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The Secrets of Dining, According to Capitol Hill

| March 1, 2011
The Secrets of Dining, According to Capitol Hill

AUTHOR LINDA BAUER COMPILES RECIPES FROM PRESIDENTS AND CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES In classrooms across America, enthusiastic teachers try to make history come alive. Over Foreman grills and Bunsen burners they fry up an old favorite of George Washington’s troops, or serve semi-authentic pioneer-era desserts. While presented by well-meaning educators, unfortunately, the bland-tasting historical artifacts go largely […]

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An Architectural Gem, This Home With Curbside Charm Is The Perfect Fit For This Family Of Five

| February 1, 2011
An Architectural Gem, This Home With Curbside Charm Is The Perfect Fit For This Family Of Five

When Cary and Veronica Benson decided to move from North Carolina, they set their sights on the Houston area. Relatives lived within close proximity to the community. Cary, former part-owner of American Leather furniture company, was venturing into the next step of his career. And the eldest of their three children was about to start […]

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Head Over to the Mad Hatter Spring Luncheon

| February 1, 2011
Head Over to the Mad Hatter Spring Luncheon

It’s time to get out your spring hat and head to the 4th Annual Mad Hatter Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon — A Royal Engagement, chaired by Terri Wang, along with honorary chair Jacquie Baly Chaumette. The Mad Hatter Luncheon, set for Friday, April 29 at the Stafford Centre, 10505 Cash Road in Stafford, will […]

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Through the Cheers and Tears, Baylor Fans Stand Faithful

| February 1, 2011
Through the Cheers and Tears, Baylor Fans  Stand Faithful

This has been a truly memorable year for Baylor,’’ writes Baylor President Ken Starr. “One area in which our green and gold has shown brightest has been in the many successes of Baylor athletics. We will recall this as the year that Baylor Nation alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends — rose up to support […]

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Tulips that twist and turn offset winter doldrums

| February 1, 2011
Tulips that twist and turn offset winter doldrums

Bring Potted Bulbs Indoors for Winter Color Winter winds carry more than rain and sleet; they bring a blizzard of colorful spring flowers. Winter is the season when shops and supermarket floral departments are laden with a wide selection of fun, affordable bulb flowers in pots. Just as textiles, furniture and dinnerware brighten your home […]

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Guys, It’s Time to Show Your Love

| February 1, 2011
Guys, It’s Time to Show Your Love

Tips for making your marriage proposal an event to remember February brings thoughts of hearts and flowers, and what better way to tell your Valentine you love her than by popping the question? Proposing is one of  life’s biggest events; so, why not make it as memorable as possible by proposing in a unique and […]

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Spice Up Your Valentine Date

| February 1, 2011
Spice Up Your Valentine Date

Lovey Dovey Daiquiri
Kiss Kocktail
Cupid’s Cosmo

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Think You Know Your Roses?

| February 1, 2011
Think You Know Your Roses?

You might be surprised to find out that the colors don’t mean what you think at all Before you know it those prickly but beautiful rose plants will be sprouting new buds. In fact, due to our mild winter, many people may still be enjoying rose blossoms from last summer. Did you know that those […]

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Could You Have Heart Failure?

| February 1, 2011
Could You Have Heart Failure?

February is American Heart Month; join the fight against this life-threatening disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. About 630,000  Americans die each year of some form of heart disease — more than one in every four deaths. With Wear Red Day on February 5, and American Heart Month […]

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Through the Cheers and Tears, Baylor Fans Stand Faithful

| February 1, 2011
Through the Cheers and Tears, Baylor Fans Stand Faithful

This has been a truly memorable year for Baylor,’’ writes Baylor President Ken Starr. “One area in which our green and gold has shown brightest has been in the many successes of Baylor athletics. We will recall this as the year that Baylor Nation alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends — rose up to support […]

