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A Chat With Houston’s Resident Former First Lady, Barbara Bush

| July 1, 2011
A Chat With Houston’s Resident Former First Lady, Barbara Bush

By Melanie Saxton Her heartfelt insights on education, literacy, dogs and skydiving Barbara Pierce Bush is passionate about education. As a wife, mother, grandmother, public servant, volunteer and author, she has devoted much of her life championing the cause of literacy. Read ahead for her commonsense views on school funding priorities, community involvement and the […]

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Light — as we know it — becomes history

| July 1, 2011
Light — as we know it — becomes history

We take them for granted — light bulbs. Turning on a light requires little thought to the technology that is in every bulb. And it is all about to change. Before the early 1800s, light sources consisted of candles, oil lanterns and gas lamps. In 1809, an English chemist induced a current between two charcoal […]

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Dr. Ed Young: Marriage, Ministries and the Next Generation

| July 1, 2011
Dr. Ed Young:  Marriage, Ministries and the Next Generation

A pastor and his passion for guiding teens By Melanie Saxton As the beloved pastor of Second Baptist —one church in five locations —Dr. Ed Young ministers to upwards of 60,000 souls any given Sunday. With a vibrant message, he and his church family serve the community and address the most important topics of the […]

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Houston Texans Quarterback Gives $108,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital West

| July 1, 2011
Houston Texans Quarterback Gives $108,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital West

Matt Schaub’s Foundation furnishes Child Life playroom Matt Schaub and his wife, Laurie, visited Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus today and presented the new community hospital with a $108,000 donation on behalf of the couple’s GR8 Hope Foundation. The donation will be used to equip and furnish a Child Life playroom on the third floor […]

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Katy’s Community Heroes

| July 1, 2011
Katy’s Community Heroes

Meet four unsung volunteers who devote their time and resources to champion unique causes By Melanie Saxton THE MOODYS: SCOTT, JENNIFER AND LAURELI Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue Volunteers After losing their 12-year-old Golden, Pete, the Moodys found themselves looking online at shelter dog bios and wondering if there was another dog in the world as special. […]

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Paws of Fame

| July 1, 2011
Paws of Fame

And the Winner is….Sheila! (Clancy Nelson)
2nd Place Tristan, Chance, Cheeky & Kira (Jennifer Pierce)
3rd Place Randy (Florangel Castillo)




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Book Reviews Jul 2011

| July 1, 2011
Book Reviews Jul 2011

EVERYDAY TO ENTERTAINING Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes That Transform From Casual to Elegant by Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder is full of recipes that any home cook can whip up with ease for a simple, satisfying meal or serve with confidence at a dinner party. All the recipes in this book come in […]

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An Italian Villa with 21st Century Style

| June 1, 2011
An Italian Villa with 21st Century Style

Design Offers An Italian Villa With 21st Century Style It only took one visit to the property for the clients to become the owners. They admit, “Though the home on the lot was a dated, one-story, flat roof structure, we quickly realized that there are few lots like this one and we knew we had […]

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Katy Texas Events June 2011

| June 1, 2011
Katy Texas Events June 2011

COUGAR STARS DANCE CLINIC BEGINNING JUNE 20 Cinco Ranch High School Cougar Stars Dance Team will host a dance clinic from June 20-23 from 8 a.m.-noon at Cinco Ranch Junior High. Show off begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23. For more information or to register, go to www.crhscougarstars.com. _________________________________________________________________________________ BARRY SEA PARADOX PERFORMANCES […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, June 2011

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, June 2011

Perry’s Wine Dinner
National League of Junior Cotillion
Run for the Rose
Happy 80th Birthday Jackie
Baskets Of Love




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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jun 2011

| June 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jun 2011

MCMEANS JH STUDENTS RECEIVE REFLECTIONS AWARDS FOR LITERATURE – McMeans Junior High  honored students receiving awards for the National PTA Reflections Contest in the Literature category. Students wrote an essay with the theme “Together We Can … .” Receiving awards are Leah Stevenson, Ishani Desai and Emily Zhang. _________________________________________________________________________________ TAYLOR GIRLS COMPETE IN GOLF TOURNAMENT […]

