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EDITOR'S LETTER KELLY LAINE HANEY khaney@h3-media.com

2018 rolled in before I could even blink and I am left here wondering how a new year sneaked past my watchful eye. With the buzz of the holidays, it seems as if things start out slowly and then, like a roller coaster speeding down the tracks, the world turns quite again. But not here at BSCENE! There is not much quite time at the office but I look forward to the laughs and good times that frequent our little bubble in the work space. This past year, I am blessed by the new friendships made and am always at awe when I reflect on the stories we get to share with our readers. 2017 was truly filled with moments I look back upon and smile! Most people have already mapped out their New Year Resolution and have begun the necessary steps to make 2018 the year of all years! Well, not me! I have never been much of a resolution type of gal but I do like the idea of a 2018 “buzzword”. The idea is that you decide upon a word you would like to define your year. Maybe I will chose the word “serenity”. The definition is: ‘the quality or state of being calm and peaceful.” Too far of a reach? I think I will give “serenity” a try. Ask me again in a week or so! If you do chose the route of making a resolution, our article “Resolution Solution”, gives you helpful tips on keeping your resolution going throughout the year. What a better way to start of 2018 than a cover story about the enduring love and comfort found in the bonds of family? I

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have been acquaintances of the East Family for several years, through our childern going to school together, and am thrilled to be able to share a little bit of their story with our readers this issue. Kevin East said that “we serve a creative God” and what a true statement! The Easts are shining examples of the creativity God has in store for us. And can I just say that the family photo shoot was a sweet experience I will never forget! Music seems to be in the soul of East Texas. We interviewed Reece Malone, child guitar prodigy, and found that passion and hard work are what make dreams a reality. In fact, many East Texas musicians have found their start at the Gladwater Opry, another interesting read about a small town keeping the music alive. As February looms in the distance, we are fast approaching Super Bowl time! Football fans out there are already preparing the football party of the year. We can help with “Stats & Snacks”. Surprising Super Bowl facts that make you say, “hmmm”, and yummy snacks are at the heart of this fun read. Get ready East Texas, 2018 is in full swing and I am ready for the ride (with “serenity” of course)! From our buzzing office to the home of our readers’: may your New Year be blessed as you delight in memorable moments found along the way.

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10 COVER STORY

10 Love, From the Easts

18 ZEN IS IN

24 Resolution Solution

34 Stats & Snacks

38 Man About Town: It's Been a Great 13 Year Ride 44 Editor-In-Chic's 2018 Wishlist

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52 Healing Hands

56 Hard Rock Kid

60 Outtakes

62 A Running Mission

64 Passion Leads to Success

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66 Excuse Me, Cupid.

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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 Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Pie's Frozen Custard & Yogurt Bar on December 13th.

On December 8th, The Bullard Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting and welcoming ceremony for Coffee Around the Corner. With free Wifi, this is a great place to sit, relax, and have a good cup of coffee.

The Mentoring Alliance held a training day at Pine Cove Christian Camp on November 3rd. The Mentoring Alliance provides summer camp and afterschool programs throughout our community.

On November 17th, The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce hosted a Ladies Night Out that gave back to the youth of Cherokee County.

Longview Regional Medical Center held a formal meet and greet for the Women’s Advisory Council celebrating the upcoming 2018 Stars Over Longview Ceremony and Luncheon.

On November 13th, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Deep East Texas celebrated the naming of a section of Park Street in Nacogdoches. This 1.5 mile portion was designated as the “Jeff Woods Memorial Road.”

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On November 30th, the Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce held a plaque presentation welcoming Tankersley Real Estate to the Lindale Chamber.

On November 13th, The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Starbucks now located in the Village at Cumberland Park.

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Tyler Rock Gym on December 2nd.

The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Tyler set up their annual Angel Tree at Broadway Square Mall on November 24th.

The Longview Regional Medical Center delivered breakfast to educators at Hallsville ISD, Kilgore ISD, Harleton ISD, and Pine Tree ISD on November 17th.

The DAISY award winner for November 2017 was Jane Whiteley. The DAISY award recognizes the nurses that make a profound difference in the lives of their patients and the patient’s family.

The Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on December 14th at Edward Jones Investments.

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With Love from the Easts . . . ARTICLE BY: AMANDA THIBODEAUX KOSMER PHOTOS BY: JASON STITT

Kevin, Stephanie, Walker, Miller, Hannah, Madrie, and Levi

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Make no mistake - every human being on this planet was created in the image of God and therefore has immense value. May we all come to understand His love more deeply, and in turn, love generously all those around us - no matter their color.

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The East’s have a beautiful family. Pictures posted on their social media show a tight-knit family; one that loves together, shares together, and laughs together. One look at any of their many adoring photographs and you will see that there is something special about the love they share … different, but very special. Kevin and Stephanie are foster parents as well as “Mom” and “Dad” to five children. They are the biological parents to three children and parents to two children who were born in their hearts rather than biology. Their family is made up of different ethnicities which undoubtedly brings attention to those unaware of the East’s remarkable story. Kevin shares that: “It’s a beautiful picture. God is a God of creativity … seeing a large family, with 2 different ethnicities, just makes people curious. Here’s what we love about that: We live in a deeply divided culture here in America. Christians are more known for what they are against as opposed to their love for others. Because people see us living out our faith in this way, they are much more receptive to hear us talk about Jesus, and the fact that ALL Christians have been adopted by God the Father.”

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Stephanie remembers wanting to foster and adopt at the age of twelve. She comes from a family of six and says that her parents were always very nurturing to other children and tried to fill the needs among families around them. After Kevin and Stephanie were married, Stephanie shared her desire to foster and adopt with her husband. “We did not need to adopt so we could have children; we had children,” she recalls. She put her faith in God and remembers thinking: “It had to be the Lord; it can’t be me (who makes this decision).” Kevin was moved to adopt and foster after hearing a pastor from Nashville speak on the subject. Not so much a “calling”, Kevin explains that “I would describe it more as responding to a need. I never realized how big the need was until I heard the pastor speak about it … once I heard his message, I knew I had a choice to make – to be a spectator or be part of the solution.” The need is great for a Christian home for children in waiting. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services listed that “In 2016 there were 28,732 children in foster care in Texas. As of January 2017 there were 3,600 children waiting for adoptive families.”

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The East’s are a family of sharing. They are very open and discuss the idea of fostering and adopting with their children. Kevin describes how they involve their children with the process, “In the past, we have circled up our kids around our ottoman and talk to them about our latest phone call. We want them to hear what we are hearing; to learn to pray and ultimately to make a decision.” By involving their children and being open about the great need for Christian foster homes, the East’s have learned that this is the best teaching tool for their children. The East’s share: “There are so many broken families in our community. There is an extreme sense of awe that you get to be a part of what God has called us to do on this earth. This is the best decision we have made as parents.” Stephanie says that fostering and adopting “gives our kids compassion on a daily basis. It is allowing them to live out the gospel. It is an everyday, all day experience of giving. This is an opportunity for our kids to see that God is real. It is opening their eyes to God.” In effect, the East’s children see firsthand that God is creative and has gifted us all with unique features and abilities. The children have a tradition of laying their hands

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on top of each other. As they stack their hands, they say, “Peanut butter. Chocolate. Peanut butter. Chocolate. Both valuable. Both beautiful.” This visual act is a simple but powerful reminder that God has made us all. “Every human being on this planet was created in the image of God and therefore has immense value. May we all come to understand His love more deeply, and in turn, love generously all those around us- no matter their color, “Kevin stated on a past Facebook post. The East’s extend their open hearts from their home into the community. Kevin is the President of The Mentoring Alliance, “a ministry dedicated to mobilizing godly people into the lives of kids and families, to provide tangible help and eternal hope.” Three ministries work together to form The Mentoring Alliance: The Boys and Girls Club of East Texas, Rose City Summer Camp, and Gospel Village. Kevin asked parents and grandparents how these ministries could best serve the needs of area families. A grandmother, raising her grandchildren and working multiple jobs replied,” What we struggle with is the ‘lack’ in general. I’m

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Or as my kids and I love to say, "Peanut butter and chocolate. Both beautiful. Both valuable.” - Kevin east

trying to work 2 or 3 jobs. I am gone a lot. What we lack are good role models.” This is where The Mentoring Alliance steps in. The Boys and Girls Club of East Texas (a branch of The Mentoring Alliance ministry) offers an after school program that focuses on the growth of the whole child: academics, as well as emotional and spiritual growth. Kevin says that “People love that we are very clearly a Christ centered community and the efficiency in which we operate.” Mentors help with children’s’ homework, and make sure each child has food in their bellies before they arrive home. As stated on their website: “Operating in 17 locations throughout East Texas, the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas provides fun, high-quality and enriching after-school care for children in elementary and middle school. Our program is uniquely designed to give students a safe place to play, to learn and grow, to foster encouraging relationships with caring role models, and to build character and confidence in all of our kids.” Rose City Summer Camps, another ministry under The Mentoring Alliance, provides two weeks of summer day camps in schools throughout East Texas. These camps are “action- packed” and the website promises to “bring all the fun of camp right to your backyard, turning classrooms and playgrounds into unforgettable camps full of new friends, non-stop activities, and out-of-thisworld fun!” While the camps try to close the “summer gap” that students experience during the time that school is out, they ensure “the gospel (is) at the heart of each day at camp. Every day is packed with activities that students love, while an academic component is woven in to help them start the next school year strong!” A third ministry linked to The Mentoring Alliance is Gospel Village. Here, children are connected one-on-one with Christian

