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March is springtime. What does that even mean anymore? Around East Texas, seasons are more of a suggestion though, right? A passing meteorological glance at conditions that we're told other parts of the world experience regularly and at the same times. Every year, no less! As I sit here typing this, it's over 80 degrees... in February. Tomorrow, it will probably be 37 degrees and snowing. (As a brief side note, I revisited this column a bit later to make sure I hadn't written anything too off-base … and of course it's 38 degrees outside.) Luckily, we're heading into March, which means we should get at least a week's worth of spring weather – probably spread out over about 30 days. But never fear, dear readers: BSCENE has got you covered with all the springtime goodness your heart can desire. Ignore the rain or the cold or the blistering heat – probably all happening in the same day – and enjoy what BSCENE has to offer. Come to think of it, this new monthly schedule is a lot like the seasons in East Texas. I thought things moved quickly when we were putting out six issues a year, bimonthly. I was sorely mistaken, sort of. Things did move quickly, but now we're going at breakneck speed. To be honest, I was a bit worried about having to “come up with” enough content to fill the pages of BSCENE every 30 days. My real mistake wasn't underestimating how quickly the press cycle would come and go – it was selling short everything that was happening

all around me and throughout East Texas. Our new, monthly format has allowed BSCENE to highlight even more of the amazing events taking place all across our area. There are the ones readers will find comforting and familiar, like the Heart Ball, benefiting the American Heart Association, or Longview Cattle Barons' Champagne and Chocolates. But with double the issues, we can also bring you photos from places like Mardi Gras in Jefferson or the Collin Street Bakery in Lindale. Then, there are the columns, features and backstories that fill every issue of BSCENE. We had a fantastic time putting this issue together for you. From health news, to this issues' special section: Best Places To Live and Real Estate Professionals, there's something for everyone. We've got inside info for burgeoning foodies and a look at the spring's hottest trends in fashion – and I don't think we've left a single reader out. And that's a great thing, because 2012 is moving by quickly. But don't worry guys, BSCENE will be here with you every step of the way, reminding you again and again just what it is that makes East Texas a great place for us all to call home.


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Students of Douglas Elementary School and the “TREES” Committee celebrated Arbor day on Jan. 27. “Sam Sapling” was on hand to teach students the best way to plant a tree and keep it healthy.

The lindale Chamber of Commerce welcomeD the design center with a plaque presentation on Jan. 27.

TRinity Mother FrancES hospitals and clinics welcomed patients to their new clinic on South broadway with a ribbon cutting Feb. 1.

EAST TEXAS BAPTIST UNIVERSITY celebrated it’s CENTENnIAL at Liberty Hall jan. 31. Dr. Dub Oliver spoke to past and future alumni, and the Liberty Hall Jazz ensemble provided the swinging tunes.

Fresh by Brooksire's was proudly awarded the “LEED” Certificattion on Feb. 1. Fresh has set the industry standard by being the first business in the area to receive this “greeN” building honor.

For the seventh time, Keep Tyler Beautiful has received the Keep America Beautiful President’s Circle Award for exemplary performance in 2011.

The 36th annual LEtourneau university car show was held at Maude Cobb activity complex on Sat. Feb 4. Participants were on location to proudly display their oneof-a-kind vehicles.

Goodwill Industries Celebrated the Grand RE-Opening of it’s downtown, Locust Street Store with a ribbon cutting on Feb 2.

UT Tyler and Discovery Science Place AnnounceD a Joint Initiative on Feb 6. The UT Tyler Ingenuity Center will design programs for DSP which focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


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susan robinson jewelry in tyler welcomed guests to a special, in-store trunk show for designer jude frances on feb. 10.

the nacogdoches chamber of commerce welcomed new members, liquormart, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on feb. 21.

Adventure cuts in tyler celebrated their opening and entrance into the chamber of commerce with a ribbon cutting in tyler on feb. 22.

Feliciano financial hosted an open house for their longterm care planning group, geriatric solutions, on feb. 16, at their offices in tyler.

austin bank was recently awarded “one of the best companies to work for Texas 2012,” by TEXAS MONTHLY, the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the Texas State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (TSC-SHRM) and Best Companies Group.

on feb. 5, the breeze 102.3 and Buffalo wild wings came together for their annual “big game” party to raise funds for the habitat for humanity of smith county with a silent auction of signed sports memorabilia from SCP authentic.

The tyler chamber of commerce welcomed new members, Dress me, to their ranks with a ribbon cutting ceremony on feb. 17.

On Feb. 2, The Lighthouse in Tyler hosted a job shadowing program for students who are blind or visually impaired.

RS&H – a facilities, infrastructure and aviation consultinG firm – officially joined the tyler chamber of commerce with a ribbon cutting ceremony on feb. 20.


The Real Hunger Games East Texas has a little secret. Well, it used to be a secret, anyway. These days there are far too many people in-the-know to carry that title any more. Pretty much everyone is in on it – even if they aren’t sure quite what “it” is. But have no fear, if you’re not informed, BSCENE is here to spill the beans... so to speak. Everyone knows that there have always been some well-worn venues to find a good brisket or maybe a decent plate of enchiladas, but as a whole, East Texas is moving past the basics. We’ve got a food culture, and a real one at that. It might shock you to hear it, but it’s most definitely true. You could point to a number of reasons for it. The progress of technology is a huge factor. Today, knowledge is advanced and spread at an ever-increasing rate due to the everyday gadgets to which we have access. Don’t believe me? Think back just a few years as to how you gathered valuable information, news and opinions. Then, simply glance down at your phone and think what it’s capable of

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doing in about 30 seconds. It’s mindboggling. Now, apply that concept to something as universally engrossing as food! “Word of mouth” no longer means two people sharing information in a face-to-face conversation – it means sharing it on your Facebook wall. When someone samples a new cocktail at a local night spot, all their friends can find out about it as it’s happening with nothing more than a few simple clicks. Just a few short years ago it would be hours before you were able to mention something to a few of your closest pals on the phone, days before your circle of friends would find out and weeks later that it made its way around town. Now, there is still condensation on the glass by the time 500 of your closest acquaintances can find out what it looks like for themselves in your Timeline. Are you a fan of Twitter? One

We’ve got a food culture, and a real one at thaT. It might shock you to hear it, but it’s most definitely true. of the first and most ingenious uses of the micro-blogging platform were food trucks on the West Coast. Burgeoning chefs and entrepreneurs would tweet the current and upcoming locations of their mobile restaurants to potential diners, creating a lunch rush at the spot of their choosing. Now, it’s commonplace to find daily specials, after-work happy hours and the catchof-the-day in seconds, from almost any restaurant you choose, through Twitter. The social networking service has been called “the global conversation,” and quite astutely. It is literally what people are talking about... and a lot of that chatter is about food! Aside from the interactive outlets like Facebook and Twitter, more traditional forms of mass media are on the food bandwagon, full-scale. There are literally BSCENEM AG.co m


thousands of blogs, shows, television channels, websites, podcasts and radio programs dedicated to the food of your choice, be it barbecue or veggie burgers. Food has created celebrities out of people like Anthony Bourdain and Paula Deen (and BSCENE friend Leigh Vickery!) It seems almost silly to say, but food is an incredibly large part of our collective consciousness. I mean, it always has been – but never have we been quite this aware of it. We’ve never quite appreciated it this much. And, what’s true of the biggest yuppie and his sweater vest in New York is true of the cowboy down the street in East Texas – we’re interested. We’re involved. And, above all... we’re hungry! East Texans are lucky – and probably a lot luckier than we realize. There are some great meals to be had here, folks, and some remarkably dedicated and talented people conceptualizing, preparing and serving them to us. Just like a rising tide lifts all boats, as the national interest has grown in good food, it’s become more BS CENEMAG. com

readily available here in East Texas. That’s not something to be taken lightly, either. There is some tremendous talent just down the street from you and me, working in stateof-the-art culinary centers and makeshift kitchens. From hole-in-the-wall taco stands to fine dining on par with anything you might find in the biggest cities in the world, we’ve got it... even if you might have to look for it a little bit (Butcher Boys is on North Street, by the way). There are top-notch chefs to visit, mind-blowing dishes to order and unique flavors to taste ... and all of it is closer than you think. There’s old school and new school. There are sandwiches and steaks, wine and whiskey. But, most importantly, there’s a passion among the people of East Texas for great food – and it’s only going to grow. Our cover model Nick Pencis is the owner and operator of Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q in Tyler. Like most people we talked to, Nick has been in the food business most of his life. “It’s kind of in my blood, man. I remember growing up, always being in the kitchen, watching what was going on, playing with lobsters,” he laughed. He’s held most every job in the business: server, bartender, manager, cook. After college, while touring with his band, Nick could never get the food business out of his system. At every gig across the country, he would pick up flyers and menus and write in a notebook he kept that detailed every bit of information gleaned from restaurants, bars

There IS some tremendous talent just down the street from you and me, working in state-of-the-art culinary centers and makeshift kitchens. and venues from all over. “Maybe one day this will be … something,” is how Pencis explained his reasoning for keeping the journal. After touring, Nick set his sights on the food business as his career and enrolled in business school to form the necessary base. “Then, the second week of the second semester into it, I got the call to come to Stanley’s.” He dropped out of college, took a major pay cut and, with the support of his soon-to-be wife, dove headfirst in the business of barbecue. Less than a year later – and after being fired once, if you must know the truth – Nick and his wife bought Stanley’s in May of 2006. Since then it’s been a wild ride, with the obligatory ups and downs. Perhaps one of the biggest ups was the second straight award Stanley’s recently received for the best ribs in Texas from Texas Monthly’s all-star barbecue competition – and they’ve only had two contests. “In Texas, there’s oil, football and barbecue,” said Pencis. “So for them to take their Top 50 BBQ Joints in the state and invite us all out for a cookoff, there was no way were going to say no to that.” Pencis thinks about those awards, and most everything else, standing over the pit at Stanley’s some nights. “When there’s no one else around, and I’m working on the fire, getting ready for the next day, I think: ‘this is literally the nucleus of my life.’ Pretty much everything I’ve got comes from this thing right here. It’s deep, man, and I really take it in.” Nick is from around M A R C H 2 0 12

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here, and he’s got a visible passion for food. So, we thought it would be a great place to start the conversation about food in East Texas. And for East Texans, the conversation starts with barbecue. Barbecue is a great example of the surging popularity of all things food. Television is packed with competition shows, smoke-offs and travelogues about it. Our own Contributing Food Editor Dean Fearing served as a judge on Top Chef: Texas last season! When something becomes so popular in the mainstream, the fringes of it get a little more attention too. That means expanding into new culinary territory. Instead of just a chopped-beef sandwich, if Nick has his way, people will begin to branch out to new things, new tastes: pork ribs instead of beef, maybe the brisketstuffed baked potato at Coyote Sam’s? Seeking new tastes is at the heart of what drives any expanding food scene, and East Texas is no different. We talked with owners,

Seeking new tastes is at the heart of what drives any expanding food scene, and East Texas is no different.

