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

| May 1, 2011
Katy People and Events, Socially Speaking with Lori Gunn, May 2011

Christus Fun Run
Bayou Belles Gala
Katy Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours

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Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2011

| May 1, 2011
Katy Texas Schools, Sports, Students, May 2011

MORTON RANCH SENIOR SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT – Ryan Roesler, a senior at Morton Ranch High School, has signed his letter of intent to play baseball for the University of Texas Dallas.

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Animal Attraction For shelter volunteer Amanda Mickan, leaving her favorite dogs and cats each time is the hardest part

| May 1, 2011
Animal Attraction For shelter volunteer Amanda Mickan, leaving her  favorite dogs and cats each time is the hardest part

One of the hardest parts of an internship at an animal shelter is most likely the clean up work. But not for Amanda Mickan, a 23-year old special needs student. The hardest part of Amanda’s job is leaving. Amanda is used to being surrounded by those who love her. She has her family, who travel […]

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Around Katy Texas, News and Info, May 2011

| May 1, 2011
Around Katy Texas, News and Info, May 2011

AGGIE MOMS SUPPORT “BIG EVENT” WITH FIT TO BE TIED SERVICE PROJECT. A record 15,689 Texas A&M students came together to say “thank you” to the Bryan/College Station community by completing volunteer projects for residents and community organizations. To recognize and support this student event, local Aggie Moms met at Living Word Lutheran Church to […]

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Katy Business May 2011

| May 1, 2011
Katy Business May 2011

Memorial Hermann Katy was named among the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Thomson Reuters, a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of health care, for the second year. The award recognizes hospitals that have achieved excellence and overall organizational performance in clinical outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial performance […]

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Back When..THE LIFE OF A KATY COUNTRY DOCTOR

| May 1, 2011 | 0 Comments
Back When..THE LIFE OF A KATY COUNTRY DOCTOR

The Katy area has great medical facilities and a growing reputation as a community of top-ranked hospitals and treatment centers. For many years there was just the Katy Hospital — a small but adequate facility for the few folks who lived out this way. Before that the area just had doctors and not too many […]

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Modern Moms of Katy, Meet four local moms who manage to juggle it all

| May 1, 2011
Modern Moms of Katy, Meet four local moms who manage to juggle it all

By Melanie Saxton
With the demands of motherhood, career and household, women often twist themselves into pretzels trying to be everything to everybody. These four moms manage to juggle it all —and enjoy the journey — in a very modern world.




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Siblings Inspire Grays Flag Legislation

| May 1, 2011
Siblings Inspire Grays Flag Legislation

Rep. Zerwas sponsors proposal to “borrow” flag from Mexico By Melanie Saxton Creech Elementary student Audrey Smith, 9, and her brother Dalton, 6, inspired a legislative bill filed on March 10 by State Rep. John Zerwas, M.D., of District 28. Thanks to the Smith children, Texas will seek to “borrow” back from Mexico the historic […]

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HLSR’s 2011 Houston Supreme Scrambler Award Winner

| May 1, 2011
HLSR’s 2011 Houston Supreme Scrambler Award Winner

Hanna Holsapple’s hard work and devotion pay off By Melanie Saxton Despite this age of instant gratification, some students develop a hands-on work ethic through years of devotion to the animals they raise and show in FFA programs. Meet Hanna Holsapple, a Cinco Ranch High School junior, who recently earned top honors at the Houston […]

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Two Local Students Serve as Honorary Pages at the Capitol

| May 1, 2011
Two Local Students Serve as Honorary Pages at the Capitol

Experience offers insight into state government By Melanie Saxton Students learn about government in classrooms, but nothing can trump firsthand experience. A unique opportunity awaits youth between eight and 18 who participate in the Honorary Page Program at the state capitol. Two local students recently traveled to Austin to serve on the legislative floor. “I’m […]

