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5 New Things to do in Galveston!

| June 1, 2015
5 New Things to do in Galveston!

Besides Beaches, Vacation Destination Also Offers Fun, Food, Family Attractions, Tours, Culture And History Why not experience life on island time on your long-awaited vacation this summer? Galveston Island’s enchanting views of sparkling waters and sandy shores are just a couple of reasons why time seems to stand still in this historic beach town. This […]

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Cane Island Experiences Brisk Early Activity

| June 1, 2015
Cane Island Experiences Brisk Early Activity

Community Features New Family Homes And Luxury Patio Homes By Several Developers Just weeks after home builders in Cane Island opened their on-site sales offices, as many as 500 visitors per week are coming to the new Katy master-planned community to review floor plans and pricing for new family homes and luxury patio homes. “The […]

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Maren Fuqua Blazing Off-Road Motorcycle Trails

| May 1, 2015
Maren Fuqua Blazing Off-Road Motorcycle Trails

  Accomplished Teenager Now Races In Men’s Division By Mara Soloway Maren Fuqua initially might seem like a typical 16-year-old girl. She likes to get manicures and wear cute clothes, and she loves to hang out with family and friends. However, she only gets the chance to do these things after her daily 2-3 mile […]

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Following in Her Mother’s Teaching Footsteps

| May 1, 2015
Following in Her Mother’s Teaching Footsteps

First Year Teacher Of The Year Award Runs In The Family By Melanie Saxton Lauren Galyon recalls that since sixth grade she was practically raised in a classroom. Her mother, Julie Galyon, had left a career as a flight attendant and received an alternative teaching certificate from the University of St. Thomas. She became third-grade […]

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Portrait of an Artist

| May 1, 2015
Portrait of an Artist

  Watercolor Artist Comes Full Circle By Cheryl Alexander In 1978, Mark Stewart, now an award-winning artist and architect, made his first visit to New York City as an employee of a large Houston-based architectural firm. He was less than two years out of college and was traveling with a fellow employee not much older […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Nicole & Jadeon

| May 1, 2015
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Nicole & Jadeon

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Debbie Lourens Photography and ST Photography Cape Town Imagine the logistics of planning a wedding overseas! That’s precisely the challenge faced by Nicole Mora of Katy and Jadeon du Toit of South Africa and their family and friends. To accommodate all their loved ones, the couple had a simple civil […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Fill Your Vacation with Art

| May 1, 2015
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> Fill Your Vacation with Art

Museums, Resorts And Cruise Ships Showcase Fine Art

There are many DIY projects and repurposing options when it comes to antiques, but right off the bat, I want to warn you to know the value of your keepsakes, heirlooms, and treasures before your start repurposing.

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Literary and Fine Arts Festival and Parade 2015

| April 1, 2015
Literary and Fine Arts Festival  and Parade 2015

Fort Bend County Precinct Three Hosts Second Annual Event It’s that time of year again when Fort Bend County showcases its extremely talented youngsters. The Second Annual Literary and Fine Arts Festival and Parade will be held on Saturday, April 11, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cinco Ranch Public Library, 2620 Commercial Center […]

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Wild West Brew Fest, Coming May 1-2

| April 1, 2015
Wild West Brew Fest, Coming May 1-2

Beer Lovers Gear Up For Big Event That Gives Back To The Community By Melanie Saxton David Loesch once attended a Brew Fest in Breckenridge, Colorado that raised money for foster homes. The concept of “fun for a cause” resonated deeply, and he thought it would be an awesome idea for the City of Katy. […]

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“Jazz With a Katy Flair,” April 23

| April 1, 2015
“Jazz With a Katy Flair,” April 23

An Evening Of Jazz Music Benefits Katy ISD Education Foundation And Its Teacher Grant Program The Katy ISD Education Foundation will host its second annual “Jazz with a Katy Flair” on Thursday, April 23, at Palacio Maria, 21728 Highland Knolls Drive. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. Hosted in […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Kristen & Ryan

| April 1, 2015
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Kristen & Ryan

Text by Melanie Saxton | Photos by Elise Bennett Photography and Molly Blair Photographer Ryan Yoho and Kristen Marino’s wedding can best be described as a festive fusion of Katy and Cajun! Ryan is a Cinco Ranch High graduate and met his future wife while attending Louisiana State University. Kristen is a native Louisianan who […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Making Old Stuff New Again

| April 1, 2015
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> Making Old Stuff New Again

Consider Repurposing That Keepsake

There are many DIY projects and repurposing options when it comes to antiques, but right off the bat, I want to warn you to know the value of your keepsakes, heirlooms, and treasures before your start repurposing.

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Watercolor Art Society of Houston

| March 1, 2015
Watercolor Art Society of Houston

Group’s 38th International Exhibition Runs March 10-April 9 By Cheryl Alexander The Watercolor Art Society of Houston (WASH), a nonprofit arts organization that has been in existence for more than 50 years, encourages and supports the creation and appreciation of water-media art. The International Exhibition is the larger of WASH’s two major annual exhibits and […]

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“Save a Baby Today” CMV Fundraiser, March 7

| March 1, 2015
“Save a Baby Today” CMV Fundraiser,  March 7

Maddie’s Mission Hosts Runs And Walks To Benefit R esearch On Congenital Infection Maddie’s Mission, a local nonprofit raising awareness and funding for cytomegalovirus (CMV) research, will host its first “Save A Baby Today 5K and 10K” on Saturday, March 7 at 8 a.m. This event, a competitive run with options for a family run […]

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Celebrating Spring for 80 Years!

| March 1, 2015
Celebrating Spring for 80 Years!

River Oaks Garden Club Presents Annual Azalea Trail By Elizabeth Anthony Azalea is the name given to the various spectacular flowering shrubs (genus Rhododendron) of the Heath family that are in full bloom each spring in Houston. These showy flowers flourish in varying shades of pink, purple, white and red and are a magnificent sight […]

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Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s 70th Year!

| March 1, 2015
Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s 70th Year!

A Long Tradition Of Giving And Excellence By Melanie Saxton Competitors, exhibitors and fans will become a part of history at the 2015 equestrian extravaganza, ringing in a remarkable 70th year. Since 1945, the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show has featured the world’s most accomplished equestrians to the delight of fans who travel near and […]

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San Jacinto Day Festival, April 18

| March 1, 2015
San Jacinto Day Festival, April 18

Battle Reenactment Highlights The Entertainment The largest battle reenactment in the state will be the centerpiece of the admission-free San Jacinto Day Festival on Saturday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the San Jacinto Monument. The reenactment recreates the events leading up to Texas winning its independence from Mexico […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Jenni & Troy

| March 1, 2015
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br>Jenni & Troy

Text by Melanie Saxton | Photos by Candace Byers Photography Not many junior high crushes lead to the altar, but Jennifer Ruth Benefield and Troy Anthony Kisner can claim this unique distinction! Their road to forever began with a crush that blossomed during seventh and eighth grade Spanish classes and continued at Clements High School […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Big Bucks for Old Books

| March 1, 2015
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori</br> Big Bucks for Old Books

I have a lovely, scholarly sister who works as an English professor. She, better than anyone else I know, certainly is acquainted with and knowledgeable about great books.

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2015 Boots & Badges Gala, Feb 7

| February 1, 2015
2015 Boots & Badges Gala, Feb 7

Annual Benefit To Be Held At George Ranch Historical Park Behind the Badge Charities, in association with the Presenting Sponsor, Motorola Solutions, is preparing for the annual Boots and Badges Gala, slated for February at the George Ranch Historical Park. This year’s gala will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 […]

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Friends of the Library Groups

| February 1, 2015
Friends of the Library Groups

The Volunteers Provide Vital Behind-The-Scenes Help Although the enormous amount of work that they do to support the Fort Bend County library system may not always be visible at first glance, the members of the Friends of the Library organizations provide invaluable support and financial assistance to the libraries by holding membership drives and book […]

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