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APRIL / MAY 2021

From cover to cover, TYLER TODAY has so much for you to discover! Read the best of Tyler SIX times per year. Each issue is filled with the BEST of TYLER! Enjoy articles that inspire, inform and entertain. For more than 30 years, TYLER TODAY continues to bring you the best of Tyler─today, tomorrow and always. 

We are thrilled to introduce you to one of the new residents of the CALDWELL ZOO. This cheetah cub was born in Tyler through a special breeding program aimed at protecting vulnerable and endangered species. The cheetah cub gracing our cover is the result of the dedicated research and conservation to strengthen and preserve the wildlife today and for generations to come. This issue brings you our 22nd Annual SUMMER PLANNER for Tyler, East Texas and beyond: SMITH COUNTY LAW with Sheriff Larry R. Smith in our 7th Annual LEGAL SECTION; and plans for a “STARLIGHT SERENADE” benefiting the WOMEN’S SYMPHONY LEAGUE OF TYLER; so much MORE! 

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10 From the Editor>READ MORE

12 Smith County Sheriff’s Office Awards Dinner by Noah Morris>READ MORE

22 “Afternoon in the Park” Celebrating the Literacy Council of Tyler and Nancy Crawford’s 30 Years of Impact by Brooke Moore>READ MORE

33 22nd Annual Summer Planner Section: Summertime in Tyler, East Texas and Beyond>READ MORE

36 Zoo News: A Special Invitation by Paul Swen>READ MORE

42 22nd Annual Summer Planner>READ MORE

48 Five Remarkable Way to Enjoy the Outdoors in Tyler by James Waterson>READ MORE

50 Spend a Day at the Park by Adriana Rodriguez>READ MORE

52 Women in Tyler honoring “Women Who Turned the Tables” by Brooke Moore>READ MORE

53 Authors Among Us by Dr. Michael D. Dent>READ MORE

54 More than a Mother by Beth Bills>READ MORE

58 Tyler Yesterday: The Locust Street Water Tower by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

60 Digging Through the Archives – Smith County Historical Society: An Honest Man – Mc D Lorance 1823-1884 by Ray Kent>READ MORE

62 7th Annual Legal Section: Smith County Law>READ MORE

64 Smith County Law by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

74 7th Annual Legal Guide>READ MORE

78 The TEDC Report: The Benefits of Tyler Becoming a Foreign Trade Zone by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

80 Should You Cancel Unused Credit Cards or Keep Them? by Brian Selph>READ MORE

82 Retirement Planning in Strange Times by Jose A. Feliciano>READ MORE

84 Women’s Fund of Smith County Announces 2021 Grants by Bowen Hardy>READ MORE

86 Tribute to Courage: Jeff Hickerson – Navy Veteran Battles Leukemia by Brittany Sartain>READ MORE

88 Helping New Mothers Become Great Mothers by Janet Ragland>READ MORE

90 Our Mission for Mothers by Suzie Rippy>READ MORE

94 Life Lessons by Amy Pawlak>READ MORE

98 A Conversation About Arts in School by Amy W. Baskin>READ MORE

102 Tyler Tomorrow: Luke Jenz – Music in his Genes by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

104 Building Dreams: Building with Self-sufficiency by Eddie Clark>READ MORE

108 Home Style: Delaine and Bill Daniels – Charmed by History by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

126 Shopping: Happy Mother’s Day>READ MORE

128 Shopping: Congrats to the Class of 2021>READ MORE

134 2021 Women’s Symphony League Ball: Starlight Serenade>READ MORE

136 The Women’s Symphony League of Tyler by Kristina Wrenn>READ MORE

138 Junior Symphony League Class of 2021>READ MORE

143 Junior Symphony League Class of 2022>READ MORE

144 Laura Hyde: TASO Awards of Excellence – Volunteer of the Year by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

145 The Robert M. Rogers Foundation: TASO Awards of Excellence – Business of the Year by Robert Marlin>READ MORE

146 Prime 102 Pre-opening Cocktail Party benefiting PATH by Donna Cummings Photography>READ MORE

148 A Cowboy and His Brush by Caleb Bell>READ MORE

150 Dining & Entertainment Guide>READ MORE