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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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Element of Surprise

| September 1, 2017
Element of Surprise

Greek Revival Home Exudes Deep South Style
–Despite what images the term might conjure, “Southern” features more than one style of architecture. Some styles are grand; others are more modest. But Southern homes typically have certain commonalities.

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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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Houston World Series of Dog Shows Art Contest

| September 1, 2017
Houston World Series of Dog Shows Art Contest

CFISD Students And Graduates Earn Awards Cypress Lakes High School alumnus Jeonggyu Lee led CFISD’s recognized contingent and awards winners at the 2017 Dr. Mari Jon Filla Art Exhibit and Contest. In all, 25 CFISD students and graduates were recognized from the 1,081 entries in the contest, which took part during the Houston World Series […]

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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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Happenings in CY-FAIR September 2017

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

NOISES OFF KICKS OFF STAGEWORKS THEATRE’S 2017-2018 SEASON Stageworks Theatre will present its first show of the new season, Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, directed by Sean Thompson. The show will run through Sept. 17 on Stageworks Theatre’s Garza Mainstage, 10760 Grant Road. Written by English playwright Michael Frayne, Noises Off has been hailed as […]

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Fabulous Fall Getaway

| September 1, 2017
Fabulous Fall Getaway

Sun-Drenched Southern California Climate Text by Noelle Valentine | Photography courtesy of Pelican Hill When September rolls around, Houstonians are ready to feel the chill of the fall’s first cool front. Summer is over; the kids are back in school; and we can begin to plan our next getaway. One place that always brings the […]

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