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We are grateful to Nancy and Joe Cavender for sharing their journey together and advocating for cancer patients, survivors and treatments. This issue brings you our 19th Annual EDUCATION Section and Guide – Transitioning, Progressing, Succeeding; Congrats to the CLASS of 2021; 33rd Annual Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala – PISTOLS and PEARLS; 68th Annual Tyler Area Builders Association PARADE OF HOMES™; and so much MORE! 

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10 From the Editor>READ MORE

12 Hubert Kidd Children’s Eye Clinic Dedication by Patrick Willis>READ MORE

30 Nancy and Joe Cavender: Taking the Journey Together by Allen Morris>READ MORE

36 33rd Annual Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala: Pistols and Pearls – Special Section sponsored by Cavender’s >READ MORE

48 Tyler Tourism is Bouncing Back by Holli Fourniquet>READ MORE

50 Women’s Fund of Smith County Mother’s Day Luncheon by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE

51 Authors Among Us by Patricia Taylor Wells>READ MORE

52 On the Road to a New Life: Hiway 80 Rescue Mission by Brian Livingston>READ MORE

54 Smith County Historical Society: The Wagon Yard by Loy J. Gilbert>READ MORE

58 Among Giants by Paul Swen>READ MORE

60 19th Annual Education Section: Transitioning, Progressing, Succeeding>READ MORE

62 Imagination and Innovation:
Tyler ISD Celebrates 2021 Teachers of the Year by Amy Pawlak>READ MORE

64 Literacy Council of Tyler GED Graduation Ceremony by Noah Morris>READ MORE

66 Tyler Tomorrow: Jackson Newhouse – Baseball to Business by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

68 Champions for Children: Honoring April Butler
2021 Early Childhood Educator of the Year by Rachel Ashcraft>READ MORE 

70 A Promise Kept, A Promise Earned by Rebecca Sanders>READ MORE

72 Tyler Tomorrow: Katie Smith – Champion Cowgirl by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

74 The Rotary Club of Tyler: Rose City Legacy by Ashlea Wilson>READ MORE

78 19th Annual Education Guide>READ MORE

89 East Texas Communities Foundation Scholarship Reception by Grace Moreno>READ MORE

90 Champions for Children Brighter Future Symposium
with Guest Speaker Dr. Temple Grandin>READ MORE

94 Congrats to the Class of 2021 – Special Section Sponsored by TJC>READ MORE

104 The 50th Was Epic by Pat Wheeler>READ MORE

106 Students Thrive Despite COVID-19 Pandemic by Janet Ragland>READ MORE

108 Tribute to Courage: Hope Over Fear – Meagan Doran by Brittany Sartain>READ MORE

110 Celebrating Five Years: CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System by Will Knous>READ MORE

114 East Texans Receive COVID-19 Vaccine by Terrence Ates>READ MORE

118 What Would I Do Without the Dads in My Life? by Beth Bills>READ MORE

120 TYLER TODAY Shopping Guide: Happy Father’s Day>READ MORE

122 2021 Women’s Symphony League Ball
“Starlight Serenade” by Donna Cummings Photography>READ MORE

128 20th Annual TYLER TODAY Home Section celebrating
the Tyler Area Builders Association 68th Annual Parade of Homes™>READ MORE

130 Building Dreams: Why the Parade of Homes™ Matters by Eddie Clark>READ MORE

133 Tyler Area Builders Association Annual Meeting>READ MORE

134 Home Style: French Style, Southern Comfort by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

146 20th Annual TYLER TODAY Guide celebrating the TABA 68th Annual Parade of Homes™>READ MORE

160 68th Annual Tyler Area Builders Association PARADE OF HOMES™
Special Section sponsored by BMW of Tyler>READ MORE

172 Historic Tyler, Inc. Candlelight Party and Home Tour by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE

173 Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet
“Wildcards & Roses” by James Cowart and Emily Macon>READ MORE

174 The TEDC Report: Mike Grella Addresses TEDC by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

176 Financial Planning: Helping You See the Bigger Picture by Jose Feliciano>READ MORE

179 Eight Essential Factors to Know by Brian Selph>READ MORE

180 Visiting with Linda Ridgway by Caleb Bell>READ MORE

184 Der Germinator: Tyler’s Connection to Hit Reality Show by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

186 UT Tyler Cowan Center “Georgia On My Mind” Reception by Jonathan McSwain>READ MORE

187 Dining & Entertainment Guide>READ MORE

188 Flavors: Prime 102>READ MORE

190 Flavors: Texas Music City Grill & Smokehouse>READ MORE

192 Thru the Lens>READ MORE