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        MEET THE PEOPLE
A & A Air Conditioning . . . . . . . . . .34
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A & M Plumbing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29
Access Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
Adams Furniture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Bonduris Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16
Charlie Beck’s Garage . . . . . . . . . .17
Choice Medical Group . . . . . . . . . .36
Cogburn’s Service General . . . . . . .18
Community Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . .28
Denton Sewing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Ebby Halliday, Realtors® . . . . . . . . . .4
Face Off Hockey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15
Flooring America . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13
Good Samaritan Society –
  Denton Village . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
Good Samaritan Society –
  Lake Forest Village . . . . . . . . . . . .11
Henderson Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Huffines Denton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
Karin Seligmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Kelli Calabrese . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25
McKissack Realty Group . . . . . . . . .38
NASR Jewelers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27
NorthStar Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33
North Texas Powersports . . . . . . . . .24
Point Bank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26
Presbyterian Hospital . . . . . . . . . . .20
Ruby’s Diner On The Square . . . . . .37
Selwyn School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30
Seniors In Motion . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14
Southridge Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Spa A School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22
Spectrum Financial Group . . . . . . .11
Sticker Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
Tommy’s Honda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Trailer Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
Woods of Mission Timber . . . . . . . . .5




                      BEHIND THE BUSINESS
                                                     An Advertorial Publication of Denton Record-Chronicle
                                                                     September 30, 2008
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                     Cosmetology school launched her desire to share skills
                        Anna came up and an-                                   Twenty years later Phil has                         undergo chemotherapy, so that        her knowledge on to others and        however that it could be worse
Meet The People      nounced to her husband Phil, “I                       learned that he could not have                          his son would not be frightened      to grow herself by growing oth-       and that she, along with the styl-
                     think I want to go to beauty                          been more wrong. Anna was not                           by the loss of hair, she connected   ers. In January 2004 Anna &           ists in her salon, would be able to
                     school!” Anna continued, “I’ve                        simply going to get a job when                          people who were out of work          Friends, coached by Dave Kirby,       provide Molly with whatever she
                     been thinking about it for a                          she graduated from cosmetology                          with those looking for employ-       launched the KRS Business             missed in school. Molly is now
                     while now, it’s something I’ve                        school; she was going to begin a                        ees, she promoted local busi-        System.                               an extremely successful stylist, a
                     wanted to do since I was a young                      career, a career that would mean                        nesses and even introduced a            While attending the Summit,        Redken Certified Color Spe-
                     girl, I haven’t really found any                      much more than bringing in a                            couple who later married. It’s all   Anna observed a new concept in        cialist, and a salon educator.
                     work since we’ve been married                         little extra income to provide the                      about the relationship, the rela-    cosmetology education called             Anna knew people would be
                     and I’ve got to do something to                       “extras” that can make life more                        tionship with those on her team      SPA~A School (This was later          better off if they could learn not
                     help bring some money in for                          enjoyable. While over the years                         and with the guests they served,     renamed The Salon Professional        only what they need to pass the
                     the family.”                                          Anna’s income increased nicely,                         and that became the focus of her     Academy). The focus was on            state boards but also what they
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                        Phil’s first response to new                       more importantly Anna is                                salon. Anna’s vision was right on    “real world education.” Instead of    need to be successful. The edu-
                     ideas is usually no, but this time                    changing lives and that gives                           target and Anna & Friends was        providing only the state-required     cation model of The Salon Pro-
                     he told her go ahead. While he                        meaning to her work, and life,                          profitable the day it opened. In     hours so that students could get      fessional Academy would do this
                     didn’t know how they would pay                        and empowers her to face the                            2002 Anna & Friends was rec-         their license and then learn what     and with the help of her husband
                     for it, Phil was more than happy                      challenges of growing a business.                       ognized as a Redken Club 5th         they needed to learn, they would      Phil and friend Dave Heise,
                     to help his wife find a job and he                        In October 1999, a little more                      Avenue Elite Salon.                  learn in school what was needed       Anna opened The Salon Profes-
                     thought the extra income would                        than 10 years after Anna became                            At that point it seemed like      to become successful.                 sional Academy in Lewisville.
                     be nice. Phil, a Lutheran pastor,                     a hair stylist, she opened Anna &                       Anna had achieved her dream.            When Anna went to cosme-              Anna loves working with peo-
                     also thought a job as a hair stylist                  Friends Salon in Flower Mound.                          Intuitively Anna also knew that      tology school in the late ’80s, the   ple and she loves the beauty
                     for Anna would compliment his                         Anna was a talented stylist who                         if a business does not continue to   education was all about sham-         industry. Anna loves helping
                     career in the ministry nicely. In                     took great pride in providing                           grow it will die. The question she   poo sets, the “bread and butter”      people achieve success. Nothing
                     addition to the extra income,                         excellent service, but she wanted                       now asked was, “Where do I go        of the industry, and getting the      excites her more than introduc-
                     there would be flexibility in                         to do more. Anna got to know                            from here?” It was suggested         hours necessary to sit for the        ing students to the opportuni-
                     hours so it would be easier to                        her guests; she developed rela-                         that Anna attend the Summit          state board exam. It was no dif-      ties provided by The Salon Pro-
                     arrange child care for their                          tionships with them and was                             Salon Business College and she       ferent 15 years later when her        fessional Academy, passing on
                     daughter Molly, and when the                          willing to serve them. Anna went                        did in October 2003. After sit-      daughter Molly decided to go to       things she’s learned, celebrating
                     time came to move to new                              to the hospital to provide a serv-                      ting at the feet of Randy Kunkle     cosmetology school. In fact,          their achievements, watching
                     church in a new community                             ice for a guest who was hospital-                       and Michael Cole she realized        Anna was saddened by the edu-         them graduate and helping
                     Anna would easily find a new job                      ized, she shaved the head of a                          that she had only begun. They        cational opportunities available      them find salons and spas to
                     — it seemed perfect.                                  male guest who was about to                             taught her the value of passing      to her daughter. Anna knew            begin not jobs but careers.




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Meet The People      Powersports gets the fun rolling
                        North Texas Powersports                                                                                                                  dents. “I’ve had more injuries
                     LLC is a brand-new business in                                                                                                              than the next 10 people in line.
                     Denton offering affordable re-                                                                                                              If I hadn’t had on certain safety
                     creational fun and economical                                                                                                               gear. ...”
                     transportation for the whole                                                                                                                   That’s why plenty of safety
                     family.                                                                                                                                     gear is stocked in the store in
                        Located on South Elm Street,                                                                                                             addition to parts and acces-
                     the store features a great inven-                                                                                                           sories.
                     tory of two- and four-wheeled                                                                                                                  Widmer said customers can
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                     modes of transportation.                                                                                                                    save money by staying away
                        “We specialize in motorcy-                                                                                                               from name-brand merchandise
                     cles, scooters, ATVs, UTVs, go-                                                                                                             and instead buying off brands to
                     carts and more,” said owner                                                                                                                 save with competitive pricing.
                     David Widmer. “We also offer                                                                                                                   “I can offer the best price in
                     quality service at a fair price.”                                                                                                           town,” he said.
                        In terms of economy, Wid-                                                                                                                   Widmer has lived in Denton
                     mer said some of the street                                                                                                                 for 36 years, and attended
                     scooters he sells get 80 to 100                                                                                                             Ginnings Elementary School,
                     miles to a gallon.                                                                                                                          Strickland Junior High and
                        Born and raised in Denton,                                                                                                               Denton High School.
                     Widmer grew up in the racing                                                                                                                   When not working, he is an
                     industry, participating both                                                                                                                assistant coach with Denton
                     professionally and as a hobby.       North Texas Powersports, located on South Elm Street, features a great inventory of two-               Boys Baseball for the Yankees
                     Prior to opening North Texas         and four-wheeled modes of transportation, offering affordable recreational fun and eco-                age 6 and under T-ball team.
                     Powersports in July, he owned        nomical transportation for the whole family.                                                              North Texas Powersports is
                     a metal finishing company.                                                                                                                  located at 534 South Elm
                        “My husband has raced               Apparently it’s in the genes   his sister Carys who is 4, also     to catch up.                      Street. For more information,
                     motorcycles all of his life,” said   because two of Widmer’s three    are avid riders. Soon 5-month-        Widmer, who still races, said   please call 940-484-2100 or
                     wife, Shannon.                       children, 6-year-old Tyler and   old little brother Ashton is sure   he has had numerous acci-         visit www.ntpfuncenter.com.




