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The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence Announces 2017 Hometown Heroes The Woodlands Celebration of Excellence  Announces 2017 Hometown Heroes

Group Also Debuts The Hometown Heroes Giving Circle
This year, The Woodlands Celebra­tion of Excellence Gala Committee is excited to debut the Hometown Heroes Giving Circle – an opportunity for individuals and businesses to make a …

Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton Announces Retirement at End of School Year Conroe ISD Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton Announces Retirement at End of School Year

He Has Served The District 32 Years, With 15 As Superintendent
When the annual Celebrate Our Schools Assembly concluded on August 15, Superintendent Dr. Don Stockton announced that he would be retiring at the end …

Teen Leads Effort to Raise Awareness and Funding for Tourette Syndrome

Reese Wilson (left) with his grandfather, Virgil Yoakum.
Third Annual Takeaway Tourettes Charity Golf Tournament Slated For Oct. 23
It took years for doctors to diagnose Reese Wilson with Tourette Syndrome — and that wasn’t even the …

How Frank Billingsley was “Swabbed & Found” How Frank Billingsley was “Swabbed & Found”

Houston’s Popular Meteorologist Untangled A Closed Adoption
By Melanie Saxton
H e is the familiar and friendly face on Channel 2, guiding us through thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornados since 1995. KPRC chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley certainly knows …

Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital Sneak Peek Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital Sneak Peek

 
Community Members Toured State-Of-The-Art Facility Before It Opened On July 1
Just days away from its official opening on July 1, Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and community-wide open …

Oriya Organics Oriya Organics

Katy Family Develops Nutritional Supplements To Maximize Fitness And Optimize Health
By Judy Latta
When Ryan Larson, a professional mixed martial artist (MMA), was in training for competition, he and his brother Jonathon, his personal trainer, fastidiously …

Supporters Leave “Notes of Love” for Wounded Veteran Supporters Leave “Notes of Love” for Wounded Veteran

Operation FINALLY HOME Building New, Mortgage-Free Home For U.S. Army SFC Demitra Jarrett
M essages of encouragement and thanks were just some of the “Notes of Love” people wrote on wall studs, concrete and posts …

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 …

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. …