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chefs, bakers and everyone in between for this story, and the desire to seek something new was a common theme in what each of them told us. Two people may not have the same taste, but no one will ever really figure out the entire range of their tastes... but it’s certainly worth the effort. Correspondingly, there are two roles of responsibility in East Texas’ food scene: those who cook and those who eat, both groups are pushing their boundaries like never before. Eaters in East Texas have been known to be a picky bunch. There’s nothing wrong with having a favorite spot for a weekday lunch or an after-work margarita, but we must not sell ourselves short. There are far too many great options these days to stick to the same spot every time! It’s important to do what Cedric Fletcher, owner and chef at Fat Catz in Tyler, did: “It was all about the adventure, and trying new things – new ingredients, new types of food, new wines. My advice to [up-and-coming foodies] is to not be afraid. People still hear ‘sushi’ and think ‘raw fish.’ And that’s just not right. They are afraid to try it or think they won’t like it. People need to experiment, it’s good for them ... Open your minds and your palettes to new things!” Ashleigh Endicott, at Tyler-based Lone Star Restaurants (which owns a multitude of Jersey Mikes, Wing Stops, Smashburgers and more) has seen the a trend toward taste diversity emerging in her customers. “I think people are getting more conscious about what they are eating, and becoming more discerning. All of our restaurants have different variations on the traditional things that help bring people in to new tastes, and that’s a great bridge. Start with familiar items, but make people aware of what else is out there. That can be something as simple as taking regular fries and making them ‘smash fries’: sweet potato, with olive oil and rosemary.” Another portion of what’s helping to open people up to new tastes in East Texas is the appearance of previously unavailable ingredients, dishes and types of food. For ingredients, FRESH by Brookshire’s is something people here had never seen until they opened last spring. They stock some of the wildest things you can find anywhere on the planet – whether it’s unusual cuts of meat, incredibly rare fruits and veggies, or cheese dotted with milk crystals. There are new sushi spots, like Goung Zhou in Longview and Soju and Shogun in Tyler, trying out new rolls stuffed with fresh, local ingredients like jalapenos. What About Kabob serves up gyros and falafel all day. Have you tried the wings at Where’s Rufus? Or the Moroccan chicken at Currents? Breaker’s will pair their steamed crab with sweet potato fries... and we’re not even scratching the surface. All it takes is a brief look around to see new spots popping up all the time, and each of them trying to expand the taste buds of East Texans. Just in the next month, Zaza – a modern

take on rustic Italian – will open up in South Tyler, without much marinara in sight. There are also the large chains coming to town, bringing either a new menu or a reinterpretation of the familiar. Robert Owens, who owns both a private restaurant and corporate franchises – like the new Corner Bakery in Tyler, and the one planned for later this year in Longview – said that each option offers advantages for both customers and proprietors. Depending on your perspective, each thing could be a positive or a negative. “With a large chain, you know you’ll have a menu that works, with dishes that have been tested and improved before they made it to your store,” Owen said. “With local places, people have the freedom to change the menu at will, or add new dishes or ingredients. It’s independence and flexibility, versus the help of a parent company...”


“It was all about the adventure, and trying new things – new ingredients, new types of food, new wines ... People need to experiment, it’s good for them ... Open your minds and your palettes to new things!” -Cedric fletcher


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But you don’t have to look only to new spots to get a great meal. There are plenty of amazing, mom-and-pop shops that have been serving up amazing cuisine for years. BSCENE recently took a trip to the woods outside Chapel Hill to visit Pat Gee’s Barbecue: a shotgun house without A/C – or even a noticeable restroom facility. Great atmosphere, and even better food! And you simply cannot talk about dives in East Texas without mentioning what could make a good case as a national treasure: our taquerias. Seriously, just mildly voicing an opinion is grounds for heated debate on where to find the best in town... is it El Ranchero or the old El Lugar? What about that little blue taco shack on the loop?And the best part is, there really isn’t a wrong answer – some are just more right than others. History plays a big part in the East Texas food scene, as well. Stanley’s has been around for more than 50 years. Traditional favorites like Don Juan’s and Gilbert’s El Charro have storied pasts, as well. Village Bakery has been frosting cakes since 1948! Places like Bernard Mediterranean Restaurant and Chez Bazan in Tyler have been doing their own thing for decades. “We are second generation,” said Claudia Bazan. She runs the

bakery with her brother and sister, Ralph and Anna, that her parents, Richard and Gracie Bazan, started 27 years ago. “Sometimes I feel like Sam Malone, from ‘Cheers,’ greeting regular customers, and it’s wonderful. Mom is still around, blessing all the folks as they walk in ... It’s more than just food … but the food is good too (look out for the Chicken Cordon Bleu sandwich, coming soon). Where the food scene in East Texas will go is anyone’s guess, really. If BSCENE had to put our money on it, we’d guess in all directions at once. But when the flour dust settles in the kitchen, it all comes down to the fact that East Texans love to eat. Though some of the folks we talked to disagreed about what was the best direction for the business of eating to go – almost as vehemently as we argued about whether tacos should have avocado – one thing that every single person agreed on was that there are some great places to eat around here, and we’re all hungry for more. It could be chicken fried steak or chicken cordon bleu, and if it tastes good, we’ll be asking for seconds. And, while it wasn’t always this way, we’re all trying to get there. “It seems it’s been a pretty sheltered food environment in the past, but this area is ready to branch out and try some new things,” said Ashley Hotchkiss, the Executive Chef of the new Lago del Pino, outside Tyler. “So far people are really wanting something different. That’s one reason I’m hoping [we] will be well accepted, because it will definitely be different. People want something new, something different, a great dining experience and something that just tastes good.” by William Knous, wknous@h3-media.com


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With all the different cooking oils on the market, and most of them appearing to be yellow in color and similar in consistency, it’s easy to assume they are all created equal – which is far from true. The temperature food must be cooked and the type of food typically determine what type of oil should be used. Olive oil is a popular choice for the health-conscious, but it doesn’t have to be the only go-to healthy cooking oil on your shelf. It's time to talk about the power of the flower.

Safflower oil is used in lotions, face products, as a hair conditioner. Some people evEn claim safflower supplements may help alleviate severe symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes.

Maybe safflower oil isn’t exactly a forgotten oil, but if olive oil is considered America’s Sweetheart, then safflower oil may be considered the red-headed stepchild. In fact, safflower has been called “bastard saffron.” Still, just because it is a cheaper alternative does not necessarily mean it is second rate. Safflowers are a cousin of the sunflower. It is an annual, thistle-like plant that produces long yellow-orange petals and yields small seeds. The seeds are cultivated and used to produce the oil. Safflower oil is used in lotions, face products, as a hair conditioner. Some people even claim safflower supplements help alleviate severe symptoms of Type 2 Diabetes. What other cooking oil can be used to treat Diabetes and fry chicken? For how safflower oil is used in the kitchen, we turned to a local cooking expert. FRESH by Brookshire’s Perishable Director, Casey Shanower, explained that for high-heat cooking, safflower oil is actually a better option than olive oil. “Olive oil has a low smoke point when overheated. It can lose some of its nutritional value and flavor,” Shanower said. “Safflower oil designed for cooking has a higher smoke point and is a better option for sautéing or frying foods. For high-heat cooking, safflower oil is more effective than olive oil, although it is not necessarily a healthier option. Olive oil tends to lose its flavor and develop a burnt taste at high heats due to its lower smoking point. Safflower oil designed for high-heat cooking does not have this problem. I am not convinced that safflower oil, especially those designed for high heat cooking is a healthy option at all." Safflower oil is perhaps the most common substitution for vegetable oil. Not only do they contain similar properties, but both can be used at high temperatures and are mostly taste-less.“Substituting [for] olive oil would depend on the recipe and type of olive oil you are looking to substitute,” Shanower said. " Again, I am not convinced that using safflower oil for cooking is a healthy option."

Comparatively, dietitians agree that safflower oil is a healthy option for cooking. “Yes, safflower oil is a hearthealthy oil,” Klein said. “It does contain more vitamin E than olive oil. As for the Omega-3s both olive oil and safflower oil have very small amounts, around 1 gram each, but safflower oil is significantly higher in Omega 6.”

