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With temperatures in the mid-eighties, I am positive that anyone visiting East Texas from up north will be shocked when I say this ... The Holiday Season has arrived! Regardless of it feeling like late summer outside, the time of year to be thankful and jolly is upon us. Bring on the turkey, pigskins and monogramming. Interesting combination, I know, but you had me at monogramming! While some things make a comeback, others remain steady. However, there is one thing that holds true, they all have a past with a story to tell. Ever wondered why we eat until we are stuffed, and then pile up on the sofa to watch football on Thanksgiving? When and how did that became an American tradition? Me either, but when someone asked me, I googled it and found the correlation to be interesting. Hold on, no need to 'ask Siri,' we have an article in this issue that will explain everything! Did I say earlier, 'you had me at monogramming?' And, did I really throw that in there with football? Why yes I did! While there may seem to be an epidemic of monogram mayhem happening across the globe, monogramming has made a comeback over the last few years. To explain how big this trend initially was, no pun intended, on April 11, 1938, the monogram craze graced the cover of LIFE magazine. With today's advancement in technology, I wonder what the machines must have looked like! Go ahead, ask Siri and let me know what you find out!

them Boys? They are on a roll and even if you aren't a fan, you can't deny the truth. They are on a comeback and #thatsafactdak. Monogramming isn’t just for girls you know. You can customize just about anything your heart desires, even with the name or decal of your favorite football team. Now to address the real mayhem, that stands idly in the background the whole month of October, just waiting for the moment to rear its ugly head, the dreaded Christmas List your precious child cannot wait to give you. The older my kids get, the longer the lists have become. It's hard to find that balance between giving your child everything they want, managing the budget and keeping everyone grounded on what this time of year is all about. It is a problem year after year at our house, so I decided to visit with the ladies that run the East Texas Moms Blog Facebook page for some insight on how to come up with a holiday game plan. If tagging everything you own with your initials really isn't your thing, don’t worry. Our annual Holiday Hot List can help you find the perfect gift for the special people in your life. Lastly, we want to wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS! 2016 has gone by fast, and it's only fitting for me to say ... That's a Wrap!

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

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

The City of Lindale and friends came out to Pinktoberfest to celebrate the openings of The Pink Pistol and Love & War in Texas at The Cannery, where visitors shopped and enjoyed live music, on October 22.

The East Texas Council of Governments hosted its Semi-Annual Board of Directors Meeting and awarded the ETCOG's Regional Statesmanship Award, and Regional First Responders Award, at the Civic Center in Henderson, on September 29.

The Tyler Chamber of Commerce held the 2016 Senior Health & Living Expo where attendees were able to get free health screenings and visit with over 75 exhibitors, at Harvey Hall Convention Center, on October 19.

President and Founder of Mercy Ships, Don Stephens, joins the likes of George Washington, Walt Disney and Mother Teresa after being awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, on September 29.

The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting in celebration of purchasing a building for the Chamber, at their facility in Nacogdoches, on October 21.

`The Women's Fund of Smith County held a Power of the Purse luncheon to celebrate the women of Smith County, at Green Acres Baptist Church, on October 25.

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Mayor Martin Heines helped All Saints Episcopal School kick off its biggest homecoming event ever. The mayor led the school’s festivities during its inaugural homecoming parade in celebration of its 40-year anniversary, on October 28.

The University of Texas at Tyler-Longview University Center, and Texas State Technical College in Marshall, celebrated their partnership, on October 18.

Supporters and Friends of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault enjoyed an Afternoon of Tea, Champagne & Fashion. Raquel Fatiuk, Mrs. Texas United States and a survivor of sexual assault, spoke about the realities of sexual assault, at Willow Brook Country Club, on October 27.

The United Way of Smith County held a press conference detailing their recent acquisition and new home the Historic Tyler Woman's Building, deeded by The Tyler Woman's Building, Inc. Board of Directors, in the Woman's Building in Tyler, on September 27.

Presenting Sponsor El Charro on the Ridge made a generous donation of $20,000 to the 6th Annual Tyler Run for Autism, at their location in Tyler, on September 9.

Lee R. Gibson, President of Southside Bank, presented the Bank’s contribution to the “We Back Our Law Enforcement” Campaign, at their location in Downtown Tyler.

Patrick D. Willis, the 2014 recipient, was honored to present the 2015 W.C. Windsor Award to Garnett Brookshire at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Dinner, on October 4.

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Pigskin Article By: Amanda Thibodeaux Kosmer

Some things just go together like peanut butter and jelly. For example, peas and carrots. Or how about Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie ‌ oh wait, scratch that. At this time of the year, there is nothing like pumpkin pie and cornbread dressing. the best part of this season, hands down, is the combination of the infamous turkey and pigskin tradition.


Of course, every Dallas Cowboys fan knows that turkey and pigskin are always on the menu come Thanksgiving Day. The unlikely combination of eating Thanksgiving dinner and watching your favorite football rivals battle it out on the field has become a holiday treat in America. The image of my family gobbling up our Thanksgiving meal, and then plopping on the couch for some all day football action on TV, has become a cherished scene. Of course, every Dallas Cowboys fan knows that turkey and pigskin are always on the menu come Thanksgiving Day. It’s just what we do around here! But, did you know there is a reason as to why this plays out every year? Thanksgiving day is credited to have landed the team national fame! Many may think the peculiar duo of turkey and pigskin is a modern tradition, but its roots run a lot deeper in American history. Would you be surprised if we added Abraham Lincoln to this dubious pair? “President Abraham Lincoln first declared Thanksgiving a national holiday in 1863, and the earliest Thanksgiving Day football games began only a few years later,” the History Channel states. In the mid-19th century, football was still transitioning from rugby into the modern game we know today. On Thanksgiving Day, in 1876, Yale and Princeton initiated the first turkey day rivalry session, eventually leading to Thanksgiving becoming the traditional date for the Intercollegiate Football Association championship game. The sport has evolved since its early rugby days, but the tradition of good food and football rivalries continues today. “When the National Football League was founded in 1920, it began hosting as

many as six Thanksgiving contests each year,” the History Channel explains. On Thanksgiving Day, no other team is more watched by East Texans than our beloved Dallas Cowboys. In 1966, Cowboys general manager Tex Schramm (famous for his creation of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders) saw the opportunity to host a Thanksgiving matchup with the Cleveland Browns. This was a sure ticket to garner national publicity to his team, who was struggling under the leadership of the new head coach Tom Landry. The NFL did not share Schramm’s enthusiasm, but was taken aback when “the fans showed up in droves, and the team broke its attendance record as 80,259 [football fans] crammed into the Cotton Bowl. The Cowboys beat the Cleveland Browns 26-14 that day, and a second Thanksgiving pigskin tradition caught hold,” according to Mentalfloss.com. Every year since, with the exception of two years, the Cowboys gear up Thanksgiving morning to host the big game in their hometown. How 'bout them Cowboys? This Thanksgiving, as you stuff your bellies with cornbread dressing and Grandma’s apple pie, retreat to the couch (or Grandpa’s wellworn recliner) as another round of turkey and pigskin is sure to be the after-dinner delight. And when we say dinner, we mean gobbling down on food all day long, while watching multiple games throughout the day. We wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving as you gather together, give thanks, eat pie and watch some good ole’ football!

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AZLEWAY TEXAS EQUESTRIAN GALA SEPTEMBER 17 Friends and supporters of Azleway attended the Texas Equestrian Gala, held at the Texas Rose Horse Park in Tyler, on September 17. The crowd enjoyed Texas wines, gourmet food and the evening’s entertainment of the thrilling Grand Prix jumping competition at the prestigious Hunter/Jumper Classic.

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Article By: Amanda Thibodeaux Kosmer Photos Courtesy Of: The Ramseys

We have all been in that place before of wondering how this would end. Would it end? Would we survive it? Questioning every aspect, longing for a quick fix. How did we end up in this place? Surely this is all a dream, and we will wake up and it will all be over. There is only one problem here. We are not dreaming; this is our new reality. What do we do when we get to the place of being without hope? When wishful thinking, well wishes and even prayer seem obsolete for the struggles standing directly in front of us. Six years ago, Kelley and Justin Ramsey, eager to start a family, found themselves in this place.

