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JR Custom – helping victims of natural disasters

| September 1, 2017
JR Custom – helping victims of natural disasters

JR Custom is unfortunately greatly experienced in helping victims of natural disasters. In 2008, we were integral in the rebuilding of many homes and businesses in South Texas following Ike’s devastation. We like to believe that we were more integral in rebuilding lives and felt truly fortunate to help those in need. With over 21 […]

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Element of Surprise

| September 1, 2017
Element of Surprise

Greek Revival Home Exudes Deep South Style
–Despite what images the term might conjure, “Southern” features more than one style of architecture. Some styles are grand; others are more modest. But Southern homes typically have certain commonalities.

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The Creative Art of Hawkins Furniture

| September 1, 2017
The Creative Art of Hawkins Furniture

Craftsman W.T. Hawkins “Listens” To Every Piece Of Wood To Create His Masterpieces Text by Dana Sitton   |   Photography by Haven Photography and Design Off the beaten path in downtown Rosenberg, visitors can spot the brightly colored awning that adorns the storefront of the revered Hawkins Furniture Com­pany. When customers enter the store, they are […]

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Houston World Series of Dog Shows Art Contest

| September 1, 2017
Houston World Series of Dog Shows Art Contest

CFISD Students And Graduates Earn Awards Cypress Lakes High School alumnus Jeonggyu Lee led CFISD’s recognized contingent and awards winners at the 2017 Dr. Mari Jon Filla Art Exhibit and Contest. In all, 25 CFISD students and graduates were recognized from the 1,081 entries in the contest, which took part during the Houston World Series […]

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CFISD Educator, Student Return from JASON Argonaut Science Expedition

| September 1, 2017
CFISD Educator, Student Return from JASON Argonaut Science Expedition

The Pair Joined A Select Group Of Argonauts Who Traveled To The Cape Eleuthera Institute In The Bahamas A Smith Middle School alumna and Arnold Middle School teacher recently returned from a summer science expedition as Student and Educator Argonauts through Chevron’s JASON Learning program. Bridgeland High School incoming freshman Smitha Bhagavatula and Arnold Middle […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Happenings in CY-FAIR September 2017

NOISES OFF KICKS OFF STAGEWORKS THEATRE’S 2017-2018 SEASON Stageworks Theatre will present its first show of the new season, Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, directed by Sean Thompson. The show will run through Sept. 17 on Stageworks Theatre’s Garza Mainstage, 10760 Grant Road. Written by English playwright Michael Frayne, Noises Off has been hailed as […]

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Fabulous Fall Getaway

| September 1, 2017
Fabulous Fall Getaway

Sun-Drenched Southern California Climate Text by Noelle Valentine | Photography courtesy of Pelican Hill When September rolls around, Houstonians are ready to feel the chill of the fall’s first cool front. Summer is over; the kids are back in school; and we can begin to plan our next getaway. One place that always brings the […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Natasha and James

| September 1, 2017
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Natasha and James

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Weva Photography Houstonian Natasha Dara met En­glish­­man James Langridge overseas in 2010. The couple fell in love, and after four-and-a-half years of courtship exchanged vows in a dream wedding on July 25, 2015 amidst family and friends from all over the world. They were married at the Little Flower […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now –
September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – </br> September 2017</br>

  GOLD CONNECTION JEWELERS Let Gold Connection create a unique design with your fingerprint! Wear a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry as individual as you are. This is a unique way to say “I Love You” by wearing your loved one’s fingerprint — your child, mother, wife, etc., and their birthstone can be added if desired. […]

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Cy-Fair Business September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Cy-Fair Business September 2017

‹CFISD Names Incoming Principal for ALC-East Rashad Godbolt, associate principal at Cypress Creek High School, was named the new principal at Alternative Learning Center-East on July 26. Godbolt replaces Laurie Snyder, who retired in June. Godbolt’s 19-year education career began in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, where he spent four years as a language arts […]

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the Editor’s Picks … September 2017

| September 1, 2017
the Editor’s Picks … September 2017

Blueberry Mojito

Sweet blueberries, tart limes, and smooth rum makes a
refreshing drink for summer

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Say Cheese!

| September 1, 2017
Say Cheese!

