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PUBLISHER’S LETTER Man, does time fly! Just this time last year we were talking about how quickly winter passed and how spring is always too short. Despite some rough weather and tough times in 2010 and 2011, today is a beautiful day! I'm so excited about this issue, I'm not even sure where to begin. As always BSCENE Magazine has got the most stories, events and insight into what's hot right now in East Texas – and this May/June 2011 issue is no exception. We've got your official guide to the 2011 Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala: Route 66 Cruisin' For A Cure, with all the details about the entertainment, games, gifts and no-holds-barred fun to be had at this year's benefit. And looking ahead, it promises to be one of the best yet! Plus, we've got the exclusive interview with this year's headliner – time-tested fan of everything that is East Texas and a true supporter of the American Cancer Society, Pat Green. Pat has always been amazing when we've worked with him in the past, and we promised him that this time when he plays Cattle Barons' Gala the weather would cooperate (we've got our fingers crossed, because he always puts on a great show). Throw in friends of BSCENE Wade Bowen and East Texas' own JB & The Moonshine Band, and all the hard work the committees have done this year and we're certain to have a great time! Then, as is always the case this time of year, BSCENE brings you A Closer Look: East Texas' Medical Community, our special advertising section introducing you to some of the best, brightest and most experienced medical professionals in the world, located right in our own backyard. As Aiden and Aniston get older and they bring more colds and other bugs home from school, I find myself more and more thankful every day that no matter what the problem is, there's someone here in East Texas that is a leader in that field. It's a great resource we take for granted all too often, so check out the section and see the amazing support we have here. ...But, we don't stop there. We've just launched our brand new web site, You guys know I'm a huge geek for anything tech-related. So, I took great pride and care with the launch of our new site. We've integrated BSCENE TV videos, revamped the web calendar, added access to photos from all the events we cover and so much more! We've even got a few surprises up our sleeve that are going to be rolled out and I will not hesitate to say they are awesome! So, as spring turns into summer and we all relax by the pool – maybe flipping through the new BSCENE Magazine or checking out the new website – take a few moments to appreciate all that we have. From our amazing medical community to the men and women who give so much time and effort at events like the Longview and Tyler Cattle Barons' and many other events, East Texas is like nowhere else. And remember, BSCENE Magazine is for Everything That IS East Texas. Shawn Michael Haney President & CEO Become a fan BSCENE at and follow us at!

< The kids had a chance to get their faces painted by Julia's Jubilee at Fire Mountain during Spring Break.

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< Aniston chose a hot pink version of tiger stripes and she loved it!

< Aiden decided to go with the Spiderman mask! All that was missing was the costume.

< The kids looked so cute for Easter this year! Despite their protests, Kelly had to snap a few photos.


EDITOR’S LETTER Alright people, get ready! We are gearing up for summer and I know all of you are, as well. But, really, who am I kidding … despite the fact East Texas has had a few snowfalls this year, it probably got up into the 90s at some point before Easter. For the most part, the concepts of individual seasons are a distant memory. But, as I sit here writing, the weather is perfect outside my window – which makes me think... It's amazing how much the weather can affect my outlook. I generally keep on a pretty even keel, and I don't even mind the rain or dreary skies. But, all it takes is a few crisp, sunny spring days – and a few trips to the golf course, with a follow-up stop at a great patio – to remind me how fantastic being comfortable and outside at the same time can be. So, I'm in a great mood. I'm optimistic about the spring and about what BSCENE has in store. I'm even optimistic about my golf game, though I probably don't have any real reason for that .... that's jus a constant tragedy. Around this issue every year, BSCENE gets back into covering the many golf tournaments put on by charitable organizations and city/economic groups. There are several great courses in East Texas and we get a chance to help show them off in May/June every year. From the Pinkerton Memorial to the Food Fast Charities tournament, seeing men and women standing on the greens, clubs-in-hand, is a sort of signal within BSCENE that spring is here. Also, this time of year brings about all the great events that get to take full advantage of the weather. There is the Tyler Museum of Art fundraiser La Table des Artistes, the Longview Cattle Barons' Gala, Sweet Discoveries at Jakes – where I took full advantage of the rooftop chaveta. If I had to guess, I'd think the amount of funds raised definitely goes up when the event is held outside in beautiful weather. I mean, I almost bid on a spa gift package to benefit the Discovery Science Place!

Editor's Note: In the March/April issue while describing the best wedding tuxedo tips for grooms, we mistakenly listed Harley Hooper as the owner of the Tux Shop, when it is in fact Shawn Swinney. And, we can't forget to mention the quickly rising annual event, the Texas Hold'em Tournament of Heroes, that benefits the worthy efforts of the American Red Cross.

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< We had a great time raising money and enjoying dessert-and-wine pairings from the experts at Jakes Tyler at this year's Sweet Discoveries, benefiting the Discovery Science Place.

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< I've been helping host the Boot Campaign Radio Show on TogiNet Radio, online. This is a rednering from a loyal fan.

< Stephen and Dave helped give me a very serious pep talk before my speech at the March/April 2011 cover unveiling party at FRESH.


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(As Posted On Our Wall at FACEBOOK.COM/BSCENETX) "I'm in Palm Beach and just found the Palm Beach society magazine. While BSCENE Magazine may not have pictures of Melania Trump, BSCENE is a much better magazine. I didn't realize how spoiled we are in East Texas! Keep up the good work, I'm bringing this copy back for you to see. Happy Easter!" – Michele Reese Anchor/Reporter CBS 19


The last magazine was my favorite out all the magazines. I loved the FRESH article, as I love FRESH! The cover was really beautiful, very springy and colorful. I also loved the idea of the cover unveiling at FRESH, that was a great idea ... My favorite part of the magazine is the Style File. This is the section I always read first. As this is my business, and my passion, I always love to see the models and accessories. Another feature that I like is the Man About Town. I enjoy reading about new restaurants in the East Texas area. I believe that the BSCENE Magazine is the best magazine about East Texas that exists today. My customers in my store are always asking when the latest issue is coming out. And they always look for the advertising for my store when it comes out.Last, but not least, I really enjoy going to the actual cover unveilings. This is such a great party, it's wonderful to see all the people associated with the magazine and the excitement that goes on. I can't wait to see the new cover! – Ligia Harmon Katie's Dear Gillian, Thanks so much for the high praise regarding our involvement with the Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala. Every year, when it rolls around, everyone at the office gets excited for all the different ways we're involved: from the first promos being to appear around March, to previewing the event in our May/June issue to the coverage and photos and stories that always seem to come wiht the July/August issue, the Cattle Barons' Gala is something we all care about greatly. It's a great cause, a great party and it's our pleasure to work hard on it! – BSCENE Magazine

Here at BSCENE Magazine, our principle objective is to produce the highest quality publication we can, and one that truly represents all of East Texas. As readers, you are an integral part of the process – we’re here to inform and serve you as best we can. In the interest of doing that, we honestly want to hear what’s on your mind. You are a huge part of BSCENE, and we want you to be heard. Call us at 903-509-4703, email us at or leave a comment at – smoke signals and carrier pigeons are also welcomed. Each issue, the reader giving the most constructive feedback (postive or negative) will receive something special from BSCENE Magazine. This issue, the reward goes to ... Gillian Brasfield with the Tyler Cattle Barons' Gala! BSCENEMAG.COM

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14 102 36 Battle Of The Bands...........Fitness IQ

112 I Want Candy......................Style IQ

45 East Texas' Medical Community.....

114 Too Good To Be Tru......... Spotlight

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116 The Payneful Truth

52 Melt Away The Pounds..... Spotlight

124 Tyler Cattle Barons' Preview

74 Call Of Duty............................B Wed

129 Social Events Calendar

86 Dean Fearing's Spice Of Life...........

132 Giving Animals A Voice.................

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87 Dining Guide For East Texas

145 Patrick James...............Entertainer


90 A Summer Breeze.....Tasting Room

151 TABA Parade of Homes TM

10 Street Scene

95 Man About Town............................

154 Entertainment Calendar

14 Pat Green.....................Cover Story

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162 Outtakes

24 Gluten Free.............................B Well

99 The Peanut Butter Cup........Recipe

166 Sports Scene....................................

28 Start Your Engine....................B Well

102 Style File..................................Style

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34 The Man Who Went To Jupiter........

108 V In The City........................Tru Tan

170 Real Estate................Home Listings

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110 Day 2 Night.........................Style IQ

176 Big Primpin'....................Back Page


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Shawn Michael Haney - President / CEO Kelly Laine Haney - Vice President Mitzi Hardee - Executive Assistant Cecily Anderson - General Assistant ACCOUNTING Kelly Laine Haney ADVERTISING SALES Sonya Atkison, Ginny Gould, Lauren Woods MANAGING EDITOR William Knous CREATIVE TEAM Lauren Gould, Kim Jackson Wheeler EDITORIAL TEAM Holly Head/BSCENE TV Production Interns: Rachel Hackbarth, Chantel Martin CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Reid Kerr, Laura Krantz, Shane Payne, Dr. Aubrey D. Sharpe, Veronica Terres Contributing Food Editor: Chef Dean Fearing PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS Bruce Adams exposureDPI Photogrpahy, Valerie Anderson, Lauren Ashley Photography, Marc Bailey, Casey Jay Benson Photography, Donna Blalock, Lindsey Bland, Gema Blanton Photography, Callynth Photography, Creative Photography, Ava Jordan-Curasi, Tonya Davis, G Patterson Photography, Brandon Hafner, Matthew Hogan Photography, Andrews Joven, Krantz PR, Dr. Scott Lieberman, Alex M Photography, Thomas Myers Photography, Mitchell Patton, La-La Photography by Kelly Pollard, Portraits by Bryan, Randy Phillips Photography, Mark Sanders, Joey Seeber, Sam Smead Photography, White Photography, Tyler Convention and Visitors Bureau STYLE FILE Models: Suzanne & Michael NeJame Location: Nelson Home on Lake Tyler Photography: Matthew Hogan Photography Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Holly Head Style Coordinators: Holly Head, Will Knous COVER On the Cover: Pat Green Photography: Danny Clinch


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BSCENE welcomes unsolicited submissions and photographs, but does not assume any responsibility for publication or return of materials. When any editorial or photography submission, whether in advertisements or editorial, is provided to BSCENE, by any means, whether electronically or otherwise, the person/business making the submission assumes all responsibility that the submission does not infringe on any third party’s rights and title, including all copyrights and/or releases.  No fees are due to anyone, including photographer or models, unless previously agreed upon by all parties involved.  The opinions expressed in this magazine are those of the representative writers and authors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of this magazine.

Matthew Hogan was born here in East Texas, and has lived here his whole life. Hogan took photography throughout high school at Robert E. Lee in Tyler, after being taught a thing or two by his dad earlier on in life about film cameras. At TJC, he took quite a few photography classes as well, and then took over his own education, mostly learning online from the bigger commercial photographers he admired. Hogan and his assistant, Daniel Poe, have been growing as a photography team college, and really love off-camera lighting on location, which is what gives them part of their look. “We like everything to look like it should be for magazine or album cover, even if it's a wedding. Because not everybody gets a chance to be a model, or a musician... That doesn't mean that they can't look as if they are though! Our philosophy is based around the fact that photography doesn't have to be boring, dated or overpriced. We absolutely love what we do, and are so blessed to be able to do so." Rachel Hackbarth was born in Dallas, Texas, but for a majority of her life was raised in Jonesboro, Arkansas. It was not until 2000 that Rachel and her family moved to East Texas. A 2007 graduate of Grace Community High school, Rachel now attends the University of Texas at Tyler where she is working towards a major in Journalism and a minor in Marketing. Rachel hopes to gain more knowledge in the field of journalism with her internship at BSCENE Magazine. As an intern for BSCENE Magazine, Rachel is able to contribute by writing stories, ad copy and event coverage She also takes photos and helps to plan the many events BSCENE hosts in order to gain experience. In her free time Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts and hanging out with her best friend, Brittany.



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92 TMA La Tables Des Artistes

118 Longview Cattle Barons' Ball 172 Pearls & Promises Gala

SEE & BSCENE 22 March/April Cover Unveil 60 Shriners "Restoring Dreams" Gala 70 Longview Cattle Barons' Sponsor Party 76 Pearls & Promises Sponsor Party


80 Country For Our Country Kickoff 84 Denim & Diamonds 98 Sweet Discoveries 122 Where's Rufus? St. Patrick's Day Party 123 CASA Justice Is Served Banquet 158 WSL Ball Wrap Party 171 Tyler Economic Development Council Luncheon

MIX & MINGLES 26 Celebrity Chef Celebration Tyler Cattle Barons' Skeet Shoot

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I am so ready for this summer! I cannot believe the year is halfway through already. I celebrated my 32nd birthday in Cabo San Lucas with my best friend from high school and enjoyed the most amazing seafood I have ever had in my life! I have been trying really hard to stick to my New Year’s resolutions and done pretty well, actually. I invested in a Shake-Weight for those days when I am working at the office, and I got a new hybrid bike that has been a blast riding. Some of the girls at the office, and I have become addicted to spray tanning. It is such a nice alternative to baby oil and sunburns. Check out Tru Tan’s new location on Old Bullard Road, that’s my new favorite spot.

42 Taste Of Tyler Women In Tyler Luncheon 43 Rose Sunday 44 Chamber Day At The Tyler Airport Lindale Chamber Banquet

Our Medical Community issue is always a favorite of mine

because it allows us to catch a glimpse of who our doctors are and what they want us to know about them. My father and brother are both surgeons, and I often think people take them too seriously. Outside of their office setting they are two of the funniest people I know, but get them in a white coat and they switch on their doc chat and talk way above my head.

I signed up to run in the Susan G. Komen “Race for the Cure”

62 Tony Cruz XTC VIP Party Longview BAH At East Texas Shredding

in a few weeks and my 7-year-old is actually going to race with me.

78 Raisin' The Roof For Habitat Walk From Obesity

so important to raise awareness to young women who think they don’t

142 Lindale Business Showcase Taste Of Longview 148 Historic Tyler Candlelight Tour Kickoff Rotary Club Chili Cookoff

Every female on my mother’s side of the family has lost their battle with breast cancer so I will be doing this in honor of them. I think it is need to worry about this disease until they are much older. It can affect anyone at any age and the best detection is early detection.

Stay tuned for some great pictures from Cattle Barons' Gala in

Longview and Tyler. I am oh so excited to show off my new Corral Vintage boots from Cavender’s!

160 Texas College Legacy Dinner Cattle Barons' Gala Shopping Celebration

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163 United Way Luncheon TABA Bowling With Builders

168 GTAR Grand Opening Gold Leaf Exhibit Reception 174 Matisse March Madness ETCC President's Circle Reception

LINKS 133 Fore The Kids Don Pinkerton Memorial 135 Living Alternatives HOPE Open Kickoff Special Wish Child Tournament

< I was lucky to take part in SFA Hospitality's Deep East Texas Elegance with my friend Zevin Spears, one of the event's organizers.

< Celebrating my birthday by taking a trip to Mexico with lifelong friends Jessica Lowrey and Tiffany Kimbrough was a fantastic time!

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Austin Bank held a customer appreciation event for businesses and individuals at their newest location on South Broadway on April 6, in Tyler. On March 9, United Heritage Credit Union in Tyler presented Trinity Mother Frances with a check for $6,000 benefitting the Children's Miracle Network.

Tyler residents gathered for the grand opening and Bell Ringing of FRESH by Brookshire's March 10. Brookshire's Grocery Company donated $2,500 to the East Texas Food Bank. The Longview 5K & Half Marathon benefiting AMBUCS was held March 19, at Longview High School. Jeff McMahon, celebrity guest, is pictured with first place winner Benson Osoro.

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

On April 1, Morgan Abbigail celebrated their one-year anniversar y in Longview. Customers enjoyed fine hors d'oeuvres while browsing the latest fashions. The Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Fashion Show and Fundraiser was held March 15, at First Baptist Church in Tyler. Models included three former Miss Texas Winners. Tyler Artwalk on March 3, featured artists and artwork at various downtown businesses. Onlookers enjoyed music by Rambellwood and a performance by the FLYKids dance troupe.


Tyler's Better Business Bureau gave people an opportunity to meet with local professionals at a March 31, networking luncheon held at Traditions.


The 10-mile Azalea Trail opened for tourists and flower lovers to view the beautiful spring flowers. The ribbon cutting was held March 25, at the Pyron Home. On March 22, Gold Leaf Gallery in Tyler hosted a reception for sculptor and painter David Adickes to open his show, which ran March 22 through April 2.

Cavender's in Longview held a shopping night on April 7, where guests enjoyed hors d' oeuvres and shopping, with a portion of the sale proceeds going toward the American Cancer Society. PATH announced the winner of the Potty Paper Parade Port-a-Potty Decoration Contest on March 22.


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Palm Beach Tan, Tyler's newest tanning salon held a ribbon cutting April 4, to celebrate its grand opening.

Salon Verve officially opened its doors March 29, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

TCBY in Tyler celebrated their grand opening on April 5, by giving free yogurt all day with donations benefiting the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure. On April 5, Young Audiences of Northeast Texas honored musician and TISD administrator George Faber for his lifelong commitment to the arts in education in Tyler.


Brookshire’s and Tyson Foods donated 29,000 lbs. of protein to the East Texas Food Bank in conjunction with the Tyson “KNOW Hunger” campaign on March 31. The Discovery Science Place Museum and St. Paul's Children's Foundation paired up for the first ever health and fitness fair at DSP in Tyler on March 20.

The Lindale Chamber of Commerce welcomed their newest business, Thy Kingdom Christian Counseling, with a ribbon cutting on March 15. Over 2,600 people attended the 16th Annual Harvest Festival Crawfish Boil in Longview benefiting the Harvest Festival Scholarship Program at Maude Cobb on April 16.


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Studio C Salon held their annual haircut-a-thon benefiting PATH at their salon location in Whitehouse on April 2.

Texas Bank and Trust West Grande Branch in Tyler hosted the 20th Anniversary Art Of Giving Annual Campaign on April 11, which benefits 11 non-profits around East Texas. The Tyler ISD Foundation celebrated their 20th anniversary with a kickoff party on March 11. A single donation of over half a million dollars was revealed.

The South Tyler Crawfish Boil celebrated it's 20th Anniversary on April 14, and welcomed over 500 to enjoy spicy seasoned crawfish at Harvey Hall.

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Nine-o-clock in the morning is pretty early when youre talking about really digging in deep wit someone. Before youve finished your first cup of coffee may no even be the best time to start delving in seismic shifts in a career path, or how new fatherhood has affected your creativ process, or even where to find the best


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Nine-o-clock in the morning is pretty early when you’re talking about really digging in deep with someone. Before you’ve finished your first cup of coffee may not even be the best time to start delving into seismic shifts in a career path, or how new fatherhood has affected your creative process, or even where to find the best fajitas in Fort Worth. And, yesterday wasn’t even my birthday – it was Pat Green’s. But, though the voice on the other end of the line is a little rough around the edges, Green picks up after just a couple of rings, and within minutes he’s singing Nat King Cole in a rich baritone.

Photo courtesy of Danny Clinch

Pat Green is a Texas legend. Too bad he’s not even 40 years old. That leaves a lot of time left over for a full life. Good thing he’s got a some new records, a wonderful wife, two amazing kids and an upcoming gig in at the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala to help fill up his calendar and add to the story. And Pat Green, like any true songwriter, is really only interested in the story. So, here’s a bit of his story: Pat Green really got into music when he was about 18-years-old. Like most of us, his first real influences were what his family listened to – siblings and parents blasting the hits of Motown and the reverberating synthesizers of Duran Duran. Then, when Green started to develop his own tastes, it was The Bellamy Brothers, Robert Earl Keen and Jerry Jeff Walker that held his attention. “After falling in love with that type of music,” remembered Green, “I started writing. One naturally followed the other.” You can call it Texas Country or Americana or whatever you’d like, but the songwriting tradition of those artists are evident in Green’s music. Instead of singing a song written by one person, music arranged by another while moving in time with his bass player to choreographed steps, there is a distinct songwriter’s edge to what Green does. The honesty and approachability of our conversation doesn’t really come as much of a shock if you’ve listened to Greens music, and most all of us have. When he says “a song is always going to have to have something substantive in nature.” It comes as more of a confirmation than a revelation. “I really enjoy songs that have something to say,” he follows up, “not just something you can tap your foot to.” Green’s early years in the business are pretty well documented, too. He started out playing the dance halls and clubs of Lubbock, where he attended Texas Tech University, before hustling all around Texas picking up a loyal following along the way with his stories and songs about the joys and struggles of life and the road. When Green began to break in the “music business” it wasn’t through a major label – or a label of any kind, for that

matter. There wasn’t one big showcase in Nashville or an onstage event that propelled him into the public country consciousness. “I can’t point at one, but I can point at a lot of different moments,” says Green. “Obviously radio is the biggest tool any musician can have in their bag. Once ‘Carry On’ started playing on the radio everywhere it was sort of ‘game over’ ... and we didn’t even have a record label pushing it. It was just people wanting to hear it.” However, Green didn’t shoot to stardom or straight up the charts. In fact, he’d already heard his music on the radio before, back home in

Waco. The first song of he ever heard coming through his car stereo was “George’s Bar.” “It was kind of like the local flavor, the watering hole for Baylor and for Waco,” Green recalled. “I’d written a song about it and my family. I was driving down Lake Air Drive – and I can drive you to the spot, and point to it ... I was getting a call and ended up turning off the road, pulling into the driveway, getting out of the car and just turning it up as loud as I could. It was just … one of those moments.” Now here is where we cue the rock star excess and inflated ego, right? Wrong! Green still gets the same feeling stepping on stage he got the first time he heard his music on the local airwaves. To hear him tell the story, that familiarity that comes through in the songs isn’t false. “That’s kind of why you do it,” Green says, the shrugging shoulders almost audible over the phone, like he’d do it for free anyway. “It’s almost more of a payoff than making a living doing it – having people put it into their lives at such a high level that they can remember every word that you wrote. That, to me, is really special.” But once the radio play really started to pick up and the CDs started moving, the labels came calling. So, Green picked up with Universal Records, out of New York and the storm winds started picking up in a hurry. “Once you get on a major record label and they start putting

the machine behind your music, it’s a whirlwind,” said Green. “They did their job, and put together a few really big hits for me. At that point, I was in my mid-to-late 20s, and [I decided] ‘I’ve kind of got to figure out what I want to do.’ I didn’t really want to be on a New York record label any more. So, I got onto a Nashville record label.” Green signed with RCA, who he feels had a better overall understanding of the sound, what the music meant and so on – and he had a great time. Plus, even the most casual music fan knows the country music world revolves around that Tennessee town. Making it without selling your wares down Music Row is pretty much impossible. “I mean, you can make it to a certain extent, and I certainly took that to the limit,” said Green. “But you can’t make it, literally, all the way. Those years, where we did "Cannonball" (Green’s seventh album, released in 2006), were huge for me. And, a lot of really good songs came out of those years too. Now, I’ve left that behind a little bit so I


can get more of the songwriter stuff out that I have in me. When you’re making music for a big record label it’s tough to get that stuff out, because they want to sell lots of records – and the artsy stuff is harder to sell. The way I always feel is that if someone is going to put a couple of million dollars into the project, then you should listen – it’s only respectful.” So, where is Pat Green now? He’s back where he’s always been, really, and the only place he’s ever really wanted to be – writing great music. Now, though, there’s not a “machine” behind it so much. He’s putting himself and his music out there in a way he hasn’t in awhile, for better or worse. “I guess really what I’m doing is making songs that I believe in, for me, more than for a company,” Green says after a moment of consideration. “And, I’m going to go record them, basically as soon as possible. Then [I’ll] give them to a record label still – but I’ll already have the tunes cut before I try to sell it to them – so they won’t really have much choice other than to take it the way it is,” he finished up with a laugh. The next project is a series of covers recorded with friends and fellow artists Green dubbed his “Michael Buble’ kind of effort” called “Songs We Wish We’d Written.” It features the likes of Collective Soul’s Ed Roland and music by everyone from classic country crooners to The Wallflowers – look for that one in the early this summer. Then, Green is back in the studio working on his new, original record, tentatively slated to be released in early 2012.

Hearing him speak about it, the new album should be a return some of the older Pat Green canon in tone, as much as sound or content. Maybe an artist can never recapture the sound and feeling of earlier days – but recreation is not really the point for an artist. You can take those road miles off or the experience away, and you probably wouldn’t want to anyway. But, coming from the place of unencumbered creativity, that’s always the goal. “Well, I think I’m a better writer now” said Green when asked to describe the new album. “But, as far as the feel ... yeah it’s going to be a much rougher, edgier feel. Certainly I think that was the focus when I was starting.” And for an artist of any type – for a songwriter who draws on daily life for inspiration and frustration, wherever you happen to be then must color what is produced. And 2011 singer/songwriter Pat Green isn’t the same man he was in 1997. Being a married man, with two kids, is a different animal all together. “There’s no doubt,” agrees Green. His tone always seems to be relaxed, but there’s a healthy respect in his voice as he continues: “I don’t think there is anything that big in your life ... as a person who lives with expression [being a husband and a father] is going to change everything about what you want to say and how you want to say it. Having kids and a wife has definitely made the most impact on my life, over anything else.” Green is up by 6:30 a.m. most every day, getting the kids off to school. He was even up early on the day of the interview, but after the kids headed out, he headed back to bed. Like so many folks, Pat Green is still a working parent. Maybe it’s just magnified through a bizarrolens. Not many kids can see their parents on the Top 20 Countdown while they are “at work,” but success or radio play doesn’t seem to make being away from your family any easier. Green says, “That’s the cross that you have to bear as a working musician. The upside is amazing B S C E N E M A G.COM

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if you’ve made it – and thank God I have. But, you know, when you hear your kids call you by your first name. Or say things like ‘Alright daddy, I’ll see you on TV’ it breaks your heart just a little bit.” Green is an artist, a real songwriter. So, that goes into the music to: “It has to. It totally changes you. I try to tell people about what kids do to your life ... I guess my best way to say it is ‘I never knew I could love like that.’ Once that amazing thing happens, it changes your perception … of everything. You’re going to put it into every bit of your life.” Including your passions and your job, maybe both at once. Throughout his career at any level, Green has always been very generous with his time and efforts when it comes to charity work. He’s been a noted supporter of The Gladney Foundation (the nation’s oldest adoption agency, based in Fort Worth) and the Hogan Foundation for

years. Like anyone in it for the right reasons, he doesn’t crow about how much he gives or where he goes or who he helps. However, just a cursory glance at his official website before our phone call reveals that no less than half of the upcoming show’s on the small calendar are philanthropic in nature. His trip to East Texas in June isn’t even his first for the Cattle Barons’ Gala, for that matter. Still though, it’s hard not to wonder if the changes in Green’s personal life through the years have cause a few of those dance hall gigs to be replaced by benefit shows. As you might expect, Green shrugs that one off, too. “Certainly, giving back is the way you sort of pay for living the life we live,” he says. “You’ve got to give back and put good things back into the community and the people that are around you … I feel I’ve been given so much. So much has landed on me, despite ... being lucky enough to make music for a living ... That is you know, reason enough, not to mention it’s just the right thing to do. I mean, giving back is not

a hard thing to do, and it feels right. It's a relationship form. So, it’s easy. It’s natural. It’s the right thing.” With regard to the Cattle Barons’ Gala specifically, and Green is a little more guarded when asked if there is a personal connection for him to the efforts of the American Cancer Society. Green pauses for a few beats before offering his reply, and it doesn’t come as smoothly as some of his other answers: “The best way I can put that is that some of my best friends in the world live in Tyler, Texas. That’s just ... an interesting surprise. I didn’t see it coming. The Cavenders, the Wheelers and Smitty and the group that is, I don’t know ... it just seems like every time I’ve been there you see the same guys … and we go out to play golf or go fishing or hunting. They’ve always been so kind to me, and that’s reason enough to come out there. I mean, I come out there all the time anyway


just to visit – not even necessarily to sing. So, yeah, coming back was … I was a phone call away for those guys.” Still, before anyone goes off thinking he’s too serious of a guy, the conversation makes its way back around to why Green loves to come to East Texas regularly, just for fun. Turns out for someone who loves to play golf, hunt and fish, you can do a lot worse than the tall trees, rolling hills and stocked lakes of East Texas. “There’s no doubt about that,” Green says, followed by a hearty laugh. “The Pineywoods have been great to me, and I certainly love the people out there. It’s very rural, but not only that it’s a beautiful place. I love the rolling hills and the pineywoods. That place really just appeals to me, like home.” And East Texas is absolutely ready to see him again, and this year’s event holds the promise of being a great show – and Green is more than happy to oblige. “I’m psyched to be coming back to a town like Tyler, and playing the Cattle Barons’,” he says, the excitement audible in his voice. “It’s the way to go. It’s the easiest way to get to people, because they’re coming out, looking for a great show, knowing it’s going to be a great party. They’re all fired up for it!” As Green grows older and – God help us – more mature, he doesn’t seem to have lost any of his fire, either. “The older I get, the more picky I can be about the songs I cut and the dates I go out on the road. That’s been one of the things I’ve most enjoyed,” Green says. “When you’re young, trying to get your name out there, you basically have to take any gig that comes across the plates. You’ve got to go by volume. It’s very nice now to not be forced to do that, to be able to sit back and say ‘I want to do this gig, or that gig.’” Maybe he’s not the hot young upstart, looking to spit in The Man’s eye, but he’s every bit as entertaining and effective and passionate about what the music he’s making. He can give 100 percent effort every time, and not be forced to spread it thin. Come June 11, everyone at the Cattle Barons’ Gala will get to see a continually new man, at the top of his powers – youthfully exuberant and time-tested. It’s going to be a hell of a show. By William Knous,

Sometimes, we get a chance to get past the standard conversation and get into the stuff that really matters. So, here’s Pat Green’s Top Ten: • Food: fajitas, all the way (from Joe T’s, Mi Cocina or even homemade) • Golf Course: Pebble Beach • Favorite Band Pre 1972 (In Honor of His Birthday) – The Doors • Vacation Spot – Maui. I’m kind of a whale, I just lay around on the beach! • Book – The Great Wildcatter • TV Show – West Wing (Green is a big Aaron Sorkin fan) • Movie: (Often a controversial topic, Green broke it down into categories for us: Musical: Sound of Music, Drama: The Red Violin, Comedy: Blazing Saddles, Sci-Fi: Star Wars, duh) • Sports Teams – Rangers, Cowboys (I mean, who am I? I live in Fort Worth) • Favorite Place to Play? - Stubbs in Austin • Song he wishes he’d written: So many. That’s what made making that record so hard... choosing them. I guess I’d say... well, I could sit for days. Too many to really say. I guess lately, “The Rising”. • Last Record You Listened To – Last Night, it was Unforgettable by Nat King Cole (and he starts to sing it) B S C E N E M A G.COM



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Gluten Free The New Health Trend Now being added to the long list of health, food and diet trends, gluten has become the new sugar, and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;badâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ingredient of the moment.

