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It is hard to believe that BSCENE has been a part of East Texas for over a decade! It sounds so clich , but sometime it feels as if life happens in fast forward. I can hardly believe it has already been a year since the BSCENE 10-Year Anniversary Celebration. At BSCENE, we love a good party and people still reminisce how we celebrated the big 1-0 with style! However, I almost wasn't a part of BSCENE. Eleven years ago, while working for an Christian entertainment company planning and hosting events and camps, as well as working within the record label division, I was offered a position in Nashville that I almost took. But, instead of moving to Tennessee, I decided to move back home to Nacogdoches and help my family. They were working tirelessly to start a new publication in East Texas. In September 2000, the first issue of R.S.V.P. hit the stands. In November 2005, my wife Kelly and I bought out my parents' shares of the company, and proudly became the official owners of BSCENE. There isn't one job at the magazine I haven't done, especially during it's formative years, and I feel blessed to have been involved since it's creation. Some things have changed since the early years. R.S.V.P. has transformed into BSCENE. The saddle-stitched, tabloid-sized publication has morphed into the sleek, perfect-bound, glossy print magazine that we are known for. Yet, some trademark elements of BSCENE have remained consistent, from layouts to staff. Columns such as Man About Town with Dr. Aubrey Sharpe are a mainstay of the magazine. We have also maintained our comprehensive regional event coverage. Managing Editor Will Knous has also been with the company awhile, since even before Kelly and I assumed ownership. However, we are consistently spicing it up with new things to stay fresh and modern. Local celebrity and food guru, Leigh Vickery, is the newest addition to our team of contributing writers and bloggers. Employee Holly Head has been with the magazine for several years, but as the new Social Editor for the magazine, she will also be helping to manage event coverage and attending the wonderful functions here in East Texas! There are so many things going on

in East Texas, it's hard to keep up! However, BSCENE has a ton of different ways to keep you plugged in to what's going on all across our area. Our Facebook page is updated daily with events, stories, links and all kinds of useful info. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @BSCENEMAG for even more amazing links and content. And, it all ties back into our cutting-edge website, BSCENEMAG.com. We're constantly updating photos, stories and blogs on everything from fashion, to health and fitness, and cooking. Plus, there are all the BSCENE TV videos we know you guys love and the most extensive calendar of East Texas events to be found anywhere around. Plus, there's new material added online all the time! You can even find all the best stuff – and some exclusive content – from this issue on the site right now. Of course, we can't mention the Sept./Oct. issue without telling you to check out our cover story, featuring Disney star Davis Cleveland and East Texas' own Maci Drewry and their amazing story. Across a continent (with a little help from Twitter) these two kids are taking HUGE steps to fight a very serious, and often misunderstood, disease. We hope you'll enjoy this issue. Kelly and I are looking forward to everything that is to come in the next year for East Texas and BSCENE! Finally, on a very personal and very sad note, I wanted to take a minute to offer my deepest sympathies to the family of Steven Christian. Steven worked with us at BSCENE, on and off, for several years. In late August, Steven succumbed after a long battle with cancer. Steven was definitely a great guy to work with – always looking to do the best job he could and then improve. But, more than that, he was a great friend. He was always there to help out when needed, and I consider my employees, my family and myself truly blessed to be able to call him a friend.

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WKNOUS@H3-MEDIA.COM Man, I love the fall in East Texas. It's one of the few times throughout the year where we get a brief glimpse into what it would be like if we had actual seasons as opposed to just alternating between a freezing sideways rain chilling my bones and searing summer sun ruining my lawn. We finally get a bit of time where there's a crispness in the air and a bit of weather that matches up to our general expectations of the calendar. And besides just the weather, some of my favorite things come back in the fall. Say it with me now, folks, “football is back!” I'm not talking about professional football. Sure, I'm a Texans fan (sorry folks), and it looks like this season we might finally get over the hump and into the playoffs (positive thoughts Will, positive thoughts). But really, I'm more excited about my Aggies. We've got a great returning team, a capable coaching staff and a schedule that sets up for a good run into a decent bowl – where we will no doubt get housed by an SEC team. Speaking of the Southeastern Conference, there's been a lot of talk about Texas A&M leaving the Big 12 conference and joining up with the SEC. Depending on which report you see and on which channel, A&M has already left and is relocating to southern Georgia – or they've decided to sign an agreement to stay in the Big 12 until the year 3000. I have no clue what's going to happen – but most of all, I can't even imagine the sort of legal and financial nightmare that would be. We're talking about millions of dollars at stake – every year. And, it's odd this should come at a time when BSCENE Magazine is launching its annual Attorneys & Financial Advisors Special Advertising Section. Maybe some of the folks down in College Station

should flip through these pages. I know we've got masters of finance and top-notch attorneys who handle accounts and cases across the globe. I'm sure we could find a few folks who can negotiate the transition of an athletics program? In lighter news, I couldn't be more proud to announce the return of one of my favorite BSCENE contributors of all time: Leigh Oliver Vickery. Leigh is – the founder of Leigh Oliver's and was on our cover several years ago, and after a stint with another publication we're incredibly pleased to have her back! She'll be writing articles and columns for the magazine, offering recipes and adding a ton of great content, especially on BSCENEMAG.com. Speaking of the site, we've added so much content over the last months, it's tough to keep up. There are fashion, food and health blogs; tons of events on the calendar; plus all the content from the magazine. So be sure to check out Facebook and Twitter regularly so you don't miss anything. Also, I'd like to offer heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Steven Christian. Steven lost his battle with cancer this August. Everyone at BSCENE was terribly saddened to lose him. Steven was a great coworker and an even better friend, and he'll be deeply missed.

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I was reading the article on Matt Flynn that William Knous wrote in a recent BSCENE, and it was a great article other than the fact that Matt Flynn never played in the Texas 5A State championship game. He graduated in 2003, which meant he played his final season at Robert E. Lee in 2002. Lee won state in 2004 with the senior class of 2005, which I happened to be a part of. The quarterback on the state team was, in fact, actually Josh Hill not Matt. Just thought I'd let you know. Other than that mistake, it was a great article. TERRANCE E. DENTON I want to say thanks to Sonya and the whole crew at BSCENE Magazine for such a great working relationship. Things are really moving at Brook Hill, and BSCENE has been an integral part of our expanded communication. It's a great product from great people who are easy to work with. Keep up the good work! GEOFF ROARK MARKETING DIRECTOR /// THE BROOK HILL SCHOOL I was very curious to see how advertising in BSCENE Magazine would prove itself to be beneficial to our very new, very small business. To my suprise, just a few days after the debut of our ad and since then, we have had a steady flow of new faces. I still get excited when they mention our ad and I'm thankful that we did it. The staff at BSCENE is accomodating, pleasant and professional, and has really helped us to establish ourselves in this economy. ALEXIS MALDONADO NARTIA OWNER/OPERATOR /// WHAT ABOUT KABOB? Hey guys... I have to admit that I just now had the time to sit and watch the BSCENE TV clips from (Tyler's) Cattle Barons' Gala. I loved it and love all of you to pieces for being so good to us. It was such an honor to co-chair the event. I had a great time through all of the planning, etc. However, the night of was extremely stressful and I remember very little of it because I was running around all over the place! In fact I didn't even get to see Wade (Bowen) or Pat (Green) perform. This video is a treasure for me since I missed out on a lot of the goings on that night. Thank you for all you guys did to promote Cattle Barons' 2011. I appreciate each one of you. GINGER HABERLE CO-CHAIR /// 2011 TYLER CATTLE BARONS' GALA

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eople talk all the time, usually in hollow reference, to the power of social media or how we’re all “so connected” through technology. These days, it seems like you can’t throw a smartphone without hitting an electronic breakthrough that is going to change the way we work, live and communicate with every other person on the planet, all at once. These sorts of proclamations are usually met with a bit of cynicism and quite a few rolled eyes, and rightly so. Too often it’s a modern snake oil salesman telling us all we are truly in need of his product. But sometimes, it’s not a bill of goods being sold. Sometimes these little devices we all complain about tying us to our jobs and chaining us to our desks are put to a use we could never have imagined. Don’t believe me? Take a look at the Middle East in only the last year. That bit of code and color on your computer screen that asks you about Farmville or your favorite Kevin Bacon movie has been the catalyst for one of the greatest populist movements toward freedom in the history of the world. It’s not only happening in faraway lands. Right here in East Texas, from her cute pink bedroom, one little girl harnessed the power of Twitter to reach out to a massive television star to share her story with him. It’s a story of struggle and ingenuity. It’s about never giving up. It’s about going to Disneyland. It’s about putting your mind to something and fighting like heck until it’s done. It’s about the spirit of little girl being tougher than a disease that’s tough enough in its own right. It’s an American story. It’s an East Texas story. Nine-year-old Maci Drewry didn’t personally give rise to democracy in several countries in the Middle East (at least, I think she didn’t... she is on Twitter a lot), but she did create an amazing video about her crusade for awareness of Cystic Fibrosis, reach out, and eventually meet her favorite Disney star, and begin a chain reaction that is still going on – and has no real end in sight.

“She would come home from school and go out to the trampoline with her iPad and just start making these little clips of her talking into the camera, telling people about CF.” Maci was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was 3, much older than the average CF diagnosis. Christa, her mom, knew something was wrong a lot sooner. “Doctors would say ‘she’s just small for her age, and she’ll be fine.’ But, when we moved to Tyler, someone here finally listened and sent us down to Houston for the tests,” remembered Christa. When they finally got the official diagnosis it wasn’t good news. “Maci has the delta f508 gene for CF, which is common. But she also has the W1282X mutation, the rarest – and most severe – type of CF … I had done so much research before, and I think I already knew that it was CF,” Christa said. “So, as soon as we got the official diagnosis, I had my foot in the door. I was calling all over to Europe, Egypt and really anywhere I could to find out the best treatments or ways to help.” Maci and her family have gone through a lot of doctors, hospitals, drugs and treatments in search of any sort of relief from the disease. They’ve traveled across the country to see specialists. Currently Maci receives care from physicians based in Fort Worth. Daily, she does treatments in the morning and at night: wearing a vest that that uses air pulses to inflate/deflate the vest rapidly, essentially using powerful vibrations to break-up mucus in the lungs before it leads to infection. Then, there’s the upwards of 40 pills Maci takes each day. “You do what you can to keep your kid healthy, but you never know,” said Christa. “She could be fine today, but very sick tomorrow. There are the morning and night treatments, 40 pills a day, and, when she’s sick, she has to wear the vest is every 2-3 hours. I can remember her saying ‘Mommy, when will they find this cure? Why am I the only one of all my friends having to do this?’” It’s certainly enough to break any parent’s heart. But, considering what she’s forced to put up with, Maci lives a remarkably normal life, and talk to her for 5 minutes and you realize she wouldn’t want it any other way. She’s active in dance and tumbling, most recently winning first place in floor tumbling in her group at Spirit of Tyler. And, it was on a trip with her dance team to a competition in Las Vegas that Maci had a chance encounter with someone who would start her off on this amazing journey.

“As recently as a couple of years ago, Maci would get embarrassed about her CF,” Christa said. “But, as she gets older, she’s realizing that it’s something she has and has to deal with. She’s always been a really determined kid.” Maci began to talk openly about the disease, sharing with her friends and classmates. She asked the principal of her school if she could talk to the other students about CF, and soon made an appearance during the morning announcements. She took her vest to her classroom to let the other students see what it was like to wear it, just for a few minutes. “Not long after that, she began to work on her video,” said Christa. “She would come home from school and go out to the trampoline with her iPad and just start making these little clips of her talking into the camera, telling people about CF. She would be out there for hours, doing it over and over. She chose all of it herself, did all the editing and piecing together herself. She took it in to her teacher every day and asked what she should change and how she could make it better. She became almost obsessed! She said she just wanted people to know about Cystic Fibrosis … and things just snowballed from there. It all started with her.” “I just wanted to let people know about CF,” said Maci. “I wanted more people to know about the disease. I did it all myself, at my house. And I started showing it to people.” Then, at the beginning of 2011, on a trip to Las Vegas for a dance competition, Maci approached a random stranger sitting across from her and her friends in the airport terminal. The woman’s name was Samelia, and she just happened to be a world-renowned makeup artist and businesswoman. “I just walked over to her with my iPad and said, ‘Do you want to see my video?’” “I was shocked,” laughed Christa. “It’s not like Maci to do something like that, and it was just very brave!” Intrigued, Samelia came over to Christa and started asking about CF and how she could help. “She said, ‘I might have some connections that can help you out.’ She asked for my e-mail, and I wasn’t sure if I’d ever hear back from her again. But, a week later, she contacted me and one of the first things she asked me was if we were on Twitter.” At this point, almost everyone on earth either has a Twitter account or is familiar enough to know about this social networking behemoth that consists of interconnected “followers” sharing links, jokes and messages in “microblogs” of 140 characters or less. The Drewrys didn’t know much about Twitter, but Samelia helped them get set up right away. Christa signed up and sent a link to the video to Samelia (@ MakeupSamelia) who retweeted it right away. Maci got signed up soon after, and she began sharing her video, too. “When we started, we really didn’t know much about what we were doing,” said Christa with a chuckle. “But, we saw people starting to retweet what we’d written and send out links to the video. Once we saw Kathy Ireland had retweeted it, I began to think about all the other people who would probably be on there.” It was the first inclination they had of the scope and reach that this tool could have, especially in gaining awareness for CF. Like many Twitter users, Maci was hooked and took to it almost immediately. She began to find and follow people she knew and loved from favorite movies and television shows, especially those from her favorite Disney channel sitcom, “Shake It Up,” starring one Davis Cleveland. “Maci began to get replies back from sending out her video, and it was amazing when Davis tweeted her back!” “She was very persistent, but in a really good way,” Cleveland said. “The first time I saw Maci’s video, it was awhile back. It was really inspiring. My family really almost cried, and it made us realize how lucky we are just to be so blessed. We just wanted to help and help find a cure.” So, Davis began retweeting the message to his thousands of followers, promising that if they watched the video and followed Maci (@MaciDrewry), he would follow them back. Not surprisingly, Maci began to gain followers at a rapid rate. But, more than that, Maci and Davis began messaging each other back and forth, regularly. They

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exchanged phone numbers and set up a time for Davis to call their house in Tyler. Things really didn’t start out too well, unfortunately. “The first time, when he called, Maci was asleep,” said Christa, laughing again. “Davis is really busy, so we waited for a long time for him to call. [The people from Disney] said he’d talk for 5 minutes, and to have our questions ready. But, Maci fell asleep on the couch, with her questions in hand. When he called, I ran into the living room and she was out of it. I was trying to wake her up, but all she would say was ‘No, tell him to call me later.’ Davis was on phone and could hear her and just started laughing. So, I asked him... ‘Can you call her later?” Davis didn’t call back that night. When Maci finally woke up, she was crushed, thinking she’d missed her chance. But, the actor called back the very next day. “A 5 minute conversation turned into 30 minutes,” said Christa. Then, they were ooVoo-ing (ooVoo is a Disney-owned, Skype-type program allowing people to see and speak to one

so lucky, otherwise Maci wouldn’t have gotten to hang out so much. They played video games with the cast and hung out backstage and in the dressing rooms. She even got to meet Hailee Steinfeld (Steinfeld, 15, was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 2010 for her role in “True Grit”). It was surreal … Now, Maci doesn’t really quite realize [what was happening and with Davis]. I mean, she knows he’s a star on television, but it’s more like ‘my buddy Davis.’ It’s just not really a big deal!” From there, the whirlwind of L.A. dreams swept on. Davis went with the family to Disneyland, where they had VIP Access to the entire park. “On some of the rides you had to wait 5 hours,” said Maci. “We got to go to the front of every line. My favorite ride was a roller coaster called Space Mountain. At the end, they take your picture and Davis and I made a face like this.” Maci proceeded to show us the face she made – very cute. The last bit of Maci’s Hollywood fairytale was the cover shoot for BSCENE. Again, Samelia made an amazing connection and put BSCENE in touch with photographer Zach Cordner. Cordner has photographed everyone from supermodels for the cover of “Glamour,” to Chelsea Handler for the cover of her most recent book. For Maci, the shoot was a chance to experience one more side of the Hollywood life.

another over the Internet using smartphones, computers or portable devices like Maci’s iPad). She got his cell phone number and things just sort of snowballed,” recalled Christa, incredulously. “We got on ooVoo and danced and talked,” said Maci. “We taught each other how to ‘Dougie’ (dance).” After hours on the phone and computer, Davis was inviting Maci and her family out to Los Angeles to come visit the set of “Shake It Up” and meet the cast. As a mom, Christa was a bit skeptical about the prospect, understandably. “Kids talk all the time about things they want to go and do … you know, we’ll just fly out to L.A. and meet the Disney cast...” What made it all even tougher to believe was that this had all happened in early July, just a week after Maci had joined Twitter. However, after talking to Davis’ parents, it all seemed to really be happening. They booked the flights and hotel for her entire family for mid-August. The trip was on, and of course, Maci was overjoyed. When the Drewrys first got to Los Angeles, they made a stop to visit another of Maci’s friends from Twitter, Little Miss Hollywood – an 8-year-old entertainment reporter – who invited them out to a CHOC (Children’s Hospital of Orange County) fundraiser. “We had no idea what to expect. Little Miss Hollywood was very smart and sweet and just took us around, introducing Maci to all these different people. It was incredible. Maci walked the red carpet and people were yelling out ‘It’s Maci from Twitter!’ It was the weirdest thing I’ve ever experienced,” Christa said, the amazement still obvious in her voice. “People were asking for her autograph!” Perhaps unsurprisingly, Maci took it in stride. “I just wrote my name for them, like normal,” she said. “But, later that night, my dad and I practiced [my autograph]. Davis said you have to have a cool autograph – his has a skateboard on it.” After her red-carpet experience, they headed back to the hotel, ready to meet up with Davis the next day. The group was prepared for an awesome experience: being able to visit the set, and possibly meet Davis for a few minutes and then get to watch them tape for awhile. What they got was so much more. “I figured we’d go by ‘Shake It Up,’ and hang out in a roped-off viewing area. That’s not what happened. Maci was hanging out with everyone,” said Christa. “She was there with all the stars. She was in the midst of it all. The director [Joel Zwick, director of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”] was precious. Everyone was so nice. Maci sat in the middle of everything, watching them make the show. That night, and every night, we went to dinner with Davis and his family.” “We went to one of my favorite restaurants,” Davis said, gleefully, “the Cheesecake Factory.” “He spent tons of time with us,” remembered Christa. “We swam in the pool at the hotel and played games and just had a great time. That week was a slow week for him, and that never happens. We were

“Samelia did my makeup,” said Maci, smiling. [Maci is growing to like makeup.] “It was fun, and it made me feel like a star ... But, in one picture we had to stand together in a tree and we were really smushed. We did one photo where Davis was sort of pretending to fall into the ocean and I had to hold his wrist to keep him from falling in. We did funny ones to, and I made crazy faces.” [Sounds like high fashion to me!] Before they left to come back to Texas, Davis and Maci (and their parents) even made plans to hang out again soon – much to the delight of Disney fans and CF supporters in East Texas, no doubt. Davis Cleveland will be attending the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides fundraising walk on Sept. 24, in Tyler (see the promo in this issue of BSCENE for details). Chaired by Kim Jackson Wheeler and Molly Wolf, this year’s walk promises to be a smashing success. Davis will be on hand to sign autographs and take photos with fans, in exchange for donations to support CF research. And he might even walk on Maci’s team: Maci’s Miracle Miles. “Last year, we raised over $100,000,” and we hope to really surpass that this year,” said Wheeler. “We had over 700 participants last year, and we think we’ll have a lot more this year. We’ve got water bottles and T-shirts and all kinds of ways to raise money and awareness for CF.” “Because really, that’s what we want to do,” Christa chimed in. “About 92 cents of every dollar donated goes straight to CF research, and we hope that with Davis’ help, we can have a huge impact. I mean, it was just this one-in-a-million thing. I used to pray that something like this would happen, something on a national level, so that we could really get the word out about CF, because no one ever really talks about it … And I don’t think the kids really understand how much of an impact they are having on this cause, how much they have done and how much they can do. People are talking about CF now that never even knew it existed before.” As of press time, Maci had almost 7,000 followers on Twitter, scattered all across the globe. Kids are starting drives to raise money for Maci’s Miracle Miles in their schools in Spain and New York City. Children are begging their parents for plane tickets to come support CF and participate in the walk. Other Disney stars are retweeting and following Maci, supporting her efforts to combat this disease. It’s a fullfledged populist movement. Maci loves the walk. As her mom said, “She told me it’s the one day out of the year when I don’t mind having CF.” And who knows, next year might be event better. “I’m excited to come to Tyler in a few weeks for the walk,” Davis said. “And next year, if we can find out with a little more notice, hopefully we can bring the entire cast out!” But perhaps, for Maci, she’s just looking forward to seeing her friend Davis again. “I’m excited for all the people who are going to come to the walk that I’ve never met before, people from all different places, especially my friends.” When I asked Maci if she was going to be happy to see him again, she nodded happily. “So are you guys friends now?” I asked her. “That’s what I call him,” Maci replied. by William Knous, wknous@h3-media.com

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THE EGG: An Incredible Edible Results from recent studies have switched eggs from being demonized for their cholesterol to their return to the food-that’s-good-for-you list. So, what exactly is the verdict?