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the legacy of the loss is this ministry that now supports hundreds of women who are dealing with or have dealt with infertility, miscarriage, adoption or prolonged waiting. . For a year, the anticipation greater from and often during their first month of trying, the season of waiting. We also know that . one month to the next, anxiously awaiting and some who were not even trying at all.” authentic, life-giving help can come from the glow of those two little blue lines, they found themselves sitting in front of a specialist being informed that the journey to parenthood would be anything but easy, and nothing they had expected. Their new reality; tests, disappointments, needles and unending appointments all infused with a multitude of negatives. The couple endured this privately, all while being inundated by friends’ Facebook posts announcing they were expecting and mingling with the proud, new parents-to-be, by hosting showers for friends.

Things began to change for them. Somehow in the midst of pain and disappointment, hope grew. Not just hope that they would have a baby, although they desperately hoped for that, but hope in something greater. They had been believers in Jesus, for all of their adult life, and active in church, but never had their faith been tested as it had through infertility. So yes, in the midst of pain, hope began to rise.

This is one of the hardest parts for all of us as we wait, or those we love are waiting - life goes on for everyone else while ours feels frozen in this moment.

When life gets hard, hope can become a steady companion in seasons of waiting, longing and trusting in the promises His Word gives us. Hebrews 6:19 promises: “We have this hope in the Lord as an anchor for the soul.”

“The further along we got into our journey of waiting, the more our hope slowly began to fade away,” Justin shares. “After more than a year of fertility treatments and a miscarriage, our disappointment had turned into frustration, which eventually led to anger. We struggled with bitterness toward each other and jealousy toward our friends who were getting pregnant easily,

As the Lord began to give Kelley and Justin hope, He also gave them others who were walking through infertility and were desperate for hope too. Through their years of struggle, miscarriage and hope, the Ramseys found a passion for helping others traveling down a similar path, and founded Waiting in Hope (WiH). The Ramseys say, “We believe there is hope to be found during

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One in eight couples experience infertility. Which means as you stand in line at your favorite coffee spot or grocery store, likely someone you see before you is dealing with or has dealt with infertility. “The hearts of those going through infertility feel lost, empty and alone. They are longing for hope,” Kelley further describes the heartbreak. "In addition to the mourning, death of expectations and crushed dreams, ones’ emotional and spiritual state is entirely altered, affecting all areas of life and the relationships around them.” For the Ramseys, hope came from the support and community formed during their four years of trying, that also celebrated with them as they welcomed their first son in January 2013. Following more heartbreak with the loss of another baby and in secondary infertility, they launched Waiting in Hope which quickly grew beyond simply meeting in their church every other week to hosting large gathering events for couples, online support Facebook N OVEM B ER | DEC EM B ER 2 0 1 6

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Live chats and becoming established as a nonprofit. As this was evolving, so was their family. In November 2015, they welcomed their second son.

this community and have spent a lot of time here while dating and working at Pine Cove Christian Camps, not to mention we even got married here.”

Hope comes in different ways for each of us. For the Ramseys, hope came in confidence in the Lord regardless of how He grew their family. It came as they opened up, allowing themselves to be vulnerable and giving others insight into their pain. Being transparent quickly became the platform in which they were able to take their story and use it to encourage others who were in the midst of their very own infertility journey. Each time they look into the big blue eyes of their boys, the Ramseys are reminded why they feel led to help others find hope. The ache of the babies lost is still there; that will never go away. However, the legacy of the loss is this ministry that now supports hundreds of women who are dealing with or have dealt with infertility, miscarriage, adoption or prolonged waiting.

Kelley could not contain her excitement for WiH. “It was no surprise that the WiH Tyler leaders would be friends I have known from Nacogdoches High School and Texas Christian University - God knows!”

You may not know this kind of loss, but we all have our own stories of being without hope. The Ramseys are passionate about helping not only those dealing with infertility, but also those supporting and walking beside these couples. You too can help those going through infertility by supporting the efforts of Waiting in Hope:

WiH is preparing to launch groups and provide support to communities across the United States. “Nothing existed out there during our season of infertility that was a positive, helpful and an uplifting resource that offered support,” Justin shared, thus the vision was ignited. “Waiting in Hope seeks to partner with local leaders who desire to use their personal story to minister to others going through infertility. They will work with the WiH national team to establish a location to host the bi-weekly WiH women’s support group, as well as organizing couple’s dinners, community outreach programs and other local events that will connect these women and couples with each other. Each group must have a designated leader and coleader, who will be trained, equipped with curriculum and prepared to do this type of ministry effectively and purposefully.” Currently, WiH is training leaders in preparation of launching several new groups

starting in 2017, including Nacogdoches, another central Houston group and Atlanta, Georgia. Not to mention, the countless others interested from Fort Worth to Midland. “There is such a great need. Women and couples should not and do not have to go through this alone, like we did at first,” Kelley says in response to her desire to start new groups. “Pray, Pray, Pray! Pray for the couples that you know that are going through this, and even for those you don’t know.” "Pray, Pray, Pray! Pray for the couples you know that are going through this, and even for those you don't know." As infertility continues to affect more and more individuals, WiH wants their ministry to lovingly point to Jesus as [a couple’s] only hope, regardless of God's will for them. If you are financially able to help, WiH has begun fundraising to launch more support groups in order to help more infertile couples grow emotionally and spiritually during this trying time in their marriage. This is a story of hope redefined. With support and love, couples can find that hope is very much alive and can be seen, as well as felt. “We aim to not simply wait within our infertility, but we wait with and in the hope of the Lord,” Kelley adds.

Follow them on Facebook, Waiting in Hope - Seeking hope in the Lord through Infertility, and be sure to like, comment and share with others who may be going through this. Facebook’s algorithms make it challenging for nonprofits to get noticed. Add to that, those dealing with infertility are often very private about it to begin with, so it is likely you are unaware that someone you are close to or around is dealing with this very thing today. By sharing their page, you are offering a resource that can help them create awareness for others. For those walking through infertility, there is a private group where WiH hosts Live Chats and allow women to connect with one another, called Waiting in Hope Chats. Help start a local Waiting in Hope Group. If infertility is something that has, unfortunately, touched your life, and you feel as though you would like to be part of bringing WiH to your community, the opportunity is present. In October, WiH launched their first localized group in Tyler. We knew we had to help,” Hallie Wallace and Amanda Nicholson, who are the WiH - Tyler leaders, said. "Having our first local ministry group be in Tyler is hugely significant to us,” Kelley adds. “We love

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CHILDREN'S ADVOCACY CENTER BLING-O SEPTEMBER 13 Friends and supporters of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County attended the Bling-O Designer Purse Bingo fundraising event, at The Cascades Country Club in Tyler, on September 13.

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“I come to the food pantry every couple of months,” said April , a recent food pantry visitor. “I’m feeding five teenagers, so this helps out a lot.” April says with active teenage boys playing football, the food supply can run short. “My biggest challenge is keeping enough food in the house,” she said. “I cook every day for the kids and they just demolish it.” April says she suffers from autoimmune liver failure and can no longer work due to her health issues. “I was given 48 hours to live, but thanks to the good Lord, I survived,” she said. In East Texas today, 456,000 people are at-risk of hunger. It’s a number that continues to grow daily. “As we move into the holidays, it’s important to continue the work that we do in providing meals for these families,” said Dennis Cullinane, CEO of the East Texas Food Bank. “Budgets are already being stretched to the limit, so any help we can provide does wonders for those who are struggling.”

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AMANDA DAVIS, RUSTY JACKSON

SHEILA COOPER, MINDY STARKS, HAILEY BOAZ

HARMONY HALL, PENNY WOODS, ANGELA HILL, DOTTIE MILES

BARABARA ORPINEDA, HILLARY BRYAND

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MIKE FROST, DOUG STAPLETON, HECTOR NUNEZ, DEREK KASTNIG, MASON KING, TOMMY BROCK, JT TERRY

BRAS FOR THE CAUSE OCTOBER 18 Local firefighters modeled bras designed by local businesses at the annual Bras for the Cause event, in efforts to raise awarness and money for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, at Coaches & Cowboys in Tyler, on October 18.

