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ARTreach Gallery Exhibition Displays Student Art Kids who take private art lessons show their work

| June 1, 2010
ARTreach Gallery Exhibition Displays Student Art Kids who take private art lessons show their work

The ARTreach Gallery Night and Exhibition in April featured the collected work of 26 talented students enrolled in private master art classes taught by Elizabeth Linder in her Studio in Kelliwood. The event was held at Tradition Bank. ARTreach awards scholarships each year to aspiring students applying for an opportunity to advance in the arts […]

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New Ways to Enjoy Texas Grapefruits

| June 1, 2010
New Ways to Enjoy Texas Grapefruits

This sweet variety is sure to add a new twist to any recipe. We all know it is important to eat fruits and veggies, but just why is Texas citrus so healthy? The Texas grapefruit is fat free, cholesterol free, contains dietary fiber, is high in vitamins A and C and contains lycopene. The Rio […]

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A Louisiana State of Mind

| June 1, 2010
A Louisiana State of Mind

CREOLE INFLUENCE DEFINES THIS HOME WITH SOUTHERN CHARM Kelly and Matt Malatesta need look no further than their familiar stomping ground in Louisiana to find inspiration for their home. “I’m pretty much crazy about all things Louisiana,” says Kelly, who met her husband while the two attended Louisiana State University.

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Around Katy Texas, News and Info, June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Around Katy Texas, News and Info, June 2010

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN DONATES TO VFW MEMORIAL MUSEUM EXPANSION. The Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Museum was the recipient of some of the prized possessions of one of the post’s newest members, Clare Wilklow, who is now a resident of the Katy area and served on active duty with the U.S. Army from […]

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Men’s Health

| June 1, 2010
Men’s Health

Our Men Deserve to Stay HEALTHY AND HANDSOME FOR LIFE!

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Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

| June 1, 2010
Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

Who doesn’t love spring? Flowers bloom, trees bud and bright songbirds return to the area. The renewed resurgence of radiant life may make you want to get in on the action. But if gardening isn’t your thing and you just don’t see yourself as the type to go on a long outdoor hike, you can […]

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Discoveries

| June 1, 2010
Discoveries

Sea Life Outdoor Platter This 14-inch diameter melamine platter has a brown turtle design. Perfect for outdoor or indoor casual dining, the sea life pattern is also available in dinner and salad plate sets of four with other sea creature designs. www.homeinfatuation.com

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Discover a New You

| June 1, 2010
Discover a New You

Why Settle for Less? Mennen T. Gallas, M.D., F.A.C.S. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Board certified in General and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mennen T. Gallas specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body, and has practiced in the Katy area since 1999. Founder of Gallas Plastic Surgery & Vein Center, Dr. Gallas offers comprehensive care […]

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Israel and Its Wines

| June 1, 2010
Israel and Its Wines

In mid February 2010, I was fortunate enough to join a small group of global importers and wine writers on a trip to Israel. Although it was a short trip, it was packed full of good meals and lots of wine tastings, including attendance at The Third Inter­national Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv. Part II […]

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Relax, Reconnect, Get Away. Cypress Bend offers breathtaking views, open water and resort amenities

| June 1, 2010
Relax, Reconnect, Get Away.  Cypress Bend offers breathtaking views, open water and resort amenities

Cypress Bend, Louisiana’s premier destination re­sort, is nestled cozily amid 600 acres of hardwood forest adjacent to magnificent Toledo Bend Lake. The fabulous retreat, located just three hours from Houston, features a nationally-recognized championship golf course like no other in this region, fine dining, legendary fishing, state-of-the-art conference facilities and learning center, spacious banquet facilities, […]

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Book Reviews Jun 2010

| June 1, 2010
Book Reviews Jun 2010

Raw Energy It’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Raw Energy author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that […]

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The City of Churches

| June 1, 2010
The City of Churches

Katy has been known for many things. In the late 1800s, it was for the new MKT railroad and a popular saloon. During the early 1900s the area was known for rice and then oil. It was also known for its churches. In fact, when the city incorporated it was called “the city of churches.” […]

