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I have a confession: I am a Southern girl and I do not own a pair of cowgirl boots. True story! But this is all about to change thanks to our cover girl, Michelle Manningham, and her new line of Texi Boots. What girl can resist a full grain leather, snip-toed boot lined in hot pink and finished with matching pink soles? Here at BSCENE, we love a great home-grown story and Michelle certainly has an adventure to share. Not only are her boots super cowgirl-chic, Michelle wants to create a community of women who are brave enough to take the bull by the horns and find the courage to follow their dreams. Be on the look-out as these pink soled beauties hit the pavement in mid-September. If you see me breaking in my new Texi Boots this fall, be prepared to catch a Texas-sized case of boot envy! Just as Michelle’s journey is brimmed with inspiration, another story caught our eye this summer. By now, most of East Texas has heard of Tyler Texas Rocks. Better yet, I am sure most of you have collected rocks and painted them for a game of hide and seek. No matter how many times I hear of this rock revolution taking our community by storm, I never tire of the hope, excitement, and compassion found on the Tyler Texas Rocks Facebook page. Every day, a new story of neighborly love and kindness pops up on the newsfeed. It makes me proud to be a part of a community that shares and offers positive encouragement in a world that seems to be clouded with negativity. The staff here at BSCENE has even gotten our hands covered in paint as we have decorated our own rocks for hiding. You can seek out some clues on our Facebook page starting on September 15th… with new clues coming each day until that final rock is found! I hope you are one of the lucky finders who will receive a special surprise. Following in our theme of goodwill, you will want to read about Nora Schreiber and her non-profit organization “The Worthy Ones”. She began by passing out cold water at local bus stops and this has evolved into a community wide kindness project she hopes to go global. As our kids head back to school and their summer break officially enters the history books, we decided it was a great time to bring up two topics that are sometimes difficult to talk about. We gathered useful information on a couple of unfortunate subjects becoming all too familiar in our community: cyber bullying and sex trafficking. We have compiled the facts and what you need to know to keep your children safe. Being from the South, I have officially lived half of my life in Louisiana and the other half in Texas. I love both states dearly and my heart goes out to the victims of Hurricane Harvey. However, it makes me so proud to be a southern girl and get to witness the good samaritans from both of my beloved states come together to rescue, love, and support one another. Let us all keep our family and neighbors in our prayers as we come together to bring relief from this catastrophe of biblical proportions.

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What is “STREET SCENE”: glimpses of glitter, photos of friends, a few lines of life and laughter. Like a school's yearbook, Street Scene chronicles life in East Texas. You'll find businesses and others commemorating anniversaries. Celebrations and charities gloss these pages, accompanied by faces you know. Music, theater and other cultural events also make the scene. Susan Robinson Jewelry presented Tyler Area Cattle Barron Gala chance-drawing winner, Rebecca Wampler, with a Charles Krypell sparkler. The stunning ring is composed of precious yellow and white diamonds and a platinum band.

Cradle U Therapy Ranch in Whitehouse held an Open House Trail Ride on August 26th.

Austin Bank partnered with the Lindale ISD Education Foundation in the “Give $25, Get $25” campaign this spring.

The Lindale Area Chamber of Commerce presented Cutting Edge Irrigation & Lawns with a welcome plaque.

Ten new CASA volunteers were sworn in to be advocates for abused and neglected children in Gregg, Rusk, and Upshur Counties.

On August 25th, the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Luncheon welcomed guest speaker, Senator Robert Nichols.

The staff at Good Shepherd Medical Center enjoyed the solar eclipse at the Potpourri House on August 21st.

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The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting in celebration of Tyler Athletic and Swim Club’s Grand Opening on August 4.

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The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Moss - “Where Flowers are Fair” in downtown Tyler.

The Junior League of Longview hosted the 3rd annual Poverty Conference at the Belcher Center at LeTourneau University.

The Longview Chamber of Commerce participated in Longview Mall’s ribbon cutting for a new play area near Sears.

Dr. Rob Phelps was the lucky chance-drawing winner of the 2017 GMC Sierra Crew Cattle Barons’ Edition. The truck was graciously donated by Hall Buick GMC.

The Nacogdoches Treatment Center was named the first recipient of the Non-Profit of the Year Award by the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

In August, Mercado’s celebrated 30 years in Tyler. The ribbon cutting celebration included a Mariachi Band as the restaurant said “Cheers to 30 Years”! The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Half Price Books opening in The Village at Cumberland Park.

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So a girl walks into a shoe shoppe on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. But this isn’t any regular shoe shoppe; it is a Christian Louboutin shoe boutique. And this isn’t your regular gal; it is Michelle Manningham, a bubbly pink-haired Texan from Longview.

What does Michelle tell the sales clerk as she picks up a pair of heels in the chic, red carpeted shoe gallery? “Do you have these in a cowgirl boot?” Needless to say, Michelle left the boutique without a pair of boots, but she most definitely did not leave empty handed. Surrounded by the fashion and beautifully dressed windows, her experience had fueled a dream.“I remember deciding then that I wanted to create something that women would feel beautiful in. I closed my eyes and envisioned what it would look like walking down the streets of these large cities seeing women in something that I designed. I decided I wanted to design boots.  I always had a love for fashion, so I began to draw my boot sketches in journals.” Fast forward eight years, and this October, Michelle’s boot line, Texi Boots, will begin shipping to anxiously awaiting customers. With flair as unique and distinctive as Michelle, “Texi Boots is about inspiration, passion and a whole lot of sole.” What first stands out on a pair of Texi Boots is their sole. “Sole” is a lovely pun to describe both the hot pink bottom of Texi Boots and the amount of heart and soul that Michelle has put into her boot line.

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"Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world." -Marilyn Monroe

Dreams have to start somewhere, and Michelle found that her living room was the perfect setting to make her boot line a reality. “I simply started buying used boots at antique shops, eBay, garage sales or cheap ones I found on the internet and decided I would add my own flare to them and try to re-sell.  I ordered crystals and glue, and remember going to Michaels craft store and buying $200 in random items (lace, pearls, feathers, and anything else I thought would look good glued to a boot), and I came home and got to work.  A day working on boots looked like a day a bomb had gone off at your local craft store.” One boot would take Michelle almost eighty hours to complete, and she decided that she needed help. Three years ago, Michelle enlisted help from her friend, Erika Radar.  “Once or twice a week we would sit on my  living room floor watching the Bachelorette, and she would help me glue crystals onto my boots. I never for a second sat there and thought, this chick must think I am nuts, because I just knew somehow, someway, these boots were going to be a success.  Erika will always hold such a dear place in my heart because, besides my family (who also probably thought I was a little nuts at times), she really believed in me and jumped right in to help.” Working full time and with Erika’s help, Michelle was able to complete a boot in a month. She quickly realized that “no one can live on selling 12 boots a year”. Michelle returned to her sketches. She reached out to Casey Burnette, owner of Casey Curtis Designs, who electronically designed Michelle’s drawings of a pink lined and pink soled boot. After sending over 400 emails of her image to “anyone and everyone on the internet I could find that had anything to do with leather” Michelle got one hit. She paid the fee to have her sample made. Michelle remembers the agonizing wait to hold her dream in her hands: “It took four months before I  received the long awaited box on my door step of THE Texi Boot.  I opened the box, and my heart sank to find probably the ugliest boot I had ever seen in my life *insert tears here*” Even after a second go round with a manufacturer

