Broadway Bank Wealth Management goes beyond the surface to protect this unique asset for future generations.

By Reid Reagan, VP Oil & Gas/Mineral Department Manager 

Oil and gas mineral ownership is a unique privilege that is often passed from one generation to the next. It can create a significant amount of wealth for you, your family, and its future generations. While mineral ownership is an exceptional opportunity for many, it also comes with challenges that often make ownership complex and difficult to manage compared to more traditional interests. At Broadway Bank Wealth Management, our dedicated team of professionals have unmatched expertise to assist mineral and royalty owners by providing a comprehensive, concierge-level approach to mineral management to ensure owners realize the full potential of this unique asset.

According to the National Association of Royalty Owners, there are an estimated 12 million oil and gas mineral owners in the United States. Together, these owners collect some $50 billion in annual royalty payments. For many individuals and families, mineral assets form the foundation of their wealth generation. Yet too often these assets are at best under-managed, resulting in a significant loss of financial opportunity. In a time of exponential change in both the global economy and the oil and gas industry, it is imperative that mineral owners have a complete understanding of their mineral asset portfolio and its full value potential. 

There are many benefits to enlisting the services of a certified professional to assist with the management of your mineral and royalty assets. First, confirm and verify that you are getting paid correctly and timely for your royalty payments. It’s critical to monitor your monthly payments for accuracy and to ensure that you are getting paid in compliance with the terms of your oil and gas lease. Second, to reclaim time. The effective management of minerals can be very time-consuming and can become overwhelming to many individuals without the necessary tools and skillset. Third, to ensure that your future generations are in the best position to benefit from your mineral assets. This is accomplished by maintaining an up-to-date inventory and status for all your oil and gas assets and when required, managing the conveyance of mineral ownership to properly transfer title and associated revenue. 

For 80 years, Broadway Bank has been an integral part of South-Central Texas, evolving into one of the largest independently owned banks in Texas. Our team empowers mineral owners to protect and optimize the value of their mineral holdings. Our team offers clients industry leading full-scale management services from maintaining current inventory and status for all your assets to marketing unleased mineral properties. We combine decades of industry experience along with cutting edge technology to help mineral and royalty owners navigate the challenging energy environment. 

Reid joined Broadway Bank in February 2020 with over 13 years of experience in the oil and gas exploration and production industry as a mineral and land professional. He has extensive experience in negotiating acquisition and divestiture transactions, oil and gas leasing, business development, prospect evaluation and due diligence. He has spent years developing his oil and gas transactional proficiency while working multiple oilfield basins including the Permian Basin, Anadarko Basin, Powder River Basin, Eagleford Shale and the Barnett Shale. If you are interested in learning more about our oil, gas, and mineral management services contact Reid Reagan at or visit




Center for Child Protection’s Play Bingo Dazzles

By Rob Giardinelli     Photography by Haley Plotkin

Bethany Zinsmeyer and Teri Brown

THE SETTING: Recently, the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin was the setting for one of the city’s most anticipated Fall events. A sold-out crowd featuring over 1,000 of the region’s most influential sociables and philanthropists gathered for the Center for Child Protection’s 18th annual Play Bingo Luncheon. The afternoon featured fun and fabulous prizes for winners who often had themed tables.

Melissa Cason

THE STYLE: The Austin-chic crowd began the afternoon in the foyer of the venue where guests sipped champagne and perused the over 130 silent auction items which included jewelry, luxury handbags, and other goodies all generously provided by local merchants. Revelers then headed to their tables to begin the afternoon of bingo playing. Emcee Jim Spencer and Guardian Angel Melissa Cason effortlessly kept the event and the game-playing flowing at a festive pace. In addition to various table prizes presented throughout the event, there were also eight bingo winners who took home grand prizes from such notable brands as Lake Austin Resort & Spa and Neiman Marcus.

Shonnery Pettit, Dr. Ashley Garling and Traci Briscoe

THE PURPOSE: The event raised over $735,000 for The Center for Child Protection, which provides a first stop for children in Travis County who are victims of physical or sexual abuse as well as children who have witnessed violent crimes. In 2020, the center forensic, therapy, medial, and support services to 1,739 children.



