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Andrea Ramsey Finds Meaning in Art

| November 1, 2017
Andrea Ramsey Finds Meaning in Art

Artist’s Life Has Come Full Circle Back To The Community That Supported Her By Mara Soloway Throughout Andrea Ramsey’s life, being an artist has had different significance at different times. As she learned and honed her skill as a child, she found it to be fun and exciting, and all the compliments she received underscored […]

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CleRenda’s Calling

| October 1, 2017
CleRenda’s Calling

Helping Women Find Their Purpose Through Project P.U.S.H. Text by Cathy Gordon | Photography by Miro Dvorscak Stilettos. One misstep and you’re hobbling about like a newborn fawn trying to stand for the first time. But CleRenda McGrady makes it look easy, rocking a pair of red-soled Louis Vuittons as she greets visitors to her […]

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The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD Anderson

| October 1, 2017
The Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project at MD Anderson

Auction Oct. 25-Nov.8 Funds Ovarian Cancer Research And Builds Awareness One Quilt At A Time Text by Mara Soloway | Images by Barbara Garvin and Shawn Green Ovarian cancer is known as the silent killer – it comes on stealthily, with symptoms that may mimic other diseases. A test that would detect the disease in its […]

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Solving Mysteries on the Family Tree

| October 1, 2017
Solving Mysteries on the Family Tree

A Houston DNA Lab Connects People Around The World By Melanie Saxton | Photography by Kevin West If you’ve ever “gotten stuck” compiling your family tree, a Houston company offers DNA testing to anyone in the world. Bennett Greenspan is the founder of Family Tree DNA and has helped hundreds of thousands of people discover who […]

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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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