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From the monthly archives: March 2007

Garrett Patton will tell you that he’s no better at styling hair than anyone else. He may not think he is but his clients do. Despite the disclaimer, he’s booked solid and often can’t even get away to grab lunch. The 33-year-old projects an air of easy confidence with clients who return year after year to benefit from his eye for style and his intense concentration.

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Chocolate Heaven

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Anjanette’s Chocolate Café & Truffle Shoppe is on the square in Gainesville across from the Cooke County Courthouse. Inside, on the wall, is a mural depicting historic downtown Gainesville. There are a classic silver candelabra and big leather chairs, and stacks of decorative gift boxes adorned with ribbons imprinted with the store’s tagline, “For the Love of Chocolate,” which sums things up nicely.

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Found Treasures

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Gina Vicars’ consignment shop has been marking down high priced-items for 18 years. All garments are brand name and are newer rather than older. If it’s out of style, it’s out of here.

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“This poem has been on my refrigerator since my children were very young as a reminder of all that really matters in life. When I (or my children) get confused about what’s really important, we simply go to the refrigerator and read this poem. It says it all.”—Sherry Christie

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Bob Allen has been in the radio business since he was a kid in Oklahoma City. He owns and operates Texoma’s KJIM-AM. With a notable career in radio and advertising from one coast to the other, Allen always wanted his own radio station.

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“10-4!”

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Broderick Crawford (1911-1984) was an accomplished actor in movies like All the King’s Men. But it was his 1955-1959 television series “Highway Patrol” that most boomers remember best. As Highway Patrol Chief Dan Mathews, Crawford commanded 30 million viewers a week.

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Texoma TV

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Charlie Haldeman is the KXII news director, and he is the co-anchor of First News at Six and Ten alongside Maureen Kane. He joined the First News team in January of 2006 and lives in Sherman with his wife Amanda and their daughter, Hattie Elaine.

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If you have a copy of the Sherman High School annual, The Athenian, for 1918, get hold of Betty Haralson Roberts (SHS ’45). In fact, if you have ever even seen one, tell Betty, for as far as she knows, there never was one.

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If you call him “Lil’ Tex,” the lawyers for the Texas State Fair will come swooping down with a cease and desist order. That’s why the 22-foot cowboy who stands near the intersection of FM 1417 and Plainview Road goes by an alias even though his resemblance to his more famous cousin is striking.

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The Greatest Motivator

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For Me, This Magazine is the Single Most Rewarding Business Venture Ever.

Gerard C. Eakedale said it. I’ve experienced it. Recognition is the greatest motivator. Almost from the instant the first copy of this magazine got into people’s hands on December 15, it was recognized as something to be proud of.

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