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LETTER They are athletes with stats that make you wonder why they are so passionate about being on a SEMI-PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL team when their records indicate they are capable of playing with the big boys. Our October issue involves two of my very favorite topics: innovators and football. In my opinion, these are two things worth celebrating. Through BSCENE, we have the opportunity to connect with locals on a daily basis and witness the creative minds of East Texas business owners at work. When we come across people that have put it all on the line, risking it all to follow their dream, we are intrigued to learn more. Every business begins with a simple idea. You may be familiar with the popular TV show, Shark Tank. My family and I, love watching it together and it teaches my kids that hard work and dedication pays off. We watch with anticipation as the innovator pitches his or her idea and hope that they get an investment deal. When they don’t, we feel a little saddened for them because for many, not getting a deal means this is the end of the road and this chapter of their life is over. However, when the Sharks take the bait, it could be a game changing opportunity. That is just what happened for one of our very own, Doug Marshall. And what a game changer it was … literally. He created a product that is changing the faces of sports fans across the nation; The GameFace Mask. It is such a simple idea, but one that caused quite a scene with the Sharks, offering Doug the deal of a lifetime while setting a new record for the show. I would say that is cause for a celebration! Since we are celebrating, we might as well take this party to the parking lot! Football season has officially begun and last issue we offered a few ideas to bring the stadium to your
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home. This time, we bring you a playbook for tailgating. If you have been to a college or professional game, you know that tailgating may possibly be more important than actually watching the game. No matter which team is your team, there is nothing like experiencing the camaraderie between total strangers. If you haven’t experienced this, then you are missing out. So take a look at our Tailgating Playbook, get a few friends and family together and go make some memories.
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Want to tailgate but not really up for traveling? Why not do it here. Did you know that we have a minor league football team right here in East Texas? Me either, until I met Jeff Caldwell, otherwise known as Coach. Coach is the owner, a coach and one of the players for the East Texas Storm. This team is made up of players, that for one reason or another, missed the opportunity to go pro. They are athletes with stats that make you wonder why they are so passionate about being on a semi-professional football team when their records indicate they are capable of playing with the big boys. Second chances are hard to come by, so when Coach bought the team, he gave these guys a second chance to be passionate about playing the sport they love. Amazing stories of amazing people, this is the community we live in. Whether you are supporting your favorite college team, NFL team or the East Texas Storm, the time is now to get your GameFace on and start tailgating.
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LETTER I am not discounting this by any means, as I can be found most any day, window shopping for the perfect piece of chicken diablo. The fall season has finally arrived. The weather is bringing cooler temperatures (Thank you Lord) and the holidays are right around the corner. Fall fills the air with the excitement of things to come and our hearts with the spirit of giving. We covered a lot of ground in this issue, eight marathons to be exact, to share with you the struggles and triumphs of two East Texans. One of the things I love most about my job is having the opportunity to meet so many interesting people. Hearing their touching stories and being inspired by those who have overcome insurmountable odds. Lupus is a heartbreaking, incurable, autoimmune disease that affects so many around the world. Fraternal twins, Mike Nowell and Shauna Brewer have faced this disease, as well as other autoimmunities, together and have persevered. We were blessed by their story and the connection and support they have for one another. Sometimes, all it takes is one person with odd defying dedication to touch the lives of so many, especially if your purpose is to raise awareness and money to help find a life saving cure for your twin sister. Meals on Wheels Ministry is an organization that is near and dear to the BSCENE team. We join together in celebrating the forty-second anniversary of this non-profit as they serve more than a meal to our elderly loved ones. It’s a little thing we like to refer to as “Wheeling the Way.” Zoe Lawhorn, featured on our cover, is the Vice President of Development & Public Relations at MOWM. We are fortunate to have known Zoe for a very long time and are proud of her role in serving our community.
The services that MOWM provides to our senior friends made me start thinking about how fortunate we are to have a ministry that delivers warm, well-balanced meals to those that need assistance. We often take for granted how accessible nutritious foods are to us. If we don't feel like cooking, we stop by the grocery store and quickly grab some pre-prepared meals for the evening. I am not discounting this by any means, as I can be found most any day, window shopping for the perfect piece of chicken diablo. However, after talking to Dr. David Flynn of Flynn Chiropractic, I will still enjoy my chicken diablo, while substituting my side of mozzarella penne pasta with a side of fruits and veggies high in vitamin A, C and Zinc. If you are prone to being the recipient of the flu virus, now is the time for you and your family to start a Food Fight. Dr. Flynn explains what this means and why.
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I love this time of year. Two reasons - the crispness in the air and fall wardrobes! And this season’s style does not disappoint. They are such a goodlooking and fun couple, we couldn’t resist featuring, covergirl, Zoe and her husband, Tab Lawhorn, as our models. It is October now, but when we shot this issue’s Style File, it was mid-September and HOT. We were a little concerned that Tab was going to have a heat stroke, but that sleek, brown, diamond quilted jacket was too awesome not to highlight. Special thanks to Veronica and Dr. Jayson Terres for allowing us the opportunity to use their fabulous lake house for the shoot location.
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CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Bowen Hardy, Devin Hunter, Dr. Scott Lieberman, Longview Chamber of Commerce, Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Poonam Patel, Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce
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STYLE FILE Model: Zoe & Tab Lawhorn Photography: David C. Allen Hair & Makeup: Morgan Yowell, The Fairest Salon Styled by: Editor-in-Chic, Veronica Terres
COVER On The Cover: Zoe Lawhorn Cover Photo: David C. Allen Hair & Makeup: Morgan Yowell, The Fairest Salon Styled by: Editor-in-Chic, Veronica Terres
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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.
Pet Veterinary Clinic became a member of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce and was welcomed with a ribbon cutting at its location, in Tyler, on Sept. 19.
The East Texas Foot and Ankle Clinic was proudly inducted into the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting at its location, in Tyler, on Sept. 18.
Trina Health invited friends and guests to an open house for the grand opening of its new location. The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce was on hand welcoming them to the ranks of the chamber with a ribbon cutting, in Tyler, on Sept. 9.
Newly finished event center, The Landing at Joshua Farms was welcomed into both the Tyler Area and Longview Chambers of Commerce with a ribbon cutting, at the new facility, in Kilgore on Sept. 1.
Copeland’s of New Orleans restaurant proudly opened its brand new location, in Longview, on Sept. 10. The VIP ceremony featured Al Copeland Jr., Chairman of the Board and CEO of Al Copeland Investments and Dr. Andy Mack, Mayor of Longview.
The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting welcoming High Hill Farm into its ranks, at High Hill Farm, in Arp, on Sept. 2
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The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for new member, Innovative Pest Control, at its shop in Tyler, on Aug. 27.
Cigna Health Spring was recently welcomed into the Longview Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting at its location, in Longview, on Aug 31.
Bill McRae Ford, the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce AdoptA-School Committee and members of the local community helped raise $6000 for local schools and scholarships for graduating Jacksonville High School students and proudly presented checks to them on Sept. 23.
The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomed Crown Health Services into its ranks with a ribbon cutting at Crown Health Services, in Tyler, on Sept .16.
The Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce helped welcome US Health Advisor as its newest member, with a ribbon cutting at their location, in Nacogdoches, on Sept. 14.
The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Promise Academy symbolizing its induction into the chamber at its location, in Tyler, on Aug. 17.
Altra Federal Credit Union held its Small Business Connect Luncheon at One Realtor Center, in Tyler, on Sept. 3.
Reunion Plaza Healthcare & Rehabilitation was welcomed into the ranks of the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce with a ribbon cutting at its location, in Tyler, on Sept. 17.
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The City of Nacogdoches was officially designated as a "Tree City" by the Arbor Day Foundation, in Nacogdoches, on Sept. 8.
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WHEELING the wAY Article By: Kelly Laine Haney Photos Courtesy Of: Meals On Wheels Ministries
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Meals on Wheels drivers are there every day for 3,000 elderly and disabled men and women who may see no other regular visitors.
hank you for not forgetting me.” A homebound, elderly man once said this to me, as I dropped off his lunch for the day. The phrase stung. After all, I was already walking out the door, when he said those words. I fumbled for the words to say, and came up with something that felt embarrassingly trite. “You are so welcome, and we will be back tomorrow.” And the truth is, Meals on Wheels Ministry was there the next day. Meals on Wheels drivers are there every day for 3,000 elderly and disabled men and women who may see no other regular visitors. It’s hard to imagine waking up each day, in the winter of your life, to an empty and quiet house; but for so many seniors, life as an elderly adult can be plagued by physical challenges, dementia,unexpected injuries and maybe worst of all, loneliness. No matter what the challenges may be, many of these folks understandably wish to remain independent and live life in their own homes. Meals on Wheels came to exist in Tyler over 40 years ago, when a group of concerned individuals and government figures began discussing ways to empower senior adults to live a healthy and independent life, rather than being forced into nursing home care. BS CENEMAG. COM
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In 1973, the Governor’s Smith County Committee on Aging conducted a study to determine how the community could best care for senior citizens. They enlisted the assistance of the Ministerial Alliance, and after some study and discussion, the group determined that inadequate nutrition was a major issue plaguing the senior population. They also believed that many of the elderly could continue living independently in their own homes instead of going into nursing homes if they had help with their meal preparation. A steering committee was appointed to examine the best way for the community to solve the problem of senior hunger, and committee members began visiting cities that had Meals on Wheels programs. Some programs provided only home-delivered meals, and others, with help from federal funding, had Senior Centers where ablebodied seniors could enjoy fellowship and get a
Meals on Wheels Ministry has grown to serve 3,000 homebound seniors and disabled individuals living in Gregg, Henderson, Smith, Van Zandt, Upshur, and Wood counties.
balanced meal for a small donation. That same year, “Meals on Wheels Ministry, Inc.” (MOWM) was formed and incorporated. There were four sponsoring groups: the Tyler Ministerial Alliance, the East Texas Hospital Foundation, the Smith County Area Health Council, and the Governor’s Council on Aging. The steering committee served as the first Board of Directors of the Corporation. Officers elected were: Reverend Richard Ziglar of First Christian Church, President; Welby C. Edwards, Vice President; Mrs. Lemuel Hutchins, Secretary; and Ralph Cates, Treasurer. Other Board Members included Rabbi Kalman Taxon, Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Huffman, Dr. Chester Vaughn, A. G. Hilliard, Mrs. John Sawyer, David Turman, George Pearson, and Tom Pollard.
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Thirty recipients were chosen from the original 45 screened applicants, and Ms. Laura Sebastian, age 97, received the first meal delivered by Mrs. Hershel Sobol on October 15, 1973. Meals were purchased from Wyatt’s Cafeteria on Beckham in Tyler. Later, Verna Carlton became the first paid coordinator. Since then, Meals on Wheels Ministry has grown to serve 3,000 homebound seniors and disabled individuals living in Gregg, Henderson, Smith, Van Zandt, Upshur, and Wood counties. Its team of volunteer and paid drivers serves clients living across a 4,000 square mile service area. The organization employs site managers who tend to the needs of over 30 unique East Texas communities each day, so that every individual in need, no matter how rural the area may be, has access to life-changing support.
