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Kelly Laine Haney SHAWN MICHAEL HANEY KHANEY@H3-Media.com SHANEY@H3-Media.com

Has anyone else stopped to realize that it is already September? Everyone always said that each year seemed to pass more quickly than the last, however, when I was younger I thought they were crazy because every year has the same amount of days. Unless of course it is a leap year, but regardless, it never made sense, until I became an adult. I will add that to my ongoing list of things my mom was right about after all! There is one reason I am happy to welcome September, and it is quite simple actually. Soon, very soon, gone will be the days of getting in the car and burning your legs on the seats or breaking a sweat just waiting for the A/C to cool off! For many, September brings a whole new meaning and kicks off an array of events that will begin taking place from now until we ring in the new year. Interested in being in the know on upcoming events in and around the East Texas area? We have got you covered! Every Thursday we give you the 411 on what's happening, via our Weekend 101, which we post on our FaceBook page. Like our page and not only will you be kept up-todate on live entertainment, the Weekend 101 will take you directly to our online calendar for those of you who like to plan ahead!

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An event you need to mark down on your calendar is the Junior League of Tyler's annual Mistletoe & Magic, holiday shopping extravaganza. Go ahead. Be brave. Knock out that mile long gift list, instead of waiting until Christmas Eve, like I typically do! Gifts for your entire list, all under one roof, as unique as the loved ones you are buying for, and the best part, you are giving back to the community. This four-day event provides the JLT with the majority of the funds that go right back into the community to aide other non-profits. The funding enables those organizations to continue serving others through various programs. While raising money only to turn around and give it all away, is important, Junior Leagues all across the country, donate countless hours of volunteerism. In fact, it is a requirement for each member to volunteer at least 60 hours per year. With Mistletoe & Magic just around the corner, we decided to question a few of the league ladies and find out what their intentions are and what truly makes them a league of OUR own!

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Out here in East Texas, it isn’t unusual to hear some wonderful things. One sound in particular, though, is sweet music to our ears. When folks hear the resounding ringing of the Bell of Hope on the campus of UT Health Northeast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center, it means cancer patients have completed their prescribed course of treatment. If you or someone you love is looking for hope, call to make an appointment with a cancer specialist today at 1.855.506.HOPE.

Healing just feels better here. UTHEALTH.ORG

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STREET | SCENE What is “STREET SCENE”: glimpses of glitter, photos of friends, a few lines of life and laughter. Like a school's yearbook, Street Scene chronicles life in East Texas. You'll find businesses and others commemorating anniversaries. Celebrations and charities gloss these pages, accompanied by faces you know. Music, theater and other cultural events also make the scene.

The K-5 Summer Class at the Children’s Ministry from Pine Tree Church of Christ dropped off Build-a-Bear bear donations, at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler, on Aug. 17.

Longview area businesses helped the Longview Chamber of Commerce pass out Operation Thank You bags, to celebrate their 100th year, at various business locations in Longview, in July.

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to welcome the newly opened RSVP Events to the Tyler area, at their location, on July 26.

The Pegasus Project Horse Rescue was awarded a $10,000 grant after taking part in the national celebration of ASPCA Help A Horse Day contest, on June 23.

East Texas CASA received a substantial donation of blankets and stuffed animals from the Delta Kappa Gamma (Society International) Unifying Project, on July 8.

Longview World of Wonders Museum celebrated their grand opening with the Longview Chamber of Commerce, at their location in Downtown Longview, on Aug. 12.

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Several First Responders participated in the Will for Heroes event in which 64 members of the Tyler Fire Department and Tyler Police Department were shown appreciation, by volunteer attorneys for the sacrifices they make for the community, at the HUB in Tyler, on June 17.

Skylar Neitsch purchased one ticket for a chance to win the truck, generously donated by Hall Buick GMC, which benefits the American Cancer Society. Congratulations to him and his family for winning the chance drawing for the 2016 GMC Sierra Cattle Baron's truck, on Aug. 23.

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed a new Altra Federal Credit Union location with a ribbon cutting at their grand opening, at their location at the Village At Cumberland Park, on July 7.

Ross Worley of the The Smith County Juvenile Service's H.O.P.E Members of the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Academy accepted, on behalf of the Academy, the national ceremony for the Nacogdoches Memorial Health Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and 2016 Achievement Award by the National Association of new Conference Center, at their location in Nacogdoches, on July 22. Counties, on June 27.

BCFS President and CEO Kevin Dinnin presented a $1 million check to Breckenride Village of Tyler, to help fund the new residential facilities, at The Grove in Tyler, on Aug. 4. BS CENEMAG. COM

Current US National Champion Rhett Heartsill won first place at the 2016 Great Texas Balloon Race in Longview, on July 24.

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A League of Our Own "Recognizing a need for organized volunteer service in a rapidly growing city with ever-changing needs, 13 civic-minded women met in February of 1950 to make preliminary plans for the organization of the Tyler Service League. In May of 1950, the Tyler Service League gathered for an organizational meeting with its 13 sponsors and 32 chapter members in attendance. The immediate goals of the organization were to serve and strengthen the Tyler community and to become a member of the national organization of the Junior League. On February 1, 1960, the Tyler Service League was admitted to the Association of Junior Leagues of America. Today, the Junior League of Tyler, Inc., with its 215 active and provisional members and 475 sustaining members, continues to be an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. To date, The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. has given back more than $7.5 million, and hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, to better the community. This year alone, the League will contribute over 20,000 volunteer hours and over $290,000 to worthy community projects and endeavors," as stated on juniorleagueoftyler.org.

How

long

have

you

been

a

member

of

the

Junior League of Tyler?

•31 years. Why did you decide to join?

•As a student in the 1960's at Orr Elementary, I loved having the JLT "Picture Lady" come and show us artwork and tell us all about the artists. Later, while at TJC, I worked at the Stewart Blood Bank and was well aware that the Junior League ladies founded that wonderful entity. By the time I was in my early twenties I knew I'd love to be a part and had friends in League who I'm forever grateful to for inviting me. I've loved every minute and experience! What is the biggest thing you have learned or how has it helped you develop your potential?

•League offered the most amazing scenario of training and equipping us to get out and help our community, and it was inevitable that we, then, grew in ways and skills we may have never have otherwise. I learned to stretch my comfort zone and try things I may not have thought I would ever be able to do and learned the power of "we" as a group of compassionate and motivated women. I see how my League experience molded, for the better, almost everything I do in ways large or small from teamwork, organization and service both personally and professionally. What

is

your

favorite

memory

of

the

Brenda Cagle

Junior League?

•Chairing Mistletoe & Magic in 1990 was my favorite placement but the dearest memories are of the people I was placed with or the people we served that continue to enrich my life. I'm now so proud to watch my daughter, Catherine Hammond, and daughter in love, Amy Cagle, making a difference and making memories of their own in JLT.

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How

long

have

you

been

a

member

of

the

Junior League of Tyler?

•10 years. Why did you decide to join?

•I wanted to find a rewarding way to give back to my community, but had a hard time choosing with so many worthwhile non-profits in the area. JLT was the only option that allowed me to serve them all because I would be working in tandem with 1000 other women who serve making our reach go farther. If my formal placement wasn't at a specific non-profit, I knew my overall commitment to JLT could still benefit them because it serves so many. I felt like my opportunity to make a difference would be multiplied because of the way the League operates. What is the biggest thing you have learned or how has it helped you develop your potential?

•I've learned to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. Everyone is capable of so much more than they give themselves credit for. You just need an environment with a foundation for success, and you have to not take yourself too seriously. I think, in general, women are too timid to try new things due to insecurity or fear of not living up to some expectation. In JLT if you make it about the service you are providing to this community and not about yourself, you let go of all of that insecurity, which is usually when you discover new capabilities. I try to carry that mindset over to other areas of my life. It's so liberating to wake up every day, give it your best try, and be comfortable with where things stand at the end of the day. Somedays I'm better at this than others! What

is

your

favorite

memory

of

Lacie Massingill

the

Junior League?

•Hands down, it's Tonya Boozer and most specifically our detailed conversation about me wearing maternity jeans an entire year after Miles was born, simply because I thought they were cute. Ok Ok. I think it would have to be memories made in the Member Hospitality Room at Mistletoe & Magic. The volunteers are working long hours to make M&M an enjoyable event, and a lot of friendships cross the threshold from the acquaintance stage to true friendship when you are delirious yet determined to achieve success. I can't think of a single M&M that I have participated in that doesn't include at least one episode of serious belly laughter with women whom I hardly knew at the time. How

long

have

you

been

a

member

of

the

Junior League of Tyler?

•13 years. Why did you decide to join?

•My grandmother and mother were Junior League members and so it was just a natural feeling that I wanted to volunteer with this great organization also. What is the biggest thing you have learned or how has it helped you develop your potential?

•I had never thought about being on the board or ultimately being president. A lot of people saw potential in me and allowed me to push myself out of my safe zone and really step out and make a difference. What

is

your

favorite

memory

of

the

Junior League?

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How

long

have

you

been

a

member

of

the

Junior League of Tyler?

• Active Member 2005-2013. I joined OLD! Currently I am a Sustainer. Why did you decide to join?

• I was new to Tyler and thought it would be a great way to be involved, to meet people, and to do my part in Tyler. What is the biggest thing you have learned or how has it helped you develop your potential?

•So much! I was terrified to ask for donations of any kind. Now I am an executive director of a non profit and fund development is pretty much what I do! I leaned how to keep good records with projects. I learned how to create a budget for events, and I've learned that everyone has a heart to help in some way and this city bursting with opportunities to do so. What

is

your

favorite

memory

of

the

Junior League?

•So many! Loved being the historian. I took photos of our members in action with our agencies we partnered with. I really saw the whole picture. I had a ball being Healer the Dog at Therapet. But for pure fun ... I loved doing Mistletoe & Magic! I'm laughing as I'm typing!

Ginger Haberle How

long

have

you

been

a

member

of

the

Junior League of Tyler?

•I was a provisional in 2004-2005. I’ve been in a LONG time! Why did you decide to join?

•I was interested in joining the JLT after speaking to the members as the Executive Director of St. Paul Children’s Foundation. I was very young…just out of college.... and didn’t know many people so I thought it was a great way to get involved in the community with like-minded women. What is the biggest thing you have learned or how has it helped you develop your potential?

•The Junior League of Tyler has given me the opportunity to meet other like-minded women who want to give back to our community. Through my many volunteer opportunities at JLT, I must be honest, a few of them… I had previously said, I will never do that job. However, the “idea” of serving in that capacity was much harder than serving due to the wonderful leaders, sustaining advisors and committee members. It truly feels wonderful to complete a job that you “never” imagined you could do thanks to the guidance, direction and support of other League members – as we were able to accomplish much more together! What

is

your

Junior League?

favorite

memory

of

the

Karolyn Davis

•Oh, how there are so many fun memories with some amazing friends... it's hard to pick just one! Volunteering on the Mistletoe & Magic committee in many different capacities is probably where some of my most fondest memories are from. You work closely with a group of amazing women who give a huge amount of time to plan and organize an event to raise funds for the Junior League of Tyler to then give back to building a stronger community.

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How

long

have

you

been

a

member

of

the

Junior League of Tyler?

•Since 2008. Why did you decide to join?

•I attended an open meeting and was truly moved when I learned about the number of organizations the League serves and all of the different ways our members contribute to the community. I immediately wanted to be a part of this amazing group of women! What is the biggest thing you have learned or how has it helped you develop your potential?

•First, being a part of the League has shown me how great and varied the needs are right here in Tyler. The League is a vehicle to meet those needs in tangible ways. Second, on a personal level, being a part of the League has helped me to realize that although we are all different, we can learn from and encourage one another to do amazing things we could not accomplish alone. We value each member and her contribution to our organization. I have been blessed by those who have put their faith in me and allowed me to develop my organizational, communication and leadership skills through my involvement in the League. What

is

your

favorite

memory

of

the

Junior League?

