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That's what it's really all about this issue: taking adventures with the people you care about the most. There is so much to see, do and experience in East Texas that it will astound you.

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Summer in East Texas – how can you not love it? It's a beautiful time of year. Sure, it can be cook-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot outside, but so what! It's still a gorgeous area to call home, and we're fortunate to live in a place with so many wonderful spots to visit and things to see. From science experiments to jumping out of airplanes or just playing in the mud, we're blessed with an abundance of activities to choose from this summer. Choosing these activities was our mission in this month's cover story: Adventures Await: 54 Summer Hot Spots! There are 54 days left of summer from the release of this magazine until the first day of school. So we want to use them all to the fullest. We took polls, asked around, scoured the Internet and did research at the supermarket. Then we called friends and relatives and questioned nieces, nephews, cousins and coworkers. We even got into a few arguments – or as we like to call them, “heated discussions” – trying to decide which 54 activities rank at the top. And if I do say so myself, we have compiled a pretty amazing list. There are a number of excursions on our list that I've been able to try firsthand. I've definitely taken the family out to Fire Mountain Amusements. Aiden and Aniston are a bit young for the go-karts, but we had a great time at the arcade and I can't wait to take them back to enjoy some of the new rides. Another one of our favorite summer spots is the Waterpark at the Villages. As a parent, there's nothing worse than spending the time and energy setting up a swim party, to then have it ruined by bad weather. The kids are all disappointed and our plans are shot – but with the Waterpark at the Villages, weather isn't even a factor because it's inside. It takes so much of the worry out of planning, and the kids absolutely love it! Aiden and Aniston have been fascinated with animals in the last few years, always wanting to watch TV shows about cheetahs, horses or crazy fish in the Amazon River. At school, they learn about African lions or snakes in the Brazilian Rainforest, then come home with countless questions. As parents, we may not be totally up-to-date on our Discovery Channel knowledge. But with places like Cherokee

Trace Drive-Thru Safari we don't have to be experts in zoology. At Cherokee Trace, we can load the kids in the car and drive through East Texas' very own plains of the Serengeti. From giraffes to water buffalo, you can get up close and personal with some amazing creatures. Cameron Park Zoo has something for the entire family – the range of wildlife to see and interact with is fantastic. From the walk-through aviary to the petting zoo, to the hippos and otters, the zoo has endless possibilities. Thankfully, they keep the snakes behind some pretty thick glass! Then, there's a few adventurous activities that I want to try out myself (that might not be so great for families with young children). I mean, I have no doubt that Aiden will enjoy playing paintball in a few years, but he's a little young for that now. Also, I don't think Kelly will ever signoff on skydiving for the kids, regardless of their age! Still, it would be a once-in-alifetime opportunity and I would love to give skydiving a shot. Seriously, what an adventure that would be! That's what it's really all about this issue: taking adventures with the people you care about the most. There is so much to see, do and experience in East Texas that it will astound you. Take your family, bring some friends and load up for a trip to some of these places. We guarantee that you will have an amazing time together. Be sure to check back with us for more great events and activities – not only during the summer. We have even more content, calendars and information online at BSCENEMAG.COM, as well as on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Bring it all together with BSCENE's app, available for smartphones. Get on the road and have an adventure, then share your photos and experiences with us. We'd love to hear about them. You never know where your adventures may BSCENE!

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When it comes to BSCENE Magazine, July is going to be a great month... This issue is packed with amazing editorial content from across East Texas.

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July is the best month of summer, and the competition is not even close! If you're still a student (or in a profession that relates to the educational system), you are finally in a relaxing routine. The kids are able to go and do, to swim and play – without bookending the month with a schedule. People are taking real vacations to places with white, sandy beaches. Plus, you get the Fourth of July holiday in all its barbecuing, fireworks and waterside goodness. When it comes to BSCENE Magazine, July is going to be a great month, too. This issue is packed with amazing editorial content from across East Texas. It's got everything you might need this summer: from a style section full of clothing, accessories and style to make sure you look cool while it's hot outside, to a Cook Well section stuffed to the gills with treats and eats. In the realm of health and fitness this month, we've got a feature that I'm really excited to share with East Texas. It's a new – and very personal – take on something that we've all got at home in our cabinets: vitamins. From Flintstone Gummies to the multivitamins the size of footballs, vitamins are a common household item. However, do you really know what you're getting in there? Are you really giving your body everything it needs? After all, no two of us are the same and our body chemistry matches that. We'll introduce you to an expert and a patient who have used knowledge and readily available vitamins and supplements to tackle some incredible health concerns you would never expect. It's fascinating stuff ! I've got a bit of a sweet tooth, so this issue's Cook Well featuring Chez Bazan is a real treat for me. Claudia and the Bazan family have done an amazing job feeding Tyler, East Texas and beyond for decades – and they are still going strong. I dare you to read their story and then try to resist the urge to immediately drive there for a croissant, coffee and maybe some of their famous Italian cream cake! Speaking of the culinary scene in Texas, there are a lot of hidden gems to be found, and not always the ones you think. Sure, we've got hole-in-the-wall barbecue

joints and hot dog stands, but what about a winery? From north to south, east to west, there are some beautiful and prestigious vineyards in our area. This issue our Man About Town, Dr. Aubrey Sharpe, visited and sampled the wares of Red 55, owned by Lindale's own Miranda Lambert. For those of you who keep the DVR full of HGTV shows, you'll probably want to stop reading right now and head to the At Home Section. Interior designer, stylist and all-around home fashion guru Kim Lewis has some tips and tricks hot enough to match the weather outside. One of her current passions is a plethora of beautifullyadorned pillows. She offers some inside information to bring a wide variety of patterns and materials into your home to create a multitude of effects. The events in this issue are all over the map! Who can pick up a BSCENE Magazine and forget the events? The July issue has the Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala, the Longview Longfellow's Debutante Ball, the Artistry & Architecture event and so many more. BSCENE always has the most event coverage and photos around, so make sure and take a look. There's a good chance that if you were in attendance, we've got a photo of it in these pages! But that's not all! You know we've got tons more stuff in these pages: insight from medical professionals, the hottest new looks from the area's most stylish shops, humor, leadership advice... the list is endless. If you're still looking for more, find us on Facebook or Twitter (@BSCENEMAG) and on our website BSCENEMAG.COM. We've got even more content we just couldn't fit into this issue!

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Peek-A-Bootique was awarded a plaque signifying it’s induction into the Tyler Area Better Business Bureau on June 12.

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NEWS / VIEWS / FACES 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, theatre and other cultural events also make the scene.

Sleep Medicine Institute of Texas sliced the crimson tape signifying it’s grand opening in Tyler on June 6.

The Tyler Area Builders Association hosted a ribbon cutting at its location in Tyler on May 28. The event signified a kickoff of the ticket sales for the 60th annual Parade of Homes.™

Wagner Cadillac proudly presented a brand new Cadillac Escalade to Alma Orrostieta from Mary Kay Cosmetics for her continued hard work and top sales performance on June 6.

Elliott & Waldron hosted After Hours Business Mixer at its location in Canton on June 13. The mixer gives local business pros a chance to network and mingle with Canton chamber members.

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Trinity Mother Frances welcomed guests to the newly completed Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital in Tyler with an open house on May 17.

Robert E. Lee High School hosted 100 guests at the first annual “Masterpiece Dinner Theatre” in Tyler on April 25. Each area of the arts was represented: orchestra, band, choir, dance and theatre. The evening successfully highlighted the incredible talents of many students that attend Robert E. Lee High School.

East Texas Hearing Solutions proudly cut the ribbon at its location in Lindale on May 1.

A ribbon was cut in honor of the opening of the Wesley House, an assisted living community in Lindale on March 20.


FRESH by Brookshire’s presented a check to the East Texas Food Bank for $5,555 raised from cash and food donations at its location in Tyler on June 10.

TABA hosted a members appreciation cookout at its location in Tyler, on May 13.

Hall Buick-GMC and the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Committee presented Tom Huckabee with the keys to a brand new truck at its location in Tyler on June 10. The Special 2013 Cattle Barons' Edition GMC Sierra Crew Cab was the grand prize of the 2013 Rigs to Riches Cattle Barons’ Gala raffle.

The I-20 Team Real Estate held a night of friendly new connections for Networking Nite in Lindale on May 1. The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. held it’s annual meeting at Willow Brook Country Club in Tyler, on May 13. The JLT presented a check to the Tyler/Smith County Community of money raised during the 2012-2013 fund-raising season totaling almost $500,000. American State Bank hosted its annual All Stars Banquet on June 20, at Hollytree Country Club. At the banquet, ABS announced and honored the many high school students who received scholarships. These awards can be applied to the college of the scholarship recipient's choice.

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The Canton Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Yama Yoga Studio & Wellness with a ribbon cutting at the Canton Connection Center in Canton on June 13.

Keller Williams celebrated its ninth anniversary with a company outing to Coyote Sam’s in Tyler on May 30.

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IN EAST TEXAS Summer will be gone before you know it. In fact, there are only 54 days from the time BSCENE hits the stands until the school year begins! Look at it this way: that is 54 opportunities to try something new, explore East Texas and to go on an adventure with your friends or family. You can’t ignore the sense of daring excitement during the summer. So the best solution is to shed your business clothes, pull your kids away from their video games and embark on your own family adventure. We decided to make it easy for you by compiling a list of 54 things to do across East Texas: something new each day until summer ends. You don’t have to hit the highway to find fun activities for the whole family. East Texas has some of the most thrilling activities to be found: skydiving, zip lining and hot air balloon rides – all in your own backyard. Spend the morning on a drive through a safari, then check out the new carnival rides at Fire Mountain. Finish the family adventure with a movie night at Sky Vue Drive-In. Test your sense of adventure at Skydive East Texas or discover some new digs at Canton Trade Days. If the Texas heat doesn’t appeal to you visit the indoor trampoline park, Air U. There’s no excuse for boredom this summer. The adventure starts here and now!