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mentors. Gospel Village provides “Mentors (who) walk alongside children and their families to help young people discover and live out God’s purposes for their lives. Our hope is to see children understand that they are made in the image of God, foster their unique gifting and become leaders in our community. Our prayer is that our community becomes stronger as people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds connect with each other and tear down barriers. And our desire is to see the Great Commission fulfilled both in the lives of children and their mentors, as they navigate life together and grow closer in their relationship with God.” Always on the lookout for Christian mentors who are ready to “get started and become a world-changer for one person, “Gospel Village can help you on your journey to connect with families in the East Texas area. The hope is that The Mentoring Alliance becomes the model in which other communities can build their ministries. To get involved and provide “tangible help and eternal hope”, visit www. thementoringalliance.com. Together, we can break the chain of brokenness in families among us. The East Family has opened their home and hearts to a world in need of healing. With over 20 children fostered in their loving home, and ten placements, along with their five children, this quote, in my opinion, best fits the East’s journey: “If you think our hands are full; you should see our hearts.” For more information about the East’s journey and information on fostering and adopting, you can follow Kevin’s blog at: http:// followingtolead.com/

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Hannah, 8 What is your favorite family memory? “Going to Wisconsin. We sled, we skate, we snow-ski and go down hills.” Who is the better cook? Mom or Dad? “Dad. He cooks cookies.”

Madrie, 8 What is your favorite family memory? “Going to Wisconsin. We get to ski and snow board.” Who is the better cook? Mom or Dad? “Mom. I like her pasta.”

Levi, 6 1/2 What is your favorite thing about your family? “We get to play and I get to stay with them.” Who is the better cook? Mom or Dad? “My Dad because of his cookies.”

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE T.B. BUTLER SQUARE OCTOBER 28 Chuck Boyce, Detrese Harkey

The Empowerment Community Development Corporation presented a community wide “Thank You Service” in honor of Veterans and First Responders. Attendees enjoyed a day of entertainment, family fun activities, vendors and food.

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Grace & Anthony Wilson

Carmen Barrett, Amy Burris, Victoria Barrett, Blair Gonzales

Brenda & Robert Ullman

Bandit, Ron Upshaw, Gloria Washington

Hunter Gulick, Faith Windham, Jonah Landrum, Dale Watkins

Robert Jackson, Jacob Cole

Luke Hamilton, Ron Stewart, Vandy Brinlee

Elvis, Chuck Boyce

Dr. Shirley McKellar, Wendy Velin

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Noah Flanders, John Flanders Chlorisah Roland, Aniyah Bowie, Promise Osborn

Michael Noland, Matthew Whitt

Emily Ann Miller, Chad Hudson

Zoila Morales, Dexter Jones, Cindy Real

Shannon & Richard Torrelli

Ivette Zavarce, Edward Farina

Melvin Orellana, Hannah Adams, Mike Gnitecki, Jennifer Russey, Jeremiah Sage

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HEART WALK ROBERT E. LEE HIGH SCHOOL NOVEMBER 18

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The American Heart Association held the 2017 Heart Walk at the Robert E. Lee track. Walkers, donors, educators and volunteers led the way in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

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ZEN IS IN 18 MISTLETOE & MAGIC STYLE SHOW/ LETU PRESIDENT LUNSFORD 20 PINK PROMISE GALA/ TEXAS BANK & TRUST OMNI CLUB 22 RESOLUTION SOLUTION 24 CATTLE BARON'S KICK OFF/ BOO BALL 32

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ZEN IS IN

ARTICLE BY: AMANDA THIBODEAUX KOSMER PHOTOS BY: HANNAH BAUMAN

A NEIGHBOR OF MINE RECENTLY TOLD ME OF HER NATURAL, ESSENTIAL OIL DEODORANT CONCOCTION. “I GET COMPLIMENTS ALL THE TIME,” SHE SAID. HMM…COMPLIMENTS ON YOUR UNDERARMS? I HAVE NEVER DREAMED OF ENVIED ARMPITS, BUT I’LL TAKE A COMPLIMENT ANY DAY! WHAT DO UNDERARMS HAVE TO DO WITH A ZEN OFFICE SPACE? WELL, IT’S ALL ABOUT THE SMELLS AND THE REST OF THE FIVE SENSES WE LEARNED ABOUT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. IN 2018, IT’S TIME TO BRING THE “ZEN IN.” I BEGIN MY TOP OFFICE SPACE MUST HAVES WITH ESSENTIAL OILS… AND I WILL SPARE YOU THE ARMPITS!

The use of ancient essential oils (2) is on the rise, so it is only relevant to begin my “ZEN IS IN” countdown with these little drops of goodness. Essential oils are plant extracts that are aromatic. These oils help the plants regulate growth and metabolism and build the plant’s immune system to ward off viruses and bacteria. Just like they help plants, these essential oils can improve our human bodies’ functions. By bringing oils into your office space, you can compose the desired mood in your work zone. With so many essential oils available, your creative side can have a field day concocting recipes and blends. I imagine myself a bit magical when I mix these oils, dripping a little bit here and there from their mysterious amber bottles. Any minute, when mixing essential oils, I could imagine a purple mist of magical glitter forming around my concoction. (I know…Disney has got the best of me). Better than a mythical cloud of dust, though, are the wonderful smells and mood lifting benefits essential oils can add to your office space. Stacy Mitchell, owner, of The Zen Den in Tyler, uses essential oils throughout her spa. "I love lavender oil for calming and relaxation," she shares. "Peppermint and grapefruit is a great blend for energizing and cinnamon oil activates your brain and keeps you alert. I love oils!" The mothership of essential oils, however, is Frankincense. doTERRA, a leading essential oil manufacturer, remarks that Frankincense is “renowned as one of the most prized and precious essential oils … In addition to its notoriety in the New Testament, the Babylonians and Assyrians would burn Frankincense in religious ceremonies and the ancient Egyptians used Frankincense resin for everything from perfume to salves for soothing skin.” When diffused at your work space, doTERRA states that “frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.” This mighty oil is one “must have” for your zen space. I have listed a few of my favorite essential oil blends below:

Let’s backtrack a bit. In order to diffuse essential oils, you must first own a diffuser (4). There are many diffusers on the market ranging from affordable to downright insanely costly. The most important component you need to look for when on the market for a diffuser is a “cool mist” function. Young Living, another top-of-the-line essential oil manufacturer shares why cool mist is the way to go: “Because diffusion distributes essential oil molecules into the air so effectively, it is an excellent way to maximize the beneficial properties of essential oils. It’s important to note that overheating essential oils using aroma lamps or candles can render the oils less beneficial.” Using water and cool mist, you are “breaking a mixture of essential oils and water into millions of micro-particles and dispersing them into the air.” I recently found what I believe to be the perfect office space diffuser from Amazon. My small diffuser can be plugged into a USB and sit in a cup holder while traveling in my car. When I reach the office, I can then plug the diffuser into my USB port at work and create a personalized spa-like atmosphere without invading my coworkers’ space. Also on the zen-craze list for your office space is a Himalayan salt lamp (3). For starters, Himalayan salt is found in the Punjab region of Pakistan about 190 miles from the Himalayas. Dr. Josh Axe, a wellknown certified doctor of natural medicine, states that “This region has one of the richest salt fields in the entire world, and they are very, very old. I’m talking Precambrian Age or over 4  billion years ago when planet Earth first formed! With a history dating back to Earth’s creation, Himalayan salt is believed to be composed of dried remnants of the original, primal sea.” Dr. Axe’s website also claims that this pink salt is found in “salt mines 5,000 feet deep below the Himalayan Mountain Range. The salt from these mines has  experienced tremendous pressure over millions of years and is said to be over 99 percent pure.” But what health benefits can a glowing, pink rock have

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2 for your work space? My experience with a Himalayan salt lamp is that it produces a warm, ambient glow. It may just be my imagination (I do get carried away quite a bit), but the glow seems to calm and relax me and it brings warmth to any room. Natural Living claims that Himalayan salt lamps deodorize and cleanse the air by “attracting water molecules from the surrounding environment. They then absorb those molecules – as well as any foreign particles they may be carrying – into the salt crystal. As the lamp warms up from the heat produced by the light bulb inside, that same water then evaporates back into the air and the trapped particles of dust, pollen, smoke, etc remain locked in the salt.” This, in return, can reduce asthma, allergy symptoms, and coughing. But here is my favorite claim about Himalayan salt lamps: We are surrounded by “electromagnetic (EM) radiation which flows from our electronics (ie: television, computer, cell phone, tablet, appliances, stereo, etc). While they may be invisible, the long-term effects of EM exposure can be quite serious. Constant exposure to EM radiation is known to increase stress levels, cause chronic fatigue, and decrease the body’s immune response, among other things. As they emit negative ions into the air, Himalayan salt lamps work to neutralize electromagnetic radiation. Keep one next to the computer, television, and any other electrical devices which you use frequently to reduce the potential danger to you and your family.” This statement from Natural Living is so interesting and compelling that I keep my Himalayan salt lamp near me when I am working on the computer to ward off those bad EM radiation bad guys. Stacy Mitchell also keeps them all around her house. She says that the lamp, "purifies the air, adds comfort and a sense of calmness to the home and office." While on the subject of the electromagnetic field, BS CENEMAG. COM

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS STYLE SHOW HARVEY HALL NOVEMBER 9 Botique and Queen Bee & Lion Heart were featured in this year’s Mistletoe and Magic fashion show, styled by Elisabeth Ashely, held on November 10th. VIP’s enjoyed a brunch catered by Jul’s and private shopping.

