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Educational Opportunities

| July 1, 2010
Educational Opportunities

Math That Makes Sense to Kids Mathnasium of Cinco Ranch Mathnasium of Cinco Ranch offers “math-only” year-round educational programs in an attractive and supportive setting for children to develop much-needed math skills and build confidence in their abilities. Developed over 30 years of hands-on experience with thousands of children, the Mathnasium educational method is designed for children […]

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When Too Much Is Too Much

| July 1, 2010
When Too Much Is Too Much

Breast reduction may be the solution you are looking for … While many women elect to have the size of their breasts enhanced, there are just as many who feel that too much is too much. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mamma­plasty, removes excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts. Women […]

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CUSTOM COMFORT AIR CONDITIONING

| July 1, 2010
CUSTOM COMFORT AIR CONDITIONING

Warm temperatures are here —and so is the potential to throw away money. Consumers can’t afford to ignore their air conditioning equipment because inefficient equipment and potentially costly home cooling problems could equal wasted expenses. Custom Comfort Air Conditioning has qualified service technicians that can handle major maintenance tasks as well as super full system […]

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HALLMARK POOLS & SPAS

| July 1, 2010
HALLMARK POOLS & SPAS

Hallmark Pools and Spas is a custom pool builder servicing Fort Bend County, including Katy, Sugar Land, Richmond and Missouri City. They were born out of pool renovations 11 years ago and now operate a 75 percent referral-based business. They specialize in complete pool restoration. With custom-design and cost-plus pricing, they can create unique waterscapes, […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, June 2010

Grand Spring Ball The National League of Junior Cotillions Grand Spring Ball was held April 9 at the Golf Club @ Cinco Ranch. Once the dance was over, several of the 6th grade Year I graduates enjoyed dinner together at Hasta la Pasta. 1) Mother and son: Sherry and Evan 2) (L-R, front row) Madyson, […]

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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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Katy Texas Events June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Katy Texas Events June 2010

BARRY SEA PARADOX PERFORMS, EVERY SATURDAY The Barry Sea Paradox performs every Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight at the Mercury Bar in Cinco Ranch. Mercury Bar is a martini jazz lounge with an emphasis on artisan beer and wines. One of Texas’ hottest groups, the Barry Sea Paradox has a hit smooth jazz CD that’s received […]

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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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New Ways to Enjoy Texas Grapefruits

| June 1, 2010
New Ways to Enjoy Texas Grapefruits

This sweet variety is sure to add a new twist to any recipe. We all know it is important to eat fruits and veggies, but just why is Texas citrus so healthy? The Texas grapefruit is fat free, cholesterol free, contains dietary fiber, is high in vitamins A and C and contains lycopene. The Rio […]

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A Louisiana State of Mind

| June 1, 2010
A Louisiana State of Mind

CREOLE INFLUENCE DEFINES THIS HOME WITH SOUTHERN CHARM Kelly and Matt Malatesta need look no further than their familiar stomping ground in Louisiana to find inspiration for their home. “I’m pretty much crazy about all things Louisiana,” says Kelly, who met her husband while the two attended Louisiana State University.

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Around Katy Texas, News and Info, June 2010

| June 1, 2010
Around Katy Texas, News and Info, June 2010

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM VETERAN DONATES TO VFW MEMORIAL MUSEUM EXPANSION. The Katy Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Museum was the recipient of some of the prized possessions of one of the post’s newest members, Clare Wilklow, who is now a resident of the Katy area and served on active duty with the U.S. Army from […]

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Men’s Health

| June 1, 2010
Men’s Health

Our Men Deserve to Stay HEALTHY AND HANDSOME FOR LIFE!

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Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

| June 1, 2010
Bring on the Birds Simple solutions to turn your backyard into an avian oasis

Who doesn’t love spring? Flowers bloom, trees bud and bright songbirds return to the area. The renewed resurgence of radiant life may make you want to get in on the action. But if gardening isn’t your thing and you just don’t see yourself as the type to go on a long outdoor hike, you can […]

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Discoveries

| June 1, 2010
Discoveries

Sea Life Outdoor Platter This 14-inch diameter melamine platter has a brown turtle design. Perfect for outdoor or indoor casual dining, the sea life pattern is also available in dinner and salad plate sets of four with other sea creature designs. www.homeinfatuation.com

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Discover a New You

| June 1, 2010
Discover a New You

Why Settle for Less? Mennen T. Gallas, M.D., F.A.C.S. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Board certified in General and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Mennen T. Gallas specializes in cosmetic surgery of the face and body, and has practiced in the Katy area since 1999. Founder of Gallas Plastic Surgery & Vein Center, Dr. Gallas offers comprehensive care […]

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Israel and Its Wines

| June 1, 2010
Israel and Its Wines

In mid February 2010, I was fortunate enough to join a small group of global importers and wine writers on a trip to Israel. Although it was a short trip, it was packed full of good meals and lots of wine tastings, including attendance at The Third Inter­national Wine Exhibition in Tel Aviv. Part II […]

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Relax, Reconnect, Get Away. Cypress Bend offers breathtaking views, open water and resort amenities

| June 1, 2010
Relax, Reconnect, Get Away.  Cypress Bend offers breathtaking views, open water and resort amenities

Cypress Bend, Louisiana’s premier destination re­sort, is nestled cozily amid 600 acres of hardwood forest adjacent to magnificent Toledo Bend Lake. The fabulous retreat, located just three hours from Houston, features a nationally-recognized championship golf course like no other in this region, fine dining, legendary fishing, state-of-the-art conference facilities and learning center, spacious banquet facilities, […]

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Book Reviews Jun 2010

| June 1, 2010
Book Reviews Jun 2010

Raw Energy It’s time to rescue snacks from the realm of empty-calorie packaged junk food and transform everyday pick-me-ups into healthful, satisfying mini meals. Raw Energy author Stephanie Tourles’s 125 recipes for trail mixes, parfaits, energy bars, juice blends, smoothies, soups, vegetable chips, zippy dips, candies and cookies combine raw ingredients in delicious snacks that […]

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The City of Churches

| June 1, 2010
The City of Churches

Katy has been known for many things. In the late 1800s, it was for the new MKT railroad and a popular saloon. During the early 1900s the area was known for rice and then oil. It was also known for its churches. In fact, when the city incorporated it was called “the city of churches.” […]

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