From the time primitive man first adopted the morning mastication ritual known today as breakfast, the egg has been around to provide a tasty source of protein to hungry people throughout the world. But while most experts agree that eggs are probably better for one’s heart than bacon, many health-conscious individuals striving to increase the benefits of a healthy diet have more or less phased them off their menus, due to the relatively high amount of cholesterol contained within a single shell. However, results from recent studies have switched eggs from being demonized for their cholesterol to their return to the

“I frequently encourage people who have protein depletion to be sure and eat their eggs at breakfast daily. For a normal, healthy individual, it’s a personal choice and can be part of a balanced diet.” In addition, eggs contain nutrients that aid in a variety of other venues that develop and maintain healthy body functions. According to Green: “Eggs are full of vitamins and minerals to help with brain function and overall health. Vitamin A aids with night vision; lutein helps prevent macular degeneration of the eye; vitamin E works as an antioxidant; and choline is an important factor in mental function,

food-that’s-good-for-you list. So, what exactly is the verdict? Dietitians Jennifer Green of Trinity Mother Frances Clinical and Susan Bessonett of ETMC lend their professional opinions on the subject in order to finally help crack this conundrum. However, eggs have more cholesterol than some foods recommended to people with high cholesterol and heart conditions, this may not be as big a deciding factor for those who wish to have an omelet and maintain a healthy lifestyle as once thought. Green explained that eggs may be catching a false rap from another type of food. “It is a controversial topic. The American Heart Association recommends limiting cholesterol consumption to less than 300 milligrams per day for most people, and to less than 200 mg/day for those with heart disease. Because an egg contains around 200 mg of cholesterol, it is necessary to limit intake of eggs to meet this recommendation. The other side to this is that eating high fat foods (particularly saturated and trans fats) has been shown to increase blood cholesterol more than consuming cholesterol from foods such as eggs. All in all, eating fats, not cholesterol, is the culprit to raising blood cholesterol.” Similarly, a new study performed by the United States Department of Agriculture revealed that eggs actually have 14 percent less cholesterol (around 230

memory and brain health.” Vitamins found in eggs also help with calcium absorption, which lends a hand in in the growth of bones, making them an especially great breakfast option for children. With credibility of the egg’s nutritional might restored in the health community, the question now becomes what type of egg is the best for scrambling, hard-boiling, frying and more importantly, eating. To answer this question, Bessonett explains a common misconception that few (apart from dietitians and chicken farmers) may even be aware of: “There are only slight differences in nutritional value between the ‘antibiotic free’, ‘cage free’ and ‘organic’ options. Brown eggs (natural) are just as nutritional as bleached eggs. All eggs sold in stores are antibiotic-free because of strict regulations to remove sick hens from laying. The latest trend is eggs from hens whose diets have been carefully supervised (100 percent grain) in order to produce an egg higher in Vitamin D, E and lutein.” Recently, there has been a trend in the U.S. egg industry known as "designer eggs." Designer eggs are laid by hens that are kept on a strict all-natural diet of flax seed, kelp, and canola oil in an effort to produce eggs with lower saturated fats and enhance their natural flavor. In the end, the kind of eggs you buy, as long as they’re of chicken

mg) and more vitamin D than previously recorded, allowing them to fit in easier with even the strictest dietary guidelines. Yet, perhaps one of the most appealing aspects of eggs is the high amount of protein (roughly 6 grams) packed into each one. Protein is one of the most essential building blocks of a good diet. It plays a key role in practically every functioning process of the human body (including metabolism and cell repair), as well as the transportation of vital nutrients across the bloodstream. “The protein in eggs tends to stabilize your blood sugar and will satisfy your hunger for a longer period of time than a carbohydrate-rich breakfast item,” said Bessonett.

origin, doesn’t really matter. But making the choice to enjoy an egg for breakfast can improve a person’s health in a variety of areas as well as offer a delicious alternative to high fatty foods. In this way, a person can insure themselves with a cornucopia of nutritious vitamins stored within the thin, white walls of a truly amazing protein powerhouse. So next time morning hunger strikes, instead of reaching for a grapefruit or the old tried and true box of Lucky Charms, crack open an egg and start to make your breakfasts a little more incredible. by Patrick Rippy

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May I begin this article by saying that music is my first true love? My favorite place to listen to music is in my car, by myself. I love the feeling it gives me – my own private ocean of human experience that can only be articulated in a song. With music (especially when I’m enjoying it in an intimate space with really incredible sound and volume) I can feel things I can’t say. A really great song is the only thing I’ve ever experienced that, for even just one moment, can make me truly forget my troubles. When I’d rather wallow in them; sweet, validating music is there to give shape and sound to my woes (is there anything better than a good breakup song?), and when I’m filled with joy, nothing increases the high like a happy melody. Okay, let’s get out of my head and into yours. Have you ever heard someone say that there’s nothing to do in Tyler? I’ve been hearing that for most of my life. I’ve even said it a few times. As soon as I turned 18, I left Tyler – got the heck out of Dodge – and experienced other cities where there was a lot to do. And I swore I’d never come back. Now that I have been back for years (the horror!) and am swiftly accepting my lot as a true Tylerite, I am realizing something. There are other people here who want something to do! People who are personally invested and experienced enough to make things happen! And you know what? It’s always been that way. Culturally sophisticated people have always been movers and shakers in Tyler. Now that I work at Tyler Museum of Art, I see that there are a lot of you out there: you love art, music, literature and theatre, and you make it your job and mission

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to ensure that culturally rich activities are available in the community. into communities. “Our goal is to bring people downtown,” said Susan. Liberty Hall is especially exciting to me, because from everything I have “Downtown plays a huge role in attracting the entrepreneurial class, heard, it will give the community the opportunity to experience a wide people who own businesses, students who are going to college, the variety of performances, including lots of live music, from inside an creative class. They want a sense of place, and that’s a big part of why intimate, technologically well-equipped space. The newly renovated the City is so dedicated to this project.” performance hall has become a space where we can all enjoy an evening So what’s going to happening at Liberty Hall, and when can we go? of that special experience of having our troubles slip away into a sea of House Manager Anne Payne has been working furiously to put together incredible sound. an opening season for Liberty Hall that will attract audiences from all Once upon a time (at least 50 years ago) Liberty Theatre was over East Texas and beyond. “This first season, I have put together a Tyler’s first-run movie theater, and its marquee twinkled alongside lineup with a lot of diversity, and there is something for everyone. I’m other neon signs and lights that illuminated Tyler’s downtown square. excited to see what the community responds to, and I plan on adapting As with so many other East Texas communities, the square was the our performance schedules to what the community supports," said center of activity for the community and Anne. “Having a partner in all of this is a destination for entertainment. In fact, wonderful, and performances arranged some would call it the heart of the city. by the ETSOA will be a founding While entertainment, dining and cornerstone in our programming. We commerce never left the downtown plan on offering a symphonic experience area completely, Tyler’s square certainly once a month,” she said. changed from the bustling nexus it once Live music, comedians, children’s was. Historic buildings sank into disrepair events, puppet shows, lectures, and as businesses moved south. The once more are potential attractions on tap glorious Liberty Theater’s marquee went for Liberty Hall. “We are committed to dark, and for decades Tylerites like myself offering a wide variety of opportunities read the words “LIBERTY For Sale” so that the community as a whole is and wondered why somebody didn’t do represented in our schedule,” said Anne, something with that cool, old building. “Sure, we want to offer programming for In 2008, the East Texas Symphony families and also adults and even college Orchestra Association (ETSOA) students. We also want to make sure that approached the City of Tyler with an people of all cultural backgrounds find idea that fit nicely into the City’s Tyler something interesting.” 21 Plan; a comprehensive, strategic Anne discovered Latina comedian plan aimed at accomplishing certain Monique Marvez on YouTube. “I have community goals, of which downtown to say, I wanted to book her because revitalization was key. she is hilarious, but it’s also incredible I met Susan Guthrie, Director of to showcase a woman who has a Latin External Relations for the City of Tyler heritage. I want to make sure that we and Anne Payne, House Manager for have some Latin flavor, and some African Liberty Hall at one of downtown’s more American flavor … even some Caucasian contemporary staples, Don Juan’s, to talk flavor!” laughs Anne. “When it comes to MAYOR BARBARA BASS & CITY MANAGER MARK MCDANIEL about the future of a Tyler landmark. music, we have people who love the blues, What I learned is that Liberty Hall will combine an eclectic mix of and people who love rock. The other day, I started looking into spokenperformances and offer members of the community just one more thing word performers.” to do downtown. Anne says that some of her ideas, like the spoken-word You have probably heard the Tyler 21 Plan referenced many performance, have been met with another phrase you all have probably times since it was initiated in 2007. “An entire chapter of Tyler 21 was heard from time to time: “People in Tyler will not know what that is.” dedicated to the revitalization of downtown,” said Susan. “A big part of “That’s what I want to bring, something different because there are a lot that strategy was to establish a vibrant arts and culture district to draw of people in Tyler whose unique interests may not already be represented people to the square.” One of the first steps the City took was to open here.” Together with all of the other businesses, restaurants and galleries Gallery Main Street, which features juried exhibits of artworks by local already downtown, Anne hopes that Liberty Hall will help to bring the artists and organizes fun events like art walks. Soon after that, the City community downtown. “The square should be a place where we can all and the ETSOA entered into a partnership by which the two entities gather together, a place where the entire community is represented and worked together to raise the funds needed to bring the Liberty back to exchanging ideas. The arts give us all a way to express ourselves.” life. Over the next few years, they raised over $1.2 million dollars to The future for Tyler and the downtown square is bright and steadily renovate the facility into a performing arts hall. taking shape. When Liberty Hall has its first performance on September Nancy Wrenn, Director of the ETSOA, said that as the partnership 22, blues singer Marcia Ball will help usher in a new era for a building was forged, members of the ETSOA were excited to embark upon we have all known. ETSOA will continue offering performances at the a process that would create a new platform from which the joyful UT Cowan Center, where audiences can see the full orchestra perform, experience of symphonic music could be enjoyed by an entirely but the smaller venue at Liberty Hall will offer audiences an intimate new audience. “Revitalizing downtown Tyler through the rebirth of experience with music and musicians that just can’t be duplicated in a Liberty Hall has allowed ETSOA the opportunity to be involved in an larger venue. Parents can introduce their children to a wide variety of evolution that adds value and reflects sincere commitment to our city performing arts, and people like me and my husband can enjoy dinner and to the positive impact of the arts,” said Nancy. “Our city had the and a show, just like so many did before us in the days when the square vision for a downtown Business Arts and Culture District; we have the was bathed in flashing lights and peopled with enthusiastic visitors. I hope to see you all there, enjoying a moment of music or comedic determination and the passion for live performance which will inspire, relief in a small space where all our troubles can slip away into one of and drive audience to identify with ‘destination downtown.’” Those of us who have always loved the arts are in luck, because those magic melodies only truly enjoyed with a good friend. 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Since the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approved LASIK in 1995, this brief laser procedure has gone on to become the safest, most successful and most common vision correction procedure ever developed. In the past 15 years, the evolution of LASIK has included numerous breakthroughs in various laser technologies and surgical techniques. One of the early developments came as a result of research with the Hubble Telescope. The same focusing technology used to detect and focus minor aberrations in deep space were soon modified for use in human vision correction. This adaptation led to technology known as Custom Wavefront Diagnostics. This hi-tech measuring device soon allowed eye specialists to diagnose tiny imperfections 21 times more precisely than the instrument known as the phoroptor. The result from this diagnostic measurement provided a corneal topographic map of the eye’s surface that was as unique to each person as their fingerprint. Scientists and researchers then developed the ability to take this “Fingerprint Of The Eye” and program second and third generation Excimer lasers to customize laser treatments for each patient. This became known as CustomVue LASIK, which is the standard for vision correction today. To make LASIK safer, Femtosecond Laser technology was developed to perform the first portion of the two-step LASIK procedure. This IntraLASE technology combined with CustomVue LASIK became known as iLASIK, which is the only method of LASIK approved today for astronauts and our military. Lehmann Eye Center became the first center in East Texas to eliminate the bladed LASIK procedure and offer patients the added safety and precision of the Femtosecond laser and iLASIK technology. Lehmann Eye Center is proud to celebrate LASIK’s 15th anniversary this year.

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Sitting on the hot asphalt, with my head drooping to my knees, fighting to maintain a very unsteady grip on consciousness while sweat formed a puddle on the ground the size of a small lake ... wasn't really part of my normal routine at 6:15a.m. on a Tuesday morning. But there we all were: the staff of BSCENE Magazine scattered around the office parking lot, hours before work was scheduled to begin. Each of us gasped for breath as two preternaturally upbeat trainers from Premier Fitness put us through our paces (most of which would be described as “confused stumbling”) as part of a corporate fitness challenge of sorts. I think the entire staff would agree that first day was nothing short of brutal. I have no shame in admitting I got sick (though there's no way I'm actually telling anyone how few pushups I was able to manage). But, it was just the beginning of a six-week undertaking that included drastic changes in diet, multiple group workouts each week, one-on-one training sessions and the constant tracking of our progress. At the very least, it was an ordeal. Yet everyone who took part in the challenge came out the other side in better shape, and more importantly, in better health.

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BSCENE was approached by Premier Fitness founders and owners, Cune and Michelle Pena, about the prospect of a companywide fitness challenge at the beginning of this summer. “I want to see a businesses reach their fullest potential, and that starts with how their employees feel,” said Cune. “So for us, it was to show you this could be a great way ... for businesses to come to Premier (or any one of these other fitness centers) to help their employees get in shape and to see the benefits, as owners or managers, of how their employees would be more productive in the process. Thats the reason we did it. Plus we've been in a relationship with you guys since [BSCENE] started, around the same time we did. So, it was just a neat thing for us to say 'thank you and let's see what we can do with you guys!'” Cune's wife Michelle, who oversaw our little endeavor, added: “I was driving one day and was just trying to think outside the box, just [thinking of ] things that would help re-energize our business (Premier Fitness) and just give it life and get back out in the community. Over the years, I think it's easy, after you get married and have kids, to have that tunnel vision and only focus on what's in front of you. So, I realized that we really need to get it back out into the community, and I thought that this would be a good way to do that.” Michelle also reiterated the positive aspects of something as simple as working out with coworkers. “I think its so important to do things like this as a team, because you're working together and when you can actually sweat together, and cry in pain together, keep a commitment – a 6 a.m. commitment, together, I think that says a lot for what you're willing to do ... not just for your own personal fitness, but what you're willing to do for the team and for your company.” But what exactly was the plan? What did this corporate fitness project entail? Was it really bad enough to make everyone almost pass out – repeatedly? Yes. Yes it was. There were three facets of BSCENE's project with Premier. First, came the nutrition. For that, Premier employed one of their most experienced trainers and nutrition experts, Chris Hughes. Hughes focused on showing us a plan that we could apply to eating every day, wherever we were, as opposed to simply giving us a list of things we loved we could no longer have. “It's not like we were putting anyone on a really strict diet,” said Hughes. “It's not like their kitchen looks like some amazing chef and they have all these master ingredients and hours and hours of preparation. Though, preparation is absolutely key – if you want something quick, you'll eat what's on hand. If you're not prepared, then that usually means unhealthy stuff. When you prepare and know what you're eating, you don't have to over think it. If you over think it, it starts to get troublesome ... Really, it's about people having to make smarter choices and get away from these huge meals – you know skipping breakfast and then trying to fit in 1,500 calories a day between two meals.” Continued on pg. 52 B S C E N E M AG.COM

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Continued from pg. 50 Hughes worked on getting us to see our nutrition as a pyramid – starting with a good breakfast and building from there. We ate fewer carbs and more protein and veggies. We ate regularly, but controlled the portions. And, we cut out alcohol and most any drink that wasn't water, tea or coffee. He always uses the analogy of our bodies as a car, specifically a Mercedes. “You don't put Kool-Aid in a Mercedes, it will ruin it,” said Hughes. “You select the highest grade fuel you can. You change the oil and check the brakes and do everything you can to maintain it at a high level. That means it operates as best it can, and it's the same with your body. You will work out better, you'll feel better and you'll look better. You may love all that ice cream, but it's gone in 3 hours. Your body is with you now, and it will be with you forever. It's a matter of perspective. It's not about keeping an 85-page notebook of every calorie you've ever had and maintaining this incredibly strict diet. That doesn't work. It's about learning guidelines for what you eat that make your body work well, then applying them.” Most of these guidelines you could probably guess: keep the carbs low, don't drink 20 sodas a day, stop drinking lots of beer, and so on. Others, we were surprised by: bananas aren't very good for you. Diet soda is fine by itself but with a meal, you're better off with a regular Coke, and so on. In any case, they armed us with a few handy printouts (and a seething resentment for not being allowed to eat pasta and bread twice a day). Then, we began the second, concurrent phase of the process: individual workouts with a personal trainer. We were all paired up with different trainers: Cecily Anderson and I had Cune to break us down twice a week. Mitzi Hardee worked out with Diana Anderson. Ginny Gould got T.J. Holly Head partnered with Emily Dumelle and Lauren Gould trained with Seth Walker. These workouts were tailored to each of our needs, strengths and limitations. For example – Cune worked with Cecily and I on improving our overall fitness and strength through a lot of CrossFit type workouts. As you've seen in these pages before and on BSCENE TV, CrossFit is a broad, general and inclusive plan for overall fitness that applies to everything from cardiovascular health, to strength and flexibility that is scaleable to almost any level of fitness (it's also really, really hard). For Mitzi, Diana worked more indoors, with flexibility, cardiovascular exercises and plenty of lower body work. Holly had recently injured her knee, so Emily was able to craft her workouts to both work around the issue and help rehabilitate it, as well. TJ and Ginny lifted weights and jumped rope – I think she was training to become a boxer. Lauren trained with Seth to be more toned through an incredibly wide variety highintensity, multiple-repetition exercise sets. Throughout this process, our trainers were incredibly supportive and helpful. They pushed us to work harder and get stronger, but no one ever came into my office crying and complaining that someone from Premier screamed at them until they did one more pushup. “Diana was really encouraging and tough and motivating, all at once. I looked forward to going to my sessions with her every week – because I was seeing results, and I always felt amazing when I left. It was always worth the effort. And, we even got to know each other personally, and she was fantastic!” The third part (and perhaps what was most effective and representative of our entire journey together) was the group fitness. Every Tuesday and Wednesday for six weeks, we would all get together before work to punish ourselves, I mean 'work out.' On Tuesdays, everyone would meet at the office at 6:15a.m., with Lealon Gammel and Diana Anderson. These were the two who were entirely too chipper when it was barely light outside. But, that's probably for the best. Their attitudes definitely rubbed off on all of us. “Like Cune and Michelle talk about,” said Gammel, “So often, when people are sitting around in an office all day, being inactive, they feel different. Like when they see an athlete on TV sprinting, people think 'there's no way I can do that,' because all they know is sitting at a desk all day long. What I wanted to bring to the group workouts was the idea we can show you that, yes, you can do these same things that other athletes do or the people who work out intensely do … We weren't made to sit on our butts all day ... I understand that it's hard. But if you're going to show up, you're going to get it. And most of the time, if anyone's got a heartbeat, they're going to like it because it's gratifying, and there's no way around it – it works. It's motivating when you see yourself come to a point where you think, 'I really just did

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that.' … Not only does it build a better physique, but it builds more; it builds character. You find out a lot about yourself ... That was my main goal of the rugged workout, the 6 a.m. sessions in the rain.” On Wednesdays the staff did a group CrossFit class together at Premier Fitness. There isn't too much to be said about this, other than what should have been nothing more than medieval torture actually turned into something we all looked forward to (in our own ways). Sharing those wildly challenging workouts with coworkers did bring us closer together as a company – it improved our attitudes, as well as our health. “I really enjoyed everybody on your staff,” said Cune, reflecting on the six-week process. “When I look at your staff … Everyone just has a great personality and they do their job well … We just really enjoyed everyone's company. I enjoyed visiting with y'all when we trained. I enjoyed that [some of you] were folks that, on the first day, literally got sick and kind of dizzy. Then you went from that to people when I randomly asked you to come in that same afternoon to make up your workout, you jumped into a class that was a little bit faster paced and you completed it in pretty decent time.” Michelle added, “I was pleased when I would see you all up here, just at random hours working out. I thought 'Wow they really want this.' I was pleased with our trainers, Lealon and Diana, TJ, Seth, and Emily, who 100-percent donated their time. That just speaks a lot for their character and the integrity that they have. And that they really do care about seeing people be successful.” And Anderson was able to put a final touch on the whole thing: “I would say it was inspiring to see how you guys started. You know, it was day one, 6 a.m., and I just saw lots of people probably a little bit discouraged, or humbled by their fitness level. To see from day one, then to the last group workout you guys were out in the rain, pushing cars and no one was complaining. That day I started heading to my car when it started sprinkling, but you guys didn't stop. It was pouring down rain and y'all are pushing Lealon's car all the way down the road. Just to see the progress you'd made was incredibly inspiring to me.” by William Knous wknous@h3-media.com B S C E N E M AG.COM

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Treating pain symptomatically is not a zero sum game either. As a matter of fact, the toll related to the drug treatment of pain is considerable. In America the number of narcotic drug prescriptions continues to soar with about 200 million prescriptions for narcotics in the opiod group alone dispensed per year. The death toll from accidental overdoses, suicide related overdoses, and interactions with other drugs, continues to skyrocket. This applies not only to narcotics, but also to OTC pain killers such as those containing acetaminophen (i.e. Tylenol) and NSAIDS such as ibuprofen (like Motrin and Advil). In fact, one could argue that OTC pain killers are more dangerous in some ways than prescription pain killers with the death toll for acetaminophen and ibuprofen alone above 10,000 each per year and with well over a 100,000 serious side effects reported each year on each of these two OTC drugs. Shooting The Messenger; Treating pain, which is a symptom, with drugs is in some ways analogous to shooting the messenger. Suppressing a symptom does not make the cause go away. It just forces it underground. Instead, we should be listening to the message and addressing its cause. Inflammation is a common mechanism by which pain is generated. Figuring out what the contributing factors are to inflammation, such as excess acidity levels in the body, certain nutrient deficiencies or toxicities, certain microbes, certain dietary factors, anatomical anomalies and so forth should be central to our efforts to help the individual heal rather than just covering up the symptom.

