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Nancy Hess Receives National Recognition in Surprise Ceremony

| August 1, 2010
Nancy Hess Receives National Recognition in Surprise Ceremony

Nancy Hess’ celebration of National Teacher Day was particularly festive this year. During the student-produced morning announcements broadcast on closed circuit television, Hess was presented with Houston’s 2010 Plank Fellowship Award, given in recognition of the inspired implementation of her Fund for Teachers’ fellowship and the continued impact it makes on her teaching practice, her […]

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Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

| August 1, 2010
Thinking of Remodeling? Start with the Windows

Replacing older windows can increase a home’s resale value Now that summer is winding down and the days will be getting cooler, this might be a good time to tackle that home improvement project you’ve been dreaming about. Because of the slow real estate market that the country has been in for the past year, […]

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Go Bananas!

| August 1, 2010
Go Bananas!

Bananas aren’t just for breakfast or lunch anymore. By grilling this popular fruit, you can add a whole new flavor dimension to a dinner­time recipe and turn a basic dessert into something wow. Adding bananas to your summer grilling routine is a fun way to eat fruit. You can grill them in their peels while […]

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Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

| August 1, 2010
Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

Planting bulbs in fall is usually about anticipation of spring blooms.

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Disorganized? What to Do?

| August 1, 2010
Disorganized?  What to Do?

Disorganized? What to Do? Simple, sensible solutions for staying organized The average person wastes about 55 minutes every day looking for things they own but cannot find. We spend weekends sorting through paper piles, rushed mornings trying to find kids’ backpacks and far too much time re-arranging the refrigerator only to find wasted food or […]

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Survival Guide for College Freshman

| August 1, 2010
Survival Guide for College Freshman

By Annie Hale Going from a senior in high school to a freshman at a college or university can be a difficult transition for many students. Here are some tips to help make that adjustment a little easier as well as several tips for all those first-time college parents. Get ready for the four (hopefully) […]

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Sports and Fitness Injuries

| August 1, 2010
Sports and Fitness Injuries

While exercise is wonderful for health, people who exercise do run the risk of injury. Although exercise rarely triggers serious heart problems, they must be the first concern for everyone who works out. To protect yourself, get a check-up before you start a serious exercise program. Listen to your body for warning symptoms, such as […]

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Fresh Ways to Enjoy Fresh Veggies

| August 1, 2010
Fresh Ways to Enjoy Fresh Veggies

Vegetables are an ideal canvas for a vast palette of sunny and internationally-inspired flavors, including fresh citrus juice, spices such as garlic and ginger, fresh herbs and pantry staples, like soy sauce and Swanson broth and stock. The experts at Campbell’s Kitchen have been hard at work creating a variety of versatile recipes that make […]

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Fashion The Latest Trends

| August 1, 2010
Fashion The Latest Trends

Heart & Stone Custom Jewelry Made from 100 percent recycled silver, each piece is custom designed to the buyer’s specifications. Just go to the Web site and build your own custom piece with birthstone charms, names, personalized messages, etc. Perfect gift for the woman who has everything! www.heartandstonejewelry.com. * Born Purple A new addition to […]

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Discoveries

| August 1, 2010
Discoveries

Pedestal Round Table Restoration Hardware’s handsomely distressed table is crafted of substantial pine timbers and supported by a hand-turned pedestal leg. From 100-year-old buildings in Great Britain. www.restorationhardware.com * Combination Machine This all-in-one machine from DeLonghi brews coffee and espresso simultaneously—10 cup drip coffee/4 cups espresso. Accuflavor dial chooses the strength of coffee and espresso. […]

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Beyond Brushing

| August 1, 2010
Beyond Brushing

Responsible oral health care goes beyond brushing to include the state of your gums, which are actually tissues that receive and transmit blood back to the heart. Any bacteria in your mouth may find its way to other tissues, your heart and internal organs via your circulatory system. Numerous studies have proven a direct link […]

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It’s A Red Story. And blue and green, grey and orange, purple too!

| August 1, 2010
It’s A Red Story. And blue and green, grey and orange, purple too!

More and more celebrity de­signers are entering the home interiors market with their own brands of fabrics, furniture and accessories, so don’t be surprised this fall to see home interior and clothing fabrics drawing inspiration from each other. Trends in home interiors—color, texture, shape, pattern and prints—have always been linked to fashion, just not as […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2010

| August 1, 2010
Book Reviews Aug 2010

If He’s Not the One, Who Is? In this wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee break-up book, women will get the jolt needed to move on and find their real Mr. Right. By first examining the mistakes of past failed relationships and getting up the nerve to date again, If He’s Not the One, Who Is? isn’t just about drying […]

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Bear Mountain

| August 1, 2010
Bear Mountain

On the sunny southern tip of Vancouver Island sits the historic Cana­dian capital city of Victoria, British Colum­bia, consistently one of Condé Nast Traveler’s most livable places. Truly, the place is fantastic due to its magnificent natural beauty and its allure as a cosmopolitan, yet quaintly historic cultural destination. Only 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, […]

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Dr. Revana, Wine and Racing

| August 1, 2010
Dr. Revana, Wine and Racing

How did a Houston cardiologist with a passion for wine propel himself into the perfect Napa Valley winery setup? It certainly wasn ’t all planned, and much of it was simply good fortune. After finding a promising 7-acre plot in the Napa Valley in 1997, Dr. Madaiah Revana asked a famous vineyard manager, Jim Barbour, […]

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Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now

| August 1, 2010
Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now

Top Five Reasons Your Skin Needs You to Stop Smoking Now Body’s largest organ takes major impact While most Americans are keenly aware of the potentially deadly health consequences of cigarette smoking on the heart and lungs, many smokers don’t realize the effects that smoking can have on the health of their skin. “The skin […]

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BMW 750Li and Toyota Sienna

| August 1, 2010
BMW 750Li and Toyota Sienna

BMW 750Li The 7 series is well and truly the flagship of the BMW marque. This large sedan is offered in many iterations ranging from the “base” 740i with a starting MSRP of only $77,000 to the 760Li V12 road eater whose beginning price is $137K! Hybrid and all-wheel drive versions are also available. Our […]

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Designing Duo – Husband and wife design team create the space of their dreams—their home

| July 1, 2010
Designing Duo – Husband and wife design team create the space of their dreams—their home

Craig Smith and wife, Amy, weren’t looking to purchase a new home, but there it was, a two-story vision in East Shore, reminiscent of the grand homes you’d find in the New Orleans Garden District. What’s more, it captured magnificent views of a nearby park.

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Katy Texas Events July 2010

| July 1, 2010
Katy Texas Events July 2010

FREEDOM OVER TEXAS JULY 4 Texas singer/songwriter Pat Green will perform at Houston’s official Fourth of July celebration, “Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks Presented by Shell.” The annual event will kick off at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 4, in Eleanor Tinsley Park at Buffalo Bayou, with Green’s performance culminating in the nation’s largest land-based […]

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

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

– Tools 4 Life Gala
– Spring Fling
– USA Show Salutes Vets at the Solana
– Divas & Darlings Fashion Show




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