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"The Rose Guy" Article And Photo By: Mandy Glasscock

Is there a familiar face that you see around town, and one that you would recognize anywhere? You know, someone that feels as much a part of your hometown as your family does? The only difference being that you do not even know their name. I often tell my husband, Jason, that I want to be a noticer. I do not want to pass through my days without noticing people and learning about them. Little did I know I was about to get a slap in the face when I saw a facebook post from someone asking “Is the rose guy out today?” It was in that moment that I realized I did not know his name. I could visualize his face, see the white van and envision the roses he sold, but I did not know his name. Shame on me. I knew his wife’s name but had forgotten it over the years. I had to change that, I needed to meet “the rose guy,” and find out about him. On my way to a home school  field trip, with my 3 kiddos in tow, I went to find Mr. Tyler Rose himself.  I pulled up to his van and with a warm and familiar feeling he sat there with beautiful roses for sale. Thankfully he is gracious and answered all of my questions. His name is Tony Gonzales. He and his wife Natividad have been married since 1980. They have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. I told him that I have never seen eyes as beautiful as his wife’s eyes. Many of us knew Natividad’s face first as she was the original one who sold the roses. Due to helping care for grandchildren, as well as health issues, she has been unable to sell roses so Tony now does it solo. After working in construction for many years, Tony went to work for Mr. Nix of Whitehouse,Texas, and has worked for him for over 30 years now. Not only is Tony a hard worker, he’s also a pleasure to talk to. “A person’s name is to that person, the sweetest, most important sound in any language,” Dale Carnegie said. Let’s stop passing people by in the hustle and bustle of our days and instead let’s get to know their name.


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This story starts with an extraordinarily talented and beautiful teenage girl from Lindale, Texas wanting to share her music with the world. Being underage, she found very few places that would allow her to showcase her unique style of country music. The young lady then found a new family-friendly music venue outside of Dallas called Love & War in Texas. There she approached the owner, Tye Phelps who agreed to let her play a set now and then, in exchange she could sell her decorated cowboy hats to make a little tour money. Tye began to recognize her talent and gave her the opportunity to sing on stage with country superstar, Rusty Wier where she brought the house down. Soon after the young singer-songwriter celebrated her 16th birthday at Love & War in Texas, Tye had an idea to book her at a festival in Greenville for the Terlingua North Chili Cook-off where she would open for Charlie Robison. Impressed with her performance, Robison encouraged her to audition for the TNT television show, “Nashville Star,” where he happened to be a judge. She took his advice and won a spot on the show. She finished third at the end of the show’s first season and then soon after, in March 2005; she released an album that amazingly debuted at Number One. The album was titled “Kerosene,” and by now you should know that this hometown girl is the Grammy award-winning, Miranda Lambert.

16 years later…

Miranda Lambert has always been proud of her hometown of Lindale. She along with her parents, Rick and Bev Lambert, have always desired to see prosperity for the town. Once they heard that the City of Lindale had purchased the old Allen Cannery, in Downtown Lindale, a vision transpired. East Texas was in real need of a family-friendly music destination where Texas singer-songwriters could showcase their talents, and persons of all ages could enjoy live music. Of course, their first call was to Tye Phelps at Love & War in Texas, who at first, was a bit skeptical. Ironically, on Miranda’s 32nd birthday, Tye signed the lease that would make Love & War, along with The Pink Pistol, the first and anchor tenants for the new Cannery project. On October 22, Love & War and The Pink Pistol celebrated their grand opening with the first annual “Pinktoberfest.” Getting back to their roots and in true

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The Cannery at Lindale

The Cannery at Lindale is a partnership between the City of Lindale and developers, Lindale CBC, LLC who utilize the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF), which allows the city to divert future property tax revenue increases for the economic development of this project for the community. Once complete, The Cannery at Lindale will be a beautifully landscaped 50-acre development of retail, restaurants and residential that will revitalize Downtown Lindale. It will include a city park and five concert venues including, the already existing, Pickers Pavilion. The largest, of the concert venues, will accommodate up to 15,000 people, which surpasses the capacity of any other venue in East Texas. Phase I of the 21-acre city park is near competition. Awaiting approval on a promising Texas Parks & Wildlife matching grant, Phase II will include a pond with a fishing pier, a splash pad, and an 18-hole disc golf course. Seong MacLaren, Director Downtown Development & Tourism for the City of Lindale, expressed genuine excitement saying; “Along with the Mayor and City Council, seeing this project come together is a dream come true. It is has been a real passion for all of us. We are extremely proud and feel so privileged to be able to provide such a cool and amazing place for the community to gather and fellowship in our City.” Along with Love & War in Texas and The Pink Pistol, Tyler Junior College has started construction on their new campus at The Cannery. The concert venues and the park will provide built-in foot traffic for future tenants. The whole concept being that the music will bring listeners, the beauty will bring visitors and the synergy will bring commerce. According to Laura Adkinson of Real Edge Real Estate Lindale, much interest is rolling in from franchises and privately owned businesses including other restaurants, bakeries, unique boutiques and gift shops. Lindale’s location at the crossroads of Interstate 20 and Highway 69, along with the new connection of Toll 49, make accessibility to The Cannery extremely viable, generating an anticipation that it will BS CENEMAG. COM

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Love & War in Texas

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The Pink Pistol

The Pink Pistol is a very fascinating “lifestyle boutique” that reflects the unique personal style of Miranda Lambert. Much of the clothing, jewelry, and accessories have been hand chosen by Miranda, herself. They seem to have something for everyone, in every price range, including the Miranda by Miranda Lambert boot line, lots of statement t-shirts, Pink Pistol novelties, and gifts. The Pink Pistol also carries a full line of pet accessories that benefit the MuttNation Foundation. MuttNation Foundation, founded in 2009 by Miranda Lambert and her mother, Bev Lambert, is a donationsupported organization with the mission to end animal cruelty, neglect, and homelessness. Equipped with a quaint old-fashioned soda fountain, wildly fun décor, and memorabilia, you cannot help but pick up on the happy vibe.

Red 55 Winery

Inside The Pink Pistol, you will find the Red 55 Wine Tasting Room, serving the highly decorated, award-winning, signature wine line of Miranda Lambert. Red 55 Wine, developed by Rick and Bev Lambert, was named after Miranda’s 1955 red Chevy step-side truck which she still has today. This is a warm and cozy tasting room with rustic décor, fireplace, and intimate music performances.

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TARA JOHNSTON, MIKE YANEZ

CHANCE FINDLAY, MELINDA FINDLAY

LAURIE ANN FRANK, SUZIE & REED RIPPY

ERIN & CAMPBELL FAULKNER

MARY ANN & RAY COZBY

MARY-BIRGSONG GABRIEL, PAM GABRIEL, VERA STEWART, PAIGE STEWART

BETH & TREY BOEHN

KIM & JOEL HACKNEY

PATTY & ML AGNEW

MELISSA BENNETT, JO ANN & RANDY GROOMS

DON ETHEREDGE, GINGER FAIR

BETTY & BUTCH VEALE, KAREN & BRYAN BRIDGES

RHETTA AMUNDSON, ASHLEY ATWOOD, CHANDLER WHITTINGTON, ELLIE KING

JENNIE & CHRIS ABLES

CLAYTON SMITH, BLAKE BENGTSON, MATTHEW BRUNSON

HOLLY CARROLL, SHERI HANNA

LINDSEY & MICHAEL HARRISON

TEXAS ROSE FESTIVAL PAST PRESIDENTS RECEPTION OCTOBER 14 Friends and supporters of the Texas Rose Festival attended the Past Presidents Reception, held at Willow Brook Country Club, on October 14.