Low Carbs. Enhanced Waters. Organic Meats. Super Fruits... As years continue to pass us by, it seems that more and more people grow concerned about their health and longevity. Pit stops at fast food restaurants are less frequent, natural and health food stores are increasing in business, and people are actually using their gym memberships (even if it is mostly around the time of the New Year). It also seems that people are more concerned about what goes into their bodies and how it will effect them later on in life. I remember reading an article about how turning on your air conditioner as soon as you get in your car can cause cancer; but lately it looks as if anything can cause cancer.

“Gluten gets a bad wrap because like any starch, if the energy from it is not used, it turns into fat,” Non-Perishable Manager of FRESH by Brookshire’s Chris Johle said. “It is a type of protein found mostly in grains, cereals and breads.” Now being added to the long list of health, food and diet trends, gluten has become the new sugar, and ‘bad’ ingredient of the moment. And with the rise in cooking and baking shows such as "Cake Boss," "Amazing Wedding Cakes," "Top Chef Masters/All-Stars," "Food Network Challenge," "Cupcake Wars" and "DC Cupcakes," you can see that more and more chefs are now beginning to make their pastries, pastas and pizzas gluten-free. Even grocery store cereals and boxed goods are being labeled gluten free. But why is this? “Gluten gets a bad wrap because like any starch, if the energy from it is not used, it turns into fat,” Non-Perishable Manager of FRESH by Brookshire’s Chris Johle said. “It is a type of protein found mostly in grains, cereals and breads. It is a little like an energy compound, and that is why it is found in starchy foods.” Johle said FRESH has almost half an aisle devoted to gluten-free products; holding between 200 and 300 items. And even though the food products labeled ‘fat-free’ or ‘nocholesterol’ may still contain meager amounts of fat or cholesterol, he said the ingredients at FRESH will be labeled GF (gluten fee) and have zero trace of gluten.

And with the rise in cooking and baking shows such as "Cake Boss," "Amazing Wedding Cakes," "Top Chef Masters/All-Stars," "Food Network Challenge," "Cupcake Wars" and "DC Cupcakes" you can see that more and more chefs are now beginning to make their pastries, pastas and pizzas gluten-free. Other foods that contain gluten are chips, bread mixes, pastas, soups, cake mixes, rice, cookies, crackers and many more. Dietician for Longview Regional Hospital, Robyn Wilson, said gluten can also be found in frozen ice cream and popsicles. “People that have an allergy or intolerance to gluten are usually the ones who need to exclude the protein from their diet,” she said. “To know if you have are allergic to gluten you would have to get tested. Or you could be eating foods that contain gluten and your throat may swell up, you may experience cramping or diarrhea and you may have trouble breathing. A gluten allergy can be life threatening.”

Other foods that contain gluten are chips, bread mixes, pastas, soups, cake mixes, rice, cookies, crackers and many more. Johle said people try to stay away from gluten because of diet needs while others try to adopt a gluten-free diet in order to help prevent Celiac disease. Celiac disease damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. And people who have celiac BSCENEMAG.COM

disease cannot tolerate gluten. But for those who just can't exclude gluten from their diet for non-life threatening purposes, buying simple groceries can be expensive.

Wilson advised that people trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle, should be cautious of additives. “Gluten Free products use ingredients that are not very plentiful,” Johle said. “The facilities where these products are manufactured are dedicated and there are not that many of them.” After purchasing it’s building from a former wheat based cookie producer, Kinnikinnick Foods hired some of the employees of the previous company and cleaned all the equipment and spaces of even the slightest traces of wheat and flour. They even spent 6 months decontaminating the building and went one week without electricity in order to clean lights, electrical conduit and instrumental panels.

“Gluten Free products use ingredients that are not very plentiful,” Johle said. “The facilities where these products are manufactured are dedicated and there are not that many of them.” But Johle said that gluten, since it is found in plants, was not always considered a health hazard. “Over the years the plant that gluten comes from has been altered and with the altering came unexpected consequences,” he said. “For instance, over the years many things have gone from seasonal to all year around because of changes in genetics and regions.”

Wilson advised that people trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle, to be cautious of additives. “People trying to maintain a gluten free diet have to look at labels, because extra ingredients could contain gluten.”

Wilson advised that people trying to live a gluten-free lifestyle, should be cautious of additives. “People trying to maintain a gluten free diet have to look at labels, because extra ingredients could contain gluten,” she said. “People still need to look at how meats and other meals are prepared.” Flour needs to be substituted for a product that does not contain wheat, and Johle quickly remembered that one product to keep in mind is salad dressing.

Johle said people try to stay away from gluten because of diet needs while others try to adopt a gluten-free diet in order to help prevent Celiac disease. Celiac disease damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. Although gluten seems bad to your health, one thing the experts seem to agree on is that gluten should not be completely removed from your diet unless required to, and that people who may want to not consume gluten can still eat greens like rice, corn, potatoes and meat. But Johle advises that “like everything, protein needs to be used in moderation [if one chooses to live gluten-free],” Johle said. “Everything needs to be balanced out. If a person eats a lot of sugary foods, eventually they might develop high blood pressure.” So unless you have an allergy or intolerance to gluten, Wilson said you may want to think twice before extracting gluten from your diet. by Chantel Martin M AY / J U N E 2 0 1 1

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Any professional race car driver will tell you they do not fill their race cars with regular fuel. They would never fuel up at the corner pump for a race if they were remotely serious about winning. In fact, drag racing fuels are very specific. They know the engine will get optimum performance from utilizing a fuel designed to work with that particular engine. And the cars are never raced without having the engine serviced and a test-run (or exercise) lap. A driver would never attempt a race in a car filled with the wrong fuel. And of course, they would never race a car that was on empty. The race car example is obviously an analogy. Unfortunately, when it comes to nutrition and brain function, many Americans expect the brain to operate at an optimum level when they are putting the wrong fuel in their system or – no fuel at all. Is it reasonable to expect your child’s brain to function properly when its fuel for the day consists of a pop tart for breakfast, and a hot dog for lunch? If the brain is the most important muscle in the body, does it need a test-lap or exercise to get warmed up? Experts explain that nutrition and keeping the brain active are especially important. Food and brain exercises can help brain function, and consuming brain-boosting foods can make a huge difference in brain performance. A lack of energy, trouble concentrating, loss of mental agility and memory may all be improved by eating with a purpose, adding simple exercises to your daily routine and adding brain-power foods to your daily diet. Unfortunately, as a nation our eating habits often fall short in the nutritional realm. Lynn Fitzgerald, MD, PhD, FACS, Director of the Neurological Institute at Good Shepherd, reports that the typical American diet is high in animal fats, high in unhealthy fats and high in processed foods. It is also low in complex carbohydrates and low in plant-based foods. In addition, the average American in 2011 consumed 2 lbs. to 3 lbs. of sugar per week. Sugar not only raises insulin levels, promotes fat storage, depresses the immune system, it also promotes diabetes and heart disease. Fitzgerald also adds that sugar consumption has been linked to depression and bipolar disorder. For all these reasons, it is important to eat with a purpose and provide the body with quality fuel through proper nutrition. Fitzgerald explained, “Nutrition is the provision, to cells and organisms, of the materials necessary in the form of food to support life.” Carbohydrates: include sugar, starches and fiber; fats: saturated (animal) and unsaturated (vegetables); minerals: iodine, calcium, sodium and iron; proteins: meats, soy, eggs, dairy and vitamins are all the different classes of nutrients. And while studies in mice help to better understand food choices effect on the brain, it is very difficult to study humans’ diet habits and their effect. Most Americans consume high amounts of fructose which, Fitzgerald says, increases cardiovascular disease and may also increase dementia. Studies also support that high glucose levels increase risk of dementia by 77 percent. “Folate is another component that can contribute to brain health. “There may be a link between folate deficiency and dementia,” Fitzgerald said. “However, At least four large scale studies using folate supplementation in the elderly or those with mild dementia have failed to show a benefit. If you do take folate, you much take vitamin B12.” In addition, she reveals that B12 deficiency can contribute in: fatigue, depression, poor memory, mania and psychosis. “B12 is the most common deficiency in the Western world” added Fitzgerald. She said there is an interest in an association of B12 with development of

dementia but there is no proof. Other vitamin deficiencies related to dementia include vitamin C, vitamin E, niacin, thiamine (B1). Omega 3 fatty acids are crucial element that may help protect the brain. “Animal studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids protect the brain, both during development and in aging. Human studies have a lot of variation, but many [studies] show that Omega 3’s are beneficial,” Fitzgerald explained. “The standard dose is 1,000 mg per day.” She also shared that people who ate three servings of oily fish a week had a 50 percent lower risk of dementia. Wild caught salmon is the best choice, but Fitzgerald also recommends walnuts, flax seeds and dark-green leafy vegetables. Fruits and vegetables are also linked to a decreased risk of dementia. Specifically, certain fruits often are cited for increasing memory or brain function. Oxygen radical absorbers are believed to fight free-radical damage in the brain and include: blueberries, black plums, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, avocado, navel oranges and red grapes. “Rat studies show a protective effect [on the brain] of consuming antioxidants. Blueberry extract didn’t stop the development of plaques in plaque-prone mice, but they did perform better on cognitive tests,” she shared. Ginkgo Biloba has also gotten lots of press recently and while Fitzgerald says, “Studies support it may improve attention in healthy subjects, there is no good evidence that it prevents dementia or improves memory.” Another important factor that has a beneficial effect: exercise! Fitzgerald says she doesn’t mean just walking the dog, though brisk walking for 10 minutes a day is enough. Overall, she recommends: “A balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in fatty meats. Omega 3s seem to have a true benefit.” Fitzgerald also recommends to avoid dietary insufficiencies or excesses. However, food and physical exercise aren’t the only ways to boost brain power. When gearing up for a race, a warm-up lap is standard. Camille Brown owner and Executive Director of Stepping Stone Preschool, Elementary and Middle School, teaches Brain Gym® – a program that uses a system of short physical activities that enhance brain activity. Brain Gym® was originally developed to help those with learning disabilities by educational therapist Paul E. Dennison, Ph.D. Based on developmental movements, Dr. Dennison adjusted the movements to be used for anyone to stimulate the brain. The activities activate both hemispheres of the brain to aid in learning and retention. “Brain Gym® is recognized in over 80 countries and is used daily in private and public schools worldwide,” Brown said. “Athletes, artists, doctors and businesses executives; people in rehabilitation programs, and of course by teachers, also use it on a daily basis.” The exercises involve activating the brain buttons, and activating both brain hemispheres through coordination and focusing exercises. Brown cites other activities that help stimulate and challenge the brain: dance, learning a foreign language, playing games, puzzles and reading. Community Liaison for The Hampton’s Retirement Community, Courtney Klepfer, says they employ both nutrition and exercises that utilize brain activity to help maintain mental stimulation. “Problem solving, puzzles, changing up a routine, reading, physical exercise and social interaction with others helps brain function...” Klepfer shared. “I feel it’s just as important to be around other people, socializing, talking, having coffee with a friend, etc. to keep our brain strength.” Klepfer referred to the saying ‘you don’t use it, you lose it’ and adds that the brain, just like the body, is a muscle that requires activity to keep it strong. “Our residents in Assisted Living and Memory Care have several activities throughout the day that require brain strength and training,” she said. Residents enjoy Bingo, puzzles, Nintendo Wii games, group exercise classes to help keep their minds active and stimulated. Memory-exercises also help keep the brain active. Residents tap into their memory and keep it active by playing Remember When along with Musical Remember When and Catch Phrase. At what age is it critically important to provide the brain with extra activity? Klepfer said it is important at any age. “... As you get older it becomes more important. But it’s never too early to start being healthy.” by Holly Head,

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Non-Surgical Treatment

Patent Foramen Ovale Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a persistent hole between the two top chambers of the heart. When a fetus develops, there is a flap between the chambers which allows blood flow from the right to the left side of the heart. After birth, when the newborn baby can breathe on their own; this blood flow through the hole is no longer needed and normally closes. However, in up to 20-25 percent of people it does not, leaving a persistent passage and is known as a PFO. The majority of people with a PFO do not have any complications from this. It is possible, however, for a blood clot to develop and travel to the right atrium. If it crosses through the PFO and into the left atrium, it could then travel to the brain and result in a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA). In the evaluation for causes of a stroke, it is routine to evaluate for a PFO. If a PFO is detected in a patient with a stroke, it is important to assess for other possible causes of stroke such as hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol and rhythm abnormalities. There are several treatment options for stroke patient’s who have been found with a PFO. If no other definitive cause for stroke is found, the patient may be treated with blood thinners, or surgical closure. Recently another non-surgical option is percutaneous PFO closure with a catheter placement of a PFO occluder. This is a device that is placed at the site of the hole, through a small incision in the groin area. This occluder device “seals” the PFO. If a PFO is detected in a patient with a stroke, proper treatment requires a working collaboration between the patient’s primary care provider, Neurologist and Cardiologist.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a growing problem in today’s workplace and there are many types of therapies than can be utilized before you commit to surgery. CTS is characterized by pain, numbness, or tingling in the fingers on the palm side of the hand, as well as sensation of swelling in the hand. Sometimes people experience weakness and have tendency to drop things. The problem occurs in the median nerve (that travels through the “carpal tunnel” in the wrist) which can be pinched and cause symptoms in the hand. Women are 3 times more likely than men to develop CTS, and it usually occurs in the dominant hand but may occur in both. Most commonly, this disorder appears in manual labor/assembly type jobs, but is seen in heavy computer use with poor ergonomics as well. The key to treating CTS non-surgically is to relieve pressure on the median nerve not only at the wrist, but from its origin in the neck down the front of the shoulder/ arm, down the forearm, through the wrist, all the way to the fingers. There are various tissues that can pinch the median nerve along its path which cause symptoms in the hand. Muscles, tendons, fascia, ligaments, scar tissue adhesions, disc problems and arthritis can all contribute to nerve pressure. The key to non-surgical treatment is to address all these tissues in the neck, shoulder, arm, and hand, not just at the wrist. We can relieve this nerve pressure through chiropractic adjustments, specific types of massage, electrical stimulation, targeted stretching/exercise, Kinesiotaping, and a therapy where we “floss” the nerve through the arm to free it from adhesions. All together, these therapies cumulatively help to alleviate pain, numbness, and tingling in the hands due to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. If you have any questions regarding this type of treatment please feel free to call our office. I would be happy to go over this therapy in detail.


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THE MAN WHO WENT TO JUPITER Jesse Jones builds dreams – literally. As an Art Director at Prologue Films (, Jones works with a wildly varied and creative team to produce opening titles, credit sequences and other graphics for everything from the NBA and NFL, to “Iron Man 2,” commercials for AT&T and Corona, and the AMC series “The Walking Dead.” Jones spent his formative years in East Texas, but during summers in Washington (state) and Southern California, he was intrigued by the proximity and magic of Hollywood. Awestruck by the work of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg in the original Star Wars saga, “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” – particularly the visual effects – Jones began co-opting his parent's Quasar video camera and portable double-stack VHS deck. What followed was time of shooting everything he and his friends could get their hands on – films using motorcycles, toy guns, “controlled explosions.” Because the technology was still so new, Jones and his friends were even able to pass off their hobby as school work as they went through Moore Middle School and Robert E. Lee – filming science projects and re-enacting books, that Jones joked, “mainly as an excuse for not possibly reading the full text, but using our creativity to fill in the blanks, per se, and improve the entertainment value.” Regardless, Jones was all-in. He wanted to work in the visual arts on film. After school, Jones enlisted in the Marine Corps. While stationed in Oceanside, California, Jones was on hand for the Hollywood boom of the ’90s. When he wasn't playing in the marine band at Camp Pendleton, he was shooting movies, recording audio and getting his feet with with the first demo versions of Adobe Photoshop. When Jones returned to Tyler from the military, he enrolled at TJC to get some basics down and start his journey into filmmaking – mostly graphic design and photography – while also running master control and camera at KLTV. An instructor hooked him up with a job at Broadway Video Studio, where Jones said he “dived into a sea with no end and no ocean floor. I was given so many opportunities and couldn't stop ingesting knowledge.” At the same time, the industry as a whole was transitioning from linear, tape-to-tape editing to a fully digital


process, where Jones was on the ground floor and devoted himself to it fully. Eventually Jones began working at CableTime/TCA Cable producing commercials in Longview, while still going to school fulltime and working for PhotoGem and Broadway Video on the weekends … and he also got married. “She was one of the most patient people in the world,” Jones said, “dealing with my obsession and letting me do whatever I could to grow as an artist.” Eventually Jones stopped attending TJC and was transferred to the CableTime office in Tyler where he wrote, shot, edited and produced commercials all around East Texas – and had a great time working, despite sometimes miniscule budgets bringing ideas to life with ingenuity and software, sometimes having a bit too much fun. “I know we had several meetings about curtailing the crazy ideas and graphics and explosions for car commercials,” Jones laughed. “But it was really hard to hold back with all of this power.” Then, Jones went back to Longview with Encore Multimedia. Jones regards his time at Encore and coworkers very highly, even though within six months he was offered and took a job to work at KXAS, NBC 5, in Fort Worth. It was Jones' first chance to design on high dollar equipment with seasoned professionals, and he was amazed and the resources and equipment – though his eyes kept turning to the graphics packages coming out of Hollywood and New York, and he wanted more. Within a year, he was in Dallas working as an after-effects artist at Post:Op learning more and more of the design and animation industries with and from top Art Directors and Creative Directors from Dallas, San Antonio, Miami and Los Angeles. Still, Jones wanted to grow and learn more – so on the advice of a friend, he emailed Kyle Cooper, founder of Prologue Films, where Jones worked as an Art Director. Under Cooper, Prologue revolutionized the concept of opening titles with their work on David Fincher's “Se7en.” It's where Jones worked on ESPN's World Cup coverage, “Spiderman 3” and commercials for Hyunai and Motel 6, and many more. Then, with another creative field as yet unexplored, Jones took some time off B S C E N E M A G.COM

before starting his own design and creative company, Jupiter Pictures, in 2010. Looking back, Jones is definitely amazed and at what he's been able to accomplish in such a short time. However, it's not without base. Jones' appetite to learn and expand his skills was voracious. His aversion to staying pat is palpable, and it allows him to work the legendarily long hours graphics people are famous for. When he first contacted Cooper, Jones told him that he “thought my blood was slowing to a halt, and I knew I only had a very short time before complacency froze me.” Jones said he felt poisoned by complacency and repetition, and he had to challenge himself. “We're here for such a short time, and yes it's hard to muster the energy when you age, especially when more money is coming through the door, and it's not about scrapping for survival anymore. It's a battle of weighing luxury versus necessity. You have to ask yourself constantly, whether it's in the car and house on a beach and what you really want ... and if you've accomplished your goals along the timeline. Then if you haven't done what you want, the truth has a funny way of catching up with you. Sometimes it shows itself in little glints in your peripheral vision, to see if you go after it. Sometimes it hits you in the face and throws you off a cliff. As we age, we make decisions to bring others along with us too. So, responsibility must be taken for those who depend on you. They are not disposable. Therefore I would say, humbly, take the time to evaluate yourself, listen to your instincts and gifts. Pay attention to those that love you; they're only trying to help you be better at what you do.” Though he's a Hollywood man these days, Jones is proud to be a hard-working Texas boy. He's thankful for his two sets of fantastic parents, his upbringing here, his relationship with the Lord (“Despite me being a complete idiot most of the time,” Jones said), and everyone who's inspired and helped him along the way. “Memories are funny,” reminisced Jones, “and all these videos we shot, and all these photos we took are not just nostalgic, but they're time capsules. They remind us where we were, and how we thought and lived. I get chills watching these young people. They have so many wonderful technological gadgets at their disposal. Their minds process so much, and there is a restlessness. It's not a call to destruction, it's untapped resources being held back. At a young age I say, go for it, make mistakes, grow. However, I also advise to have grounding, which leads me to remember God, and my family, and wisdom from others.”







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Raising children is rewarding, but often the effects on a woman’s body are disappointing. Unfortunately, many women face low selfesteem and poor confidence due to changes in their bodies after childbirth. The “mommy makeover” is the popular term for plastic surgery procedures to restore a woman’s body after having children. The most popular procedures include tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift and breast augmentation. Even women who regularly exercise and have a healthy diet can be frustrated with the changes in their bodies that are beyond their control. After pregnancy, the abdominal muscles become separated and the skin in the lower abdomen becomes loose and stretched. The breasts can sag and lose volume, particularly in the upper breast. These changes are all unaffected by exercise. The tissues must be repositioned surgically for a woman to regain her youthful appearance. In the tummy tuck procedure, the loose skin is removed and the abdominal muscles are tightened, making exercise more effective. In the breast lift, the nipple is repositioned in the center of the breast mound and the breast tissue is repositioned to restore upper breast volume. If there has been a significant amount of volume loss, a small breast implant is often used to restore volume. Recovery time is an important issue to most women, and many will wait until their children are a little older to pursue surgical options. Regaining confidence in your appearance is important to an overall healthy lifestyle and a positive self-esteem can be invaluable both at work and at home. Laura O’Halloran, MD is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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EXERCISE: BEND-N-STRETCH WITH BAND HOW TO: Put feet in the band, holding it by the sides of the body. Crunch up, chin to chest. Extend legs on exhale, inhale return to 90 degrees. Keep obliques engaged and navel pulled toward spine. Focus on extending hips and keeping lower back down. REPS: 3 sets, 15 to 20 reps TIPS: The shorter the band, the harder the movement. Bring heels together and toes apart to target the inner thighs. Keep the upper body down and hold close to the edge of the band for less resistance. Blue Orchid Fitness Trainer: Emily Mariani Certifications: Cooper Certified , BS Exercise Science and Nutrition, Silver Sneakers ROM, Cardio Circuit, Yoga

EXERCISE: STATIONARY LUNGE WITH SHOULDER PRESS HOW TO: Stand in a lunge position with front foot on middle of band, holding handles at shoulder level. Go down into a lunge and perform an overhead press upon standing up. Complete set then switch legs. REPS: 3 sets, 8-15 reps each leg TIPS: To make harder or easier you can choose a lighter or heavier band.

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EXERCISE: BICEP/TRICEP CRUNCH HOW TO: Wrap resistance band around pole, tree, doorknob. Make sure it has solid foundation. Start with arms away from body. Bring fists to your head. Make sure back is straight. Release at a moderate pace and bring fists to press back position and crunch hard with abdominals (stomach). REPS: 3 to 5 sets, 20 reps TIPS: To make harder, extend bands making them tighter and/or increase reps. To make easier allow bands to have more flex by standing closer to object that band is wrapped around and/or decrease reps. XTC Fitness & Sports Tony Cruz Certifications: AFAA; SAQ Speed Agility Quickness; Circuit Boxing; Reebok Cycle; Sports Nutrition; B.S. Communications

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THE MAGIC OF SIGN LANGUAGE Every now and then, something comes to us in the education profession that revitalizes us. For me, these gifts arrive in various forms: an amazing book, an inspiring teacher and a unique child. Sign language has been one of these gifts. As a teacher I have always enjoyed creative storytelling. I believe that signs are a great way to be more expressive, make stories come alive and invite children to interact during literacy activities. When I attended a Baby Sign Workshop my heart leapt when I saw 6 and 7-month olds signing. Sign language is beautiful and is recognized as a foreign language. We know that babies and pre-verbal children have a lot to say, even before they can actually speak. When we use a few simple signs, babies, toddlers and all ages can communicate what they see, what they need, and even how they feel. Research has shown that this smart and simple approach to early communication: reduces frustration and helps babies learn to talk sooner. Signing is intended to be fun. Plus, it’s never too late to begin signing. Repeat signs. The more your child sees a sign, the faster they will learn and use it. Also, babies have control over their hands long before they develop the fine motor skills required for speech. Steps to Baby Signs® Success: • Start out with a few signs, “eat, drink, milk and more” • Repeat these until recognized and then add more • Always use the sign and word together • Repeat the sign and word • Point to the object (if available) while saying the word and making the sign • If needed gently guide the child’s hands • Make signing a part of your daily activities • Make signing fun • Visit


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Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib), sometimes known as “racing heart,” is a common type of arrhythmia that causes the heart to beat irregularly. It is frequently associated with other heart conditions. The risk of developing A-Fib increases with age. According to the American Heart Association, 3 percent to 5 percent of people over the age of 65 have this abnormality. If untreated, the risk of stroke increases considerably. Treatment options for A-Fib include medication, implantable cardiac devices, and ablation procedures. These procedures are minimally invasive and carry a high success rate. However, the best approach varies among individuals. The Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital at Trinity Mother Frances offers experienced physicians, advanced technology and skilled nurses who are dedicated to performing this cardiac ablation. For more information, please call us at 888-440-2344 or visit our website at

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The doctors of Tyler Oral and Facial Surgery Center – Dr. James B. Holton, Dr. Mak Saigusa and Dr. Jayson Terres – came from markedly different backgrounds, but they share a common philosophy when it comes to patient care. Theirs is a practice dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, a tradition established when Dr. James B. Holton first came to Tyler near 40 years ago. Dr. Holton’s training began at the University of Texas and Southern Methodist University. A native Texan, he received his DDS from Baylor College of Dentistry and his MSD in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from Baylor Medical Center. Upon completing post-graduate training in 1971, he moved to Tyler to pursue his dream. In 1997, Dr. Holton welcomed a partner into his practice, Dr. Mak Saigusa. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Saigusa came to the United States at age 17 and finished his last year of high school as an exchange student in Wisconsin. He received his BS from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and earned his DMD from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry. In 1991, he moved to Texas to attend medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. After receiving an MD and completing his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, he moved to Tyler to join Dr. Holton’s practice. Together, they established the Tyler Oral and Facial Surgery Center and state-certified surgery center, the Turtle Creek Surgery Center, in 2004.  In 2005, they welcomed a third partner to the team, Dr. Jayson Terres. A native of Michigan, Dr. Terres attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where he earned a BS in Neurobiology. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he attended Columbia University’s School of Dental and Oral Surgery, where he earned his DDS. He then came to Texas, earning an MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2005.   Drs. Holton, Saigusa and Terres all take call for facial trauma and actively participate in training U.S. military residents through two major hospitals in Tyler. They also share the distinction of being Diplomates of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. While they enjoy the practice of routine oral surgery such as wisdom teeth extractions and dental implants, they all thrive on performing more complex oral and maxillofacial surgical procedures, such as facial and jaw reconstructive surgery. In addition to their office practice, they each have areas of individual interest.   Dr. Holton is known for his expertise in cranial base access surgery, working with neurosurgeons to access difficult-to-reach brain and spinal lesions. He also focuses on the surgical treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Saigusa is currently one of the few physicians in the area who performs nasal cosmetic surgery (rhinoplasty). He also focuses on the surgical treatment of TMJ conditions. Both Dr. Saigusa and Dr. Terres hold the distinction as some of the few OMS Specialists that are also Fellows in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Terres’ interests lie in facial cosmetic surgery such as endoscopic brow and forehead lifts, eyelid surgery, facelifts, chin augmentation and liposuction. He also offers non-surgical rejuvenation procedures such as Restylane®, Botox® and chemical peels. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.   Together, the doctors of Tyler Oral and Facial Surgery Center offer comprehensive, compassionate care to the people of East Texas.