If you are new to cooking, don’t go purchase a bottle of cold-press safflower oil to fry chicken. Why? (You will give amateur and pro chefs a good chuckle.) Safflower oil comes in two types: the type designed for high-heat cooking; and "cold-pressed oil" which is for salad dressings. Some of the brands that FRESH carries are Loriva, Hollywood and Spectrum. Shanower recommends shoppers purchase cold-pressed, non chemically-treated oil. “Our Loriva brand is naturally expeller pressed,

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which means it is extracted by pressing the seed without the use of chemical solvents used by most other brands,” he said. “But this oil is designed for non-heated applications.” If you are unfamiliar with choosing the correct cooking oil for a dish, Shanower recommends looking for the notation on the bottle or label that says “high heat.” From a nutritional aspect, Tami Lawrence and Jennifer Green, both registered and licensed dietitians at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, explained that when consumed in-moderation, safflower is one of a few oils with the least amount of saturated fat. Safflower oil consumption has also been shown to improve brain function and promote healthy skin. Is it high in Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids (both are polyunsaturated fats) which have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol.

“Safflower oil contains a small amount of choline which is said to support the liver in getting rid of fat and also stimulates tissue growth and repair. There are some reports that safflower oil supplementation aids in the reduction of excess fat in the body.” If you are not familiar with the different types of dietary fats, Justin Klein, Clinical Dietitian at Longview Regional Medical Center, explained briefly that there are four types of fats: monounsaturated fatty acids (healthy), polyunsaturated (healthy), saturated (unhealthy) and trans-fatty acids (unhealthy). When used in moderation, monounsaturated fatty acids can replace saturated fats and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol. Safflower oil falls into the polyunsaturated category. Of the two types of safflower oil, monounsaturated safflower oil is the type used to cook at a high smoke point and is high in oleic acid. Polyunsaturated safflower oil is the “cold oil,” or pressed oil and is high in linoleic acid (used in salad dressings).

Safflower oil consumption has also been shown to improve brain function and promote healthy skin. Is it high in Omega-6 and Omega-9 fatty acids (which are polyunsaturated) which have been shown to reduce blood cholesterol. Comparatively, dietitians agree that safflower oil is a healthy option for cooking. “Yes, safflower oil is a heart-healthy oil,” Klein said. “It does contain more vitamin E than olive oil. As for the Omega-3s both olive oil and safflower oil have very small amounts, around 1 gram each, but safflower oil is significantly higher in Omega 6.” Klein also shared that benefits between safflower and olive oil are essentially the same. “Both are heart healthy and can decrease cholesterol levels. Safflower oil contains small amount of choline which is said to support the liver in getting rid of fat and also stimulates tissue growth and repair.” He said, “There are some reports that safflower oil supplementation aids in the reduction of excess fat in the body.” And while all three dieticians said they mostly use olive oil for cooking, they agree there is no wrong choice for cooking oils as long as they are the heart-healthy kind. Wether the choice is olive oil, safflower oil, or even flaxseed oil – Klein stresses the main point is to make healthy choices. “People can incorporate any of the [healthy] oils in the cooking process or simply using as a salad dressing. I would recommend focusing more on eliminating saturated trans fat sources and choosing healthy oils rather than trying to decide which healthy oil is better.” by Holly Head, hhead@h3-media.com

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BSCENE Magazine celebrated their second monthly issue with a cover unveil party at Yamato Japanese Steakhouse in Tyler on Jan. 31. Guests enjoyed sushi hors d’ oeuvres, music by DJ Shane Payne of Function Authority and a preview of the February issue. BSCENE also announced the availability of their new, free BSCENE Magazine App for iPhones and Androids. PHOTO NAMES: 1. Donna Pirtle, Lamont Gilbert 2. Bobby Garmon 3. Dr. Jeanette Deas Calhoun, LaVerne Gollob 4. Sarah & Matt Trevino 5. Catherine & Dr. Craig Harrison 6. Robyn & Dr. Scott Lieberman, Jose Feliciano 7. Stephani & Stephen McNeely 8. Alicia Greenwood, Lynn Haney 9. Sheila & Carlos Lee 10. Kim Jackson Wheeler, Stacey Lujan 11. Denis Svyatun, David Flynn, Elyse Robinson, Debra Cremers 12. Gayle Maples, Amy Barber 13. Cindy Brady, Mark Wheeler, Shawn Michael Haney 14. Cody Wilcox, Angela Jiang 15. Stacy Roark, Josh Betts

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SPOTLIGHT roller-coaster economy, we are able to learn from all those variables and hopefully use those experiences to run a better business.” Perhaps the true key to achieving their 60-year milestone as a business are the loyal and faithful customers of the Tyler and the East Texas community. The wonderful word-of-mouth advertising that’s produced from customer satisfaction also helps. “We are grateful beyond words, that this community entrusts us with the job of safely repairing their vehicle...” “Whether it’s a major collision or just a fender-bender, we realize this can be a major disruption in most folks’ lives,” says Davis. “We are grateful beyond words, that this community entrusts us with the job of safely repairing their vehicle, and hopefully helping them keep the disruption to a minimum. You don’t make it to 60 without great customers.”

DAVIS GREEN: 60 YEARS YOUNG

This long-time staple of the Tyler business community is excited to be in their 60th year of business in East Texas.

In today’s fast-paced world, many people reluctantly celebrate getting older. In fact, those the age of 59 typically don’t look forward to or get excited about turning 60. Perhaps turning 60 is overwhelming to them, but that is not the case for local business, Davis-Green Paint & Body Shop. This long-time staple of the Tyler business community is excited to be in their 60th year of business in East Texas. In 1952, Davis-Green began their business life young, ready to learn, prepared to work hard and excited about the future. Now, with 60 years years of business under their belt, they’ve learned that those qualities are still the key to success. A visit to the business will very quickly reveal that while 60 may seem old to

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some, it feels very young to the employees as well as the Davis family. Davis-Green still operates with a youthful enthusiasm and positive outlook on life and business. In 1952, Davis-Green began their business life young, ready to learn, prepared to work hard and excited about the future. Learning is something they still do every day as they strive to maintain the cutting-edge processes, procedures and equipment required to safely repair modern day vehicles. It is evident that hard work is the backbone of success at Davis-

Green, and an overall excitement prevails for the future and for Tyler and East Texas. They describe the operation as “60 years young,” instead of “60 years old.” Darren Davis, the President of Davis-Green explained, “We have a strong, experienced, and loyal employee group. Years of experience, and the drive to continually be the best keeps a business young at heart.” He also said that as the company has become older it has also become wiser within the auto repair industry. “Yes,” Davis continued, “this industry is constantly changing in all aspects. Whether it be technology, equipment, business relationships, customer relationships, or the overall

“We have a strong, experienced, and loyal employee group. Years of experience, and the drive to continually be the best keeps a business young at heart.” While the company is definitely excited to celebrate 60 years in business, they also have a very humble outlook of their milestone. For them, it is less about recognition and more about giving thanks. “We’d like this year to be centered around thanking the community, our employees, and our business associates for 60 great years,” says Davis. The gratefulness is evident throughout Davis-Green. As that carries over to their 60-year mark. A celebration is planned for later this spring. One thing is certain: it is sure to be grounded in their acknowledgement of all those that helped them achieve this milestone. by Holly Head hhead@h3-media.com B S C E N E M AG. com


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19:17 ministries is about as young as an organization can get. And although the actual project has not yet begun, the idea has been in incubation for some time. It all started with a couple’s dream to help others. Lesa and Dr. Russell Bell of Lindale, founders of the ministry, had long dreamed of starting their own non-profit ministry organization, called Proverbs 19:17 Ministries based on the bible verse: “He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward him for what he has done (NIV).” Both had volunteered in various medical missions, both local and abroad. Yet they had a dream and yearned for something bigger – a larger project. Through her church in Lindale, Lesa learned a woman in her Sunday school class who had been praying for some repairs to be done to her home. With Christmastime approaching, Lesa had an idea: the Bells were in the process of building their own home. So, Lesa enlisted the help of their home builder and friend, Bill Andreason of Heritage Builders, to go visit the home of Heather and Troy Harris and assess what needed to be repaired. “We had heard that this family had a hole in the bathroom floor, their oven wasn’t hooked up and other issues like that,” Lesa shared. “The neat thing about the family is, it was never that they were complaining or grumbling or anything … we knew she always had a constant prayer request for her home and a home big enough for her family.” Lesa and Bill met at the Harris’ home one afternoon in November of 2011. Their goal was to assess all the repairs then have Bill and his contractors fix them for the family. However, one thing that Lesa and Bill had not anticipated was the condition of the home.


While the trailer did have electricity, there was no central air and heat in the home. “So, they were having to use space heaters, which that itself is dangerous too... they were paying over $300 a month in utilities,” Lesa said. Beyond those issues, they discovered that there wasn’t just one hole in the floor. “Just fixing the floor would have been nearly impossible because there were holes everywhere, and you really had to watch where you were stepping. You could see the carpet was sinking in and [there was] mold,” Lesa said. “Their son has Asthma and it's not an environment where he can get well.”

Altogether, the family of six (four children) was living in the 12-year-old trailer with one working bathroom and no stove or oven. The home only had two bedrooms and the living room was being used as a third bedroom. In fact, Heather said that their son had been hospitalized the previous year due to asthma. “It really shows you just how serious it was,” Heather said. While doctors didn’t know the underlying reason for the attack, Heather said the mold issues and old carpet were not helping. Lesa said Heather does a great job of keeping the trailer clean and neat, but the home is old and literally falling apart. “If 10 is the worst then I would probably rank it at a 9. I mean really and truly just from the condition of the floor – there was really not much floor left,” Bell said. Altogether, the family of six (four children) was living in the 12 year-old trailer with one working bathroom and no stove or oven. The home only had two bedrooms and the living room was being used as a third bedroom. Beyond the repairs needed, there was no extra space. Andreason had remodeled trailers before, and explained to Lesa that the home was in such poor condition – it did not make sense to put more money into remodeling it. “I asked what about hooking up her stove so they could at least have it for Christmas and he explained how difficult it would be to redo the electricity,” Lesa recalled. After looking through the house at the needed repair, Lesa and Bill stepped outside to chat about the situation. She was slightly fearful of what he was going to say. “He hadn’t said how bad it was but obviously I knew. In my head, honestly I was thinking this was going to cost a lot more than I [originally] thought.” Then, he said the magic words: “He said, ‘Do you think you could raise $30 to $40 thousand dollars so that I can build them a new home? … I told him ‘Yes!’”