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and a sample Texi Boot gone bad, Michelle kept pushing through. She reached out to a lady she had met at the Western Market in Dallas who also happens to be the owner of Miss Macie “a beautiful boot line,” recalls Michelle. “I decided it couldn't hurt to ask if she would do private label for me.  I reached out to her, and she was kind enough to introduce me to the  manufacturer that makes her line.” This is where Texi Boots really began to blossom, and Michelle’s attitude of “Glass ceilings are easier to shatter in boots than in heels” paid off. Michelle remembers the day her dreams came true: “The manufacturer was nine hours away (one way) and agreed to meet with me.  I got in my car and drove down there to have the meeting that changed my life forever.  I  didn't have any formal written business plan, charts, projections or anything fancy.  I had one design (on my phone), my vision for the brand, and a passion that could have filled an Olympic sized swimming pool.  I believe it was that passion that they felt that day.  They agreed to take on my line over a handshake and a belief in my dream.  I cried the nine-hour drive home because this was a true answer to my prayers. I filed a design patent and trademarked everything I could for the pink soles.” Because of the kindness shown to Michelle by the lady who owns Miss Macie, Michelle, and her pink Texi Boots are giving back. Michelle’s plan is that “10% of all profit from the brand at the end of the year will go to help another woman entrepreneur start her own business, and the community of Texi-Girls that own a pair of our boots will be a part of voting for that deserving woman.  I think it is so important for women to help support, nurture and encourage one another no matter what step in the dreaming process they are in.  Whether their dream is still sitting in journals or they are working towards it daily, we all need a place we feel safe.  It is my dream to one day host conferences and trainings for women entrepreneurs to talk

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about the process of taking a dream from your heart to the world. If we can remove the barriers of fear in our own hearts and set ourselves free, that strength will light a fire within others.  To me, this is so much more than a boot line; however, some will only be interested in beautiful boots.  My entire social media campaign is around "Where can your Texi's take you?" I want women to know that their life can be the beautiful adventure they always imagined if they have  the resilience it takes to just keep going.  I think it's time we all dig in our boots and believe in each other.”   Michelle gives credit of the birth of her dream to true grit, hard work, and God’s ever-present hand. She also thinks it is funny how things happen along the way that just works out. Her personal style of long, pink hair just so happens to coincide with her pink soled Texi Boots. “My pink hair didn't happen because of the boot line (it was more so an impulsive decision two years ago at the hair salon), but isn't it funny how everything seems to work out?  When I got my first boot back, a girl looked at me and said it is you in a boot! It was at that point I realized that the hair fits perfectly with the branding of the hot pink sole.” Just as the pun mentioned before, Michelle herself has a whole lot of sole. Michelle reflects on her personal style: “Beauty is how you feel on the inside, therefore no matter what I wear; first and foremost I am wearing my heart.  Whatever I choose to dress it up with is beautiful, because I believe the heart of a woman is beautiful.”  After a long journey of tears, prayers, and kindness shown by others, Michelle’s dream of Texi Boots has become a reality. She gives inspiration to others: “It may take longer than you think, you may have people you love doubt you, belittle you and make you want to pack up your dreams … But don’t! Send the doubters packing instead and chase that little fire in your heart. Because no matter how long you wait … The fire never dies.” You can preorder your hot pink soled Texi Boots today at www. texiboots.com. Michelle has four more designs in the works and a design for children’s boots to come in 2018. As you start to see Texi Boots adorn the streets of America, keep your eyes peeled; as Michelle says: “Some boots are made for walkin'; these boots were made for gawkin'.” Share your Texi Boots with us here at BSCENE using the hashtags: #texiboots #texigal #bscenemag

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The Tyler Museum of Art unveiled a beautifully restored historic mural by African-American artist John T. Biggers; which was recently brought out of conservation. It was shown to the public for the first time in decades at the TMA on August 19th before it will move to its permanent home at NE Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant.

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The heat in Tyler can be brutal even in the fall, but especially in the scorching summer. While most are driving around with air conditioner and cold water on their way to and from work each day, there are still many in the area without the luxury of private transportation. Nora Schreiber, a 31-year-old graduate art student at the University of Texas at Tyler is making a difference every summer by doing one simple act – giving her community members who take public transportation ice-cold water.

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Schreiber started the non-profit called The Worthy Ones three years ago when she began to put water bottles in coolers full of ice at bus stations around Tyler. Since then, The Worthy Ones has grown to include many other projects involving the community. “For years I’ve just loved giving back,” Schreiber said. “Then I took it upon myself a few years ago as my New Year’s resolution that I was going to do something every month to give back to the community. In doing that I developed things like putting water at bus stops.”Every summer Schreiber tries to fill the need at ten additional stops. This is the third year, so the project has grown to thirty stops with coolers

they can pick up the ice and water from. She said occasionally the coolers are stolen, but it isn’t disheartening because so many more are good, genuine people benefitting from her mission on a daily basis. “We average that about 5 percent of the coolers are stolen every year,” Schreiber said. “That’s pretty low, so I’m happy with that. The best thing is I get to meet all of these people I would never get to meet otherwise.” Schreiber believes that practicing empathy and kindness is important in any community and while interacting with others in general. She enjoys working with her volunteers, who often gain a lot of insight

"I love that the water is out here. I see a lot of elderly people that can't keep it because they have to drink so much of it. Sometimes they'll take two or three to give to someone else at a bus stop that doesn't have a cooler. It's bringing people together in a sense." - Thomas

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full of cold water bottles for the bus riders. This summer the nonprofit put out 4,000 bottles of water for the community. Individuals or businesses in the area donate the coolers. This year, Northeast Texas (NET) Public Health donated the coolers, and a few left over from last year were used and donated by Morrison Supply Company. Hope Springs Water donated all of the water bottles for the project. Schreiber goes through town once a week and resupplies the water bottles and ice. It takes her about four consecutive hours, but this year she implemented a new idea, where businesses or individuals can adopt a bus stop. Whoever adopts a bus stop will be in control of that one stop only and can go by a few times a week restocking everything. This summer ten stops were adopted. “I also have volunteers who will take over the route for me and they’ll go out and pass out the water,” Schreiber said. “I mostly decide which coolers get how many bottles and I watch the traffic to see how many people go to those stops. We fill it to the need, so (the busier stops) I will give entire cases to because a lot of people use them.” Once someone signs up to volunteer or adopt a stop, Schreiber will take them through the process the first time so that they know where

through the projects that they help with. “I’ve had a lot of people and volunteers, who have become aware of the project, come up to me and say, ‘You know, I hadn’t realized that we had so many bus stops and I never really noticed that there were people waiting at them,’” Schreiber said. “I think it has been a really great thing for people to look at their neighbors and practice some empathy for them.” Schreiber loves being able to help the community she grew up in. For her birthday she asked her friends and family to bring items that could be donated to local charities in lieu of gifts. Schreiber put out a flyer asking for feminine hygiene products that she could donate to People Attempting to Help (PATH) in Tyler, which is a flexible organization that changes to focus on the needs of the community as the community changes as well. “PATH gets a lot of food donations and not so many diapers and things like that,” Schreiber said. “So I really wanted to focus the majority of the feminine product donations going there.” Schreiber held her birthday party at Stanley’s Famous Barbecue, where she works. After seeing the charitable birthday and all that Schreiber does

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for the community of Tyler, Stanley’s owners, Nick and Jen Pencis, asked Schreiber if she had ever considered opening up a non-profit. “I said, ‘Well yes, I have, but I’m not sure how to go about it,’” Schreiber said. “So they totally set me up. They got me a lawyer and we got set up as a non-profit and now I’m able to do bigger and better things for the community.”

and getting to know them, she put a label across the photograph – one word describing the person. She met one man during the project and labeled him “worthy.”

One thing that the non-profit features is a “Good Birthday Party.” Those who would like to set up a birthday party through The Worthy Ones and have their guests give charitable donations to the nonprofit can find information on the website, theworthyones.com A “Good Birthday Party” donated to the non-profit gets a photo booth set up by Schreiber and her photographer, a custom-made flyer so that guest know to bring donations in lieu of gifts, as well as the professional photos edited and posted online.

