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Fashion Mar 2013

| March 1, 2013
Fashion Mar 2013

Cloquet nappa leather tote scoubidou-style leather handle and leather-threaded chain; leather handle with detachable braided element, Snap closure. miumiu.com _________________________________________________________________________________

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Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins

| March 1, 2013
Strawberry Buttermilk Muffins

You don’t often see strawberry muffins but Driscoll’s changes that! Buttermilk gives the batter moistness and tang that stands up nicely to the sweetness of the strawberries. Cinnamon and nutmeg tie everything together creating a deliciously spiced sugar crust all around the muffin. Prep Time:  20 minutes Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes Servings:  12 standard […]

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The Birdman of Mayakoba

| March 1, 2013
The Birdman of Mayakoba

Sharing the bird-watching splendors on Mexico’s Riviera Maya By Melanie Saxton Last month, Lifestyles & Homes introduced readers to the sustainable splendor of Mayakoba, located in the heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The resort is known for its luxury and offers a breathtaking array of wildlife. “We are seeing a new trend in tourism based […]

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Book Reviews Mar 2013

| March 1, 2013
Book Reviews Mar 2013

THINNER THIS YEAR Thinner This Year: A Diet and Exercise Program for Living Strong, Fit and Sexy is the follow-up program to the New York Times bestseller Younger Next Year. This new book uses the crucial combination of diet and exercise. Authors Chris Crowley and Jen Sacheck, Ph.D., are candid about this journey. It’s not […]

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Winning Wines

| March 1, 2013
Winning Wines

By Denman Moody theadvancedoenophile.com Sparkling: J Vineyards and Winery Vintage Brut Russian River Valley 2005 — A step up from most sparklers from California, this beauty, with tiny, persistent bubbles, is crafted by talented winemaker Melissa Stackhouse. “…luscious aromas of ripe citrus, pear and honeysuckle.” Lovely, toasty flavors. Melissa recommends to drink with hors d’oeuvre […]

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Scion FR-S • GMC Terrain X

| March 1, 2013
Scion FR-S • GMC Terrain X

According to Scion, the FR-S is a true purpose-built sports car. That means it needs to be small, light, nimble, rear- wheel-driven and have an efficient and powerful engine.

The GMC Terrain is specifically designed to meet the demands of customers looking for a well-built compact SUV utility.




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The Best of Katy 2012

| February 1, 2013
The Best of Katy 2012

Annual recognition of Katy’s champions of community, shopping, dining & more!

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ACADIAN – Style in a Suburban Dream home

| February 1, 2013
ACADIAN – Style in a Suburban Dream home

Like many young couples with growing families, Kirk and Christina Tholen realized that their garden home in Rice Military was simply not going to be big enough. Kirk shares, “With our son, Connor, a toddler, and learning we had twins on the way, we knew we needed more space — both house-wise and yard-wise.”

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Feb 2013

| February 1, 2013
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Feb 2013

“Dr. Lori will be featured on the season premiere of Auction Kings airing Thursday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m. CT.”

Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? The signs are all around you, but you don’t want to drive around aimlessly or waste money buying junk. Here are some tips for making the most of your yard sale shopping spree.




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Happenings Feb 2012

| February 1, 2013
Happenings Feb 2012

KATY LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO CELEBRATES 70TH YEAR – BEGINNING MARCH 21 For the 70th year, the Katy ISD FFA Livestock Show & Rodeo will treat the community to live performances, competitions, carnival nights, an auction and a parade. Carnival fun begins Feb. 21-23 at 5 p.m. through midnight on Thursday and Friday, and noon […]

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2013

| February 1, 2013
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students Feb 2013

GIRL SCOUTS PARTICIPATE IN TEDDY BEAR CLINIC Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus hosted 160 girls from West Houston Girls Scout troops for the inaugural Teddy Bear Clinic. From daisies to brownies to juniors, each girl earned a Teddy Bear Clinic badge by visiting nine different medical stations to learn about various pediatric subspecialties. The stations […]

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

| February 1, 2013
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn Feb 2013

Tradition Bank Holiday Party • Katy Chamber Holiday Luncheon • Party with the Galyons • Heroes Among Us • Holiday Parties




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Katy Tigers Win a 7th State Championship!

| February 1, 2013
Katy Tigers Win a 7th State Championship!