“You could see the carpet was sinking in and [there was] mold,” Lesa said. “Their son has Asthma and its not an environment where he can get well.” In fact, Heather said that their son had been hospitalized the previous year due to asthma. Before breaking the news to the Harrises, Lesa and Bill kept it secret for a few weeks while confirming the logistics. They wanted to make sure the build was possible. Bill used that time to contact some his subcontractors and ask if they would be willing to help with the build. Heather just assumed they were going to do repair work. She explained her emotions the day that Lesa and Bill came to ask permission to build them a new home. “They first told me that they weren’t going to be able to repair anything ... and then when he said ‘We’re gonna build you a house!’ I was definitely speechless. I think a ton of emotions just kind of ran through me. Of course I started crying and didn’t really know what to say,” Heather said. “You see that on TV, [but] that just doesn’t happen in real life. So yes, we were a bit overwhelmed.” Lesa immediately began the fundraising for the project. She initially sent out e-mails to 60 people asking them to donate $500 a peice to the project. “I got a really good response from that.” An account was set up for people to donate funds toward the home build. Bell also found that the public wanted to be involved. A community fun run was set for March 3, at Faulkner Park in Lindale. Both Trinity Mother Frances and Sky Ranch will host the event, with a kids’ fun run at 8 a.m.

and a 5K at 9 a.m. Currently, about $20,000 of the $40,000 needed to fund the project has been raised with hopes that the fun run and more donations will help them reach the financial goal. The builder has also been working his connections in the industry to make some pretty amazing things happen on the building end of the project. Lesa explained, “So far, Bill has headed all that up and has had a really good response from his subcontractors... [there’s] very few holes to fill as far as what can be donated for building materials and labor. There’s some fees that have to be paid outright.” Blueprints have been drawn for a 1,600 square foot home. “It’s not big, but it is a reasonable size, and there’s actually four bedrooms, a living area and a kitchen,” Bell shared. And the home is not going to be just a normal home with base-line fixtures. Top-of-the line items have been donated, along with other green items, to help make the home energy efficient and keep energy costs down. Lesa does decorative painting, so she will be staining the concrete floors, which are Asthma friendly. East Texas Brick donated all the exterior brick for the new home. Cassidy Jones donated many items for the build, including high-end Solaris reflective shingles for the home’s roof. McCoy's Building Supply is donating building materials and supplies. New beds have also been donated for the home from the Sleep Shop in Lindale, and the generosity keeps growing with more donations from subcontractors and vendors.

An account was set up for people to donate funds toward the home build. Bell also found that the public wanted to become involved. A community fun run was set for March 3, at Faulkner Park in Lindale.

Currently, the family is moving out of the trailer so that it can be demolished and the new construction on their land can begin and, hopefully, completed in May. The Harrises will be staying in a home provided by the Bells until their new home is move-in ready. Another great aspect of the project is that it is hopefully the first of many more home builds through Proverbs 19:17 Ministries. Bell says they hope to continue the project every year by building a new home for a hardworking and deserving family, like the Harrises. They want to help families that cannot purchase or build a home to have a residence to be proud of. Bell says that even Habitat for Humanity has been helpful in the process. “I have gotten so much information from Habitat. They have been so good to us!” And while Habitat does build many homes every year, some families like the Harrises, may not qualify for Habitat – or would have to go through a long waiting process. So, Bell says she doesn’t see them as competition for Habitat, the organization can only build so many homes a year. She says they are helping to bridge the gap. Another blessing of the build is that is will cost the Harris family the about same to live in their new home as it has been costing them to maintain their trailer and high electric bills. Lesa explained that the Harrises will pay a small percentage of the home cost for the next seven years which will go to building future homes of Proverbs 19:17 Ministries.

“It is just humbling to see all the love in this community. They just want to help and reach out.” Perhaps the most touching aspect of the story is how the Harris family has reacted. “It’s something our family has been praying about together and last year was very hard,” Heather said. She also said this teaches her children another important lesson, “God answered our prayers. They’ll never think God doesn’t do something like that.” “It is just humbling to see all the love in this community. They just want to help and reach out,” Harris said. Until the house is finished, she maintains that she is still somewhat in disbelief. “It’s going to be way more than I could ever ask for or imagine. It’s still a dream because [I’m] still like, ‘Is this really happening?’” by Holly Head, hhead@h3-media.com


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Did you know that your risk of heart disease increases about three-fold with each decade? For women, advancing age is considered a risk factor for heart disease after the age of 55. When it comes to the heart, men and women are not at all the same. Here are some ways in which we differ: One reason is menopause. Before going through menopause, most women still have high levels of the female hormone estrogen in their blood. Estrogen produced by the body is thought to help protect the heart. After menopause, however, the levels of estrogen in a woman’s body drop significantly. On average, women develop heart disease about 10 to 15 years later than men. Another reason is fatty plaques build up in the arteries. As you get older, blockages in the arteries get larger and may cause problems. These blockages can reduce the amount of blood and oxygen that reach the heart, causing chest pain or heart attack. Heart disease in older women? More than 37.6 million American women have cardiovascular disease. On average, women have their first heart attack at age 70, while men have their first heart attack at age 66. For women who live to age 70 without heart disease, their remaining lifetime risk is 25 percent, while for men it is more than 30 percent. Are women active enough? No. Women are less likely to exercise regularly than men, and when women do work out, they exercise less vigorously than men. Almost 26% of women and 21% of men report no leisure-time physical activity; the numbers are even higher in some minority groups. About 30 percent of U.S. women are physically active on a regular basis versus 32 percent of men. During adolescence, girls, particularly African-American girls, tend to cut back on the amount of exercise they get. If you have concerns about the health of your heart, take a free online health risk assessment at tmfheart.org. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Idelchik at Trinity Clinic Cardiology please visit tmfheart.org or call (903) 586-5678.

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leary eyed and half asleep during my morning shower, I had a great idea for a new mobile app. It would integrate with your smartphone’s existing camera, and after you shot your photo, the screen would not immediately reveal your image. You’d have to rub your screen vigorously against your pant leg or sleeve in order to see the screen develop from muddy black to psychedelic umbers and yellows until ghost-like shapes emerged in reds and greens and eventually revealed your shot. Almost immediately, I realized that the cleverness of this nostalgic app might be lost on a large percentage of smartphone users, but maybe not. After all, so many of us are huge fans of the pseudo-vintage look afforded our shots by Instagram. That being said, I truly believe something has been lost in the immediate gratification of modern digital photography and processing. Didn’t we all used to love the imperfection and accidental genius of a roll of film? Has the world of digital photography and editing caused us to mistake ourselves for pros? Polaroid Corporation introduced the instant gratification factor to the world of photography in a manner that seems nearly prehistoric in this era of megapixels. Back then, “instant” meant waiting, even if just for a few moments, to see your image. Increasingly throughout the BS CENEMAG.CO M

development of photography and the technology behind it, the art form has become more accessible to people like me – untrained amateurs with essentially no understanding of how to produce a good photograph. So what makes a photograph “good”? You’ve thought it, I know you have. “Why is that photo of a tree considered fine art? Why isn’t my photo of a tree considered fine art?” As with most art world issues, it turns out the answer depends largely upon who is answering the question, but I did discover certain common trends. Robert Langham III is a professional photographer who shoots commercial, portrait and fine art photography. His works have been shown in fine art museums and are included in several permanent collections, including that of the Tyler Museum of Art. Robert also teaches photography at Tyler Junior College, and so I started by asking him what makes a photo “art.” “Go buy my book on Blurb.com,” he said. “I explain it all in six chapters.” Okay, so maybe it’s a little more complicated than what I can cover in this article, but Robert said something that echoed a feeling I have had in considering the state of photography today. “I love the Internet and digital for commercial work and the Web, M A R C H 2 012

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but I have to say the process of working with a tripod and a really basic camera is a very clearing and intense exercise in visual reality,” said Robert. “Modern folks with pocket digital cameras completely miss the process of having to mechanically adjust your image and composition.” Through his book, Robert describes six basic points to consider when shooting photographs that can dramatically affect the resulting image. Something as basic as what is happening in the background can profoundly impact the way your image will be interpreted by a viewer. “PHOTOGRAPHY KEEPS YOU DIGGING AND GNAWING AWAY AT THE PROBLEM OF CONFRONTING THE WORLD.” - ROBERT LANGHAM III

Most photographers enjoy the power of a camera to transform ordinary, even accidental, details into profound images. “All of us are interested in seeing what is in front of our eyes, though most folks never do,” said Robert. “Photography keeps you digging and gnawing away at the problem of confronting the world.” Stephen “Ziggy” Korevec spent close to 25 years in the U.S. Armed Forces and is an avid photographer who was given his first camera on his 11th birthday. “…a Kodak Brownie Holiday. It used 127 film and was in a Bakelite Case,” he said. “No control, fixed focus lens and fixed shutter speed. I was king of the hill until the 12 frames had been exposed.” According to Ziggy, he has been shooting photographs for over 56 years. “When I was 10 years old, my father showed me how to make contact prints. Although seeing an image come to life on proofing paper was interesting, it was seeing an image really come to life as it was in the developing solution,” he said. “To me, that was magic.” For Ziggy, the art of photography is in the process of recognizing, photographing, developing and presenting the finished image. Of course, this process is reduced dramatically by the current digital processing many photographers use. When I asked Ziggy what makes a photograph “art,” he said, “I can only say that if it pleases me and feels complete, it’s good. I never refer to my work as 'art,' let the viewer decide. But I do take pride in the craft that I do.” As with other creative endeavors, it seems at least some of the art is in the process. The digital age, however, has replaced manual process with electronic functions not just in photography but also in graphic design. Digital art and photography are emerging as new trends in fine art, and often these artists employ almost none of the fundamental techniques used by traditional photographers. Earlier this year, Tyler’s Gallery Main Street organized an exhibition of photography created on cell phones. Department Leader,