Schreiber’s art is often about empathy and kindness. A recent art installation she has been working on incorporates helping those at the bus stops. Schreiber places chairs at the stops that have no seating and puts positive words on them like “respect” or “found.” Hogg Middle School in Tyler helped Schreiber by picking out the words to be included on the chairs.

Schreiber also has a project that involves cleaning up and taking care of someone’s yard who is unable to do so, particularly the elderly or disabled. “If someone is unable to keep their yard up to code then we will set up a group of volunteers to help out,” Schreiber said. “Living in the city, I just look around and if I notice there is a need, then I try to get that taken care of for them.” Schreiber came up with the name “The Worthy Ones” after working on an art project installation at Rose Rudman Park. The installation was about how people build first impressions of others. Schreiber took photographs of people from all walks of life. After talking with them

“I thought this is such a great thing to tell people, that you are worthy,” Schreiber said.

Moving forward, Schreiber hopes that The Worthy Ones will continue to grow and that the community of Tyler will continue to look out for one another. “Tyler is really giving and I hope that as we grow, we are bound together and there is not a separatism going forward,” Schreiber said. “I’d like this to get bigger and move across the state and possibly the nation. Then eventually I’d like to conquer the world.” Schreiber invites anyone who sees a need in the community to reach out to her. She is always looking for new ways to help her neighbors. “I would love to meet people,” Schreiber said. “If they see a need, I would love to hear it. I think it is really worth it and I am really supremely grateful.”

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Hope is the only thing more powerful than fear By: Maddy Murray Photography: callynth photography

For The Silent is changing the lives of girls and fighting sex trafficking with their belief that: hope is the only thing more powerful than fear. We must keep safe, and we must keep those around us safe. Fortunately for the East Texas community, we have For The Silent to ask for help. Ten years ago, Kenny Rigsby founded For The Silent in order to protect youth from sexual exploitation. For The Silent’s “team” trained while helping sex trafficking victims in Asia, and this stirred their passion to do something in our own community. Rigsby and the team ultimately learned of the local sex trafficking issue, and since 2010, For The Silent has worked exclusively in East Texas. For The Silent aspires to bring hope to the East Texas community. For their 10th anniversary, For The Silent is having their First Annual Hope Gala. Held at the Villa Di Felicita in Tyler, the event will include a cocktail hour, dinner, short program, and live auction. Mr. Rigsby wants the first Hope Gala to be an evening where people can “enjoy a meal together and lift each other’s spirits while we hear stories of hope.” Furthermore, they will be honoring this year’s “Women of Hope” - 30 women chosen to represent For The Silent while educating their community and raising funds for the cause. One of these Women of Hope, Mandy Glasscock, shared what inspired her to work with For The Silent: “As a mother of three, I want our kids to see that we must also care for others. I pray that our daughters

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and son grow up to be strong helpers in the world, and we know that starts with them seeing it at home.” The Women of Hope strive to help girls who have been victimized by sex trafficking. When asked what words of support she, as a mother, would give to the victims, Glasscock says that, “their worth is not in what has happened to them. They are truly valued and loved.” Supporting the victims of sex trafficking is a large part of For The Silent’s work. Providing safety for the girls is the first step, and helping them to feel empowered is the next. For The Silent provides several programs to help educate the community on sex trafficking. They offer the only program for girls in Smith County on probation, and it is making a huge impact, as the girls on probation give valuable intel. Rigsby claims that these girls are their “eyes and ears on the street” because they see sexual exploitation every day. With For The Silent’s help, these girls are now empowered to help keep their friends safe as well. Furthermore, For The Silent has trained thousands of law enforcement officers, child protective services investigators, and other professionals. Their ultimate goal is to have these individuals capable of identifying victims, helping them find freedom, and gathering evidence against traffickers. In this way, For The Silent has created their own response team to collaborate with them on spotting sex trafficking in the area. To learn more about the ways For The Silent helps girls in East Texas, Mr. Rigsby has generously answered our questions below: Congratulations on For The Silent’s 10 year anniversary!

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Could you tell me about some of the greatest accomplishments For The Silent has had over the past decade? Rigsby: Thank you! It has been an amazing journey… Whenever a high-risk youth from our prevention program contacts us to tell about how she rescued a peer, or got help when she was approached by a trafficker. We gave her the tools she needed to stand up for herself, her sisters, and her friends. For instance, one of our clients attended our 10 week prevention program, and she went on to rescue a young girl from sexual exploitation in Tyler. She saw the girl crying in the backseat of a car as it pulled into a motel. Our client had been trained in our program to spot sex trafficking and contact law enforcement. Another highlight is when our online monitoring team found a 12-year-old girl being sexually exploited online. They were able to intervene just days before her trafficker was going to move her to California. This same online monitoring team has located multiple missing Texas children being trafficked in other states and alerted law enforcement. We have testified in federal cases and helped to send four traffickers to prison. Our work with survivors has made them feel empowered and safe throughout the court process - whether it’s making sure she has her favorite snacks before she testifies, or a stress ball to hold while she’s on the stand. These are huge accomplishments, thinking back to 10 years ago when we were feeling like no one knew this problem was affecting our community!

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How do you plan to implement change or awareness of sex trafficking in the East Texas community? Rigsby: We are working to see traffickers and buyers held responsible. We want to make sure the community is hearing the true narrative of sex trafficking. It is usually not kidnapping or physical bondage. It is more common for vulnerable girls to be preyed upon by people who pretend to care for them. Traffickers most often use seduction, befriending, or coercion to target these at-risk youth. By combining love and affection with tactics of power and control, the trafficker manipulates youth into believing the trafficker is the only person who cares about them and can meet their needs. When the victims are free, the real battle begins. They face fear, shame, trauma triggers, stigmatization, and retaliation by their traffickers. It’s a long, hard journey to restore survivors. That’s why we are passionate about prevention. We want high-risk girls to recognize their worth and avoid exploitative situations. How does For The Silent help to educate, empower, and mentor girls? Rigsby: Through our I Have A Voice program. “IHAV” is our 10-week prevention education program reaching teen girls most vulnerable to sexual exploitation. The program embraces an empowerment approach and a variety of activities which cultivate self-reflection, peer empathy, and knowledge to help young women identify potentially exploitive situations and find a way out. The program incorporates survivor testimonies and examples of peer intervention to encourage participants to see themselves as a powerful voice of change with given knowledge they want to share with their friends.

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How are workers trained to help girls in East Texas? Rigsby: Our biggest goal in training is to open people’s eyes to what they already see. Healthcare workers, for instance, often see traffickers posing as boyfriends or family bringing their victims into the ER at night for treatment. Nurses and doctors report noticing something was not right but not knowing what. Law enforcement are trained to recognize these victims who are under the control of a trafficker. With people able to see and collaborate, we make sure the most vulnerable in our community don’t fall through the cracks. What sort of community training and prevention classes does For The Silent offer? Rigsby: We provide an all-day community training designed to give community members an in-depth understanding of commercial sexual trafficking with a focus in East Texas. People gain an understanding of traffickers’ recruitment tactics, how demand fuels the problem, and ways to get involved in our work. As Mrs. Glasscock says, “It could be any of us in these situations.” The sex trafficking issue in our world is not something we can turn a blind eye to and hope it disappears. As a community, we must fight its prevalence. For The Silent has outlined some ways in which we can support their cause.

We can learn — This issue is often misunderstood and unrecognized. Individuals must become educated on how this affects our community and how to help eradicate it. We can attend community trainings, or simply “like” For The Silent on Facebook to learn more. We can attend — For The Silent is celebrating their first Hope Gala on November 3rd. We can show support for their cause, and all of the proceeds go to their work. We can volunteer — For The Silent requires volunteers with a variety of skills.

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We can donate — Most of their funding comes from financial donations which help them to sustain and expand their work.

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THE FRAGRANCE OF REMEMBRANCE

Try to remember a time in September when . . .

for commemoration, a memory, or a day of recognition.