•Definitely writing and designing our children’s book, Goodnight Rose City. I formed deep friendships and stayed up way too many hours planning and laughing. But I also learned so much about the publishing process, and we were thrilled to have so many of Tyler’s top organizations and leaders invest in our vision as well. It was truly a community effort that resulted in a quality product that will give back to our town for years to come, and I am humbled to have been a part of that.

Tish McGuire

How

long

have

you

been

a

member

of

the

Junior League of Tyler?

•26 years. Why did you decide to join?

•I was invited by my friends, and being new to Tyler, JLT membership was appealing because it provided an opportunity to learn about Tyler and many volunteer opportunities. What is the biggest thing you have learned or how has it helped you develop your potential?

•JLT membership has taught me invaluable teamwork, leadership and organizational skills. What

is

your

favorite

memory

of

the

Junior League?

•My favorite placement was serving as the Mistletoe Merchant Co-Chair with Jennifer Smith.

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NOVEMBER 1 MISTLETOE Har NOVEMBER 10-12 NOVEMBER 10-12 The Bob L. Herd Foundation Presents

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Harvey Center Convention Market Tickets available at the Door Convention Center Thursday, November 10, Noon - 8 p.m. All Sales Final, $811, each per--day Friday, November Noon 98 p.m. Thursday, November 10, Noon p.m.

Saturday, November 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Friday, November 11,12, Noon - 9 -p.m. Saturday, November 12, 9•a.m. - 5 p.m. JuniorLeagueof Tyler.org 903.595.5426 JuniorLeagueof Tyler.org • 903.595.5426 Children 6 & under Free

Market Tickets available at the Door All Sales Final, $8 each per day Market Tickets available at the Door All Sales Final, $8 each per day

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Junior League office hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Children 6 & under Free Junior League office hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Special Events

MBER 10-12 10-12 Sunday, Nov. 6 Reindeer Games

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Willow Brook Country Club $25 per adult $15 per child (ages 2 and up) Free for children under 2 Sponsored by: The DentalWorks Family Boozer, Tyler, Athens

Thursday, Nov. 10 Rudolph’s Favorite Things Brunch

A Spotlight on Tyler’s favorite gifts to give and receive! 9:30 a.m. – Noon Sponsored by: The Robert M. Rogers Foundation

Friday, Nov. 11

Beam of Hope for the Holidays Christy Beam, Speaker 9:30 a.m. – Noon $60 Limited VIP Seated brunch, includes a photo opportunity and book signing by Christy Beam $35 General Admission, includes brunch Sponsored by: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Z. Ornelas

LETOE MISTLETOE AGIC & MAGIC Santa, Rudolph, and Olive, the other reindeer, invite young and old alike to join in all the reindeer games. Enjoy a kid-friendly dinner buffet, festive crafts, holiday activities, as well as shopping with select merchants. Santa will be here making his list and checking it twice while Summer Greenslade Photography captures the sweet memory.

Wednesday, Nov. 9 A Dancing, Prancing Preview Party 7 p.m.-11 p.m. $100 per person Sponsored by: R & K Distributors, Inc. Join us for a dashing evening! Prance by and preview our impressive merchants as well our spectacular silent and live auction packages. Dance the night away to festive music by The Pictures while enjoying choice, crafted cuisine by Eddie Deen & Co. You will be coming up roses with the Cotton Belt Outfitters Toti Tumbler Tree giveaway: buy a Toti cup and be entered to win a Yeti Cooler! BS CENEMAG. COM

$150 Limited VIP seating includes a table-seated brunch and some serious swag valued at over $1,000! $35 General admission includes brunch and some favorite finds to take home valued at $200!

Rudolph has scoured The Rose City for the ultimate favorite things list! Join us to kick off your holiday shopping season with a festive brunch to see what earned the honor of being named Rudolph’s Favorite Things for 2016. Santa Claus is coming to town early this year and will be delivering lots of goodies for our lucky audience, along with a delicious catered brunch by Jul’s and private market shopping.

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Rocking in the Rose City Featuring Chance Pena

(of the hit show “The Voice”)

6 p.m.

$20 VIP includes admission and photo op and personal autograph with Chance Pena. $8 per person general admission Come for an evening that is sure to be full of good tidings and cheer! The Rose City’s own Chance Pena will treat our shoppers with his musical talent while you get a head start on your holiday gift buying.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You will be of good cheer after hearing the amazing story of author and our speaker, Christy Beam. Christy wrote the memoir “Miracles from Heaven” about her own daughter’s story of hope and healing. Her book has been adapted into a movie and was released this spring. Be reminded of the spirit of the season with this uplifting brunch catered by Angela’s, and enjoy private market shopping. Susan Robinson Jewelry will provide all VIP seats with a Hope Box—which will include chance drawing tickets for the $10,000 Shopping Spree—and one lucky box will have a beautiful piece of jewelry from Susan Robinson Jewelry!

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Dasher’s Little Darlings 6 p.m. $8 per person Tis’ the season for festive fashions! Giddy up! Let’s go! To a winter wonderland style show by Haute Totz featuring dashing ensembles for your little darlings.

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LIVE Auction

NOVEMBER NOVEM 1 Har Turning Moments into Memories Turn any evening into the memory of a lifetime with a fabulous dinner for 50 of your nearest and dearest catered by Eddie Deen AND music by The Magills! What’s not to love?!?

Bringing Home the Farm

Paint the Town

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MISTL Thursday, Novembe Friday, November & MA Saturday, Novembe

Wine Down and Relax

Treat yourself and loved one to an amazing 4-day, 3-night stay at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. This includes daily breakfast and a 6-hour personalized wine tour customized to your tastes and preferences. (Includes coach airfare for two.)

Would you like to feed your family farm-to-table every day? Then the Micro Family Farms MiniPlot is for you! It is a self-contained 18’ X 14’ 100% organic vegetable production system. Organic soil is prepared and installed in the galvanized King of Country support structures and a commercial Bring a new meaning to rocking irrigation system is controlled by around the Christmas tree a state-of-the-art digital timer and and make this a holiday to rain sensor. The entire MiniPlot is remember for the music lover mulched with pesticide-free hay, in your life with an autographed creating a 6-inch barrier to protect George Strait guitar (includes the soil from the summer sun as well as eliminate weed growth and supply certificate of authenticity). The King of Country has been said the soil with much needed organic to be one of the most influential material. The MiniPlot is yours, and popular recording artists of ready to grow and feed your family! all time.

Shake up your next birthday party or girls night out with a painting party for six donated by My Back Porch Studio. This all-inclusive paint party includes food, drinks and art supplies! This package also includes a collaborative painting piece done by Dana Cargile and the girls at JLT’s Girl Power event.

JuniorLeagueof Tyler. Road Trip

Enjoy a weekend getaway in Fredericksburg, Texas, home of multiple wineries. Spend the weekend unwinding with a wine tour, dinner for two, and walking the streets of beautiful downtown.

Market Tickets available at the Door All Sales Final, $8 each per day Are We There Yet?

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Enjoy seven nights in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado with family and friends! Stunning sunsets, gorgeous mountains and amazing weather will make sure you never want to return home. The home sleeps up to 12 and can be used any season. (House not pictured.)

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MISTLETOE & MAGIC Merchant List

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Pet Chasing Rabbits Therapet Cutco En Masse Marketing Corp Women’s Forever, Rebecca Apricot Lane Boutique Get Organized! Gifts Audrey’s Gourmet Grater Dermatology Associates of Children’s Cindy and Sammy Gulf Coast Silver Inc. Tyler Discovery Toys Gaudy Couture, Inc. La-Di-Da Designs EZ Hang Chairs Haute Totz J. McLaughlin Fox & Flock Lavender & Linen Peek a Boutique Julie’s Boutique Pursuing Eden Home Pony Pets Frayed Flower LYLAS Lael Enterprises, LLC (Alpaca) Shirley’s Potpourri SassyFrass Peachtree Lane SK Home Marye-Kelley Tabletop Truths Pearls & Paper Dolls Wesley Beard Antiques The Princess and the Poodle My Spirit Shack Simply Chic Boutique UFO Flying Saucer Potpourri House Southern Roots Jewelry R Cinco Ranch Design Usborne Books & More Studio B Pilates+Barre Cece’s Designs Southern Cup Company Tailgating Gypsy CJ’s Treasures Simply Adorable Gifts Gourmet The Trunk Cole & Company Sweetpea Wrapping AJ’s Plentiful Pantry Witt’s End Jean Arnold Jewelry Alberto’s Food Products, Inc. The Trunk Rocksies The Writing Horse All of Us Sparco International Inc Andrews Candies Susanne Mackintosh Holiday Carmie’s Kitchen Inc. The Trunk All Things Christmas Daddio’s Mini Donuts Davis Mountains Nut Co. Men’s Home Janie’s Cakes Barbara Sims Designer Pillows Cotton Belt Outfitters Mills Gourmet J & S Creations Nellie’s Scottish Shortbread Casually Cashmere Nothing Bundt Cakes Market Tickets available at the Door Children 6 & under Free Bags & Outerwear Hatton Henry Tatkov Furs Unique Handbags

Smallwood Coffee Texas Moon Gourmet Toffee The Toffee Company, LLC

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LETOE MISTLETOE er 10, Noon - 8 p.m. 11, Noon - 9 p.m. AGIC & MAGIC er 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Harvey Convention Center

Thursday, November 10, Noon - 8 p.m. Friday, November 11, Noon - 9 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Junior League office hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

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MISTLETOE Children 6 & under Free Junior League office hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. & MAGIC

CHANCE DRAWING NOVEMBER 10-12 HARVEY CONVENTION CENTER JuniorLeagueof Tyler.org • 903.595.5426

ONE TICKET $10 • 12 TICKETS $100

Need not be present to win. Non refundable for cash or exchange. Drawing to be held Saturday, November 12, 2016. Proceeds benefit the community of Tyler through the projects of the Junior League of Tyler, Inc., 1919 S. Donnybrook, Tyler, TX 75701.

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CHANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT: www.JuniorLeagueofTyler.org Junior League Office: 903-595-5426 & Susan Robinson Jewelry

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SOCIAL | SCENE

ASHLEY MCCAIN, NANCY CLAWATER

JENNIFER PIERCE, NICOLE ROBBINS

KRIS CURTIS, KENNETH THRELKELD, SHERYL MILLER

CHRIS SPENCE, DREW BANKSTON

LIZ & HERD SNIDER

MARILYN ABEGG GLASS, KIM LESSNER

LINDA KIRKPATRICK, KELLY KIRKPATRICK

CHESLEY WALTERS, AMY & SHANE WALTERS

MARY ANN & MIKE DENTON

BLAKE SCHROEDER, KELSEE SMITH

SHARON & JAMES WYNNE

AUDREY ABBOTT, SARAH LONG, MAGGIE MOLLESTON, ARDEN MERTZ, CAROLINE ROBERTS, CAROLINE MALANGA

MELISSA JACKSON, MISTY JONES

LYNDY FROST, KIM HACKNEY

SUZANNE CURTIS, QUEEN MALLORY CURTIS, BRAD CURTIS

LINDA RUDD, STEVE HELLMUTH

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Goo le Health Questions How much water should I drink? Kelly Gill, MS, RDN, LD, Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist, Sports Medicine at Texas Spine and Joint Hospital, gave answers to a trio of most-asked questions about diet. She says, whether you choose to get your fluids from water or from another beverage, it’s your choice. The reason water is thought of as the most superior beverage is because it is pure. There are no added ingredients. When you drink something other than water, you are getting other nutrients. So, you should consider what other nutrients you are getting. For example, when you drink juice, you get extra sugar. It’s natural sugar comes with extra vitamins and minerals, which is good. However, for the calories, Gill would suggests you eat fruit rather than drink it. If you drink milk, you are getting natural sugar, protein and fat, as well as a lot of extra vitamins and minerals. So, milk is a great choice. But if you drink a high fat milk (like whole milk and even 2%), you might be getting extra calories and fat that you don’t need. You need to control the amount you drink and not drink too much. Ironically, in a recent study, scientists found that milk hydrates better than water! Now with all the caveats out of the way, to answer the question, the average person needs 8 cups of water per day (64 oz). People are born with a built-in hydration mechanism called thirst. It works. However, it does diminish in the elderly so beware. If you are thirsty, drink something. You stay hydrated when you don’t allow yourself to get thirsty or treat thirst fully every time it comes on. You also know you’re hydrated when your urine is of a pale yellow color.

