LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Memorial Day is considered the official start to summer and one Lufkin business is hoping they can offer a safe place of fun for kids of all ages.
If you tell Natasha Heath that the comic book industry is dead, she will tell you that you are wrong.
Natasha left her job in the restaurant management business to pursue a dream both her and her son share.
"I thought this is what I need to do. I need to open a place where everyone can be accepted and acceptable," said Heath.
So she took a name from her favorite show, "Dr. Who", and last November started Bad Wolf Gaming in downtown Lufkin.
Natasha's son is autistic but loves comics and card games, so she used this opportunity to help others.
"I like it because I can go and work and relax. It's kind of my sanctuary," said Isaac Heath.
"For some people, social interaction is difficult and having friends is difficult. This is an area where you can't sit across a table and play a game without communicating," said Heath.
The various games and comics have drawn in all ages.
"Teens and adults can get together and hang out and not care what you wear. It's a good place to hang out and talk to friends, play video games and joke around," said Taylor Eakin.
Heath says comics are a lot more than just drawings
"One of the best ways to get kids to read is with cartoons, so if you can get kids to read a cartoon, it just progresses to books from there," said Heath.
A learning experience she hopes many will undertake this summer.
Heath said that even though they have been opened since November, they are planning a grand opening on June 4.
In Great Britain, June 4 is Bad Wolf Day, a day to celebrate the "Dr.Who" character that inspired the store's name.
To learn more about Bad Wolf Gaming, you can visit their facebook page.