People & Places in KATY – Katy Lifestyles & Homes magazine http://katylifestylesandhomes.com Katy Texas Lifestyles & Homes magazine Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:14:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.12 Andrea Ramsey Finds Meaning In Art http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/andrea-ramsey-finds-meaning-in-art/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 09:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23951 Artist’s Life Has Come Full Circle Back To The Community That Supported Her By Mara Soloway Throughout Andrea Ramsey’s life, being an artist has had different significance at different times. As she learned and honed her skill as a child, she found it to be fun and exciting, and all the compliments she received underscored […]

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Katy-Area Residents Help Each Other after Hurricane Harvey http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/katy-area-residents-help-each-other-after-hurricane-harvey/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23774 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/clerendas-calling/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:35:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23783 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/the-ovarian-cancer-quilt-project-at-md-anderson/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:33:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23785 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/wildlife-habitat-federation-empowers-landowners-to-save-and-restore-land/ Sun, 01 Oct 2017 09:31:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23793 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/set-your-sights-high/ Fri, 01 Sep 2017 09:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23691 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/impacting-their-community-living-their-faith/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23425 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/promoting-the-katy-prairie-conservancy/ Tue, 01 Aug 2017 09:35:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23431 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/bringing-history-home/ Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23261 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/fort-bend-resident-selected-for-pbs-digital-innovators-program/ Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:35:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23264 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/houstonian-gene-watson-continues-to-delight-fans-with-his-classic-brand-of-country-music/ Sat, 01 Jul 2017 09:33:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23266   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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/food-and-wine-lovers-delighted-by-second-farm-vineyard-faire/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23111 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/texas-childrens-fifth-annual-family-fun-run/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:35:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23115 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” http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/treasures-of-the-texas-coast/ Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:33:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23124 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/vibrancy-in-art-and-words/ Mon, 01 May 2017 09:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22925 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/first-annual-katy-color-run-attracts-700/ Mon, 01 May 2017 09:35:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22930 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/30-years-and-counting/ Mon, 01 May 2017 09:35:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22981 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/katy-isd-artwork-auctions-off-for-big-money-at-houston-livestock-show-and-rodeo/ Mon, 01 May 2017 09:33:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22932 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? http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/does-your-outing-with-rover-include-a-hike/ Mon, 01 May 2017 09:31:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=23020 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: http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/the-evolving-work-of-katy-artist-mike-peyton/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22742 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/craig-biggio/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:35:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22744 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 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/flight-in-april-houstons-largest-home-tour-takes/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:33:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22748 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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Hibiscus Season is Here http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/hibiscus-season-is-here/ Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:31:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22733 Lone Star Chapter Of The American Hibiscus Society To Hold Annual Shows, April 23 And May 13 Whether you are a serious cultivator of the exotic hibiscus plant or just a casual gardener, you won’t want to miss the Lone Star Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society’s (AHS) annual show and sale events coming up […]

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Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/volunteerism-and-generosity-fuel-the-houston-livestock-show-and-rodeo/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:37:08 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22548 Chairman Jack Lyons Has Given His Time And Effort Since 1981 By Mara Soloway The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will welcome visitors from March 7-26 with its well-established array of attractions, entertainment and special events – everything from horse and livestock shows to children’s learning opportunities such as AGventure, from school art displays to […]

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The 72nd Pin Oak Charity Horse Show is March 22-April 2 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/the-72nd-pin-oak-charity-horse-show-is-march-22-april-2/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:36:53 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22586 The Event Ensures A Memorable, Affordable Equestrian Experience For Spectators Of All Ages By Mary Jones and Laura Pennino Are you ready for an experience close to home that is extremely affordable and memorable? Then make your way to the 72nd Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, March 22 through April 2 at the Great Southwest […]

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Folksy, Funky and Fun http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/folksy-funky-and-fun/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:34:53 +0000 http://katylifestylesandhomes.com/?p=22590 Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Amanda Bennett Defies Convention By Cheryl Alexander Amanda Bennett, this year’s Bayou City Art Festival Featured Artist, is a self-taught, mixed media artist who has fused together acrylic paint and photographs on plywood to create her own unique, folksy style that is as hip as it gets. The images […]

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