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Feature 50

Breakfast of Champions It’s good for your hear t and health

Editor’s Letter pg. 6 / Your Voice pg. 7 / BARBwired pg. 66

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Neighbor I CAN Make a Dif ference


Januar y Calendar


Enter t aining Spirits The Boll Weevil


In the Spotlight Mother s Teach Your Daughter s


Scene Community Events


Well Fed Head Books and Literar y Happenings

Health & Beauty

Home & Garden 35


Fitness Finishing Fir st


Beauty’s in the Bag The essentials of Misty Dollar


Health Tipping the Scale

Style 30

Home Health and Fitness Comes Home

On the Cover



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Tr avel For t Wor t h: W here the West Begins

Fashion Cheer s to 2014

2014 “Cutest Pet in Central Texas” Photo Contest Tex Appeal is searching for the cutest pet in Central Texas! The winner will be featured on on the cover of our February PET issue. ALL PETS to be considered, including horses, goats, chickens, or other exotic pets. To enter, please email your pet’s photo to:, or by mail to: PO Box 6114, Temple, TX 76503-6114. If your pet is chosen as the winner, the pet must be available for a photo cover shoot during the week of January 10-15. All pets not chosen as the winner will be featured in our regular Scene pages. ENTER TODAY! CONTEST DEADLINE: January 8, 2014. 4




ED I TO R ’ S LE T T E R “If you can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” ---Martin Luther King Jr. Happy New Years! Are you ready to move forward in 2014? I certainly hope so, because in this issue of Tex Appeal it is all about Healthy Resolutions that can help you feel, look, and live better this year. We also want to congratulate Violet Vianes, the winner of Tex Appeal’s Fit-in-Four Fitness Challenge. Thanks to her personal trainer, Jessie Oestreich, Violet has not only transformed her body, but also her mindset and lifestyle. Learn more about the training behind Violet’s amazing success and how this challenge has changed her habits and outlook on life. You’ve probably heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but did you know it can also help you reduce your chances of having a heart attack? Read all about it in our feature Breakfast of Champions. And start your day like a champion when you try the healthy breakfast recipes on p.50 that Tanglefoot Grill’s Chef Brandon Letson has shared with us. “To insure good health: eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life.” ---William Londen Celebrate life and this fresh, new beginning. Exercise healthy resolutions in 2014. Best wishes, Teresa K. Hernandez | Editor

Today I declare, “I believe in spite of the pain, in spite of the adversity, I’m still in the game. God is going to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” --Lori T, Temple Looking for some fun activities to do outdoors? Lori T of Temple sent us a message about a new Facebook group she’s created to inspire people to get fit outdoors. Be social and active! For a schedule of activities and events follow them on Facebook at: Get Fit West Temple Park.

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Peaceable Kingdom- Leslie Gilmore The December issue of Tex Appeal Magazine looks incredible. Thank you for great highlight on Leslie Gilmore and Peaceable Kingdom and the fantastic story on Variety. You have my sincere gratitude for helping us connect your audience to our mission to empower children with special needs. -ERICKA MITCHELL, Killeen

Ride the Rails Thank you for the article on Amtrak. I enjoy train travel and hopefully your article will entice others to ride the rails. It is worth noting that Amtrak also provides a shuttle bus from the downtown Killeen bus station to the Temple train station and back. Some people may find that more convenient than parking in Temple. -JEAN GARCIA

Julie Nabours, 254.774.5230 PHOTOGRAPHERS Priscilla Z Photography Jewels Avenue Photography Skeebo Reichert

Tex Appeal Magazine is published monthly by Frank Mayborn Enterprises, Inc., 10 S. Third Street, Temple, TX 76501. The cover and content of Tex Appeal Magazine is fully protected by copyright and cannot be reproduced in any manner without prior written permission. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: For the United States, $24 per year, 12 issues. Mail check to P.O. Box 6114, Temple, TX 76503-6114 or call 254.774.4444. POSTMASTER: SEND ADDRESS CHANGES TO: Tex Appeal Magazine, P.O. Box 6114, Temple, TX 76503-6114.

February is the American Heart Month I enjoy reading each issue of Tex Appeal and appreciate the topics and community activities you cover each month. I am writing to ask if you will be talking about the prevention of heart disease in your February issue? Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both men and women in the United States. Heart disease kills more women each year than all forms of cancer put together. February is designated as American Heart month and the goal is to bring attention to heart disease and its prevention. Heart health education is the key to prevention. An article in your magazine about heart health would help educate our community. Speaking as a coronary artery bypass patient, I know the value of heart health education in coping with the disease and in keeping incidents at bay.I am passionate about heart disease prevention and speak to as many community groups throughout the year as possible. I am actively involved with Mended Hearts, a national support group for heart patients and their caregivers, the American Heart Association,I also serve on the annual local heart gala, and WomenHeart, a national support group for women heart patients. As an advocate for heart disease prevention, I would appreciate whatever you could do, through your publication to help educate our community and save lives. -MILLIE HENN, Temple We’d LOVE to hear from you. Leave us a comment on Facebook. Find us at: OR email: Letters and emails should include full contact information. We reserve the right to edit letters for clarity and brevity.





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I CAN Make a Difference

Helping Hands Ministr y & CANstruction Belton By TERESA K. HERNANDEZ

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ach week, Helping Hands Ministry of Belton serves over 3,400 people through their client-choice food pantry. The first pantry in Bell County to offer a client-choice food pantry, Helping Hands Ministry encourages those who are in need to come in for assistance with groceries. Groceries are allotted based on family size, and clients can choose from a variety of healthy foods that include fresh produce vegetables and fruits, pasta, beans, meats, breads, and boxed and canned products. “We can provide both immediate relief and development support,” says Executive Director Rucker Preston “Immediate relief is giving someone hungry a fish; while our development programs that includes education and employment resources, teaches them how to get out of poverty—or basically ‘how to fish’.”



Helping Hands is a community ministry where more than 30 local churches unite to work together. “Regardless of our religious differences, we are all centrally focused on the same thing--serving the poor,” says Rucker.

2011 Juror’s Favorite “King TunaCANmun” by Architectural Edge

With only a small full time staff of two and a half, and a handful of regular volunteers, Helping Hands provides a wealth of programs and services to the local community. Therefore, one annual event is crucial to supporting their mission and in keeping their food pantry stocked, Canstruction Belton. “Food donations in the spring are very low, and Canstruction Belton helps us stock up the panty, which sustains us for quite a few months,” says Rucker.

photographs by Priscilla Z Photography

N EI GHBO R Belton’s 4th Annual Design and “To be one of the smallest cities Build Competition. that participates in Canstruction Belton is a Canstruction annually, three day event in which we have done quite well. teams from the community We have won several build enormous structures international awards from canned goods, which and last year, one teamare then used to fill the -the Belton Tiger Bible food pantry of Helping CANnectors won the most Hands Ministry. The cans collected award,” structures are judged by a says Rucker. Photographs celebrity jury and awarded of the winning teams’ at the Gala & Awards structures from each Dinner. Every person in local Canstruction events 2012 Juror’s Favorite attendance during the “Open Up Your Heart” (over 150 competitions weekend expo is given worldwide) are sent by Architectural Edge 1 vote (per canned food to the International item/$1) to vote for his Competition. In the last or her favorite structure. The structure three years, teams from Canstruction with the most votes will be awarded as Belton’s competition have been the Community Favorite. In the first internationally recognized and won three years, (2011- 2013) over 75,000 awards. pounds of food was donated through Canstruction Belton. Each team that participates does their own can drive or fundraising. Often History of Canstruction times they have to special order pallets Canstruction® is a non-profit of canned foods from their local grocer organization in which teams of to ensure they have the right color, size, architects, engineers, construction and shape can needed to build their firms and students design. These teams compete to create spend months giant structures preparing for the The motto of Canstruction is “using one made entirely out of competition doing can as a catalyst for change. One can to canned food. After practice builds, represent the building blocks of massive the event all of the collecting the sculptures. One can to prove that every food is donated materials they need act of kindness makes a difference.” to the local food to support their bank. Canstruction build, and working was founded in 1992 by the Society for on their blueprints and techniques. Design Administrators and has since raised over 21 million pounds of food “Three teams have competed every year for local communities around the world. since 2011, Architectural Edge, the Canstruction events are held annually United Methodist Church of Temple, in over 150 cities around the world and the Belton Tigers CANnectors. It including North America, Australia, is such a unique experience and the South America, Europe and Asia and events draws about 1500 spectaculars is one of the largest internationally a year. Even the awards dinner is not recognized food drives of its kind. your typical banquet dinner. When the dinner and the awards ceremony is over, Canstruction photographs courtesy of Canstruction Belton

TexTalk everyone takes off their ties, high heels, or changes clothes and helps us with the ‘de-CANstruction’ phase. This is where we break down all of the builds, box up the canned goods, and load them on the trailer to bring over to the pantry’s warehouse. It’s really a lot of fun,” explains Rucker.

2013’s Most Cans “Exodus Hunger-Parting of the Red Sea.” by the Belton Tigers Bible CANnectors LEN D A H ELPI N G H AN D Donations: Helping Hands Ministry 2210 Holland Rd. Belton, TX 76513 Open: Monday and Tuesday 10am-4pm Thursday 12pm-6pm For more information on how to volunteer, please email: info@helpinghandsbelton. com or call 254.939-7355

2013’s Best Use of Labels “The AmeriCAN Flag” by Foundation United Methodist Church TEXAPPEALMAG.COM




UMHB MAYBORN CAMPUS CENTER Friday, January 24, 5PM-8PM Watch the competition up close, on the floor or high above, in the stadium seats. Suggested admission: $5 or 5 canned goods.

Saturday, January 25, 8AM-5PM Exhibits are on display to the public. Suggested admission: $1 or 1 canned good.

