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Family Sets New Roots in Sweetwater

| October 1, 2017
Family Sets New Roots in Sweetwater

A French Manor In Suburbia Suits Their Lifestyle

Eight years ago, Naveen and Vimi Arora moved to Houston from Princeton, New Jersey. The move brought Naveen, who is in the field of energy trading, closer to the action, and Vimi, an ER physician, found an opportunity with Memorial Hermann Hospital, which made the transition relatively seamless.

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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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Happenings in CY-FAIR October 2017

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

DISCOVERY GREEN ANNOUNCES FALL PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE Discovery Green, a 12-acre park in the heart of downtown Houston, announces its Fall programming schedule. The season, which runs from Sept. 1-Nov. 15, features live music, film screenings, fitness activities, family-friendly programs and much more. Most activities at Discovery Green are free thanks to contributions from park users, […]

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Fall Festivals and Events

| October 1, 2017
Fall Festivals and Events

By Melanie Saxton Come out and celebrate the fall season with fun-filled excursions and diversions! Despite the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, many organizations are sponsoring events for charity, cultural exchanges, shopping, and Halloween celebrations. Whether you love a holiday shopping market, a foodie fest, a good fright or a gala, we’ve put together a […]

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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS –
Kathleen and Matt

| October 1, 2017
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – </br> Kathleen and Matt

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Garza Photo + Design Aggie sweethearts Kathleen Cooke and Matt Crook met through a mutual friend the summer of 2010. Kathleen attended Jersey Village High School, and Matt attended Banquete High School. They both majored in communications and minored in business at Texas A&M University. Kathleen is an account […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now –
October 2017

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

PRADA Velvet mules, in burnt orange shade, have embellished bow.

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Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Tips for Shopping at Flea Markets

| October 1, 2017
Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori – Tips for Shopping at Flea Markets

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 October 2017

| October 1, 2017
Cy-Fair Business October 2017

CFISD NAMES INCOMING PRINCIPAL FOR HEMMENWAY ELEMENTARY Renee Silliman, assistant principal at Francone Elementary School, has been named the new principal at Hemmenway Elementary School. Silliman’s 18-year education career began in Houston at Spring Branch ISD where she spent eight years as a fourth-grade teacher and was Teacher of the Year for the 2004-2005 school […]

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Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

| October 1, 2017
Diet and Physical Activity: What’s the Cancer Connection?

Learn How To Lower Your Risk Of Developing This Disease Breast Cancer Awareness Month begins in October. While cancer is a complex group of diseases with many possible causes – such as smoking, sun exposure, viruses, diet and physical activity – The American Cancer Society offers the following recommendations to improve our diets and our […]

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR
The Hot Wells of Cypress

| October 1, 2017
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR </br> The Hot Wells of Cypress

A wildcatter crew looking for oil in the old Hamblin homestead in 1904 near the Cypress, Texas train depot lost their drill bit. They spent two weeks searching down the hole for it. In the process they broke into an artesian mineral water deposit that began flowing hot water. In those days hot mineral water […]

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Walls Gone Wild

| October 1, 2017
Walls Gone Wild

High-Impact Wallpaper Trends By Cheryl Alexander From floral to fauna, from bold to demure, from tropical to traditional, this season wallpapers are wild with prints, textures and colors. Whether your home makeover involves an entire room or a tiny nook, we’ve compiled some cool new concepts for you to consider.   NATURE-INSPIRED WALLPAPER Whether your […]

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Make Your Yard a Friendly Habitat for Resident and Migratory Birds

| October 1, 2017
Make Your Yard a Friendly Habitat for Resident and Migratory Birds

If You Plant Natives, Birds Will Come By Mara Soloway The Houston area has numerous resident bird species, thanks to its humid subtropical climate. The area is also in the migratory path of so many more birds as they make their way across and around the Gulf of Mexico in the spring and fall. This […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students October 2017

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

CYPRESS RANCH WRESTLER ENDS SUMMER WITH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Nia Miranda, a sophomore at Cypress Ranch High School, claimed a national title during the summer, winning the U.S. Marine Corps Cadet and Women’s Junior National Championship’s 144-pound weight division in July in Fargo, South Dakota. A state qualifier as a freshman, Miranda beat McKenzie Cook of […]

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Book Reviews October 2017

| October 1, 2017
Book Reviews October 2017

New releases with something for everyone

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Update on Santa Barbara County Wineries

| October 1, 2017
Update on Santa Barbara County Wineries

  And More Red And White Wine Values And A Restaurant Recommendation I decided to make a quick, one-day sweep through California’s Santa Barbara County in July, visiting two new wineries and one old faithful. The one I know is Fess Parker, named after the late actor, and now run by his heirs. The place […]

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Toyota Camry

| October 1, 2017
Toyota Camry

By Kelly Foss mycardata.com Toyota Camry | Starting price: $23,500 Toyota’s Camry has enjoyed the position of the topselling midsize sedan for decades. The primary attribute that has created such a loyal following has been reliability. High reliability vehicles make popular used cars so their resale values are also very high. Historically the Camry hasn’t […]

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JR Custom – helping victims of natural disasters

| September 1, 2017
JR Custom – helping victims of natural disasters

JR Custom is unfortunately greatly experienced in helping victims of natural disasters. In 2008, we were integral in the rebuilding of many homes and businesses in South Texas following Ike’s devastation. We like to believe that we were more integral in rebuilding lives and felt truly fortunate to help those in need. With over 21 […]

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