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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Jacklen Taylor of Lil’ Outlaws handmade crafts and soaps of Tarpley is hosting a fundraiser sale benefiting the American Cancer Society and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

The event will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, from noon to 3 p.m., at the Bandera Athletic Academy and Outlaw Photography Studio next door to Taquerias Aguascalientes in the Bandera Village strip mall.

On offer will be Taylor’s handmade wooden crafts, soaps, bath and body products, baked goods, and Breast Cancer Awareness pins. All of the profits from the event will go toward cancer research. Donations of checks made out directly to the American Cancer Society will be accepted.

Free samples will be available, and a drawing will be held for an Outlaw Photography photo shoot and print. Outlaw Photography will be on hand to take free photos of visitors in the Outlaw Studio.

For more information on Lil’ Outlaws, call 830-822-5999 or visit For more information on cancer research, visit or

26 Oct 2008

Lil’ Outlaws of Tarpley to host cancer research fundraiser

Author: James Taylor | Filed under: Business

Despite the threatening clouds of a cold front blowing in, the Bandera Cross Country Meet at the Bandera City Park was a great success and a lot of fun to photograph.

Being a photographer at a cross country meet is a pretty simple procedure: photograph runners getting ready to run, photograph the starting jump, photograph runners as they round the final bend, then catch them as they cross the finish line. The challenge comes in trying to catch all of the hometown runners (Bandera, Medina, and Utopia within my jurisdiction) in at least one photo each. Many of the teams wear similar jerseys, have the same school colors, and sometimes even the same school mascot. And despite the length of the course, they still go by fast, even on that final curve.

Photos will go online within a few days!

The park, often cited as one of Bandera’s hidden jewels, was a beautiful location for the meet. There was plenty of parking and great scenery for visitors and runners alike to enjoy.

Thanks to Bandera ISD’s eNewsletter, I was kept up to date on the times for each of the sets of runners, from 7th grade to varsity.

Bandera ISD, thanks to a great new media and tech team headed up by Communications Director Brad Domitrovich, has a community-leading digital presence in the lives of the parents, students, and educators it serves. This level of digital presence and connectivity is one which many local businesses and organizations would be well rewarded for imitating. As I have long preached to my marketing clients, there is no medium for reaching customers with a better return on investment than the web.

Through and my involvement with the Bandera Business Association, look to see more of me talking business development around Bandera County!

For now, I’m going to finish up this post (written and published entirely from Dairy Queen via my iPhone!) and head to Leakey for the Medina Bobcats varsity football game! See you guys there!