The city of Tyler will star in a national TV commercial.
The occasion: The HGTV Dream Home Special that airs this weekend. During the show, Tyler will run an ad showcasing local attractions.
The home is at The Reserve at Lake Tyler and will be given away next month. The commercial was unveiled at a preview party Monday night. It's narrated by KLTV 7's Joe Terrell:
"Tyler, TX. For generations, we've attracted business leaders, families, and active retirees. They come from coast to coast. Some never intended to stay. But the funny thing is, no one ever wants to leave. Many have even started companies with big dreams and a can-do attitude. And now we're attracting national attention in a community that makes every home a dream. What's next for Tyler? That's entirely up to you."
The Dream Home has already brought national attention to Tyler. The Tyler Economic Development Council says interest in the city will only continue to grow.
"To our knowledge, it's the biggest impact that we've had, in terms of a single item that has caused the inquiries about Tyler to jump," Tom Mullins, President/CEO of the TEDC, said. "I'm sure there are other things that have happened over the years that we just didn't track closely enough that have had a spike or two, but probably wouldn't have lasted more than a few days."
You can catch the commercial again on HGTV this Saturday at 4 p.m., Sunday at 9 p.m., and next Monday at 1 a.m.
For more on the Dream Home or to register to win it, go to our homepage, where you'll find a link near the bottom, under "KLTV Special Features." The last day to enter is February 17.
Julie Tam, reporting.