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Man About Town

July/August
2017

The Happy Mayor, The Happy Man, The Awesome Innovation Pipeline

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Weird National Holidays

July/August
2017

When I was a kid, I remember sitting crisscross applesauce on my bed with a new planner, full of endless possibilities.

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A Berry Sweet Summer

May/June
2017

Once upon a time, in a land on the other side of the Sabine River, there was a blueberry farm. On this blueberry farm lived a farmer and his wife and their three children.

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Taste of Tyler Garden Party

May/June
2017

The “Man” always goes to the Annual Taste of Tyler Party.  It goes back to the leadership days of Danny Case and Jerry Bower and continues “even unto this hour” with Bob Westbrook and Roger Lumley.  These good men have taken good care of me…and this year was no exception.

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The Social Hour

March/April
2017

Before there was Facebook, there was the coffee shop. People were less focused on a screen, and more on the face in front of them. Yes, life without phones, tablets and laptops did exist around the 90s and prior. And you know what, few of those folks are still stuck in the 90s.

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Man About Town - Black Pearl Is Rick's Crowning Jewel

January/February
2017

A taste of the northeast coast has just landed in Tyler!  Yep, it’s an authentic oyster bar in the age old tradition from Maine to Maryland. The style, design, menu, layout and ambiance are classically the same, high-end and first class.

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Don't Worry Be Hoppy

January/February
2017

With craft beer being all the rage, beer drinkers now have more choices than ever. Even though I thought I knew a little about beer, I found myself very confused by all the new options of craft beers.

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A FOOD TRUCK NATION

November/December
2016

Food trucks ... they are everywhere! The popular (or shall I say hip) way to grab a quick bite to eat is by walking up to a moving vehicle, and ordering something that can be whipped up right there on the spot. Isn’t that something? But did you know, this American tradition is nothing new?

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Awesome Inventions…But Are They Worth It?

September/October
2016

Dog Mug:

A dog eats and drinks as much as a human does, so it’s about time someone out there thought up dog products that make a dog’s (well at least the owner’s) life a bit easier.

 

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AUTHOR N. E. BROWN

July/August
2016

During the spring of 1900, no one could have predicted that a monster storm would sweep the bustling port city of Galveston, and more than 8,000 souls from the Earth. The Great Storm, as locals call it, is the backdrop and inevitable turning point in the first novel by East Texas author N. E.

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