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Coach Fobian’s Fishing Revolution

| June 1, 2013
Coach Fobian’s Fishing Revolution

As a physical education teacher for more than 14 years, Mark Fobian has spent a lot of time thinking about ways

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Hwarang Tigers Taekwondo Demo Team Kickin’ it With Style

| June 1, 2013
Hwarang Tigers Taekwondo Demo Team Kickin’ it With Style

At the Hwarang Tigers Taekwondo School, nestled within a sea of white uniforms,,,

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Astros Pitching Coach Doug Brocail

| June 1, 2013
Astros Pitching Coach Doug Brocail

Delighted with his lovely daughters, Doug Brocail knows a thing — or five — about fatherhood

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Taylor Hudson of Katy to Compete in Miss Teen Texas

| May 1, 2013
Taylor Hudson of  Katy to Compete in Miss Teen Texas

Talented teen gives back to community By Don Maines The 16-year-old daughter of Eddie and Renita Hudson of Katy, Taylor Renee Hudson is a junior at Mayde Creek High School and a familiar face at hospitals, nursing homes and community service projects throughout the area.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: Step Right Up: Collecting Carnival Antiques

| May 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori:  Step Right Up: Collecting Carnival Antiques

I recently appraised a vintage carnival game on the season 4 premiere of Discovery channel’s Auction Kings that was picked by Gallery 63’s picker and general manager, Jon Hammond.

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In the Tour Bus with Scotty McCreery

| May 1, 2013
In the Tour Bus with Scotty McCreery

By Melanie Saxton Photography by Debi Beauregard March 23 was a big day for country music fans who arrived from all over the state for an appearance by American Idol winner Scotty McCreery. He included Katy, Texas in his 2013 Weekend Roadtrip Tour and played for throngs who enjoyed the food, rides, a variety of […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Jessica & Rob

| May 1, 2013
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Jessica & Rob

Photography by Caleb Fleming, Big Box Photography There is something magical about military weddings, especially one brimming over with Marines and miracles. It is no wonder Jessica Kelly and Rob Whidby served Thanksgiving dinner at their November wedding reception, for they had much to be thankful for. First Date Jessica and Rob met through Rob’s […]

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A Chat With TV Host Deborah Duncan

| May 1, 2013
A Chat With TV Host Deborah Duncan

By Melanie Saxton With May comes thoughts of Mother’s Day, a special occasion celebrating family bonds and the special women in our lives.  Deborah Duncan adores her mother, who is 90 years old and ornery. “Mom took about 5,000 pictures of my sister who is six years older and basically an only child until I […]

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Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques: Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques

| April 1, 2013
Dr. Lori Arts & Antiques:  Appraising Some “Manly” Antiques

At my public antiques appraisal events, I don’t have anyone waiting in line. And, when I appraise objects, I cut to the core. No nonsense, no delicate highbrow vocabulary, no malarkey. I tell it like it is. If you have a piece of junk, I tell you. If you spent too much money on something, I tell you. If you are hoping to become a millionaire on a collection of Pez dispensers, I tell you that it’s not happening in this lifetime.

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The Shapes of Life

| April 1, 2013
The Shapes of Life

By Cheryl Alexander Photos by Jack Zilker and David Farias At the turn of this century, most of us took a moment of pause to examine our lives and the direction we would set our compasses for the next several decades. For many of us, it was just that — a moment. We respectfully acknowledged […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Maris & Jason

| April 1, 2013
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS  </br>Maris  &  Jason

Photography by Steve Depino You might say they hit a home run. Maris Perlman and Jason Castro became Stanford University sweethearts, to no one’s surprise but their own. First came friendship over a mutual admiration of sports and distaste for country music. Then came love as Maris played lacrosse and Jason earned Most Valuable Player […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Mar 2013

| March 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Mar 2013

I am a firm believer in the ritual of spring cleaning. When it comes to the seasonal cleanup, many people believe that the easiest thing to do is to just throw everything away. However, that’s not always smart.

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It’s “All in the Family” for These Katy Teachers

| March 1, 2013
It’s “All in the Family” for These Katy Teachers

By Cindy Ziervogel Teaching can turn into a family business for many reasons. But when combinations of brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, sons, daughters, or uncles choose to teach together in Katy ISD, the reason quite often points to a kid who grew up with a teaching parent or two, or even a grandparent in […]

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PLOT TWIST

| March 1, 2013
PLOT TWIST

Katy Teens Turn Novel Into Full-Length Film By Melanie Saxton Author Joe Barfield shakes his head in wonderment. Who knew an evening spent talking about his novel and screenplay would culminate in a feature-length movie? He never dreamed the motion picture would be shot by students on a Canon 7D camera priced at just over […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Jennifer & Mitch

| March 1, 2013
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS  </br>Jennifer & Mitch

Photography by Chris Wineinger Jennifer Eggleton met Mitchell McBain on a musical note, thanks to a matchmaking friend. Jennifer and Christen Myers were coworkers at the time. Christen’s husband played with Mitchell in a band. After introductions came “love at first sight” as Jennifer and Mitchell fell head over heels. Precisely six years later the […]

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The Scoop on Spring Break Fun!

| March 1, 2013
The Scoop on Spring Break Fun!

  By Melanie Saxton K aty ISD schools are closed March 11–15 for spring break. This is a well-deserved opportunity for students to rest and relax, but parents may also hear, “I’m bored!” To solve that dilemma, consider visiting a host of indoor and outdoor venues designed with kiddos in mind. Whether off the beaten […]

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The Best of Katy 2012

| February 1, 2013
The Best of Katy 2012

Annual recognition of Katy’s champions of community, shopping, dining & more!

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Feb 2013

| February 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Feb 2013

“Dr. Lori will be featured on the season premiere of Auction Kings airing Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. CT.”

Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? The signs are all around you, but you don’t want to drive around aimlessly or waste money buying junk. Here are some tips for making the most of your yard sale shopping spree.

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Monica & Stephen

| February 1, 2013
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS  </br>Monica & Stephen

Monica Stout and Stephen Myers had a very modern, “online” start to their relationship. What followed was a first date, courtship, surprise proposal (with a twist), engagement, and traditional wedding ceremony that reflected the formal elegance and nostalgia of Old Hollywood. They were united on September 29, 2012. Monica Stout earned a master’s degree in […]

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LOVE Struck

| February 1, 2013
LOVE Struck

Well-known sweethearts share their unusual love stories Dan Pastorini and Pam Morse TACKLING HIS HEART “We support each other in every way, good or bad, and I thank the Lord each day for putting her in my life.” Dan met Pam at a charity function at Ralph Lauren where Pam worked. “I had just gone […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jan 2013

| January 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jan 2013

While museums make a long-term commitment to preserving and protecting objects in their care to educate the public, most of us are equally committed to keeping our family heirlooms and keepsakes in good condition in order to retain their value.

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