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Passover and Its Historical Origins

COMMUNITY CULTURE | By Zeenat Kassam Mitha – Passover is an eight-day festival celebrated in early spring that originated over 3,000 years ago....
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Treat Yourself While Helping Others

Houstonians are famous for their philanthropy. Non-profit events drive the social scene, and a different one happens almost every night in the Bayou...
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Gardening for Wellness

The word “gardening” holds different meanings for different people. Some may think of vegetable gardening, farmers and various food crops. Others...
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Autism Awareness, Action and Acceptance!

April Autism Awareness Month is in full swing, and local autism advocates Hope For Three is hitting the streets to spread the Power of Three:...
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Texas State Technical College Regent Leaves Lasting Legacy With Donation

Texas State Technical College (TSTC) Regent Joe M. Gurecky is a product of technical education and along with his wife, Doris, knows what a...
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A Guide to Stress-Free Sightseeing with Kids

SUMMER TRAVEL TIPS | By Grainne Kelly Whether local or overseas, sightseeing can be one of the greatest pleasures of most any trip. Sightseeing with...
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OakBend Medical Center Presents First Annual Restaurant Week

OakBend Medical Center is pleased to announce the First Annual Restaurant Week taking place in May. The fundraising idea was the brainchild of Daniel...
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To Eat or Not To Eat

Kids’ Corner | By Patrick Biron – If you’ve ever spent more than four minutes around any child, you have probably noticed their...
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Meet Z’Nae Mangum

HIGH SCHOOL HOT SHOT | By Joan Frances – A senior at Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City, Z’Nae Mangum has spent the last four...
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recent from NEWSWORTHY OakBend Medical Center Presents First Annual Restaurant Week
OakBend Medical Center Presents First Annual Restaurant Week OakBend Medical Center is pleased to announce the First Annual Restaurant Week taking place in May. The fundraising idea was the brainchild of Daniel Ornelas of Ol’ Railroad Café, Andres Novoa of La Cocina and Jimmy Cantu of Pier 36, and the three restaurants were the first to sign on for the event. From...
recent from HEART OF THE BEND April 2017 – Out & About in the Heart of the Bend
April 2017 – Out & About in the Heart of the Bend Friends and supporters gathered at Commissioner James Patterson’s 2018 Re-Election Campaign at Safari Texas, where they enjoyed great company, hors d’oeuvres and music by Texas Trio & Taylor. Suzanne Fotorny, Bud Smith and...
recent from FOCUS CARES Stephanie Martin: Serving as the Voice of Children
Stephanie Martin: Serving as the Voice of Children To Stephanie Martin, her reason for volunteering with Parks Youth Ranch, an organization which provides shelter, counseling and services to homeless and at-risk youth in Fort Bend County, has always been clear: to be the voice of children who can’t speak for themselves. “I’ve always had a passion for...
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April 2017 – Exclamation Points! Springing Forward – Last month, we sprung into spring by moving our clock forward an hour. For me, time marched ahead two hours as I traveled to Florida with my family for Spring Break. Let’s just say, I don’t spring forward well. Our cover story this month brings you an amazing woman who...
recent from FEATURES Treat Yourself While Helping Others
Treat Yourself While Helping Others Houstonians are famous for their philanthropy. Non-profit events drive the social scene, and a different one happens almost every night in the Bayou City. As much as Houstonians give back, they also love to shop, so the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Shop With Heart Card event creates a unique...
recent from HIGH SCHOOL HOT SHOT Meet Z’Nae Mangum
Meet Z’Nae Mangum HIGH SCHOOL HOT SHOT | By Joan Frances – A senior at Thurgood Marshall High School in Missouri City, Z’Nae Mangum has spent the last four years achieving unprecedented success in academics, athletics and extracurricular activities. She is a leader who has earned the respect of her teachers,...