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Cy Ranch Student Kicks off Musical Career

| November 1, 2011
Cy Ranch Student Kicks off Musical Career

Kayla Conn releases singles on iTunes Cypress Ranch High School freshman and aspiring musician Kayla Conn released her first single, There For Me, on iTunes last month, followed by her second release, Good News, on Aug. 16. Conn, a former student at Lamkin, Birkes and A. Robison elementary schools and Smith Middle School, has performed […]

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NASCAR Born and Raised – Kristen and Kendall Bumbera

| November 1, 2011
NASCAR Born and Raised – Kristen and Kendall Bumbera

Two local racing prodigies carve out careers in a male-dominated sport By Melanie Saxton One of Kristin Bumbera’s earliest memories is of racing Go Karts in Waller at the age of eight against the likes of AJ Foyt, IV. “By the time I was competing in a Super Mini Cup around age 10 I knew […]

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Southern Living Showcase Home Holiday Tour

| November 1, 2011
Southern Living Showcase Home Holiday Tour

Tour from Nov. 3-20 benefits Be An Angel Fund Tours of the 2011 Southern Living Showcase Home, built by Morning Star Builders and marketed by the Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors Builder Marketing Division, will benefit a local charity. The Tuscan-style design features four bedrooms — two of which are downstairs — a study, formal dining […]

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Kitchens to Build a Dream On

| November 1, 2011
Kitchens to Build a Dream On

2011 NKBA WINNERS PROVE DESIGN DREAMS ARE POSSIBLE A200-year-old home with a prize-winning kitchen? Sounds like an oxymoron, right? But, thanks to the skills of a talented designer, it’s a reality. Chris Novak Berry’s rustic-to-refined design won top awards as Best Kitchen of the year at the 2011 Design Comp­etition sponsored by the National Kitchen […]

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Unique Finds Nov 2011

| November 1, 2011
Unique Finds Nov 2011

French Tower Clock from Restoration Hardware • Calais Chandelier • Marimekko Unikko Red Plate from • Alex Drawer Unit from Ikea • Kyle Bunting Equestrian Art Chairs

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Urinary Tract Infection

| November 1, 2011
Urinary Tract Infection

Causes, Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention By Judy Latta Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are the second most common infection of the body. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) estimates that UTIs account for about 8.3 million physician visits each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, a urinary tract infection begins in your urinary […]

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Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

| November 1, 2011
Fall Planting for Fall Blooms

Three species that offer instant gratification Planting bulbs in fall is usually about anticipation of spring blooms. But there are a few fall-planted bulbs that actually offer near instant gratification. The Big Three are Colchicum, Autumn Crocus and Cyclamen hederifolium (hardy cyclamen). All are fairly small in stature, planted in fall, and bloom right away. […]

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Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot

| November 1, 2011
Fabulous Designs Are Underfoot

Exciting options for fashionable flooring Are you choosing floor décor for a new house or renovating an existing one? As you figure out what you want underfoot, trying to decide among today’s vast array of choices may well floor you! Here’s an overview of just some of the exciting options popular now in hard surfaces, […]

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Fashion: Season Essentials

| November 1, 2011
Fashion: Season Essentials

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The Samantha beautiful peep-toes are amazingly versatile and match-up with everything.

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Book Reviews Nov 2011

| November 1, 2011
Book Reviews Nov 2011

175 Best Babycakes • The Gluten-Free Baking Book • Saint-Émilion • Postcards From NAM •How the West was Drawn • The Knitter’s Life List

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The Phoenician Resort sets the standard

| November 1, 2011
The Phoenician Resort sets the standard

Searching for Something Special? Picturesque, elegant, diverse, indulgent, aesthetic: adjectives that represent only a sneak preview of the words one might use to describe Ari­zona’s premier luxury resort—The Phoe­nician. In 1988, this AAA Five Diamond resort opened its doors and suddenly the standard for luxury and service was elevated, and the Sonoran Desert became a […]

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Entertaining With Wine, Rule one: Keep it simple

| November 1, 2011
Entertaining With Wine, Rule one: Keep it simple

By Denman Moody denmanswineblog.com So you’d like to have some friends over for a three, four, or even five-course meal? Too difficult? Have each couple or each person bring one course and the wine to go with it. Too hard to coordinate? Here are some ideas: THREE-COURSE DINNER, RELATIVELY INEXPENSIVE a) Cold seafood course — […]

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––– picture-perfect ––– Pumpkin Pies!

| November 1, 2011
–––  picture-perfect  –––  Pumpkin Pies!

By Jenny Harper It’s true — the kitchen is the heart of the home. Ever notice how people always gather there? The kitchen is my favorite place to be. Since my day job is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens, I love to stir things up. This is especially true at […]

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Chevy Sonic, and Mercedes S350 Diesel

| November 1, 2011
Chevy Sonic, and Mercedes S350 Diesel

The new Chevy Sonic is the replacement subcompact and is worlds better than its predecessor.
The S Class is the large luxury sedan from Mercedes. It’s big, substantial, has presidential presence and is full of technology.

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Classic Comfort – A streamlined, uncluttered look rules this house design

| October 1, 2011
Classic Comfort – A streamlined, uncluttered look rules this house design

Text by Cathy Gordon     |     Pictures by Bookwalter Photography When this homeowner sought to downsize from a larger golf-course property, definite needs came to mind. Easy access to the highway was a necessity for this Houston businessman who has a demanding travel schedule.

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Cy-Fair Events October 2011

| October 1, 2011
Cy-Fair Events October 2011

NWHC AGGIE MOMS EVENTS BEGINNING OCT 11 Northwest Harris County Aggie Mother’s Club will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Houston Distribution Center, 7100 High Life Drive in Houston. The featured speaker is Benjamin Knox,  a philanthropist, adventurer, author, architect, music producer and Aggieland’s favorite artist. Knox is […]

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Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry October 2011

| October 1, 2011
Cy-Fair People and Events with Kathy Crosby “Scene”-ry October 2011

A Night of New Beginnings • Aggie Mom’s Club Howdy Party • Care2Spin • Cypress Woodlands Junior Forum Interfaith Ministries • SAVE THE DATE

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students October 2011

| October 1, 2011
Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students October 2011

CY CREEK STUDENTS MAKE ALL-STATE JOURNALISM STAFF – Three Cypress Creek High School students were named to the UIL 2011-12 All-State Journalism staff because of their achievements last school year. The All-State students are senior Joy Atkinson, co-editor of the Cougar Pride yearbook, and 2011 graduates Wynne Davis and Christine Nguyen, the editor and managing […]

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