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Splashdown to Summer Fun

| May 1, 2015
Splashdown to Summer Fun

Planning Your Pool For A Fabulous Outdoor Experience By Elizabeth Anthony Summertime fun is quickly approaching and now is a great time to begin planning for splashdown in your very own backyard pool. Start with a vision of your family’s outdoor space. Imagine your dream backyard when you’re entertaining or when it’s just you and […]

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HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR
Shearing Sheep in Old Cypress

| May 1, 2015
HISTORICALLY CY-FAIR </br> Shearing Sheep in Old Cypress

By the 1930s, most farmers in the Cypress area were German descendants who were second- and third-generation Texans. They or their parents had once made a living growing cotton. The Great Depression and its poor cotton market caused them to look for other ways to make a living. Since they owned their land and intended […]

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Around Cy-Fair

| May 1, 2015
Around Cy-Fair

CAMP FOR ALL 2U VISITS MD ANDERSON CHILDREN’S CANCER HOSPITAL Recently Camp For All and MD Anderson Children’s Cancer Hospital teamed to bring the best of Camp For All’s outdoor camp experience indoors to Children’s Cancer Hospital inpatients and their siblings. Patients and family were able to enjoy activities such as zip lining, learning archery, […]

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Managing Stress and Blood Pressure

| May 1, 2015
Managing Stress and Blood Pressure

Be Mindful Of These Tips To Lower Your Stress Level In today’s fast-paced world filled with increasing demands, it’s important to manage your stress level. Some people cope with stress by overeating or eating unhealthy foods, smoking, drinking and other activities that raise their risk for heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Although stress […]

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The Ultimate Arthritis Diet

| May 1, 2015
The Ultimate Arthritis Diet

Mediterranean Staples Fight Pain And Inflammation By Amy Paturel One of the most common questions people with any form of arthritis have is, “Is there an arthritis diet?” Or more to the point, “What can I eat to help my joints?” The answer, fortunately, is that many foods can help. Following a diet low in […]

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports,
Students May 2015

| May 1, 2015
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, </br>Students May 2015

THOUSAND GUYS IN TIES PROGRAM EMPOWERS SECONDARY STUDENTS Students at five CFISD schools celebrated unity and empowerment through the Thousand Guys and Gals in Ties or Girls in Pearls conferences. The program invites at least 1,000 young men or women at each campus to wear dress attire for an inspirational and educational opportunity. Cypress Springs’ […]

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Discoveries: Unique finds for your home and lifestyle

| May 1, 2015
Discoveries: Unique finds for your home and lifestyle

DORIS LESLIE BLAU One of the more vibrant Swedish (Sverige) flat weaves in the Doris Leslie Blau collection, the rug features a gray overall frame­work forming enlarged solid red diamond shapes along the sides with light green circles and a pair of light green diamonds along the central axis. dorisleslieblau.com _________________________________________________________________________________ MACKENZIE-CHILDS This handcrafted enamelware […]

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Fresh Way to Fiesta

| May 1, 2015
Fresh Way to Fiesta

Sweet Ideas For Cinco De Mayo Celebrations Cinco de Mayo is the perfect opportunity to indulge in Mexican-inspired dishes, dips and drinks. This year, put a tangy twist on your festive favorites with a refreshing new flavor. Watermelon is a versatile fruit with a flavor profile that pairs perfectly with many of the ingredients in […]

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Cy-Fair Business May 2015

| May 1, 2015
Cy-Fair Business May 2015

CFISD NAMES NEW PRINCIPAL FOR OWENS ELEMENTARY Amy Frank, an assistant principal at Sheridan Elementary School, has been named the principal at Owens Elementary School. Frank replaces Laura Barrett, who was named the principal at Yeager Elementary School in February. Frank has 22 years of experience in education, all within CFISD. She taught in the […]

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Book Reviews

| May 1, 2015
Book Reviews

STUNNING STATS Infographic Guide to Literature presents unique, witty and surprising details about literature, from Shakespeare and Austen to Nabakov and Orwell, to George R. R. Martin and E. L. James. With fascinating stats and all the facts on your favorite writers, poets and playwrights, it features infamous tales from behind the scenes of the […]

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Celebrating Spring in Los Cabos

| May 1, 2015
Celebrating Spring in Los Cabos

Mexico’s Premier Destination For First-Rate Fun And Year-Round Sun

If you’re looking for a sun-drenched springtime destination featuring ethereal beaches, lush accommodations, superb dining, great sport fishing, stunning golf courses and more, Los Cabos is the place you want to be!

