Growing up in Texas, I thought this as my first boss in an oil rig firm located in Dallas, Texas hailed from Tyler. He was the nicest man and convinced me to take my family there to visit the Rose Festival. Thus, one might think that Tyler, Texas, situated in the Bible Belt of Texas would be a family friendly place to visit and one where the American Dream could be realized for small businesses. Today, nothing could be further from the truth. In a recent May 25th article that appeared on Bloomberg News entitled The Texas Town Trolls built, we learn that Tyler is one of two East Texas towns that host the shell companies of a group of Un-American patent trolling lawyers who are destroying small businesses across the nation by what appears to be a sophisticated legal extortion scam. So before moving to Texas, one must now consider the toxic legal environment where corruption appears to be rampant. But don't take my world for this. Visit the city and watch the recent documentary entitled Patent Scam. The movie left such a bad taste in my mouth that I will never take my family back to spend money in their Rose Festival. Such a shame.