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KCAM Launches The Texas Big 10 for Art Competition KCAM Launches The Texas Big 10 for Art Competition

Inaugural Event Accepting Entries Through Dec. 31
Katy Contemporary Arts Museum (KCAM) has announced the launch of the Texas Big 10 for Art Comp­etition, which features unique submission guidelines, substantial prizes, a week of events and …

Nutcracker Collection Fills Home with Memories Nutcracker Collection Fills Home  with Memories

Brenda Hatfield’s Collection Ranges From Religion To Cultural Icons, From Personal Sentiment To Sports
By Mara Soloway / Photos by Amanda White
When Brenda Hatfield of The Woodlands went nuts over nutcrackers, she went all in: at last count, …

2016 Woodlands Waterway Art Festival Preview Party 2016 Woodlands Waterway Art Festival Preview Party

Featured Artist, Poster Unveiling, Art Show And Performances At Mercedes-Benz Showroom
Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands partnered with The Woodlands Waterway Arts Council (WWAC) on Oct. 27 to host a “First Look” evening reception in their …

Giving Back Takes Heart Giving Back Takes Heart

County United Way Days Of Caring Campaign Gets Boost From Chevron Phillips Chemical Volunteers
It all started with a boy, a horse and a desire to change the world. When Chanda DeBoyes, an employee of …

Frank Eakin, a Weaver of Dreams Frank Eakin, a Weaver of Dreams

Woodlands’ Entrepreneur Frank Eakin Has Found Creative
And Business Success
By Sharon Spoonemore
An entrepreneur at heart, Frank Eakin has met with success in four industries over three decades, beginning with exporting Cajun food and shipbuilding in the …

Cooper Alum Applauds Former Teacher Cooper Alum Applauds Former Teacher

College Math Major Adam Golightly Nominated Kim Larance For University Of Chicago Recognition
The University of Chicago has been asking its incoming students to help them identify and acknowledge outstanding high school educators for over 30 …

$60,000 Raised for 2016 Heart Ball $60,000 Raised for 2016 Heart Ball

Local Volunteers Raise Funds In A Two-Day Road
Rally For Heart Health
Dozens of Woodlands-area philanthropists, business leaders and volunteers headed to the Texas Hill Country Sept. 25 for a two-day Road Rally in support of the …

Young Artists Compete in 2015 Fast Draw Event Young Artists Compete in 2015 Fast Draw Event

Because art really does matter
Ready, set, draw! At the fourth annual Fast Draw Competition held in September, students had 50-minutes to draw an artistic “still-life” display featuring items from Mercedes-Benz of The Woodlands.
The 2015 Fast …

Human Rights Walk and Festival Gets Eighth-Grader as Student Director Human Rights Walk and Festival Gets Eighth-Grader as Student Director

Human Rights Walk and Festival, a community event created in 2011 to raise awareness about human rights education, has appointed Pablo Flower, an eighth-grader at the John Cooper School in The Woodlands, as its student …

Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $1Million to Local Charities Woodforest Charitable Foundation Donates $1Million to Local Charities

Helping 31 organizations that help the community
Continuing its legacy of commitment to those in need and enriching lives and communities, the Woodforest Charitable Foundation (WCF) distributed $1 million in donations among 31 local charities in …

The Woodlands 2015 Hometown Heroes Selected The Woodlands 2015 Hometown Heroes Selected

Contributions to be recognized at Celebration of Excellence Gala, Oct. 3
Four individuals and one business have been selected as the 2015 Hometown Heroes. Mario M. Coll, III, Lisa Koetting, Linda Nelson, Allyson Seder and Waste …

Color Pencil Artwork Drawing Attention Color Pencil Artwork Drawing Attention

The Woodlands’ Jesse Lane is finding success in art world
Jesse Lane is drawn to art, and his many successes at the age of 25 show that his work is definitely drawing attention, from national juried …

Superbike Champion Colin Edwards II Superbike Champion Colin Edwards II

Superbike Champion Colin Edwards II is honored with a mural
The third Conroe Legends mural recognizing the accomplishments of yet another hometown hero was unveiled to great fanfare in downtown Conroe on Sept. 3.
World Superbike Champion …

Fun Abounds In October Fun Abounds In October

Halloween Fall Festivals come to The Woodlands

Larger-Than-Life Waterfowl Join Flock Along I-10 in Katy Larger-Than-Life Waterfowl Join Flock Along I-10 in Katy

Houston Sculptor Edd Hayes Creates
Monumental Outdoor Artworks
By Melanie Saxton
Edd Hayes is famous for his sculptures, all dispersed around the globe from Japan to Puerto Rico to right here in the U.S. If you’ve ever passed …

The Woodlands CVB Hosts Successful State Conference The Woodlands CVB Hosts Successful State Conference

Representatives From 100 Texas Cities Are “Wowed” By Area’s Amenities During Three-Day Event
The eyes of the Texas tourism industry were squarely upon The Woodlands as hundreds of convention and visitor professionals gathered in August for …

Houston Ground Angels Provide Free Transportation Houston Ground Angels Provide Free Transportation

Volunteers help out-of-town patients get to Houston medical facilities
By Virginia Black
Anyone whose life has been touched by cancer or any life-threatening illness usually appreciates having a helping hand with expenses and lowering stress levels. Volunteers …

Put the Brakes on Car Sickness in Dogs Put the Brakes on Car Sickness in Dogs

Preventing Fluffy’s queasy tummy on your next road trip
By Kim Salerno
With summer travel upon us, many of us plan on hitting the road with our pooches for a little summer fun. However, for some four-legged …

Independence Day in The Woodlands: Classic Traditions Provide Perfect Setting Independence Day in The Woodlands: Classic Traditions Provide Perfect Setting

Come Out And Enjoy These Patriotic July 4th Community Events
By Tish Williams
Photos by D Ericson Photography
The Woodlands pulls out all the stops on July 4th in a mix of the small-town atmosphere residents love with …

U-Haul Destination No. 1 U-Haul Destination No. 1

Movers, not rain, flooded Houston in 2014
The rains immersed Houston and other Texas cities in recent weeks, giving Harris County its wettest spring on record and creating trying times for families and businesses that sustained …

Wine & Food Week 2015 Wine & Food Week 2015

 
Co-Sponsor Planet Lincoln Hosted Successful Events
Wine & Food Week 2015 in The Woodlands proved again that it always has new events for nearly all wine and food enthusiasts. Fitting in with the theme of “Design of …

Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape Change: the Only Thing Constant in the Queen of Houston Gardening’s Landscape

Kathy Huber shares her wisdom gained over 30 years
By Cherie Foster Colburn
When Georgia native Kathy Huber drove into Houston in the late 1970s, she never dreamed she would spend the next three decades as one …