Saturday, January 25, 6PM-8PM Awards Dinner. RSVP at 254.939.7355 or




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Boll Weevil


Rocks Glass Kahlua 1/2oz Baileys 1/2oz Malibu 1/2oz Butterscotch Schnapps 1/2oz Shake and strain over fresh ice Garnish with whipped cream and cherry

“ When you look at the ingredient list, the Boll Weevil looks like it might be a heavier drink. However, it’s deceptively light and makes the perfect after dinner drink. ” -Joseph Bracken

photograph by Jewels Avenue Photography

219 N East Street, Belton 254.613.4446


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TEXAS CIRCUIT FINALS RODEO / Jan 2-4 / 7:30-9:30pm /

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Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo, Extraco Event Center nightly events: Bareback, tie down team roping, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, mutton busting. General Admission: $10; 6-12 $5; and 5 and under free; or box seats: $25 | Extraco Events Center, 4601 Bosque Blvd. Waco, TX 76710

3 KINGS 3 MILER 5K RACE / Jan 4 / 7:30am / Join St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church in celebrating Epiphany and get your New Year’s Resolutions for fit and healthy living off to a great start with a fun, family-friendly race in historic Salado! The 5k will begin at St Joseph’s on Main Street. Racers will have the entire historic, delightful and beautiful Salado Main Street all to themselves as they race. The route winds through Pace Park as well as Center Circle by some of the village’s quaint bed & breakfasts. Once complete, there will be music, awards, coffee and a hot chocolate bar for all. Follow us on Facebook for all the latest updates at: facebook. com/3kings3miler. If you have any questions about this Race, please contact the Race director at Online registration is available at runsignup. com/race/tx/salado/3kings3miler | 881 North Main St., Salado

COWBOYS ON MAIN / Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 / 1pm-4pm Western display and strolling musicians. Sponsored by the Frontier Times Museum’s Living History Project. Admission FREE. For more information visit: | 500 Main Street, Bandera

AUSTIN SONGWRITERS SYMPOSIUM / Jan 8-12 / The annual four-day symposium brings songwriters and music industry professionals together for a full slate of workshops, panels, publisher pitch sessions, showcases, late night pickin’ circles and more. If you were with us last January, you know firsthand what a great event it was. So many highlights from the weekend that unless you were


C ALE NDAR there, you can’t fully appreciate just how special the event was for everyone who attended. Music: Children’s, Country, Folk/ Acoustic, Jazz, Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Rock, Rockabilly. Activities: songwriting contests, panel discussions. For more information contact: Austin Songwriters Group, Lee Duffy at 512.698.4237 | OMNI Hotel, 4140 Governors Row, Austin

Blues, Country, Cover/Tribute, Jazz, Rock, Rockabilly. Activities: Music festival, food, art. Many places in Downtown McKinney will keep their doors open from 7-10 p.m. every second Saturday of the month. For more information please visit www. or call (972) 5472660 | Historic Downtown McKinney 111 North Tennessee Street, McKinney

DAY FOR WOMEN / Jan 11 / 10am- 4pm / The Temple Daily

CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE / Jan 11-12 / Come see the finds at this

Telegram’s 10th annual Day for Women presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors is an exciting event sponsored by Precious Memories and Tex Appeal Magazine . The event will feature a catered luncheon from 12-1 p.m. featuring author, newspaper and magazine columnist and native Texan Heloise! She will talk about “Fifty Years of Hints from Heloise … and Still Going Strong”. Enjoy shopping for all ages, fashion and accessories, workshops and charities. Tickets are on sale now and are available at the Temple Daily Telegram (10 South Third Street), online at, and at Precious Memories (1404 South 31st Street). Tickets to attend the luncheon are $20 and include admission to all exhibits. General admission is $10. Door prizes will be given away throughout the event. For general information or info on becoming a vendor, contact Courtney Bishop at (254) 774-5234 or at | Mayborn Civic & Convention Center, 3303 N. Third St., Temple

vintage flea market! Adults $4, children 12 & under free. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bell County Expo Center, 301 W Loop 121, Belton

2014 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET / Jan 16 / 6pm8:30pm Join us for the Belton Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Banquet. $40 per person or $350 per table of eight. For more information contact (254) 939-3551 | Cathedral Oaks Event Center, 1312 Waco Rd., Belton

SECOND SATURDAYS / Jan 11 / 7 pm- 1 0 pm / Come to Historic Downtown McKinney and enjoy an evening of art, music and wine! Explore the local art galleries, listen to great local and regional talent, and taste some of the area’s best eateries. Music: Bluegrass,

SHAKERS & STIRRERS / Jan 17 / 11:30am-1pm / High Speed Networking Lunch. For more information, contact Jessica Krobot at (254) 939-3551. Register online at $10 for chamber members and $15 for nonmembers. | Cedar Crest Hospital 3500 S. IH-35, Belton

NO LIMITS MONSTER TRUCK TOUR / Jan 17-18 / No engine rules, no weight rules, nothing to hold them back! Come check out the No Limits Monster Truck Tour. Adult tickets: reserved $23, general admission $18; kids tickets: reserved $15, general admission $10; Military: $18 (four-ticket limit). Tickets on sale now. Available at Bell County Expo Center, Texas Box Office outlets, online at, and charge by phone (512) 477-6060. For more information visit www.badboysofracing. com | Bell County Expo Center, 301 W Loop 121, Belton

FREDERICKSBURG TRADE DAYS/ Jan 17-19 / Shop with more than 350 vendors. Find six barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, candles, hunting accessories, jewelry, unique clothing, food and so much more. Relax in Biergarten and enjoy live music. Friday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Parking $3 and good for all three days. For more information please contact www. or call (830)

CAL EN D AR 990-4900 | Sunday Farms, 355 Sunday Farms Lane, Fredericksburg

MARKET DAYS / Jan 18 / 8am5pm / Buying, selling and trading in downtown Belton. Come see our vendors and farmer’s market in our historic downtown on Central Avenue. Enjoy food and entertainment. Every third Saturday of the month. For more information please contact | Downtown Belton

FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW AND RODEO / Jan 17 - Feb 8 / Welcome to Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo! Join us for 23 days of great rodeo action, world-class livestock shows, kidfriendly exhibits, daily live music, terrific food, the carnival midway, four acres of unique daily shopping and more. Music: Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Cover/Tribute, Latin/Spanish, Mariachi, Regional Mexican, Rockabilly, Tejano, Western Swing.Activities: County fair, cowboy poetry, rodeo, singing contests, songwriting contests, trade show/convention. | Will Rogers Memorial Center 3401 West Lancaster Drive, Fort Worth

YAGA’S CHILI QUEST & BEER FEST / Jan 17 -19 / Who doesn’t love hot chili and cold beer? Yaga’s Chili Quest and Beer Fest returns to the Galveston Historic Strand District featuring a variety of locally crafted beers and more than 80 chili cook-off teams. Visitors to the 5th annual Chili Quest will be able to sample chili from teams vying to be awarded the Best Chili on Galveston Island. Returning this year is the expanded beer gestival. Visitors to the beer festival will be able to purchase a souvenir beertasting mug along with a punch card to sample a variety more than 100 craft and import beers and chat with expert brewmasters. The ultimate beer fan is promised rare finds and a few surprises. We are also bringing back the Homebrew Competition and beer fest vendors. Due to the growing craft beer scene we have invited those guys (and gals) who are hard at work concocting the next great brew to submit their ales to a

panel of expert brewmasters. Other events include a washer pitching tournament, margarita contest, jalapeno eating contest, Chili Pepper Quick Step 5K Fun Run, and Strand Merchant Walk-About. Click the link above to find out how to participate in each of these events. For more information contact: Leslie Thompson at (956) 778-4624 or (409) 770-0999. | 23rd and Strand; 2314 Strand Street, Galveston

6TH ANNUAL KNCT WINE CLASSIC / Jan 18 / 7pm-10pm / The 6th Annual KNCT Wine Classic! Guests can sample an array of domestic and imported wines from a complimentary KNCT wine glass and enjoy a delectable assortment of appetizers perfect for pairing with wine. This is an annual fundraising event that includes a fabulous silent auction. | Killeen Civic & Conference Center, 3601 S WS Young Drive, Killeen

CAN-STRUCTION BELTON / Jan 24-25/ The first three years of Can-Struction Belton collected more than 75,000 pounds of food donations. Join us as large architectural structures are built using the donated cans of food on Friday, Jan. 24, 5-8 p.m. Watch as the structures are built, on the floor or high above, in the stadium seats. Suggested admission: $5 or five canned goods. ( continued on pg 12 )

AND DON’T FORGET... 1 New Years Day 1 Rose Bowl Game/ Tournament of Roses Parade 2

National Personal Trainer Awareness Day


National Weigh-In Day

15 Humanitarian Day 20 Martin Luther King Day 27 Holocaust Memorial Day 31 Chinese New Year 31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day 1-4 New Year’s Resolutions Week 1-7 Celebration of Life Week 1-7 Diet Resolution Week 5-12 National Lose Weight/Feel Great Week TEXAPPEALMAG.COM


C ALE NDAR (continued from page 11) Silent auction opens at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25,

8 a.m.-5 p.m., exhibits are on display to the public and suggested admission is $1 or one canned good.Saturday, Jan. 25, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. is the Awards Dinner. Please RSVP at (254) 939-7355 or reservation@ auction closes at 6:30 p.m. The keynote speaker will be Jimmy Dorrell of Mission Waco. For more information please visit | University of Mary Hardin Baylor, Sue Mayborn Campus Center, Belton

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Bell County Expo

Center, 301 W Loop 121, Belton

10:00am - 4:00pm Mayborn Civic & Convention Center in Temple

LUCKENBACH TEXAS BLUES FESTIVAL / Jan 25 / Luckenbach Texas Blues Festival line-up includes Hayes Carll, Jimmy LaFave, Carolyn Wonderland, Clay McClinton, Bonnie Bishop with special guest Lee Roy Parnell, Mingo Fishtrap, Paula Nelson and Danny Brooks. For more information call 830.997.3223 or 888.311.8990 | Luckenbach Dance Hall

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C ALEND AR TEXAS YOGA CONFERENCE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL / Jan 31 - Feb 2 / Now in its fifth year, founded by Texas Yogis, The Texas Yoga Conference brings some of the best yoga teachers and motivational speakers to Houston, offering a city retreat full of presentations, yoga classes for all levels, lectures and fun music concerts during three complete days in Houston. In 2014, along with the Texas Yoga Association in benefit of Breathe the Cure, a Texas 501(c)(3), we will focus on community heart coherence statewide and across the Texas border. The event will be held in Houston’s Cultural Arts District at Winter and Spring Street Studios close to Washington Avenue and Downtown Houston. The three-day agenda features prestigious presenters as well as practical sessions and interesting workshops. Presenters include Girish, John Salisbury, The Bhakti House Band, Aaron Lind, Karina Virginia, David Magone, Rebecca Butler, Kurt Johnsen, Dave Stringer, Donna De Lory, Matt Venuti, Dearbla Kelly and of course many of our amazing local Texas Talented Yogis. Music: Folk/Acoustic, Jazz. Activities: Music festival, Trade show/convention, Arts & Crafts, Yoga. For more information contact: Jennifer Buergermeister at Breathe the Cure, Inc. 713.839.9642 | Silver Street Studios, 2000 Edwards Street, Houston




When Anna D. Rinehart, Shari K. Larson, Abby White, Mark Lobaugh and Christina Brown came together something that their hearts wanted was to share their love for the One True God. Collectively, these community believers of faith stepped out on the Hope they have in God’s Holy Word forming a three-cord bond of love, hope and faith. The Board of Directors believes Mothers Teach Your Daughters Community Program represents Christ’s example of unconditional love.

