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Wie Geht’s! It’s Oktoberfest! Wie Geht’s! It’s Oktoberfest!

Dirndl dresses and lederhosen optional as communities celebrate the German festival season
In a state boasting approximately 2.5 million citizens who claim a Germanic heritage, it’s no wonder Oktoberfest is a much-loved annual event. In Germany, …

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

Assessing Walt Disney Autographs

His authentic signature can command more money than autographs by most U.S. Presidents

TWRC Wildlife Center Giving wildlife a second chance TWRC Wildlife Center Giving wildlife a second chance

TWRC Wildlife Center – The Woodlands opened to accept ill, injured, and orphaned animals brought in by individuals from the community. The current hours of operation are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. …

Where There’s Will… There’s A Way Where There’s Will… There’s A Way

Family and community unite to fight 9-year-old Will Herndon’s Juvenile Batten disease
By Missy Herndon
Our son Will is an animated, optimistic, green-eyed third-grader who loves to laugh and greets everyone with a hug. He is a …

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

Olympics Highlight a World of Collectibles
You don’t have to be an athlete to score a great memento

While the Olympic Games originated in the ancient world, they still stir great worldwide excitement today. I have appraised many collectibles associated with the Olympic Games over the years including pins,

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ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

The new high school season certainly promises plenty of excitement
By Melanie Saxton
Drill teams perform, cheerleaders rally, bands march and parents bite their fingernails. Game nights are approaching… and game on!  As student athletes suit up …

Cupcake CrazeHouston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats Cupcake CrazeHouston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats

Houston’s sweet spots serve up tasty treats
Cupcakes are classic Americana, right up there with hot dogs and apple pie. Cupcakes are comfort food, like mashed potatoes or mac and cheese. And cupcakes are everywhere it …

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 …

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, …