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Cypress Homeowners Deck the Halls with Treasure-Filled Elegance

| November 1, 2010
Cypress Homeowners Deck the Halls with Treasure-Filled Elegance

Founder Of Round Top Collection Celebrates Christmas In Style Christmas comes early each year to the Krause house in Cypress — the middle of October to be exact. That’s when Jeff and Debbie Krause and their children begin decorating for the holiday season. The entire project takes six weeks. Decorations start going up in October, […]

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Katy YMCA Class Reaches Out to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

| November 1, 2010
Katy YMCA Class Reaches Out to Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

Cycling class members support troops with care packages The influence of an indoor cycling class goes beyond the walls of the spinning room in Katy, Texas. The group has adopted four soldiers serving overseas through “Adopt a U.S. Soldier.org.” Members buy toiletries, magazines, puzzle books and snacks, and ship them in care packages to their […]

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Giftable Holiday Goodies

| November 1, 2010
Giftable Holiday Goodies

Homemade cookies and candy make delectable gifts Nothing spreads holiday cheer quite like sharing some homemade goodies with friends and neighbors. Creamy, chocolaty fudge is always a hit and it’s so easy to make. Cookies are great too. This recipe for lemon cookies has just the right amount of bright, lemony flavor that balances beautifully […]

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Medal of Honor hero takes flight in Apache helicopter

| October 1, 2010
Medal of Honor hero takes flight in Apache helicopter

When Crosby resident David McNerney woke up that Sat­urday morning in May, he thought it was going to be a bad day. The combination of lung cancer and chemo­therapy was taking a toll on his body. The 79-year-old was feeling so bad that he asked long-time friend and Navy veteran Gerald Blankenship to take him […]

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Katy resident offers healing through motion

| October 1, 2010
Katy resident offers healing through motion

In the not so distant past, Carol Meyer lived in pain. Once a professional ballerina, Carol missed the landing on a routine ballet jump and aggravated her spine. She elected for surgery to relieve the pain of her injuries. “What a mistake,” she admits. The surgery was disastrous; her neurosurgeon said her back had aged […]

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Classic Holiday Eggnog is Back

| October 1, 2010
Classic Holiday Eggnog is Back

PURE AND SIMPLE INGREDIENTS MARK THIS HOLIDAY FAVORITE Classic eggnog is pure and simple. Just three main ingredients — eggs, cream and sugar — magically create the quintessential holiday sip of thick creamy custard with puffs of softly beaten egg whites. For those of us who have lamented the fact that we could no longer […]

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Fall Festivals, Markets and More

| October 1, 2010
Fall Festivals, Markets and More

Fall is bazaar and festival time in Texas. Every little country town seems to have their own event from oatmeal and watermelon festivals to fairs celebrating local crafts and food. There’s something for everybody — no matter what your interests. From historical-era festivals such as Texian Market Days in Richmond, the Renaissance Festival in Plantersville […]

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Travel Smart with the Right Luggage and Accessories

| October 1, 2010
Travel Smart with the Right Luggage and Accessories

There’s a price, size and look to fit every traveler I was in the midst of chaos in our neighborhood pizzeria/arcade that caters to the 10-year-old and under crowd when I got the call. “I have to go to Dublin next month on business,” said my husband. “Not without me,” I fired back while an […]

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Gaining Value by Gardening

| October 1, 2010
Gaining Value by Gardening

Home Gardening Provides Benefits For More Than Just The Home A volatile economy and rise-and-fall real estate market have flipped the switch for many homeowners to become avid Do-It-Yourselfers, especially when it comes to gardening. Part of this is due to the long-term benefits that planting and landscaping provide. Personal Benefits Gardening offers a triple […]

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Treats to warm you from inside out

| October 1, 2010
Treats to warm you from inside out

I love it when the days are cool and the evenings have just a bit of a chill in the air. It’s cool enough for my favorite fall sweater, but I can leave the winter coats in the closet for a little bit longer. Days like these call for something to warm the family up […]

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Host a Ghoulish Gathering

| October 1, 2010
Host a Ghoulish Gathering

Scare up a happy Halloween party to celebrate the spookiest season. Bring out the orange and black linens, spiderweb doilies and skull coasters … so easy and effective! The entertaining experts from the Wilton Test Kitchen say it’s easier to mix and mingle if you don’t have to juggle a fork. So cast a spell […]

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Breast Cancer Survivor Story

| October 1, 2010
Breast Cancer Survivor Story

JENNY HRBACEK SHARES HER EXPERIENCE AND OFFERS TIPS Cancer has no timeline and did not care that I already had plans for the next year. When I received the diagnosis of breast cancer in April 2009, I found that I would be forced to find time for this uninvited intrusion is my life. This last […]

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Fall Vegetable Gardening in Containers

| October 1, 2010
Fall Vegetable Gardening in Containers

QUICK TIPS FOR PLANTING PRETTY AND PRODUCTIVE PATIO POTS Have you ever wanted to plant a small vegetable garden in fall, but didn’t want to suffer the aches and pains that come along with designing and digging? Or maybe you just don’t have space to spare. Probably the easiest way to produce vegetables this fall […]

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Hot Tips for Cool Crops

| October 1, 2010
Hot Tips for Cool Crops

GET GROWING ON YOUR FALL GARDEN You might think the end of summer means bidding farewell to fresh, homegrown veggies. Not so. Many cool-season crops hit their heyday as autumn temperatures drop, and some even taste better when nipped by a light frost. As long as their basic growing conditions are met, vegetable plants don’t […]

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Area Beauties Have Strong Showing at Miss Texas Pageant

| September 1, 2010
Area Beauties Have Strong Showing at Miss Texas Pageant

Eight regional winners from Houston and surrounding communities Houston has always been known for its beautiful women, but never more so than this year when eight local beauties claimed regional titles in the contests leading up to the Miss Texas and Miss Teen Texas pageants. In addition to being beautiful and talented, the contestants for Miss […]

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“Marathon CEO” to Speak at Marine Corps Marathon

| September 1, 2010
“Marathon CEO” to Speak at Marine Corps Marathon

Fourth largest U.S. marathon to be held in Washington in October As soon as you see Mike Matte enter a room you will feel his energy, enthusiasm and his passion for life. In 1982 Mike was branded “The Marathon CEO” by his first boss and has been turning losers into winners ever since. Today Matte […]

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5th Annual Charity Wine Tasting Hosted by Katy Sunrise Rotary

| September 1, 2010
5th Annual Charity Wine Tasting Hosted by Katy Sunrise Rotary

Kevin Black provides entertainment for event supporting Christ’s Clinic The Katy Wine Fest 2010 will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Katy Sunrise on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. at Agave Road in Katy. This is the club’s fifth annual charity wine tasting event. This year’s proceeds will help support Christ’s Clinic, […]

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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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