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

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

Cypress-Woodlands Junior Forum Helps Operation Interdependence • Cypress Historical Society Hosts an “Old Fashioned” Picnic • 2011 EB30 Golf Tournament • SAVE THE DATE

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Cy-Fair Schools, Sports, Students August 2011

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

ATHLETES CELEBRATE MORE SIGNINGS – Several more Cy-Fair ISD athletes signed letters of intent to play for their respective colleges and universities in 2011. Jersey Village High School senior softball player Amy Macias signed with Coastal Bend College in Beeville. Langham Creek High School senior football player Bryan Doolittle signed with Texas Lutheran University in […]

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Wash Days in Cypress a Long Time Ago, Part 1

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

By Jane Ledbetter It used to be, a long time ago, that “family washday” rolled around once a week. Doing the laundry was labor-intensive and took most of a day to get everything done. In fact, in some households a great deal of the preparation for washday, such as carrying buckets of water to the […]

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Bridgeland To Celebrate 5th Anniversary

| August 1, 2011
Bridgeland To Celebrate 5th Anniversary

More amenities planned with next phase of development Now ranked fourth on housing consultant Metrostudy’s list of top-selling master-planned communities, Bridgeland has enjoyed strong sales this year and has plans for significant development in the near future. Bridgeland’s sales were up 67 percent in 2010 from the previous year and are continuing to climb this […]

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Dr. Ed Young: Marriage, Ministries and the Next Generation

| August 1, 2011
Dr. Ed Young:  Marriage, Ministries and the Next Generation

A pastor and his passion for guiding teens By Melanie Saxton As the beloved pastor of Second Baptist —one church in five locations —Dr. Ed Young ministers to upwards of 60,000 souls any given Sunday. With a vibrant message, he and his church family serve the community and address the most important topics of the […]

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Lone Star Santas to the Rescue

| August 1, 2011
Lone Star Santas to the Rescue

Visit to Joplin brings smiles to children following tornado by Melanie Saxton He errors who thinks Santa enters through the chimney. Santa enters through the heart.” – Charles W. Howard When a terrible tornado hit Joplin, Mo., this past May, an organization of professional Santas that includes Mrs. Clauses, a reindeer herder, and Elves saw […]

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Fashion: Summer Breezes

| August 1, 2011
Fashion: Summer Breezes

Obsessions, Great Finds,
Faves, Must-haves,
Dress-up, Stylish Essentials!

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Unique Finds Aug 2011

| August 1, 2011
Unique Finds Aug 2011

Belgian Club Chair from Serena & Lily At Serena & Lily you can choose your furniture style and the upholstery. European styling and a neat nailhead trim make this a classic. A gently curved back softens this otherwise traditional silhouette. The solid-wood frame is crafted from kiln-dried hardwood.  Shown in Navy Spade. serenaandlily.com _________________________________________________________________________________ Geometric […]

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Choosing the Right Fountain for Your Outdoor Space

| August 1, 2011
Choosing the Right Fountain for Your Outdoor Space

Follow these expert tips Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon spent many years and covered many miles searching for the fabled “fountain of youth.” Fortunately, you don’t have to go to those lengths to find a special fountain that will transform your backyard into a private oasis. You only need to make a trip to the […]

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The Perfect Kitchen Remodel

| August 1, 2011
The Perfect Kitchen Remodel

Make your kitchen clutter-free and spacious by adding storage For many Americans, remodeling their kitchens tops the list of home improvement projects — and for several good reasons. Not only is the kitchen the heart of many homes — the center of family activity and home entertaining — but remodeling your kitchen is typically one […]

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Need a Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling? Fresh Paint!

| August 1, 2011
Need a Recipe For Affordable Kitchen Remodeling?  Fresh Paint!

Spending around $100 will provide a whole new look A remodeled kitchen is the fondest dream of many homeowners. But at an average cost of $56,000 for a “mid-range” upgrade according to Remodeling magazine, the price is simply too steep for most. That said, if you’re on a budget, there’s a great alternative: spending $100 […]

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Wallpaper: In or Out?

| August 1, 2011
Wallpaper: In or Out?

Wallcoverings can change the look of a room in an instant By Sandra Meineke As the real estate market continues to be sluggish across the country, homeowners who might have downsized or up-sized are choosing instead to stay where they are and just give their homes a fresh look. One of the most effective and […]

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Book Reviews Aug 2011

| August 1, 2011
Book Reviews Aug 2011

New releases with something for everyone!
What Plant When • Trash-to-Treasure Papermaking • The Southwest Table • Weber’s Time to Grill: Get In. Get Out. Get Grilling • Landscaping with Fruits and Vegetables • The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

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The Best White Wine To Pair With Seafood? Dry Riesling, of course!

| August 1, 2011
The Best White Wine To Pair With Seafood?  Dry Riesling, of course!

By Denman Moody www.denmanswineblog.com When I first wrote about Riesling some 30 years ago, it had little effect because most people had no interest in a “too-sweet, cheap white wine from Germany”— Liebfraumilch being the then omnipresent choice. Over the years, and mainly in the last 10 or so, most sommeliers, wine directors and wine […]

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Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

| August 1, 2011

Asparagus and Tomato Salad with Feta

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Toyota Prius Plug-in and Acura TL

| August 1, 2011
Toyota Prius Plug-in and Acura TL

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

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The Magic Touch

| July 1, 2011
The Magic Touch

Text by Cathy Gordon – Pictures by Bookwalter Photography – Village Builders She had circled past the chair three times, a sweet, timeworn piece with a broken cane back and seat that had been kicked to the curb in this Boston neighborhood. Some household had fated it to the trash, but Michele Cooke was smitten.

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Cy-Fair Events July 2011

| July 1, 2011
Cy-Fair Events July 2011

REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS SMOKEY JOE’S CAFÉ THROUGH JULY 24 The Texas Repertory Theatre Co., Houston’s Uptown Classic Theatre, closes its 6th anniversary season with a sizzling musical event for summer, the rock-n-roll, rhythm and blues musical revue Smokey Joe’s Café, playing through July 24. The legendary songs of Lieber and Stoller  provide the basis for […]

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