Planes burst into the twin towers in New York City, and forever our nation was changed! Do you remember where you were? Do you remember what you were doing? Do you remember your reaction?

The Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council has joined a team of Smith County professionals in supporting this event as it links us with our partners and coalitions. As the team gathered in many meetings to organize this event, it was evident that Pastor Dill diffuses a deep passion for honoring those who are constantly in the line of danger yet they walk straight forward to protect our nation, our cities, and our Smith County citizens. Smith County High School students will release balloons with the names of the 412 New York City Responders and a Chaplain who lost their lives during the Twin Tower incident on that infamous 9-11 Day.

Recently, I looked at the 2010 Smith County Census numbers. I discovered that approximately 29% of Smith County's population was ten years old when what we refer to as 9-11 happened. Now you know why there is an urgency to bring to the Square in Tyler the event rightly named by James Dill who answers to "Pastor Dill”: REVITALIZATION OF PATRIOTISM! Pastor Dill has rallied a team of organizers, planners, and supporters to create an hour of Patriotism with education in mind. Representatives from twenty high schools in the Smith County Area will rise early and be stationed on the SQUARE by 7 a.m. on September 11, 2017. The sounds of Patriotism and yes, we will all recognize the fragrance of patriotism whether real or in our imaginations. We will remember. And to those too young to recall, they will never forget this day of remembrance. All of the attendees and participants will remember the day in September on the Square in downtown Tyler. The day when flags will wave, drums will roll, voices will join in harmony to the anthem we adore, and all our eyes will rise to the sky as 412 balloons with names of the fallen First Responders and the Chaplain are released. We will once again look to the heavens. "Revitalization of Patriotism" Event will take place on Monday, SEPTEMBER 11th at seven in the morning to REMEMBER that tragic day, in 2001. Twenty Smith County High Schools with 20 students from each school will join many First Responders, Emergency Management Personnel, City and State Officials, and yes, YOU and YOURS to gather on the Square a little after sunrise to REMEMBER that infamous DAY. Why is it necessary to remember? The word, REMEMBER, is often used as a noun which relates to a flash of understanding. Or perhaps the action of remembering the past event and or the lives lost, especially in a ceremony. It is a time

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7:00 am on the Square in downtown Tyler, to recall and honor those first responders; police and firefighters and a Chaplain who thought their life nothing when they entered the towers to rescue those who were destined for death without their aid? September is a month of Change! I looked out my garden room window to find that a limb of our Dogwood tree has leaves with a touch of red and gold and it isn’t even the Fall Season. The seasons change so swiftly. Life changes swiftly. I know this first hand. Next month I will share my story with you. “The Fragrant Hours” in BSCENE’s November/ December Issue. For now, let’s remember what the Bible tells us about life. James 4:14, The Message Bible, “ You don’t know the first thing about tomorrow. You’re nothing but a wisp of fog, catching a brief bit of sun before disappearing.” And the Modern English Version Bible, states James 4:14 like this, “For as you do not know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? It is just a vapor that appears for a little while and vanishes away.“ So as we gather to Revitalize Patriotism, let’s remember we only have TODAY.

A procession of Sheriffs, a Chaplain, First Responders, Firemen, Policemen, Helicopter and Emergency Responders will join the Planning Team to honor those who gave their lives in September 2001. The intent is to Revitalize Patriotism in our county. Our State Senator and State Representative, our Smith County Sheriff, Police Chief and Fire Chief of Tyler will make statements. How can we not bring this to the classroom students to help them have a better understanding of the story of the country they call home? Can you only imagine the "Fragrance" on the streets of New York City at that time in September? Not the usual aroma of Starbucks or freshly baked bagels. Oh how removed were those smells. Death, smoke, fire, debris, pandemonium in the streets as the towers collapsed, and life ended for so many; including 412 Responders, and our nation was changed forever. Will you join your fellow citizens of Smith County and students and teachers from twenty high schools, on September 11 at

What will be your fragrance on the day of September 11, 2017, at seven as we REMEMBER? Revitalization of Patriotism Team: James Dill: Captain of the Team; Heather Stoner, Sharon Guthrie, Beth Powell, Courtney Smith, Tricia Miller, City of Tyler Police Department, Tyler Fire Chief: David Coble; Jim Wheatley, Jim Snow, and Col. Hugh Adams have been the active committee participants. Also, Flight for Life Helicopter and so many high school teachers and students, Chaplains and EMS Providers are contributing their time. Media and Event Supporters are as followers: Scott Stilley (KLTV), Jill Smith (KVNE), Korn Pop McCullough, Chick-Fil-A, Shane Payne Sound, and RAC-G. Written by: Sheryl Coffey, Founder, Fragrant Hours Ministry and President/CEO Piney Woods Regional Advisory Council Trauma Service Area G (RAC-G) B SC EN EM A G.COM


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Beer, Cheese, and all that Jazz By: Amanda Thibodeaux Kosmer Photos by: Kelly Laine Haney

Want the secret to throwing the best tailgating party this side of Cowboy nation? We suggest a Fall line-up by R & K Distributors. We paired a selection of R & K beers with gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches from locally owned SayCheese food truck. How did we add some beer to all that football cheer? We began with True Vine’s Round Table amber pub ale and paired this mild roast with The Truth; a pepper jack and veggie cheesy selection. Next, we selected Saint Arnold Oktoberfest, a full bodied, malty, and slightly sweet beer and matched it with The

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Mac Cheesus; the all out bacon mac and cheese sandwich. Karbachtoberfest, an authentic, Bavarian style beer paired nicely with The Tailgater; a buffalo chicken feast. To finish up our cheesy line-up, we grouped Southern Star Oktoberfest, a thick and creamy German-style Festbier, with The Lone Star; the Texas sized grilled cheese loaded with pepper jack cheese, chicken, bacon, and ranch dressing. While you and your friends are out cheering for your favorite team this football season, don’t forget to “say cheese” to this issue’s Tasting Room!

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WINE IS F NE ANYTIME With: Dr. Aubrey D. Sharpe Photos by: Bryan Stewart

It was exactly one year ago, just twelve months, that we did a party at Kawa’s Hibachi Grill & Lounge. Yep, the “Man” and eight beautiful ladies had a hoot of a time and enjoyed the presentations of Hibachi Chef Arthur. We titled our evening, “A River Runs Through It,” because “one does” and Kawa’s means “River” in Japanese. Well, that was then, and this is now. So, the “Man” returned to the scene of last years great experience to do it again. But since ya can’t ever do the same thing again, we did something similar! We joined a party on the other side of this huge eatery, with eight dining areas, and found our assigned seats in the enormous lounge area and elegant bar for a VIP Wine Tasting. Owner, Bovie Chen, plans one of these delightful tastings each month with various vineyards/wineries on a Wednesday night, 5:00-7:00 p.m. She provides the appetizers, and the winery provides their special wines for pairing and tasting. My partners, Bob Westbrook and Bryan Stewart, and I arrived about 4:45. Ken Kral from Enoch’s Stomp Vineyards and Winery

