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Katy-Area Residents Help Each Other after Hurricane Harvey

| October 1, 2017
Katy-Area Residents Help Each Other after Hurricane Harvey

Community Efforts Continue For Those In Need Days of rain from Hurricane Harvey and resulting floodwaters that forced 200,000 area residents to evacuate might have dampened our spirits, but the situation also brought out the best in many. Countless first responders, Harris and Fort Bend County emergency management personnel, team members from local city governments […]

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CleRenda’s Calling

| October 1, 2017
CleRenda’s Calling

Helping Women Find Their Purpose Through Project P.U.S.H. Text by Cathy Gordon | Photography by Miro Dvorscak Stilettos. One misstep and you’re hobbling about like a newborn fawn trying to stand for the first time. But CleRenda McGrady makes it look easy, rocking a pair of red-soled Louis Vuittons as she greets visitors to her […]

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The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD Anderson

| October 1, 2017
The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD Anderson

Auction Oct. 25-Nov.8 Funds Ovarian Cancer Research And Builds Awareness One Quilt At A Time Text by Mara Soloway | Images by Barbara Garvin and Shawn Green Ovarian cancer is known as the silent killer – it comes on stealthily, with symptoms that may mimic other diseases. A test that would detect the disease in its […]

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Wildlife Habitat Federation Empowers Landowners to Save and Restore Land

| October 1, 2017
Wildlife Habitat Federation Empowers  Landowners to Save and Restore Land

Katy Prairie Conservancy Offers Tw0 Fall Workshops The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) and Wildlife Habitat Federation (WHF) will offer two fall workshops designed to empower Texas landowners to conserve and restore their land for themselves and to benefit local wildlife. Texas land is 97 percent privately held, and local landowners are critical to saving and […]

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Set Your Sights High

| September 1, 2017
Set Your Sights High

Exploring Space With The Out-Of-This-World Fort Bend Astronomy Club By Judy Latta Are you enthralled by the twinkling lights of celestial stars, the challenge of locating elusive planets and constellations in a speckled sea of darkness, and the mystical glow of a full moon? If so, you may want to check out the Fort Bend […]

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Impacting Their Community, Living Their Faith

| August 1, 2017
Impacting Their Community,  Living Their Faith

Ken And Tracy Janda’s Efforts Make Life Better In Katy And Beyond By Mara Soloway Ken and Tracy Janda have known each other since their childhoods in the small town of Bellville. Life there grounded them in their faith and their love for each other, and instilled in each a penchant for community service. After […]

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Promoting the Katy Prairie Conservancy

| August 1, 2017
Promoting the Katy Prairie Conservancy

Elisa Donovan And Ali Dodson Share A Mission To Protect Our Coastal Prairie Ecosystem The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) has announced the recent hiring of Elisa Donovan as assistant director and general counsel, joining advancement director Ali Dodson, who came to the nonprofit in late 2016. Both women share an environmental vision for the Katy […]

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Bringing HISTORY Home

| July 1, 2017
Bringing  HISTORY  Home

Business Partners Reclaim, Repurpose And Revitalize Old Lumber To Fill Industry Gap By Cheryl Alexander Jason Manlove and Chad Mentuis know the Houston lumber business. They have worked together for years as remodelers, so they understand the value and limited availability of timber. For a variety of reasons, the demand for reclaimed and repurposed lumber […]

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Fort Bend Resident Selected for PBS Digital Innovators Program

| July 1, 2017
Fort Bend Resident Selected for PBS Digital Innovators Program

Krissy Venosdale Of The Kinkaid School Is One Of 52 Educators Across The U.S. Recognized As Classroom Changemaker Houston Public Media has an­nounced that Krissy Venosdale, a Fort Bend County resident and the innovation coordinator from The Kinkaid School, is one of 52 educators from across the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital […]

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Houstonian Gene Watson Continues to Delight Fans with His Classic Brand of Country Music

| July 1, 2017
Houstonian Gene Watson Continues to Delight Fans with His Classic Brand of Country Music

  More Than 50 Years After His Career Started, He Is Not Slowing Down By Judy Latta In an era in which it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between contemporary country and pop music, Houstonian Gene Watson has stayed true to his classic country roots. He has an enthusiastic following of country music traditionalists that […]

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Food and Wine Lovers Delighted by Second Farm & Vineyard Faire

| June 1, 2017
Food and Wine Lovers Delighted by Second Farm & Vineyard Faire

Outdoor Festival Benefitted Friends Of Fort Bend County Historical Commission More than 750 guests enjoyed the second annual Farm & Vineyard Faire held Sunday afternoon, April 30 at Fulshear Run, a prestigious new acreage-lot residential community in Fulshear. When the People’s Choice ballots were tallied, Sapore Ristorante Italiano emerged as the crowd favorite in the […]