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Calabrese Fitness helps inspire




                                                                                                                                                                                   Meet The People
   At age 13, Kelli Calabrese                                                                             ment, weekly weigh-ins, food        Fitness Professional Magazine
wrote in her journal that one             “They may never have exercised their                            log feedback, dialing empower-      and the 2007 Personal Trainer
day she was going to be an                 entire adult lives or may be athletes.                         ing e-mails to improve your         of the Year from Denton County.
exercise therapist.                                                                                       lifestyle, accountability, unique   She is the chairperson for the
   “I realized then that I was
                                          Some have more than 100 pounds to                               and productive workouts and a       Health and Wellness Com-
happiest when I was dancing,             lose and others need to gain strength.                           free T-shirt.                       mittee for the Hilltop PTA and
playing softball, riding my bike,       Our program attracts people who want a                               “Our boot camp program is        an adviser to Mobile Corporate
cheerleading or doing anything                                                                            not a militaristic style that is    Wellness based in Argyle. In
physically active,” she recalled.       fitness and physical result who are tired                         intimidating or harsh,” Cala-       addition, Calabrese serves on




                                                                                                                                                                                   September 30, 2008
   Today, she helps inspire oth-           or intimidated by the gym and want                             brese said. “The instructors are    many national committees in
ers to feel the same way by                 something new, fun and exciting.”                             trained in group leadership,        the fitness industry to help raise
offering multiple boot camps to                                                                           safety, CPR, counseling, nutri-     the standards of physical fitness
clients of all fitness levels. Her                                                — Kelli Calabrese       tion and more to provide the        through fitness professionals
mission is to provide the com-                                                                            tools necessary for success.”       and for consumers.
munity with the tools to make                                                                                “This boot camp is the Ritz         Coaches Jamie Roberts, Laci
health, fitness and wellness         want something new, fun and       people, I had no intention of      Carlton of boot camps,” Cala-       Wallace and Brad Jurica all
enjoyable and a permanent            exciting.”                        expanding to multiple loca-        brese added. “You have the          hold master’s degrees from the
part of their lives.                    There is a men’s boot camp     tions,” she said. “A few months    attention of coaches with           University of North Texas.
   “Our campers typically range      at Cross Timbers Community        later I was seeing the growth of   advanced degrees in sport psy-      Wallace and Jurica are doctoral
from age 18 to 64,” she said.        Church in Argyle and two          the program and the phenome-       chology and the support neces-      candidates at UNT for sport
“They may never have exer-           women’s boot camp offerings:      nal results the ladies were        sary to improve the quality of      psychology. Jamie has worked
cised their entire adult lives or    one at First Baptist Church in    achieving in so many areas of      your life.”                         with women with eating disor-
may be athletes. Some have           Denton and the other at Argyle    their lives beyond what I could       Calabrese has 22 years of        ders and enjoys coaching chil-
more than 100 pounds to lose         Intermediate School. In the       measure.”                          experience in the industry. She     dren.
and others need to gain              spring, Calabrese hopes to add       The Argyle and Denton           is author of Feminine, Firm and        For more information on the
strength. Our program attracts       a youth boot camp serving chil-   Adventure Boot Camps are           Fit, and a former lead fitness      programs offered by Calabrese
people who want a fitness and        dren ages 7 to 14.                lifestyle programs. They           expert for eDiets and eFitness      Fitness Consulting, please call
physical result who are tired or        “When I first opened up my     include a nutrition seminar, a     and was named 2004 Personal         817-490-1296 or visit www.
intimidated by the gym and           little camp in Argyle with 17     before and after fitness assess-   Trainer of the year by Personal     dentonbootcamp.com.

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Meet The People
                     PointBank continues to be here for you
                        With the recent news about                                                                                                                           FDIC insurance up to $50 mil-
                     the economic unrest of                                                                                                                                  lion.
                     America’s financial industry,                                                                                                                              PointBank is built upon a
                     some consumers are concerned                                                                                                                            strong foundation of good peo-
                     about the security of their                                                                                                                             ple. We are partners in our cus-
                     money and whether their bank                                                                                                                            tomers’ personal and financial
                     will be able to withstand the                                                                                                                           growth and a committed part
                     uncertain economic times that                                                                                                                           of the community.
                     are now facing us.                                                                                                                                         For over 116 years, through
                        During these challenging                                                                                                                             both thriving and uncertain
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                     times, PointBank customers                                                                                                                              economic times, PointBank has
                     should continue to feel secure                                                                                                                          remained dedicated to our cus-
                     in the knowledge that their                                                                                                                             tomers’ financial safety and
                     money is safe. Since 1892,                                                                                                                              growth.
                     PointBank has been here to                                                                                                                                 Perhaps Will Rogers stated it
                     help our communities through                                                                                                                            best when he said, “In times
                     difficult times. We have man-                                                                                                                           like these, I’m more concerned
                     aged our bank in a conservative                                                                                                                         about the return of my money
                     and prudent manner and have                                                                                                                             than the return on my money.”
                     refused to make high rate sub-                                                                                                                          We think Will Rogers would
                     prime loans, contrary to much                                                                                                                           have liked PointBank.
                     of the banking industry. We                                                                                                                                Please stop by if you, your
                     take the trust our customers                                                                                                                            family or your friends have
                     and shareholders have placed                                                                                                                            assets about which you are con-
                     in us, to be stewards of their    From left to right: Ray David Jr., president, Bonnie Huffman, Amy Kuhn, Mary Ann Pyron,                               cerned. Our Personal Bankers
                     assets, very seriously.           James Parker, Jessica Jay, Connie Ordonez, Raymond David Sr., CEO, Angela Hager                                       welcome the opportunity to
                        Our deposits are safely                                                                                                                              review your financial needs and
                     insured by the Federal Deposit    Glass-Steagall Act of 1933. The         well as certificates of deposit   program (Certificate of Deposit             help to determine the products
                     Insurance Corporation (FDIC),     FDIC covers savings, checking           (CDs). In addition, PointBank     Account Registry Service)                   and services that would best
                     which was created by the          and money market accounts, as           is associated with the CDARS      which can provide additional                benefit your situation.




                                                                                                                                                    continuous operation from 1892 to the present.

                                     Strong                                                                                                         Our vision is the same today as it was more

                                     Committed                                                                                                      than 116 years ago—PointBank strives to be


                                     Stable                                                                                                         the people of Denton County.

