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HISTORICAL – City of Katy’s Meeting Places

| May 1, 2016
HISTORICAL – City of Katy’s Meeting Places

When Katy was founded, local businessmen took care of the community. It wasn’t until 1945, when the town voted to incorporate and become a municipality, that anyone officially managed Katy affairs. When the City of Katy was established that year, there was no office for the newly elected officials. The first mayor took care of […]

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Around Katy May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Around Katy May 2016

Community groups and people making local news.

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Stunning in Southgate

| May 1, 2016
Stunning in Southgate

Urban design provides livable, inviting fun Neil and Kris Thomas have called Houston home for a long time. Married in 1984 after meeting in law school (he is a partner practicing public law at Norton Rose Fulbright, she is a lawyer employed by the federal judiciary), their first home together was an apartment. After that, […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2016

Read about the achievements of area schools and students.

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Discoveries May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Discoveries May 2016

Unique discoveries for your home and lifestyle.

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Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season

| May 1, 2016
Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season

  Dramatic tropical flower will be featured at Sugar Land event By Judy Latta Photos by Pat Merritt and Linda Anderson Spring is upon us, and as warm weather blossoms begin to burst, few are as stunning and impressive as the eye-catching exotic hibiscus. Also known as “the Queen of the Tropics,” hibiscus colors range […]

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Katy Business May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Katy Business May 2016

Keep up with the local business climate and its leaders.

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Water Garden and Pond Tour, May 7-8

| May 1, 2016
Water Garden and Pond Tour,  May 7-8

  Event Is A Self-Guided Tour Of Gardens Across Metro Area By Mara Soloway Do you dream of turning your mundane St. Augustine lawn into a more meditative outdoor space with lovely water lilies and the sound of running water? Does the idea of sipping your morning coffee in a peaceful retreat with dancing dragonflies […]

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Wines to Enjoy Now

| May 1, 2016
Wines to Enjoy Now

By Denman Moody author, The Advanced Oenophile Reds and whites to please the palate, and restaurant recommendations WHITE WINES Cupcake Chardonnay Monterey County 2014 — Winemaker Jessica Tomei knocked it out of the park with this best buy. $10 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc Steen Of Hout (South Africa) 2014 — This was sent to me as […]

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Book Reviews May 2016

| May 1, 2016
Book Reviews May 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Jaguar XF & Cadillac CTS

| May 1, 2016
Jaguar XF & Cadillac CTS

By Kelly Foss  mycardata.com Jaguar XF | STARTING PRICE: $52,000 When Jaguar’s XF first made its debut in 2007, it ushered in a dramatically new design aesthetic for the British car maker. Everything about the XF was thoroughly modern — ready to take on the new century in style. Now, nine years later, the XF […]

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Mid-Century Modernism

| April 1, 2016
Mid-Century Modernism

Historic Home’s Meticulous Design Transcends Time And Place In 1952-53, Lars Bang, one of the first graduates of the University of Houston’s College of Architecture, designed the extraordinary Bendit House in the then-new Ayrshire section of Braes Heights subdivision (now Braeswood Place) in suburban Houston.

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Meet the Janczaks

| April 1, 2016
Meet the Janczaks

  Katy Couple Devoted to Helping Area Youths Achieve Their Dreams By Judy Latta Photo By Kevin Douglas West Jim and Crystal Janczak, Katy ISD employees, are both passionate about their work supporting area youths to realize their potential and pursue their dreams. He is in his 28th year with the district, 12th year as […]

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Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe

| April 1, 2016
Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe

April Murphy Uses Color And Whimsy To Create Joy For years, April Murphy, who is this year’s featured artist at Houston’s prestigious and fun Bayou City Art Festival (BCAF), made a solid living as a artist doing marketing and graphic design for a local bank. In January 2009 that bank was bought by BBBA, and […]

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‘Lend-a-Book / Give-a-Book’ Program Comes to Katy/Fulshear

| April 1, 2016
‘Lend-a-Book / Give-a-Book’ Program Comes to Katy/Fulshear

Firethorne Launches First-Ever Little Free Library Firethorne resident Meg Glenn is a former English teacher whose life-long passion for instilling the love of reading books into the minds of children has opened a new chapter in her life. Though she officially retired from the Katy ISD classroom in 2013, she now dedicates herself to placing […]

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Katy Happenings April 2016

| April 1, 2016
Katy Happenings April 2016

Mark your calendar with upcoming events and charitable events.




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Book Reviews April 2016

| April 1, 2016
Book Reviews April 2016

New releases with something for everyone




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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver

| April 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Nicole & Jan-Oliver

Nicole Brende and Jan-Oliver Schmidt are living proof that blind dates really do work. They were introduced by mutual friends during a “chaperoned” dinner at UP restaurant in Highland Village and have been together ever since. Nicole studied broadcast journalism at Southern Methodist University and is active in the SMU Houston alumni chapter. Prior to […]

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Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, April 2016

| April 1, 2016
Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, April 2016

The Arc of Katy’s 2016 Triumph Gala dinner and auction was held on March 4 at Pine Forest Country Club. The Arc honored the Houston Council of Beta Sigma Phi, a women’s social, cultural and service sorority …




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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now, April 2016

| April 1, 2016
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now, April 2016

DOLCE & GABBANA Bucket Bag in Printed Dauphine Leather from the Claudia line has a Sicilian cartwheel print. dolcegabbana.com

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Specialty Materials Add Interest and Vibrancy

| April 1, 2016
Specialty Materials Add Interest and Vibrancy

Fusion Of Attractive Pieces Brings Pizzazz To Your Home By Mara Soloway To make your home’s interior spaces be dynamic, balanced and infused with your individuality, think Spring. The interior furnishings that are part of this Spring’s designer collections will add the feel of visual beauty to your home. Start with a foundation of harmony […]

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