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Stevens Love Law Firm is prepared and equipped to handle just about anything under the law. Though it’s based in Longview, Stevens Love has a reach that extends far beyond the counties that make up this part of the state. With litigation experience on the East and West Coasts, and here in the Eastern District of Texas, Stevens Love is prepared and equipped to handle cases throughout the country. Formed in 2009 by founding partners Scott Stevens, Greg Love, Jason Holt and Matt Hill, primary focus of practice involves patent litigation, commercial litigation, oil and gas litigation, personal injury litigation and general business transactions. Stevens Love represents a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from multinational companies to ordinary people. The attorneys of Stevens Love bring with them extensive trial experience in many areas. “We’re not simply talking about car wrecks,” says Stevens. “We handle complex, multi-party, intensive and extensive cases – not just for small companies, but also for multinational corporations.” However, the firm operates locally, as well. As Love expounds: “If your company has a problem down the street or a highly complex legal matter in the farthest reaches of the United States, we’re equipped to handle it.” In the two years since the firm was formed, Stevens Love has litigated cases from Illinois to Delaware, Connecticut and Washington. Stevens Love is an aggressive and capable firm that creates solutions for clients with unique legal problems and is staffed with experienced litigators and business lawyers focused on complex business disputes, patent litigation and oil & gas cases, as well as personal injuries. The firm itself is on the leading edge of technology and operational acumen, allowing them to be as effective in Washington as they are in their offices on Fredonia Street. And, while they do have multiple PhDs and patent attorneys in the office, the staff is structured to operate with maximum effectiveness – not to roll up billable hours. “We take pride in helping individuals and businesses with problems that they need to resolve,” says Love. “What do you do when you have a legal problem where you can’t pick up the phone and solve it yourself? You come see us. We’re problem solvers for individuals, small businesses and multinational corporations – here locally and across the country.” Stevens Love is comprised of Scott Stevens, Greg Love, Matt Hill, Jason Holt, David Henry, Kyle Nelson, Darrell Dotson, Todd Brandt and Scott Severt. They have offices in Longview and Houston. Whether the case involves business and commercial law, intellectual property law, oil and gas law, personal injury law or environmental law, Stevens Love has the expertise, ability and desire to fully and effectively represent the interests of their clients.

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Employment Law Employers face a minefield of potential liabilities in their every day operations. Liabilities relating to employees can be very costly ones. These potential liabilities may include wage and hour, discrimination, onthe job injury and breach of employment agreement issues among others. It is important that employers have policies and procedures in place to make sure they are complying with Federal and State employment laws. An updated employment handbook is one tool every employer should have to help minimize potential liabilities. Handbooks must be regularly updated to comply with changes in the law. Employers must also monitor the workplace to make sure the policies and procedures adopted are actually being followed. Management and supervisors also need training on key employment laws and issues. Training on how to avoid workplace problems is a preventative step that will help minimize potential liabilities. Good managers are a product of education and learn how to avoid liabilities before they arise. Employers should also have internal audits of their employment practices conducted every couple of years to identify potential practices that can give rise to liabilities. An employment practices audit can detect potential liabilities and allow an employer to correct any improper practices before serious liabilities may arise.

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WHERE SERVICE COMES FIRST There are very few purchases in life as important as buying a home. There can also be a lot of stress involved while determining your interest rate, negotiating price and closing costs. However, at Service First Mortgage, we take the stress from our customers and focus on satisfying each individual customer’s goals and dreams. Service First Mortgage of Longview has been serving the East Texas area for over 12 years. Branch Manager, and Senior Loan Officer, Thomas L. Holyfield, has a passion for helping clients purchase their dream home. The Longview branch strives at customer service and dedication to help make customers' dreams become a reality. Service First Mortgage is a Texas-based company with all in-house processing. Holyfield explains the advantage of in-house processing as “a way to get more people financing for their home when other lenders cannot help them.” Service First Mortgage offers lending for the purchase of homes, refinancing, and loans for construction to permanent residences. They offer FHA, VA, USDA/RD, and Conventional loans. “It’s not just a job to us; it is something we truly have a passion for,” Holyfield explained. Whether the purchase is a $50,000 home or a $500,000 home, Service First Mortgage is here to make it happen. Holyfield explained, “Even though it is the biggest investment of their life, we strive to make it the easiest transaction that they have ever had.” Clients can be assured that when Service First Mortgage says, ‘yes we can do the loan,’ that they will go the extra mile and get it done. He emphasized, “We will work late, come early, and go to great lengths to make our customers successful homeowners.” Tom Holyfield has a commitment to helping creditchallenged clients. Service First Mortgage is able to take a loan that has potential problems and work through them. There are several unique program loans that Service First Mortgage offers that are designed to help more people purchase a home. Holyfield said, “We can go down to a 600 credit score while other lenders stop at 640.” Other unique loan programs include Ginnie Mae, who sells directly to HUD. Another special aspect of the company is their eagerness to work personally with clients on their loans. In an era when so many transactions happen via e-mail or through the internet, Service First Mortgage wants each customer to feel valued. Holyfield says his employees are your friends next door – local people doing local transactions.

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At Ladd & Thigpen, P.C., the vast array of expertise encompasses many different legal services. From insurance defense to contract law, and all areas in between they are the ‘go to’ attorneys to accomplish the job. Their mission: to provide each client with unrivaled personal attention, along with a focused and comprehensive plan of representation to achieve your personal and business objectives. Both Norman Ladd and Matthew Thigpen are East Texas natives. Thigpen was raised in Henderson, attended Texas A&M for his undergraduate degree and studied law at South Texas College of Law. Ladd hails from Lindale, and earned his undergrad from Baylor with a law degree from South Texas, as well. Both attorneys are proud and glad to be back in the East Texas area practicing law. “We’re both from the area. We both have families, and we wanted to bring that mentality to East Texas... we wanted to raise a our families here because it's a good community,” Thigpen explained. After working for large law firms in Houston, Ladd and Thigpen created what they believe, is the best business model for what they offer – a new type of firm. Their practice is a litigation boutique of services including civil litigation with specialities in administrative law. The result: “The work product will be just as good as you would get out of some of the big power firms out of Houston. But you get East Texas boys and we’re right here, locally, ” Thigpen said. “We do want to highlight the fact that we’ve taken a different approach to the law firm model. If you come visit us at the office, we’re very relaxed. Typically, we won’t be wearing a suit and a tie. We’re not stuffy,” he said. However, B S C E N E M AG.COM

don’t let their relaxed office environment fool you... they work tirelessly to prepare each case and are eager to suit up for battle, legally speaking. Ladd & Thigpen office out of a more fluid design. “We’ve really taken the traditional law firm with the fax and the formal environment, and taken that model and thrown it out the window,” they said. To start, both claim they can be almost anywhere in Texas in 4 hours, which enables them to try cases across the state. Another hallmark of their firm: any client that calls will always be speaking to an attorney. And thanks to the conveniences of modern technology, both Thigpen and Ladd can be in Austin trying cases and operate their entire office out of their hotel rooms. After working for large law firms in Houston, Ladd and Thigpen created what they believe, is the best business model for what they offer – a new type of firm. Their practice is a litigation boutique of services including civil litigation with specialities in insurance offense.

The firm of Ladd & Thigpen, P.C., recognizes that going to court and being involved in a lawsuit can be a confusing and stressful process. Their blend of diverse talents allows them comprehensive legal representation in a wide range of non-litigation matters including state licensing issues, administrative review and state and federal lobbying. They offer services in insurance defense, including representing insureds in third-party litigation. Contract law is another area of expertise at the firm, as well as Administrative law and professional licensing. Malpractice and professional liability defense including state licensing regulation and administrative review as well as defense of doctors, nurses, nursing homes, residential treatment facilities, hospitals and medical training facilities are areas of successful experience for Ladd and Thigpen.

“We are certainly able to practice in many different areas of the law, but make no mistake: we are a trialcentered firm. From the moment we take the case, we are preparing to represent the interests of our clients capably and aggressively in the courtroom.”

Corporate representation is another area of proficiency for the firm. Their attorneys currently serve as General Counsel for numerous companies in the area and without. Finally, corporate clients of Ladd & Thigpen can expect superior and comprehensive representation in all areas of employment litigation. Cases of sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination, and personal injury will be skillfully litigated. However, the firm’s mission is to provide legal advice to minimize exposure, and help companies create employment policies and termination policies. Though Ladd & Thigpen have experience in many arenas of the law, their greatest strength lies solidly in their readiness and skill in going to trial. “We are certainly able to practice in several different areas of the law,” iterated Ladd. “But make no mistake, we are a trial-centered firm. From the moment we take the case, we are preparing to represent the interests of our clients capably and aggressively in the courtroom.” Mixing their talent and passion for law, Ladd & Thigpen are committed to each case and will not only fight for each client, they will prepare for it. Thigpen compared going to court to preparing for a football game: “You don’t go into a game not having learned the playbook. We’re going to walk in and be ready to go. And if they decide BS CENEMAG.CO M

to blink or if an offer comes that resolves the case, part of the reason that happens is because we were prepared.” Mixing their talent and passion for law, Ladd & Thigpen are committed to each case and will not only fight for each client, they will prepare for it.

Preparing for verdict is key. When that happens, one side always gains an upper hand. Whether they represent one client, or 900, their experience helps them to win. “Winning is fun. We didn’t go into the is business to lose...” they said. In their largest case to date, Ladd & Thigpen represented a group called Texans Against Lakeshore Excessive Rates (TALER). The group protested a rate increase by their water utility of 120 percent. “875 households, 29 subdivisions... we represented every single person who got water from Lakeshore Utility,” they recalled. Corporate clients of Ladd & Thigpen can expect superior and comprehensive representation in all areas of employment litigation. Cases of sexual harassment, retaliation, discrimination, and personal injury will be skillfully litigated.

Another success was that Ladd and Thigpen were able to set precedent and acheive an interim rate for their clients, which they said has never happened before in the history of Texas law. In total, the agreement saves his clients anywhere from $400 to $2,000 a month per household, depending on the water bill, for the next three years. “It’s about $700,000 when it’s all said and done that we’ve saved them,” Thigpen said. Because of their hard work and preparation for the trial, against a company that outspent them 10 to 1, on day three of the trial, the other side made a very good offer that they were able to secure for 1,700 people. “It would have not happened had we not, from day one, been getting ready for trial,” Thigpen said. “And I can look at every single one of them and say, ‘We saved you money, we saved each household money because of what we accomplished.’ We take a lot of pride in that.” For more information on Ladd & Thigpen, P.C., visit www.ltlawfirm.com.

305 S. BROADWAY SUITE 502 TYLER, TX 75702 PHONE: 903-705-7211 FAX: 903-705-7221

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Mr. Huggler received his bachelor of science degree in 1991 from Texas A&M University, and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 1995. He is an active member of the Smith County Bar Association, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a past president of the Smith County Bar Association, and was a co-chair of the 75th Anniversary Gala Committee. Mr. Huggler is also a past and current president of the Smith County Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a graduate of Leadership Tyler, Class 22 and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Leadership Tyler. Mr. Huggler has been an active member of Christ Episcopal Church, serving on the vestry, youth committees, and going on several youth mission trips. Jim Huggler represents his clients with integrity, a thorough knowledge of the law and an understanding of their problems.

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/// MIX & MINGLE TABA SPORTING CLAY SHOOT/// TYLER / ROSE CITY FLYING CLAYS / AUGUST 12

PATRICK COOPER, BRYAN IRWIN, JAMES MCCAIN

JAMES WILSON, MICHAEL MOORES, KEN DIETZ, CARY BYRD, SKIP OGLE

KRISTA PETERSON, JASON GREGORY, JAMES SHERIDAN, JEFF BAKER

MELVENIA & ED THOMPSON

LIBBY SIMMONS, HEATHER STEVENSON

KEN DIETZ, STEFANI SMITH, SHEILA DIXON, KEVEN HATCHER

JASON GREGORY, JEFF BAKER

EDDIE WATERMAN, LARRY BROWN, PHIL SMITH, TERRY TYSON, JOHN CHESLEY

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MELADY THOMPSON, EVELYN JONES

LORI GREENE, DENISE RICE

GWEN CUBA, CRYSTAL SMITH

DONNA HANGER, JOYCE MOORE

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TONI MICHAEL, STEPP SYDNOR, DANA BURNS

CARLA CURTIS, MELINDA COKER

MARANDA RAINS, KATHY MOSES

NORMA RAINS, MOLLY COLEMAN

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FOR FIVE YEARS, COURTNEY SLYE, A FASHION DESIGNER, HAS BEEN CHURNING OUT FABULOUS DRESSES WITH HER OWN UNIQUE STAMP OF STYLE. A dress can be more than just a dress. A dress can be a wedding gown. It can be an engagement dress. It can be a sweet 16 party dress. It can be an 'Oscars' dress. It can land you on the best or worst dressed list. And for any event, Courtney Warren Slye, Tylerite and fashion designer, understands all the components of a great dress. For five years she has been churning out fabulous dresses with her own unique stamp of style. Her line original line, Cooper by Courtney, now includes her newest endeavor – Cooper by Courtney Bridal. Courtney's love of fashion took root at an early age. She began drawing random outfits for fun when she was in first grade. “I drew mens', women's and kids' clothes, bathing suits, etc. They were hilarious,” Slye remembered. When she entered college, she knew she wanted to peruse a career in fashion. “I knew I wanted to do women's contemporary or evening dresses,” she said. At 23, after graduating from Texas Tech with a degree in apparel design and manufacturing, and some retail experience at Neiman Marcus, she decided at 23 to start her own line. In the beginning, she sewed her own samples to sell at market. Her fiancé (now her husband) helped set up the business/financial aspects of the company. “I started pretty much 6 months after graduation. I started in March and had my first collection in stores by May and June. So, it was a really quick process,” she confessed. For her first collection she focused on creating things she loved. “Well, I am definitely a Texas girl and love color. So, my

first collection was pretty. I did teal, royal blue and bright purple and just some really great, solid pieces,” she reminisced. Originally, the line consisted of dresses that could be worn to weddings, cocktail parties and special events. With time, she added casual pieces for clients that love her designs and want to wear them for everyday, not just special occasions. Just some of the 200 boutiques nation-wide that carry her line include: That Girl's Boutique in Longview, Spinout in Tyler, and Krimson & Klover in Dallas. Courtney prides her line on fabulous, colorful clothes that are designed and made in Texas. She also keeps personal relationships with all the boutiques that sell her creations. Her husband still helps manage the financial portion of the business so Courtney can focus on the creative aspects of the company and raise their 18-month-old son. Cooper by Courtney Bridal is another exciting new leaf of the company. Courtney loves to wear her own creations, and she wanted to design her own dress when she walked down the aisle. “After I got engaged, I decided I wanted to do my own wedding dress,” she said. “I had never done a wedding dress. I had not done bridesmaids dresses either. But I definitely knew it was something I had always wanted to do. I had eight bridesmaids and I actually (designed) all eight dresses differently.” The bridesmaids and wedding dresses were so popular, people began requesting Courtney design their wedding and bridal dresses. Perhaps her favorite aspect of the bridal line is working with brides on the perfect dress for their special day. For a short while her dresses were available through Bella Bridesmaid, but Courtney missed working personally with each bride and creating truly custom gowns and dresses. So, she returned to the 100 percent custom approach and personally works with each client to achieve the perfect dress. Word of mouth referrals are enough to keep her busy, but she also has a website showcasing her bridal designs for potential clients. Her bridal couture dresses are also starting to get press in the bridal industry. The Knot Magazine; D Magazine; and Style Me Pretty, a wedding blog, have all recently featured bridal designs of Cooper by Courtney. The style and design of the bridal line all incorporate Courtney's style: modern, fun, flirty and stylish yet subtle. “I think that's why people like them. It's not your typical bridesmaids dresses. They're very modern,” Courtney explained. In addition to collaborating with brides to design a perfect wedding dress, she also works with the bridal party to accommodate all body types, shapes and sizes. This poses the greatest challenge: outfitting eight bridesmaids that are all shaped differently. Each bride gets to choose different styles for each bridesmaid, without trying to fit every girl in the same dress. Another obstacle Courtney encounters is the bride who has been looking for the perfect dress without success, which Courtney says can be especially frustrating. “You know what you want and it's just not there. This gives them the opportunity to pick exactly what they want and feel like they had so much to do with it. It's like, 'I designed this dress and it's for my wedding and it looks great,'” she said. “I think that's fun for the bride to do.” In addition to designing exactly what you envision or custom designing a dress for your body, there is another huge benefit to a Cooper by Courtney Bridal dress: time. Rule-of-thumb recommends brides allow 6 months for the wedding dress to be ordered, fitted and ready. What if you don't have that much time? What if you don't want to wait that long? Courtney says her dresses typically take two months total and are custom-fitted, minimizing any alterations. She says if the bride can make quick decisions, the dresses are done that much sooner. Every bride should have the perfect wedding dress that they envision. And Courtney steers brides in the right direction, then she designs what they have dreamed about. “I feel like it's a way for them to find exactly what they are looking for. And it's great price wise,” she revealed. Short bridesmaids dresses range from $155 to $175 and long bridesmaids gowns start at $200. Custom wedding gowns are hard to average a typical price because Courtney says they are 100 percent custom and it depends on the design. But, if you have a vision for your special day, she can design it. “They can look back and say, 'Oh my gosh! I helped design my wedding dress. I helped design my bridesmaids dresses. It was exactly what I wanted them to be!” by Holly Head, hhead@h3-media.com PHOTOS COURTESY OF LIGHTLYPHOTO.COM, LINDSEY SHEAP PHOTOGRAPHY, CASEY JAY BENSON, & ERNIE PASSWATERS FOR NASHIVILLE FASHION EVENTS

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ADELE REGAN, MARY JOHN SPENCE, JOHN REGAN

ANN & MIKE BUTLER

DR. CHERYL & MICHAEL ROGERS

NANCY WRENN, BUDDY DOOLEY, KATY DOOLEY, MARY MEYERS

MARILYN YOUNG, DANA ADAMS

PRISCILLA & KEATING ZEPPA

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CHRISTIE & DAVE FUNK, HUDSON FUNK

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JENNIFER & PAT OLER

SHERRI & MIKE MCFADDEN

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2011 TEXAS ROSE FESTIVAL EVENTS  

ROSE SHOW: • Date: Thursday - Saturday, October 13-16 • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Location: Rose Garden Building   LADIES’ LUNCHEON, HONORING PAST QUEENS: • Date: Friday, October 14 • Time: 11:30 a.m. • Location: “CrossWalk” at Green Acres Baptist Church • Tickets: $50.00

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MEN’S LUNCHEON: • Date: Friday, October 14 • Time: 11:30 a.m. • Location: Rose Garden Building • Speaker: Kenneth Winston “Ken” Starr is the current president of Baylor University and is on the Board of Trustees at the Baylor College of Medicine. Starr is also well known for his investigation during the Clinton administration. • Tickets: $50.00

CORONATION: • Date: Friday, October 14 • Time: 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Location: R. Don Cowan Fine & Performing Arts Center • Tickets: $5.00 - $65.00   PARADE: • Date: Saturday, October 15 • Time: 9:00 a.m. • Route: Beginning at West Front Street and South Glenwood Blvd., traveling along Front Street, into Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium. This promises to be “The Best Small City Parade in America”. • Stadium tickets: $3.00   QUEEN’S TEA: • Date: Saturday, October 15 • Time: 1:00 p.m. • Location: Tyler Municipal Rose Garden • No ticket required. Free and open to the public.

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the Wedding of Mr. Aaron Gilcrease & Mrs. Carrie Mills Carrie Mills and Aaron Gilcrease, both of Tyler, were wed July 30, during a beautiful ceremony and reception at Villa di Felicitá. Frosted Art designed the wedding cake, La Tee Da Flowers of Tyler offered flowers and CMB Productions provided the music. The day’s events were captured on film by Vanessa McKellar Productions and the images by AlexM Photography.

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10 YEARS OF WINGS This September marks the 10-year anniversary of The Wing Experts landing in East Texas! Wingstop was founded in 1994 in Garland, Texas. After successfully creating a niche in chicken dining, Wingstop began franchising in 1997. Today the concept has almost 600 locations currently operating or in development across the United States and Mexico. Wingstop has been ranked #1 in the chicken-wing category by Entrepreneur Magazine and named one of the Top 10 fastest growing concepts by Technomic. Local franchisees Jeff and Machiea Worthen opened Wingstop in Tyler in 2001. Wingstop has since expanded in East Texas to include three locations in Tyler, two in Longview, and locations in Lufkin, and Nacogdoches. The newest Tyler location opened earlier this year at 7496 S. Broadway in Midway Plaza across from Cinemark Theater. When Wingstop first opened in 2001, traditional chicken wings were the only main entrée on the menu, and weekday store hours were from 4p.m. until midnight. By popular demand, the store soon began opening at 11a.m. for lunch each day and over the years the menu offerings have increased to include something for everyone – all white meat boneless wings and strips, and the new Glider sandwich sauced and tossed in one of the nine signature flavors: Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Teriyaki, Hawaiian, Mild, Cajun, Atomic, and of course, Original Hot. Wingstop always cooks to order, no heat lamps, no microwaves, and no holding bins. The fries are cut fresh everyday from real Idaho potatoes and seasoned with a special proprietary fry seasoning. Other homemade side items include bourbon baked bean, creamy potato salad, coleslaw, crisp veggie sticks. And, don’t forget the ranch and bleu cheese dips.

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Wingstop is also the Official Wings of the Dallas Cowboys. And the wings have been voted ‘Best Wings’ in newspapers across the country and crowned Wing King at the National Buffalo Wing Festival.

“From all of us at Wingstop, thank you, East Texas. It is our pleasure to serve you. We are proud to be a part of the community. And, we look forward to seeing you in our store.” -Jeff Worthen To celebrate its 10-year milestone in East Texas and thank the community for its support over the last decade, Wingstop will host several anniversary events in Tyler and Longview throughout the month, including: A wing-eating contest on September 30th at the original Tyler Wingstop located at 1918 ESE Loop 323. Contest starts at 6:00p.m. If you are interested in being a contestant, please sign up at the store that day no later than 5:00p.m. Winner will be awarded a Vizio LCD HD television. Happy Hour specials are every Friday in September. Also special offers are on Facebook. Add our page at www.facebook.com/wingstop.tyler.

Wingstop provides quality products with superior customer service at an exceptional value everyday! Come Savor the Flavors! Or, visit us online at wingstop.com.

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DEAN FEARING’S SPICE OF LIFE Contributing Food Editor

That-A-Pepper! Chile peppers, sweet peppers, bell peppers, poblano peppers, jalapeño peppers, banana peppers …  I just can’t get enough of a good pepper. As a chef known for southwestern cuisine, peppers are a huge part of my background. Not only are they indigenous to Texas and the Southwest region, but the flavor and color elements they add to any dish is simply irresistible. And did you know peppers are rich in vitamins?! Peppers are a perfect way to add some spice to your life. Whether you like sweet or spicy, there’s a pepper for you. Let’s start with my personal favorite. I couldn’t live without jalapeños, truly. I eat them daily! Actually just yesterday I enjoyed some grilled jalapeños on top of my burger, fresh off the grill. They can’t be beat! They’re the perfect addition to an omelet, a good plate of nachos and one of my personal favorites – topped on a perfect, medium-rare steak. I’ve gotta tell you about this… First get some pretty green jalapeños and grill them up whole, until they’re charred a little bit. Also take some sliced red onions brushed with olive oil, salt and pepper and throw them on the grill with your steak – give them some pretty grill marks as well. A beautiful piece of

red meat, grilled onions and the intensity from that little pepper – what a combination!

