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Katy Rice Harvest Festival Set for Oct. 13-14

| October 1, 2012
Katy Rice Harvest Festival Set for Oct. 13-14

  Event offers quality entertainment for the entire family If you are looking for quality family entertainment, enrichment and fun, look no further than the Katy Rice Harvest Festival. The actual event rolls into the square in historic downtown Katy on Oct. 13-14, and has become known as a first class, affordable quality family event. […]

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Freshen Up Your Home, Naturally

| October 1, 2012
Freshen Up Your Home, Naturally

MY FAVORITE :

• You Tube – Two Dogs Dining
• FungusAmoungUs – Dried Mushrooms
• Banana Bread In-A-Jar

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Sep 2012

| September 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Sep 2012

Dr. Lori

Star Appraiser on the hit TV show Auction Kings on Discovery Channel.
Assessing Walt Disney Autographs
His authentic signature can command more money than autographs by most U.S. Presidents

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Katy Businesses Stand the Test of Time

| September 1, 2012
Katy Businesses Stand the Test of Time

Well-known companies celebrate more than 20 years

Katy Budget Books

Katy Kips Gymnastic Club

Chem-Tech Termite & Pest Control

Special Pals

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Firethorne’s New Elementary School Honors Ray and Jamie Wolman

| September 1, 2012
Firethorne’s New Elementary School Honors Ray and Jamie Wolman

After 40 years of service to Katy ISD, the Wolmans receive the ultimate honor By Melanie Saxton When the office of Katy ISD superintendent Alton Frailey called one afternoon, Jamie Wolman anticipated that she was needed to volunteer for something special. After all, she and her husband Ray were always willing to help Katy ISD […]

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Fun Fare with Food Trucks

| September 1, 2012
Fun Fare with Food Trucks

From traveling taquerias to gourmet hot dogs, the mobile food craze has hit By Melanie Saxton With 1,400 food trucks in Houston, the comforting tastes of “home” come alive in personal ways. “If there’s an ethnicity, there’s a huge probability that it’s represented by a food truck,” says Paul Galvani, who should know: He’s the […]

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Kids Crave More Fun In Youth Sports

| September 1, 2012
Kids Crave More Fun In Youth Sports

New survey reveals 84 percent of children say they quit or wanted to quit Local youth sports leagues, coaches and parents need to have a serious time out to think about how they can bring fun back to youth athletic programs. In a new national survey of children, ages 8-14, who play team sports: •84 […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Aug 2012

| August 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Aug 2012

Olympics Highlight a World of Collectibles
You don’t have to be an athlete to score a great memento

While the Olympic Games originated in the ancient world, they still stir great worldwide excitement today. I have appraised many collectibles associated with the Olympic Games over the years including pins,

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Cupcake CrazeHouston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats

| August 1, 2012
Cupcake CrazeHouston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats

Houston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats Cupcakes are classic Americana, right up there with hot dogs and apple pie. Cupcakes are comfort food, like mashed potatoes or mac and cheese. And cupcakes are everywhere it seems. These little four-ounce treats — 19th-century accidents of history that were created when a baker poured leftover cake […]

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A Chat With Jim Crane The Astros aren’t the only thing keeping him busy

| August 1, 2012
A Chat With Jim Crane The Astros aren’t the only thing keeping him busy

By Melanie Saxton Houston is a great, vibrant town,” says Jim Crane, who is chairman of Crane Worldwide Logistics and former Chairman, CEO, and majority shareholder of Eagle Global Logistics (EGL). “If you work hard and pay attention, you’ll do well.” And he should know —  Crane has been in Houston 30 years. He applies […]

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Friday Night Football: Katy ISD Starts a New Season

| August 1, 2012
Friday Night Football: Katy ISD Starts a New Season

The 2012-13 school year certainly promises more excitement! By Melanie Saxton Drill teams perform, cheerleaders rally, bands march and parents bite their fingernails. Game nights are approaching… and game on!  As student athletes suit up and take to the field they compete in a sport that electrifies the state of Texas in general — and […]

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Every Day Will Be “Take Your Child to Work Day”

| August 1, 2012
Every Day Will Be “Take Your Child to Work Day”