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T 936.569.8278 - 800.753.3846 5300 North St. Nacogdochs, TX Robert P. Lehmann, MD, FACS As Medical Director and Chief Surgeon at Lehmann Eye Center, Robert Lehmann, M.D. played an integral role in developing the history and reputation of this practice. In the past 30 years, Dr. Lehmann has received many awards for his accomplishments in ophthalmology. He was among the first surgeons to perform small incision cataract surgery using only drops for anesthesia without shots, stitches or eyepatches post op. He was first in the US to implant the AcrySof ReSTOR Lens.  His surgical techniques have been broadcast via satellite to surgeons around the world. A constant figure on the lecture circuit, he has volunteered his surgical expertise in many countries.  Dr. Lehmann has participated in numerous FDA sponsored clinical trials, and his efforts in the research investigation of AquaLase helped lead to its eventual approval. He has performed more PRK and LASIK procedures than any other East Texas surgeon and was the first here to offer the benefits blade-free CustomVue IntraLase LASIK.  Beginning of his fourth decade of service, Dr. Lehmann’s vision for the future shines as bright as ever.

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T 936.569.8278 - 800.753.3846 5300 North St. Nacogdochs, TX Timothy Young, MD, PhD As the newest member of our medical staff, Timothy Young, M.D., Ph.D. is uniquely qualified to care for the surgical and medical eye care needs of East Texans. While practicing ophthalmology for nine years in North Carolina, he established a reputation for state-of-the-art cataract care. During the past decade, Dr. Young has successfully performed thousands of lens and corneal procedures, including presbyopiacorrecting lens implants such as ReSTOR, as well as Toric implants for the treatment of astigmatism. Dr. Young is also an experienced LASIK surgeon, including the safer, more advanced iLASIK procedure. Known for careful attention to detail and compassionate care of each individual, Dr. Young seeks to deliver the best possible visual outcomes for his patients. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys physical fitness activities, golf, basketball and life with his wife, Kelly and their four young children. No. 50 BSCENE



MELT AWAY THE POUNDS Many cosmetic treatments promise amazing results. Lasers that can magically blast the fat from your thighs, wraps that promise to knock off two dress sizes, but the truth is that sometimes even surgery doesn't deliver finite results when it comes to weight loss. Most treatments cannot target visceral fat – the deep fat below the muscles. Dr. Mehmet Oz has addressed the dangers of omentum fat, the deep visceral belly fat as causing metabolic syndrome: high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol. Furthermore, Metabolic Syndrome is one of the leading causes of heart disease. Lipo-Ex has been proven to treat both subcutaneous and visceral fat. Trish Roberson, Lipo-Ex nurse technician at Dr. Brelsford's A&O Clinic, says she has seen some amazing results in the past two years. And the amazing part of the Lipo-Ex program is that it has a comprehensive approach to weight loss to maximize results for long term. Lipo-Ex utilizes radio frequency waves to: treat large volumes of fat without surgery; produce faster results over other non-surgical treatments; achieve the look you want without needles, surgery, and medication; reduce cellulite; erase stretch marks; diminish wrinkles and tighten skin with scientifically proven results and no surgery, needles or downtime. The key to this treatment that makes it unlike any other is the groundbreaking Lipo-Ex machine that literally shrinks and melts the fat cells with the special hand tools. The fat is heated and massaged and is eliminated from the body during a two-week span. Visible results include firmed, smoothed and diminished appearance of fat and cellulite. The entire process takes eight treatments, once a week and most last 30 minutes to an hour and a half depending on the treatment area. “Everyone asks me 'can you guarantee it?' I can guarantee that the machine is going to heat your body temperature up and is going to melt the fat... Studies show that it's a natural process. The [melted fat] is eventually going to work it's way through your system,” Roberson explained. “They also came up with steps that will decrease that time down to eight weeks.” The process begins with a free consultation at A&O clinic. The next visit includes an examination to determine if you are a candidate for the treatment. The patients well-being is priority, so complete lab work is done to make sure the lymph nodes are working properly and the body is healthy. Once the lab work is complete and if the client is a good candidate, eight sessions are scheduled (once a week) for the next eight weeks to target one specific area of the body. Roberson says if someone


is unsure which area to start with she highly recommends treating the abdomen first for several reasons. It tends to be a problem for many people due to visceral fat. Visceral fat around the midsection can also be especially dangerous to one's health and may even put someone at greater risk for heart disease. “The machine has a hand piece that goes 100mm deep. What that means is it targets the bad fat, or 'visceral' fat that's underneath the muscle (in addition to the subcutaneous fat). ... The visceral fat is the key to this machine,” Roberson says. Each treatment involves first warming up and massaging the lymph nodes to start the process. Then, Roberson uses the hand pieces to massage the target area. The hand pieces become warm due to the radio-frequency waves and help melt and break up the fat so it can be flushed out of the body via the kidneys and bowels. The actual fat melting process, Roberson explained, actually feels equivalent to a hot stone massage. “I have patients that just sleep while they have this done,” she said. Afterward, clients are instructed to drink 24 ounces of room temperature water to help the body start flushing the fat. The skin tightening pieces are also very effective and can be used to help shrink the excess and sagging skin leftover post pregnancy, weight loss, or even post liposuction. “There's no anesthesia, there's no needles, there's no discomfort other than you may feel a little warm.” Measurements are taken on week one, week four and at the last session. The treatment is safe for patients 82-years-old to 19-years-old – even patients with pacemakers. The only other stipulation is that clients with metal joints or metal in the body can only be treated in areas of the body without metal. And Roberson herself has undergone treatments, “I wanted to be able to tell my patients how it feels,” she said. “In my 8 weeks I lost 23 pounds and 8.5 inches.” However, she says that her results include a workout regimen, portion control, and drinking lots of water. Undergoing treatment along with lifestyle changes have changed her life after years of yoyo dieting and diet pills. “This has change my whole thought process on dieting. You are never going to loose weight unless you eat healthy and you exercise,” she urged. Patients that comply with this regimen see maximum results in the least amount of visits and are able to maintain their new body. For details visit the Lipo-Ex link at B S C E N E M A G.COM

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“Since surgery I no longer have acid reflux, no longer have high blood pressure, my sleep apnea index is significantly lower, and I am feeling and looking better than I have in 10 years. One of my best moments so far was trying on a suit I bought when I was 20 years old and realizing it was a couple of sizes too big … I’ve rewound the hands of time 12 years so far, and I’m in brand new territory right now. Thanks to God, the surgery, support from Dr. B and staff, and obviously the support and love of my family and friends.” Randy Wickersham Patient

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“I love the woman in the mirror now, and I love shopping for my new size! I couldn’t have done it without Dr. Babineau and his team at the office. They were a large part of my encouragement. They taught me how to use the surgery as a tool to improve my eating habits so I can live a longer and healthier life. When asked if I would have this surgery again, my answer is definitely yes! The process was easy and the journey was a healthier and livelier me!” Joyce Wilcox Patient

Obesity is a major health problem in America. In fact, it is arguably the biggest health problem facing us when you consider all the conditions that obesity causes and/or worsens. These include heart disease, diabetes, back problems, arthritis, circulation problems, acid reflux and many more. Obesity is even associated with a shorter life span and certain kinds of cancer. So what can we do about it? Simply put: eat less and exercise more. This is easier said than done, however. Even medically supervised weight loss programs have success rates of less than five percent. Sleeve gastrectomy is the latest surgical procedure to help people achieve weight loss. It is a laparoscopic, minimally invasive surgery in which the stomach is permanently reduced to a “sleeve” about the size and shape of a banana. The reduced stomach size helps a person feel full on less food and have less appetite. These changes help you consume fewer calories. Furthermore, after sleeve gastrectomy, certain high calorie “junk foods” will not be very comfortable to eat. These changes are very similar to what happens after gastric bypass. With all weight loss surgeries, including adjustable banding, successful weight management requires making the right food choices and getting more active. I hope you enjoy reading in this issue of BSCENE about some of our patients who are successfully managing their weight with the help of a laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy.

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Let LASIK Change Your Life At Heaton Eye Associates, we understand having LASIK Surgery is a big decision. Two main factors influence your decision – fear and financing. First let’s address fear: We have invested in the safest, most advanced LASIK technology found anywhere in the country. We carefully screen and test every patient to determine his or her best visual outcome. For that reason, we have patients who travel from throughout the U.S. and all across Texas to have surgery in our LASIK Vision Center. We combine the Ziemer FemtoLDV Femtosecond Surgical Laser and Allegretto Wave Excimer laser to create the most precise, custom-treatment, tailored exclusively for each patient. Our extraordinary results make us the Region’s leading experts. Many of our patients believe they are not a candidate because of an “astigmatism.” Not true! In general, very few people do not qualify for surgery. Every person has a certain amount of astigmatism, but with our technology, almost every level of astigmatism is correctible. Secondly, lets talk about financing. We believe everyone should have the opportunity to experience this “life-changing” surgery. So we designed an easy-to-understand price structure. No gimmicks. One clear price, regardless of the level of correction needed – no add-ons or hidden fees. We offer free consultations, corporate and cash discounts as well as interest-free financing and payment plans for those who qualify. We take pride in offering the best overall patient experience, because there is more to great surgery than just technology. I love hearing my patients tell me how LASIK has changed their life!


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Use Your Head

When it Comes to Concussions


The Neurological Institute at Good Shepherd in partnership with Good Shepherd Sports Medicine offers the first comprehensive sports concussion management program to NorthEast Texas. ImPACT, Dr. Lynn Fitzgerald, Immediate Post-Concussion Director of the Assessment and Cognitive Testing, Neurological Institute provides an opportunity to protect young athletes from severe brain injuries and even death. In the first year of ImPACT a trial group of more than 1,600 East Texas student athletes were tested, and 45 concussions have been treated. Estimates for the number of sports- and recreation-related concussions in the United States each year are as high as 3.8 million. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury cause by a sudden blow to the head. Though the brain is normally surrounded by a fluid cushion, in the case of a sudden impact the brain can crash into the skull. This may cause a temporary loss of normal function, including loss of consciousness, confusion, dizziness, loss of memory, mental fogginess, blurred vision or other symptoms. An athlete with any concussion symptoms should not return to play. ImPACT is a 20-minute test that has become the standard tool used in comprehensive clinical management of concussions for athletes of all ages. Athletes are given a pre-test each year to establish a neuropsychological baseline. Follow-up testing is then performed after a concussion, and trained physicians at the Neurological Institute then evaluate the athlete using this objective data. These results can then be compared to the baseline to show if an athlete is ready to return to competition or even how much an injured student should try to take on academically. If left untreated concussion can lead to serious complications including Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) and early onset of dementia (now being reported in the NFL). SIS is when a person gets a second concussion while still having symptoms from the first one, and it raises the risk for brain swelling, which can be deadly. Use your head when it comes to concussion and head injury. Be sure your student athlete is ImPACT tested. For more information on ImPACT testing please contact the Neurological Institute at Good Shepherd at 903-315-GSNI (4764) or visit us on the Web at


SHRINERS "RESTORING DREAMS" GALA KETK anchor Jessica Wilson helped emcee and host the Shriners “Resoring Dreams” Gala on April 9, at the Sharon Shrine Temple. Proceeds benefited the Shriners Children’s Hospital. Guests enjoyed dinner by Dakotas and live music by entertainer Grant Cook. Special thanks to event promoters: KETK NBC 56/FOX 51, 102.3 The Breeze, “JJO” Jammin Jimmy Olson and BSCENE Magazine.

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Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Breast Imaging Radiologists are constantly seeking improved imaging techniques that will increase our effectiveness in early breast cancer detection. In that quest, we are particularly excited about a novel method that increases our ability to find small breast cancers with greater frequency, as well as substantially reduce the likelihood of additional diagnostic testing. Recently, the Food and Drug Administration has given its stamp of approval to a new concept in breast cancer detection referred to as Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT). Instead of viewing 2 images of each breast as is now the accepted protocol for screening, the Breast Imaging Radiologist will have from between 15 to 20 individual images of each breast to examine for the subtle changes associated with breast cancer. The equipment will be very similar to what we are all familiar with during a standard mammogram (except that the breast will not need to be compressed quite as tightly as before, only enough to prevent motion). Importantly, the DBT examination does not increase the radiation exposure any higher than is currently allowed for a 2 view mammogram, and takes about 15 to 20 minutes to perform. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis appears to be particularly valuable for women with dense breast tissue, a naturally occurring phenomenon that is seen in about half of women under the age of 50 and over one third of women above the age of 50. By separating the overlapping tissue elements, DBT promises to significantly decrease the number of women whom we currently recall for additional testing, and also allows us to detect additional cancers that may have been hidden from view on conventional mammograms. Only one hospital in the United States is currently using DBT to screen women for breast cancer, but it seems certain that this newly available technology will soon bring us yet another step forward in our ongoing effort to diagnose breast cancer as early as possible.

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Mouth Ulcers Mouth ulcers are a common problem. Most come and go with little bother but some are persistent and worrisome. A good question is, “When should I have a doctor look at this ulcer?” As a rule of thumb, any benign ulcer will come and go in two weeks. If it lasts longer or is larger than usual, it should be seen by your physician or dentist and referred to a specialist, if the doctor is concerned. Most persistent ulcers will need to have a small biopsy to determine if the process is benign or malignant because it is difficult in many cases for even a practiced specialist to know an early cancer from a benign ulcer. This determination can only be made safely by looking at the tissue under a microscope. A similar question arises regarding red or white patches of the tongue, lips or floor of the mouth. These areas are usually painless and almost always require a biopsy because they can represent cancerous or precancerous processes which are easily cared for at an early stage but difficult to care for if they are advanced. Unfortunately, many patients put off seeing the doctor for these problems because they are hidden in the mouth and not uncomfortable until they are large and serious. In general any mouth sore, redness or ulcer which has not gone away completely in two weeks should be seen by your health care provider and referred for biopsy if there is any question as to its nature. Since lesions may arise without your noticing them, be sure and have a routine checkup by your family dentist every six months so problems can be found while they are small.


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Tension Headaches A condition involving pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. Tension headaches are one of the most common forms of headache. They can occur at any age, but are most common in adults and adolescents. If a headache occurs two or more times weekly for several months or longer, the condition is considered chronic. Tension headaches result from the contraction of neck and scalp muscles. One cause of this muscle contraction is a response to stress, depression or anxiety. Any activity that causes the head to be held in one position for a long time without moving can cause a headache. Such activities include typing or use of computers, fine work with the hands, and use of a microscope. Sleeping in a cold room or sleeping with the neck in an abnormal position can also trigger this type of headache. Other causes include spinal misalignment, eye strain, fatigue, alcohol use, excessive smoking, excessive caffeine use, sinus infection, nasal congestion, overexertion, colds and influenza. As with any condition it is important to identify the type of headache that you are experiencing. Some of the symptoms of tension headaches include a dull, pressure-like pain, pain that is worse in the scalp, temples or back of neck, feeling like a tight band or vise around the head, triggered by stress, fatigue, noise or glare and may cause sleep disturbances. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, I can help you determine the type of headache that you are experiencing. Chiropractic care works on correcting spinal misalignments that cause headaches and relieving symptoms associated with tension headaches. To see if chiropractic may be able to help you call 903.668.2787 or visit



Monica Lujan, Caroline Cruz


Chris Bentley, Tony Cruz, Caroline Cruz, Honor Cruz, Corey Cruz

A.B. Cruz, Raquel Bono, Tony Cruz, Chris Bentley, A.B. Cruz III, Fernandez Luis, Jonathan McClements

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Tony Cruz XTC VIP Party

Eric Gunter, Debby Gunter, Jeradee & Craig Zips, Michelle & David Melton

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Honor & Tony Cruz

Todd Parker, Tony Cruz

Megan Arnold, Emily Arnold, Jeff Arnold, Louise Arnold, Julia Arnold

Ray Robinson, Tony Ellis, Phillip Talley, Brian Robinson, Rebecca Robinson, Buddy Ogletree, Lynette Ogletree

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Donna Smith, Sandy Miers

Cady Martin, Ashley Summers, Chanda Bailey, Kristin Harvey

Zac Thompson, Crystal Romero

Dontay Richardson, David Stout

Lauren Woods, Tammy Tavor

Vikki Jones, Mia Parrish

Julie Reed, C.J. Clayton, Shay Caffey

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BAH Longview

Arthur Fort, Gary Irvin, Tony McCullaugh

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What Is A Geriatric Care Manager?

Non-Invasive Body Slimming ZERONA is a new treatment option for slimming the body and removing fat and inches with NO pain, NO surgery and NO downtime. ZERONA is the only non-invasive, FDA-approved body slimming technique. The low-level laser distrupts the fatty cell membrane, as well as emulsifies the fat, allowing its normal excretion by natural process of detoxification. After six-to-12 sessions an average of 3 to 30 inches should be achieved at the level of the waist, hips and thighs. Dr. Fernandes has incorporated this technique alongside the use of Bios Life Slim, a weight loss drink supplement, to result in some amazingly quick and healthy weight loss results. Patients are seeing a reduction in their appetite, improvements in their cholesterol, triglyceride and glucose levels, as well as a healthy energy boost that stems from improved metabolism. After taking Bios Life Slim on a regular basis, the brain and your fat cells begin to communicate again, decreasing your cravings and overall appetite, as well as increasing your energy – which leads to fat loss. Patients have seen a reduction in their trigylceride level in just 60 days. Dr.Fernandes takes pride in promoting safe and healthy alternatives of weight loss as a supportive measure for cardiovascular care.

Tyler Open MRI NOW OFFERS High Field 1.5T MRI To Further Benefit the Medical Community

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903.526.6736 1904 E. SOUTH EAST LOOP 323 TYLER, TX 75701

Frustrated from attempting to navigate the Senior Care Industry? A personal Geriatric Care Manager can be of great assistance. It may be that you have an aging parent or spouse who is beginning to have some problems and you are just not sure what is best. You may be an active caregiver and are trying to juggle your family needs while attempting to make those “life changing decisions.” You may be looking at the high cost of senior care and want to know how to best pay for a loved one’s care without having to spend the family life savings to do it. These are the type of issues that East Texas families face every day. Geriatric Care Mangers (GCM’s) are licensed health care professionals who can be of great assistance. They are usually experienced in many aspects of the senior care industry and are hired by families for that expertise. Unlike well intentioned discharge planners from hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare providers, the GCM works for you. Your loved one’s best interest is placed front and center. Whether it is setting up a strategy for longterm care financing or accessing dependable community resources, the geriatric care manager places you in the best possible position to see positive outcomes. For over 30 years, geriatric care managers have been assisting families throughout the United States. The National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM) is the recognized leader in geriatric care management. Members aspire to the highest level of ethics and professional conduct. GeriatricCare Solutions™ is a member of the NAPGCM and proudly serves families of our beautiful East Texas community. Let GeriatricCare Solutions be “advocates for the ones you love” and help bring you peace of mind. Visit us on the web; (903) 561-8644 1800 Shiloh Rd. Ste. 202 Tyler, TX 75703

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Premier Pediatrics Providing Care From Birth Through Adolescence MEDICAL COMMUNITY

Left to Right Genie Bartlett, RN, FNP-C Michelle McCaskill, PA-C Samantha Chaikin, DO Jeffrey Sewell, MD Kristi Bagnell, MD Kae McCrory, DO Rebecca Hough, MD

705 E. Marshall Ave. Suite 102 Longview, TX 75601 903-247-7700

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Ready for a Change? Weight Loss Changes is a medically monitored weight loss program. It focuses on your individual meal plan with the aid of an FDA approved appetite suppressant and B12 injection, along with guidance and support from our medical staff. Call today to schedule your appointment. You have nothing to lose but weight.

936-205-5708 4909 North Street Suite 209 Nacogdoches, TX 75965



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Did You Know You Have a Choice?

Are You Ready For A Change?

Replacement Limbs

When your health is at stake, it makes the most sense to you and to your family to take advantage of the highest quality customer service and technology. The more you know about your condition, the higher the potential for effective treatment. Tyler Open MRI and Diagnostic Center demonstrates its continued dedication to quality patient care with the installation of the Siemens Symphony High Field 1.5T MRI. The Siemens Symphony brings Tyler Open MRI an ultra high speed MRI that provides excellent image quality and short examination times. Providing this technology is just one more way that Tyler Open MRI brings value to the surrounding medical community. This new MRI, coupled with the existing High Field Open MRI, represents an expanded benefit to the community that confirms our total focus on patient care. The Siemens MRI will offer spectacular, high-resolution image quality on all exams, including neurological exams of the brain due to the advanced head coil that will be used with this MRI system. The High Field MRI addition complements the other services available at Tyler Open MRI and Diagnostic Center such as Open MRI, CT, ultrasound and walk in x-ray. With health care costs on the rise, more patients realize that they hold the key to their family’s health care decisions. Tyler Open MRI is committed to providing compassionate, convenient, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services at affordable prices. You owe it to yourself, and your health, to find the most convenient care and quality customer service that your city has to offer. In addition, Tyler Open MRI offers many benefits as an outpatient imaging facility including: evening and weekend appointments, imaging reports to the referring physician within 24 hours, convenient front-door parking, in-network insurance plans, discounted cash prices, and images with reports available to your physician via our on-line image viewing system.

Most of us have busy schedules we don’t take the time to take care of ourselves the way we should.  So much of our time is spent on other things neglecting our own health and well being. I want to share with you one of the easiest weight loss programs I have ever encountered.   I am a mother of four teenage girls, and understand how stressful life can be.   Like me, most of us have tried every program known to man.   What makes our program different?  Well, simply put, you get to eat real food!   Weight Loss Changes assists you with your weight loss in a very individual and specific plan. Your first appointment includes a medical evaluation; we will weigh you, check your Body Mass Index, blood pressure and our medical staff will perform an EKG and administer a vitamin B12 injection.   You will also have a complete blood panel.  We monitor your health very closely with our staff physician.  Following the medical portion of your exam an extensive food consultation is given and we discuss the options regarding the appetite suppressant. Your health and weight loss  progress are monitored weekly, and do not need scheduling. The follow up appointments include your appetite suppressant and vitamin injection. You will find that our staff will be your personal cheerleaders, your support system and will help you reach your goal weight in a healthy and positive manner. We are proud to be part of the East Texas community and want you to know whether you follow the program by yourself or with a friend we are here for you when you are ready.  Why not call today?  You have nothing to lose but weight and everything to gain toward a healthier you.

Providing artificial limbs and braces can be as challenging as it is rewarding. It is not an easy task replacing an amputated limb with an artificial one, yet our profession does it thousands of times a year. From little children to aging veterans, we get the joy of watching them return to normal, productive lives after being fit with a prosthesis. The same can be said for those being provided with an orthosis who can stand for the first time after a paralyzing accident or return to work through the use of a brace that supports and protects an injured back. But our work is much more than providing artificial limbs and braces. It is restoring each person to as functional and normal a life as possible. This is where the expertise of the prosthetist/orthotist is critical. Every device must be custom designed, fabricated and fitted to the specific individual needs of each patient. The practitioners’ knowledge of anatomy, physiology, physics, kinesiology, biomechanics and specific pathologies are all brought to bear in the process of providing just the right device to maximize each person’s rehabilitation potential. At Prosthetic-Orthotic Associates we have taken this responsibility seriously for over 25 years. We have had the privilege of helping thousands of Texans recover from debilitating injuries, amputations or disabling diseases. As the first nationally accredited facility in East Texas, we have the expertise and the ability with our own in-house laboratory to provide any type of device from the most sophisticated micro-processor or myoelectrically controlled prosthesis to the most simple foot orthosis. We realize that nothing works as well as “God’s original equipment” but our goal is to help our patients live the fullest lives possible through our efforts. This is our daily pursuit and we are thankful for the opportunity to serve.

(903) 526-6736 1904 E Southeast Loop 323 Tyler, TX 75701

Weight Loss Changes 936-205-5708 4909 North Street Suite 209 Nacogdoches, TX 75965

903-592-6574 1122 E. Front Street Tyler, TX 75702



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East Texas Neurology

O: 903.597.3787 1301 Doctors Dr. Tyler, TX 75701

Richard Ulrich, Neurologist


Dr. Ulrich came to Tyler in 1974. Before coming to Tyler, he graduated with a degree in Chemistry, completed his M.D. at Ohio State University and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. His medical training was interrupted by the Viet Nam war where he served as a Captain in the Army Medical Corp stationed on Okinawa as Preventive Medicine Officer of Southeast Asia. He completed a Neurology Residency at University Hospitals of Cleveland and fellowship at the University of Iowa in Neuro-Otology. Board certified in Neurology, he has served, also, as an examiner for the Board. He is currently a member of Smith County Medical Society, Texas Medical Society, American Academy of Neurology, Texas Neurological Society and Society of NeuroImaging. Dr. Ulrich has been voted one of the Best Doctors in America, Texas Super Doctor and Doctor of the Year by the nursing students at Texas Eastern School of Nursing. In Tyler, he directed the MDA clinic and worked in the Indigent Health Clinic. He started the East Texas Auto Show to benefit the East Texas Crisis Center. He has taught doctors in training at Charity Hospital in Louisiana, UT Southwestern and UT Tyler Health Center.

Cellulite Reduction Just In Time For Summer!

You’ve called it cottage cheese, orange peel, and hail damage.

Now you can call it GONE! Say goodbye to cellulite NOW!