If you aren’t quite ready to take on the hot peppers, sweet varieties are a fantastic alternative. Bell peppers are probably the most well-known sweet pepper and come in beautiful colors of green, orange, red and yellow – they’re also rich in Vitamins A and C! Poblano peppers are also quite mild and can be cooked with the same method. Again you’ll use the grill to char the peppers. (If you don’t have a grill handy, this method can easily be replicated using your oven’s broil setting!) So, the sweet peppers stay on the grill long enough to get a nice char all the way around. You’ll notice the skin start to bubble and blister, and that’s exactly what you want. Once cooked, the skin peels off so easily under some running water. Then you can remove the stem, the seeds and slice the peppers julienne (lengthwise) for some gorgeous strips of color and flavor to add into your favorite salad! I personally love a good red and yellow bell pepper in my Caesar salad. (I save green bell peppers for my Cajun cuisine.) The poblanos make a beautiful topping for nice piece of grilled chicken. Spritz with a nice squeeze of fresh lime, add a sprig of cilantro and a sprinkle of jalapeño jack cheese and oh my, you have yourself a beautiful, delicious dish! Another great use for sweet peppers is to prepare them to have on-hand as a relish on your sandwich, eggs, wrap, burger … I’m telling ya, they work with so many dishes! So you’ll char the pepper, remove the skin, stem and seeds and slice them up. Then, marinate overnight in olive oil, some chopped garlic, fresh basil, a squeeze of lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Absolutely delicious! One last fun tip before I go… Peppers aren’t just for plates anymore. They’re making a big splash in cocktails everywhere I turn, proving that spice isn’t just for Bloody Marys. (But, throw a few thin slices of jalapeño in yours next time – it’s fabulous.) The sweet heat of a Jalapeño Margarita with a beautiful wheel of lime has been all the rage this summer. But don’t just take my word for it – go out and give it a try (FRESH has fresh-made jalapeno margarita mix)!

Long known as the “Father of Southwestern Cuisine,” Chef Fearing has won accolades from such publications at Zagat, Wine Spectator, Esquire and countless more for his restaurant, Fearings at the Ritz-Carlton, Dallas.

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OLIVETO ITALIAN BISTRO Meet. Eat. Unwind. Come visit Tyler’s newest Italian Bistro! With a Tuscan-inspired Italian menu and a blazing hot Woodstone® oven, Oliveto has people talking. Not to mention we offer a selection of 20 wines under $25 … Come see what all the buzz is about! 3709 Troup Hwy Tyler, TX • 903.581.2678 olivetobistro.com Delight your loved ones with an Oliveto Gift Card. Catering available for any event!

BREAKERS: A SEAFOOD JOINT At Breakers, we strive to bring the delightful California atmosphere to life as Tyler’s Finest Seafood House. Leave the white tablecloth at home and be ready for something unique when you come through the doors – Breaker’s is much more than your typical seafood house. Whether you are grabbing some fish tacos for lunch or one of our hand-selected Live Maine Lobsters, you will not be disappointed. Breakers brings you top-quality seafood with a fun, west coast twist. If fish isn’t on your mind, come try our “Big Breaker Burger” or simply relax with a cocktail at our full-service bar. 5106 Old Bullard Road • Tyler, TX 75701 903.534.0161 • www.breakerstyler.com Hours of Operation: MON – FRI 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. SAT Noon – 10 p.m. SUN Noon – 9 p.m.

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

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BRUNO’S PIZZA & PASTA Family Owned and Operated since 1976 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! 1400 S. Vine Tyler, TX 903.595.1676

15770 Old Jacksonville Hwy Tyler, TX 903.939.0002

JAKES TYLER Locally owned, Jakes Tyler offers the ultimate in East Texas dining. We proudly serve only certified angus beef and the freshest seafood available. All of our dishes are prepared in our own kitchen using the finest ingredients. In addition to our regular menu, each week chef Taylor Richey prepares a specials menu sure to satisfy the most discriminating palette. Jakes also boats an impressive collection of fine wines as well as your favorite martini, cocktail, or beer. Don’t forget to visit the Chaveta, Tyler’s only rooftop lounge. Enjoy dinner, drinks, or your favorite cigar while watching the sunset overlooking Tyler’s historic downtown square. Weekends offer live music. Announcing our new happy hour, 4pm to 7pm, Tuesday - Friday. $5 Martinis, Wells, and selected wines. $3 domestic beers and $5 appetizers. 111 E. Erwin, Downtown Tyler 903.526.0225 • jakestyler.com

JERSEY MIKE’S What makes Jersey Mike’s so terrific? The secret’s in the sub! We start with the highest quality meats and cheeses. Add onions, lettuce, tomatoes, oil, vinegar and spices. Even our bread is baked fresh daily, right in each store. But what really sets us apart is that each and every sandwich is made fresh to order. Meats and cheeses are sliced fresh for each sandwich, and piled high on the in-store baked bread right before the eyes of the customers. Just the way the first subs were made at the original Jersey Mike’s almost 50 years ago!

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CHEZ BAZAN This second generation, family-owned and operated bakery is much more than a great place to share a simply delicious pastry and gourmet coffee. Chez Bazan offers a unique lunch menu, stellar catering services and truly innovative cake and pastry designs to accompany their unparalleled bakery and café. Let Chez Bazan satisfy your sweet tooth with signature pies, cookies, and homemade breads. Don’t forget to “like” us on facebook to check out our featured cupcake and cookie of each month. Let Chez Bazan satisfy your sweet tooth!

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

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

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

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ost of us have probably received what’s known as “the dreaded phone call.” For some reason, these calls usually come in the middle of the night, and they always bring bad news. My first one was in 1996, when my father called to tell me my mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer. The world came to a screeching halt, and I wasn’t even the one fighting for my life. I cannot imagine how the news felt for my mother, who had already lost her younger sister to the same disease. Fifteen years have passed, and thankfully, my mother won her battle against this devastating diagnosis. She was fortunate. Many more of my friends, co-workers and family members have not had the same good outcome. And as I get older, these dreaded phone calls are coming more often. The National Cancer Institute estimates roughly one-third of all cancer deaths are diet-related. It seems what we eat can hurt us, but the good news is what we put in our mouths can also help us. More and more, experts are looking at how we eat to not only prevent cancer and a long list of other diseases, but to also help us stay healthy and enjoy the one life we’ve each been given. Your first thought may be, “Healthy eating means I’ll have to give up foods that taste good.” Not true, although give your taste buds some time to adjust to a cleaner palate. The change will be worth it. Rebecca Katz, author of “The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen,” writes in her book that “so many common foods—everything from broccoli to blueberries—have multiple cancer-fighting properties, including controlling blood sugar so you avoid insulin issues and obesity, which are major secondary risk factors for cancer.” If your family is anything like mine, they’ve had enough of steamed broccoli, no matter how many times I tell them it’s good for them. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare this super-nutritious vegetable, so I asked two experts in town for their help. Jane Keller, owner of Caffè Tazza and herself a cancer survivor, shared with me her delicious recipe for Broccoli and Arugula Cannelloni. And Glenn Terrell, Culinary Development Chef for Brookshire Grocery Company, gave me his recipe for Broccoli with Oyster Sauce. Terrell also said it is equally as delicious with broccolini or gai lan, which is Chinese broccoli. I’ve also included one of my family’s favorites, Brown Rice with Chicken and Broccoli. It’s easy and my kids love it. It takes time and effort to make life changes to your diet, especially if you’re used to getting most of your meals through your car window. But a little time now to learn better eating habits seems to be a small price to pay for the possibility of living happily and healthily many more years to come.

Mix broccoli and arugula together in a bowl with the ricotta, nutmeg and plenty of salt and black pepper (be sure to taste). Drain pasta, then divide the filling between each of the lasagna sheets, placing it in vertical piles down the middle of each sheet. Carefully roll the lasagna sheets up to enclose the filling, then place in a lightly oiled baking dish. Mix the capers and tomatoes together in a bowl, then season with salt and pepper (be sure to taste) and pour over the top of the cannelloni. Dust with Parmesan, cover with foil and bake in the oven for 20 minutes. Serves 6.

BROCCOLI WITH OYSTER SAUCE

SOUCE: GLEEN TERRELL, CULINARY DEVELPMENT CHEF, BROOKSHIRE GROCERY COMPANY

2 bunches gai lan (Chinese broccoli) or broccolini or broccoli florets, washed ¼ cup oyster sauce 1 clove garlic, minced 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce 1 ½ teaspoons granulated sugar 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 teaspoons sesame oil If using gai lan, cut stems from leaves, then cut the stems in half lengthways. Cut the leaves in half crossways. You can also use broccolini or broccoli. Combine oyster sauce, garlic, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Cook the gai lan (or broccolini/broccoli) stems and leaves in a large saucepan of boiling water for 2-3 minutes or until bright green and tender crisp. Refresh under cold running water. Drain. Transfer to a serving platter. Heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil in a saucepan over high heat for 30 seconds. Pour over the gai lan. Drizzle it over the oyster sauce mixture and serve. Serves 4-6.

BROWN RICE WITH CHICKEN & BROCCOLI SOURCE: LEIGH OLIVER VICKERY

BROCCOLI & ARUGULA CANNELLONI

SOURCE: JANE KELLER, OWNER OF CAFFÈ TAZZA

8 dried lasagna sheets (or fresh lasagna sheets, if available, to save time) 2 broccoli crowns, about 20 ounces 5 ounces arugula 1 cup ricotta cheese Pinch of grated nutmeg Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon capers 3 cups chopped tomatoes 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Preheat oven to 400°F and lightly oil a rectangular baking dish. Bring a saucepan of lightly salted water to boil. Add lasagna sheets and cook according to box instructions. Meanwhile, steam broccoli and arugula in a pan for a couple of minutes to wilt. (Healthy hint: Only use 1-2 cups of water to steam and include the water when you mix the broccoli and arugula with the ricotta; it is full of nutrients.)

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3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth 1 medium yellow Noonday onion, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic 2 (8-ounce) skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 cup long-grain brown rice 3 cups broccoli florets 2 teaspoons chopped fresh herbs, such as thyme or basil 1/4 cup toasted almonds On medium-high heat, simmer 1/2 cup of the chicken broth in a large skillet with sides. Add onion and garlic and cook 6 minutes, or until tender. Stir in chicken, rice and remaining 3 cups broth. Bring to a boil. Tightly cover skillet and reduce heat to medium low. Simmer 30 minutes. Add broccoli (stirring once). Cover and cook 15 more minutes, or until rice is tender and all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let sit (covered) 5 minutes; uncover and fluff rice with a fork. Stir in herbs and almonds and serve. Serves 3-4. by Leigh Oliver Vickery, OneBigHappyTable.com B S C E N E M AG.COM

COOKING FOR A CURE:

FIGHTING CANCER WITH FOOD

THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE ESTIMATES ROUGHLY ONE-THIRD OF ALL CANCER DEATHS ARE DIET-RELATED. IT SEEEMS WHAT WE EAT CAN HURT US, BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS WHAT WE PUT IN OUR MOUTHS CAN ALSO HELP US.

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ZIEGENBOCK AMBER

Brewed with pride in the heart of Texas, this American-style amber lager comes from Houston. A perfect fall beer, this is also a winner: 2006 Great American Beer Festival bronze medalist. Many claim the flavor boasts hints of carmel.

SHOCK TOP

Live life unfiltered! This craft beer is a Belgium White gold and bronze award winner in its respective categories at the �06 and �07 North American Beer Awards. Brewed in St. Louis, Shock Top is an unfiltered ale: spiced with coriander and brewed with orange, lemon and lime peels for a real zest.

STELLA ARTOIS

Stella Artois has long been brewed in the Belgian city of Leuven and is said to be the “best-selling Belgian beer in the world.” It’s flavor: lightly carbonated, fresh with a mild sweetness and highly-drinkable. For the full experience, drink from the official Stella beer Chalice.

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JULIAN’S ASIAN RESTAURANT Have a Special event? Date night, company party, celebration, or a "just because," we’ll help you put together something beautiful and make it easy on you. We have the team to make it just what you’ve imagined. AND YES WE DO CATER! Call 903-509-8833/ Email Info@IloveJulians.com / Facebook / Stop By *Find us on FACEBOOK to see our Daily Activities* Happy Hour :)Mon-Thur 4pm-7pm “Step Out of Tyler and Into Julian’s”

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

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

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

WHAT ABOUT KABOB? Mediterranean, Greek and Middle Eastern influences come together at What About Kabob? to offer an amazing whirlwind of flavor and a totally unique dining experience to East Texans. From pita and hummus made from scratch, to gyros doused with an amazing array of homemade sauces, to hand-rolled falafel and the fabled gyro burger ... What About Kabob? is the perfect casual dining spot for lunch, takeout – and they can even cater your event! With a menu that’s constantly growing and truly exceptional, What About Kabob? is perfect for the adventurous eater, the reluctant first-timer and everyone in between looking for a great meal! 713 W. Loop 323 River Oaks Plaza, Tyler (903) 581-7971 Find Us On FACEBOOK!

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

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

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

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

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

JUCY’S HAMBURGERS “Just for the health of it – try one of our new salads: The Slice or The Cowboy”

Everything that goes into our burgers, fries, beans, onion rings, steaks and salads is prepared fresh every morning. We even grind our own fresh beef daily. Maybe that’s why Jucys has been voted “Best Burger In East Texas” for the last 16 years in a row. 2330 E. 5th Street Tyler, TX 903.597.0660

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

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Luscicourumsb Specializing in 3-D cakes, wedding cakes, and gourmet cupcakes in over 60 flavors, and designer cookies that come in over 500 designs, which can be made into bouquets and table centerpieces. Large orders for special events are welcomed. The Luscious Crumb 1420 South Main Street Lindale, TX 75771 903.881.Cake (2253) www.facebook.com/ TheLusciousCrumb

Creamy parsnip puree, rich with cream and butter, and served under an herb-crusted lamb shank. Roasted beets in a salad with goat cheese and tangy arugula. Sweet potato wedges, grilled with cilantro, lime and just a pinch of cayenne pepper. These aren’t your grandma’s root vegetables. Not anymore. These days, humble root veggies, like beets, parsnips, yams, and sweet potatoes, are getting star treatment from home cooks and star chefs alike. Those delicious-sounding dishes above? They’re actual creations from, respectively, celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsey, Giada De Laurentiis, and Bobby Flay. These chefs have discovered that, cooked and seasoned properly, root vegetables have a deep, earthy, complex flavor that works equally well in homey comfort food and more gourmet fare. Make no mistake, we’re not talking about the sad pickled beets or boring boiled turnips that you may have been served as a child. Instead, the way to cook root vegetables today is to roast or saute them, perk them up with fresh herbs or balsamic vinegar, or turn them into a creamy puree or soup. Fall is prime time for root vegetables, since that’s the peak harvest season, and their hearty flavor goes well with other fall tastes. So now that beautiful fall root vegetables are flooding into the FRESH produce department, it’s time to re-introduce yourself to them. Here are some of my favorites, both old-school and newer, more exotic varieties: Okinawa Sweet Potatoes: These are also called Hawaiian Purple Sweet Potatoes, and when you cut them open, you’ll see why. The flesh is a beautiful, deep purple color. (Kids love the looks of these.) Naturally sweet, and a little creamier than regular sweet potatoes, they make a great pie or quick bread, but they’re also good in savory dishes. You can bake them, boil and mash them, or fry them up like French fries. Or use them in any recipe where you’d use regular sweet potatoes. Sunchokes: These used to be called Jerusalem artichoke, but the sunchoke name is catchier, don’t you think? Also, it’s more descriptive. The sunchoke is actually a type of sunflower; you eat the edible tuber. Cooked, they taste a little nutty, a little sweet; they might remind you a little bit of a potato. You can also eat them raw. That way, they are crunchy and mild, and can be substituted for jicama or water chestnuts.

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Parsnips: They look like white carrots, but parsnips have a taste all their own. They are not quite as sweet as a carrot, and some people compare them to a very mild turnip. You can cook them with a pot roast, like you would carrots and potatoes, but because they’re fairly starchy, they also make a delicious puree, with a more complex flavor that’s great when you want something more sophisticated than mashed potatoes. Beets: Beets used to get a bad rap because most people didn’t know how to cook them; pickling or boiling them doesn’t add much to their flavor. But if you roast a beet, it gently caramelizes, bringing out a sweeter flavor. They’re great just seasoned with salt and butter, paired with beef or pork roasts. Or a new classic is to combine cooled, roasted beets with your favorite vinaigrette, salad greens, a bit of goat cheese, and roasted almonds or sunflower seeds for a fresh, healthy salad. So don’t be afraid of those old-fashioned root veggies. Channel your inner Bobby Flay and turn them into something modern and delicious. - George Flores, Produce Manager

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

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

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

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The restaurant is located on the Petroleum Club property and is a beautiful 12-minute ride from Villa Montez. The impressive architecture of Austin Stone, high pitched gables and silver tin roof shimmering in the sunlight is a sight to see. A full deck, the length of the restaurant, is at lakeside for outside parties. The large dining room is surrounded by full-view windows, a tall cathedral ceiling of natural knotty pine trimmed in cedar, with walls of light green stained pine planks. For winter dining, there is a large stone fireplace that soars to the height of the roof. The east end of the room hosts a metallic appointed bar that runs the full width of the facility. The canopy of tall trees surrounding and shading the ski-lodge styled restaurant further adds to its coziness, while making it easier to view the awesome sunsets in the hot afternoons. It’s a perfect place for fine dining at its best. Our party started around 6:00 p.m. at a table for 10 with a panoramic view of the lake. The table was covered in a fresh white linen cloth, black napkins, small rectangle

cobalt blue bread plates and surrounded by black lacquer chairs. It was a stunning environment, just superb. When the ladies arrived, Matthew, our waiter, began opening the wine and bringing out wonderful fresh bread and butter. As the first glasses of wine were downed, Mayor Bass held court getting the full run down on the latest in each of our lives. I should point out that the Mayor was "the Man’s” partner-in-crime for planning the party. She gets things done! The “Man” sprung for the appetizers, one of every kind ‒ and the desserts. We all ordered off the menu which boasts eight appetizers, five steaks, three pasta dishes and four seafood preparations. All presentations are done in the remarkable Chef Carlos style and are quite affordable. The impressive architecture of Austin Stone, high-pitched gables and silver tin roof shimmering in the sunlight is a sight to see. We asked the ladies to email their impressions reflecting on the evening the next day. Laura Johnston wrote, “the Lobster Thermidor, of lobster tail meat served in white wine sauce, seasoned with tarragon and roasted Poblano Peppers, topped with a sprinkling of Parmesan Cheese and lightly browned was delicious with a side of cheese grits, was scrumptious!” Sounds like she liked it, doesn’t it? Candice loved the Lobster Thermidor, too, and added, “the lake setting with good friends is hard to beat.” But, there’s more! Cindy Rudd was all for the “unique Shrimp Cocktail appetizers,

incredibly sweet and fresh in a lemony sauce.” She was also fond of the light and wonderful herb-flavored Hummus dip, which was served with fresh, warm bread and butter.” Really tasty. She even gave "the Man” a bite. Too good! We all ordered off the menu which boasts eight appetizers, five steaks, three pasta dishes and four seafood preparations. All presentations are done in the remarkable Chef Carlos style and are quite affordable. We ate and sipped wine, sipped wine and ate and laughed and told stories �til … well late. What a great evening with eight every special ladies. They know how to, at one and the same time, party with the best of �em, and then perform powerfully and professionally in business. "The Man’s” a lucky fella to call them friends.

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he lake may have been down, but "the Man’s” spirit was a-flying’ high. What man wouldn’t be delighted where he’s surrounded by eight of the most powerful, prodigious and pretty women in Tyler. Yep, there I was, in the picturesque Montez Brothers Steak and Seafood Restaurant on Lake Tyler with some of the most regaling female “movers and shakers” in the county. The number one characteristic of a powerful woman is whatever the situation, they “give it all they’ve got!” And, these ladies gave our party “the full-court press.” What a hoot!!! The “Man” was at the top of his game and still was not in control. The Tyler Power Grid took charge and it was wonderful. The canopy of tall trees surrounding and shading the ski-lodge style restaurant further adds to its coziness, while making it easier to view the awesome sunsets in the hot afternoons. It’s a perfect place for fine dining at its best.

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2.Work on Your Chipping and Putting We all want to be great with those 30 to 50 yard shots, but your focus needs to start with the simplest of chips and pitches. You know, the ones that you should get up and down, but don’t. 3.Work on Speed and Green Reading on the Putting Green Don’t worry so much about your stroke. There are a lot of great putters and just as many different putting strokes. Concentrate your efforts on green reading and speed control, and you will eliminate those 3-putts.

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4.Don’t Work on Your Swing on the Course I don’t know of anything more destructive to ball striking as technical thoughts about your swing while you play; and almost everyone does it. When you play, play! When you practice, practice! Don’t mix the two, and you’ll see better results. 5.Learn to Play Offense, Not Defense Change your mindset to things that you can accomplish while you play, and stay away from thoughts of trying to avoid trouble. Be positive and confident with your shot selections, and avoid making decisions that put extra pressure on your swing.

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6.Get Your Equipment Fitted Why not? Your golf professionals are ready to help you play your best golf, and checking your equipment is a great place to start. Grip size, lie and loft angles, shaft flex, torque, launch angle, golf balls, length of clubs, and set make-up are things that all need to be considered. 7.Warm Up Before You Play This often skipped-over step is a key to good golf. Besides receiving the obvious physical benefits, I look for patterns in ball flight as I warm up, and I play for this ball flight on the course.

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8.Stop the Big Numbers How many times have you or your golf partners said, “I played okay, if it just hadn’t been for those 3 or 4 big numbers?” Be willing to accept the bogeys, and even the double bogeys. Those scores can be overcome in your round. But the really big numbers are not just score-killers; they drain your confidence, ruin your attitude and break your will. 9.Keep it Simple and Fun Remember to have some fun out on the course! You don’t have to hit the ball as long, solid, or straight as you think you do. Keep your attitude loose. Learn to take pressure off of your game.

