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Star Furniture Introduces its Newest Collection

| September 1, 2016
Star Furniture Introduces its Newest Collection

Magnolia Home brings Joanna Gaines’ style sensibilities to a wider audience Nearly 2,000 fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines greeted the stars of the hit HGTV home makeover show, Fixer Upper, when they appeared at Star Furniture’s West Houston Star Showroom in July. The couple was there to promote / launch Joanna’s new furniture line, […]

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Katy Happenings September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Katy Happenings September 2016

Mark your calendar with upcoming events and charitable events.

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Pelican Hill Serves Up Italian Riviera with West Coast Style

| September 1, 2016
Pelican Hill Serves Up Italian Riviera with West Coast Style

Resort’s Fall Festa dell’Autunno brings Tuscany to Southern California Text by Noelle Valentine Photography courtesy of Pelican Hill When September rolls around, Houstonians are ready to feel the chill of the fall’s first cool front. Summer is over; the kids are back in school; and we can begin to plan our next getaway. One place […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Kendall & Bernard

| September 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Kendall & Bernard

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Ashley Gillen Photography She’s a native Texan. He’s from Panama. A chance meeting at the office sparked a romance that led them down the aisle into “happily ever after.” Kendall Harvey attended Magnolia High School and is the owner/operator of Distinguished Aromatics. Bernard Under­wood attended Balboa Academy and the […]

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Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn September 2016

After a wonderful and fulfilling 9-plus years, the time has come to say adieu! I have had the pleasure and privilege of meeting many outstanding people and attending various cultural, civic and service-oriented events during my years doing Socially Speaking.

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now – September 2016

Dolce & Gabbana Botanical Garden Fall Winter 2016-17 Collection




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A Beginner’s Guide to Stone Selection

| September 1, 2016
A Beginner’s Guide to Stone Selection

Consider Which Material Is Best For Each Use By Rachel Potter Natural stone is a versatile material that can be used in many places throughout the home. Commonly used for kitchen countertops, stone is also a great choice for fireplaces, bathroom vanities, cladding, flooring, outdoor kitchens and fire pits. Choosing the stone best suited to […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Vintage Scandinavian Design

| September 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br> Vintage Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design focuses on the lifestyle choices of those living in the lovely regions of Northern Europe. In Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, furniture must be thrifty in cost, comfortable and related to outdoor living.




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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Make Your Photos More Memorable

| September 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br> Make Your Photos More Memorable

History’s famous photographs have stood the test of time. Their master photographers show us some tips for taking similar wonderful photographs, everything from shooting lots of film to composing a good picture.




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Are Amalgam Fillings Safe?

| September 1, 2016
Are Amalgam Fillings Safe?

Global Coalition Takes Aim At A Common Dental Practice By Judy Latta This summer, the United Nations announced that a coalition of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) has launched a global campaign to end what some consider a longstanding health and environmental hazard – the use of mercury in dentistry. This announcement was met with mixed […]

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Ovarian Cancer

| September 1, 2016
Ovarian Cancer

Women Should Understand This Serious Health Threat The American Cancer Society estimates for 2016 are that about 22,280 women will receive a new diagnosis of ovarian cancer in the U.S., and about 14,240 women will die from it. Ovarian cancer accounts for about 3 percent of cancers among women, but it causes more deaths than […]

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Fall into Herbs

| September 1, 2016
Fall into Herbs

It’s The Right Time To Replenish Plants Lost To The Heat Herbs are plants that are used as flavoring agents. The common herbs used in cooking are referred to as culinary herbs. Mild or savory herbs impart a delicate flavor to food while the stronger or pungent herbs add zest to foods. These herbs are […]

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HISTORICAL – The San Felipe “Trail”

| September 1, 2016
HISTORICAL – The San Felipe “Trail”

by Carol Adams The photograph shows the actual location where the San Felipe road crossed Cane Island creek. The San Felipe “Trail” was a rough dirt road from Harrisburg to San Felipe. It was cleared in 1830, and allowed cotton and other crops to be brought from Stephen F. Austin’s colony to the new port […]

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Around Katy September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Around Katy September 2016

DESIGN BERNIE’S BURGER BUS T-SHIRT FOR A CHANCE TO WIN BERNIE’S BURGERS FOR LIFE Bernie’s Burger Bus is asking everyone to put their creative caps on for the first-ever Bernie’s Burger Bus t-shirt design contest. The restaurant is accepting ideas for slogans, funny quotes and sayings to place on the backs (or fronts) of Bernie’s […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, September 2016

Read about the achievements of area schools and students.




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Back to School Tips for Parents

| September 1, 2016
Back to School Tips for Parents

Stay on top of all the details to keep the school year flowing smoothly By Melanie Saxton Calendars, homework, lunches and more… cheers to making the new school year a more organized one! Whether your child is transitioning to kindergarten or high school, it takes an arsenal of tips to launch a successful new school […]

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Discoveries September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Discoveries September 2016

  ANTIQUITY LARGE BOWL GG Collection is the brainchild of two friends, Dixie Harrigan and Leigh Anne Baysinger, who wanted to make accessories for those who prefer classical decor to modern influences.

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Katy Business September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Katy Business September 2016

JORDAN RANCH SEES FIRST BUYER For Andres Yrigoyen, the decision to buy in Jordan Ranch was an easy one. The Fulshear community’s first buyer, Yrigoyen was drawn by the development’s proximity to Interstate 10 and its slate of planned amenities. He first learned about Jordan Ranch from Vickie Geiger, a sales representative with Perry Homes. […]

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Duckhorn Wine Company — the Best of the Best!

| September 1, 2016
Duckhorn Wine Company — the Best of the Best!

Young Winemakers Producing Some Of The Best Wines On The Planet In 1976, Margaret and Dan Duckhorn, along with a number of investors, started Duckhorn Vineyards, with the first production in 1978 being 800 cases of Merlot and 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the years until 2007, Dan not only vastly improved the quality […]

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Book Reviews September 2016

| September 1, 2016
Book Reviews September 2016

  MASTERING MINIATURES The Little Book of Bonsai will make you an instant expert in the art of growing miniatures. It is packed with myth-busting surprises, the first of which is that growing bonsai isn’t really as hard as you might think. Malcolm and Kathy Hughes break down the subject into the clear sections: Getting […]

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Kia Soul & Toyota Sienna Limited AWD

| September 1, 2016
Kia Soul & Toyota Sienna Limited AWD

  Kia Soul |STARTING PRICE: $16,000 The most aptly deserved name for the Kia Soul might be “Square Peg.” With the rise in popularity of the subcompact and compact crossovers, the demand for tall, boxy wagons has plummeted. However, the demand is still there, and the boxy Soul stands ready to fill the need. The […]

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Sienna Plantation

| September 1, 2016
Sienna Plantation

Sienna Plantation is a destination for treats this October as it showcases “boo-tiful” new and existing homes and hosts the Sienna Oktoberfest on Oct. 22. More than 20 well-appointed models will be featured during Open Homes October, and Realtors will be holding numerous open houses of resale properties during the month. Visitors can register to win […]

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Heritage Texas Properties

| September 1, 2016
Heritage Texas Properties

As Heritage Texas Properties takes this moment to celebrate our 40th Anniversary, we know that our success is the result of our clients’ unwavering support, our agents’ unrivaled commitment to personalized service and our dedicated team of employees. Thank you for helping us achieved this incredible milestone. The future has never looked better. 281-493-3880 Heritagetexas.com […]

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