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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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Four Easy Tips to Rest and Refresh for a Healthier Lifestyle

| January 1, 2011
Four Easy Tips to Rest and Refresh for a Healthier Lifestyle

Alleviate stress and get enough sleep Living a healthy lifestyle encompasses a plethora of things; it goes well beyond diet and exercise. Working to alleviate stress and getting enough sleep are two components needed to create a healthier you in 2011. These four simple lifestyle tips can help improve your overall health and well-being every […]

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Fighting the Fat this Winter – and Beyond

| January 1, 2011
Fighting the Fat this Winter – and Beyond

Avoid winter weight gain and ring in a healthier 2011 January is the month when the government and nonprofit agencies across the country observe Healthy Weight Week. Maybe, because it follows the holidays when parties and celebrations reek havoc with our food consumption habits. When the cold weather sets in, it’s natural to want to […]

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Hassle Free Supper to Savor

| January 1, 2011
Hassle Free Supper to Savor

THIS POT ROAST FEEDS THE SOUL AND STOMACH When there’s a chill in the air, cozy up to the table with dishes that feed the soul as well as the stomach. This melt-in-your-mouth Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Onions is a complete dinner with very little fuss. Onions and potatoes add a savory quality to […]

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Island Escapes and Winter Obsessions

| January 1, 2011
Island Escapes and Winter Obsessions

—– JOHN HARDY This gorgeous selection of exotic pieces from one-of-a-kind cinta jewelry collection. Precious and semi-precious stones adorn 18k white, yellow and rose gold and one-of-a-kind shells . www.johnhardy.com

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Discoveries

| January 1, 2011
Discoveries

Newest Tommy Bahama Lamp from Wildwood This new addition to the Tommy Bahama Collection from Wildwood Lamps embodies luxurious tropical living. Made from natural wood and woven cane, the island-inspired lamp is topped with a casual linen shade and geometric wood finial. wildwoodlamps.com _________________________________________________________________________________ V-MODA Headphones Your headphones should be as unique as your style […]

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Putting Your Best Face Forward

| January 1, 2011
Putting Your Best Face Forward

Graceful aging means exploring your options Whether we like it or not, graceful aging requires maintenance. While some folks are genetically predisposed to great skin that doesn’t seem to sag or wrinkle, and others have carefully avoided the sun, let’s face it (pun intended), most of us will eventually wonder why those expensive creams and […]

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Thinking of Resale? 12 trendy tips to increase your home’s value

| January 1, 2011
Thinking of Resale? 12 trendy tips to increase your home’s value

Are you considering putting your home on the market? The time to take a good look at what needs to be renovated, removed or simply refreshed is well before the first prospective buyer walks up to your door. From tried-and-true advice worth repeating to cutting-edge trends, here are several suggestions for increasing the resale value […]

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Choosing Wall Colors that Flow Correctly identifying color undertones can make or break a room

| January 1, 2011
Choosing Wall Colors that Flow Correctly identifying color undertones can make or break a room

“What I find most interesting about color is the very positive effect it has on mood. It can make you feel relaxed, nurtured or whimsical,” says color consultant Kate Smith, owner of Sensational Color and co-author of Color Confidence: Color for Your Home Interior. “It’s all about the colors you choose.” Smith, who will be […]

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Book Reviews Jan 2011

| January 1, 2011
Book Reviews Jan 2011

FRANK FONTANA’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS OF DESIGN With Frank Fontana’s Dirty Little Secrets of Design, interior designing on a budget will no longer be a reason to stress out or lose your sense of style. Fontana is a nationally renowned design expert and guru of low-cost high style design, and HGTV’s go-to guy for chic […]

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Fun in Fredericksburg

| January 1, 2011
Fun in Fredericksburg

Historic. Cosmopolitan. Authentic.  Fun. Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country has been described in a variety of ways, thanks to its abundance of natural scenic beauty, full calendar of festivals and events, city- and county-wide attractions, culinary offerings, and mass appeal. This small town nirvana, founded in 1846 by German settlers, continues to rank high […]

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