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Dale & Marsha Lunsford

Marsha Lunsford, Julia & Jim Barron, Dale Lunsford

Mary Irwin, Cindy & David Dykes

Vickie & Terry Morgan, Dale Lunsford, Robert Kraft, Marsha Lunsford, Frances Kraft, Hannah Lunsford, Linley Lunsford

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LeTourneau University President, Dr. Dale A. Lunsford, was honored for his 10-year anniversary at the Longview Museum of Fine Arts. The LeTourneau Board of Trustees presented Dr. Lunsford and his Melanie & Pat Bertsche, wife, Marsha, with crystal awards for their decade of service. Diane & Merle Stoltzfus

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The 1st annual Pink Promise Gala, themed “Pistols and Pearls”, promoted breast health awareness to the women of East Texas. A concert held in the Picker's Pavilion in Lindale featured Rich O’Toole, Billie Jo Sewell, and Wade Bowen.

Ginger & Mark Saunders, Anne & Brad Robertson

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Jeremy Allen, April Williams

Sasha Strain, Ronna Best, Dr. Sasha Vukelja

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Kaylee Hahn, Shelbie Glover

Shannon King, Kim & Greg Oldham

Seong MacLaren, Robin & Jeff Daugherty, Karla Hutchison, David Craft, Daniel Somes

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Julia Van Burkleo, Joan Lancaster

Jennifer Harris, Shirley Holloway

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RESOLUTION SOLUTION

HOW TO MAKE YOUR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION SUCCESSFUL Article By: Kimberly Blaker Photos Courtesy of Readers Featured

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” --Hal Borland The New Year is a great time to take inventory, set goals, and take charge of your life. But if you’re like most, making resolutions is much easier than keeping them. Rather than focus on the idea of a new beginning, which can lead to disappointment at the first slip, keep in mind that self-improvement is an ongoing endeavor. Setbacks are not failure; they bring wisdom and insight for future success.

Setbacks are not failure; they bring wisdom and insight for future success. Before making a split decision as to this year’s resolutions, make a list of goals and changes you’d like to make. Then review your list, and cross off any you do not feel truly devoted to. Whether you resolve to spend more time with your family, quit smoking, or lose weight, you’re more likely to succeed if you feel a strong personal commitment rather than 'I should.' One reason people don't keep resolutions they make is the resolutions are often made to silence the pestering of a loved one. If you decide to quit smoking to get your husband off your back, you’re less likely to succeed. If you decide to quit smoking to feel healthier and be able to enjoy physical activity without being winded, you're more likely to experience success.

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Choose one or perhaps two of the resolutions on your list to which you feel most committed. Then choose one or two you feel confident you can do with ease. These last couple can be used as positive reinforcement for the more challenging first choices. The next step is to make a clear plan for adhering to your resolutions. Put each resolution in writing, and detail the steps to achieve them. If your resolution requires a routine or schedule such as an exercise routine, a new diet, or steps toward completing your education, then create a goal chart, a detailed plan, and a checklist to track your progress. Also, post notes in strategic places such as the refrigerator, bathroom mirror, or steering wheel as reminders of your resolutions with tips on how to overcome temptation. Make certain your family understands the importance of your resolutions. Family support and their positive reinforcement can be most helpful. If your resolution is something your family has been nagging you about, ask for their encouragement but explain that pressure and pestering, particularly during setbacks, could undermine your resolve. Determine how each family member can help you to achieve your goal perhaps by taking on additional household chores or through affirmations of your continued success. Adjust your environment to enable success. If eating healthier is your goal, don’t fill the cupboards with junk food for other family members. Find healthy snacks they’re willing to substitute. If you’re trying to quit smoking, avoid people, places, and things that remind or tempt you, at least until you have it well under control. Don’t go it alone. If you have a friend with a similar resolution, make a pact. Work together to create a plan, and then make a point to check in with each other regularly for encouragement, praise, and support. If you resolve to get more exercise, do it together. Having a commitment and someone to accompany you will go a long way in helping you to succeed. Finally, reward yourself, not just once you’ve achieved your goal, but periodically for your success so far. Small, periodic rewards can be motivation enough to keep you strong when you’re ready to throw in the towel. Remember, whatever New Year resolutions you choose, success awaits you if you resolve to never give up trying. B SC EN EM A G.COM


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As far as a resolution: To continue to develop my skills as a physician and a photographer. -Dr. Scott Lieberman, of Tyler, cardiologist at The Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas

I'm going to be more creative. Develop more fresh ideas; outside the box thinking in relation to work. In my personal life, the same, by reading something I wouldn't normally read, listening to music I wouldn't normally listen to. Free my mind of everyday hassles so I can create.

My resolution is to be more intentional at being my "Best Me" ... spiritually, emotionally, physically. When I'm whole, all my relationships are whole. -Suzette Farr, of Tyler, Corporate Market Director for the American Heart Assocication

After all the holiday treats, my New Year’s Resolution is to jump back on the Paleo Diet bandwagon. I look forward to getting back to real foods like meat and vegetables. -Ethan McMillan, Attorneyat-Law, formerly of Kilgore

For my New Year Resolution, I want to learn to enjoy my retirement and to be more giving and active in my community. -Lisa Sadler, of Troup, retired elementary teacher of over 30 years at Arp ISD.

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Distance made Robin’s heart grow stronger. She Traveled to See the Most Experienced Minimally Invasive Heart Surgeon in North Texas. When Robin Kinley of Big Sandy was diagnosed with a heart defect, her cardiologist referred her to UT Southwestern in Dallas and Dr. Neelan Doolabh. Dr. Doolabh performs a minimally invasive procedure that requires just a 2-inch incision, meaning less pain and faster recovery. It’s a surgery he’s safely done more than 1,500 times with exceptional outcomes, so for Robin, making the 2-hour trip to Dallas and Dr. Doolabh was worth every minute. “It’s really amazing how much more I can do,” she says. “I love the guy.” utswmedicine.org/valve 214-74-VALVE

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Allergy Myths Does eating local honey help alleviate allergies? Can you outgrow allergies? Do shorthaired dogs cause fewer allergies? There are a lot of assumptions made about allergies, but many of them are myths. However, one thing is clear. Approximately 50 million Americans suffer from allergies, and East Texans are no exception. One of the most common allergy myths is that eating local honey can help relieve allergies. It would seem that you could benefit from ingesting it. But, as much as eating honey is enjoyable, there is no benefit when it comes to helping reduce allergy symptoms. Another myth is that if you live in a high-pollen area your body will build resistance naturally. If you live in an allergen-filled area, unfortunately, you will continue to have symptoms. However, as we age, our immune systems don’t fight as hard, which could help reduce allergy symptoms. For those who love dogs, but suffer from pet allergies, another myth is that shorthaired dogs cause fewer allergies than longhaired dogs do. They all produce dander, and it’s all very similar. There are some people who can tolerate specific dog breeds better than others, but learning whether you’re allergic to a specific dog comes more by trial and error. If you suffer from allergies, home remedies aren’t the answer. The best path to relief is to make an appointment with an allergist to find the treatment or medications that work best for you.

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CATTLE BARON’S KICK OFF EDWARD JONES/RANDALL CHILDRESS DECEMBER 7 Cynthia & Jim McAndrew

The American Cancer Society celebrated the success of the 2017 Tyler Cattle Baron's Gala with a check presentation and joined together to kick off the 2018 Gala.

Brenda & Dean Cagle

Rob Springer, Cindy Brady, Stori & John Nix

Amanda Jones, Claire & Jeremy Cozad

Linda Denson, Debra Smith, Linda Rudd, Justin Armstrong, Jeremy Cozad, Darla Childress, Chalease Denson, Melissa Braswell Tiffany & Jon Honea, Darla Childress, Linda Denson

Nancy & Joe Cavender

Randy Childress, Ted Crabtree

Wendy Armstrong, Erica Schovanec

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Kimberly Walton, Chase Harris, Robyn & Matt Renick

Janece Swink, Linda Maxey

Cameron Whitaker, Jan Barton

Marcia Daughtrey, Janet Majors, Susan Hawkins

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BOO BALL HOLLYTREE COUNTRY CLUB OCTOBER 28 The 14th annual Boo Ball kicked off at Hollytree Country Club with entertainment from the Tuxedo Cats. Featuring dancing, dinner, live, and silent auctions, this lively night celebrated the ARC of Smith County.

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STATS & SNACKS

Hey Super Bowl fans! The moment we have been waiting for since pre-season is upon us ... SUPER BOWL 52 is just around the corner!

