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A Chat With Jim CraneThe Astros aren’t the only thing keeping him busy A Chat With Jim CraneThe Astros aren’t the only thing keeping him busy

By Melanie Saxton
Houston is a great, vibrant town,” says Jim Crane, who is chairman of Crane Worldwide Logistics and former Chairman, CEO, and majority shareholder of Eagle Global Logistics (EGL). “If you work hard and …

Pet Safety for the Long, Hot Summer Pet Safety for the Long, Hot Summer

Houston SPCA offers tips to keep your dog or cat cool and healthy

Summer is here and the temperatures are heating up all over the Lone Star State. The Houston SPCA offers these helpful hints to help your pet beat the summer heat.

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jul 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jul 2012

Motorcycles and the American Dynamic “Steel Ponies” star in a museum exhibit

I went to a fabulous museum show recently. This exhibition featured the work of master artists, highlighted aspects of American culture, traced the history of the entire 20th century, and focused on advancements in technology. It had everything …

HOUSTON AREA BEAUTIESVie for State Pageant Titles HOUSTON AREA BEAUTIESVie for State Pageant Titles

Eyeing The Crowns For Miss Texas And Miss Teen Texas Competitions In July
By Don Maines
A dozen Houston-area college students will be among the 39 contestants ages 17-24 vying for a chance to become Miss …

Puppy Prepares for a Career in the Service Industry Puppy Prepares for a Career in the Service Industry

Woodlands resident Ruth Pinney learns to train service dogs
Jackson Hunter is going to school and his favorite teacher is Nickolas Scott.  Nick is highly qualified for the teaching position since he knows both English and …

Kids Crave More Fun In Youth Sports Kids Crave More Fun In Youth Sports

New survey reveals 84 percent of children say they quit or wanted to quit
Local youth sports leagues, coaches and parents need to have a serious time out to think about how they can bring fun …

YMCAs Urge Swim Safety YMCAs Urge Swim Safety

Tips to keep everyone safe in the water this summer
Swimming is among the most enjoyable and beneficial physical activities in a kid’s life but also a very dangerous activity. According to the Centers for Disease …

LearningRx Offers STAAR Test Tips LearningRx Offers STAAR Test Tips

Sample questions available online
Few students look forward to the hours spent bubbling in scantrons for standardized tests. This year, school districts and teachers are also equally anxious, as they administer a brand new test, the …

Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jun 2012 Arts & Antiques by Dr. Lori Jun 2012

A Primer on Antique Prints, Prints Can Bring Very High Values

Paw-terest Paw-terest

Thanks to all of our readers who recently sent in these pictures of their beloved pets. We think this album of our favorites is purr-fect and doggone cute!

Sponsored by Lone Star Pet Lodge

A Baylor University Sports Retrospective A Baylor University Sports Retrospective

It’s been a whirlwind of wins for Baylor teams in a nail-biting six months!
By Melanie Saxton
Baylor University, under the leadership of President Ken Starr, is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution that …

Splendor in the GLASS Splendor in the GLASS

From Depression-era to precious ornaments, Houston glass aficionados are constantly adding to their collections
By Melanie Saxton
One-of-a-kind treasures are the foundation of many glass collections, as well as an assortment of a particular glass types. One area …

National Public Gardens Day is May 11 National Public Gardens Day is May 11

Explore the beauty of local green spaces at Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens
This garden at Mercer is part of the east side of the 325-acre park that includes 5 miles of walking trails. v (opposite …

An Astros Wife Shares Mother’s Day Memories An Astros Wife Shares Mother’s Day Memories

For Sara Lyon, it’s appreciating times spent together, on the road or at home
By Melanie Saxton
When Sara Lyon reflects on the joys (and juggling) of being an Astros Wife, it’s always with appreciation. After all, …

Hats Off to Marcella Mayeur Hats Off to Marcella Mayeur

The Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church event for area “young ladies”

With daisies and good manners all around, it was “Tea Party Time” as 45 beautiful young …

Taking Off the Tiara Taking Off the Tiara

Getting real with Houston celebrity and reality TV star Erica Rose
By Cheryl Alexander
Some folks have known her all of her life as the daughter of Dr. Franklin and Cindy Rose. Some have known her since …

“Bonnet Belles” Tea Party “Bonnet Belles” Tea Party

The Spirit of Joy Lutheran Church event for area “young ladies”

With daisies and good manners all around, it was “Tea Party Time” as 45 beautiful young …

There’s a New Baseball Team in Town There’s a New Baseball Team in Town

On Sunday, March 25, the Benz Gallery of Floral Art at Texas A&M University in College Station will host an exhibit of art, “Framed Chemistry/Wearable Botany,” by the husband and wife duo of Johan Kritzinger and Loela Barry ‘98.

Rick Brinneman and the Collection of a Lifetime Rick Brinneman and the Collection of a Lifetime

By Melanie Saxton
Photos by Visage Photography
Rick Brinneman has been a car nut since he was 6 years old. At 15 he bought his first car with his own money. By the time he graduated high …