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Joel Osteen Joel Osteen

In His New Book, The World-Famous Minister Encourages The Faithful To Focus On The Positive
By Judy Latta / Photography courtesy of Lakewood Church
How you think is how you live.” That is the practical advice …

Liv & B Brings
Meaning to Jewelry
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Angela Martin’s Designs Reflect Her Focus on the Mind-Body Connection
By Mara Soloway
Angela Martin’s energetic and upbeat character had almost met its match in the long, dark hours of Alaskan winters. It was there she and her …

Zooming in on Nature Zooming in on Nature

Woodlands Area Artist Julie Caprette Refines Her Focus
When Julie Caprette was nine years old, her parents planned a cross country trip from her native Ohio to Los Angeles to visit relatives. Some very astute and …

Local Racer Delivers with National Championship Local Racer  Delivers with National Championship

Clark Toppe Wins Mazda Prototype Lites Presented By Cooper Tires Lites 1 By One Point
By Paul Kelly
When Clark Toppe crossed the finish line bathed in sunshine on the morning of Sept. 30 at Road Atlanta, …

PuppyUp Foundation Comes to Houston PuppyUp Foundation Comes to Houston

Its First Annual Walk To Raise Awareness And Funds
For Cancer In Animals And Humans Is Feb. 18
After losing his Great Pyrenees, Malcolm, to bone cancer in 2004, Luke Robinson became grief stricken and extremely …

Luthier Jim Hewett Crafts Wood into Music Luthier Jim Hewett Crafts Wood into Music

Text by Cheryl Alexander | Photos by Argenio Garza Jr.
When Art, Science and Spirit Become Music
Rosewood, ebony, walnut, mahogany and maple. Mother-of-pearl, ivory, abalone and laquer. Bookmatching, strutting, necks, fingerboards, bridges and saddles.
Such is the …

Connoisseurs for Charity Event Raises $500,000 for Children’s Safe Harbor Connoisseurs for Charity Event Raises $500,000 for Children’s Safe Harbor

Celebrity chefs partnered with Woodforest Charitable Foundation to present culinary extravaganza that also benefited 11 charities
Photography by Ted Washington
It was an evening of epicurean delights as five celebrity chefs partnered with Woodforest Charitable Foundation to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …