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8 United Way of Smith County 2022 Campaign Kickoff by Noel Martin>READ MORE

10 From the Editor>READ MORE

24 PATH presents “A Celebration of Giving” honoring 2022 Gertrude Windsor Award Recipients Claudia and Otis Carroll by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE

28 89th Annual Texas Rose Festival>READ MORE  

30 History of the Texas Rose Festival>READ MORE

34 Texas Rose Festival Events Calendar>READ MORE

36 Texas Rose Festival Queen’s Court>READ MORE

42 Texas Rose Festival Queen’s Attendants>READ MORE

46 Texas Rose Festival Ladies-in-Waiting>READ MORE

54 Texas Rose Festival Duchesses>READ MORE

58 Texas Rose Lady-in-Waing Escorts>READ MORE

60 Texas Rose Festival Duchess Escorts>READ MORE

64 The Texas Rose Festival: Empires of Enchantment by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

72 89th Annual Texas Rose Festival Summer Rehearsals and Celebrations by James French Photography>READ MORE

76 17th Annual Holiday Gift Guide>READ MORE

90 Santa on a Mission by Mary Gammell>READ MORE

94 Mistletoe & Magic: A Holiday Shopping Event Special Section sponsored by BMW of Tyler>READ MORE

102 The Salvation Army: Red Kettle Campaign Special Section sponsored by BMW of Tyler>READ MORE

106 Meet Me in the Rose City by Stephanie Gardner>READ MORE

110 Zoo News: Natural Connection by Paul Swen>READ MORE

112 The Allure of Roses: Fun Facts and Trivia by Debby Watkins>READ MORE

114 Keep Tyler Beautiful Youth Advisory Committee by Terry Kim>READ MORE

116 Tyler Yesterday: The Sesquicentennial of Dean Baptist Church>READ MORE  

120 Authors Among Us: Kaleidoscope by Patricia Taylor Wells>READ MORE  

122 Alzheimer’s Awareness: Ten Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease by Rebecca Smith>READ MORE  

126 Gastric Sleeve Surgery Patient Sees Brighter Days Ahead by UT Health East Texas Marketing Staff>READ MORE  

128 Not Just for Kids Anymore by Terrence Ates>READ MORE  

130 Fueled by Faith: A Journey Through Cancer Care by Chase Doughten>READ MORE  

132 The Long Journey Home by Sarah Buchanan>READ MORE  

135 TJC: Educating Everyone – The Path to a Better World Special Section>READ MORE  

138 A Legacy of Excellence and Teamwork by Elise Mullinix>READ MORE  

148 Having a Ball! by Jennifer Hines>READ MORE  

150 Tyler Tomorrow: Walker Coe – Working His Plan by Robert Marlin>READ MORE  

152 Texas Bank and Trust Student Board Reception by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE  

155 Lone Star Literacy by Dr. M. Ray Perryman>READ MORE  

156 The TEDC Report: Smith County Designated a Foreign Trade Zone by Scott Martinez>READ MORE  

158 Retirement Must Come First by Jose A. Feliciano>READ MORE  

160 Tyler Area Builders Association Government Officials Appreciation Luncheon by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE  

162 Building Dreams: Housing Market Cooling Down by Eddie Clark>READ MORE  

164 Ready to Build? Construction Loan Tips to Consider by Brian Selph>READ MORE  

168 Home Style: Christmas with the Riters by Robert Marlin>READ MORE  

180 Picture Yourself at the TMA by Caleb Bell>READ MORE  

182 Rising Star Chris Colston: A Homegrown Phenomenon by Robert Marlin>READ MORE  

186 Rick’s On The Square: 30 Years and Counting by Robert Marlin>READ MORE  

190 Dining & Entertainment Guide>READ MORE   

192 Thru the Lens>READ MORE