It all starts at 4:30 a.m., when the MOWM kitchen begins preparing a meal that has been designed by a registered dietician to meet the full RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) for the senior population served by the organization. The food comes out piping hot and is served into individual trays. Both paid and volunteer drivers pick up food that is organized into routes, and away they go. The meal is important, but perhaps equally important is the daily contact provided by drivers. Many of those served spend the majority of their time in isolation. A volunteer may be their only regular visitor, and they come to provide emotional support that extends far beyond the reach of the meal itself. “Thank you for not forgetting me.” His words betrayed a feeling of having once been forgotten; how important is it that Meals B SC EN EM A G.COM
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when you become a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, you develop a relationship with those seniors living on your route. They become important to you, and truthfully, you really do become friends.
on Wheels drivers are proving otherwise, that these seniors are not forgotten, but they are loved? Long time volunteers will all tell you stories about clients who have become friends. Many times, I see people taking sweets treats and little gifts along to their people. You see, when you become a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, you develop a relationship with those seniors living on your route. They become important to you, and truthfully, you really do become friends. Most of us will tell you (if we’re being honest) that we have favorites, people we think about well beyond the days we deliver meals. Volunteering for Meals on Wheels Ministry is a commitment for sure, but it’s easier and more convenient than a lot of people think. You can sign up to deliver once a week, once a month, or however often you are able to give your time. Some of us sign up as substitute drivers, and come in when needed. Routes take anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes, and so most people can be fitted with a route that will fit into a normal workday schedule. To me, it’s an experience unlike any other. Being a part of Meals on Wheels has enabled me to become the hands and feet of the organization. BS CENEMAG. COM
I am the vessel by which the lives of my neighbors in need are changed. And by doing the work, I have been changed, too. I haven’t forgotten that man whose words rang so desperately true, and I will be back again. Zoe and Tab Lawhorn met in Tyler, Texas and have made it their home base ever since. Tab is a 12 year veteran trial attorney and has been named a Texas Rising Star and Super Lawyer for criminal defense by Texas Monthly Magazine for the past two years. The National Trial Lawyers also recently recognized Tab for being among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for Criminal Defense in back to back years, and in 2014, Tab was listed as a Top 10 Under 40 Personal Injury Attorney in the North Texas Region by The National Academy of Personal Injury Lawyers (NAOPIA). Zoe works for Meals on Wheels Ministry as the Vice President of Development and Public Relations, and serves as a volunteer for the Junior League of Tyler, The Texas Rose Festival, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Fundraising Professionals - East Texas Chapter. Together, they oversee the extensive care of a Pekingese named Lulu and a somewhat disgruntled Persian named Mancat, a feline made moderately famous by his tidy white mustache. OC T OB ER 2 0 1 5
SMITH COUNTY CELEBRATES 75 YEARS OF THE UNITED WAY, AUGUST 27
The United Way of Smith County celebrated 75 years at the Cascades Country Club, in Tyler, on August 27. The event honored local companies, individuals and past board members who have played a major role in raising over 65 million dollars through the local United Way since 1940. A cocktail reception was held with a special performance by husband and wife duo, The Magills. A seated dinner followed including LINDA & DR. AUBREY SHARPE, a presentation honoring past board chairmen KELLEY & JERRY WOOLVERTON and the Verna K. Hall Leadership Giving Circle.
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hauna Brewer and Mike Nowell are fraternal twins. Growing up, they were inseparable. Their father was a minister who traveled a lot, forcing the two of them to grow even closer as they moved from place to place and school to school. Although they occasionally had sibling rivalries, for the most part, they shared everything. “I was always his most stable friend,” Shauna said. “We were the best of friends and the worst of enemies at times, growing up as twins. We just don’t know life without each other.” However, life cut short at any age is a tragic thing to witness, and at one point, Mike thought that there was a chance that he could lose his twin sister. While four months pregnant with her daughter, at the age of 32, Shauna began to experience symptoms that did not seem related to the pregnancy. For eight years after, no one could figure out what exactly was wrong with her.
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“Even after delivery, I had to be on medicine for six years,” Shauna recalled. “Everyone just thought it would go away, but it didn’t and the medicine was zapping my energy as well as the disease. I really thought I was going to be healed. I really thought that eventually it was going to go away.” After dealing with the symptoms without a clear explanation for so many years, Shauna believes the whole process was a journey that she had to go on, so that she could get to the point where she had no choice but to surrender everything to the Lord. She eventually prayed and said to the Lord, “I’m okay if you heal me. I’m okay if you don’t heal me. I just want you.”
Shortly after that prayer, Shauna’s health began to improve. “My numbers got better and I was able to get off the medicine for my kidneys. My kidneys have been fine ever since,” Shauna explained. “There’s not really any medical explanation as to why that happened except that it just did.” For eight years Shauna managed her symptoms well enough to get by. She claimed that there were both good and bad days. Afterwards, about four years ago, Shauna went to the doctor to get blood-work done as well as a skin test due to the fact that her symptoms began to show up on the outside of her body. After B SC EN EM A G.COM
Mike has run a total of eight marathons, including ones in Tyler, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Ft. Worth. Out of the many marathons he’s ran, Mike states that the Tyler marathon has been the most difficult.
the biopsy and blood-work were considered together, it was clear that Shauna had lupus disease. The diagnosis of lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs, was not completely shocking to Shauna and her family. About 20 years prior to the diagnosis, Mike, Shauna’s twin brother, was diagnosed with Graves’ disease, another autoimmune disorder. Mike was 18 and a freshman at LSU when his symptoms began affecting him and his schoolwork. Despite living a very active lifestyle and eating normally, Mike and BS CENEMAG. COM
his family noticed that his weight was dropping rapidly. “I could not focus and ended up not doing very well at all in my studies. It wasn’t bad enough to get kicked out of school, but let’s just say I was on the dean’s list in the wrong way,” Mike joked. “My family was a little concerned with me because I had never experienced that before, and particularly because of my significant weight loss.” At the time, everyone attributed the odd behavior to stress, due to Mike trying to maneuver his way through college and the new experience of it all. The turning point came when Mike bounced his first check.
His anxiety began to build up again. He went home that day, turned off all the lights and curled up into the fetal position on his couch, completely disconnecting himself from the world. “It literally just felt like the world was going to end,” Mike said. “I just couldn’t handle it.” When Mike’s father came home and saw Mike on the couch, he knew immediately that something other than the stress from going to college was affecting Mike. The family discussed the situation, and at that point, Mike said it became his mother’s mission to figure out what was going on. OC T OB ER 2 0 1 5
The onset of symptoms began around October, and by February Mike was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. “We tried medication, which, as long as I stayed on the medication it was fine. But when I went off, I immediately went back to hyperthyroidism,” Mike recalled. Mike needed a job and was offered one in Tyler, so he moved to East Texas and attended the University of Texas at Tyler, eventually graduating Cum Lade with his degree in Mathematics. During this time, he found an endocrinologist in Dallas who officially diagnosed him with Graves’ disease. “At that point, I decided that long-term I could not deal with this with medication. I really needed to destroy my thyroid through radioactive iodine, which I did in 1990,” Mike said. Unfortunately, even though the endocrinologist told Mike that he gave him “enough radioactive iodine to kill a horse,” a very small piece of Mike’s thyroid remained. That small amount of thyroid soon became overactive and grew significantly in size. After another round of radioactive iodine in 1991, Mike’s thyroid was finally destroyed. Although Mike is no longer considered to have Graves’ disease, he is on medication for the rest of his life. Shauna, however, is still dealing with the everpresent symptoms of the autoimmune disease that has been signicicantly affecting her life over the years. “I would characterize that my autoimmune disease has definitely manifested in a much easier version to deal with than what my sister has dealt with in the last six to eight months even,” Mike said. It was over Easter weekend this past year that Shauna’s life, once again, would take a drastic turn and lead her on a tedious, but rewarding spiritual journey. Shauna had been having pain in her foot since the beginning of the year. At first she thought it was simply the lupus, since it causes her to experience body pains everyday. When it didn’t go away, she decided to get it checked by different doctors. However, no one could figure out what was wrong. A few months later, Shauna was diagnosed with lupus anticoagulant disease. For the next four months, Shauna was in the hospital five times, for a total of about a month. She underwent 12 different procedures in an attempt to remove blood clots from her leg and avoid a partialleg amputation, according to Mike’s wife, and Shauna’s sister-in-law, Jill Nowell. “Finally, we were able to get all of the clots out of my leg to the point where I’m able to walk with minimal pain,” Shauna explained. “I went
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“Why not take this opportunity not to just run for himself, but to also run for his sister and raise awareness about what Shauna is going through?” from taking no medicine, because the lupus was being managed without medicine, to six different medicines everyday, three of which are blood thinners.” Shauna claims what really pulled her through this trying-time was her faith in God’s plan. “With each procedure, I got bolder and bolder, because I had to become more and more dependent on Him,” Shauna said. “He has shown me that you truly can have joy in the midst of the storm. He can give it to you if you just surrender that to him. When I see it as this trial He has me in, I don’t want to waste it. I want to learn from it.” Shauna’s spirit has inspired everyone around her, encouraging them to remain positive and look at the bright side of everything that she has been through, and continues to go through. BS CENEMAG. COM
“Whether it’s the hospitalizations that she’s been through, or the lupus in general, that has now been with her for almost 13 years, Shauna is an inspiration” Jill said. “No matter what life throws her way, she sees how God can use that for his glory and she does not waver from that attitude.” Mike, who has dealt with his own autoimmune disease in the past, wanted to be there for his sister and encourage her to heal. Eventually, Shauna heard about a doctor through a friend-of-a-friend, who works as a researcher at the University of Colorado that could possibly help her manage her autoimmune diseases. Shauna brought her family with her so that they could go on vacation while she visited the University of Colorado. Once they left, Shauna stayed behind for almost two weeks, getting tests done and getting to know the doctor.
