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TYLER (KYTX)-  She made history as Tyler's first female mayor 6 years ago. Tuesday evening, Mayor Barbara Bass said farewell to the office at the city's Rose Garden Center.

The occasion brought out Congressman Louie Gohmert and many city leaders including council members, police officers, and firefighters.

During the program, Mayor Bass was surprised by a scholarship created in her honor. The "Barbara Bass Early College Scholarship" will assist students taking college classes while still in high school.

Our Jaime Gerik spoke to Bass during the program about some of her accomplishments during her tenure. Click on the video above to hear her comments.
Martin Heines will be sworn in as the new mayor of Tyler next Wednesday.

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