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Texas Children’s Fifth Annual
Family Fun Run

| June 1, 2017
Texas Children’s Fifth Annual <br>Family Fun Run

Race Encouraged Houston-Area Children And Their Families To Adopt Active, Healthy Lifestyles More than 3,500 Houston-area residents participated in the fifth annual Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Marathon Foundation Family Fun Run on April 8 at Texas Chil­dren’s Hospital West Campus. Families with children of all abilities were on hand for the non-competitive 1K and […]

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“Treasures of the Texas Coast”

| June 1, 2017
“Treasures of the Texas Coast”

Katy Students Named Finalists In 2017 Adopt-A-Beach Children’s Art Contest Seven Katy students were selected as finalists in the 2017 Texas General Land Office’s children’s art contest, Adopt-A-Beach Treasures of the Texas Coast, as announced by Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush: Ailsa Cheng, 9, a third-grader at Roosevelt Alexander Elementary; Daisy Chen, 7, second-grader […]

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Vibrancy in Art and Words

| May 1, 2017
Vibrancy in Art and Words

Houston Artist And Poet Carolyn Dahl Fills Her Life With Inspired Accomplishments Interview by Mara Soloway It’s rare that Carolyn Dahl creates artworks with muted colors. The vibrant hues she uses for her artistry are inspired by the first box of crayons she received as a child growing up in rural Minnesota. “I think I […]

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1st Annual Katy Color Run
Attracts 700

| May 1, 2017
1st Annual Katy Color Run <br>Attracts 700</br>

Fun Event Benefited Three Local Service Organizations More than 700 local residents atten­ded the first annual Katy Color Run on March 25. The event benefited three local organizations: Christ Clinic, Clothed by Faith and Hope Impacts. The event got off to a colorful start with a 1K Kids’ Dash and was followed by a chalk- […]

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30 Years and Counting

| May 1, 2017
30 Years and Counting

Johnny Carrabba Shares His Family’s Success Story The abundance of great food is Houston is widely known, and foodies can find trendy, beautiful, satisfying restaurants on almost every city block both inside and outside the loop. But the Carrabba family and the huge success they’ve experienced is unique. Why? Not just because they are family-owned […]

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Katy ISD Artwork Auctions off for Big Money at Houston Livestock show and Rodeo

| May 1, 2017
Katy ISD Artwork Auctions off for Big Money at Houston Livestock show and Rodeo

Student Sculpture Breaks World Record And Sells For $102,000! Hard work and determination paid off for two Katy ISD students whose artwork advanced to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo art auction in March. McMeans Junior High eighth-grader Charles Jang’s artwork competed in the Grand Prix judging and won first place against students from more […]

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Does Your Outing with Rover
Include a Hike?

| May 1, 2017
Does Your Outing with Rover <br>Include a Hike?</br>

Follow these 5 tips and your hikes will surely be a wonderful experience that you’ll both enjoy together. Know Your Limits (Yours and Your Dog’s) Does your current exercise endeavor consist of walking around the block a couple times? Then you may want to rethink that 10 mile hike you’re mapping out. Not only do […]

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The Evolving Work of Katy Artist Mike Peyton:

| April 1, 2017
The Evolving Work of Katy Artist Mike Peyton:

Philosopher, Re-Inventor, Destroyer Of Sharpies Interview by Mara Soloway Mike Peyton’s drive to create has been getting more and more intense of late, like a disturbance in his force moving him forward. Known since 2005 for his decorated snake gourd sculptures and wooden creations, for the last few years Peyton, 53, has also been in […]

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Craig Biggio

| April 1, 2017
Craig Biggio

Houston’s Adopted Son Still Giving Back To The City With Coaching, Community Service And A Cool New Restaurant By Judy Latta Craig Alan Biggio may have been born and raised on Long Island, New York, but Houston has been his home since being drafted by the Astros in 1987. One of only a few players […]

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Flight in April ‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes

| April 1, 2017
Flight in April ‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes

Well-Appointed Homes, Jam-Packed Events And A Bounty Of Butterflies Mark The Event Houston’s Largest Home Tour is taking flight, promising an April filled with well-appointed homes, jam-packed events and a bounty of butterflies. Hundreds of homes — including more than 150 models — will be open daily in Johnson Development’s 14 master-planned communities throughout Houston. […]

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