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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students April 2012

| April 1, 2012
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students April 2012

BASEBALL PLAYERS MAKE GREATER HOUSTON PRESEASON TEAM – Two Cy-Fair ISD senior baseball players — Langham Creek High School left-handed pitcher/first baseman Hayden Jones and Cypress Ranch High School infielder Leon Byrd — were named to the 2012 All-Greater Houston Preseason Team. The 16-member team was selected by organizers of the Houston Astros 2012 Baseball […]

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Rick Brinneman and the Collection of a Lifetime

| April 1, 2012
Rick Brinneman and the Collection of a Lifetime

By Melanie Saxton Photos by Visage Photography Rick Brinneman has been a car nut since he was 6 years old. At 15 he bought his first car with his own money. By the time he graduated high school he had owned a total of 10 different classic cars, but never more than three at a […]

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Cy-Fair Business Briefs April 2012

| April 1, 2012
Cy-Fair Business Briefs April 2012

‹Benefit Home Sale in Bridgeland helps charity. The recent sale of a GHBA Benefit Home in Bridgeland pushed the proceeds raised by the charity over the $7 million mark. “Reaching more than $7 million in funds raised for local charities in a year of economic challenges is a true reflection of the generous nature of […]

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At 41, Cy-Fair’s Sherry Hale has the No. 1 ranking in 4.0 tennis singles in Texas

| April 1, 2012
At 41, Cy-Fair’s Sherry Hale has the No. 1 ranking in 4.0 tennis singles in Texas

Game, Set, Match — and State Champ!  By Melanie Saxton As a wife, mother and busy court reporter, Sherry Hale still found time to fuel her passion for tennis. She began dabbling in 2000, playing in neighborhood tournaments. In 2004 when her son was 9 years old, she approached the sport seriously and started taking […]

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Here a Chick, There a Chick…

| April 1, 2012
Here a Chick, There a Chick…

By Jane Ledbetter The lives of Cypress settlers in the mid-to-late 1800s and early 1900s could be greatly enhanced by having a good-sized flock of chickens on the farm. Fried or scrambled eggs with bacon, sausage or ham was a real treat for breakfast; certainly a platter of fried chicken or chicken and dumplings would […]

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Diagnosed with Cancer? Build a Relationship with Your Care Team

| April 1, 2012
Diagnosed with Cancer? Build a Relationship with Your Care Team

Most colorectal cancer occurs due to lifestyle and increasing age with only a minority of cases associated with underlying genetic disorders. It typically starts in the lining of the bowel and if left untreated, can grow into the muscle layers underneath, and then through the bowel wall. The risk of developing colon or rectal cancer […]

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Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy

| April 1, 2012
Navigating Your Way Through a Healthy Pregnancy

Best practices for mom and baby-to-be Congratulations, you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy!  This is sure to be an exciting time, but also very confusing.  Over the course of your pregnancy, relatives, friends and even complete strangers will inundate you with advice – some good, some not so good – on all subjects related […]

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Retreating to the Backyard

| April 1, 2012
Retreating to the Backyard

From a pergola to a fire pit to a new patio, create a paradise just outside your own door By Jennifer Miko Mother Nature invites you to sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of springtime. With yards turning greener and flowers blooming, the conditions are perfect for relaxing or entertaining outside. And your […]

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Definitive Luxury and Leisure – The Quintess Collection puts extraordinary vacations within reach

| April 1, 2012
Definitive Luxury and Leisure – The Quintess Collection puts extraordinary vacations within reach

By Cheryl Alexander Do you wish you could travel the world with ease? Do you have friends and family around the globe? Do you dream about staying in luxury homes in amazing destinations? Do you desire worry-free travel with everything pre-planned and orchestrated to suit your family’s personal preferences? Have you considered buying a vacation […]

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Houston Home Trends

| April 1, 2012
Houston Home Trends

How local builders are accommodating owners’ wishes By Jennifer Miko House hunters are busy searching the Houston area, but what are they really looking for? Builders know the competition is fierce, so they need to stay current and accommodate discerning home buyers.  If they don’t embrace the future, they could lose the sale. So builders […]

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High Point Furniture Market: A Designer’s Haven

| April 1, 2012
High Point Furniture Market: A Designer’s Haven

Tips for consumers on trends and those all-important finishing touches By Sandra Meineke For years the biannual High Point Furniture Market in High Point, North Carolina, has been populated primarily by furniture manufacturers and dealers with a few fabric manufacturers and accessory designers thrown in. But with the advent of new consumer needs and new […]

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Unique Finds Apr 2012

| April 1, 2012
Unique Finds Apr 2012

Unique finds for your home and lifestyle

Deconstructed 19th C. English Wing Chair Inspired by a mid-19th-century wing chair – liberated from its ancient red velvet upholstery and its frame elegantly exposed – the Van Thiel family set out to replicate its unadorned state. Finding
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Navigating Your Way Through A Healthy Pregnancy

| April 1, 2012
Navigating Your Way Through A Healthy Pregnancy

By Judy Latta Best practices for mom and baby-to-be Congratulations, you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy!  This is sure to be an exciting time, but also very confusing.  Over the course of your pregnancy, relatives, friends and even complete strangers will inundate you with advice – some good, some not so good – on […]

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Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

| April 1, 2012
Conrad-Pyle Introduces Four New Roses in 2012

They may become the true “Stars” of your garden Sunshine Daydream, the 2012 All-America Rose Selections winner, leads the way among four new offerings from The Conard-Pyle Company/Star® Roses this spring. Yellow roses take center stage this year, with Eyeconic™ Lemonade and Sunshine Daydream. The pale pink Eyeconic™ Pink Lemonade and bright red Thrive™ complete […]

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Fashion – Colors of Spring Apr 2012

| April 1, 2012
Fashion – Colors of Spring Apr 2012

HUNTER

This stylish Hunter Gabby Boot arrives just in time for April Showers.
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A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket

| April 1, 2012
A Tisket, A Tasket A Cupcake Easter Basket

Go beyond store-bought marshmallow chicks and chocolate rabbits this year. Perfect for some-bunny special – or as a dessert to brighten any holiday table – A Tisket, A Tasket, A Cupcake Easter Basket cupcakes prove that it can be a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. “These cupcakes look impressive,” says […]

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Sweet Simplicity

| April 1, 2012
Sweet Simplicity

As much fun as it is to make fancy treats, sometimes simple really is better. This Easter, keep things sweet and simple when it comes to making desserts. These Easter Egg Treats are a fun twist on marshmallow crispy bars — the kids can help shape the eggs and sprinkle them with pretty toppings. It […]

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Book Reviews Apr 2012

| April 1, 2012
Book Reviews Apr 2012

Fresh American Spaces • The Homebuilt Winery • How to Raise Monarch Butterflies• Staying Put • Salad For Dinner • Latin Flavors • Is This Seat Taken?

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The Advanced Oenophile – A helpful new guide for all wine aficionados

| April 1, 2012
The Advanced Oenophile – A helpful new guide for all wine aficionados

Denman Moody, who has been tasting and writing about wine since the 1970s, shares his vast knowledge with readers hoping to take their wine knowledge to the next level in The Advanced Oenophile. Moody presents wine fans with a new, entertaining and educational book that provides practical information that can only be obtained from a […]

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