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More and more Americans are turning to the internet for answers to their healthrelated questions. In fact, a recent Pew Research study shows that one in three of us have gone online to figure out a medical condition. So what questions are we asking? According to Google Trends, the questions below are a few of the top searched healthrelated questions based on Google searches in the United States last year. So rather than Google it ourselves, we asked a group of local experts for their answers to the top ten Google health questions. Article By: Laura Krantz

How far along am I? According to Daren P. Yeager, M.D., CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Obstetrics and Gynecology, the length of a full term pregnancy is 40 weeks, measuring from the first day of your last menstrual period. Forty weeks is equivalent to nine months, plus one week. For a woman whose menstrual period is monthly and predictable, the date of the last period can be used to reliably determine her due date. You can determine how far along you are by counting the weeks from the start of your last menstrual period. Many times an ultrasound is performed during the first half of pregnancy to confirm the due date. If there is a large discrepancy between the due date and the sonogram, your doctor may advise to change your due date based on the sonogram. Once a firm due date is established, sonograms performed later in the pregnancy, especially after the first half of the pregnancy, should not change your due date. 

When is ovulation? Dr. Yeager says ovulation occurs when the ovary releases an egg. For a woman having a regular menstrual cycle each month, ovulation occurs about 14 days from the first day of the last menstrual period. A woman is most fertile in the three to four days prior to the day of ovulation.

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How many calories should I eat? The amount of calories we need varies greatly, according to Gill. It depends on many different factors: age, gender, height, weight, body composition (muscles need more calories than fat,) activity,and genetics. The older you are, the less you need. Females need less than males. The taller you are, the more you need. The more you weigh, the more you need up to a certain point (since fat doesn’t need a lot of calories). The more muscular you are, the more you need (muscles need a lot of calories.)The more active you are, the more you need. Genetics may dictate you need more or less. Registered dietitians use all of these factors to calculate needs, individually. There are also machines that can tell you how many calories you need (based on oximetry).

What is gluten? Gill says gluten is a protein found in wheat, oats and barley. There is a disease, called celiac disease, where individuals cannot tolerate gluten. Recently, there has been evidence of some people being sensitive to gluten, who don’t have celiac disease. This is called “non-celiac gluten sensitivity” (NCGS). The symptoms of celiac disease, as well as gluten intolerance (GI), include gas, bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhea. Although celiac disease has been a known health issue, it wasn’t realized just how many people are affected by gluten sensitivity until recently. It is estimated that one percent of the population does not tolerate gluten. So, now, more and more doctors are advising people with GI issues to try to eliminate gluten from their diet to see if symptoms improve. There are more and more food products available for gluten sensitive individuals. However, if you don’t have a gluten sensitivity, there is no need to avoid gluten. In addition, there is no health benefit to avoiding gluten unless you have celiac or a gluten intolerance. Not all individuals with GI issues are sensitive to gluten. If you try it, and it doesn’t instantly and drastically improve your GI symptoms, you are likely not sensitive to gluten. There are other measures of elimination diets you can try.

Is pneumonia contagious? Yes, pneumonia can be contagious, says Dr. Luis Destarac, who is a Pulmonologist/Allergist at Pulmonary Specialists of Tyler. Pneumonia is an acute infection of the pulmonary parenchyma that is caused by viruses, bacteria or fungus. In simple terms it is the swelling of the tissue in the lungs. It can be acquired in the community or in a health related environment. This is a serious infection that can complicate the ability of the lungs to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide from the environment. When coughing or sneezing, drops of fluid containing germs are spread through the air. Another way you can catch pneumonia is by touching an object that someone with the infection has touched, and then touching your own mouth or nose. Most common cases clear up in a week or two.

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How long does the flu last? From the onset of symptoms, the flu usually lasts up to seven days, with common symptoms resolving after three to seven days says Kathleen Redler, MSN, RN, RN-BC, Director of Infection Prevention, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. It is important to remember that general weakness and a cough resulting from the flu may last for two weeks or longer.

What is Lupus? In the fall of 2015, pop star Selena Gomez revealed that her time away from the spotlight in 2014 was actually to treat lupus, which may have increased awareness of the disease.  Lupus, or better known Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, is a chronic inflammatory auto immune disease of unknown cause that can affect every organ. Clinical manifestations of the disease depend on what organ is primarily affected. It is best treated by a rheumatologist, says Dr. Desatarac.

Is bronchitis contagious? Yes, bronchitis can be contagious, says Dr. Destarac. This illness is one of the most commonly encountered conditions in clinical practice. It is a self-limited inflammation of the bronchi due to upper airway infection. The usual causes are viral infections of the upper airways including influenza A and B, parainfluenza or coronavirus. There are two types: acute bronchitis that lasts one to four weeks, and chronic bronchitis that lasts up to four to three months.

What is the Zika virus? With the outbreak of the Zika Virus this year, people have been cautious as to where they should travel. But should they travel at all seeing as the virus has spread all over the globe? Even some of the athletes of the 2016 Summer Olympics were hesitant to attend the event taking place in Brazil, where the outbreak is currently ongoing. But, what is the Zika virus? It is much more than a virus spread through a mosquito bite. For the most part, the virus is harmful to pregnant woman due to the fact that it can cause serious birth effects. It is very much related to the West Nile virus and yellow fever, and can also be transmitted through sex. Eighty percent of the people don’t experience any symptoms, but for the rest the most common symptom is a fever or rash. It can also cause headaches, itchy, red eyes or pain in the body. Symptoms can last two to seven days according to the WHO Regional Office for the Americas. Currently the virus has reached the Florida coast, with it being a bigger outbreak in the Caribbean. It’s possible that the virus will spread to Texas and Louisiana next, especially after the recent floods that hit. There is no vaccine or medication to prevent or treat Zika.

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Carolyn Northcutt Breast Cancer Survivor

The team at Longview Regional helped Carolyn survive, and thrive. When Carolyn found a lump in her breast, her doctor recommended a 3D mammogram at Longview Regional Medical Center. The lump turned out to be a form of cancer that required surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. “I had a whole team of people working together to provide care, answer every question, and help my life go on as normally as possible,” said Carolyn. “They even scheduled my treatments around trips to see my grandchildren. The healthcare system at Longview Regional is second to none.” Contact the Center for Breast Care of Longview Regional Medical Center at 903-232-8596 for information or to schedule your 3D mammogram.

Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. A physician order is not required, but the patient must provide a physician’s name when an appointment is made. If the person does not have a physician/provider, a list will be provided for the patient’s selection. All mammogram reports will be sent to the physician/provider and follow-ups are the responsibility of the patient.


Sarah Low, MD UT Health Northeast Women’s Health Expert

Sweating Over Menopause? Menopause marks the end of a woman’s childbearing years, but can also mark the beginning of unpleasant hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, and a diminished interest in intimacy. However, there are effective treatments, including hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Menopause refers to changes a woman experiences before or after her reproductive cycle ends. If a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for one year, she is considered to be in menopause. The average age for menopause is 51. “Seeing the right physician can help,” says Sarah Low, MD, a family medicine physician and nationally certified menopause provider at the UT Health Northeast Lindale Clinic. “It’s important that women know about effective treatments.”

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“Women may not enjoy sex as much as they used to, and weight goes on easily and is hard to lose. They may be irritable, anxious, or depressed, and have trouble focusing or remembering things,” she added. According to the National Institute on Aging, the signs of menopause include: • • • • • • •

Change in your period Hot flashes Vaginal health and bladder control Sleep issues Changing feelings about sex Mood changes Your body seems different

Dr. Low said that HRT is still the best treatment for the symptoms of menopause. “Studies have shown that, in the right patient at the right time, hormones are very safe,” she says. Dr. Low says that the decision to use HRT is one that should be made after a thorough discussion between a woman and her doctor.

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atthew Bonner started Kindergarten just this fall. While his future classmates were preparing for this milestone; Matthew was hard at work building his unique resume as one of the few six-year-olds to compete in the world’s largest, amateur, motocross race this summer.


From the town of Flint, Matthew’s father, Aaron, happily shares how Matthew got his start in motocross. “Motorcycles have always been a part of my family, as far back as my grandfather. My brother and I even raced motorcross when we were in elementary school. We started Matthew riding when he was a late two-year-old on a Yamaha PW, with training wheels. As soon as he turned four, he wanted his training wheels off.” After Aaron removed Matthew’s training wheels, he was amazed at the balance Matthew displayed at such a young age. Not too long after the training wheels came off, Matthew participated in a local race. “We were so proud of him as he completed the race and even placed. From that point on, he had a desire to race, and get better and faster.” But isn't Matthew too young to be involved in a dangerous sport, some would question. “Honestly, we don’t get as nervous as we once did when he was younger. He has learned how to ride properly so that gives us comfort. Now the nerves are more for the outcome of these big races,” Aaron shared. Motorcross has given Matthew a strong foundation in setting goals and working hard for your dreams, a work ethic essential for success in years to come. “My hope is [that] this teaches him how to work hard, set goals and chase after something,” Aaron explained. “[I hope] Matthew always finds joy and fun in this sport. I can already see how it’s teaching him discipline at such a young age, because he goes out there eager to do his best and be better than last time,” Kari, Matthew’s mother, said about her anticipation for Matthew’s future. Matthew’s hobby centers around his family. Pictures of Matthew and his little brother, Samuel, blanket Aaron and Kari’s Facebook page. Matthew’s ear to ear smile is infectious as his little brother, and biggest fan, grins standing next to his hero. “We are so thankful God has allowed our family to do this sport together. It truly is a family affair,” Kari added. At the age of six, Matthew has already had an impressive career. He has raced in over 53 events and has won national AMA (American Motorcyclists Association) #1 plates in his four to five and four to sixyear-old classes. The most impressive entry to his resume came in May when Matthew competed with 22,000 plus contenders, and earned a spot among the 1,482 qualifying positions to compete in the largest amateur motocross race in the world: The 35th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/

MC AMA Amateur National Motorcross Championship. Thus the competition took place August 1st through the 6th, and was located at the Loretta Lynn Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee. “The Ranch,” as fans call it, is 65 miles west of Nashville and is set among rolling hills and climbing trees, the perfect backdrop for a motorcross championship race. This particular course was the platform for many top professional racers who have gained national attention, such as James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana and Ryan Dungey, all who have won AMA Amateur National titles at the Loretta Lynn course. Matthew, with bikes proudly displaying his race number 22, competed alongside 30 of the fastest boys in his class. The Loretta Lynn Ranch has been described by Ryan Moye of ET Final Score, as having “a variety of jumps, corners and other obstacles designed to test the skills and stamina of the racers.” Through the rain and mud, Kari said that Matthew “did his best.” “He didn’t place in the top ten but that hasn’t stopped him. We have been home for two days and he has already been back at the track practicing and working on things to improve for next year,” Kari shared. What is Matthew’s goal for the future? To go back to the Loretta Lynn Ranch next year and win is the plan. “[It was] the coolest experience to race where only the best of the best race. It was awesome being at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch and even seeing her (Loretta Lynn) greet us the first night … It was a week I will never forget,” Matthew exclaimed! Most six-year-olds entering Kindergarten are learning the alphabet, and bring their own unique background knowledge to the classroom. But Matthew has a vocabulary unlike any other. When asked about his acquired vernacular in motorcross, he can cite the definition to every motorcross term. After every race, Matthew wants to give credit to those who have helped him make his dreams possible. His “thank you” speech is very important to him and his family, and shows the heart and true spirit of a champion. “I would like to thank God and Jesus for watching over me and keeping me safe, my mom and dad, and my brother Samuel. [I also thank] all my family and friends who have supported me, my Madd Moto Team, MRK Racing, Trackside Tees, Hazbeenz, Answer, Leatt, Protaper, Dunlop, Gaerne, Scott,

Acerbis, MX Zen, and Swan Raceway Park in Tyler for letting me practice on their track. Thank you to my local Tyler sponsors for their help in getting me to nationals: East Texas Business Solutions, Dairy Queen, Sadler Powder Coating, Lone Star Harley Davidson/Triumph, Amy B’s, Income Solutions, At Home Healthcare, Bruno’s Pizza and Pasta, and Broadway Powersports.” The future is only getting brighter for young Matthew. His work ethic is un-paralleled as he sets his goals for this year. “[I hope to] build and represent my sponsor support base to allow me to attend as many races as possible … and work with my trainer every week to continue my development,” Matthew added. When asked about his plans for Kindergarten, he replied to Kari, “Mommy, how do I even know? I’ve never even been to Kindergarten!” After Kari explained my questions to him, Matthew caught on and answered: “I want to learn how to read and do more math. I think it will be cool and a good way to make new friends and learn from teachers.” Keep an eye out for this rising star by following Matthew on Instagram at mjb622mx.