We have scouted some of the most impressive Stats & Snacks to help you get ready for your Super Bowl party. For instance, did you know that the first two Super Bowls were not even called a Super Bowl: they were named the "AFLNFL World Championship Game." It was not until the third championship game that the name "Super Bowl" came into the picture. So I guess one could say that this is only the 50th Super Bowl, but let’s move on down the field for more stats. The first Super Bowl was played in the L.A. Memorial Field where the Packers claimed the title as the first winners of the Super Bowl. The record for the largest crowd was set in 1979 when 103,985 fans watched the Steelers take on the Rams at the Rose Bowl. Can’t make it to the Super Bowl? No worries, the Super Bowl is not only broadcasted, but it is also transmitted in 34 languages. You can watch from the comfort and warmth of your home, but if you want to attend a Super Bowl, we have good news for you! There is an NFL Policy that is against holding a Super Bowl in a stadium where the temperature is below 50 degrees. This easily explains why after Super Bowl 54, Miami will take the lead for hosting the most Super Bowls. Who doesn’t love the sun with a side of Sunday football? We know that this is the highly anticipated game of the season. We expect the best of the best, but did you know that there has only been one Super Bowl to go into overtime? In fact, it was not until Super Bowl 51 when the Patriots gained momentum to tie the game with the Falcons that this statistic became true. Can the two teams from this year bring the same hype? Tune in February 4th to find out. The New England Patriots have nine Super Bowl appearances which is the most in the NFL. One would think that they would also hold the title for the most Super Bowl wins ... but they do not. This title belongs to the Pittsburgh Steelers with a record of six wins. No team has ever won three Super Bowls, but seven teams have come very close. The Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, and New England Patriots each can claim that they hold the record for two consecutive wins. The only team that has had a perfect season and won the Super Bowl was the 1972 Dolphins. No team has won or even played in a Super Bowl while it was hosted in their own stadium. Sadly, there are four teams that have never reached the Super Bowl. These teams include the Detroit Lions, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, and the Cleveland Browns. Maybe there is a “Hail Mary” somewhere in the future for them. Want to impress your party guest with a few Super Bowl Stats? We have you covered; tackle them with this information: The Vince Lombardi Trophy is made by Tiffany & Co, a stat that I was surprised to find out. The trophy weighs close to seven pounds and takes four months

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to make. The cost to make this trophy is $50,000. Wow! The NFL uses 72 game balls during the Super Bowl. 72 game balls for a single game? Just imagine how many baseballs are used during the World Series. The youngest player to start in the Super Bowl was Bryan Bulaga playing for the Green Bay Packers at only 21 years and 322 days old. The oldest player to play in the Super Bowl was Matt Stover for the Indianapolis Colts, who was 42 years and 11 days old. Peyton Manning is the only quarterback who has started and won a Super Bowl with two different teams. Phil Simms was the first to say ‘I’m going to Disney World”, which has now become a familiar saying associated with the Super Bowl. Now if we are being honest, we know that most people watch the Super Bowl for either the half-time performance or the commercials. In 2015, Katy Perry drew in more viewers for her half- time performance than the actual game did. 118.5 million people watched as the famous left shark stole the show. Before there was Katy Perry, several pop stars also graced us with their presence at half-time. However, there were no pop/rock acts until the New Kids on the Block performed in 1991. Now, how about those commercials? In 2017 the average cost for a one 30 second commercial cost around $5 million. Sure the Super Bowl is all about the game and the commercials, but let’s not forget the best part ... the food!! Only behind Thanksgiving, Super Bowl is the largest day of food consumption ... which is why it is not surprising to learn that Antacid sales are expected to increase 20% on the day after the Super Bowl. This day is not about the turkey and dressing; it is about wings, beer, and chips and dip. Over 1 billion chicken wings are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday, and 57% is consumed with ranch dressing. Eight million pounds of guacamole is devoured along with over 11 million pounds of chips and 323.5 million gallons of beer during the Super Bowl. $2.37 million is spent on soda and $227 million potato chips are purchased for the Super Bowl. Speaking of chips can you guess which brand is the MVP, or MVC (Most Valuable Chip)? If you guessed Doritos’ Nacho Cheese, then you would be correct. Roughly 3.8 million pounds of popcorn, 2.5 million pounds of nuts, and over 4 million pounds of pretzels will be consumed throughout Super Bowl Sunday. This Sunday is the most popular grilling day of the winter with 62% of people grilling 14 billion hamburgers. For those who do not want to stand out in the cold, missing part of the game, there is no shame in ordering takeout. In fact, an estimated 48 million Americans are thinking the same thing. It is estimated that Domino’s will sell around 12 million slices of pizza. The average fan will consume 1200 calories and 50 grams of fat during the Super Bowl. With all that food, it is easy to see why roughly 6% of people will call in sick the Monday after the Super Bowl. All this talk about food makes me hungry and ready to grab a snack! Here is a list of easy Super Bowl Sunday recipes to help get your party started. B SC EN EM A G.COM


Freebirds’ Grilled Pineapple Arbol Chile Salsa Recipe Arbol Chile Salsa Ingredients: • 1 c Arbol chile peppers, dry • 1 ea garlic clove • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar • 1 tsp kosher salt • ¼ c water Directions: 1. Toast Arbol chiles on a medium hot skillet for approximately 4- 6 minutes. You should get a nice aromatic chile smell. 2. Place Arbol chiles into the blender along with garlic, water, salt and apple cider vinegar. 3. Blend on high until pulverized. Grilled Pineapple Salsa Ingredients: • ½ ea pineapple • ¼ c red onion, finely diced • ¼ c red bell pepper, finely diced • ¼ c jalapeno, chopped • 2 tbsp lime juice • 2 tbsp sugar • ¼ c cilantro leaves • ½ tsp olive oil • ½ cup Arbol salsa (see above) Directions: 1. Cut, peel, and core pineapple. 2. Slice pineapple length wise into ½ inch slices. 3. Rub pineapple with olive oil and place on hot grill. 4. Grill for approximately 2-3 minutes or until the pineapple is softened and slightly charred. 5. Remove from grill and allow to cool to room temperature. Once cool cut into medium size cubes and place into a medium mixing bowl. 6. Add diced red onion, red bell pepper, jalapeno, lime juice, sugar along with Arbol salsa and cilantro leaves. 7. Mix well and chill until ready to serve. Photo and recipe courtesy of Freebirds.

Crockpot Grape Jelly & BBQ Little Smokies Ingredients: • 2 - 16oz Packages Cocktail Sausages • 1 cup bbq sauce • 3/4 cup grape jelly Directions: 1. Dump all of the ingredients in a lined four quart or larger crockpot. 2. Turn on low for 2 -3 hours. 3. Stir before serving. http://momswithcrockpots.com/ crockpot-grape-jelly-bbq-little-smokies/

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Joe Montana’s Touchdown Guacamole

Ingredients: • 4 ripe avocados, seeded, peeled and diced • 2 ripe red tomatoes, diced • 2 jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced • ½ 19 oz. can of black beans, drained and rinsed • 4 green onions, thinly sliced • 2 limes, juiced • ½ cup of sharp aged cheddar cheese, grated • 1 tsp. garlic salt Directions: Place two of the avocados in a bowl. Add the tomatoes, jalapeño peppers, garlic salt and the lime juice. Mash lightly with a potato masher. Add the beans, onions and the cheese along with the two remaining avocados. Stir to combine. Chill until ready to use. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy the game! By: Tara Noland

Football Strawberries Ingredients: • 1-½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips or melting chocolate (also candy melts works…but not quite as tasty.) •12 whole large Fresh Strawberries, with stems, washed and dried • ¼ cups White Chocolate Chips You will also need: 2 microwave safe coffee mugs, 1 piping bag, #2 tip, Parchment paper Directions from Tastykitchen.com: In a microwave safe coffee mug add the dark chocolate chips. I’ve found this to be the best vessel for strawberry dipping. If the bowl you use is too wide then the melted chocolate is too shallow and it’s hard to get the strawberries dipped. Microwave the chocolate on high for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat heating for additional 30 second increments until chocolate is melted. Don’t over heat or your chocolate will seize and there is really no coming back from that. Grab the strawberry by the leaves. Dip strawberry into the chocolate and swirl it around carefully until it’s fully coated.Hold the berry above the coffee mug for a few seconds to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.Place the strawberry on a sheet of parchment paper to dry. Then push it forward slightly to avoid a pool of dried chocolate forming in the front of your berry. Repeat with the rest of the strawberries. Allow them to dry for about 15 minutes. In a separate coffee mug (or really, any microwave safe bowl will work for this one), add the white chocolate. Microwave on high for 20 seconds and stir, and repeat for additional 20 second increments until melted. You have to be even more careful with white chocolate—it tends to seize quicker. If it does seize, you can try and add a few drops of canola oil, but you might just need to toss it out and start over. Pour the melted white chocolate into your piping bag*. Pipe on a stripe across the top and one at the bottom of your strawberries. Then pipe a line down the middle of the berry. Then pipe 5 or 6 lines across the middle line. (See photo). *Tips for piping: -Let the white chocolate cool a bit, but not harden, before piping. If it’s too hot, it’ll be really runny. -When piping the lines, double back a bit to avoid the “strings” of white chocolate from dripping down the sides. Tips for serving: -Serve chilled -Don’t make these more that 24 hours in advance—strawberries tend to shrink a bit as they age. J A N U A R Y | F EB R U A R Y 2 0 1 8

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Android Device Tech Tips According to an article on TheVerge.com, Google recently announced that it has more than two billion active devices using the Android operating system. With a wider variety of manufacturers, a lower price point for consumers, and more customizations available within the platform, it is understandable that Android devices have become increasingly popular among users. However, the customizability of the Android devices can leave an open door to hackers if users are not taking steps to protect their digital information. Below are a few steps our Texas Bank and Trust Fraud Protection Center developed to help you protect your device from unwanted intrusions.