Who We Are: ‡2XU3UHVLGHQW)RXQGHU Anna D. Rinehart holds the international CIDESCO Diplomat status and is a licensed skin care specialist. She established her medical aesthetic office in Seton Medical campus in Harker Heights. For more information, visit: www.medicalaesthetics. com. Rinehart presently serves as the president of the 501c3 non-profit faithbased organization. Rinehart emphatically states that each of us is responsible for helping our neighbor. ‡2XU9LFH3UHVLGHQW Abby White, RN is the parish nurse at the New Life Apostolic Church located in downtown Killeen. She is committed to the message of hope that is found in the word of God. Abby provides tremendous insight through her extensive mission work in many countries, including the Philippines and Israel. ‡2XU6HFUHWDU\ Shari K. Larson, RN, BSN has a tremendous love for Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She has more than 30 years of nursing experience and 10 years of financial services experience serving our community. Shari brings a message of hope for mothers and daughters regarding the importance of being financially literate so they are empowered to be financially free. Shari is a motorcycle enthusiast and was a captain in the U.S. Army. ‡2XU7UHDVXUHU Christina Brown, BMEd, is a music teacher for the Killeen Independent School District. Christina is also Music Director for the New Life Apostolic Church in Killeen. She offers a summer music program for http:// youth. Please visit www.newlifeconservatory. for more information.



‡2XU0HGLFDO'LUHFWRU Mark Lobaugh, MD, Board-Certified Obstetrics and Gynecologist, has delivered more than 5,000 babies during his professional career. Dr. Lobaugh serves as the oversight medical director for the Mothers Teach Your Daughters Community Program to insure that our community of mothers and daughters receive accurate and responsible information regarding health choices and to minister a word of prayer for all children who God has placed in his hands. For more info about Dr. Lobaugh, go to:

:KDW:H%HOLHYH Each member in our community has a responsibility to help each other. The programs provided by MTYDCP fosters growth in a two-fold prong building 1) a spiritual veil of God’s Shekinah Glory over our community, and 2) informing our sons and daughters with an early understanding of the consequences of poor decisions will stop lifelong poor decisions. Community faith-based, non-profit programs encourage “healthy learning” which influences a healthier community.

+RZ:H6HUYH2XU &RPPXQLW\,QQRYDWLYH 3URJUDPV Rinehart recalls that each board member and she had many hours of communicating their shared faith in Jesus Christ; each spoke with sincere beliefs of the Hope they have in the Word of God and their sincere desire to become unashamed communicating the salvation, redemption, justification, sanctification, forgiveness and the glory that is in the Cross of Christ. Each board member understands the spiritual responsibility to “encourage one another and to love thy neighbor as thyself.” Consequently, this group of men and women began to form a strong educational community platform that addresses sometimes very sensitive subjects including pregnancy, abortion, marriage, divorce and remarriage, homosexuality, family health, aging dynamics of men and women, beauty and the ugly side of cosmetics, the importance of the father-daughter relationship, drug abuse and children born without fathers. The speakers of this faith-based, non-profit organization are professionals in their topic of speaking. Anna D. Rinehart is quick to share her childhood tribulations which served as an impetus for establishing the Mothers Teach


Your Daughters Community ProgramÂŽ. A woman of strong faith in the saving power of Jesus Christ states, “Not having a loving mother teaching, guiding, supporting, tutoring a young daughter, but, rather actively destroying her daughter’s early learning, can cripple a young woman in one’s life-long decisions.â€? Rather than blame an individual’s poor decisions on childhood traumas, Rinehart believes that Almighty God wants each of us to become “Overcomersâ€? despite the evil of our life. The men and women of Miller Heights Baptist Church in Belton, speciďŹ cally the Jacksons, Marianne and Glen Maddux as well as the Langfords’ reached out more than 42 years ago to encourage a fragmented child of abuse. Had it not been for the door-to-door knocking of Brother David Shuddlesworth, Rinehart believes she may have never heard the message of the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Program Schedule in 2014 Christina Brown, KISD music teacher, will be a guest speaker for the ďŹ rst in a series of MTYDCP offered in 2014. The ďŹ rst program will be Jan. 18, at the Shiloh Hotel, in the banquet room, Killeen. The program will run from 4 - 5:30 p.m. She will be speaking on “How Music Effects the Child in Utero.â€? Christina will double bless our event with the solo: “About Love.â€? Dr. Mark Lobaugh will be the keynote speaker at this event. Mark will deliver his presentation, “From Conception to Birth.â€? Please visit our website at www. for more info and to register. The event is offered at no charge to our community. The seating is limited to the ďŹ rst 150 registrants.

How We Serve Our Community: Philanthropic Initiatives ‡1R*DQJ7DWWRR0H Mothers Teach Your Daughters established a “No Gang Tattoo 4Me� outreach, through clinical services, which is able to be offered at no cost. ‡%UHDVW$UHROD&RVPHVLV “Do Unto Others� Mothers Teach Your Daughters offers a re-pigmentation of the areola, at no charge, for all women who have dealt with breast cancer. This unique medical aesthetic service

is generally paid by insurance companies for $1,200. If a woman has insurance, she still may have a co-payment of $400. Rinehart practices “The Golden Rule,� James 7:12, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sum up the Law and the prophets.� ‡&7& An endowment has been established at Central Texas College for young girls to obtain a college education in nursing and aesthetics. ‡$&& An endowment has been placed for Austin Community College for Job Corps girls and boys to receive an education of their choice. ‡-HVXV+RSHDQG/RYH+RPHOHVV Shelter Jesus Hope and Love Homeless Shelter in Killeen is supported by the MTYDCP program.

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Giving back to our community helps each of us to realize we are no longer powerless to say no to situations that appear to have “no way out.� Bottom line, we are not spectators of our life, we are active participants in how we will grow, change and become sons and daughters of Christ.

How We Serve Our &RPPXQLW\$GYRFDF\ Our organization supports the work of the American Cancer Society’s focus on Breast Cancer Awareness; especially for their emphasis on education and prevention. For more information on their services and their programs, look for their link on our website: Prayer Recipe for Supernatural Health for 2014 As you are committing to being a part of our program in 2014, consider starting off your new year with this special prayer


recipe. Prayer is a gift God wants from each of us. Instead of reaching for the remote, try reaching for his word in 2014.

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GLUTEN-FREE ENTERTAINING: More than 100 Naturally WheatFree Recipes for Parties and Special Occasions / Olivia Dupin / If you’re gluten-free, you know that parties and other gatherings can be a food conundrum. What can you prepare for your guests that everyone can enjoy, gluten-free or not? And what can you bring to parties that will please a crowd, and bring praise instead of pause? Take the fear away and fill your plate with sensational (and safe!) eats with Gluten-Free Entertaining. Author Olivia Dupin will teach you how to entertain with ease, whether you’re hosting a brunch, going to a holiday bash or just having a casual couple’s dinner at home. And with 14 separate menus and more than 100



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EAT MOVE SLEEP: HOW SMALL CHOICES LEAD TO BIG CHANGES / Tom Rath / The latest New York Times bestseller from the author of StrengthsFinder 2.0, How Full Is Your Bucket?, Strengths Based Leadership, and Wellbeing, Tom Rath “delivers a well written and scrupulously researched approach to improving one’s lifestyle” (Kirkus), accompanied by an online application for readers to create a personalized 30-day plan. While Tom’s books have inspired more than 5 million people in the last decade, Eat Move Sleep reveals his greatest passion and expertise. Quietly managing a serious illness for more than 20 years, Tom has assembled a wide range of information on the impact of eating, moving and sleeping. Written in his classic conversational style, Eat Move Sleep features the most proven and practical ideas from his research. This remarkably quick read offers advice that is comprehensive yet simple and often counterintuitive, but always credible.Eat Move Sleep will help you make good decisions automatic in all three of these interconnected areas. With every bite you take, you will make better choices. You will move a lot more than you do today. And you will sleep better than you have in years. More than a book, Eat Move Sleep is a new way to live. / Hardcover / 256 pages / Pub 2013 / Missionday

TAKE THE LEAP: DO WHAT YOU LOVE 15 MINUTES A DAY AND CREATE THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS / Heather McCloskey Beck / Go from thinking to doing -- from imagining a new life to putting it into practice -- starting right now. Inspirational author and speaker Heather McCloskey Beck wants you to know that there’s nothing more important than figuring out what makes your heart sing and doing that every day. We’ve been trained to think it’s not “responsible” to think this way, that there are more important things to life than feeling fulfilled. Yet we yearn for a more creative, engaged life, to feel the rush that comes from doing what we love to do, without worry. Beck, a popular Huffington Post columnist and creator of the global peace movement Peace Flash, offers guidance, stories, and dozens of practical suggestions for how to take the leap into the kind of life you’ve always dreamed of. If you’ve forgotten what makes you tick, Heather will help you find out. If you know what it is but aren’t doing it, she’ll help you clear a path. With Heather’s help, you can take the leap from thinking about what life would be like if you could do what you love to doing it. Starting with just 15 minutes. Today. / Paperback / 155 pages / Pub 2013 /Conari Press