Whiter Teeth Will Make You Smile By Judy Latta A bright, white, picture-perfect smile can do wonders for your appearance, self-esteem and confidence. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), almost all adults believe an attractive smile is an important social asset. When asked what they would most like to […]

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Around Cy-Fair, September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Around Cy-Fair,  September 2017

HUMANITARIAN PEANUT BUTTER CANNING PROJECT AND CYPRESS WOODLANDS-JUNIOR FORUM Ten members of The Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum (CWJF) recently volunteered with the Humanitarian Peanut Butter Canning Project at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints cannery, which has a 10-year history of providing peanut butter to the Houston Food Bank. The peanuts are grown on […]

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Stop Feeding Your Kids “Kid Food”

| September 1, 2017
Stop Feeding Your Kids “Kid Food”

Doctor Yum Dishes Up Important Reasons To Skip The Typical Kid-Related Food And Opt For More Nutritious Options By Dr. Nimali Fernando and Heidi DiEugenio According to the National Institutes of Health, on any given day one-third of children and 41 percent of teens eat from a fast-food restaurant. They also report that the restaurant […]

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Historically Katy
Cypress Folks Have Always Stood Out

| September 1, 2017
Historically Katy </br> Cypress Folks Have Always Stood Out

One of the best sources for the history of this area during the 1835-1838 era is the journal of William Fairfax Gray, who visited Texas between January 28 and April 25, 1836. The journals of his travels were published in 1909 by his son under the title From Virginia to Texas. The book is rare […]

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Walls That Talk

| September 1, 2017
Walls That Talk

Tile Statements That Say Everything About Your Style By Cheryl Alexander Choosing the right wall tiles for your home just got easier and a lot more fun. Though the choices are plenty, don’t be overwhelmed. Quit wondering whether to play it safe or take a risk in your design. Let 2017 be the year that […]

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Make Pool Maintenance a Pleasant Experience

| September 1, 2017
Make Pool Maintenance  a Pleasant Experience

These Tips From The Pros Can Help You Keep Your Pool Sparkling By Merry Wise Pool season is here! The weather is warm, and it’s time to enjoy the pool once again. Use these useful professional tips to take the struggle out of pool maintenance and make it the fun experience it is meant to […]

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Discoveries September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Discoveries September 2017

TODD SANDERS Art: Todd Sanders’ neon art evokes a time when America fell in love with motion. roadhouserelics.com

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Grow a Bigger Garden in a Smaller Space

| September 1, 2017
Grow a Bigger Garden in a Smaller Space

Space-Saving Ideas For Increased Productivity By Melinda Myers Whether in the ground or on a balcony or deck, there’s always room to grow your own garden-fresh produce and beautiful flowers. Space- saving gardening techniques and products can help you increase productivity in any available space. Consider elevated gardens and planter carts that not only save […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students September 2017

FOUR CFISD FOOTBALL PLAYERS HONORED BY TOUCHDOWN CLUB A quartet of CFISD football senior standouts were honored as part of the Touchdown Club of Houston 2017 UIL High School Preseason Football Team on Aug. 16 at the organization’s Touchdowner of the Year Dinner at the JW Marriott. Cy-Fair running back Trenton Kennedy, Cypress Ranch offensive […]

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Book Reviews September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Book Reviews September 2017

New releases with something for everyone

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Great Values from Washington State and More

| September 1, 2017
Great Values from Washington State and More

FROM CHAMPAGNE TO REDS AND ROSÉS Whereas Oregon is producing winning Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, Washington State is producing equally great Riesling, Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon! The following are the best values from tasting through about 50 Washington State wines over the last several months: Charles Smith The Velvet Devil Merlot 2014 […]

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Infinity QX30 and Ford F150

| September 1, 2017
Infinity QX30 and Ford F150

Infinity QX30 | Starting price: $30,000 By Kelly Foss mycardata.com Small SUVs are all the rage today. Buyers can’t get enough of them. They are compact is size, highly maneuverable, have a sporty demeanor, modern styling and upscale accoutrements. Meet the all-new Infiniti QX30. Infiniti, the upscale brand of Nissan, created this vehicle for a […]

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