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10.Give 100%, 100% Can you score better by just giving effort? Absolutely! It is the quickest way to improve your scores. Hey, you’re not lazy, right? Give effort on each shot, physically and mentally, and keep it up for the duration of your round. Play your best golf! John Sikes Hollytree Country Club Director of Golf

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THE GIVING TRADITION The tradition of gift giving is a timeless practice that has been, in one way or another, universally observed by every culture across the globe. Whether it’s for a birthday, holiday, or special occasion, the feeling created in presenting a present to a loved one can instill a sense of happiness, goodwill toward men and all that other good stuff. But in our modern era of internet shopping and aggressive retailing, it can often be difficult to find exactly the right present for that big party or certain special someone. That is why for over 30 years, Cole & Company has provided the East Texas area with the cutting-edge in graduation, anniversary and wedding gifts as well as top-quality jewelry. Cole & Co., previously R.L. Davis, was purchased by Debbie and Craig Dickerson April 1, 2011, and has continued to provide some exceptional products and service that East Texans have come to expect. One aspect of their business in particular that Cole & Co. strives to continually make available to customers is a greater variety of exclusive, can’t-get-anywhere-else-but-here merchandise. For this reason, Nicole Robbins is one of the people of Cole & Co. responsible for bringing the trendiest styles and flair of bigger metropolitan areas to our own backyard. “We went to Atlanta this year to AmericasMart and it was incredible,” Robbins remarked on her most recent excursion. “We found lots of neat things that people are not going to see everywhere else, you know, and that was exactly what we wanted ‒ those unique gifts.” “Every time someone walks in here, they see something new,” added Robbins. “And that’s how we like it, to be fresh and new. We’re adding a ton of new lines, especially in the jewelry department. We have some incredible jewelry lines including Cassis, Michele Watch, Thistle & Bee, KC Designs and Elizabeth Showers, just to name a few. It starts from fun costume jewelry. You can get a great necklace for a gift for $50 all the way up to a platinum diamond engagement ring. That was our

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main focus too, was for it to be for everybody.” Since it’s grand re-opening in 2007, Cole & Co. has maintained its position in the business world of Tyler as one of the few distributors of authentic Christopher Radko glass ornaments in all of East Texas. Recently Cole & Co. announced that they will be a hosting an event at which chief Radko designer Mario Tare, a name that has been synonymous with the prestigious company for nearly 20 years, will be available to sign any Radko product. “It can be ornaments, cookie jars or snow globes,” long-time employee Debbie Marcontell explained. “He has designed the ornaments for Christopher Radko for many many years. He’s just a really wonderful artist and this will be his third year in a row to come to Tyler. He will be here from 4-8p.m., and sometimes he stays a little bit longer. But he’ll talk about the history about how the ornaments are made and he can explain to you how they get the names for the ornaments and what goes into finding a style for the right year and area. It is really wonderful.” In addition to jewelry and ornaments, Cole & Co. offer customers a variety of other services including complimentary gift wrapping, bridal registry, as well as stationery printing and napkin imprinting to add the finishing touch to any wedding or party. Apart from their business of selling select gifts, fine jewelry and stationary, Cole & Co. also gives back to the East Texas community through their involvement with a number of charity organizations, such as the Junior League of Tyler, Inc.'s Annual Mistletoe and Magic fundraising event. “It’s unbelievable,” said Dickerson. “I mean I feel like we get a phone call every day and you don’t want to turn any of them down. It’s just amazing what people here in Tyler do. We’ve been involved in Junior League with the Spring Sweep, we had a bunch of sale items we donated to that. But every event, every fundraiser is important. How do you put a value or a tag on something like that? You can’t... I just love giving back. It’s fun for me, fun for us.” B S C E N E M AG.COM

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Preview Party ~ November 16 Market ~ November 17, 18 & 19 Brunches ~ November 17 & 18 Harvey Convention Center ~ Tyler, Texas

Letter & Events List Letter From Chairman The weather may still be warm, but the Mistletoe & Magic committee and the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. are dreaming of a White Christmas.  Before we know it, the league will be transforming Harvey Convention Center into a winter showplace. For 33 years, we have been able to open the holiday season in Tyler with Mistletoe & Magic. The Junior League of Tyler, Inc. is known for this exciting event. This is an outstanding opportunity to show people what we are all about, making dreams come true. The league works together as a team to make this happen. People dream of a place to call home; the League builds them a house. People dream of learning to read; Junior League volunteers teach them. Women dream of improving their lives and that of their children by returning to college; the League helps them with a scholarship. We are in the “Dream” business. The magic of our White Christmas will be November 17-19. The Mistletoe & Magic committee has been working for months to make the event extra special. The special events are full of exciting new choices and some favorites from the past. We are grateful to Peltier Chevrolet for our new partnership. Working with this committee has been a treat for me. I have learned so much. I have had a long and fulfilling time in the Junior League of Tyler. I am so proud to finish my active career by serving as chairman of Mistletoe & Magic. I could honestly fill a book with all the League has taught me. One of my favorite lessons is how important dreams are. I believe dreams are where hope is grown. Everyone needs hope. The Junior League of Tyler’s “White Christmas” event will help pass this hope along to our community. Preparing for our White Christmas truly has been a dream come true for me. I so enjoy the relationship building and learning about the dreams of others. I cannot wait for the league to move into Harvey Convention Center and get into the trenches. It is there, we will raise crucial funds in our pursuit to make our community a better place. So, mark your calendars and start dreaming with us to bring Tyler a White Christmas!

MISTLETOE & MAGIC COMMITTEE MEMBERS With The 2012 White Camaro Chance Drawing Price

Mistletoe & Magic 2011 Events ADULT EVENTS An Evening of Winter Bliss Preview Party Wednesday, November 16 7:00 p.m. - Midnight • $100 per person

You’ll be Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree to the soulful sounds of The Pictures.Tempt your taste buds with delectable dining by G-Texas.

Stylin’ in a Winter Wonderland Brunch Thursday, November 17 9:30 a.m. - Noon • $35 per person

In the runway, the latest fashions will be glistening with a style show by Bridgette’s & Harley’s. A classic Texas chef with a real ranch pedigree, Lou Lambert, will also share his cooking secrets. FRESH by Brookshire’s is providing brunch and don’t miss private shopping and the silent auction.

Holiday Hoedown with the Biscuit Brothers Family Night Thursday, November 17 6 pm • $15 (Market Shopping Only • $8)

Join us for a Fun Family Night with the Emmy Award Winning Biscuit Brothers! You also won’t want to miss the classic and trendy styles by Haute Totz and Spinout!

Merry Little Brunch Friday, November 18 9:30 a.m. - Noon • $35 per person

Her life was chronicled in the movie, The Blind Side. Hear Collins Tuohy’s story firsthand of her bond with her adoptive brother and NFL star Michael Oher that turned their inspirational story into a best seller and blockbuster movie. Enjoy private shopping, silent auction and a delicious brunch from FRESH by Brookshire’s.

Jingle & Mingle Ladies’ Night Friday, November 18 6 pm • $8

Fashion meets live music on the runway this holiday. Enjoy the latest styles by BCBG, Jewels and Jeans and Amy Barber with live music by Gypsy Lane! Learn how to make the perfect holiday cocktail and treats with Mundo from Villa Montez and Pam Gabriel with Sweet Gourmet... EVERYONE will be talking about your holiday party!

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

Children’s Events will be held in the historic Mayfair Building.

Don’t miss The Biscuit Brothers!

A holiday musical program perfect for Pre-K to 3rd graders.

Holiday Hoedown with the Biscuit Brothers! Family Night Thursday, November 17 6 p.m. • $15 (tickets can also be used for shopping on Friday or Saturday during market hours.)

It’s a family night you won’t forget in Harvey Convention Center when the Biscuit Brothers take the Mistletoe & Magic stage and Snow Coney Island provides food for the show.

Santa’s Breakfast Saturday, November 19 9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. • $25 per person (Seating is limited)

Enter Santa’s Workshop and enjoy making Christmas Keepsakes you’ll cherish for years to come and enjoy a breakfast by Rick’s on the Square. Also, have a professional photo taken with Santa by Batten Photography. *Children must be accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Committee, Organizations & Packages White Christmas Committee

[BACK ROW]-STEPHANIE TALLEY, DENISE BARDSLEY, KAROLYN DAVIS, JENNIFER GOATES-NEAL, CARI COOLEY [MIDDLE ROW]-HOLLY HEAD, KRISTIN THOMAS, CHASITY DUNHAM, CARISSA FISHER, BETH GUINN, ANGELA KINCADE, MARCI FELICIANO, MARY-BALDWIN ALBRITON, MILINDA MEZAYEK, MEREDITH ROBERTS [FRONT ROW]-JENNIFER WATKINS, DANA HUGHEY, LEIGH ANN BUGG, CHRISTI KHALAF, REBECCA BALLARD, BROOKE SALITORE, LAURIE ANN FRANK

Special Organizations

Served by 2011-2012 junior League of Tyler, Inc. Azleway Boys and Girls Club of East Texas Children’s Advocacy Center JLT Girl Power Mentoring JLT Girl Power Summit Learning for Life Parents Anonymous PATH Salvation Army St. Paul’s Children’s Foundation Christian Women’s Job Corp Discovery Science Place JLT Summer Reading Camp

$10,889 $14,500 $10,000 $7,300 $40,000 $4,275 $18,000 $2,500 $5,000 $15,000 $12,000 $5,000 $23,400

Literacy Council The Park of East Texas Academic Rodeo TISD Foundation Alzheimers Alliance ARC of Smith County Bethesda Cancer Foundation for Life East Texas Food Bank Meals on Wheels Spirit of St. Louis Riding Center Texas Asthma Camp Therapet

Packages of Promises These decorative packages will be adorning the entrance of this year’s Mistletoe & Magic. Businesses and individuals can purchase these packages to display a logo or business name.

Large Package (4X4 feet) - $1,000 Medium Package (3X3 feet) - $750 Small Package (2.5X2.5 feet) - $500 For more information or questions:Please e-mail Holly Head at hhead@h3-media.com.

$10,650 $0 $7,500 $4,000 $12,500 $8,700 $8,000 $22,800 $10,000 $2,200 $3,000 $5,100

Drawing, Auctions, & Gifts Chance Drawing Dreaming of a White Christmas... And a White Camaro

You can drive in style with this classy and sporty 2012 White LS V-6 manual transmission Chevrolet Camaro, donated by Peltier Chevrolet. Tickets and chances to win are $25 each or 5 tickets for $100. Chance drawing tickets can be purchased from members of the Junior League of Tyler, at the Junior League of Tyler office at 1919 South Donnybrook in Tyler or at Peltier Chevrolet at 2700 West Southwest Loop 323 in Tyler.

Generously donated by Robert Peltier of Peltier Chevrolet

The drawing will be held Saturday, November 19, 2011. Participants need not be present to win. Fair Market Value of chance drawing prize is considered taxable income to the winner and all related income taxes are the responsibility of the winner and not the Junior League of Tyler, Inc. Car cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash.

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Charisma counts for a lot in a musician. It may not be what some people want to hear, but it’s the truth. There are untold numbers studio musicians that can play any piece of music set in front of them without a single imperfection. But, there is also all to often a reason those players aren’t in front of screaming throngs of fans in a packed house every night. For a performer to reach out and grab a crowd – to really connect to 20 people or 200,000 – there must be charisma. In the late ’70s and early ’80s there were fledgling punk bands across the world – and then there was The Ramones. The electric guitar has been around for decades, but Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire was a different animal altogether. When that charisma is paired with real talent, something truly special happens. Maurice Laperriere might not be The Ramones or Jimi Hendrix, but he’s on the right track. Laperriere was born in Buffalo, Texas, and moved to Tyler in first grade, the son of medical professionals and musicians. His father played piano from a very young age and composes classical music. As such, Maurice and his siblings were started on the piano very young with the pillars like Beethoven, Mozart and other classical pieces. But things turned for Maurice around 12 or 13: “I found out that I absolutely love Billy Joel … I’m talking Billy Joel from back when it was the doo-wop stuff, back when he was in Attila all the way up through ... I mean, I’ve seen him in concert solo and then saw him with Elton John in San Antonio. And he was just ... he was the first pop music that I ever listened to.” So, Laperriere went from playing Mozart to playing Piano Man

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over and over and over again. “My parents loved that I’m sure,” he added. For six years, it was Elton John, Billy Joel and pretty much nothing else. It wasn’t until high school that he even picked up a guitar – his current musical weapon of choice. “I started playing when I was a sophomore in high school,” Laperriere remembered. “I began playing keyboards for Casey Rivers (Rivers, a country artist, was a finalist on USA’s “Nashville Star”). We did maybe four or five shows with him: the State Fair, and then we played down in Lovelady, and he has Casey Rivers Day over in Lindale, so we played that.” Around the same time, Laperriere began playing at his church, Pleasant Retreat, and it’s where he met his musical collaborator, Tony Korkmas, an incredibly gifted guitar player. Meeting Korkmas, and repeated run-ins with John Mayer, Laperriere became obsessed with learning to play the guitar. “It was essential,” he intoned. “I bought an acoustic/electric, got hooked on acoustic and traded in. I took lessons for about a monthand-a-half, but then everything after that has been self-taught ... It helped having the classical training and the musical theory from playing the piano behind me – a lot. I knew my scales, knew my chords, things like that. So I took a fast track to playing and ended up just jumping right in.” Laperriere will still do a piano set on occasion, but not too often (the guitar is so much easier to load in)! After enough time on the guitar (and in much the same way he came to realize he loved Billy Joel), Laperriere became entranced by the blues. “I remember hearing B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B S C E N E M AG.COM

Robert Cray and thinking they were just ... I was like ... I want to do that … I’ll sit there and listen for hours just listening to the same songs, different versions just because the small things that they change – it’s unbelievable. It kind of became an obsession.” He also became enamored with a more modern master of the blues, someone whose songs he covers regularly – and someone who most people don’t realize is one of the best guitar players on the planet. “The thing is, and I get so much flack for saying this … John Mayer is … the stuff he does with a guitar, it’s unbelievable,” Laperriere said. He’s having a tough time collecting his thoughts, but the admiration is unmistakable. “It’s stuff that I could play for 30 years and still not do. He’s just ridiculous! Don’t get me wrong, I love Hendrix, but for me (Stevie Ray Vaughn) and John Mayer are kind of the pinnacle, where I

incredible. “My parents have always supported me through everything. Friends of mine, Carlos and Mundo Villapudua from Villa Montez spoken to me about playing their new restaurant on Lake Tyler. There are even friends of my parents and my friends’ parents who are hustling for us, handing out business cards! People have really been amazing.” The logical next step for Laperriere would be to get into the studio, it seems, and put some demos together. So, he is – spending a bit of time playing guitar and laying down vocals in the studio with his sister, who has a degree in musical theater and who Maurice said, “vocally just puts me to shame.” Then comes the original music – something Laperriere said he has a tough time with, but what musician doesn’t? “As far as the musical aspect ‒ chord progressions, melodies and stuff like that, I can probably

want to reach, as far as … just a tube driven amp with a single coil Strat; you can’t beat the tone out of that! It’s … it’s ... I’ll sit there and listen for hours to the same songs, all different versions, just because the small things that they change, it’s unbelievable.” Laperriere credits Mayer as his motivation to really devote himself to the guitar – and seeing his friend, now playing partner Korkmas. After playing for a time at his church and sitting around jamming with friends, Laperriere got that common musician’s bug of wanting to play in front of a crowd. Experienced with keyboard and piano for Casey Rivers, the crowds weren’t much of a hinderance to him. Casey Rivers Day in Lindale afforded Laperriere the chance to at least acclimate himself to hundreds of facing staring back at him. “We played in the high school auditorium there and it was the biggest crowd I ever played for,” Laperriere said, shaking his head. “I was as nervous as I could be. I’d sung before in front of people, but I’d never done anything like [that]. I played piano in my room and I’d gone to Mario’s and played with Danny Burgess, but apart from playing with other musicians for other people, it was the first time for that, so it was a little nerve wracking.” Nerves or not, he’d been bitten. After that, Laperriere never really considered not playing music. But it’s the transition from playing in the garage with friends to making it a job that trips up a lot of talented players. Standard stumbles aside, Laperriere pushes forward with that transition every week with a handful of gigs. “When I first started, it was great to me – having a little cash on the side,” remembered Laperriere. “But it was more [about doing] it because I got to play the gigs than anything.” After moving out of his parents’ house “just to be rebellious,” he said with a grin, Laperriere was looking to supplement his income doing something he loves. Starting out, he and Tony played with a full band – bass, drums and two guitars – some acoustic gigs, some electric. “We’d do maybe an electric show once a month, or every two months,” Laperriere said. “So it kind of slowed down a whole lot. Then, I just realized whether it was the economy, or whatever it was, playing with a full band [made it pretty hard to book gigs, unless you were well known]. So as for Tony and I, we played K.E. Cellars a couple of times, acoustic shows. We immediately realized that it’s a whole lot easier to get in there, set up, play for three hours, pack up, and then be gone in 20 minutes. So we decided to keep it going.” After dinner at Wasabi in Tyler one night, Laperriere was talking with owner Jon Florendo, who offered the patio as a venue for Maurice to come play, in April of 2011, which they did. That led to more gigs around Tyler: the Chaveta at Jakes, Julians and many private events. They still play electric, full-band gigs from time to time, though the vast majority of performances are just Maurice and Tony, guitars in hand, exploring new avenues in all your favorite songs. Laperriere said the support of his burgoening career has been

write 20 songs today that I’m satisfied with. But as far as lyrics, I have always struggled...” he said. “I’ll put lyrics down and then go back and change them ... then at the end of the day I have a page of lyrics and three quarters of them are scratched out ... I’m much more accepting of [my melodies] not being absolutely perfect; but my lyrics, I feel like they have to be perfect or I can’t live with it. So, I have a couple of originals that I wrote … but I have probably 70 chords, melodies and songs and things like that that have no lyrics that I will get frustrated with ... then stop for two months … then think ‘I can do this’, spend four hours and be back at square one.” However, regardless of the time spend rehashing old songs or poring over lyrics or simply practicing the guitar, Lapierre quite evidently has the drive to continue this path. “I’m an extremely competitive person; I hate to lose more than I love to win. It’s just one of those things where if I don’t reach where I want to, as far as a competition or whatever, it stews and it festers in me ... I started, I mean with piano...,” Laperriere began. “I started in choir in eighth grade, and then there were just those moments … There were probably two or three times in choir ... where the choir just reached this perfect timbre and ... hits this note, and you just get these chills ... I want that again. That moment is the most electric feeling I’ve ever had in my life... “We played a show at K.E. Cellars one time ... we were playing Stevie Ray Vaughn, and it’s not exactly the same feeling, but it was something really, really similar. We were playing and the crowd started getting into it … I think we were playing “Pride and Joy,” and that made a click for me ... I thought ‘this is something that, obviously to get paid is nice and you have to support yourself, that goes without saying ... My dad said something that always stuck with me: ‘what you have is worth what people want to pay for it.’ So if it came to the point where nobody ever wanted to pay me to play again, I think I would still get together with some people and just jam; just because it’s something that – especially when you have something like what Tony and I have – when you have a rapport with a group like that, you can play something, and it’s tight, and you know what you’re doing, and you know what your drummer’s doing and what your bass player’s doing, and where your breaks are ... it clicks. “Everybody listens to the radio or sings in the shower or whatever, and if I didn’t have music, I very well might go insane. It’s moodrelative: it can change from rap to blues to classical to whatever your mood is. I feel like its the ultimate form of self expression … Some people like painting or drawing or whatever it is, but for me I feel like there’s nothing more personal than playing a melody line you made up or putting your own spin on a song. It’s something that I definitely – even if it doesn’t end up becoming a profession for me – its gonna be something thats gonna consume quite a few hours of my life.” by William Knous, wknous@h3-media.com

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A LASTING IMPRESSION For the many employees of the East Texas Food Bank, their place of employment is not just a coincidence or good timing. Many employees have stories or incidents that propelled them to work or volunteer at the Food Bank. Brandyn McNeal in one such employee. He serves as Agency Services Representative for the East Texas Food Bank and grew up in Paris, Texas. McNeal is well aware of the need in a community provide food for the...

...one in six East Texans who struggle with hunger and 27 percent of East Texas children (over 80,000 under 18). In his youth, McNeal had an eye-opening experience... During Christmas 1991 McNeal’s family members decided to pool some of their Christmas money and help out another family. When the day came to deliver presents and food, Brandyn and his family headed across town. The woman who came to the door appeared to be a hurting soul and invited them into the house. Seven people total lived there. The woman was caring for six children, three of her own and three of her daughter’s. All the toys were passed out to the children. McNeal grabbed another box of food his family brought and asked the woman, “Where should I take it” and was pointed to the kitchen.