Hon. Mervin Wyatt-Ras, Debbye Crofoot, Lynn Wyatt and Trey Wyatt

Lynn Wyatt Honored At Houston Luncheon

By Lance Avery Morgan     Photography by Fulton Davenport

David Paul and Mia Gradney

THE SETTING: Recently, the Downtown Rotary Club of Houston hosted a fundraiser luncheon to celebrate the life of Houston philanthropist Lynn Wyatt, the original influencer. KHOU Channel 11’s Mia Gradney and David Paul handled the emcee duties honoring the style legend…and the festivities included live and silent auctions in addition to Elizabeth Anthony and M. Penner fashions show produced by Lenny Matuszewski. The local-lebrity models included Rotary Club of Houston members Miranda Sevcik, Kristi Koncaba, Kenny Koncaba, Jeff Horner and Merita O’Krinsky.  A highlight of the auction was a Vincent Peach Design custom gold and diamond bracelet valued at $7,128.00. It was donated by Cindy Lewis of Lewis Jewelers. General Manager Robert Castle and Vincent Peach were on hand to present the bracelet to the winner, Shayna Andrews.

Jana L. Phillips, Douglas Drummond and Shelly deZevallos

THE STYLE: Lynn Wyatt arrived with sons Bradford, Trey and his wife the Honorable Mervin Wyatt-Ras (Member of the Aruba Parliament),  Dr. Sam Hunt and Billy Wells from the Wyatt Ranches of Texas, Mady Kades and the Rabbi David Lyon. Lynn Wyatt joined the co-chairs, Jana and Shelly with Rotary President Brice Cambas and Founding Charter President Rick Slemaker to present Lynn with awards including City of Houston Proclamation, and the first ever awarded to a non-member the Paul Harris Fellow Award. Douglas Drummond II, CEO, Geo H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Directors was the Presenting Sponsor. Joining him at his table were Lisa Simon, Dot and Walter Cunningham, Rick Slemaker and Debbye Crofoot.

Robert Castle, Lynn Wyatt and Vincent Peach

THE PURPOSE: Chaired by Shelly deZevallos and Jana L. Phillips, the event was held in the Ballroom at Bayou Place and raised over $100,000 to benefit The Downtown Rotary Club‘s Houston Community Service Projects. “It was a privilege to be the cochair with Shelly deZevallos to honor Lynn Wyatt for all her philanthropic efforts through the years. The funds Raised at the event will go to several Rotary projects that will continue to help the Houston community.” states Jana Phillips.

Brice and Sarah Cambas













By Lance Avery Morgan    Photography courtesy of Neiman Marcus

If you grew up in Texas, or even if you just arrived, you very likely know about Neiman Marcus’ The Christmas Book. Growing up, I loved pouring over the catalog to finally arrive at the season’s extravagant His & Hers gifts that would jump off the page. From owning exotic camels, to sailing the world in a hot air balloon, anything seemed possible from those pages. Now, re-live the excitement of the fabled Texas brand’s luxe look at gifting (and receiving) with the newest 2021 holiday guide offers a world of possibilities. Here are a few of our favorite things we are considering this year…

Vista Alegre Personalized Dinnerware and Portugal Trip

We all look forward to the holiday season as a time to connect with their families and loved ones, embracing traditions old and new, wouldn’t you agree? First, the Vista Alegre personalized dinnerware & Portugal trip invites you to explore the rich history, stunning architecture, and the natural beauty of Portugal all while helping to design your own bespoke fine porcelain place setting for 12 to elevate even the most experienced entertainer’s tablescapes ($80,000; pages 82–83).

Little People, BIG DREAMS London Adventure Fantasy Gift

For avid readers and dreamers alike, the Little People, Big Dreams London Adventure will have you and your little ones traveling to London and working closely with author Maria Isabel Sánchez Vegara and the illustrators to cowrite your own inspirational story and turn it into your very own special edition of the Little People, Big Dreams library ($35,000; pages 90–91).