                                                                                                                                                    We realize that meeting the needs and
                                                                                                                                                    expectations of our customers is always our



                                                                                                                                                    business well all your life.

                                                                                                                                                    Let us put the focus on you—let us be
                                                                                                                                                    ‘Your Bank for Life’.

                                                                                        Our pledge to you
                                                                                                                                                                    Denton Locations
                                                                                                                                                         525 S I-35 E • 1700 N. Carroll Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                             940.686.7000 • 972.434.3200
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                                                                                                                                                       Argyle | Aubrey | Denton | Flower Mound
                                              Voted Best Bank and Best Customer Service
                                                          2008 Denton Record Chronicle Reader Poll                                         LENDER    Lake Cities | Lewisville | Little Elm | Pilot Point
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Nasr Bros.: Jewelry with a fine touch




                                                                                                                                                                                  Meet The People
   Peter Nasr, owner of Nasr
Bros. Jewelers, believes cus-                                                                                                                  NASR BROS.
tomer service is key in the jew-                                                                                                               JEWELERS
elry business or, in fact, any                                                                                                                 Location: 1800 Brinker Road
business.                                                                                                                                      Phone: 940-565-8282
   “Making sure each and every                                                                                             Peter Nasr,
customer receives personal                                                                                                 owner of
service to find exactly what                                                                                               Nasr Bros.           The Denton location features
they are looking for is impor-                                                                                             Jewelers,         many lines from crystal to jewel-
tant to me,” Peter says.                                                                                                   stands in the     ry to watches. Among the name




                                                                                                                                                                                  September 30, 2008
   The longtime business                                                                                                   Denton loca-      brands are Baume & Mercier,
owner makes sure each and                                                                                                  tion on           Piaget, John Hardy, Baccarat,
every person entering the doors                                                                                            Brinker Road.     Mont Blanc, Omega and more.
receives immediate attention.                                                                                              “This is the         The jewelry store also offers
He also enjoys educating cus-                                                                                              next level of     a jewelry repair clinic. Nasr
tomers about the diamonds or                                                                                               service,” he      Bros. has an imported state-of-
other precious gems they are                                                                                               says of the       the-art laser machine, which
interested in buying.                                                                                                      22,000-           helps in giving customers the
   Nasr Bros. Jewelers, a fami-                                                                                            square-foot       highest quality available in jew-
ly-owned and operated busi-                                                                                                Mediterra-        elry repair services.
ness since starting in Garland                                                                                             nean-style           Nasr Bros. Jewelers also con-
in 1978, has five locations in the                                                                                         store.            tinues to be a popular choice
Dallas-Fort Worth area, in-                                                                                                                  among residents, who have
cluding the newest location off      experience.                           enjoy their experience at Nasr      Peter Nasr designed the new   voted the store “Best of
Loop 288 in Denton, which               “This is the next level of serv-   Bros. Jewelers. A notable fea-    location with customers in      Denton” for the past six years
opened in December 2005.             ice,” Peter says.                     ture in the Denton store is the   mind, he says.                  straight in an annual readers’
   The     22,000-square-foot           The open design features a         parabolic dome in the center of     “We want people to come in    choice competition.
Mediterranean-style store at         coffee bar, live piano music and      the shop, which also features     and experience the difference      If you are looking for top-
1800 Brinker Road is more            even a fireplace nook to ensure       arches, columns and exclusive     — how fun jewelry shopping      quality customer service, be
than a jewelry store — it’s an       customers are comfortable and         artwork from Germany.             can be,” Peter says.            sure to stop by.




                                                                                                              Voted Denton’s #1 jeweler
                                                                                                                  7 years in a row
                                                                                                             • Swiss timepieces • Baume & Mercier
                                                                                                             • Piaget • Concord • Movado • TAG Heuer •
                                                                                                                    Raymond Weil • Omega • Mont Blanc
                                                                                                                    • Colibri • Dolan & Burlock • John
                                                                                                                    Hardy • Baccarat • Lladro • Michael
                 Brinker Crossing Plaza
                                                                                                                    Luis • A. Jaffe • Dora • Natalie K • Hot
            1800 Brinker Rd. Suite #100                                                                             Diamond • Swiss Army • Men’s and
            Denton, TX • 940-565-8282                                                                               women’s accessories • Jewelry repair
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                                                   Community Pharmacy:
                                                   Growing and expanding
Meet The People




                        Community Pharmacy is cel-                                                                            scribers to solve medication       is also the only Denton County
                     ebrating over 27 years of serv-         “Our mission is to deliver the highest                           problems by compounding            pharmacist who is a full fellow
                     ing Denton residents. After            quality pharmaceutical care possible on                           specialized medications which      with the International Acade-
                     eight years at the current loca-                                                                         meet the unique needs of each      my of Compounding Phar-
                     tion, owners Kelly and Nancy
                                                              a very personal and individual basis.                           patient or animal,” said Kelly     macists.
                     Selby are building a new store.            We want our patrons to feel that                              Selby.                                Kelly was awarded the
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                     “With over 10,000 square feet             these services have been provided                                Kelly grew up in Union City,     Innovative Pharmacist of the
                     in the new facility, we will be                                                                          Okla., and graduated from          Year by the Texas Pharmacist
                     able to offer more products and                  by a learned friend.”                                   Southwestern Oklahoma State        Association in 1993 for his
                     services to every member of the                                              — Kelly Selby, owner,       University in 1981. Nancy Selby    work in compounding.
                     family,” says owner Kelly Selby.                                             Community Pharmacy          grew up in Edmond, Okla., and         “There is nothing more satis-
                     The new store should be open-                                                                            received her bachelor of science   fying than helping a patient
                     ing sometime next summer.                                                                                in pharmacy degree from            find the solution to their prob-
                        The pharmacy staff of nearly    highest quality pharmaceutical     tions to meet each patient’s       Southwestern Oklahoma State        lem. We really enjoy working
                     20 employees focuses on main-      care possible on a very personal   specific needs. Preparation of     University in 1982.                with the people,” Kelly said. “In
                     taining your health and well-      and individual basis. We want      these specialized medications        Their two children are 16-       the last quarter of a century we
                     ness by offering routine pre-      our patrons to feel that these     requires chemicals and equip-      year-old Emily and 12-year-old     have seen many and improved
                     scriptions as well as com-         services have been provided by     ment that are not available in     Erin. The family belongs to the    changes in pharmaceutical
                     pounded specialized medica-        a learned friend,” said Kelly.     most pharmacies.                   First United Methodist Church      care, and we intend to stay on
                     tions prescribed by your doctor.      What is compounding?               “We have filled prescriptions   in Denton.                         the cutting edge of your care.
                        “We offer an extensive range    Compounding combines an            for every family member. From        Kelly and Nancy Selby are        Our employees will assist you
                     of pharmaceutical-grade herbal     ageless art with the latest med-   cats and dogs, to pediatrics, to   members of the Denton              as you seek quality pharmaceu-
                     and natural products. Our          ical knowledge and state-of-       women’s hormone treatments,        Chamber of Commerce, the           tical care.”
                     knowledgeable staff can help       the-art technology, allowing       to hospice care, even a zebra      Texas Pharmacist Association          The pharmacy is currently
                     you find the product you need.     specially trained professionals    and a snake or two for a zoo.      and the National Community         located at 2500 Lillian Miller
                     Our mission is to deliver the      to prepare customized medica-      We work together with pre-         Pharmacist Association. Kelly      Parkway.