The Hamptons Retirement Community

Apartments / Cottages: 903.566.0460 Assisted Living / Memory Care: 903.566.8931

Courtney Klepfer, Community Liason The Hamptons in Tyler is an outstanding destination to cap a life-long journey and a great place to call home.We offer a lifestyle that provides a perfect blend of privacy and independence for adults as well as personal assistance as needed. This gated community, locally owned and operated by Brian Clarke, sits on 30 rolling acres with gorgeous views of beautiful East Texas. We offer three environments: independent living, assisted living and a secure memory care environment – for residents with Alzheimer’s and dementia related diseases. Each environment has many amenities and a full schedule of social activities. We offer 2 and 3 bedroom cottages with two-car garages and luxury apartments with flexible meal plans and transportation. Amenities include a wellness center, swimming pool and veranda, putting green, library and coffee shop as well as housekeeping and a country store with delivery services through Good’s Pharmacy. The Hamptons at Pine Forest offers the finest assisted living and memory care facility in East Texas with a highly trained and experienced staff. There is a nurse on staff seven days a week in the assisted living and memory care environments. The Hamptons at Pine Forest also offers an on-site medical clinic including a nurse practitioner, podiatrist, massage therapy, & chiropratic care.

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PROSTHETICORTHOTIC ASSOCIATES “At POA, we can help you do anything you want to do…”


For over 25 years, POA has been tending to all of your orthopedic bracing and artificial limb needs right here in East Texas. At POA, we represent expertise in the profession and leadership in the field. We custom design, fabricate and fit every device in our Nationally Accredited Facility to insure the highest quality of care. From sophisticated myoelectric or microprocessor-controlled prostheses to all types of orthoses, our certified and licensed practitioners can meet your particular needs. • Custom fabricated upper and lower extremity prosthetic limbs • Upper extremity, lower extremity and spinal bracing • Pre-op and Post-op Hospital Evaluations

1122 E. Front Street,Tyler, TX 75702 • 903-592-6574 •


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LONGVIEW CATTLE BARONS’ SPONSOR PARTY A party recognizing this year's sponsors for the Longview Cattle Barons’ Ball was held on April 14. Guests relaxed outdoors on the spacious land of Sonny and Amy McMahan. Food and wine were served while friends mingled and discussed the upcoming Cattle Barons’ Ball.



Lose Your Weight...



Metabolic Research Center is your partner in health with more than 70 weight loss centers located across the country. Our weight loss program, created by doctors and registered dieticians, offers a nutritionally balanced approach to weight loss and is well respected throughout the medical community. Metabolic Research Center has created a holistic approach to weight management. We incorporate sound nutritional eating principles and life management components to address the emotional side of eating. These components of our weight loss programs help you lose weight quickly, safely and effectively, and keep it off for a lifetime.

Chris Murray, Jeremy Dumond, Barb & Tim Scanlon, Dawn Olivas


Chris Murray, Gina DeHoyos, Dawn Olivas

Amy & Sonny McMahan

Every step of your weight loss program will be supervised by experienced weight loss professionals. Our professionals understand the behaviors and attitudes of nutrition and health, and thus, they are able to guide you to immediate weight loss of 2 pounds to 5 pounds weekly. They also help prepare you for long-term weight management. Your weight loss consultant’s guidance and encouragement will empower you to comply with your weight loss program. As you approach your desired weight, the focus will shift toward maintaining your goals in the future. Finally, you will learn to control your weight for good!


Angela Hanley, Charity Smith, Barbara Biggs

Kim Brown, Roy Finch, Claire Henderson

Lezli & Geoff Chappell

Emily Davis, Sarah Thrasher, Makayla Thrasher

• Safely lose an average of 2-5 pounds weekly • Achieve and maintain YOUR ideal weight • Reduce feelings of hunger • Increase energy levels and metabolism • Eliminate food cravings • Eat real food – no pre-packaged meals • Enjoy eating out while losing weight • Blood pressure checks • Body measurements to help track your inches lost • Preserve lean muscle mass • Personal on-on-one weigh-ins and support • Individualized menu plans • Food diary guidance • Easy-to-follow guidelines • Connections classes and support group • Stabilization and maintenance components • Learn new tools and skills to support your long-term weight loss

Call The Longview or Tyler centers today for your FREE consultation. Take control of your life and your health, only you have the power and control to live a healthy happy Life. You owe it to yourself to make your appointment today!

Lanette Sapp, Reagan Sapp, Gillian Peters, Happy Sapp



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Laser Combination Eyelid Surgery

Cheap Prescriptions Could Cost You Your Health

Cellulite is a natural occurrence in 90 percent of women. It can attack women as early as puberty, but is more common in later years with childbirth, hormones and age. Cellulite is NOT an overweight issue. Women that exercise, eat right and are very fit, can still be affected by it. Cellupulse has previously been used to treat orthopaedic injuries in athletes. While treating female athletes on the hip and thigh areas, their cellulite was disappearing. This began the research of Cellupulse and clinical trials to indicate a significant reduction in the cellulite, resulting in a smooth, toned texture to the treated areas. If the solution to cellulite were in a tube of cream, a scrub, or an exercise program, no woman would have it. After researching every option on the market and purchasing every cream or lotion available, I am are very excited to offer this treatment to women. CellupulseTM is going to change the way we treat cellulite. This is the first and only treatment available that is not only effective for all stages of cellulite, but it allows for extremely long lasting results. There are no side effects with Cellupulse; you can continue with your daily activities, and go throughout your day knowing you will soon be dimple free. What does this mean for you? No more wearing cover ups, or clothing to hide the cottage cheese appearance. No more undergarments to smooth the bulges, and finally getting rid of the dimples. We get so excited to see these results, and cannot wait to see the patients faces as they see the dimples disappearing. You’ve tried everything just wishing it would disappear, now you can call it GONE.

The Office of Craig Sessions 936-560-4300 5124 North St. Nacogdoches, TX 75965


Laser Combination Eyelid Surgery refers to a novel “state of the art” way to eliminate drooping or sagging eyelids which do not respond to rest or topical creams. This procedure painlessly removes eyelid wrinkles and “bags” using a combination of a carbon dioxide laser and standard techniques. Through taking a “combined” approach, we can evaporate away eyelid wrinkles while simultaneously removing redundant eyelid tissue. Dr. Harvey is one of a few surgeons in the East Texas area who performs eyelid surgery using this advanced technique. The laser can also resurface the skin and improve skin texture and color. The advantage of laser combination eyelid surgery is that skin incisions are less traumatic and have less bleeding. Laser energy serves to seal the blood and lymph vessels during surgery. Fat and tissue removal is done through an evaporation process and not with the typically used cutting technique. This allows our patients to experience less bruising then that seen with conventional eyelid surgery. In addition, the underneath tissues can be sculpted through the use of heat induced contraction. The laser tightens the skin when the operator defocuses the laser beam. Thus, the versatility of this procedure is its best feature. The carbon dioxide laser works through using a specific wavelength of light. This light energy is used to concisely vaporize wrinkles, scars and other skin lesions in a layer-bylayer fashion. Operator control make laser blepharoplasty a much more precise procedure and allows for a higher level of patient satisfaction. Laser energy, when delivered skillfully, allows for even and consistent uptake in difficult area like the lash line. Traditional treatments such as dermasanding or phenol peeling are too harsh for the delicate skin of the eyelid region and can be more risky to performance.

(903) 236-3266

705 E Marshall, Plaza II, Ste. 3005 Longview, TX 75605

Prescription drug prices are at an all time high, and consumers are scrambling to find cheaper alternatives. BBB warns consumers to steer clear of “too good to be true” advertisements for miracle drugs and treatments. Ads which feature exotic potions and pills, special curative diets or “newly discovered” treatments, contain questionable claims about the effectiveness and safety of these products or services. Misleading offers for products and treatments for such illnesses as heart disease, cancer, AIDS, diabetes, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and other medical conditions could be costly. You could lose money and increase your health risk, especially if you delay or forego proper medical treatment. Consumers should consult their doctor, pharmacist or other healthcare professional, or public health organizations before purchasing any product or treatment. How can you tell if an advertising claim for a “miracle” health-related product is likely to be phony, exaggerated or unproven? The BBB suggests you use caution if: • The product or treatment is advertised as a quick and effective cure-all for a wide range of ailments or for an undiagnosed pain. • The promoter use keywords such as “scientific breakthrough,” “miraculous cure,” “exclusive product,” “secret formula,” or “ancient ingredient.” • The promoter claims the medical profession or researchers have suppressed the product. • The advertisement includes undocumented case histories claiming amazing results. • The product is advertised as available from only one source for a limited time, and payment is required in advance. Don’t rely on promises of a no-risk “money-back guarantee.” Be aware that many fly-by-night operators are not around to respond to your request for a refund. For more tips on how to be a savvy consumer or to see if your business qualifies for BBB Accreditation go to


3600 Old Bullard Rd., Bldg. #1 Tyler, TX 75701

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Bridges to Beauty R. McIntyre Bridges, Jr., MD

O: 318.219.8555, 800.487.1840 4300 Youee Dr., Ste. 300, Shreveport, LA 71105,


Dr. McIntyre Bridges founded Bridges to Beauty in 1997 with the purpose of bringing the latest advances in cosmetic surgery and skin care to the Ark-La-Tex. He is both the owner and practicing surgeon of Bridges to Beauty and believes in providing a personal, secure and confidential consultation experience. Each month he hosts a segment on the ABC television affiliate KTBS's News at Noon pertaining to cosmetic surgery. The segment is followed by Healthline 3, a 30-minute live question and answer discussion with the public. Dr. Bridges is an expert in body sculpting, abdominoplasty, breast enhancement, Mommy Makeovers and facial cosmetics. He introduced SmartLipoTM to north Louisiana in 2008. SmartLipoTM is a laser-assisted liposculpting; a revolutionary addition to liposculpting. It allows the most advanced body contouring with the convenience of an in-office procedure. A graduate of Texas Christian University, he received his medical degree from Duke University Medical School. Dr. Bridges completed his general surgery residency at LSU Medical Center Shreveport and plastic surgery at the University of Virginia. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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>>Wedding memories captured by Allen Arrick > CALL OF DUTY 74

'Bridal party etiquette is taken very seriously, only the elite get to be part of the team and the success of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;perfect wedding dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; lies strongly in their dedication.'


It happens in movies all the time. The wedding ceremony is almost complete, but first it’s time for the exchanging of vows. The preacher asks for the rings. The groom gives a head-nod for the best man to step forward. He reaches in his pocket and breaks a sweat – nothing. He sticks his hand back in and digs deeper. He checks his other pocket. The crowd becomes restless – they realize something is wrong. As the groom realizes what is happening, he officially starts freaking out... Anyone that has ever served as a maid of honor or best man at a wedding knows they are important. Perhaps not until an incident like the one above happens do they realize just how important their duties are. And in some cases, the wedding cannot proceed as planned with out them. But the best man and maid of honor aren’t the only important roles in a wedding. The bride’s parents, bridesmaids, attendants, flower girls – all play an integral role in helping the bride and groom. Wedding aficionados Randi Mahomes, Catering and Events Coordinator for Hollytree Country Club; and Ronda James, Wedding Coordinator for Villa di Felicita; cover all the official duties for the wedding party. After all, when duty calls... Arguably, the most important assistant to the bride is the maid (or matron) of honor. She is characterized: part worker bee, part emotional lifeboat.

To get the big picture, Mahomes stresses that all bridal party members play a key role – much like the production crew in a movie. “The supporting cast helps with the production and planning of the wedding just like the crew in high-production movies,” she said. “Bridal party etiquette is taken very seriously, only the elite get to be part of the team and the success of the ‘perfect wedding day’ lies strongly in their dedication.” Arguably, the most important assistant to the bride is the maid (or matron) of honor. She is characterized: part worker bee, part emotional lifeboat. Mahomes describes: “Chosen for [her] energetic, get-the-ballin-motion qualities. [She] should also remember that listening to the bride, making her laugh, and offering emotional and logistical support are also part of your honor attendant package.” Traditionally, the maid of honor helps with the wedding planning in addition to the ceremony. Planning duties typically include: helping choose the wedding dress, helping choose bridesmaids dresses, assisting the bride with wedding plans and helping the bride with all planning (reception, showers, etc.). She may help pick the bride make the decision on bridal bouquets, wedding colors or wedding vendors. James adds, “She also plays an important roll in being there when the bride tries on dresses and helps her choose the best one! The maid of honor is also responsible for planning the bachelorette party – this is always a fun job!” The M.O.A. (maid of honor) may be required to help with a bridal shower or a bride’s luncheon the wedding day. The day of the bride’s portrait setting, the M.O.A. also usually assists the bride with her dress. On the opposite side of the church is the best man. His duties include helping the groom both prior to and during the wedding.

The day of the wedding, the M.O.A. keeps the groom’s ring until the minister asks for it during the ceremony. She also holds the bride’s bouquet during the ring ceremony and the kiss. On the wedding day, the maid of honor also is responsible for arranging and fixing the bride’s train and dress during the ceremony. After the ceremony, she may be required to bustle the bride's dress in preparation for the reception. And finally, most M.O.A.s traditionally give a reception toast. On the opposite side of the church is the best man. His duties include helping the groom both prior to and during the wedding. Mahomes says, “He is the groom’s deputy – his second in command and sworn henchman. This is the man who lends an ear when his best friend – the groom – is overwhelmed with the planning of the wedding.” His other pre-ceremonial duties include being a combination valet and BSCENEMAG.COM

hand-holder for the groom during the wedding process. Other duties include: planning the bachelor party, helping choose tuxes, keeping the groom happy and calm, and making sure the groom shows up to the wedding on time. For the ceremony, the best man has the important job of keeping the bride’s wedding band until the ring ceremony. He also traditionally gives the “best man speech” at the reception. And perhaps the most fun job of all, the best man typically coordinates the decorating of the wedding ride when the bride and groom leave the ceremony. Perhaps one of the most charming and whimsical parts of the wedding ceremony is when the flower girls stroll down the isle and sprinkle flower petals before the bridal march. And everyone "oohs" and "ahhs" as the ring bearer in his mini tux marches behind. James explains, “In old England, a small girl would sprinkle fresh roses along the pathway before the bride. This meant the bride would enjoy a rosy life.” Typically, flower girls and ring bearers range in age from 4 to 8. And while James shares that sometimes the bride opts to not have a small children in the wedding because they are unpredictable – James says that is part of their charm. “I always tell my bride’s not to stress about what the kids do (or for better terms, don’t do) because we all know how children are, and its part of their role … I think it is a tradition that is very special.” Other jobs for the wedding crew during the ceremony and reception include greeters, hostesses, guest book attendants and cake cutters. These are great jobs for those special people the bride does not want to leave out and who were not bridesmaids or groomsmen. These involve just showing up the day of the wedding and helping pass out programs, etc. “Cake cutters are not as popular anymore because so many facilities provide this service.” But if the bride wants her party to do it, James advises: “It is very important to have someone that has experience in cutting cake because it really can be difficult sometimes. It can be very messy and a not-so-fun job!” Another non-traditional, yet important, role is that of the wedding coordinator. James says most facilities have coordinators who can help with day-of coordination. The coordinator can act as the manager of the ceremony.

The mistress of ceremonies helps prep for the wedding and reception; and the wedding emcee job is typically handled by the DJ or band. The bride’s parents also play a large role, as they are responsible for the cost of the wedding and reception. They also typically help during the wedding and planning process. The wedding day the parents are responsible for getting all the bride’s belongings to the ceremony site (bridal clothing, accessories, etc.) and taking all her items home at the end of the night. Personal attendants help the bride dress in her gown and with hair and makeup – the wedding coordinator can also help with this duty. Groomsmen attend the bachelor party and make sure the wedding runs smoothly. Bridesmaids also attend the bachelorette party and help the bride the day of the wedding. Ushers are another important component of the ceremony – especially if there are lots of guests. They help usher in the Grandparents and parents during the processional, James shared – they also open the doors for the bride. She recommends two ushers per 100 guests and says groomsmen often double as ushers. Another non-traditional, yet important, role is that of the wedding coordinator. James says most facilities have coordinators who can help with day-of coordination. The coordinator can act as the manager of the ceremony. They handle all the details from showing the bridal party where to stand during the ceremony, to making sure everyone is there for the photos after the ceremony. They can also step in if there are any kinks (such as a late groomsman, or missing flower girl). An experienced coordinator can ensure the bride doesn’t spend her special day stressed with the minor details. by Holly Head, M AY / J U N E 2 0 11

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Sponsors of the Pearls and Promises Gala were celebrated at a pre-event party Saturday March 18. Guests mingled and enjoyed delicious hors d’ oeuvres and wine. The Pearls and Promises benefits the programs of Trinity Mother Frances Health System, which help the undeserved women and children of East Texas.

Cathy Bertram, Beth Whitney

Angel & Danny Saleh, Lindsey Bradley

Darla & Randy Childress

Mary Dale & Dr. Pat Thomas

Bonnie & Rick Rayford

Dr. Laura & Kevin O’Halloran

Donna & Dr. Mike Metke

Charlotte & Dr. Fagg Sanford

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Debbie Sadler, Jane Lewis


Pilar & Stephen McLemore, Niki Blaske, Darren Groce

Dionne & Randy Lott, Jenna Lenhart

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Kathy Watson, Joseph Richards, Abby Jones, Angela Jennings

Raisin’ The Roof for Habitat

Terri Metcalf, Dolly Kay

Caryn Pepper, Gina Griffith

Jill Craig, Glenn McCutcheon

Kim & John Dimond

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Marla McClelland, Ashley Rodriquez, Stacey Shilling

Dr. Hugh Babineau and the staff of Tyler Bariatrics

Barbara Bellows, Wanda Cole

The Dubre Family

Lillie Gilliam, Freda Fleet, Yvonda Gilliam

Gabe Walters, Dr. Hugh Babineau, Lynda Schmidt

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Georgia & Bryan Ellis

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Chad Enzell


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r. and Mrs. Bari and Chad Enzell were married April 2, at Stone Oak Ranch in Murchison, Texas. The beautiful bouquets were created by Brosang's Flowers. Guests enjoyed catering by the Edom Bakery and the music of DJ Jeremy Baker. The cake was created by Designs by D'Anne. Photographer Allen Arrick documented this memorable day.


the Wedding of Mr. & Mrs. Nathan James Brandi Woodley and Nathan James were married in a beautiful ceremony on March 5, 2011 at Villa di Felicitรก. The wedding cake was created by Cynthia Bellar, while the flowers came from La Tee Da. Music for the event was provided by CMB Productions. Alex M Photography recorded the wonderful event.

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COUNTRY FOR OUR COUNTRY KICKOFF A kickoff party for the Country For Our Country (C4C) benefit concert was held Saturday April 2, at the lake house of Linda Rudd and Steve Hellmuth. The Country for Our Country Benefit Concert gives back to the heroes of our armed forces and will be held Sept. 24, 2011 at Villa di Felicitá with headliner Sarah Evans.


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Meghan Roth, Mitzi Hardee, Linda Rudd, Dr. Sherri Reuland

Mike Loudermilk, Casey Beatherd, Scotty Emrick

Katie & Dr. Steven O’Neal

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Listen closely and you can hear the call of the open road. Summer is here, and with it comes the much-anticipated, sunshine-filled getaway we spend the long murky months of winter dreaming about. Yes, gas prices are through the roof, but with proper vehicle maintenance and preparation, you can stretch your dollars in terms of fuel efficiency and prevention of costly auto repairs, while taking steps to keep yourself and your passengers safe on the roads this summer. Look over these tips from Quick Lane Tire and Auto to get your wheels ready for some fun in the sun.

“A lot of people don’t think about it, but tires impact fuel efficiency in a big way,” says Tony Gonzalez, manager of Quick Lane Tire and Auto. Two-time NCAA Football National Champion, 12-time ACC Champion, Second all-time winningest football coach in college history, Coaching Legend...

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To maximize positive impact on your gas mileage, and protect your tires from blowout and unnecessary wear, check tire pressure weekly or have a vehicle service professional do so. Another gas mileage killer is an old, dirty air filter. “Air filters should be changed every 10,000 to 12,000 miles,” says Gonzalez.

With the carefree summer attitude comes summer heat, which can spell trouble for your car’s engine. Checking the condition of hoses and belts, and replacing them when needed is an important part of keeping coolant in all the right places, especially if embarking on a long trip. “Belts run the fan, and hoses deliver coolant to the radiator. If they’re in poor repair, your engine won’t be in good shape for long,” says Gonzalez. The beginning of summer is also a good time to check coolant levels and have your radiator flushed. This will ensure your engine can handle idling in the Texas heat.

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July 30, 31 & August 1 Admission to the Great Texas Balloon Race: ADVANCE TICKETS $12 each day Fri. & Sat. Advance tickets are available at Super 1 Foods in Longview, Marshall, Tyler, Mt. Pleasant, Shreveport/Bossier & Texarkana

Ticket Prices at the gate: $15.00 per person each day Fri. & Sat. Children 12 and under are admitted FREE. FREE admission on Sunday

Keeping safe while traveling is most important. That said, the change of the season is a good time to change something else: windshield wiper blades. “We’ve all found ourselves in an East Texas summer thunderstorm with worn-out wiper blades, make sure it doesn’t happen this year,” says Gonzalez. And, last but not least, get your brakes checked. “This should be done regularly anyway, but certainly before taking a long trip,” instructs Gonzalez.

“At Quick Lane, we’ll check it all out. If pads, shoes, belts, hoses or anything else needs replacing, we’ll take care of it for you and you’ll be on your way,” says Gonzalez. “We’re here to answer your questions and get your vehicle ready for summer, whether you’re traveling local or cross-country.”

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DENIM & DIAMONDS The Annual Denim and Diamonds event took place on Saturday April 2, on a Kilgore area ranch. Activities included a steak and chicken cook off, ring toss and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Longview, a nonprofit agency that sends volunteer business professionals into classrooms to teach lessons in the functions of local commerce to enterprising students.

Tonya & Jim Kendrick

Jenny Cassel, Cami Hinson, Heather Scott

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Tracey Welborn, Babette & Chuck Tomberlain

Tracy Graham, Randy Moyer

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Gaylon Butler, David Willard

Lynn & Kirk Henderson, Michelle Holyfield

Jim Bartlett, Jena Waldron

Mark & Laurie Bogle

Don Fox, Jack Mann

Danny Galves, Tommy Merritt

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DEAN FEARING’S SPICE OF LIFE Contributing Food Editor

A Variation on Fruit I think we have reached the point where we need to start re-thinking the way we enjoy fruit. With summer weather just around the corner there is no better way to give your favorite savory dishes a face lift than with fruit. From salsa to margaritas, fruit

will give you the fresh taste your palate craves when the temperature starts rising. I think the best

fruits to work with in this case are stone fruits, or fruits that contain a pit. So apricots, cherries, peaches and plums are an excellent choice for incorporation into many savory dishes. The use of fruit in savory dishes is nothing new. I can remember one of my mom’s staple dishes growing up was the traditional dish of pork and applesauce. If you look back far enough into French cuisine you will see that they have been pairing such items as duck and cherries for hundreds of years. It’s just a fact; fruit lends a great taste to these items… I’m glad to see fruit making a comeback into savory cooking because it’s really a perfect taste combination. To start out, let’s talk barbeque sauce … Puree a ripe peach or apricot and fold it into barbeque sauce. This will give your taste buds that extra kick and when paired with chicken, fish or pork. (I wouldn't pair this with any red meats, but it's great with the leaner proteins.) I promise, this is sure to be a hit every time. Another great way I like to use fruits is as a natural glaze for grilling. Take the same fruit puree, and maybe add a little sugar, vinegar and some fresh lime juice for acidity – these additions will only enhance the natural flavors of these fruits. This is a great chance to get creative in the kitchen. Playing with the unique flavors offered by so many different fruits will only expand your palate and maybe you will come across a flavor combination that you can’t live without! It’s important to remember when using fruit purees as glazes that you apply them in the last five minutes of roasting or grilling to prevent the glaze from being cooked off. Now, I bet no one would argue that a definite summer staple is salsa. Whether you are dipping into it with chips or topping off some great grilled fish, fresh salsa is the epitome of summer vegetables at their best. So why not add a little something extra to your salsa the next time you’re whipping up a batch? You’ll be surprised to find that you are going to be opening up a whole new world of flavors. Take a peach for example, you could just eat the Apricot Barbeque Sauce peach … but why not dice it up and add it to the typical salsa ingredients: sweet onions, jalapenos, 2 cups Apricots, dried cilantro, lime juice and a touch of salt. The results are unbelievable. The same procedure can be 1 cup Onion, chopped done with watermelon or mango – to take it one step further, throw in some black beans for a 1 teaspoon Jalapeno Pepper, chopped great black bean-mango salsa! 1 tablespoon Garlic, minced I think that we have the savory dishes covered, so let’s take a minute and talk about everybody’s 1 cup fresh Orange Juice favorite summer drink (after all, you will be needing something to wash down those great dishes ½ cup Brown Sugar you’re going to prepare) – The Margarita! It’s time to re-think this frozen classic. I’m a big 2 tablespoons Malt Vinegar lover of watermelon margaritas, mango margaritas, peach margaritas; I think you get the picture. 1 tablespoon Worstershire When these fruits get ripe in the summer, you really just can't beat it! ½ teaspoon Tabasco sauce Fruit has many dimensions, a lot of which are not experienced when the fruit is 1 teaspoon fresh Lime Juice eaten alone. Fruit can create a whole new world of flavors and will add that much-needed Salt to taste variety into your cooking … The best thing to remember when trying to incorporate Combine all ingredients in a heavy saucepan fruit into your dishes is that the sky is the limit! There is no right or wrong fruits to use over medium high heat, bring to a boil. Turn here – be creative. Try something you never have before. During these summer months down heat to a simmer, and cook for 20 minutes. there is an ample array of fresh fruit at your fingertips, so get out Remove the sauce from the heat and puree in a and take advantage of it! bar blender until the consistency is smooth. Long known as the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine,” Chef Fearing has won accolades from such publications at Zagat, Wine Spectator, Esquire and countless more for his restaurant, Fearings at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.

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Give that perfect gift for your mom, dad or grad! The Oliveto gift card is a wonderful suprise for your loved one. Whether it’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day or Graduation day, an Oliveto gift card will make them smile. Something special for the people special to you. With a Tuscan-inspired Italian menu and a blazing hot Woodstone® oven, Oliveto has people talking. Not to mention we offer a selection of 20 wines under $25 … Come see what all the buzz is about! 3709 Troup Hwy Tyler, TX • 903.581.2678 Delight your loved ones with an Oliveto Gift Card. Catering available for any event!

JULIAN’S ASIAN DINER “Step out of Tyler and into Julian’s.”

Find us on Facebook for our Summer Specials! Don’t forget Julian’s caters. 5201 S. Broadway Ave., Times Square Tyler, TX • 903.509.8833 Mon thru Wed 11 a.m. – 10 p. m. Thurs thru Sat 11 a.m. – 12 a.m. Happy Hour! Mon thru Thurs 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.

JAKES TYLER Locally owned, Jakes Tyler offers the ultimate in East Texas dining. We proudly serve only certified angus beef and the freshest seafood available. All of our dishes are prepared in our own kitchen using the finest ingredients. In addition to our regular menu, each week chef Taylor Richey prepares a specials menu sure to satisfy the most discriminating palette. Jakes also boats an impressive collection of fine wines as well as your favorite martini, coctail, or beer. Don’t forget to visit the Chaveta, Tyler’s only rooftop lounge. Enjoy dinner, drinks, or your favorite cigar while watching the sunset overlooking Tyler’s historic downtown square. Weekends offer live music. Announcing our new happy hour, 4p.m. to 7p.m., Tuesday - Friday. $5 Martinis, Wells, and selected wines. $3 domestic beers and $5 appetizers.

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CHEZ BAZAN This second generation, family-owned and operated bakery is much more than a great place to share a simply delicious pastry and gourmet coffee. Chez Bazan offers a unique lunch menu, 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.

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 •

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

15770 Old Jacksonville Hwy Tyler, TX 903.939.0002

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 for only $4.95 a pound. Grab your friends and let the good times roll at Breakers! 5106 Old Bullard Road Tyler, TX 75701 903.534.0161 Hours of Operation: MON – FRI 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. SAT Noon – 10 p.m. SUN Noon – 9 p.m.