Never Download Apps Outside of Google Play

Google Play is the official app store for Android devices. It provides a more secure option for downloading apps because of security measures enacted by Google. However, some developers may design apps outside of the app store to bypass these security measures. Android devices allow users to authorize downloads from “unknown sources” in order to access these external programs, but using this option can open devices to malicious content. In fact, even some apps within the Google Play store may ask you to authorize unknown downloads as part of their installation procedure. To disable downloads from unknown sources: Open your main phone settings. Then select the “Lock screen and security” option.  Make sure the slider bar next to “Unknown Sources” is turned off.

We specialize in authentic Japanese cuisine. Our hibachi grill is perfect for all occasions and we also provide private rooms for special events. Join us for a more intimate dinning experience on our sushi dinning side or sushi bar and enjoy some of our award winning sushi rolls. Wednesday is Open Mic night with 1/2 off wine all day. Weekends feature live music, DJs or Karaoke. Visit our website or facebook for details on upcoming events. HOURS Mon-Thur 11am -10pm Fri -Sat 11am -11pm (bar open late) Sun 11am - 9pm Lunch Menu: Mon-Fri 11am-3pm Happy Hour: Mon (all day) Tue -Thur 3pm -7pm

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Never Jailbreak Your Phone

What does it mean to jailbreak a phone? Jailbreaking (also known as rooting) is basically opening up the phone’s underlying operating system to apps.  Jailbreaking provides many benefits for highly technical users with a side effect of relaxing built-in security mechanisms of the phone. A simple Google search will list many apps that make jailbreaking the phone easy.  A jailbroken phone can allow an attacker to fully take over a user’s phone, exposing all data, features, and functions of the phone.  The hacker could read and send text messages, view data within all apps, delete apps, encrypt files, turn the phone into a listening device, log key strokes, turn on the phone remotely, and many other exploits.

Back up Your Phone Regularly

In the event your phone is lost, stolen, damaged, or compromised, having good backups are key to recovery. Many Android apps are available to help you properly back up the device to your computer or the cloud.  While we cannot recommend a specific app, a Google search can reveal a wealth of information on the topic with reviews on the available apps. To view our blog series containing 14 Android Tech Tips, please visit www.texasbankandtrust.com/connect/how-we-see-it.

Roast Social Kitchen is Tyler’s hottest Fresh Casual dining spot for a quick lunch, drink after work, pizza with the kids, fun date night or late night bite. RSK features unique brick oven pizzas, a seasonal menu of starters, soups, salads and entrees, craft cocktails, the only wine on tap system in East Texas & a great selection of favorite, local & craft beers. Thoughtfully prepared and joyfully shared. Cheers! HOURS Mon. - Thurs. 11am - 10pm Friday 11am - 11:59pm Saturday 11am - 1am Sunday Closed

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DINING GUIDE 4380 Old Bullard, Ste. 1 Tyler, TX 75703 903.581.6700 dakotasintyler.com

We cordially invite you to join us at Dakotas in the La Piazza Center. It is an experience like no other restaurant in Tyler! Lunch Specials Daily. RESTAURANT HOURS Mon - Fri 11am - 10pm Sat 2pm - 10pm Sun Closed

LIVE MUSIC Wed , Fri, & Sat 8pm - 11pm Complimentary Valet

BAR HOURS Mon - Thurs until 11pm Fri & Sat until 12am

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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. HOURS Mon - Thurs 11am - 10:30pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 11:30pm Sun 11am - 10pm What are you waiting for? Come join us at Kawa’s!

Br unos Pizza And Pasta

1400 S. Vine Tyler, TX 75701 903.595.1676 15570 FM2493 Tyler, TX 75703 903.939.0002

Bruno’s Pizza And Pasta has been providing East Texans with delicious homemade Italian food, pizza, pasta and more for over 40 years! Come get your pizza fix at our Tyer locations or for take-out night.

Starting Feb 1, come get a heart shaped pizza for your sweetheart, $12.00 each. Old Jacksonville location: Banquet room available. Serving wine and beer ONLY at this location! Visit us on Vine and bring your own bottle of wine!

109 East Grande Blvd Tyler, TX 75703 903.363.9197 corktyler.com

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Visit our new location (Corner of Broadway Ave & Grande Blvd) HOURS: Lunch: Tuesday-Friday 11am-2pm Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday 4pm-10:30pm (Bar stays open late) Brunch: Saturday 10am-2pm, Sunday 10am-4pm

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fine dining, and downright fun in an unbelievable atmosphere. Owner, Donna Brooks, blew out all the stops serving the finest of her unique bar selections, a sampling of her fine dining gastronomical delights and live music for dancing. The beautiful location overlooking a forty-acre lake from a magnificent facility, made the party one to remember. Now, as we round the bend to 2016 and the New Dakotas by Linda Rudd, Steve Hellmuth, and Linda’s beautiful daughter, Lana, ensured a full scale intimate dinner for our group of eight. The shock and awe of the stately interiors begins upon entry and continues throughout. Dakotas has one of the more beautiful bars in East Texas and is, even to this day, a packed and fun party most any night. The food, drinks, and service are of the finest anywhere. It has been a great ride being this "Man About Town.” The pleasure has been mine. The greatest joy has been the readers who seem to follow us from place to place and are so kind to remember we are out and about. So, Happy New Year to You and Yours. And of course, look for us in 2018, we’ll be about town.

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SOCIAL SCENE Holli & Collin Shull

TJC Apache Drumline

Brian Bailey, Kevin Cobb, Kristy Bailey

Misty Lewis, Steve Coker

Launa & Sonny Samaniego

Tameeka Mitchell, Dr. Kent Willis

MISTLETOE & MAGIC PREVIEW PARTY HARVEY CONVENTION CENTER NOVEMBER 8 The Junior League of Tyler hosted their annual Mistletoe & Magic Preview Party. This year’s theme was “Making Spirits Bright”. The evening was complete with a first look at hand-picked vendors and music from Mayday by Midnight. Alex Hertel, Bo Miller, Bethany Holeman

Margaret & Tom Stewart

Robert Barrett, Colbea Harris

Megan Edwards, Monique Edwards

Shelley Vaughn, Lynette Kellogg

Janice Phillips, Lacie Massingill, Jennifer Gautier

Dana Cargile, Jodi Miller, Rebecca Ballard

Heather Brown, Luci Deere

Rita & Steve Poole

Claire & Matt Uzzell

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Fashion Followers

For Love & Lemons All That Glitters Maxi $330 Queen Bee & Lion Heart Designed in L.A. and available for East Texans to purchase at Queen Bee & Lion Heart in Tyler, For Love & Lemons has quite the social media following—2.8 million Instagram followers, at last glance, in fact. The line showcases whimsical silhouettes enhanced by romantic textures and fabrics. Think: tulle, sequence, and chiffon accented with fun and flirty embroidered, shapes and embellishments. I have followed the brand for some time, now, but I really fell for “Love and Lemons” catching a glimpse of this little star.

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Handbag Snobs

GiGi New York Satchel Amelie Crossbody $395 Queen Bee & Lion Heart I’m usually a Louis-Vuitton-tote-bag-toting-kind-of-girl. Occasionally, I’ll switch it up with a more streamlined crossbody for everyday errands. My favorite, thus far, has been one my husband gifted me for Christmas a few years back by Vince. But, now, I have a new favorite in sight: This great little find by GiGi New York. The sleek, simple, silhouette is the perfect shape and size for running around town. What I love most about it, is the suppleness of its Azure Scotch Grained Pebble Leather. While it’s a moderately priced investment piece, it looks and feels like it would be much more expensive!

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Snuggle Up

American Outdoor Co. True Grit Crosses Frosty Tipped Quarter Zip Pullover $145 Miller’s Point Spring break in my family has always meant heading to the slopes. Which is exactly where I would like to take this softest-ever-super-warm-pullover to cocoon myself from the frigid temperatures. Available for men and women, you should pick one up for yourself and your sweetie, too!

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Sneaker Heads Adidas Originals Campus Shoes $100 Adidas.com

It’s so cliché, but it’s true. Wait long enough and your old favorite styles will eventually make their way back around— even if it’s about two or three decades later! I’ve seen this with so many styles from my high school and college years…remember Birkenstocks? Yup. I saw those on a few teen-2017-Christmas-lists. Likewise, on my New Year’s list, will be these classic 80s kicks. Their old-school flair is juxtaposed with a touch of “today-twist” with its premium snakeskin-embossed leather uppers. Shoppers' tip: When I checked last, they were on sale for $70 at Adidas.com.