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Houston’s Annual Pond Tour

| May 1, 2011
Houston’s Annual Pond Tour

Make a splash with great ideas to suit every taste Twenty or more private water gardens and koi ponds will be open to the public on Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5.  There’s something wet and wonderful to suit every taste, from serene backyard garden ponds, to patio-sized “disappearing” fountains, to huge multi-pond landscapes, […]

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Houston Texan Amobi Okoye Helps Change Lives in Africa

| May 1, 2011
Houston Texan Amobi Okoye Helps Change Lives in Africa

Football players and other volunteers return from philanthropic trip to Nigeria Houston Texans defensive lineman Amobi Okoye and 44 others, including fellow NFL players Connor Barwin (Houston Texans), Frank Okam (Tampa Buccaneers), and James Ihedigbo (New York Jets), traveled to Nigeria along with New York State Senator Eric Adams and California MegaMillion lottery winner Cynthia […]

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Mother’s Day Sunrise Surprise

| May 1, 2011
Mother’s Day Sunrise Surprise

Start Mother’s Day off right with a beautiful breakfast in bed. A pretty tray set with the good dishes and real linens, a fresh flower and some delicious food will put a smile on Mom’s face that will last all day. Golden Sunrise French Toast gets a  special boost with evaporated milk and a splash […]

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It’s Time to Plant Bare Root Roses

| May 1, 2011
It’s Time to Plant Bare Root Roses

English roses work well in Houston gardens   According to rose experts, the time to plant bare root roses is when they will root best, thus ensuring best performance for the life of the rose. In Houston, that means now. The correct planting window in any area, says Michael Marriott, technical manager of David Austin […]

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Simple Spring Sweets

| May 1, 2011
Simple Spring Sweets

Serve up a sweet surprise with these easy recipes Cooking Channel and Univision star Ingrid Hoffmann shares her ideas to liven up springtime desserts. Ingrid suggests combining fresh, seasonal flavors with sweetened condensed milk to ensure perfect homemade and easy desserts year-round. Serve up a sweet surprise with these delicious new recipes and baking tips: […]

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Fashion: Spring Dress-Ups

| May 1, 2011
Fashion: Spring Dress-Ups

PLATFORM PUMP “KIMBO” PATENT LEATHER, ADOBE, $375. nordstrom.com.

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Discoveries

| May 1, 2011
Discoveries

Tractor Wheel Gear from Restoration Hardware This reproduction of a tractor wheel gear serves as a striking artistic piece. Cast in iron, the Restoration Hardware version is true to the original, which now has been retired for over a century. It can be used as a bookend, doorstop or conversation piece. $189. restorationhardware.com _________________________________________________________________________________ Jamie […]

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Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime

| May 1, 2011
Tips on keeping your eyes healthy for a lifetime

It’s a fact of life that vision changes occur as you get older. But these changes don’t have to compromise your lifestyle. Knowing what to expect and when to seek professional care are important steps to safeguarding your vision. May is Healthy Vision Month, as designated by the National Institutes of Health. The American Optometric […]

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Scratching The Surface In Home Improvements

| May 1, 2011
Scratching The Surface In Home Improvements

Flooring options take a step in new directions A fresh coat of paint or new accessories can update any room in your home. But to make a significant change, you need to take a step in the right direction. This step, and the next, begins with the flooring, one of the most versatile surfaces in […]

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Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011

| May 1, 2011
Look For Changes In Kitchen And Bath Designs In 2011

The results of a survey by the National Kitchen and Bath Association on design trends for 2011 suggest there will be some changes in kitchen and bath styles  this year. Below are 10 kitchen trends and 4 bathroom trends that are poised to take hold. These are overall trends across the United States and Canada; […]

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Book Reviews May 2011

| May 1, 2011
Book Reviews May 2011

FRESH FLOWER ARRANGING If you’ve ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you’ve brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you. This book offers expert techniques for achieving stunning results,tips for keeping flowers beautiful for as long as possible, principles behind a successful arrangement […]

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