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HENRY SMITH, CONNOR KIRKPATRICK, MEGAN KIRKPATRICK, HARRISON KIRKPATRICK

HANNAH MARTINDALE, DINA BALLARD, LIZ BALLARD, SARAH LEONARD

JOHN WALKER, KRIS & BOBBY CURTIS, SUZANNE & BRAD CURTIS, QUEEN MALLORY CURTIS

MATTHEW BRUNSON, KATHERINE BEALL

DIANA TAYLOR SMITH, BRUCE BROOKSHIRE, TAYLOR SMITH, KINGSLEY SMITH

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JAMES MCCAIN, JAMES MCCAIN IV, ASHLEY MCCAIN, LOUISE MCCAIN

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EDDIE HOWARD, ELMER ELLIS, LORI BELL, AMY WALTERS, JULIE GIBSON CARROLL ROGE, EVANS SMITH

SCOTT SOUTHARD, BRUCE FAULKNER, JED MOLLESTON

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JONATHAN HILL, LORI KNIGHT, KEN THRELKELD

DAVID MELTON, KEIR ORR, LANE MCDANIEL, CHRIS BURKE

KYLE GLOVER, BYRON TRIGGS, RANDY HARDEN, BRIAN COOK

BRIAN BALLARD, RUSTY HIGHTOWER, KEVIN BRAUGHTON, CHRIS JONES

JOHNNY WINNINGHAM, SCOTT DREWRY, BLAKE SIMPSON, KYLE CHILDRESS

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TAMMY & JOE DENSON

TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE JAZZ BAND

FRAN CALLIER, LAURIE TURMAN, TAMMY ROSSON

TRUDY WILLIAMS, JENNIFER HEINES

GINGER HABERLE, KATIE POWELL

LELA & DONZELL BROWN

ZOE LAWHORN, CHRIS LEGG, JANNA MCCLURE, MIKE POWELL

TAYLOR LAMB, TAMMY DENSON, CADIE KELLY

WINL LAMBERT, NORA REYES

JANNA MCCLURE, CASEY OLAND

HANNAH THOMPSON, AUTUMN NUSKO, ZOE LAWHORN

LINDA & DECKER KENNINGTON

NORA REYES, DR. AUBREY SHARPE

MADDIE & JOSHUA TELLMAN

NANCY & LARRY WICKHAM

CHRISTINA BROOKSHIRE, MANDEE MONTANA, EMILY KENDALL

MEALS ON WHEELS ANNUAL BANQUET OCTOBER 6 Meals on Wheels held their 43rd Anniversary Celebration Banquet themed “Meals and Reels,” to fundraise for their organization, at the Green Acres CrossWalk Conference Center, on October 6.

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A Food Truck Nation Article By: Poonam Patel

Food trucks... they are everywhere! The popular (or shall I say hip) way to grab a quick bite to eat is by walking up to a moving vehicle, and ordering something that can be whipped up right there on the spot. Isn’t that something? But did you know, this American tradition is nothing new? The history of food trucks dates back to the 1800s, and that was after push carts (food carts and not the grocery store carts) were introduced in the 1600s. You must be thinking how a food truck even existed back then, right? Let’s take a stroll back in time. In 1691, New York started regulating street vendors to be able to sell food from push carts. This made the lives of immigrants much simpler, seeing as they were able to gain employment whilst still trying to blend into their new homeland. Think the traditional hot dog or ice cream stand today, and that is a push cart. Rumor has it that by the end of that century, Manhattan alone was home to 25,000 vendors! One can only imagine what that total is today. So what do you do when there is no more room on the

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sidewalks? Take it to the streets, or shall we say the plains and prairies. Charles Goodnight saw the need to feed hardworking men traveling on the job, so he invented the next best thing called a chuck wagon. Goodnight, a former Texas Ranger/ cattleman, converted an old army-surplus Studebaker wagon into a covered wagon that carried food and cooking equipment, as part of a wagon train. He opened up shop in 1866, and thus began the chuck wagon scene for hungry cowboys and loggers being fed while crossing the old west. Historical research claims that the owners and cooks for the wagons would be up and running at 3am, and would last through dinner. Boy did those cattleman enjoy hearing the wagon bell go off when food was ready to be served. Between then and now, the chuck wagon hasn’t only gotten upgrades, like an engine and real tires, to make tugging the food around a lot more easier, but various names. For example, there was the mobile canteen

and the Weiner Mobile, two of which our ancestors were available in the early 1900s. Then we have our generations who grew up on musical tunes of the ice cream truck rolling around our neighborhoods. If you’re lucky, you can still hear them driving around Tyler and Longview. Lastly, the first food truck that we know today popped up in 1974 as a taco truck. The rest of the story is where we are at now. Today, food trucks are found all over America (and the world), taking over in big cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle and our very own Austin. According to the NRA, the food truck industry is expected to be valued at 2.7 billion by 2017. Lucky East Texas, because we too are a part of that number. The food truck scene is progressing and growing quickly in our smaller East Texas towns and cities. If you haven’t had a chance to eat from one, then this must be shocking news to you. Just this summer the final zoning permit was approved for the Tyler Food Truck Park

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According to the NRA, the food truck industry is expected to be valued at 2.7 billion by 2017. (TFTP), the first of its kind in Tyler. The space will be located in Downtown Tyler, and will accommodate five food trucks. “The location of Tyler Food Truck Park is ideal for a food truck concept,” Joseph Filippazzo, of Filippazzo Hospitality Group, said. The park is hoping to be open by spring of 2017, but fingers crossed that it will be sooner than that! In the meantime, you may be lucky enough to try Pietro’s 2 Go, a new food truck developed by the Filippazzo Hospitality Group. Part of an already established group, including Pietro’s, Pazzeria by Pietro’s and Pazzo Vino, in the Longview and Marshall areas, Pietro’s 2 Go hopes to bring their flavorful pizzas to the Tyler market. “We are constantly looking at ways to improve our brand and reach. … We’ve been around since 1979 and have a very large customer base from Tyler,” Filippazzo said. “We are known for, and specialize in, New York style pizza, and the truck will create New York style pizza in a 9 inch size. We will have five pizza varieties to offer that will be

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custom-made, on the truck, between a five to seven minute bake time. It will be made to order. And we are strictly focusing on our pizza, but will have bottled beverages and mini conolis as well.” Just within the month that Pietro’s 2 Go has been open, they have been booked for two events. “We already did an event at East Texas Baptist University. It was for their homecoming. We’ve also done an event in Marshall,” Filippazzo shared. The food truck will travel the Longview, Tyler and Marshall areas, but be based, for the most part, in Tyler when the TFTP opens. “We have been selected as the official pizza of the Tyler Food Truck Park. So we will be part of that development. “We are going to do a truck rally here in the next month with some trucks from the [Tyler] area. Tyler Food Truck Park is predominantly why we made this investment, because we want to support what’s going on in the Tyler market,” Filippazzo added. Both Filippazzo and Eric Dean, owner of

the Mi Casita restaurant in Longview, agree that the food truck scene is a great addition to the area. “I think there is good potential for the market throughout East Texas. We’re really looking forward to the next year [because] food trucks are an excellent way to grow a local restaurant scene,” Dean shared. Similarly to a food truck park establishment is one that is not too far from Longview and Tyler. Charcoal Alley, located in Downtown Jacksonville, is the official, first food truck park in East Texas. Hungry folks from all over the area visit the park to dine, mingle and relax on picnic benches. The area is currently home to a couple of local food trucks, and at times food trucks from afar stop by as well. If you choose the right night to visit, you’ll be lucky to enjoy tunes from local bands. If Jacksonville is too far for you Longview locals, and you are looking for an area to sit

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back and relax close by, how about the lawn next to the Bar-K Ranch store. It is currently home to Shivers Shaved Ice, which is closed for the season. The lawn is a great location to lay out a blanket and enjoy some good food, whether it be a sno-cone or a food item from other food trucks parked there on weekends. Some weekends, local artists will play tunes under the lights and stars. It’s a little piece of the Austin food truck scene that will definitly make you feel hip and cool. The only problem is that the schedules for both the music and food is not annoounced much time in advance. So as far as an actual food truck park in Longview goes, unfortunatly the city hasn’t planned to have one yet. But don't fret because Longview sure does have their fair share of food trucks riding around town, if not the most! Pietro’s 2 Go is only one of five food trucks making their rounds around the city. Popular restaurant Mi Casita has also decided to take some of their food items to the streets, with their newly opened Mi Casita Plus food truck. “We are at the moment availble for caterings and private events. ... We will run anywhere that will have us,” Dean exclaimed!

