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Raising Autism Awareness

| April 1, 2014
Raising Autism Awareness

April is a special opportunity to educate the public about this complex disability Autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum disorder” that […]

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Alcohol Awareness: The Risks to Women’s Health

| April 1, 2014
Alcohol Awareness: The Risks to Women’s Health

April marks Alcohol Awareness Month, a nationwide campaign intended to raise awareness of the health and social problems that excessive alcohol consumption can cause for individuals, their families, and their communities. Excessive drinking is a dangerous behavior for both men and women. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is drawing attention to […]

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Happiest at the Hackathon

| April 1, 2014
Happiest at the Hackathon

It’s hard to believe that computer programmer Jonathan Zong is still in high school By Cindy Ziervogel On paper, Jonathan Zong looks like today’s exemplary “techie kid.” And he is. The Taylor High School senior is a computer programmer, a coder who has designed impressive products. One is already on the market; others have potential. […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Apr 2014

| April 1, 2014
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Apr 2014

POPE JOHN XXIII HS SENIOR NAMED NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST – Pope John XXIII High School’s Jack Parmenter has been named a National Merit Finalist in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Jack is now eligible to compete for one of the 8,000 National Merit Scholarships offered next spring, worth about $35 million in total. Approximately […]

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Discoveries April 2014

| April 1, 2014
Discoveries April 2014

WINDSOR CHEVRON HIDE RUG Each of the high-quality hairhide rugs is made from natural materials, and no two are alike. Unique variations in each hide add to the authentic look. The all natural animal skin product will change in look over time with regular wear. neimanmarcus.com VICTORIAN CAKE DOME For special occasions, put away the […]

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Katy Business Apr 2014

| April 1, 2014
Katy Business Apr 2014

‹Neil Levis Neil Levis has been named construction manager at Cross Creek Ranch, the 3,200-acre Fort Bend master-planned community by The Johnson Development Corp., where he will be responsible for project management planning, contract administration and safety management. Levis brings more than 18 years of construction superintendent, inspection and materials testing experience to Cross Creek […]

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Florida Grapefruit Tart with Cardamom Cream

| April 1, 2014
Florida Grapefruit Tart with Cardamom Cream

Taste a World of Culinary Adventure




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Book Reviews Apr 2014

| April 1, 2014
Book Reviews Apr 2014

200 EASY HOMEMADE CHEESE RECIPES Debra Amrein-Boyes’ bestselling book 200 Easy Homemade Cheese Recipes, Second Edition has been designed to help you create cheeses that approximate the flavors and textures of the many cheeses from around the world. There’s an all-new troubleshooting section, new step-by-step photos as well as the inclusion of prep times with […]

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Wake Zone Luxury Houseboats

| April 1, 2014
Wake Zone Luxury Houseboats

By Cheryl Alexander Each summer season brings families to the beautiful shores of Lake Ouachita. Nestled in the heart of the Ouachita National Forest less than two hours’ drive from the capital city of Little Rock, this jewel of Arkansas’ Diamond Lakes Region offers pristine waters and top-flight hiking and camping opportunities. Since 2002, Wake […]

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Want to Learn More About Wine?

| April 1, 2014
Want to Learn More About Wine?

By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile In the 1970s, a typical diner at a steak house would order either a beer or a mixed drink before dinner, and then eat the meal with no beverage other than water. America was certainly not a nation of wine drinkers. Fast forward to today—nearly every table at […]

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LEXUS GS HYBRID | MAZDA 3

| April 1, 2014
LEXUS GS HYBRID | MAZDA 3

LEXUS GS HYBRID | Starting Price: $47,700 Every auto manufacturer has its own high fuel economy strategy. For Ford it’s EcoBoost, which is the turbo charging of small engines to make them work like big ones. For Volkswagen it’s diesel engines. The Toyota world, which includes Lexus, prefers hybrids. Ultimately, Toyota corporate plans to provide […]

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Old World Wonder in Hunters Creek.

| March 1, 2014
Old World Wonder in Hunters Creek.

When the owners of this magnificent house began their new home search, their check list included some must NOT haves, along with some non-negotiables. This accomplished neurosurgeon, along with his wife and three children, knew they were ready for a completely different aesthetic than they’d enjoyed in their previous home — an




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Happenings March 2014

| March 1, 2014
Happenings March 2014

Mark your calendar for upcoming activities and charitable events




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In The Doghouse, in a Good Way

| March 1, 2014
In The Doghouse, in a Good Way

Eagle Scout Designs, Builds And Donates Unique Homes For Dogs By Cindy Ziervogel Animal-loving Boy Scout Andrew Donald knew he had it licked when he decided on his Eagle Scout project. Andrew always loved dogs. He even thought about the possibility of becoming a veterinarian someday. And while he was working as an animal care […]

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So Much More Than Just a Horse Show!

| March 1, 2014
So Much More Than Just a Horse Show!

The annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show steps up for children battling illness By Melanie Saxton When you think of springtime and horses, you very likely think of The Pin Oak Charity Horse Show. In its 69th year, the annual two-week show will be held March 19-30 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy. […]

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Arts Fulshear on a Mission: Art for All

| March 1, 2014
Arts Fulshear on a Mission: Art for All

New Art Classes And Events Paint A Colorful Picture In The Community By Valerie Sweeten Residents in the rapidly expanding city of Fulshear have an opportunity to participate in a variety of art workshops ranging from painting to theater. The mission of Arts Fulshear, founded in 2011, is to continue sharing talents with the area […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Holly & Elliott

| March 1, 2014
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Holly & Elliott

Photography by Francie Baltazar Stonestreet of Fireheart Photography Both Holly Marie Wilson and John Elliott Frazier III (known as Elliott) attended Clements High School, but didn’t really mingle. They could not have imagined at the time that they would someday catch up, connect, and ultimately tie the knot! Holly graduated in 2003 and attended Texas […]

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Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn March 2014

| March 1, 2014
Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn March 2014

ART OF PAIRING The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum  held its very first fundraiser “Art of Pairing” with a sold-out crowd of 100! Randall and Charlene Lange, owners of Lange Twins Winery and Vineyards, flew in from California to share in the moment and speak about their different wines and labels. A preview to the “Vertical” […]

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Demand For Homes in Texas Remains Strong

| March 1, 2014
Demand For Homes in Texas Remains Strong

The Fourth Quarter Of 2013 Continued Increased Sales And Prices The Texas real estate market finished 2013 strong, with continued year-over-year increases in sales volume and prices for single-family homes, according to the recently released Texas Association of REALTORS®’ Texas Quarterly Housing Report. “The Texas real estate market showed strength in sales volume and price […]

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