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in Harleton, Texas, 75651 (Info@enochstomp.com), poured the “Man” up a glass of their Vermentino, a dry white, as Bryan began his masterful photography of the bottles selected for the evening’s tastings. As the twenty-plus VIPers began meandering in, Bovie and her sister, Cherry, a manager-in-training, were placing scrumptious complimentary appetizers for all on each table. Let me tell ya; these great ladies are “hands-on” with every detail with their friendly and thoughtful hospitality. They never missed a beat! The wine kept a comin’, and the guest kept a comin’ till we had a rockin’ party going on. Of the twenty wines currently offered by Enoch’s Stomp, we tasted four dry reds: Norton, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and “all y’all; two whites: Potter and Susan’s Secret; and one dessert wine; which the “Man” loves, called Enoch’s Dart Portejas (a dry dark port). Wanna be a guest at the next Kawa’s Wine Tasting? Well, you can by calling 903.747.8558. Kawa’s is located at 1024 WSW Loop 323, Tyler, 75701, put it in your GPS. But you don’t have to wait; they are open seven days a week. The lounge and bar are the perfect places B SC EN EM A G.COM


for a quiet afternoon get away, or a casual or enchanting evening for two or more. The lounge/bar area seats 75 plus in eight large cozy booths, eight high tops, and 20 at the bar. The atmosphere is hipster and Japanese traditional with soothing colors, sleek, clean lines, and indirect lighting. The bar boasts 60+ types of liquor brands and flavors, more than 15 beer selections with daily drink specials. Happy Hour is 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday—Thursday and all day Sunday with $2.50 domestic beer; $4.00 well liquor, $3.50 house wines and $5.00 specialty cocktails. Hungry? There are six tasty appetizer selections and the Happy Hour cost is $3.00 off the regular price. For the sports fans, there are three large screen TV’s for a fun “game party.” Yes sir, Kawa’s is the Happy Hour place to be.

tasting began winding down, a group of us ordered appetizers from the menu and tried several of the special libations of the house. All in all, it was an enjoyable night and a fun party with really good wines. We’d love to see some of you at the next one. Remember, everyone is a VIP at a Kawa’s Wine Tasting!

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Back to School ...

the Modern Age By: Addi McNeel

Now that the kids are back in school, the worry of getting them prepared for classes and scheduling fall activities is mostly behind everyone. However, something potentially dangerous and very serious still looms. No. 44

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While many parents are educated on how to stand up to a school bully; living in a virtually connected cyber world puts school bullies right in the child’s bedroom. Children no longer get the luxury of escaping the bullies when they come home from school. So how can parents keep their children safe this school year and prevent or intervene if they are being bullied – or bullying others? A new book by Scott Steinberg, a veteran tech journalist, and analyst, hopes to answer that question. At the end of August, Steinberg released a book that is aimed at helping parents navigate through the world of social media so that they can protect their children. The book is titled The Modern Parent’s Guide to Facebook and Social Networks. The goal of the book is to keep kids safe online, protect their privacy and make technology safe for families. Steinberg has plenty of experience with technology as a professional and as a parent. Steinberg was recently named “Master of Innovation” by Chase Bank and Fortune magazine. He has been called one of the top technology and game industry authorities by dozens of outlets from the Associated Press to USA Today and NPR, and he’s also a frequent on-air analyst for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and CNN. Key concerns addressed in the book include when to allow kids to be on social media, how to address threats like cyber bullying, identity theft, and online addiction, as well as how to protect kids and keep them safe on social networks, and what information is safe to share online. The book also details information about major social networks and gives inside details on their features.

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The book is not meant to scare parents away from their children using social media. It’s fine for kids to connect to social networks, so long as proper rules of behavior, conduct, and digital citizenship are observed. Steinberg’s book provides tips to parents on how to make social media safer for kids including: Limit Access: You can control who sees your kids’ status updates, photos, location and other information shared online. Many social networks allow you to designate the post’s visibility and limit access to specific individuals vs. the public at large. Manage Connections: You can also control settings that govern whether kids can be searched for and found, and who can send them messages or friend requests – make a point of doing so. Prohibit Posting: Several networks let you determine whether or not others can post on your profile, tag you in photos, or mention you in posts – take advantage of these features. Inhibit Apps: Applications can often access your profile and personal information by default. Be certain to configure privacy settings for each app, which are operated by thirdparty creators, and may share your status updates, photos, location and more. Block Baddies: In extreme cases, you can block and blacklist others from being able to view your children’s profiles or online activities. Cyber bullying is not to be taken lightly. Many times, the results of cyber bullying can be detrimental to a child’s self-esteem, or in extreme cases, self-harm, depression or suicide can follow. “We have to be aware that what once might have been confined to the school yard suddenly can be exposed to the entire world,” Steinberg said. “Social media tends to be a magnifier, so it is important to understand what they’re going through online, to be cognitive of their feelings, and be empathetic and aware of the fact that they are going to be dealing with increasing concerns going foreword. I think it’s important to be more and more aware of what’s happening in terms of cyber bullying.”

Over the summer the Texas Senate voted unanimously and passed a bill that criminalizes cyber bullying and extends the reach of schools and parents to prevent the harassment. Senate Bill 172 makes cyber bullying a misdemeanor and gives school districts the ability to intervene in cyber bullying cases. It also permits courts to issue subpoenas to reveal anonymous cyber bullies and allows victims to sue in civil court if the parents of the bully had the opportunity to intervene but did not. This bill comes after a number of child suicides have increased due to the prevalence of cyber bullying. According to the Center for Disease Control, suicide is the second leading cause of death for teenagers in the United States. The bill, also known as

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David’s Law, attained the vote majority from the Texas House of Representatives as well. David’s Law was named after a boy named David Molak, who took his own life after relentless cyber bullying. School officials in San Antonio, where David attended high school, did not intervene in the cyber bullying issue because they said the bullying happened online, not in school. Under the new law, schools are required to act if they are suspicious of any cyber bullying activity. Steinberg hopes that his book will help prevent cyber bullying before it starts and will give parents a peace of mind knowing that they are doing everything in their power to protect their children. “I have spoken with dozens upon dozens of families that have had to deal with cyber bullying, and we know that thousands of families across America have to deal with it and are going through it each day,” Steinberg said. “The good news is that there are more resources to help those families now as we become more aware of the issue and how to deal with it.”

Steinberg did an incredulous amount of research before writing this book in hopes to be a true, leading authority on helping to protect children and arms parents with knowledge of social networks. Steinberg said he spoke with a number of leading experts in a variety of fields. He has spent countless hours on social networks, combed through dozens of services and apps to see what they allow kids to do and what kind of safety features are available. Steinberg also spent a lot of time talking with families around the country and the world to get insight on what works for them. Ultimately, Steinberg said his main goal is that the book helps parents feel as though they are ready to jump into the world of social media. If parents have pre-teens or teens who have been using social media for some time, Steinberg wants to arm parents with information so that they can start figuring out ways to protect their children from online threats. “We want to dismiss some of the fears surrounding social networks,” Steinberg said. “We want to flag some obvious concerns that would be worth looking into, we want to dispel some common myths, and we want to create some positive and constructive channels to which parents and kids could be engaging in dialogue about social networks and thinking about what kind of questions they need to be asking. We want to get parents thinking about what kind of household rules and guidelines to put in place and show them the basics as parents get ready to dive into the world of social networks.” The Modern Parent’s Guide to Facebook and Social Networks is available in both print and e-book versions via major retailers such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Parents have a lot on their plates these days, and sometimes it seems that the worry of cyber bullying and social media is just another thing weighing them down. While school is just now getting back into full swing, it is important for parents to educate themselves about social media and how to keep their teens safe. Once armed with information, the weight of parenting in the modern age feels just a little bit lighter. B SC EN EM A G.COM


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A short drive from East Texas, Choctaw Casino & Resort - Grant is the perfect place for a quick getaway or staycation. The property is currently undergoing an expansion that will add 96 rooms to the hotel, including high-end suites, bringing the total number of guest rooms to 156. The resort also expanded the resort pool adding a poolside bar and private cabanas. After you take a dip at the pool, check out the new poker room filled with five tables or try your luck at more than 1200 slot machines. When you get hungry, try out the expanded Firehouse Buffet with delicious food for any pallet or you can check out the only Chili’s located inside a casino for a quick burger or ribs. On Tuesday evenings channel your inner rock star as The River Bar & Grill hosts its weekly karaoke night. Choctaw Casino & Resort - Grant is also a top pick for entertainment. The property features some of the biggest names in music and comedy live at the 900-seat Grant Event Center. In November, the property will host four-time CMA Female of the Year winner, Martina McBride, to kick off a month of events celebrating the opening of the expanded resort. B SC EN EM A G.COM