“When Shauna first got ill enough that she had to go into the hospital in April, it had a profound impact on Mike,” Jill recalled. "The thought of losing her weighed heavily on him. When we started talking about the fact that he was going to run the Tyler marathon as the first marathon of the year, I immediately thought, “Why not take this opportunity not to just run for himself, but to also run for his sister and raise awareness about what Shauna is going through?” At first, Mike was opposed to the idea. But after Shauna continued to have health issues, Mike decided it was a good way to support his sister. Mike said he remembers Shauna telling him that she would maybe run a marathon with him at some point. After the hospitalizations, he understood that she would not be able to do that and wanted to run for her instead. “I can run, and she can’t,” Mike stated. “I’m OC T OB ER 2 0 1 5
“I think about Shauna a lot when I run and I use running to … well, sometimes I pray when I run. Over the last few months my prayers have been centered around her and I just keep praying that she can get through this and be healed,” hopeful that at some point she can get to that point, but that just hasn’t been in the cards for her. It’s something that I can do and it’s something that I can do while supporting her through the process.” Mike began training to run marathons around 2001 before an old knee-injury halted his training. It wasn't until 2012 that he started back up and was able to begin completing full marathons. Since then, Mike has run a total of eight marathons, including ones in Tyler, Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Ft. Worth. Out of the many marathons he’s run, Mike states that the Tyler marathon has been the most difficult. “It’s a tough marathon,” Mike said. “It’s extremely hilly. The first half basically starts around the Rose Garden, then you run out to the airport and back. I had a great first half and I was like, okay I’m feeling good now. It’s hilly, but I survived the hills so now I can relax for the second half. Well, the path that they have in town is even hillier than the first half! So it was a bit of struggle.” The Tyler marathon will take place October 11, 2015. Mike will be running not only for his twin sister but also to raise awareness of how many are truly affected by autoimmune diseases and by the devastating disease that is lupus. “I would consider so many of the autoimmune diseases as ones that are silent, in the background,” Mike said. “What’s happening is people are just dealing with it in the quietness of their lives and you would never know it. It’s very prominent in our society but you just don’t hear people talking about it. If we can highlight that and help them and help fund research to identify cures and treatments then, well, if I can do a little bit, then I’m willing to do my part.” Mike hopes to raise funds so that researchers, like Shauna’s doctor at the University of Colorado, will be able to find a connection as to what causes lupus and autoimmune disorders, so those that are affected can be taken care of properly and heal without repercussion. “I think about Shauna a lot when I run and I use running to … well, sometimes I pray when I run. Over the last few months my prayers have been centered around her and I just keep praying that she can get through this and be healed,” Mike said. “There were times through this process I was concerned that I was going to lose my twin sister. We’re way too young for that to happen. It’s not time yet.”
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Although probably best known for her passion of educating children, she also gives of herself through various community and charitable groups. Becky played an integral role in helping the Longview World of Wonders Children’s Discovery Center (Longview WOW) obtain a permanent home in downtown Longview. Unsurprisingly, the museum’s mission is to inspire a life-long love of learning by providing children the opportunity to imagine, create, and explore in a hands-on educational environment.
Becky Supercinski has lived in Longview since 1970, and has been giving back to our community for over 40 years. Becky grew up in Corsicana, Texas, obtained her bachelor of arts from Baylor, and master of education from UT Tyler. Although probably best known for her passion of educating children, she also gives of herself through various community and charitable groups. Becky has served
as a member the Vestry and twice serving as senior Warden fir St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church where she has been a member since 1971. She is involved with HZ P.E.O., Belle Letters Book Club, Longview Women’s Forum, Longview Story League, Texas Shakespeare Festival, Theta Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, Longview Chi Omega Alumni, Mozelle Johnston PTA, Safety City, and the Salvation Army.
This mission blends perfectly with Becky’s background with Longview Independent School District where she worked for 26 years - 12 as a speech and language pathologist, and 14 years teaching gifted and talented students. Here former students attest that she was an inspiring and caring teacher who pushed her students to reach their maximum potential. This is best represented by the various awards and grants she won including teacher of the year at Hudson Pep, Teacher of the year LISD, teacher of the year Region 7 Texas State Board of Education, Sam’s Club Regional Teacher of the Year, and was honored by a former student at the LISD Lamplighter Awards as a teacher who made a difference. Becky will tell you she loves living in Longview because of its limitless opportunities. The truth is she has helped Longview embrace those opportunities through her many endeavors.
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When Carolyn found a lump in her breast, her doctor recommended a 3D mammogram at Longview Regional Medical Center. The lump turned out to be a form of cancer that required surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. “I had a whole team of people working together to provide care, answer every question, and help my life go on as normally as possible,” said Carolyn. “They even scheduled my treatments around trips to see my grandchildren. The healthcare system at Longview Regional is second to none.” Contact the Center for Breast Care of Longview Regional Medical Center at 903-232-8596 for information or to schedule your 3D mammogram.
Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis. A physician order is not required, but the patient must provide a physician’s name when an appointment is made. If the person does not have a physician/provider, a list will be provided for the patient’s selection. All mammogram reports will be sent to the physician/provider and follow-ups are the responsibility of the patient.
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Bethesda Health Clinic celebrated its birthday with a fundraiser at Villa di Felicita, in Tyler, on September 19. The event featured local celebrities who decorated birthday cakes to be auctioned off to the highest bidder! The night also included live music, dinner, dancing, games, a photo booth, live and silent auctions and so STEPHANIE CARTER, RACHAEL PUTMAN, much more. Proceeds generated from the event DR. JENNI HOLMAN go to benefit the Bethesda Health Clinic of East Texas.
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With an arsenal of cancer technology rivaling the biggest names in health care, it’s no wonder that UT Health Northeast Cancer Treatment and Prevention Center is considered innovative. Simply put, it’s in our nature. Our specially trained team of medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, diagnostic radiologists, pathologists, and other cancer experts all work together under one roof. Powered by The University of Texas System’s resources, we are the only university medical center in the region surrounded by 600 healing acres of peaceful pines. If you or someone you love is looking for hope, give us a call for an appointment now at 1.855.506.HOPE. Healing just feels better here.
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DO YOU HAVE “DENSE BREASTS?” Many women have heard this term, but most don’t understand exactly what it means or what its significance is. First of all, it is NOT something that can be determined by physically examining the breast, but rather is determined by the appearance of a woman’s breast on a mammogram. Only someone specially trained in interpreting mammograms can tell if you have dense breasts. The significance of dense breasts is principally two-fold. First, dense breast tissue can block the view of many early forms of breast cancer, thereby potentially delaying its ultimate diagnosis and reducing one’s chances of a favorable outcome. Second, dense breast tissue represents an independent risk factor for breast cancer, OUT OF THE which may be as significant a risk factor DARKNESS COMMUNITY as a woman’s family history. Fortunately, there are a number of effective, although WALKS not foolproof, ways to address this issue. The most direct is to consider adding a Suicide prevention starts with everyday supplemental screening test (in addition heroes like you. You’ll raise money to your yearly mammogram), such as for critical research and prevention st ultrasound or MRI. Since most insurance programs, and show your community companies do not cover the cost of the that you support a culture that’s smart more expensive MRI exam unless one has about mental health. a personal or significant family history of breast cancer, ultrasound is often the more appropriate test for women of low to intermediate risk. ForRegistration: high-risk women, 10:00 AM MRI is the exam of choice and is what the Opening Ceremony & Walk: 11:00 AM American Cancer Society recommends. Enacted January of 2012, “Henda’s Law” now Direct link: http://afsp.donordrive.com/event/tyler Bergfeld Park – Tyler, Texas requires that all mammography facilities inform women about the significance of October 24, 2015 dense breast tissue and the potential need Registration: for supplemental screening tests.
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Previously, East Texans with early osteoarthritis in the knee were advised to “tough it out” until the pain became unbearable. Partial knee replacements were controversial, and patients often said their new knee “felt wrong.” After a few years of joint deterioration the patient became a candidate for total knee replacement surgery – the gold standard for osteoarthritis patients. But now, according to Joseph Conflitti, MD, an ETMC Orthopedic Institute surgeon who uses the new MAKO robotic system at ETMC Tyler, younger patients with osteoarthritis should consider a partial knee replacement – the new gold standard. “It’s a new, innovative procedure that assists us in making the implant as accurate and aligned as possible, Dr. Conflitti said. “Patients maintain the majority of their knee. It still feels like a normal knee but gets rid of the pain.” With the MAKO system, doctors use CT scans to map out the patient’s anatomy and robotic guidance to position the prosthetic implant. The result is an improved partial knee replacement. Don’t let sore knees slow you down. The ETMC Orthopedic Institute offers care that revolves around keeping you healthy, painfree and active. Dr. Conflitti said candidates for the surgery have • pain on the inner knee, under the knee cap or on the outer knee when active; • knee pain or stiffness when initiating activities from a sitting position; • failure to respond to nonsurgical treatments such as rest, weight loss, physical therapy and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. To find out more visit etmc.org/mako or call 903.747.4110.
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Historic Tyler held its annual meeting at Willow Brook Country Club, in Tyler, on September 10. This year's theme was Charting New Waters featuring stern cocktails, Titanic hors d’oeuvres and a whale of an auction. The installation of incoming officers was accompanied by the Preservation Award which was presented to this years recipient Janie Menegay. GINGER & FRED HABERLE
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Don’t let urinary incontinence limit your lifestyle Besides being embarrassing, urinary incontinence affects your physical, mental, and emotional health. But you don’t have to suffer -- effective treatments for it do exist, says UT Health Northeast expert urologist Dr. Andrew Roberts. And, while it’s more common in older people, it’s not an inevitable result of aging. Here are the main types: Stress: You cough, sneeze, or lift a heavy object and your bladder leaks; Urge: You have the urge to urinate and your bladder contracts and leaks; Mixed: A combination of stress and urge incontinence; Overflow: Your bladder is so full it leaks; and Functional: Your urinary tract works but, because of a physical disability or health problem, you can’t get to the bathroom in time.
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Stress incontinence typically occurs in women, though men can have it after surgery. It can be caused by bearing children, multiple pregnancies, or pelvic surgery. In post-menopausal women, it’s due to a lack of estrogen weakening the muscles. Abnormal nerves or muscles in the bladder can trigger urge incontinence, in which the bladder quivers uncontrollably. Diabetes, neurological problems, or other medical conditions also prompt it. “Overflow incontinence usually occurs in men. It’s caused by something that blocks the outflow of urine, such as an enlarged prostate or scar tissue from an operation,” Dr. Roberts says. If you’re a woman, your doctor may suggest you strengthen your muscles with pelvic floor exercises – Kegel exercises – and improve your health by exercising and losing weight. Medications are available, and pelvic surgery is an option if medications aren’t effective. “With men, we check for blockage of the urinary tract. If there isn’t any, we see if they need medication for an overactive bladder,” Dr. Roberts says. If their incontinence is a result of prostate surgery, injected medications can help.
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CUTTING-EDGE CANCER RESEARCH IN EAST TEXAS From Drs. Donald Richards in Tyler and Matei Socoteanu in Longview. Texas Oncology in Tyler and Longview are part of the US Oncology Research Network, one of the strongest and most reputable research networks in the world. Recognized by American Society of Clinical Oncology as a leader in research, Texas Oncology in Tyler and Longview are given access to clinical trial agents that otherwise would not be available in East Texas. This allows patients to stay close to home and receive benefits of cutting-edge therapies.