THE MIGRAINE MIRACLE: A SugarFree, Gluten-Free, Ancestral Diet to Reduce Inflammation and Relieve Your Headaches for Good / Josh Turknett / In The Migraine Miracle, a neurologist with a personal history of migraines offers readers the revolutionary dietary cure that has worked for him and continues to work for his patients: a diet low



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FINISHING FIRST Fit-in-Four Fitness Challenge

Violet Vianes with trainer Jessie Oestreich edge out their competitors to finish first. Violet begins the 2014 with a new body, mindset, lifestyle and goals for the future. By TERESA K. HERNANDEZ

photographs by Priscilla Z Photography



“I learned I can push myself harder than I ever imagined and even when something looks impossible, to at least try it. I’ve discovered I am stronger than what I thought. If I can do this, anybody can.” ---Violet Vianes

Violet’s hair and make-up by ANDREA BETTANCOURT, Killeen; wardrobe by DILLARD’S OF TEMPLE

In four months, Violet Vianes lost 34 pounds and in the process gained the confidence of a gladiator.


his past fall Violet Vianes stepped up and made major changes to her lifestyle, changes that have paid off big time, including helping her to win Tex Appeal’s Fit-in-Four Fitness Challenge. At her first weigh-in Violet was wearing a size 18, but she’s excited to report “I am now wearing a very loose 14 and it’s great! I had been a size 18 for a very long time.” Teaming up with Jessie Oestreich, a personal trainer and regional director of Camp Gladiator, Violet embarked on a four-month personal journey to regain control of her weight and health. Fearlessly, Violet took up grueling workouts four to five times a week, started running, and even overhauled her eating habits. “Burpees were not my friend when I first started,” says Violet, laughing. “I still don’t like them, but at least now, I can do them.” Violet ran the Turkey Trot 5K this past Thanksgiving and was thrilled to shave eight minutes off her run. “I am going to continue running and working on my time. As I continue to build up my strength and endurance, my time will improve,” says Violet. “I am looking forward to running in more events this year.” While working out was a challenge, it was nothing compared to changing old eating habits. Violet learned to down-size her portions, eat smaller more frequent meals throughout the day, and how to find healthy alternatives for snacks. “The hardest thing of all was to give up my sodas. I used to start every morning with a 32 oz. Dr. Pepper. Even now, every morning I still have to remind myself, ‘no, you don’t want that… choose tea or coffee,” says Violet.

fitness challenge is officially over, Violet remains focused on losing another 1520 pounds. For guidance, Violet plans to continue working with Jessie to learn more about the fundamentals of good nutrition and how to consistently make better food choices, as well as good alternatives and tips for preparing delicious family meals that are not only healthy, but rich in flavor. “I am going to continue working out four-five times a week even after I lose the weight. I will then go into a maintenance stage, but I am never going to stop working out with Camp Gladiators. I’m a lifer now,” she says, laughing.

Final Month: Lost 4 pounds for a 2.41% weight loss. FOUR MONTH’S TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 30 inches 34 pounds 17% weight loss. MEASUREMENTS 1st 2nd








Chest 44.5”




Biceps 12.25” 12”













Thighs 23.5”




Calves 14”

12.75” 12”


Weight 196



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“Violet is an amazing example of Camp Gladiator’s mission: To positively impact

When eating out, Violet says she can always find something healthy on the menu to order. “If I start with a bed of lettuce, I can add any meat to it and make a great meal. Eating more salads has not been hard. I’ve always liked salads, I just make more of them now,” explains Violet. Healthy Resolutions Watch out in 2014, because there is no stopping Violet now. Even though the


the physical fitness and ultimately the lives of as many people as possible. Violet hasn’t just lost pounds and inches, she has become a stronger mom, a more active grandma, and a more energetic wife. Going into 2014 Violet will continue attending Camp Gladiator, but she will be pursuing new goals in fitness and health, including 5-10ks and adventure races. While Violet’s life has changed immensely Jessie Oestreich, CPT Region Director/Head Trainer Camp Gladiator

and she is looking to pay it forward for her friends and co-workers by inviting them to join her in the CG community. It’s never too late, you’re never too old, and you’re never too busy to make an investment in yourself and your future!”



F E ATU R E : F I T-IN-FOUR FINISHING SECOND - Rachel White, New Home Sales Manager This challenge has made Rachel realize how great she feels when she consistently eats right and exercises. And now that she has this new healthy lifestyle, she is not about to quit! Her initial goal was to lose 40 pounds and so far, she is halfway there. At the top of Rachel’s healthy resolutions for 2014 are plans to continue her personal training sessions with Susan and to continue the same regimen she has been following for the last four months. Rachel’s new lifestyle and transformation has even inspired her husband to exercise more. In fact, he will be joining Rachel in her workouts this year. Final Month: Lost 6.8 pounds for a 4. 13 % weight loss. FOUR MONTH’S TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 20 inches 19.4 pounds 11%weight loss MEASUREMENTS 1st 2nd

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13.75” 13.0”










39.25” 38.25”


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44.25” 44.5”

42.75” 40.75”












164.60 157.8

Weight 177

“I have no doubt that by September, Rachel will have reached her goal and will look even more amazing than she does today. I attribute her success to her positive attitude and her incredible sense of determination. She never wanted to quit a workout, even when her muscles were screaming. As soon as she agreed to be a part of this series, she committed herself 100 percent. We all have minor slip-ups now and again and she had a few along the way too, but Rachel always got right back on track and with even more determination than before. I could not be more proud of her all hard work and commitment to her health. Rachel looks amazing, feels amazing and now she actually looks forward to exercising. We have come a long way in a very short amount of time. Thank you Tex Appeal for this opportunity. I know Rachel will be an inspiration to many of your readers.”




Susan Cornette, CPT Titan Total Training & Wildflower Country Club Fitness photographs by Priscilla Z Photography

F EATU RE: FIT- IN - FOU R FINISHING THIRD Stacy Gail Holliman Teacher, Coach MEASUREMENTS 1st 2nd















13.75” 13.5”


43.75” 43.75” 43.25”


48.25” 47.75”



23.75” 22.5”







Weight 215

13” 47”

Final Month: Lost 0 pounds for a 0% weight loss. FOUR MONTH’S TOTAL WEIGHT LOSS: 8.25 inches +1 lb. *** Due to an unexpected family medical emergency, Stacy was unable to meet with her trainer to take her final measurements, weight, and pictures. ***


“For 2014, Stacy will be working to focus in on nutrition. She is in the habit of working out consistently, and nutrition is the biggest key to any fitness goal. As both a trainer and friend, I am incredibly proud of Stacy for creating and maintaining this habit in the midst of a hectic schedule and season of life. I see her get stronger (inside and out) and I am humbled to be a part of her beautiful journey.”

photographs by Priscilla Z Photography

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Health & Fitness Comes Home

Custom Home Gyms by Teresa K. Hernandez





aking time to exercise can be tough, especially when you have to add one more destination--the gym-- to an already-long list of errands or to your busy work schedule. If you do happen to make it by the gym, the chances that everyone else will show up at the same time is high, and this generally leads to longer workouts due to the wait time for specific equipment and stations. How can you squeeze in a good workout daily without having to weigh down your schedule? Create your own gym at home. Convenient, private, and more economical than paying annual membership fees, the home gym offers the perfect fitness solution for those who have busy lifestyles and family commitments. Convenience Imagine jumping out of bed in the morning, changing clothes and heading straight into the next room to work out. No commute, traffic, nor issues with inclement weather-- basically your trip to the gym was effortless. Privacy Nice, quiet, and private means you don’t even have to brush your hair if you don’t feel like it. Nor do you have to feel self-conscious about others



watching or evaluating you when wearing your short, form-fitting workout apparel. Economical Eliminating the need to commute to the gym means you not only save yourself a lot of valuable time that could be used towards other, more productive endeavors, but a home gym also saves gas. However, the biggest economic advantage of all is saving all those hundreds, sometimes even thousands, of dollars that add up quickly over the years on membership fees and babysitting services. Home Gym Essentials Building a home gym does not require a lot of space, nor does it have to break the bank. Start by dedicating one small room to all of your workout equipment. Ideally, choose a room that has a door so you can block out household distractions. Minimal décor is needed for a home gym, but a few of the more important things to have are: Inspiring and motivating shade of paint—blue, green, yellow. Mirrors—at least one full length mirror so that you can carefully monitor and watch your form. Poor form prevents

results and can even cause injuries. Shock-absorbing flooring—not only important for your joints, but in case you drop a weight or piece of equipment. Stereo system—music can be motivating and help you stay focused on the intensity of the workout. Flat screen TV—watch the news or your favorite programs as you use your cardio equipment. You will stay on longer if you are not bored. DVD player—for playing a variety of workout, yoga, or aerobic DVDs.

HO M E FITN ES S Essential Equipment The large, heavy, expensive multistation machines are not necessary for a home gym. Purchase equipment based on your training needs and stick to the fundamentals required for building core strength. Invest in the basics or pieces that can serve dual functions.

MAT A good mat for yoga or other floor exercises.

RESISTANCE BANDS Resistance bands offer another light, inexpensive tool to use for resistance strength training. Stretchy bands provide a variety of options for training, as does the quality nylon strap sets, or suspension training systems such as the TRX Pro Kit. These bands and straps use your body weight as resistance and can eliminate or reduce the need for other heavy, bulky pieces of weight equipment.

WEIGHTS Dumbbells are one of the necessities. However, you do not need 500 pounds of iron in your gym. Choose a set based on your workout. Women generally need at least three sizes of dumbbells: 5, 10, 15 pounds. If you need more weight or plan to share with a spouse, consider the adjustable dumbbells that allow you to click a setting for just the right weight. Adjustable sets go up to 50 pounds and also require little space to store. WEIGHT BENCH Offers you a seat when training upper and lower body, including: chest presses, shoulder presses, triceps, biceps, and back exercises. A bench is also useful without weights. It is useful for other types of resistance based training that uses body weight or bands. MEDICINE BALL/KETTLE BALLS Great weights to use for upper body strength training or for holding while doing a variety of lower body workouts such as squats, lunges, etc.

