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Southern Charm

| August 1, 2017
Southern Charm

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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How Frank Billingsley was “Swabbed & Found”

| August 1, 2017
How Frank Billingsley was “Swabbed & Found”

Houston’s Popular Meteorologist Untangled A Closed Adoption By Melanie Saxton H e is the familiar and friendly face on Channel 2, guiding us through thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornados since 1995. KPRC chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley certainly knows our Houston area forecasts, but was clueless about his blood relatives. His adoption records were sealed by the […]

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Oriya Organics

| August 1, 2017
Oriya Organics

Katy Family Develops Nutritional Supplements To Maximize Fitness And Optimize Health By Judy Latta When Ryan Larson, a professional mixed martial artist (MMA), was in training for competition, he and his brother Jonathon, his personal trainer, fastidiously scrutinized labels and monitored everything that Ryan ingested to try to maximize his physical prowess. Unfortunately, however, the […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR August 2017

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

CY-WOODS CRIMSON CADETTE DRILL TEAM DANCE CLINIC, AUG. 4 The Cy-Woods Crimson Cadettes Drill Team will host its 12th Annual Dance Clinic and Performance for boys and girls from K-12th grade. The Clinic will be from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. on Aug. 4. Participants will learn dance technique from Crimson Cadette team members. Registration includes […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Katherine and Doug

| August 1, 2017
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br> Katherine and Doug

A damsel in distress and a chivalrous Texas A&M University Corpsman met by chance at Spence Park in College Station. Little did they know this encounter would become a prelude to matrimony, complete with a romantic spring proposal under the Century Tree!

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now –
August 2017

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

DOLCE & GABBANA- Printed Mini Dauphine Leather Sicily bag in Mambo print.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. – Toys as Art and Jewelry

| August 1, 2017
Arts & Antiques by Dr. – Toys as Art and Jewelry

When embarking on a new phase of life, such as getting married, completing a degree, or moving to a new home, many people chronicle the experience with the purchase of an object.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Starting Your Collection

| August 1, 2017
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Starting Your Collection

When embarking on a new phase of life, such as getting married, completing a degree, or moving to a new home, many people chronicle the experience with the purchase of an object.

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Cy-Fair Business August 2017

| August 1, 2017
Cy-Fair Business August 2017

NAM WELCOMES THE HARRELL FAMILY OPPORTUNITY CENTER Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) welcomed more than 200 guests to the unveiling and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony of The Harrell Family Opportunity Center on June 29 at 15702 Bammel Village Drive. The Harrell Family Opportunity Center is an expansion on NAM’s vocational training and job readiness programs through NAM’s […]

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Dental Implants

| August 1, 2017
Dental Implants

The Next Best Thing To Natural Teeth By Judy Latta A strong, healthy smile can do wonders for your confidence and is critical to your overall health and well-being. Unhealthy and missing teeth can interfere with eating, smiling, and speaking and can lead to embarrassment and low self-esteem as well as more serious problems such […]

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Around Cy-Fair, August 2017

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

“PEARL IN THE FAST LANE” RAISES $56,000 FOR MUSEUM “Pearl in the Fast Lane,” held at Hemi Hideout in Brookshire, was a supercharged evening of fun and excitement. The June 17 event raised $56,000 for the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts and featured beautifully restored muscle cars, vintage neon signs, dancing to the music […]

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Study Shows Intestinal Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

| August 1, 2017
Study Shows Intestinal Bacteria May Prevent Type 2 Diabetes

The Production Of The Metabolite Indolepropionic Acid Is Boosted By A Fiber-Rich Diet A high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the blood serum protects against type 2 diabetes, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a fiber-rich […]

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Historically Katy
A Bicycle Expands a Boy’s Horizons

| August 1, 2017
Historically Katy </br> A Bicycle Expands a Boy’s Horizons

This photo is from one of the Juergen family photo albums that were donated to the Cypress Top Historic Park collection. It shows a boy of about 12 with a shiny bike which may be new. He is in front of the old Juergen Store in Cypress. The photo dates from the 1920s or early […]

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Outstanding Bath Designers Show off Their Talents

| August 1, 2017
Outstanding Bath Designers Show off Their Talents

Winning Baths And Powder Rooms Make A Splash At NKBA The winners of this year’s National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) design competition demonstrated a flow of imaginative design solutions. Seven individuals were honored across the powder room and bath categories in the 2017 NKBA Design Competitions. Entries were judged based on the core areas […]

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10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders

| August 1, 2017
10 Steps to Easy-Care Beds and Borders

Eco-friendly plants save gardening effort Garden beds and borders, artfully filled with a colorful tapestry of flowers and foliage, are very much back in vogue. But unlike the traditional perennial beds and borders, which were labor intensive and peaked mainly in spring, today’s garden plots are filled with eco-friendly plants designed to perform better, require […]

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Discoveries August 2017

| August 1, 2017
Discoveries August 2017

MASON JAR WITH FIREFLIES: Vintage-style neon, handmade in Texas. 5’ tall with animated neon fireflies.

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students August 2017

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

CY RIDGE STUDENTS CONTINUE PROJECT FOR INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION Cypress Ridge High School fashion design summer interns are entering into the last few months of working on a NASA HUNCH (High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware) sleeping bag liner project for the International Space Station (ISS). The students were tasked with fabricating […]

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CFISD Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent During 2017 Late Signing Period

| August 1, 2017
CFISD Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent During 2017 Late Signing Period

Student athletes from nine CFISD high schools celebrated the transition from high school to collegiate athletics during late-period signing ceremonies in May and June. The students, joined by coaches, administrators, family and friends, signed National Letters of Intent to various universities and community colleges. The following athletes signed letters of intent: Cy-Fair High School: Dylan […]

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Class of 2017 CFISD Graduates Appointed to U.S. Service Academies

| August 1, 2017
Class of 2017 CFISD Graduates Appointed to  U.S. Service Academies

Cy-Fair High School had one appointment: Hunter Adams was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School in West Point, New York. “Cy-Fair High School is very proud of Bobcat senior Hunter Adams as one of the few carefully selected individuals who will be attending The U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School where he will continue […]

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Book Reviews August 2017

| August 1, 2017
Book Reviews August 2017

New releases with something for everyone

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Beaulieu Vineyard Rarity Napa Valley 2013 — An Other-Worldly Wine

| August 1, 2017
Beaulieu Vineyard Rarity Napa Valley 2013 —  An Other-Worldly Wine

Rarity is the name of a wine only released four times by B.V. since the original owner Georges de Latour bought his first vineyard in Napa Valley in 1900. The vintage of 2013 was perhaps the greatest in the history of Napa Valley. The winemaker, Jeffrey Stambor, along with the most famous consulting winemaker in […]

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Lincoln Continental and Toyota Rav4

| August 1, 2017
Lincoln Continental and Toyota Rav4

Lincoln Continental | Starting price: $45,600 By Kelly Foss mycardata.com Lincoln, the luxury brand of Ford Motor Company, has a long history in the automotive world. The Continental is the signature model, the heritage life blood of the line. It has been through many iterations over the decades but now, in its latest form, the […]

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Modern Marvel

| July 1, 2017
Modern Marvel

A Sleek Eye For Design Serves Up Perfection Text by Cathy Gordon Photography by  / Connie Anderson  / Designer: Jorge Cantu, Oz Interiors  / Architect: Todd Rice  / Builder: Post Custom Homes Andria Cain is a visionary. “I can go into a ballroom and make it into Never-Never Land,” says the former international event planner. So it logically […]

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