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social scene SUSAN DAVIS, DEBBIE ROOSTH

FELECIA HERNDON, LATOYA YOUNG

JESSE CHAPEL, NICOLE COX, NANCY KIRK

JOHN FELICIANO, BJ CARNS, JOSE FELICIANO

ANTHONY RANDLE, CHARLES WILLIAMS, RODNEY CHADWICK

JOHN CHILDS, WELDON HICKS

12TH ANNUAL EAST TEXAS KICK OFF LUNCHEON HARVEY CONVENTION CENTER TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2017

ASHLEY WORTEN, JUSTIN DAVENPORT

HOWARD PATTERSON, TOM MULLINS, ROGER JOHNSON, CLAUDE HENRY

CHELSEA PURGAHN, PHIL HICKS, JOE BUIE, LANE NORVELL

The 12th Annual East Texas Kick off Luncheon was held at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler and featured Guest Speaker Johnny Quinn and Emcee Bill Coates. Special Guests included East Texas area scholarship athletes, head football coaches, and school superintendents. The announcement of The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List was made at BOB TAYLOR, AMY HUGHES the luncheon.

RON ROWLAND, CLAUDE MATHIS

SCOTT GOFF, MICHAEL HURLEY, JOHN COX

RYAN TEW, MARGIE PHILLIPS, LEE BROWNING

MICHELLE HEINES, JOHN NIX

DON WARREN, SKIP OGLE, JIM WORTHEN

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I once heard that you could tell a book is well-loved by its dog-eared pages and notes in the margin. No book is more loved and revered than the Bible. Some of us have been taught to keep our Bibles in pristine condition as a form of respect but what if a verse pops off the page and grabs hold of you as if to say “Remember this!”? I recall my mother underlining scripture in her Bible and her tidy handwriting in a blank space on the page marking something that had once brought her inspiration or encouragement. My mother’s notes were a way of making the Bible personable and relatable. I have followed in her footsteps and underline verses that remind me of God’s promises, and I write encouragement and notes in the margins. Many years after I watched my mother scribble during church services; I have discovered the art of Bible journaling. Bible journaling is a form of worship and selfexpression and helps me recall meaningful scripture. In fact, I like to think that someday my children will come upon my Bible and find my doodles of art and gain inspiration from the very same verse that once spoke to me. But this is not my mother’s form of Bible reflections! Bible journaling is colorful and bold. In fact, fear of scribbling in your Bible is abandoned, and each page of scripture becomes a lively form of hope and faith. “Bible journaling is all about reading and studying the Word, letting it lead you to be creative in the ways you memorize and record Scripture,” Laurel Keller, an avid journalist and artist, said. “The goal with Bible journaling is to experience God’s Word in a new way as you spend time with the Lord.” To begin your own Bible journaling journey, you must first decide on your canvas. You can use a traditional Bible, but stores such as LifeWay, Mardel, and The Scroll sell Journaling Bibles. These provide the perfect way for you to keep a journal of your spiritual life right inside the Bible that you read and study each day. With beautiful

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covers and various formats, Journaling Bibles feature wide-margins for writing observations, reflections, prayers, praises, notes, and journal entries. Some Bibles contain thick cream paper that is sturdy enough for more in-depth artwork such as watercolor designs to stickers and scrapbook pieces. David Rooker, manager at The Scroll in Tyler recommends the New Living Translation Inspire Bible. This “coloring Bible” is the store’s top-selling journaling Bible and offers wide margins, black and white outlines, and coloring pages. Once you have selected your Journaling Bible, an abundance of supplies awaits your choosing. For starters, you may want to begin with colored pencils and advance your way up to bold ink or dive in head first and record your inspirations with water colors! If you are like me and lack any artistic ability, stencils provide an easy way to make your Bible beautifully colorful (and neat if you like to keep things tidy). Templates are also available online, and in stores if you find a particular style you would like to achieve. To add even more pizazz, look for free printables online and use as cute bookmarks, or tape/ glue them into the margins of your Bible as art. LifeWay suggests that you “consider marking pages with Washi tape. You can use the Washi tape on the edges of your page to help the pages in your Bible stand out. Also, add the date to the top of your drawing. You will love looking back and remembering the day that God taught you something new about His Word!” When deciding on which page to begin your journaling, try picking out keywords in the Bible that mean something powerful to you. Words such as “hope,” “trust,” and “faith” are great places to start. Next, find these keywords in scripture and chose the verse that brings these keywords to life for you. Perhaps you already have a list of favorite verses you have gathered over the years.

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Here are a few of my favorite verses to get you started: Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

My Bible is a well-loved book, but now there is evidence of that fact. Colorful images adorn the margins and verses that speak to me are written in bold lettering. It is something beautiful to look at as well as to read. Bible journaling brings the very words of God to life and can be a lovely keepsake to share with others. I like to think God is pleased to see when we illustrate our faith and our Bibles are well-loved!

Mark 11:24 “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.…” I Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” Joshua 24:15 “But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Hebrews 6:19 “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through deep waters, I will be with you.” Bible journaling can be a quiet time for self-reflection. You may just find that doodling relieves stress while helping you relate and study God’s word in the comfort of your home. Others find that Bible journaling makes for an enjoyable Bible study with a group of friends. Journaling workbooks can be purchased at LifeWay, Mardel, and The Scroll and give you step by step directions on how to get your group of friends started on an exciting Bible Journaling Study. Sharing your inspiration with others and gaining their perspective can you lead you along a walk of faith with friends among the scriptures. Spending time with God and His followers can have a profound effect on your own faith journey!

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social scene Amy Barber, Debbie Bryant, Holly Pollard

Scott Stovall, Trace Adkins, Rene Stovall

Jennifer & Bobby Stroupe

Debra Smith, Rebecca Wampler

Drew Cavender, Kayla Mason

Renee & Todd Robertson

30TH ANNUAL TYLER CATTLE BARONS’ GALA TEXAS ROSE HORSE PARK/ BRUNSON EQUESTRIAN CENTER SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

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Rick Hale, Randy Childress, Scott Stovall, Rex Worl

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Waylon Hicks, Trace Adkins, Carl Mamgrum

Amy Barber, Trudy Williams

Jennifer & Specer Hines

Bobby Stroupe, Casey Hymer, Jeremy Caruthers

Carrie Morgan, Adrian Mitchell

Amanda Kosmer, Ashley Mobley

Jennifer Stoupe, Mandy Caruthers

Chris Colston, Trace Adkins

Drew & Tony Wahl, Nick Yates, Michael Wahl, Morgan Yates

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Mandy & Jason Glasscock, Kelly Laine & Shawn Michael Haney

Bonnie Etheridge, Cindy Smith

Danielle & Eli Smith

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Lynn Haney, Trace Adkins, William Bunn

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Dara & Mike Fisk Mark Smith Danielle & Eli Smith,

Linda & Hilary & Dallas Casey Diederich Hymer

Betty & Richard Griffin Glenda & Dick McClenn

Lynn Haney William Bunn Holly & Matt&Mauldin

Sheri McLain, Nancy Wynn, Clark Thomas

Karen Enright, Griffin Joanna & JasonRob McClenny

Cheryl Steve Plybon Wilma &&Reginald Jamerson

Jill & Steve SpainScott Sawyer Reisa Redwine,

David Cindy Brady ConnieLisner, & Stacey Morgan

Bonnie Cindy Smith Amber Etheridge, & Bob Murray

Renee && Todd Robertson Kimberly Bruce Caughron

Marla & Ron Cowart Karen Enright, Rob Griffin

Kacy Owens Cheryl& &Josh Steve Plybon

Mary Resendic, Erwin, Debra Smith Yadira Randy Smith, Danielle & Eli Smith

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David Lisner, Cindy Brady Trace Adkins, Linda Rudd