DUAL AB WHEEL A great piece of equipment for doing ab work of any level. Also very small and easy to store.

PULL-UP BAR A pull-up bar fits across the top of a doorway and secures to the door jam. This is a great piece for strength training-chin ups, pull ups, dips, etc. CARDIO Don’t worry if you don’t have room for a large treadmill or stair-stepper, cardio can also come in the form of aerobic group exercise-style DVDs.

STABILITY BALL One of the most important pieces needed to do core strength training. Invest in a quality, heavy duty stability ball to prevent the risk of injury. Use a stability ball to do ab work, to sit on and strengthen your core as you do upper body training such as bicep curls, shoulder presses, etc., or use on the mat when doing lower body exercises.

Isn’t it time you bring health and fitness back home? Save yourself a lot of money and time this year and invest in a custom home gym. If you find you need additional help or motivation with your training routine, reinvest a little of the money you are saving with your home gym and hire a certified personal trainer to help you create the perfect workout routine for your home gym.




Tom (right) training Aaron Naramore to incorporate more supersets into his circuit training to help him build lean muscle.

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TRAINERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S CORNER According to Certified Personal Trainer Tom Maher, home gyms are ideal for convenience and for clients who have â&#x20AC;&#x153;gym intimidation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;If you are experienced, motivated, and disclipined, a home gym is great. But if you are a beginner or new to training, hire a personal trainer who can come to your home gym at least 2-3x a week and help you build a good strong core foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It is important to learn how to use proper form when lifting and training in order to maximze your time and results,â&#x20AC;? says Tom.

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tBarbells and dumbbells are perhaps the most critical and versatile pieces of equipment to have in a home gym. Not only are they important for doing a variety of upper and lower body training, they are key to Metabolic Resistance Training (MRT). MRT incorporates circuit training, supersets, compound movements and when done with little or no rest in between sets, it can be both anaerobic and aerobic. MRT burns more calories during exercise and continues to burn calories for up to 38 hours after you stop exercising. Using low weights and high reps (12-15) you can:

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Tipping the Scale Weight loss options not the same for everyone By METROPLEX HEALTH SYSTEMS


t’s a new year and you’ve made a commitment to lose weight and be healthy. You’re following a weight-loss dieting plan. You’re exercising as your physician instructed. Yet, week after week the scale doesn’t move. This happens to many people for various reasons. It’s possible that the intensity of your workout needs to be increased or that food portions have increased without realizing it. The consumption of alcohol, juices and carbonated beverages also pack a lot of calories and raise blood sugar and insulin levels, which contribute to weight gain. These are issues that you can assess and manage at home. However, if diet and exercise aren’t helping meet your weight loss goals, the next step is to determine if medical issues are the underlying problem and medical assistance is needed. Several medical conditions can contribute to weight gain or hinder your ability to lose weight.



Some of them include: chronic stress, hypothyroidism, depression, hormonal changes and Cushing’s syndrome. Medical problems such as these can be diagnosed and treated by your physician to stabilize your metabolism so that diet and exercise can be effective. Individuals with less than 100 pounds to lose often do well with a diet program focused on nutrition, behavior and diet. But this is a two-way road – excess weight can also lead to certain medical conditions such as diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis and an increase in the chance of a stroke. Someone who is 40 percent overweight is twice as likely to die prematurely as person of average weight. In the United States alone, about 300,000 people die every year because of medical conditions associated with obesity. In some cases, even through medicalsupervised dieting, individuals are unable to achieve a healthy body weight and have severe and life-threatening health conditions. These individuals may be candidates for surgical weight loss options. Surgical weight loss, or bariatric surgery, is performed when diet, exercise and lifestyle programs don’t work and the weight is interfering with health and quality of life. Bariatric surgery isn’t a weight loss decision to be made quickly. It requires medical and mental evaluations and sometimes diet changes even before surgery. The most commonly performed bariatric (weight loss) procedures are called: LAP-Band, gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy.

LAP-BAND An inflatable band is placed around the upper part of the stomach to create a smaller stomach pouch. The band connects to a port used to adjust the band’s inflation. This slows and limits the amount of food that can be consumed at one time, which also restricts calorie intake. GASTRIC BYPASS The stomach is divided into a small upper section and a larger bottom section. The

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smaller section or pouch empties directly into the small intestine. SLEEVE GASTRECTOMY A large portion of the stomach is surgically removed, leaving behind a smaller stomach or “sleeve.” After bariatric surgery, it’s common for patients to experience vitamin and nutrition deficiencies including: Vitamin B12, calcium, iron, Vitamin D and protein. These deficiencies can occur after the first year of surgery. In these cases, patients must not only make permanent changes to diet, but also take supplemental vitamins. Reaching weight loss goals are different for everyone, but determining individual needs based on diet, exercise, lifestyle, behavior, medical conditions, and medical assistance is essential to weight-loss success. In any weight-loss option, surgical and non-surgical, success is possible only if you are committed to making the lifestyle and dietary changes needed for a healthy weight and healthy life.



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S P EC I A L A D V E RT I S I N G S E C T ION Dental Images Dr. Dacen DeLaPaz & Dr. Michael Olson 120 W. Central Texas Exwy, Ste 100 Harker Heights, TX 76548 (254) 699-9444 Dental Images is a full-service cosmetic, general and family dental practice. Our practice features a warm and inviting spa-like atmosphere designed to make you feel welcome and comfortable while providing you the highest quality dental care. Dr. Dacen DeLaPaz established Dental Images more than 20 years ago to provide patients with the very best dental care. Dental services include cosmetic dentistry, implants, whitening, Invisalign and Cerec same-day crowns. Our staff is carefully selected and trained to ensure your visit is so enjoyable that your greatest concern is choosing between a coup of fresh coffee, a glass of Dr. Michael Olson, Dr. Dacen DeLaPaz wine or a warm cookie while getting ready for your appointment. We offer numerous creature comforts such as spa massage services and satellite television to help you relax during your visit. Dr. Michael Olson brings 20 years of experience and training in cosmetic and full mouth rehabilitation allowing us to expand our service and offer a refined level of care and attention for patients. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of dentistry, offering new and advanced technology and techniques to better serve our patients. Dr. DeLaPaz’s and Dr. Olson’s commitment to care includes hundreds of hours of advanced education and training. Our goal is to always treat our patients as we would our family, neighbors or honored guests. Whether you just need your teeth cleaned or are seeking a brand new smile, give us a call!

Ledger Foot & Ankle Clinic 800 W. Central Texas Expwy, Ste 155 Harker Heights, TX 76548 (254) 519-3668 Dr. H. Ashley Ledger Board Certified in Foot, Ankle & Reconstructive Rearfoot Surgery

Dr. Roderick C. Hunter Jr. Board Qualified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery

What one piece of advice do you give all of your clients? Dr. Ledger: I make it a part of my practice to educate my patients that losing weight is an important part of addressing foot pain. Various foot problems (and related health issues) can result from obesity and/ or diabetes. Dr. Hunter: I tell my patients not to ignore pain in their feet. It’s much easier to deal with smaller issues that we catch early on rather than larger issues down the road.

Dr. Roderick C. Hunter Jr & Dr. H. Ashley Ledger

Do you make any New Year’s resolutions that you would like to share? Dr. Ledger: My goal this year is to get home from work earlier to spend more time with my beautiful wife and adorable twins. Dr. Hunter: Definitely try to enjoy life more. 46


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S PECIAL AD V E RT IS IN G S E C T IO N Killeen Pediatric CareClinic Heights Pediactric 4102 S. Clear Creek Rd #107, Killeen 254-526-8300 581 Pan American Drive, Ste 1 Harker Heights, TX 76548 (254) 213-4052 Specialization: Pediatrics

One piece of advice you give all your clients? Depending on the need, we offer packets of patient education at time of visit. Examples: Safety, teeth brushing, feeding and diet, disease prevention, vaccinations, etc. Advising patients to continue scheduling follow up appointments as needed.

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Board Certifications (if any): Pediatrics (All) Pediatric Infectious Disease (Dr. Homsi)

Dr. Homsi; Dr. Habib; Dr. Wright; Melody Alleman RN, CNMP; Sherri

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Our clinic has made major changes in the last year with a move to a new location and the implementation of electronic health records. Our resolution is to improve patient care with these changes.

Modoc Family Medicine 300 W. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 117, HarkerHeights 254-340-0042

Specializing in Family Medicine Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians What is one piece of advice you give all of your clients? “Your health is your responsibility.” The people who live long and healthy lives are those who take the time to understand their responsibilities in their longevity. We, as healthcare providers, can provide you with the tools and guidance to help you accomplish your goals along the way.

Dr. Jeremy Swain

If you and your provider are maintaining a therapeutic relationship, you should be able to meet all of your mutual expectations without much difficulty.

Do you make any New Year’s resolutions? Not usually. Small adjustments throughout the course of a year are easier to make and maintain. I do not feel a need to wait for an arbitrary date for self-improvement.

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S P E C I A L A D V E RT I S I N G SE C T ION The Summit Fitness Center 620 Fryers Creek Circle, Temple | 254-298-5348 | Terri Kemp has been teaching STEP classes since the new program began to reshape group fitness in America in 1989. As a former Hi Impact aerobics instructor and runner, Terri learned that STEP aerobics provides an excellent workout with minimal risk for injury. STEP is also one of the best programs for people who are just beginning an exercise program. The participant is in charge of the activity and selects from using a high or low STEP to keep the program a good fit for their current physical condition. Terri is quick to point out that the proof of STEP’s enduring value is proven by the Summit members who enjoy her class. Several of her closest friends have enjoyed STEP for decades without injury. Terri teaches STEP at the Summit Fitness Center on Monday and Wednesdays at 5:30pm and the class is free to all Summit Members.