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A Daughter’s Salute to Her Military Mom

| June 1, 2011
A Daughter’s Salute to Her Military Mom

Winning Katy essayist appears on CNN to promote more patriotism By Cindy Ziervogel Budding journalist Ashley Childs knows a thing or two about making headlines. Ashley did what any good journalist would do to spotlight a special cause:` She used her writing skills. Ashley, a 2011 graduate of Katy High School, won an essay contest […]

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Katy Business June 2011

| June 1, 2011
Katy Business June 2011

Nicole Pope, a Realtor at Casey Pope Properties, was a recipient of the 40 Under 40 award by the Houston Business Journal. The awards program identifies the next 40 leaders who excel in their industry, are respected business leaders, and show dynamic leadership in their community.   Pope, a second-generation Realtor, founded Casey Pope Properties […]

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Cattle Brands

| June 1, 2011
Cattle Brands

Cattle brands play an important role in identifying an animal’s owner in Texas cattle ranching, and Katy’s Heritage Museum has an interesting exhibit of local rancher’s brands. Burning an identifying mark into the hide of an animal was, until the invention of the tattoo, the only method of marking that lasted the life of the […]

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Former Rocket Still Setting His Sights Above the Rim

| June 1, 2011
Former Rocket Still Setting His Sights Above the Rim

By Tish Williams It takes a lot of Advil to be Matt Bullard. “When you’re my size, you can take 16 a day,” says the 6-foot, 10-inch former NBA world champ, a nine season Houston Rockets alum, and current TV broadcaster for the team. Bullard has been retired for nine years, and has a 14-year-old […]

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A 15-Year-Old Race Car Phenomenon: Meet Alec Udell

| June 1, 2011
A 15-Year-Old Race Car Phenomenon: Meet Alec Udell

The youngest World Challenge SCAA driver By Melanie Saxton Few 15-year-olds are driving, especially in race cars, yet one talented local teenager has made history as the youngest World Challenge SCAA driver. Alec Udell is an Honor Roll student at John Cooper Academic Prep, and, on the surface, appears to be an ordinary teenager. He […]

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Celebrity Fathers: Dan Pastorini & A. J. Foyt

| June 1, 2011
Celebrity Fathers: Dan Pastorini  & A. J. Foyt

With Father’s Day comes a special occasion to cherish memories and celebrate the importance of family. Whether separated by distance or living nearby, it’s the love that matters. By Melanie Saxton

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Celebrity Father: George Foreman

| June 1, 2011
Celebrity Father: George Foreman

The father of 10, former boxing champ George Foreman pulls no punches with his advice on being a successful parent By Melanie Saxton It’s been 10 years since we last interviewed George Foreman, the two-time former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion and Olympic gold medalist. As the father of 10, he also knows a thing or two […]

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Sweet Stuff: Frederico Mora, Frosted Betty, and Father’s Day

| June 1, 2011
Sweet Stuff:  Frederico Mora, Frosted Betty, and Father’s Day

A young entrepreneur’s biggest supporter — and baking assistant — is her dad By Melanie Saxton Many have heard of Frosted Betty, the “girl power” cupcake shop with two storefronts and a hip traveling van. Entrepreneur Nicole Mora, 25, owns the business and operates out of the Heights and in Katy. Yet few know about her […]

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Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Opens

| June 1, 2011
Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus Opens

Thousands from West Houston community attend fun-filled children’s festival to celebrate An estimated 3,200 West Houston area parents and children enjoyed entertainment, snacks and fun-filled activities on the grounds of Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus at a free outdoor celebration marking the opening of the new pediatric community hospital. Preceding the children’s event, Mark A. Wallace, […]

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Treat Dad Like Royalty on Father’s Day

| June 1, 2011
Treat Dad Like Royalty on Father’s Day

Give Him a Fathers Day Feast Fit for a King This Father’s Day, give Dad the royal treatment by creating a feast that combines his two favorite things — the grill and steak. Whether you serve the King Tenderloin with Red Velvet Demi Glace, the Duke of Sirloin with Pub Rub, the Count Strip Loin […]

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