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The Waterpark At The Villages

When it comes to this water park, the weather is irrelevant because every day indoors is perfect! This park boasts 25,000 square feet of pure aquatic fun featuring a lazy river, a whirlpool, a playscape and multiple three-story water slides. There's casual dining at the Wave Café and all the amenities and comforts you'll need including snacks, swim shop, lockers – plus a party room for summer birthdays!

Water Slides

Splash Kingdom

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splashkingdomwaterpark.com 903.567.0044

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Texas State Railroad

Swimming

Camp Tonkawa Springs camptonkawatexas.com  940.440.8382 

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Balloon Adventures, USA balloonadventuresusa.com 903.758.4841

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Wine Tour

Fair Haven Vineyards  fairhavenvineyards.com 903.769.4616

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Wildlife Experience Tiger Creek Wildlife  tigercreek.org 903.858.1008

It doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman, young or old: play paintball just once, and you're guaranteed one of the best times of your life. It's like being in your own personal action movie – without the explosions, of course. Spend an afternoon diving into bunkers and running around strapped-up with awesome tactical gear, and you'll emerge with an grin from ear-to-ear. It's an absolute blast and a great way to bond with your friends and family. Just give it a shot and you'll see! Location: 633 FM 344 W, Bullard, Texas 75757 Contact: bullardpaintball.webs.com , 903.360.5059 Summer Hours: Monday through Friday, call for reservations. Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m. Cost: Individual and group rates available, equipment rentals and repair available (no outside paint allowed)

Location: Silverleaf Resorts, 18720 Singing Wood Ln., Flint, TX 75762 Contact: waterparkatthevillages.com, 903.534.8400 Summer Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily Cost: From $16.95 (child's one-day pass) to multi-pass group rates

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Caldwell Zoo

Explore the animal kingdom in one of Tyler's iconic treasures, the Caldwell Zoo. Fun for all ages, from stroller-going toddlers to the inner kid in every adult! D.K. Caldwell's vision that started in 1937, is now on an 85 acre zoo with 2,000 animals. Activities include summer enrichment days, back-toschool activities, scouting programs and “Zooper Days;” there's educational activities for all. And of course, the Caldwell Zoo features a walk-through aviary and a petting zoo! Location: 2203 Martin Luther King Blvd., Tyler, TX 75702 Contact: caldwellzoo.org, 903.593.0121 Summer Hours: March 1 through Labor Day: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Exhibits close at 6 p.m.) Cost: Free admission for 2 years and younger, ages 3-12 $7, ages 13-54 $10.50, Seniors 55+ $9.25 (Caldwell Zoo Members free admission)

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Location: 4715 Candy Ln., Tyler, TX 75701 Contact: dbattyler.com, 903.939.2771 Summer Hours: Monday through Friday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday: 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Cost: From $1.50 per token to Monthly Memberships

East Texas Storm Minor League Football Team

Texas Rose Horse Park 

 D-BAT

Are you just a few steps from turning pro, a Little League champion or simply a sports-loving family looking to beat the heat and have fun? Whatever your skill level, this is a chance to get into the swing of summer! D-BAT is a baseball and softball training facility offering private baseball and softball lessons, pitching machines with real baseballs and softballs, a fully-stocked pro shop, over 50 camps and clinics and hours of (climate-controlled) entertainment. Take it seriously or just have fun – but whatever you do, take a swing!

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texasrosehorsepark.com 903.882.8696

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The Pottery Café

Adventures

potterycafe.com 903.535.9393

Moore Farms moorefarms.com 903.894.1030

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Mountain Biking, Boating, Fishing Tyler State Park

tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/tyler 903.597.5338

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Pump Jacks Minor League Baseball pumpjacksbaseball.com 903.218.GOET

17 Learning Experiments Discovery Science Place

www.discoveryscienceplace.org 903.533.8011

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Texas Freshwater Fisheries tpwd.state.tx.us 903.676.2277

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Skydive East Texas

If you're an adrenaline junkie, you've got no choice but to check out Skydive East Texas. The facility is located at the Gladewater Municipal Airport and offers student instruction, tandem parachute jumps and demonstration jumps. Get a group together or invite family and friends to watch you take the plunge over East Texas. Once you go, you may get addicted to the rush. Location: Gladewater Municipal Airport on HWY 271 South Contact: skydiveeastexas.com, 903.SKY.DIVE Summer Hours: By appointment Cost: Tandem skydives starts at $229, Classes start at $100

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Jump into fun with both feet because Longview has a park that is truly unique. Air U is a 20,000 square foot indoor trampoline park. The bounce course is complete with 8 foot foam pits and trampolines of various shapes. People looking to burn some energy can come for open jump times, but Air U also hosts parties. They even offer Air-Obics classes and dodgeball tournaments! Air U is for children and adults with summer specials available. Get your jump on!

Location: 4300 US Hwy N. 75605 Contact: flyairu.com, 903.663.2478 Summer Hours: Monday through Friday, Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 1-9 p.m. Cost: Parents and children under 4 can jump for $12; ages 5 and up is $12 for one hour and $8 for each additional hour. Special: $10 Tuesday and Thursdays: 2 hours of jump time for $10 (Available when you wear your Air U T-shirt) *Save $1 when you check-in on Facebook!

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East Texas Gator Park easttexasgators.com 903.962.5630

25 Berry Picking

Blueberry Hill Farms blueberryhillfarms.com 903.852.6175

23 Artistic Endeavors 26 Scuba Diving 279 Artisans Trail

 Clear Springs Scuba Park

(Edom to Ben Wheeler) 279artisanstrail.com

clearspringsscubapark.com 972.524.6820

& Winery 27 Dig For Dinosaurs 24 Vineyards Los Pinos Ladonia Fossil Park Ranch Vineyards  lospinosranchvineyards.com 903.855.1769 B SCENEMAG. CO M

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Take a trip back to a simpler time this summer with a moviegoing experience the entire family can enjoy together. Drive-in theaters used to dot the country's landscape, but there are only a few hundred left. Make the short drive north of Tyler and enjoy concessions, a giant movie screen and family-friendly double features on this cinematic adventure and pastime. Location: 10713 Hwy. 69 North, Tyler, TX 75706 (3 minutes north Loop 323, 4 minutes south of Interstate 20) Contact: tylerdrivein.com Summer Hours: Open nights (closed Thursdays) Cost: Adults $6, Kids 5-11 $4, Kids under 5 are free admission

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The Great Texas Balloon Race

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a balloon? You may have spotted one of these wonders from The Great Texas Balloon Race, as Longview is home to the largest and oldest competitive hot air balloon event in Texas. Watch the “balloon glow” each Friday and Saturday evening, or catch a competition flight during the U.S. National Championships Race July 22 through July 28. Mark your calendar, and your family can attend The Great Texas Balloon Race Festival July 26 through July 28 to see concerts and visit Kids Land.  Location: East Texas Regional Airport, Longview Contact: greattexasballoonrace.com Summer Hours: Festival: June 26, 4 p.m.-midnight; June 27, 5:45-11 a.m., 4 p.m.-midnight; June 28, 5:45-11 a.m.; Open Friday and Saturday evenings for balloon glow Cost: $15 per person at the gate each Friday and Saturday. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

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Longview Paintball Sports

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longviewpaintballsports.com 903.297.8978

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Hotel 32 Haunted The Historic Jefferson Hotel historicjeffersonhotel.com 903.665.2631  

millardscrossing.org 936.564.6631

Painting With A Twist paintingwithatwist.com 903.236.8585

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River Run ATV Park

There's no better way to feel like a kid again than by playing in the mud. At River Run, they take it to the extreme! Located on the Neches River between Jacksonville and Frankston, visitors can enjoy over 2,000 acres of mud fun with ATVs, 4x4 trucks, off-road vehicles and even horses. In addition to getting dirty, there are other activities to try: fishing, swimming, camping, canoe rentals, cabin rentals, RV hookups, hot showers and even pressure washers for cleaning off vehicles. Location: 2001 CR 3315, Jacksonville TX, 75766 Contact: riverrunpark.com, 903.724.4100 Cost: From $20 for a day pass (one personone ATV) to $300 for a yearly membership (one person-4x4 truck). Camping, RV and cabin costs separate.

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Longview Museum of Fine Art lmfa.org 903.753.8103

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zipnac.com 936.645.5094

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SFA Planetarium

Piddlin’ Pottery

physics.sfasu.edu/planetarium 936.468.3009

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Horseback Riding Roselake Ranch roselakeranch.com 936.559.8222

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A bargain shopper's paradise, First Monday Trade Days in Canton continues a tradition that began 150 years ago. Whether you're looking for unique goods, antiques, or just want a shopping adventure; there are indoor and outdoor shopping areas spanning over 400 acres with over 7,000 vendors. Up to 200,000 patrons visit trade days each month. Frequent Trade Days-shoppers recommend making the trek on Thursdays to avoid crowds, and morning shopping to avoid the summer heat. Friendly dogs are welcome, so bring the entire family! Location: 110 East Groves St., Canton, TX 75103 Contact: visitcantontx.com, 903.567.1849 or 877.GO2SHOP (877.462.7467) Hours: Sunup to Sundown, Thursday through Sunday Cost: Free admission. Parking is $5 per day, per car

Performing Arts

ArtsView Children’s Theatre artsviewchildrenstheatre.com 903.236.7535

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Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari

You'll think you're in the African Savannah when visiting Cherokee Trace Drive-Thru Safari in Jacksonville. Take a guided tour beside water buffalos, zebras, red kangaroos, wildebeests and more. You and your family can observe, feed and photograph these exotic animals from the comfort of your car, while guides teach you about each species. Location: 1200 CR 4405, Jacksonville Contact: www.cherokeetrace.org, 903.683.2102 Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (last car admitted at 5:30 p.m., gates close at 7 p.m.), Sunday 1-5:30 p.m. Cost: Adults $15, kids age 3-12 $10, visit Cherokee Trace for free on your birthday!

