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Around Katy Texas, News and Info, October 2010

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

CHRISTUS ST. CATHERINE PRESENTS GRANT TO CHRIST CLINIC OF KATY. CHRISTUS St. Catherine Hospital made a $60,000 grant to Christ Clinic of Katy through its CHRISTUS Fund, a grant program sponsored by CHRISTUS Health that provides funding to community initiatives focused on the poor and underserved. “Christ Clinic is grateful to the CHRISTUS Fund for […]

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Katy Texas Business News October 2010

| October 1, 2010
Katy Texas Business News October 2010

Dan Whitton has been named by Newland Communities as project manager for Cinco Ranch. Prior to joining Newland, Whitton worked as Land Development Project Manager for McGuyer Homebuilders, one of Houston’s largest homebuilding companies, where he was involved in the development of a number of successful communities throughout the Houston area. Prior to that, he […]

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Rice Harvest Festival

| October 1, 2010
Rice Harvest Festival

For more than 100 years, planting rice each spring, flooding the fields and watching the levees has been a lifestyle for many local farmers. From late July into September, the fields are busy with heavy equipment reaping a significant crop for Katy. The fall harvest of area rice crops has always been a reason to […]

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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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Fashion Finds – Pink for the Cause

| October 1, 2010
Fashion Finds – Pink for the Cause

Pink Breast Cancer Beads Chamilia Chamilia is a line of handcrafted beads for create-your-own jewelry. Choose from beads of 14k gold, sterling silver, Swarovski® Crystals, Italian Murano glass and colored stones that you may choose from to symbolize your own special connection to the battles won and lost by breast cancer. This month Chamilia is […]

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Fall Finds

| October 1, 2010
Fall Finds

From Rosie Weisencrantz, “Ghazala” is vintage green enameled sparkly flower trinkets with green cut glass beads handwoven into a linen tiara style headband. $140. www.rosieweisencrantz.com

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Discoveries

| October 1, 2010
Discoveries

Links Vase from CB2 Hand-cast aluminum sculpture handwelds five mini vases for an arc of small blossoms. The watertight interior is sealed with silver paint. Even without floral enhancement, the vase makes an intriguing conversation piece. cb2.com * Bird’s Nest One Pendant from Marsia Holzer This one-bulb drop light from Marsia Holzer is made of […]

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Looking for Relief

| October 1, 2010
Looking for Relief

A woman’s hormonal balance is unique in that it changes daily, weekly, and throughout their lifetime. Many women enjoy the notion of no longer having menstrual cycles each month, but with that comes a slew of symptoms associated with menopause. Hot flashes, headaches, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, and several other symptoms are the downside of entering […]

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Made in the Shade

| October 1, 2010
Made in the Shade

Create An Outdoor Space That Offers Moderating Sun And Shade By Choice In early times, backyards were mere utilitarian areas. By 1950, these spaces were popular for entertaining, featuring grills and folding lawn chairs. More recently, backyards have been transformed into outdoor rooms with appliances and furniture. Today’s modern exteriors call for yet more flexibility. […]

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Accentuate and Accessorize

| October 1, 2010
Accentuate and Accessorize

Adding interest and color to your home increases its value — for you and for any future buyers Getting ready to put your home on the market? Or, just want to perk things up for your own enjoyment? Using splashes of color in accent furnishings can wake up any room, drawing people in with ambience […]

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