Free Diagnostic Check

On February 22, 2022 ETV Software Computer Repair in Tyler is giving away FREE diagnostic checks ALL DAY!!!
Also ONE lucky person that brings their computer in on 2-22-22 will be able to WIN a chance for FREE LABOR!!

Tyler ISD Foundation Awards Nearly $95K in Grants to Educators

By Ana Conejo Jan 18, 2022 Updated Jan 19, 2022

Excitement echoed throughout Tyler ISD campuses on Tuesday. The Tyler ISD Foundation Grant Patrol walked the halls of 15 campuses ready to surprise teachers with 37 big checks totaling nearly $95,000.
This year’s patrol featured the highest amount of grant funding and the most amount ever given by the Tyler ISD Foundation, according to the foundation. Those who received checks were named Grants for Great Ideas recipients for 2021-22. The program “provides resources to fund individual and teams of educators for innovative and creative projects intended to enrich classrooms and support student achievement,” according to Tyler ISD.
Two campuses in which teachers were awarded with grants include Caldwell Arts Academy and the Career and Technology Center, where students watched in awe of the surprise.
Bobby Markle, Caldwell Arts Academy principal, was excited to receive a total of four grants for the campus, totaling to $18,928. He said these are not “one-time” grants, as the money will be used to grow programs throughout the years.
“Every year when we submit these grants we keep our fingers crossed because it definitely helps support our program as we grow,” Markle said. “They really help us lay the foundation and the seeds to what we hope to continue to grow.”
One of the awarded checks was an “Animation Generation” grant to Caldwell Academy Digital Art teachers Julianna Wynn and Gwen Riggs that totaled to $4,940, which will be used for the animation program on the elementary and middle school programs.
“The grant helps us buy the FlipaClip app so they can use it and all the components that go with it. They also get a light board to use, first they draw without it then they try it with it so they can see the difference,” Riggs said.
“It also helps buy cameras; we use point and click cameras and DSLR cameras over in the middle school. We also use those to create the animation movies as well, so it’s not just iPads. Cameras can get quite expensive and this grant helps us purchase those things that are way out of our budget,” added Wynn.
“This animation gives our kids at Caldwell K through eighth grade training. They learn every step of the way, every part of animation, every medium of animation and honestly by the time they leave here they can start taking some college classes, they really could,” Wynn said.
In regards to the other grants given, Markle said the contribution from the Tyler ISD Foundation is greatly appreciated because it helps fill the gaps needed to assist with classrooms.
“We get a lot of funding through the district but these are programs that cost a little bit more of what we can budget for so Tyler ISD Foundation has always done well in filling up that gap and I love it because it’s supported by the community,” Markle said. “Our campus is built on applications, we want to take our art forms and use them to show students that you can apply your art and not just do your art.”
Other grants given at Caldwell were: “Through the Looking Glass,” “Interstellar Road Show,” and “Integrating Digital Arts in Math.” The Grants for Great Ideas program encourages, facilitates, recognizes, and rewards innovative and creative instructional approaches that are not already supported by campus budgets. Grants are awarded through a selection by the Tyler ISD Foundation every year. Another stop in the afternoon was at Tyler ISD’s Career and Technology Center for the “Direct to Garment Printer for Marketing, Business and Graphic Design students” grant.
The grant was $4,800 and will be used through the Audio/Video, Graphic Design, and Marketing department where students will use, lead and create items using a Garment printer. Receiving the news via FaceTime video was Michael Sturrock, CTC graphic design teacher, who originally applied for the grant and was ecstatic when he received the call from the other grant recipients who will benefit.
“Now we can design shirts for marketing, business, AV (Audio/Video) and graphic design. We can just print them on-site instead of off-site and sell them right there for CTC. We’ll come out with CTC merchandise and designs, Tyler ISD designs, and print them on-site instead of having to use a third party and actually generate sales for our programs right on-site,” Sturrock said. “It will be student-led and student-printed, so they will get to learn the process of printing, design, marketing and selling.”
Other campuses that received grants through the program include Tyler High School, Dixie Elementary School, Boshears Center, Peete Elementary School, Griffin Elementary School, Moore MST Magnet School, Bell Elementary School, Hogg Middle School, Birdwell Dual Language Immersion School, Owens Elementary School, Jack Elementary School, Rice Elementary School and Hubbard Middle School.
Since its creation in 1990, the Tyler ISD Foundation has gifted more than $3.4 million to Tyler ISD through innovative teaching grants, student and parent programs, academic and teaching recognition events, and scholarships.
George Faber, President of Tyler ISD Foundation, said the experience has been positive and is asking for community help to give more grants to educators.
“The reactions from the teachers have been unbelievable, most of them have been really excited and happy to receive the grants. Tyler ISD does a really good job of giving teachers money but there’s always that little extra that really helps out and this also gives the community involved. These are unique years coming out from teachers,” Faber said. “There’s so many great things going on with this foundation, if we could get more people behind it we can do better, bigger and more things.”

