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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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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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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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The Evolving Work of Katy Artist
Mike Peyton:

| July 1, 2017
The Evolving Work of Katy Artist </br>Mike Peyton:

Philosopher, Re-Inventor, Destroyer Of Sharpies Interview by Mara Soloway Mike Peyton’s drive to create has been getting more and more intense of late, like a disturbance in his force moving him forward. Known since 2005 for his decorated snake gourd sculptures and wooden creations, for the last few years Peyton, 53, has also been in […]

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Fort Bend Resident Selected for PBS Digital Innovators Program

| July 1, 2017
Fort Bend Resident Selected for PBS Digital Innovators Program

Krissy Venosdale Of The Kinkaid School Is One Of 52 Educators Across The U.S. Recognized As Classroom Changemaker Houston Public Media has an­nounced that Krissy Venosdale, a Fort Bend County resident and the innovation coordinator from The Kinkaid School, is one of 52 educators from across the country selected for the fifth annual PBS Digital […]

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CyCreek HS Inducts Six to
Wall of Honor

| July 1, 2017
CyCreek HS Inducts Six to </br>Wall of Honor

Former Students Recognized For Outstanding Lifetime Achievements And Contributions Six alumni were inducted into the Cypress Creek High School Wall of Honor during a recognition ceremony at the school on May 16. The Wall of Honor recognizes outstanding lifetime achievements and significant contributions made by former students dating back to the opening of Cypress Creek […]

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Houstonian Gene Watson Continues to Delight Fans with His Classic Brand of Country Music

| June 1, 2017
Houstonian Gene Watson Continues to Delight Fans with His Classic Brand of Country Music

More Than 50 Years After His Career Started, He Is Not Slowing Down By Judy Latta In an era in which it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between contemporary country and pop music, Houstonian Gene Watson has stayed true to his classic country roots. He has an enthusiastic following of country music traditionalists that appreciate […]

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Cypress Neighbors and Community Gather for Deep Cypress Gardens Groundbreaking

| June 1, 2017
Cypress Neighbors and Community Gather for Deep Cypress Gardens Groundbreaking

First Public Garden Property Of Its Kind In Cypress Is Slated To Open In 2018 Cypress residents and community leaders joined together to celebrate the groundbreaking of Deep Cypress Gardens on April 19. The ceremony featured a celebratory speech from Teri Quance, CEO/President of Deep Cypress Alliance, a blessing over the property from Reverend Gene […]

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How to Put the Brakes on Pet Car Sickness

| June 1, 2017
How to Put the Brakes on Pet Car Sickness

Remedies For Dogs Who Travel Many of us may be planning on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies. Queasiness in the car is not just a human problem. Dogs and puppies do sometimes experience motion sickness on car […]

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Vibrancy

| May 1, 2017
Vibrancy

Houston Artist And Poet Carolyn Dahl Fills Her Life With Inspired Accomplishments Interview by Mara Soloway It’s rare that Carolyn Dahl creates artworks with muted colors. The vibrant hues she uses for her artistry are inspired by the first box of crayons she received as a child growing up in rural Minnesota. “I think I […]

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Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital Now Serving the Community

| May 1, 2017
Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital Now Serving the Community

Medical Expertise Offers World-Class Care By Mara Soloway At 7 a.m. on March 31, the Memorial Hermann Health System welcomed a new hospital in the fast-growing Cypress/Northwest Houston area. Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital is a full-service, acute-care hospital located on 32 acres on the northeast side of Highway 290 and Grand Parkway, between Mason and […]

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Golden Eagles Clinch State Championship!

| April 1, 2017
Golden Eagles Clinch State Championship!

