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Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

| October 1, 2013
Lose Weight Sooner Than Later

STUDY SUGGESTS IT GIVES THE BEST CHANCE OF REVERSING HEART DAMAGE FROM OBESITY In a study of the impact of weight loss on reversing heart damage from obesity, Johns Hopkins researchers found that poor heart function in young obese mice can be reversed when the animals lose weight from a low-calorie diet. However, older mice, […]

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What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

| October 1, 2013
What Does the Doctor Look For on a Mammogram?

In a word, changes A mammogram is an x-ray exam of the breast that’s used to detect and evaluate breast changes. Modern mammography has only existed since the late 1960s, when special x-ray machines were designed and used just for breast imaging. Since then, the technology has advanced a lot, and today’s mammogram is very […]

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Furniture Trends – What’s Old is New Again

| October 1, 2013
Furniture Trends – What’s Old is New Again

By Angela Crissman Gone are the days of creating a “cookie cutter” room with a suite of matching furniture. Instead, many designers are encouraging homeowners to create an eclectic offering that looks as though it has taken years to collect. With that in mind, this year’s most popular furniture trends are about mixing different styles […]

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Discoveries October 2013

| October 1, 2013
Discoveries October 2013

Baliage Bookcase from Ambella Home The Ambella artisan team has brought clean, simple design lines together with hand-styled finishes to create fresh new designs that can blend seamlessly into virtually any room style. This dramatic bookcase design features geometric mullion designs on its four front glass door windows, as well as the sides, and is […]

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Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

| October 1, 2013
Perfect Timing for the Plunge: Fall Pool Construction

By Melanie Saxton Fall is the ideal time to plan for a swimming pool installation. Construction throughout the winter can ready your backyard for a springtime oasis. But because underground pools are permanent fixtures, it makes sense to know ahead of time precisely what style of pool fits your needs. For many, owning a pool […]

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Deliciously Scary Treats

| October 1, 2013
Deliciously Scary Treats

Nutella Dracula Denture Cookies Ingredients 1 pkg (18.25 oz) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough or your favorite cookie recipe 1 13 oz. jar of Nutella Hazelnut Spread 1/2 cup prepared vanilla frosting, tinted red 48 slivered almonds Recipe Preparation 1. Prepare cookies as directed on package or according to your favorite recipe. Cool on baking […]

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Book Reviews Oct 2013

| October 1, 2013
Book Reviews Oct 2013

THE HISTORY OF TEXAS WINE In The History of Texas Wine, local wine experts Katherine Crain and Neil Crain, Ph.D., discuss the untold story of Texas’ wine industry, a 350-year wine story that is still reaching its savory peak. Spanish colonists may have come to the state to spread Christianity, but under visionary Fr. Fray […]

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SKI NEW MEXICO!

| October 1, 2013
SKI NEW MEXICO!

A “Land Of Enchantment” Beckons With Family Friendly Resorts There’s a reason New Mexico’s nickname is “Land of Enchantment.”  New Mexico offers skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of world-class mountains. Favored for some of the most welcoming accommodations in the nation, visitors to these lower Rockies enjoy entertainment and cuisine to heighten the best […]

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Jordan Winery: World Class

| October 1, 2013
Jordan Winery: World Class

The New Estate Tour And Tasting Experience Is Not To Be Missed By Denman Moody Author, The Advanced Oenophile While I was travel aide to Lloyd Bentsen on his winning campaign for the U.S. Senate in 1970, Tom Jordan, who is just a couple of years my senior, was already a mega-successful Denver oil man […]

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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT & Ford C-MAX

| October 1, 2013
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT & Ford C-MAX

The Grand Cherokee from Jeep is the flagship of the brand.

Though sold as a Ford C-Max here, in other markets it’s known as the Kuga.