Raising Money for a Great Cause - Attacking Cancer on All Fronts

How the American Cancer Society is Saving Lives
The ABCD of Attacking From Every Angle
We are ACTIVISTS – convening relentless partners for awareness and impact.
We deliver BREAKTHROUGHS – investing in innovative research to develop game-changing approaches.
We build COMMUNITIES – united to fight cancer with compassion and access to treatment.
We provide DIRECTION – as a passionate ally, empowering people with information and answers.

Help us stomp out cancer! Our favorite event - The Cattle Barons Gala - is right around the corner & ETV Software's Computer Repair in Tyler is kickin' up our boots to raise money. During the month of May, 100% of all diagnostic fees collected will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Get your PC or MAC checked out and help out a great cause! Give us a call 903.531.0377 or come by!

The mission of the American Cancer Society is to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer. As we all know, when cancer strikes, it hits from all sides. That’s why we’re committed to attacking cancer from every angle. With more than 100 years of experience and leadership, we are a global force, fighting all cancers on all fronts, across the US and around the globe.

ETV Software Partners with Treatment And Learning Center for World Autism Month

#LightItUpBlue World Autism Month

As we enter April, Spring fills the air and anticipation of upcoming Summer vacations are in our thoughts. April is known for many things, Spring showers, Tax Day, Easter but did you know that April is also an important month for children with autism?

April is World Autism Month. ETV Software’s Computer Repair in Tyler is partnering with the Treatment & Learning Center to help raise awareness and funds for the important work they do, right here in Tyler. Founded in 2009, The Treatment and Learning Center for Children with Autism (TLC) is the only full time, center-based treatment facility in East Texas, accepting children from 18 months to 21 years of age.

“At the Treatment and Learning Center (TLC), we are dedicated to piecing our community together by helping children, teens and adults with autism and other disabilities learn the skills they need to better interact with their families, friends, teachers, and caregivers. TLC utilizes Intensive Behavioral Intervention to help improve skills including social, play, language, communication, daily living, safety, vocational and academic skills while also reducing challenging or impeding behaviors.” Whitney Sherman, M. Ed., BBA, LBA Director of Autism Programs Andrews Center Treatment & Learning Center

During the month of April, all Diagnostic Fees collected will be donated to the Treatment & Learning Center for Children with Autism. When you come in this month to get your PC or MAC checked out, you will be helping us help others in our community.

Free Diagnostic Fee - PC or MAC

This month we’re making it easier for you to get your computer checked out and patched up. That’s right, for the month of March, we’re waving our normal $29.95 diagnostic fee*. This means you can get your laptop or desktop checked for a wide range of issues for free. If you have a MAC or PC that hasn’t been working right, but you haven’t wanted to spend the money to have someone track down the problem, this month is the perfect time to have someone look into those issues.

Our friendly, professional computer repair technicians can diagnosis everything from virus and malware infections to bad system memory or a failing hard drive to other hardware problems like motherboard issues or seized up cooling fans. Then, we’ll give you an estimate on what it will take to get your computer back up to speed.

