Recent Articles

Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students September 2011

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

STUDENT WINS YOUNG SCIENTIST MERIT AWARD. Grace Pereira was named a state merit winner in the 2011 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge, announced this summer. The Young Scientist Challenge is designed to encourage the exploration of science and innovation among America’s youth and to promote the importance of science communication. The challenge required students […]

Continue Reading

Around Cy-Fair September 2011

| September 1, 2011
Around Cy-Fair September 2011

UNION PACIFIC DONATES TO NAM CHILDREN’S CLINIC. Union Pacific donated a gift of $5,000 to Northwest Assistance Ministries’ Children’s Clinic. “We are very grateful for Union Pacific’s gift,” says Carole Little, NAM president and CEO. “The Clinic is losing significant funding in 2012, and this gift is greatly appreciated.” The Clinic serves children, newborn through […]

Continue Reading

Wash Days in Cypress a Long Time Ago, Part 2

| September 1, 2011
Wash Days in Cypress a Long Time Ago, Part 2

By Jane Ledbetter Every batch of wash went through basically the same washing procedure:  soaking, boiling in the wash pot or washing in very hot water in the washing machine, rinsing and wringing as dry as possible. (Length of time in the hot water varied, depending on how dirty the particular batch of laundry was; […]

Continue Reading

Cy-Fair’s Caleb Ramsey Hits the Big League in Baseball

| September 1, 2011
Cy-Fair’s Caleb Ramsey Hits the Big League in Baseball

Hard work, determination and faith  help him to remain focused By Melanie Saxton Ignoring those who said he couldn’t, Caleb Ramsey went and did it! Caleb Ramsey has always been naturally gifted in sports. “He loved to play ball and swing a bat as early as age 2,” says his mother, Jamie. “Once a co-worker […]

Continue Reading

Local Athletes Earn Gold and Bronze at International Special Olympics

| September 1, 2011
Local Athletes Earn Gold and Bronze at International Special Olympics

An amazing and rewarding time was had by 36 young Texans By Melanie Saxton The excitement has built this past year as Special Olympics athletes in Texas trained and qualified for the 13th Special Olympics World Summer Games. Thirty-six Texans representing the USA flew to Athens, Greece to compete from June 25 through July. Many […]

Continue Reading

Old World Flavor Finds New World Flair at Merche! Restaurant

| September 1, 2011
Old World Flavor Finds New World Flair at Merche! Restaurant

By Stella Riley Pinson Shouldering the new North Cypress Medical Center on the outskirts of Northwest Houston, Merche Res­taurant unites old Europe with fresh American flair. The décor, characterized by rich burgundy, muted Dijon hues, and subtle creams, transports one to a time when meals were savored, companions enjoyed, and time held still. One side […]

Continue Reading

Make Your Holidays Special at Mountain Harbor Resort on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas

| September 1, 2011

Outdoor fun provides the perfect family getaway Looking for a festive and fun place to take the extended family for the Thanksgiving or Christmas holidays? Moun­tain Harbor on Lake Ouachita in Arkansas might be just the spot. The Harbor offers an old-fashioned holiday experience with all the home-style charm and unpretentious comfort that families look […]

Continue Reading

What’s Hot And What’s Not An Early Peek At Trends In Fall Fabrics And Accessories

| September 1, 2011
What’s Hot And What’s Not An Early Peek At Trends In Fall Fabrics And Accessories

Whether you’re reupholstering a chair or brightening a room with accent pieces, you can do it with style just by paying attention to a few simple industry trends. We tapped into our sources at High Point Market Authority and Showtime, a twice-yearly industry show of the International Textiles Market Asso­ciation, to see what’s hot now […]