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Extraordinary Details

| September 1, 2013
Extraordinary Details

When Dr. David Shin and his wife Morgan met in l993, he was an intern at Methodist Hospital in Houston and she was a nurse. Morgan recalled, “He brought chocolate-covered macadamia nuts for the nurses, and I remember thinking ‘Aww! He’s such a nice guy!’ ”




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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Tell Crystal from Glass

| September 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori: How to Tell Crystal from Glass

Crystal dish by the French collectibles firm, Lalique.

When it comes to glassware, most people think that the best way to spot quality is to “ting” a glass and listen. If you educate your eyes to spot a high quality piece of crystal,




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Happenings Sept 2013

| September 1, 2013
Happenings Sept 2013

BARRY SEA PARADOX PERFORMANCES IN SEPTEMBER The Barry Sea Paradox Band is one of the Houston area’s most popular and versatile groups. Featuring Katy’s own Barry and Bobbie Sea, the group specializes in classic soul/rhythm and blues and smooth jazz; but also plays Motown, disco, Latin, swing, rock oldies, standards ranging from Sinatra to Satchmo, […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2013

| September 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Sep 2013

FOUR CINCO RANCH HS VARSITY CHEERLEADERS RECEIVE ALL AMERICAN AWARDS – Cinco Ranch High School varsity cheerleaders attended NCA Camp at Moody Gardens in Galveston. The Varsity team received all Superior Ratings and received Special Recognition for Outstanding Stunts and Motions and the Spirit Award. Maddie Cook, captain; Jordan Peterson and Taylor Morrison, co-captains; and […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn Sept 2013

| September 1, 2013
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn Sept 2013

LaCenterra’s Backyard BBQ • Cinco Ranch Charities Poker Tournament • Solana’s Roaring Twenties Celebration • Around Katy




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Man of Steel

| September 1, 2013
Man of Steel

A teenage bladesmith carves his way with centuries-old craft By Cindy Ziervogel Philip Reyneke doesn’t look like he just emerged from a covered wagon or that a time machine fast-forwarded him from another century. Yet he has the look of a rugged adventurer and possesses intelligence and philosophy beyond his years. Philip is a talented […]

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Katy Business Sept 2013

| September 1, 2013
Katy Business Sept 2013

‹Margaret Sparkman Firethorne has named longtime Katy resident Margaret Sparkman manager of its 1,700-member homeowners association. “Margaret is an accountant who also brings 12 years classroom experience working for Katy ISD to the position,” said Firethorne General Manager Wayne Meyer. “The truly unusual turn of events is that by accepting this position, she’s following in […]

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The High Adventures of Katy Boy Scout Troop 209

| September 1, 2013
The High Adventures of Katy Boy Scout Troop 209

Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico provides trip of a lifetime Text and photography by Todd J. Steele At 10,000 feet my eyes were blurred from stinging sweat, my lungs screamed for air, and my feeble legs quivered with fatigue. If it were not for my walking sticks, I sometimes feared my lack of balance […]

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From Katy… to Africa!

| September 1, 2013
From Katy… to Africa!

An adventure opens hearts and minds in a cultural exchange half a world away By Melanie Saxton Photography by Country Park Portraits On a pilgrimage made every other year, Katyites from Creekside Community Church and Westland Baptist embark on an international summer mission trip. In a flurry of passport renewals, tetanus shots and currency exchanges, […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Jennifer & Kyle

| September 1, 2013
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS </br> Jennifer & Kyle

Photography by Ileana Ravasio of Brilliant Photography Jennifer May met Kyle Guidry by chance at an island-inspired apparel store in The Woodlands. Precisely four years later, the  couple married on Grace Bay Beach at the Gansevoort Turks and Caicos. Initially envisioned as a simple sand and surf ceremony, the wedding evolved into an elegant, sophisticated […]

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the Editor’s Picks … Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Sept 2013

| September 1, 2013
the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Sept 2013

MY FAVORITE :

Cats Playing Patty Cake
Disney Baked Potato Soup
Popcorn S’mores




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