Terri Kemp, Fitness Instructor

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum 315 West Avenue B, Temple 254.298.5172 |

Pure Fit Foods 1103 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd, #107, Killeen | 254-699-0334 | “Changing lives one meal at a time” is the tagline and mantra for Pure Fit Foods in Killeen. Since opening it’s doors in early September, the restaurant has taken the city by storm by providing a healthy food alternative, where customers can get meals on the go, or they can sit and relax in a great atmosphere while they are enjoying their meals. Pure Fit Foods meals are perfectly portioned, made fresh daily by our executive chef, using only the freshest ingredients. Breakfast, lunch and dinner meals are available, along with healthy snacks. As a family-owned business, brothers Edward and Alex Lomeli, along with their sister, Veronica, partnered with Miguel Aldrete and Mike Serna, to bring Pure Fit Foods from a dream to a reality to provide a service to the men and women of Ft. Hood, Killeen and the surrounding area.

Ceasar, Excutive Chef

Start your New Year off right by taking the Pure Fit Challenge!!! Stop by the store for details and enjoy a healthy meal that taste GREAT!!!




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SPECIAL AD VE RT IS IN G S E C T IO N MOMI PO BOX 938, Killeen | 254-634-6999 Medical Office Management, II, LTD is also called ‘MOMI’ to clients and local businesses. MOMI opened in January of 1992 and is a recognized leader in practice management and computerized medical billing in Central Texas. MOMI’s goal is to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare management and billing services in the communities that we serve. MOMI is committed to the highest standards of professionalism in the health care industry. Our staff of experts coupled by our proven practice management systems work to create successful medical providers in a private practice. MOMI employes approcimately 60 people and provides billing management services to approximately 115 medical providers state wide. MOMI practices medical billing so the provider can practice medicine.

Nancy Hennigan, CPC, CPB

MOMI is owned by Nancy Hennigan and Wallace Vernon. As the managing partner, Nancy is a licensed coder and biller and a memer of AAPC. She is committed to the local community and also serves as a Board Member of the KISD Career Center Advisory Board, the CTC Offic of Technologies Board, the Texas A&M Central Texas Alumni Board, the VLA Executive Board, and the Metroplex Hospital Foundation Board.

Peloton Ridge Country Club 701 Sun Meadows Drive, Harker Heights | 254-698-2542 | Are you wondering why fitness plans are so hard to follow, and often lead to failure or weight gain? I have good news! You don’t have to go about health and exercise all alone. There are many benefits to working out with a Certified Personal Trainer that you may not know. No matter your age, injury, or obstacle you may face, a Certified Personal Trainer is there to scientifically brainstorm through any road block you may have that is preventing you from getting started on your fitness goals. When you have professional help, results find you much faster than starting this journey on your own. Also, it is very important to achieve a healthy fat loss and muscle gain ratio in your exercise program. As your Personal Trainer, I can create a specialized training program just for you to correct any muscle imbalances you may have, reduce the chance of injury, help you push through a plateau, and reach your goals faster. I’m here to help you meet your fitness and weight loss goals. You deserve the fit life - I can help you get it. Call Peloton Ridge Country Club today! Kate Welch, Personal Trainer

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Breakfast of Champions It’s good for your heart and health By TERESA K. HERNANDEZ | photographs by PHOTO BY SKEEBO




reakfast has always been referred to as “the most important meal of the day” and now there is new research that supports this old saying. Recent studies have shown that men who skip breakfast have a 27 percent higher risk of a heart attack or death from coronary heart disease (CHD) when compared to those who ate something in the morning.

According to the lead author on this study,

In a study by Harvard, published in the on-

it. It’s important to remember that the more you

Leah Cahill, a postdoctoral fellow in the de-

line journal Circulation, women who ate a larger

add to a dish (ingredients, seasoning, complex

partment of nutrition at the Harvard School

breakfast, one which even included dessert,

methods, etc.) the higher the caloric intake will

of Public Health, “skipping breakfast leads

and a smaller evening meal had significantly

increase. And a dish with a high caloric intake

to heart disease risk factors such as adverse

lower levels of insulin, glucose, and triglycerides

is harder to digest and requires more energy to

changes in blood pressure, insulin, and blood

throughout the day, which lowered their risk of

break down, which can cause your body to store

cholesterol levels, so we had a strong hypoth-

cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension,

the meal instead of using it as energy. A meal

esis that regularly skipping breakfast could be

and high cholesterol. And Obesity, A Research

with fewer calories is always easier to breakdown

associated with coronary events such as heart

Journal also published a study that concluded a

and provides an immediate source of energy to

attacks.”Adults who skip meals are also associ-

high-calorie breakfast with a reduced intake at

the body without getting stored.

ated with excess body weight, hypertension,

dinner is beneficial and a good alternative for

insulin resistance, and elevated fasting lipid



obesity and

“When using fresh ingredients, I try to remain true to what I

“My best tip for breakfast is to choose a dish that provides the body with lots of energy. This will help you start the day right and feeling bright-eyed and energetic.” – CHEF BRANDON LETSON

am cooking.

In addition to an increased risk of CHD


among non-breakfast eaters, the researchers


found that those who ate late at night had a 55


percent higher risk of CHD than those who

who are

did not. The findings are based on the eating


habits of almost 27,000 men between the ages

or obese may benefit from having a high caloric

ingredients or less. I don’t add too many things to

of 45 and 82 who were enrolled in the Health

intake at breakfast vs. dinner, as it appears to

it. This keeps the flavors of the fresh ingredients

Professionals Follow-up Study. However, the

influence weight loss.

first and foremost in the dish. I love to cook with

operandi is to always try and keep a dish to only five

fresh herbs, especially cilantro, and because I have

researchers said that few men in the study reported eating late at night.

My modus

Keep it simple and healthy

a passion for preserving foods, I also enjoy using

“It is important to keep things simple when cook-

vinegar. Vinegar is great for stimulating the digestive

sociated with a decreased risk of heart attacks,”

ing,” explains Chef Brandon Letson of Tangle-

system. My other favorite ingredients are fresh fish

says Cahill.

foot Grill in Temple. “You don’t want to overdo

and seafood.”

“Don’t skip breakfast. Eating breakfast is as-

Q&A WITH CHEF BRANDON LETSON What is your favorite weekend breakfast? Green curry jasmine rice with a sunny-side-up egg. I’ve never liked a heavy breakfast. I always eat something light that will sustain me throughout the day. Mainly focusing on fruits, or foods that offer a balance of nutrients and a rapid return of energy. I am not a big fan of bread, so I always avoid heavy, bread-based dishes. What inspired you to become a chef? Everyone in the world must eat. Without food, a person does nothing but think about eating. However, if they’ve eaten, they can go out and accomplish great things. When someone compliments one of my dishes and tells me it invoked a precious or childhood memory, it inspires me to continue cooking. Cooking is a selfless act. I put an immense amount of energy and creativity into creating a dish or meal for someone’s enjoyment. I always hope my guests are enjoying everything I made and I always think about adding or changing up the ingredients or trying new techniques to improve my dishes. What are your specialties or favorites and why? I absolutely love pickling, curing, and smoking, anything that deals with the preservation and maintaining an ingredient’s freshness and quality by introducing smoke, salt or vinegar. I grew up as a military brat and traveled a lot, so I am a very adventurous eater (I stand by the fact, I will try anything at least once). Having that open mind has helped me create some memorable meals. With that being said, I really like focusing on exotic ingredients and cuisine from around the world. I am truly in love with the Pacific Rim, where simplicity combined with the freshest ingredients is the key to cooking. On Jan. 9, Chef Brandon Letson is moving to Seoul Garden in Temple, where he will be a sushi chef.



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Coddled Egg with Sautéed Spinach and Arugula CHEF BRANDON LETSON SHARED three of his favorite recipes for healthy breakfasts with Tex Appeal to help you begin your day like a champion.

Coddled Egg with Sautéed Spinach and Arugula

Place in oven for 12 minutes. Remove from oven, uncover and serve.

Yields 6 INGREDIENTS 6 each eggs 1 cup spinach 1 cup arugula 4 tbsp Greek yogurt 1 tsp salt ½ tsp black pepper 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 6 each 8 oz. Ball mason jars with lids

Can be made the night before for a quick breakfast, Just cook while getting ready for work. Just remember to set the timer.

Granola Yields 5 cups

METHOD Preheat oven to 350° F. In a cold sauté pan add 2 tsp. of oil, spinach, arugula, salt and pepper. Turn heat on to medium and sauté for 5 minutes or until spinach and arugula is evenly wilted. Remove heat and mix in Greek yogurt.

INGREDIENTS 3 cup oatmeal (or a combination of grains) ½ cup almonds ½ cup walnuts ¾ cup shredded sweetened coconut ⅓ cup light brown sugar ½ cup agave nectar/honey ¾ tsp salt ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 cup dried cherries

Lightly oil mason jars and divide spinacharugula mixture between them. Top with one egg per jar and cover with lid. Place jars into a casserole dish and fill with hot water until just ¾ of the way up the jar.

METHOD Preheat oven to 250F. In a large mixing bowl combine agave nectar, salt and oil. Add the rest of the ingredients, except cherries, and mix well.

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Pour onto 2 sheet pans and bake for an hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes. Remove from oven and mix in cherries. Serve or store. A great weekend project. This recipe can be made as big as you want. If you cannot eat it all within a week, store in Ziploc bags and freeze until needed. Super quick breakfast and customizable for those who are on the grab-andgo schedule.



Egg White Frittata

Egg White Frittata Yields about 6 INGREDIENTS 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil ½ cup mushrooms, sliced ½ cup zucchini, diced ½ cup red bell pepper, diced ½ cup asparagus, cut into ½ inch pieces ½ cup yellow squash, diced 2 tbsp green onion, sliced

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1 ½ cup egg whites ½ tsp pepper 1 tsp salt

Place in oven for 5 minutes to finish frittata. Remove oven and cut into desired portions.

METHOD Preheat oven 350 F. Place a sauté pan on medium heat with oil for 2 minutes. Add all the vegetables and sauté for 4 minutes. While sautéing vegetables, whisk egg whites, salt and pepper together. Pour egg whites into sauté pan and cook gently until egg whites are slightly set.

This is another dish that can be made the night before. Easy to warm in the microwave or eat cold with a little Greek yogurt.

