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Light — as we know it — becomes history

| July 1, 2011
Light — as we know it — becomes history

We take them for granted — light bulbs. Turning on a light requires little thought to the technology that is in every bulb. And it is all about to change. Before the early 1800s, light sources consisted of candles, oil lanterns and gas lamps. In 1809, an English chemist induced a current between two charcoal […]

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Dr. Ed Young: Marriage, Ministries and the Next Generation

| July 1, 2011
Dr. Ed Young:  Marriage, Ministries and the Next Generation

A pastor and his passion for guiding teens By Melanie Saxton As the beloved pastor of Second Baptist —one church in five locations —Dr. Ed Young ministers to upwards of 60,000 souls any given Sunday. With a vibrant message, he and his church family serve the community and address the most important topics of the […]

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Houston Texans Quarterback Gives $108,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital West

| July 1, 2011
Houston Texans Quarterback Gives $108,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital West

Matt Schaub’s Foundation furnishes Child Life playroom Matt Schaub and his wife, Laurie, visited Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus today and presented the new community hospital with a $108,000 donation on behalf of the couple’s GR8 Hope Foundation. The donation will be used to equip and furnish a Child Life playroom on the third floor […]

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Katy’s Community Heroes

| July 1, 2011
Katy’s Community Heroes

Meet four unsung volunteers who devote their time and resources to champion unique causes By Melanie Saxton THE MOODYS: SCOTT, JENNIFER AND LAURELI Golden Beginnings Golden Retriever Rescue Volunteers After losing their 12-year-old Golden, Pete, the Moodys found themselves looking online at shelter dog bios and wondering if there was another dog in the world as special. […]

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Paws of Fame

| July 1, 2011
Paws of Fame

And the Winner is….Sheila! (Clancy Nelson)
2nd Place Tristan, Chance, Cheeky & Kira (Jennifer Pierce)
3rd Place Randy (Florangel Castillo)




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Summer Silhouettes and Summer Discoveries

| July 1, 2011
Summer Silhouettes and Summer Discoveries

AMAZON NECKLACE A statement necklace from the Andean Collection. theandeancollection.com

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Discoveries

| July 1, 2011
Discoveries

De’Longhi For generations, Italian design has operated on a principle of simplicity. From ancient times to modern designers, Italian design has featured clean lines, thoughtful touches and inspired thinking. Stainless steel 54 oz. Kettle features illuminated on/off switch, water level indicator, removable anti-scale filter in spout, cordless operation with cord storage, and concealed heating element. […]

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Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

| July 1, 2011
Summer Sunshine and Your Skin

By Judy Latta With the arrival of summer, many of us look forward to lazy days at the beach, lounging by the pool, gardening, summer sports and other outdoor activities.  Not only do these outings in the sunshine make us feel vibrant and healthy, they can also provide us with a beautiful bronze suntan. The […]

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Recycled Homes: A Green Trend and a Smart Buy

| July 1, 2011
Recycled Homes: A Green Trend and a Smart Buy

Remodeling Older Homes Allows Buyers To Put Principles Into Action And Keep Money In The Bank Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photos by TK Images Though headlines announcing unemployment rates, continued layoffs, acquisitions and buy-outs are still prevalent, if you take another look, you will likely also see and hear news about environmental responsibility and […]

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Baffled By Window Coverings?

| July 1, 2011
Baffled By Window Coverings?

By Sandra Meineke Window coverings can make or break a home improvement project. Should you go with outside shutters? Indoor drapes or shades? Long draperies or just a valance? Decorative or plain rods? Tiebacks or straight panels? Sheers or room-darkeners?  And what about material, fabric, color and size? Window treatments can baffle even experienced home […]

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Book Reviews Jul 2011

| July 1, 2011
Book Reviews Jul 2011

EVERYDAY TO ENTERTAINING Everyday to Entertaining: 200 Sensational Recipes That Transform From Casual to Elegant by Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder is full of recipes that any home cook can whip up with ease for a simple, satisfying meal or serve with confidence at a dinner party. All the recipes in this book come in […]

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Pelican Hill at Newport Beach

| July 1, 2011
Pelican Hill at Newport Beach

By Elizabeth Anthony For most of the year, Houstonians enjoy great weather and proximity to some of the best lifestyle amenities available anywhere, but when late summer rolls around, many of us are looking for an escape from the heat and a respite from the workday blues. If the swelter of summer has you craving […]

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Demystifying Wine

| July 1, 2011
Demystifying Wine

By Denman Moody www.CorporateEventWines.com Although the subtitle has nothing to do with the article, it made me laugh and that’s what’s important. Now on to demystifying wines! Sixty years ago, there were few people in the United States who regularly drank wine with their meals. Conversely, in Italy and France wine was considered an uncomplicated, […]

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See the new Buick Regal and the Chrysler 200

| July 1, 2011
See the new Buick Regal and the Chrysler 200

BUICK REGAL – engaging, refined and appealing …
CHRYSLER 200 – the styling was masterfully designed …




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An Italian Villa with 21st Century Style

| June 1, 2011
An Italian Villa with 21st Century Style

Design Offers An Italian Villa With 21st Century Style It only took one visit to the property for the clients to become the owners. They admit, “Though the home on the lot was a dated, one-story, flat roof structure, we quickly realized that there are few lots like this one and we knew we had […]

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Katy Texas Events June 2011

| June 1, 2011
Katy Texas Events June 2011

COUGAR STARS DANCE CLINIC BEGINNING JUNE 20 Cinco Ranch High School Cougar Stars Dance Team will host a dance clinic from June 20-23 from 8 a.m.-noon at Cinco Ranch Junior High. Show off begins at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23. For more information or to register, go to www.crhscougarstars.com. _________________________________________________________________________________ BARRY SEA PARADOX PERFORMANCES […]

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Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, June 2011

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, June 2011

Perry’s Wine Dinner
National League of Junior Cotillion
Run for the Rose
Happy 80th Birthday Jackie
Baskets Of Love




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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jun 2011

| June 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, Jun 2011

MCMEANS JH STUDENTS RECEIVE REFLECTIONS AWARDS FOR LITERATURE – McMeans Junior High  honored students receiving awards for the National PTA Reflections Contest in the Literature category. Students wrote an essay with the theme “Together We Can … .” Receiving awards are Leah Stevenson, Ishani Desai and Emily Zhang. _________________________________________________________________________________ TAYLOR GIRLS COMPETE IN GOLF TOURNAMENT […]

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A Daughter’s Salute to Her Military Mom

| June 1, 2011
A Daughter’s Salute to Her Military Mom

Winning Katy essayist appears on CNN to promote more patriotism By Cindy Ziervogel Budding journalist Ashley Childs knows a thing or two about making headlines. Ashley did what any good journalist would do to spotlight a special cause:` She used her writing skills. Ashley, a 2011 graduate of Katy High School, won an essay contest […]

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Katy Business June 2011

| June 1, 2011
Katy Business June 2011

Nicole Pope, a Realtor at Casey Pope Properties, was a recipient of the 40 Under 40 award by the Houston Business Journal. The awards program identifies the next 40 leaders who excel in their industry, are respected business leaders, and show dynamic leadership in their community.   Pope, a second-generation Realtor, founded Casey Pope Properties […]

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Cattle Brands

| June 1, 2011
Cattle Brands

Cattle brands play an important role in identifying an animal’s owner in Texas cattle ranching, and Katy’s Heritage Museum has an interesting exhibit of local rancher’s brands. Burning an identifying mark into the hide of an animal was, until the invention of the tattoo, the only method of marking that lasted the life of the […]

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