What are some of the promising clinical research taking place at Texas Oncology in Tyler and Longview? Dr. Donald Richards
The most exciting breakthrough in cancer research is the ability to reactivate the immune system, which can actively battle cancer. Unfortunately, cancer can turn off the immune system. Many times cancer tumors are infiltrated with immune T-cells that appear to have been “turned off.” When this happens, cancer grows unchecked. In development are “agents” that either stop or reverse this process by reawakening the immune system to the point that it can recognize and destroy cancer cells. We have a number of clinical trials taking place using these agents.
What are other promising areas in cancer research?
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Cancer develops secondary to a series of mutations. Some mutations do not affect cancer cell growth while others “drive” the cancer cell and cause it to grow uncontrollably. By identifying “driver mutations,” we can potentially stop cancer cells from growing. We know that there are driver mutations in lung cancer which can be effectively targeted with medications. Texas Oncology in Tyler and Longview are involved in clinical trials that enroll patients based on a mutation in their tumor. We hope these agents can treat their cancer by targeting that mutation. We hope that as we identify more driver mutations and the agents that target them, we will be able to improve cancer care.
How expensive is participation in clinical trials for patients?
Treatments in clinical study are provided to our patients for free. Clinical trials pay for the study agents and anything that is unique to that specific trial. Patients are billed for standard-of-care costs which typically are covered by insurance. Being involved in a clinical trial should not be more expensive than standard-of-care medicine. The advantage of a clinical trial, besides being able to get newer treatments before FDA approval, means that the patient is under the care of not only our regular team but also our outstanding research nurses.
Will there eventually be a cure for cancer?
We do not know whether the word “cure” will be applicable. However, we hope to see cancer becoming a chronic disease, such as hypertension and coronary artery disease, and the survival for patients with cancer improve dramatically. The most effective way to make that happen is to increase participation in clinical trials and advance successful therapies as quickly as possible. Many patients take part in clinical trials in hope of moving the field of cancer treatment forward. They want to improve outcomes for their family, friends and other patients affected by this disease.
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PATH (People Attempting To Help) employees, friends and family gathered at the Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Center to celebrate PATH Week and the organizations 30th anniversary. CEO of CitySquare, Larry James, was invited to be this years keynote speaker and the Reverend M.L. Agnew was honored with the Gertrude Windsor Award. PATH week is designed to raise awareness of JACK MATTHEWS, JOHN RADER, PATH and its programs helping to change the STEPHEN RHOADS face of poverty, homelessness and hunger in the community.
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ROLLS Semi-Pro Football Team, The East Texas Storm Article By: Tami Spencer Photos By: Bryan Stewart
umpkin spice lattes have officially made their way onto coffee house menus, sweaters and boots are taking the prominent position in storefront displays, and, every now and then, a wave of cool, crisp air can be felt sweeping through East Texas. All of this can only mean one thing; football season is finally here! While some may refer to this time of year as “fall,” for this pigskin fanatic, the smell of grass, turf, leather, and sweat is what defines the changing of the seasons. Of course, one cannot ignore the shift from green to hues of gold and red on the foliage, cool breezes hanging in the air, or how the sun seems to retire a little earlier each day, but as the evening sun is replaced with the glow of Friday night lights, a current of energy and electricity sweeps over fans of the gridiron. While we get swept away in the storm of high school rivalries, Saturday afternoon shootouts, and Sunday Night Football, in North Tyler, another type of East Texas Storm is just starting to brew.
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As most of us are tuning in for the latest NFL action on Sunday evenings, across Tyler in Woldert Park, a group of 44 guys ranging in age from 19-39 are gathering to do more than just watch the game. The East Texas Storm is the area’s only semi-professional football team. Originally formed in 2007, The Storm’s current owner, Jeff Caldwell, purchased the rights to the former East Texas Wolves, changing the team name and giving semipro football in East Texas a fresh start. The majority of the roster is comprised of former high school standouts, top junior college recruits, and collegiate all-stars. During the fall, as fans across the country gather to watch rosters teeming with millionaires playing for franchises that rake in billions, the boys of East Texas Storm are grinding away at practice with an entirely different motivation; a pure and passionate love of the game.
every Sunday night during the fall to run plays, learn offenses and study defenses of the 11 other teams in their league. While other players at their skill level are arguing about how to line their pockets with a larger cut of the profit pie, the entire team and staff of the Storm are working overtime to raise money to put back into their non-profit organization. They love the game of football so much that they actually pay the league to play, though thanks to Caldwell, not nearly as much as their competitors. From the owner and general manager to the practice squad, the team is made up entirely of volunteers, but even more than that, most invest their own money to help keep the team competing. They have day jobs as technicians, salesmen, communication experts, and managers, but after working all week to bring home a paycheck, the weekends are reserved for football.
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to play for nothing more than bragging rights and the chance at a championship ring? The stories of each member of the East Texas Storm are as unique as the semi-pro football world itself. Some were high school standouts who were recruited for collegiate play, but life threw them a curve ball that kept them from moving forward with their education. Some suffered untimely injuries that robbed them of their budding careers, and some have struggled through life circumstances that most people can’t even imagine and football is an outlet to help keep their heads above water. Regardless of the back story, one recurring goal echoes for everyone involved with the East Texas Storm. This team is their second chance. For Owner Jeff Caldwell, General Manager Dennis Vansickle, and Head Coach Anthony Erskine, it is an opportunity to provide talented athletes with the avenue to showcase their skills in front of fans, scouts and agents. Through the years, they have seen talented athletes get second chances at playing on the collegiate level or even go on to play professionally in the arena leagues and Canadian Football League. It is not unusual for professional scouts to tour the semipro circuit, looking for that diamond in the rough
they may have missed the first time around. In 2014, the team earned the top spot in the Semi-Pro league, winning the division title along with major bragging rights and a championship ring. Last season, the Storm turned some heads in the league by coming back from an injury-riddled season to earn a spot in the play-offs. As the newly elected General Manager, Vansickle, who the team promoted to GM after spending the past two seasons serving as offensive coordinator, has been tasked with one of the team’s most difficult positions; helping to raise the necessary funds to keep the game going. As a non-profit organization, players are responsible for purchasing their own equipment and the team has to not only pay to rent the stadiums in which they play, but also to staff their games with referees, scoreboard and clock operators, and facilities managers. For road games, players and coaches use their personal vehicles and utilize carpools, making same-day-trips to places as far away as Little Rock, Arkansas in order
to minimize the costs of travel. They average around six home games per season, renting out the facilities at John Tyler High School or Rose Stadium for anywhere from $1100$1600 per game. While Caldwell, Vansickle, and the players all do their part to help keep the team funded, the biggest asset they have is their fans. Everything the Storm does as an organization is focused on creating a great football experience for the true fan. Although ticket sales and concessions partially keep the bank accounts afloat, they keep costs well within reach for all with adult tickets for any home game costing only $8. Students get a half-price discount, and children under eight are free. While it may be the off-season for the Storm, the hard-work and effort required to produce a great season is already well underway.
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Not only does the team practice for about five months before their official season kicks off, they are also hosting events to interact with current fans and hopefully create some publicity that will bring in a new crop of football fanatics as well. This fall, the team already has two of these events on their calendar to help ensure that this season is the best yet. On October 3rd, they will host a casual fan “Meet and Greet” event at Woldert Park, behind the Glass Recreation Center. The grill will be hot and ready starting around 3 p.m. and the team will provide free hot dogs and hamburgers for fans before the main event at 5 p.m., a scrimmage between the Storm and a long-time rival, the Arkansas Silverbacks. A new opportunity that the Storm are excited to offer fans this year is the chance to watch some awesome football on the Dallas Cowboy’s home turf at AT&T Stadium. If paying hundreds of dollars to go watch the Cowboys play in Arlington seems like an out- of- reach goal, East Texans can take advantage of a special semi-pro football experience with the East Texas Storm on October 25. For just $20 per ticket, fans gain admission to AT&T Stadium, parking, a stadium tour, two semipro football games from some of the best seats in the house, and even the opportunity to have your photo taken on the field. The East Texas Storm is offering this opportunity exclusively to their fans and all proceeds will go towards covering the 2016 season expenses. The football action will kick-off at 4 p.m., but fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure time for the VIP tour and photo opportunities prior to kick-off. While a large amount of time and energy is focused on creating funding to keep the team and the league in action, the East Texas Storm is also focused on contributing to the improvement of both the players on their
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A new opportunity that the Storm are excited to offer fans this year is the chance to watch some awesome football on the Dallas Cowboy’s home turf at AT&T Stadium. roster and the communities they come from. Caldwell and Vansickle are currently working on the details for a benefit game combining a scrimmage and a toy drive for Toys for Tots. Coach Erskine, or as he is known to all his friends and teammates, “Banks,” explained that for many players, the team provides an escape from the difficult realities that life has thrown their way. “Many of these guys are working hard to provide for their kids and families. Football gives them an escape from the pressure, but for a lot of them, they play football just because it’s a passion for them. They love it,” Erskine explained. Erskine is equally involved in charitable work off the field. He was recently featured on the local Tyler news for being part of the driving force behind a free community barbecue at Peach Avenue Park focused on helping to dispel the stigma of violence that is often associated with the area and bring the community together for something positive. He has organized food and school supply drives, using his influence with the East Texas Storm to maximize donations and community impact, but Erskine’s realm of influence is not only external. Perhaps the greatest evidence BS CENEMAG. COM
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“They always say that Texas football is some of the greatest there is, and a lot of people look back over the years and say ‘Oh, I knew this guy that played seven or eight years ago and he was awesome. Where are they now?’ So, if I can get these guys back on the field...so these fans they had eight years ago, seven years ago, can still come out and see what these guys have to showcase ... Even though we are weekend warriors, we don’t just play, we compete. We compete every year and we compete for championships,” Caldwell said. As you tune in to watch your favorite teams march towards the College playoffs or the Superbowl, don’t forget to carve out some time to support these local boys of fall, who are spending the entire football season gearing up for their moment in the gridiron spotlight. When the cold weather has come (and hopefully gone,) and the commercials have faded and the confetti fallen on the NFL season, don’t despair, because the East Texas Storm will be just beginning. Batten down the hatches and hang on tight, because the 2016 season promises to be one for the record books!
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THE BOB L. HERD FOUNDATION PRESENTS THE 37TH ANNUAL
HARVEY HALL CONVENTION CENTER Thursday, November 5th NOON – 9 P.M.
Friday, November 6th NOON – 9 P.M.
Saturday, November 7th 9 A.M. – 5 P.M.
Tickets available at the Door ALL SALES FINAL, $8 EACH PERSON PER DAY CHILDREN 6 & UNDER FREE! FOR SAFETY REASONS, STROLLERS, CARTS, WAGONS AND ROLLING BAGS ARE NOT ALLOWED.
Order tickets online at: JUNIORLEAGUEOFTYLER.ORG OR CALL 903.595.5426 FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Junior League of Tyler OffIce hours MONDAY – THURSDAY 9 A.M. – 2 P.M.