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H6-L. Hampton Inn & Suites 3044 N Eastman Rd., Longview (903) 663-8670

Hamilton Custom Homes 1625 E Loop 281, Longview (903) 753-6773

R7-L. Hampton Inn 112 S Access Rd., Longview (903) 758-0959

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Q8-T. Holiday Inn Express 2421 ESE Loop 323, Tyler (903) 566-0600 K4-N. Hotel Fredonia 200 N. Fredonia Nacogdoches, TX 75961 (936) 564-1234

HOUSE & HOME L3-T. Carpet One 917 SSW Loop 323, Tyler (903) 253-0386 I6-L. 1800 N. Eastman Rd. #A, Longview, (903) 704-4883 E5-L. Ellis Pottery 3110 N. Eastman Rd., Longview (903) 663-9111

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INSURANCE N6-T. Bergfeld Agency, LLC 2001 S Donnybrook Ave., Tyler (903) 592-7347 R5-T. Toman Insurance Agency 728 WSW Loop 323, Tyler (903) 509-1300 NEWS / TELEVISION Q8-T. CBS 19 2211 ESE Loop 323, Tyler (903) 581-2211

R6-T. Gold Leaf Gallery 4518 S Broadway Ave, Tyler (903) 597-2645 Gooding Decorative Concrete 1725 FM 2751, Longview (903) 237-0307 S4-T. Fixture This 4614 DC Dr. Ste. 1-A Tyler, TX 75701 (903) 939-1300 N6-T. Luxe Designs 113 E. Seventh St., Tyler (903) 617-6853

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

K5-T. Maddox Air Conditioning 125 S. Bonner, Tyler (903) 592-6531 Moore Supply 135 SSE Loop 323, Tyler (903) 592-6101 K5-T. Morrison Supply 1001 West Elm Street, Tyler (903) 595-4133 Sherwin Williams K6-T. 305 S. Beckham, Tyler (903) 592-6537 L5-L. 600 N. High St., Longview (903) 753-8674 N8-T. Swann’s Furniture Gallery 2401 SSE Loop 323, Tyler (903) 592-6526

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RESIDENTIAL Q10-T. The Hamptons at Greenridge 4200 Old Omen Rd., Tyler (903) 566-0460 W5-T. Hollytree Country Club 6700 Hollytree Dr., Tyler (903) 581-4952 FOOD RESTAURANTS S5-T. Breakers 5106 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler (903) 534-0161 Bruno's M5-T. 1400 S Vine, Tyler (903) 595-1676 15770 FM 2493, Tyler (903) 939-0002

R4-T. Mercado’s Cafe 2214 WSW Loop 323, Tyler (903) 534-1754 Newk’s Express Café R4-T. 3985 Old Jacksonville, Tyler (903) 509-4646 110 E. Loop 281, Longview (903) 753-7000 Q7-T. Oliveto Italian Bistro 3709 Troup Hwy, Tyler (903) 581-2678 P8-T. The Potpourri House 3320 Troup Hwy., Tyler (903) 592-4171 R&K Distributors 1302 East Whaley Street, Longview (903) 758-4494

S5-T. Caffè Tazza 4815 Old Bullard Rd., #107, Tyler (903) 581-6601

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

I4-N. Casa Tomas 1514 North St., Nacogdoches (936) 560-2403

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

U5-T. Chez Bazan 5930 Old Bullard Rd., Tyler (903) 561-9644

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

L6-T. Currents Restaurant 1121 E. 2nd (Off Fleishel), Tyler (903) 597-3771 Y5-T. The Diner 7924 S. Broadway Ave., Tyler (903) 509-3463 El Charro Restaurants J8-T. 2604 E Erwin, Tyler (903) 592-9084 M8-T. 2623 E 5th St., Tyler (903) 596-7222 W3-T. FRESH by Brookshire's 6991 Old Jacksonville, Tyler FRESHbyBrookshires.com Fearing’s 2121 McKinney Ave., Dallas (214) 922-4848 Z6-L. Hole in One Cafe 4306 S. First, Lufkin (936) 637-2253 J6-T. Jakes Tyler 111 E. Erwin, Tyler (903) 526-0225 Jersey Mike's S6-T. 4754 South Broadway, Tyler (903) 561-4955 M6-T. 1690 South Beckham Ave., Tyler(903) 747-3437 K6-L. Johnny Cace’s Seafood & Steakhouse 1501 E. Marshall Ave., Longview (903) 753-7691 T5-T. Julian’s 5201 S. Broadway, Tyler (903) 509-8833 E4-T. Legends Bar & Grill 2843 W NW Loop 323, Tyler (903) 597-1301

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S5-T. Healthy Figures 1015 Pruitt Place Ste. 104, Tyler (903) 534-0123 303 W Loop 281, Ste. 120, Longview (903) 663-6100

MEDICAL HOSPITALS L6-T. ETMC Regional Healthcare System 1000 S. Beckham, Tyler (903) 597-0351 V5-T. ETMC 24 Hour Emergency Care Center 6210 S. Broadway, Tyler (903) 579-2800

E4-N. Lehmann Eye Center 5300 North St., Nacogdoches (936) 569-8278 E4-N.

L5-L. Good Shepherd Medical Center 700 E. Marshall Ave., Longview (903) 315-2000

F4-L. Metabolic Research Center 103 W Loop 281 # 418, Longview (903) 663-6776 2301 S Broadway Ave. #A1, Tyler (903) 593-8181

G5-L. Longview Regional Medical Center 2901 N. 4th Street, Longview (903) 758-1818

G5-N. Nacogdoches Heart & Vascular Institute, PA 3226 N. University Dr. (936) 559-7997

U5-Lu. Memorial Medical Center 1201 W Frank Ave., Lufkin (936) 634-8111

B3-N. Oral & Facial Surgery Group of East Texas 508 Russell Blvd., Nacogdoches (936) 569-1111

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

N7-T. TMF Outpatient Imaging Center 1327 Troup Hwy, Tyler (903) 531-4700 or (877) 531-4700

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

L6-T. TMF Neurorestorative Specialty 500 South Beckham, Tyler (903) 531-5000

MEDICAL SERVICES G5-L. Advanced Skin Rejuvenation & Laser Center 901 Walnut Hill Drive, Longview (903) 238-9991

V5-T. Quantum Healing 212 Grande Blvd., Tyler (903) 939-2069

L7-T. AO Clinic 1212 Clinic Dr., Tyler (903) 596-8858 M6-T. Dr. Hugh Babineau 1100 E. Lake St., Tyler (903) 593-0230 M6-T. Cardiovascular Associates of East Texas 115 W. Fifth St., Tyler (903) 595-2283 117 Medical Cr., Athens (903) 675-6800 P7-T. The Center for Cosmetic Surgery James D. Saar, M.D. Laura E. O’Halloran, M.D. 3200 Troup Hwy., Ste. 240, Tyler www.cosmeticsurgerytyler.com (903) 510-8888 East Texas Doctors of Chiropractic 6770 Old Jacksonville Highway, Tyler (903) 617-6106

TMF Ross Breast Center 8288 S Broadway Ave Ste. 1000 (903) 531-5433 S7-T. Dr. Rick Coker’s Smile Studio 921 Shiloh Rd., Ste. A-100, Tyler (903) 581-1777 R5-T. Tyler Body Sculpting 1015 Pruitt Place Ste. 104, Tyler (903) 534-0170 M6-T. Tyler Oral & Facial Surgery Center 805 Turtle Creek Dr., Tyler (903) 592-1664 N7-T. TMF Vascular Institute 1327 Troup Highway #500, Tyler (903) 525-1400 L7-T. The Vein Clinic 1028 E. Idel, Suite B, Tyler (903) 533-8702

East Texas Oral and Facial Surgery Group 700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 412, Tyler (903) 595-5186 1215 Doctors Dr., Tyler (903) 592-8152 3100 New Copeland Rd., Tyler (903) 597-2848

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24 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Great Strides Walk will be at Rose Rudman Park to help collect donations for CF research and care. For more information visit cff.org/Great_Strides.

10-11/13 Visit Tyler Museum of Art to see the exhibit “Object of Devotion: Medieval English Alabaster Sculpture.” For more information visit tylermuseu.org.

24 Country for our Country Benefit Concert featuring Sara Evans will be at Villa di Felicita beginning at 6pm. For more information visit countryforcountry.org.

10-10/18 See the art of local Texans on display in the “Perfect Bloom” exhibit at Gallery Main Street. For more information call 903.593.6905 or visit downtowntylerarts.com.

24 East Texas Symphony Orchestra will perform at the UT Tyler Cowan Center at 7:30pm. For more information visit cowancenter.org

12 Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament will be at Willowbrook Country Club beginning at 9am. For more information call 903.592.1661 #230. 12-18 Help celebrate PATH Week, with special recognition for the women of the Windsor family. Events include a Prayer Luncheon on the 12th and Philanthropy Dinner on the 14th. For more information visit pathhelps.org/path-week. 13 UT Tyler Cowan Center hosts Senator Fred Thompson as a part of their 30th Anniversary of the UT Tyler Distinguished Lecture Series. The lecture begins at 7:30pm. For more information visit cowancenter.org 17 2011 Start! Tyler Area Heart Walk will be at Robert E. Lee track. Registration begins at 8am and the walk begins at 9am. For more information call 903.746.8731. 17 UT Health Science Center will host Rock & Research beginning at 7:30pm, featuring the band Lone Star Boogie Kings. Tickets are $50 with all proceeds benefitting biomedical research. For more information visit rockandresearch.com.

27 March of Dimes Annual Signature Chefs Auction will be at the Cascades Golf Club from 6:30-9:30pm. For more information call 903.939.1841. 27 Cowan Center presents “RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles” at 7:30pm. For more information visit cowancenter.org. 29 Women’s Symphony League Style Show by Bridgette’s and Harley’s will be at 10:30am at Villa di Felicitá. Tickets $50, contact Neysa at 903.530.0306 for ticket information. 29 Come see Ken Meyers of Mars Hill Audio Journal, keynote speaker at Good Shepherd School Benefit Dinner at 6:30pm, with an intimate chat with Meyers from 5-6pm at Alworth’s Azalea Cottage on Park Heights. Tickets $50 for chat or dinner, $80 to attend both. For reservation call Good Shepherd at 903-592-4045.

OCTOBER

1-2, 8-9,15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Moore Farms will begin their U-Pick Pumpkin Patch and Cornfield Maze. Hours are 10am-6pm. Admission is $10. For more information visit moorefarms.com or call 903.894.1030.

17 Animal Medical Center of Tyler grand opening celebration will be from 11am-2pm. Visit amctyler.com for more information.

1 Tyler Museum of Art will host their signature fundraiser, Little Black Dress, at 6:30pm. For more information visit tylermuseum.org.

19 ETMC Henry Bell Golf Tournament will be at Willowbrook Country Club beginning at 1pm. Proceeds will benefit ETMC’s prostate cancer outreach and community education. For more information call 903.596.3751.

4 Pink Heals Tour will be in Downtown Tyler from 4-8pm to raise awareness of women’s cancer. For more information call 903.245.2132 or visit iaff883.org.

19 Junior League of Tyler will hold it’s Annual Golf Ball Drop: Flurries on the Fairway, beginning at 6:30pm at Hollytree Country Club. All proceeds will benefit Mistletoe & Magic and Junior League projects. For more information call 903.595.5426. 20 All Saints Episcopal School will celebrate their Founders Day honoring Ann and Brad Brookshire as well as the Flame of Excellence Award Recipients beginning at 6:30pm. For more information visit all-saints.org. 20 Cowan Center presents “The Midtown Men” featuring top hits of Motown and the �60s. For more information visit cowancenter.org. 22 Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours from 5-7pm at Carter BloodCare. For more information call 903.363.0431.

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4 Tyler Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Banquet will be at Harvey Convention Center from 6-9pm. For more information call 903.592.1661 #230. 5 Cowan Center presents “Charlotte’s Web” as a part of the Arts in Education program. For more information visit cowancenter.org 7-8 6th Annual Brookshires Firefighter Combat Challenge will be at Broadway Square Mall. For more information visit brookshirescombat.com. 8 Come enjoy a night of ballroom at the Sixth Annual Dancing With the Tyler Stars at Villa Di Felicitá at 7pm. The event benefits Tyler AIDS Services and includes dinner, ballroom dancing competition and show . For ticket and sponsorship information call 903.592.0757.

12-15 Downtown Tyler Film Festival “Show Us Your Shorts” will celebrate the art of filmmaking in Downtown Tyler. For more information call 903.593.6905 or visit tylermainstreet.org or cityoftyler.org. Texas Rose Festival: 9-11,16 Roseland Plantation Afternoon Tea and Tour will be at 1:30pm. Reservations are required. For more information cal 903.849.5553 or visit roselandplantation.com. 9 Texas Rose Festival Dress Design Workshop will begin at 2pm at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden featuring dress designer Winn Morton. For more information call 903.566.7424. 11 Rose Tea will be at Prestige Estates beginning at 2pm. For more information call 903.561.6102 or visit prestigeestates.net. 13-16 Rose Festival Rose Show will display over 14,000 roses at the Tyler Municipal Rose Garden and is free to the public. For more information call 903.597.3130. 13 Rose Festival Ribbon Cutting and Morning Prayer Service will begin at 10am at Tyler Municipal Rose Garden. This marks the official opening of the 78th Annual Texas Rose Festival. For more information call 903.597.3130. 13-14 Texas Rose Festival: Behind the Scenes Float Tour will begin at 10am at the East Texas State Fairgrounds. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information visit texasrosefestival.com. 13-14 Tyler Rose Garden will give a guided tour beginning at 1pm on Friday and 10am on Saturday. For more information call 903.531.1200. 14 Mark Chamblee will show guests how to create an earth-friendly garden of roses. The event will begin at 1pm at Tyler Municipal Rose Garden. For more information call 903.597.3130. 14 Rose Festival Coronation will be at the UT Tyler Cowan Center at 3pm and 7:30pm. For more information visit texasrosefestival.com. 15-16 Rose Festival Arts & Crafts Fair and Plant Sale will be at Bergfeld Park from 9am-6pm. For more information visit tylerparksandrec.com or call 903.531.1214. 15 Rose Festival Parade will begin at 9am. Stadium seats are available at Trinity Mother Frances Rose Stadium through the Cowan Center box office. For more information call 903.566.7424. 15 Rose Festival Queen’s Tea will begin at 1pm at Tyler Municipal Rose Garden. Admission is free to the public. For more information call 903.597.3130. 15 Kiepersol Estates will host a Harvest Festival and Grape Stomp beginning at 10am-6pm. There will be wine and sangria tasting as well as music and family games. For more information visit kiepersol.com or call 903.894.8995.

8 City of Tyler Main Street presents the 24th Annual Festival on the Square. Gates will open at 5pm and concert included headliner Josh Abbott Band. Visist festivalonthesquare.com for more information.

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15 Texas Equestrian Gala to benefit Azleway Boys Ranch will begin at 4pm at the Texas Rose Horse Park. There will be live music, dancing, and dinner by Villa Montez. For more information visit azleway.org or call 903.566.6827. 20 Senior Expo will be held at Harvey Convention Center. There will be over 60 exhibitors will services for seniors. Lunch and entertainment will be provided. For more information visit tylertexas.com or call 903.592.1661 #230. 21-30 Tyler Civic Theatre Center presents “The Unexpected Guest.” Admission is $18 per adult. For more information call 903.592.0561 or visit tylercivictheatre.com. 22 For TJC’s upcoming 85th anniversary, they will host Tour for the Cure which includes a morning bike ride and walk ending at the TJC versus Lon Morris football game. Half the proceeds will benefit TJC’s healthcare professions programs and the other half will go to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 22 Elks Club Chilli Cook-off will be from 11am3pm at the Elks Club on Hwy. 31. For more information call 903.316.9665. 22 Historic Aviation Memorial Museum will host the 1940s and 1950s Hangar Dance at the Jet Center of Tyler beginning at 6pm. For more information visit tylerhamm.org or call 903.526.1945. 22 Movie in the Park will begin at 7pm in Bergfeld Park. For more information call 903.531.1214. 22 UT Tyler Cowan Center presents “Beauty and the Beast” beginning at 7:30pm. For more information call 903.566.7424 or visit beautyandthebeastontour.com. 27 Come celebrate the first anniversary of the SPCA of East Texas Thursday at the Villa Montez Hillside Patio. Sponsorships available. Call 903.596.7722 for ticket information. 27-29 Smith County Medical Society Alliance Book Fair will be from 8am-6pm. Profits go toward scholarships for TJC and UT Tyler students. For more information call 903.595.0277 or visit scmsalliance.com. 27 Tyler Chamber of Commerce will host Business After Hours at Ye Olde City Antique Mall from 5-7pm. For more information call 903.216.6363. 29 Tyler Type One Diabetes Foundation will host the Endurance challenge for Charity from 10am3pm at Bergfeld Park. For more information call 903.360.2047 or visit TylerTypOne.org. 29 Carter BloodCare will host the Masked Ball at Villa di Felicita from 7pm-12am. Tickets are $85 for individuals and $150 for couples. For more information call 903.363.0452. 29 UT Tyler Cowan Center presents “Huey Lewis and the News” beginning at 7:30pm. For more information call 903.566.7424 or visit cowancenter.org.

NOVEMBER

3 Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County will kick off “Month of Memories” and Blue Jean Friday’s with a party at Cavender’s Boot City. Businesses and Schools can participate by donating $20 or more to Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County. For more information call 903.509.8323 or visit bluejeanfridays.org.

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5 East Texas Symphony Orchestra will perform at UT Tyler Cowan Center beginning at 7:30pm. For more information call 903.566.7424. 5 Alzheimer’s Alliance will host Moonlight Serenade Gala at Willowbrook Country Club beginning at 6:30pm. For more information call 903.509.8323 or visit alzalliance.org. 9 UT Tyler Cowan Center presents “Blast!” beginning at 7:30pm. For more information call 903.566.7424 or visit cowancenter.org.

LONGVIEW SEPTEMBER

11-17 62nd Annual Longview Jaycees Gregg County Fair will be from 6-11pm on weekdays and 12-11pm on Saturday. There will be carnival games and rides and live music. For more information call 903.753.4478 or visit greggcountyfair.com. 12 17th Annual Par Busters Golf Tournament at The Challenge at Oak Forest Country Club. For more information call 903.237.4000 or visit longviewchamber.com. 14 Greater Longview United Way Campaign Kickoff will be at Maude Cobb from 11:301pm. Tickets are $15. For more information call 903.758.0191. 14,10/6 Four Start Cinema in Kilgore will host it’s Fall Film Festival for fans of foreign or independent films. For more information call 903.983.1249. 14 Longview State of the City Address will be at Pinecrest Country Club beginning at 11:30am. For more information call 903.237.4000 or visit longviewchamber.com 15 Derrick Stars Free Concert will be at World’s Richest Acre in Kilgore beginning at 7pm. For more information call 903.984.1333. 16 Waller Broadcasting and Kompa 103.1 present Dia de La Independencia de Mexico at Maude Cobb beginning at 6pm. For more information call 903.663.2477. 17 Join Alzheimer’s Association for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s beginning at 8:30am. For more information call 214.540.2416. 17 22nd Annual Wunderfall dinner, dance and silent auction will be at Maude Cobb from 6:30pm-12am. For more information call 903.753.1657. 17-18 Landmarks of Longview Architectural Home Tours will benefit the Gregg County Historical Museum. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door of any tour location. For more information call 903.753.5840. 23 Neal McCoy East Texas Angel Network Golf Tournament will be at Pinecrest Country Club with tee off at 10am. All proceeds will benefit families of children with life threatening illnesses. For more information call 903.297.9000 or visit easttexasangelnetwork.com. 24 Neal McCoy East Texas Angel Network Benefit Concert will be at Longview Lobo Coliseum beginning at 7pm. Tickets are $30. For more information call 903.297.9000. 25 “Weird Al” Yankovic will be at the Belcher Center at 3pm. For more information visit belchercenter.com.

OCTOBER

1 Longview Community Ministries presents: Touch A Truck, Feed A Family. Admission is a container of peanut butter or a donation to Longview Community Ministries. For more information call 903.753.3561 or visit longviewcommunityministries.org 5-8 Longview Symphony League presents their Annual Christmas Corner shopping market at Maude Cobb. For more information call 903.236.9739 or visit christmascorner.org. 6 Downtown Longview ArtWalk will be from 4-7pm. For more information visit artwalklongview.com. 15 Switchfoot and Anberlin will be in concert at the Belcher Center. For more information visit belchercenter.com. 15 27th Annual Good Shepherd Medical Center fundraiser, Gold Rush Glitz, will be at Maude Cobb beginning at 6:30pm. There will be dinner, dancing and a silent and live auction. For more information call 903.315.2633 or visit goldrush. goodshepherdhealth.org 22 Longview Partners in Prevention present the Multicultural Festival to celebrate the diversity of East Texas. The event will be at Maude Cobb from 10am-5pm. For more information visit maudecobb.longviewtexas.gov. 22 Longview AMBUCS Annual Drawdown will raise money for those with disabilities from 6-10pm. For more information call 903.452.2110. 27-29 Longview Annual Harvest Festival and Livestock Show and Sale will be from 8am-4pm on Thursday and Friday, and 8am-12pm on Saturday. For more information call 903.236.8428. 27 Ellis Home Décor and Garden will host Pumpkin Glow to display decorated and carved pumpkins and prizes will be awarded. For more information call 903.663.9111 or visit ellispottery.com. 29 2011 Start! Heart Walk will be at Good Shepherd Institute for Healthy Living. For more information call 903.746.8731. 30 Tillyman Music and Southern Touch Entertainment present a clean comedy act and gospel band performance at Maude Cobb. Doors open at 4:30pm and the show starts at 5:30pm. For more information call 337.309.4720.

NOVEMBER

1-2 STOMP will be performing at the Belcher Center at 7pm. For more information visit belchercenter.com. 5 42nd Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet will be at 6pm at Maude Cobb. For more information call 938.590.0871. 10-13 ArtsView Children’s Theatre will perform “The Secret Garden” at Longview Community Center. For more information visit artsviewchildrenstheatre.com.

NACOGDOCHES SEPTEMBER

14-12/16 SFA College of Fine Arts presents “Pacific Rim Cultures” exhibit in the Griffith Gallery. Opening reception will be the 14th at 6pm. For more information visit arts.sfasu.edu.

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15 SFA College of Fine Arts presents the Manhattan Piano Trio at W.M Turner Auditorium beginning at 7:30pm. For more information visit arts.sfasu.com 15-18 Oldest Town in Texas Biker Rally will be at the Nacogdoches County Exposition Center and Fairgrounds all day featuring music from Iron Cowgirl Missy. For more information visit ottrally.com 16-17, 23-24 “1861 in Nacogdoches” a historic play, will be at the Old University Building at 7:30pm. A military ball will also be held. For more information visit olduniversitybuilding.com 17 Third Saturday Cruise Night will be across from Wal-Mart from 6-9pm. Fuddruckders will offer a discount. For more information call 936.564.9128. 20 Hotel Fredonia presents Comedy Night with Ralphie May. For more information and tickets call 936.564.1234. 22 Aaron Watson will be in concert at Banita Creek Hall. Doors open at 8pm. For more information call 936.462.8000. 27 90th Annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet and Dinner will begin at 6pm. For more information visit nacogdoches.org. 30 Nacogdoches Crime Stoppers will host a Fish Fry Fundraiser to educate the community about the crime stopper program. For more information call 936.560.1401.

