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It’s a Ritzy, Glitzy Christmas

| December 1, 2016
It’s a Ritzy, Glitzy Christmas

Imperial Sugar Land home serves up sparkles and glitter For 25 years Child Advocates of Fort Bend has been showcasing homes lavishly decorated for the holidays in Fort Bend County’s most beautiful neighborhoods as a way of raising money to support its programs.

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Local Teens Compete at Pebble Beach in Nature Valley First Tee Open

| December 1, 2016
Local Teens Compete at Pebble Beach in Nature Valley First Tee Open

Scott Shuster And Stephen Boyd Play With The Pros In Annual Event Local teens Scott Shuster and Stephen Boyd represented The First Tee of Greater Houston at the 13th annual Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach, a PGA Tour Champions event. The professional player field included World Golf Hall of Fame member Bernhard […]

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Jeans & Jewels Gala Raises Over $600,000 for NAM

| December 1, 2016
Jeans & Jewels Gala Raises Over $600,000 for NAM

More Than 400 Guests Enjoyed “Fiesta On The Rio Grande” And Supported The Social Service Agency’s Mission Of Hope The much-anticipated 2016 Jeans & Jewels Gala raised more than $600,000 benefitting Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM). More than 400 guests celebrated the “Fiesta on the Río Grande, A Mission of Hope” at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott […]

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Northwest Harris County Heart Walk Raises $175,000

| December 1, 2016
Northwest Harris County Heart Walk Raises $175,000

Houston Methodist Willowbrook earns top award as highest fundraising company Thanks to community support from local companies and school districts, the American Heart Association | American Stroke Association’s(AHA | ASA) Northwest Harris County Heart Walk had its biggest year yet. Over 3,500 walkers turned out for the annual, family-friendly 5K that took place on Saturday, […]

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CFISD Celebrates Veterans

| December 1, 2016
CFISD Celebrates Veterans

Schools Honor Service Members With Veterans Day Ceremonies Schools throughout CFISD honored retired and active service men and women during Veterans Day celebrations during the first two weeks of November. Veterans throughout the community were invited to attend the celebrations, which included meals, parades, musical performances, skits and speeches designed to honor those who defend […]

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Houston Prepares to Host
Super Bowl LI

| December 1, 2016
Houston Prepares to Host <br />Super Bowl LI

By Mara Soloway, Images courtesy Houston First Corporation The countdown clock is ticking toward Houston playing host to Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017. During the 10 days leading up to that Sunday, the city and its many attributes will be on the national and international stage, with events taking place at Reliant Stadium, […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR December 2016

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

LAKEWOOD UMC FINE ARTS DEPART­MENT PRESENTS GOD BLESS US EVERY ONE, DEC. 1-4 Lakewood UMC Fine Arts Department presents the Texas premiere of God Bless Us Every One, a family-friendly musical by Robert Sterling. It is a sequel to Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, which will touch your soul and brighten your […]

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Holiday Gift Guide, December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Holiday Gift Guide, December 2016

The Billiard Factory The Billiard Factory is a family owned company that remains committed to offering customers a large, diverse product line from the top manufacturers in the home game room industry. They continually search for ways to best serve the needs of their customers through diversity and quality products, as well as superior service. […]

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Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership

| December 1, 2016
Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership

CEO Casey Morgan Brings Her Government Affairs Experience To Her Leadership Role By Mara Soloway Even when the national economy is slow, the Houston area economy generally stays robust. Housing is one indicator that reflects how good the economy is. According to the Greater Houston Builders Association (GHBA) website (ghba.org), home sales in Houston set […]

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Springtime at Angel Fire

| December 1, 2016
Springtime at Angel Fire

New Mexico Resort Offers Snowy Fun For The Whole Family By Elizabeth Anthony Angel Fire Resort, located in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, has been named one of the “Top 25 Best Family Friendly Ski Resorts in America” by Vacation Guides of America. The resort opened in 1966 as a small ski destination […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Truly Moore and Patrick Kane

| December 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Truly Moore and Patrick Kane

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Donatella Barbera and Damiano Salvadori The Tuscan countryside became a perfect wedding destination for Truly Moore and Patrick Kane, who had already shared international adventures throughout their courtship and engagement. Truly is a lifelong Houstonian who attended Bellaire High and earned a B.S. degree in speech pathology at University […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – December 2016

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

Dolce & Gabbana- Dolce Box Maiolica-Print Calfskin Satchel Bag With Floral Studs. NEIMANMARCUS.COM

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A Celebration of Individuality

| December 1, 2016
A Celebration of Individuality

The Rise Of White And Off-White Shades In Home Interiors The first step many homeowners consider when designing a room is the color palette, and often times, they opt for hues that highlight their own distinct personality. Now that Gen-Y and Millennials have reached professional rank, we’re seeing a steady increase in changing the status […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Objects That Have Sentimental Value to You

| December 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Objects That Have Sentimental Value to You

Jewelry pictures can be made with damaged pieces of costume jewelry by sewing or gluing the broken pieces onto a piece of velvet, felt or other fabrics.