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Zip Lines

Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors like Tarzan and Jane with a zip line adventure! A favorite activity of vacationers in the Caribbean and South America alike, East Texans can experience the thrill of local zip lines at one of two distinct courses located in Canton and New York, Texas. Canton-based “Wired” boasts the “tallest towers and longest zip lines in Texas.” Wired's course includes over 3,500 feet of cable to ride, with lines ranging 650 feet long to over 1,000 feet! Location: 796 N. Trade Days Blvd., 75103 Contact: ziptheusa.com, 903.567.2681 Summer Hours: Reservations only Cost: $55 per person, reservations required

Chosen Best Adventure Tour in Texas for 2012 and 2013 by the Official Best Of, New York Texas ZipLine Adventures is located in the New York community about 20 minutes east of Athens. The lines are deep in the scenic East Texas hills, with rides up to 940 feet long and over 100 feet high. This attraction is owned and operated by the Shultz family, who will make you feel right at home. Night tours and group rates are available. Location: 7290 CR 4328, TX 75770 Contact: goziptexas.com, 903.681.3791 Summer Hours: Reservations only Cost: $60 per person for six ziplines, $80 per person for nine ziplines ($30 deposit required per person)

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Explore Space

TJC’s Center for Earth & Space Science Education tjc.edu/cesse 903.510.2312

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East Texans have been spending their Saturdays at Fire Mountain Amusements for a while now, but there’s more than go-karts and bumper boats available for your family. Ride the Rocko Plane ferris wheel or jump on the Teacup Ride with the little ones. Of course, the 4,000 square foot indoor arcade will cater to your competitive side and keep you cool. Buy a season pass so the fun can last all summer! Location: 14722 State HWY 155 South, Tyler Contact: 903-561-2670, firemountainamusementstyler.com Summer Hours: Thursday through Saturday: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Sunday: 1-7 p.m. Cost: Tickets start at $1 apiece, with wristband specials available. Each activity is assigned a ticket value. Game tokens sold separately.

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VITAMIN FIX THE ANSWER TO A HEALTH PROBLEM IS NOT AWLAYS A PRESCRIPTION PILL Seven years ago, Tylerite Donna Doyle was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Doctors monitored the meningioma for a year, as the mass sat dangerously close to Doyle's optic nerve and threatened to affect her vision. Heavy stress eating and 11 MRI’s later, Doyle underwent a one-time, stereotactic radiosurgery of high-dose radiation treatment for the benign tumor. After the treatment to shrink her tumor, Doyle was put on steroids. Because the skull is a confined area, steroids were needed to control the swelling in her brain. And while the treatments worked and got rid of the tumor, the steroids made her feel sick and caused her to gain even more weight. Once medically cleared, Doyle sought a way to shed the excess pounds. She started exercising and lost 60 pounds in the process. "That's when I thought to myself that if I'm going to do all this work and exercise – there should be a goal," Doyle recalled. "So three days before I turned 50, I did my first triathlon. I like bikes, I like swimming and I hate running – so two out of three isn't bad!" Doyle quickly grew addicted to the endorphin rush from exercise and decided to compete in more triathlons. She needed to be in peak physical condition, but the combination of rigorous swimming, biking and running began taking a toll on her body. Doyle

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always had what she calls “bad knees,” but after six months of experiencing pain while running, she feared competing would become impossible. As her knee pain worsened, the everyday joint pain increased, damaging her overall quality of life. Desperate for a solution, Doyle consulted with her physician as well as an orthopedic specialist who recommended surgery. She was seeking an alternative to surgery when the East Texas Triathletes group referred her to a chiropractor. "I first went to Dr. David Flynn for my knees because I wanted to keep doing triathlons," Doyle said. Dr. Flynn owns East Texas Doctors of Chiropractic on Old Jacksonville Highway in Tyler. His clinic specializes in treating the whole body through chiropractic manipulation, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, kinesio-taping and rehabilitative exercise. Flynn also specializes in nutrtion with over 300 hours of post doctoral training in clinical nutrition from the American Clinical Board of Nutrition. He takes a holistic approach to help patients. First, Flynn addressed and treated Doyle's knee injury. Then he recommended various nutrition tests to measure the status of nutrients and look for possible deficiencies, as vitamin and nutrient deficiencies can be linked with ailments such as Doyle's. In “The Annals of Rheumatic Diseases,” (1994) the journal concluded that “low antioxidants in blood (Vitamins E and C, Selenium) are a risk factor for arthritis pain.” Similarly, the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” found arthritis patients to be deficient in Vitamin C and stated that supplementation has been shown to reduce arthritis pain. After the first round of testing, Doyle discovered she was deficient in B6, antioxidants and copper – all essentials for rebuilding muscles. “According to the 'New England Journal of Medicine' (2011), Vitamin B12 deficiency causes anemia and neurologic disease (numbness and tingling),” Flynn said. “Current Vitamin B12 tests may not be very accurate so different testing is needed, which is what we did for Mrs. Doyle.” A lipid panel also revealed that her C-reactive protein (which rises with inflammation) was "off the charts," and her homocysteine levels were borderline dangerous – a condition her family practitioner may have overlooked as testing is not routine for annual physicals. “In 2011, Clinical Cardiology stated that, 'Studies have shown that micronutrient deficiency has some role in the progression of chronic heart failure (CHF).' This study looked at CoQ10 and found it to have a beneficial effect on physical performance in people with CHF,” Flynn explained. Other than high blood pressure, all her other annual blood work results were normal. To treat Doyle's nutrient deficiencies Flynn prescribed a multivitamin, Omega-3 and Vitamin E supplements. He also advised dietary changes for her overall health. After following Flynn's advice for a year, they ran the same test again and all Doyle's results were normal. Now, Doyle experiences less pain and her quality of life has dramatically improved. “When he did fix the knee ... it had to improve my quality of life. Whether it was the fact that I did and still do

all the exercise [therapy] or the combination of the exercise and getting all the vitamins and minerals all straightened out, all you can assume is you put the right stuff in, you get the right stuff out.” "I see people for acute pain and we can treat that easily, but it's their quality of life I'm focused on," Flynn said. "Americans are living longer but we're seeing more degenerative diseases. We are seeing arthritis earlier in life. These diseases can make [the body] age faster in time. What we [do] know is a lot of inflammation in the system can also present later as a heart disease or Alzheimer's risk. Definitely go to your regular medical doctor to rule out serious illness; but if you still feel bad, come to me and let me see what's beneath the surface."

"EVERYONE HAS BEEN SICK THIS PAST YEAR WITH THE FLU, BUT I HAVEN'T BEEN SICK IN THE LAST TWO YEARS" In one of her initial six-month check ups, Doyle's primary care physician recommended she take an aspirin or a statin to treat her high C-reactive protein. Instead, she disregarded that advice and stuck with Flynn's plan. For her most recent check-up, her PCP had different advice again. "The last time I saw my doctor, he told me to keep doing whatever I'm doing because it's working and don’t come back for a year," she said. "I have more energy and [I] do recover faster, and I have a lot more endurance than I did before. I'm a lot healthier now than I was 20 years ago." During Flynn's initial consultations he reviews patients' medical histories to identify areas of risk. An exam, blood tests and treatments can be administered if needed and insurance may partially cover the blood tests. Flynn says the treatment plans he prescribes patients are based on medical research and can have a substantial impact on a patient's quality of life.

"A lot of people live for the here and now," he says. "They don't know what's inside that could cause problems later in life. I want to take a look at the whole person and see if we can slow some of these things down so they can enjoy life now, and in the future." Doyle still takes the supplements Flynn prescribed and plans to continue annual nutritional testing to stay in peak physical condition. She averages two to three triathlons and up to two bike tours a year. For training, Doyle tackles a regimen that includes up to 130 miles on the bike, 12 miles running and a couple of 1 mile swims per week. In her competitions, Doyle reports many fellow triathletes are quick to take various supplements after reading about their benefits, and have no idea of their effects on the body or potential interactions. Since the nutritional information labels and bottles can be incredibly confusing; she encourages them to start with tests like the ones she was given by Flynn. Other than her non-strict diet, including a love for hamburgers, Doyle says she stays faithful to the regimen Flynn originally prescribed including a daily vitamin, Vitamin E and an Omega-3 supplement. The proof, she says, is obvious in her improved quality of life. "Everyone has been sick this past year with the flu, but I haven't been sick in the last two years," she said. "I don't know if it's the vitamins or the working out – or – both, but something is different." She advises anyone with health concerns to get the tests Flynn offers. It may seem strange going to see a chiropractor for nutrition advice, and Doyle says she understands the hesitance. That said, she explains most chiropractors take a holistic approach to health that includes nutrition, especially Flynn. "You can't just look at someone and see what's going on inside. You can't just look at someone and say, 'Oh, she has high cholesterol,'" Doyle explained. "If you've been going to your primary care physician and they tell you everything looks good but you're still tired or have other concerns – go see someone who can look at the whole picture. It may help and it may not, but it can't hurt." by Laura Jett Krantz

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Learning Disabilities And Vision

There is some confusion involving the role of eyes or vision in learning disabilities. For instance, dyslexia is not seeing words backward; which has been a societal myth for generations. A learning disability (LD) is a disorder of understanding or using spoken or written language. Most of those afflicted with LD are of normal or even higher than average intelligence. Problems with reading, writing, listening, speaking or even solving math problems can be attributed to LD. Seven to 15 percent of the general population has some form of LD with dyslexia being the most common. The causes of LD are often inherited, with some recent evidence showing that genetic defects can alter the normal processing pathways in the brain. Other causes are related to low birth weight, central nervous infections or brain insults. The signs of a LD might include poor handwriting and difficulty or disliking reading. Many population-based studies have found no difference in vision between children with LD and those without. There is also no known link between children with poor vision, abnormal eye alignment, shaking eyes or difficulty focusing and LD. Certainly, passing a vision screening exam or even a comprehensive eye exam would be helpful in confirming that visual pathways are normal, but eyes and vision are not likely the cause of difficulty reading or learning. The treatment of LD involves educators, psychologists, reading specialists and diagnosticians. Evidence-based medicine does not support the use of vision training, eye exercises, special glasses or devices to treat LD. The best results come when a child with a LD is diagnosed and begins treatment before the second grade. Beware of unreliable information, especially on the Internet. Reliable sources include the National Center for Learning Disabilities (www.ncld.org) or the International Dyslexia Society (www. interdys.org). If you would like to schedule an eye exam for yourself or your family, call Heaton Eye Associates.