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27 Community Impact Awards East Texas Gala will be at Hotel Fredonia. For more information visit ciaetx.com.

13-15 "Antigone" will be at Temple Theater beginning at 7:30pm. For more information visit angelina.edu or call 936.633.5233.

29 Scare on the Square will be in downtown Nacogdoches from 5-8pm. There will be a carnival, pet costume contest and pumpkin baking contest. For more information call 936.559.2573.

20 Power of Pink! Will be at Lufkin Civic Center from 11:30am-1pm. For more information call 936.639.7613 or visit memorialhealth.org.

NOVEMBER

5 Annual Speak Up For the Kids 5K and Fun Run will begin at 8:30am in Pecan Park to raise awareness for child victims of abuse and neglect. For more information call 936.560.4711. 10 SFA College of Fine Arts “Madrigal Singers” performance will be at Cole Concert Hall beginning at 7:30pm. For more information visit arts.sfasu.edu.

LUFKIN SEPTEMBER

15 High Voltage Modern Dance will be at Temple Theater from 7:30-9:30pm. For more information visit angelinaarts.org or call 936.633.7328. 21-25 27th Annual Brookshire Brothers Texas Forest Festival will be at George H. Henderson Jr. Exposition Center in Lufkin. For more information call 936.634.6644 or visit texasforestfestival.com 23 Join Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin for the 8th Annual Baby Derby at 6:30pm. To register or for more information visit choice4me.org or call 936.632.9292.

1 Kick off the Fall Farmer’s Market with Fall Fling, live entertainment and children’s activities beginning at 8am. For more information visit nacogdoches.org

28 East Texas Research Center Red Carpet Salute will be from 10-11am. For more information visit visitlufkin.com

1 Susan G. Komen 5K run and 3K walk will begin at 7am at TJR Elementary School. For more information call 936.564.5041.

29 Business After Five will be hosted by Woodland Heights from 5:30-7pm. For more information visit lufkintexas.org.

2,7-9,14-15,22,29 Texas State Railroad will feature Peanuts™ Great Pumpkin Patch Express departing from the Rusk Depot. You can meet Snoopy, pick out your own pumpkin, visit trick or treat street and more. For more information visit texasstaterr.com.

OCTOBER

4-8 SFA School of Theater presents “Rabbit Hole.” Tickets are $12 for adult or $6 for seniors and students. For more information visit arts. sfasu.edu. 8 Blast from the Past: Nacogdoches History Fair will be from 9am-2pm in Festival Plaza, Downtown. For more information call 936.560.5426. 15 Pineywoods Cattle Baron’s Gala benefitting American Cancer Society will be at Todd Farm beginning at 7pm. Live entertainment will be provided by Thompson Square. For more information visit nacogdoches.org 15 Join Alzheimer’s Association for the MOVE to end Alzheimer’s walk at the SFA Piney Woods Native Plant Center. Registration is at 8am, the walk begins at 9am. For more information call 936.569.1325. 20 SFA College of Fine Arts presents “Chamber Orchestra Kremlin” with the world premiere of work by SFA composer Stephen Lias. For more information visit finearts.sfasu.edu.

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1 Pineywoods Purgatory bicycle ride will offer four rides from 25-102 miles. For more information visit pineywoodspurgatory.com. 1 WALK to End Alzheimer’s will be at Lufkin Middle School from 8-11am. For more information visit alztex.org/walk or call 936.632.9930. 1 Lufkin’s Bistro, an annual tasting event, will be from 7-10pm with wine tastings and live music. For more information call 936.633.0349 or visit visitlufkin.com. 1 Pineywoods Jamboree will be at Diboll Civic Center. Doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 7pm. For more information visit pineywoodsjamboree.com or call 936.639.9268.

23-24 Beauty and the Beast will be at Temple Theater at 2pm and 7pm on Sunday and 7pm on Monday. For more information visit angelinaarts. org or call 936.233.3220. 24 4th Annual Tee It Up for Teachers Golf Tournament will be at Crown Colony Country Club beginning at 11am. For more information call 936.634.6644 or visit lufkintexas.org 27-29 Join KTRE TV for the “Man Expo East Texas” at Henderson Expo Center. For more information visit ktre.com or call 936.853.5873 29 Super Saturday Pumpkin Party will be at the Museum of East Texas from 1-3pm where everyone can pick and decorate their own pumpkin. For more information visit metlufkin.org or call 936.639.4434. 31 Downtown Trick or Treat will be in Downtown Lufkin from 3-5pm to offer fun and safe trick or treating. For more information visit mainstreetlufkin.com or call 936.633.0205.

NOVEMBER

5 Pineywoods Jamboree will be at Diboll Civic Center. Doors open at 6pm, the show starts at 7pm. For more information visit pineywoodsjamboree.com or call 936.639.9268. 8 Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin will celebrate 27 years of service at the Annual Denim and Diamonds Fundraising Banquet at the Pister Garrison Civic Center from 6:30-8pm. For more information call 936.632.9292 or visit choice4me.org. 12 Lufkin Landscape Task Force will present the 8th Annual Gala and Auction, Taste of France, from 6-10pm at the Pister Garrison Civic Center. For more information call 936.634.6949 or visit lufkinlandscapetaskforce.com.

BEN WHEELER OCTOBER

8 Octoberfest and 2•7•9 Artisans Trail hosts the next Second Saturday Art Jam. For details visit benwheelertx.com. 22-22 Fourth Annual Fall Feral Hog Festival includes music, food, vendors, a parade, contests, cook offs and more both Sat. and Sun. For details visit benwheelertx.com.

4-26 Visit ACA Art Gallery to see Reg Reynolds Visible Light exhibit. There will be a reception Tuesday the 4th from 6-7:30pm. For more information visit angleina.edu or call 936.633.5233 4 Memorial Health System East Texas will host Business After Five from 5:30-7pm. For more information visit lufkintexas.org. 6 Beard Fine Jewelers will host Business After Five from 5:30-7pm. For more information visit lufkintexas.org.

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ENGINES Sometimes seasons change without notice, but this is one year that we will all notice, and greatly rejoice in, the cooling temperatures and shortening days that come with fall. The changing season is also a great reminder for taking care of routine maintenance at home, and with our vehicles. “Once summer travel is over it’s a good idea to take stock of where your vehicle is at with a thorough tune up,” says Tony Gonzalez, manager of Quick Lane Tire and Auto. Your battery, tires, radiator and brakes have all gotten a workout over the long summer months, and a vehicle’s different systems are all interconnected. If one is functioning poorly, you can guess others will follow closely behind. “Even if you did so at the beginning of summer, have belts and hoses checked again. Excessive heat really causes them to wear, and possibly crack,” says Gonzalez. Tire pressure also fluctuates when temperatures change, so to stay safe, check pressure weekly and make sure your tires are in good condition before rainy fall weather arrives. It is also a good time to check the condition of wiper blades.

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“Changes in temperature impact vehicle performance, as well as the life of fluids and parts. After the heat we’ve had, it’s definitely a good idea to have everything checked out.” After extreme summer heat, one might expect extreme winter weather, as well, so make sure your vehicles have emergency kits on board to keep you and your passengers safe and warm in the event of car trouble this winter. A good kit will include gloves, boots, a shovel and some kitty litter. “These are key items to have if you find yourself stuck in a slippery situation,” says Gonzalez. “The litter, or you could use sand, can be placed under the rear wheels to provide traction.” Flares, blankets and non-perishable snacks should also be placed in the kit.

Monday, October 17, 2011 Eagles’ Bluff Country Club To play, be a sponsor, or for more information, contact: Rosemary McClain at 903-617-2025 or rmcclain@easttexasfoodbank.org or visit EastTexasFoodBank.org/Golf

“Once cold weather does settle in, remember to let your car run for just a few minutes before driving. This warms up your oil and is easier on the engine,” says Gonzalez. “It also makes it more comfortable for you.” He adds, “Whether you need new parts, or you just want your vehicle checked out to secure a little peace of mind, Quick Lane is ready to answer questions and help you stay safe on the roads this fall and winter.”

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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CHANGE?!

by Bryan Houston

Sitting in a press box on Week One of the 2011 High School football season, watching Chapel Hill and Whitehouse trade touchdowns for nearly four hours, this thought suddenly occurred to me. (See light bulb suddenly appear above head). CHANGE IS INEVITABLE.

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This profound realization comes from a guy who has worked at every TV station in East Texas, and more than one radio station (and I’m considered pretty stable in the broadcast business). I don’t know anybody who really likes change when it happens. Take a look in the mirror. Remember what you looked like when you were 19 years old? If you’re my age (54), you probably don’t like how you’ve changed. Less hair on your head, more in your ears. More (in some cases, MUCH more) waist. Worse eyesight and hearing (Fig. A). The point of all of this is that we are in a season of seismic change in sports. When I first started covering high school football, defense reigned. In Texas, PASS was an obscene four-letter word. Scores of 7-3 were the norm. Games lasted less than 3 hours. Those days are OVER! In that Chapel HillWhitehouse game, two Texas high school teams combined for more than 800 yards PASSING! Chapel Hill outlasted Whitehouse, 59-49! It was like watching a track meet-turned-pinball machine. A high school game like this in Texas was unheard of in the �80s. Old coaches are probably rolling in their graves. But it was exhilarating, exciting, thrilling. From start to finish. Some change is good. The game also lasted almost four hours. Some change I can do without. College football is going through some changes right now that may knock the earth off its orbit. Remember the good old days when the only schools who got caught cheating and were nailed by severe NCAA sanctions were directional schools and SMU? The superpowers who committed the same crimes got a stern look of disapproval and someone shaking a finger at them, saying “TSK, TSK.” Now even the big boys get hammered. See USC and Ohio State. Miami (THE U) should get the death penalty (Fig. B). More than 70 players allegedly receiving the big trifecta: cash, cars and escorts! Miami won’t be executed because the NCAA saw how the

ultimate punishment destroyed SMU’s program for more than a quarter of a century. But the Canes face the harshest punishment and they will get it. No slap on the wrist this time. That’s GOOD change. When the Southwest Conference dissolved, that was good change. The once-proud league filled with tradition and legendary players and teams had deteriorated into a scandal-plagued, mediocre group of members who were living on the glory days of long ago and far away. They had developed an over-inflated sense of self, only to be exposed as not that good when they played quality non-conference teams. It was a league living in the past (and without the pass). Quarterback play was terrible. When everyone else was opening up their offense, the good old SWC was clinging to the veer like it was a bag of gold during a recession (Fig. C). Finally, when the SWC blew up, and Texas, A&M, Tech and Baylor joined the Big 12, the competition got seriously tougher. Adding Nebraska and Oklahoma to the mix forced the old SWC schools to get good or get destroyed. Change was good. Some change comes completely out of left field. Who would have ever seen the day that Texas A&M would take its toys and split from the University of Texas? But that day is here. A&M is joining another conference, most likely the SEC (Fig. D). Is that change good? Who knows? Only time will tell. The future of the Big 12 is very shaky. The longtime traditional rivalry between the Horns and the Aggies may be over. That change, if it comes, is not good. But as we continue to learn every day, change is inevitable. Sports fans better get used to it.

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Bryan Houston is in his fifth decade in broadcasting, first as a music radio disc jockey, then as a play-by-play announcer, TV sportscaster and finally a TV news anchor in the East Texas area since 1991. Now he’s returned to his roots. Sports and Radio. Bryan is the sports director and host of Bryan Houston’s Sports Radio Live on 93.3 TALK FM, Monday through Friday from 3-6p.m.

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CHAMPIONS OF YOUTH

LUNCHEON Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas is preparing for its Annual Champions of Youth Luncheon slated for October 25, 2011, 11:30a.m.-1:00p.m. at the CrossWalk Conference Center of Green Acres Baptist Church. This annual celebratory event will focus on bringing the community together to honor significant corporate donors Brookshire Grocery Company and the Brookshire Family, and individual donors Tisa & Billy Hibbs, Jr. U. S. Representative Louie Gohmert and Pastor David Dykes, of Green Acres Baptist Church will welcome the guests. Mark Scirto of KLTV-7 will serve as emcee, as BGCET presents their children’s choir, Paul Conser shares a legacy testimony, and Dr. John Bisagno brings the keynote message and challenge for support of the BGCET. Catering will be provided by FRESH by Brookshire’s. “So what exactly are the Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas”? Clubs are community based organizations that provide young people with a fun, safe and constructive environment when they are not at home or school. Clubs offer programs and services designed to help children achieve academic success, learn healthy lifestyle choices, and develop character and leadership. “Who do the clubs serve?” Boys & Girls Clubs are available to youth K-6 and have a special focus on children from challenging or disadvantaged circumstances. Our thirteen Clubs operate year round in Smith County. In our after-school programs at all these locations we serve over 800 children daily. “Where are the clubs located?” Main Campus in north Tyler, at eight elementary schools in TISD, one charter school in Tyler, plus at two elementary schools in Lindale ISD and Bullard ISD. “What makes the BGCET clubs unique?” School-centered, Clubs provide programming in specialized areas including character development, educational enhancement, in a safe and positive atmosphere. Clubs are staffed by paid, trained youth development professionals. Through a system of informal guidance, club staff form strong mentoring relationships with young people and help them reach their full potential. For all these reasons and more, Boys & Girls Clubs of East Texas are truly “The Positive Place for Kids.” Help us help the kids who need us the most! For additional information contact Christy Galbraith at 903-593-9211 or Christy@bgcet.org.

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TWO SIDES OF A STORY THERE ARE TWO GROUPS OF PEOPLE THAT REALLY MAKE THE ANNUAL COUNTRY FOR OUR COUNTRY (C4C) EVENT WORK EVERY YEAR: THE ENTERTAINERS THAT PUT ON THE BEST SHOW THEY CAN TO HELP AND RAISE MONEY FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS FROM EAST TEXAS, AND THE WOUNDED WARRIORS THEMSELVES. THEY ARE THE “COUNTRY” AND THE “COUNTRY,” AND WITHOUT EITHER ONE, C4C WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GROW INTO THE THE SUCCESSFUL AND CONTINUALLY IMPROVING FUNDRAISING EFFORT THAT IT IS TODAY.

It’s hard to tell if the event's founders and organizers, Paul and Mary Pennington, could’ve seen what C4C would become in such a short time. But, knowing Mary, thousands in attendance and thousands more dollars raised isn’t even close to the high hopes she has for it. It’s a cause that’s been embraced wholeheartedly by a part of Texas that’s long been known to support the military. With C4C, people have a very direct, very tangible way to give back to the men and women who sacrificed so much when they come back. As we come upon the third installment of the event, BSCENE had the chance to talk one-on-one with the headliner from this year’s show, Sara Evans, and one of the servicemen that serve as the original motivation for the whole thing in the first place, Andy Burnett, a former medic in the U.S. Army. These two took wildly different paths in getting to the Villa di Felictiá on Sept. 24, 2011, there’s no doubt about it. But, once they’re both there, and the lights come up on the

a show to do as much good as she can. Not everyone can fight overseas, and not everyone can sing like Sara. But we can all do something. Andy Burnett was doing his job when he got shot. “Contrary to popular opinion, medics still get hurt,” said Burnett over lunch. “And it’s usually for doing something they aren’t supposed to be doing.” When Burnett was hurt, he was six days away from finishing up a 15-month deployment in Afghanistan. “I was supposed to be sitting in my heavily fortified aide station, watching a movie or something.” said Burnett. “But, I knew we were about to get hit again, and when you know it’s coming, you just try to prepare as much as you can, and that’s what I was doing. I went out and got into a tower. If someone is going to get hurt, that’s probably where it’s going to be. It just so happened it was me. But, you can’t predict those things. I’ve done my fair share of ‘what ifs.’ But, you just gotta deal with it and move on. I don’t know how many times I thought ‘why didn’t you just sit in your aide station.’

stage, the lots are set out on the auction blocks and the music starts playing – you can bet your last dollar that they both want the exact same result: a fantastic show that raises a record amount for the men and women who gave everything they could to the United States of America and to all of us. BSCENE caught Evans on a pretty odd day, in fact. All her kids were home, school having been canceled for the day due to flooding. And, about 10 minutes before she called us, Evans found out she’d been nominated for CMA Awards for Single and Female Vocalist. Combined with the fact that both her Alabama Crimson Tide and Missouri Tigers had won over the weekend, Evans was in high spirits: “As soon as I get off the phone, we’re going to celebrate,” she said. “Probably with scrambled eggs.” Evans has always been involved heavily in philanthropic work. A quick search reveals years spent as the celebrity representative for the American Red Cross, as well as multiple performances on at Shawn Hannity’s Freedom Concerts. However, what’s a little bit surprising is that Evans has no personal ties at all to the military. “You know, I don’t have any experience with [family or close friends in the military],” Evans said. “I’ve got two older brothers: one is in my band, the other is a husband and a father that works for State Farm in Missouri. My father wasn’t in the military or in Vietnam and neither of my grandparents were ever drafted or served, either.” Now, it’s probably more common for someone who has had a very intimate experience with a struggle to join in that particular fight. But, for Evans, she sees it as almost a duty – one she cares about passionately. “I’m very, very patriotic and always have been,” she related. “I’m totally, all about America, and I have a son and three stepsons, and I just cannot imagine one of them being willing to make that sacrifice, leaving the family and leaving home, and putting themselves in harm’s way – possibly dying for this country and for freedom, all over the world. Those young men are so incredibly brave, and their families are incredibly brave. They just sacrifice so much.” Evans is truly inspired by what our soldiers choose to give for us and for one another. So, playing concerts and giving her time and voice is a gift that she is able to both give and receive. “I feel like sometimes people, especially in this day and time, take America for granted. Consider the unbelievable debt we have now, we as Americans think that we are strong just because. We forget the reasons we are strong. One of the biggest reasons is because we have such an amazing military force all over the world, and we cannot let that go. I think people take for granted that we’re the most powerful country in the world and we always will be. Amercians sometimes forget what it really takes to be that.” Evans thoughts echo those of everyone who has not been called serve on active duty, but still feels the need to do whatever they can to support those who do. Not everyone is able to travel overseas and to fight. However, with Country For Our Country, there is a need for everyone to do what they can. For Sara Evans, that’s taking time away from touring, her family, her career and coming to East Texas to put on

But, if I was just sitting in my aide station, I wouldn’t have been doing my job. I had about 30 guys I was responsible for getting home alive. Sitting in my aide station waiting on one of them to get hurt and doing cleanup work? That’s not my idea of being a good medic.” Burnett was hit in the neck – shattering and fracturing three vertebrae – by the equivalent of a .50 calibre round that left him without the use of his legs. For the next month, which Burnett said he only “remembers patches of,” he made his way from Afghanistan back to Germany, then back to Walter Reed Hospital and on to New Orleans for rehab. When he made it back to Tyler, in the spring of 2009, he was doing some work at the National Guard Armory when he met Gen. Red Brown, one of the original C4C board members. “That was actually the night they were having the kickoff party for the first C4C on Lake Tyler,” Burnett said. “ I thought it would be a little get together … and I was surprised. From then until about the middle of 2010 I was lightly involved with the event, and I just kept in contact with Paul and Mary Pennington. Around then, Mary asked me if I wanted to get a little more involved.” Burnett said he’s had his share of run-ins with non-profit organizations that, though they do a lot of good, aren’t quite what they make themselves out to be. He had no such fear about jumping onboard with C4C. “because of the heart that I know Mary and Paul both have, they gave me an opportunity to participate, and made me feel good about participating ... I still wanted to help guys that are in my spot, but I don’t have the life education or education experience to be able to do that … yet.” Burnett is currently pursuing his degree, (likely in psychology) in aims of working with veterans upon their return. “So, when they gave me the opportunity to start getting involved a little more, I jumped at it. It gave me the chance to help men and women who were hurt physically or mentally or whatever the case may be.” Burnett said C4C encourages him to look toward the future – to get out of bed in the morning and go to school because staying in bed is good in the present, but “that doesn’t do anything for you in the future that needs to be done … and honestly, they give me the opportunity to contribute to society, and that’s probably the biggest thing they could give me. They might give me every penny in the bank and it still wouldn’t do anything. But they encourage me and others, and I don’t see that changing. Mary told me when she first met me, ‘you’re not going to get rid of me very easily.’ And you don’t – and that’s a good thing.” This year, on Sept. 24, mark down on your calendars to be at the Villa di Felicita for the Third Annual Country For Our Country benefit concert. BSCENE will be there. Sara Evans will be there. Andy Burnett will be there too. And, there’ll be plenty more men, women, children and families that need all of our support – whether it’s in a song, in your checkbook, in your talents or in your sacrifices. Country For Our Country has come a long way in three years, but the soul of why it was founded remains steady and unchanged. When they come back, we give back … and here’s your chance. by WIlliam Knous, wknous@h3-media.com

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School is back in session, but for those students who spent their summer working for some extra cash to put in their pockets, their greatest lessons could actually take place at home this year. If your kids have started earning money, this is the perfect time to teach them financial lessons that will last a lifetime. “It’s never too early to begin teaching children the basics of finance,” said Karen Partee, Senior Vice President and Director of Public Relations for Texas Bank and Trust. “Children learn very early how to spend money, so, as parents, we need to take the time to teach them how to save their money, as well.” Partee, who oversees financial literacy programming for TB&T, encourages parents to expose their kids to money management experiences, such as visiting the bank, budgeting, and paying bills, at every opportunity. Texas Bank and Trust offers examples of teachable moments to help parents get started: • AT THE BANK. When you go to the bank, bring your children with you and show them how transactions work. Have the branch manager explain how the bank operates, how money generates interest and how an ATM works. • ON PAYDAY. Discuss how your pay is budgeted to pay for housing, food and clothing, and how a portion is saved for future expenses such as college tuition and retirement.

