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Texas Children’s Hospital Tips for a Safe and Healthy Back-to-School

| September 1, 2010
Texas Children’s Hospital Tips for a Safe and Healthy Back-to-School

Help your child have a successful school year From sleep schedules, nutrition, immunizations, heart health, heat illnesses and more, Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston provides parents with tips to ensure their children have a safe, healthy and successful school year. Handling sleep-change blues: Time changes and schedule changes can make it harder for children to […]

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Some Like it Cold – It’s not too late to get your veggie garden growing

| September 1, 2010
Some Like it Cold – It’s not too late to get your veggie garden growing

If you didn’t join the “grow your own” vegetables craze this spring, it’s not too late to join in. You can produce a bounty of vitamin-rich veggies from plot or pot to plate this fall, plus you’ll save a bundle by growing them yourself. You may be surprised to find that with just a little […]

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Retiring from Work Doesn’t Mean Retiring from Life

| September 1, 2010
Retiring from Work Doesn’t Mean Retiring from Life

Ways to stay mentally and physically fit throughout life September is Healthy Aging Month. Established 15 years ago as the Baby Boomer generation began reaching age 50, Healthy Aging® is a national health initiative developed to help individuals think more positively about growing older. Now, as the first Boomers are rapidly approaching age 65, Healthy […]

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Just for Busy Moms

| September 1, 2010
Just for Busy Moms

Easy and quick Fall recipes that can be worked in around after-school sports, dance and academic events BBQ Spring Rolls 1 lb. Byron’s Fully Cooked Pork BBQ 1 package spring roll wrappers 1 cup vegetable oil Thaw Byron’s Fully Cooked Pork BBQ overnight. Place wrapper on flat surface and fill with 1-2 spoonfuls of BBQ. […]

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KVPAC Awarded Challenge Grant from Houston Endowment

| August 1, 2010
KVPAC Awarded Challenge Grant from Houston Endowment

Katy Visual & Performing Arts Center has been awarded a $30,000 Challenge Grant from Houston Endowment, a philanthropic foundation established by Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones in 1937. It is one of the region’s largest and most respected funders and is a private foundation that exists to improve the lives of people in the […]

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Five Creative Tips for Packing Healthier School Lunches

| August 1, 2010
Five Creative Tips for Packing Healthier School Lunches

It’s that time of year again: back-to-school season. Amidst the jam-packed schedule of a child’s school day, it’s nice to know there is one area where parents make a difference—lunchtime. The mission is to create a nutritious lunch that your hungry kids will look forward to eating. To help, here are five creative tips to […]

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The Art of Africa, an ARTreach Touring Exhibition in Katy

| August 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
The Art of Africa, an ARTreach Touring Exhibition in Katy

Stop by Garden Café in the Village of Old Katy and see a unique ARTreach exhibition in the café gallery. This is the starting point of a destination tour that features a collection of original artwork created in ARTreach’s first international outreach mission to Africa. This exhibition tour features the original artwork created by 36 […]

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Nancy Hess Receives National Recognition in Surprise Ceremony

| August 1, 2010
Nancy Hess Receives National Recognition in Surprise Ceremony

Nancy Hess’ celebration of National Teacher Day was particularly festive this year. During the student-produced morning announcements broadcast on closed circuit television, Hess was presented with Houston’s 2010 Plank Fellowship Award, given in recognition of the inspired implementation of her Fund for Teachers’ fellowship and the continued impact it makes on her teaching practice, her […]

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Disorganized? What to Do?

| August 1, 2010
Disorganized?  What to Do?

Disorganized? What to Do? Simple, sensible solutions for staying organized The average person wastes about 55 minutes every day looking for things they own but cannot find. We spend weekends sorting through paper piles, rushed mornings trying to find kids’ backpacks and far too much time re-arranging the refrigerator only to find wasted food or […]

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Survival Guide for College Freshman

| August 1, 2010
Survival Guide for College Freshman

By Annie Hale Going from a senior in high school to a freshman at a college or university can be a difficult transition for many students. Here are some tips to help make that adjustment a little easier as well as several tips for all those first-time college parents. Get ready for the four (hopefully) […]

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From Addict at 10 to Millionaire at 35

| July 1, 2010 | 0 Comments
From Addict at 10 to Millionaire at 35

Author Tells Story of Drugs, Despair and Hope “When I am focused on helping someone else, I am living in the moment, and all of the fear, guilt, sadness and anxiety of yesterday and tomorrow vanishes. In the process of helping someone else, I’m able to stop worrying about me, and focus on another’s needs. […]

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Why Can’t Men Be More Like Women? Famed sports figures Vida Blue and Rosey Grier promote early detection for prostate cancer in new public service announcement

| July 1, 2010
Why Can’t Men Be  More Like Women? Famed sports figures Vida Blue and Rosey Grier  promote early detection for prostate cancer  in new public service announcement

Sports legends Vida Blue and Rosey Grier have teamed up in a new public service announcement to raise awareness for early detection of prostate cancer in men. Produced to hit the airwaves in time for the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s annual Home Run Chal­lenge with Major League Baseball in June, the spot depicts a group of […]

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Texas Sends SLHS Academic Decathlon Team To Compete at Nationals

| June 1, 2010
Texas Sends SLHS Academic Decathlon Team To Compete at Nationals

Team matches intellect, scores high among nation’s brightest Their competitions might not draw buses full of band members and cheerleaders. They don’t always have immediate face recognition. And their fans are usually subdued. Are they the Rodney Dangerfields of high school students? No respect? No way! The nine members of the Seven Lakes High School […]

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Layla Grace’s Legacy

| June 1, 2010
Layla Grace’s Legacy

You’ve probably heard about her. Little Layla Grace Marsh touched many lives in the Cy-Fair area and beyond, her story reaching nationwide. In May of 2009, at just 18 months old, the youngest of the three Marsh children, Layla, was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma. Her parents knew they had a lengthy and scary journey […]

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Tutor Doctor Makes “House Calls” in Katy and Surrounding Areas

| June 1, 2010
Tutor Doctor Makes “House Calls” in Katy and Surrounding Areas

There will be fewer “math meltdowns” and other homework headaches in Katy, Richmond and the surrounding areas now that Ken and Parker Knapp have introduced the Tutor Doctor solution to the local equation. Tutor Doctor, a one-on-one in-home tutoring service designed to help students from ages 3 to 103, announced the opening of a new […]

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ARTreach Gallery Exhibition Displays Student Art Kids who take private art lessons show their work

| June 1, 2010
ARTreach Gallery Exhibition Displays Student Art Kids who take private art lessons show their work

The ARTreach Gallery Night and Exhibition in April featured the collected work of 26 talented students enrolled in private master art classes taught by Elizabeth Linder in her Studio in Kelliwood. The event was held at Tradition Bank. ARTreach awards scholarships each year to aspiring students applying for an opportunity to advance in the arts […]

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Wings of Freedom Tour Benefits VFW Post 9182 and Community

| May 1, 2010
Wings of Freedom Tour Benefits VFW Post 9182 and Community

Veterans take flight in World War II “birds The Collings Foundation, which owns and operates among others, three World War II war birds (P-51 Mustang, B-24 Liberator Bomber and the renowned Flying Fortress, the B-17), gave Katy VFW Post 9182 members the opportunity to relive some old memories. Four of its WW II members—George Berg, […]

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