Be Jeweled

Blue. The House of Jewelry $200 Titanium & Tungsten Band The Titanium band and Carbon Fiber Tungsten inlay of this ring will be the perfect statement on your sweetheart’s ring finger. Its sporty (think race cars), yet, sophisticated (think James Bond) design, speaks to the ring’s durability and strength in wear—making it easy for any man to showcase during his everyday routine, and likewise, for the days he has to dawn a suit and tie.

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Blue. The House of Jewelry $6,108 Mint Garnet & Diamond With St. Patrick’s Day just a couple of months away, I thought the unique design of this triple-pear-shaped-Merelani Mint Garnet and diamond ring would be a perfect way for my honey to wish me all the luck of the Irish. But if he won’t, then perhaps it’s just time I invest in a piece of the luck myself!

Smell Goods

YSL MON PARIS Eau de Parfum $70 (1.0 oz) Ulta.com I’m pretty picky about fragrances. And usually it seems that when I find one I like, it’s either way too expensive to keep purchasing after I’ve run out, or the brand decides to discontinue the scent. Thankfully, I discovered a new fragrance by YSL. It’s a sweeter scent that is described by the brand as being inspired by the city of intense love: Paris. Now, who wouldn’t want to wear that?!

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Not all of my New Year’s Eve list is reserved just for me. I do have a must-have for my honey. It’s a brand I stumbled upon during Christmas shopping at the end of the year. Similar to the trend in female athletic wear, that designers have made more utilitarian, for busy women to go from workouts and errand-running, straight to PTA meetings and business appointments—Strongbody has done the same for men. The brand from Vancouver, Canada is made from various high-end fabrics like French Terry and Merino to Nano-Elite+ infused performance fabrics geared to help him conquer everything from his 6 a.m. workout to his 8 a.m. conference call. Botique in Bullard and Queen Bee & Lion Heart in Tyler carries the socially conscious brand. BUY ONE FEED ONE — WITH EVERY PRODUCT PURCHASED, STRONGBODY APPAREL HELPS FEED A CHILD IN NEED. ~STRONGBODY.COM

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#OOTD We are so excited to announce our "Outfit of the Day" campaign! Feeling super fashionable? Take a selfie and share your picture with us! Post your #OOTD on your social media sites by tagging us @bscenemag & using the following hashtags: #bsceneOOTD as well as the hashtag of where you purchased your stylish ensemble! Here are three featured “Outfit of the Day” posts from our BSCENE Facebook and Instagram pages.

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HEALING HANDS

Article By: Amanda Thibodeaux Kosmer Photos Courtesy of Stacy Mitchell

We caught up with local Tylerite, Stacy Mitchell, owner of The Zen Den, for a behind the scenes look at the art of massage and learn about the restorative benefits of natural healing. A few of Stacy's natural healing practices are incorporated in her sought after massages and includes therapeutic stones, essential oils, and, of course, her healing hands.

BSCENE: You began your massage journey in Austin back in 2000. What made you want to return home to Tyler? “With the opening of The Zen Den in Tyler, I have been able to come back home to be close to my family and to raise my son.” BSCENE: What type of training do you have? “Upon graduating from Texas Healing Arts, I received my license and started a small practice in my home. In 2002, I was hired as a part time therapist at Mecca gym and spa. I would eventually work my way up to spa trainer and lead therapist. It was a wonderful experience. I left Mecca in August 2013 to open The Zen Den.” BSCENE: Can you describe the variety of massages clients can expect to receive at The Zen Den? “My massages are a combination of deep tissue, sports and relaxation. I also practice intuitive energy work. I take my time with each client in order to make sure they are relaxed and pain free when they leave my studio. Aromatherapy and hot packs are incorporated in most massages.” BSCENE: The public has raved about your “healing hands”! What is it, do you believe, that connects you to your clients? “I like to help people from the inside out. My goal is to keep my clients calm and balanced. Taking care of people and creating a safe spot while working one on one with each client creates a nurturing environment. BSCENE: The Zen Den is more than massages! What other services do you offer? “I do wellness coaching, Reiki healing, and lymphatic drainage. I felt called to natural healing at a young age. I love being a healer and helping my clients feel better, calmer, and stronger.”


WHAT STACY’S CLIENTS ARE SAYING: “I have been seeing Stacy for massages for years. I cannot say enough good things about her! I’ve had massages at the top spas around the country, and Stacy remains my favorite. She is truly gifted at what she does, and it shows by the care she puts into each and every massage. Her massage technique has such a positive and healing energy about it, which leaves me feeling incredibly relaxed and rejuvenated. Whether I go into an appointment stressed out, sore from a workout, or even if I’m having a great day, I feel like I’m floating on a cloud when I leave. Having a massage with Stacy has quickly become the highlight of my week! She is also an incredibly kind and delightful person. I highly recommend her to anyone who wants or needs a massage.” -Nora Eddings “The Zen Den is magical place. When you step in, the relaxing atmosphere immediately puts you at ease. Stacy is a very gifted massage therapist. Her hands have a unique healing energy, and her commitment to her craft is evident in every massage. Her massage technique is very thorough and slow, which translates to a very nurturing and relaxing experience. I have been to many spas, some of which are rated the best in the country and Stacy is hands down my favorite massage therapist.” — Anne Dempsey, M.D. “This was the most relaxing and therapeutic massage experience I have ever had! The space is beautiful! So warm and inviting. I felt myself relaxing as soon as I walked in the door. Stacy has a rare intuitive touch. There wis no doubt there is healing in those hands! I can’t remember the last time I have ever felt so pampered and relaxed and I can’t wait to do it again.” — Sarah Whadford


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The 6th annual Butterfly Hope Luncheon, entitled “Butterflies, Rhinestones, & Cowboys”, benefitted the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. Keynote speaker was Kim Campbell, the wife and caregiver of the late Glen Campbell.

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The Power of the Purse 10th annual luncheon celebrated the Women’s Fund of Smith County. Attendees enjoyed lunch, a silent auction, fellowship and a keynote speaker, Brittany Merrill Underwood, founder of “The Akola Project”.

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Hard Rock Kid

Article By: Addi McNeel Photos Courtesy of Reece Malone

Reece Malone of Longview is a 13-year-old guitarist with a soul much older than his body, and talent that rivals musicians who have been in the industry for decades. He has played with several famous, award-winning artists and recently booked Madison Square Garden as his next major gig.

Reece was seven when he first picked up a guitar. He grew up around a music-loving family and played as a child with various instruments, but it wasn’t until age seven when he started playing seriously. Unbeknownst to both Reece and his parents, it would only be three more years until he was playing at a professional level. At age seven Reece heard Van Halen on the radio. He decided to pick up a guitar, and started playing the song he heard. Reece’s parents could hardly believe it. “Very quickly we realized he was playing by ear,” said Reece’s mother, Jamie Malone. “If he hears it, he can play it.” Jamie and her husband decided to put Reece in music lessons at Mundt Music in Tyler, to nurture his passion for guitar. In his lessons, it would take him about an hour or two to learn three or four new songs, whereas it would take others the same amount of time to learn just one. When it became clear that Reece was running the lessons and needed something more rigorous, Reece’s father began taking him to jam sessions in Dallas so that he could watch how other musicians play, and get some experience performing. At one venue, there was a house band that enabled any musician to come up and play blues

music with them. One of the band members was a Grammy awardwinning musician, and Reece got up to play with him. He was eight years old. After the performance, the bartender slid Reece a root beer. Reece continued to progress quickly. By third grade, he decided he wanted to perform at his school talent show. While the other kids were tumbling or lip-synching, Reece played guitar. He was a bit too small for the guitar strap, so he had to sit to play, but when he did, he blew the crowd away with a medley of songs ranging from Smoke on the Water to his own, original compositions. By the end of the performance a school official approached Jamie and asked if Reece could play at the High School talent show too. Jamie and her husband realized that Reece’s hobby was something they needed to nurture. They decided to hook Reece up with their family friend, Lance Lopez, a Texas blues guitarist. Lance became a mentor to Reece, helping him learn new songs and guiding him toward performance by allowing Reece to play with him at live jam sessions. “Things started to move very quickly,” Jamie said. “We said, ‘Okay, he’s 10, but he’s playing like an adult. He needs music theory and the education behind the music.”


So Jamie and her husband put Reece in lessons with a coach in Longview, who teaches Reece how to read music instead of just listening to it and playing by ear. For awhile, Reece was a solo act, but it wasn’t long until he soon became a part of a band, and it all started with kids his own age who had talent similar to his own. The band, Salvation from Sundown, was appropriately named in honor of one of Lance Lopez’s songs and album. Lance was a mentor for Reece for such a long time and quickly became the band’s mentor and producer as well. Salvation from Sundown came together a few years ago, over a Christmas party. Reece’s parents went to a charity event, where they had the option to bid on Lance Lopez’s band and another band to play a private event. The Malones won the bid, and decided to host a Christmas party for charity, where they would have the bands perform. By this time, Reece was picking up steam in the music world. He had just spent the summer playing and winning the T Bone Walker Junior Showcase in Longview, so Jamie and her husband decided they would allow him to open for the bands. They got to work contacting some of the other kids from the junior showcase, and asked if they would like to play at the charity event. Once they had enough people interested, they got everyone together to rehearse for the event. It wasn’t long after practicing together a few times that everyone realized these kids were extremely talented as a group. After watching them perform at the Christmas party, people couldn’t stop talking about Salvation from Sundown. These kids were shaking up the music industry and turning what everyone thought they knew about the young generation on its head. “Our kids don’t play today’s music,” Jamie said. “They play Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and the Allman Brothers. They play old school stuff and put their own twist on it.” Although it is rare to have kids of such a young age play the Dallas International Guitar Festival, the band was invited to play in the 10 under 20 group. Jamie said the band was doing well, but it was difficult

for them all to get together and practice. One of the kids lived in Louisiana, another was from Dallas, and so the original band was short-lived. But Reece and the band’s blues singer, Kelsi Kee, stayed together and have been together since. Even though there were trials with the band, the Malones knew they were on to something and decided to put some adults behind Kelsi and Reece. But the hardest part of assembling the new band members was that many of the adults just couldn’t keep up.