As MAtthew would describe, Wide-open - This means staying on the gas and not letting off. Re-grip - Sometimes before jumps you need to re-grip your hand on the throttle to get more gas. Charge - As you approach corners, you need to charge them by going fast ‘till you are in the corner and put your leg out to turn the corner. Holeshot - It’s what every rider aims for As the gate drops in a race. it’s the first rider to get to the corner turn. Coasting - No one should do this because that means you are not on the gas. Bottom back - If too much of your weight is up front then your bike can get Wobbly. but if you keep your bottom back, your bike will go straight.

“ My favorite part about racing is going out there and trying my best, and trying to go out and get faster each time. And my favorite pro-rider is Trey Canard. He’s a Christian and he always tries his best whether he wins or not. If I weren’t racing I would be practicing to get better for races.


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ASHLEY MENDENHALL, LORI BELL, MENDENHALL, AMY WALTERS, JULIE KIMBERLY THEA GIBSON FURTNEY, HEIDI ZULLIGER, EMILY MENDENHALL

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STACI & RYAN PEREZ

MEGGAN WOFFORD, JAYME MARSHBURN, JENNIFER SENTER, KRISTA HARROD, WYNECIA DIXON

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Elder abuse is defined as a series of intentional actions that cause harm or create a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable senior over the age of 60. In Texas, more than 33,000 cases of elder abuse are reported each year, but it is believed that the vast majority of cases go unreported. When we hear the phrase “elder abuse,” many of us picture physical abuse or neglect by a facility or a caregiver. However, the truth is elder abuse also includes financial scams and exploitation. In fact, national statistics indicate that victims of elder abuse are scammed out of more than $3 billion each year. Another sad reality is that the perpetrator of the crime is often someone the victim knows, including a family member, a caregiver, or even a trusted legal professional. Here are a few common scams that are being reported in East Texas. Understanding these scams can help you, your family, and friends avoid falling prey to abuse. 1. Door-to-door solicitation with the salesman offering to complete a repair job on the home but requiring full or partial payment up front. The work is either partially completed or not completed at all and the salesman disappears with payment never to be seen again. 2. Phone calls from the IRS claiming that you owe an immediate tax debt and must provide payment information over the phone or wire money to avoid arrest or other threatening action. 3. Mail solicitation or phone calls that state you have won a cash prize or lottery prize and must provide a fee or payment to them before claiming your winnings. One lesson to learn from each of these scams is that an individual is contacting you and requesting or insisting upon a payment from you, rather than you contacting them.

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Steps you can take to protect yourself from financial exploitation from family members and strangers include taking action before you reach a frail and vulnerable state. Recommended steps include: • Seek out and maintain long-term relationships with professionals such as bankers, geriatric doctors, CPAs and elder law attorneys. Having long standing interactions with these professionals allows them the ability to observe and notice changes in your behavior or the start of unusual activity. • Plan ahead by putting into place financial and medical powers of attorney, and an estate plan. Also consult a professional about asset protection trusts and your potential need for long-term care insurance. • Identify those that you trust, whether they are family or friend, and communicate openly and frequently with them. Do not be embarrassed or afraid to ask for help when needed. With the correct planning, you can protect yourself and your family from a potentially devastating situation. Take action now and continue to learn and become educated on senior scams and how to protect yourself.

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Encouraging Artistic Abilities with Texas Women for the Arts Article By: Poonam Patel

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n 1964, Donna Axum Whitworth, of El Dorado, Arkansas, won the title of Miss America. Though many women find this to be an accomplishment, but also the peak of their career and lives, this was only the beginning for Whitworth. After winning the crown, Whitworth, who had a passion to not only pursue the arts, but help others pursue it as well, went on to be involved in the arts on the local, state and national levels. She brought her knowledge and talents to Dallas, where she formed the Texas Women for the Arts (TWA) giving circle, a program within the Texas Cultural Trust, with eight other friends. When gathered at Whitworth’s home a day in 2005, Whitworth and friends sat around her kitchen table where they came up with the idea of starting up TWA. “They were motivated by the state’s budget cuts to arts programs in Texas’ public schools,” Ellen Mason, Communications Manager for the Texas Cultural Trust, shared. Whitworth served as a chairman for some time with the Texas Cultural Trust organization. She eventually vacated the position, but was still heavily involved in the arts, on a national level. She took on more responsibility with other positions, such as being appointed by, at the time in 1994, President Bill Clinton to the President’s Advisory Committee for the Arts. She was also elected to the National Committee for the Performing Arts in 2001. Besides forming TWA, she found Founders of the Arts as well. She then took her talents to the Miss America Board of Directors, where she became the first Miss America to become elected to such a prestigious group of people. Though she is not much involved with TWA today, she and her husband are retired to Fort Worth, her legacy lives on through other women. Today, TWA has grown to 350 members from all over the state, including members Wendy Bratteli, Donna Brooks, Renaa Embry, Jacqueline Cavender, Lucy Carr and Jill Hossley, from Tyler. Dawn Leatherwood of Tyler also serves as a Membership Co-Chair. The membership year runs from September 1st to August 31st the following year. Members may join at any time. The various membership options are as follows: • Texas Women for the Arts Legacy Council Membership, $2500 • Texas Women for the Arts Membership, $1000 • Texas Women for the Arts Mother/Daughter Membership, $1500 ($500 each for additional daughters)

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With time, the circle of women have not only grown, but the money raised increases yearly, as well as the number of arts organizations receiving grants. “Texas Women for the Arts in a private giving circle of Texas women who raise private funds for art and arts education programs across the state. Their mission is to awaken and nurture the artist in every Texas child.  Since their inception in 2005, Texas Women for the Arts has awarded $1.7 million in grants to 99 arts organizations, impacting more than a million children across the state,” Mason revealed. When asked how they raise the money for the grants, Mason shared that the funds come from membership dues and what is raised through events held all over the nation. “We also do three arts tours a year in different parts of the US, that include very high end, exclusive events. [Destinations] include Hudson River Valley-NYC, Santa Fe-Taos and Palm Beach-Miami.  We do not have a large “gala” type fundraising event, but opportunities to pop up.  TWA was the Charity Partner for the Dallas Art, Antique and Jewelry Show, and we have partnered with Brooks Brothers and Elaine Turner for private shopping events where the proceeds of the sales are donated to Texas Women for the Arts.” At their 11th Annual Meeting in Amarillo, in May, TWA selected 29 arts programs to receive a total of $260,000 in grants. This was their largest grant awarded to date. To be selected, applicants go through a formal application process in which one TWA member signs off. “They are chosen based on merit and impact.  We do not pick only at-risk programs, but those programs that reach at-risk kids are considered a tad more heavily due to the impact it can have.  East Texas Grantees include Mentoring Alliance in Tyler, East Texas Symphony Orchestra in Tyler and City of Tyler Gallery Main Street.  We are looking to increase our outreach to East Texas as a whole,” Mason said. Out of the 29 chosen, Impact Grants went out to 19 programs, and ten programs were chosen for Outreach Grants. “Outreach grants are reserved for those who didn’t quite make the cut for the bigger grants, but are close, so we give them a smaller grant to encourage their growth,” Mason added. A much larger grant of $26,000 was funded to the Texas Young Masters Program. “The Young Masters program is a joint initiative between the Texas Cultural Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts, recognizing excellence in eighth through 11th graders in dance, theater, literary arts, media arts and film, music, musical theater and visual arts, and awards scholarship grants of $5,000 per year, for two years. TWA also continued to support B SC EN EM A G.COM


the Texas Cultural Trust’s Arts & Digital Literacy Program with a $26,000 grant. Arts & Digital Literacy is a fine arts curricula for high school students that establishes the connection between traditional fine arts education with digital media and technology,” as described on the Texas Cultural Trust website. As for what the future holds, the need for more arts-related programs is still a nationwide call, due to the fact that the arts helps students excel in all areas of education. Students also enjoy having something fun to attend, because there they get to build long-lasting friendships with like-minded friends and mentors. “According to a study by the Texas Cultural Trust, students engaged in arts education score 15 percent higher on standardized tests, are half as likely to drop out, and have four percent increased attendance,” Jennifer Ransom Rice, Executive Director of the Texas Cultural Trust, said, as stated on the Texas Cultural Trust website. “Arts education keeps kids engaged and in schools.  Investing in arts education programs is an investment in the future of Texas.” And TWA, in accordance with the Texas Cultural Trust, is making every effort to help arts education evolve in Texas. “The ultimate goal is to make the Texas Women for the Arts program obsolete once all schools across Texas are an arts-rich environment, but until then we will give out as many grants as we have funds,” Mason shared, on her thoughts for the future. “We believe these outstanding programs will have a lasting impact on the lives of the children they touch in their respective communities, and help us reach our vision of arts rich education and experiences for every Texas child,” Dian Stai, chair of Texas Women for the Arts, said, as stated on the Texas Cultural Trust website. “We are extremely pleased to support the educational programs of these exceptional non-profits.” For more information on the Texas Women for the Arts program, Texas Cultural Trust organization, or to view a list of the members and grantees, visit txculturaltrust.org.


SOCIAL | SCENE

TRACI MOORE, CINDY DUFFEY

JAN CHAMNESS, AMANDA HENDRIX, AL HORANEY

YONNA YELVERTON, KEESIA HILL, DIANA ZAMORA

MELISSA DOWNING, LINNET PICHETTE

TISHA RACHAL, SAMANTHA OWENS

MATT PEASRON, RANDY STAPLES

BRENT VAUGHAN, RUSSEL ENRIGHT

BOB WESTBROOK, RYAN TEW

GEORGE WINN, JOSIE CORRY, DR. BILL CLYDE

SENETRA PINK, LAURI BOWDEN

AMANDA BRANTLEY, JOHN DICKERSON

LLOYD NICHOLS, RAY PATEL, CODY GRACE

TRISHA LEGGON, CHRISTINE MCCRARY

STACEY PHETTEPLACE, LETHA TAYLOR, DON SKYLAR

DON BRISTOW, BJ HORNBOSTEL, MARGIE PHILLIPS, AUBREY SHARPE

ED STOVER, MAGEN MURPHY

TERRA & KEITH KOEHLER, JUSTINA POWER

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS AUGUST 25 Tyler area businesses attended the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours, held at the Holiday Inn Express South & Courtyard by Marriott in Tyler, on August 25.