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2011: The Year of the Vegetable

| February 1, 2011
2011: The Year of the Vegetable

Children can learn to enjoy healthier foods if they grow them with their parents. It’s easier than you think. Childhood obesity is now the nation’s disease—an ailment crippling the body politic. The long-term health effects are well-established and include early onset diabetes and premature hip and joint problems. American children are prematurely aging, suffering from […]

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Katy Triathlon at Firethorne Raises Money for Katy Rotary Club

| January 1, 2011
Katy Triathlon at Firethorne Raises Money for Katy Rotary Club

Three cheers are in order for the Katy Triathlon at Firethorne, its 900-plus runners, swimmers and cyclists, as well as hundreds of well-wishing fans, volunteers and sponsors who helped raise approximately $30,000 to benefit the Katy Rotary Fund. The Rotary Club of Katy, race sponsor, raises funds to support local charities for their work in […]

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Rice Harvest Festival Sets Record

| January 1, 2011
Rice Harvest Festival Sets Record

Check for $18,479 presented to city of Katy It is a new record for the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival! Named one of the Houston area’s top 10 festivals, the Katy Rice Harvest Festival, produced by the Katy Area Chamber of Commerce, announced that the 2010 Festival was a new record for attendance as well […]

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Kids Festival at Villagio Town Center

| January 1, 2011
Kids Festival at Villagio Town Center

Enjoy photos by Kenzie delaTorre of Kids Festival at Villagio Town Center

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Stuff the Sleigh

| January 1, 2011
Stuff the Sleigh

Holiday toy drive benefits Texas Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer patients and siblings Sleigh bells were ringing and children joyfully sang thanks to the first-ever “Stuff the Sleigh” holiday toy drive benefiting Texas Children’s Hospital pediatric cancer patients and their siblings. The Katy/Fulshear-based drive culminated with a party for the children and their families the week […]

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Take a Step back to Another Time

| January 1, 2011
Take a Step back to Another Time

Old-fashioned soda fountain features treats from the past Do you pine for the “good old days” and long to take a step back in time? Does your mouth water for a good old-fashioned malt or banana split? How about a peppermint ice cream soda? Well, pine no more! The Rosenberg Historical District has just the […]

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Four Easy Tips to Rest and Refresh for a Healthier Lifestyle

| January 1, 2011
Four Easy Tips to Rest and Refresh for a Healthier Lifestyle

Alleviate stress and get enough sleep Living a healthy lifestyle encompasses a plethora of things; it goes well beyond diet and exercise. Working to alleviate stress and getting enough sleep are two components needed to create a healthier you in 2011. These four simple lifestyle tips can help improve your overall health and well-being every […]

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Fighting the Fat this Winter – and Beyond

| January 1, 2011
Fighting the Fat this Winter – and Beyond

Avoid winter weight gain and ring in a healthier 2011 January is the month when the government and nonprofit agencies across the country observe Healthy Weight Week. Maybe, because it follows the holidays when parties and celebrations reek havoc with our food consumption habits. When the cold weather sets in, it’s natural to want to […]

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Katy Prairie Conservancy Dedicates Memorial Wildlife Viewing Platform

| December 1, 2010
Katy Prairie Conservancy Dedicates Memorial Wildlife Viewing Platform

The Katy Prairie Conservancy dedicated its new Matt Cook Wildlife Viewing Platform at Warren Lake in far west Houston in November. The two-story viewing platform, which has a trail lined on either side by native grasses and wildflowers, is now open and available to the public. The platform is named in memory of Matt Cook, […]

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Healthy Holiday Cooking

| December 1, 2010
Healthy Holiday Cooking

The holidays are full of delicious temptations, but that doesn’t have to mean leaving your commitment to healthy eating behind. Making smart choices of what you eat and how you cook it can help you enjoy holiday dining and still beat the post-holiday blues. With these hassle-free recipes and some tips from the healthy cooking […]

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Festive Holiday Drinks

| December 1, 2010
Festive Holiday Drinks

Peppermint Eggnog Punch
Ice Holiday Margaritas
Tiramisu Tippers

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