All proceeds from Mistletoe & Magic will be returned to the community through the projects and placements of the Junior League of Tyler, 1919 South Donnybrook Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75701
Susan Robinson Shopping Spree Chance Tickets available for purchase at: www.juniorleagueoftyler.org Junior League Office 903-595-5426 and Susan Robinson Jewelry
FINE JEWELRY Non refu 6009 S. Broadway 903·581·5530 6009 S. Broadway Tyler Tyler 903.581.5530 www.susanrobinsonjewelry.com
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An Exquisite Place To Shop The Smartest Place To Buy
One Ticket • $10 Twelve Tickets • $100 Need not be present to win. Non refundable for cash or exchange
Susan Robinson Shopping Spree Chance Tickets available for purchase at: www.juniorleagueoftyler.org Junior League Office 903-595-5426 and Susan Robinson Jewelry
Casa de Campo Caribbean Paradise
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FINE JEWELRY Fairmonts in Banff, 6009 S. Broadway Tyler 903·581·5530 Calgary & Lake Louise www.susanrobinsonjewelry.com
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It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas
This exterior Christmas lighting package from Wilhite Landscaping & Lawn Care includes installation, maintenance, takedown and storage, everything to make this featured item in your landscape shine with Christmas cheer. This total service package will be custom designed for your home and can be duplicated each year to create your holiday lighting tradition.
We’re Giving Away the Farm
Micro Family Farms has developed a fruit and vegetable production system that allows anyone, with a sunny plot of soil, a year-round harvest of the freshest organic food. Their team will construct you an 18x14 mini plot, giving you the means to harvest the freshest, most nutritious fruits and vegetables possible.
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Feather Your Nest
Does your home interior need a fresh update? Look no further because this team of professionals have come together to give your home the makeover you will love! This package includes coveted goods and services from Texture, Virginia Low Interiors, The Granite Girls, Floors and Interiors of Whitehouse, Hagen’s Lighting and more.
Shop ‘Til You Drop
Treat yourself to a year of monthly gift certificates to Bridgette’s, Haute Totz, and Garden Style! Enjoy dressing in the latest fashion trends, and dressing your home in the freshest flowers throughout all of 2016!
Viva la Mexico
All I want for Christmas is a trip to Cancun! Imagine yourself dashing away with eight of your closest friends for seven nights to the luxurious Omni Cancun. Beautiful beaches, breathtaking sunsets and unparalleled accommodations await you!
Unwind at Pelle Legna Vineyards
Turn an evening into a treasured memory with 20 friends at the beautiful Pelle Legna Vineyards. Be treated to a vineyard tour, wine tasting, and Chef prepared dinner.
SPECIAL EVENTS Jingle Bell Rock Preview Party Sponsored by R & K Distributors, Inc. Wednesday, November 4th 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
$100 per person Make plans to jingle and mingle, while rocking to the tunes of Austin's The Grooves. Delight in the amazing packages of the season's best silent and live auctions as well as scrumptious fare crafted by Traditions as you preview this year's myriad of merchants.
Deck the Halls Brunch Thursday, November 5th 9:30 a.m. - Noon
$50 Limited VIP Seated brunch $35 General Admission, includes brunch. Tis' the season to be jolly, and tis' the season to revamp your boughs of holly. Learn the latest trends, tips, and tricks for holiday entertaining and decorating from expert Event Specialist, Mary-Frances Hurt, of DFW Events. Savor a lovely brunch prepared by Corner Bakery, and enjoy private market shopping.
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A Merry Little Family Christmas
Sponsored by Trinity Mother Frances Hospitals & Clinics Thursday, November 5th 6 p.m. Market Admission of $8 per person Come and enjoy a merry, little experience with the whole family as you marvel this season's festive fashions for children and adults with style shows by Haute Totz and The Loft Boutique.
There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays Brunch Featuring Guest Speaker, Kim Lewis, The Vagabond Designer Sponsored by Cole and Co. Friday, November 6th 9:30 a.m. - Noon
$60 Limited VIP Seated Brunch, includes a gift from Cole & Co., with a chance to win a grand prize. $35 General Admission, includes Brunch Tyler's own, Kim Lewis, is coming home for the Holidays. Come listen to her inspiring story about how she's applied her skills gained as the Lead Designer behind ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to traverse the world to use design to change lives and build therapeutic art centers for children in Ghana, West Africa and Cambodia. Her fitting self-description, "Little Lady, Big Ideas," has helped propel her to great heights such as having spaces she's designed for celebrities like Tiffani Amber Thiessen or Jewel and Ty Murray featured in House Beautiful and InStyle while still remaining true to her roots and a belief in philanthropy. This not to be missed event includes a delicious brunch catered by Corner Bakery Café and private market shopping.
Friday Night Christmas Lights
Sponsored by Brookshire Grocery Company Friday, November 6th 6:30 p.m. $25 per person It’s the sporting event of the season for the serious shopper! Study our exquisite list of merchants to prepare your shopping game plan. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served to keep you fueled and hydrated, and the amazing Dustin Becker will be on hand singing all the Christmas favorites to cheer you on.
Holly Jolly Christmas Party
Sponsored by The DentalWorks Family- Boozer, Athens, Tyler Sunday, November 15, 2015 Willow Brook Country Club 4:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. $25 per adult $15 per child (ages 2 and up) Free for children under 2 Bring your kids and come rock around the Christmas tree as we celebrate the season at the new Holly Jolly Christmas Party. Enjoy a kidfriendly dinner buffet, fun crafts and activities, as well as shopping with select merchants. Santa will be here to visit with the children and listen to all of their Christmas wishes as Good Juju Photography captures these sweet memories.
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Gulf Coast Silver The Cheeky Mare Wesley Beard Antiques
Extra Point Publishers Junior League of Tyler Cookbooks Shakespeare Stories
Addison's World Bella Mi Boutique Child's Play Discovery Toys Haute Totz Marshmallow Fun Company Play Clay Factory SassyFrass Sillybugz Wee Line Doll Clothing
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All of Us Andrews Candies Carmie's Kitchen Inc. Cherchies Speciality Foods Cherith Valley Gardens Chick-fil-A Daddio's Mini Donuts Eilenberger's Bakery Mills Gourmet Nellie's Scottish Shortbread Nothing Bundt Cakes Small Cakes Texas Moon Gourmet Toffee Whisk Culinary Creations
Apples for the Teacher Carry It Well! Chic Spatique East Texas Medical Center Gift Shop En Masse Marketing Corp The Garlic Grater En Masse Marketing Corp Pony Pal Stable En Masse Marketing - R/C Micro Car
EZ Hang Chairs Haute Totz Monogrammed Jimmy's Vault Lael Enterprices Sassy Cups Stafford Enterprises Sweetpea Wrapping Thread Embroidery Wiseco
CJ's Treasures Cole and Co. Fox Lane Pearls Mistura Timepieces
High Cotton Clothing Co. Rugged Cactus Clothing Company
All Things Christmas Cole and Co.
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Forever, Rebecca La Bella Italia Laura G Watts Paintings Lavender & Linen Loblolly's Garden Marketplace Marye-Kelley McFarlin Limoges Pastamore' Express Pursuing Eden
Rugged Cactus Clothing Company Scrap-Work Boutique Seattle Accessories Southern Roots Tailgating Gypsy The Loft The Purple Elephant Boutique Witt's End
Amy B's Apricot Lane Boutique Audrey's Europa Designs Gaudy Me and Dressin' Gaudy Julie's Boutique Pajama Party Peachtree Lane Pearls & Paper Dolls
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LAKE TYLER, WHITEHOUSE
ROSE CITY TRIATHLON, SEPTEMBER 12
Trinity Mother Frances and East Texas Triathletes presented the 8th annual Trinity Mother Frances Rose City Triathlon at beautiful Lake Tyler on Sept. 12. The sprint triathlon included a 650 meter open water swim, 12 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run on a specially designed course on the Lake Tyler grounds. This year also featured the first kids triathlon at the event. ERIC BRABON, BRANDON MEANS, RYAN SARVIS, CHUCK STARKS
LUCA & CAROLINA GUZZETTA, JULIA ROBERTS, CHELSEA EDWARDS
SEAN KWIATEK, CRYSTAL SELF, JOANNA GIFFORD
MICHAEL LEWIS, ROBERT LUEKEN
ALLISON & NICK BEARD
ASHLEY & MICHAEL COLVIN, RACHEL PROFILI, CASSIE DEVILLIER
MATTHEW HOGAN, SARA HANSON
HEATHER HILTON, DONNA MEYER
RENA & MICHAEL POLCZYNSKI
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all has officially arrived. We’ve endured the hot summer months and anticipated the cool breeze and changing colors that the new season brings with it, however, another season is coming as well that we may not be as prepared for. As flu season approaches, we douse ourselves with antibacterials, and avoid even the tiniest of sniffles. There may be a better way. Taking precautions to shield yourself from potential pesky germs is always a good idea, but protecting yourself from the flu may actually begin somewhere other than the cleaning aisle … in your kitchen. In the November and December months, the Influenza virus will sweep the nation affecting thousands upon thousands of Americans, but how much do we actually know about the virus and how we can keep ourselves and our families safe? Dr. David Flynn offers some
useful information on how to fight the flu with your food! Dr. David Flynn is a practicing Chiropractor in East Texas with additional extensive knowledge in Clinical Nutrition including, Immunology, Public Health, Pathology and nutrition. He gave us a lesson in the Influenza Virus 101. For starters, the Flu virus is a lot more complicated than we may think. There are three different types of the Flu virus and many different variations of each one with Type A being the most common. We’ve all heard the myth that when you are infected with the Flu virus the virus’ cells begin to reproduce. This is not true. Unlike a bacteria, when you are infected, the Flu virus actually injects it’s own DNA into our system and it is up to our body’s cells to fight it off. Bacteria can be killed by antibiotics, ridding yourself of the Flu is not quite as simple. Strawberries & Kiwi
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Apples There are two common ways to kill a virus, Anti-Viral medication, which does not completely kill the virus but does slow replication, or the Flu Vaccine. The Flu Vaccine is a dead virus so your body can recognize it. By receiving the flu shot you essentially become infected with the virus and your body will need to fight that infection off. Therefore, these two ways to kill a virus still have ONE thing in common, you still need to have a strong immune system! We all come in contact with germs every day and most people are infected at some point. Becoming infected with the virus is not the main issue, our bodyâ€™s ability to fight off the infection before becoming sick is where we need to start. If this is the key to preventing the aches, pains and misery that come along with the flu, how do we pump up our immune system to ensure that our bodies can fight off the infection? Vitamins! There are vitamin enriched foods that are perfect for raising your immune system and staying healthy through flu season, so letâ€™s add some of these items onto your grocery list. Broccoli, Spinach, Cabbage
In the November and December months, the Influenza virus will sweep the nation effecting thousands upon thousands of Americans, but how much do we actually know about the virus and how we can keep ourselves and our families safe? Dr. David Flynn offers some useful information on how to fight the flu with your food!