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MAN ABOUT TOWN 44 | DINING GUIDE 47 | TASTING ROOM 48 | AWESOME INVENTIONS 54


MAN ABOUT

TOWN WITH DR. AUBREY D. SHARPE PHOTOS BY: BRYAN STEWART

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t was an uncharacteristically cool and rainy night in August. East Texas had been blessed with several days of much needed rain, and a drop in triple “real feel” digit temperatures for the better part of two months. That’s the good news. The bad news was that the eight beautiful ladies, who were “the Man’s” guests, had to dodge heavy rain drops while running at warp speed from the parking lot, and to the safety of Kawa’s Hibachi Grill and Lounge. Upon arriving at our reserved Hibachi grill room, they shook off the rain and the party began. These ladies are eight of the most creatively active volunteers in the Tyler/East Texas non-profit scene. If ya need something done, just point ‘em in the direction and get out of the way!

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Simon and Bovie Jiang rolled out the red carpet in their brand new, “one of a kind,” fine dining experience. Believe me, the place is an amazing experience in terms of its “unique twist on Japanese Hibachi, delectable fusion sushi rolls and food of top quality in an entertaining environment for all occasions.” The inviting entry starts the sensorial visual experience with a huge contemporary chandelier and a perpetually flowing water fall, that feeds a river running the length of Hibachi Grill side of the restaurant, with little wooden bridges to cross at the entry of each Hibachi room. The overall atmosphere is hipster and traditional Japanese with soothing colors, sounds of running water,

sleek clean lines and indirect lighting. Kawa’s boasts six dining areas: The Hibachi Grills will seat 300; the main dining room with tables and booths seats 40 with 6 high tops and 8 large booths; the enormous enchanting bar will seat 12; the traditional Japanese private dining room seats on the floor for 10. The Sushi bar seats 10; the private Hibachi room, equipped to karaoke, seats 20 and the outside patio Hibachi Grill will seat 10. Get the picture? This is a big place and caters to any size group, whether intimate dining or large parties. So, Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler!! The bar is full service with specialty crafted B SC EN EM A G.COM


cocktails, martinis and 5 craft beers on draft that are rotated monthly. The restaurant is upbeat, and a perfect place for happy hour or dinner with live music happening every Thursday through Saturday nights. The wine list is quality and fits any size pocket book with 11 affordable wines by the glass, and 9 choices of Sake. Located at 1024 S SW Loop 323 in Tyler, Kawa’s is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner Monday through Thursday, 11:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11:00 a.m.11:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.. The bar is open till midnight MondayFriday; Saturday, till 1:00 a.m. and Sunday, till 10:00 p.m.. The menu is extensive with fresh quality ingredients and is priced competitively. The

presentations are creative and beautiful. The Sushi and Sashimi includes all of the standards with some very unique creations of Kawa’s Shushi chef, Tony. You and your party can experience the Hibachi Grill, order off the menu in the dining room and lounge, or order in and take out. It's up to you! Our group was the inspiration of “the Man’s” dear friend, Dawn Leatherwood, who is an active board member of the Texas Cultural Trust, which provides scholarships for 8th11th graders in all of the Arts. She invited friends of like interests to meet with Ellen Mason, Communication Manager, for the organization. But, for this night, it was party time and Bovie Jiang and Chissy kept the wine and starters a-comin.’ Then Chef Arthur came to feed thrill us with his unique style of gastronomical entertainment. It

was the show of a life time! This guy is creative and FUNNY. We ate and laughed, and laughed and ate till late. The food was fantastic and the portions were gargantuan, so plan on a “doggie bag!” We wrapped up our party so the mothers among us could get home to their children, but we’ll do this again, I promise! Brian Stewart, our photographer, and the “Man’s” “partner in crime” on these parties, and I eased over to the bar for one last night cap before braving the rain to our cars and heading home with another success under our belts. So, if you’re out and about, look for us, we’ll be about town.


PRESENTS TYLER CHAPTER

The 7th Annual

OCTOBER 18 Doors open at 5:30 p.m. @ Cowboys 8374 Paluxy Dr. Tyler, Tx Tickets $30 in Advance General Admission $40 General Admission at door $45 Runway Seating

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For Information about Tickets, Tables, Bras or Basket Sponsorships: CONTACTS Beth Elbert 903.539.9167

Cindy Covalt 903.571.4025

*Portion of the proceeds are dontated to Susan G. Koman & our local firefighters family fund

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LAGO DEL PINO

KAWA’S

Lago Del Pino is a beautiful destination restaurant perfect for any occasion. Their award winning patio is something you will surely fall in love with. Lago is now offering a NEW Brunch Buffet which includes our largest selection ever, Mimosa & Bloody Mary Bar, and fresh local produce. All of that and more enjoyed at your own pace.

With a beautiful aesthetic environment, accompanied by a full bar, lounge and elegant restaurant seating, along with a kind service staff, Kawa’s is your new go-to hibachi restaurant. A unique twist on Japanese Hibachi, fusion sushi rolls and Asian bistro, Kawa’s offers one-of-a kind plates for lunch and dinner.

Live music every Friday & Saturday night, Saturday & Sunday Brunch HOURS Now open Tues - Thurs for dinner only 4pm - 10pm Fri 4pm - 12am, Sat 11am - 1am, and Sun 10am - 8pm DINNER • SAT. & SUN. BRUNCH Closed on Mon.

NOW OPEN! What are you waiting for? Come join us at Kawa’s!

FIND US ON FACEBOOK! • lagodelpino.com 14706 County Rd 1134 • Tyler, TX 75709 • 903.561.5246

FIND US ON FACEBOOK 1024 W. SW Loop 323 • Tyler, TX 75701 • 903.747.8558

JUCYS HAMBURGERS

PAPA MURPHY’S

VOTED BEST BURGER IN TEXAS Serving the freshest, and juciest, burgers you’ll ever have the pleasure of eating, since 1980! jucyshamburgers.com 816 W Marshall Ave • Longview, TX 75601 • 903.753.8993 Mon - Sun 6am - 9pm 2701 N Eastman Rd • Longview, TX 75605 • 903.758.9056 2003 Victory Dr • Marshall, TX 75672 • 903.923.8020 6421 Old Jacksonville Hwy • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.939.2395 2330 E 5th St • Tyler, TX 75701 • 903.597.0660 Sun - Thurs 10am - 9pm Fri & Sat 10am - 10pm

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“Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza” 15 minutes in your oven and VOILA! HOURS Mon - Thurs 11am - 8pm Fri - Sat 11am - 9pm Sun 11am - 8pm papamurphys.com 1847 Troup Hwy • Tyler, TX 75701 • 903.592.3100 6878 S Broadway Ave • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.939.2828

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Full of fine malt and German hops, this long standing beer tastes clean and bold.

Dry-hopped and bitter, this Texas ipais filled with fresh hops from around the world.

Pair it with street tacos, pizza, shrimp brochette, pork chops or fried okra.

Pair it with Thai cuisine, red curry, gorgonzola or bleu cheese, or grilled steak.


A combination of American, German and English hops, this IPA is dry-hopped with an intensity of hop flavor and aroma.

Pair it with grilled meats, wild game, stilton cheese or carrot cake.


Soft caramel malt flavors, bright, citrusy hop bitterness and aromatics provide balance to this pale ale.

Pair it with jerk chicken, fish and chips, hamburgers or chips and queso.


This Kolsch-style, clean malt is hopped delicately with floral German hops.

Mix of Bavarian hefeweizen flavors and Belgian white spices round out this brew.

Pair it with summer salads, calamari, shrimp, ceviche, or grilled white fish or chicken.

Pair it with sausage, pancakes, brie, grilled or poached fish, sushi or light salads.


7th Annual “Bras for the Cause”

Save the date for the 7th Annual “Bras for the Cause” event, October 18th, 2016 at Cowboys! Please join us as we celebrate breast cancer survivors and bring awareness to this deadly disease. Sadly, cancer affects and touches many lives each day. In our area alone the number of people that are diagnosed and lose their fight to this deadly disease is staggering. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer over her lifetime states BreastCancer.org.

The East Texas Food Bank is fighting hunger and feeding hope throughout 26 East Texas counties. Working with our over 200 partner agencies, we ensure that children, families and seniors do not go without nutritious meals.

“I’m so thankful to be coming to this food pantry to get a basket of food,” said Olga, a recent food pantry visitor. “It helps so much. We just moved here about a year ago and my husband hasn’t found a job yet.” Olga says she suffers from some health issues which prevents her from working full time. “The first time I received food from here,

Bra’s for the Cause is a fashion show like nothing you have ever

I cried,” she said. “Our pantry was pretty empty … it meant so

experienced before! It’s a night full of entertainment with live

much to my family.”

music, dancing, great food, drinks, a live fireman runway show and auction. This annual event is hosted by the Tyler Chapter of the Women Council of REALTORS®. The goal this year is 30 bras and baskets for auction with 400 attendees.

Olga’s daughter lives with her as well and is “very creative in the kitchen. She will see what we get and find recipes to try,” she said. “Believe me, she uses everything!” In East Texas today, 456,000 people are at-risk of hunger. It’s a

Of course, this event would not be successful without the

number that continues to grow.

generosity of local sponsors, both individuals and companies, who donate their time, money and creativity. They design &

“It’s such an important time for us to come together as a community

construct both bras and baskets with themes ranging from

to make sure these families have the food they need to get back on

representing their businesses to special tributes, imaginations

their feet,” said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food

run wide and deep from elegant to bizarre and everything in

Bank. “We’re discovering that people who used to give to us are now

between!

in line to receive food,” said Cullinane

A portion of the proceeds go to the Tyler Susan G. Komen Affiliate and to all of the local fire departments who participate.

Olga says she can’t thank those who support the East Texas Food Bank enough.

Together, we can make a difference helping our families and

“You’re doing a wonderful thing when you think of other people,”

friends who are affected by this terrible disease.

Olga said.

To give food, time or money visit EastTexasFoodBank.org or call 1.800.815.3663.

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BRUNO’S PIZZA & PASTA

THE DINER

Bruno’s Pizza And Pasta has been providing East Texans with delicious homemade Italian food, pizza, pasta and more since 1976!

A one of a kind Diner experience! Famous omelettes, skillets, mouthwatering burgers, sandwiches and everything in-between. Seattle’s Best coffee, free Wi-Fi and a great atmosphere. Nothing can be finer, than eating at The Diner!”

We will be celebrating our 40th year with raffles and desserts October 10-15. Come join us at the Vine St. Bruno’s for a chance to win Cowboys tickets (donated by Performance Foods), a free pizza a month, for a year, and other great prizes! Serving wine and beer ONLY at the Old Jacksonville location, but feel free to BYOB to the Vine St. location. 1400 S. Vine St • Tyler, TX 75701 • 903.595.1676 15770 Old Jacksonville Hwy • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.939.0002

View our Menu and Catering Options online at thedinertyler.com.

HOURS

Open 6am - 2pm daily

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM 7924 S Broadway Ave • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.509.DINE

DAKOTAS

SAKE SUSHI

We cordially invite you to join us at Dakotas in the La Piazza Center. It is an experience like no other restaurant in Tyler!

GRAND OPENING IN TYLER

Live music Wed - Sat 8pm - 11pm Complimentary Valet

A Shreveport favorite is now open in Tyler! Come dine at Sake Sushi, where we provide you nothing but the freshest food and sushi with a one of a kind dining experience.

HOURS Mon - Fri 11am - 10pm Sat 2pm - 10pm Sun Closed BAR HOURS Mon - Thurs until 11pm Fri & Sat until 12am

Spend $13 and get a second item of equal or lesser value 1/2 off.

FIND US ON FACEBOOK! • dakotasintyler.com 4803 Old Bullard STE #1 • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.581.6700

tylersakesushi.com 5875 Old Bullard Rd, Ste 500 • Tyler, TX 75605 • 903.730.9888

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Awesome Inventions... But are they worth it? Article & Photos By: Poonam Patel :

A dog eats and drinks as much as a human does, so it’s about time someone out there thought up dog products that make a dog’s (well at least the owner’s) life a bit easier. The first invention introduction is the Auto Dog Mug by Highwave. Just as we would need water on road trips or long walks in this heat, so do our dogs. The dog mug is perfect for when you don’t especially want baggage. Why carry a water bottle and bowl separately, when you can have both in one! We give this dog mug a thumbs up because it is not only portable, and dogs love it.