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Training is key for A&M Plumbing specialists
   A&M Plumbing has been                                                                                   Leading by example, Luis          has 17 years experience in the




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serving Denton and surround-                                                                            and Dan have experienced a 20        plumbing industry as a dis-
ing communities for 34 years.                                                                           percent increase in the number       patcher and office manager.
It was sold in July of 2006 to                                                                          trips to Austin for plumbers         Laurita joined the team last
Lynne and Jason Parris and                                                                              getting new or upgraded              November with five years of
has expanded quickly, yet                                                                               plumbing licenses among their        office management experience.
another beneficiary of the city                                                                         teams.                                  Jason Parris, while still avail-
of Denton’s solid leadership                                                                               A&M Plumbing encourages           able, is focusing his efforts on
and sustained growth.                                                                                   its employees to grow in their       helping other business owners
   A few wonderful things have                                                                          expertise. With better efficien-     in the area with executive ben-
happened since Lynne and                                                                                cy and communication, every          efits and business continuation




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Jason took over. A&M now has                                                                            person at A&M Plumbing               issues. He has joined Spectrum
three master plumbers, the lat-                                                                         strives to make it easy for cus-     Financial Group and is intent
est addition being Luis Lopez,                                                                          tomers to do business with           on bringing this great resource
the newly promoted service                                                                              them.                                to Denton.
manager who recently went to                                                                               The previous owner, Robert           You can reach A&M Plumb-
Austin to sit for his Master                                                                            Bell, A&M’s third master             ing at 940-382-5360. The
Plumbing License exam. Luis                                                                             plumber, is still with the com-      office is located at 1220 Dun-
has worked in the plumbing        A&M Plumbing employees and their families take part in                pany but is gradually commit-        can St. in Denton and is open
industry for 23 years.            numerous parades through Denton. The company’s entry                  ting less and less time to work-     from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
   Lynne and Jason are proud      won second place in the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo              ing for A&M. Robert remains,         through Friday. A&M Plumb-
of Luis and his commitment to     Parade.                                                               however, a great source of           ing offers 24-hour emergency
making A&M Plumbing one of                                                                              advice and has contributed well      service and Saturday morning
the finest plumbing outfits in    hour emergency serve to its        monumental task of coordinat-      to its growth.                       appointments if needed.
Texas. They are equally proud     growing customer base. Cus-        ing construction calendars            Lynne Parris now serves              Make sure and look for the
of the service plumbers he        tomer referrals are the greatest   with the highly skilled staff he   mostly as a customer liaison         team in the numerous Denton
works with and think that         compliment anyone could give.      leads. Dan is also cross-train-    and runs the shop. When you          parades with their employees
growing this division is in the     Dan Owens, with 25 years of      ing plumbers with service and      call the office, you will probably   and their children. They won
best interest of A&M as well as   experience in plumbing, was        construction experience, allow-    talk to one of A&M’s two dis-        second place in the North
its customers.                    promoted to operations man-        ing them to better serve their     patchers, office manager Mary        Texas State Fair and Rodeo
   A&M Plumbing offers 24-        ager and is responsible for the    customers.                         Perry or Laurita Parker. Mary        Parade.




                                                                                                         Pictured L to R: Owners Jason and Lynn Parris.


                                                                                                 A&M Plumbing has been serving Denton
                                                                                                 County and the surrounding areas for over
                                                                                                 30 years. The A&M Family has over 40+
                                                                                                 years in the plumbing industry.


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                                                                                                     • Small class sizes
                                                                                                     • Safe environment
                                                                                                     • High academic standards
                                                                                                     • Athletics, Music, Art




                             then we move on to our next adventure
                          Selwyn salutes the Class of 2008, all of whom were accepted to four-year colleges, including:


                         American University                                                                    Southwestern University
                         Bates College                                                                          St. Edward’s University
                         Brandeis University                                                                    Texas Christian University
                         Bryn Mawr College                                                                      Trinity College (Hartford)
                         Chapman School of Seamanship                                                           The University of Kansas
                         George Washington University                                                           The University of Maine
                         Louisiana State University                                                             The University of North Texas
                         Southern Methodist University

                         Located on 90 rural acres, Selwyn offers 13 month - 12th grade education in a nurturing, inclusive
                         environment that promotes free inquiry, full participation and academic achievement. Accredited by
                         I.S.A.S., the governing accreditation body of Hockaday, Greenhill and St. Mark’s.



                                                                                                         To learn more about The Selwyn School,
                                                                                        Visit www.selwynschool.com.
                                                                  To arrange a tour, call Maribelle Robbins at 940.382.6771.
                     Selwyn School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not dis-
                     criminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic or other school-administered programs.
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A clear difference at Selwyn




                                                                                                                                                                                     Meet The People
   All Selwyn graduates will go                                                                                                                  school. Selwyn has learned
to college — a clear difference                                                                                                                  from the construction of the
from the statistics of other high                                                                                                                Jefferson National Expansion
schools. And yet, that’s the                                                                                                                     (Gateway) Arch in St. Louis;
expectation of The Selwyn                                                                                                                        had the arch been off in any
School, its families and its stu-                                                                                                                dimension by 1/64 of an inch at
dents. Since the reinstitution of                                                                                                                the base, the two legs would
its upper school program in                                                                                                                      not have met at the top. Selwyn
2003, all graduates have gone                                                                                                                    gives careful attention to set-