Dean, who has been looking into food trucks for the last few years, decided to add a food truck addition to his restaurant after seeing that they aren’t just a fad, and something that can last for the long run. Mi Casita Plus opened up last month and has been trying out various food items on different nights, parked at their restaurant location. “We’re starting with a smaller version of our base taco menu from Mi Casita, and we are experimenting with the rest of it. We’re not really sure where that will go. We started trying out some different sliders and hamburgers, philly cheese steaks and french dips, and some onion rings. When it gets colder, we will hrun some soups and seasonal items,” Dean added. After being permitted in both the Longview and Tyler areas, in the future, Mi Casita Plus’ schedule hopes to be at six to seven days a week. As far as hours go, they want to be on the road serving up bites for breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering. Tex-mex, pizza and even gourmet items like truffle fries, the options are endless just in Longview alone. None of the food trucks stay parked at a single location, but are still

accessible either at various businesses or community events. And with the opening of the TFTP, Longview, Tyler and Jacksonville will be home to multiple food trucks in each town. Some of the local food trucks have been around for a few years, but this feels like only the beginning of the food truck scene here. The more eating from food trucks becomes convenient and trusting, and at times inexpensive, the more the locals will rally for more. Not to mention, there are still many cuisines yet to venture out to the streets. For example, Japanese, Thai and Indian are the least-themed food trucks found out there. What about a baked goods and sweets food truck to the area? Now that’s one every local would welcome. In the meantime, choose from what we already have … which apparently is alot! Some are parked and some are rolling around town, so follow your favorites on social media to find location details as to where they park around East Texas.


KAWA’S

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

Your favorite diner, The Diner, also provides catering to the Tyler area. Transform your event into a memorable occasion with food from Catering Tyler. View our menu and catering options online at cateringtyler.com, or join us at The Diner daily, 6am to 2pm!

NOW OPEN! What are you waiting for? Come join us at Kawa’s! FIND US ON FACEBOOK 1024 W. SW Loop 323 • Tyler, TX 75701 • 903.747.8558

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

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PIETRO’S 2 GO

Longview’s favorite mexican restaurant, Mi Casita, is hitting the road. Be on the lookout for our new food truck, Mi Casita Plus, serving delicious, fresh bites to you quick. Find us outside our restaurant, or keep a lookout on our social media pages to see where we stop.

Tyler - Longview - Marshall Pietro’s 2 Go is a mobile food truck, bringing fresh New York style 9” pizza made to order, that you love from our restaurants directly to where you live, work and play. Pietro’s 2 Go’s Catering & Special Events Manager will work with you to create the perfect event.

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PAPA MURPHY’S

STRADA CAFFÉ

“Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza”

Espresso Bar - Breakfast - Lunch - Bakery

15 minutes in your oven and VOILA!

At Strada we offer gourmet coffee beverages, specialty brewed hot and iced teas, fruit smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, an assortment of breakfast, lunch and dessert items, as well as pastries made inhouse from scratch.

HOURS Mon - Thurs 11am - 8pm Fri - Sat 11am - 9pm Sun 11am - 8pm

Saturday & Sunday come and enjoy our very own Belgian Waffles from 8am to 2pm.

papamurphys.com 1847 Troup Hwy • Tyler, TX 75701• 903.592.3100 6878 S Broadway Ave • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.939.2828

FIND US ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM 302 E Front St. • Tyler, TX 75702• 903.944.7466 stradacaffe.com

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Celebrate the holidays at Dakotas by booking your corporate or personal event in one of our private rooms! Need us to come to you? Dakotas Catering Company can be off-site and offers full service with selections to meet any budget, style, or occasion. Please contact us for more details!

A Shreveport favorite is now open in Tyler! Come dine at Sake Sushi, where we provide you nothing but the freshest food and sushi with a one of a kind dining experience. Spend $13 and get a second item of equal or lesser value 1/2 off. HOURS Mon - Thurs 11am - 10pm Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm Sun 11am - 10pm

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

Strada Caffè offers free WiFi and features a convenient pick up window for your called in orders.

Enjoy live music Wed - Sat 8pm - 11pm Complimentary valet RESTAURANT HOURS Mon - Fri 11am - 10pm Sat 2pm - 10pm Sun Closed BAR HOURS Mon - Thurs until 11pm Fri & Sat until 12am

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STANLEY’S Patio ... the anytime place to be Though fall has had a sluggish time arriving this year, it showed up with gusto, and just in time for our Patio Party at Stanley’s Famous Pit Bar-B-Q. Yep, it was crispy cool but comfortable, and we were seated “ringside” at the patio bar. (First things first, right?)

Now part of that success is hard work and smart business, but “the Man” knows that the secret ingredient is that they are good, honest and fine people to the core. Stanley’s is good because the Pencis’ are good. Plain and simple.

Stanley’s patio has the feel of yesteryear in today’s environment. It reminds me of my childhood days when open air, wooden deck patio eateries were common, but this one has all our modern conveniences. “The Man” has been there in every kind of weather, and it is always a uniquely special experience. It can be warm and cozy in the winter, and nostalgic in the spring rains. Then festive in the dog days of summer and magically exciting in the fall, as the days get longer during that parenthetical season between hot and cold. Stanley’s patio is the “anytime place to be.”

Stanley’s serves up pit smoked ribs, brisket, turkey, sausage and pulled pork, a plethora of specialty sandwiches and fresh sides every day for lunch and dinner (Monday - Saturday 11:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.), and late night (Friday till midnight). But guess what? They are up early morning for breakfast, serving two breakfast bowls, three different breakfast sandwiches and a variety of six breakfast burritos (Monday - Friday 7:00a.m. - 10:00a.m.). So, stop by anytime for some of the best home-cooked meals in a casual atmosphere, with that famous pit smoked barbecue flare.

Nick and Jen Pencis are stars of a superior galaxy. Their every enterprise is out of sight and over the top excellent. The dynamic pair have taken a good barbecue property and joint, with a fifty plus year history of wellreceived recipes, to an award-winning, “one of the best barbecue joints in the world.”

The spectacular patio and bar, which is covered and enclosed, serves up the same delectable menu items, along with Texas Craft Beers and over 70 American whiskeys, bourbons, rye and your favorite cocktails. You can also expect entertainment six nights a week from well-known musicians

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performing live. Bar hours are Monday - Thursday 3:00p.m. - 10:00p.m., Friday 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., and Saturday 11:00a.m. - 10:00p.m.. For groups less than 20 people, Stanley’s will package a meal for you to pick up at 525 Beckham Avenue in Tyler. If you have a larger group, Stanley’s will bring it to you and serve it up. “Either way, you are feeding your bunch the best barbecue in East Texas.” All you have to do is call the Catering Hotline at 903.662.8093, or email catering@ stanleysfamous.com. “The Man’s” long time buddy, Blake Bailey, was a co-conspirator in pulling our party together. This fun party of eight began meandering onto Stanley’s patio about 6:30, on a cool, Thursday night to join me in a hoot of a time, hosted by Nick and Jen Pencis. Manager, Zach Smith, tended to our every need “as one who sticketh closer than a brother.” He was perfect. We started out with rounds of drinks for all while talking and toasting at our bar-side reserved table. It was the ideal spot to have a full view of the entire festive patio, and close B SC EN EM A G.COM


to the entertainment stage. To our surprise, the popular Johnny and the Night Crawlers were on stage for our enjoyment. They were super and never missed a beat with their Blues and signature song “Mojo a-Working!” Our host, Zach, laid out a feast with tastings of all the pit smoked meats, plus an array of tacos, sandwiches, burritos, coleslaw, baked beans and their coveted potato salad. No one left hungry.

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We even had a toast to Dace Lucia Kidd, who was celebrating her (at the time) upcoming American Citizenship. She took the exam the day after our party and passed! The official ceremony will be announced soon, but until then you can congratulate her in person at the 108 South Broadway Open House and Art Show, featuring paintings by her and Photography by Blake Bailey. Join in on the fun November 5, 6:00p.m. - 8:00 p.m., for a night of food, complimentary wine and beer,

and live music by Patrick James Freden. We food, drinks and some dancing, we called it a night. Stanley’s will help you celebrate your special events just as they did ours with scrumptious bites, a superb atmosphere and delightful and attentive service staff. Give ‘em a shot at your party! So if you’re out and about, look for us, we’ll be about town.

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LAGO DEL PINO

BRUNO’S PIZZA & PASTA

TEXAS FOOD • TEXAS FUN

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

HOURS Wed - Thurs 4pm - 10pm Fri 4pm - 12am Sat 11am - 1am Sun 10am - 8pm BRUNCH BUFFET Sat - Sun till 2pm

Serving wine and beer ONLY at our Old Jacksonville location! BYOB to our Vine Street location where we have these current specials: • Monday Kids eat free with adult purchase. Dine in only. • Wednesday Buy a large pizza, get a small 1 topping for $5.00.

