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Teen Thankful for the New Typical

| March 1, 2011
Teen Thankful for the New Typical

Strake Jesuit student returns to classroom after cancer battle Thomas Heiberger, a Katy resident and Strake Jesuit student, has typical days like any other 16-year-old and he’s thankful for that. Although he prefers not to think about the past too often, he can’t help but be very thankful for where he is today. Prayer and […]

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Around Katy Texas, News and Info, March 2011

| March 1, 2011
Around Katy Texas, News and Info, March 2011

HCC SUPPORTS CAPS AND CREATES MURAL. Pam Huebner, Houston Community College department chair for the HCC Veterinary Paramedic Program, served as a guest muralist for the new Jane Cizik Citizen for Animal Protection building located at 17555 Katy Freeway. CAP officials invited six guest artists to paint murals in their nine real-life rooms, which present […]

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Katy Texas Business News March 2011

| March 1, 2011
Katy Texas Business News March 2011

The Katy Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated its annual gala, “A Tribute to Katy,” on Feb. 4 at the Safari Texas Ballroom. The event included dinner as well as commemorative portraits for the guests and entertainment and dancing by the Password. The Chamber recognized the 2010 Award for Exceptional Service, Volunteer of the Year, Business […]

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Katy Modern Woodmen Thrived in Early 20th Century

| March 1, 2011
Katy Modern Woodmen Thrived in Early 20th Century

Katy has a unique link to one of the oldest and largest fraternal benefit societies in the United States. Created in 1883 by Joseph Cullen Root, the Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal, nonprofit society that provides life insurance, annuities, investment and banking products, along with fraternal member benefits for families and their communities. Root […]

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Local Author May Have Written the Next Big Thing in Publishing

| March 1, 2011
Local Author May Have Written the Next Big Thing in Publishing

C.C. Hunter pens paranormal romance in new Shadow Falls series In the world of Young Adult literature, paranormal romances are king. While they may be written for the teenage market, many of them appeal to adults, and they often spend weeks on the bestseller lists. Local author and Lifestyles & Homes contributor, Christie Craig, under […]

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Brad Meltzer’s Real Inner Circle

| March 1, 2011
Brad Meltzer’s Real Inner Circle

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New English Roses for 2011

| March 1, 2011
New English Roses for 2011

FOUR NEW DAVID AUSTIN VARIETIES BRED TO WITHSTAND HOUSTON HEAT Close your eyes and imagine the most romantic garden dreamscape. Chances are, your vision includes abundant fragrant English Roses in mixed garden beds or climbing stone walls and wooden arches.  It’s difficult to resist their charm and classic beauty. English Roses combine the full-bodied beauty […]

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The Dance of Tulips

| March 1, 2011
The Dance of Tulips

Getting The Most Life Out Of These Graceful Beauties Don’t be spooked if the straight, upright tulips that were arranged yesterday are leaning and drooping all over the place today. No mischief is involved, nor are the flowers wilting. “They’re just doing what tulips do—dance in the vase,” says David Caras of the Netherlands Flower Bulb […]

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The Secrets of Dining, According to Capitol Hill

| March 1, 2011
The Secrets of Dining, According to Capitol Hill

AUTHOR LINDA BAUER COMPILES RECIPES FROM PRESIDENTS AND CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES In classrooms across America, enthusiastic teachers try to make history come alive. Over Foreman grills and Bunsen burners they fry up an old favorite of George Washington’s troops, or serve semi-authentic pioneer-era desserts. While presented by well-meaning educators, unfortunately, the bland-tasting historical artifacts go largely […]

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Spring Preview • Celebrity Sitings Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon

| March 1, 2011
Spring Preview • Celebrity Sitings Brad Pitt and Jimmy Fallon

ELAINE TURNER Houston handbag and shoe designer, Elaine Turner, presents her resort collection handbags in spring colors just in time for beach season.  www.elaineturner.com

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Discoveries

| March 1, 2011
Discoveries

Beats By Dr. Dre Headphones The next evolution in the popular Beats by Dr. Dre Solo on-ear headphone line builds on the acclaimed sound of the original Beats Solo headphones, adding several acoustical enhancements. With their advanced audio reproduction capabilities, Beats Solo HD allows listeners to hear music the way the artists intended it to […]

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The Choice is Clear – Invisible Aligners For Teeth

| March 1, 2011
The Choice is Clear – Invisible Aligners For Teeth

A BEAUTIFUL SMILE IS WITHIN REACH Aside from detracting from your appearance, misaligned teeth also affect your confidence level. However, because of the constraints and consequences associated with traditional braces, many people, both teens and adults, opt to do nothing to correct the problems with their teeth. If this is the case with you or your child, then now […]

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Gardening Trends and To-Dos

| March 1, 2011
Gardening Trends and To-Dos

Gardening with a purpose takes root; get your garden in shape With Earth Day — and spring —just around the corner, it’s time to revitalize that garden that’s been dormant all winter. So, put on your garden gloves and join in the fun because “gardening with a purpose” is taking root. The purpose may be […]

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Is a New Sofa in Your Future?

| March 1, 2011
Is a New Sofa in Your Future?

Know what to look for before you start shopping around Need a new sofa? Take your decorator’s advice and buy the best one you can afford. But, don’t forget to make comfort a priority, too. Before you commit to a sofa, sit on it, lie on it, think of how you’ll use it. Is it […]

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Book Reviews Mar 2011

| March 1, 2011
Book Reviews Mar 2011

Houston Classic Mexican Recipes Erin Hicks Miller’s new book, Houston Classic Mexican Recipes, features more than 60 recipes from some of the most beloved Mexican food restaurants in Houston. Award-winning chefs have opened their kitchens and helped to transform their most treasured menu items into manageable recipes for the home cook. The book also includes […]

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Spring Getaways – Explore local destinations

| March 1, 2011
Spring Getaways – Explore local destinations

New facility opens in May with expanded exhibits and facilities When planning outdoor excursions for this summer, don’t forget to pencil in  a visit to the new Rainforest Pyramid at Moody Gardens in Galveston. Scheduled to open in May after being closed for several months for construction, Rainforests of the World will house a new […]

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The Urban Legend of Sulfites

| March 1, 2011
The Urban Legend of Sulfites

DEBUNKING THE MYTH It is only occasionally that I see such a common sense article, which reflects almost exactly what I have said to many people in the past regarding sulfites in wine. The author of the following article, contributing columnist Richard Olsen-Harbich, has worked in the Long Island wine industry since 1981, and has […]

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See the New Fiat 500 and the VW Jetta

| March 1, 2011
See the New Fiat 500 and the VW Jetta

FIAT 500 Class: Subcompact Hatch Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive Starting price: about $15,900 Fiat Returns with the 500 Because of the recent marriage of Chrysler and Fiat, the Italians are again coming to our shores. This may in fact be a happy union because of our current economic times and vehicle preferences.  Fiat, well known for […]

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An Architectural Gem, This Home With Curbside Charm Is The Perfect Fit For This Family Of Five

| February 1, 2011
An Architectural Gem, This Home With Curbside Charm Is The Perfect Fit For This Family Of Five

When Cary and Veronica Benson decided to move from North Carolina, they set their sights on the Houston area. Relatives lived within close proximity to the community. Cary, former part-owner of American Leather furniture company, was venturing into the next step of his career. And the eldest of their three children was about to start […]

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