Tyler James Austin was welcomed into the world at 8:43 a.m. on April 27, 2012. Tyler was born at Southwest Memorial Hospital in Cortez and weighed 10 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 18 3/8 inches long. Tylerís mother is Samantha Dawn Messinger of Cortez. His grandparents are Robin and Travis Bain of Cortez.
Other special family and friends to Tyler are Jay Armendarez, Samantha Montgomery, Shelby Mudgett, Ashly Fish, Becky Fish, Annalisa Halcomb and Kelsy Smith.