Vitamin A: Some measles vaccines even have vitamin A in them. Sweet potatoes, winter squash, dark green veggies and carrots. Zinc: This keeps viruses from attaching to cells and helps to prevent it from replicating. Zinc is often given to children in Africa to fight viruses. Oysters, beef “loin”, cashews, pork chops, black eyed peas and pumpkin seeds are sources of Zinc that build your immune system. Green Tea/White Tea: We’ve heard for some time the benefits of green tea. Here is another! Green Tea/White Tea contains Catechins which have anti-viral properties as well as antioxidants which protect your cells from damage. This can help reduce the replication of viruses. Helping to prevent the pesky flu this season could be as simple as trading out your morning cup of coffee for a cup of tea!
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Vitamin D: This helps to stimulate production of “killer cells” to lung tissue where influenza makes its attack. Studies have shown that high amounts of Vitamin D are associated with short Flu infection. High amounts of Vitamin D also show reduced likelihood of becoming infected in the first place! Swordfish, salmon, fortified OJ and yogurt are excellent sources of Vitamin D. Yum!
Non-Fat Yogurt: This delicious food contains friendly bacteria which boost the immune system. Seventy percent of the immune system is in your intestines, so be kind to it and it will be kind to you! Quercitin: An Appalachian State University study has shown that when given to cyclists, this can reduce the susceptibility of getting the flu. Quercitin is also in a group of chemicals called flavonoids that have numerous other health effects! Apples, onions, broccoli and tomatoes are rich with Quercitin. Cabbage: This green veggie contains glutamine, an immune boosting amino acid/ BS CENEMAG. COM
antioxidant. This antioxidant can also be found in watermelon! Vitamin C: This is also an immune boosting vitamin. Sources of vitamin c are chili red peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, strawberries and citrus fruits. Mushrooms: These help to increase your body’s resistance to viral infections by boosting “Natural Killer Cells” and are also high in Selenium and Vitamin D which help to fuel your immune system. Chicken Soup: A classic comfort meal whenever you are sick, can also prevent an infection to begin with! Chicken Soup contains a product
called carnosine which can help fight off the Flu virus in its early stages as well as act as a mild anti-inflammatory. Dr. Flynn suggests making wiser and more informed decisions with our foods. When given the choice between snacks, remember this list of flu fighting foods and the long term benefits. With the activities that each day brings, you cannot escape coming in contact with the flu virus. There are a lot more ways to fight the flu than simply washing your hands and getting your routine Flu shot. Start protecting your body in the kitchen! Include these items on your next grocery list to fuel your immune system and increase your odds of fighting flu season. OC T OB ER 2 0 1 5
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THE BURGER GRIND BURGER RESTAURANT In the world of “The Burger”, freshness is king! Come visit Tyler’s newest taste-craze sensation and discover for yourself what all the buzz is about!
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YAMATO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE & SUSHI BAR Specializing in traditional Japanese cuisine Steak-Seafood-Sushi Boats-Bento Boxes-Udon Soup Two Private rooms available Live DJ every Friday and drink specials from 9p.m. until midnight Live band every Sat. from 9p.m. - 1a.m. Happy Hour: Mon. - Thurs. 5p.m. - 7p.m. Kids eat free on Sun.
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BRUNO’S PIZZA & PASTA ITALIAN RESTAURANT Bruno’s Pizza And Pasta has been providing 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! And, don’t forget to bring your favorite wine or ice cold beer to our Vine loaction for the ultimate Bruno’s experience!
Now Serving wine and beer at our Old Jacksonville location! 1400 S. Vine Tyler, TX 75701• 903.595.1676 15770 Old Jacksonville Hwy • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.939.0002
LOLA’S HANDCRAFTED SANDWICHES Scratch-made Soups, Salads and Sandwiches Lola’s offers premium quality sandwiches, soups and salads made from scratch daily with a focus on fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Love. Laugh. Lola’s. Open Mon. - Fri. 11a.m. - 7p.m. Sat. 11a.m. - 5p.m.
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DAKOTAS STEAKS • SEAFOOD • CHOPS Dakotas has been one of Tyler’s favorites for over twelve years. We are your destination for business luncheons, intimate dinners, signature martinis, catering and private events. We specialize in excellence with our service and offer only the highest quality ingredients on our menu.
We are excited to announce our new location change! 4803 Old Bullard Road Suite #1 Tyler, Texas 75703 (in the La Piazza Shopping Center). FIND US ON FACEBOOK! 5377 S. Broadway Avenue • Tyler, TX 75703 • 903.581.6700
THE WINE EVENT OF THE SEASON IN TYLER, TEXAS!
7:00 - 9:00PM NOVEMBER 14 3010 EAST FRONT STREET, TYLER TX REGISTER YOUR TEAM ONLINE TODAY BY VISITING SIPINTHECITY.EVENTBRITE.COM TEAMS OF 1, 2 OR 3 PEOPLE BRING 3 MATCHING BOTTLES OF THE SELECTED VARIETAL OF WINE. TWO OF THE BOTTLES WILL BE BROWN-BAGGED AND NUMBERED FOR A BLIND WINE TASTING AND ONE WILL BE SET ASIDE TO THE WINNER’S PRIZE LOT. FROM 7:00 - 9:00 PM, ATTENDEES WILL TASTE WINE BROUGHT BY OTHER PARTICIPANTS, ENJOY HORS D'OEUVRES AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. NEAR THE CLOSE OF THE EVENT, PARTICIPANTS WILL VOTE ON THEIR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE BOTTLE OF WINE AND THE 1ST, 2ND AND 3RD PLACE WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED (WHO WILL GO HOME WITH BOTTLES AND BOTTLES OF WINE!) AS WELL AS THE LOSER, WHO WILL BE GIVEN BACK THEIR BOTTLE OF WINE. DRESS TO IMPRESS. WE SUGGEST BUSINESS AND COCKTAIL ATTIRE.
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Coyote Sam’s BAR & GRILLE Now taking CHRISTMAS PARTY RESERVATIONS! Private rooms are available or Chef Jack Lewis can cater your holiday event at your location. No matter the size of your group or the flavor you desire, we can accomodate. Call TODAY and leave the details to us! Brunch Sat. and Sun. 10:30a.m. - 2p.m. Happy Hour Mon. - Fri. 3p.m. - 7p.m. Mon. - Fri. 11a.m. - 10p.m. Sat. - Sun. 10:30a.m. -10p.m.
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It’s a Total Entertainment Experience in one Place
oin’ to the movies ain’t what it used to be. No sir-ree! The worm has turned, and just going to see the latest movie has become a first class experience. Studio Movie Grill (SMG) not only kicked it up a notch but has knocked it plum out of the park! And guess what? The movie theater experience of the future is here and now in East Texas, thanks to the new Village at Cumberland Park at South Broadway and Loop 49. But hold that thought. The “Man” wanted to do something special for his “adopted niece” Kate Bailey’s 28th birthday, especially since her dad, Blake Bailey, the “Man’s” “blood brother” and friend, is recovering from
surgery and was not available to party. So, Kate and I conspired to gather up a few of her good friends to do something unusual and fun for a superb experience. Well, we did just that at new Studio Movie Grill in Tyler. Scott Sinclair, General Manager, went the extra mile to ensure a perfect experience for us (but he and his committed staff will do the same for you ‘cause that’s what they do). Our party started in the lobby bar area for snacks and drinks. Scott greeted our group, seated us in a cozy booth-like setting and allowed our birthday girl to select six scrumptious appetizers from the beautiful and well laid out menu. Kim, our bartender for the night, kept the drinks a flowin’ before the movie. The lounge is large and has a
contemporary look, with six TVs, and the bar is extensively inventoried with a full range of beers, wines and spirits. Whatever your taste, you’ll be pleased. The wine list is progressive from light to dry and in prices for ordering convenience. Not to mention, there are discounted specials every day! After forty-five minutes of food, fun and fellowship, Alexandra (Alex), our own personal wait staff, ushered us into our private theatre (one of 12) to order entrees and drinks and view the movie. Listen, the theater was equipped with large plush recliner-like seats with lots of legroom between rows. Alex had plenty of room to unobtrusively tend to our every need. Each seat has a movable table top with a B SC EN EM A G.COM
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time, and the seat you want and print your ticket. Of course, you may purchase at the theater, too. Either way it’s so easy! There is something for everyone. SMG is family friendly, equipped and delighted to serve special needs children with family and friends in private parties. You may reserve a theater for a business meeting or training session for seventy-eight to two hundred plus folks. They provide the food for breaks and meals, and your PowerPoints may be displayed on the huge movie screen for perfect viewing. Not in the mood for a movie? Come for a relaxing drink in the lounge after work or enjoy a nice dinner with family or friends. No movie required.
treated like royalty, enjoying great food and drinks, and an action packed movie, we repaired to the lounge bar for a night cap. Kim was waiting for us with a friendly smile and after dinner drinks. It was a perfect night and a super birthday party for “my Kate” and our friends. How much fun did we have? Well, we arrived at 6:15ish and left at 11:30ish. Does that tell ya anything? While it was a total hoot of an experience, it was really time to go home … and come back another night. So, if you’re out and about, look for us, we’ll be about town.
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2ND ANNUAL BLING-O, SEPTEMBER 15
The 16th annual Bids For Kids was kicked off with the 2nd Annual Bling-O Girls’ Night Out at K.E. Bushman’s, in Bullard, on September 15. The evening featured 15 games of bingo with designer purses as the prizes for each game. A silent auction, gift purses, raffle and game of Heads and Tails was the highlight of the evening. A salad dinner was also served tableside by FRESH. Proceeds from the evening go SHANNON GLENNEY, LAURA ROBERTS, to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of MIA FOREHAND Smith County.
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ELIZABETH SHARKEY, BETSY HALL
CHRIS ABRAHAM, GILLIAN SHERIDAN
SKYLAR GALLOP, ERICA BAZALDUA, JENNIFER HINES, COURTNEY BUTCHER
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Fringe. It’s a must-have this season, but don’t overdo it! Purchase key pieces that reflect the trend and then make it serve as the centerpiece of the ensemble like this leather-fringe-lined poncho-style sweater. Layer a turtleneck or a long-sleeve t-shirt underneath to make the warm trend very cool. Mix more interest to the look with a graphic or print clutch. Black turtleneck Poncho style sweater skinny black jeans Chan Luu earrings wrap around bracelet leather tassel necklace multi-color bag Available at Jewel Qupid Black Booties Available at Gaudy Me
COZY COMFORTS TO FALL FOR
FALL HAS FINALLY ARRIVED! THIS MONTH, IT'S TIME TO GET COZY AND COMFY WITH THESE NO-FAIL FALL FASHIONS.
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Cozy Comforts to Fall
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Fall. The season’s arrival ushers in many simple pleasures…football games, family gatherings and comfy-cozy fashion to fall for and carry into your winter-wear. From a favorite overthe-knee (OTK) boot, to a fabulous faux fur…keeping you warm this season has never been so much fun and fashionable!