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City of Tyler Main Street’s Beverly Abell said, “It was an opportunity for people to show off their ‘artist within.’ People who might never have thought of entering any other art show felt comfortable with cell phone photography.” The lines between professional and amateur, fine art and fun art, continue along a blurry path, but in the end, it seems that photography offers people of all ability levels an accessible entrée into the world of creating art. “I think the striking thing that I have learned about photography is how similar the skill set for the photographer is much like that of the painter,” said Beverly. As in all art forms, there is a relationship between process and product, creator and viewer. “How you define what is good in photography is similar to how you define anything as art,” said TMA Curator, Ken Tomio. “In modern art, that has to do with how much of an emotional impact it has to the viewer. The image should have an emotional appeal to the viewer that transcends the image you see. Shadows, light, and composition all combine to qualify a photograph as a work of art.” The world of fine art is always evolving, and therefore always resists definition. Perhaps photography will continue to challenge the rules as the process itself evolves continuously with advances in technology and technique. Although I am in no way qualified to comment on this dilemma, in closing, I will offer my opinion. A work of art should make you feel something. Photography is a creative process that many of us are far more familiar with than other forms such as painting and sculpture. By virtue of access and hands-on experience, we are more likely to snap an “artful” photograph than to paint a masterpiece; we are also more likely to neglect the necessary steps to creating a real work of art because of the ease of digital photography. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t keep trying. “ALTHOUGH SEEING AN IMAGE COME TO LIFE ON PROOFING PAPER WAS INTERESTING, IT WAS SEEING AN IMAGE REALLY COME TO LIFE AS IT WAS IN THE DEVELOPING SOLUTION, TO ME, THAT WAS MAGIC.” - STEPHEN “ZIGGY” KOREVEC

Certain undeniable rules exist in the composition of a great photograph, and even us amateurs can learn a thing or two to improve our shots. In March, Ziggy Korevec and Robert Langham will lead sessions during a “Digital Photography Workshop” at the Tyler Museum of Art. Details are available at www.tylermuseum.org. In the meantime, keep taking pictures that make you feel good. After all, who said instant gratification was bad? by Zoe Kerr Lawhorn B S C E N E M AG.COM


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Guests and supporters of Opera East Texas gathered at the Summit Club in Longview for the Annual Pasta and Puccini event on February 11. Patrons enjoyed an evening of food, fun and opera. The evening included a fabulous dinner and a musical program featuring the Shreveport Opera’s Young Artists.

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WHERE’S RUFUS SPORTS BAR Come out to the newly renovated and innovative Where’s Rufus Sports Bar in Tyler. Indulge in one of your favorite beers or a perfectly-mixed cocktail at our top-shelf bar while enjoying our amazing pub fare. From singularly delicious hot wings and perfectly cooked, seasoned fries, we’ve got you covered. There are also daily drink specials to accompany billiards, darts and cutting-edge arcade games – and don’t forget the live music and cookouts hosted regularly! 6100 S. Broadway, Ste. 100, Tyler, TX 903.581.9999 • Facebook.com/wheres.rufus Daily Drink Specials! Football is back and we’ve got ALL the games Lounge Area Available

BRUNO’S PIZZA & PASTA Family Owned and Operated since 1976 Bruno’s Pizza And Pasta has been providing the East Texans with delicious homemade Italian food, pizza, pasta and more for decades. We have catering and takeout available, and our banquet room seats around 55. We also offer appetizers, salads, specialty pizzas and sandwiches. Whether it’s a quiet evening with the family or sharing a slice after the game, Bruno’s has you covered! Be sure to call us and ask for our daily lunch special! 1400 S. Vine Tyler, TX 903.595.1676

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FAT CATZ You deserve great food. Fat Catz Louisiana Kitchen is committed to bringing you the very best in Gulf Coast seafood with Louisiana flair. The freshest ingredients are used to prepare your meal with spices blended by hand to create our seasonings, and we make all of our sauces from scratch! Try Cajun favorites like crawfish etoufee and jambalaya, or expand your dining experience with our house specialties like Seafood Fondue or Tilapia Orleans. Dishes are created under the watchful eye of Executive Chef and owner, Cedric Fletcher, whose culinary talents have been featured on NBC, ABC and CBS affiliates in Houston and Tyler, Texas. And don’t forget, we cater: a special dinner for two or a party for 50! Southeast Crossing Center 3320 Troup Hwy Ste. 170 • Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 593-1114 • (903) 593-2272 (fax) www.FatCatzKitchen.com

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LIMELIGHT 2012 HEART BALL

The American Heart Association hosted the Annual 2012 Tyler Heart Ball at Willow Brook Country Club on Feb. 4. Co-chairs Mollianna Redding and Jennifer Gaston encouraged guests to be “Wild at Heart” and wear splashes of animal print in honor of the theme. The evening was filled with fabulous cuisine from the chefs at Willow Brook, a super-silent auction and live music by Soul Tsunami and the Hurricane Horns. PHOTO NAMES: 1. Carlyle Kinabrew, Lynn Haney 2. Kris & Greg Walker 3. Brandi Banda, Tanya Hicks 4. Justin Frost, Katherine Bailey 5. Holly Head, Jennifer Gaston 6. Martha Griffith, Joanne Idell, Verlaine MacClements 7. Lacey & John Idrogo 8. Dana & Trey Hughey 9. Linda & Dr. Aubrey Sharpe 10. Dr. Janie & Vivek Patel 11. Mary Elizabeth & Alan Jackson 12. George White, Ashley Stewart 13. Donna & Jim Culver, Amy Faulkner, Punkin & Cotton Turner 14. Susan Bracken, Annette Findley 15. Debbie Johnson & Price Arredondo

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JEN’S POP SHOPPE These Cake Pops are the trendiest dessert around! Each Cake Pop is made from the finest and freshest ingredients, hand-rolled into a golf ball sized ball, dipped in chocolate, beautifully hand-decorated, and served on a stick. Jen’s Cake Pops are customizable and completely mess free! A great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without crashing your diet! Perfect for weddings, parties or any event on your calendar! Jen’s Pop Shoppe is proud partners with many local vendors. If you have an idea for a partnership or would like to sell Jen’s Cake Pops at your retail location, please email or call us. We would be delighted to discuss opportunities to work together. Call Jennifer Kidd at 903-262-4942 or email at info@jenspopshoppe.com Visit our website at jenspopshoppe.com Photo by Bébé Papillon Photography

JULIAN’S ASIAN RESTAURANT “Martinis Aren’t the Only Things We Make Fresh Daily” Our food is cut fresh daily and made right at the time you order! Having a special event? Call us and we will make the planning easy. Don’t forget WE CATER! Visit our Facebook page for our daily specials and events. Happy Hour Mon-Thur 4pm-7pm “Step Out of Tyler and Into Julians” ILoveJulians.com

TCBY Today, TCBY leads the market in nutrition, taste, and new product innovation, with a contemporary look and an atmosphere that appeals to customers of all ages. And the new self-serve platform, introduced in 2010, is perfect for attracting today’s active, on-the-go consumers. Come try our 16 exciting flavors !  We offer four types of yogurt that include 98 percent Fat Free, Non-Fat, No Sugar Added/Non Fat, and a nondairy/nonfat sorbet.  We have over 35 different toppings that are sure to please even the most choosy of eaters.  Sprinkle on a few toppings or pile them high - at TCBY, it’s Your life. Your yogurt. Your way.

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CHEZ BAZAN 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!

Café Hours: 11a.m. – 2p.m. M-S Bakery Hours: 7a.m. – 6p.m. M-F, 8a.m. - 4p.m. S Closed Sundays 5930 Old Bullard Rd. • Tyler, TX • 903.561.9644 www.chezbazan.com • info@chezbazan.com Remember to “like” us on Facebook! Photography by Gema’s Photography

SOJU SUSHI BAR & ASIAN BISTRO Soju’s stylish, modern dining experience is sure to excite and delight diners of all varieties seeking something truly unique. Soju features CULINARY-TRAINED staff concocting a progressive menu of amazing Asian-fusion cuisine, backed by a lounge and full bar, an extensive wine list and full, hospitable service. LIVE MUSIC on the patio Thursday, Friday & Saturday 6361 Old Jacksonville Hwy Tyler TX 75703 903.939.1100 • www.SojuTyler.com Hours of Operation Open 7 days a week LUNCH 11a.m. - 2:30p.m. DINNER 5p.m.-9:30, 10:30 (Friday & Saturday)

HOLLYTREE COUNTRY CLUB Come and enjoy a wonderful experience at Hollytree Country Club and let our professional staff make you feel right at home. Indulge yourself with any of our great items from our versatile menu created by our chef, while overlooking our beautiful golf course. If outdoor dining is what you crave, hang out with friends by the fire while enjoying your favorite cocktails and appetizers at our newly renovated tennis patio. Whether it is a business luncheon, spending time with family or hanging out with friends, Hollytree Country Club is a great place to be! A Private Club with memberships available. For information on how to join BSCENE Magazine Readers’ Choice “Best Country Club in East Texas,” please contact Casey Dirksen at (903) 581-4952 or CDirksen@HollytreeClub.com

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JERSEY MIKE’S What makes Jersey Mike’s so terrific? The secret’s in the sub! We start with the highest quality meats and cheeses. Add onions, lettuce, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices. Even our bread is baked fresh daily, right in each store. But what really sets us apart is that each and every sandwich is made fresh to order. Meats and cheeses are sliced fresh for each sandwich, and piled high on the in-store baked bread right before the eyes of the customers. Just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike’s almost fifty years ago!