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Ford Fiesta & Audi TT

| June 1, 2010
Ford Fiesta & Audi TT

FORD FIESTA Redefines the Small Car Class: Subcompact Car, Drivetrain: Front-Wheel Drive, Starting price: about $13,000. With the never-ending demand for greater efficiency, as measured by government fuel economy and emissions standards, buyers are shifting dramatically to smaller vehicles. In response to this seismic shift, auto makers are offering more features and options on smaller […]

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Shapes of Summer

| June 1, 2010
Shapes of Summer

Mad for Murfee From Lilly Pulitzer, the Murfee scarf will add a splash of color to any outfit! $118 each. www.lillypulitzer.com

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2010 Kitchen Design Competition

| June 1, 2010
2010 Kitchen Design Competition

Walk into the 2010 National Kitchen and Bath Association’s Pinnacle of Design Award winning kitchen, and you will think you entered a 19th century farmhouse. But look out the window, and you won’t see a pasture of cows. What you will see is a great view of miles and miles of eastern Missouri, and maybe […]

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Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

| June 1, 2010
Flooring Enhances the Decor and Character of a Home

Wood and wood look-alikes go with any style Wood floors give a house a warm and cozy feel that just can’t be duplicated by vinyl or even carpet. Or can it? For many, a laminate floor is the perfect answer for an authentic wood look without the cost of wood or damage to forests. The […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, June 2010

West Houston Charter School students compete at state PSIA – Five West Houston Charter School students won first or second place at the Private School Interscholastic Association competition and competed at state competitions, which were held at the TCU campus. Students competing at state PSIA are: Tylar Tidden, first place, sixth-grade Science; Kristen Graham, second […]

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A More Youthful You, Women turn to cosmetic procedures to fight aging

| June 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
A More Youthful You, Women turn to cosmetic procedures to fight aging

Fighting the Clock Every woman gets to a point in their life when they look in the mirror and just don’t like what they see. Some women just accept aging as a part of life; others look for ways to maintain their youthful appearance for as long as possible. For these women, cosmetic dermatology is […]

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Katy Texas Events May 2010

| May 1, 2010
Katy Texas Events May 2010

Music to the Eyes Raffle Seven Lakes Orchestra Parent’s Association will hold its second annual Art Violin Raffle, Music to the Eyes. Local artists have donated their time and talents to create unique art pieces painted on non-playable violins. The raffle will be held May 22, following the orchestra concert held at Seven Lakes High […]

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The Third International Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv

| May 1, 2010
The Third International Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv

www.CorporateEventWines.com In mid February 2010, I was fortunate enough to join a small group of global importers and wine writers on a trip to Israel. Although it was a short trip, it was packed full of good meals and lots of wine tastings, including attendance at The Third International Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv. Besides […]

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Discoveries

| May 1, 2010
Discoveries

  Aria Chair “Divine drama” aptly describes the Aria chair from MacKenzie-Childs. Vividly colored in deep, jewel-toned blue, rose, plum and gold, the chair and matching ottoman add divine performance to any room where guests are entertained. Richly textured in velvet and print fabrics, the imported hand-carved hardwood frame is hand-painted and upholstered in the […]

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Luxurious New Amenities Lead Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2010

| May 1, 2010
Luxurious New Amenities Lead Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2010

Does your kitchen or bath look like it’s trapped in a time warp? Are the countertops, cabinets and floors all the wrong colors? Don’t despair! Bonnie Richardson of the Na­tional Kitchen and Bath Associ­ation says that with good planning and careful attention to the selection of materials, the typical homeowner can develop a kitchen that […]

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Family Friendly Woodlands Resort

| May 1, 2010
Family Friendly Woodlands Resort

If you’re in need of a relaxing weekend getaway, why spend hours in the car when you can lounge in a tropical oasis in less than an hour? Set your sights on the family-friendly Woodlands Resort, which offers a full range of activities from golf, spa, tennis, and its signature Forest Oasis Waterscape™, all situated […]

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