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Youʼve heard the saying “the family that plays together stays together” (well, depending on how competitive some members of your family are)! Fun, healthy competition is a good thing. With summer upon us, this is a perfect time of year to make it a point to stay active with your family. More often than not, the kiddos wonʼt even think of it as exercise! At XTC Fitness & Sports, our largest focus is getting the entire family to incorporate exercise and healthy activity into their daily lives. Itʼs definitely a grass-roots concept in which parents need to set the example for their children.

Pickleball

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Itʼs played on a court with the same dimensions as a badminton court and a net similar to tennis, but mounted lower. The game is played with a hard paddle and a smaller version of a Wiffle ball made of polymer.

Ga-ga

Ga-ga is a variant of dodgeball. The game combines dodging, striking, running and jumping with the object of hitting opponents with a ball below the knee while avoiding being hit. Ga-ga is played in a large octagon or hexagon called the “Ga-ga pit.” It can be used by groups of individual players, teams or in one-on-one matches.

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The Monaghans are the perfect model of a family that finds fun ways to exercise together. Robert, Tiffany, Mia and Jackson stay active on a daily basis by going to XTC Fitness & Sports for a workout, playing tennis, paddle boarding and kayaking on the lake. Their daily activities include throwing a football and playing fetch with their dogs. Theyʼve also added a couple of unique activities played in their own backyard: “Pickleball” and “Ga-ga.” There are so many easy ways to stay active with your family. Next time your son or daughter asks you to “come out and play,” be sure to get out there and play! by Honor Cruz


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Why Chez Bazan Is The Icing On The Cake

At the time, many doubted she had what it took to pick up where her father left off, but she saw that sentiment as a

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hez Bazan is many things – a place to meet friends, a place to grab a bite for lunch, a place to enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry. That said, cake designer Claudia Bazan Hill wants everyone to know that above all, Chez Bazan is a bakery. Claudia sees that distinction as a homage to a father she says died far too young. “My dad was a baker,” she says. “He was an executive pastry chef and [acquired] many, many accolades. When he died, we found medals in a drawer. He didn’t have patches all over his jacket. He wasn’t like that. His passion was in what he did.” Richard Bazan was the head of the family business, which opened the doors to their current location at 5930 Old Bullard Road, Tyler in 1992. Before that, the family rented a spot on Troup Highway in the Highland Village Shopping Center after outgrowing a previous location. Claudia says the business just kept growing with her dad’s singular focus as the driving force.


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some things remain the same, Claudia explained the cake world has changed in the last few years, due in part to TV shows that highlight the construction aspect of building cakes.

After his death at 44 years of age, she was the youngest employee but the one tasked with running the family business. At the time, many doubted she had what it took to pick up where her father left off, but she saw that sentiment as a challenge. Claudia knew she was the one, with the help of her mother and brother, to continue the family business and make it a success through hard work and an even tougher work ethic. “I went from never having decorated a cake (and watching my daddy do it since I was a kid), to designing wedding cakes,” she said. “It was the bakery part I had to learn. I told my little brother who was 19 at the time, ‘We learn everything. We don’t go anywhere or do anything until we learn everything.’” This often meant washing dishes and doing other menial tasks to ensure the business continued to run smoothly. The very first lesson and possibly the hardest one, she recalled, was taking over the management of 10 employees. Claudia says her father probably did not intend for her to take over the business because he always pushed her to go to school and do something “bigger.” But she had ideas of her own, and Claudia has been in charge of running the bakery for the last 14 years. In a decade and a half, everything has changed. Claudia is now the oldest employee and Chez Bazan has an incredibly loyal customer base that continues to grow. On any given day, the bakery is loud and bustling with activity. “They come here because they feel like they have someone who cares about them,” she says of her customers. “They very much feel at home because it’s like their second home. Some come two or three times a day. That’s just the way it is here.” The bakery could never boast this kind of customer loyalty if there wasn’t something substantial behind it. The shop logs more than 225 delivered wedding cakes per year. It is also not unusual for out-oftowners to stop by or order their wedding cakes for delivery to other parts of Texas or Louisiana. Many former Tylerites that love Chez Bazan remain loyal to their hometown bakery, as well. “I still like to think we’re a small, family bakery – and we still are. But we run into people in other cities who’ve been to our bakery and share that experience with us,” she says. “It is very humbling.” Claudia explained it all goes back to remembering what’s truly important. Chez Bazan means “The House of Bazan” which is the

family name and something they take very seriously. “At the end of the day, our name is on the building. We want our customers to feel like they just left the house of the Bazan’s,” she said. “And I haven’t done it all alone. It was with the help of my brother, sister and husband; and with lots of prayers from my mother.” While Claudia continues to run the business with the same drive and passion her father handed down to her, she strives to find the work and life balance she said her father didn't get to enjoy. “I’ve realized that life is precious: that if I didn’t slow down, I was going to join him a few years later. I needed to enjoy my family. I am very much a soccer mom and take the kids wherever they need to go,” she said, “I [want] to spend time with my family.” Although he has been gone for so long that some of Chez Bazan’s newest devotees may not even know his name, Richard’s legacy lives on in the family business. “Even though I’ve come up with some wonderful cakes in my time here, I still can’t beat my dad’s Italian cream ... still can’t compete with it,” she says. “It’s still the No. 1 seller, and people drive from out-of-town for that cake.” While some things remain the same, Claudia explained the cake world has changed in the last few years due in part to TV shows that highlight the construction aspect of building cakes. As a result, Chez Bazan bakers often have to construct bases, use saws and other tools to build extravagant creations to meet a customer’s vision. Claudia says it’s thrilling to be presented with a challenge someone has seen on a TV show, and then use her creativity to get the job done. Almost three decades since her father started the business, the Bazan family continues their focus to bring quality baked goods to the people of East Texas. Chez Bazan’s specialties include beautiful cakes, cream pies, French pastries, homemade breads and extravagant wedding cakes. Claudia said it’s not uncommon for a bride to love her wedding cake and come back for anniversary cakes, baby shower cakes and birthday cakes. It’s a lifelong relationship and all part of being a family. “A lot of people see a chef on the wall and think it’s a cute picture of a chef, but that was our father who founded this business,” Claudia said. “This was his dream. His dream lives on because we’re still here.” by Laura Jett Krantz


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YAMATO

JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine Steak-Seafood-Sushi Boats-Bento Boxes-Udon Soup Two Private rooms available Live DJ every Friday and drink specials from 9 p.m. until midnight Karaoke Every Saturday 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Happy Hour: Monday-Thursday 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close Kids eat free on Sunday

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RUSTY TACO

TACOS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY! We are here for all of your Taco needs! Whether you are craving mouthwatering brisket tacos or looking for a breakfast taco to start your day, we have it all! Rusty Taco offers a simple menu of tasty and authentic tacos prepared fresh every day, using many of the cooking techniques found in Mexican kitchens. The food is served quickly in a unique and fun atmosphere. Also, remember us for all of your catering needs! Locally owned and operated!

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CHICK-FIL-A EAT MORE CHICKEN

We are excited to announce our Salads Menu will be changing. We have improved our salads and the new ones will be a Grilled Market Salad, Cobb Salad, Asian Salad. Stop in and try the wonderful new items we have. The Cows will be happy you did! We support healthy appetites!

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MODERN ITALIAN CUISINE Craving a taste of Northern Italy? Then Zaza’s is the place for you to satisfy your appetite with a modern twist on fine Italian cuisine. The extensive Northern Italian menu includes steaks, roasted chicken, stuffed quail, salads, a large variety of pastas and freshly made handtossed pizza. Having more than 5,000 square feet, Zaza’s provides both a small and a large private room for all kinds of parties and gettogethers. With quality food and great service, Zaza’s is sure to make you an offer you shouldn’t refuse!

The Ridge Shopping Center 6899 Oak Hills Boulevard • Tyler, TX 75703 903.617.6050

BREAKERS

A SEAFOOD JOINT

Are you looking for something fresh for lunch? Swing by Breakers for an amazing collection of fresh salads; sandwiches; soups; and, of course, our great fish entrees! Also, don’t forget to grab a fresh juice while you’re here. Cucumber apple or orange carrot, your choice! You’ll be glad you decided on Breakers for lunch.