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SHOGUN I & II Why settle for a normal dinner when you can have an exotic dinning experience? Order at the sushi bar and watch our expert chefs create your made-to-order roll. You can also dine in our newly redesigned sushi lounge. Stop at our metropolitan-inspired bar for one of our delicious signature drinks and to watch the game. And for the ultimate dining experience, dine in our hibachi and where our expert hibachi chefs cook to entertain. Be sure to visit our outdoor patio at both Shogun locations. Come dine at Shogun. Tyler’s first and best sushi and hibachi restaurant. Walk-ins Welcome, Reservations Recommended. Shogun #1 5515 S. Broadway 903.534.1155

Shogun #2 3521 S. Broadway 903.561.9890

BREAKERS: A SEAFOOD JOINT NOTHING SAYS PARTY LIKE A CRAWFISH BOIL AT BREAKERS! FRESH, LIVE, LOUISIANA STYLE CRAWFISH PILED HIGH WITH SAUSAGE, POTATOES, AND CORN. GRAB YOUR FRIENDS AND LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL AT BREAKERS!! 5106 Old Bullard Road • Tyler, TX 75701 903.534.0161 • www.breakerstyler.com Hours of Operation: MON – FRI 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. SAT 11 a.m. – 10 p.m., SUN 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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SMASHBURGER Smashburger was born to satisfy the modern burger lover by offering the best cooked-to-order burger you have ever tasted and all the good things that go with it. Where smash means we literally smash 100 percent Angus beef at a high temperature to sear in all the juicy burger goodness, and our seasoning blend and fresh toppings take our burgers over the top. Where sizzle means the service is friendly and fast – a place that values your time. Where savor means a place that is modern and cool where you can sit back and enjoy a better burger that doesn’t break the bank. Smash.Sizzle.Savor 3314 Troup Hwy 3080 N. Eastman Rd., Ste. 115 7484 S. Broadway Tyler, TX 75701 Longview, TX 75605 Tyler, TX 75703 903.526.7982 903.663.2319 903.534.3719

PANERA BREAD Don’t hit the snooze button on your alarm clock — waking up just got easier. Especially when Panera Bread has so many hot breakfast sandwiches to start your day right. Choose from the Steak & Egg, Mediterranean or Breakfast Power Sandwich — or enjoy any of our creative combinations of fresh breads, cheeses and eggs. And you always have the option of ordering them with egg whites. You just might become a morning person after all! 5755 S. Broadway Ave. Tyler, TX 75703 903-561-1303 www.panerabread.com

YAMATO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR From the finest hand-rolled sushi to the most delectable and entertaining hibachi, Yamato Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar has something to offer everyone – from the discerning diner to the family looking for a night of fun. With a full bar, constantly changing specials and some of the freshest seafood in East Texas, Yamato will surprise and delight you with every visit! Whether it’s a business lunch or hosting special events, Yamato has what you need! Live Band & Karaoke Happy Hour. Live DJ every Friday from 9:30p.m.-close $1 Draft Beer (Miller Lite, Bud Lite) $2 Sake Bomb 2210 WSW Loop 323 • Tyler 903.534.1888 • www.yamatotexas.com Find us on Facebook!

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VILLAGE BAKERY  Since 1948 In 1980, we served the first Italian Cream cake to be made for a wedding in Tyler. It has become our “Signature Cake.” The recipe for our famous Chocolate/Chocolate cake has been in our family for four generations, and is also used in the Dobash cake, another first for Tyler. It’s a copy of the Doberge cake made in New Orleans, but with a Texas Twist! Other flavors include strawberry, lemon, black-and-white, carrot and red velvet! Pastries, Pies, Cookies! Everything Sweet! 111 East 8th Street • Tyler 903.592.1011 • villagebakerytyler.com

WING STOP • Wings, Boneless Wings and Boneless Strips • • Always Cooked to Order • • 9 Special Wing Sauces • Something for Everyone • • No Heat Lamps, Microwaves or Holding Bins • • We Cut Our Fries Fresh Every Day from Real Potatoes • • You’ll Always Be Greeted With a Smile • Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week, 11 a.m. – Midnight Phone ahead or order online at wingstop.com Proudly Serving Tyler and Longview Wingstop. The Wing Experts.

LEGENDS BAR & GRILL Sink your teeth into one of our handmade, 1/2 pound burgers and find out why Legends Bar & Grill is the place to be! Our food and customers are what makes Legends the perfect spot to sit back and relax. Great food and drink specials all week featuring our fantastic new menu with new items listed daily. Shoot a game of pool or watch your favorite teams on one of our many flat screen televisions while you eat and enjoy a drink with friends or family! Mention this ad and receive 25 percent off your food! And don’t forget Karaoke every Tuesday night, or our $10 steak night every Sunday night. 2843 WNW Loop 323 Tyler, TX • 903.597.1301 Open Daily, 5pm-12am

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WASABI SUSHI BAR & ASIAN BISTRO Innovative and original recipes fill the eclectic menu at Wasabi, using only premium quality sushi and exotic fish. A full bar featuring an extensive wine list including Japanese Sake variations will add fireworks to your dining experience. Taste Culture with live music Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights on the patio. Now open for lunch and dinner. Behind Lowe’s, Next to Karen Horton 5617 Donnybrook Ave. • Tyler, TX • 903.939.0211 www.WasabiTyler.com, Powered by Group M7 Hours of Operation Sun. – Thurs.: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat.: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

STANLEY’S FAMOUS PIT BARBECUE Stanley’s has been family owned and operated since 1958 and is the oldest operating BBQ Joint in Tyler, Texas – serving up true, pit smoked BBQ for over 50 years. Honored, Grateful and Proud to be named “BEST PORK RIBS” in both 2010 AND 2011 at the Texas Monthly BBQ Festival.  Breakfast is served Mon–Fri from 7a.m.-10a.m.  Lunch Mon-Sat 11a.m.-2p.m. (earlier if SOLD OUT). Dinner Coming Soon!

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COLLIN STREET BAKERY GRAND OPENING Collin Street Bakery in Lindale marked the grand opening of their new location in Lindale with a celebration at the new store, near Hideaway Lake, on Feb. 2. Guests enjoyed a sampling of food and pastries from the bakery, as well as drawings and a chance to win a trip to Costa Rica.

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COLLIN STREET BAKERY PROUDLY OPENS IT’S LINDALE LOCATION WITH A RIBBON CUTTING.

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“CHLOE” DRESS BY MILLY, “NAVALO” HEELS BY SAM EDELMAN ALL AT BRIDGETTE’S; JEWELRY QUART AGATE PENDANT NECKLACE BY RACHEL BARTOLACCI, “OLIVIA” HOOPS BY AMANDA STERETT, BRIDGETTE’S EXCLUSIVE GOLD CUFF ALL AT BRIDGETTE’S; PEARL COSTUME RING BY TRENDY CHICKS.


Silk HALTER DRESS by Sunner at Mary V’s; two-tone WEDGES by Nicole at Cherry Hill; snakeskin patten leather CLUTCH by Katie’s; JEWELRY black stone w/ gold earrings and bracelet, rhinestone gold necklace, cocktail ring all at Trendy Chicks; gunmetal chrono watch by Katie’s.

“Gabrielle” ruffled TANK by VaVa, palazzo PANTS by Escapada all at Morgan Abbigail; “Joss” suede WEDGES by Dolce Vita at Bridgette’s; JEWELRY coin pearl necklace, colored stone earrings, leather and rose gold fashion wrap watch, cocktail ring all at Trendy Chicks; wooden and turquoise bangles by Katie’s.

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SHIRT YELLOW PAISLEY BY GEORG ROTH, TWILL “RALEIGH” SLACKS BY PETER MILLAR, LEATHER BELT WITH TURQUOISE BUCKLE BY ROBERT GRAHAM, “PROWLER” TWOTONE LOAFERS BY HUSH PUPPIES ALL AT HARLEY’S; SPORT & SAIL WATCH BY MICHELE AT COLE & CO.

ID COAT BY CORNELIANI, DRESS SHIRT BY ROBERT TALBOT, PAISLEY POCKET SQUARE BY ROBERT TALBOT, LUXURY EDITION SILK TIE BY TINO COSMA, ITALIAN LEATHER BELT BY REMO TULLIANI, SLACKS BY HERTLING, TWO-TONE OXFORDS BY HUSH PUPPIES ALL AT HARLEY’S; WATCH STANDARD CHRONO W/ LEATHER STRAP BY WENGER AT COLE & CO.


SHIRT GINGHAM “CUSTOM FIT” BY RALPH LAUREN, BLUE PULLOVER BY GRAN SASSO, WHITE JEANS BY MAC JEANS, LEATHER BELT BY ROBERT GRAHAM, WHITE SUEDE “RETROSPECT” OXFORDS BY HUSH PUPPIES ALL AT HARLEY’S; GREY RACING WATCH WITH LEATHER STRAP BY BROSWAY AT COLE & COMPANY.


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Clockwise: Lionette two-tone Y-chain oxidized silver with crystal pendant at Bridgette’s, $164; Armenta midnight jeweled oxidized silver/yellow gold horn enhancer pendant and yellow gold curb-style chain with toggle clasp at Susan Robinson Jewelry, price upon request; Jill Reno gold and oxidized silver beaded chain necklace at Cole & Co., $550; Alexis Bittar gunmetal and pearl clips at Mary V’s, $198; Rivka Friedman red and green quartz cuff bracelets at Cole & Co., $178 each; Rivka Friedman black rhodium with cz cuff bracelet $149, and oxidized silver w/gold and cz cuff bracelet at Cole & Co., $148.