The Mughal Heart Diamond Fantasy Gift

Then, there’s the breathtaking Mughal Heart Diamond, a spectacular 30.86-carat diamond that includes the extraordinary bonus of naming the stone through the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), linking to your family forever ($6,100,000; pages 88–89).

Throughout the over 60-year history of the Fantasy Gifts, we love that they have evolved to reflect the interests and priorities of the customers and world around them. For this reason, Neiman Marcus is proud to introduce two of this year’s gifts that celebrate the steps we can take, both large and small, toward being more sustainable.

Barrett-Jackson Hummer Ev Edition 1

For the forward-thinking explorers, the Barrett-Jackson Hummer Ev Edition 1 makes every drive a journey to remember with this exclusive edition of the world’s first fully electric super truck curated by automotive expert and Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson. This Fantasy Gift experience includes VIP access for two to the owner’s skybox and the opportunity to “drop the gavel” on the world-famous auction block at the 2022 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction ($285,000, pages 78–79).

he Ultimate Renewable Luxury Experience with Neiman Marcus & Fashionphile Fantasy Gift

For those looking to refresh their closet, The Ultimate Renewable Luxury Experience With Neiman Marcus & Fashionphile, is the perfect gift to combine your love of fashion and your love of the planet. As part of the three-part ultimate circular-economy shopping experience, customers will have Neiman Marcus and Fashionphile experts assist them in identifying items in their closet to sell to Fashionphile before embarking on a whopping $100,000 shopping spree at their preferred store with Neiman Marcus Fashion & Lifestyle Director Lisa Aiken to fill their newly cleaned out closet with the best in fashion. From there, the customer will go to the Fashionphile headquarters to meet Founder and President Sarah Davis. Upon arrival, the customer will be presented with an all- access pass from Sarah Davis, who will help in selecting five vintage pieces to borrow and swap out anytime. ($345,000; pages 80–81).

The Roaring Twenties Party By Bronson van Wyck Fantasy Gift

Surely it wouldn’t be a Fantasy Gifts list without presenting once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experiences that you can only access through the magic of Neiman Marcus. With 19 of your closest friends, indulge in excess and exuberance with The Roaring Twenties Party By Bronson Van Wyck, one of our favorite hosts-with-the-most. This Fantasy Gift offers an exclusive throwback soirée at the Apollo Theater, the legendary Harlem landmark, designed by party planner extraordinaire Bronson van Wyck. Start the night by seeing your name in lights on the marquee, and then enjoy amazing music, cocktails, and dining experiences, all on the Apollo stage to celebrate the joy and magic of being together. ($395,000; pages 86–87).

Winter Magic with Lindsey Vonn at Caldera House Fantasy Gift

And finally, Winter Magic With Lindsey Vonn At Caldera Houseembodies the chicness of après ski at Jackson Hole’s premier luxury hotel and the excitement of hitting the slopes with international champion skier Lindsey Vonn with five of your closest friends, all in one unparalleled mountaintop experience ($235,000; pages 84–85). Swoosh!

So, what are you waiting for? These glam luxury gifts are designed to ignite the magic and whimsy the holidays have brought to customers since childhood, while also creating meaningful experiences, heirlooms, and memories to last a lifetime. Always a vital part of communities, each of this year’s Neiman Marcus Fantasy Gifts includes a charitable donation to organizations including The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation, The Lindsey Vonn Foundation, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, The Apollo Theater Foundation, and Boys & Girls Clubs of America. For more information, visit any Neiman Marcus store or Neiman Marcus.



By Lance Avery Morgan  

It’s that time again. It’s time to get inspired to find hidden treasures at The Settlement Home for Children’s 46th Annual Garage & Estate Sale. On November 5-7, the Palmer Events Center (900 Barton Springs Road, in Austin), is the place to be. We love that the sale is a unique Austin tradition that provides an opportunity to shop tens of thousands of items at truly bargain prices. While ranging from jewelry to furniture to tools, there’s something for everyone! The best part, that we likely love most, is that every dollar raised goes to support the families and children The Settlement Home for Children serves.