Continue Reading

Unique Finds Sep 2011

| September 1, 2011
Unique Finds Sep 2011

Curved Washbasins from the One Collection by LAUFEN LAUFEN’s legendary designer bathroom collection, ILBAGNOALESSI One, offers new ceramics with a lyrical design language. The One series features truly magnificent washbasins and a beautiful, exclusive, practical furniture collection. www.laufen.com _________________________________________________________________________________ POANG Rocking Chair from IKEA The POÄNG Rocking Chair, a modern spin on a classic piece, […]

Continue Reading

Recover Your Smile and Confidence

| September 1, 2011
Recover Your Smile and Confidence

Dental veneers can jump start your new attitude Do talking and smiling make you feel self-conscious due to discolored, uneven, broken or gapped teeth? Do you feel that your confidence would greatly improve if you could repair your smile? If so, dental veneers may be the answer that will provide the life-changing difference you are […]

Continue Reading

Houston Gardens Can Show Texas Pride Five Colorful Flowers You Can Enjoy This Fall

| September 1, 2011
Houston Gardens Can Show Texas Pride Five Colorful Flowers You Can Enjoy This Fall

By Jennifer Miko Houston’s arid conditions have plagued most lawns and gardens this summer. And if you’ve given up on the “30 percent chance” for rain, you’ve probably given up on maintaining your flower beds. Don’t despair, there’s still hope for colorful planters and rows of flowers in your future. With fall weather approaching, cooler […]

Continue Reading

Pantone Fashion Color Report

| September 1, 2011
Pantone Fashion Color Report

“Designers take a painterly approach to fall 2011 by artfully combining bright colors with staple neutrals, reminiscent of how an artist would construct a stunning work of art,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. “Much like a painter’s masterpiece, there is a certain romance to this season’s palette.”

Continue Reading

Book Reviews Sep 2011

| September 1, 2011
Book Reviews Sep 2011

A Conversation With God • The Complete Guide To Saving Seeds • Daughters Of The River Huong • Wicked Bugs • Seeing Trees: Discover The Extraordinary Secrets Of Everyday Trees • Full Engagement! • Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking • Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables • Thoughtful Gardening • Fresh Flower Arranging • Inspired Design • Abundant Beauty

Continue Reading

Fun For All On Florida’s Emerald Coast

| September 1, 2011
Fun For All On Florida’s Emerald Coast

By Elizabeth Anthony If paradise at an easy pace is the kind of place you prefer when you vacation, then Florida’s Emerald Coast is calling your name. This gem of a get-away is well within reach (two hours from Houston by air; 10 hours by car straight down I-10), and no matter what time of […]

Continue Reading

The Wines Of South Australia

| September 1, 2011
The Wines Of South Australia

By Denman Moody denmanswineblog.com Australia burst onto the international wine scene in the mid-1990s with some of the most coveted wines in the world — an occurrence similar to the lauding of vino from Italy during themid-1980s and Spain in the early 2000s. I first sampled Australia wines in the land Down Under at the […]

Continue Reading

See The New Nissan Versa And The Ford Focus

| September 1, 2011
See The New Nissan Versa And The Ford Focus

The Plug-in Prius is fundamentally different because it can be pre-charged.
The Acura TL styling is attractive, rich-looking and tastefully crafted.

Continue Reading

Cape Cod Charm

| August 1, 2011
Cape Cod Charm

Some things are just meant to be. Jennifer Adam and her husband, Todd, met in an upscale neighborhood one day to check out a house that was for sale. “He was in his car, I’m in my car because we’d met for lunch,” Jennifer recalls. “We were supposed to meet at a certain house that […]

Continue Reading

Cy-Fair Events August 2011

| August 1, 2011
Cy-Fair Events August 2011

HAIRSPRAY BEGINNING AUG 05 LSC-CyFair is teaming up with The Country Playhouse Theatre to produce Hairspray, based on John Waters’ New Cinema film set in Baltimore in the 1960s. Tracy Turnblad turns her town upside-down when she wins a coveted spot on the local TV dance program, The Corny Collins Show, and becomes a teen […]

Continue Reading

Big Easy