By Lainey Hightower Photography by Diana Porter With all the great high schools in the district, why does Katy High consistently win at football? We asked school board member Henry Dibrell this question after the Tigers won the state championships on  Saturday, December 22, 2012. As background, the victory against Cedar Hill was nothing short […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS
Monica & Stephen

| February 1, 2013
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS  </br>Monica & Stephen

Monica Stout and Stephen Myers had a very modern, “online” start to their relationship. What followed was a first date, courtship, surprise proposal (with a twist), engagement, and traditional wedding ceremony that reflected the formal elegance and nostalgia of Old Hollywood. They were united on September 29, 2012. Monica Stout earned a master’s degree in […]

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LOVE Struck

| February 1, 2013
LOVE Struck

Well-known sweethearts share their unusual love stories Dan Pastorini and Pam Morse TACKLING HIS HEART “We support each other in every way, good or bad, and I thank the Lord each day for putting her in my life.” Dan met Pam at a charity function at Ralph Lauren where Pam worked. “I had just gone […]

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Around Katy Texas, News and Info Feb 2013

| February 1, 2013
Around Katy Texas, News and Info Feb 2013

WEST KATY NETWEAVERS SUCCESSFUL NETWORKING PARTY. The West Katy Netweavers held a Christmas networking party at Essence Café in Cross Creek Ranch. The group has 55 members and meets every other Wednesday, 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Essence Café. _________________________________________________________________________________ DEEP DOWN HOSTS SPORTING CLAY EVENT TO BENEFIT IMPACT A HERO. Deep Down Inc. hosted a sporting clay […]

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Katy Business Feb 2013

| February 1, 2013
Katy Business Feb 2013

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital recognizes an exemplary employee and physician each year who go above and beyond to create exceptional experiences for patients, their fellow employees, and others. The 2012 honorees are Bobbie Draca, patient care technician, and Selina Lin, M.D., an OB/GYN affiliated with the hospital. _________________________________________________________________________________ ‹Cross Creek Ranch will open a new […]

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 KATY’S HISTORIC TIES TO BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

| February 1, 2013
 KATY’S HISTORIC TIES TO BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University’s oldest special collections library preserves and provides access to materials documenting the history, heritage and culture of Texas. On Baylor’s The Texas Collection blog, we were delighted to discover a tie between Katy and Baylor that stretches back well over a century. Baylor was founded in 1845. Published that same year, the 24-page […]

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

| February 1, 2013
the Editor’s Picks …  Linda Anderson, editor & publisher Feb 2013

MY FAVORITE :

• Dog Fetches Cat
• Cherry Chocolate Kiss
• Knitted Heart




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Get Heart Healthy in 2013

| February 1, 2013
Get Heart Healthy in 2013

An increasing number of Amer­icans are searching online for health tips. The American Heart Association’s website shares a wealth of life-changing topics. See mylifecheck.heart.org for their “Life’s Simple 7” campaign. It shows that anyone can make inexpensive lifestyle changes. Even modest improvements will make a big difference.   GET ACTIVE We all know that exercise […]

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FASHION Statements

| February 1, 2013
FASHION Statements

THE COTTAGE DOOR Arriving March 14, the Vera Bradley Baby selection is designed for our littlest Vera Bradley fans and is perfect for moms-to-be, relatives and friends. A warm and inviting store in Olde Towne Katy, The Cottage Door  carries an extensive line of Vera Bradley, Brighton, Pandora, Lampe Berger, Kameleon, Tyler, Habersham and Swan […]

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