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Family Home Made New

| August 1, 2016
Family Home Made New

Couple Transforms An Empty Nest Into A Sophisticated Sanctuary In 1995, a couple with strong Houston roots bought a lot in a beautiful area and built a two-story brick home. This was a neighborhood they knew and admired; a neighborhood that reflected their goals and fit their dreams; and a neighborhood where they knew they could […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Happenings in CY-FAIR August 2016

THE TEXAS REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, THROUGH JULY 31 The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre, concludes its 11th Anniversary “Emerging Visions” Season with The All Night Strut!, a musical review of 1930s and 40s songs, running four performances a week through July 31. The All Night Strut! struts its […]

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An Unconventional Artist

| August 1, 2016
An Unconventional Artist

Joy, Spontaneity And A Colorful Spirit Define Pascale Gaudet By Cheryl Alexander Pascale Gaudet first tapped into her creative spirit as a child interested in fashion. She designed collections of stylish clothes and even knitted sweaters with her own unique drawings and writings on them. She wrote and illustrated books, and was fascinated by drawing […]

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Katy Student is Named a Texas State-Fish Art Contest 2016 Winner

| August 1, 2016
Katy Student is Named a Texas State-Fish Art Contest 2016 Winner

Nasa Xu Won Best In Show And First Place Awards And Will Advance To National Competition The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, headquarters for the Texas division of Wildlife Forever’s State-Fish Art Contest, has announced the winners for 2016. First-place entries advance to the national level and compete against winners from other states. This year, Nasa […]

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Bringing HISTORY Home

| August 1, 2016
Bringing  HISTORY  Home

Business Partners Reclaim, Repurpose And Revitalize Old Lumber To Fill Industry Gap By Cheryl Alexander Jason Manlove and Chad Mentuis know the Houston lumber business. They have worked together for years as remodelers, so they understand the value and limited availability of timber. For a variety of reasons, the demand for reclaimed and repurposed lumber […]

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Simone Biles to Lead Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team

| August 1, 2016
Simone Biles to Lead  Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team

World Champion And Spring Resident Gets Ready To Make Her Mark In Rio De Janeiro Team USA will send one of its most decorated and competitive women’s gymnastics teams ever to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August as it attempts to defend its Olympic team gold medal for the first time in history. Chosen […]

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Destination: U.S. Virgin Islands

| August 1, 2016
Destination: U.S. Virgin Islands

Rich History, Diverse Activities And Picturesque Beaches Close To Home By Cheryl Alexander Year-round warm temperatures (77°F /winter; 82°F /summer), sugar white sand beaches, ease of travel and a variety of accommodations, culinary experiences and land/sea adventures make the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) one of the most desirable places in the world to get away. […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Melissa & Ben

| August 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Melissa & Ben

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by A Sea of Love Photography Melissa Murphy grew up in Fort Bend, and Benjamin Livingston grew up in Midland. They met when a fortuitous turn of events landed them both in California. Their long-distance love story came full circle when they both returned to their Texas roots. Melissa attended […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Fashion –  What’s in Stores Now – August 2016

TORY BURCH– Britten Patchwork Shoulder bag in shades of blue. neimanmarcus.com

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Outstanding Bath Designers Show off Their Work

| August 1, 2016
Outstanding Bath Designers Show off  Their Work

Winning Baths And Powder Rooms Make A Splash At NKBA The winners of this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competiton show a steady stream of imaginative design solutions for challenges that included a badly designed original layout, a bath shared by a home theater and a guest bedroom, a need for expanded space, […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Decorating with Family Heirlooms

| August 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori –  Decorating with Family Heirlooms

SAVE THE DATE TO SEE DR. LORI!
Dr. Lori will be a speaker at the Fall Home & Garden Show to be held Aug. 13-14 at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

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Eight Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

| August 1, 2016
Eight Tips to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

AIR CONDITIONING ACCOUNTS FOR MORE THAN HALF THE ENERGY USE IN U.S. HOMES By Andrea Woroch Americans are feeling the heat in their electricity bills. Unfortunately, this sizzling financial sensation isn’t expected to cool down any time soon as meteorologists anticipate above-average temperatures for most of the country this season. Considering that air conditioning accounts […]