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DINING GUIDE

CHEZ BAZAN

FRENCH BAKERY & CAFÉ This second generation, family-owned/operated bakery is much more than a great place to share a simply delicious pastry and gourmet coffee. Chez Bazan offers stellar catering services and truly innovative cake and pastry design to accompany their unparalleled bakery and café. Let Chez Bazan satisfy your sweet tooth with signature pies, cookies and homemade breads. Don’t forget to stop in for one of our wonderful, healthy lunch options! Remember to “like” us on Facebook! Photography by Casey Jay Benson

5930 Old Bullard Rd • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.561.9644 • chezbazan.com Café Hours: 11a.m. – 2p.m. M-S Bakery Hours: 7a.m. – 6p.m. M-F, 8a.m. – 4p.m. Sat., Closed Sundays

MERCADO’S

AUTHENTIC TEX-MEX CUISINE

Mercado’s has been serving up some of East Texas' best Tex-Mex for more than 30 years. Come on in and try one of our 25 new items featuring Taco Al Pastor and handmade Gorditas! With all this variety you are certain to find a dish that satisfies. Mercado’s is also equipped with a full bar, so ice cold beer or your favorite cocktail is always on hand. Oh! And, don’t forget about our fresh, made-by-hand tortillas or free chocolate and vanilla soft serve. Bring the family, bring your friends and join us for some great atmosphere and authentic Tex-Mex cuisine.

2214 W Southwest Loop 323 • Tyler, TX 903.534.1754 www.posados.com

LAGO DEL PINO TEXAS FOOD, TEXAS FUN

Come for the Texas cuisine, spirits & live music… stay for a uniquely Southern good time. Come to Lago del Pino to experience Tyler’s oasis in the countryside. In a relaxed, yet refined, atmosphere, you’ll enjoy spectacular private lake views, the Bellagio-style fountain show, and eclectic live music. At Lago del Pino, the Smoked Jalapeno � Meatloaf, the Chili-Lime Chicken, or the Burger Texicain marry perfectly on a menu that also includes Smoked-Paprika Seared Ahi Tuna, the 18 Ounce “Brooks Cut” Ribeye, and Prime Rib Enchiladas. Wed. & Thurs. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sun. 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays lagodelpino.com 14706 CR 1134 Tyler, TX 75709 • 903.561.LAGO


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No. 45


HAUTE DOGS

T From innovative concoctions to old standbys, The Stand is both a throwback and a step forward all at once.

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here was a time when haute cuisine was reserved for the lifestyles of the rich and famous, and hot dogs were the province of backyard barbecues alone. Two separate food groups, seemingly never to converge at a place where the average person could enjoy both types of dining simultaneously. Fortunately we are now living in the golden age of American food. From cross-country transport to the emergence of an extreme “buy local” movement, there is wonderful food to be found around almost every corner. You have Michelen-starred chefs undertaking passion projects like designer burger joints. There are also chefs who skipped the classical training but continue to create food at the highest level across the country in inventive and imaginative ways. There are cooks and cuisine of every level imaginable, including right here in our own backyard. Of course the appeal comes from the food, but the personal approach and friendly attitude that seem to accompany this sort of “crossover cooking” is what keeps people coming back. That convergence of food classes, style of food and cooking is making its way around the map. You can find all types of food, whether it is pizza with specialty meats, macaroni with artisan cheese or hand-crafted cocktails. Yet this is summer, one food stands above the rest as a classic summer snack being reinvigorated with new-school style: the hot dog. A longtime staple of backyard barbecues and camping trips,

hot dogs are the quintessential leisure activity food – perfect for the long days and getaways of summer. And now, thanks to people like owner Stephan du Toit of The Stand in Gresham, people are are being treated to unique interpretations of this American original. From innovative concoctions to old standbys, The Stand is both a throwback and a step forward all at once. Du Toit got his start in the restaurant business in an unlikely place, but one that fits perfectly into the narrative of the reinvention of traditional food: at the sausage stand in front of Lowe’s in Tyler. Though he’d never been in the food business before, du Toit still understood the concepts of service, hard work and connecting with people. As he said, “I knew that if you had a good product and good service that you could really grow any kind of business, especially through your clientele.” As you might expect, The Stand has a lot of regulars. It’s food that appeals to 5-year-olds, and the 5-year-old in every adult. It’s familiar, yes, but done in a way that pushes the envelope a little bit from time to time. It’s a smart take because people enjoy the familiar – but they always want to push it forward. Not many foods are more familiar than the hot dog, so there is an understandable desire to take it to the next level. Just look at Sonic, who’s offering various regional takes on their classic coney. Whether they know it or not, people are clamoring for this type of dining experience. “I knew that there were not many places like [this] B S CE N E M AG.COM


With the wide array of ingredients there are hundreds of possible combinations, both classic and specialized, to build your perfect hot dog. “I knew that there were not many places like [this] in Tyler,” said du Toit. “I knew how well [this type of food] did at Lowe’s. People would drive from all over town; some even had my number in their phones and would call-in orders … I knew there was a business there, that there was a great opportunity. I did this, and I wanted to keep it simple: no crazy stuff. I just wanted to stick with a simple menu and do it well ... but once in a while we’ll try out some new things ...” “New things” might be an understatement. At The Stand you can find Frito Pie Dogs, Mac and Cheese Dogs and they’ve got a BLT Dog coming soon. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. People want choices and innovation executed with a high level of service. They want their hot dogs fixed right, in a way they may never have seen before.

With the wide array of ingredients there are hundreds of possible combinations, both classic and specialized, to build your perfect hot dog. The menu is set up in a sort of stacked format so that customers can create their own innovative and customized versions of the hot dog. You want a black pepper sausage with grilled sauerkraut, Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q sauce and a little bit of cheese? You can have it! It’s summer food, done in the most fun way possible. It’s a classic dish, reinvented each time you try something new or different. It’s creations like this that are building a bridge between foodseeking crowds. You’ve got the older generation coming in looking for a taste of from the past: a bottle Coke and a hot dog on a hot summer day. But you might also see a group of younger people posted on one of the porch tables trying something totally unexpected, covered in grilled sauerkraut. B SCENEMAG. CO M

“[The Stand] is a hot dog joint. That’s what we do: hot dogs. If people don’t like it, get out,” du Toit joked. “We don’t do french fries, we do bags of chips ... We make our own great mac and cheese (they sell out almost every day). We do homemade coleslaw and [make] our chili from scratch. We have Mexican Coke and other soft drinks in the bottle. We have handmade sausage from a place in Ponder, Texas. They do our hot links, the spicy boudin, jalapeño-cheese sausages, black pepper sausage, andouille and bratwurst. We even have a cheeseburger sausage on the menu. Our hotdogs are all-beef, Nathan’s franks. We have banana peppers and all kinds of other toppings – and we load it up for you.”

“I knew that if you had a good product and good service that you could really grow any kind of business ...” People have been coming in droves, and with good reason. The food is new, different and familiar all at once. Patrons can find something they will be comforted by, but have the chance to expand their food experience as far as they’d like to take it. The summer is a time to try new things, to take a break and have an adventure. (For some fun ideas, check out this issue’s cover story! ) Why not do the same with your food? Whether it’s creating something at home or sampling some of the inviting inventions at The Stand, this summer be like your grill and get fired up for some haute dogs! by William Knous wknous@bscenemag.comm J U LY 2 0 13

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MOTORCYCLES LINED THE PARKING LOT

RICKY SEWELL, JANA FERGUSON, KEITH CUMMINGS, RACHEL SMITH

A BEVY OF BANDS HIT THE STAGE TO HELP CELEBRATE THE OPENING

STEVE HALBERT, SONYA YORK

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GRAND OPENING TYLER / IRON HORSE SALOON 5.11.13

VICKI JENKINS, KATHY GEDDIE, SHAWNA BENNETT

KELLY MCPHERSON, SONYA YORK

DEBRA & JOHN BRIGGS

GARY DUNCAN, RAPHE SANCHEZ, ROB CHAPIN, LYNETTE SANCHEZ

ALESHA WILLIAMS, BETH POWELL

BILLIE & MIKE CARPENTER, GINGER & FRED HABERLE

KATY DAVIS, CAROLYN DAVIS, CARISSA FISHER

SHANNON & CHRIS GLENNEY

ASHLEY MCCAIN, LINDSEY HARRISON, BLYTHE MCCAIN

CLAIRE COZAD, MELINDA PRINCE

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MELISSA PEVETO, BROOKE SWANN

DENISE BARDSLEY, TAYLOR DENSON, CHALEASE & MATT DENSON

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MISTLETOE & MAGIC CRAWFISH BOIL PALESTINE / BROWN'S LANDING 5.19.13


CHALLENGES

Summer cooking is challenging. You want meals that are delicious, filling and creative, but not if it means heating up the whole kitchen or spending hours at the stove. Add some pop, but not much work, to hot-weather meal planning with these five fave summer ingredients: Edamame: Traditionally served boiled and lightly salted, these green soybeans are super-versatile. Add them to salads or rice pilaf; mix with sweet corn kernels and red bell peppers for a fresh take on succotash; or blend with tahini, lemon juice, garlic and olive oil to make edamame “hummus.” Quinoa: High in protein and fiber, quinoa is a healthy alternative to potatoes, rice or pasta. Serve warm with black beans and salsa for a vegan entrée, or create an alternative to pasta salad with your favorite veggies and vinaigrette. Shrimp: No protein cooks faster; a couple minutes on the grill or the stove, and it’s dinner. Skip fancy prep: Sauté in olive oil, dress with lemon and fresh herbs, and serve over quick-cooking orzo pasta. Greek yogurt: Yes, it’s trendy to substitute thick, creamy Greek yogurt for regular, but don’t stop with fruity varieties. Non-fat plain Greek yogurt works wonders in recipes instead of heavy, fat-laden sour cream. Mix with fresh dill, Dijon mustard and a splash each of lemon juice and honey for a creamy salad dressing or dip, or to dress grilled fish or chicken. Beets: Often considered a “winter” veggie, beets are young, tender and milder in summer. Roast in the oven, then toss with sliced tomatoes, carrots or roasted potatoes in a Greek yogurt dressing with mint or dill. Or, grate raw beets to make a refreshing, crunchy slaw.