Available on Amazon.

Dog Mug Eggtimer Not too long ago, I was called into the kitchen to guess on if the eggs were boiled long enough. “I have no idea,” I responded. I guessed right, but I could have been wrong! On display is this Egg-Perfect Eggtimer, and it works people! Not only does it tell you that your eggs are boiled, but you can specify the texture you want. We give the Eggtimer two thumbs up because it’s tiny and fits right into a pot with as many eggs as would possibly be needed.

Available at Williams-Sonoma.

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Pillowcases are an invention? Why yes of course, if they are creatively designed. This set up of stick figures in love pillowcases by Human Touch is the perfect home item to get your guests intrigued and interested. From a doctor hearing a girl’s heartbeat, to a boy calling a girl using paper cups, you can pretty much find any design to fit your relationship. We give the set of pillowcases a thumbs up because it truly melts our hearts.

Available on Amazon.

Love Pillowcases Bag HEAT Sealer If you are anything like me, you are always struggling to keep track of your chip bag clips. I am most certain that I buy a set almost twice a year. When I was first told of this bag heat sealer by Evinis, I knew I had to try it out. This one little, almost stapler-looking, item could potentially save me money ... Not to mention, maybe it will keep my chips from going stale. Unfortunately, even after going through a few sets of batteries, the bag re-sealer did not work. Therefore, it gets two thumbs down.

Available on Amazon.

Garlic Chop Long gone are the days when you’d have to chop up everything by hand. It is one of the most tedious things one has to do in the kitchen, and also the one task no one wants to do. Here is The Garlic Chop every kitchen needs. If you like your food tasty, you’re most likely using garlic in some of your recipes. The thing about fresh garlic though is that it needs to be chopped up, and we don't want to do that because it’ll make our hands smell. We give the garlic chopper a thumbs up because it not only saves us from the smell, but it makes it faster to chop up or mince a garlic clove.

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When working with meat, you need the right kitchen tools. The right knife to cut it. The right spatula to stir it. And definitely the right masher to smash and mix it. Next on display is the ChopStir. The pinwheel blades make it easy to not only chop and stir, but it is lighter to use for the hands. It also cuts the process time up. We give the ChopStir a thumbs up because it is effective. Also, you can use it on mashed potatoes!

Available on chopstir.com.

Chopstir Pocket Hose It’s not an invention unless it’s certified “As Seen On TV,” right? We can admit to the Pocket Hose being a pretty nifty idea for a garden hose. It not only stretches longer than the average hose, but can be scrunched up for small storage. After going through three in the last two years, it’s safe to say that we can’t guarantee this hose will last. We give the Pocket Hose a thumbs down for all the times it has gotten a hole in it.

Available at The Home Depot.

Never Soggy Bowl Soggy anything just plain sucks. In my opinion, it’s not appetizing, and you immediately want to crunch on something else. Let’s face it, there’s no trick to stop the milk from oozing into your cereal. But wait, you can try eating it from the Obol Never Soggy Bowl! This two compartment bowl is perfect not only for cereal, but for cookies and milk, chips and dip and basically anything else that requires two food types. We give the Obol bowl two thumbs up for keeping two food types deliciously fresh.

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Benefiting

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6th Annual Golf Tournament Hideaway Lake Golf Course Registration Begins at 9:00 a.m. Putting Contest Begins at 9:30 a.m. Shotgun Start 11:00 a.m. GRACIOUSLY HOSTED BY:

Tyler Professional Firefighters Association Each player is asked to also bring an unwrapped toy ($10 and up value) with them on tournament day. Prizes will be given for 1st place, 2nd place, 3rd place, closest to the pin and longest drive.

WWW.SALVATIONARMYTEXAS.ORG/TYLER


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11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 25 GABC CrossWalk Center Keynote Speaker: Carol Weisman

FALL SALE Oct. 13-15 CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE Nov. 10-12

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Ye Olde City Antique Mall and Olde City Market

How Women are Raising Charitable Communities

President of Board Builders; internationally known speaker, author, trainer and consultant

For more information or to order tickets, visit womensfundsc.org or call 903-509-1771.

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"Take a stroll down memory lane."

(open till 8pm on Thurs., Nov. 10th with food, fun and door prizes)

302 E. Locust St. • Tyler, Texas 75702 903.705.1145 • 903.705.1144 Open 10am-5pm Monday - Saturday

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STYLE | BEAUTY

Models: Sarah Burton, Bella Burton

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Falling Back INTO FALL

Styled & Written By: Editor-in-Chic, Veronica Terres Photos By: Poonam Patel Special Thanks to Studio B and Dillard's Makeup Artist at Chanel, Malibu Diaz

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IT’S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR AGAIN… SOON THE LAST LEAVES OF SUMMER WILL FRANTICALLY CLING TO THEIR BRANCHES, JUST AS OUR CLOCKS ARE ABOUT TO FALL BACK INTO THE SHORTER DAYS OF AUTUMN. LIKEWISE, PARENTS AND CHILDREN ARE FINALLY FALLING BACK INTO THEIR ROUTINES OF SCHOOL AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. SO, TOO, SHOULD THEIR, PRE-WINTER WARDROBES! BS CENEMAG. COM

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From the Pilates + Barre studio to the grocery store, women and girls alike seem to be making their athletic and yoga wear seamlessly flow throughout their day. Pick up fabulously-fashionable finds this fall, reflecting the colors of the season, to make them work out for you!

MOTHER ALO YOGA SPORT BRA, JACKET AND YOGA PANTS KOZAKH NECKLACE

DAUGHTER ALO YOGA SPORT BRA, TANK AND YOGA PANTS LOVE IN TUNIC KOZAKH NECKLACE Available At /snap/, Studio B’s Athletic Wear Boutique

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jeweloftyler.com

903.842.3411 - 115 S. Georgia Troup, TX 75789

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In the world of fashion, this season has a lot to do with falling back into styles that once graced the racks, but are a bit more modernized-takes on the "old". Take corduroys, for instance! Some of today’s cords have an edgier twist with cropped cuts and raw hems. A re-introduction also emerges with some memorable 90s style staples, including plaid, flannel shirts.

MOTHER CURRENT/ELLIOTT "THE PREP SCHOOL SHIRT"MAJESTIC TANK CURRENT/ELLIOTT “THE KICK JEAN” RAW HEM CORDUROY PANTS TAT2 DESIGNS TWO-TONE NECKLACE WITH MEDALLION, CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED HOOPS AND TWO-TONE CRYSTAL-EMBELLISHED BRACELET TARRYN SIMONE CROSSBODY BAG Available At Jewel Boutique

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High-waisted denim and loosely structured tops and sweaters with lots of high-textured textiles, take center stage.

MOTHER MISA LOS ANGELES MARLED FRINGE SWEATER FIDELITY DENIM, GALAXY PERFORMANCE STRETCH, “TABITHA” HIGH RISE CROP FLARE JEANS SUZI ROHER STUDDED BELT CHAN LUU “LOVE” NECKLACE Available At Jewel Boutique

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Thankfully, the comfort of fall style also means being able to go back to what you love about the season … soft, cozy sweaters, textured tops and lovinglylayered timeless pieces. A neutral tunic, with girly hemlines can easily be styled with a favorite jacket or cardigan and paired up with any kind of denim—or even cropped jeans from your summer attire. Bold sneakers are also part of the season’s finds, featuring various bright colors, playful patterns and fun textures of velvet and suede. Cowl-collar-neck-lined-sweaters will also be a perfect match this season, paired with skinny jeans or leggings and booties.

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ew direct sales companies are popping up left, right and center, so how can we be certain which one to invest in? From the veterans to the brand new, we’ve researched the best four products floating around the area. Maybe one of them will be beneficial to your skincare routine!


YOUNIQUE Touch Liquid Foundation

If you ask Younqiue sales representatives and customers what their

Younique powder or Mineral Touch Skin Perfecting Concealer.

favorite product is, the majority of them say the Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation. As one of Younique’s best sellers, this bottle of

“The foundation is fortified with rich, nurturing ingredients

foundation provides continuous coverage for 6-8 hours, meaning

like Juvenessence®, a unique and powerful marine-based algae

you can go without having to touch up, and leaves your skin shining

extract that helps the skin look younger, firmer and more radiant.

with radiance and glow. There is no doubt to that, seeing as the product was inspired by Mulberry Silk of China. “This smooth foundation goes on liquid and dries to a soft, powdery finish while optical

The

enhanced

liquid-to-

powder Touch Mineral Liquid

My favorite Younique product is our Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation. I love that is gives amazing coverage, yet is so lightweight. I sometimes forget I have makeup on.

Foundation allows for a smooth, even application that blends well into the skin for a natural finish. It also helps blur the appearance of skin imperfections with optical diffusers by minimizing

diffusers blur imperfections

the appearance of wrinkles and

and minimize wrinkles and

pores for a noticeably brighter,

according

to

the

Jordan Courtney, Longview

Younique website. Though it is liquid, the foundation is light in weight, and dries to a matte

pores,”

more youthful appearance,” also stated on the website. And, if

you don’t like it, you can send it back for a refund!

powder finish for a full coverage look. Many of the customers claim that the foundation not only helps cover breakouts and

At $39, the Younique Touch Mineral Liquid Foundation, available

red blotches, but is also good for sensitive or acne-prone skin.

in 13 colors from light to dark, is in the same price range as many

For a more flawless look, the foundation can be paired with the

name brand foundations.

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Though Nerium sales representatives sell out of this product, the

NAE-8, an extract and antioxidant taken from nerium oleander

NeriumAD Age-Defying Night Cream is reviewed as either really

and aloe vera.

loved, or passionately hated by its purchasers. But it is still one of the companies best selling product, and has shown proven results

The purpose of the product is to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

for many.

Many of the customers rating this product five stars have reported

we are all, for the most part, looking for a way to try it out before investing. With Nerium, there is a 30 day money back guarantee. Sure you have to put money down for it, but if it doesn’t suit your skin just

I have extremely sensitive skin and Nerium is one of the few products that does not irritate or cause an allergic reaction. I use the Age Defying Night Cream and I can tell a huge difference in the overall appearance of my face.

return it for a full refund. “[The]

Age-Defying

wrinkles,

pigmentation,

splotches and sun damage. For some it started working immediately within the first week, whereas with others it took a few months. But the end result was all the same with all of them reporting that they achieved clear skin after using

Tonya Boozer, Tyler

Night

Cream contains the most concentrated, powerful form of our

When trying out new products

just that. It has helped reduce

the product. The only downside was that there is an unappealing

smell to the product.

proprietary NAE-8 extract. It is designed to adhere to skin for maximum delivery of key ingredients,” the product is described on

At $120 for ordering it off the Nerium website, the Nerium

the Nerium website. Those ingredients are of Vitamin E, Peptide

Age-Defying Night Cream is pricey. But for all the times it has

Matrix, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil and

worked for its loyal customers, it’s worth it.

Nerium AGE-DEFYING NIGHT CREAM


Mary Kay TIMEWISE 3-in-1 Cleanser

With multiple customers on various websites reviewing this

Many customers, who have bought the cleanser for years, have said

product five stars, it’s no surprise that Mary Kay’s TimeWise

that the product leaves their skin feeling moisturized, smooth and

3-In-1 Cleanser is one of their most popular sellers. “The cleanser

soft. Whether you use it as a morning ritual, or in the shower, you

combines age-fighting benefits in one product, to cleanse, exfoliate

are left with a feeling of a fresh face, especially after letting the small

and refresh - revealing younger-looking skin,” according to the

beads exfoliate your skin.

product description provided on the Mary Kay website. Who doesn’t want younger-looking skin, right? The 3-in-1 product, badged a “best seller” by the company, is, what I often look for with beauty products, dermatologist-tested,

The 3-in-1 cleanser is perfect for

I feel like my favorite product is the Mary Kay Timewise 3-In-1 Cleanser. It cleanses, tones & exfoliates all in one step. Gentle enough to use twice a day and has a really good price point of $20.

and suitable for skin types

on-the-go

woman.