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FEARING'S ‘Elevated American Cuisine – Bold Flavors, No Borders’ Created by its legendary namesake, Chef Dean Fearing, Fearing’s boasts numerous accolades including “Restaurant of the Year” and “Table of the Year” by Esquire Magazine in 2007 and No. 1 in Hotel Dining in the U.S. by Zagat in 2009. Fearing’s offers a truly unique and divine dining experience with its acclaimed farm-to-market seasonal menu of signature dishes. Located in The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, Fearing’s offers seven different dining experiences under one roof. Diners from across the country (and Texas) travel to Dallas to meet the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine,” and dine in for the full-Fearing’s experience. 2121 McKinney Avenue • Dallas, TX 75201 214.922.4848 •

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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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. 2210 WSW Loop 323 • Tyler 903.534.1888 • Find us on Facebook!


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The heat of summer is almost here, so keep cool with these fruitfully flavored wines.

• Franciscan Estates Chardonnay A classic California Chardonnay, this wine is all golden sunshine, honey and apple tones, with a bit of oaky spice thrown in for good measure. The fruit and mineral flavors are both strong, but combine for a wonderfully full taste. Pair with fettucini and a creamy and peppery Alfredo sauce … or anything really! Available at Oliveto Italian Bistro in Tyler. • FU-KI Plum Wine This delicate plum wine is out-of-the-ordinary, but still approachable, and carries subtle hints of cherries, almonds and of course plum. It can stand up to and balance spicier flavors like curry, but is a true treat served chilled on its own. Available at Wasabi Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro in Tyler.

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• Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc These grapes were night-harvested to preserve their fresh, vibrant flavors that include grapefruit, lime and exotic guava. While this wine works well as an aperitif, it also pairs beautifully with shellfish, BSCENE Caesar salad and roast chicken or turkey. Available at Wasabi Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro in Tyler. B S C E N E M A G.COM

RICK’S ON THE SQUARE Est. 1992. Owner Rick Eltife and Chef Jack Lewis offer a fabulous menu including Sterling Silver Steaks, Market Fresh Seafood, House Made Desserts and Vintage Wines for culinary variety you’ll find nowhere else. Also Premium Cigars on our open air Patio. Catering on and off premises. More than 20,000 sq. ft. w/private meeting rooms for up to 200 guests w/LCD projectors and screens available. Free secure WiFi – Happy Hour Mon.-Fri. – Full Menu until closing Complimentary Valet Service Live Music Wednesday through Saturday Sunday Brunch Coming Soon! RIX.COM (powered by Group M7) Mon-Fri 11 a.m. – Midnight • Sat 4 p.m. – 1 a.m. • 903.531.2415

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 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

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


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TMA LA TABLE DES ARTISTES Cocktails, a four-course dinner and a gallery viewing were enjoyed by the guests who attended the TMA La Table Des Artistes fundraiser, and evening at "Manor House" on April 7. Special guest Deborah Gage made a wonderful appearance, along with sponsors Bridgewealth Management LLC, Byars Foundation, Hester Capital Management. LLC, and Amy and Vernon Faulconer.

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Mimi Manley, William Manley

Zoe Lawhorn, Deborah Gage, Wayne Brown

Pamela & Thomas Smith

Jeannie Hibbs, Maureen Brodnax

Joyce & Bill Pirtle

Elizabeth & Scott Chilton

John Musselman, Carol Allen, Ellen Musselman, Claudia Carroll





VILLA MONTEZ Choose from a menu of the finest, freshest ingredients prepared with care and skill by Executive Chef Carlos Villapudua. Or work with our expert staff to create a catering feast that will ensure your gathering is a smashing success. Enjoy dishes seasoned with herbs from the Villa Montez garden for an unmatched freshness. Dine in one of Tyler’s most beautiful settings, both indoors and out, mixing the magic and glamour of Old Tyler with a progressive, flavorfilled, adventurous menu and a spectacular wine list. 3324 Old Henderson Highway • Tyler 903.592.9696 • Menu starting at $7.99

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 Hours of Operation Sun. – Thurs.: 11 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Fri. – Sat.: 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

CURRENTS Featured in Texas Monthly! From business lunches on-the-go to larger parties who’ve got the place to themselves, Currents will go the extra mile to ensure every customer feels like a regular returning to their favorite spot … because after the first visit, you will be. We also do wedding receptions, bridal showers and corporate events. 1121 E. Second St., off Fleishel Ave. Tyler, TX • 903.597.3771 • Lunch menu starting at $7.25 Dinner menu starting at $13.95 Reserve Currents for Your Private Party Today!


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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 Executive Chef Gustavo Lara 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

THE DINER There’s a brand new menu at The Diner on So. Broadway! We’ve kept your favorite dishes and added some new ones, like the Diner Greek Salad… fresh and delicious! Come see us and try something new. And don’t forget – The Diner caters as well! We’ve got just what you need for your next business meeting, party, or family get-together. Always Fresh and Made to Order The Diner 7924 S. Broadway Ave. (by Tyler Skateplex) Tyler, TX • 903.509.DINE

DANIEL BOONE’S Daniel Boone’s Bean & Burger serves up hearty, delicious country-style food seven days a week. From steaks and burgers, to wings, salads and all-you-can-eat catfish (Wednesday nights, all day Friday and Sunday) this gem boasts a wide-ranging menu that guarantees something for everyone. And remember, kids eat free Monday and Tuesday nights, and Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. The bar in back has four large flatscreens and is open for happy hour from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday. Next to Albertson’s 903.595.2228 • Sun-Thurs. 11 a.m. – 9p.m. • Fri-Sat 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Since Bill’s wife, LaVonia, was feeling under the weather, the “Man” was his date for dinner! That’s how I got to attend the party of this special group of folks. The venue of choice was Johnny Case’s Seafood and Steakhouse in Longview and it was super! The Showboat Room had been reserved and was a-sittin’ ready when we arrived. The first stop for Bill and I was at the front desk where we met Gerard and Cathy Case, owners of this 62-year-old historic restaurant. Getting to know this good couple was worth the visit. They carry on the tradition of Gerard’s father, Johnny Case, Jr., and are the heart and soul of an East Texas tradition with fine New Orleans-style dining. Their daughter, Chelse, a business and restaurant management major at TCU, is heir apparent to this legendary treasure. The entire place is a New Orleans oasis with the feel, look, sounds, smells, and spirit of “the Big Easy” and its Creole cuisine. For a party for four or 400, seated in-house or catered most anywhere for 1,000, Johnny Case’s can fit the bill. Whether a cozy bar, specialty dining room or a large banquet hall, you’ll find the food, atmosphere, and service at the top of the charts with the Case’s. The Showboat room was perfect for our group. Rhondia, our server, never missed a cue and was our best friend for the night. After the informal introductions around the table, we were all like family in no time. When these chaplains and their wives get together, there is gonna be a



party. The stories and tales started a-comin’ – like water over the dam. The laughter and fun was contagious and guess what? My buddy, Bill was the photographer, so it’s all on record. We started with appetizers and libations, which were all in the Case’s fine style. But then the entrées landed and things got a little quiet. The food was out-of-this-world good and spoke well of the 62-year tradition of perfection. Then, there were the desserts and they were worth the waitin’! After all this fancy fair, we felt as big as blowfish. Listen, whether it’s a band of merry ministers or family Sunday brunch; Johnny Case’s, Longview, needs to be on your list of the best places in East Texas. With our desserts downed and the final toast “toasted,” we hit the road, Jack ... but we’ll be back for more.

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Have ya ever been to a dinner party with six preachers – and had fun? Well, the “Man” did and it was a blast! The chaplains at Hospice of East Texas and their wives meet for dinner about once a month for a little esprit de corp. But these are not your stereotypical preachers. They are all former church ministers who are specifically educated and professionally certified as chaplains who work with the ill and dying. These are big pictured, big hearted, and great spirited fellows who have been around the track of life at its best, and worst. So, how does the “Man” connect up with a bunch of chaplains? Turns out, The Rev. Bill Nowell, my college roommate, retired from the Hospital Chaplaincy, and moved to Tyler. Go figure! We met when neither of us was yet 21-years old. We’ve stayed connected through our seminary days right up to this hour. Upon getting settled in their Lake Palestine home, he went on the hunt for a part-time job. Bingo! Hospice of East Texas and Bill were a perfect match. To the “Man’s” good fortune, Bill arranged a tour of the local Hospice facility with chaplain coordinator, the Rev. Dennis Harvey who, like Bill and I, is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Hospice of East Texas is a fabulous non-sectarian ministry which serves 26 East Texas counties, helping 300 patients and families per day have hope and live every moment to the fullest. It’s a God-send and was started in 1982 by The Junior League of Tyler, Inc.

Elwood Stetson, Bill Nowell, Dick Willmann, Gary Sparks, Dennis Harvey, Ed Baggett, Dr. Aubrey Sharpe




MCALISTER’S DELI Sometimes it’s difficult to decide what you’re craving. But at McAlister’s Deli, you don’t have to settle for one option just Choose Two. We recommend the McAlister’s Club sandwich and the Basil Parmesan Chicken Salad with olive oil and balsamic/vinaigrette dressing. Served best with a glass of McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea. 4325 Old Bullard Rd. Tyler, TX • 903.939.3300 • Hours of Operation: Sun – Thurs 10:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. Fri – Sat 10:30a.m. – 10:30p.m.

COOLIE J’S If you’re looking for a wonderfully prepared, delicious Italian dinner while enjoying a comfortable and intimate atmosphere – then look no further than Coolie J’s. From traditional dishes with a twist like the twice-baked lasagna, to specialty pizzas and subs prepared by hand, Coolie J’s has a menu and atmosphere that appeals to the casual and upscale diners alike. We also offer cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and Italian-inspired ice cream ... gelato! Whether you’re stopping in for a lunch special or need a top-notch caterer for your next office outing, Coolie J’s is just what you’re looking for. Call us today 903-566-9600 In the Shopping Center of Old Movie 6 Theatre in Tyler We can make a reservation or ask about our catering services. Visit our website to see all our wonderful selections at

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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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SWEET DISCOVERIES The Discovery Science Place 2011 Sweet Discoveries event was held Monday, April 4, at Jakes Tyler. Guests enjoyed live music from Dustin Becker, a silent auction, delicious desserts and the finest Texas wines. Proceeds from the annual event benefit math and science programs and exhibits at the Discovery Science Place.

One thing all Texans can agree on is that when we do something, we do it BIG – big hair, big belt buckles, and big celebrations. So come to FRESH this June and help us celebrate our home and our first love, Texas, in a BIG “Taste of Texas” way! From June 1st-14th FRESH will be paying homage to some of the things that make Texas great: our food, our music, and our people. Come to FRESH, sample and take advantage of specials on sweet, succulent Texas onions, cool, refreshing delicious Texas cucumbers and melons, and big and juicy red Texas tomatoes. Throughout the celebration there will be specials on other products - like spices, seafood, meats, even giant Sunflowers - that come from our great state.

Dorothy Hubbard, Ginny Gould, Vickie Clement, Dr. Aubrey Sharpe

But even though we’re calling this event “Taste of Texas,” we won’t be celebrating with food alone. We are also celebrating Texas’ music with some great local bands to entertain you. We promise, your stop at FRESH will be a delicious and entertaining escape!

Mechele & Jeff Mills

Vel Williamson, Sarah Mays, Denver Dyer

Jeanne Lewis, John Blythe

Terri & Parker Clark

Mary & Ron Gammell

Erin & Micheal Lavender

Michael Shanklin, Lisa Kraus, Frank Cabell


Once you see all that Texas has to offer, you will want to go home and get cooking, Texas-style. Here’s a recipe using Texas onions – the best in the world – to get you started:

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Have you ever been in a grocery store and wondered, “What’s the difference between olive oil, virgin olive oil, and extra virgin olive oil?” Or “This cheese looks delicious. What kind of wine would be best to serve with it?” Or have you stared at a beautiful looking fish and thought, “That would be wonderful and healthy to serve my family, but I have no idea how best to prepare it. Do I grill it? Broil it? Fry or sauté it? What does sauté mean, anyway?” If you’re like most people, those scenarios are familiar. But if you’re like most people who shop at FRESH, then you’re in luck! All you have to do is look for our Freshologists, who are easy to spot in their bright green polo shirts and green shoes. Roaming the store from 10a.m. to 8p.m., Freshologists exist solely to help you make healthy and delicious culinary choices. Our team of Freshologists is a group of experts on everything FRESH, which means anything and everything in the store. They come from different backgrounds but all share a passion for food and cooking. Grilling gourmet burgers? Find a Freshologists to recommend the best meat and hamburger buns and maybe some unique toppings that will knock your guests’ socks off. They’ll even help you select some side dishes from our Chef-prepared section that will really “wow ‘em!” Your guests will leave your cookout wondering where you learned to grill and serve a burger like a professional, but only your Freshologist will know the truth! Not only can our Freshologists provide great tips and tricks but they are the ultimate FRESH tour guides. They can help you locate your old standbys while introducing you to what is sure to become a new favorite. They can often be found in the grocery aisles handing out samples of some of our delicious products and demonstrating preparation and pairing techniques. When our Freshologists aren’t throughout the store helping customers, they can be found in our test kitchen, conveniently located near Chef-prepared and reFRESH. Always busily demonstrating cooking techniques, our Freshologists love to engage customers and answer any questions you might have about what they are preparing. So the next time you are shopping at FRESH and you have a question, go ahead and ask a Freshologist.. We are very proud of our team and guarantee you will leave the store with some new knowledge and feeling good about what you are bringing home to your family.





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>> Eric Javits Fedora, lime pashmina, 3 Dot longsleeve top, Tiffany & Fred hobo all at Mary V's by Shelby




TUNIC Letarte, BIKINI Letarte at Cherry Hill & Co. in Longview; HAT Eric Javits at Mary V’s by Shelby; WEDGES Dolce Vita at Bridgette’s; JEWELRY Sorrelli earrings at Cherry Hill & Co.; wire bracelets, rubber watch & stretch disc atG.COM Katie’s B S ring C E N Eall MA

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DRESS Raoul at Mary V’s by Shelby; BELT Corey Lynn Calter at Cherry Hill & Co. in Longview; WEDGES Olivia RoseTal at Bridgette’s; JEWELRY Susan Shaw large hoops, Susan Shaw hand-cast gold cuff and square necklace, yellow wide gold band with 2 gold twist guards, all at Susan Robinson Jewelry

SHIRT L’Uomo Vogue at Morgain Abbigail; JEANS 7 For All Mankind, BELT paisley print Robert Graham, SHOES Pertini, all at Harley’s; WATCH Breitling Transocean Chronograph at Susan Robinson Jewelry

DRESS Karlie, BOOTS Old Gringo Diego, HAT Charlie Horse Hat Co. all at Cavender’s; JEWELRY teel beads, brown and teel beaded earrings at Katie’s; brown stone ring at Cherry Hill & Co. in Longview.

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DEAR friends,

It never ceases to amaze me how generous people can be. Every other month, I get to be part of an event that is testament to people coming together to exemplify the positive that surrounds us daily ... the good that envelopes us, but that we sometimes have a hard time seeing because the constant pessimism can be blinding. They’re really not that hard to see or find though. We just have to hone in on them and make it more a part of our awareness. For instance, I was at Dillard’s the other day buying my son a suit for his First Communion. The cashier was so kind and engaging that at the end of the transaction, she didn’t just tell me to have a “good night,” she told me "have a blessed day.” One time, I was in the drive-through line at Starbucks and the car ahead of me paid for my order! Yes. It was one of those “random acts of kindness” we’ve all heard about. At the time, instead of being instantly thankful, I was skeptical. I immediately wondered if I was being pranked. Why would somebody pay for my coffee and muffin? When I realized it was really a good deed, a jolt of happiness came over me and energized the rest of my day. But, you don’t have to wait for a good event to strike as evidence that generous people are out there. You need only look at who surrounds you in life. Look at your friends for instance. Just being able to call each of them friend is a wonderful gift. I have come to really grow a deeper appreciation for my friends. I hold them dear because they are like my family, especially since we don’t have any here. Like a good friend might, Kelli Tyrrell, owner of Tru Tan salons asked if she could be a part of this issue’s “V in the City” to help a cause. Of course, I said ‘Yes!’ I was honored, not just because she is a friend, but because Kelli really wanted to do something to give back. So, we planned our event shortly after the opening of her new and luxurious salon, Tru Tan in Tyler on Old Bullard. Ladies, if you haven’t been there yet, Kelli has more technologically advanced tanning

solutions under one roof than you can imagine including: VersaSpa, a sunless tanning alternative and a stand-up, full body red light therapy booth for collagen rejuvenation called Beauty Angel. Aside from her businesses, Kelli is passionate about Parents Anonymous, a nonprofit organization that works to prevent child abuse, to strengthen families and to build caring communities that support safe and nurturing homes for all children. So, we instantly knew who the open house would benefit. On April 26, as guests ducked in from the ominous clouds and the threatening wind and rain that presented itself first that evening, they instantly seemed calmed when they walked through the spa’s doors. While some guests arrived early and toured the tanning spa we wondered whether more guests would brave the weather and the storm. They did. Without missing a beat, our guests of honor, retired judge, Cynthia Kent and her husband, Mr. Don Kent who both serve the organization didn’t let the violent weather interrupt our efforts and provided guests with valuable information about the organization and its efforts. We learned that Parents Anonymous recently had some cuts in funding, but despite those cuts, the kindness (there it is again) of volunteers and various supporters continue to help families through its programs, which are education-based and teach various life-skills to parents, youth and families in general. All in all, despite the weather, the evening was a big success. Maybe it was the prospect of receiving free tanning for the highest donation, maybe it was the sound of the blaring tornado sirens in the near distance, maybe it was the humble appeal from the Kents or just maybe it was simply the generosity of good friends and guests who wanted to make a difference in other peoples’ lives. While I choose to believe the latter, whatever spurred on the generosity enabled all of us to raise over $2,000 that night for Parents Anonymous. Now, that’s generous.

If you would like to invite V to be a part of your event or would like to help host a V in the City soiree, please email

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NIGHT Fifteen-Twenty SEQUIN TOP, $189, Bridgette’s /// Citizens of Humanity WHITE JEANS, $150, Bridgette’s /// Pella Moda PLATFORMS, $148, Bridgette’s /// Brown Clutch, $11, Katie’s /// Disc Earrings, $5, Katie’s

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Revive dull wardrobes with an injection of technicolor style. Comes in assorted flavors.

PURSE Eric Javits, $450, Bridgette’s; WATCHES silicone asst. colors, $11ea. (or 2 for $20), Katie’s; BIKINI Trina Turk, $91 & $71, Cherry Hill & Co., Longview; SHORTS JADE Melody Tam, $89, Morgan Abbigail, Longview; POLOS Psycho Bunny asst. colors, $85, Harley’s; SANDALS Ivanca Trump Peridot asst. colors, $66, Bridgette’s; BLOUSE Aryn K,$69, Morgan Abbigail, Longview.



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TOO GOOD 2B TRU Not many things today offer immediate results and boost your confidence in a span of 15 minutes. That is, of course unless you have emerged from a spray tan booth or bronzing bed with a vacationworthy glow. Thankfully, tanning is one of those instant-gratification fixes. Whether you prefer UVA, UVB or UV-free tanning you can be beach bronze and appear about 10 pounds thinner with the magic of a tanning salon. And after five years in the industry, Tru Tan is going strong, helping East Texans to look better in their swimsuits – and out of them. But tanning isn't just changing UV lightbulbs and selling bronzing lotions. Running a successful salon in a competitive field takes business ingenuity and excellent customer service to thrive. These elements are not just a coincidence at Tru Tan, everything is thoughtfully done. Providing the best for their customers is their livelihood. Kelli and John Tyrrell are the owners and founders of Tru Tan, and Kelli explained they treat their business seriously, “We're both educated. We went to college: I graduated from A&M, [and John] graduated from UNI ... We approach this not just as people who want to throw together a tanning salon. We're business people, as well. We have a strong work ethic and we love Tyler and what we do,” The integrity of Tru Tan goes beyond strictly appearances of the salon. All the equipment at Tru Tan is new and state-of-the-art. “We've never bought used equipment for Tru Tan. Everything we buy is brand new off the showroom floor. Everything is new, we keep up with changing our bulbs – this is our livelihood,” Kelli shared. Just some of the tanning treatments available include the VersaSpa® sunless tanning and the new Mystic HD spray tan system, not to mention redlight therapy spas. They also offer five levels of tanning with options of UVB and UVA tanning, with a broad spectrum of tanning ranges. Bridal packages and special occasion packages are also available. “We are very selective about the beds we carry. Our bed company is the best in the industry, we feel,” Kelli said. The lotions sold at the salon are the best on the market that promote healthy skin. Using the best lotion will help ensure, “you have that healthy-glow look as you tan,” Kelli explained. Tru Tan is also committed to offering the best tan for each level.

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“We carry great equipment from level one all the way up to our new level five,” John said. “And some other folks out there will put in a lower base model and try to upgrade you. But we believe that we should provide the best at each level for the price that people are being charged.” Another perk of Tru Tan comes with membership and all their locations in the area. A Tru Tan member can tan at any of their six locations: three in Tyler, one in Lindale, Sulphur Springs and Greenville. Tru Tan also does their best to ensure there is no wait with the large number of beds available at each location (the Old Bullard location has 17). Kelli explained, “So, you can get in and out because tanning is really about convenience these days.” Tru Tan is always looking to improve to offer their customers the best. Just some new developments in the near future include an expansion to other East Texas communities, addition of custom airbrush tanning, customer service training by the Ritz-Carlton, a melanin and moisture measuring machine to maximize the tanning experience – and not to mention continued emphasis of caring for their clients. “We send hand-written thank you cards to every new customer,” Kelli emphasized. In addition to their customers, community is also important to the Tyrrells and Tru Tan. “I'm from Tyler/Whitehouse so this is what I know. This is where we're going to be,” Kelli said. “Wether it's attending events, giving back to the community or holding events for charities we are always involved.” Some of the programs their salons have participated in: PATH, Coats For Kids and Toys For Tots. Most recently, the Tyrrells teamed up with Veronica Terres for V In The City to help benefit Parents Anonymous. Some things may seem too good to be true – like the idea of emerging from a VersaSpa golden brown after 90 seconds. Thankfully, some things are a pleasant surprise, like Tru Tan. Their owners are dedicated to the philosophy that they'll do whatever it takes to make sure their clientele is happy. “We pride ourselves in that. So, you know it's value-added convenience and the customer service/rapport we have with the customers,” Kelli detailed. “I would say those two things really measure us." B S C E N E M A G.COM



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The Payneful Truth...



Given the choice, wouldn't you rather have fun? It's not always possible since we have responsibilities, but once the chores are done, I like to let the good times roll! Now here's the curious part that we're going to explore this issue; not everyone has the same idea of fun. Furthermore, the notion of fun should probably be more clearly defined. At the high end of my imaginary 'fun-o-meter' we have thrills and excitement. Lower down the scale we experience mere gratification. Since our earliest childhood memories, we tend to gravitate toward activities that are fun. In so doing, we inevitably find others who share our interests, and the same sense of enjoyment or fun. The concept of fun tends to follow our personal interests. If you're a golfer, you probably feel like you're having a great time playing a round at the country club. If you're a technology nerd, you are likely to enjoy learning about new developments in the computer industry. For the younger crowd, meeting up with friends and simply walking around the mall is a pretty good time. Come to think of it, quite a few mature adults do the same thing, but it happens much earlier in the morning! Since our earliest childhood memories, we tend to gravitate toward activities that are fun. In so doing, we inevitably find others who share our interests, and the same sense of enjoyment or fun. As kids, we spent a lot of time “playing.” As adults, the time we had once set aside for playing usually gives way to other endeavors like work and raising children. These are noble causes, to be sure, and if you've ever heard me talk about my own children, you know quite well that their happiness and security are at the top of my priority list. However, my wife and I do still maintain an active social life, because we're all too aware that one day soon, the children will have moved out. Worried about becoming empty-nesters, we have continually pursued our own fun, while spending an equal amount of time having fun with our kids. As kids, we spent a lot of time “playing.” As adults, the time we had once set aside for playing usually gives way to other endeavors like work and raising children. For me, fun usually involves loud music, flashing lights and a good mix of old and new friends. When I have the privilege of DJ-ing around town or promoting my own events, I always try to create a fun environment for my guests. In this context, that typically means playing music that's appropriate for the crowd, producing a light show that

enhances the music and occasionally adding visuals if possible. My favorite events are the ones where people don't leave until the house lights come up and we realize it's the next day! Luckily, my wife Anne and I have a great overlap of interests and enjoy doing many of the same things. In her new role as Director of Liberty Hall in Downtown Tyler, she will be responsible for creating fun experiences too. From comedians to musical artists and theatrical productions, Anne will have the opportunity to provide entertainment for guests with a wide range of interests. This range of interests is what sparked the idea for my article this month. When I have the privilege of DJ-ing around town or promoting my own events, I always try to create a fun environment for my guests. In this context, that typically means playing music that's appropriate for the crowd, producing a light show that enhances the music and occasionally adding visuals if possible. After a fantastic cruise from Galveston to Mexico earlier this year with our families, I was struck by how many different ways people were having fun on the ship. Catching some sun on deck was very popular, but certainly not the only group activity going on. There was jogging, miniature golf, trivia contests, shopping, eating and more often than not, simply staring at the sea. This spectrum of entertainment options was a bit overwhelming but, I began to notice that people tended to do the same things each day. Once they had found an activity they liked, there wasn't much effort to explore anything else. Too bad. Nonetheless, it was obvious that for some, staying active was fun, while others wanted to be as still as possible. Many guests wanted to be in the noisy middle of the action, as others walked along the nearly silent decks, letting the gulf breeze supply the sound. Don't let the good times pass you by. There's certainly nothing wrong with doing the things that you think are fun, but it's important to occasionally try something new. With springtime arriving, there is an abundance of fun to be had in East Texas. Don't let the good times pass you by. There's certainly nothing wrong with doing the things that you think are fun, but it's important to occasionally try something new. Remember, at some point you had yet to experience the most fun thing in your life. Maybe your next thrill is hiding around the corner ... don't be afraid to peek!

**Shane Payne is owner of IDEA Post Production, providing both creative and technical services for the advertising and entertainment industries.

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Folks gathered at Spur of the Moment Farm in Longview on April 30, to celebrate the 2011 Longview C S PA G E Cattle Barons’ Ball: Rhinestones & Ropers. Guests enjoyed the dinner, midway games, live and silent auctions, martini bar and dancing to the smooth country sounds of cowboy Todd Fritsch and headliners Foster and Lloyd. All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Lane Butler, Jamie Wright, Susie & Mark Dulweber

Julie Crum, Ruby Brewer

Lane & Gaylon Butler

Jessica Vestal, Meaghan Graham

Wayne Noon, Rick Doss


Melissa McKnight, B.J. Viet, Brigettee Henderson

Brooke Crisler, Brandi Whittle, Dawn Whittington

Crystal & John Blozick

Julie & Quentin Woods, Gina & Carlos DeHoyos

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Bill Lloyd, Natalye Feuquay, Chris Murray, Radney Foster

Steve Crabtree, Angie Smith

Gillian & Scott Peters

Holly Head, Sonya Atkison, Cecily Anderson, Mitzi Hardee, Lauren Woods, Ginny Gould

Yolanda McCarty, Jeff Collins

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Susan Russell, Bill Pope

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WHERE'S RUFUS? ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARTY St. Patrick’s Day at Where’s Rufus? in Tyler is always a fantastic time, and 2011 was no different! On Mar. 17, Guests sported their green attire and enjoyed great food and friends while dancing to the music of East Texas’ own Whiskey Meyers!