“Even though the musicians in our family don’t play professionally, music is a part of who we are,”Jamie said. “Most parents aren’t taking their kids to a Journey concert at the age of four, but my kids knew every word to every song.” “One of the main problems was that our kids wanted to do stuff like the Allman Brothers and difficult songs, and many of the adults couldn’t do it,” Jamie said. Lance decided to help out and said that he would step in to play bass whenever he wasn’t touring, and put a drummer behind the kids. So the band was reborn and continues to play. When asked whether or not she had any hesitations about Reece being a musician, Jamie said she just wants him to follow his heart and do what makes him happy. Reece’s love of music runs deep. Whether he’s a prodigy or just a kid with relentless passion and determination doesn’t matter, because Reece is an anomaly. Most kids who play aren’t at the level he’s at, and many have no idea what they are passionate about or want to be when they grow up. Reece has known practically all his life that he wanted to be a musician. “He practices every day,” Jamie said. “He’s the kid who gets up in the morning and flies to get ready while everybody else is like halfway awake and still trying to get ready, so that he can jump in there with his guitar and start practicing.”


Today, Reece typically plays at The Back Porch in Kilgore and Lone Star Ice House in Longview, but most often you can catch him playing at various music festivals. The Dallas International Guitar Festival is a favorite, as Reece’s dad has been taking him there since he could walk.

“Many are saying that the guitar is dying,” Jamie said. “But this is what people are saying back – 'Watch these kids. No it’s not'.” Jamie spoke about a time where Reece was invited on stage during the festival, selected out of a group of around 50 adult guitarists to play with Brad Whitford, who played guitar in Aerosmith, and Derek St. Holmes, who played guitar with Ted Nugent. The event was totally unplanned. Derek selected Reece out of the artist pit mid-performance and as Reece walked on stage, he took off his guitar and placed it around Reece, who picked up the song and began playing immediately while Derek adjusted the guitar strap for him. Reece said it is still one of his favorite memories. The Dallas International Guitar Festival has a special place in the Malone family’s heart for this reason and many others, so it was only natural that they were approached to take over the kid’s stage at the festival. But Jamie immediately eradicated the name, saying that it was misleading and wouldn’t be taken seriously. The new name is now “Young Guns,” which is appropriate for these bulletproof, talented and confident musicians, who just happen to also be kids. Reece has a lot to look forward to. His star is only just beginning to shine and more opportunities keep coming his way thanks to his family, mentors, and his own relentless passion. In March, Reece will be performing at Madison Square Garden in New York City for thousands of people as a solo act. Booking Madison Square Garden at the age of 13 is an accomplishment in itself, but it’s not the only one. Reece and the musicians of his generation are collectively keeping classic blues and rock music alive. “I just feel like he is on the path he’s supposed to be on,” Jamie said. “We are just trying to keep up and nurture it.”


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A RUNNING MISSION

Article by: Angie Dolezal Photos Courtesy of Ted Kamel

For the last four years, Ted Kamel has been a mission. A running mission. At age 58, Ted averages 60 half marathons and 10k’s a year. Last year, he set personal best records in both categories, and earned multiple age division awards. For January of this year, Ted has already entered himself in five races. His path to a running regime didn’t exactly begin in 2014, though. Ted was a committed long distance runner in high school and college. While his high school didn’t have a cross country team, he met a coach from John Tyler named J.B. Outlaw. As his running mentor, J.B. often trained with Ted, and they both traveled to run marathons with what was the Tyler Rose Runners. From 1977 to 1984, Ted competed in 12 marathons and numerous of other races. But, as with most of us, career and family consumed Ted’s running routine. Additionally, Ted’s devotion to public service, first as a Tyler City Councilman (1984-1988), and later as State Representative (19911999), made running and competing in races out of the question. While Ted continued to live a healthy lifestyle, a lack of an exercise regime caught up with him. Over 24 years, he slowly added pounds. In 2013, weight gain and heredity caught up with him. His doctor’s explained that he now has Type II Diabetes. It runs in his family. And, Ted’s lack of running didn’t help prevent him from inheriting this life changing disease. Checking his blood sugar, and taking meds everyday became a new routine in Ted’s life. Ted decided then to at least block out time each day to walk a few miles on the Rudman Trail. He learned about how manage his diet and carefully monitor carbs and foods in order to hit his blood sugar goals each day. However, there were lapses where he put work above exercise. Old habits are hard to break. Further, Ted sometimes went a week or more without taking his prescription that helped control his blood sugar.

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By January 2014, things came to a head for Ted. Traveling by car on business, he discovered that he was constantly feeling dehydrated. Further, he felt unusual frequent urges to urinate. After the long trip, Ted did a web search. One sight after the other explained that both symptoms together, along with unexplained weight loss, could mean that a diabetic coma was eminent. Ted stepped on his scale. He had lost 7 unexplained pounds in one week. After a strong sermon from his doctor, Ted realized that immediate action was necessary. Back on his meds, and back on the Rudman Trail walking, Ted Kamel reflected on his days with J.B. Outlaw. “I never forgot about my passion for running. J.B. taught me that the strongest muscle for running was the heart. My heart was telling me to go for it!” With additional weight loss that month, Ted was confident he could convert his walking to jogging. By March of 2014, Ted was running a few miles a day on the Trail. There were no more excuses. Daily running goals were part of his life regardless of his work schedule. “Eating, sleeping, and now running were part of everyday life now with exception.” His confidence and energy level were high. So, Ted took the next step. Start racing again! Ted entered a 10k in Dallas in August of 2014. It was 94 degrees that morning. Ted competed and won his age division. He explained that he threw up 6 times after the race from finish line to just 4 blocks from his home in Tyler. Ted now has the racing fever. If there’s a half marathon or 10k that weekend, Ted’s running it. While most are in the Dallas area and around Texas, he has competed in races in San Diego, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Portland, and other destinations. “I will plan a weekend vacation around an epic race somewhere special.” He even ran a half marathon down Hollywood Boulevard.

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As he turns 58 this month, Ted Kamel looks reflects on the last four years. “My life has changed. I changed my life. Running, cycling, and swimming are part of my everyday life. No excuses.” He has contingency plans when his schedule seems to busy including a stationary bike in his living room, and passes to health clubs anywhere he travels. J.B. Outlaw was running into his 80’s. He passed away a few years ago. J.B. was a runner to the end. Ted thinks of J.B. at every starting line. “I look up, give Glory to God, and thank J.B. for taking me under his wing. I am blessed with strong heart, decent knees, a great doctor, and lots of medals to display!” Ted is now running an additional kind of race, a campaign race for his former seat as Texas State Representative from the Tyler area. No doubt, he will approach this race with the same vigor and determination. Go, Ted!

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Passion Leads to Success Written by: Kelly Laine Haney Photo by: Donna Cummings Photography Home photos courtesy of Shelia and Chris Cooper

When I heard that the 2017 numbers had come in for the Greater Tyler Association of Realtors (GTAR), it was no surprise that Shelia Cooper had landed herself at the top for individual sales. Shelia was also voted as the 2017 Best of BSCENE, Best Realtor by the readers' of BSCENE Magazine. Shelia Cooper is a top RE/MAX agent in East Texas and the owner of RE/MAX Impact on Old Jacksonville in Tyler. Prior to her real estate career, Shelia was a paralegal for 12 years which gives her a strong understanding of contracts and negotiation techniques. Shelia then discovered that she wasn’t enjoying her career due to the lack of room for improvement, and with an interest in real estate and starting a business, she decided to switch careers and has now been selling real estate for almost 12 years. According to BrokerMetrics year end reporting, Shelia is the number one selling agent in Tyler based upon total sales volume. In 2017 alone, she has sold a total volume of approximately $30 million, covering areas such as Tyler, Flint, Bullard, Jacksonville, Arp, Troup, Whitehouse, Chapel Hill, Lindale, Chandler, Browsboro and Van. She is very proactive, a great communicator and a very good negotiator. With Shelia by your side, you feel as though you are her only client, and benefit from her extensive experience and knowledge of the real estate market. Not only can Shelia assist anyone buying or selling any home or land in East Texas, she has an in-depth understanding of new construction and the home building process, as she is married to one of the top builders in Tyler. This knowledge can greatly assist her clients wanting to purchase, sell or build a new home. Chris Cooper, with C. Cooper Custom Homes, Inc., has been in the construction business since high school and has been building homes in East Texas since 2004. He is a member of the Tyler Area Builders Association and has completed approx. 500 homes, covering most of East Texas. Chris’ homes vary in size and price, depending upon his customer’s needs, but one thing each customer will go home to is a high quality home with beautiful amenities. He is very knowledgeable about the building process, which makes working with him a great experience and

