters ranging from estate planning to complex commercial litigation.

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