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10        From the Editor>READ MORE

24        Citywide Black History Celebration featuring First Black Families of Tyler-Smith County by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE

28        United Way of Smith County Leadership Dinner honoring Verna Hall and Trane Technologies by Francie Batten Hodges Photography and Uliana Yurchenko>READ MORE

30        24th Annual Summer Planner>READ MORE 

34        Zoo News: Creating Positive Change by Paul Swen>READ MORE

38        Summer Planner Guide>READ MORE

46        Authors Among Us: The Fringe Runner – Golf’s Unsing Heroes by Pat Wheeler>READ MORE

48        Smith County Master Gardeners Roll Out Spring Garden Tour by Jacque Hilburn Simmons>READ MORE

52        Tyler, Texas – Home to Roses, Azaleas … and the Carrizo Sands Leather-Flower by Nancy Lamar>READ MORE

58        Tuesdays in Tyler by Pat Wheeler>READ MORE

60        A Tribute to Mothers by Kristina Wrenn>READ MORE

68        Mother’s Day Shopping Guide>READ MORE

72        Graduation Shopping Guide>READ MORE

74        2023 Women’s Symphony League of Tyler Ball: Celtic Garden Symphony Special Section sponsored by BMW of Tyler>READ MORE

84        Continuing the Legacy by Jennifer Hines>READ MORE

86        Caldwell Arts Alliance: An Evening for the Stars by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE

88        Young Audiences, Arts for Learning of Northeast Texas: 2023 Kay Arms Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Cheryl and Michael Rogers by Amy Baskin>READ MORE

90        Art of Chocolate benefiting Champions for Children by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE

92        Tyler Tomorrow: Sidney Robertson – On the Tee for Success by Nash Hankins>READ MORE

96        Tyler Junior College Apache Belles by Ann W. Brookshire>READ MORE

98        9th Annual Legal Section>READ MORE

102      9th Annual Legal Guide>READ MORE

106      Texas High School Mock Trial Competition by Denise Hawk>READ MORE 

108      Smith County Bar Foundation and Tyler Junior College Host the 1st “People’s Law School” Day by Mandy Nelson>READ MORE 

110      Understanding the Legal System and Why it Matters by Melissa Fox>READ MORE 

112       Make that Eleven! By Dr. M. Ray Perryman>READ MORE 

114      Pure Tyler: An Economic Development Strategy by Christi Cole Khalaf>READ MORE 

116      Take Advantage of Higher Interest Rates to Maximize Your Savings by Brian Selph>READ MORE 

118      Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way! by Jose A. Feliciano>READ MORE 

120      Executive Orientation Series by Wendy Frizzell>READ MORE 

122      Enlarging the Footprint: UT Tyler Breaks Ground on New Medical Facility, Expands Nursing Building by Elizabeth Newson>READ MORE 

124      Doctor Luke Beloved Physician Awards Ceremony & Dinner benefiting Bethesda Health Clinic by Francie Batten Hodges Photography>READ MORE 

126      Tribute to Courage: Couple Works Through Bariatric Surgeries Together by UT Health East Texas Marketing Staff>READ MORE 

128       Tyler Heart Ball “Shining the Light” benefiting the American Heart Association by Donna Cummings Photography>READ MORE 

130      CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System expands Emergency Care to East Texas Communities by Denyse Reinhart>READ MORE 

134      Building Dreams: What to Splurge on When Building a Custom Home by Eddie Clark>READ MORE 

142      Home Style: The Wild Feather – A Getaway Close to Home by Kristina Wrenn>READ MORE 

154      An Art-filled Summer by Caleb Bell>READ MORE 

160       Dining & Entertainment Guide>READ MORE