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Excuse Me, Cupid. Article by: MyKayla Thibodeaux Photos courtesy of MyKayla Thibodeaux

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I cannot help but roll my eyes at this Hallmark Holiday. It seems that this holiday is designed to make you feel like you must have a special someone in your life in order to celebrate ... which is not true by any means. There are several ways to celebrate without relying on Cupid. It is perfectly okay to NOT have a date, regardless of what society says. Show me the rule book where it says you have to go out with your significant other … oh, that’s right, there is no rule book! Instead of sitting on your couch watching Netflix and waiting for all the chocolate to go on sale, take back your Valentine’s Day! Yes, it is true that love is in the air, but no one ever said what type of love. I dread Valentine’s Day every year, but then I remember that I have the best date I could ever ask for. My nephew, Jackson, has been my date for the past several years. He is ten years old and the sweetest date around. It has become a family tradition that we celebrate Valentine’s Day together. It all started several years ago when I was tired of feeling like I had to have a specific type of date to celebrate Valentine’s Day. So I changed the rules. I asked my nephew if he would like to go out to eat at a restaurant of his choice and of course, he said yes. The tradition took off, and every year we always have a blast. We dress up in our finest date-clothes, and I pick him up promptly at 7. I have no clue what I am going to do when he grows up and finds his own date. I think it is a great idea to celebrate with younger generations. We need to help them realize that their celebration does not have to mimic the fairy tale version which marketing conglomerates will try to sell them. It is important to show that there is an abundance of ways to show love. I always look forward to spending time with Jackson because I love to see how much he has grown as a young man from year to year. He has the biggest heart of any young man I know. I may be anti-Valentine the majority of the year, but when Valentine’s Day comes around, I always know I am going to have a great time. This year will be extra special because I will also be taking my other nephew, six-yearold Parker, with us. Hopefully, the fire department will not be involved! No. 66 BSC ENE

Not only do my nephews take part in an alternative Valentine’s Day, but my young nieces, Shianne and Skylar, celebrate differently as well. They go to a Valentine’s dance with their uncle and their grandfather as their dates - dancing the night away. It warms my heart to see them so happy. I hope that when they grow up, they realize that there is more than one way to celebrate Valentine’s Day and that they do not have to wait around for some guy to ask them out. I hope that they take charge and make the most of their Valentine’s Days. Isn't it awesome that there is more than one way to celebrate love? There are plenty of other ways to enjoy yourself if you do not have a traditional date. Go out and do something fun and exciting. What is better than having a night full of laughter? Take a group of your closest friends and go out to eat and to see a movie. Go on a haunted ghost tour to really shake Valentine’s Day up. Take a group of friends and play laser tag. Taking your kids out to eat. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spoil yourself. A day at a relaxing spa sounds absolutely perfect. If you want to give back then deliver valentines to senior citizens. KVNE makes this an annual date and it is a great way to share the love. The main point is to do something YOU want to do, not something that society tells you. Stop letting Valentine’s Day make you feel like you are less of a person if you do not have a date. Surround yourself with the ones you love and take your Valentine’s Day back!

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Skylar Burnam and her Uncle, Eric Kosmer, pose before an elementary school Valentine's Dance.

Shianne Burnam and her Pop-Pop, Rardi Thibodeaux, before an elementary school Valentine's Dance.

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Celebrating the 10th anniversary of For the Silent, the Hope Gala was attended by over 300 people. The fundraiser featured dancing and auction items available through mobile bidding.

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Julie Bernard, Kori Throckmorton, Madison Tate

Amelia & Doug Wren

Alyson & Adam Scott Shelly Vazquez, Becky Rhodes, Julie Rigsby

Melanie & Dustin DeLong

Ashley & Jimmy Reed, Whitney & Lee Wallace

Ashley McCain, Christina Brookshire

Sara Steinbrueck & Paul Streufert

Chelsea & Josh Brents

Cindy Davis, Joe Bendy

Mandy & Jason Glasscock, Paige & Tim Miller Laura Mroz, Mary Maresch, Alex Modisette

Colleen Long, Hannah Walker

Carrie & Richard Davis, Julie & Kenny Rigsby

Suzette & Lee Farr

Rebecca & Eric Renfrow

Valerie & Lee Shastid

Donna & Mike Clements, Megan Tarrant

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Locals & Legends

Article by: Hannah Bauman Photos by: Star Cravins Photography

“Everybody has to start somewhere.” The old adage rings true for the starving artist in the music industry where booking gigs is a challenge for music-loving hobbyists and hopeful professionals alike. In Gladewater, a rare venue welcomes performers of all ages and experience levels. The boots (and blue suede shoes) of countless talented locals and music legends have paraded across the Gladewater Opry stage in pursuit of their passion.

The Opry is housed in the Cozy Theater which boasts 81 years of entertainment history. In 1936, the Cozy opened as a movie theater but would become an integral addition to the East Texas live music scene less than twenty years later. In the early fifties, young artists from the Louisiana Hayride and the KSIJ radio station began doing shows in Gladewater. Members of the community recall contests held at the theater which featured up and coming artists like Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. These two legends spent a lot of time in the Ark-La-Tex region during the beginnings of their careers. In fact, Johnny Cash’s “I Walk the Line” was written right here in East Texas. Though no one can say for sure, it was most likely written backstage before a show in Gladewater or after a show in Longview. Who knows? Maybe it was written in the dressing room at the Cozy Theater. In the early eighties, the Cozy Theater officially made the switch from Blockbuster entertainment to live music production. The current owner, Nancy Ivy, bought the theater with her husband Jim in 1996. The Ivys have used the stage as a greenhouse for young artists and an outlet for classic country enthusiasts. Nancy and Jim have been in the music stage production business since 1982. Before he passed away on August 24, 2017, Jim played every show with the Opry’s house band called Texas Smoke. The Ivys' combined performance and production experience made them an Opry power couple. Today, the Opry continues to offer a family friendly atmosphere for audiences and entertainers of all ages every weekend. According to Nancy, “It has been really hard to even concentrate on the show (since Jim’s passing), but (she) plans on keeping it open as long as (she) can.” An essential part of the show is The Texas Smoke Band that accompanies the many musicians taking the Opry stage. Members of Texas Smoke include Tony Wilson (piano), Dallas Heart (piano), Tommy Holdeman (guitar), Johnny Gilmore (drums), Eddie Gray (bass), Melissa Evans (backup vocals), and Gina Ivy Mitchell (backup vocals and emcee). Nancy says, “We are very proud of our band. They work very hard on the show, and I couldn't do without them.”

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Every Saturday night, the Opry is filled with country music fans as the two hour show begins. A different group of singers perform a new set of songs each week, so the program is always fresh. Throughout the year, the Opry hosts specialty shows including the "50's Show,” the "Legends Show,” the "Hee Haw Show,” and the "Christmas Show.” The Opry also honors its dedicated entertainers in its biggest show of the year, the “Awards Show.”

It is no surprise that some of the performers have found success in the music industry as the Oprybooks over 500 musicians a year from Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. Legendary musicians at the Opry do not just include the lates and greats. New artists, like Kacey Musgraves, have been a part of the show in recent years. Kacey began singing at the Opry at age nine and appeared regularly until she was fifteen. Many young musicians have used this stage to grow as performers and entertainers.

The musicians who perform at the Opry are not the only ones recognized for their talents. The Gladewater Opry itself holds five consecutive “Opry of the Year” titles from the Country Music Organizations of America (CMOA). Members of the community, including the mayor, also realize the wonderful gift that the Opry is to East Texas. Many patrons of the Opry have sustained standing reserve tickets for upwards of ten years. The longest standing reserve tickets belong to Mr. and Mrs. Clawson of Gladewater who have attended the show for at least twenty years and have witnessed some of the locals become legends.

Without the Ivys’ dedication to developing new talent and preserving the history of the Cozy Theater, the East Texas music scene and Gladewater community would be missing this unique show honoring locals and legends. For more information on Gladewater Opry events or tickets, visit gladewateropry.com.

Local singers and songwriters acknowledge the impact that the Opry has had in their lives by allowing them to exercise and refine their talents. Reagan Starr, who has been singing in the show on and off since 2010, is passionate about sharing classic country music with his peers. He says, “The Gladewater Opry has meant so much to me over the years. It has always been a place where families can come together and celebrate the gift of music. The down home country atmosphere makes the entire experience worth while, and Nancy and the band’s dedication to giving people experience on stage is unparalleled.” Another frequent Opry performer, Aubrey Burnley Caldwell, adds that the Opry “gives young people a place to learn how to sing with a band and be on stage. (At the Opry,) you feel like a part of this family that lets you be a star for a minute. It gives you the hope and drive to push for (a career in music.)” Aubrey has been singing with Texas Smoke since she was eight years old. Nearly two decades later, she still adores music performing at the Opry and other local venues. She has also entered the world of music production through Aubrey’s Entertainment, her own karaoke DJ business.

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