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Ten Easy Design Tips With A Big Impact

| December 1, 2016
Ten Easy Design Tips With A Big Impact

Transform Your Home Without Spending A Fortune The change of seasons to fall and eventually winter is a great time to give your home a face lift. Ready to make some changes, but don’t want to break the bank? An interior design expert at Vant Wall Panels, Jeffrey Welder, has some easy-to-implement design tips. Use […]

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the Editor’s Picks … December 2016

| December 1, 2016
the Editor’s Picks … December 2016

-Wild Foxes Jump on Trampoline
-Christmas Tree Vegetable Platter
-Melted Snowman Cookies

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Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

| December 1, 2016
Lip Implants Gaining Popularity

  Millions More Use Injections To Get The Perfect Pucker A record number of patients underwent lip augmentation procedures in 2015, making them the second-fastest growing facial procedure in the United States since 2000. Only dermabrasion procedures have grown faster. “We live in the age of the selfie, and because we see images of ourselves […]

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Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

| December 1, 2016
Strains, Sprains and the Return of School Sports

Memorial Hermann Health System Offers Some Prevention Tips School sports have kicked into high gear, and that means physicians may be seeing more sports-related injuries. “Because children’s bodies are still growing and changing, we often see different types of sports-related injuries in kids than in adults,” says Andy Shen, M.D., a family medicine and sports […]

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Feelings and Images of Christmas

| December 1, 2016
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Feelings and Images of Christmas

The Christmas season conjures up unique feelings and images in all of us. No two people would share exactly the same concept of the season. It is shaped by family tradition and also by the barrage of images that we experienced in our formative years. In reading letters from the early 1900s, people in the […]

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Around Cy-Fair, December 2016

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

19TH ANNUAL SALUTE TO THE STARS GALA The Cy-Fair Educational Foundation held its 19th Annual Salute to the Stars Gala in honor of Cypress Fairbanks ISD’s 2015-2016 Spotlight Teachers on Thursday, Oct. 13 at The Berry Center. The evening included performances by the Cypress Creek High School Drumline and the CFISD District Chamber Choir. Butch […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students December 2016

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

WILDCATS RACK UP AWARDS AT TAYLOR COMPUTER SCIENCE INVITATIONAL The Cypress Woods High School computer science team collected multiple awards at the 18th annual Katy Taylor Invitational computer science contest on Oct. 29 at Taylor High School. More than 50 Texas teams competed at the meet, with Cypress Woods winning the following awards: Advanced Division: […]

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Discoveries December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Discoveries December 2016

RIDE INTO THE HOLIDAYS WITH VESPA (RED)® The brand new (VESPA)RED is now helping to drive the end of AIDS. Available in the U.S. starting December 1, 2016 and globally in 2017. Order though certified Vespa official retailers. (RED)® is a simple idea that transforms our incredible collective power as consumers into a financial force […]

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Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata

| December 1, 2016
Orange Cardamom Blueberry Crostata

An easy and delicious dessert!

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Cy-Fair Business December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Business December 2016

CFISD NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR CY-FAIR HIGH SCHOOL Ana Martin, principal at Kahla Middle School, was named the new principal at Cy-Fair High School on Nov. 10. Martin replaces Mike Smith, who was named principal at Bridgeland High School last month. Martin’s 25-year education career, spent entirely in CFISD, all began at Cy-Fair High School. […]

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Book Reviews December 2016

| December 1, 2016
Book Reviews December 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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Recent Tastings with Folio Partners and Others

| December 1, 2016
Recent Tastings with Folio Partners and Others

All Listed Wines Highly Recommended Folio Partners, founded in 2004 by the Michael Mondavi family, is an im­porter of premium wines from family winemakers who share their passion for making great wines (plus their own wines). Michael Mondavi Family Estate wines, with the recent addition of iconic wine consultant Daniel Schuster, tasted in Napa:   […]

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Buick Envision and BMW 3-Series

| December 1, 2016
Buick Envision and BMW 3-Series

The Buick Envision is an all-new luxury compact crossover.

The BMW 3-Series includes the 320i, the 328d diesel, the 330i and the most powerful 340i in both 4-door sedan and sport wagon models.

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