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SUMMER COOKING

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THE WOMEN'S FUND SUMMER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION TYLER / LAGO DEL PINO 6.19.13

An open art studio that offers canvas painting, clay sculpting, glass fusing and paint your own pottery. Do you want a fun place to have a party? Corporate, Family, Friends or Team Bonding?

SHERYL PALMER, HELEN ISRAEL, ANNETTE FINDLEY

DEBBIE ZEA, ZOE LAWHORN, NORA REYES

Walk-ins welcome.

MARILYN ABEGGLASS, ANNA MALON

TICKIE WEST-BRAND, NANCY COOPER

M-F 10-7 and Sat. 10-2; Private parties with a minimum of 8 www.facebook.com/LongviewCreateArt www.CreateArtLongviewTX.com 4315 Gilmer Road, Longview, TX 903-212-5252

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DAWN FRANKS, SHANNON DACUS, LEIGH HUNT

ERIN EMERY, STEPHANIE HOLT

JENNY SLOAN, PAM DAVIS

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CAROL LANGSTON, INEZ DENSON

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THE MAN AND THE LADIES OF THE LINDALE CHAMBER

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alk about being in “hog heaven!” The “Man” and his runnin’ buddy, Rick Lambert, felt we had died and landed in paradise on a hot summer night in Lindale, Texas. Yes sir, or better said, yes ma’am! We found ourselves in the company of nine beautiful women. It all happened at the Miranda Lambert’s Store and Red 55 Winery in downtown Lindale. You guessed it, the Grammy Award winner Miranda Lambert is the daughter of Rick and his beautiful wife, Beverly. The store is home to Miranda’s memorabilia for sale online and onsite, as well as her seven Texasgrown and Texas-produced wines. There’s something for everyone’s tastes: White Liar Chardonnay, Kerosene Semi-Dry White Table Wine, Electric Pink Blush, Belle Sweet Red Table Wine, Red 55 Cabernet Sauvignon, Crazy ExGirlfriend Sweet White Table Wine and County Road 233 Merlot. There’s a country song or two in all this. The ladies began meandering in about 5 p.m. and made their way upstairs to the Mezzanine Balcony where the table was set and ready. Shelbie Glover, Executive Director of the Lindale Chamber and arguably “the face of Lindale,” had the room elegantly arranged with every detail in check. In her typical style, the entire event was flawless in every way. The tablescape was the artistic design of Jenn Darr, owner of the 66-year-old Lindale Floral Shop. She carefully placed a stunning array of David Houston roses, peonies, hydrangeas, cymbidium orchids and artichokes accented with mercury glass and twinkling votive candles along a classic runner the length of the exquisitely set table. This lady has the “magic touch” when it comes to making every event, regardless of size, breathtaking and picturesque. Our palates were pleased by a procession of sumptuous appetizers with portions perfect for our “Queens of the Lindale Chamber.” The Fatt Apple Catering, owned by Darla Sanders of Lindale, did it up proud. She prepared a feast of Italian flatbreads, jalapeño-cheddar potatoes served in champagne glasses, vegetables and fruit with dip and cheesecake bites. Wow! Of course, Rick and the “Man” were along for the ride and loved it. Darla’s Fatt Apple is a full-service provider serving all of East Texas. With 54 employees, there is no event too large or too small for them to plan and execute with precision. B SCENEMAG. CO M

We kicked off the party with a round of toasts with Miranda’s Red 55 wines. Rick and Beverly Lambert provided the wine, and Rick kept it a comin’ throughout the evening. He knows how to keep the wine glasses full and the party alive and laughin’. Now, the “Man” has learned through the years that smart women enjoy a party as much as the guys, but they never forget the business at hand. While we all had more fun than ought to be legal, these were the ladies of the Lindale Chamber! All of ‘em are either Chamber board members, officers or staff and are dedicated to taking an active part of making Lindale better. With the leadership of Judy Crews, President of the Lindale Chamber, these folks brainstormed and workshopped every civic issue imaginable. From the city’s initiative of improving downtown, to economic development, to tourism and bringing in new events; the conversations were all about the good of Lindale – the city they love. It just goes to show ya that an assemblage of good people can have a whale of a good time centered around a high and worthy purpose, doesn’t it? Well, as you might guess, the same ladies of the Lindale Chamber who pulled the party together had a timeline on which it should end, and that it did. Rick and the “Man” were the last to go. No surprise there, right? So, if you’re out and about, look for us, we’ll be about Lindale! by Dr. Aubrey Sharpe

OUR PALATES WERE PLEASED BY A PROCESSION OF SUMPTUOUS APPETIZERS WITH PORTIONS PERFECT FOR OUR “QUEENS OF THE LINDALE CHAMBER."

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LAUREN BRASHEAR, SIERA JOHNSON, KAITLYN ANDERSON

RODNEY ROTH, LANE PAULY, JULIA PICCO, SHANNON HENDRIX, DARRYL FREWIN

BRAD BROOKSHIRE, VAUGHN DICKISON

BOB GREER, LLOYD HARE

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BROOKSHIRE’S BENEFIT GOLF TOURNAMENT TYLER / THE CASCADES 4.29.13

PATRICK BRAZEAL, BOBBY SMITH

ROY GREER, JIMMY TAYLOR

KEVIN ALBRITTON, RANDY KEMNITZ, KURT MULLER, LARRY VORPAHL

EMILY EEDS, ALEXA CROSBY

LYNDA ANDERSON, CLAIRE LAMAR

CATHRYN DUNCAN, STEPHAN PYLES, CATHY SHIPP

CHRISTINE GARDNER, SIMON WEBSTER

ANGELA & JOHN ABLER

LAUREN & JAMES MCKIM

DIANE & FRED BUNKER

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KIM & KYLE BENSON

DAWN ALLEN, KAREN REED, TOMI ELLIS, AUDREY ELLIS, JENNIFER WATKINS

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CELEBRITY CHEF CELEBRATION TYLER / TYLER WOMAN’S BUILDING 5.11.13


FOR HER & FOR HIM

STYLE

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THE HU ES

SUMM OF pg 5 ER 4

FRENCH CONNECTION BLOUSE, L.A. MADE CAMI, HUDSON JEAN SHORTS, TOWNE & REESE BEADED TEARDROP EARRINGS, TOWNE & REESE CHEVRON BANGLE BRACELETS, TOWNE & REESE GEODE PENDANT NECKLACE, SPINOUT; SAM EDELMAN “SASHA” WEDGES AT BRIDGETTE'S SHOE COLLECTION.

STYLE FILE 54 • SUN, SAND, SHADES 60 • GADGET FASHION 62 • THE MUST LIST 65 •


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TROPICAL

PUNCH

Elan Maxi, Crystal Spur; Daisy's Swimwear bikini, turquoise necklace, silver ring, Apricot Lane; Metalsmisths Sterling large hoops and cuff bracelet, Rick Murphey the Jeweler.


Love In cover-up, Beach Joy bikini, stone fashion necklace, Apricot Lane.

Ella Moss dress, OBI wrap belt, Bridgette's Exclusive Collection mother-of-pearl necklace & beaded mother-of-pearl earrings, Bridgette's.


STYLE FILE Models: Mandy & Jeremy Caruthers Photos: Noel Martin Hair & Makeup: Irene Jones & Morgan McGill/Beauty Bar Location: Hollytree Country Club Special Thanks: Jon Childers, Casey Keith Gran Sasso polo, Sol Angeles shorts, Eyebobs sunglasses, Harley's; Citizen EcoDrive Scuba Fin watch, Rick Murphey the Jeweler.


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Velvetmen tee,Ted Baker swim trunks, Eyebobs sunglasses, Harley's; Seiko Automatic Sport watch, Rick Murphey the Jeweler.

Robert Graham shirt, J Brand jeans, Allan Payne driving loafers, Harley's; Citizen EcoDrive Perpetural Calendar watch, Rick Murphey the Jeweler.


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WILL CAGLE, FRED NICHOLS

JOHN BYERLY, RODNEY ROGERS, MATT MARTIN, JAMES TATE

SONYA YORK, PETE THOMPSON

STACIE & SCOTT JORDAN

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GRAND RE-OPENING TYLER / WAGER CADILLAC 5.16.13

SHERI & CARL SHINE

MICHELLE WILLIAMS, JAQUELINE CAVENDER

DEAN CAGLE, DON THEDFORD

LAURA PARSONS, MISTY BOOTHE, PAM BRADFORD, J.J. ANDERSON, LINDSEY LOPER, KRISTY DICKENS, MONICA DIKE

MARK WHATLEY, ROB GARRETT

CHAD CARGILE, MAYOR BARBARA BASS, JASON SOBEL

ANDY GUINN, DIANE THOMASON, DR. JOHN ENGLISH

LISA & MICHAEL LUJAN

ANNE PAYNE, BEVERLY ABELL

KYLE PENNEY, JOHN OWEN

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CORINNA RUIZ, BRENDA RUIZ

DEBBIE ROOSTH, SERENA BUTCHER, SUSAN GUTHRIE

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STATE OF THE CITY LUNCHEON TYLER / HARVEY HALL 5.22.13


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SHADES [LEFT TO RIGHT] 1 | BLACK SLIM SHADES/SILVER DETAIL, CRYSTAL SPUR, $10; 2 | WHITE OVERSIZE SHADES, APRICOT LANE, $12; B S CE N E$15. M AG.COM BS 3 CENE | AVIATORS WITH BLUE DETAIL, KATIE’S, $8; 4 | BROWN FADED LENS OVERSIZE SHADES, MORGAN ABBIGAIL,

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Morgan Abbigail 1505 Judson Rd. • Longview, TX • 903.234.9944

BOUTIQUE

OPEN MONDAY THRU

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2002 JUDSON ROAD, LONGVIEW TX, 75605 PH-903.234.0800 B SCENEMAG. CO M

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STYLE IQ

Polka-dot iphone wristlet/wallet $11, Crystal Spur; and Blu GENIUS bluetooth speaker and magnet $49, Cole & Co.