A sweater for date night? Well, yes… sort of! Combine a sleek pair of skinny jeans with warm texture by adding a cashmere, wool, or light knit tank. This look is perfect layered with a blazer for the cooler days of autumn or also works well by itself if the thermometer is still on the rise. Add colors synonymous of the season with a pair of berry or wine open-toe booties and a dash of goldtone accessories will complete the look.
360 Cashmere Sweater Tank Adriano Goldschmied Black Skinny Jeans Via Spiga Maroon Open-Toe Booties Gold-Toned, Crystal-Studded Earrings Handmade Clay, Cotton Tassel Necklace Leighelena Buckle Bracelet Available at Bridgette's
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Need more chic in your life? Go faux. This fur vest says sassy without speaking a word. Lock in the look by incorporating other key pieces that have their own interesting detail like these graphicembroidered cords. The look is already fun, so pull out your more playful accessories. Peach Love Faux Fur Vest Black Beaded Tunic Anama Corduroy Pants Necklace & Head Piece Breckelles Riding Boots Available at Gaudy Me
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Stay in. Stay warm. Stay comfy. But, let’s still, stay fashionable. Throw on a pair of boyfriend jeans and a white long sleeve t-shirt. Snuggle up and top off the casual look with a soft-textured duster cardigan. It’s the perfect daytime ensemble for hanging in. Can’t stay in all day? Style the look up with your favorite scarf and clean-lined, fuss-less jewelry like a cuff bracelet. Naked Undies White Long-Sleeve T-Shirt The Fisher Project cardigan Vizcaino jeans Available at Mary V's Stephanie Kantis Paris Triangle Earrings Stephanie Kantis Grecian Cuff Available at Cole and Co.
Gentleman, I know you love your blues and blacks, but try an earth-toned blazer on for size this season. Combine it with a contrasting, yet unobtrusive-toned sweater in a dreamy, sky blue. Finish off your layers with a plaid button down or turtleneck base. Pair it with chestnut-colored denim and leather boots. FLYNT Wool Butler Jacket Stenstroms Zip-Front Cardigan Peter Millar Plaid Button Down Shirt MAC Jeans Donald J. Pliner Antique Tan Shoes Tommy Bahama Sunglasses Available at Harley's
Men. When you hear the word fall fashion; only think of one key wordâ€”LAYERS! Have a favorite sweater? Great! Dress it up for date night by LAYERING a button down shirt beneath. Top it off with a sleek, diamondquilted jacket in the same tones as your layers underneath.. Handstich Quilted, Patch Pocket Jacket with Leather Trim Gran Sasso Gray Button Down Sweater Haupt Plaid Button Down Shirt Martin Dingman Leather Gloves Halsey pants Available at Harley's
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This past spring, fashion forecasts for fall called for capes. A cropped cape paired with a streamlined pair of pants or skinny jeans; and some over-theknees, makes for a posh ensemble. Pull the entire look together with simple, yet stand-out-accessories that will complement the statement-making piece. Mono B Plaid Cape Nikibiki Cream Tank Sneak Peek Jeggings Necklace with Stone Detail Belt with Gold-Toned Buckle Models-Own "OTK" Boots Available at Bella Blvd
HER: Keep your look casual, but still keep everyone talking. Invest in a sweater that has more of an open-knit to it, for easy layering. Then, throw on your most comfortable pair of denim blues, but don’t stop there. Accessorize with a long textured and/or colored necklace and a bracelet with just as much interest. Blu Pepper Sweater Accessorize Me Metallic & Colored Feather Necklace Leather-Embroidered Cuff Available at Steele's HIM: Hosting your friends for Sunday night football? Or, perhaps you’re just staying in with your special someone? Whichever it is, take off the sweats and put on something a bit more presentable! Pair your favorite colored or graphic t-shirt with a dark denim button down. Put on a pair of easy-fitting khaki pants or jeans. You’ll be able to host the guys without looking like you’re still in college and you’ll also make your girlfriend proud. Miller Ranch Denim Button Down Shirt Burlebo Graphic T-Shirt Miller Ranch Khaki Pants Available at Steele's
CAVENDER’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY, SEPTEMBER 19
Texas western clothing staple, Cavender’s turned 50 this year. And, to celebrate its golden anniversary, Cavender’s held a celebration on the hills of Neches River Ranch, in Jacksonville, on September 19. Country music artist, Stella James opened up the evenings festivities and Asleep At The Wheel kept the great music going. Guests were also treated to the delicious food of Stanley’s Famous Pit BBQ. KAY DAVID, JACK ALLEN, WINTER PAXSON
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UT HEALTH NORTHEAST GALAXY AWARD, SEPTEMBER 16
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Willow Brook Country Club hosted the UT Health Northeast Galaxy Awards, in Tyler, on September 16. The Galaxy Award was created to spotlight those that have given their time, talents and money to make a difference in the community. This year, UT Northeast is honoring Melvina and Herbert Buie owners of the Tyler Packing Company. The Buie’s have been active members of countless community organizations, SUSAN & LEE GIBSON, non-profits and the Tyler Area Chamber of MELVINA & ED THOMPSON Commerce. Melvina and Herbert have also been married for 66 years.
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he air is crisp. The leaves are brushed with reds and oranges and pumpkin spiced lattes are in hand. Fall has arrived and college football has finally returned. Every week thousands of spirited fans await game day. By the time their anticipation finally comes to an end, they gather together to cheer on their favorite teams and their alma maters and show pride through the tradition of the season … tailgating! College football fills the weekend with friends from far and wide, cheerful wins and fun and games. While a team win is the ultimate goal, memories are made as fans gather together with that one common wish. Tailgating is a tradition that lives within every college town, and every seasoned tailgater can agree that from the game day food to the tent spirit, tailgating can be a work of art. Being a seasoned tailgater myself, I've gathered essential tips that beginner tailgaters should know for a successful game day.
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COMMUNICATION As you prepare for game day, it is also important to communicate game day details with friends and family. Remember, you do not have to take on every tailgate responsibility yourself. As you make your game day list, delegate certain foods, drinks or tailgating items to those that will be joining. You can make it a potluck event! If you know someone has an extra cooler, ask them to bring it to store extra drinks. If there is someone who is an awesome cook, ask them to get behind the grill or make one of their game day specialties. Team work is key for a game day success! Game Day Tip - A great way to spruce up your invites is through a festive "evite." With the hustle and bustle of the week, sending a fun evite for game day, via email, is a spirited way to invite game day visitors to come out and join the fun. And, email evites are free and fast! Your evite can include all of the game day details and it will also send a fun reminder of the event to guests prior to the day.
ATTIRE Game day has two very simple rules: dress for comfort, and display your school spirit. However, for those looking for trendy game day attire, alternatives to the traditional school shirt and blue jeans, there are a lot of fun ways to spruce up your game day wardrobe. Try alternating colors! For example, if your game day colors are maroon and white, try wearing maroon jeans with a trendy white top. For cool weather games, it is fun to incorporate a spirited scarf into your outfit. Cool temperatures are also a great excuse to dust off those adorable BS CENEMAG. COM
fall weather boots. And for warm weather games, a comfortable summer dress is a great alternative that will be fashionable and keep you cool at the same time. How about some pop of color? Show team spirit by incorporating a pop of spirited color to your outfit with a statement necklace, dangling earrings or casual baseball cap. As for accessories, bring spirited accessories for you and your friends. Game day tattoos or customized items are great to share with everyone. Also, don’t forget your sunglasses! OC T OB ER 2 0 1 5
Menu NOW FOR THE MOST BELOVED TAILGATING TRADITION … THE FOOD! GRILL OUT WITH THE CLASSICS OR SPICE UP YOUR GAME DAY MENU WITH THESE RECIPES.
Tailgate Dip Ingredients: • 1red pepper • 2 Jalapenos • 1 can of corn • ½ can of diced Olives • 16 oz. pkg. of Cream Cheese • 1 pkg. of Hidden Valley Ranch dip seasoning mix Instructions: Mix all of the ingredients together and serve cold with crackers, chips or veggies!
Skinny Taco Dip Ingredients: • 8-oz. package low fat Cream Cheese, at room temperature • 1 1/2 cups salsa • 3/4 cup light fat sour cream • 1 tablespoon taco seasoning • 1 1/2 cups shredded romaine lettuce • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese • 1/4 cup sliced black olives • 1/4 cup tortilla strips Instructions: In a bowl, mix the cream cheese, salsa, sour cream and taco seasoning together. Serve immediately, topped with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives and tortilla strips.
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While waiting for the main game to take place, some games of your own make for great entertainment on the big day! Try some game day classics such as cornhole and washers. Life Size Jenga makes for great game day entertainment. You can decorate your Life Size Jenga pieces in school spirit. Gather a team, and try not to let the pieces fall. *Game Day Tip - Customized cornhole boards and bean bags are a hot tailgating item lately! Customize your own board with your favorite team or tailgate name!
Meet the neighbors Don’t be shy on game day. Step out of your tent and meet the neighbors around you. After all, the whole point of the tailgate tradition is to socialize with others that are there to cheer on your team with you. Be friendly! Invite your neighbors over to your tailgate, let them try the food, offer them a drink and chat with them a bit. You never know where possible friendships lie and it could be the beginning of new tailgating traditions together. *Game Day Tip – Be aware of your surroundings. Remember to always be safe and bring someone with you when venturing away from the group. BS CENEMAG. COM
Game Day Decor Your game day décor is what sets your tailgate apart from all of the rest. Get creative with your game day inspired décor. It is easy to get your guests excited with the right atmosphere, decorations, tailgating treats and a lot of team spirit! Try coming up with a theme to tie your tailgate together. Create the ideal atmosphere with spirited cups, straws, signage, table cloths, etc. You can even tie in your game day menu to collaborate with your décor. Now that is a pro tailgating move! *Game Day Tip - Customize your tent. Ordering personalized tailgating items is a great way to spread the game day spirit. Personalized koozies are an easy find. Choose what you want your koozie to say and bring extras for your tent to share. It is a gift that guests can re-use for plenty of games to come. *Game Day Tip - Come up with a creative name for your tailgate. This is a great way to distinguish your party from the rest. The name of your tailgate can be displayed with a festive banner to guide guests directly to you. So, now that you are fully customized distinguished, the only thing left to do is get your party started!
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Helicopter flies over Robert E. Lee Vs. John Tyler pregame.
The U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, performed at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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The combined John Tyler Brigatines and Robert E. Lee Belles dance teams perform together for the first time, in the spirt of unity, in honor of the 14th anniversary of 9/11, during the halftime show of the REL VS JT football game, in Rose statium in Tyler, Texas on September 11, 2015 7 memebers of the Breitling Jet demonstration team perform at the Fort Worth Alliance Air Show, in Fort Worth, Texas.