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Even More Summer Fun at The Woodlands Resort!

| May 1, 2015
Even More Summer Fun at The Woodlands Resort!

$75 Million Renovation Transforms Family-Fun Destination The Woodlands® Resort & Conference Center’s all-encompassing $75-million plus expansion and renovation, completed at the end of 2014, is transforming the already-acclaimed Resort into a premier family-fun destination in the Houston region. The 20-month renovation and expansion re-imagined virtually every aspect of the property, including a new wing of […]

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Great Values at All Prices

| May 1, 2015
Great Values at All Prices

Some Almost Too Good To Be True! White Wines Meiomi Chardonnay 2013 — I don’t usually quote the winery, but these comments from the back label are right on: 49 percent Santa Barbara County, “exotic spice and lively tropical fruit notes,” 30 percent Sonoma County, “crisp apple and lean minerality,” 21 percent Monterey County, “ripe […]

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BMW i8 and Chrysler 200

| May 1, 2015
BMW i8 and Chrysler 200

BMW I8 | Starting Price: About $140,000 The BMW i8 concept was firstintroduced back in 2009 at the International Motor Show Germany. It has been turning heads ever since. Curious onlookers and automotive enthusiasts alike have clamored to catch a glimpse of the hybrid supercar. Production models finally started rolling off the line last year, […]

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Southern Style

| May 1, 2015
Southern Style

In 2012, Laura and Patrick Schneidau purchased a spacious lot with big plans in mind. They had a solid vision for the nearly 5,000-square-foot home that would one day inhabit that space, and with their early plans sketched onto notebook paper, this vibrant family embarked on the 14-month journey that would lead to their custom […]

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Happenings in CY-FAIR

| April 1, 2015
Happenings in CY-FAIR

“HOUSTON’S LARGEST HOME TOUR,” WEEKENDS IN APRIL The Johnson Development Corp. is opening hundreds of doors citywide this April for “Houston’s Largest Home Tour.” Nearly 500 homes — including more than 100 models — will be open weekends in April in 10 master-planned communities throughout Houston. Homes will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

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Archway Gallery Presents
Body Language

| April 1, 2015
Archway Gallery Presents </br>Body Language

New Exhibition Features Watercolors And Ceramics Archway Gallery presents a collaborative new exhibition called Body Language that features watercolor paintings by Cookie Wells, along with ceramics and glass works by Andre and Virginia Bally. This intimate examination of the human form will be on view April 4-30 at Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy St. Special events […]

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AHA Holds Successful Go Red for Women® Luncheon

| April 1, 2015
AHA Holds Successful Go Red for Women® Luncheon

Almost 500 red-dressed women and men rocked the Norris Conference Center’s Red Oak Ballroom on Feb. 13 as they celebrated the fight against cardiovascular disease

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Nature Fest at Bridgeland to Feature Animal Advocate Jack Hanna

| April 1, 2015
Nature Fest at Bridgeland to Feature  Animal Advocate Jack Hanna

May 2 Event Includes Wildlife, Education And Entertainment Back for its eighth year, Bridgeland’s Nature Fest is set to roar into town on Saturday, May 2 with a wild combination of exotic creatures, lively activities and tantalizing food trucks. Event attendees will also have the opportunity to see and interact with a rare and respected […]

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Get Ready for the 8th Annual Texas Bands, Brews & BBQ!

| April 1, 2015
Get Ready for the 8th Annual Texas Bands, Brews & BBQ!

BBQ And Boot Scootin’ Country Music Highlight May 2 Fundraiser To Support Ronald McDonald House By Elizabeth Anthony What better way to spend your Saturday evening than enjoying Texas’ favorite country music bands and limitless award-winning BBQ? Join the Young Friends of Ronald McDonald House Houston for an evening with hot bands, cold brews and […]

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