Whether it is throwing it into your work bag, or an overnight stay, the one bottle replaces having to pack various products that will together achieve the results of this one bottle. And at 4.5 ounces, it’s perfect for a long trip as well. Not to mention it’s

Kristina Halbrooks, Tyler

combination and oily skin. It’s always good to look for the dermatology seal of approval on

with both normal and dry, or

the

so small that it will fit in any makeup bag.

cleansers! And it is also good for those who have sensitive or acne

Currently the cleanser is priced at $20 on the Mary Kay website.

prone skin, for which it is hard to find a good cleanser. And if

Compared to many drugstore cleansers, it’s a splurge. But up against

that all wasn’t enough to sell you on the product, the cleanser was

big brands found at the local department stores, the TimeWise

clinically tested for skin irritation and allergy.

3-In-1 is a bargain.

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From Proactiv to Rodan + Fields, you have a new acne-free

RF sales representatives not only sell this product, but use it!

product to pursue. Yes, you read that right! The two Stanford

“With continued use, the REDEFINE Regimen and the AMP MD

dermatologists that evolved the world of Proactiv, Katie Rodan

System are clinically proven to help skin appear firmer and make

and Kathy Fields, are also the masterminds behind Rodan + Fields.

lines and wrinkles less noticeable for a more luminous and refined

Hence the name!

appearance,” the RF website states. The serum is intended for those

With RF, the products are more wide-ranged and appeal to an older generation. For example, one of their customer’s favorite products is the AMP MD REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum. A perk is the extra Micro-Exfoliating Roller that

who are looking to minimize wrinkles and fine lines, is

Our AMP MD System has to be at the top! When gently rolled over your face and neck it (the roller) creates micro-channels, to allow deeper penetration of our Night Renewing Serum.

comes with it, and makes it

fragrance-free. At $200 at retail, the Rodan + Fields AMP MD REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum MicroExfoliating Roller package is out of the ball park expensive.

Rheagan Glover, Tyler

on the face and neck. When looking closely at the roller, you can see dots of medical grade

easier to spread the serum

formulated with retinol and is

But it’s worked for many, almost replacing the need to get laser

work done, which can come to a total cost that is far more than

acupuncture needles, with some reporting that it can be hurtful.

buying this product. Though there are mixed star ratings due to

But the results are worth it for many, with customers reviewing

the roller and how much buyers enjoy using it, customers have

the product to help with the appearance of their skin tone

appreciated the night serum alone. If you are looking to just invest

and wrinkles.

in the night serum, that is retailed at $90.

Rodan + FIElds AMP MD REDFINE Night Serum and ROLLER SYSTEM


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RemeVersing with Hallye Terrell

Article By: Poonam Patel Photos Courtesy Of: Hallye Terrell

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tarting up your own company, or opening up a business is not as easy as it looks. Sure you can put money down, hire people and use social media to get the word out, but the hardest part is just starting the journey, and that takes not only passion but dedication. Hallye Terrell has all that and more for her skincare line, RemeVerse, and today she is a successful entrepreneur whose business is spreading throughout the nation. Terrell has called Tyler, Texas her home for the last 19 years. Before moving to Tyler with her husband Joe, you may know him as Joe Terrell, anchor on KLTV, Terrell was always on a move. She finished high school in London, England, before moving back to Texas to obtain a degree in marketing from the University of North Texas. There she met her husband Joe, and they both moved to Tyler when he accepted a job at KLTV. “We both assumed we would only

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be here a couple of years, then move on to a bigger city, bigger job. Boy, were we wrong! We fell in love with Tyler, and knew it was where we wanted to start our family. Tyler is home to us. It’s where we’ve raised two kids, volunteered and cheered on the Whitehouse Wildcat band, and made some of our dearest friends,” Terrell shared. But Terrell is still Hallye on the move, because though she’s lived in Tyler for almost the last two decades, she is now traveling back and forth to Nashville, Tennessee, for RemeVerse. “I travel a lot now with RemeVerse, but am always happy to come home. You just can’t beat the love, friendship and sense of community found here.” Though Terrell credits her aunt and uncle, Lois and Jim Elliott, as the founders of RemeVerse, she has been involved with the company since the first stages. “Lois and I share a similar entrepreneurial spirit, and

we’ve talked for years about doing some kind of project together. As our kids were reaching high school age, I finally felt I had the time to dedicate to something new. At that point, Lois had been talking to chemists, and playing around with the idea for a new skincare line that contained more essential key ingredients with fewer non-essentials. I knew this was it. The chance to work with her, create something new, establish a brand and hopefully build a legacy for our family was really exciting for me. So, I just dove right in,” Terrell remembered. Terrell had a lot to bring to the table to help the RemeVerse brand evolve. She credits her experience in marketing and advertising, as helping her take the company to the next level. “Naming a company, its products and developing a brand is a marketing professional’s dream. We took the naming of RemeVerse very seriously. We wanted to B SC EN EM A G.COM


“ Three things really set RemeVerse apart. First and foremost, we have a really simple three-part skincare system. It’s a whole system, developed by chemists, with products that actually work together. The cleanser works as a toner, cleanser and exfoliator that prepares your skin to receive the active ingredients in the day or night cremes. A lot of people use multiple products from multiple companies, spending more money, and either duplicating efforts or missing key components for great skin. Others may use one product line, but the “system” is often five to seven steps. We just wanted to make it easy. I’m a busy mom, and my friends are busy moms. I need something simple and streamlined. So, everything you need is in just these three products: a cleanser, day creme and night creme. Two steps, day and night. Doesn’t get much easier than that! Second, we own our own laboratory. Everything is made in small quantities, packaged and shipped from our own facility, so we have great quality control. Plus, customers really like that our products are made in the US. Owning our own lab also allows us to be constantly developing new products. Our skincare System is the core of our company, but we also love to come up with new, fun ‘sizzle’ products like our popular RemeLift, an instant under-eye gel that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in less than five minutes. Third, we provide incredible product samples free to our sales team. I knew from experience, the first question our IBOs would get when telling someone new about RemeVerse is, ‘can I try it?’ We believe our products work, and encourage people to try them. We didn’t want our sales people passing around jars or breaking apart products, so we created several product samples, including our signature little blue box. Inside is everything you need for a mini spa facial, along with instructions, neatly packaged in a small blue gift box tied with ribbon. Every new IBO joining our company receives these, plus other samples, to immediately begin sharing with friends and family. While a sample isn’t going to change anyone’s skin overnight, it is a test drive of sorts, a glimpse into what our products look and feel like. Plus, people love these little gifts!


invent a new word, one that was clever but also had a story behind it,” Terrell said. “More than being a beauty expert, I’ve always been entrepreneurial minded. As a kid, I sold all kinds of stuff door to door, including seeds, social security cards (people in the 70s gave up that info so easily) and even wrote my own neighborhood newspaper. I loved figuring out how to craft messages that made people take notice, and finding new ways to get great products and services in front of the right audience. After 20 years of helping other companies do this through advertising, I knew that one day I wanted to do this for my own company. That’s the beauty of RemeVerse for me. Not only am I building our brand, I get to help our IBOs (Independent Business Owners) build their own home-based businesses.” RemeVerse is sold through IBOs, a term RemeVerse gives to its sellers. Country music artist Pam Tillis is not only a user of RemeVerse, but is an IBO herself. “I needed something simple. I needed something streamlined., and I found it. With RemeVerse, all I need are three things: a cleaner, a day and a night creme. That’s it. Simple,” Tillis shared through a video posted on the RemeVerse website. “If you go to my Facebook page, you’re going to pick up on the fact that I’m very much an animal lover. RemeVerse never tests on animals. That’s very important to me. ... I’m not just a RemeVerse user, I’m a RemeVerse Independent Business Owner.”

The brand officially launched in 2015, and the lab is located in Music City USA. As the owners of the facility, Terrell, her family and team are able to do all of their product development and production in-house. From there all the products are distributed all over the U.S., where IBOs sell it in their community. That is the only way one can get their hands on a RemeVerse product. “We came up with RemeVerse for two reasons. One, all our products are either a remedy or reversal for the skin, whether that’s dryness or acne, sun damage or simply effects of aging. Two, because we are a direct sales company, we are also a remedy and reversal for someone’s financial situation, whether that’s the desire to earn some extra vacation money, pay off credit card debt or replace a nine to five job completely. So, remedy plus reversal equals RemeVerse,” Terrell claimed. There are even some IBOs selling right here in East Texas. Though the company is headquartered in Nashville, Terrell doesn’t have any plans to leave Tyler soon. “For now, this is still home for us. Our daughter will soon graduate high school here, my husband’s career is here and our son is a student at Rice University. Plus, I feel like I am the ultimate example for new Independent Business Owners joining our company - showing them you can work from home, work from anywhere you really want to live. For me, that’s Tyler, Texas,” Terrell shared. And if she gets an itch to get out and be on the go, Terrell has more options

than flying back and forth between Tyler and Nashville. She can simply go visit her IBOs all over the nation. “I love speaking at and hosting large events, as well as working oneon-one with new IBOs to determine how they can leverage their past experience, skill set, friends and community to grow their own RemeVerse business. This isn’t about my success, but about helping every stayat-home-mom, hard-working dad, recent college graduate and retiree who wants to earn extra income to meet their goals.” This is only the beginning for RemeVerse. People are often asking Terrell why she invested in a skincare line and her answer is an easy one for her to share. “Skincare is a big business and people are starved for great products that are not only simple to use, but are also effective. Our products are designed for men, women, teens, adults and really anyone with skin. The response to our products has been overwhelming, proving that there is room in this space for great skincare. … We’ll continue to share RemeVerse ‘one face at a time’ without gimmicks, tricks or crazy sales tactics. By doing so, I really believe that one day, soon, people in all 50 states and multiple countries will be RemeVersing right along with us,” Terrell added. For more information on RemeVerse or IBOs in the area, visit RemeVerse.com.


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Have you ever wondered why roses are so significant in East Texas, let alone Tyler? Why do we annually celebrate the rose season? Roses are more meaningful than you knew. It’s not just a type of flower you pick up for your Valentine every year. Each rose is an individual, and used for different purposes. Here are some of our favorites, so go ahead and educate yourself before the Texas Rose Festival takes place October 13th through the 16th. The color pink is as sweet as can be, so naturally the pink rose signifies grace and elegance. But did you know that the pink rose can also be used to express sympathy? Perfect for that little princess in your life. We mean the kiddos!

In fairy tales, the color of purple tends to stand out. Rightfully, a purple rose conveys enchantment and love at first sight. But did you know that the purple rose is of majestic nature?

Just as the sun brings us warmth, so does a yellow rose. The rose represents friendship and happiness, and is used to cheer up the mood. But did you know that the yellow rose can also portray jealousy? Perfect for a just cause, gloomy day gift.

Perfect for a gift to give your (or the) Queen.

The most popular, a red rose is the obvious meaning of romance and passion. It’s the classic way to say “I love you.” But did you know that the red rose also symbolizes courage? Perfect for your next Bachelor/Bachelorette viewing party. A peach rose is used to exude gratitude and modesty. Who has stood the test of time with you? But did you know that the peach rose can also stand in as a way to say “I miss you?” Perfect for when you truly don’t know what color to choose. A peach rose always works! No. 84 BSC ENE

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THE GOODMAN-LeGrand House & MUSEUM The Goodman house was built in Tyler in 1859, as a single story, four-room home. In 1866, Dr. Samuel Adams Goodman, a retired doctor from South Carolina, purchased the house. The following year, his son, a local doctor, Civil War major and chief surgeon, bought the house from his father for himself and his new bride. For 73 years and four generations, this prominent Tyler family made the house their family home. They raised three children in the home and the house went to their daughter, Sallie Goodman-LeGrand, the oldest of the three. When Sallie died in 1939, she was the last direct heir to live in the house. Upon her death, she gave the City of Tyler the estate, including the land, home and furnishings, with instructions to maintain the historic family home, and to keep it open as a public museum.