Brandon Black, Shaun Galbraith, Jacob Jones, Mike Boyd

Anie Ukpong, Kimberly Starling, Todd Threlkeld

Whiskey Meyers performing onstage

Kimberly Blackwell, Heather Harmon, Megan Jenkins, Amanda Miller

Kali Johnson, Britni Moon, Leah Richey

Jill Perkins, Mitzi Hardee

Shelby Rhyne, Farah Fasang

Britni Moon, Jesse Semrab, Leah Richey, Roderick Russell, Jason Preston, Amber Newport





CASA JUSTICE IS SERVED BANQUET The Annual CASA Justice is Served charity dinner was held April 15, at Green Acres Crosswalk Conference Center. This year’s theme, “A Night Under the Big Top,” included clowns, animal balloons and carnival games. Guests enjoyed food, a silent auction, and raffle giveaway for a weekend in Las Colinas. Funds raised will help train volunteers who advocate for the abused and neglected children of East Texas.

Amelia Kennemer, Maritza Arizpe , Tom Rhodes, Kimberly Campbell, Courtney Jackson

Laura & Larry Krantz

Shanell Jackson, Taylar Belt


The Gathering

Robert Haberle, Judy Bower, Dr. Aubrey Sharpe, Edna Haberle

Terri & Chris Beaty

May 19, 2011 5:30–7:30 p.m.

at the original

Don Juan’s 1313 East Erwin


Tara Smoot, Katie Luder, LaToni Thomas

St. Paul’s Children’s Foundation & Bethesda Clinic Randi & Kerry Russell

Mark McDaniel, Mitch Shamburger, James Meredith, Dustin Rust

Tyler-wide benefit for singles in their 20s and 30s hosted by Marvin United Methodist Church. $10 ticket includes a buffet all proceeds benefiting St. Paul’s Children’s Foundation and Bethesda Clinic. Meeting – Eating – Helping.

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Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala

June 11, 2011 7:00 P.M. - 1:00 A.M. ENTERTAINERS

Pat Green

Wade Bowen & JB and the Moonshine Band

Society Award Recipients

Hall Buick GMC Dawn and Harry Leatherwood Ben and Maytee Fisch Foundation American State Bank Blood and Cancer of East Texas: - Gary E. Gross, MD, FACP -Jivesh J. Sharma, MD Cavender’s Boot City Enbridge Energy Company, Inc.

East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System Bob L. Herd Foundation Horseshoe Casino and Hotel - Bossier City, Louisiana The Lightner Sams Foundation, Inc. Transit Mix Concrete and Materials Co. Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals and Clinics Watson W. Wise Foundation

Driving Directions to Graham Farm

Via S. Broadway (Hwy. 69) From Loop 323, go south on S. Broadway (Hwy. 69), pass Grande Blvd., and CR 346. Turn right on CR 149, just past Transit Mix Concrete Co. Travel approximately 7 miles, turn left on CR 150. Graham Farm is on the right side. Via Old Jacksonville Hwy. (FM 2493) From Loop 323, travel south on Old Jacksonville Hwy. (FM 2493), thru Gresham, toward Flint. Turn Left on CR 149, then turn right on CR 150. The Graham Farm is on the right side. Signage will be visible at CR 149 on both Hwy 69 S and Old Jacksonville Hwy.

Entertainer Info & Roadtrip Schedule DEAR FRIENDS, The Cattle Barons’ committee has worked tirelessly to make the 24th Annual Cattle Barons’, Get Your Kicks on Route 66, a very special night. Load up the car and caravan out to the Graham Farm in Bullard. Excellent food by Eddie Deen, games, auctions, prizes, and of course the bull await. Music by Pat Green, Wade Bowen, and JB and the Moonshine Band promises to get you out of your seat and on your feet! It will be a night of great memories and we look forward to seeing you on June 11, 2011. Until then we will keep Cruisin’ for a Cure... Sincerely, Liz Ballard and Ginger Haberle 2011 Cattle Barons’ Co-Chairmen

ENTERTAINMENT INFORMATION The headline entertainer for the 2011 Cattle Barons’ Gala is Texas singer/ songwriter Pat Green, who has made his own way in country music and beyond. Grammy nominated for the very popular “Wave on Wave,” and with his new album, which includes the powerful song “Footsteps of our Fathers,” few have made such a vivid impression as Pat Green both as an entertainer and a performer.  Opening for Pat Green is Texas’ own Wade Bowen whose Texas roots run deep witih his current project, “Live at Billy Bob’s CD/DVD.”    Late night performance by East Texas’ own JB and the Moonshine Band.


June 11 6:00

PRIVATE BARONS’ RECEPTION Enjoyed in the Wells Fargo Advisor Air Conditioned Tent Exclusive Menu Catered by Eddie Deen Entertainment by The Rankin Twins Silent Auction and Super Silent Auction Opens Specialty Drink Bars Open Offering Cowboy Brew and Cowgirl Cocktails -Underwritten by Murphey the Jeweler 2, R&K Distributors, Villa Montez


BARONS’ MEET AND GREET WITH PAT GREEN AND WADE BOWEN Casino Opens -Underwritten by Horseshoe Casino Bossier City, Louisiana Midway Games Open in the COOL R&K Distributors Tent -Underwritten by Debi & Glen Cade


MAIN GALA BEGINS Get Your Kicks on Route 66 Texas and Route 66 Cuisine Buffet Catered by Eddie Deen Dunking Booth Open -Underwritten by ETTL Engineers & Consultants, Inc.


Apache Belles on the Don’s TV and Appliance Live Auction Stage


Live Auction begins on the Don’s TV and Appliance Live Auction Stage Harry Leatherwood and Larry Foster Auctioneers


OPENING ENTERTAINER Wade Bowen on the American State Bank Main Stage Meet on the dance floor for dance lessons by Rockies and Ropers Live Auction Closes


Silent Auction & Super Silent Auction Close


Chance Drawing on the American State Bank Main Stage -Underwritten by Hall Buick GMC and Susan Robinson/Charles Krypell


HEADLINE PERFORMER PAT GREEN Takes the American State Bank Main Stage


Late Night Food Provided by Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q, Bruno’s, The Diner


JB and the Moonshine Band Rock the Night Away on the Don’s Live Auction Stage in COOL Wells Fargo tent


Hit the Road!

2011 Gala Committee

General Chairmen Liz Ballard Ginger Haberle Executive Assistant Shannon Stiefel Technology Assistant Amy Lively Corresponding Secretary Belinda Short Lynne Short ACS Regional Director Melissa McKnight ACS Community Manager Ashley Baker Honorary Chairmen Patricia & Clark Hampe Chairmen’s Consultants Meredith Roberts Laura Corbett Kamala Scammahorn Ranch Advisor Kenneth Threlkeld Notebooks Diane Mezayek Laura Wilson Treasurers/Tellers William Long Claudia Long Brian Merritt Tanya Merritt Underwriting Chairmen Renee Burnell Signs of Hope Kim Farrell Gillian Sheridan Laurie Ann Frank Goody Bags Kelli Armstrong Barbra Stone Cindy Rudd Finance Chairman 1 Heather Pickett Chance Drawing – Jewelry Shelley Calhoun Nicole Robbins Cyndy Hough Chance Drawing – Vehicle Trudy Williams Specialty Drink Cindy Brady Tonya Boozer Carissa Fisher Julie Kidwell Gift Boxes Mitzi Hardee Meghan McDermott-Roth Tribute Book Meredith Bowler Chalna Trawick Circle of Roses Claire Leifer Leah Leifer Cattlemen’s Deputy’s Club Whitney Mizer Sarah Hill Finance Chairman 2 Ingrid Young Silent Auction Laurie Hartwig Melissa Armstrong Wendy Johnson Terrilyn Tidwell Becky Linke Shelly Minniti Deb Rose

Live Auction Carrie Bigbie Marci Feliciano Collier Watson Gaming Tent JoAnna Thiele Kristin Eargle Michelle Baker Shelley Beaumont Amy Brown Midway Lacy Mattek Cadie Johnson Julie Gibson Melissa Jackson Ashley Washmon Shelby West Ashley Edwards Mary-Baldwin Albriton Melissa Peveto Misty Jones Holly Freeman A Night on the Red Carpet Kelli Armstrong Kishla Davis Barbra Stone Maureen Stone Linda Denson Paige Deatherage Sporting Clay Shoot Fred Haberle Alesia Kirkpatrick Doug Saar All Hands on Deck Lori Coe Donald Coe Cari Cooley Paige and Rob Guy Diane & Sam Mezayek Ally Razor Tonya & Craig Turnage Amanda & John Whitsell Laura & Robert Wilson Hospitality Chairman 1 Jennifer Walsh Barons’ Reception Andrea Riley Linda Denson Beverage Kyle Roach Stan Frank Robert Justis Catering Amanda Habermehl Jennifer Watkins Entertainment Amy Barber Debbie Bryant Amy Lively Stephen Smith Kevin Fowler Guest Support Jayme Fitzpatrick Reservations Melanie Baker Joel Baker Megan Adcock Greg Adcock On-Site Hospitality Kathy Bauman Jennifer Hines Decorations Debbie Dickerson Rebecca Ballard Wendy Farmer Ashley McCain

Blythe McCain Hospitality Chairman 2 Leslie Watson Meeting Hospitality Lyndy Frost Suzanne Curtis Chuck Wagon Gang Lynne Short Steve Short Li’l Wranglers Meredith Roberts Belinda Short Leigh Ann Bugg Logo Unveiling Melissa Barrett Andrea Riley Kick Off Party George Ann Reed Melinda Tefteller Brenda Cagle Ann Fitzgerald Past Chairmen’s Tea Meredith Roberts Sponsor Party Ellen Peirce Sheila Leatherwood Wrap Up Party Stephanie Felsenthal Jennifer Brown Nicki Brown Jennifer Neal Physical Arrangements Chairman Greg Ortiz Physical Arrangements Sam Brown Site Liaison Trey Graham Foreman Mike Schovanec Parking Advisor Chris Hearne Matt Smiley Brad Baker Flowchart Alice Avery Chalease Denson Rentals Holly Burke Denise Bardsley Security Margo Adams Signs Stacey Hiles Todd Hiles Landscape Design Micheal Jones Public Relations Chairman Gillian Brasfield Public Relations Susan Davis Lindsey Harrison Erica Hallmark Karolyn Davis Brittany Hughes Program Janet York PR Assistant Sheila Berry Print Coordinator Mollianna Redding Print Proofing Katie Powell Photographer Bryan Rockett PR Relations Productions Shane Payne

Li’l Wrangler & Chance Drawings 2011 Li‘l WRANGLER My name is Keenan Fields. I am 12 years old and in the 5th grade. In the spring of 2005, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. With the help of my doctor, Dr. Cindy Neunert, at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, I am cured from my cancer. After having surgery, receiving chemotherapy and radiation treatments I became cancer free. In August 2011, I will be in remission for 5 years. Because of my fight with cancer I have learned to be more compassionate and gentle with children younger than me. I want to thank my doctor, my family, the Make-a-Wish Foundation and the Li’l Wranglers’ Roundup Committee for all that they have done for me over the last five years.

CHANCE DRAWINGS 18K White Gold and Diamond Earrings

Designed By Charles Krypell Generously Donated By Susan Robinson Jewelry             Tickets are 1/$10, 3/$25, or 12/$100               Tickets may be purchased at Susan Robinson Jewelry or at The American Cancer Society Office. 

Not redeemable for cash or exchange


2011 GMC Sierra “Cattle Baron’s Edition” Crew Cab * Custom Leather Interior w/Embroidery * Custom Badging & Striping * Special Chrome Grille * 6” Oval Chrome Assist Steps * Chrome Mirrors & Door Handles * Easy Lift and Locking Tailgate * Z60 Suspension w/20” Chrome Wheels * Locking Differential & Trailering Pkg. * Auto Climate Control * Steering Wheel Radio Controls * Bluetooth and USB Port

Gift Boxes, Tumbler, & Midway & Casino GIFT BOXES Treat yourself to a well-deserved gift. For just $50, you will receive a beautifully wrapped gift box provided by Cole and Co. there are a limited number of boxes, each containing a $50 gift card or a gift valued at $50 or more. The boxes won’t be opened until the last one is sold! Special Thanks to Debbie and Craig Dickerson of Cole and Co. for their generous underwriting of the gift boxes. Photo is courtesy of IDEA Post - Shane Payne

BIG PRIZE This fabulous Michele watch from Cole and Co. could be yours. Inspired by the geometric shapes of Art Deco architecture, the Deco timepiece emodies clean, sophisticated style. Sparkling diamonds surround the mother-of-pearl dial. Chronogragh movement and the signature Michele crown accent this stunning timepiece.

Not redeemable for cash or exchange

TUMBLER This year the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala is offering you a custom Tervis tumbler with the 2011 logo, “Get your Kicks on Route 66” to add to your collection! Perfect for those hot summer days by poolside! For $20 you may purchase this limited edition, 16 oz. or 24 oz. insulated glass at Cole and Co. or at the American Cancer Society office. Cruise on in to get yours while supplies last!

MIDWAY & CASINO The long ride down Route 66 requires some leg stretchin’ every now and then. The midway and casino are the perfect roadside stops. Try your hand against Lady Luck in the casino and use your winnings to enter drawings for prizes. Visit each state for a midway attraction on the Route 66 trek. Photo booth, caricatures, pool tables, mobile game room, dunking booth, karoke, wine pull and of course the bull are there for your entertainment. Prizes are also available for Midway participants. Midway tickets may be purchased ahead of time at the American Cancer Society office. 5 tickets = $10 15 tickets = $25 and all access pass $50 All access pass earns you 5 entries into the Midway drawing. Other ticket purchases earn you 1 drawing into the Midway drawing. Gaming Tent Sponsored by Horseshoe Casino- Bossier City, Louisiana Midway Sponsored by Debi and Glen Cade Games sponsored by Barefoot Wine, Boozer DentalWorks, ETTL Engineering & Consultants Inc.



Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas Benefit Golf Tournament city-wide kickoff event will be at main club at 3:30pm. For registration call 903.593.9211.


Charity Golf Classic benefiting the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas will be at Eagles Bluff with a 1pm tee time. For registration visit or call number listed above.

city-wide event is hosted by Marvin United Methodist Church includes a $10 buffet with all the proceeds benefiting St. Paul Children’s foundation and Bethesda Clinic. Call 903.372.2376 for details.


The 5th Annual CASI Chili Cook-Off will be at the American Legion Post 12. For more information call 903.530.1854

Kids on-line Auction will open for bidding at For additional information call 903.533.1880.


The Gill Hitt Memorial Golf Tournament is set to be at Holly Tree Country Club beginning at noon. For additional information call 903.266.9805


The 3rd Annual Heritage Day at the Goodman-LeGrand Museum will be from 10am-4pm. For more information visit

Join the folks at the Gold Leaf Gallery for the opening reception of their newest exhibit featuring Oriental and Asian art. A wine and cheese reception will begin at 5pm. For more information call 903.597.2645.



The 4th Annual Parkinson’s Disease Walk-A-Thon and Fun Run is set to start at 10am at the Rose Rudman Trail. For additional information visit


The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure will begin at 6:30am at Bergfeld Park. For more information visit





Try your luck at the UT Tyler Suddenlink Patriot Million Dollar Hole-in-One Contest at the UT Tyler Campus. For more information call 903.566.7411.


Tyler Area Professionals Network’s “Let’s Do Lunch” will be from 11:30 am- 1pm at Carino’s Italian Grill. For info contact 903.245.2347.


Join the folks at the Gold Leaf Gallery for the opening reception of their newest exhibit, “Portrait Art & Sculpture.” A wine and cheese reception will begin at 5pm. For more information call 903.597.2645.

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours from 5-7pm at Jim Toman Insurance, Homeland Title, & Altra Federal Credit Union. For more information call 903.566.7191.

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours at the UT Tyler Cowan Center from 5-7pm. For more information call 903.566.7191. Fireman and police appreciation luncheon by Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas at noon at the main club. For details call 903.593.9211.


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The 59th Annual TABA Parade of Homes are now open for tour! For times and locations please visit


Help find a cure for Juvenile Diabetes at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Walk for the Cure. The event will begin at 8:30am at Bergfeld Park. For more information call 903.571.9147.


Camp In The City begins with weekly camps from ages K-5, 7:30am6pm. $120 weekly enrollment per week with financial assistance available for those who qualify. Camp put on by Pine Cove and Boys & Girls of East Texas. Call 903.593.9211 for details








The Tyler Museum of Art will host Family beginning at 2pm. Themes for the day will reflect Texas artist Sedrick Huckaby. For more information visit Join The Doris Day Horse Rescue and Adoption Center for a celebration of it’s grand opening from 10am-4pm. For more information visit The 2011 Patriot Golf Classic will begin at 7:30am at Holly Tree Country Club. For more information please call 903.566.7411.


The Kyle Lake Foundation Golf Tournament will kick off at 12pm at the Cascades Golf Club. For more information visit


The Gathering event for singles in their 20’s and 30’s at the original Don Juan’s at 1313 East Erwin from 5:30-7:30pm. This


Come out for the Texas State Federation of Square & Round Dancers State Festival. Festivities kick off at 7pm at the Harvey Convention Center. For more information visit

Friday After 5 Concert in Kilgore on The World’s Richest Acre at 7pm. Free admission. For more info contact Fallon Burns at 903.988.4117. Spring Fling, an evening of shopping and entertainment in downtown Kilgore. Free admission. For more info contact Fallon Burns at 903.988.4117.


Get Your Kicks on Route 66, it’s time for the Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala! This years Gala features headliner Pat Green, delicious food & drinks, and great raffles and prize drawings. For more information and ticket purchase visit – all proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.


The Goodman-LeGrand Museum presents Art in the Park from 10am-4pm. For more information visit



The 12th Annual Bids For

The East Texas Builders Association Parade of Homes are open for tour! For times and locations call 903.758.6416.


The Longview Area Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert at the S.E. Belcher Center beginning at 7:30pm. For tickets and information visit


The Longview Relay for Life event is set to begin at 2pm at the Spring Hill HS Football Stadium. For additional information visit

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Texas Fighting Championship presents Amateur MMA Cage Fighting at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Complex at 7pm. For more information visit


The Longview Trade Days will be at Maude Cobb Activity Center. Come buy, sell, & trade. For more information call 903.753.4478.


The Taste of Home Cooking School will be from 4:30-7pm at Maude Cobb Convention Center. For tickets and more information call 903.237.7736.


2011 Derrick Stars Concert in Kilgore. Free admission at 7pm, downtown on the World’s Richest Acre. For info call 903.984.1333 or visit


Mobberly Baptist church will host a community-wide garage sale from 7am-6pm at the Longview Exhibit Building. For more information call 903.918.8801.


The 5K Relay for Health will begin at Heritage Plaza at 8am. For more information call 903.234.0776.



Texas Shakespear Festival in Kilgore at Van Cliburn Auditorium at Kilgore College. Admission is $28. For more info contact the box office at 903.983.8601 or visit


Friday After 5 Concert in Kilgore on The World’s Richest Acre at 7pm. Free admission. For more info contact Fallon Burns at 903.988.4117.


Downtown Longview will host an ArtWalk from 5-8pm. This self-guided tour will take patrons through businesses exhibiting and promoting art. For more information call 903.236.4686.


The East Texas Oilfield Expo will be from 9am-6pm at Maude Cobb Activity Center. For tickets and information call 903.918.5550

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Longview Trade Days will be at Maude Cobb Activity Center. Come buy, sell, & trade. For more information call 903.753.4478.


The Party In The Pines Motorcycle Rally is set to be at the Longview Fairgrounds. For information on this event visit



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The East Texas Wranglers Football Team will play the North Texas Crunch at the Longview Rodeo Area at 5pm. For tickets and information visit


Friday After 5 Concert in Kilgore on The World’s Richest Acre at 7pm. Free admission. For more info contact Fallon Burns at 903.988.4117.


The 33rd Annual Alley Fest will feature music, art, food and much, much more for the whole family! For details visit


The Summer Boat show, hosted by local Longview Boat Dealers is set to begin at noon at The Maude Cobb Convention Center. For additional information call 903.237.1230.


The Longview Trade Days will be at Maude Cobb Activity Center. Come buy, sell, & trade. For more information call 903.753.4478.

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Music to Lunch By: Have your lunch and enjoy live entertainment on the Plaza Principal in Historic Downtown Nacogdoches! Call 936.559.2573 for details.


The SFA Planetarium presents “Magellan: Report from Venus” at 7pm on the SFA Campus. For information call 936.468.3009.

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of historic downtown Nacogdoches. Tour will begin at the visitor center at 10:30am. Tickets can be purchased at the Visitor Center.


The Sacred Heart Catholic Church Multi Cultural Festival will feature authentic cuisine from around the world, games, entertainment & more. Visit sacredheartnac. org for details.


The Susan G. Komen 5K will begin at TJR Elementary School. Call for more information: 936-564-5041.


Come out to First Friday Cruise Nights and check out the antique cars displayed around the square in downtown Nacogdoches. For more information call 936.559.2573


The SFA Planetarium presents “The Cowboy Astronomer.” Show starts at 7pm, for more information call 936.468.3009


Shop local produce at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market Market opens at 9am. For more information call 936.559.2507.


A Taste of Nacogdoches is set for 7pm at Hotel Fredonia. For tickets and information call 1.888.OLDEST.TOWN


The Heritage Hall of Fame Breakfast will begin at 7am at Clear Springs Restaurant. For tickets and information call 1.888.OLDEST. TOWN


The Heritage Festival Coronation will commence at 6:30pm at the SFA Turner Auditorium. For tickets and information call 1.888.OLDEST.TOWN

TheLamp-Lite Theatre presents “Angel Street” at 7:30 pm. For more information visit






The Nacogdoches Family Fun Day is from 9am-2pm at the Lake Sam Rayburn Nature Center. For additional information call 936.468.5586 The Nacogdoches Trade Days is open from dawn until dusk. For more information call 936.675.4099.

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The Heritage Festival Ball will begin at 8:30pm at Hotel Fredonia. For tickets and information call 1.888.OLDEST.TOWN The 22nd Annual Texas Blueberry Festival will run from 8am-4pm in downtown and Festival Plaza. Visit texasblueberryfestival. com for details. The SFA Planetarium presents “Magellan: Report from Venus” at 7pm on the SFA Campus. For information call 936.468.3009.

Shop local produce at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market Market opens at 9am. For more information call 936.559.2507.


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The Nacogdoches Trade Days are open from dawn until dusk. For more information call 936.675.4099. TA Juneteenth Celebration will take



Come out to First Friday Cruise Nights and check out the antique cars displayed around the square in downtown Nacogdoches. For more information call 936.559.2573


Shop local produce at the Nacogdoches Farmers Market - Market opens at 9am. For more information call 936.559.2507.


Join The Oldest Town in Texas for a Fourth of July celebration complete with fireworks. Celebration will kick off at 5pm in downtown Nacogdoches. Call 1-888-OLDESTTOWN for more information.


The 28th annual Expo Anniversary party will begin at 6:30pm at the George H. Henderson Exposition Center. For tickets and information please call 936.634.6644.

6-10 Denman Avenue Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 8am-6pm daily for children ages 5-sixth grade. For details call 936.634.6691.


The First United Methodist Church will hold Vacation Bible School from 8am-12pm for children ages 5-fifth grade. For details call 936.639.3141.


Learn about Frogs, Fish, and Friends at Eco Camp! Camp will be from 9am-12pm at the First Presbyterian Church. For more information call 936.632.5326.



place at Festival Plaza from noon-5pm. For more information call 936.371.2979


The Sunshine Golf Pre-Tournament Party will be at the Red Barn from 6:30-11pm. For more information call 936.853.2759.


The Sunshine Golf Tournament will kick off at 9:30am at the Lufkin Country Club. For registration and more information call 936.853.2759.


The Texas Forestry museum invites children ages 3-5 for Timber Tots from 10am-12pm. This program will teach children about forestry and nature, for more information call 936.632.9535.



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The Grace Baptist Church Youth Group will hold a fundraiser BBQ and garage sale from 8am-5pm. For more information call 936.635.0624.


The 4th Annual Tamale Festival will be from 9am-6pm at the Old Orchard Park in Diboll. For more information call 936.829.4888.


The Annual Avenue of Flags will run throughout Memorial Day Weekend at the Garden of Memories Memorial Park. For more information call 936.634.4411.


The Museum of East Texas invites children of all ages to Audubon Super Saturday from 1-3pm. Children will have the opportunity to learn about John James Audubon and birds, for more information call 936.639.4434.



The 14th Annual Neches River Rendezvous canoe trip will leave from Temple-Inlandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North Boggy Slough. For more information call 936.634.6644.


The Lufkin Landscape Tour of Gardens will be from 8am-12pm. For garden locations and tickets call 936.637.3233.



GIVING ANIMALS A VOICE Some stories are hard to write. Some stories are hard to tell. However, just because it is a difficult topic – perhaps because it is a difficult topic – someone needs to give the story and cause a voice. This is especially important for those who have no voice, such as animals. While hopefully most of our readers have well-cared for pets, the fact is Smith County has a high instance of stray animals. Animals that are not only homeless, most do not have a decent chance to live. Deborah Tittle Dobbs, attorney and SPCA Of East Texas President, explained that the national average of stray animals is 6 percent per thousand people. Right now, Smith County is at 8 percent, and the number may continue to increase unless something is done. Dobbs channeled her energy, law expertise, resources and passion for saving animals and founded the SPCA Of East Texas in 2010. She said it was time for Smith County to step up, and it would appear she is just the one to organize it. “You know, it’s hard but these are animals, at this point, that don’t have a chance. What we want to do is get the population down by spaying, neutering and educating. And we want to start promoting rescuing these animals because a large majority of the animals are being euthanized,” Dobbs said. “So to say right now as a county we are not ‘no kill,’ we are ‘all kill.’ And that is going to be a hard story to write, but it’s so important for people to understand. What we want to do is try to save as many as we can.” This problem did not result overnight. Travel back to 2007, and Dobbs was working as a volunteer for the Smith County Humane Society. The organization’s contracts were not renewed by the City Of Tyler or Smith County, and Tyler and the nine unincorporated surrounding areas (Whitehouse, Bullard, Lindale, etc.) were left without a community animal shelter. “And so everyone started scrambling...” Dobbs recalled. While there are other local shelters, they are not equipped to absorb the above average number of homeless animals for the city and county. Dobbs explained the area shelters are small and have to be very selective about what types of dogs they take in. Some animals end up in the shelters where they have a chance for adoptions, but the majority do not. There are just too many. Animal Control for Smith County picks up 50 to 75 animals a week. There are more animals reported, but the animals cannot be euthanized quickly enough to house more than 50 to 75. Animal Control for the City of Tyler reports that for the month of January alone, of the 480 animal complaints dispatched: 192 dogs and 72 cats were impounded. Thirty-seven were already dead when animal control arrived, 25 died at the vet. A total of 447 were euthanized. Since there is no community shelter where Animal Control may take the animals, they have a contract with the Richard D. Klein Shelter

in Jacksonville. Dobbs explained how the process works, “City animals are taken to Klein in Jacksonville for adoption, reclaim or euthanasia. County dogs are taken to the ‘barn’ and are all euthanized except for a small few, which are farmed out to local rescue groups. The Humane Society takes a few select dogs from the county, but very few.” She also clarified, “The Northeast Public Health District handles the contract for the City of Tyler. The City agreed contractually to remove and dispose of all dogs euthanized at Klein (in Cherokee County) in exchange for a lower [euthanizaton] price per dog.” Ultimately, Dobbs explained that the City of Tyler landfill is the current final destination of not only the 10,000 dogs euthanized dogs from Smith County but also all dogs euthanized at the Klein Shelter. There are so many stray dogs that it is virtually impossible for any shelter to house them – and euthanization is the only way the city and county can keep the number from growing. Dobbs also says the numbers are currently so high that there are not enough households to absorb the homeless pets even if everyone was trying to adopt. While Dobbs has made it her mission to establish the SPCA of East Texas and build a center to take in the animals picked up by Animal Control, the number is so high right now it makes it a daunting task for the SPCA of East Texas to tackle without community support. “We cannot build a big enough shelter … Until pet overpopulation is brought under control locally, Smith County will continue to fill the city landfill with 10,000 dogs a year,” Dobbs stated. The unfortunate fact is that humans are the reason for this problem. Dobbs says one important area that the SPCA of East Texas has made part of their mission is public education. They travel to schools to educate the children on how to fix the problem: spay and neuter, fence and adopt. “The biggest thing right now is educating our community on the problem and getting them to understand, sometimes as hard as it is to wrap your brain around, how many animals we are euthanizing,” Dobbs said, “We are failing and our community needs to step up and build a shelter.” The SPCA of East Texas is currently in the process of planning a regional community center to help give strays a chance to be adopted. The center will also give the city and county another option other than taking the animals to an out-of-county shelter or to be euthanized. “What we’ve done is put the word out that we need about 10 acres, and we would like it to be proximate to the city,” Dobbs said, “not necessarily inside the city limits – because we want to be a good neighbor.” The facility will be a large regional animal center incorporating modern concepts. “Glass and light and happy colors and lots of well-adjusted animals that are calm this facility will have a library, a community center, continued on pg. 134

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Fore The Kids Golf Tournament Food Fast Children’s Charities hosted its annual golf tournament on April 4, at both the Cascades and Hollyree Country Clubs to benefit children in East Texas who are suffering in at-risk environments or from child abuse and neglect through charities like the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County.