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HOSPICE OF EAST TEXAS ANNUAL MEETING Friends, supporters and the boards of directors of The Hospice of East Texas and the Hospice of East Texas Foundation gathered for the annual meeting on Feb. 21, at Hollytree Country Club. Guests enjoyed the time to reflect on the accomplishments of 2011 and passed the gavel onto the new Board Chair, Jim Mazzu.

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o, when I noticed more and more women’s faces seemingly aging backward, I took a closer look and found that the hands of time were rewinding because of a simple, yet growing beauty trend that is, for the most part, easily attainable and budget friendly – thicker, fuller, bolder eyebrows!

tweezers for extra shaping and scissors to enhance and add more structure to the brow. She then applied brow powder, which helps make them appear fuller and more defined. She also explained, the powder provides a more natural look and creates a more feathered appearance, as opposed to the look of the harsh line dawn by a brow pencil.

Ladies, gone are the days of pencil-thin brows framing your peepers. The hot trend now is a throwback to the time when nothing came between Brooke Shields and her Calvin Klein Jeans.

For those with pencil-thin eyebrows, take a deep breath. According to Joanna, the average time it takes to grow a full set of eyebrows back is about 12 weeks. So, quit the picking and plucking now!

Why the change … again? “Honestly,” explained Dermedics licensed esthetician, Joanna Benedetti, “it makes you look more youthful [whereas] thinner brows give a harsher appearance.”

But, to calm your panic, she also suggests growing a row or two at a time and gradually letting them fill in.

For those of us who are a bit obsessive compulsive about plucking and picking our brows, the thought of growing thicker, fuller ones may send you into a panic. But, don’t be alarmed. You too can achieve this look. It just may take a little more time. Achieving The Look On model Amanda, who is currently growing her brows thicker to achieve the bolder look, Joanna first heated the wax, and then applied it between, beneath and above her brows.

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Using brow powder can also help during the transition process. Another suggestion she made is to look into the well-known eyelash growth prescription Latisse® to see if it’s an option for you. After you’ve consulted with a physician about the pharmaceutical, she explained that it could help grow back those over-plucked brows, the way it’s used to grow back eyelashes. Finally, she suggested scheduling a consultation with a licensed esthetician prior to shaping your brows. This will help you identify exactly how and what you’ll need to do from the onset to achieve a bolder-eyebrowed YOU! BY VERONICA TERRES


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ay attention to what you throw away. Seriously. If you take the trash out a couple of times a week on average, try skipping a few days. Let it pile up in that big green container from Monday through Sunday, before dragging it down to the curb. That is a mess. Now, multiply that mess by 52 weeks, then by the number of houses on your street. That’s one really big pile of garbage – and that’s just your street. What about your neighborhood? What about all 100,000 people in your town? It’s kind of a startling thought. The effects of wide-scale waste disposal on the environment may not be fully understood for years to come. However, one thing we’re sure of is that we’re running out of places to bury our waste. With so many ways available to recycle, it is easier than ever to take advantage of them. It’s time to reduce consumption when we can, reuse materials where it’s possible and ultimately reboot the process of simply tossing out the trash every day. Thinking about where to start your recycling transformation can be like staring at a giant pile of garbage in a landfill: overwhelming. What can be recycled? How does it need to be sorted? Is this the right kind of plastic? Where do I take my old car battery? It’s a bit easier than you think – sort of like cleaning out your garage. Just start in one area, take care of it and move on to the next. Most cities have a basic recycling program set up, even if it’s just a place to take bags of old soft drink cans. We’re lucky to have some excellent city departments here in East Texas who are invested in helping the public with their goal to recycle, and they’ve put ideas into place to help out. The most straightforward is the curbside subscription service – those trash cans with the orange lids. “For $2.50 a month we supply a 64-gallon plastic container, a cart with wheels and an orange top,” said Gary Lynch, with the City of Tyler. “Recycling materials that go in that include plastics that are number one and number two that’s [labeled] HD … The number one is PET type plastic; it will have either the number one inside the triangular arrow symbol for recycling, or it will say ‘PETE’ or ‘PET’ on the bottom, along with that number one appearing inside the recycling symbol. The number two type plastics are HDPE, that’s high density polyethylene, and again they’ll have the number two inside the what I believe is called a ‘Mobius’ (the arrows chasing one another around a triangle). It may also have the initials HDPE on the plastic, but it’s not a requirement.” People can put those in the recycling container for the curbside, but the city asks that they be crushed to save space. In the same container they allow papers of any type: magazines, newspaper, printer paper, junk mail, cardboard... anything. Though, they ask again that you collapse the cardboard boxes to as small as possible, so they can also go in that container. And, of course aluminum cans may go in there (crush those too). You can even include tin cans or steel cans, just make sure you rinse them out and crush them. “However,” Lynch said, “we ask that you do not put glass in the curbside recycling container. There’s a safety factor, plus it adds a lot of weight.” Those bins are picked up two Wednesdays each month (depending on in what part of the city you live). Recycling is an east/west division.

So, from Broadway, east to the city limits is picked up on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. The pickup at homes from Broadway, west to the city limits the recycling is picked up on the first and third Wednesday. To find out more information about the citywide recycling programs in your town, call the offices of your city government and waste management divisions. While not everyone has a door-to-door setup, most cities do have at least some sort of recycling program or drop-off facility. To see what’s available in your area you can also check websites like tylersolidwaste.com, keeptylerbeautiful.com and keeplongviewbeautiful.com. The recycling center in downtown Tyler, at 418 North Bois D Arc, accepts all the same things that you could put in the curbside recycling bins, with the exception of steel cans. “That’s a place to bring clear, green and brown glass containers, jars, bottles … just don’t bring any window pane glass or mirrors. Electronics, you can bring old computers, peripheral computer parts like monitors, printers and keyboards,” said Lynch. As of Aug. 1, they have stopped taking TV’s because the company they use stopped receiving them. They also take cell phones and cell phone chargers. For residents a little east of Tyler, Keep Longview Beautiful (and it’s counterparts throughout East Texas) act as an education and resource center for residents. Amy Tatum – who serves with The Longview Chamber of Commerce as the Membership and Public Affairs Director – is also the Coordinator for Keep Longview Beautiful. Like Lynch, she wants more people to know about the residential recycling programs – Wednesdays in Longview. Tatum said there are also plans to expand the program to businesses in the near future, and that while it was approved in the budget as of press time, the implementation date and details weren’t yet confirmed. "Residential recycling on Wednesdays – this is a program that we definitely want more people to get involved in. It is so easy because all you have to do if put your recyclables at the end of the curb and they will take it. It does not matter what you put it in as long as they can tell the container is not theirs to keep. So, it’s really easy for people to do. And, I know that the city is currently working on expanding the program out to businesses. It has been approved in the budget to get started but i do not know what all it will entail or how they will be laying the program out," Tatum said. Tatum also said that while they would ideally love 100 percent involvement from everyone, most people are generally knowledgeable about the programs. “Every year the number of participants goes up,” Tatum recounted. “[The city] has reported to us each year and the numbers do go up. And because we knew what the big problems were – not being available to business and schools – we created a group: The Go Green Task Force, who decided to come up with the Go Green Team.” The Go Green Task Force combined forces with the three school districts inside the city limits and came up with the Go Green Team. They put into effect a three-pronged approach to recycling for electronics, paper and aluminum cans. Tatum said it was that process that jumpstarted the combined work of Allied Waste Services and the city, leading to the implementation of their programs. Continued on pg. 93


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Continued from pg. 90 As with any education process hoping to become more successful, reaching participants at a young age is crucial. So, like others, the Keep Longview Beautiful program has begun speaking to students in schools. “We try to combine our efforts to teach the students about recycling...” said Tatum. “The city has a great program that shows the students what they can and cannot recycle. The goal is that they take all of this information home and get their families to participate. Besides speaking to them we have a notebook called ‘Waste In Place.’ It is filled with all kinds of activities and is ready for teachers. They can choose what teaching points they like and the rest is ready for them. It has talking points as well as activities that they can do with the students to get them thinking about recycling in a new way.”

THERE IS ALWAYS TIRE RECYCLING, AND MOST METROPOLITAN AREAS HAVE AT LEAST TWO MAJOR, CITYWIDE CLEANUPS EACH YEAR. THOSE ARE A GREAT PLACE TO GET RID OF EVERYTHING FROM OLD TIRES TO APPLIANCES – STUFF THAT NORMALLY JUST FILLS UP LANDFILLS NEEDLESSLY. As both experts insinuated, education about recycling is perhaps both the most important part of the process, as well as the most underachieved. It doesn’t take a terribly long or thorough search to find out the incredible number of ways in which we can help out by recycling every day – or how easy it is. If we seriously took a moment to think about it, and amazing amount of things we toss into garbage cans or pour down drains can be reused. There is a great chance the place where you get the oil changed in your vehicle will accept used oil. Places as large as Best Buy accept used, rechargeable batteries. Almost every grocery store will take back the used plastic bags. Those florescent light bulbs from your office? Take them down to Home Depot or Walmart.