Cy Falls Boys Win First-Ever State Basketball Title The Cypress Falls High School boys’ basketball team came back from a first-half deficit and survived a late-game run by San Antonio Wagner to win the school’s first-ever UIL Class 6A state championship, 63-57, on March 11 at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The Golden Eagles (35-3) […]

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CFISD 2017 Rodeo Art Winners Announced

| April 1, 2017
CFISD 2017 Rodeo Art Winners Announced

Artwork Was Displayed At NRG Center During The Rodeo CFISD’s winners in The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) School Art Program were announced recently after a panel of judges from the HLSR organization chose the top artwork from CFISD student artists. The selections were taken to NRG Arena for the next level of the […]

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George Biggio

| April 1, 2017
George Biggio

Houston’s Adopted Son Still Giving Back To The City With Coaching, Community Service And A Cool New Restaurant By Judy Latta Craig Alan Biggio may have been born and raised on Long Island, New York, but Houston has been his home since being drafted by the Astros in 1987. One of only a few players […]

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Hibiscus Season is Here

| April 1, 2017
Hibiscus Season is Here

Lone Star Chapter Of The American Hibiscus Society To Hold Annual Shows, April 23 And May 13 Whether you are a serious cultivator of the exotic hibiscus plant or just a casual gardener, you won’t want to miss the Lone Star Chapter of the American Hibiscus Society’s (AHS) annual show and sale events coming up […]

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Flight in April ‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes

| April 1, 2017
Flight in April ‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes

Well-Appointed Homes, Jam-Packed Events And A Bounty Of Butterflies Mark The Event Houston’s Largest Home Tour is taking flight, promising an April filled with well-appointed homes, jam-packed events and a bounty of butterflies. Hundreds of homes — including more than 150 models — will be open daily in Johnson Development’s 14 master-planned communities throughout Houston. […]

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Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

| March 1, 2017
Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

Chairman Jack Lyons Has Given His Time And Effort Since 1981 By Mara Soloway The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will welcome visitors from March 7-26 with its well-established array of attractions, entertainment and special events – everything from horse and livestock shows to children’s learning opportunities such as AGventure, from school art displays to […]

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Folksy, Funky and Fun

| March 1, 2017
Folksy, Funky and Fun

Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Amanda Bennett Defies Convention By Cheryl Alexander Amanda Bennett, this year’s Bayou City Art Festival Featured Artist, is a self-taught, mixed media artist who has fused together acrylic paint and photographs on plywood to create her own unique, folksy style that is as hip as it gets. The images […]

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Dance Teams Participate in Super Bowl 51

| March 1, 2017
Dance Teams Participate in Super Bowl 51

Cy-Fair Brigade, Cypress Lakes Sterling Stars And The Jersey Village Gold Dusters Performed With Lady Gaga Dance team members representing the Cy-Fair Brigade, Cypress Lakes Sterling Stars and the Jersey Village Gold Dusters participated in the Super Bowl 51 halftime performance at NRG Stadium on Feb. 5. Selected groups began rehearsing for the performance in […]

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A SUPER CITY HOSTS The Super Bowl

| February 1, 2017
A SUPER CITY HOSTS The Super Bowl

Houston Gets First-Class Rankings From Outside And From Those Who Know It Best By Mara Soloway Houston will host Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium. This most watched of annual sporting events in the U.S. draws hundreds of millions of viewers, and brings unprecedented media attention and a substantial economic impact to […]

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Love in The Woodlands

| February 1, 2017
Love in The Woodlands

What Better Way To Spend Valentine’s Day Than Snuggling On An Art Bench? Text by Melanie Saxton | Photography by The Woodlands Arts Council Three local couples share a love for each other and the community they serve. Each of them support The Woodlands Arts Council (TWAC) and have underwritten picturesque and interactive public art […]

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Joel Osteen

| January 1, 2017
Joel Osteen

In His New Book, The World-Famous Minister Encourages The Faithful To Focus On The Positive By Judy Latta / Photography courtesy of Lakewood Church How you think is how you live.” That is the practical advice Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen offers in his new book, Think Better, Live Better: A Victorious Life Begins in […]

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Meet the Moore Browns

| January 1, 2017
Meet the Moore Browns

Talented family creates  highly regarded glass-blown artworks By Cheryl Alexander Parents Michael Brown and Sally Moore and their son Patrick are artists working in the specialized medium of glass blowing with a strong commitment to keeping the craft alive. Through their studio and gallery in Tomball called Three Dimensional Visions – Glass Blowing Houston, they […]

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