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forth from Selwyn to attend                                                                                                                      ting the base of education right
college.                                                                                                                                         for our youngest learners so
   Selwyn’s bumper sticker                                                                                                                       that many years on they will
proudly declares: Discover the                                                                                                                   have the skills and knowledge
Difference. In addition to our                                                                                                                   to be successful applicants at
graduate’s college attendance, a                                                                                                                 our nation’s top colleges and
key difference is size. By intent                                                                                                                universities.
and design, Selwyn is a small                                                                                                                       The Selwyn School is cele-
school with small class sizes:                                                                                                                   brating its 51st year serving the
maximum 16 through second                                                                                                                        educational dreams of young
grade and 18 through upper                                                                                                                       people ages 13 months through
school.                                                                                                                                          12th grade. Our mission is:
   All national and local studies                                                                                                                Through a challenging college
have indicated that size mat-                                                                                                                    preparatory curriculum and a
ters, both in school size and                                                                                                                    rich extracurricular program,
class size, and smaller is better.                                                                                                               The Selwyn School prepares its
The Texas High School Project                                                            The Selwyn School keeps its size and class              students for success — profes-
funded in part by The Gates                                                              sizes intentionally small — allowing teachers           sionally and personally. Stu-
Foundation and Michael Dell                                                              to create relationships with their students             dents will learn to practice the
has as its goal high schools that                                                        and letting each student develop his or her             core values of respect; accept-
have no more than 600 stu-                                                               unique talents.                                         ance, integrity, responsibility,
dents. Selwyn’s upper school                                                                                                                     service, and striving in a family
(grades 9-12) can enroll 54,                                                                                                                     atmosphere dedicated to help-
which allows it to be a place                                                                                                                    ing them reach their full poten-
“where everybody knows your                                                                                                                      tial. In the context of this mis-
name.”                                                                                                                                           sion, The Selwyn School
   Implicit in this intimate                                                                                                                     believes that:
learning environment is that                                                                                                                        I All human life has value
teachers know their students                                                                                                                        I Each individual has
well and have the time to give                                                                                                                   unique talents to be developed
them the personal attention so                                                                                                                      I The community profits
crucial if students are to                                                                                                                       from its diversity
become effective writers, prob-                                                                                                                     I All experience is a learning
lem solvers, and careful and                                                                                                                     opportunity
successful risk takers in their                                                                                                                     I Learning is a lifelong
educational odyssey.                                                                                                                             process
   This is the difference small                                                                                                                     I All people are stewards of
size makes. In a typical high                                                                                                                    the social and natural environ-
school or middle school, a                                                                                                                       ment
teacher may be responsible for                                                                                                                      I Virtue is necessary for
the education in a subject area      rereading the paper to ensure        addition to grading of quizzes     foster a meaningful relation-       good citizenship
of between 100 and 140 stu-          that writing fluency has been        and tests. In an 18-week semes-    ship with students.                    I All people and their reli-
dents. If that teacher is an         achieved. (This, of course, is in    ter, a teacher could spend up to      Teacher-student relation-        gious traditions should be
English teacher, he or she           addition to time the teacher         3 hours per day everyday of the    ships flourish in a small school    respected
teaches writing. If each student     spends with each student dur-        week just grading essays.          where everybody knows your             The Selwyn School provides
writes one three-page paper          ing brainstorming, outlining            By contrast, at Selwyn, an      name, and again, studies have       an integrated, coordinated,
every three weeks (minimal if a      and rough draft.) Estimating         English teacher has about 40       shown a direct correlation          whole-child approach to edu-
student is to learn to write flu-    20 minutes for the first read        students, grades approximately     between the strength of this        cation in a nurturing, family-
ently and cogently), a teacher       with notes and 10 minutes for        240 essays and could spend         relationship and student learn-     like environment. Doesn’t your
will have about 2,340 pages of       the final read, a teacher spends     less than an hour per day grad-    ing success. Simply put, at         child deserve the advantage of
student writing (based on 130        at least 30 minutes with each        ing essays. The end result is      Selwyn there are no cracks to       learning in a small, small
student) to grade each semes-        student essay. For 130 students      students get much more per-        slip though because everybody       world? Doesn’t your child
ter. Grading, if done so that a      writing six three-page essays        sonal attention to their writing   knows your name.                    deserve to have his/her name
student learns, consists of read-    per semester, a teacher needs to     from their teacher and the            The same level of nurturing      known by all in the school?
ing each paper and making            spend 390 hours minimally in         teacher has a manageable           detail is provided to students in      Call at 940-382-6771 and
notes for corrections and            correcting just essays; this is in   workload so that he/she can        Selwyn’s preschool and lower        discover the difference!
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                                                                                                                                                                                  Northstar
                                                                                                                                                                                  Bank of Texas
September 30, 2008




                                                                                                                                                                                  continues to
                                                                                                                                                                                  perform at a
                                                                                                                                                                                  high level
                                                                                                                                                                                  with total
                                                                                                                                                                                  assets of
                                                                                                                                                                                  $618 million
                                                                                                                                                                                  as of Aug. 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                  2008, repre-
                                                                                                                                                                                  senting a 15
                                                                                                                                                                                  percent
                                                                                                                                                                                  increase over
                                                                                                                                                                                  the past 12
                                                                                                                                                                                  months.



                     Northstar Bank: Setting the course
                          for you and your dreams
                        When all the dust settles,
                     2008 will probably go down as                                                                                           “… the act of treating people
                     one of the most challenging                                                                                              with personal attention [is]
                     years that our industry and our
                     economy have faced in                                                                                                    a huge key to our success.”
                     decades. Fortunately, North-                                                                                                                  — President/CEO Tony Clark,
                     star Bank of Texas continues to                                                                                                                   Northstar Bank of Texas
                     perform at a high level with
                     total assets of $618 million as
                     of Aug. 31, 2008, representing                                                                              Treasury Management product       reported in the future by the
                     a 15 percent increase over the                                                                              line, two new facilities in       FDIC. Under the direction of
                     past 12 months.                                                                                             Grapevine and Colleyville,        key individuals from the area
                        The Northstar team has                                                                                   response to the growth has        — Rob Gentry, chairman of the
                     worked hard to manage the                                                                                   been a common theme as we         board; Tony Clark, president/
                     company through this environ-                                                                               journey with our customers        CEO; the Honorable Myra
                     ment and we are proud to                                                                                    and markets to reach new lev-     Crownover, Kent Key, Joe
                     report that our 2008 earnings                                                                               els. Future sites are scheduled   Mulroy, Pat O’Brien, Bob
                     are up 32 percent over the                                                                                  in Cross Roads and Flower         Sherman, Dick Smith, Roy
                     same period in 2007. As a ref-                                                                              Mound.                            Stewart and Bob Widmer —
                     erence point, of the 21 banks                                                           Northstar              The focus continues to sup-    this board has made a commit-
                     that have offices in the city of                                                        Bank of Texas       port our professional cus-        ment to the community in
                     Denton, only six of these banks                                                         President/          tomers with commercial busi-      which they live, work, and
                     had earnings increase over the                                                          CEO Tony            ness emphasis, and servicing      serve.
                     same time period in 2007.                                                               Clark               all customers with products         Onward and upward to the
                        In these uncertain times, it is                                                                          packaged to enrich the banking    next level … we are looking
                     imperative that financial insti-     www.fdic.gov Web site and typ-     key to our success.”                relationship using our full-      ahead with vision to an even
                     tutions maintain a strong            ing in the bank’s name and            Northstar Bank is a full-serv-   service solutions.                better banking partnership
                     financial position in order to       address.                           ice bank with banking products         As assets continue to grow,    with our customers to achieve
                     allow them to continue to serve        Tony Clark, president/CEO,       for every consumer, business        and our level of experienced      their financial goals in the
                     their customers and respective       makes note of the “high level of   need, investment professional       employees remains a stable        future. Setting the course for
                     communities. Statistics about        experienced professionals, and     services, and a large Mortgage      force, Northstar Bank of Texas    you and your dreams … that’s
                     the performance of any bank          the act of treating people with    Division as well.                   anticipates continued success     Northstar Bank of Texas. We’ll
                     can be found by going to the         personal attention as a huge          With the expansion of our        stories when the numbers are      get you there!
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Meet The People      Grade A service
                     key to A&A Air
                     Conditioning
                        For nearly 40 years, A&A Air     member of the Better Business
September 30, 2008




                     Conditioning has been serving       Bureau and North American
                     Denton residents.                   Technician Excellence Certified.
                        And it all started because the      Owner Robin Wilson grew
                     business Robin Wilson was           up in Houston and attended
                     working at at the time closed       Robert E. Lee High School. All
                     up shop.                            three of Wilson’s children were
                        “I worked for an air-condi-      born at Flow Hospital in
                     tioning company for two years       Denton. Wilson has been mar-
                     and it closed down so I started     ried to wife Patti, who grew up
                     mine in March 1970.”                in Oklahoma, for 37 years.
                        That’s when Wilson took the         In his spare time, Wilson
                     opportunity to open A&A Air         likes to fish and camp.
                     Conditioning.                          A&A Air Conditioning is
                        The company’s focus is on        located at 534 S. Elm St., five
                     the sales and service air-condi-    blocks south of the Square.                A&A Air
                     tioning and heating systems         Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6            Conditioning is
                     and air quality products such       p.m. After-hour service calls              located at 534 S.
                     as filters, humidifiers and UV      are available. Please call 940-            Elm St., five
                     lamps.                              382-2014 for additional infor-             blocks south of
                        A&A Air Conditioning is a        mation.                                    the Square.