Clyde Boyd

Danny Richardson

Matt Aycock, Cannon Calhoun, Jeff Buell, Terry Christ

Keith McDougal, Kyle McDougal, Jimmy Hicks, Patti Taylor

Kim Juillerat, Scott Bradford

Fred Yousef, Brad Gann

Randy Stone, Dylan Tyler

D.J. Birdsong, Amanda Belk, Chris Little, Kevin Morgan

Don Pinkerton Golf Tournament For the sixth year in a row, golfers gathered to hit the links and pay their respects at the Don Pinkerton Memorial Charity Golf Tournament and Ladies’ Games Day at Hollytree Country Club on April 11. Activities range from a sold-out golf tournament, helicopter ball drop for a cash prize and silent auction – all supporting the efforts of the Salvation Army in East Texas.

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Mike Clendenin

Colin Pope, Larry Hopkins, Gary Howell, David Dover

Darryl Detten, Tim Rutledge, Bill Slack, Paul Merchant

Jeff Smith, Bill Barnes, Truitt Cockrell, Steve Maples

James Beard, Ken Townsend, Tom Sowell, John Penn

Brian Phillips, Justin Armstrong, Trey Greer, Steve Fitzpatrick

Larry Sheppard, Mike Fountain, Joe Osborne, Danny Boney

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Continued from pg. 132 a place to do AKC classes … it’s going to be a big facility. I mean, we need it. Tyler needs this and Tyler deserves this. I think our city is ready,” Dobbs said. She stressed the community needs to take responsibility and adopt a city approach to animal care – not a rural one. Both the county, city and Northeast Texas Public Health District have been very supportive of the project. Dobbs says since the project is so large-scale, they are prepared to build it in phases. She added there will be opportunities for donors to name wings and rooms after their family or loved ones. Now, the SPCA of East Texas is in the fundraising phase. A concert held in February featured The Bellamy Brothers with another event tentatively set for the fall. “We’ve hired a specialist out of Denver and they’ve done over 600 shelters. The center will include places for public speaking, summer Critter Camps, and areas for kids’ parties. And the shelter will also have a spay and neuter program which Dobbs says is key to brining the 8 percent down to 2 percent or better. Cities around the country are adopting the spay/neuter approach with much success to reduce their numbers of homeless pets. Dobbs said, “You can go around the county and see in the large cities, it takes about four or five years, but they’ve turned it around.” “At our February event we revealed the renderings – some vision for people to look at,” Dobbs said. Once the non-city funded center is built, not only will it provide jobs but it will actually save the city money because typically cities run such a shelter, but SPCA of East Texas is set up as a 501c3. “We hope to build it, and instead of the tax dollars going to Cherokee County – put them back here in Smith County … (currently) Tyler pays Klein shelter to handle all [their] animals,” Dobbs clarified. However, there is another equally important aspect of the organization that is filling another previously unmet need in Smith County. The SPCA of East Texas also serves as the liaison – a contact – for the community to report animal neglect and cruelty. They can check into the report, make sure it’s valid and see if the issue can be resolved without involving the authorities. “We filter [reports], we encourage, we educate and we take dog houses to people,” Dobbs responded. “We take blankets to people [for the animals]. We take water bowls to people. We encourage them to do a better job. And, in certain situations – if we need to – we’ll make an application for a seizure warrant and we’ll seize the animal.” Most of the calls that come in on the hotline report starving horses and starving dogs. A recent case that was quite unique occurred in December 2010 and involved the seizure, rescue and then adoption of 42 horses. The SPCA of East Texas handled the paperwork and the investigation for three months before seizing the animals – a difficult task. Due to the large-scale rescue, the Humane Society of the United States aided in the rescue, “They spent close to $100,000 on [the rescue], because our community could not handle it. It took 50 volunteers loading portable stalls to transport the starving horses to the animal pavilion at the East Texas Fairgrounds.” The animals were documented, fed and once they became healthy again, were put up for adoption. The case was presented to the Tyler District Attorney’s Office and has been accepted for prosecution. After coordinating that particular case, the SPCA of East Texas has since received calls from other counties for direction and recommendations to coordinate horse rescues in their area. Another vitally important component of the SPCA of East Texas is promoting and facilitating adoptions of the many homeless animals in the area. And though the animals cannot speak for themselves, their stories of survival are a testament that some of the most disturbing cases can have a happy ending. “We had a lady call us [in January] and say there’s a female Rottweiler that was crawling in her garage for two weeks to get out of the cold and to eat and that she had a large mass on the side of her face,” Dobbs remembered. The SPCA picked up the friendly, and sweetnatured dog and took her to the vet. They assumed the injury was an abscessed tooth until Dobbs received a call from the veterinarian, Dr. Sharon Phillips, “‘Deborah, we have a little surprise for you...” The dog, named ‘Lovie’ by her new family, had a .38 caliber bullet lodged in her jaw. She is now healthy and living with her new adopted family. “She had been shot in the face,” Dobbs shared. “It’s amazing this dog lived.” For more information visit by Holly Head, B S C E N E M A G.COM

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Living Alternatives HOPE Open Kickoff Tyler Tennis & Swim hosted the kickoff party for the 15th Annual HOPE Open Tennis Tournament on March 25, benefiting the work of Living Alternatives. Family, friends and players enjoyed swimming, great food and drink, a Kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Carnival and a Silent Auction

Karen & Dr. Charles Heaton, Charlie Heaton

Heather Crain, Conley Brown

Hannah South, Ginger South

Freddy Platt, Darlene Enloe

Stephanie Quevedo, Kristi Huskey

Ron Otis, Jeff Stratton

Linda Tyler, Ginger Stewart

Special Wish Child Golf Tournament The Tyler Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the East Texas Association of Health Underwriters hosted the 24th annual golf tournament benefitting the Special Wish Child, Inc. on Mar. 28, at Hollytree Country Club. Special Wish Child, Inc. grants wishes for permanently disabled and terminally ill children in the East Texas Area.

Arnold Sykes


Rick Rucker

Wes Adamson, Rowdy Nutt, Chris Jackson, Jay Johnson

Buzz Gagliardo, Rick Rucker, Dick Fratus, Arnold Sykes, Lynn Adams,

Chris Gougenheim, Brian Wortsmith, Barrett Jackson

Bill Beeasing, Craig Murphy, Don Johnson, Allen McClenny

Matt Anding, Pat Fuller, Steve Schulte, Chip Crist

Trey Oden, Keir Orr

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SERVICES ADVERTISING DESIGN P5-T. Platinum Advertising (903) 581-4237 ATTORNEY Andrews & Andrews 311 E. Main, Nacogdoches (936) 564-5000 J5-T. Mayo Mendolia & Starr 110 N. College Ave., Ste. 1700, Tyler (903) 534-0200 AUTO SERVICES S4-T. Davis-Green Paint & Body 5005 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler (903) 581-0020 Keith Hodges Collision Center 16240 Hwy 31 West, Tyler (903) 533-9505 BANK Texas Bank and Trust M5-L. First and Whaley, Longview (903) 237-5500 3622 McCann Rd., Longview (903) 234-4600 1800 NW Loop 281, Longview (903) 295-4221 1801 Gilmer Rd., Longview (903) 295-4281 W5-T. 6530 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 581-7555 V4-T. 2323 Grande Blvd., Tyler (903) 939-3536 DRY CLEANING Regency Cleaners Q7-T. 122 W Amherst, Tyler (903) 561-7011 Z3-T. 5920 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler (903) 581-6060 The Cleaning Co. R8-T. 3943 Troup Hwy, Tyler Q5-T. 4200 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler M8-T. 205 E Fifth St., Tyler K3-T. Westwood Shopping Ctr, Tyler Old Jacksonville Hwy @ Loop 49 (903) 939-9900 EDUCATION R7-T. Kids Solutions 2010 Sybil Ln., Ste. 150, Tyler (903) 266-9193 Q9-T. Stepping Stone School 3105 University Blvd., Tyler (903) 510-2200 Tyler Junior College M7-T. 1400 E. 5th St., Tyler (903) 510-2200 N3-T. 1530 SSW Loop 323, Tyler (903) 510-2900 FINANCIAL / ADVISOR / INVESTMENTS P5-T. Better Business Bureau 3600 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler Bldg 1, Ste. 101 (903) 581-5704


East Texas Professional Credit Union S5-T. 850 Rice Rd., Tyler (903) 581-5431 F5-L. 409 E Loop 281, Longview (903) 323-0230 E4-N. 1407 Cardinal Rd., Nacogdoches (936) 564-0458 Kelly Community Federal Credit Union V4-T. 2105 W Grande Blvd., Tyler (903) 597-7291 M7-T. 1409 E. Fifth St., Tyler (903) 597-1225 FITNESS R4-T. Gym Fed 1818 Capital Dr., Tyler (903) 521-9860 T6-T. Premier Fitness 5604 Donnybrook, Tyler (903) 939-3100

P8-T. Tyler Permanent Cosmetics 3320 Troup Hwy, Ste. 260, Tyler (903) 714-7932 HOTEL / LODGING Courtyard Marriott Y5-T. 7424 S Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 509-4411 2130 S First St., Lufkin (936) 632-0777 H6-L. Hampton Inn & Suites 3044 N Eastman Rd., Longview (903) 663-8670 R7-L. Hampton Inn 112 S Access Rd., Longview (903) 758-0959 Q8-T. Holiday Inn Express 2421 ESE Loop 323, Tyler (903) 566-0600

U5-T. Woodcreek Fitness 6110 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 561-6800

K4-N. Hotel Fredonia 200 N. Fredonia Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-1234

Y5-T. XTC 7924 S Broadway Suite 800, Tyler (903) 509-4269

T6-T. Sleep Inn & Suites 5555 S Donnybrook, Tyler (903) 581-8646

FLORIST W5-T. Red Barn Flowers, Gifts & Home Accessories 6611 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 561-0101

INSURANCE N6-T. Bergfeld Agency, LLC 2001 S Donnybrook Ave., Tyler (903) 592-7347

HAIR SALON / SKIN CARE / SPA S5-T. Belladonna Day Spa 5100 Old Bullard Rd., Ste. C., Tyler (903) 509-9955 U5-T The Blowout Tyler 5875 Old Bullard Rd., Ste. 200, Tyler (903) 534-6508 N6-T. Dolce Vita Salon 115 E. 7th St., Tyler (903) 533-0111 R6-T. Mont-Ro Skincare 322 ESE Loop 323, Ste. 118, Tyler (903) 509-0046 J5-N. Salon H 3205 N University Dr., Nacogdoches (936) 715-9118 O6-T. Style Salon & Day Spa 2301 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 504-5625 Tru Tan Q7-T. 3709 Troup Hwy, Tyler (903) 561-4121 U5-T. 5825 Old Bullard Rd., Ste. 600 (903) 939-0303 X5-T. 7924 S Broadway Ave., Ste.100 (903) 534-1818 3222 S Maine St., Ste. 105, Lindale (903) 882-0909

Designs by D’Anne (903) 589-6992 D1-T. Villa di Felicitá 7891 Hwy 110 N, Tyler (903) 597-0002 HOME BUILDER Bayless Custom Homes, Inc. 2329 Oak Alley, Ste. 1, Tyler (903) 266-9353 Campbell Custom Homes 203 W. Main St., Bullard (903) 894-1039 Eddie Clark Contractors, LLC (903) 566-1749 Hamilton Custom Homes 1625 E Loop 281, Longview (903) 753-6773 Mike Brattlof Homes (903) 939-9933 HOUSE & HOME M8-T. C. Woods 2318 E Fifth St., Tyler (903) 593-0246 E5-L. Ellis Pottery 3110 N. Eastman Rd., Lonvfiew (903) 663-9111

R5-T. Toman Insurance Agency 728 WSW Loop 323, Tyler (903) 509-1300

U2-T. Excel Pools & Landscaping 13495 Hwy 155 S, Tyler (903) 939-1513

NEWS / TELEVISION Q8-T. CBS 19 2211 ESE Loop 323, Tyler (903) 581-2211

S6-T. Gold Leaf Gallery 4518 S Broadway Ave, Tyler (903) 597-2645

NON-PROFIT Boys and Girls Clubs of East Texas 504 W. 32nd St., Tyler (903) 593-9211 M3-T. East Texas Food Bank 3201 Robertson Rd., Tyler (903) 597-3663 K5-T. PATH 402 W Front St., Tyler (903) 597-4044 L6-L. VOW 1205 E. Marshall Ave., Longview (903) 232-1700 REAL ESTATE H4-L. Summers Real Estate 2002 Judson Rd., Longview (903) 757-8686 WEDDING Castle on the Lake 9110 US Hwy 79 W, Jacksonville (903) 721-3593

S4-T. Fixture This 4614 DC Dr. Ste. 1-A Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 939-1300 N6-T. Luxe Designs 113 E. Seventh St., Tyler (903) 617-6853 K5-T. Maddox Air Conditioning 125 S. Bonner, Tyler (903) 592-6531 Moore Supply 135 S Southeast Loop 323, Tyler (903) 592-6101 Sherwin Williams K6-T. 305 S. Beckham, Tyler (903) 592-6537 L5-L. 600 N. High St., Longview (903) 753-8674 N8-T. Swann’s Furniture Gallery 2401 SSE Loop 323, Tyler (903) 592-6526

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RESIDENTIAL Q10-T. The Hamptons at Greenridge 4200 Old Omen Rd., Tyler (903) 566-0460 W5-T. Hollytree Country Club 6700 Hollytree Dr., Tyler (903) 581-4952 W4-T. The Villas of Hollytree 1120 LaVista Dr., Tyler (903) 561-6243 FOOD RESTAURANTS S5-T. Breakers 5106 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler (903) 534-0161 Bruno's M5-T. 1400 S Vine, Tyler (903) 595-1676 15770 FM 2493, Tyler (903) 939-0002 S5-T. Caffè Tazza 4815 Old Bullard Rd., #107, Tyler (903) 581-6601 I4-N. Casa Tomas 1514 North St., Nacogdoches (936) 560-2403 U5-T. Chez Bazan 5930 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler (903) 561-9644 T4-T. Coyote Sam’s 5424 Old Jacksonville Hwy, Tyler (903) 509-4222 L6-T. Currents Restaurant 1121 E. 2nd (Off Fleishel), Tyler (903) 597-3771 Q7-T. Daniel Boone’s 1920 ESE Loop 323, Tyler (903) 595-2228 Y5-T. The Diner 7924 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 509-3463

U5-T. Ganache 5380 Old Bullard, Ste. 700, Tyler 903) 509-3999 Q7-T. Genghis Grill 3709 Troup Hwy, Tyler (903) 920-0783 Z6-L. Hole in One Cafe 4306 S. First, Lufkin (936) 637-2253 J6-T. Jakes Tyler 111 E. Erwin, Tyler (903) 526-0225 K6-L. Johnny Cace’s Seafood & Steakhouse 1501 E. Marshall Ave., Longview (903) 753-7691 T5-T. Julian’s 5201 S. Broadway, Tyler (903) 509-8833 R4-T. Mercado’s Cafe 2214 WSW Loop 323, Tyler (903) 534-1754 Newk’s Express Café R4-T. 3985 Old Jacksonville, Tyler (903) 509-4646 110 E. Loop 281, Longview (903) 753-7000 Q7-T. Oliveto Italian Bistro 3709 Troup Hwy, Tyler (903) 581-2678

V5-T. Where’s Rufus? 6100 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 581-9999 M8-T.  Villa Montez 3324 Old Henderson Hwy., Tyler (903) 592-9696 MEDICAL HOSPITALS L6-T. ETMC Regional Healthcare System 1000 S. Beckham, Tyler (903) 597-0351 V5-T. ETMC 24 Hour Emergency Care Center 6210 S. Broadway, Tyler (903) 579-2800 L5-L. Good Shepherd Medical Center 700 E. Marshall Ave., Longview (903) 315-2000 G5-L. Longview Regional Medical Center 2901 N. 4th Street, Longview (903) 758-1818 U5-Lu. Memorial Medical Center 1201 W Frank Ave., Lufkin (936) 634-8111

P8-T. The Potpourri House 3320 Troup Hwy., Tyler (903) 592-4171

L6-T. Trinity Mother Frances Health System 500 South Beckham, Tyler (903) 531-5000

J6-T. Rick’s on the Square 104 W Erwin, Tyler (903) 531-2415

B8-T. UT Health Science Center Tyler 11937 US Hwy 271, Tyler (903) 877-3451

P7-T. Salsarita’s 331 Troup Hwy, Tyler (903) 593-1100

N6-T. The Egg & I 150 E. 9th St., Tyler (903) 592-3447

Shogun Japanese Steakhouse T5-T. #1 - 5515 S. Broadway, Tyler (903) 534-1155 P6-T. #2 - 3521 S. Broadway, Tyler (903) 561-9890

El Charro Restaurants J8-T. 2604 E Erwin, Tyler (903) 592-9084 M8-T. 2623 E 5th St., Tyler (903) 596-7222

Smashburger P7-T. 3314 Troup Hwy, Tyler (903) 526-6724 3080 N Eastman Rd., Longview (903) 663-2319

W3-T. FRESH by Brookshire's 6991 Old Jacksonville, Tyler

G5-N. Stacy’s Deli 3205 N. University Dr., Nacogdoches (936) 564-3588

Fearing’s 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas (214) 922-4848

M5-L. Tyler St. Bistro 102 E.Tyler St., Longview (903) 247-0570 T6-T. Wasabi Sushi Bar & Asian Bistro


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MEDICAL SERVICES L7-T. AO Clinic 1212 Clinic Dr., Tyler (903) 596-8858 M6-T. Dr. Hugh Babineau 1100 E. Lake St., Tyler (903) 593-0230 M6-T. Dr. Jonathan Blau 1814 Roseland, #200, Tyler (903) 593-6500 M6-T. Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas 115 W. Fifth St., Tyler (903) 595-2283 Q7-T. The Center for Cosmetic Surgery James D. Saar, M.D. Laura E. O’Halloran, M.D. 3200 Troup Hwy., Ste. 240, Tyler (903) 510-8888

East Texas Doctors of Chiropractic 6770 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler (903) 617-6106 East Texas Oral and Facial Surgery Group 700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 412, Tyler (903) 595-5186 1215 Doctors Dr., Tyler (903) 592-8152 3100 New Copeland Rd., Tyler (903) 597-2848 R5-T. Healthy Figures 1015 Pruitt Place Ste. 104, Tyler (903) 534-0123 E4-N. Lehmann Eye Center 5300 North St., Nacogdoches (936) 569-8278 E4-N. F4-L. Metabolic Research Center 103 W Loop 281 # 418 (903) 663-6776 G5-N. Nacogdoches Heart & Vascular Institute, PA 3226 N. University Dr. (936) 559-7997 J5-N. Nacogdoches Pulmonary & Sleep Specialists, PA 1023 N. Mound St., Ste. H (936) 585-4646 E4-N. Oral & Facial Surgery Group of East Texas 508 Russell Blvd., Nacogdoches (936) 569-1111 V5-T. Quantum Healing 212 Grande Blvd., Tyler (903) 939-2069 TMF Ross Breast Center 8288 S Broadway Ave Ste. 1000 (903) 531-5433 S7-T. Dr. Rick Coker’s Smile Studio 921 Shiloh Rd., Ste. A-100, Tyler (903) 581-1777 R5-T. Tyler Body Sculpting 1015 Pruitt Place Ste. 104, Tyler (903) 534-0170 L6-T. Tyler Oral & Facial Surgery Center 805 Turtle Creek Dr., Tyler (903) 592-1664 Vanity RX 444 Forest Sq., Longview (903) 445-3426 L7-T. The Vein Clinic 1028 E. Idel, Suite B, Tyler (903) 533-8702

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N6-T. Mary V’s by Shelby 113 E. 7th St., Bergfeld, Tyler (903) 595-5111 J5-L. Morgan Abbigail 1505 Judson Rd, Longview (903) 234-9444 Zacki’s Unique Boutique 2808 S. Main St., Lindale (903) 881-9460

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IDENTITY THEFT By Larry Quinn Branch Manager, Raymond James Financial Services Division Manager, TBT Financial Services

Whether they are snatching your purse, diving into your dumpster, stealing your mail, or hacking into your computer, they are out to get you. Who are they? Identity thieves. Identity thieves can empty your bank account, max out your credit cards, open new accounts in your name, and purchase furniture, cars, and even homes on the basis of your credit history. You may never be able to completely prevent your identity from being stolen, but here are some steps you can take to help protect yourself from becoming a victim. Check Yourself Out It’s important to review your credit report periodically. Check to make sure that all the information contained in it is correct, and be on the lookout for any fraudulent activity. You may obtain your credit report for free once a year. To do so, contact the Annual Credit Report Request Service online at www.annualcreditreport. com or call (877) 322-8228. You may request a report from each of the national credit reporting agencies: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion.

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Patrick James has been there, and done that. He’s ridden the long hours in a bus, traveling across the empty highways of Texas and beyond. Hard core bands, acoustic singer/songwriter setups, straightahead rock music – James has played it all. He’s been in and out of the business of music for years, but since the age of 10, he’s never been out of music itself. James has lived in Tyler off-and-on since childhood. “I got my first guitar when I was 10 years old,” said James. “I used to go to Camp Silver Paddle on Lake Tyler in the late �70s … There was this girl who used to bring her guitar at lunch time and her name was Melissa. And Melissa would sit and play her songs and I was just ... I said, ‘I gotta do that. That’s what I need to do.’ So my parents got me a guitar for Christmas, one of these little cheapo, red things, and I literally played it until my fingers bled. That was cool for a while. My mom had her aspirations of me being some classical guitarist – of course it wasn’t a classical guitar.” However, being so young James’ interests changed as kids’ passions tend to do. He became more interested in building forts and throwing the football outside. However James was always a fan. And during the garage band boom of the �80s, James took the axe back up again. “I got an electric guitar when I was 15, and started playing in garage bands,” said James. “The cool thing to do was to play stuff like Judas Priest and Scorpions and Rush, ya know, ACDC and all that kind of business.” That led to the formation of James’ first band: Spastic Fury, which James describes as: “Green Day-ish, melodic, but without a lot of screaming/growling.” The band gigged all the time: “We played every weekend. We met chicks. There were mosh pits.” Then came college, at the University of Southern Alabama in Mobile, which sort of put Spastic Fury on the back burner, though they did continue playing a bit when everyone could get back together. After his family moved back to Tyler, James came along too, effectively putting an end to the ‘fury.’ But in its place came the humorously titled – and quite successful – Did Lee Squat. “From 1991 until 1996 we were an alternative showcase, all

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original,” remembered James. “We did South by Southwest in Austin. we played Trees, the Curtain Club, the Stone Pony and all kinds of places in Dallas. We played some places in Austin and Houston and of course in Tyler. We opened up for Motley Crue at the Oil Palace and even did our own show at the Oil Palace ... That was my 15 minutes of fame to try and make it in the music deal.” Then, as is all too often the story, the band broke up. James is amicable about the split and intimated he carries he share of the blame for things not working out: “As things go, I don’t want to say I don’t play well with others, but … well ... I don’t play well with others.” Did Lee Squat disbanded, and James just floated around a bit, still playing. The next project was a band called Sand Dollar, with whom James took up in 1996. “This was more of a ‘let’s make a cd, play some shows and try to do some stuff in Dallas and in Houston’ type of thing. I thought, ‘I’m tired of playing these all-originals to nobody who cares; let’s just come back and play some rock covers and throw in some originals and play Sharky’s and Rick’s. [We had] packed houses. It was like, ‘come on guys, you want to drive two hours and make zero dollars? And nobody will be there?’ No, this is a much better gig.” But, after a few of the members moved away, Sand Dollar was no more. Again, James took a bit of a break from the music scene. He started his own business, did some work in graphic arts and continued on with a career outside performing was in his own words, “just sick of the ‘band thing.’” Though, James never got sick of the “music thing.” It wasn’t until he took things in a completely new direction that the urge to take the stage again returned. Throughout all his time in bands, from a young age, through sold-out professional shows, James never sang. “I never even sang backup. There were no good harmonies – no nothing. And as much as I wanted to try, they’d turn my mic off,” James said with a laugh. “I just wasn’t any good.” With no band and no gig, James sold off most of his electric gear and bought a decent acoustic guitar and, as he said, “headed out to the B S C E N E M A G.COM

wood shed.” He just stayed inside, practice playing acoustic and went through songs over and over, teaching himself to sing – through trial and error and sheer will. Eventually, around the time James felt he was in the right place musically, a good friend opened a bar in downtown Tyler, and started having regular music acts. James saw a perfect opportunity to try out his new sound – and he jumped at it. “I liked it a lot,” said James with a smile. “I liked the solo thing. I

venues and even playing between the stalls in Canton, James is in a good place. He’s not interested in pounding the pavement, passing out CDs, playing showcase after showcase and hustling for a deal. He even still enjoys his day job – partially because it helps him to enjoy his music that much more. “But if I had to stop what I’m doing in the day and just make money off of playing, I couldn’t do it.” James said. “Or it would be really tough. I’d have to really hustle and there’s a lot of competition

AC/DC could play what songs I wanted to play [without ] having all these people at my house. I didn’t need a ton of equipment. I mean if someone in the crowd wanted me to play something, I could. [I thought] ‘finally my niche!’” And it’s here that James began speaking about music with a palpable sense of excitement and emotion about playing. He describes his reasons for doing covers: “I am not a songwriter. I would fill up a room with origami before I came up with what I thought was a good song.” He spoke about how he chooses what to play, “If it’s a good song, then it’s just a good song, period. If it’s new or if someone comes up and requests a song because because that’s what she and her husband danced to at their wedding 20 years ago, I want to be able to play it.” He even expanded on East Texas’ audiences: “In East Texas you have such a diverse demographic it doesn’t really matter … I want to play something for everybody.” Regardless of the topic, it’s obvious that James is in his element these days; the music is the icing and the cake. He spoke quickly, animatedly: “I have a day job. I own my own business, I’m a freelance graphic artist. The music thing is because I love to do it, I love to play. I like these small, intimate venues because then I can interact with the people, get to talk to them a little bit or they can talk to me. Another

out there. I’ve been doing this acoustically for a good five or six years. I mean I try to fly under the radar, and I probably do a really poor job of promoting myself,” he said with a laugh... “I don’t want more than I can handle, because that usually means whatever I do isn’t as good as I’d like it to be. I always want to put on a good show and to feel good about being there ... I have no idea where this is going to take me, I see myself continuing to play music as long as I can: until my fingers don’t work anymore. I started getting arthritis in this finger in the morning, which is really kind of a bummer because on this hand this is the main finger, the index finger, but we all worry about our retirement. Instead, if I’m still working at 65 or 70, just doing little shows or giving lessons, that’s fine with me. I can welcome people at Walmart during the day.” When James said this, there weren’t many traces of humor on his face that had been there constantly since we started talking. To be sure, James has fun, but it’s very rare to be able to keep your passion alive and profitable for a decade – and James takes that very seriously, at least some of the time. “There are a lot of avenues within the music business ... I have been around the block a few times,” James said. “I’ve recorded in some pretty nice studios, I’ve played on some pretty big stages, I’ve met some nice people and I shook some hands. If I can give back to the community or

thing I really like to do is busking, which is a european term for street performance. I go to Canton when the weather’s nice ... (some friends have a clothing boutique and set up a booth at First Monday Trade Days). It always amazes me there might be kids who have never seen a guitar or someone sing before, and they’re completely mesmerized. People come up on their little scooters and hang out for a while. I just play for tips and get a little sunshine ... But I have some goals for myself here in Tyler to do quite a bit more of the busking ... In the music business you get paid to hall equipment, you don’t get paid to play. So those smaller, acoustic gigs are nice where you can take your ‘big’ gear in there. But busking is even better because you find a big crowd of people [and just play]. I even have a little schtick that I’m gonna unleash on Tyler in a little while ... So, you see it happen and you’ll go, I know that guy.” After the years of gigs in venues big and small and now the acoustic

give back to younger musicians, then great ... So, if I can meet up with a young person that I have an opportunity to maybe mentor (whatever they do with the information is really their deal) but, if I can make their life or their musical experience any better maybe that karma will transfer to them and pay it forward … Hopefully, some big things will happen for me, musically, in that kind of vein. I’m hoping to do some events, and for me this was never about the dollar bills. I have a day job and this was something that I like to do. It actually started with my buddy feeding me some beers or a hamburger, and then I’d play and I try and impress his customers. But now, if I can make a few dollars and buy some new guitar strings, or maybe get gas, or just have little extra money in my pocket then that’s a bonus to me.” For more info on James’ music and upcoming dates, check out or keep an eye on the calendar at By William Knous,


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Carolyn & John Breedlove, Betty Summers

Cindy McDaniel, Jenny Price

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Amy & Lynn Lucus

Historic Tyler Candlelight Tour Kickoff

Libby Seago, Beverly Dillon

Cassie Edmonds, Priscilla Ressel

Linda Dunn, Robin Blackstone

Aileen Worley, Donna Bauer

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Just ask a builder, a homeowner, a realtor or the thousands of visitors who make touring the Tyler Area Builders Association’s Parade of Homes™ an annual tradition. David and Linda Melton have toured the Parade for the last 10 years. Mrs. Melton smiles as she sheepishly admits that she has kept a scrapbook of ideas from all the houses she has visited over the past decade. She snapped pictures if builders allowed it or scribbled notes to herself every time she saw something she liked.“We would always pick and choose from what we saw,” she says. “There were a lot of things we wouldn’t have thought of on our own, but we would go and see them and think, that’s a neat idea.” Mrs. Melton particularly likes boxed ceilings and walk-in showers. Over the years, the Meltons also became quite familiar with the builders and their work. “When we would go on the Parade, we would usually look at the more modest houses. Then, as a thrill, we would pick one or two of Jason’s houses,” Melton says of Jason Campbell of Campbell Custom Homes. Just recently, the Meltons were given the opportunity to build on the family’s old homestead in Troup. The couple jumped at the chance and, after 32 years in the same home in Whitehouse, they pulled out the scrapbook. And when it was time for them to start building their dream home, they already knew who to call. Campbell has been building Parade homes for years and recognized the Meltons as regulars on the Parade. Although it’s off the beaten path, Campbell approached the couple about building their home as a Parade home. “We never thought we would get to be in the Parade,” they said. Their house will be included in the upcoming Parade of Homes™ this June 4-12. Mrs. Melton is looking forward to having her boxed ceilings and walk-in shower. “Maybe someone will get some ideas from looking at our house,” she says.