“THE CITY HAS A GREAT PROGRAM THAT SHOWS THE STUDENTS WHAT THEY CAN AND CANNOT RECYCLE. THE GOAL IS THAT THEY TAKE ALL OF THIS INFORMATION HOME AND GET THEIR FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE. BESIDES SPEAKING TO THEM, WE HAVE A NOTEBOOK CALLED ‘WASTE IN PLACE.’ IT IS FILLED WITH ALL KINDS OF ACTIVITIES AND IS READY FOR TEACHERS.” There is always tire recycling, and, most metropolitan areas have at least two major, citywide cleanups each year. Those are a great place to get rid of everything from old tires to appliances – stuff that normally just fills up landfills needlessly. In November, there is even a statewide Texas Recycles Day, and chances are your town has a special program set up for that day, as well. The point is, we can all be more conscientious with the world we all share. Without too much effort, or for just a couple of bucks a month, there are an enormous amount of resources at our disposal. From newspapers to soda cans, computers to motor oil, there is a way we can reduce what we use, reuse what we can and reboot the way that we live. by Willliam Knous, wknous@h3-media.com BSCENEMAG.CO M

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This month we mark the one year anniversary of the day we opened the FRESH by Brookshire’s doors to Tyler, and we’re planning some great events the week of March 7-13 to mark the occasion. It may be our birthday, but it’s Tyler’s celebration! Saturday, March 10th will be a giant celebration on the Back Patio at FRESH, including live music from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. and FREE gelato and cake from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Our famous 801 Grill, FRESH’s quick and casual hot spot for outdoor dining, also opens for the season on March 10th. Come enjoy our delicious food – including fish tacos, gourmet sliders, chicken skewers, sweet potato fries and a few all-new items sure to please your taste buds. Our celebration is not limited to this one day. It will last the entire week of March 7-13, with special birthday spins on our normal weekly events like Happy Hour, Front Row Eats, and our Pancake Breakfast. Here’s one more exciting reason to visit FRESH during our birthday week: You can enter our Celebration Sweepstakes*. We’re giving away prizes, including a chef-prepared dinner for 10 at your home, a year of “FRESH for 2” dinners, and one lucky Freshie will even win a culinary vacation to beautiful Napa Valley! (See FRESHbyBrookshires.com for official rules) Now you can see why we say it’s our birthday, but your celebration. FRESH is a great Tyler destination any day of the week. There’s always something going on here for the entire family. We feature live music on the Back Patio every Friday and Saturday (season debut on March 10th), cooking demos every Friday night, Happy Hour every Wednesday, hands-on after-school kids’ cooking classes every other Wednesday, all-you-can-eat pancake brunches on Saturdays and Sundays, and even “you pick it, we prepare it” seafood and market (high quality beef, chicken, pork or lamb) nights every Monday and Thursday, respectively...Come see, and celebrate, for yourself! *Enter from 03/7/2012 through 03/13/2012. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years or older to enter and a legal resident of TX, AR, or LA. Certain restrictions apply. See FRESHbyBrookshires. com for Official Rules.

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So much has taken place since we last met. But in that time, while covering some major sports stories, I’ve learned and relearned some lessons. Let me share...

1. A few bad apples do spoil the whole bunch. The LSU Tigers overcame a number of player suspensions, including one that sidelined starting senior QB Jordan Jefferson for the first month of the season, to put together one of the greatest regular seasons in college football history. 13-0 while beating 8 top 25 teams and winning the SEC Championship. But when they got into the BCS National Championship against Alabama, they got their heads handed to them by Alabama, 21-0. That the Tigers overcame so much selfishness and immaturity for so long is amazing, but it finally caught up with them at the worst possible time. The character of the Alabama players was too much for the “characters” at LSU. We were also reminded that when you have two quarterbacks, you really have

none. Especially when one of the QB’s, Jefferson, showed his leadership skills, or lack of, by getting into a bar fight two weeks before the start of the season. This mess stained a great season and carried over into the Tigers’ recruiting, as they lost three of the top players in Louisiana. Les Miles let the inmates run the asylum this year and it cost them a national championship. 2.“Kids would be great if it wasn’t for parents.” My head football coach told me this back in 1975 and in my experience covering sports over the years, truer words have never been spoken. Recently a very successful girls basketball coach was indefinitely suspended in mid-season because of “harsh treatment” of his players. The only reason I’ve seen for why the coach was suspended was

that he “yelled” at his players. SHOCKING! Many players and parents have since voiced their support for the coach. Full disclosure, before I made the decision to devote myself to broadcasting, I went to school to become a coach and teacher. Many of my best friends are coaches. I sympathize with them. They are only expected to be a surrogate parent, disciplinarian, make sure their athletes are in the classroom… and win every game or get fired. I have no inside knowledge of the situation, but my guess, based on 30 years of covering sports, is that an influential parent didn’t like it when his child got yelled at, and made enough of a stink that action was taken against the coach. If the coach crossed the line and was truly verbally abusive, then maybe the action was appropriate. But based on the

reaction of his supporters and others, it doesn’t sound like this was the case. What I have observed are parents who get much too involved in their children’s activities. The coach yelled at their kid, and they took action. Great. But how exactly did that help their child learn anything about dealing with personality conflict or adversity in general? When their child is an adult and gets yelled at by a boss, will mommy and daddy rush in and get that mean old supervisor fired? Good luck with that. Then what? Mom and Dad, you need to let coaches do their job. You need to sit in the stands and cheer words of encouragement to the team. You don’t need to be at every practice. News flash: your child doesn’t want you there. It puts undue pressure on them. Do you think your presence is going to ensure they get more playing time? What kind of message does that send to your child and the rest of the team? Also, if you insist on offering “instruction,” it will most likely conflict with what the coach is telling them to do. And as my 14 year old son tells me, it “creeps him out” when parents are at every practice. 3.We close with this question. Do you think Jerry Jones learned any lessons from the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants about running a championship organization? One can only hope... **Bryan Houston is in his fifth decade in broadcasting, first as a music radio disc jockey, then as a play-by-play announcer, TV sportscaster and finally a TV news anchor in the East Texas area since 1991. Now he’s returned to his roots. Sports and Radio. Bryan is the sports director and host of Bryan Houston’s Sports Radio Live on 93.3 TALK FM, Monday through Friday from 3-6p.m.


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early '70s shortened both travel times and stewardess’ skirts, but the net effects were airport congestion and overbooking. Amid these two periods in airline history, a revolution took place on the ground. The Interstate Highway System, as it would come to be known, sprawled across the United States as the railroads had done a century earlier. The Interstate introduced technologies like high-quality road surfaces and consistent signage, making it an excellent way to travel from coast to coast. Setting your own schedule can be a very therapeutic exercise for road trips. Since you’re not following the airline’s schedule, why create tension by imposing your own rigid timeline? If you have the options of departure time and route, the number and

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GET YOUR YOGA PANTS FROM THE CLEANERS, AND PREPARE TO YET YOUR SWOLE ON! We're still under the sun, right? I mean... that's how the saying goes: “There's nothing new under the sun.” Well, after checking out one of our most recent BSCENE TV videos on Piloxing, shot by our crack staff and featuring instruction from the pros over at XTC Fitness, I've got news for you: you're wrong. I can hear what's going on in your brain now, as you read this: “What is Piloxing?” I know this, because I was thinking the exact same thing. I consider myself to have a fairly firm grasp on a wide array of random knowledge. Or as my friends would say, I'm full of useless information. Regardless of catty phrasing, I'd never heard of such a thing as “Piloxing.” But, after finding out what it was, it made sense. You combine the flexibility, aerobic exercise, balance and strength training of Pilates with boxing. Judging from the video, it's a pretty intense workout – certainly enough to

put me into a coma. But, it got me thinking: why is this a thing? Would it be insufficient to simply take a boxing or a Pilates class on their own? Are the positive attributes of each exercise style amplified to superhuman levels when they are combined? I have absolutely no idea. I didn't come up with the class, I don't have a personal training license and the last time I checked I didn't even own a pair of yoga pants – even if I think I could rock them. I'm good at Trivial Pursuit; I never said that I have a physiology degree (or any degree applicable here, for that matter). It didn't stop me from thinking about all the other crossovers in the world of fitness, though. You've got your Latin dance mixed with step aerobics. Then there's that whole running-in-a-pool thing. And, I won't even begin to guess what terrible person combined the unholy mix of tortures that makes up CrossFit. In their way, I can kind of

understand the appeal of these workouts. To keep things fresh, you need to change them up – and that must be especially true when it comes to grueling tasks like working out. Some people love to work out. They love to go into a gym, pick up heavy things, then put them back down again – for hours. I don't think most people are wired that way. People love the way working out makes them look and feel. They love the health benefits, both physical and mental. And, there without a doubt are a plethora of studies to back that up. I'm 100 percent in favor of it. However, the surprising part is when people believe that this one single thing is going to be the cure-all for their workout needs. Now, don't get ahead of me here. If Piloxing or Zumba or CrossFit is the only way you're going to drag your sorry self off the couch and get that heart rate up, then I'm all for it. Everyone has to make a personal choice when it

comes to fitness, and not everyone wears the same size yoga pants, so to speak. Some people love to run on a treadmill, while others can't stand running unless it's outdoors. I hate lifting weights with a passion, but had a fantastic time beating myself up with CrossFit. I can't look down at anyone whose chosen method to get or stay healthy was something I didn't happen to like. What I will gladly joke about is the idea that the newest chosen method is the holy grail of the workout quest. I've got some bad news folks: it's not. You won't be saved simply by the new class at the gym simply because it's the new class at the gym. You still have to work for it, unfortunately. “Wait a second, Will. You mean to tell me that if I move around, eat the right portions of healthy foods and don't shoot heroin into my eyeballs... it's generally a recipe for good health?” Yes Tony Horton, that's what I'm telling you (Tony Horton is the guy who invented P90X. If you've never heard of it, Google “unimaginable pain” and that should get you started). The general formula has been tweaked over time, but not enough to change that much. I mean, think of the food pyramid. It's shifted around a little with time, but bacon cheeseburgers and milkshakes are never going to suddenly replace fruits and vegetables in that particular health diagram. Now, the means to that end is in no way easy. Some people have bad backs. Some of us can't lay off the junk food. Some people are straight-up lazy. Correction: most of us are straight-up lazy. So, if aerobic bungee jumping is the thing that really gets you going, then more power to you. Being healthy is never a bad thing, unless of course you're vegan. The New England Journal of Medicine could prove a strict vegan diet cured all diseases, and I'd most likely celebrate the news with a bacon cheeseburger and a milkshake. by William Knous wknous@h3-media.com



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