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#tylertexasrocks Written by: Amanda Thibodeaux Kosmer Photos Courtesy of: Robbin Clarke, Danna Nelson, Kelly Laine Haney

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We all know Tyler, Texas rocks but April Roycroft has brought a new meaning to the word “rock” to East Texas. The Kindness Rocks Project has become a worldwide treasure hunt on Facebook. The basis is simple: paint a rock and leave it for someone else to find. In doing so, you spread kindness to unsuspecting recipients. After visiting her hometown of Silsbee, April observed The Kindness Rocks Project in full force. She brought the idea home to Tyler and began the Tyler Texas Rocks Facebook Page. Little did she know the impact these rocks would bring to our communities. With over 15,000 members, Tyler Texas Rocks Facebook Page is brimming with inspirational tales and spreading childlike joy in East Texas. In Silsbee, April saw “many residents walking around outside with their kids or friends; mingling and meeting new people. It was obvious they had a common link, and it was really neat to be a part of it.” Once home in Tyler, she began Tyler Texas Rocks. April says “I’ve had the privilege of seeing the same thing (as in the community of Silsbee). A lot more people are out and about.” One of April’s favorite stories on her Facebook page is that of Ashleigh Hancock and

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Gabby Grace Maberry. Ashleigh’s original post shared this inspirational message: “To the person who decided to hide a rock outside hospitality ER (by Newk's), I want to sincerely thank you. I'm sitting in a room with my brother, who has been admitted and is in serious pain, and I had to go outside to make a phone call. I'm supposed to be leaving to move to Corpus Christi this evening. Plans change and adapting is all I can do. Anyways, it's been a stressful time, and seeing that rock outside was a great reminder of the power of the ultimate Healer. My brother and I both appreciate the bright spot in the middle of a rather tough day. I'm going to find a good spot to hide this, where someone else might need a reminder in a tough time.” Julie Maberry saw the post and the picture of the lime green rock with the words “peace” that Ashleigh had found. She recognized it to be the rock that her six-year-old daughter, Gabby Grace, hid several days before. Julie replied to Ashleigh’s post: “It was my six-year-old daughter who hid it, and you have literally made our day! Can we pray

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for you guys? God always knows just what we need before we do and I am so grateful He used our little green rock that has been there for SEVERAL DAYS waiting just for you to remind you!” Ashleigh said that finding little Gabby Grace’s rock was “perfect timing.” After a few messages on Facebook, Julie and Gabby Grace told Ashleigh they would like for to keep the rock. Ashleigh is now living in Corpus Christi, and her “peace” rock is a reminder of the kindness shared by a stranger. If you are new to Tyler Texas Rocks, you may initially see a game of hide and seek with colorfully painted rocks. A closer look and you will understand that there is so much more involved here than just rocks. Some families enjoy the hunt for the perfect rocks to paint. My own family hiked in a nearby park while the kids searched for their blank canvases. (After 45 minutes in the hot sun, I have decided that we will purchase nice, smooth river rocks from a store with plenty of air conditioning!) Others enjoy the artistic side of Tyler Texas Rocks. A scroll through posts on the Facebook page reveals carefully and beautifully designed rocks. Rock enthusiasts have painted everything from beloved television characters, rocks that look like real food, to a “quilt rock” in which finders add another picture to eventually fill all spaces of the rock in a patchwork quilt-like manner. Members of Tyler Texas Rocks also enjoy discovering how far their rock has traveled. There have been posts of rocks found in upstate New York, Florida, Louisiana, California and as far as Honduras, Paris, London, and Edinburgh! For April Roycroft and her family, they “ love every part of it. We really enjoy painting the rocks. I have a pretty creative family, and we like thinking of new things to create with our rocks. We especially enjoy hunting for rocks too. My kids change it up all the time. They like to get on teams to see who can find the most in one day. Or they like to see who can find the biggest one, the most creative one, etc. I’m thankful they can entertain themselves while running errands around town.” Anne Myers, a member of the Facebook group, has found inspiration among the posts of Tyler Texas Rocks. “A group of people that have been on my heart is our seniors … just a little kid and a colored rock might just be the best thing that happens to them in a while.” She planned Young N Old Rock Painting at the Hamptons at Pine Forest where children, both young and old alike, painted rocks at the assisted living facility in Tyler. Her goal is to hold a painting party at different nursing homes and assisted living facilities in our area each month. Five-year-old Peyton Jackson of Tyler visited with the residents during the Young N Old Rock Painting. He painted with “Miss Rita” and enthusiastically shared his visit: “We took a bunch of rocks! I gave Miss Rita an aquarium rock with an eel, fish, and coral on it!” Miss Rita (whose real name is Rita Hodges) said of Peyton and the rock painting

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Rock Painting Materials There have been many questions as to what supplies are needed in creating your own Tyler Texas Rocks project. April has found the following supplies to work best: 1. Rocks – smooth river rocks are our favorite as local rocks can be porous and make for a challenging painting surface 2. Acrylic paints 3. Paint brushes (all sizes) 4. A plastic tray (or paper plate) 5. Tags –printed from “Files” in the Tyler Texas Rocks group (this makes tagging and locating your rock a breeze) 6. Mod Podge - to adhere tags 7. Clear spray paint - to protect the rocks from rain and weather (spray several coats on both sides of your rock)

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event, “The young boy made my day! I painted my rock to look like jewelry. It is so nice to have children come through the building. It’s so refreshing to have them as company this morning.” Both Miss Rita and Peyton are anxiously awaiting the next painting party! More stories of hope and healing fill the pages of Tyler Texas Rocks each day. In August, Murray Clarke, along with his grandchildren, painted two rocks as they joined in on the fun. Tragically, this was one of the last acts the family enjoyed together before Murray passed away in a motorcycle accident just days later. Robbin Clarke, Murray’s wife, reached out to the Tyler Texas Rocks Facebook page seeking the return of the two rocks; a green alligator and a duck. “I know it’s only a rock, but it was done by my husband days before he passed away,” Robbin said. The community, however, sees more than just a couple of rocks. They view a way to offer healing to a grieving family. After her original post was shared over 5,000 times and multiple rewards from caring citizens were offered, the alligator was found and returned to Robbin. The duck is still missing and this is where our readers of BSCENE can help! Murray’s duck was hidden at the park in Whitehouse, at the top of the gray steps. It’s carries the “Whitehouse Texas Rocks 2017” label. We are requesting the help of our readers in bringing this significant rock back home to Robbin. Please share her story and to whomever finds this special duck: we are offering a special reward!

How to Paint Your Rock 1st Step: Wash your rock well to remove any dirt and grime. Let the rocks completely dry before you begin the painting process. 2nd Step: Apply your paint to a plastic tray or paper plate and begin painting your desired design. Give the painted rocks plenty of time to dry before moving on to step 3.

3rd Step: Once your painted rock is dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the surface of the rock I asked April why she thought something as simple as painting and and then place the Tyler Texas Rocks label. Apply hiding rocks is causing such excitement in East Texas. She replied: “I another layer of Mod Podge on top of the label to adhere to the rock. think it is something simple enough that everyone can do it, everyone can afford it, and everyone is looking for entertainment during the hot days. Also, I believe people like to do nice things for others. Sometimes we do this by hiding a rock or helping our kids hide one. Other times we get to find them and post the rock with our excited kids in the picture, which makes both parties happy. It’s a joy and a gift either way. I think everyone wants to be a part of something and because of Tyler Texas Rocks they are.”

4th Step: Using clear spray paint, cover each side of your rock, sealing the paint and label from outdoor conditions. Let dry. 5th Step: Share a picture and a clue as to where you have hidden your rocks and let the fun begin!

