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TYC Facility in Pyote Officially Closes Their Doors

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

PYOTE - It's official; the doors at the West Texas State School in Pyote are now closed.

The Texas Youth Commission says all of the inmates have been transferred to one of their ten other lock-ups.

The Texas Youth Commission tried to keep the young inmates as close to their hometowns as possible.

All of the employees at the school were given the option to be transferred, but a handful of staff will stay on to keep up the property and for general maintenance.

In August, the Texas Youth Commission will hand the building back over to the land owner, which is the University of Texas Lands.