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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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MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Natasha and James

| September 1, 2017
MEMORABLE WEDDINGS – Natasha and James

Text by Melanie Saxton Photos by Weva Photography Houstonian Natasha Dara met En­glish­­man James Langridge overseas in 2010. The couple fell in love, and after four-and-a-half years of courtship exchanged vows in a dream wedding on July 25, 2015 amidst family and friends from all over the world. They were married at the Little Flower […]

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Fashion – What’s in Stores Now –
September 2017

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

  GOLD CONNECTION JEWELERS Let Gold Connection create a unique design with your fingerprint! Wear a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry as individual as you are. This is a unique way to say “I Love You” by wearing your loved one’s fingerprint — your child, mother, wife, etc., and their birthstone can be added if desired. […]

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Cy-Fair Business September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Cy-Fair Business September 2017

‹CFISD Names Incoming Principal for ALC-East Rashad Godbolt, associate principal at Cypress Creek High School, was named the new principal at Alternative Learning Center-East on July 26. Godbolt replaces Laurie Snyder, who retired in June. Godbolt’s 19-year education career began in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, where he spent four years as a language arts […]

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the Editor’s Picks … September 2017

| September 1, 2017
the Editor’s Picks … September 2017

Blueberry Mojito

Sweet blueberries, tart limes, and smooth rum makes a
refreshing drink for summer

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Say Cheese!

| September 1, 2017
Say Cheese!

Whiter Teeth Will Make You Smile By Judy Latta A bright, white, picture-perfect smile can do wonders for your appearance, self-esteem and confidence. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), almost all adults believe an attractive smile is an important social asset. When asked what they would most like to […]

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Stop Feeding Your Kids “Kid Food”

| September 1, 2017
Stop Feeding Your Kids “Kid Food”

Doctor Yum Dishes Up Important Reasons To Skip The Typical Kid-Related Food And Opt For More Nutritious Options By Dr. Nimali Fernando and Heidi DiEugenio According to the National Institutes of Health, on any given day one-third of children and 41 percent of teens eat from a fast-food restaurant. They also report that the restaurant […]

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Around Cy-Fair, September 2017

| September 1, 2017
Around Cy-Fair,  September 2017

HUMANITARIAN PEANUT BUTTER CANNING PROJECT AND CYPRESS WOODLANDS-JUNIOR FORUM Ten members of The Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum (CWJF) recently volunteered with the Humanitarian Peanut Butter Canning Project at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints cannery, which has a 10-year history of providing peanut butter to the Houston Food Bank. The peanuts are grown on […]

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