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Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership

| October 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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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Kelli and Jordan

| October 1, 2016
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Kelli and Jordan

Text by Melanie Saxton  |  Wedding photos by  Luis JD Swiger, John David Photography | Engagement photos by Colin and Christina Dismuke Kelli Fyke and Jordan Fox met while playing intramural flag football through a Bible study class at Houston First Baptist Church. Dating was difficult due to Jordan’s oil and gas engineering job with a month-on, […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now – October 2016

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

BECK TURQUOISE AND AMETHYST Handcrafted using hand-picked faceted amethyst stones paired with a hand-encrusted turquoise with tiny Swarovski crystals.

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The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends Part 1

| October 1, 2016
The Latest Furniture and Decorating Trends Part 1

What’s In Style For Your Home’s Interior – Part I By Mara Soloway Just like the fashions we wear, certain furniture and decorative pieces emerge as trends that highlight what is in vogue for the home. Often they are announced by the manufacturers and start gaining buzz at industry trades shows. Held twice a year, […]

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Vintage Scandinavian Design

| October 1, 2016
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori<br> Vintage Scandinavian Design

Scandinavian design focuses on the lifestyle choices of those living in the lovely regions of Northern Europe. In Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden, furniture must be thrifty in cost, comfortable and related to outdoor living.

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Add Some Eye Candy to Your Garden This Fall

| October 1, 2016
Add Some Eye Candy to Your Garden This Fall

Plant Bulbs Now That Will Flower In Spring By Melinda Myers Shorten the winter season with the help of spring flowering bulbs that you plant in fall. These beauties often provide the first bit of color, fragrance and winter relief each year. Look for new and unique ways to incorporate bulbs into your landscape. Create […]

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the Editor’s Picks … October 2016

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

-Baby Girl Laughing
-Hauntingly Good Halloween Cocktails
-Fall Cabbage Container

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Treating Breast Cancer

| October 1, 2016
Treating Breast Cancer

An Overview Of Options I f you’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer, your cancer care team will discuss treatment options with you. It’s important that you take time to think about your choices. You will want to weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects. Which treatments are used […]

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Cypress Historical Society, Preserving Cypress History

| October 1, 2016
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR – Cypress Historical Society, Preserving Cypress History

The Cypress Historical Society (CHS) was the evolution of a core group of volunteers who helped Commissioner Steve Radack prepare Cypress Top Historic Park for its opening in November 2008. This intrepid group of volunteers was led by Diane Neff and Debbie Ward. They were joined by other key people, including Helen Callender, Joyce Kleb, […]

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Around Cy-Fair, October 2016

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

GUESTS GET UNCORKED AT NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES WINE PARTY Despite torrential rains hammering the Northwest West Houston area, supporters of Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) enjoyed an evening of “sips and bites” at the second annual Uncorking Wine Party event benefitting NAM programs. The evening took place Aug. 18 at Citation Oil & Gas and was […]

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Fact-checking the Myths About Breast Cancer

| October 1, 2016
Fact-checking the Myths About Breast Cancer

Common Beliefs That Shouldn’t Be Believed By Connie Oliver With the political season heating up as the presidential election draws ever closer, it seems that everything is being fact-checked. Just as we fact-check candidates’ statements to help ensure the health of our nation, we should also be fact-checking some common beliefs about breast cancer to […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students October 2016

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

CY WOODS VOLLEYBALL TEAM EARNS 10TH STRAIGHT ACADEMIC AWARD The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) recognized the Cypress Woods High School volleyball with the 2015-2016 AVCA Team Academic Award on July 25. The award honors teams that have matched their dedication to the sport of volleyball with excellence in the classroom. Cypress Woods has earned […]

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Discoveries October 2016

| October 1, 2016
Discoveries October 2016

2016 EDITION POLISH POTTERY JACK-O’-LANTERN In the village of Boleslawiec, Poland Uno Alla Volta works with artisans to ensure an exclusive Halloween design on this Polish stoneware Jack-O’-Lantern. Using the traditional folk art method, Halloween motifs are meticulously placed with hand-carved sponges and detailed with fine hand-painted brushwork. These exquisite details are preserved on each […]

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Ice Cream Delights!

| October 1, 2016
Ice Cream Delights!

-Roasted White Peaches with Honeycomb and Vanilla Ice Cream
-Brookie Cherry Ice Cream Sandwiches
-S’mores Ice Cream Birthday Pie

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Cy-Fair Business October 2016

| October 1, 2016
Cy-Fair Business October 2016

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION NAMES TOP TEN BUSINESS WOMEN OF THE YEAR The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) named Dr. Michelle L. Becker, founder of Shots for Holly, one of the Top Ten Business Women of the Year. The Top Ten Business Women of ABWA is a national program that honors 10 outstanding members for achieving excellence […]

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Book Reviews October 2016

| October 1, 2016
Book Reviews October 2016

New releases with something for everyone

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A Civilized Past Time -The Cultural Shift To Drinking Wine During Meals

| October 1, 2016
A Civilized Past Time -The Cultural Shift To Drinking Wine During Meals

The Cultural Shift To Drinking Wine During Meals In the ’60s and early ’70s, wine was plentiful, mostly in the sweet red (Lam­brusco), sweet white (Liebfrau­milch), sweet fizzy (Mateus and Lancers) and jug wines (Almaden Rhine Wine, Inglenook Chablis, Gallo Hearty Burgundy, etc.). At a steak house, most would have a mixed drink before dinner […]

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Acura RLX and Subaru Impreza

| October 1, 2016
Acura RLX and Subaru Impreza

Acura RLX| Starting price: $54,000 Acura’s flagship RLX remains both a supremely comfortable and surprisingly athletic vehicle. The model continues development with the addition of a host of safety features, and newer, bigger wheels. Having a winning entry, Acura has refined but not radically changed RLX. Starting at around $54,000, the RLX stays with the […]

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