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

1400 S. Vine • Tyler, TX 75701• 903.595.1676

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Elizabeth Locke’s timeless designs reflect an ongoing fascination with the equisite, the unusal and the forgotten. These Gold Turquoise Cabochon Bangles, and Gold Flat Thin Diamond Bangles are sure to be arm candy for any woman this Holiday Season. Tyler, 903.581.5530

This cookbook features a collection of recipes Cavender gathered over the years from family, friends and celebrity supporters. Proceeds benefit ACS and Cystic Fibrosis research. Tyler, 903.561.2510

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RAGSDALE & MARTIN OPTICAL

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With the largest selection of eyewear in East Texas, Ragsdale & Martin Optical is sure to have the perfect gift for everyone on your list! We exclusively carry many designer brands like Chanel, Oliver Peoples, Mike & Martin and more. Since 1950, we are East Texas’ favorite optical! Gift certificates available. Tyler, 903.593.8466

Gift a cozy and chic one-size-fits-all cashmere poncho with lamb leather fringe. Available in black, mocha, midnight or sterling. It is sure to flatter every figure. Kilgore, 903.984.3034

A “Holly Jolly” bundt cake is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer! Bring this handdecorated treat to your holiday office party today! Tyler, 903.504.5366 BS CENEMAG. COM

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Holiday Hot List Got a TJC student or alumni in the house? Stop by the bookstore and get one of the newly designed logo tumblers. It will be the perfect gift for those work days and study nights. Your OFF campus store for your ON campus needs! Tyler, 903.592.4112

All Zen Dog products are made with 100% therapeutic quality essential oils. Shampoos, Sprays & Gels for your four legged friends. Tyler, 903.894.9333

BED BATH & BONZ COLLEGE BOOKS, INC.

SUSAN ROBINSON PINOT’S PALETTE Leave it to Temple St Clair to create a stunning ring. This Athena Owl Ring is encrusted in 18K Yellow Gold with Blue Sapphires, Emeralds, Blue Moonstones and Diamonds. Tyler, 903.581.5530

Give the gift of a masterpiece with Pinot’s Palette Gift Certificates, the masterpiece of the perfect night out. Tyler, 903.561.2773

NORMAL CHIROPRACTIC Give the gift of wellness this holiday season with a gift card to Normal Chiropractic where you will find straightforward chiropractic care with Dr. Malone DC. Tyler, 903.218.2238

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Shared Office Space starting at $49 per month.

Community // Collaboration // Coworking

112 E. Line Street Suite 204 • 903.600.0304 • https://co.work


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East Texas’s newest Screen printing shop. We carry Top brands like: Bells + Canvas & Next Level. Our custom print minimum is 24. Jacksonville, 903.586.1647

ISIGNSHOP

DE RIGUEUR Undoubtedly the best fitting boot, Vaneli riding boots feature a back stretch leather panel which ensures a perfect fit on calves of all sizes. Available in black or brown in a myriad of sizes. Kilgore, 903.984.3034

Dona Bela Shreds Unique scarves made from recycled textiles. Handmade in the USA. Perfect accessory for any outfit and great gift since one size fits all! Nacogdoches, 936.560.1100

SPARKLE BOUTIQUE

STEELE’S SIMPLY NOELLE Purses with clean lines in both trendy fashion colors and traditional colors. All purses are made of non-animal materials and are well-finished. Choose from bags of all sizes, rolling bags and wristlets. Troup, 903.842.3411


903.586.1647

Your Sign Shop

T-SHIRT PRINTING

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1 Color Front Print - $7.75 ea 1 Color Front Print with 1 Color Back Print - $10.50 ea *Up to 6 colors in one location is available. Price includes tax, set up, and simple art design. Price based on a 50-99 shirt quantity order. Prices are subject to change without notice.

FULL COLOR BANNERS 2x4 - $32.00 ea 3x5 - $60.00 ea 4x8 - $128.00 ea *Price is based on our standard banner. Deluxe banners finishing available. Price includes tax and simple art design. Prices are subject to change without notice.

2034 N. Jackson St. - Jacksonville, Texas

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Get ahead of the season with this Fanimation Extraordinaire Oscillating Fan. Unlike other fans, the Extraordinaire actually rotates the entire fan around its base creating a powerful airflow. Also available in black, satin nickel, and pewter. Come see this and other great items at Fixture This. 4614 DC Drive. Tyler, 903.939.1300

Get custom printed banners for your next event. 2’ x 4’ starting at $32.00 can print up to 4’ x 8’. Full color Digitally printed Banners. Jacksonville, 903.586.1647

ISIGNSHOP

FIXTURE THIS

THE ORIGINAL EVANS AIR SWORD COMPANY Let Sword Company help you select the perfect “jewelry” to accessorize your home. You will find decorative hardware in every style, from sleek contemporary to ornate luxury. Tyler, 903.561.1921

The iComfort® S30’s Smart Away Mode uses the GPS in your smartphone to detect when you’re leaving, and automatically increases system efficiency. When you return home, Smart Away returns your system to a normal schedule and comfortable temperature. Thermostat found at The Original Evans Air, your Premier Lennox Dealer. Tyler, 903.561.9410

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Family owned and operated

12999 CR 431, Tyler, TX 75706 903 .882.8688

Come see us Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm, and Sat, 8am-3pm, for shrubs, herbs, trees, flowers and vegetables.

STAY and PLAY

Boarding Day Care

Grooming Dog Park

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SOCIAL | SCENE THE SALVATION ARMY TOYS FOR TOTS GOLF TOURNAMENT SEPTEMBER 26

DUSTIN WILKINSON, LANE MCDANIEL, TROY BOHL, JERRY WOOLVERTON MAJOR BEN LAWRENCE, LT. COL. RONNIE RAYMER, JOSE FAJARGO, JOSE DABDUB

AUSTIN JONES, CAROLINE HICKS, DANIEL PIERCE, WARD HUEY

KEVIN WILLIAMS, JOHN ROWLAND, LANCE DUDLEY, MIKE HENDERSON

TERRY COX, CHAD GENTRY, CLINT THURMAN, DONNIE GENTRY

DUSTIN GLOVER, PAT MAHOMES, CORY RITZMA, NOLEN HOWARD

JAMEY WATSON, ROBERT GRAHAM, SCOTT DOGDEN, STUART WEATHERFORD

STONE WORKS LONGVIEW BUSINESS AFTER HOURS SEPTEMBER 27

ROMAO DELEON, BOB JAMASON

LINDA FULLMAN, SUZANNE BROWN

CHRISTY & JASON STONE

THERESA LAFFEY, LADELLE KAY

KATHY & JOHN JACKSON

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Styled & Written By: Editor-in-Chic, Veronica Terres Photos By: Poonam Patel Models: Hilary and Casey Hymer Special Thanks to Dillard’s Makeup Artist at Chanel, Malibu Diaz

Her Wherever you end up this holiday season, be sure to have a fabulous formal gown ready for any impromptu, festive fete, like this velvet gown. Texture is all the rage this season and is even more jaw dropping in a stunning wine color.

TERI JON BY RICKIE FREEMAN Velvet Gown Available At De Rigueur Of Kilgore


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A lake holiday shouldn’t mean living in your favorite college football sweatshirt. Set that look aside for a day and try on a performance, pullover-fleece sweater that will keep you warm, but make you look very cool!

Christmas at the cottage means cozying up in a cowl neck sweater, matched with a perfectly patterned pair of leggings. Throw on some booties, drape on a long statement-making necklace, and you’ll be taking cottage-casual to a whole new level!

CINCH Men’s Quarter Zip Pull Over BEX Sunglasses Model’s Own Jeans

ETHYL Cowl Neck Sweater ETHYL Leggings MBELLISH Earrings MBELLISH Beaded Oval Stone Necklace All Available At Steele’s In Troup

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Look Your Best

Fine Apparel, Shoes and Accessories for Women

310 E. Main St. • Kilgore, TX | 903.984.3034


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Look up monogramming on Pinterest and prepare to spend several hours being amazed at how many things people can (or would even want to) put their initials on. From hairbrushes, to laptop stickers, to car keys and even pacifiers, people are crazy about monogramming!