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Fascination with Feathers

| August 1, 2016
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Fascination with Feathers

  Birds’ feathers advertise health and fitness to potential mates. This message was not lost on humans who took to adorning themselves with feathers. The Mayan chiefs, who declared themselves gods, wore a head dress of three-foot-long Quetzal plumes. The most powerful Plains tribes of Native Americans wore war bonnets of eagle feathers which they […]

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Around Cy-Fair, August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Around Cy-Fair,  August 2016

Ninja Warrior hosts Matt Iseman (left) and Akbar Gbajabiamila prior to the Oklahoma City regional. CFISD TEACHER IN AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR REGIONAL COMPETITION Kahla Middle School PE teacher and track and field coach Drexel Long achieved a goal nearly three years in the making when she was selected to compete in one of the American […]

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A Picture Perfect Smile

| August 1, 2016
A Picture Perfect Smile

The secret to attractiveness at any age It’s no secret that we only have one chance to make a lasting first impression, which can often shape how we are perceived and remembered in both our social and professionals lives. A new study by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) finds that a great smile […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students August 2016

STUDENTS’ PROJECT WILL HELP ASTRONAUTS SLEEP MORE COMFORTABLY CFISD career and technology education (CTE) students have already created a way for astronauts aboard the International Space Station to eat and meet better. A new student project will ensure that the space explorers will soon sleep better too. Throughout the summer, student interns are working under […]

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CFISD GRADUATES APPOINTED TO SERVICE ACADEMIES

| August 1, 2016
CFISD GRADUATES APPOINTED TO SERVICE ACADEMIES

Seven CFISD graduating seniors have received appointments to attend United States service academies. Cy-Fair High School had three appointments: James Richie and Cira Wolf were appointed to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; and Madison Falvey was appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. “Cy-Fair High School is extremely proud of […]

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Discoveries August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Discoveries August 2016

ANIMAL SCULPTURES These interesting sculptures are conversation starters. The Largemouth Bass Fish with Stand stands 13” high and is 21” long. The Bulldog Silver Leaf sculpture makes a glamorous pet. It stands 16” high and is 24” long and is cast in artisan-grade resin and hand finished in silver leaf. phillipscollection.com

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Cy-Fair Business August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Business August 2016

BERRY CENTER OUTDOOR VENUE TO BE NAMED CY-FAIR FCU STADIUM Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and Cy-Fair Federal Credit Union (Cy-Fair FCU) have announced that a final agreement has been signed giving the credit union exclusive naming rights to the stadium located on the campus of the Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center. According to Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Superintendent […]

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Book Reviews August 2016

| August 1, 2016
Book Reviews August 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines

| August 1, 2016
A Wrap-Up of Winning Wines

Short And Sweet Reports On Recent Tastings Tasting around 150 wines per month, and only having a two-page column, I occasionally fall behind, and the only way to report on all the great values from recent tastings is to list them with a short description instead of more fully reporting on 20 or 30 winners. […]

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Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata

| August 1, 2016
Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Sonata

  Mazda CX-5 | Starting price: $21,800 Mazda’s M.O. is to infuse sports-car spirit into everything it builds. The CX-5 is no exception. This compact SUV remains at the top of its game among competitors like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and the Hyundai Tucson. When it first debuted in 2013, it was the antidote […]

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Mid-Century Merges with Contemporary Design

| July 1, 2016
Mid-Century Merges with Contemporary Design

Architect John Cryer III, FAIA, and Edna Ramos, a retired commercial pilot, met 21 years ago and have been married for 19. John moved to Houston in 1972 after graduation from LSU.

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Happenings in CY-FAIR July 2016

| July 1, 2016
Happenings in CY-FAIR July 2016

SUMMER EVENTS AT CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON KIDPENDENCE DAY — July 4 at 1 p.m. The stars and stripes will be in full effect to celebrate our country’s 240th birthday Before rockets glare and fireworks are in the air, exercise your right to be a kid as long as possible with some good ole American […]

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