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The Upside of Envy

In the classic holiday movie, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, the character Peppermint Patty famously chastised Charlie Brown by saying... “Look at this! Is that what you call a Thanksgiving Day dinner? Where’s the turkey, Chuck? Don’t you know anything about Thanksgiving dinners? Where’s the mashed potatoes? Where’s the cranberry sauce? Where’s the pumpkin pie? Did we come across town for this? We’re supposed to be served a real Thanksgiving dinner.” … Does this sound familiar?

The Monthly Mix

Season of Gratitude … Writing notes is becoming a lost art. I love handwritten letters or cards. There’s just something about the time it takes to write one that makes receiving it extra special. Keep stationary and stamps on hand for mailing a quick “thinking of you” or “thank you” note. Grab pens and markers you enjoy writing with specifically for the task. It’s always fun to receive mail. … These Alexa Pulitzer cards are stunning for fall. I love the “On The Hunt” design and all the details within it. They are printed on a thick cardstock, making them durable.

TXK 411

There are endless, fun options when putting together a fall-themed charcuterie board. … First, gather your favorite fall-themed items: candy corn, caramel popcorn, figs, and mini pumpkins. … Next, collect the basic charcuterie foods. The go-to items to incorporate are different varieties of cheeses, salami, crackers, jams, dips, fruit, and last but not least, sweets. One way to keep the board on theme is to choose foods with warmer tones like orange, brown, and purple. … Once you have all these items, you can start the fun part: assembling your board.

Publisher's Letter

As we celebrate Texarkana Magazine’s three-year print milestone, it has me reflecting on the journey. We often stand “on the shoulders of giants,” but I see it as learning along the way from those who have paved our paths. They are everyday heroes—a supportive spouse or the encouraging dad. Our stories are colored by these silent giants who say, “I helped!” Remember to reminisce, show gratitude, and pass on wisdom this Thanksgiving. Our wins, big and small, we owe much to our mentors. As we move forward, let’s salute them and make them proud.

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.

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.

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