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It’s a Ritzy, Glitzy Christmas

| December 1, 2016
It’s a Ritzy, Glitzy Christmas

Imperial Sugar Land home serves up sparkles and glitter For 25 years Child Advocates of Fort Bend has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support its programs.

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Homegrown Roasters Brewing a Strong Passion for Fresher Coffee

| December 1, 2016
Homegrown Roasters Brewing a Strong Passion for Fresher Coffee

Fort Bend Coffee Roasters To Open Richmond Coffeehouse And Offer Brewing Classes By Anna Saikin Bryan Hibbard, the founder of Fort Bend Coffee Roasters, didn’t grow up drinking coffee. He only discovered an affinity for the hot beverage in college after a roommate who worked at Starbucks shared his free stash, which Hibbard brewed in […]

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The Curtain is Set to Rise on Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

| December 1, 2016
The Curtain is Set to Rise on Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land

The Performing Art Center’s Distinctive Features Will Be An Integral Part Of Each Performance By Mara Soloway Just as artists can practice for years to perfect their performance, the partners involved in bringing Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land to life – the City of Sugar Land and ACE SL, LLC (ACE) – had been working […]

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Local Teens Compete at Pebble Beach in Nature Valley First Tee Open

| December 1, 2016
Local Teens Compete at Pebble Beach in Nature Valley First Tee Open

Scott Shuster And Stephen Boyd Play With The Pros In Annual Event Local teens Scott Shuster and Stephen Boyd represented The First Tee of Greater Houston at the 13th annual Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, a PGA Tour Champions event. The professional player field included World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard […]

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Eagle Scout Project Grants Handcrafted Tables, Benches to Discovery Park

| December 1, 2016
Eagle Scout Project Grants Handcrafted  Tables, Benches to Discovery Park

Boy Scout Jacob “JT” Miller stands under the Discovery Park pavilion following the delivery of his Eagle Scout project. Miller’s project consisted of building four picnic tables and two benches for the park with the help of his family and fellow scouts from Boy Scout Troop 567 of Katy. Jacob “JT” Miller’s Efforts Appreciated By […]

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Katy Happenings December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Katy Happenings December 2016

Mark your calendar with upcoming events and charitable events.

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Ski Time at Angel Fire

| December 1, 2016
Ski Time at Angel Fire

New Mexico Resort Offers Snowy Fun For The Whole Family By Elizabeth Anthony Angel Fire Resort, located in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, has been named one of the “Top 25 Best Family Friendly Ski Resorts in America” by Vacation Guides of America. The resort opened in 1966 as a small ski destination […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Truly Moore and Patrick Kane

| December 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Truly Moore and Patrick Kane

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Donatella Barbera and Damiano Salvadori The Tuscan countryside became a perfect wedding destination for Truly Moore and Patrick Kane, who had already shared international adventures throughout their courtship and engagement. Truly is a lifelong Houstonian who attended Bellaire High and earned a B.S. degree in speech pathology at University […]

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Socially Speaking with Jennifer Pierce December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Socially Speaking with Jennifer Pierce December 2016

Autism Rescue Angels

For those fortunate enough to secure a ticket, the Second Annual Fall Luncheon at the Houston Racquet Club on Sept. 27 was an inspirational event filled with heartfelt glimpses into the lives of families touched by autism. Autism Rescue Angels is a nonprofit […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now – December 2016

Dolce & Gabbana- Dolce Box Maiolica-Print Calfskin Satchel Bag With Floral Studs. NEIMANMARCUS.COM

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A Celebration of Individuality

| December 1, 2016
A Celebration of Individuality

The Rise Of White And Off-White Shades In Home Interiors The first step many homeowners consider when designing a room is the color palette, and often times, they opt for hues that highlight their own distinct personality. Now that Gen-Y and Millennials have reached professional rank, we’re seeing a steady increase in changing the status […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Objects That Have Sentimental Value to You

| December 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Objects That Have Sentimental Value to You

Jewelry pictures can be made with damaged pieces of costume jewelry by sewing or gluing the broken pieces onto a piece of velvet, felt or other fabrics.

