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2011 Hometown Heroes Selected Honorees recognized for contributions to community on Oct. 8 2011 Hometown Heroes Selected Honorees recognized for contributions to community on Oct. 8

Three individuals, one couple, and one business have been selected as the 2011 Hometown Heroes. Jim Blair, Candi Glenn, Kim and Robert Marling, Lloyd Matthews and the South Montgomery County YMCA are the honorees that …

Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project’s Online Auction Begins Oct. 26 Ovarian Cancer Quilt Project’s  Online Auction Begins Oct. 26

Funds benefit ovarian and uterine cancer research programs at MD Anderson
By Angela C. Crissman
During September and October, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will be transformed into a sea of color and artistry …

50 (or More) Things You May Not Know About Welcome Wilson, Sr. 50 (or More) Things  You May Not Know About  Welcome Wilson, Sr.

Text by Melanie Saxton
Welcome Wilson, Sr., is the proud father of three daughters and two sons, has 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren… and just one wife, with whom he’s celebrated a 62nd wedding anniversary. He’s had …

“Light the Night” Walk Set for Oct. 23 “Light the Night” Walk Set for Oct. 23

Taking steps to cure cancer with funds for research
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s annual “Light the Night Montgomery County Walk” returns to The Woodlands on Sunday, Oct. 23, at Market Street in The Woodlands. The …

Volunteer Raises Puppy to Help Others Volunteer Raises Puppy to Help Others

When Melora Wallis of The Wood­lands received an eight-week-old, yellow Labrador Re­triever puppy she was instantly smitten.
“She’s this tiny little puppy that just popped out of the crate and was ready to love us and …

50 (or More) Things You May Not Know About Welcome Wilson, Sr. 50 (or More) Things  You May Not Know About  Welcome Wilson, Sr.

Text by Melanie Saxton
Welcome Wilson, Sr., is the proud father of three daughters and two sons, has 16 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren… and just one wife, with whom he’s celebrated a 62nd wedding anniversary. He’s had …

Local Athletes Earn Gold and Bronze at International Special Olympics Local Athletes Earn Gold and Bronze at International Special Olympics

An amazing and rewarding time was had by 36 young Texans
By Melanie Saxton
The excitement has built this past year as Special Olympics athletes in Texas trained and qualified for the 13th Special Olympics World Summer …

A Chat With Houston’s Resident Former First Lady, Barbara Bush A Chat With Houston’s Resident Former First Lady, Barbara Bush

By Melanie Saxton
Her heartfelt insights on education, literacy, dogs and skydiving
Barbara Pierce Bush is passionate about education. As a wife, mother, grandmother, public servant, volunteer and author, she has devoted much of her life championing …

Bettering the Lives of Our Best Friends Bettering the Lives of Our Best Friends

 
Lone Star Animal Welfare League’s Annual Spring Bark
The Lone Star Animal Welfare League held its annual Spring Bark at Northshore Park in The Woodlands. It was a beautiful day for friends and families to come …

A Day of Beauty for Moms, Kids Mother’s Day event builds confidence, gives joy A Day of Beauty for Moms, Kids Mother’s Day event builds confidence, gives joy

Businesses throughout The Wood­lands participated in a special Mother’s Day beauty event for women living in the Montgomery County Women’s Shelter.
Radiance Advanced Skin and Body Care, a full-service spa, hosted a full day of beauty …

Houston Texans Quarterback Gives $108,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital West Houston Texans Quarterback Gives $108,000 to Texas Children’s Hospital West

Matt Schaub’s Foundation furnishes Child Life playroom
Matt Schaub and his wife, Laurie, visited Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus today and presented the new community hospital with a $108,000 donation on behalf of the couple’s GR8 …

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 …