FASHION

runway–worthy iphone gear

Retractable earbuds/mic and attaching magnet by Triple C Designs $32, Cole & Co.

Power Mate Plus portable backup battery by Triple C Designs $37, and matching soft iphone cover $15, Cole & Co.

Lilly Pulitzer two-card hard iphone cover $30, Ellie Bee’s; Headphone jack stylus pen $10, Crystal Spur.

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100 N. Kilgore St. KILGORE, TX

903.218.5636

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Monogramming available 7266 Old Jacksonville Hwy S w a n n ’s P l a z a • Ty l e r, T X 7 5 7 0 3 903.526.2226 • shopspinout.com photo by: nmstudios

BACK TO COO OOL L At the New Balance® store, our Fit Specialists will help you find the footwear that gives kids a fresh start on the school year. And as extra credit, you’ll get a cool free gift!

Digital Eye Exams Available While supplies last, with purchase of any kids’ footwear style. ©2013 New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.

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All Doll’d Up is pleased to announce the addition of Mara Velazco as a manicurist to our team. Mara specializes in CND shellac and gel manicures, pedicures and artistic nail art. La Piazza Shopping Center Tyler 903.561.8724

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THEMUSTLIST

Shane Payne’s monthly guide to East Texas life...

Photo by Philip MacKenzie

July is a great month for summertime outdoor activities. It begins with the excitement of fireworks as we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day along with a variety of indoor events to help you escape the East Texas heat. I hope to see you at these events and wish you a safe and fun summer! Vintage WWI Biplane

MUST REFLECT

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE READING

(JULY 4) A reading of the Declaration of Independence will take place at the Dewberry Plantation in Bullard from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. This free event offers music and history prior to the reading. Afterward, there will be a tour of the plantation for those who wish to stay. An $8 donation is asked for the tour. More details at DewberryPlantation.com.

MUST FEEL THE THUNDER

THUNDER OVER CEDAR CREEK LAKE

(JULY 6) Thunder Over Cedar Creek Lake will be held on Saturday July 6, in Mabank. This air show is the fifth largest in the southwest and the only one over water! Take advantage of free viewing from boats, lake shores, local parks and private property. Limited VIP tickets available via a charitable donation of $50 to the Cedar Creek Veterans Foundation. For a list of all the aircraft and performers visit TOCCLairshow.com.

MUST CUT FOOTLOOSE "FOOTLOOSE"

(JULY 11- 28) This 1998 musical, based on the 1984 film, features music by Tom Snow with lyrics by Dean Pitchford and Kenny Loggins. Footloose explodes onto the Tyler Civic Theatre stage with classic '80s anthems including “Holding Out For A Hero,” “Almost Paradise,” “Let's Hear It For The Boy” and of course the title track “Footloose.” Dancing is not a crime, but missing Footloose would be! Check out all the details at TylerCivicTheatre.com.

MUST ART WALK ART WALK SHOW

(JULY 25) Downtown Longview hosts another dynamic event with its popular Art Walk show. This self-guided tour of the downtown businesses features art on display and for sale. Browse paintings, sculptures, jewelry, glass designs, demonstrations and more. A complete list of featured artists can be found at ArtWalkLongview.com.

MUST GET RECKLESS RECKLESS KELLY

(JULY 25) For 15 years Reckless Kelly has been doing things their way, bucking the mainstream system and playing by their own rules. Liberty Hall in Tyler brings you another exciting live music group that straddles the fence between country and rock as if they built it themselves. Their main objective: make each record better than the last. Their latest single, “Pennsylvania Avenue,” is no exception to this goal. Concert details are at LibertyTyler.com. by Shane Payne

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ARTISTRY & ARCHITECTURE / 4.27.13

Guests gathered at Eclectic Architecturals in Longview on April 27, to show support for the Longview Symphony through their annual silent auction fundraiser: Artistry & Architecture. Attendees enjoyed a lovely dinner by Johnny Caces; live music by Les Amis De L’ Accordeon; and, of course, an amazing selection of auction items.

MARY ANDREWS, CLEVELAND MCALLISTER

SUMA & DAVID JAYAKAR

DARBA & FRANK JACKSON

REITA KNIGHT, KAREN MAINES

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JULIA BARRON, CONNIE MODISETTE

TERRY & JEFF BOYD

JANNIECE MCGEE, MABLE STREETS

KERRY MARTIN, JOEY LINDSAY, JOE NEWSOM

MARY MURDOCH, BARBARA BAUCUM

ANUP BHANDARI, LISA MITCHELL

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AT HOME

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Get Cool With Hot Prints!

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ixing fabrics can be one of the most simple and cost effective ways to update the look of your home. Some people have a shoe fetish … well, I must confess I have a bit of a pillow fetish. Pillows can be switched out year round, creating a seasonal shift in your home. This summer, the trending patterns are fun and whimsical; some bold and all beautiful! A few of the hottest trending prints and patterns this summer are straight from the fashion runways. Consider the “fashion” of your home, and how to reflect the sunny days of this season into your living space with simple changes in fabric. Have fun with prints and patterns. And, most importantly, select styles that are most inspiring to you!

ECLECTIC: For The Wandering Soul

A personal favorite, trending fabrics are those that embrace the crafts of other cultures. Graphic shapes, bold colors, handdyed, hand-woven… these are fabrics that tell a story. After all, fabrics are just as much a piece of art as a painting on a wall. While traveling in Ghana, West Africa earlier this year, we met a fabric maker that uses one of the earliest forms of textile printing. She was “block printing” fabric using a homemade wooden stamp and wax to create a relief print with a local Ghanaian motif. The result was exquisite! At the market I found this African Kente cloth, which originated in the Ashanti region of South Ghana. Kente cloth, similar to other ethnic fabrics, is created with bold, geometric shapes and bright colors. Antique kilim is another hot commodity on the ethnic textile scene. Originated across Eastern Europe, kilim fabric can be used for rugs, floor pillows, upholstered furniture pieces and pillows. Try this: Layering eclectic rugs in a space can make it super cozy!

NATURAL: For The Birds

The timeless elegance of Chinese prints have graced the fashion spotlight for centuries. This summer, the sentiment is a simple icon of Oriental expression. For example, check out these pillows from different retailers. Consider adding a pillow with a simple iconic crane or a song bird on a wire. Try this: Check out different artists at Etsy.com for some adorable handmade and one of a kind pillows.


FLORAL:

For The Romantic At Heart Floral prints are not exclusively found on your favorite sundress this summer. Digitized and oversized prints of floral patterns are sprouting up everywhere in home textile design. From the pillows on your sofa, to kitchen linens and bedding; this trend is spreading like wildflowers! Textures have also been a hot topic in the home industry this year. Lace is still a front runner, and this summer you’ll find lots of knit pillows on the shelves. Adding texture in the fabrics around your home is a lovely way to add interest without overloading spaces with too much pattern or color.

DIP-DYED:

For The Free Spirit

Ombré is a French word meaning “to shade,” which literally means to create a shaded effect with gradual changes from dark to light. We’ve seen ombré fabrics on the runway, and we’ve seen ombré techniques in hair salons – so, of course we want ombré pillows too! This style is airy, lighthearted and perfect for the summer months. Some might say it looks like tie-dye. Try this: If you are in the mood for a new “DIY” project, try creating the ombré effect on an old white sheet.

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Geometric, high contrast throw pillows create a visual pop in a room. The latest trends have us all obsessed with arrows and tribal prints. Try this: If you have fabric scraps laying around, you can make your own “bunting” for decoration in a kid’s room, craft room, office or even for party decor.

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Patrons flocked to Dawn & Harry Leatherwood's Rio Neches Ranch for the annual Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala in Tyler on June 8, co-chaired by Amy Barber and Trudy Williams. The event, themed "Rigs To Riches," raises money and awareness for those battling cancer with all proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society. Eddie Deen and John Soules Food sponsored/ catered the affair and Taylor Heard greeted guests of the Barons’ Reception at the Pelle Legna Vineyards with her classic country sound. Gala goers also enjoyed casino games, plus live and silent auctions. Craig Morgan rocked the stage as this year's headliner playing his top radio hits as well as upcoming work from his brand new album. CA

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IN TOO DEEP

THE PERIPATETIC COFFIN AND OTHER STORIES BY ETHAN RUTHERFORD

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love me some Ethan Rutherford. I haven’t anticipated the publication of a book with as much impatience as “The Peripatetic Coffin” in a good, long while. The first story I read by Ethan Rutherford was “John, For Christmas” in “Ploughshares,” one of this country’s best literary magazines. The story ran 9,000 words. My thought, before reading the story: “Who does this guy think he is writing a 9,000 word story and then, like, publishing it?” Then I read the story, and now I’m a believer in it. A middle-aged couple whose marriage is rocky learns that their unstable son, John, will be driving through a snowstorm to visit them for Christmas. John’s arrival is not a welcome one; in fact it is as unsettling and looming as the blizzard. John’s last visit ended with a violent act. In the interim, John’s father, Thomas, has developed a romantic interest in Sarah, a young woman who rents a garage apartment. Meanwhile, Thomas must put down an alpaca named Zachary. Here’s the thing: the story is densely packed with "rhyming action" (to borrow Charles Baxter’s term). Paragraphs and motifs repeat in subtle ways, and Rutherford proves himself adept at his use of the objective correlative. What if you were a parent of a child you felt should be put down, and the owner of an alpaca you must put down but wish you mustn’t? These moral binds prevail throughout the collection. In the titular story, a group of Confederate soldiers volunteer to man one of the earliest submarines – a peripatetic coffin – despite knowing their campaign will end in destruction. "In August she arrived; in August she sank. In August she rose; in October she sank, only to be salvaged and mobilized again. Every day we board a contraption that has killed 13 men, including its inventor, on test runs alone. Every night we site the picket ships, set a course, and practice maneuvers. Our purpose is comically straightforward: steer undetected to the mouth of the harbor, sink the largest Union frigate we can ram, hope we are not destroyed in the explosion, and crank ourselves back to shore. To call us brave would imply that we’ve thought this through.”

