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Paws of Fames Paws of Fames

And the Winner is….Sheila! (Clancy Nelson)
2nd Place Tristan, Chance, Cheeky & Kira (Jennifer Pierce)
3rd Place Randy (Florangel Castillo)

Former Rocket Still Setting His Sights Above the Rim Former Rocket Still Setting His Sights Above the Rim

By Tish Williams
It takes a lot of Advil to be Matt Bullard. “When you’re my size, you can take 16 a day,” says the 6-foot, 10-inch former NBA world champ, a nine season Houston Rockets …

A 15-Year-Old Race Car Phenomenon: Meet Alec Udell A 15-Year-Old Race Car Phenomenon: Meet Alec Udell

The youngest World Challenge SCAA driver
 
By Melanie Saxton
Few 15-year-olds are driving, especially in race cars, yet one talented local teenager has made history as the youngest World Challenge SCAA driver. Alec Udell is an Honor …

Celebrity Fathers: Dan Pastorini & A. J. Foyt Celebrity Fathers: Dan Pastorini & A. J. Foyt

With Father’s Day comes a special occasion to cherish memories and celebrate the importance of family. Whether separated by distance or living nearby, it’s the love that matters.
By Melanie Saxton

Celebrity Father: George Foreman Celebrity Father: George Foreman

The father of 10, former boxing champ George Foreman pulls no punches with his advice on being a successful parent
By Melanie Saxton

Safe Sleep Practices for Babies Safe Sleep Practices for Babies

Becoming a new parent is an exciting and challenging time, and sleep-deprived moms and dads often look for advice from their own parents.
But when it comes to ensuring that their babies sleep safely, new parents …

Modern Mom of the Woodlands Modern Mom of the Woodlands

By Tish Williams Raymond
From putting bandaids on skinned knees to pulling in a paycheck, moms keep their families running and
have some fun along the way. Here are five Woodlands moms and a few of their strategies …

Feats of Clay – Fans of Woodlands Ceramic Artist Andy Sankowski are Fired up About his Pottery Feats of Clay – Fans of Woodlands Ceramic Artist Andy Sankowski are Fired up About his Pottery

 
 
Everything may be bigger in Texas, but ceramic artist Andy Sankowski is cradling his latest artistry in the palm of one hand. It’s made of clay, looks like a crumpled up piece of paper that’s …

2011 Spring Fashion – From Classic to Quirky, an exotic journey of color and style 2011 Spring Fashion – From Classic to Quirky, an exotic journey of color and style

An exotic journey of color and style
Citing exotic destinations like Africa, India, Peru and Turkey as inspiration, fashion designers present intriguing color combinations for spring that transport consumers to foreign lands.
“The colors designers …

Brighten Plain Mirrors with Frames Brighten Plain Mirrors with Frames

Simple makeovers for existing mirrors can be beautiful, cost effective and environmentally-conscious
I know the scenario. I, too, used to suffer from having plain, drab, “builder grade” mirrors. That is, until I learned that there is …

Spring Cartoonist Lives Beyond the Funny Pages Spring Cartoonist Lives Beyond the Funny Pages

After decades of existing almost exclusively in print, a number of prominent cartoonists, including Spring’s Bill Hinds, have banded together to create  TheCartoonistStudio.com. The website is a place where fans have a direct interactive connection …

The Woodland’s Best Kept Secret – La Trattoria Tuscano The Woodland’s Best Kept Secret – La Trattoria Tuscano

Nestled in the heart of The Woodlands is what some might believe to be one of the best kept culinary secrets in all of Houston. From the moment you enter La Trattoria Tuscano you are …

Service of Excellence Awards Service of Excellence Awards

Interfaith of The Woodlands has announced its 2011 Service of Excellence Award recipients who will be honored this month at the “Five Who Share Luncheon.”
Winners to be recognized for their commitment to the community through …

The Fun of Cake Decorating The Fun of Cake Decorating

Hobbies offer a sense of accomplishment as well as many forms of expression. There’s one hobby that has recently exploded as perhaps the sweetest option of all — cake decorating.
According to the Craft and Hobby …

The Secrets of Dining, According to Capitol Hill The Secrets of Dining, According to Capitol Hill

AUTHOR LINDA BAUER COMPILES RECIPES FROM PRESIDENTS AND CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVES
In classrooms across America, enthusiastic teachers try to make history come alive. Over Foreman grills and Bunsen burners they fry up an old favorite of George …

Around Town February 2011 Around Town February 2011

WOODLANDS PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS TO COMPETE ON PGA TOUR. Jhonattan Vegas and Bobby Gates, two Nationwide Tour competitors who train in The Woodlands, have earned full status to compete on the PGA Tour in 2011.
University of …

Woodlands Business News February 2011 Woodlands Business News February 2011

Melanie Gander, MHA, BSN, R.N., was selected as one of the “20 Outstanding Nurses of 2010” by the Texas Nurses District 9 Foundation. Gander and the 19 other honorees were recognized at the 20th Annual …

Car Club Gets in Gear to Help Three Charities Car Club Gets in Gear to Help Three Charities

Shenandoah Mayor Garry Watts recently joined The Woodlands Car Club in presenting proceeds from their annual Evening Fall Car Show to the Woodforest Charitable Foundation and three local nonprofit charities.
The Woodlands Car Club routinely participates …

Plot Selected for Veggie Village Plot Selected for Veggie Village

Garden will provide fresh food to the food pantry
Interfaith of The Woodlands Veggie Village Donation Garden will be located at Alden Bridge Sports Park on Highway 242, adjacent to a Woodlands Township Community Garden.
In November, …