To take advantage of this special monthly deal, just bring your computer to our office at 1331 South Beckham Ave., or give us a call at 903-531-0377!

*Diagnostic Fee of $29.95 credited toward repair. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

How Bad is Malware?

Malware is an umbrella term for any form of “malicious software,” including viruses, spyware, and ransomware. There are also a number of ways to get infected with malware, like phishing emails, Trojans, and hacking attempts. Either way, once malware is on your device, it might steal your identity, install unwanted programs, or hold your files for ransom.

Malware only exists to attempt to exploit your device or personal data in some manner, for example, stealing your online banking details – but sometimes it effectively represents random acts of virtual violence, such as a virus which just nukes your entire system.

So yes, it can be dangerous – which we’ll discuss further in a moment – and to defend against some of the disastrous potential scenarios malware can bring about, it’s a good idea to use antivirus to protect your PC.

How do I know if I'm infected with malware?

Look for issues characteristics of a malware infection:

  • Does your web browser freeze or become unresponsive?
  • Do you get redirected to web pages other than the ones you are trying to visit?
  • Are you bombarded with pop-up messages?
  • Does your computer run slower than usual?
  • Do you see new icons on your desktop that you don't recognize?

Call or come in today. You can get a full year of premium protection for only $14, this month only.

New Van Wrap

There’s going to be a new, distinctive presence on the East Texas roads next year. We worked with Tyler Wrap Company to translate our ETV Software and Computer Repair in Tyler brandings into a custom vehicle wrap. If you see us on the move or parked at a business, know that we’re working to deliver expert Managed I.T. technical support to a business like yours. Not only that, we’re doing it while protecting the environment with a compressed natural gas powered service van.

We had the entire company come out to take a look and pose for some pictures. Everyone was impressed by how our nondescript white-paneled van had been transformed. And we’re not done yet. Be on the lookout for more ETV Software vehicles soon!

$20.21 Diagnostic Fee to Welcome 2021

Welcome to 2021! This month at ETV Software’s Computer Repair in Tyler, we’re making it easier for you to get your computer checked out and patched up. That’s right, to kick off the new year, we’re lowering our normal diagnostic fee. This means you can get your laptop or desktop checked for a wide range of issues and save some money. If you have a Mac or PC that hasn’t been working right, this month is the perfect time to have someone look into those issues.

Our friendly, professional computer repair technicians can diagnosis everything from virus and malware infections to bad system memory or a failing hard drive to other hardware problems like motherboard issues or seized up cooling fans. Then, we’ll give you an estimate on what it will take to get your computer back up to speed.

To take advantage of this special monthly deal, just bring your computer to our office at 1331 South Beckham Ave., or give us a call at 903-858-4383.

Windows 7 - No Support - No Security

Microsoft made a commitment to provide 10 years of product support for Windows 7 when it was released on October 22, 2009. This 10-year period has now ended, and Microsoft has discontinued Windows 7 support so that we can focus our investment on supporting newer technologies and great new experiences. The specific end of support day for Windows 7 was January 14, 2020. Technical assistance and software updates from Windows Update that help protect your PC are no longer available for the product. Microsoft strongly recommends that you move to Windows 10 to avoid a situation where you need service or support that is no longer available.

If you continue to use Windows 7 after support has ended, your PC will still work, but it will be more vulnerable to security risks and viruses. Your PC will continue to start and run, but will no longer receive software updates, including security updates, from Microsoft.

Call or come in today to get your computer checked out and upgraded.

Save on Repairs & Upgrades

During the month of November, before the Holidays hit and family & friends arrive, Take some time to get your computer repaired or upgraded. We can speed up that old outdated hard drive with a new SSD and transfer all your data. Need a screen replaced? Keyboard missing keys? We've got you covered. Is your computer acting strangely? Is it crashing more often, popping up annoying ads even while you are browsing trusted sites, or trying to download and launch programs you don't want it to? Yes, we can handle that as well!

Come on in, no appointment needed. Save $20 on any repair this month