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JUSTICE IS SERVED / 6.21.13

More than 300 guests attended CASA’s annual Justice is Served charity event on June 21, at the Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center in Tyler. Funds raised go to help train volunteers who advocate for the abused and neglected children of East Texas.

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"AND THERE YOU HAVE IT..."

IN GOD WE TRUST

H

e was standing behind me, in my office chair, arms around me, when he said something I will never forget. This little 9-year-old boy, almost out of third grade, my son, took my breath and made my eyes moisten in an unannounced split second, with no fanfare. It gave me one of those profound and unexplainable feelings that you only experience a few times in life. I had been working on a job for one of our clients in Lindale. This was that job – the one that you should have

I LAUGHED, BUT WAS BLOWN AWAY THAT PEOPLE WOULD DO SUCH A THING THAT HAVE NEVER MET ME, TALKED WITH ME OR RESEARCHED THE TRUTH. done yesterday, and not just because it is a customer, but because it has a bigger meaning than just completing the order. It had been a quite fun and meaningful job, as our company printed shirts for the Lindale community that said “In God We Trust.” There had been many moments during the week that were quite special. When the day-and-a-half job of taking orders through Facebook amounted to over 600 orders, I was blown away. When the gentleman who made the art files for the shirts returned them to me with a note that said “paid in full,” I was blown away – not only because he did the job in the first place (and for free), but also because he is an atheist and completed the order in 45 minutes. He also shared he was not happy that any atheist group would target kids or this type of historical program. I called our local Congressman Louie Gohmert, State Representatives Dan Flynn and Bryan Hughes, Judge Joel Baker and Jason Wright from Senator Ted Cruz’s office; and invited them to attend the community program that the children of Lindale were to perform. When every single one of them showed up, I was blown away. Then, when I visited with Pastor Tom Buck of First Baptist Church Lindale and saw his zeal to stand up for the children’s historical presentation of our forefathers and the words they spoke, and to pay for the facility for the children to present the program, I was blown away. When I called and asked Casey Camp with TCBY if we could use their empty office building next door to TCBY in Lindale to pass out the “In God We Trust” shirts, and if we could take his key for a few days, and he agreed; I was blown away. When I showed up to the performance and the authors/ writers of the program, “In God We Trust,” Chris and Diane Machen, had driven to Lindale to see the performance; I was blown away.

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When the entire Lindale Performing Arts Center (seats 1,300) and two overflow areas (seating 1,000) filled to capacity; then more people “tailgated” (estimated 300), while listening to the audio only from lawn chairs for a total of 2,600 people – I was really, really, really blown away! When I was invited to the stage to speak to this unbelievable crowd (despite being from the rival town of Van) and was cheered for our printing efforts and the testimony I shared, it was incredibly humbling. And again, I was totally blown away. When Lindale citizen Susan Moore and 80 children recited historical stories, shared speeches from our forefathers and told of the religious and spiritual influences that our country was founded upon; I didn’t think I could get any more blown away, but I was. As I drove home with my children, Alan and Taryn, we discussed what had happened and the meaning behind the week’s events. Pastor Buck called and jokingly congratulated me for having my name added to websites as someone that opposes atheists and the Freedom From Religion Foundation organization. I laughed, but was blown away that people would do such a thing that have never met me, talked with me or researched the truth. Yet, here I was in my office with my beautiful son Alan, arms holding me close, watching videos from the event and sharing a wonderful moment. Then, his words pierced my heart. I can hear them now, and I am blown away all over again: “I am so proud of you, Dad!”

IT HAD BEEN A QUITE FUN AND MEANINGFUL JOB, AS OUR COMPANY PRINTED SHIRTS FOR THE LINDALE COMMUNITY THAT SAID “IN GOD WE TRUST.” As I experienced Father’s Day a few days later, I thought of my son and my own dad – my other hero – Richard Geddie; who I am also very proud of. I couldn’t help but sing the chorus to one of my favorite George Strait songs: “Dad, this could be the best day of my life, I’ve been dreamin’ day and night ‘bout the fun we’ll have, It’s just me and you, doin’ what I’ve always wanted to, I’m the luckiest boy alive This is the best day of my life...” To my son: Thanks Alan, my precious boy, for giving me that moment in life with you, and thank for being my “Mini-Man” who is bringing me overwhelming joy. I am proud of you, and you are the best ever. "And there you have it..." tlc. by Terry L. Cox “TLC”

Terry Cox is married to Marcy, has three children, Alan, Taryn and “Coach” Landry. He is the owner of TLC Fundraising-Logoware-Printing. Terry speaks and consults all over the country, at schools, businesses, corporate events and conventions about leadership and life empowerment training. TLC provides fundraising program to groups, and is also a full service screen print, embroidery and printing company.

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FIRST-CLASS PASSENGERS, NO-CLASS STYLE WHEN STYLE TAKES A VACATION

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ummer time is officially here. I know June is probably the more accepted beginning of summer, but growing up I always felt like June was a little too close to regular, school-year routines and the responsibilities associated with that whole scene. I know I haven't been a student for awhile, but that feeling still hangs around. Plus, since my family is full of educators, we never really got to take vacations until July. And we all know that taking a vacation is probably the best part of summer. Some of us are beach bums, while others love to go hiking in the mountains. I have friends who will be taking flights to the other side of the world, and others making a short drive down to the coast. Vacations come in all shapes and sizes, but there is one constant that remains among all the traveling hordes of summer: people are dressed like they lost a bet to the colorblind owner of a resale store for 1980s backup dancers. These epic fashion failures do not seem to be determined by class or culture. It has nothing to do with how much money you have or the actual vacation destination. I've seen people look like human garbage in the first-class lounge of London's Heathrow Airport, just like I've seen them slumming it at the rundown gas station by the dirty beach. Regardless of venue, the array of bad fashion choices is nevertheless stunning. There are hats so large they make the wearer look like they're about to pick strawberries on the surface of the sun. Grown men put on Hawaiian shirts that could force Congress to repeal the annexation of our 50th state. The sunglasses seen across the crowds look like massive, tie-dyed space helmets. And, most egregiously of all, there are Crocs everywhere! I don't understand what the problem is. It's as if the moment someone leaves the city limits of their hometown their fashion IQ drops into the singledigit range. I have a few ideas on the matter, but it's probably just apologetics

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– there really is no excuse for a full-body, Pepto-pink jogging suit. I think the Susan G. Komen track team would probably turn those down. However, that doesn't stop the multitudes from donning them before they head out on a trip. Apparently, it wasn't always like this. I've heard grandparents tell stories of arriving at the airport dressed in double-breasted suits, boarding brand new airplanes that looked like shining silver falcons, getting ready to explore the glamorous unknown. Normally, I tend to be cynical when it comes to people wishing for the “good old days.” There is a better than average chance that those so-called “old days” weren't very “good” for a sizable segment of the population in a pretty significant way. But when it comes to travel, there was a sense of excitement and adventure that permeated each endeavor. People believed something great was just over the horizon, and if you were going to meet your fate, you'd better be shined and polished accordingly. It's such a shame, too, because when you travel, you get the chance to wear new clothes and embrace a new style. You can almost become a new person for the duration of your trip. How often do people from Texas get a chance to throw on a mink stole to go to dinner or sport true, cold-weather athletic gear if it were not for our trips to colder climates? Guys can throw on a Panama-style hat and unfasten an extra button at the top of their shirt on the way to lunch and look rakish. If you tried that move at the office, coworkers would think you'd downed a few mai tais at lunch. Women get to throw on full-length fur coats to go to dinner. Try that during an East Texas summer and within 10 minutes you'd look (and smell) like sweaty roadkill.

IT'S DISRESPECTFUL TO THE PEOPLE AROUND IF YOU DRESS LIKE AN EXTRA FROM “THE WALKING DEAD.” THINK ABOUT IT... Perhaps the argument for these outfits is that traveling is inconvenient; that it's simply much more comfortable to wear a terry cloth onesie than to dress like a grown human. Unfortunately, that defense doesn't hold up in the court of style. Of course these terrible outfits are comfortable! So are Snuggies, pajamas and your bed. But, you shouldn't go out in public wrapped up in your sheets and comforter either. It's disrespectful to the people around if you dress like an extra from “The Walking Dead.” Think about it... would you go to dinner somewhere dressed like that? I bet not. And the staff there is probably just wearing long-sleeve dress shirts. The staff of airlines wear full uniforms, with matching hats! If they can go to work in that environment for a 20 hour shift, then you can suffer through a three hour flight to Denver in something a bit more formal than your flannel pajama pants that say “Too Juicy” across the back. by William Knous, wknous@bscenemag.com

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