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A Better Breakfast Fuel the body and energize the mind

| February 1, 2011
A Better  Breakfast Fuel the body and  energize the mind

You’ve probably heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” Or perhaps you’ve said it yourself. The reality is, while a lot of people say that eating breakfast is important, not very many are actually doing it. In fact, 93 percent of Americans agree that breakfast is the most important meal […]

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Winter Break and Must-Have Style

| February 1, 2011
Winter Break and Must-Have Style

BECKYOH! FABULOUS CUSTOM HANDBAGS Becky O, owner and designer of BECKYOH! fabulous custom handbags, collects interesting fabrics wherever she travels, always striving for funky combinations of pattern and texture.  Each handbag is a one-of-a-kind creation. www.beckyoh.com

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Discoveries

| February 1, 2011
Discoveries

Eurotrend Decor Designed by Colzani the unexpected curved lines of Kiko are eye-catching and transform it from a coffee table to stool. Made in plywood of canaletta walnut Kiko is also available with a removable cushion in the fabrics of the collection, Com or COL. eurotrendusa.com _________________________________________________________________________________ Kobo eReader Looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day […]

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Get a Brighter Smile for the New Year

| February 1, 2011
Get a Brighter Smile for the New Year

Everyone wants a great smile, but not everyone is blessed with naturally straight, pearly white teeth. Today, there is an array of solutions for these dental issues, from braces, to bleaching, to veneers.

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Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind

| February 1, 2011
Safe at Home? Electronic security alarm systems can add peace of mind

According to the FBI, there were an estimated 2,222,196 burglaries in 2008, and break-ins at residential properties accounted for 70 percent of those offenses. No wonder that electronic security products have seen a steady increase in sales in recent years. “People buy alarm systems for three reasons,” says Ralph Sevinor, a board member of the […]

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Bye, Bye, Flat Walls; Hello “Wow”Brighten rooms with walls that serve as eye-catching art

| February 1, 2011
Bye, Bye, Flat Walls; Hello “Wow”Brighten rooms with walls that serve as eye-catching art

Kiss the flat, matte wall goodbye. Wallpapers and paint are being replaced with amazing new surface materials that make wall coverings more like a piece of art. The latest looks are rich, textured coverings in everything from laser cut wood and bamboo to glass, tiles, mosaics and metals, bursting with color and shine. Low profile […]

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Book Reviews Feb 2011

| February 1, 2011
Book Reviews Feb 2011

SEWING SCHOOL Sewing School is a fun, kid-tested how-to-sew book for ages 5 and up, featuring 21 step-by-step projects to inspire young sewers to create useful, modern objects with minimal adult supervision. Authors Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle developed this kid-tested curriculum from years of teaching sewing workshops for kids. _________________________________________________________________________________ MY COOKING CLASS […]

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New Wine Book Offers Answers and Tips

| February 1, 2011
New Wine Book Offers Answers and Tips

What’s A Winelover To Do? An Illustrated Guide With 334 Essential Oenophile Pointers And Tips, by Wes Marshall, Artisan Books, paperback, 2010. $17.95 It is interesting that Marshall and I are somehow on the same page with regard to almost every topic he covers. One in particular is how he handles the debate over high-alcohol, […]

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See the new Ford Explorer and Lexus CT200h

| February 1, 2011
See the new Ford Explorer and Lexus CT200h

Ford Explorer
With the totally new Explorer, Ford has started over from scratch and opted for a unibody construction vehicle with front wheel drive that will even be offered with a 4 cylinder engine!
Lexus CT200h
Lexus’ newest car, the CT200h, is the entry model in its lineup. It’s best described as a compact touring car with a hybrid drive similar to the one found in the Prius.




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Evolution Meets Establishment

| January 21, 2011
Evolution Meets Establishment

Home Reflects Family Growth While Maintaining Family Values For almost 10 years, Jeff and Georgia Pennington have been established home and business owners in Houston’s Memorial area. They bought a home and raised three children — Alexis, Camryn and Walker — along with Bella, the dog, and though both have other careers, in 2001 they […]

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Katy Texas Events January 2011

| January 1, 2011
Katy Texas Events January 2011

BARRY SEA PARADOX PERFORMANCES BEGINNING JAN 08 Barry Sea Paradox is one of the Houston area’s most popular and versatile bands. Featuring Katy’s own Barry and Bobbie Sea, the group specializes in old-time rhythm and blues and smooth jazz, but also plays standards ranging from Sinatra, Motown, Latin, swing and even a little country. Upcoming […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, January 2011

| January 1, 2011
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, January 2011

Lori Gunn reports on luncheons, parties, socials and galas in Katy! This Month…
•M.K.T. Mortgage/Katy Chamber Classic
•Westside Chef’s Throwdown
•Celebrate Your Princess




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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, January 2011

| January 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, January 2011

MAVERICK JOURNALISTS WIN STATE AWARDS – Maverick journalists from Morton Ranch High School won awards at the State Journalism Convention in San Antonio. Competing with more than 900 students from all over the state, three students won state-level awards. Senior Selina Savala won a first-place Superior Award for Photography Open Category; senior Alyssa Uresti won […]

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Around Katy Texas, News and Info, January 2011

| January 1, 2011
Around Katy Texas, News and Info, January 2011

KATY VFW POST 9182 HOSTS PEARL HARBOR DAY SERVICE. The Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182 held a remembrance service for the Attack on Pearl Harbor. VFW Cmdr. Mike Mastrangelo gave the opening remarks about the significance of the attack. Master of Ceremonies Stephen Brady set the stage for the video presentation by describing […]

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Katy Texas Business News January 2011

| January 1, 2011
Katy Texas Business News January 2011

Firethorne kindled the spirit of the season with a Texas-themed holiday party with a buffet spread the size of Texas on the deck overlooking Lake Firethorne. With the outdoor fireplace aglow, guests enjoyed entertainment by country western band, Ranch B Bop, and drawings for a variety of gift prizes. Guests included Katy Mayor Don Elder […]

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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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