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Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership Greater Houston Builders Association Advocates for its Professional Membership

CEO Casey Morgan Brings Her Government Affairs Experience To Her Leadership Role
By Mara Soloway
Even when the national economy is slow, the Houston area economy generally stays robust. Housing is one indicator that reflects how good …

Steve Stewart Lives and Breathes a Love of Words Steve Stewart  Lives and Breathes  a Love  of  Words

His Works Span Plays, Music And Professional Communications
By Mara Soloway
Coming from a family of educators and communicators, Steve Stewart grew up with a love of words and storytelling. Those language talents have fueled his 33-year …

Star Furniture Introduces its Newest Collection Star Furniture Introduces its Newest Collection

Magnolia Home brings Joanna Gaines’ style sensibilities to a wider audience
Nearly 2,000 fans of Chip and Joanna Gaines greeted the stars of the hit HGTV home makeover show, Fixer Upper, when they appeared at Star …

Houston Galveston Institute to Honor Cullen Family, Nov. 4 Houston Galveston Institute to Honor Cullen Family, Nov. 4

Family To Speak Openly About Losing Roy Cullen To Suicide
Roy Cullen was one of Houston’s most remarkable and influential businessmen, a community act­ivist, philanthropist, visionary, oil tycoon, sport enthusiast and strong supporter of education.
On the …

40 Years of Life Flight, 40 Days of Thanks 40 Years of Life Flight, 40 Days of Thanks

Memorial Hermann Life Flight® Celebrates 40th Anniversary By Extending Its Appreciation To The Community It Serves
Four decades after launching the innovative air ambulance service known today as Memorial Hermann Life Flight, Memorial Hermann Health System …

Bringing HISTORY Home Bringing  HISTORY  Home

Business Partners Reclaim, Repurpose And Revitalize Old Lumber To Fill Industry Gap
By Cheryl Alexander
Jason Manlove and Chad Mentuis know the Houston lumber business. They have worked together for years as remodelers, so they understand the …

Downtown District Infuses Main Street Square with “Art Blocks” Downtown District Infuses Main Street Square with “Art Blocks”

City Block Brightened With Public Art And Neighborhood Redevelopment Initiative
Main Street Square is getting a makeover. This pedestrian plaza bordered by Walker and Dallas streets is the recipient of the Downtown District’s year-long public …

Meet the Moore Browns Meet the Moore Browns

Talented family creates  highly regarded glass-blown artworks
By Cheryl Alexander
Parents Michael Brown and Sally Moore and their son Patrick are artists working in the specialized medium of glass blowing with a strong commitment to keeping the …

Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center Creative Aging at Mamie George Community Center

Living Arts program supports better aging, better health and a better life for seniors in Fort Bend County
The energy in the art room at the Mamie George Community Center (MGCC) is effervescent and palpable. The …

Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual
Hall of Fame Gala Dinner
Impact A Hero Holds Its 12th Annual <br>Hall of Fame Gala Dinner

Severely wounded heroes and family members were honored
Co-founder Jim Hoelker and Gala Chair Megan Harper were on hand as Impact A Hero presented its 12th Annual Impact A Hero Hall of Fame Gala Dinner, Diamonds …

The Language of Art The Language of Art

Bob Chrzanowski Speaks Fluently About Composition,
Imagery And Texture
Text by Mara Soloway Art photography by Bob Chrzanowski
Drip, puddle, ripple, pool. While these aren’t typical words used when talking about painting, they are part of artist Bob …

Erica and Roberto Molina Pay it Forward Erica and Roberto Molina Pay it Forward

Their Passions Are Reflected In Their Community Service
By Mara Soloway
When he moved out to the country from Houston in 1989, Roberto Molina could never have predicted how passionate he would become about rural life and …

Marriott Marquis Houston and Former Houston Astros All-Star Craig Biggio Partner to Open Biggio’s Marriott Marquis Houston and Former Houston Astros All-Star Craig Biggio Partner to Open Biggio’s

Two-Story Sports Bar To Open In Hotel In November
The Marriott Marquis Houston has announced a partnership with Houston Astros All-Star Craig Biggio to open Biggio’s, a two-story sports bar to debut in November.
Just steps from …

Mini Murals Houston Mini Murals Houston

You’ve seen them. The large, unsightly gray boxes sitting obtrusively beside each and every one of the 2,600+ traffic lights in the city of Houston. You can’t help but see them. And many times you’ve probably wondered what they are and what purpose they serve.

Water Garden and Pond Tour, May 7-8 Water Garden and Pond Tour, May 7-8

Do you dream of turning your mundane St. Augustine lawn into a more meditative outdoor space with lovely water lilies and the sound of running water? Does the idea of sipping your morning coffee in a peaceful retreat with dancing dragonflies and swimming koi appeal to you?

Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe Bayou City Art Festival’s Featured Artist Brings an Upbeat, Colorful Vibe

For years, April Murphy, who is this year’s featured artist at Houston’s prestigious and fun Bayou City Art Festival (BCAF), made a solid living as a artist doing marketing and graphic design for a local bank.

Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season Springtime Kicks off Hibiscus Show Season

Dramatic Tropical Flower Will Be Featured At Local Events
By Judy Latta Photos by Pat Merritt and Linda Anderson
Spring is upon us, and as warm weather blossoms begin to burst, few are as stunning and impressive …

Fashion and Philanthropy Put Their Best Faces Forward Fashion and Philanthropy Put Their Best Faces Forward

A Couture Cause’s 2016 Trend Guide Benefits Two Houston Charities
By Mara Soloway
As it had done in 2014 and 2015, A Couture Cause has once again fused fashion and philanthropy to raise significant funds for two …