                           A&A
                      AIR CONDITIONING
                                             Proudly Serving Denton
                                                   Since 1970
                                         Call today for a FREE duct inspection!
                         Homes built in the 70’s and 80’s used gray flex duct material which
                        will eventually fall apart. We can also check your duct system for leaks.

                         This simple inspection could not only save you money, but energy costs
                                                        as well!
                                                         534 South Elm St.
                                                         Denton, TX 76201

                                          (940) 382-2014
                                              Fax (940) 381-1505
                                            email: n5btu@yahoo.com
                                                           License #: TACLB001768C                                  I4
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Tommy’s car shops known for top quality
Couple takes pride                                                        The couple, who first knew         and Prairie and said to himself,     ment department of the largest




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                                      LOCATIONS                        each other in Brownwood, later        “I could put a nice little shop in   ultralight aircraft factory in the
in 10 years of car                    Tommy’s Hi Tech Auto             reunited when their brothers          here.”                               world, participating in some
                                      620 Fort Worth Drive             happened to meet at a church             When the place became             stunt air shows for the factory.
care, honest work                     940-387-0070                     in Brownwood one weekend.             available, he took the step. Five    He was one of the first to loop
                                      7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday          “My brother got her number         years later, he needed more          and roll an ultralight and has
    Tommy and Kathy Drisdale,         through Friday                   and I called,” Tommy says. “And       space. As luck would have it,        performed in air shows from
owners of Tommy’s Hi Tech                                              the rest, as they say, is history.”   the exact place he needed was        Mexico to Oshkosh. He owned
Auto and Tommy’s Honda and            Tommy’s Honda                       A lifelong car buff, Tommy         available.                           an ultralight up until a few
Toyota Shop in Denton, have           and Toyota Shop                  has worked as a mechanic most            With the two shops, Tommy         years ago and also had a little
been providing quality service        219 Fort Worth Drive             of his life and as a service man-     and his wife, Kathy have built a     Piper Archer aircraft, which he




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to Denton area customers for          940-387-0070                     ager at two dealerships.              steady clientele who have come       sold to buy the Honda and
the past 10 years.                                                     Though he looked at real estate       to appreciate their business         Toyota shop.
    Located at 620 and 219 Fort                                        after obtaining a license, his        philosophy: “To do the best            He also enjoys the season
Worth Drive, respectively,             Drisdale said that his cus-     true passion was for working          service on a professional level,     coming just around the corner:
these businesses are dedicated      tomers could always count on       on cars.                              using the finest parts and           Halloween.
to making sure customers            him to “do the right thing.” He       “I still love the challenge of     equipment possible, finished           “I also spend a lot of time on
receive top quality automotive      also mentioned that he does        figuring out the problem when         on time, at a fair price and with    my haunted house for Hallo-
care.                               not sell unneeded services.        everyone else has thrown in the       all work guaranteed.”                ween. It takes me two to three
    What sets them apart is their      With ASE certified techs — a    towel,” he says. “You will almost        Before opening his first shop     months to set it up and we have
ability to repair just about any-   Platinum Level GM tech, a          always find me in the shop            in Denton, Tommy’s off-time          hundreds of people go
thing on any vehicle from com-      Ford certified tech, and a tech    working on a vehicle.”                interests were airborne.             through,” he says. “We put on a
puter reprogramming to flat         certified by both Ford and GM         Studying electronics for two          After reading and learning        pretty good show.”
tires.                              — Tommy’s Hi Tech Auto can         years in Dallas at DeVry and          all he could about aircraft            His haunted house has even
    “We are sent work from          provide up-to-date knowledge       working on electronics while in       design, and with a little help       been featured on “Texas Tales”
many shops around town and          with the latest in diagnostic      the Army, Tommy has exten-            from a pilot friend from             with WFAA (Channel 8).
we spend the time to make sure      technology.                        sive knowledge of today’s com-        Southwest Airlines, the duo            “This year we will be doing
it’s fixed,” says Tommy Drisdale.      Tommy, who has lived in         puterized cars.                       designed and built one of the        the haunted house,” he said.
“We know our customers per-         Denton for over 20 years, mar-        While working at a local           first ultralight aircraft in 1980.   “Come by either shop and pick
sonally, many of whom have          ried his high school sweetheart,   dealership, Tommy passed a lit-       He moved to California to work       up a map to Tommy’s Haunted
been with us for over 10 years.”    Kathy, seven years ago.            tle shop on the corner of Bell        in the research and develop-         House.”




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                       Choice Medical
Meet The People
                         Equipment:
                     Friendly attention,
                      prompt service,
                      free instruction
September 30, 2008




                       Choice Medical Equipment         national chains have difficulty    Choice Medical’s staff has more than 40 years of combined experience in the DME busi-
                     has one goal: to provide quality   providing the personal atten-      ness. The trained staff includes a licensed vocational nurse and a registered nurse, and
                     home medical equipment with        tion and prompt service avail-     works with with a local respiratory therapist to provide follow-up visits for oxygen patients.
                     top-quality service. The com-      able from Choice Medical
                     pany offers that top service to    Equipment.                         of all equipment.                  Medicaid and Amerigroup.            to assist with activities of daily
                     Denton and nearby counties.           Choice Medical’s staff has         Choice Medical staff mem-         They understand the impor-        living.
                     The equipment store can pro-       more than 40 years of com-         bers work closely with you,        tance of medical assistance at         The company is located at
                     vide quick, quality service to     bined experience in the DME        your family members, hospital      the last minute. The store offers   2436 S. Interstate 35E,
                     Denton, Wise, Tarrant, Dallas,     business. The trained staff        staff, home-health staff, thera-   on-call emergency services 24       between Luby’s Cafeteria and
                     Collin and Cooke counties.         includes a licensed vocational     pists and physicians to deter-     hours a day.                        Albertson’s grocery store.
                       It is a locally owned and        nurse and a registered nurse.      mine exactly what type of            The store offers stationary       Choice Medical is open from
                     operated, full-line Durable        The company also contracts         equipment will best meet your      and portable oxygen systems,        8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday
                     Medical Equipment (DME)            with a local respiratory thera-    needs. They will bill Medicare     hospital beds, motorized and        through Friday. For more infor-
                     company offering sales and         pist to provide follow-up visits   and your secondary insurance       manual wheelchairs, scooters,       mation, call 940-380-0455.
                     rental of quality name-brand       for its home-oxygen clients.       company. They also have con-       seat-lift chairs, walkers, TENS        Choice looks forward to
                     medical equipment.                 The staff provides free instruc-   tracts with several insurance      units, bathroom assist devices,     being your first choice for all
                       Many large companies and         tion in the safe and proper use    companies and can bill             safety aids and multiple devices    your home medical needs.




                                                                                                                          • Home Oxygen
                                                                                                                          • Walkers/Canes
                                                                                                                          • Nebulizers
                                                                                                                          • Commode Chairs
                                                                                                                          • Hospital Beds
                                                                                                                          • Shower Benches
                                                                                                                          • Motorized & Manual
                                                                                                                            Wheel Chairs
                                                                                                                          • Assistive Devices
                                                                                                                          • Seat Lift Chairs




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Ruby’s Diner still the talk of the townies
   Nancy and Ken Willis con-          Council member, a sheriff ’s        Ken said. “It’s in my blood.”