The first Parade of Homes™ was held in Tyler in 1953 as a way to showcase better building techniques. In the 1950s, these new state-ofthe-art homes featured air conditioning and carports or one-car garages, as well as slab foundations instead of pier and beam construction. While many of the original homes may have been ahead of their time, homes and homebuilding have come a long way since then. Homes on the most recent Parade have featured everything from media rooms with movie theatre seating to solar panels and green building techniques that can reduce energy consumption to almost nothing. Another couple looking forward to the Parade this year is Mark and Brenda Cox. Their Parade home in the Oak Hollow subdivision is being built by Kevin Humphrey Homes and will feature some of the most innovative ideas in building today. “The people contracted to work on our house not only put their best foot forward to showcase their work, but as Parade homeowners, we feel like they have presented us with innovative ideas that they may not have used or tried on other homes,” the couple says. “We were very open to relatively ‘first time’ things – the Arizona/California stucco, fiberglass/cement slab, whole house water filtration system, dual energy with multiple filtration A/C and heating…” The Coxes say they are also Parade fans and, like the Meltons, often visited the homes looking for the latest and most innovative ideas for their home. When it was time to build their dream home, they knew Humphrey’s qualifications and selected him right away. When they had to make the decision whether to participate in the Parade, they say that decision was an easy one, as well. “It was particularly attractive to us to know exactly when the house would be finished,” they say. “Also, we felt like participating in the Parade ensured that everyone who worked on the house would be motivated to do their very best, because the house would be a reflection of their skill.”

the smallest details like decorative hardware and trim. This increases the quality of the home without increasing the price. The result is craftsmanship and innovation that create that “wow” factor and leave a lasting impression on visitors. Carlton Edwards of Carlton Edwards Builder and Designer, LLC, added that the greatest benefit to builders is the exposure the Parade offers. “It is the best opportunity I know of to showcase your work,” he said. “There is nothing else that could generate the volume of traffic in one of your homes that the Parade does.” Humphreys agrees. “The Parade provides a relaxed setting to talk with people and give them a chance to learn more about my company and what we can provide them,” he says. “Second only to customer referrals, the Parade is the best source for future business for my company.”


But creating a home that is the pinnacle of what a builder can do takes a lot of work and perfect timing. It all starts when a builder or a builder and client agree that the home they are going to build should be a Parade home. The builder then involves all the subcontractors and associate members of TABA in the project. It may take months to plan and design every detail of the home. Actual construction may last up to six months more. And all of this must come together at just the right time because the home must be complete, including landscaping of the front yard, by the first day of the Parade. But once the Parade is over, a Parade house never loses its luster. “One of the client’s benefits to having a Parade home is the ability to market the home in the future as a ‘Parade Home’ when it comes time to sell,” Edwards says. Even 20 years from now, a buyer looking at a Parade home can be assured it had all the extras when it was built. “It certainly has prestige to it,” Melton said of the Parade. “Over the years, when we were looking at houses for sale and we’d see a former Parade home – you’d know it was something special.” But the Meltons, who are finally getting to pick every detail of their new home, swear they’ll never let go of their Parade home. They are looking forward to the extra space and those special features they’ve pulled from the scrapbook. “We won’t sell this house,” they said. “This one is built just for us.” The 59th Parade of Homes™ will be held June 4-12. Hours are Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sundays 2-6 p.m.; Monday-Friday 6-9 p.m.; and Wednesday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. A portion of the proceeds will benefit PATH’s Children’s Programs and Azleway Boys’ Ranch. by Laura Krantz For more information, please call (903) 561-3964 or visit Images provided by Krantz PR.


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Builders agree that the Parade is the best way for a builder to show the public what he or she can do. “A Parade house is the ultimate showcase,” Campbell says. “We build the house the same way as our other houses, but a Parade house will have all the amenities. All the vendors give discounts on appliances, fixtures, windows, doors, flooring, countertops – all so they can be featured in a Parade house.” With thousands of visitors each year, builders and suppliers work to pack these homes with the latest products that have just reached the market, but have not yet reached the mainstream. A Parade home will typically have the newest features in many different product categories. Many products in a Parade home are also upgraded to the next level of quality but invoiced at the original lower price. This can include big ticket items like heating and cooling systems all the way down to

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Amy Adamz..........................................................JULIAN’S Professor Porkchop aka Chris McCaa.................. RICK’S Amy Adamz & Company........................................ RICK'S Dustin Becker......................................................... WASABI TruBone..................................................................... RICK’S Maurice Laperriere................................................ WASABI TruBone..................................................................... RICK’S Maurice Laperriere..................................................JAKE’S Nathaniel................................................................ WASABI BC...........................................................................JULIAN’S Professor Porkchop aka Chris McCaa.................. RICK’S Maurice Lamperriere......................................KE CELLARS Curtis Grimes...............................THE ELECTRIC COWBOY

12 12 12 12 13 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 14 18 18 18 18 19 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 21 21

Mike Harper......................................................KE CELLARS Satisfaction............................................................... RICK’S TJ Broscoff......................................................... THE FORGE Dustin Becker......................................................... WASABI Tuxedo Cats.....................................................KE CELLARS Grady Champions.................................................. RICK’S BC.............................................................................. JAKE’S Sammy Fox & The Intervention......... HALF MOON GRILL Daniel de la Rocha............................................... WASABI Eric Mosley................................................................. FRESH Statesboro Revue.................................................... RICK’S Lauren Alexander............................................JAVA JAMS BC..............................................................................JAKE’S Brantley Gilbert...........................THE ELECTRIC COWBOY Keith Moody........................................ HALF MOON GRILL Stefen Cotter.......................................................... WASABI Mental Custody...............................................KE CELLARS Apocalypta............................................................ CLICK’S Southbound Sound Music festival Ft. Aaron Watson, Kevin Fowler, Mickey & The Motorcars, Walt Wilkins, Brad Hines, and Mike Kelly.......... Texas Rose Horse Park Ryan Beaver................................THE ELECTRIC COWBOY Dustin Becker........................................................JULIAN’S Nightwork Jazz.................................................KE CELLARS Professor Porkchop aka Chris McCaa.................. RICK’S Something Blue........................................................ RICK’S Richard King & The Bayou Boys.....................KE CELLARS Dustin Becker......................................................... WASABI Raymoth Gilead....................................................... FRESH Big Daddy................................................................ RICK’S Daniel de la Rocha.................................................JAKE’S Blacktop Gypsy............................................... THE FORGE Patrick James...................................................KE CELLARS Wesley Pruitt Band.................................. MOORE’S STORE Amy Adamz........................................................... WASABI Something Blue......................................................... FRESH Elvis T. Busboy & The Texas Blues Butchers............ RICK’S

21 21 21 21 21 24 25 25 25 25 26 26 26 27 27 27 27 28 28 28 28 28 31

Raymoth Gilead.............................................. JAVA JAMS Diamond Back TX................................... MOORE’S STORE Grant Cook......................................................KE CELLARS Shane Payne............................................................JAKE’S Maurice Laperriere................................................ WASABI Scotty G............................................................KE CELLARS Daniel dela Rocha...............................................JULIAN’S Todd Rinlee.......................................................KE CELLARS Professor Porkchop aka Chris McCaa.................. RICK’S Chase & The New South........................................ RICK’S Bobaflex.................................................................. CLICK’S Amy Adamz & Company...............................KE CELLARS GW Farms.................................................................. FRESH Sam Sliva & The Good....................... HALF MOON GRILL Big Mouth................................................................. RICK’S Dustin Becker............................................................JAKE’S Daniel de la Rocha............................................... WASABI Big Mouth................................................................. RICK’S Darren Cable & The Upscale Band..............KE CELLARS Patrick James................................................... JAVA JAMS Dustin Becker...........................................................JAKE’S Steve Simmons Band............................................... FRESH Mushroomhead..................................................... CLICK’S

JUNE 2 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 7 9 9 10 10 10 10 10 11 11 11 11

Dustin Becker......................................................... WASABI Dustin Becker...................................................KE CELLARS Daniel de la Rocha.................................................JAKE’S Tres Medlock Band................................. MOORE’S STORE Maurice Laperriere................................................ WASABI Soul Track Mind........................................................ RICK’S Keith Moody........................................ HALF MOON GRILL Live Music................................................................. JAKE’S Acoustic Chaos...............................................KE CELLARS Raymoth Gilead.............................................. JAVA JAMS Stefen Cotter.......................................................... WASABI Grant Cook......................................................KE CELLARS Bryan Smith Band............................................ THE FORGE Dustin Becker......................................................... WASABI Scotty G............................................................KE CELLARS Maurice Laperriere..................................................JAKE’S Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy....... HALF MOON GRILL Big Daddy................................................................ RICK’S Daniel dela Rocha................................................ WASABI Big Daddy................................................................ RICK’S Live Music.................................................................JAKE’S Sammy Fox & The Intervention......... HALF MOON GRILL Blacktop Gypsy...................................... MOORE’S STORE


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Caitlyn Brette................................................... JAVA JAMS Amy Adamz........................................................... WASABI Amy Adamz..........................................................JULIAN’S Dustin Becker......................................................... WASABI Tuxedo Cats.....................................................KE CELLARS Patrick James..........................................................JAKE’S Daniel dela Rocha................................................ WASABI Mike Acoustic..................................................KE CELLARS Stefan Cotter................................................... JAVA JAMS Shane Payne............................................................JAKE’S Chris Miller Band................................. HALF MOON GRILL Maurice Laperriere................................................ WASABI Grant Cook......................................................KE CELLARS Dustin Becker......................................................... WASABI Dustin Becker........................................................... JAKE’S Amy Adamz & Company...............................KE CELLARS Big Mouth................................................................. RICK’S Nathaniel................................................................ WASABI Dustin Becker........................................................... JAKE’S Big Mouth................................................................. RICK’S Darren Cable & The Upscale Band..............KE CELLARS Lauren Alexander............................................ JAVA JAMS Amy Adamz........................................................... WASABI Daniel dela Rocha...............................................JULIAN’S

JULY 1 1 2 2 2 5 8 8 8 9 9 9 15 16 20 22 22 23 23 27 29 29 30 30

Daniel de la Rocha................................................. JAKE’S Dustin Becker...................................................KE CELLARS Red-Devil Rebels................................. HALF MOON GRILL Live Music................................................................. JAKE’S Bobby Duncan................................................ JAVA JAMS Grant Cook......................................................KE CELLARS Keith Moody........................................ HALF MOON GRILL Maurice Laperriere.................................................. JAKE’S Daniel dela Rocha................................................ WASABI Scotty G............................................................ JAVA JAMS Patrick James........................................................... JAKE’S Amy Adamz........................................................... WASABI Daniel de la Rocha................................................. JAKE’S Maurice Laperriere................................................ WASABI Amy Adamz..........................................................JULIAN’S Dustin Becker........................................................... JAKE’S Daniel dela Rocha................................................ WASABI Dustin Becker........................................................... JAKE’S Patrick James......................................................... WASABI Daniel de la Rocha..............................................JULIAN’S Patrick James........................................................... JAKE’S Amy Adamz........................................................... WASABI Shane Payne............................................................ JAKE’S Maurice Laperriere................................................ WASABI


Little Texas & Backseat Molly........................... THE LEVEE Cody Cook & The Bayou Outlaws.................. THE LEVEE Jonathan Terrell & Mike & The Moonpies....... THE LEVEE

NACOGDOCHES MAY 12 13 14 19 20 21 26 27 28

Amy Adamz & Company.....................HOTEL Mix N’ Matches......................................HOTEL Raymoth Gilead....................................HOTEL Lisa Marshal............................................HOTEL Jazz on the Patio...................................HOTEL Chuck Harris...........................................HOTEL The Visitors..............................................HOTEL Jazz on the Patio...................................HOTEL The Kid Icarus Project............................HOTEL


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Cindy Jones, Karen Hayden, Jackie Rivers

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•• ••

United Way Campaign Awards Luncheon

• • Tyler ••

Teea Talley, Kim Johnson

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Welcome To The Show!

by Reid Kerr

“Yeah, I was in the show. I was in the show for 21 days once…the 21 greatest days of my life. You know, you never handle your luggage in the show, somebody else carries your bags. It was great. You hit white balls for batting practice, the ballparks are like cathedrals, the hotels all have room service, and the women all have long legs and brains.” – “Bull Durham”

Philip Humber

There are more than 5,000 minor league baseball players active right now, and every one of them dreams of the day they make it to the majors. Going to “The Show” is the dream they all share but to get there, they’ve got a lot of minor league traveling to do. Baseball players are pretty much at the whims of management. Longview’s Chris Davis got his first ticket to The Show in 2008 for the Texas Rangers, he’s gone up and back four times since then, in a frustrating process. “That’s how everybody in that clubhouse feels,” Chris said. “If you feel like you have a legitimate shot to be on somebody’s opening-day roster, then you want that opportunity.” When these players get the call-up, the thrill of moving up in their career is balanced against the stress of pulling-up stakes and moving their families. Most occupations don’t require you to possibly relocate several times a year. Ty Wright played at Robert E. Lee high school and Wills Point, and was a seventh-round pick of the Chicago Cubs coming out of Oklahoma State. Last year Ty got moved from AA ball in Tennessee to the AAA Iowa Cubs. “Oh, it was a mess,” Ty laughed. “Usually everytime you get moved up or moved down, the team you go to gives you a complimentary three nights in the team hotel. That gives you three days to pretty much find your way, and find an apartment. My wife and I stayed there two nights, and then I went to Omaha to play there. While I was gone she found an apartment and got moved in, and started the whole process over. We had to move in, get everything turned on, No. 166 BSCENE

had to put down the deposits for everything. It’s quite a process but it is an exciting one for us.” Ty says when the call-up happens, you rely on your teammates. “It’s like a big extended family – like a fraternity. Some of the guys I’ve played with like Darwin Barney, his wife is here and she’s friends with my wife. When we got to town, she took my wife out apartment shopping. It does help to have guys you play with and know, who know what you’re going through.” Carthage’s Philip Humber was originally drafted out of Rice by the New York Mets with the third overall pick. In a bizarre six weeks last winter, Humber went from the Royals to the A’s, and then to the Chicago White Sox, where he impressed enough in spring training to land a spot in their starting rotation. “I’ve been in baseball for a while,” Philip said, “so, I was prepared as much as I could be for what happened this offseason, but that whole thing was kind of weird. “You’ve got to be willing to adjust, and thankfully I’ve got a really supportive wife. She’s willing to follow me wherever baseball takes us. It’s kind of an adventure, you never know where you’re going to be. You just have to do the best you can with where you’re put and be thankful for the opportunities. We’ve seen a lot of different parts of the country and met a lot of people, but hopefully I’m here to stay. I’d like to find a home, and find a uniform that fits.”

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160 Alexis $495,000 – Amazing new 5 bed, 3.5 bath construction by Innovative Homes in Longview’s newest GATED subdivision in Hallsville ISD w/wood flooring, 2 FP, study, gameroom, dramatic staircase entry and 2 living areas. HISD. Call Trina Griffith at 903.736.3754.

403 Grande. 2395 apx. sq ft.3/2 2 with lots of upgraded flooring. Large kitchen/breakfast nook area. Priced at $61.41 per sq ft. This is a Short Sale with lender approval required. Must have pre-qual letter, or proof of funds. MLS# 10009742. Call Lynn Haney at 903.245.9289.

New lower price $599,000 WATERFRONT on Lk Tyler East. Hwy 64, rt CR 229. 2.5 mi to 4150 sf Tuscan home. Boathouse, 3 boat slips, tiki bar. 1000 sf workshop, 220 & 110V, plumbing, etc. 14885 Big Oak Bay Rd. The Bains at 903-561-4346. A COUPLE OF REAL ESTATE’S BEST

$950,000 Lake living at it’s best!!! Lake Cherokee NH17A, 5/4/2 and 2 car carport. 1 mstr downstairs and 1 mstr upstairs with very romantic master bath. Upstairs is set up for formal living and downstairs for casual lake living. Party boat house with indoor dining & bar area, large deck for lounging, 2 boat stalls, 2 jet ski lifts, In-ground pool with water fall. Situated in a quiet cove. Call Jason Murray at 903-738-9512

3830 Castle Ridge $629,900 – Charming & elegant home in gated community! This 5 bed, 3.5 bath home has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors & granite throughout. 2 FP, 3 living areas, study & wrought iron stair railing. HISD. Call Trina Griffith at 903.736.3754.

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$140,000. Come see the best value lot in The Cascades! .72 acre on the corner of Triggs and Cascade Shoreline, amazing view of lake. Hardly any dirt work needed. Beautiful lot in the heart of Tyler. Call Lynn Haney at 903.245.9289.

$269,500. 3/3/3 located just N. of Longview on FM 726. Sitting on 3.366 acres Lots of storage, big rooms and closets, kitchen has sitting area and breakfast area with double sided fireplace, 2 back porches, great place to relax. Call Angela Shearer at 903.918.9988.

$245,000 Lake Cherokee - A perfect place to get away for the weekends. 2 story with good waterfront not far from open water yet far enough to remain quiet and peaceful. Bottom floor has the kitchen, dining and living area, second floor has the master and second bedroom. Nice pier extending into the water, perfect for swimming or docking your boat. Call Jason Murray at (903) 738-9512.

185 Alexis $452,250 - New Construction by Builder Scott Newland. Wide plank wood floors, 4 bdrms all on 1st level! 3.1 baths, 3 car garage, 2 living areas, study, bonus room. Covered patio. On 1.2 acre lot, Gated Subdivision in Hallsville ISD and Longview address! Call Trina Griffith at 903.736.3754.

DUTCH COLONIAL with barn roof, tall chimney, some strap hinges. BRICK tile floors. 4663 sf. GAME + 3 more living/2 dining areas. Possible 5th bdr 4/4/3. $308,000 at 4001 Silverwood - 1 blk inside Loop 323 in Tyler. The Bains 903-561-4346. A COUPLE OF REAL ESTATE’S BEST



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LUNCHEON The Tyler Economic Development Council hosted their 22nd Annual Investors and Contributors Luncheon April 6, at Holiday Inn Select in Tyler. Guests enjoyed a fine lunch and insightful comments from the eventâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s guest speaker, former Lieutenant Governor Bill Ratliff.

Bobby Stone, Bob Martin, Mike Peterson

Phyllis Schneider, Marilyn Glass

Phil Smith, Terry Tyson, Stuart Meisenheimer

Chan Turner, Lon Sirman, Mitzi Bjork


Jimmy Olson, Jessica Wilson

Mike Stuart, Tony Cane

Jonas Titas, Chris Wynn





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The Trinity Mother Frances Health System Foundation Pearls and Promises Gala was held at Villa C S PA G E de Felicitá on April 8. Guests enjoyed dinner and a live and silent auction, as well as live entertainment by Think Big! and the Bulletproof Brass Band. Proceeds from the Gala benefit medical services and programs of Trinity Mother Frances for underserved women of East Texas.

John Moore, Mark Scirto, Dave Goldman

Cheryl & Hamp Williams, Connie & Tom Seale, Peggy & John Berry

Joyce Cammack, Bonnie Palmer, Sandy Johnson

Lilia & Luis Haro

Karen & John Williams

Shelby & Brian Burkett

Kristin & Gary Jones

Mary Elizabeth Jackson, Michelle & Martin Heines

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Sharon & Chuck Hilliard

Gift Boxes

Camille & Dick Brown

Helen & Jeff Austin III

Marianna & David Svsko, Tamara & James O’Barr

Dr. Cheryl Rogers, Bonnie Rayford

Li-Yu Mitchell, Dr. Meg Reitmeyer B S C E N E M A G.COM

Sister Virginia Melan, Mary Pennigton

Angie & Dexter Bullington

Jeanne Fanning, Linda Rowe

Ginger & Fred Haberle

Ellen & John Musselman

Derek Mitchell, Leonard DeCarlo

Dawn & Drew von Eschenbach


LeaAnn Ramsey Fritz, Gloria Davis

Amy & David Johnson

John McKinney, Christina Smith, Dr. Laura & Kevin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Halloran

Cindy Kidwell, Catherine Bradley, Vicki Bradley, Lindsey Bradley

Dancing the night away

Danny Saleh, Pam & Jay Schulz

Kathy & Brent Davis

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Dr. Leonard DeCarlo, Trish Terrell


Scott Bostik, Justin Cook, Cherie Paro, Amy Duquette

Teresa Butcher, Cathy Krafve, Denise Shephard

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Matisse March Madness

Stephen Idell, Judith Guthrie, Matthew Watson

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Ken George, Randy Roberts, Dr. Kirk Calhoun

James Carroll, Denise Shephard

Dr. Jeannette Deas Calhoun, Helen & Jeff Austin III

Anna Bazan, Maggie Alfaro, Max Scott

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Barbara Shtofman, Marilyn Glass

Erik Fleming, Rosemary Beard, Melinda Shoemake, Dennis Box

Maria Kulma, Myrtis Smith, Dr. Sherilyn & Patrick Willis

Sunny Boren Atkinson & Nathan Atkinson

Jana Broussard, Christi & Richard Kennedy

Sandra & Lin Barker

Sharon & Dr. James Clark

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ETCC President’s Circle

Vicki Fox, Noel Ischy

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Willow Brook CC

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PRIMPIN’ AIN’T EASY In the days of ancient Greece, Plato and Aristotle would sit and talk for hours in the shade at the Parthenon – which was sort of the back patio of its day, if you think about it. Monumental decisions about the very nature of human existence were sorted out among some of the greatest minds the world has ever known. I bet they probably talked about the where to get the best tacos in town, too. Or, maybe that was just me and my friends, a few weeks back. Don’t worry though, we bookended that with a thorough discourse on Marxism and it’s role in online marketing. Lounging around on the back patio of my friend’s house a few weeks back, I was faced with a daunting challenge that shook me to the core of my opinions, nay to the very foundation of my self identity! To primp or not to primp? Apparently that was the question … of my manliness. The back story: In a bit of ill-advised preaching, I launched an unwarranted attack on “Anna” a young lady sitting with us for what I claimed was a “pedicure habit” that was completely unnecessary. However, as she is very intelligent and knows just how to call me out when I make such ill-advised proclamations, she asked me if I’d ever gotten a pedicure myself. I was forced to admit that I had not, in fact, ever had the pleasure. It’s not that I have some sort of foot phobia. And, I don’t have anything against pedicures or manicures, or even the music of The Cure. I played quite a bit of soccer back in the day, and I had to shave my legs from foot to knee when they were taped. So, I’m mildly tempered to take the abuse friends who would use such behavior as ammunition in other verbal patio battles. But, I believe that you can’t say you don’t like a food until you’ve tried it (unless it’s tapioca). As such, I conceded that I couldn’t accurately judge the pedicure without ever having had the

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pleasure. That was all Anna needed. I got up to go get a drink, and by the time I returned she’d booked an appointment at Magic Nails on South Broadway for me, our friend “Chris” who’d joined me in the previous moment’s mocking, and her herself – probably to make sure we didn’t chicken out. So there it was, I was locked in. No way to back out. I’m not a complete idiot (most of the time), so I had a general idea of what was going to happen. What caught me by surprise, though, was just how fantastic it turned out to be. I had the pleasure of sitting through an hour of mango-scented exfoliating scrubs, hot stone massages, a giant, leather massage chair, and who knows what other bits of pampering witchcraft. At one point I think they put plastic bags filled with boiling Kool-Aid on my feet … and it was awesome. And I’m not ashamed. Sure, there were mostly women in the salon that Sunday, but just a few chairs down there was a man enjoying his own Magic Pedicure; Wranglers rolled up to the knee, John Deer cap tipped back and muddy work boots on the floor beside him. Chris seemed to have a great time too – he dozed out twice in his massage chair. The point is this: most of the time the Back Page consists of me railing in mock outrage against some minor annoyance or perceived sleight. Thus it was, thus shall it ever be. However this time, I’ve got to turn the rant back on myself. I’m a big enough man to admit when I’m wrong, and the first thing I did on the way out of the salon was apologize to Anna. Every now and then, a little primping is just fine. Plus, I’ve certainly spent $40 on way less productive things than a pedicure. Manicures though? Those are for sissies. By William Knous, B S C E N E M A G.COM

May/June 2011  

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