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Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

| December 1, 2016
Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

Millions More Use Injections To Get The Perfect Pucker A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures have grown faster. “We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves almost […]

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the Editor’s Picks … December 2016

| December 1, 2016
the Editor’s Picks …  December 2016

-Wild Foxes Jump on Trampoline
-Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter
-Melted Snowman Cookies

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Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

| December 1, 2016
Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

Memorial Hermann Health System Offers Some Prevention Tips School sports have kicked into high gear, and that means physicians may be seeing more sports-related injuries. “Because children’s bodies are still growing and changing, we often see different types of sports-related injuries in kids than in adults,” says Andy Shen, M.D., a family medicine and sports […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas, December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Holiday Gift Ideas, December 2016

LACENTERRA LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch in Katy is your one-stop shop for dining, shopping and entertainment this holiday season! There are over 70 fabulous shops and restaurants to choose from. Give your someone special the perfect gift this holiday season with a LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch gift card. You can purchase gift cards in person […]

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Ten Easy Design Tips With A Big Impact

| December 1, 2016
Ten Easy Design Tips With A Big Impact

Transform Your Home Without Spending A Fortune The change of seasons to fall and eventually winter is a great time to give your home a face lift. Ready to make some changes, but don’t want to break the bank? An interior design expert at Vant Wall Panels, Jeffrey Welder, has some easy-to-implement design tips. Use […]

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HISTORICAL – The Names of Katy Subdivisions

| December 1, 2016
HISTORICAL – The Names of Katy Subdivisions

by Carol Adams It is a fact that the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (MKT) established our town when it chose this location for a depot. How it came to be named Katy is also known. Early resident James Oliver Thomas named the town Katy when he established a U.S. Post Office in his store on January 23, […]

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Around Katy December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Around Katy December 2016

HARRIS COUNTY ESD 48 FIRE DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSE Harris County ESD 48’s Annual Open House on Oct. 23 was a success with well over 3,000 people in attendance at all three participating stations. With the early unveiling of the brand new Station 5, the new multi-building complex drew the largest crowd with just over 1,600 […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, December 2016

Read about the achievements of area schools and students.

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Discoveries December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Discoveries December 2016

RIDE INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH VESPA (RED)® The brand new (VESPA)RED is now helping to drive the end of AIDS. Available in the U.S. starting December 1, 2016 and globally in 2017. Order though certified Vespa official retailers. (RED)® is a simple idea that transforms our incredible collective power as consumers into a financial force […]

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Katy Business December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Katy Business December 2016

KATY AREA EDC NAMES STANLEY “EAGLE” LEADERSHIP AND ECONO­MIC DEVELOPMENT AWARD WINNER In March of 2016, the Katy area lost a leader and community member in Stan C. Stanley. To honor his contributions and continue his legacy, the Katy Area Economic Development Council created the Stan C. Stanley “Eagle” Leadership and Economic Development Award. On […]

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Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata

| December 1, 2016
Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata

An Easy Delicious Dessert!

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Recent Tastings with Folio Partners and Others

| December 1, 2016
Recent Tastings with Folio Partners and Others

All Listed Wines Highly Recommended Folio Partners, founded in 2004 by the Michael Mondavi family, is an im­porter of premium wines from family winemakers who share their passion for making great wines (plus their own wines). Michael Mondavi Family Estate wines, with the recent addition of iconic wine consultant Daniel Schuster, tasted in Napa:   […]

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Book Reviews December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Book Reviews December 2016

GET CROSS FOR THE HOLIDAYS Keeping calm for the holidays just got a little easier with the release of The New York Times Keep Merry and Crossword On. St. Martin’s Press, home to the classic New York Times Crosswords and Sudoku collections, doesn’t disappoint its dedicated followers. For the last 16 years, St. Martin’s has […]

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Buick Envision and BMW 3-Series

| December 1, 2016
Buick Envision and BMW 3-Series

The Buick Envision is an all-new luxury compact crossover.

The BMW 3-Series includes the 320i, the 328d diesel, the 330i and the most powerful 340i in both 4-door sedan and sport wagon models.

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