                                                                                                                                                                                     Meet The People
tinue the tradition of service        deputy, a police officer, a local      Nancy and Ken Willis are                                                       Ruby’s patrons sip
known by those who’ve been            attorney and even a journalist      the third owners of the restau-                                                   on coffee and chat
around Ruby’s Diner on the            or two — all sharing bits of the    rant started by Ruby Faught. A                                                    around the table.
Square since it opened in 1987.       day’s news.                         longtime resident of Denton,                                                      For more than 20
   Owners of the eatery for the          Owner Ken Willis often tops      Ken says he has always loved                                                      years, the diner
past nine years, the couple has       coffee cups and tea glasses, as     the city and the Square.                                                          has been a staple
become as much a part of the          time permits, chatting with            “That’s why we bought                                                          on Denton’s down-
diner as it is to the community.      customers who have become           Ruby’s,” he said.                                                                 town Square with
   Known for its breakfast coffee     more like family.                      Members of the Willis family                                                   its homestyle
clique where old-timers stop in          “Every day always brings         all are a part of the restaurant,                                                 menu and friendly,




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to trade quips, the restaurant at     something different,” he said. “I   with Ken overseeing opera-                                                        familiar waitstaff.
111 N. Elm St. is also the place to   get to see people I grew up with    tions and Nancy handling the                                                      Nancy and Ken
be at lunch, where businessmen        and have known all my life. I       accounting. Their children,                                                       Willis own the
and businesswomen mingle              also get to watch the kids as       Ralph and Kayla, have grown                                                       place.
with young families and older         they come in and grow up.”          up as part of the business.
residents alike.                         The restaurant’s walls feature      In addition to the home-style    year, the restaurant’s dedicat-     co-owners of Beth Marie’s Old-
   The buffet-style lunches           photos and news clippings           fare, Ruby’s also serves up exot-   ed, longtime staff is willing and   Fashioned Ice Cream Soda
attract a steady crowd — the          depicting the flavorful mix of      ic game. The restaurant offers      ready to serve the award-win-       Fountain, in addition to their
diner’s menu is a well-known          folks who make Ruby’s Diner on      catering services for special       ning dishes at Ruby’s Diner.        service with a number of organ-
topic of discussion around town.      the Square a regular routine.       occasions and has been a part          Honors have run the gamut        izations, including the Denton
   “What’s on Tuesdays?”                 Dishes popular among             of the many events around the       from best home-style and most       Main Street Association, Den-
   “It’s barbecue day, don’t you      Denton residents range from         Square each year.                   affordable awards from the          ton Chamber of Commerce,
remember?”                            the comforting chicken dump-           Open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.       Taste of North Texas to Best        Denton Holiday Lighting Com-
   “Count me in then.”                lings to the must-have chicken-     Sunday through Wednesday            Breakfast and Best Pie awards       mittee, University of North
   The conversations around           fried steak — the same chicken-     and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday       from the Denton Record-             Texas athletics and much more.
the long group tables and the         fried steak recipe once produced    through Saturday, the restau-       Chronicle’s annual Best of             If you’re looking for a place
smaller four-person tables            at the Charcoal Broiler, a          rant only closes twice a year —     Denton competition.                 to enjoy both a good meal and
make the experience of dining         Denton restaurant once owned        Thanksgiving Day and Christ-           In their spare time, members     good company, be sure to stop
at Ruby’s one to cherish. It’s not    and operated by Ken’s dad.          mas Day.                            of the Willis family are very       by Ruby’s Diner on the Square.
uncommon to see a City                   “I grew up in this business,”       On the other 363 days each       involved in the community as           We’ll see you there.


                           Ruby’s Diner on the Square
                                                                                 Ruby’s Buffets:
                                                                              Monday – Meatloaf
                                                                              Tuesday – Chicken
                                                                            Wednesday – Roast Beef
                                                                               Thursday – BBQ
                                                                               Friday – Seafood
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                     Unity, innovation set McKissack Realty Group apart
Meet The People        Awesome! Professional, Help-                                                                                                            oversee all aspects involved in                Brad.
                     ful, Efficient. We will recom-                  TEAM LIST                                                                                 the home buying and selling                       Brad says, “We built, and con-
                     mend you guys the 1st chance we                 Linda & Jim McKissack, CRS: Owners                                                        process, ultimately ensuring a                 tinue to build, our real estate
                     get! Thanks again.                              Brad McKissack: Operating Partner                                                         smooth transaction for our                     business on a reputation of hon-
                                          — Preston & Robin          Julie Fisher: Listing Consultant     Rick Davison, ABR: Buyer Consultant                  clients,” Brad said.                           estly and heartfelt dedication to
                        Professional & helpful serv-                 Lyn Travis, ABR: Buyer Consultant           Gent Lewis: Buyer Consultant                     From entering property into                 our clients. Our business has
                     ices. Excellent.                                Brad McKissack Jr.: Buyer Consultant     Crystal Parker: Buyer Consultant                 the Multiple Listing Service to                grown dramatically from the
                                                                     Mary Kathryn Clay: Buyer Consultant        Josh Bishop: Buyer Consultant
                                                — M.V. Kahn
                                                                     Crista Travers: Buyer Consultant        Jamie Snailer: Listing Coordinator
                                                                                                                                                               keeping in constant contact                    referrals that we receive every
                        McKissack Realty Group, a                    Jacqui Bode: Client Care Coordinator     Padma Varanasi: Ad Coordinator                   with you all the way through the               day from our past clients, friends
                     division of Keller Williams                     Susan McKissack: Marketing Coordinator              Jordan Travis: Courier                closing and beyond, the process                and family. Over the past 15
                     Realty, has more than 20 years                                                                                                            is managed with great attention                years, we have sold more real
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                     of experience in all aspects of                                                                                                           to all areas. The group also                   estate than any other Realtor in
                     real estate.                                and REAL Trends. The Mc-                          Jim McKissack, owner/bro-                   offers the service of eight                    Denton County! We are on track
                        Jim, Linda and Brad Mc-                  Kissack Group consistently                      ker with Keller Williams, is a life           licensed buyer consultants who                 to have sold over 175 homes by
                     Kissack are members of the                  ranks in the top 10 for proper-                 member of the National                        work with homebuyers to locate                 the end of September!”
                     Howard Brinton Star Power                   ties sold among approximately                   Registry of Who’s Who in recog-               the ideal home that best suits                    In an effort to find a way to
                     Faculty, which is comprised of              80,000 agents within Keller                     nition of exemplary service both              their needs.                                   give back to their clients and
                     the continent’s top 1 percent of            Williams Realty International.                  to the community and to his                      “We also employ a courier                   community, a few years ago the
                     Realtors from all real estate                  Linda McKissack, the driving                 profession. Brad McKissack                    whose focus is to ensure that                  group purchased a moving van
                     companies. This innovative                  force behind the group’s success,               brought to the group his own                  paperwork, signs and all the                   and made it available to those
                     group gathers together once a               began her career selling residen-               blend of marketing creativity                 essentials are delivered in a                  who were selling or purchasing
                     year to share their best ideas,             tial real estate, but has also                  and managerial skills to launch               timely manner to get your home                 a home with McKissack Realty
                     network and learn from each                 gained a reputation as a noted                  the group to new heights as                   sold,” Brad said.                              Group and also to those who
                     other.                                      speaker, teacher and recruiter                  Denton County’s No. 1 real                       The phenomenal track record                 had done so in the past. In addi-
                        McKissack Realty Group has               along the way.                                  estate agency in properties sold.             of the McKissack Realty Group                  tion, the van is also available to
                     been named in Realtor Mag-                     Later joined by her husband,                 Linda, Jim and Brad have                      speaks for itself and guarantees               community service groups and
                     azine as one of the Top 100 Real            Jim, and her brother-in-law,                    adopted a unique team app-                    that highly trained professionals              other organizations.
                     Estate Teams in the nation, and             Brad, she combined skills and                   roach to achieve customer satis-              are providing the very best in                    On behalf of the entire
                     most recently in the Real Estate            experience in forming the suc-                  faction.                                      customer service. “We don’t                    McKissack Realty Group Team,
                     Top 200 Professionals list pub-             cessful McKissack Realty                          “We have grown our business                 believe in gimmicks, we believe                thank you Denton County for
                     lished by the Wall Street Journal           Group.                                          to include 15 specialists who                 in results,” say Jim, Linda and                choosing the McKissack Group!