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LITTLE BLACK DRESS, SEPTEMBER 18
The Tyler Museum of Art (TMA) fall fundraiser “Little Black Dress” was held at the Tyler Museum of Art, in Tyler, on September 18. This year, TMA entertained guests with the fair-style theme “Little Black Dress Hits the Midway”. The evening's festivities featured music, games, cocktails and a speciality buffet. Proceeds from the night's event go to benefit the many exhibitions and programs of TMA. D.M. EDWARDS, ELEANOR CAMERON, PAUL ARNOLD
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VICTORIA LEAHY, MYRTIS SMITH, RICHARD LEE, MARY KAY LUST, HARVIANN PERRY
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Our very own Kim Lewis has recently been named a finalist for the HGTV Fresh Faces of Design 2015 in two categories. The voting period for Fresh Faces of Design is September 25th-October 30th.
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“Posh Public Spaces” for her design in taking Chi’Lantro, a popular Korean BBQ food truck, from wheels on the street to their first brick + mortars restaurant in Austin, TX. The restaurant owner wanted guests to come in and have “great food and great conversations”, so she took that and ran with this concept: INSPIRED.
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Once the voting period has ended on October 30th, our panel of judges will review America’s chosen category winners and begin deliberating on the overall winner. The judges will decide on an overall winner November 2nd, and the overall winner and category winners will be announced on HGTV.com November 3rd.
designing tiny home in Austin, perfect for a couple opening an Urban Winery called The Infinite Monkey Theorem. The couple had recently moved from Colorado and their desire was to have a space that allowed them to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. It was a “tiny” project with a big style that Kim Lewis refers to as “Mid-Century Meets Marfa.”
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BUSINESS AFTER HOURS, AUGUST 27
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NIGHT OF THE SUPERSTARS, SEPTEMBER 12 “Night of the Superstars” was held at the Cascades Country Club, in Tyler, on September 12. The night honors 20 area children who are effected by a serious illness or injury but continue to excel in areas from academics to athletics. The grand, red-carpet event, featured celebrities, local high-profile personalities, live entertainment provided by Linda Davis, refreshments and a catered dinner. The honorees arrived by limousine with paparazzi and fans on-hand to grab BECKY LUSK, MIKE SCHOVANEC, pictures and autographs! The nights proceeds DEBBIE BRYANT go to benefit Ragan’s HOPE an organization committed to helping parents of children with catastrophic illnesses or injuries endure the initial impact and provide financial, emotional and spiritual support.
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In October 2007, The Gameface Company b e g a n o p e r at i n g a s a d b a o f M a r s h a l l Trinity Group, L.L.C. out of Tyler, T X . T h e c o m pa n y m a n u fa c t u r e s a n d d i s t r i b u t e s “ T h e G a m e Fa c e ” , a pat e n t e d f u l l fa c e t e m p o r a r y t r a n s f e r . No. 90 BSC ENE
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hey were there to watch a football game, but instead he couldn’t take his eyes off the two rowdy fans to his right. They were decked head to toe in team apparel with full face team pride painted. With the Texas heat blaring down, he began to notice the paint along with their spirits running faster than the offensive line after a snap. He began thinking that if the game didn’t go their way, they would be left with a messy reminder of the loss; if only there was a neater solution to being a dedicated fan. The that came in the form of a full face self adhesive transfer. East Texas entrepreneur, Doug Marshall, awoke from his unexpected football dream inspired and committed to creating an innovative and game changing alternative for the faces of sport fans everywhere. “I always saw the dream as a gift from God. I wasn’t searching or asking for it, it just came,” Marshall said. “My own special gift that I never knew I needed but wouldn’t be returning anytime soon.” Marshall’s unexpected gift led him to invent and develop a company that solves the problems of messy and time consuming face painting, uncomfortable costume masks and harsh camo garbs in a market where little to no competition currently exist. In October 2007, The Gameface Company began operating as a DBA of Marshall Trinity Group, L.L.C. out of BS CENEMAG. COM
Tyler, TX. The company manufactures and distributes “The GameFace”, a patented full face temporary transfer.The GameFace Company may have sprouted from the always-racing mind of Marshall who posses this entrepreneurial spirit and was always chasing an idea and concept around even as a child. “Every childhood memory up until now has included business in some extent. Whether it was me scribbling down ideas of my invention of a dog leash with a flashlight in junior high I was stumbling onto idea after idea. They were always visually present,” Marshall said, with a smile across his face as he recalls the countless missed invention opportunities of his childhood. Growing up in various places in Texas, Marshall dabbled into business at just 15 as a paper delivery boy and continued to house this desire for creation as he finished school and entered college. Somewhere along the way Marshall got into banking and eventually made the move into financing, graduating from Texas Tech University with a BBA in finance in 1985. Returning home to Tyler to take a job downtown at a major finance service yet after only a year, he found it stifling and longed for something more. “I wanted more activity, - to be in business, be out there creating a product or service,” Marshall said. “ I needed a change. I needed adventure.” OC T OB ER 2 0 1 5
Change is what he got. Marshall was given the opportunity to drop financing and relocate to Taipei, Taiwan to study aquaculture, of all things, at the age of 25. Selling all his possessions and packing up, he moved across the world in search of something new and exciting. In his year spent overseas he gained experience in product production, and mass manufacturing that he could have never learned in East Texas. Marshall found himself working for HSN in the business office as the only American employee developing new products and being the only line of communication between the American consumers and the Chinese production facility.
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Armed with a year's worth of working knowledge and experience, he returned home to Dallas to work various jobs that coincided with his newly found passion for product development. These were jobs that ranged from working in sales and product development for an import company, sales manager at a national restoration company to returning to Tyler to be a sales manager for a large cut and sew factory. He continued working and keeping his entrepreneurial spirit alive as he created a family and a life for himself in Tyler. With a wife and two children, Doug focused on providing them a stable and functioning environment.
The morning after his dream he consulted his wife who seemed more than supportive of his newest venture. Marshall let weeks pass before he jumped on the idea, however with uncertainty of what this undertaking could mean for his family. “It can be a lonely life because you are always chasing an idea, concept or service,” Marshall said. “It’s a commitment that has to be made and pursued fully because it’s not the most stable environment of endeavor by any means.” With his family’s seal of approval and careful consideration, he began laying the groundwork of his full face transfers, receiving its U.S. patent and beginning production and distribution within the same year. B SC EN EM A G.COM
The “GameFace” product was met with a positive reception due to it being completely constructed with FDA approved materials and manufactured within the United States. A rarity for most goods found within our stores and on our shelves today. In 2009, The GameFace Company branched out and showed their products at the Halloween and Party Expo in Houston, Texas. They gained newfound success; the CostumeFace was launched into the Halloween industry and they acquired Marvel and KISS, two of the largest accounts at the show. Marshall continued to move forward in expanding the brand by creating the CamoFace and GameFaces for promotional purposes with their custom design capability. Yet he felt that the company still had so much more room to grow into being the dream he saw it being. “Someone once told me you have to look at a business as if it is always going out of business, every day even when the numbers say otherwise,” Marshall said. “I invested so much of my time, money, and my family’s life into seeing this business through conception that I had to do everything to ensure it was everything it could be.” However, GameFace needed something to catapult it to the next level and give it international exposure that only good advertising and television can offer. Television like ABC’s “Shark Tank”, promotes themselves as the budding entrepreneur dream maker, worst nightmare and reality check all rolled into one. GameFace started as a dream, and Doug Marshall was willing to risk a little negative criticism if it meant that he could keep his sweet one. He became interested in participating in the show after he was approached by his brother. In 2012, Marshall and his family traveled to Los Angeles, CA and auditioned. The process of getting on the show and formulating his pitch, he said, was lengthy and arduous — and very different from a standard pitch to venture capitalists. Marshall calls himself a big fan of the show, which he sees as more than just entertainment. He says it’s a platform that has “revolutionized and brought life into the entrepreneurial spirit in a way that television hasn’t done before.” Marshall felt that “Shark Tank” would give him an unusual opportunity to present his start-up to the world. Entrepreneurs on the show get a limited amount of time to talk about their business before the panel of “sharks” start poking holes in the plan. Marshall said he had rehearsed the pitch he devised,
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but just a few hours before he was to go on, he said, he decided to scrap it. “I knew these guys were tough and would hammer me if I didn’t have my facts straight,” he said. “But something didn’t feel right. I felt I had to pitch the business in a more natural way, so it would be genuine and engaging.” Throwing out the scripted pitch, he said, felt like “I was lowering myself into the shark tank without a cage.” Thinking back over all of the times he had promoted GameFace for investors and potential partners, he concluded that he had been most effective when he spoke from the heart. “I spent so much time rehearsing and knowing that pitch inside and out,” he said, “But I kept thinking: Why would I do it like this? It was like speed dating — having a very limited amount of time to get someone’s interest. I felt like instead I needed to make genuine connections with those investors.” And making a genuine connection is just what he did. With his family in tow, Marshall gave the sharks a presentation that had billionaire Mark Cuban offering him a million dollars for sole ownership and rights to the company. A show first and an offer he eventually turned down after consulting with his wife. “Mark’s offer wasn’t something I ever expected out of the show. I went in wanting to get all the sharks involved because it had never been
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done before, but that just wasn’t going to happen,” Marshall said. Standing under the bright lights with the cameras rolling, paired with the immense pressures of pitching something that they will even consider, you don’t know how to react after being up there so long. Marshall saw it as “an entrepreneurial business counseling session on steroids” with all the back to back arguments between the sharks. “I had to buy some time after the offer, so I asked to consult with my family, and all I could think was that my wife is going to kill me because she hadn’t planned on being on the show,” Marshall said with a grin. After several minutes and wise words from his wife, Marshall left the shark tank striking a deal with investors Mark Cuban and marketing maverick, Lori Greiner, to the tune of 450k for 35% + 3 years salary (80k) & 10% royalty until investment is repaid. Initially going on the show wanting investors because he needed them to move on with the other products he was working on and the business itself, Doug found the experience and lessons learned to be beneficial and life changing.
each season of “Shark Tank” only 60% of the deals actually go through for logistic and legal reason, and of those 60% only about half are shown on TV. This lead many to call Marshall the “Carrie Underwood of Shark Tank” due to him receiving the best deal and episode packaging and the fact that he went into the show with complete honesty. That honesty went on to start the Global Sports, LLC corporation, with Mark and Lori, helped make it through the hurdles of everyday business and has led Marshall to factories in Florida, Dallas, North Carolina and an office in Tyler. With new products coming out this fall like the JewelFace in diamond, pink and crystal blue, a future exclusive deal with the Cowboys for a custom GameFace mask and an October 15th appearance on GMA to unveil the new Halloween line of products, there are still adventures left ahead. The future for GameFace looks like something dreams are made of or, as Marshall sees it, divine intervention. Marshall says,“If it’s God’s will, I will just take it each day as it comes and pray that I’m doing the right thing and headed in the right direction.”
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