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Rising Stars & Legends of Texas Features Local and National Talent Rising Stars & Legends of Texas Features Local and National Talent

Greater Conroe Arts Alliance’s Week-Long Inaugural Event Promoted The Arts
Photos by Dave Clements, DWC Photography
Rising Stars & Legends of Texas brought a wide variety of visual and performing arts to Conroe the weekend of …

The Evolving Work of Katy Artist Mike Peyton: The Evolving Work of Katy Artist Mike Peyton:

Philosopher, Re-Inventor, Destroyer Of Sharpies
Interview by Mara Soloway
Mike Peyton’s drive to create has been getting more and more intense of late, like a disturbance in his force moving him forward. Known since 2005 for his …

Houstonian Gene Watson Continues to Delight Fans with His Classic Brand of Country Music Houstonian Gene Watson Continues to Delight Fans with His Classic Brand of Country Music

More Than 50 Years After His Career Started, He Is Not Slowing Down
By Judy Latta
In an era in which it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between contemporary country and pop music, Houstonian Gene Watson has …

Dancing With The Woodlands Stars Raises More Than $75,000 Dancing With The Woodlands Stars  Raises More Than $75,000

Krissy Venosdale Of The Kinkaid School Is One Of 52 Educators Across The U.S. Recognized As Classroom Changemaker
Houston Public Media has an­nounced that Krissy Venosdale, a Fort Bend County resident and the innovation coordinator …

Hannah Hlopak is Riding High Hannah Hlopak is Riding High

A Native Of The Woodlands Earns Equestrian Titles As A College Sophomore
By Melanie Saxton
It all began at a Galatas Springetti Ele­mentary School fundraiser. First- grader Hannah Hlopak won a free month of riding lessons at …

How to Put the Brakes on Pet Car Sickness How to Put the Brakes on Pet Car Sickness

Remedies For Dogs Who Travel
Many of us may be planning on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged family members, road trips can mean upset tummies.
Queasiness in …

Texas Music Festival Takes Place June 10-July 1 Texas Music Festival Takes Place June 10-July 1

Winner Of Young Artist Competition Will Perform At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Friday, June 23
The 28th Annual Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival (TMF) is set to enrapture audiences on four consecutive Saturday nights …

Dancing With The Woodlands Stars Raises More Than $75,000 Dancing With The Woodlands Stars  Raises More Than $75,000

Annual Event Benefits The Woodlands Family YMCA’s Local Programs
The Woodlands Family YMCA has announced that more than $75,000 was raised at the annual YMCA Dancing with The Woodlands Stars held at The Woodlands Waterway …

Vibrancy in Art and Words Vibrancy in Art and Words

Houston Artist And Poet Carolyn Dahl Fills Her Life With Inspired Accomplishments
Interview by Mara Soloway
It’s rare that Carolyn Dahl creates artworks with muted colors. The vibrant hues she uses for her artistry are inspired by …

Mainstreet America Gala Hits Milestone Mainstreet America Gala Hits Milestone

Raises $1 Million To Support Breakthrough Research For Rare Pediatric Neurological Diseases
MainStreet America rolled out the red-carpet Saturday, March 25 for its fifth annual Black Tie Gala benefiting the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological …

AHA’s Montgomery County Go Red For Women is Country’s No. 5 Luncheon AHA’s Montgomery County Go Red For Women is Country’s No. 5 Luncheon

Annual Event To Be Chaired By Debbie Sukin And Ralph Alexander On May 19
 
The American Heart Association’s (AHA) Montgomery County Go Red for Women Luncheon continues to prove itself as one of the top Go …

Mother’s Day Flowers Mother’s Day Flowers

Flower Expert J Schwanke Provides Tips And Tricks To Make The Most Of Mother’s Day Arrangements
If April showers truly do bring May flowers, gardeners in Southeast Texas can expect a bumper crop if the month’s …

30 Years and Counting 30 Years and Counting

Johnny Carrabba Shares His Family’s Success Story
The abundance of great food is Houston is widely known, and foodies can find trendy, beautiful, satisfying restaurants on almost every city block both inside and outside the loop. …

Rising Stars & Legends of Texas, April 21-22 Rising Stars & Legends of Texas, April 21-22

Conroe Arts Alliance To Host Celebration Of Art And Culture
Art and culture are everywhere in the booming community of Con­roe, overflowing with fresh, new art and artists, theater companies, galleries, poets, playwrights, and filmmakers. The …

Fun For All At The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival Fun For All At The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

Get Ready For Culinary Treats, Musical Performances And World Class Art, April 7-9
By Melanie Saxton
The Woodlands Arts Council is once again transforming the Waterway into a wonderland of artwork, music and cuisine. Visitors are invited …

Craig Biggio Craig Biggio

Houston’s Adopted Son Still Giving Back To The City With Coaching, Community Service And A Cool New Restaurant
By Judy Latta
Craig Alan Biggio may have been born and raised on Long Island, New York, but Houston …

Hibiscus Season is Here Hibiscus Season is Here

Lone Star Chapter Of The American Hibiscus Society To Hold Annual Shows, April 23 And May 13
Whether you are a serious cultivator of the exotic hibiscus plant or just a casual gardener, you won’t want …

Flight in April ‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes Flight in April ‘Houston’s Largest Home Tour’ Takes

Well-Appointed Homes, Jam-Packed Events And A Bounty Of Butterflies Mark The Event
Houston’s Largest Home Tour is taking flight, promising an April filled with well-appointed homes, jam-packed events and a bounty of butterflies.
Hundreds of homes — …

National Wildlife Federation Releases Butterfly Research Findings National Wildlife Federation Releases Butterfly Research Findings

Monarch Populations Are Decreasing
The annual population status report for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) shows a 27 percent decrease from last year’s population.
Populations of this iconic black and orange butterfly have plummeted by approximately 90 …

Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ Volunteerism and Generosity Fuel The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™

Chairman Jack Lyons Has Given His Time And Effort Since 1981
By Mara Soloway
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ will welcome visitors from March 7-26 with its well-established array of attractions, entertainment and special events – …