E N D O F W AT C H ss

Bell County Sheriff Deputy Adam Davis With great sadness the family of Sheriff Deputy Adam Davis and the Bell County Sheriff’s Department lost a beloved son, father, and friend on December 11, 2013. Deputy Davis, age 36 passed away at Scott and White Hospital in Temple as a result of the injuries he sustained on December 1, 2013 in a single car, roll-over crash. At the time of the accident, Deputy Davis was responding to a report of a man with a gun near the intersection of FM 1237 and Old Hwy 81 just south of Troy Texas. Deputy Davis was airlifted to Scott and White Hospital with serious head trauma and remained in critical condition and on lifesupport until the time of his death. Davis was a native of Big Spring and graduated from Belton High School in 1996. He started his career in law enforcement as interim chief of police in Troy. Davis had been a reserve deputy with the Bell County department since 2007 and was hired full-time in August. Davis’ father, Carlos Davis, also works at the Bell County Sheriff’s Department. One of his brothers works at the Bell County Jail and another is a Johnson County sheriff’s deputy. His survived by his parents, a son, his two brothers and a sister.

I Never Dreamed it Would Be Me I never dreamed it would be me, My name for all eternity, Recorded here at this hallowed place, Alas my name, no more my face. "In the line of duty," I hear them say; My family now the price will pay. My folded flag stained with their tears; We only had those few short years. The badge no longer on my chest, I sleep now in eternal rest My sword I pass to those behind, And pray they keep this thought in mind. I never dreamed it would be me, And with heavy heart and bended knee; I ask for all here from the past, Dear God, let my name be the last. -- Sgt. George Hahn, LAPD, Ret

Donations for the Davis Family A fund has been set up to assist and benefit Deputy Davis’s family. Donations may be mailed or dropped off at your local Extraco Bank. Account: Norman Hubbard for the benefit of Adam Davis Account number: 20438917







F o r t Wo r t h

W h e r e t h e We s t B e g i n s Republished courtesy of the Convention & Visitor’s Bureau



TE X A D V E NT URE S No visit to Texas is complete without a stop at the legendary Stockyards National Historic District. Once you arrive in Fort Worth, you know you are in Texas. Over the last 150 years, what started as an Army outpost has blossomed into a sophisticated, cultural city that celebrates its authentic Western heritage while embracing the 21st century. Unique attractions such as the Fort Worth Herd twice-daily cattle drive thrill visitors year-round. Top country music performers play the stage at Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky-tonk, and live rodeo takes place every weekend at Cowtown Coliseum. Shopping for handcrafted cowboy boots, hats, clothing and souvenirs is abundant in the Stockyards.

Sundance Square is the very heart of Fort Worth, where millions of people come to dine, shop and be entertained

GET WESTERN The largest and most well-known event occurring is the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo,running Jan. 17 through Feb. 8. This 118-year-old event is the nation’s oldest livestock show, featuring more than 22,000 head of world-class livestock on exhibit and is home of the World’s Original Indoor Rodeo®. The stock show and rodeo attracts more than 1 million visitors each year with heart-pounding rodeo, worldclass livestock, kid-friendly exhibits, live music, cowboy cuisine, carnival thrills and four acres of incredible shopping. General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children, and free for ages 5 and under. Rodeo admission is separate. *Packages are available at www.FortWorth. com. In the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, witness the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive every day at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Here, drovers dressed in period-correct clothing drive 16 longhorn steers down the bricks of Exchange Avenue in honor of the city’s Western roots. Each steer represents a decade of the city’s past. Catch a rodeo year-round at Cowtown Coliseum, the site of the world’s first indoor rodeo. The coliseum hosts a variety of events throughout the year, including the year-round Stockyards Championship Rodeo held every Friday and Saturday 58


night. The rodeo features bull riding, calf roping, team roping, barrel races and events for children.

ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICTS Fort Worth is home to five main entertainment districts, all within three miles of each other. SUNDANCE SQUARE Downtown Fort Worth is a glittering urban oasis—one of the most exciting and pedestrian-friendly downtown areas in the

nation. The 35-block Sundance Square entertainment and shopping district is where both locals and visitors go for food, fun, live theater, shopping and big events such as the Main Street Arts Festival. Nestled inside the heart of one of the most premier and walkable downtown settings in the United States is the newly developed 55,000-square-foot Sundance Square Plaza. The European-style plaza features a permanent stage for concerts and movies; stunning water features; four 36-foot-tall Teflon umbrellas, the first ever in the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth features the work of Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko

TEX A D VENTU R E S rodeo. Shoppers can fill their bags with custom steamed cowboy hats, handmade boots, and other Western gear. Stockyards Station offers more than 25 shops, including art galleries, a wine tasting room and a record store. CULTURAL DISTRICT Located a few miles west of downtown is one of the largest arts districts in the nation. The Fort Worth Cultural District features five internationally recognized museums in a beautiful park-like setting. The museums are acclaimed for their architecture, quality collections and programs. This remarkable collection of museums in a single location has made Fort Worth a major destination for art lovers. Museums in the Cultural District include the Kimbell Art Museum; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; the Amon Carter Museum of American Art; the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. The Kimbell Art Museum recently underwent a $125 million expansion designed by famed architect Renzo Piano. The new Piano Pavilion will showcase masterpieces from the Kimbell’s permanent collection, including Michelangelo’s first known painting -- which is also the only one in North America. WEST 7TH DISTRICT The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is the nation’s oldest livestock show

United States; restaurants, a high-end cigar bar, shopping and much more. STOCKYARDS NATIONAL HISTORIC DISTRICT

This trendy new urban development links downtown, the Will Rogers Memorial Center and the Cultural District. Discover a sophisticated blend of pedestrian-friendly

Grace’s comfortable modern décor is the perfect showcase for its sophisticated, updated American cuisine

Stockyards National Historic District is filled with sites from the Old West, great Texas-themed shopping and cuisine, a year-round rodeo, authentic Western saloons, Billy Bob’s Texas—the world’s largest honky-tonk, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, and the world’s only twice-daily cattle drive. See beautifully preserved historic structures such as the Livestock Exchange Building and Cowtown Coliseum, the location of the world’s first indoor TEXAPPEALMAG.COM


TE X A D V E NT URE S urban elements. Indulge in high-concept eateries, splurge in boutique shops and enjoy vibrant nightlife. NEAR SOUTHSIDE/MAGNOLIA Historic architecture, enchanting restaurants, music venues and art galleries line the streets of this off-the-beaten-path neighborhood just south of downtown. Dine on local farm-to-table cuisine, tour a working brewery, or whiskey distillery, shop for distinctive art or catch a show by the region’s best emerging artists.

ATTRACTIONS Stockyard’s Championship Rodeo and Pawnee’s Wild West Show The Stockyards Championship Rodeo at Cowtown Coliseum in the Stockyards National Historic District, features bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping and more every Friday and Saturday night, starting at 8 p.m.. Pawnee Bill’s Wild West show, a reenactment of the original Wild West show, provides a look at Western history, including trick shooting, roping, riding and cowboy songs.

Fort Worth zoo is home to more than 7,000 native and exotic animals

121 E. Exchange Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76164 817.625.1025

Billy Bob’s Texas

Billy Bob’s Texas offers bull riding, concerts, casinos, arcades and lots of pool tables



Billy Bob’s Texas is simply larger than life. The club has almost three acres under one roof, has been voted country music’s club of the year a whopping 11 times, hosts the biggest names in the business every weekend, and has live bull-riding shows on Friday and Saturday night. Merle Haggard set a world record here when he bought the entire club a round of drinks. Life as a country-music fan is not complete unless you’ve visited the “World’s Largest HonkyTonk,” where legends are made. 2520 Rodeo Plaza Fort Worth, TX 76164 817.624.7117

Fort Worth Zoo Home to more than 500 species of animals, and its wide array of indoor and outdoor exhibits includes World of Primates, Asian Falls, and Raptor Canyon. Texas Wild! is a hands-on exhibit that teaches about the state’s various regions. The Great Barrier Reef takes visitors to the mysterious waters of the Coral Sea. And, the zoo is home to the country’s premier herpetarium, the Museum of Living Art. 1989 Colonial Pkwy Fort Worth, TX 76110-6640 817.759.7555

Texas Motor Speedway Satisfy your need for speed at Texas Motor Speedway. With a crowd capacity in excess of 190,000, the Speedway is one of the largest sports stadiums in America and features an array of amenities that make it one of the premier venues in the world of



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sports. Known as “The Great American Speedway,” the 1.5-mile super-speedway plays host to three major series a year showcasing one of the most popular sports in the nation. With a wide range of thrilling driving experiences to various facilities such as the Speedway Club and Speedway Tours, there’s something for everyone at Texas Motor Speedway that brings out the racer in all of us.


Green at Magnolia. While in downtown’s Sundance Square, check out the patio at the Flying Saucer, located at Houston and 3rd Street, as they play host to live music most nights. If you’re into jazz and blues, the Scat Jazz Lounge the place to be! Scat, located in an alleyway across from the Chisholm Trail Mural, requires an elevator entrance as you head to the basement hangout. Visit the West 7th District and surrounding area for more live music venues including Lola’s Saloon, Capital Bar, Magnolia Motor Lounge, the Pour House and Fred’s Texas.

The Fort Worth music scene is filled with a variety of different genres. Swing by Billy FORT WORTH MUSIC FESTIVAL Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honkyFeaturing national, tonk, to catch perRanked 7 in top 10 best music scene outside of regional and local formances by some Los Angeles and Nashville by bands, The Fort of the best in counWorth Music Festival try music or twopresents two days of non-stop music on step the night away. Looking for something three intimate stages at Fort Worth’s Pana little more laid back? Head to the White ther Island Pavilion near downtown Fort Elephant Saloon, one of the marquee esWorth. The music, art and culinary fest’s tablishments in the Stockyards District, to diverse programming showcases the best hear some live tunes and sip cold brews. in Jazz, Blues, Indie, Rock and AlternaDuring the summer months, head to tive Country music as well as showcasing the Near Southside for First Fridays on the TEXAPPEALMAG.COM


TE X A D V E NT URE S The show will reflect the costumes Scarlett is specially designing for the premiere. 1300 Gendy Street Fort Worth, TX 76107 Â&#x2021;):23(5$

Bass Performace Hall is home to the major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth

local artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work and the best of Fort Worth Food Trucks. The 2013 line-up included The Walkmen, Delta Spirit, Whiskey Myers, Dirty River Boys, Old 97â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and ZZ Ward. In addition to enjoying live music, festival-goers can learn looking and brewing techniques in the Culinary Tent as well as shop in the Art Gallery, where many great local treasures can be found. No Fort Worth outdoor event is complete without some of Funkytownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tastiest food trucks, so come hungry and enjoy some of the best grub on wheels Fort Worth has to offer. After the concert, no need to worry about the party ending. The live music continues throughout the city, with official after-shows held in Fort Worthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s live music venues.

