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Martha’s Entertaining – A Year of Celebrations Martha’s Entertaining – A Year of Celebrations

 

In this exquisite book, Martha Stewart welcomes you into her world, where she entertains in the expressive and beautiful style that she has made so famous. Whether a simple blueberry breakfast on a Sunday morning …

A Real Life ‘Out of Africa’ A Real Life ‘Out of Africa’

By Melanie Saxton
Houstonian Andy Biggs shoots wildlife with his camera and shares his passion for Africa
Imagine visiting the remote parts of Africa and getting within feet of wild lions and elephants. For some, such an …

NASCAR Born and Raised – Kristen and Kendall Bumbera NASCAR Born and Raised – Kristen and Kendall Bumbera

Two local racing prodigies carve out careers in a male-dominated sport
By Melanie Saxton
One of Kristin Bumbera’s earliest memories is of racing Go Karts in Waller at the age of eight against the likes of AJ …

HISTORICALLY HOUSTON
Happy 175th Birthday… HOUSTON!
HISTORICALLY HOUSTON<br> Happy 175th Birthday… HOUSTON!

The Bayou City celebrates her dodransbicentennial with exciting events for everyone
Vintage photos courtesy of The Sloane Collection
By Cheryl Alexander
Houston is celebrating! The Bayou City doesn’t need much of an excuse to throw a party, but …

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 …

Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour 2011 Houston Heights Holiday Home Tour 2011

Six homes will be decked out for the season on Dec. 2-3
The 2011 Houston Heights Association Holiday Home Tour, “Deck the Heights,” is set for Friday, Dec. 2, 6-9 p.m.; and Saturday, Dec. 3, 3-9 …

Victoria Osteen Victoria Osteen

Marriage, motherhood and her passion for childhood literacy
By Melanie Saxton
Ask anyone who knows her, and you’ll hear that lifelong Houstonian Victoria Iloff Osteen has a contagious energy. She motivates the people around her, including her …

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
Photos By Pam Francis (Cover photo and color photos)
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 …

Dr. Ed Young: Marriage, Ministries and the Next Generation Dr. Ed Young:  Marriage, Ministries and the Next Generation

A pastor and his passion for guiding teens
By Melanie Saxton
As the beloved pastor of Second Baptist —one church in five locations —Dr. Ed Young ministers to upwards of 60,000 souls any given Sunday. With a …

2011: The Year of the Vegetable 2011: The Year of the Vegetable

By George Ball
Childhood obesity is now the nation’s disease—an ailment crippling the body politic. The long-term health effects are well-established and include early onset diabetes and premature hip and joint problems. American children are prematurely …

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 …

Gina Gaston: Anchoring the News … and Family Gina Gaston:   Anchoring the News … and Family

Daily work-outs help ease the stress of a busy lifestyle
By Melanie Saxton
Gina Gaston, co-anchor of the 6 and 10 p.m. news at KTRK-TV, ABC channel 13, has enjoyed a successful career in journalism — and …

Passion Impels Her Passion Impels Her

Teen’s achievements in complex science research and other pursuits fueled by passion
By Cindy Ziervogel
Neerja Aggarwal is an experienced research scientist in the complex world of nanotechnology. She calls research her thing.
When it comes to understanding …

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
Dan Pastorini
Back in the “Love Ya …

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
It’s been 10 years since we last interviewed George Foreman, the two-time former World Heavyweight …

Sweet Stuff: Frederico Mora, Frosted Betty, and Father’s Day Sweet Stuff: Frederico Mora, Frosted Betty, and Father’s Day

A young entrepreneur’s biggest supporter — and baking assistant — is her dad
By Melanie Saxton
Many have heard of Frosted Betty, the “girl power” cupcake shop with two storefronts and a hip traveling van. Entrepreneur …