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Although no one resides in the Goodman-LeGrand, the historically haunted house is said to be full of former owners. According to the curator of the museum, the owners were also very attached to their living quarters – and probably stuck around to make sure that no one was disrespecting the house. Museum curator, Mary Foster, said she believes that the GoodmanLeGrand house wasn’t known to be haunted until the 60s or 70s, when the home was in poor condition and the museum was set up in a way that allowed visitors to just walk through without much guidance or context to the history of the home. “I think it was really during that time – all these people walking through, getting their own ideas – when the imagination started to take wing,” Foster shared. “The first few that started coming up were saying, ‘Oh I heard a voice’ or ‘I feel like I’m being watched and followed,’ or ‘There was a shadow.’ And then people started saying, ‘Don’t go over there, it’s haunted,’ and then we started having park employees say, ‘I don’t like going over there, my tools will start disappearing when I’m working on a project.’” Foster said that a man who resided at the Goodman-LeGrand house BS CENEMAG. COM

overnight as a means for security before modern systems, experienced a haunting one night while working. The man kept hearing music and voices. Thinking that someone was trying to break in, he called the police. When they arrived no one was there, but throughout the night the man kept hearing strange noises. He went downstairs to investigate and before reaching the end of stairs, saw a man in 1880s-style clothing, holding a glass of champagne. The man asked, “Why don’t you join the party?” “The gentleman vanished and the security man inside the home was obviously upset, ran upstairs, locked himself in a room and quit the next day,” Foster recalled. Foster said the security man’s experience is one of many that have been reported in the Goodman-LeGrand house. The previous curator would also hear music playing randomly. She would walk out of her office and it would stop. A photographer, who came in to take photos of the Goodman-LeGrand house, said he would line the shot up and get the lighting perfect, but once he took the picture, it would look as if somebody walked in front of the light. “There was a young child, and her mom approached me and said, ‘My SEPT EM B ER | OC T OB ER 2 0 1 6

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daughter can sense spirits, and she says that there’s a lot of them here, but they’re happy,’” Foster shared. “I said, as long as they’re happy, I’m happy!” Foster said she’s even had her own experiences with the spirits of the Goodman-LeGrand house. She started out working at the museum as an assistant, and while she was cleaning the house, she kept feeling this overbearing pressure that someone was watching her to make sure was cleaning everything properly. “I started mentioning it to people and they said, ‘well you need to talk to them,’” Foster recalled. "‘I’m not going to talk to ghosts, are you kidding me?’ But finally, it kind of unnerved me one day. It literally just felt like someone was sitting in a chair next to me and I turned around and I said, ‘I’m doing the best I can. I’m here to take care of the house. I can’t see you. I don’t want to hear you. Just please respect the fact that I’m here to do right by the family.’ And that feeling went away."

Foster stated that family members have passed away in the home, such as Sallie’s grandfather, and her husband, who died upstairs very suddenly of a massive heart attack. Sallie herself passed away in the home, and her sister, who died in a sanitarium in San Antonio, was brought back to the home after her death for a memorial service. Foster believes the spirits roaming around the Goodman-LeGrand house are not trying to frighten people away, but are simply trying to let others know they’re still there, and that they want visitors to come enjoy the house and respect it. “I agree there is spiritual stuff going on. I’ve never worked in a haunted house. I don’t go on ghost hunts. I feel like my imagination can do much more for me,” Foster laughed. “Are there instances where I've felt things going on that I couldn’t explain? Yeah. In general, I do believe there are spirits in the world, but … I’m not actively seeking them out.”

KILLOUGH MONUMENT What is believed to be the largest and final Native American attack on white settlers in East Texas took place in October of 1838, north of Jacksonville. Issac Killough, Sr. and his extended family moved to Jacksonville without knowing the land had been claimed by Cherokee leaders. Even though they had an agreement to share the land, the Killough family was killed by a group of Cherokee Indians who weren’ t a part of the agreement. Although the tragic event that took place there occurred in the 1800s, there are several reports that the spirits remain – and not all of them are friendly.

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Issac Killough, Sr. and his extended family moved to the area from Alabama only eight months prior, unaware that the land was disputed by the Cherokee Indians who lived nearby. When Killough got wind of the situation, he and his family decided to flee to Nacogdoches as a way of seeking refuge. The Cherokee leaders told the Killoughs that they could return to the area only to harvest their crops, on the condition that they would leave immediately after. The Killoughs did as they were told, however, a group of Cherokee Indians who had not been a part of the agreement, attacked the settlement while the Killoughs were there harvesting. A majority of the Killough family, with a total of 18, were killed or abducted as they worked the fields. Those who did survive the attack, fled. The Work Projects Administration erected a large, stone monument commemorating the event during The Great Depression, and a historical marker was dedicated to the victims of the Killough Massacre in 1965. An old manuscript by a woman known as Mrs. Partlow recalls the scene based on her grandmother’s eyewitness account. Her grandmother escaped the 1838 massacre by walking 40 miles to safety, holding her infant son – later to become Mrs. Partlow’s father. The manuscript includes detailed information about how painted Indians murdered the men in front of screaming women and children, who were afterwards led into the forest to never be seen or heard from again. Since the massacre, there have been many stories of Native American ghosts haunting the cemetery where the monument stands and the Killoughs are buried. Some say screams from women and babies can still be heard at night. Rachel Loden of Rusk, according to an article by the Jacksonville Progress, went to the monument with a group of friends several years ago. “Everybody got out of the car to look at the monument and someone made a comment about not having phone service,” Loden told the Jacksonville Progress. However, when Loden went to her car to check

her phone, she had full service. As they were pulling out of the gates, she noticed her phone was ringing. “It was 911,” Loden recalled. “They said, ‘We’ve been getting calls from this number.’” Loden thought it was strange because the phone was in the car the entire time – not with her or the group. These rumors of odd occurrences and ghostly encounters have peaked the interest of writers and paranormal investigators from across the state. George Jones has been investigating the paranormal for several years and guides ghost tours that take participants to haunted buildings and places in East Texas. Jones said what makes a place haunted is usually directly related to events that happened there in the past. “Hauntings are caused by many things, including moments of trauma, intense happiness or fondness, and feelings of things left undone – among others,” Jones shared. Mitchel Whitington, owner of The Grove in Jefferson, is an author and paranormal enthusiast. He recounts his experience visiting the Killough Monument in his book, Ghosts of East Texas and The Piney Woods. “Before I actually visited the monument, I’d heard quite a bit about supernatural activity there, including the … sighting of a Cherokee warrior and … [a] mysterious fog,” Whitington wrote. “Several paranormal investigators who’d been there had regaled me with stories of odd temperature readings, electric fields and other scientific measurements often associated with ghosts.” According to Whitington’s personal account of his experience at the site of the massacre, a strong sense of dread came over him as he stood on the grounds near the monument. “As I snapped a few photos, I realized that I’d had as much as I could stand,” Whitington recalled. “Something was urging me to get away from there very quickly, so I did. I managed to keep from running, but I did walk rather quickly. I also couldn’t help but look back over my shoulder again and again, since I was sure that something was coming for me. It wasn’t until I was several miles down the road that I was feeling like myself again.”

THE GROVE Nestled in Jefferson, The Grove is a historic house featured in several publications and on T.V. shows as one of the most haunted places in Texas. The Grove was built in 1861, and although current owner Mitchel Whitington, the same author behind Ghosts of East Texas and The Piney Woods , previously mentioned, said living in a haunted house is quite strange, he said the weirdest thing is that he and his wife have become so accustomed to the hauntings. And although Whitington is a ghost enthusiast, it wasn’ t the reports of The Grove being haunted that drove him to purchase the historic home, although that might have been a selling point. No. 90 BSC ENE

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Photos Courtesy Of: The Grove Whitington said that he and his wife, Tami, were cooking dinner in the kitchen one night when some movement passed by the door and caught his eye. “I saw this kind of shadow figure crossing into the game room, and before I could say anything about it, my wife said, ‘Hey did you see those two things walk across that room?’” Whitington recalled. “‘No there was only one,’ I said back. We determined she probably looked up a second before and saw both. We just kind of paused and then said, ‘Huh...okay,’ and kept cooking.” Before the Whitingtons bought the house, the previous owner had converted The Grove into a restaurant that occasionally had dinner theatre performances. Whitington recalled on one night, while the restaurant was closed and all the actors were there for a dress rehearsal, another haunting took place. “It was an old-fashioned play, so they were dressed in old-fashioned clothes,” Whitington said. “The lighting technician, who was out on the front porch, looked over to the side of the house and saw a lady walking in a long, white dress. She assumed it was one of the actresses, so she said, ‘Excuse me, you’re going the wrong way.’” Whitington explained that the lady in the white dress ignored the technician and kept walking. The technician leaned over the railing to tell her there was no door to get in where she was headed, but just as she did, the lady stepped up through a wall of the house. “Meanwhile, inside, there was an actress who was sitting on the landing of the staircase and she sees the lady walking across the house,” Whitington shared. “At first she assumed it was one of the actresses, but then realized that she knows all the actresses and didn’t recognize this lady. So she said, ‘Excuse me, the restaurant’s closed. Are you supposed to be here?’ The woman just kept walking and turned into what used to be the children’s bedroom. She followed her but when she opened the door – no one was there.” Whitington said that the actress, after realizing what she must have seen, ran over to where everyone else was and started yelling, “You’re not going to believe what I just saw!” “At this same time, the lighting tech from the porch comes bursting in through the front door yelling, “We discovered that where the woman was stepping up was where an addition to the house was made, so it wasn’t that she was stepping up through the wall of the house – it’s much more likely that she was stepping up on to the back porch that used to be there,” Whitington remembered.

with the house and the spirits that roam around there. The Whitingtons have traced ghost stories at The Grove back at least 100 years. A man named W. Frank Stilley built the house for his new bride, and together they raised a family in the home. Once they moved out, another family bought the house, but a tragic event occurred there in the early 1900s. “There has been one documented death that we know of,” Whitington claimed. “The Young family bought the house in 1885. They were an African American couple. Both had been born into slavery, and after the Civil War and the slaves were freed, both of their families moved here to Jefferson. They met and fell in love and had three kids – their daughter Louise who eventually inherited the house, another daughter named Mabel and a son named James. In 1908 at the age of 20, James took his life in the house. He hung himself on the back porch, which was later enclosed and became the bathroom. So our bathroom is where James hung himself.” When Whitington first moved into the house, he noticed that a woman would walk by often, getting her exercise. Whitington decided to befriend her and invited her in to tell him the stories she had about the family that used to live there. However, the neighbor was not willing to step foot in the house. “She said, ‘I won't come in your house,’” Whitington recalled. “I said, ‘Why?’ She said, ‘The haints! When I used to come over and play with Louise, she’d tell me about the latest things to go on in the house. I wouldn’t go in there then and I’m not about to start now!’ So we stayed in the street and talked and she told us a lot about the Young family, but she also told us a lot about Louise’s ghost stories which was kind of cool to know that not only do the ghost stories go back over 100 years, but some of the things that they experienced, we experience.” Whitington explained that he and his wife believe the spirits in The Grove are not harmful or dangerous, but they simply loved the house so much that they decided to come back. Whitington said he feels as though he is really blessed because he gets a peek into the other side. “So many people struggle wondering, ‘Is there anything when I die?’ and we know the answer to that,” Whitington said. “The answer is yes! We think the previous owners are coming back because the house is important to them. I get that. After living here for fourteen years, it has really become a part of my heart and soul – so after I pass away, I plan on coming back to check on things.”

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