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Meet Mayor Don Warren and his wife Chelli; visionaries and dreamers with a passion for family, community and each other!  This issue brings you SPRING in all its glory: Azaleas and Flowers; Home Improvement; Financial Forecast; Golf and so much more! We have virtual events and events made for social distancing. 

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10 From the Editor> READ MORE

26 Chelli and Don Warren: Visionaries and Dreamers by LouAnn Campbell>READ MORE

32 FINANCE: 7th Annual Finance Section>READ MORE

34 The TEDC Report: Health Crisis vs. Economic Crisis by Robert Marlin> READ MORE

36 Spring-cleaning: Take a Fresh Look at Your Portfolio by Jose A. Feliciano> READ MORE

38 When Does It Make Sense to Refinance Your Mortgage? by Brian Selph> READ MORE

40 7th Annual Finance Guide> READ MORE

47 Authors Among Us: Mia and Nattie – One Great Team! by Marlene M. Bell> READ MORE

48 62nd Annual Azalea & Spring Flower Trail>READ MORE

52 One Bulb at a Time by Greg Grant> READ MORE

56 Tyler Yesterday: The Tyler Garden Club Celebrates Ninety Years by Madeline Alworth> READ MORE

58 Digging Through the Archives: Smith County Historical Society by Robert Marlin> READ MORE

62 Zoo News: Welcome 2021 by Paul Swen> READ MORE

64 The 8th Annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Presented to Kyle Trask by Robert Marlin> READ MORE

68 Katelyn Sepmoree: Finding Her Joy by Pat Wheeler> READ MORE

74 Spring Shopping Guide> READ MORE

78 One Heart Tyler: 2021 Tyler Heart Ball>READ MORE

90 COVID-19 Report from NET Health by Terence Ates> READ MORE

96 Tribute to Courage: A Mother’s Courage by Brittany Sartain> READ MORE

98 East Texans Show Heart Serving Medical Needs of East Texas by Janet Ragland> READ MORE

100 Delivering World-class Heart Care to East Texas by Will Knous> READ MORE

104 Tyler ISD: Building the Future by Amy Pawlak> READ MORE

108 Tyler Tomorrow: Michael Foley – Living for God and Country by Robert Marlin> READ MORE

110 Springtime, Big Changes by Beth Bills> READ MORE

112 Patriot Golf Classic Celebrates 35 Years>READ MORE

122 HOME: 15th Annual Home Improvement Section>READ MORE

124 Building Dreams: Adding Personal Spaces to Open Floor Plans by Eddie Clark> READ MORE

126 Home Improvement Projects Grow in Popularity by Robert Marlin> READ MORE

132 Home Style: House on a House by Robert Marlin> READ MORE

142 2021 Home Improvement Guide> READ MORE

152 Historic Tyler on Tour 2021 by Ashley Washmon> READ MORE

156 Come On, Let’s Celebrate! Tyler Museum of Art 50th Anniversary by Caleb Bell> READ MORE

160 Mouse and the Traps: Walking in Dylan’s Shoes by Robert Marlin> READ MORE

164 Dining & Entertainment Guide> READ MORE

168 Thru the Lens> READ MORE