BSCENE cannot pass up an opportunity to join in the fun! We have painted three of our very own Tyler Texas Rocks. Find our rocks and post a picture on the Tyler Texas Rocks Facebook Page and our BSCENE Facebook page with the hashtags #tylertexasrocks and #bscenemagrocks for a chance to win gift certificates from local area restaurants. Catch our LIVE Facebook video on SEPTEMBER 15th when we reveal our clever clues.

Happy rock hunting and keep East Texas rockin’!

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OUTTAKES with Dr. Scott M Lieberman, MD, FACC

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Pets Fur People Written by: Angie Dolezal Photos Courtesy of: Pets Fur People


It is estimated that 10,000 animals are left homeless each year in East Texas.

HISTORY The Humane Society was established in 1963 by concerned citizens after they visited our city’s animal pound. At that time, animals were housed in one small building regardless of the health of the animals. Control was turned over to the Humane Society in 1964 and the shelter opened its doors in 1968. They housed animals from Animal Control agencies including Smith County, Tyler, Lindale, Bullard, Whitehouse, Troup, and Hideaway. During that time, they housed approximately 400,000 animals. Their responsibility was to return those animals to their owners, adopt them, or humanely euthanize them. Gayle Helms came to the organization in 1998. Gayle’s background was in Broadcast Radio and TV, serving 18 years as the Program Director for KLTV after many years with KDOK radio station. In 2008, they made the morally right decision to become the only selective admission, nokill animal sanctuary in East Texas. Although this meant giving up all government funding, at the beginning of 2010, that dream became a reality.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH In addition to finding forever homes for homeless animals, Pets Fur People strives to help enhance the lives of the people in our community through pets. They have partnered with Meals on Wheels to oversee the packaging of donated dry pet food to be delivered twice a month to seniors and residents with disabilities for their household dogs and cats. President and CEO of Meals on Wheels, Mike Powell said “Dogs and cats provide invaluable companionship to elderly men and women who may not have any other regular visitors.” If they can help these folks keep their companions and prevent one pet from being surrendered because the owner cannot afford food for their pet, they feel they have succeeded. Pets Fur People serves as an example for young leaders in our community. Boy Scouts have earned their merit badges and Girl Scouts can complete their Gold Award at Pets Fur People. With Eagle Scouts completing the fencing, they were able to open a dog park on their campus. It is free, open to the public, and in the event of a disaster, it could be used as an emergency destination. Also partnering with Tyler ISD’s Career and Technology Center, they give students hands on experience in design, fabrication, and construction by building structures for their campus. In addition, Pets Fur People’s outreach programs include: PetEd, a humane education for kindergarten through 4th grade students and Compassion Connection, a pet therapy at local nursing homes. They also offer the opportunity for children who suffer from dyslexia to come read to the dogs and cats, giving them the confidence to finally read out loud in front of their classmates without embarrassment. They also offer to the public reduced prices on basic vaccinations, boarding, and microchipping plus lost and found services.

MISSION To provide a life sustaining sanctuary for homeless animals. Any animal that comes to Pets Fur People has a home until they find their forever family. What happens while they wait? They do all they can to make sure their time there is as pleasant as possible. They have a comfortable shelter, medical care including exam, shots, and medications. Their staff members insure that the animals are fed and watered daily and that they have a clean environment. The dogs enjoy outside exercise in their play yards and dog park. The staff members and volunteers prepare them for their new lives by encouraging healthy socialization. The cats have their own cattery which is every cat’s dream home. There are floor to ceiling windows, cat trees, beds, toys… never boring especially when their volunteers come to play. To work to eliminate euthanasia through comprehensive education about the importance of spay/neuter and to increase public awareness of the responsibilities of pet ownership. Pets Fur People makes sure all the animals they offer for adoption are spayed or neutered in order to decrease overpopulation. They take this message to our community by providing informational booths at public events, media outreach, and sending spay/neuter information via e-mail and Facebook.

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HOW CAN YOU HELP? In 2010, when Pets Fur People made the moral decision to become a no-kill shelter, they were no longer eligible to receive city or county funding, resulting in a $200,000 annual funding shortfall. They rely on private donations, contributions, and support from local businesses and fundraisers. One of their main fundraisers is the Disc Dog & Disc Golf Championship held each year at Lindsey Park. The tentative date for 2018 is Saturday, May 5th. Admission is a voluntary donation to Pets Fur People. Several local businesses have special events to benefit the organization. On the first Thursday of each month, ETX Brewing Company in Downtown Tyler hosts “Yappy Hour”, a fun social for dogs and their proud owners. Awards are given each month in different categories such as most beautiful and best pet trick and free dog training by the famed Bill McFarlin along with individual advice for any challenges you may be facing with you particular pup. The admission is free and a portion of the food and drink sales are donated to Pets Fur People. The annual Dirty Dog Wash will take place this year on Saturday, September 16th at Peltier Subaru. Bring your dog out for a bath and Robert Peltier will generously donate $25.00 to Pets Fur People for each dog washed. Peltier Subaru also hosts Pictures with Santa benefiting the organization each year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Local business owners are encouraged to do promotions on behalf of Pets Fur People. Some examples include local boat dealer, Nautical Mile Marine who donates $100.00 for every boat sold in the month of June and Subaru of America who donates $250.00 for each car sold at Peltier Subaru during the last two weeks of November and the month of December. By participating in these fun events and by supporting the businesses that support Pets Fur People, you are making a difference. Of course, monetary donations are much needed and easy to do at petsfurpeople.org. You can make a one-time donation or an on-going commitment monthly for whatever you can afford. Do you have some spare time and love animals? Pets Fur People is always in need of volunteers. Volunteers can participate in socializing and walking shelter animals, help with community programs, special events and administrative support. Interested volunteers should apply online at petsfurpeople.org and be willing to attend volunteer orientation.“We believe every creature is important, the love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet is important to our well-being. We know we cannot save every animal; but we can, and do, make a big difference each and every day. We have come a long way from taking over the city pound 49 years ago.” said Gayle Helms.

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3 Common Budgeting Mistakes A detailed, written budget is a vital part of a healthy financial plan. When done correctly, a budget serves as a blueprint for our money. It gives us the power to decide where every dollar is spent, including how much we put into savings, set aside for emergencies and future purchases, as well as planning for retirement. However, many of us leave out key elements of an effective budget. So let’s examine some of the common mistakes we encounter when planning our finances. We will discuss three of them in this article, but the full list of “10 Common Budgeting Mistakes” can be found on our website at www.texasbankandtrust.com.

Not doing it before payday

Not doing a budget before payday is like trying to put a nozzle on a hose with the water running. It just makes a mess, and we end up spending a lot of time and effort trying to clean it up. If we want to make real progress in our finances, we must take time to plan ahead by writing out a detailed budget for our monthly spending before the month begins.

Not budgeting for savings

Many of us have heard the phrase “pay yourself first,” but do we really understand what that means? It means we need to put something into our savings account every pay period, even if it is a small amount. Setting aside some money in savings allows us to remain in control of our finances when we have unexpected situations arise (e.g. car trouble, leaking roof, etc.).

Not accounting for all purchases

Let’s be honest. We all have the tendency to pull a little cash here and there to buy something special for ourselves. Whether it is a morning coffee run, a trip through the drive-thru, or an evening movie rental from the local kiosk, these little trips often go unbudgeted, which can lead to some financial juggling when a major bill needs to be paid. Instead, take time to look at everything you spend money on and make sure to include these categories in your budget. Give each category a specific dollar amount and stick to it. That coffee will taste a lot sweeter when you know it does not affect your ability to pay your electric bill. If you enjoyed these budgeting tips, be sure to check out our full article, “10 Common Budgeting Mistakes,” on our website at www.texasbankandtrust.com/connect/how-we-see-it. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to see future articles that will help you take control of your financial world.

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