Life & Style

The Shark of Cass County

photos by Matt Cornelius
In the heart of East Texas, one often hears stories of individuals whose humble beginnings propel them into extraordinary journeys. Tony Buzbee is the embodiment of the American dream—an exceptional individual, achieving remarkable success while holding steadfast to his small-town roots. … Buzbee got his start at Queen City High School and has been making his mark and leaving a trail behind him with every step he has taken.

My Drift

photo by Matt Cornelius
It’s Getting Hot in Here … I was somewhere in my forties when I told my doctor at my annual checkup that I felt very hot sometimes. … “It’s not hot flashes,” I assured her. “I just get really hot.” … Fast forward twelve months to my next annual checkup. My doctor checked her notes and opened with a question. … “Are you still having the hot flashes?” she asked. … Denial, as they say, isn’t just where they found baby Moses floating in a reed basket.

The Enchanted Corner of Pine

photos by Matt Cornelius
The magic of Halloween is upon us and at the corner of Pine and West 31st Street, you’ll find two families who work together each year to create a seasonal display that looks like it came straight from the set of Hocus Pocus. It’s here that Sha and Patrick Quinn and Samantha and Jon Stokes will work up to Halloween day creating a bewitching wonderland for trick-or-treaters. “We start about the first of September,” Patrick shares, “but keep adding as we find stuff.

Share the Love

Yowell-Humphrey … Anna Yowell and Will Humphrey were united in marriage on August 12, 2023, in Bella Vista, Arkansas. Parents of the couple are Amanda and Glenn Yowell of Texarkana, Texas, and Kara and John Humphrey of Texarkana, Texas. After a honeymoon to Montego Bay, Jamaica, the couple will reside in Bentonville, Arkansas. … Pickelman-Edrington … Grace Pickelman and Cole Edrington were united in marriage on June 3, 2023, at Cold Springs in Paron, Arkansas.

Publisher's Letter

photo by Matt Cornelius
When our days become overrun with memes, caffeine overloads, and the constant buzzing of our smart devices, there often comes an unexpected turning point for many of us to refocus. For me, it has not been the average mid-life crisis when you buy a flashy car or have the sudden urge to take interpretive dance classes (though, no judgment if that’s your jam). It’s been a slower, quieter, and maybe a little weirder, subtle pull toward... bird watching. … Yep. Bird watching, or ‘birding’ for those of us in the know.

TXK 411

Breast Cancer Awareness

Numbers & Facts

… • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer … • Every 2 minutes a case of breast cancer is diagnosed … • Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the U.S. • Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer in the U.S.

How to Reduce Risk

… • Exercise regularly … • Drink less alcohol … • Don’t smoke … • Get an annual mammogram …

There is Hope

… • 2.9 million female survivors live in the U.S. • In the U.S., the 5-year relative survival rate for localized breast cancer is 99%.

The Monthly Mix

The Cozy EditCooler weather is on the horizon! Fall is here, and with all the fun things it brings, it is the perfect time to surround yourself with everything cozy in October. So many great items are available locally to help you take advantage of the season. … Talk about a functional statement piece! This gorgeous pumpkin candle by Thyme is not only a great decor piece but also smells delicious. Even after the candle has burned completely, you will still have a fun fall pumpkin.

Naturally Stunning

photos by Tim Hursley
Reminiscent of another time and place, this home appears as if it sprouted organically from the earth and took root alongside the natural elements of an already spectacular landscape. … Caroline and Mike Craven, had longstanding ideas for a dream home inspired by their extensive travels and knew exactly who to call to bring it to life. John Grable, a former Texas High School classmate of Mike’s, is now a renowned architect, owning a highly respected and successful firm in San Antonio. He and his team at John Grable Architects Inc.

Ranch-Style Rebirth

photos by Matt Cornelius
Tucked away in a quiet corner of the Lakeridge subdivision is Mason White’s 1978 ranch-style home. When you think about 1970s architecture, it is possible you imagine drab colors or maybe even the heaviness of multiple shades of brown. You probably envision a look with low horizontal lines and an overall mundane style. In reality, much of the influence of 70s architecture was a back-to-nature trend that catapulted from the hippie movement, the 1973 oil crisis, and other world events.

A REALTOR® Goes Home

photo by Tyrone Dodson with Dodson & Glover Photography
As soon as you enter Monica Kelley’s home, you can feel the intentional design and curated sense of belonging she has created. With a desire to be continuously evolving, she has set herself apart as a real estate professional with a keen eye for what makes a house a haven you want to come home to, day after day. … Throughout Kelley’s home are pieces that have inspired her and reflect her vibrant personality. “Design inspiration can come from various sources, such as nature, culture, history, and your personal experiences.

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