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Monogramming is also a great way to personalize an otherwise basic gift for a friend or family member. Even a simple T-shirt looks dressy with a monogram on it. Don’t stress if you can’t sew – monograms have become so popular that several hobby stores across East Texas have embraced the trend, and sell pre-sewn monograms that can be combined with different letters in different styles, and simply ironed on any cloth such as shirts, pillow cases or baby blankets. Or, if DIY isn’t your thing, you can get monograms done professionally at several local businesses. One local business that opened just this year is Gurl Powders Tinted Tumblers. Owner Lisa Crawford first started the business as a way to create personalized items for herself, but after much demand she expanded into retail. Because Crawford makes tumblers using powder-coated stainless steel, the products are more durable than spray painted tumblers, and are FDA approved. The tumblers are completely customizable from start to finish, whether you have a specific font in mind, such as a loved one’s handwriting or a specific color. Lisa also sells personalized T-shirts, window decals and several other items. She can do bulk orders for office Christmas parties or other business functions. “Anything you would want to personalize, I can pretty much personalize,” Crawford said. There is a surprising amount of gifts in general that can be monogrammed. Rolling pins can be monogrammed for the baker in your life, or musical instruments such as guitars. Although monogramming is often considered more of a preppy style, many things outside of that style can be monogrammed, such as wooden plugs for stretched ears. Creators have gotten so inventive when dreaming up monogrammable items that some have even created flip flops that have an indented monogram in the bottom of the shoe. When you walk on sand, your name will trail behind you permanently etched on the coast for all to see (at least until a wave rolls through). The list goes on and on. A simple beer glass can be etched with initials, the leather band in a watch, onesies, necklaces and dog beds can all be transformed from an otherwise basic gift into something classy, thoughtful and personalized. The best part is, because it has their initials on it, you know they can’t give it away or re-gift it! Monograms are so versatile that, not only do they make great gift ideas, they also make wonderful décor for the upcoming holidays. Try turning a basic fall or Christmas wreath into a personalized one, by adding one large wooden letter representing your last name in the center of the wreath. Paint it to go with the colors of your wreath and you’ll be sure to get several compliments. Christmas tree décor has a whole slew of options. To personalize a tree, try decorating with monogrammed ornaments for some subtle flair. These can be self-made with a little creativity, or ordered for a more polished look. Another subtle Christmas tree décor idea is BS CENEMAG. COM

to get a monogrammed tree skirt. Try adding the family last name, or if you like to organize your presents into groups, monogram one name per section of the tree skirt ,and place gifts accordingly! For a more pronounced, personalized look, try a monogrammed tree topper. This is a great idea for a “family tree” with all the kids’ ornaments and family photos decorating the limbs. A gold, cursive family initial atop the tree will make it all come together nicely. Stockings are one holiday decoration that hardly ever fails to go un-monogrammed. Instead of having each member's name across the top of the stocking, try out some fun variations, such as using monogrammed initials, or opting for simple stockings with patterned letters sewn down the length of them, that spells out each name. Placemats are also a great way to personalize your home for the holiday. The best part is, you won’t need to use separate place cards, which saves both time and room on the table. Typography plays a major role in monogramming, and while the classic monogram is cursive, there are plenty of other options that fit depending on what item you are monogramming. Clean, straight lines are great for fun, colorful items. Big, rounded letters go well on children’s clothing or toys, and the classic cursive lettering goes well with anything you want to dress up. While you might think monograms have come out of the woodwork only as of recent, the trend itself has actually been steadily increasing in popularity since before the middle ages, when the trend first began. Rulers marked their reign by placing their monogram on coins in their region, and artisans signed their work with their monogram. All of these practices are somewhat familiar today. So where is the appeal? Is monogramming only for the people with unique names or spellings that were never able to find it on a key chain in the store, or on a coke can? Do we just like claiming what’s ours? In the South, monograms reign supreme. It’s almost impossible to walk into a southern home and not see monogrammed towels in the guest bathroom. Maybe we’ll never know why we love seeing our initials all over our house, but the fact is … monogramming isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. For those of you who will add a monogram on pretty much anything and everything that comes your way (it’s okay to admit it!), take the hard work out by simply getting a monthly subscription box full of personalized items. Take your obsession to the next level by trying out the I Love Jewelry Monobox. They will send you a monthly surprise box, which might include clothing, makeup bags, mirrors, purses and many other items with your personal monogram on each one. When it comes to personalization, most of the time you can decide exactly what you want the monogram to look like, what colors, what style, what initials and where to put it. That’s one of the reasons why monogramming has become so popular – you’re in control of the outcome! N OVEM B ER | DEC EM B ER 2 0 1 6

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Holiday Hot List Street style just got better thanks to the must-have ALO Moto collection. On-trend details like mixed materials and breathable mesh take things to the entirely new levels of chic. Assorted colors available at /snap/, a boutique by STUDIO B PILATES+BARRE. Tyler, 903.245.1653

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Let Katie’s decal your personal items! Choose your font, color and size. Green Acres Shopping Center Tyler, 903.597.8282

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GURL POWDERS TINTED TUMBLERS Don’t stress about getting multiple gifts this holiday season! Any design. Any size. Our Tumblers are powder coated, making them durable! We can personalize any tumbler perfect to how you envision it. Email at gurlpowders@hotmail.com. Tyler, 903.363.6767

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Share the land and lifestyle of Kiepersol, your local Texas wine farm. Pick from five custom gift boxes to tell your story or come by the tasting room to customize your gifts. kiepersol.com Tyler, 903.894.8995

From pillows to a complete project, Texture will help you turn your house into a home. Come on by to pick just the right fabric for your furniture accesories! Tyler, 903.535.7900 B SC EN EM A G.COM


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Her Deck the halls in style by taking advantage of seasonal tartan trends, playful plaids and fun flannels. Some labels also opt to add whimsy to the traditional patterns with floral detailing and high-low cuts.

ARATTA SILENT JOURNEY Shirt PINK PANACHE Cream Leather Tassel Necklace Available at Sparkle Boutique In Nacogdoches Model’s Own Skinny Pants & Booties


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Congratulations to East Texas Real Estate Broker, Trina Griffith, of Longview, Texas. Griffith, owner of Trina Griffith & Company, Real Estate, LLC, has been selected as one of Real Estate Executive Magazine’s “100 Most Influencial Real Estate Agents.” The magazine conducted a comprehensive analysis of the leading real estate agents in each state, and she will be honored at their Real Estate Masterminds Summit, in Dallas, this December.

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Article By: Amanda Thibodeaux Kosmer Photos Courtesy Of: Blake Moser

At first glance you would think you were in the middle of a bustling city. Take a look outside and across the street. You see the Tyler Chamber of Commerce, and a little down the way is the Discovery Science Place. Instantly you know that you are in downtown Tyler, Texas. The red bricks synonymous with the epicenter of the city are slowly coming back to life through revitalization of a new era. Businesses are blossoming, entrepreneurs are building their foundations and you are surrounded by this new growth. Welcome to Co.Work: a shared office space environment. Founded by Blake and Susan Moser, and Josh and Corrie Ebright, Co.Work offers the opportunity to connect with a variety of talented and industrious business leaders, employees, mentors and friends. Blake Moser shares his vision with BSCENE about this new concept set in the heart of Tyler.


Shared office space has exploded onto the scene in metropolitan areas. Can you explain the idea of a coworking space and how you see it integrated in the Tyler area? The term “coworking” emerged in 2004, in San Francisco, as part of the tech startup movement. Companies that were growing fast, but had limited capital for office space, started sharing the cost for lease and quickly saw a benefit in working with a diversified group of people. This concept caught on quickly and has now expanded world-wide with the number of desk seats doubling each year since. Co-working is a shared office space that encourages collaboration. A place for small business owners, freelance and remote workers, to use office equipment (printers, fridge, wifi, etc.), but also a place to network with people who might be looking for particular skill sets to create a new project. What really sets it apart is the way it can become a think tank and resource for our local community. The co-working space becomes a hub to plug into talented people with a variety of skill sets to be contacted and met face to face. Conference rooms, team offices and lounge areas are available for the comfort and convenience of all members. I tell people, “If you’ve ever worked from a coffee shop or met a client at a restaurant, then you’ll find Co.Work to be a more comfortable, appropriate place to get work done.” Where did the vision for Co.Work first originate? With my recruiting company MedicalRecruiting.com, I’ve worked from home for 10 years and have a local team that also works from home. The original concept came from the desire to work closely with local recruiting team members, but not needing a large office all the time or an increased overhead. From there the concept grew on me … I saw how the “gig economy” was growing rapidly: The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics says that by 2020 40% of the U.S. workforce will be independent contractors. This “freelance” group of people will be seeking a collective support group and co-working offers that. Also, I feel a movement to unplug from social media and connect with real people. For the last 10 years people have seen the impact of social media, but what co-working does is build real communities at the local level. I call this “social reality” and it is much more powerful than our online profiles. So in 2015 I purchased the domain Co.Work