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• AT THE GROCERY STORE. Explain the benefits of comparison shopping, coupons and store brands. • PAYING BILLS. Explain the many ways that bills can be paid: over the phone, by check, electronic check or online check draft. Discuss how each method of paying bills takes money out of your account. Be sure to cover late penalties, emphasizing the importance of paying bills on time. • USING CREDIT CARDS. Explain that credit cards are a loan and need to be repaid. Share how each month a credit card statement comes in the mail with a bill. Go over the features of different types of cards, such as ATM, debit, and credit cards. “We are here to assist parents with finding the right information to have these basic money management discussions with their kids,” Partee said. To demonstrate its commitment to financial education, the bank will launch an interactive website exclusively for its younger customers in early September. The next generation microsite, called MyTBT, will be divided into two rooms - “MyClubhouse” for kids 12 and younger and “MyRoom” for teens. Each “room” features age-appropriate content that will include money saving tips, budgeting games, and interaction with MyTBT branded characters. Kids are encouraged to log on to www.thisismytbt.com to check it out, beginning September 6. Resource Information: American Banker’s Association

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Fall can be an especially stressful time of year. Backto-school is on the brain of most every parent in the Northern Hemisphere. Most families gear up for battle: busier schedules, after-school activities, homework and parent teacher conferences. Today’s back to school list alone is so detailed and long, it alone is enough to cause stress! Chauffeuring kids around after school, packing lunches, getting everyone dressed for school, playing homework warden … the list never seems to end for the modern parent who attempts to juggle work and family. Parents that are busy trying to be Super Mom or Super Dad often have little time for themselves. Brenda McBride, licensed clinical social worker for ETMC Behavioral Health, revealed that the number one reason for disability in the U.S. currently is depression. She says a contributing factor can be feeling overwhelmed by life's circumstances which certainly includes being overstressed and over scheduled, which can contribute to feelings of depression. While attempting to be Supermom or Superdad – they only end up super stressed. Back-to-school might intensify this for an already maxed-out parent. For parents already juggling families and careers, Camille Brown, Executive Director for Stepping Stone Preschool, Elementary and C. Brown Middle School, says fall can just add more stress onto the already overflowing plate of a parent. “Most families dread new schedules and ... just the unknown. Parents have more on their plate because, in most cases, both parents work and there is usually more than one child in the family.” She explained that new schedules and juggling multiple responsibilities is a struggle for most families. The good news is both experts agree that going back to the daily grind of the school year does not have to be so traumatic... First, parents that feel stressed to the max and pressured to be everywhere at once – know that you are not alone. McBride says parents often feel guilty about not being able to please everyone and do everything. “If we’re honest, I think what happens is that we feel like we’re doing so many things and being pulled in so many directions – there’s a guilt that’s a very real thing. There’s a feeling of, ‘If I spread too thin am I doing anybody any good [especially if I’m] not doing one thing well or well enough’,” she explained. In general, McBride says most families benefit from improving time management. Her take is that letting go of little things can relieve unnecessary anxiety and stress. “There’s this terrible word in our vocabulary called ‘should.’ Like, I should be able to make homemade

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cupcakes for my child’s classroom or, I should do the birthday party this way, or I should this,” which she said puts extra stress on people. Attempting to be Supermom or Superdad will only result in feelings of inadequacy. “The truth sometimes is we need to say, ‘I’m going to stop being a perfectionist and say I’m going to do just good enough” McBride confessed. “That might mean going to Brookshire’s or FRESH and picking up some cupcakes for the party.” It’s all about setting priorities. Is it more important to appear like a Martha Stewart to the other parents, or is it the priority that you are there for your children? “I think that goes back to comparing yourself to other people,” McBride confessed. “The truth is that everybody is doing the best that they can. But it’s really hard to not compare yourself to everybody else and feel like, ‘Well, maybe I’m not doing a good enough job.’”

"Parents that feel stressed to the max and pressured to be everywhere at once – know that you are not alone." Another plague of Supermom and Superdad is the inability to just say ‘no.’ Some say ‘yes’ to so many projects it literally leads to hospitalization. And McBride reveals that moms often put others first to the point of neglecting self-care. “I don’t know how many that I’ve even had hospitalized – mothers – because what happens is you feel like you’re doing so much for everyone else all of the time, you kind of get off of your own priority list.” She said that not making time for yourself can negatively affect how you care for others. “If you don’t care for yourself then you don’t have the resources and the patience and energy to give that to your children, or your work or your husband – or to friends and family.” The stress is real. So what is the solution? Both Brown and McBride agree that many families simply have too many activities scheduled for their children. McBride says she counsels many kids that are scheduled from sun-up to sun-down. Whether they are trying to keep up with the Joneses or the children are genuinely interested in that many activities, parents can always say B S C E N E M AG.COM

‘no’ to too many extracurriculars. You can also save them for a time of year that is less hectic. “Parents often allow the children to choose activities and do not choose to say ‘no,’ even though they realize it will make their schedule miserable and frustrating,” Brown clarified. “By the end of the day, the parents are tired and so are the children.” In attempting to run children everywhere they need to be, some parents may feel more like a taxi service. “Parents do run around everywhere, but they opt to do this. It takes planning and schedules to avoid letting the children’s schedule run them.” For the Brown family, their plan was for each child to choose one activity (in addition to church and school activities). Limiting extras helped keep their schedule manageable. McBride also says that it helps to know your child’s tolerance for extra activities. What might be ‘over scheduling’ for some kids may be just enough to keep another from getting bored. But she does warn that children, like adults, do experience stress and can become overstressed from being over scheduled. In a worse-case scenario, children can also be hospitalized from too much stress. “If you know your child you’ll be better equipped to observe the warning signs that they might be under stress ... a change in behavior, a change in sleep, a drop in grades, a change in their attitude. Those are warning signs to look for that over-scheduling might be an issue,” McBride said. Organization can also be a fabulous time management tool for families with busy schedules. Lists and routines for children can help minimize chaos. Teaching them to help complete tasks on the list, like how to prepare their lunch, teaches responsibility and a sense of accomplishment. Things like choosing the next day’s outfits and packing lunches the night before not only saves you time, but also minimize chaos the morning of. “The plan must be flexible. Find a system that works and stick to it. Develop a checklist and stick to it.” Brown said. “I found that with lists and routines back to school was simpler. I felt more organize and, yes, less stressed!” by Holly Head, hhead@h3-media.com BSCENEMAG.CO M

“The plan must be flexible. Find a system that works and stick to it. Develop a checklist and stick to it. I found that with lists and routines back to school was simpler. I felt more organize and, yes, less stressed!”

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TEN YEARS AGO

On a typical Tuesday morning in September, 2001, most people were going about their normal routines. Some of you might have been on the way to work, while others may have been taking care of personal business and errands. Popular artists on the radio at this time were Alicia Keys, Train, Faith Hill and Usher, all of whom are still making great music today. Watching TV in 2001, you could have seen The Office, a hilarious look into corporate life that's still in re-runs. Big at the box office that year was “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone”, plus Mark Wahlberg in “Planet of the Apes.”

FOR ME, NONE OF THESE POP CULTURE REFERENCES SEEM VERY LONG AGO. THEY ALSO DON'T SEEM VERY IMPORTANT. What does feel important is the memory of nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives that morning. Nearly 3,000 people who were taking care of business, like you and me, but who didn't get a chance to decide what's for lunch that day, didn't get a chance to go home that afternoon, didn't get a chance to hug their family that night. In July of 2001, I was on vacation in the Northeast with my wife and children. We saw the tourist spots in Washington D.C. and New York. For two nights, we stayed in Manhattan and travelled around the city, pointing out significant landmarks to our kids who were 4 and 5 years old at the time.

NEEDLESS TO SAY, AS WE APPROACHED DOWNTOWN, THE TWO TALLEST ICONS WERE WORLD TRADE CENTER BUILDINGS ONE AND TWO. STANDING SOLID AND PROUD, LIKE GUARDIANS OVER THE ISLAND. Many years earlier, as a child myself, I was visiting my uncle who worked in the Pentagon. During the visit, he took me to lunch one day at his office. I look back fondly on that visit, but all the time knowing that the building is still there.

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CIVILIZATIONS, THE TWIN TOWERS WERE A MEMORABLE SIGHT, BUT NONETHELESS, THEY WERE ONLY BUILDINGS. Sadly, they were buildings that nobody will ever see again. Much, much worse however, is the number of mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and friends we'll never see again. Like the sinking of the Titanic, an event like 9/11 stirs emotions that are hard to describe. The sudden loss of so many lives is difficult to comprehend. It's natural that we want something to blame for tragedies like this.

WE WANT AN EXPLANATION AND SOME JUSTIFICATION. COULD EITHER OF THESE DEVASTATING INCIDENTS HAVE BEEN AVOIDED OR AT LEAST MINIMIZED? In the case of an accident like Titanic, we can see a number things that should have been handled better, like more lifeboats, slower speed, bigger rudder... All things that seem so obvious now, but clearly were acceptable compromises at the time. Things are not so different when we look at how a small group of terrorists was able to claim so many lives for their fanatical religious belief. Ten years ago you could walk through airport security without removing your shoes. Ten years ago, foreign-looking plane passengers weren't stared at with suspicion. Ten years ago, wars were fought in far away countries with bombs and bullets. Today, this has all changed.

WHILE IT'S HELPFUL TO MAKE PLANS FOR THE FUTURE, BASED ON EVENTS OF THE PAST, YOU SHOULD REMEMBER THAT TOMORROW IS PROMISED TO NO ONE. TEN YEARS AGO, NEARLY 3,000 PEOPLE EXPECTED THEY WOULD SEE WEDNESDAY. FIND SOMEONE YOU LOVE AND TELL THEM SO … RIGHT NOW.

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NOT AFRAID OF GETTING OLDER Most people in life who reach the age of 59 don’t get very excited about, or look forward to, their 60th birthday. That subject may bring about concerns of growing old or time passing them by. However, that is not the case with Davis-Green Paint & Body Shop. This long-time staple of the Tyler business community is now at the tail end of age 59, and very much looking forward to celebrating their 60th birthday in early 2012. Established in 1952, Davis-Green began their business life young, ready to learn, prepared to work hard and excited about the future. Now, as the 60-year milestone approaches, they’ve learned that all those qualities are still the key to success. Established in 1952, Davis-Green began their business life young, ready to learn, prepared to work hard and excited about the future. Now, as the 60-year milestone approaches, they’ve learned that all those qualities are still the key to success. A visit to the business will very quickly reveal that 59 feels very young to the employees as well as the Davis family. Davis-Green still operates with that youthful enthusiasm and positive outlook on life in general. Learning is something they still do every day as they strive to maintain the cutting-edge processes, procedures and equipment required to safely repair modern day vehicles. Hard work is evident throughout, and an overall excitement prevails for the future of Davis-Green and the economy of Tyler and East Texas. They describe the operation as 59 years young instead of 59 years old. “We believe so,” says Darren Davis, President of the company. “We have a strong, experienced, and loyal employee group. Years of experience, and the drive to continually be the best keeps a business young at heart” states Mr. Davis. He goes on to explain that the company has become older and wiser within the auto repair industry. “Yes,” Davis continued, “this industry is constantly changing in all aspects. Whether it be technology, equipment, business relationships, customer relationships, or the overall roller coaster economy, we are able to learn from all those variables and hopefully use those experiences to run a better business.” He quickly added that the true key to achieving

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the approaching milestone as a business has been the good and faithful customers of the Tyler and the East Texas community and the wonderful word-of-mouth advertising that’s produced from customer satisfaction. Learning is something they still do every day as they strive to maintain the cutting-edge processes, procedures and equipment required to safely repair modern day vehicles. “Whether it’s a major collision or just a fender-bender, we realize this can be a major disruption in most folks’ lives,” says Davis. We are grateful beyond words, that this community entrusts us with the job of safely repairing their vehicle, and hopefully helping them keep the disruption to a minimum. You don’t make it to 60 without great customers,” he concludes. So, with all milestones comes a celebration, and Davis-Green is in the planning stages of that already. “We’d like it to be centered around thanking the community, our employees, and our business associates for 60 great years,” says Davis. The gratefulness is evident throughout Davis-Green, and as that carries over to their 60-year mark, the celebration is sure to be grounded in their acknowledgement of all those that helped them achieve this milestone. So, with all milestones comes a celebration, and Davis-Green is in the planning stages of that already. “We’d like it to be centered around thanking the community, our employees, and our business associates for 60 great years,” says Davis. The current economic climate and the uncertainties of the future are sure to make any business worry and wonder. And, like any business, those worries and wonders occasionally develop into a fear of things to come. Davis-Green is certainly not immune to those worries and uncertainties, but one thing’s for certain; at 59 years old and counting, Davis-Green Paint & Body Shop is not afraid of getting older. B S C E N E M AG.COM

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SHALL WE DANCE Lighted dance floors, afros, leisure suits, the hustle … perhaps these are not the first images that come to mind when you encounter dance guru Salvador 'Sal' Landeros. However the similarities to �70s disco icon Tony Monero from “Saturday Night Fever” are somewhat uncanny when he tells how his dancing career began. Nights of hopping from disco club to disco club, entering street hustle competitions with his partner and winning them all … but he wasn't always a dancer. He actually grew up as a jock. Sal grew up in Ardmore, OK and was inclined to sports at a young age. “We were always watching sports all the time and in high school I was a sports guy,” Landeros recalled. However, his favorite sports were always football and baseball, and he focused on those as his ticket to college. “Coming from a family of nine, seven boys and two girls, I knew the only way I was ever going to get a [college] education was to get a scholarship,” he said. As a child, his first dance lesson was from his mother. “She always had music going on so if one of us would drop by she would grab our hands and dance with us in the kitchen,” he explained. A typical Saturday night with the Landeros family included taking the entire family dancing at an outdoor dance arena with live Tejao music. And though he was a jock in high school, all his friends knew he had dancing skills. “I was always the guy that loved to dance and that the girls wanted to go with,” Sal beamed, appreciating it. Following high school, he landed a football/baseball scholarship to Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, OK. Landeros recalled, “I was going to be a history teacher and a coach. … Then I got into dancing...” In �72, the disco scene was heating up and clubs lured crowds to dance all night. Sal still played sports but he had also caught disco fever. Every weekend he drove to Tulsa to hit the clubs. He met his former dance partner, Carol Hudgens, at a Tulsa disco and they began entering street hustle competitions held at the clubs. He said, “We used to go to the clubs and they had dance contests Thursday nights. First prize was $300, so she'd get $150 and I'd get $150.” (That would be $1,620.01 in 2011.) By the mid '70s, Sal left school to for a career in the oil industry. But, every week he and Hudgens competed as street hustle champions in Tulsa. Raymond Sonya, owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Tulsa was a was a judge of the competition one night. Landeros was there in all his disco glory (large afro, polyester jumpsuit and platforms) with his beautiful parter, Hudgens. They won the competition as usual... “(Raymond) said, 'I really enjoyed watching you hustle.' He said, 'Do you ever think about becoming a dance instructor?' I said, 'No.' He said, 'Where do you work?' So, I told him and he said 'Well, I'm starting a training class and if you'd like, I'll pay you. I'll guarantee what you are making there a week. I'll give you the same thing for a year if you will let me train you to be a dance teacher,'” Sal remembered. He

accepted. After training, he began instructing and teaching lessons in Tulsa. His street hustle partner, Hudgens, also became an instructor and the duo began competing in professional ballroom dance competitions across the U.S. Overall, Sal has competed in the Nationals five times and his titles include: two third place, a second place and two first place national champion trophies. “You competed against nothing but Fred Astaire instructors from all over the country,” Sal explained. “(At professional competitions) there might have been anywhere from 20 to 40 professional couples that you would compete against in your division in Miami, Las Vegas and in regionals.” For 10 years, Sal moved along with his boss and taught as the Dance Director for Fred Astaire's Dance Studios in Tulsa, Lafayette, Birmingham, Austin. He also entered another competition as a pro before leaving Fred Astaire's. In 1980, Sal competed at nationals with his dance coach. “'You will never be good enough to compete with me,'” she imparted to Sal when he first started in the biz. But when her partner quit, she asked Sal to compete with her. He seemed amused, “We won all the regionals them we took third in the nationals.” After leaving Fred Astaire's in Birmingham, Sal relocated to Austin and taught lessons independently. He continued entering national dance competitions but this time with his students in their category. In Austin, Sal also met his wife of 25 years, Terri, on the dance floor at a country Western dance hall called the New West. In 1994, Sal moved his business to Tyler and opened his own studio called Tyler Dance Studio. He has continued to share his passion for ballroom with everyone he meets. His daughters Raven and Rachel are schooled in ballroom, as is Terri. He also gives back by donating lessons for charity events such as the Cattle Barons' and the Heart Ball, Cause for the Paws and more. He is also the the official choreographer for the Annual Dancing With The Tyler Stars benefiting Tyler AIDS Services, set for Oct. 8. “Dancing with the Tyler Stars is not only a great fundraising event for a wonderful cause; it is an entertaining evening of exciting dancing and spectacular choreography,” explained the event's 2011 Event Chair, Dr. Laura O'Halloran. “The person responsible for this is Sal Landeros. He is tireless in his commitment to this event and his dedication to the dancers and the art of dance is evident in the production of this spectacular evening. We are all very grateful to him for his encouraging attitude and support of this event.” Sal claims anyone can dance. “'Dancing has no age. The oldest person I ever taught was 94 and she had a blast,'” Sal said. “Anytime my feet are moving, I'm smiling.” by Holly Head, hhead@h3-media.com

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USE! CR 3601, Bullard – 51.4 acres located on CR 3601 with rolling terrain and great views. Owner will divide. May be purchased in 25 acres, 26 acres or 13 acre lots. Call Lynn Haney at 903.245.9289.

7754 Cross Roads - 2210 sq. feet, 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Part of only twelve exclusive garden homes. Fully maintained yard, floor to ceiling tiled walk-in shower with double shower heads, a jacuzzi tub, & 42" fireplace. Commercial grade stainless steel appliances, foam insulation with interior wall sound buffering. Energy Star Certified & ADA features. www.thescatesgroup.com Contact Cody Scates at 903.581.4848

CR 3601, Bullard – 51.4 acres located on CR 3601 with rolling terrain and great views. Owner will divide. May be purchased in 25 acres, 26 acres or 13 acre lots. Call Lynn Haney at 903.245.9289.

412 Amberwood – 139,999. This 3/3/2 is just fabulous and ready to move in ... comes with fridge, washer and dryer.. This is a 55-and-over neighborhood. Call Lynn Haney at 903.245.9289.

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At Sundance at Oak Hills, the heart of our mission is the belief that A Walk Together is powerful medicine. (Ecclesiates 4:9-12). As memories fade for your loved one because of Alzheimer’s or other related dementias, we will build new memories together. Though this road can be rocky along the way, we will lift you up, and genuinely care for you and your family.

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We believe life is designed for companionship, not isolation; for intimacy, not loneliness. As part of the Sundance family, both you and your loved one will be surrounded by unconditional support, encouragement and care. We take the time to get to know each resident’s personal history, important memories and milestones, so we can create a familiar environment that delights them daily. Let us be your partner and friend through this journey!

Check out Festive Favorites, Firelites, Flowers, Fragrance, and so much more! 6611 S. Broadway 903.561.0101

Opening December 2011 WHAT IS OUR MISSION? Sundance at Oak Hills is the premier memory care community in East Texas. By partnering our 4 cornerstones of care – technology, innovative community design, ongoing training and faith-based mission, we have created a truly unique environment that addresses the residents’ needs at each stage of their journey. With the only state-of-the-art electronic patient monitoring system in the area, our dedicated care team is able to address the needs of each resident in a timely and consistent manner. By partnering with the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County, we are able to provide ongoing training for our staff, offer support groups for our families and support our local community.

Now Taking Reservations

Call Lonna Emerson At 903-747-3927 2651 Elkton Trail     Tyler, Texas 75703

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Vacation Desperation Dear friends who have spent this summer lounging on beaches, strolling over the many decks of a luxury liner or gazing a beautiful works of art in Europe's most prestigious museums: I really wish you would all just shut up for a minute. Every time I go on Facebook or Twitter or even Google+, all I see are pictures of people's feet propped up in a beach chair with the most picturesque white-sand beaches and turquoise waters in the background. It's mostly ladies striking this pose, but you select few guys out there need to check out BSCENE's Back Page article from May/June 2011 and step your pedicure game up. (Seriously fellas, just break out a belt sander or something.) In the others they are posing with their new best friend, Bono, in front of the oldest castle in Ireland and then getting invited inside for tea and ghost stories with the rest of U2. Then again, they could be cashing in their lottery tickets from Grand Cayman and tweeting about how they are all about to sail home on their new yacht. Regardless of how you are choosing to spend what is apparently the best few weeks that anyone has ever had in the history of time, the point is that I'm tired of having to sit here and watch everyone else have “more fun that ought to be legal,” to quote my good friend, Dr. Aubrey Sharpe. I can hear what every one of you is thinking right now, so don't even start with me. “But Will, don't they deserve to go on vacation?” And, “Wouldn't you love to island hop through the Caribbean?” Or maybe even, “Wouldn't you love to hang out in the old country with U2?” My answers to those question are as follows: 'absolutely,' 'of course' and 'not a chance, because Bono seems like a tool.' Look, I'm not angry that anyone is going on vacation. I mean, this is America. We're notorious for being workaholics. We break our backs working too many hours to achieve or buy things we may or may not need. In fact, it took us less

than 200 years to go from the Declaration of Independence to effectively become effectively the only remaining superpower because we worked our fingers to the bone. That doesn't just happen, and clearly we deserve a day off every now and then. So, I'm not angry about you guys going on vacation. What I'm angry about is that, because we live in a world where a 24-hour news cycle is just the beginning of the constant bombardment of information, I have to stand by and watch every awesome thing you do in real time while not getting to participate in any of it. I can almost feel that perfect sand between my toes as the waves wash over my feet ... but no, no ... that's just my dog trying to get my attention. Technology has advanced to the point that I can almost be there with you, without getting any enjoyment out of it, whatsoever. This could probably set off an entirely separate argument about how removed from the real world and absorbed in a purely online version. However, vacations are one aspect of life I can't imagine being replaced by virtual reality experiences. It could be a reasonable facsimile, but It's like a dream: it seems real enough until your kid jumps off the headboard onto your stomach and snaps you right out of it. There's no substitute for the real thing, especially when that real thing is a trip to Costa Rica to learn how to surf and hunt for the perfect margarita. So what's to be done? A friend suggested that revenge is the only real solution, and that I should plan and execute the greatest vacation ever attempted, all while cataloguing every single moment of it in gruesome detail for everyone to see. This seems like a great idea to me. I can travel the world, meet the most interesting people, have the most harrowing adventures, and seek out the very best of what life has to offer me. Then, I'll make sure every moment of it is captured so I can rub it right in the faces of all my friends back home. by William Knous, wknous@h3-media.com

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