The Settlement Home for Children, a Texas mainstay, is a licensed nonprofit organization that serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse, and neglect. They provide 24-hour care to help children in foster care access the materials and support needed to restore and preserve a permanent sense of well-being. Our mission is to promote healing and growth in children, young adults, and families by providing a continuum of care, support, and resources.

Each of their vital programs builds a foundation for children so that they can develop a set of skills and beliefs that lead to self-efficacy. The support they provide includes taking care of children’s therapeutic counseling, emotional needs and physical health, providing nourishing meals and recreational activities, helping them develop healthy relationships and supporting their academic growth.

For more information about the 46th Annual Garage & Estate Sale and to buy tickets, visit or contact




By Lance Avery Morgan             Photography courtesy of Hot Pie Media

Have you ever wanted to have one, central place to find all your favorite podcasts…and to discover new ones, too? Look no further, thanks to the recent launch of Austin-based Hot Pie Media. The top-drawer talent in Hot Pie’s stable is staggering, including hosts like Academy Award and Tony Award -winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, award-winning actor Chris Noth (“Sex and the City”), Emmy Award -winning actor Judge Reinhold, (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Beverly Hills Cop”) and Steppenwolf founder John Kay (known for the Rock anthems: “Born to be Wild” and “Magic Carpet Ride”). Whew.

With daily original podcasts, music shows, and specials…and with a powerhouse team of media industry professionals at the helm, the on-demand network creates diverse and all-encompassing content on over 30 platforms with an impressive list of celebrity hosts. So, the Hot Pie Media Network allows podcast creators to do what they do best: create, and Hot Pie Media does what it does best: produce, manage, distribute, promote, and monetize content. Hot Pie Media covers topics ranging from the arts, business/finance, comedy, crime, curiosity, and entertainment, to food, health, history, inspiration/spirituality, kids/family, Latino, lifestyle, music, news/politics, science/technology, society/culture, and TV/film, and the company continues to add to this list.

Hot Pie Media has assembled a world-class team of partners from the top level of the media and entertainment industry including renowned media veterans Robert Walker (KLRU-TV/Austin City Limits Board of Directors), John Peyton (founder of Jagger Peyton Entertainment), and UK-based Chris Jagger (musician and author, and younger brother of Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger), Sherry Daly (worked with The Rolling Stones for nearly 40 years, running their London management office and was personal manager to Charlie Watts for more than thirty years and Ronnie Wood for the last ten years of her tenure prior to her retirement), David Raphael (the visionary behind the marketing success of podcasts “Joe Rogan,” “SmartLess,” “Serial”, “This American Life,” Anna Faris’ “Unqualified” and Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert”), and Andrew “Andy” Meyer whose accomplishments include: former President of Robert Redford’s production company, Executive Producer of iconic movies “The Breakfast Club,” (giving John Hughes his first directing deal), “Birdy,” “Better Off Dead,” and “Fried Green Tomatoes,” as well as Executive Producer of Sting’s GRAMMY Award-winning music video “Bring On The Night.” Now that’s serving up some talent and content.

“Our partners and relationships in the industry play an active role in the day-to-day development of our original and curated content,” said co-founder Robert Walker. “There’s a lot of talent, both celebrated and yet to be discovered that deserves to be heard but don’t have the support, expertise or time to reach a larger audience on their own. That’s why we created Hot Pie Media.” Said Co-founder John Peyton, “Creating nationally syndicated radio shows was rewarding for us because of our affinity for terrestrial radio stations; however, podcasting and streaming is now in the mainstream of content creation and distribution.”

Hot Pie Media has licensed, developed, and acquired the most unique audio/visual content for distribution on over 30 listening platforms, which include Spotify, Apple, Amazon, Stitcher, iHeartRadio, Castbox, Google Podcasts, and YouTube. So, what are you waiting for? Tune into a new favorite podcast today.