Three Wolman Elementary teachers live in Firethorne community and work at school For elementary school teachers Andrea Tryon, Angela (Angie) Sticker, and Lisa Campbell, every day will be “Take Your Child to Work Day,” thanks to their new positions at Katy ISD’s soon-to-open Ray and Jamie Wolman Elementary School.   All three are residents of Firethorne, […]

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Caedmon’s Call

| August 1, 2012
Caedmon’s Call

By Melanie Saxton  • Photos by Bob Boyd Caedmon’s Call is a Contemporary Christian band headed by lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Cliff Young, son of well-known pastor Dr. Ed Young. His wife Danielle has been at his side for 15 years and is a vocalist. The band fuses traditional folk with cultural music and […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jul 2012

| July 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jul 2012

Motorcycles and the American Dynamic “Steel Ponies” star in a museum exhibit

I went to a fabulous museum show recently. This exhibition featured the work of master artists, highlighted aspects of American culture, traced the history of the entire 20th century, and focused on advancements in technology. It had everything …

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jun 2012

| June 1, 2012
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jun 2012

A Primer on Antique Prints, Prints Can Bring Very High Values

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Katy’s Dedicated DadsMeet three Katy men who make every day Father’s Day

| June 1, 2012
Katy’s Dedicated DadsMeet three Katy men who make every day Father’s Day

By Melanie Saxton Scouting and Music Joel Christensen is the proud father of son Nicholas, 16, and twin daughters Claire and Valerie, 12, all Morton Ranch Mavericks. As president and part owner of Century Hydraulics in Tomball, he drives 64 miles roundtrip, often arriving back in Katy after 7 p.m. “It helps tremendously to have […]

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A Baylor University Sports Retrospective

| May 1, 2012
A Baylor University Sports Retrospective

A faith-based organization has sprung to life in the heart of Spring Branch

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Every Day is Mother’s Day at National Charity League Inc.

| May 1, 2012
Every Day is Mother’s Day at National Charity League Inc.

Mother and daughter duos bond through volunteer opportunities By Melanie Saxton On Mother’s Day it is customary to honor the special maternal figures in our lives, and through service in local chapters of National Charity League Inc., many mothers and daughters celebrate their relationships not only in May, but year round. By working together, these […]

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An Astros Wife Shares Mother’s Day Memories

| May 1, 2012
An Astros Wife Shares Mother’s Day Memories

For Sara Lyon, it’s appreciating times spent together, on the road or at home By Melanie Saxton When Sara Lyon reflects on the joys (and juggling) of being an Astros Wife, it’s always with appreciation. After all, she gets to meet new people and has opportunities to travel, especially when her husband, Brandon Lyon, plays […]

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National Public Gardens Day is May 11

| May 1, 2012
National Public Gardens Day is May 11

Explore the beauty of local green spaces at Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens This garden at Mercer is part of the east side of the 325-acre park that includes 5 miles of walking trails. v (opposite page) Mercer shelters more than 24 rare plants and several of the plants are on display to view close-up […]

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SpringSpirit Baseball Launches

| May 1, 2012
SpringSpirit Baseball Launches

A faith-based organization has sprung to life in the heart of Spring Branch

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Fort Bend Boys Choir Reaches a High Note… It’s 30

| April 1, 2012
Fort Bend Boys Choir Reaches a High Note… It’s 30

In the entire history of the Sistine Chapel, only 20 choirs have performed there. Fort Bend Boys Choir was the 20th. Pope John Paul II requested them. The agreement was for the boys to sing two songs. When they finished, the pope asked that they sing a third. The Fort Bend Boys Choir is celebrating […]

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At 41, Cy-Fair’s Sherry Hale has the No. 1 ranking in 4.0 tennis singles in Texas

| April 1, 2012
At 41, Cy-Fair’s Sherry Hale has the No. 1 ranking in 4.0 tennis singles in Texas

Game, Set, Match — and State Champ!  By Melanie Saxton As a wife, mother and busy court reporter, Sherry Hale still found time to fuel her passion for tennis. She began dabbling in 2000, playing in neighborhood tournaments. In 2004 when her son was 9 years old, she approached the sport seriously and started taking […]

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