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Two Local Students Serve as Honorary Pages at the Capitol

| May 1, 2011
Two Local Students Serve as Honorary Pages at the Capitol

Experience offers insight into state government By Melanie Saxton Students learn about government in classrooms, but nothing can trump firsthand experience. A unique opportunity awaits youth between eight and 18 who participate in the Honorary Page Program at the state capitol. Two local students recently traveled to Austin to serve on the legislative floor. “I’m […]

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Houston’s Annual Pond Tour

| May 1, 2011
Houston’s Annual Pond Tour

Make a splash with great ideas to suit every taste Twenty or more private water gardens and koi ponds will be open to the public on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5.  There’s something wet and wonderful to suit every taste, from serene backyard garden ponds, to patio-sized “disappearing” fountains, to huge multi-pond landscapes, […]

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Houston Texan Amobi Okoye Helps Change Lives in Africa

| May 1, 2011
Houston Texan Amobi Okoye Helps Change Lives in Africa

Football players and other volunteers return from philanthropic trip to Nigeria Houston Texans defensive lineman Amobi Okoye and 44 others, including fellow NFL players Connor Barwin (Houston Texans), Frank Okam (Tampa Buccaneers), and James Ihedigbo (New York Jets), traveled to Nigeria along with New York State Senator Eric Adams and California MegaMillion lottery winner Cynthia […]

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Mother’s Day Sunrise Surprise

| May 1, 2011
Mother’s Day Sunrise Surprise

Start Mother’s Day off right with a beautiful breakfast in bed. A pretty tray set with the good dishes and real linens, a fresh flower and some delicious food will put a smile on Mom’s face that will last all day. Golden Sunrise French Toast gets a  special boost with evaporated milk and a splash […]

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It’s Time to Plant Bare Root Roses

| May 1, 2011
It’s Time to Plant Bare Root Roses

English roses work well in Houston gardens   According to rose experts, the time to plant bare root roses is when they will root best, thus ensuring best performance for the life of the rose. In Houston, that means now. The correct planting window in any area, says Michael Marriott, technical manager of David Austin […]

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Simple Spring Sweets

| May 1, 2011
Simple Spring Sweets

Serve up a sweet surprise with these easy recipes Cooking Channel and Univision star Ingrid Hoffmann shares her ideas to liven up springtime desserts. Ingrid suggests combining fresh, seasonal flavors with sweetened condensed milk to ensure perfect homemade and easy desserts year-round. Serve up a sweet surprise with these delicious new recipes and baking tips: […]

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Fashion: Spring Dress-Ups

| May 1, 2011
Fashion: Spring Dress-Ups

PLATFORM PUMP “KIMBO” PATENT LEATHER, ADOBE, $375. nordstrom.com.

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Discoveries

| May 1, 2011
Discoveries

Tractor Wheel Gear from Restoration Hardware This reproduction of a tractor wheel gear serves as a striking artistic piece. Cast in iron, the Restoration Hardware version is true to the original, which now has been retired for over a century. It can be used as a bookend, doorstop or conversation piece. $189. restorationhardware.com _________________________________________________________________________________ Jamie […]

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Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime

| May 1, 2011
Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime

It’s a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. But these changes don’t have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care are important steps to safeguarding your vision. May is Healthy Vision Month, as designated by the National Institutes of Health. The American Optometric […]

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Scratching The Surface In Home Improvements

| May 1, 2011
Scratching The Surface In Home Improvements

Flooring options take a step in new directions A fresh coat of paint or new accessories can update any room in your home. But to make a significant change, you need to take a step in the right direction. This step, and the next, begins with the flooring, one of the most versatile surfaces in […]

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Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011

| May 1, 2011
Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011

The results of a survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association on design trends for 2011 suggest there will be some changes in kitchen and bath styles  this year. Below are 10 kitchen trends and 4 bathroom trends that are poised to take hold. These are overall trends across the United States and Canada; […]

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Book Reviews May 2011

| May 1, 2011
Book Reviews May 2011

FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING If you’ve ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you’ve brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you. This book offers expert techniques for achieving stunning results,tips for keeping flowers beautiful for as long as possible, principles behind a successful arrangement […]

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Summer is Peak Family Fun Time at Spanish Peaks

| May 1, 2011
Summer is Peak Family Fun Time at Spanish Peaks

When most of us think of Montana, we think of snow and skiing, sleigh rides and winter wonderlands. However, the folks at Spanish Peaks, Montana’s premier mountain getaway destination, insist that summertime visitors will encounter just as much fun, adventure, great food and family down time as they do on their winter vacations. In the […]

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The Woodlands Resort Some People Get Lost in the Forest, Others Find Themselves

| May 1, 2011
The Woodlands Resort Some People Get Lost in the Forest,  Others Find Themselves

Don’t worry about airport security lines or packing DVD’s for a long, exhausting trip by car. Your family’s summer vacation lies just 30 minutes north of Houston at The Woodlands Resort, a hidden gem where guests enjoy an unforgettable poolside experience, challenging on-property golf, tennis, a well-appointed spa and more. Tucked away in the piney […]

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Marchesi di Barolo in Houston

| May 1, 2011
Marchesi di Barolo in Houston

I woke up one morning recently with a smile, thinking of my luncheon plans. One of Houston’s most successful wine wholesale/distribution personalities, Elizabeth Gallagher Heilman, had invited me to lunch at RDG in Houston, the successor restaurant to Robert Del Grande’s Café Annie — as an historical aside, I did the first serious wine list […]

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See the new Dodge Durango and the Smart for Two

| May 1, 2011
See the new Dodge Durango and the Smart for Two

Dodge Durango & Smart For Two




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Mother’s Days Gifts

| May 1, 2011
Mother’s Days Gifts

This Summer, Say It with Color! THE COTTAGE DOOR It’s so easy with new styles in the Stationery Collection. Choose from journal sets, note cards, notebooks, gift wrap and much more! The Cottage Door is a warm and inviting shop in Olde Town Katy carrying a full line of Vera Bradley. 1001 Avenue B in […]

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A Dream House Becomes Reality

| April 1, 2011
A Dream House Becomes Reality

Once upon a time, there was an interior designer who envied her neighbor’s house. Not that she was unhappy in her own home, but there was just something special about the house across from her street. Every day she would pass the stunning home and wish that her family could live there.

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Katy Texas Events April 2011

| April 1, 2011
Katy Texas Events April 2011

BRIDGELAND’S NATURE FEST ONLY APR 30 Bridgeland roars into spring with Nature Fest, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in Bridgeland’s Oak Meadow Park. Usually held in the fall, this year’s spring festival revives several event favorites — the high-jumping antics of the Houston Canine Frisbee Disc Club, armadillo races, the Houston Zoo […]

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

| April 1, 2011
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, April 2011

Ties And Tiaras
Krewe Of Katy Coronation Ball
Arc Of Katy Gala
Save The Date




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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, April 2011

| April 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, April 2011

KILPATRICK ELEMENTARY NAMES 2011-12 TEACHER OF THE YEAR – Odessa Kilpatrick Elementary School named Tom D’Andrea its 2011-12 Teacher of the Year. D’Andrea is a P.E. Coach who has taught at Kilpatrick since its opening in 2003, and has worked in Katy ISD for 27 years. _________________________________________________________________________________ ALL DISTRICT SELECTIONS FOR  BOYS BASKETBALL – The […]

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