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Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership

CEO Casey Morgan Brings Her Government Affairs Experience To Her Leadership Role
By Mara Soloway
Even when the national economy is slow, the Houston area economy generally stays robust. Housing is one indicator that reflects how good …

Local Artist Gary Hernandez is Inspired by Light and Shadow Local Artist Gary Hernandez is Inspired by Light and Shadow

Gary J. Hernandez Finds Personal And Artistic Success Creating Wonders Of Contemporary Realism
By Melanie Saxton Photography by Gary J. Hernandez
The Woodlands area artist, Gary Her­nandez, has found international recognition for his paintings that are done …

Meet the 2016 Hometown Heroes Meet the 2016 Hometown Heroes

Honorees To Be Feted At The Woodlands Celebration Of Excellence Gala Oct. 1
Four individuals and one business have been selected as the 2016 Hometown Heroes. Bruce Cunningham, Robert L. Hibbetts, Kelly Hull, Dr. Debra Sukin …

Hope Under the Stars Gala a Great Success Hope Under the Stars Gala a Great Success

Texas Children’s Hospital Donated $25,000 To Gala Benefitting The Will Herndon Research Fund
The Eighth Annual HOPE Under the Stars Gala was a great success, thanks to its 2016 Presenting Sponsor, Texas Children’s Hospital. With a …

Houston Finalist Ties for First Place in H-E-B Food Contest Houston Finalist Ties for First Place  in H-E-B Food Contest

Creators of unique products from the Lone Star State are relishing the sweet taste of success as winners of H-E-B’s Primo Picks Quest for Texas Best contest. A panel of expert judges narrowed a field …

Horse Sanctuary Finds New Home in Grand Central Park Horse Sanctuary Finds New Home in Grand Central Park

Master Planned Community Offers The Organization Approximately 10 Acres
A local charity is getting a new home in Grand Central Park, Montgomery County’s newest master-planned community. However its inhabitants won’t need a gourmet island kitchen or …

Fall Festivals, Come Out And Celebrate The Passage Of Summer Into Fall! Fall Festivals, Come Out And Celebrate The Passage Of Summer Into Fall!

HOCUS POCUS POPS
AT Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Dr, Oct 7, 7:30 P.M. (Doors open at 6:00 P.M.) For ticketing and other info: 281-363-3300 woodlandscenter.org
The Houston Symphony returns with a night of …

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Montgomery County Women’s Center Works To Raise Awareness
October is Domestic Violence Aware­ness Month, and the Mont­gomery County Women’s Center is working diligently to raise awareness. Join the Montgomery County Women’s Center and begin the uncomfortable …

Mary Curtis Taylor Takes Home the Gold from Greater Conroe Arts Alliance Mary Curtis Taylor Takes Home the Gold  from Greater Conroe Arts Alliance

2016 Montie Awards Honor Local Arts Advocates
Mary Curtis Taylor had no idea what was in store when she agreed to go with her friends to the Montie Awards held at the Crighton Theatre on Saturday, …

Star Furniture Introduces its Newest Collection Star Furniture Introduces its Newest Collection

Magnolia Home brings Joanna Gaines’ style sensibilities to a wider audience
Nearly 2,000 fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines greeted the stars of the hit HGTV home makeover show, Fixer Upper, when they appeared at Star …

A Place for Peanut A Place for Peanut

A Horse Lover’s Rescue Organization Helps Animals Escape Shocking Living Conditions
Text by Melanie Saxton Horse photos by Megan Stevens Cardet
Equestrian Megan Stevens Cardet enjoys sharing her love of horses with the families of north …

Back to School Tips for Parents Back to School Tips for Parents

Stay on top of all the details to keep the school year flowing smoothly
By Melanie Saxton
Calendars, homework, lunches and more… cheers to making the new school year a more organized one! Whether your child is …

Bringing HISTORY Home Bringing  HISTORY  Home

Business Partners Reclaim, Repurpose And Revitalize Old Lumber To Fill Industry Gap
By Cheryl Alexander
Jason Manlove and Chad Mentuis know the Houston lumber business. They have worked together for years as remodelers, so they understand the …

Scholarships Awarded to Domestic Violence Survivors Scholarships Awarded to Domestic Violence  Survivors

Montgomery County Women’s Center Honors 21 Recipients
Education is one of the best investments we can make in ourselves,” said Jesse Tyson, the featured speaker at the Montgomery County Women’s Center’s annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony held …

An Unconventional Artist An Unconventional Artist

Joy, Spontaneity And A Colorful Spirit Define Pascale Gaudet
By Cheryl Alexander
Pascale Gaudet first tapped into her creative spirit as a child interested in fashion. She designed collections of stylish clothes and even knitted sweaters with …

The Beat of a Different Drum The Beat of  a Different Drum

Drumming Workshops Aim To Help At-Risk Youth And Senior Populations In Montgomerycounty
Inside the small, sparsely decorated gymnasium of the Montgomery County Juvenile Detention Center (MCJDC), Dan Egger-Belandria, a performing artist working in collaboration with The …

New Danville Store Returns to Market Street New Danville Store Returns to Market Street

Shoppers will find unique, hand-crafted gifts and also support a great local cause
Searching for that one-of-a-kind gift that also supports a great cause? Back by popular demand, the New Danville Store has returned to Market …

Simone Biles to Lead Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team Simone Biles to Lead  Women’s Olympics Gymnastics Team

World Champion And Spring Resident Gets Ready To Make Her Mark In Rio De Janeiro
Team USA will send one of its most decorated and competitive women’s gymnastics teams ever to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games …

Jesse Lane Now Represented by New York Art Gallery Jesse Lane Now Represented by  New York Art Gallery

The Artist From The Woodlands Finds Success Working With Colored Pencil
With the huge growing popularity of adult coloring books, a local artist is pioneering colored pencil as a fine art form.
The Woodlands’ artist Jesse …

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions Beckendorff Farms Provides a History-Filled Environment for Social Occasions

Stacey and Blake Beckendorff’s structure is steeped in character
Text by Mara Soloway  |   Photos by Kevin Douglas West
In 2013, Blake and Stacey Beckendorff took several personal and professional leaps of faith. They got married, …

CASA Launches First On-site, Corporate Training CASA Launches First On-site, Corporate Training

Eight employees trained as volunteers at ExxonMobil campus in Spring
Child Advocates of Montgomery County (CASA) held its first in-office corporate training for volunteers at the new ExxonMobil–Houston Campus in Spring. Eight ExxonMobil employees completed the …