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the day it became available from the .work registry. In December I hired a business coach and discussed my desire to make Co.Work a reality. It became a goal of mine for 2016. I had many conversations to bring Co.Work to the market, and ultimately partnered with Josh Ebright who had also been working on a collaborative project with the City of Tyler called the Innovation Pipeline. Josh and I saw a path to build a local based community and grow it into greater opportunities. A so-called Gen-X gal, I can see a shared office space appealing to Millennials: those who have seen the rise of technology and social networks, and thrive off diversity and socialability. However, the space at Co.Work is not defined by a single generation. What type of people do you envision occupying the space at Co.Work? Co.Work has been embraced by all ages. In fact, we have a healthy representation of all generations as members. We have baby boomers that own businesses and come to Co.Work to take care of paperwork. They find fewer distractions here than at their main offices. We have Gen X and Millennials that are IT consultants, software designers, outside sales reps, pharmaceutical reps, recruiters, business owners, online professors and business coaches as members. That’s the beauty of co-working; it appeals to all ages. The interior design of Co.Work is a mix of industrial with an invigorating splash of free spirit. What all went into the restoration and preservation of this “diamond in the rough,” as you have described the space? The Wadel-Connally building is a beautiful building that is often overlooked in downtown Tyler. It’s an amazing building with exposed brick, huge wooden beams and rafters, and industrial style exposed pipes and vents. The co-working movement is about building and restoring communities. Here at Co.Work, we felt the WadelConnally building represented that. It is historic. It is centrally located in Downtown Tyler. It is one of the few buildings in the area with an abundance of free parking. When designing the environment of Co.Work we wanted to embrace the building and the location, and make it visually appealing to our members. Our inspiration was the industrial feel of the building and that led us to use mid-century modern furniture, and use tables that have been built from reclaimed wood. We used old windows and doors as partitions. The art was curated by my friend Sylvia Morse.

It was her efforts that give Co.Work an individualistic, artistic vibe. We hired Brad Brown of Battlehammer Designs to build meeting rooms and phone booths for private spaces. His use of reclaimed doors with original hardware and pallet wood added another layer of the artistic-reclaimed feel we were looking for. History enthusiasts like myself love to see a downtown revitalized. Downtown Tyler feels as though its brick streets are once again becoming the epicenter of economic development. How do you think this energy of revitalization and entrepreneurship will add to the atmosphere of Co.Work? The energy in Downtown Tyler is exciting. I love that Co.Work is starting from the brick streets at the heart of Tyler. It shows our desire to build an open-inclusive community. There are many initiatives, both private and public, bringing attention to Downtown Tyler. I believe this initiative is still young and there will be much more to happen in the coming years to transform this area of Tyler. On a smaller scale, it’s like Downtown Dallas 5 years ago. Co.Work offers a variety of memberships. What can members expect to receive with each membership? Our entry level membership is called “Virtual Member” at $49.00 per month. That allows 8 hours of use per week in the co-working space. Free, super-fast wifi, copy-fax-scanner, free Porch Culture Coffee roasted in Downtown Tyler, free beverages, and free snacks. This package also allows you to use the conference room and lounge areas at no additional cost. Similar to the Virtual Member are the “Nights and Weekends” Package at $75, and the 24/7 access to the space called “Flex Coworking” at $149.00 per month. Our “Dedicated Desk” option offers a workspace you can call your own every day for $249 per month. We provide a dedicated workstation with a locked filing cabinet to store your belongs. This option allows you to bring a monitor and desk top, as well as have an area that is all yours for decorating. There is plenty of stretch out space offered at our Dedicated Desks. We have three additional team offices starting at $500.00 per month. Team offices provide private office space from an individual up to a team of five. We offer a “Drop-In” rate for $20.00 for the day, for people traveling through Tyler or needing to work in the area for a limited B SC EN EM A G.COM


period of time. Also, our conference room can be rented by non-members for $25.00 per hour. The conference room comes furnished with a large whiteboard, wall mounted flat panel for web conferencing and presentations. It has cabinets, a refrigerator, and sink and countertop space for catering meals. Members can use the conference room for no additional cost. I have heard that great minds run off great cups of coffee! Tell us more about the refreshments and snacks offered at Co.Work. Unlike working at a coffee shop where you are expected to pay for refreshments and snacks, Co.Work offers these as a benefit of being a member in the community. We like to provide Tyler based products at Co.Work, so we’ve partnered with Porch Culture Coffee for our cafe’ style coffee bars, True Vine Brewing for that Friday afternoon beverage and Katie’s Homemade Caramels for an unbelievable match to any sweet tooth. We also offer popular sodas, bottled water, sparkling water and healthy packaged snacks to curb your appetite while focusing on completing that pressing project. What do you envision for the future as your shared office space becomes integrated into the Tyler business scene? Our hopes and dreams are multifaceted. We like to say we are building a layer-cake. Right now, however, our focus is building the local community and helping our members by providing a comfortable workplace with the networking potential to collaborate, and we know co-working will naturally happen as a result of people coming together to work. We represent this with our pillars of culture: Community, Collaboration and Coworking. Future plans include replicating this model in communities across the country. We see each Co.Work location as a way to further extend the community. We also see the opportunity to provide some business services that could help benefit small businesses on their paths of success. Today is all about Tyler, TX, and the wonderful assets this town has to offer as a community. Co.Work is located in the historic Wadel-Connally building at 112 E. Line Street, Suite 204 in Tyler, TX. For more information on Co.Work, you can call the office at (903) 600-0304.


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Holiday Game Plan It’s that time again! We are finally experiencing some cooler temperatures in East Texas and that can only mean one thing ... the Holidays are upon us! I am a mom of two and every year we start out with Halloween saying, “We are not going to spend a fortune on a costume,” then we move into the “Christmas List” and what the holiday season brings with it. This seems to be where the thoughts of the dreaded words “holiday budget” come in blazing.

I don’t know who the “The Joneses” are, but trying to keep up with them ... it’s exhausting! I’ve noticed that every year, the outside peer pressure pokes its little head in, a bit more boldly with each passing year. And let’s be honest, I don’t know who the “The Joneses” are, but trying to keep up with them is never a good idea, and quite frankly it’s exhausting! I waver on the fine tightrope of wanting my girls to experience the fun times of their childhood, the gifts, the magic and the sparkle, but not getting swept up in feeling that we have to break the bank for them to do it. I want to raise them to be people who recognize how to give back more than they expect to get. But let me tell you, it’s hard. Especially when we are raising them alongside others who may not see things the same way. Our kids notice that, and media is loud! I find myself feeling like I live in a blast of media chaos and marketing frenzy on the daily, and we are raising a generation that experiences it even earlier. I’m just as guilty of wanting to have the next new shiny thing because it’s all over the interwebs and in my face all the time. Then, you add in a tween and we now have a recipe for a holiday parenting disaster. So, disaster may be a dramatic exaggeration of what actually happens, but you know exactly what I’m referring to. Let’s talk through this for a moment. Maybe the solution is far easier than we give credit. What if we pause for a moment and realize first that what we choose for our kids and, what we think is best for our children, is what matters most? These decisions should be based on your spiritual and moral compass, the community with which you surround yourself and your family’s values. The holidays are such an important time, a time when we reflect on the year and what we’ve learned, the struggles and the joys. It’s a time, honestly, I feel like would be less of an “issue” if we focused more outwardly on the needs of others, and less on us and having more things.

“... most of us probably don’t want to raise a spoiled brat. Am I right?”

I read an article recently that made me think about how I am raising my daughters. Am I raising spoiled, entitled brats? Isn’t that a pretty valid concern? I can speak pretty honestly when I say that most of us probably don’t want to raise a spoiled brat. Am I right? So when we think about the holidays, I think we won’t have to balance back and forth if we find some way to give back to our local communities, to our churches and to those who will have very little during this time of year. What if we gave back year-round? Our whole thought process about the holidays might look differently. Just a thought. by Beth Bills Owner East Texas Moms Blog easttexas.citymomsblog.com

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