PERFORMING ARTS Bass Performance Hall Rated by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the Top 10 opera houses in the world, Bass Performance Hall is known for its magnificent architecture and extraordinary acoustics. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s home to the Fort Worth 62


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Opera, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Ballet Theater, various touring Broadway shows, and performers such as Lyle Lovett and Tony Bennett.2014 Performances by the Performing Arts Fort Worth: In the Mood; Elvis Lives!; Blue Man Group; Dance Theatre of Harlem. 525 Commerce Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 817.212.4200

Fort Worth Opera One of the oldest companies in the nation, the opera has played host to numerous big names, including Placido Domingo and Lily Pons and is now an annual festival perfect for local and out-of-town visitors. A very friendly and encouraging atmosphere makes a trip to the opera in Fort Worth enjoyable for not only the true connoisseurs of the art, but for beginners as well. Texasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; longest-running Opera will host a highly anticipated fashion show with Project Runwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Austin Scarlett in honor of the world premiere of Daniel Crozier and Peter Kraskâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s With Blood, With Ink.

NeimanMarcus Fort Worth, Fort Worth Opera and Neiman Marcus are joining forces to bring one of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most talked about designers to Fort Worth for the fashion event of the season. Famed Project Runway designer Austin Scarlett will be on hand for an interactive fashion show discussing both his process and inspiration for some of the hottest evening and bridal gowns this season. In addition to his work, Fort Worth Opera singers will set the mood and become part of the experience with operatic performances bold enough to match the designerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s audacious designs. Guests will enjoy champagne and dessert as they experience fashion and music like never before. This event is by invitation only. For more information, contact Jen Appleman at 817.288.1215 or via email at

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra While the outside of Bass Performance Hall is breathtaking, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what goes on inside that counts, and symphony Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya and his musicians certainly live up to the sheer beauty of their abode. The world-renowned HarthBedoya brings a contagious and inspiring enthusiasm to the orchestra that can be felt from every seat in the house. During the summer, the symphony books acts from all over the musical map for their outdoor Concerts in the Garden series at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, complete with fireworks to accompany the spectacular performances.2014 Performances include: Sci-Fi Spectacular; An Evening of Prokofiev; Caminos delInka â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Hidden Music and many more. 330 E. 4th Street Suite200 Fort Worth, TX 76102 817.665.6000


Beauty in the Bag

the essentials women carry

“ As a busy mom and business owner, I leave the house early every morning. During the day I like to freshen up my hair and make-up so I’m always ready for other activities, events, or to run errands in the evening.” Redken Pure Force 16 This travel size hairspray adds lasting control and spectacular shine. A fine mist spray that is workable and has a longlasting humidity resistance to control frizz all day long.

Niven Morgan hand lotion Organic aloe vera and mango butter moisturizer softens and resurfaces dry skin without leaving a greasy feel.

Bobbi Brown Weekend Lip Palette Perfect purse size palette of lip colors and gloss for light casual colors.

The Lano Company Pure Illumination Natural Hydrating Lip Therapy Enhances lips with shine and color and combines the healing power of medical grade lanolin with jojoba, sweet almond oil, and vitamin E to hydrate, protect, and moisturize.

Clinique High Impact lip Color “Go Fig” SPF 15. Long lasting, eight hour smooth lip color with a SPF 15 for UV protection.

Strawberry Shortcake Hand Sanitizer. Keeping little hands clean is a must for a busy mom on the go.

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2014 “Cutest Pet in Central Texas” Photo Contest Tex Appeal is searching for the cutest pet in Central Texas! The winner will be featured on on the cover of our February PET issue. ALL PETS to be considered, including horses, goats, chickens, or other exotic pets. To enter, please email your pet’s photo to:, or by mail to: PO Box 6114, Temple, TX 76503-6114. If your pet is chosen as the winner, the pet must be available for a photo cover shoot during the week of January 10-15. All pets not chosen as the winner will be featured in our regular Scene pages. ENTER TODAY! CONTEST DEADLINE: January 8, 2014.



ADVERTISERS INDEX Adorn .................................................................................. 40 Atmos Energy ........................................................ ............24 Bell County Expo Center .................................................. 64 Bob Mills Furniture............................................................. 2 Century 21 - Gail Roe & Associates................................ 44 Collage Boutique ................................................................ 16 Crawford Bowers Funeral Home..................................... 44 Day for Women.................................................................. 16 Dental Images .................................................................... 46 Dossman Funeral Home................................................... 40 Dr. Jon Howell, DDS ......................................................... 44 EcoBlu Spa & Salon........................................................... 61 El Centro Veterinary Clinic ............................................. 23 Elmcroft of Cottonwood Senior Living .......................... 17 English Maids...................................................................... 33 ExtraCo Bank..................................................... Back Cover Fat Charlie’s ........................................................................ 54 Greenleaf Landscape & Garden Center............................ 8 Groutworks of Central Texas ............................................. 8 Killeen Pediactric Clinic................................................... 47 Kiska House........................................................................ 15 Lastovica Jewelers................................................................ 8 Ledger Foot & Ankle.......................................................... 46 Lochridge Priest................................................................. 24 Lucky Bebe ......................................................................... 40

Medical Office Management II, LTD (MOMI) ............ 9 Metroplex Hospital.............................................................. 3 Modoc Family Medicine.................................................... 47 Mothers Teach Your Daughters Community Program 18 Painting with a Twist......................................................... 64 Peloton Ridge Country Club......................................29, 49 Precious Memories............................................................ 23 Priscilla Z Photography .................................................... 67 Pure Fit Foods..................................................................... 48 Re-Max/Temple Belton..................................................... 31 Rockin’ R Retreat ............................................................... 61 Salon Kinetic ...................................................................... 33 Scott’s Lawn Service .......................................................... 40 Seoul Garden...................................................................... 54 Shoppes on Main ............................................................... 15 Solar Centex ....................................................................... 40 Summit Fitness Center ...................................................... 48 Texas Bariatric Specialists................................................. 44 Texas BBQ & Grill ............................................................. 54 The Rustic Redhead........................................................... 31 Topstone ............................................................................... 8 Union State Bank............................................................... 17 Veranda Bloom .................................................................. 64 Whitetale Books ................................................................ 19 Z Medical Aesthetics......................................................... 23

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Cowgirl Wisdom Posse up with a healthy bunch

When you fall off the horse, there’s only one thing you can do. Get up, dust yourself off and climb back in the saddle. From time to time we’ve all “fell off,” but it’s not the fall that we’re judged for, it’s what we do afterwards that determines our true character. Sure, it may hurts a little, it can bruise your ego and your derriere, but there’s no use in wallering around on the ground crying about it. Stand up and shake it off! This little bit of cowgirl wisdom doesn’t apply exclusively to riding horses or even cowgirls for that matter. In fact, city girls should also heed the advice. In our quest to be more active, eat better, and workout more this year, just remember to never let a little set back own you. You can’t throw in the rope so quickly. There’s no reason to resume old habits just because you over-indulge in a crappy lunch, it happens. A bad lunch doesn’t mean your whole diet has been shot to blue blazes, nor does it give you the ole ‘hat tip’ gesture to go ahead and have a crappy dinner too since you such a bang up job on lunch. Whoa now! Don’t go renegade. Rein in your horses and turn that wagon around. All you have to do to get back on track is to have a healthy dinner. Health and fitness does not have to be so hard or serious. Lighten up and have a good laugh. Find ways to make boring workouts fun and bland foods tasty. Below is a list of bloggers who are having fun with health and fitness. When you posse up with this bunch of bloggers, I guarantee you’ll discover a whole new world of great ideas, recipes, and tips—plus plenty of inspiration, motivation, and of course…good ole belly laughs. FUNNY FITNESS Fit Bottomed Girls Keeping a lid on the junk in the trunk 66


Rein in your bad habits this year and outlaw vending machine lunches.

The Fitnessista Being fit is always in style Roni’s Weigh One mom’s journey from fat to skinny to confident Also the founder of Blog to Lose ( Blog to Lose is an online weight loss blog and forum community for those who want to give and get support on their weight loss journeys. No matter the plan you chose use the community to blog about your diet experiences. Post your daily food journals, your recipe ideas, vent about the day, celebrate your victories or just read and offer support for those that need it. Anyway you participate I hope you join our supportive weight loss blog community! The Token Fat Girl Lorrie Fenn struggled with a binge eating disorder and worked hard to finally achieve a healthy lifestyle. Through her blog, she helps other people cope with eating issues with recipes, reviews, and personal stories. She even shares her own food journal and thoughts on her progress. HEALTHY & HUMOROUS COOKING Sodium Girl Adventures in a low-sodium life This Mama Cooks! Health recipes & lifestyle tips for busy moms & their families How I learned to stop worrying and love the kitchen: A site for working fathers who cook for their families John Donohue is also the author of the book, Man with a Pan. TRAINING WITH HUMOR STUMP (noun) 1. The part of a tree trunk left protruding from the ground after the tree has fallen or has been felled. 2. Informal: a leg. 3. A short, thickset person. 4. A place or an occasion used for political or campaign oratory: candidates out on the stump. MizFitOnline Because fitness isn’t about fitting in Unapologetically herself, this is Carla Birnberg’s story about weight loss and finding an uncomplicated healthy living plan.

Kactus Kate shares her satirical view of the world. Her slightly sharp and twisted humor will keep you laughing.



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