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Wines for Every Occasion

| August 1, 2015
Wines for Every Occasion

Picnic Wine A new wine ad recently caught my attention. The wine is called Xo,G Wine and is intended for picnics and pool parties, where glassware is generally contraindicated. The genius of this package is in the design — a full bottle distributed equally into 2 “glasses” of Italian Pinot Grigio and two of French […]

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Acura TLX and BMW i3

| August 1, 2015
Acura TLX  and BMW i3

Acura TLX | Starting Price: $31,500 The near-luxury midsize segment is great, if you’re a consumer. If you’re an auto maker, well, you’ve got some pretty stiff competition. You’re going up against the hard-to-beat Germans like BMW, Audi, and Mercedes. Throw in Lexus, Cadillac, and Volvo, and, well, you better have the chops to walk […]

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Where Bayou Meets City Chic

| July 1, 2015
Where Bayou Meets City Chic

Couple fuses love of the outdoors with vintage glam Rarely do haute couture, glamour and outdoor organic stylishly meet; high fashion chic and eco-friendly are unlikely friends; and seldom do Mississippi Delta and New York runway successfully pair. Yet Tia and Jempy Neyman have fused these elements magnificently in their home on a bayou. Touring […]

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U-Haul Destination No. 1

| July 1, 2015
U-Haul Destination No. 1

Movers, not rain, flooded Houston in 2014 The rains immersed Houston and other Texas cities in recent weeks, giving Harris County its wettest spring on record and creating trying times for families and businesses that sustained flooding and even loss of life. Now Houston can embrace a more navigable reign – one that has it […]

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CELEBRATE AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY

| July 1, 2015
CELEBRATE AMERICA’S BIRTHDAY

Come out and attend these patriotic community events Independence Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Enjoy food, fun and fireworks at these family-frevents in the Katy area. All events will be held Saturday, July 4. FULSHEAR FREEDOM FEST 5:30-9:30 p.m • Downtown Fulshear The 8th Annual Fulshear Freedom […]

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Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen
of Houston Gardening’s Landscape

| July 1, 2015
Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen <br>of Houston Gardening’s Landscape</br>

Kathy Huber shares her wisdom gained over 30 years By Cherie Foster Colburn When Georgia native Kathy Huber drove into Houston in the late 1970s, she never dreamed she would spend the next three decades as one of the gurus of Texas gardening. After all, she’d earned her degree in English literature with a plan […]

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Katy Happenings

| July 1, 2015
Katy Happenings

Mark your calendar for upcoming activities and charitable events




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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Jessi & Zach

| July 1, 2015
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS<br>Jessi & Zach</br>

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Caleb Fleming of Big Box Photography Eight years ago, two teenage athletes met and fell head-over-heels in love. Jessica “Jessi” Lauren Ortiz and Michael Zachary “Zach” Toth both attended Mayde Creek High School in Katy ISD. They knew that college would soon add distance to their relationship. But neither […]

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Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn July 2015

| July 1, 2015
Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn July 2015

Jazz With A Latin Flair

The Katy ISD Education Foundation hosted Jazz with a Latin Flair on April 24. Held in partnership with the Katy Jazz Festival V.I.P reception, the event benefited the foundation and its Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program.




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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now Jul 2015

| July 1, 2015
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now Jul 2015

Latest fashion trends!




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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro

| July 1, 2015
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br>Buy and Sell at Yard Sales Like a Pro

Lori Verderame on Google+ Dr. Lori, Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, Dr. Lori hosts antiques appraisal events worldwide. Dr. Lori is the star appraiser on Discovery channel.   Visit www.DrLoriV.com, www.Facebook.com/DoctorLori, Lori Verderame on Google+or call (888) 431-1010. By Lori Verderame Expert tips can help you find a masterpiece Many of us have spent a weekend driving […]

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How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

| July 1, 2015
How to Clean Hardwood Flooring

Care for it right and it will last a lifetime Your hardwood floor is installed. Your house finally feels like a home. But now what? How do you care for your new investment? Read on.   Meet Mat Floor mats are wonderful things when it comes to hardwood floors. Tiny particles, like dirt, can act […]

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the Editor’s Picks …
Linda Anderson, editor & publisher
July 2015

| July 1, 2015
the Editor’s Picks … <br />Linda Anderson, editor & publisher</br> July 2015

MY FAVORITES:

– Raccoon Eating Cats’ Food
– Strawberry Mango Salsa
– 10 Container Plants to Repel Mosquitos




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Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer
Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

| July 1, 2015
Put Away Your Turtlenecks for Summer</br>Skin rejuvenation for the neck and chest

By Judy Latta Most of us obsess over our complexions, the most visible part of our bodies, and would never forget to pamper our faces with meticulously selected cleansers, exfoliators, sunscreens, toners and moisturizers. Why, then, do so many of us fail to devote the same attention to our necks and chests, also a sensitive […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Jul 2015

| July 1, 2015
Katy Texas Schools, Sports,  Students Jul 2015

KATY TIGERS TAKE STATE SOFTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP! – The Katy Tigers softball team earned its first state title, winning the Class 6A state tournament June 6 at McCombs Field in Austin. The girls topped 2013 state champion Lewisville with a score of 3-2. McKay Bloxham’s walk-off single scored Nicole Valdez. Katy freshman Kayla Garcia was named […]

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Katy Students Among Winners in “Don’t mess
with Texas®” Art Contest

| July 1, 2015
Katy Students Among Winners in “Don’t mess <br>with Texas®” Art Contest</br>

Two grade-schoolers among the 13 winning entries statewide that will appear in 2016 Texas calendar Keep Texas Beautiful and The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have selected artwork by five students from the Houston area to appear in the 2016 Don’t mess with Texas® Calendar. The calendar will include 13 winning entries from across the […]

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Discoveries July 2015

| July 1, 2015
Discoveries July 2015

BOHEMIAN PARASOLS These one-of-a-kind Bohemian Parasols are uniquely and opulently adorned with tasseled edges and intricate hand embroidery on vintage cotton fabric. Set the scene by hanging a grouping above the dining table or simply add vibrant color to any room. Measuring approximately 26″ in diameter, each handmade umbrella is unique in fabric and design. […]

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Butterfly Heroes Help to Save the Monarch

| July 1, 2015
Butterfly Heroes Help to Save the Monarch

NWF Campaign inspired kids and parents to save the declining species The majestic Monarch butterfly is in decline and needs your help. National Wildlife Federation (NWF), Amer­ica’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is giving away 10,000 Butterfly Heroes Garden kits to help save the monarch butterfly. NWF’s new Butterfly Hero Campaign, launched March 4, […]

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Katy Business Jul 2015

| July 1, 2015
Katy Business Jul 2015

‹Cross Creek Ranch Celebrates 2,000th Home Sale It took Cross Creek Ranch in the City of Fulshear five and a half years to reach a milestone 1,000 home sales. Now a little more than two years after The Johnson Development Corp. acquired Cross Creek Ranch, the development has doubled that number, with more than 2,000 […]

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