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                                                                                                                                                                                     Meet The People
                                                                                                                                                                                     September 30, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                  Adams
                                                                                                                                                                  Furniture car-
                                                                                                                                                                  ries pieces for
                                                                                                                                                                  every room in
                                                                                                                                                                  the home.
                                                                                                                                                                  They also sell
                                                                                                                                                                  lamps, acces-
                                                                                                                                                                  sories, mir-
                                                                                                                                                                  rors,
                                                                                                                                                                  armoires,
                                                                                                                                                                  home office
                                                                                                                                                                  furniture and
                                                                                                                                                                  bedding.
                                                                                                                                                                  “We strive to
                                                                                                                                                                  have unique
                                                                                                                                                                  pieces of fur-
                                                                                                                                                                  niture and
                                                                                                                                                                  accessories
                                                                                                                                                                  that you just
                                                                                                                                                                  don’t find
                                                                                                                                                                  everywhere,”
                                                                                                                                                                  says owner
                                                                                                                                                                  Jim Smith.



Adams Furniture keeps Justin cozy
   Adams Furniture is a fixture                                         and bedding.                         business for more than 10 years.     said Adams Furniture has an
in local history, having fur-                  “We’re                      “We strive to have unique         Darrell Field and Eddie Romie,       advantage in the co-op because
nished Justin homes for 78               committed to                   pieces of furniture and acces-       salespeople for Adams Furni-         the main warehouse for the
years. Founded in 1929 by Mr.                                           sories that you just don’t find      ture, have come to know the          group is in Terrell.
B.R. Adams, the store began as a        keeping up with                 everywhere,” Smith said.             community well.                         “This allows us to access a
complete small-town full-line           the latest trends                  Smith said their goal is to          “They’ve built a great rapport    huge inventory,” Smith said,
department store.                          ... but we’ll                offer quality furniture at unbeat-   with our customers,” Smith said.     “and we can get something in
   “Adams moved to Justin from                                          able prices, while establishing         Adams Furniture offers many       tomorrow from the warehouse
Navo and bought a general store         always maintain                 relationships with their cus-        name brands of furniture             if a customer needs it.”
that had everything — shoes,              our quality.”                 tomers that span generations.        including Lane, Broyhill, Sealy,        The buying power of the co-
clothing and furniture,” current                                           “We’re committed to keeping       Riverside, Davis, Hickory Hill,      op combined with the individu-
                                             — Jim Smith, owner,
owner Jim Smith said.                                                   up with the latest trends, styles    Howard Miller and, most              alism of being independent
                                                 Adams Furniture
   Over the years, Adams’ son                                           and colors, but we’ll always         recently, Tempur-Pedic.              keeps Adams Furniture cus-
and son-in-law took over the                                            maintain our quality,” he said.         Having been located in the        tomers’ shopping experiences
store, evolving with the times,                                            While Justin is booming with      same building since 1938, the        personal.
carrying furniture and electron-        In 1980, Smith became part-     new homes and an influx of new       business is able to sell furniture      Adams Furniture offers deliv-
ics such as radios and televisions   ners with Adams’ sons, and by      residents, Adams Furniture           at greatly reduced prices be-        ery and complete set-up and is
along with appliances.               1982, he bought the store out-     prides itself on “down home”         cause of its low overhead, Smith     located in Justin approximately
   “They sold the first refrigera-   right. Adams Furniture contin-     service.                             said. Also to help maintain low      4.5 miles off Interstate 35W, at
tors,” Smith said.                   ues to be family-owned and            “Service is very important,”      prices, Adams Furniture is part      the intersection of FM407 and
   Smith, a Justin resident since    operated, but has fine-tuned its   Smith said. “We talk and spend       of a buying group, a 40-store        FM156. Business hours are 9
childhood, began working part-       store through the years by         a lot of time with our customers,    cooperative that allows small        a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
time at Adams Furniture in           becoming solely a furniture        giving them a real personal serv-    dealers to purchase in truckload     Wednesday and Friday and
1969 during high school and          store, carrying pieces for every   ice.”                                quantities at truckload prices.      Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
continued throughout his col-        room in the home. They also sell      Another advantage the store       The co-op includes small inde-       Thursday.
lege years at the University of      lamps, accessories, mirrors,       has is that two of Smith’s           pendent furniture stores scat-          For more information, visit
North Texas.                         armoires, home office furniture    employees have worked for the        tered across the South. Smith        www.adamsfurniture.biz.
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                                                         Adams Furniture
Meet The People                                               in Justin
                                                         Pre-Holiday Clearance
                                                   With lots of fresh new items pouring in from the October
                                                      Furniture market Adams needs to MAKE ROOM!
                                                                     G R E AT D E A L S ! !
                                                               Curios, Lamps, Recliners,
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                                                               Swivel Rockers, Pictures,
                                                              Tables, Grandfather Clocks,
                                                            and everything else in the store                                                                                                         Sofa on Sale $599
                     Table & Four Chairs $599
                                                                                  ON SALE NOW!!

                                                                                      Lots of Bedroom Sets
                                                                                         Beautiful Oak,
                                                                                         Classic Cherry,
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Great Selection of
                                                                                          Warm Pines                                                                                                  Recliners on Sale


                     Cherry Home Office                                                    ALL ON SALE!!                                                                                                        Large
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Selection
                     Desk with Hutch                                                                                                                                                                            of
                     only $1497                                                                                                                                                                                 Occasion
                                                                                       Lots of                                                                                                                  al Chairs
                                                                                  Dining Room Sets                                                                                                              on Sale

                                                                                  ALL REDUCED!!
                                                                              These are only a few examples
                     Broyhill 100% Leather sectional. $2397                   of the GREAT DEALS in our
                                                                               HUGE Inventory in Justin!
                                                                                    Special 12-month,
                                                                             INTEREST FREE FINANCING
                                                                                   (delivery available!)                                                                         Queen Size Poster Bed. $599
                                                                                                                                                                                 All other pieces also on sale
                                                          Family Owned – You deal with local people
                                                                                               Quick Delivery on Most Items!
                                                                                      Check out our website at www.adamsfurniture.biz
                                                                     Adams Furniture, only minutes away, has been serving North Texas since 1938!
                                                                     Although every precaution is taken, errors in prices and/or specifications may occur. We reserve the right to correct any such error.

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                     940-648-3145                           JUSTIN
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