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Lauren Davis Turner

Lauren Turner is a financial services marketing professional working on loyalty marketing campaigns for American Express. She has lived in New York City for the last seven years. She grew up in Texarkana and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School in 2016. Lauren received her Master of Business Administration from Montclair State University and her Bachelor of Arts from The King’s College.

Good Evening TXK

photo by Matt Cornelius
Ah, October—the month of crispy leaves, pumpkin patches, and Halloween costumes. It’s a time for spooky tales and candy-induced sugar comas. Or at least, that’s what it’s supposed to be. But apparently, someone forgot to inform the universe that October is not just the runway for December’s holiday extravaganza. … Let’s take a moment to collectively raise our eyebrows at the speed with which people shift from Halloween to Christmas these days. It’s like sprinting from your first bite of turkey to setting up Santa’s sleigh in the blink of an eye.

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.

Let's Roll

photo courtesy of T.J. Coltharp
The Bringle Lake Wilderness trail is a loop trail that measures approximately five and a half miles long, perfect for biking, hiking, walking, jogging, and exploring! Along the paths are mountain bike trails that have been developed and maintained by citizen volunteers and city staff. Bringle Lake Trail is a “Top 25 Mountain Bike Trail in Texas,” according to singletracks.com. … These trails range from beginner and intermediate to advanced within the Bringle Lake Park Wilderness Area. The best entrance is from Bringle Lake Park East.

Arkansas Girls Lead

photos courtesy of Arkansas House of Representatives and Arkansas House Photographer Rayna A. Mackey
In our current society, we often find ourselves in a hyper-partisan world where it seems increasingly difficult to reach consensus on any issue. … If you’ve ever watched the Arkansas General Assembly debate a highly controversial piece of legislation, you might conclude your local lawmakers are just as deeply divided as those in Washington. … But I want to let you in on a little secret: most of us are friends.

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%.

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.

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.

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