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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, November 2017

| November 1, 2017
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, November 2017

Read about the achievements of area schools and students.

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Touring Napa and Sonoma, Part II

| November 1, 2017
Touring Napa and Sonoma, Part II

More Wineries That Are “Must Visits” In the July 2016 issue, I wrote about some of the to-die-for wineries in Napa and Sonoma that are “must” visits. To view that article, visit houstonlifestyles.com, click on “Wine, Food and Travel” and scroll down to it. Since I have more to offer on this subject, the following […]

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Chevy Equinox and Audi Q5

| November 1, 2017
Chevy Equinox and Audi Q5

By Kelly Foss mycardata.com Chevy Equinox | Starting price: $23,500 In a very crowded field of compact SUVs the Equinox is one of the originals. The market on these hot-selling vehicles changes fast and Chevy has followed the trend. The brand new Equinox is totally updated and massively improved over outgoing model. The previous Equinox […]

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Katy-Area Residents Help Each Other after Hurricane Harvey

| October 1, 2017
Katy-Area Residents Help Each Other after Hurricane Harvey

Community Efforts Continue For Those In Need Days of rain from Hurricane Harvey and resulting floodwaters that forced 200,000 area residents to evacuate might have dampened our spirits, but the situation also brought out the best in many. Countless first responders, Harris and Fort Bend County emergency management personnel, team members from local city governments […]

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CleRenda’s Calling

| October 1, 2017
CleRenda’s Calling

Helping Women Find Their Purpose Through Project P.U.S.H. Text by Cathy Gordon | Photography by Miro Dvorscak Stilettos. One misstep and you’re hobbling about like a newborn fawn trying to stand for the first time. But CleRenda McGrady makes it look easy, rocking a pair of red-soled Louis Vuittons as she greets visitors to her […]

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The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD Anderson

| October 1, 2017
The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD Anderson

Auction Oct. 25-Nov.8 Funds Ovarian Cancer Research And Builds Awareness One Quilt At A Time Text by Mara Soloway | Images by Barbara Garvin and Shawn Green Ovarian cancer is known as the silent killer – it comes on stealthily, with symptoms that may mimic other diseases. A test that would detect the disease in its […]

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Wildlife Habitat Federation Empowers Landowners to Save and Restore Land

| October 1, 2017
Wildlife Habitat Federation Empowers  Landowners to Save and Restore Land

Katy Prairie Conservancy Offers Tw0 Fall Workshops The Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) and Wildlife Habitat Federation (WHF) will offer two fall workshops designed to empower Texas landowners to conserve and restore their land for themselves and to benefit local wildlife. Texas land is 97 percent privately held, and local landowners are critical to saving and […]

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Fall Festivals and Events 2017

| October 1, 2017
Fall Festivals and Events 2017

By Melanie Saxton Come out and celebrate the fall season with fun-filled excursions and diversions! Despite the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, many organizations are sponsoring events for charity, cultural exchanges, shopping, and Halloween celebrations. Whether you love a holiday shopping market, a foodie fest, a good fright or a gala, we’ve put together a […]

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Katy Happenings October 2017

| October 1, 2017
Katy Happenings October 2017

HURRICANE HARVEY RECOVERY BENEFIT WITH LARRY GATLIN & THE GATLIN BROTHERS, OCT. 8 Red Bird Productions is proud to announce its inaugural event, a recovery benefit for those hit hardest by Hurricane Harvey, on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. featuring Grammy Award-winning musical artists Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers Band. Over 50 years […]

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Socially Speaking – Michelle Anderson October 2017

| October 1, 2017
Socially Speaking – Michelle Anderson October 2017

– Katy Summer Tailgate
– Post-Harvey Healing And Helping Hands
– Legacy Stadium Dedication!
– Moms & Mimosas
– More Harvey Help: Leaving A Community Legacy




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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Kathleen and Matt

| October 1, 2017
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br> Kathleen and Matt

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Garza Photo + Design Aggie sweethearts Kathleen Cooke and Matt Crook met through a mutual friend the summer of 2010. Kathleen attended Jersey Village High School, and Matt attended Banquete High School. They both majored in communications and minored in business at Texas A&M University. Kathleen is an account […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now –
October 2017

| October 1, 2017
Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – <br> October 2017

PRADA Velvet mules, in burnt orange shade, have embellished bow.

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Make Your Yard a Friendly Habitat for Resident and Migratory Birds

| October 1, 2017
Make Your Yard a Friendly Habitat for Resident and Migratory Birds

If You Plant Natives, Birds Will Come By Mara Soloway The Houston area has numerous resident bird species, thanks to its humid subtropical climate. The area is also in the migratory path of so many more birds as they make their way across and around the Gulf of Mexico in the spring and fall. This […]

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Family Sets New Roots in Sweetwater

| October 1, 2017
Family Sets New Roots in Sweetwater

French Country Meets Modern Refinements
It’s a beauty, this house, with its stone French Country exterior and board and batten shutters. Major curb appeal. But step inside and you’re in for something a bit different, a visual feast of modern refinement.




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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Tips for Shopping at Flea Markets

| October 1, 2017
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Tips for Shopping at Flea Markets

When embarking on a new phase of life, such as getting married, completing a degree, or moving to a new home, many people chronicle the experience with the purchase of an object.




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Katy Business October 2017

| October 1, 2017
Katy Business October 2017

HOUSTON METHODIST WEST HOSPITAL AWARDED SILVER BEACON FOR EXCELLENCE The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), Aliso Viejo, California, recently conferred a silver-level Beacon Award for Excellence on Intensive Care Unit at Houston Methodist West Hospital. The Beacon Award for Excellence – a significant milestone on the path to exceptional patient care and healthy work […]

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Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

| October 1, 2017
Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

Learn How To Lower Your Risk Of Developing This Disease Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins in October. While cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes – such as smoking, sun exposure, viruses, diet and physical activity – The American Cancer Society offers the following recommendations to improve our diets and our […]

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Around Katy October 2017

| October 1, 2017
Around Katy October 2017

KATY ISD DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR MIKE JOHNSTON FIELD AT LEGACY STADIUM After nearly two years of construction, Katy ISD welcomed parents, students, staff and community members to Mike Johnston Field at Legacy Stadium. Special performances by all eight high school bands, choirs and their directors resonated across the facility where countless attendees came to take […]

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Book Reviews October 2017

| October 1, 2017
Book Reviews October 2017

THE POWER OF EIGHT Discover how to tap into your extraordinary human capacity for connection and healing, using astonishing new findings about the miraculous power of group intention and its boomerang effect, in The Power of Eight. In her new book, Lynne McTaggart, a bestselling author and expert on the science of spirituality, reveals her […]

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